Back in August, as we were sitting on the plane getting ready to leave Exuma, my husband had a moment of insanity. We were all feeling pretty bummed that our vacation was over, so my husband decided that we needed something else to look forward to. He proposed that we plan a trip to Las Vegas. He has regretted that slip of the tongue ever since, but we held him to it.
It was a short trip, but I’m not complaining.
We met up with my husband’s sister at the airport.
We stayed on the Strip at the Cosmopolitan.
It’s a fairly new resort with a younger vibe. It’s hip and “sexy,” and I guess you could say it has a “modern art” theme.
The room was awesome.
Art and fashion books to peruse…
A fully stocked mini-bar with all the essentials.
Snacks, candy, booze, and just in case you get lucky… Condoms, lube and a pair of mints. What else could you possibly need? (Blush) My husband wouldn’t let me touch a damn thing. He didn’t care how thirsty I was, there was no way he was paying 4 bucks for a can of diet coke, lol.
I love the Fornasetti wallpaper in the closet!
And for the very un-modest, you have a great view, and can crawl right into the tub from the bedroom. Ooh la la.
After getting settled in, we had a few drinks at the hotel bar and then headed out.
Only in Vegas can you find a guy with a cat on his head. Well, I take that back. You can probably find a few guys with cats on their head in The City, too. (New York, that is.)
We took a quick cab Downtown to Freemont Street.
We watched the light show, checked out the casinos, and of course, posed with the “locals.”
We stopped at the Downtown Container Park, which is a bunch of shops and restaurants all put together with shipping containers. The praying mantis out front was pretty neat!
After Freemont Street, we went back to The Strip and stopped at the Aria for some drinks.
We got a very late start, so brunch the next day was at the hotel buffet, The Wicked Spoon.
I vowed not to cheat on my diet, and stuck to it. It. Was. Super. Hard! My sister-in-law and I did, however, enjoy our share of mimosas.
The rest of the day was pretty lazy. We explored the hotel a little, as we didn’t have much time before we had to get ready to go out.
We did a “leetle bit” of gambling.
Thank goodness my sister-in-law brought along her “lucky nut.” Ha!
We checked out the art, some of which was pretty weird.
They actually have vending machines with ATC’s. (Artist Trading Cards) How cool is that?
And, we did a little shopping.
My sister-in-law had an upgraded room with a view of the Strip. How gorgeous is that!? We stopped by to take a few pictures before heading over to Caesar’s for a show.
We had tickets for Absinthe. It was a hoot! My only complaint was that it was too short.
We had the VIP front row seats, and got to use the secret entrance around the back of the tent. It was a phone booth and very speakeasy-ish. They also gave us splits of champagne.
We went to bed right after the show that night, as we were going hiking the next day.