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Vegas

After being home for 2.5 weeks I think I’ve finally recovered from this trip juuuust enough to write up this post.

The reason for this particular Vegas trip was to see Britney Spears perform before her residency at Planet Hollywood ends later this year. So me and Karrie took a couple of days off work and headed to the airport bright and early Thursday morning.

After a stressfully tight connection in Calgary we touched down in Vegas and hopped in a cab to our hotel, The Paris.

The chandeliers in the lobby looked as gorgeous as always, and distracted from the endless line at check-in.

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The weather outside was grey and dreary so after popping into our room to drop off our bags we headed to the mall. Of course we stopped and bought tall boys on the way, because it’s Vegas, where you can shop and drink a beer. After picking up a few things we decided we were too antsy and excited to shop so we stopped at a bar, had a celebratory tequila shot, then headed back to the room to get ready for the evening.

Our hers & hers sinks. The counters stayed this tidy for approximately 3 minutes.

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And some necessary wine to sip on while getting ready.

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Once we had cleaned ourselves up we headed over to the Cosmopolitan to have a drink at The Chandelier.

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This has to be one of the prettiest bars in Vegas.

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Our waitress recommended cocktails for us, which came with an edible flower as a palette cleanser.

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The cocktails were delicious. The edible flowers were, ummm, interesting… it kind of numbed your mouth and made it cold and tingly all at the same time.

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After our cocktails we roamed around a bit, talked to some promoters to secure our plans for the weekend, then gambled, drank wine, and went to bed relatively early (for vegas…)

The next morning we felt a bit rough despite our early bedtime, but it was nothing a little brunch couldn’t fix. We wandered out of the hotel with high hopes for bloody marys on a strip-side patio somewhere.

Unfortunately the weather still wasn’t co-operating…

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Since our shoe choices weren’t exactly conducive to the weather we turned around and headed back inside to find a restaurant attached to The Paris.

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We ended up at Hexx, which took over the location of where The Sugar Factory used to be.

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We got over the fact that we weren’t on a patio pretty quickly after our food arrived.

We both ordered the eggs benedict, which had scalloped potatoes in place of english muffins, and they were AMAZING.

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Fortunately when we were finished eating the rain had subsided a bit so were able to wander down the strip for a while, stopping in at random casinos along the way and taking in all of the random vegas sights.

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Just as we were starting to think about lunch we found ourselves at the linq and in front of the new In-n-Out, which opened a mere day before we arrived.

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We ordered animal style fries + two cheeseburgers and waited for the 67 employees behind the counter to prepare it all for us.

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Oh, and we got the hats, obviously…

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Okay so animal style doesn’t look particularly appetizing on camera, but I swear that spread tastes fantastic.

Next it was time to head back to the room to get ready for Britney.

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Apparently when getting ready I inadvertently tried to match the moody Parisian feel of the hotel…

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The Britney concert was a thousand times funner than I expected it to be…we sang and danced and obnoxiously snapchatted the night away.

The next morning we woke up in need of some mimosas, luckily we were prepared for such an occasion, so we fixed ourselves up a liquid breakfast while getting ready for the day.

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We tried to go to eggslut for a real breakfast, but the line was about 40 people long. So instead we headed next door to Momofuku Milk Bar because I’d been wanting to try the famed cereal milk soft serve for a while now and I wasn’t sure if we would make it back to the Cosmopolitan again before we left…so ice cream at 10am it was.

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It was everything I hoped it would be.

Afterwards we went to an oxygen bar because for some reason we were sure it would miraculously make us feel amazingly awake and refreshed buuut we basically just wasted $60. And we did not look cool while doing so.

The rest of the afternoon was spent frolicking around, eating, drinking, gambling and shopping.

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Hot dogs from the Haute-Doggery (mine had truffle mayo!)

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Then we found a really great happy hour at Table 10 at the Palazzo so we had some wine, oysters, and a little charcuterie.

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Our bartender was great and only charged us $22 for everything(!)

Afterwards we headed back to the hotel and got ready for our last night in town.

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That night we were on guest list to see The Chainsmokers at XS, so we hopped in a cab and headed to the Wynn.

The evening was amazing but we didn’t get back to the room until 4am, which made waking up at 8am the next day to pack for our flights super pleasant. But we somehow managed to get our things together and (sadly) headed towards the airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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