Friday, January 9, 2015

Vegas Baby!

We have been back from Vegas for a week and I miss it already!  Don't get me wrong, I missed the kids terribly.  Now that they are back in school and we have early mornings, homework and sports games and practices and Allen is back to traveling, I am missing our laid-back winter break.  Allen goes to Vegas every year for his annual "Guy's Trip".  I have been only a handful of times but it is growing on me.   Allen and I have not been on vacation without the kids for a year and a half.  We were long overdue for some "us" time.  We enjoyed delicious food, saw amazing shows and even managed to win some money!
The first night we ate at Giada DeLaurentiis' new restaurant "Giada" at the Cromwell.  It was wonderful.  Everything we had was delicious but my favorite thing hands down was the Bacon-Wrapped Dates.  They were stuffed with Italian Sausage and served with a Gorgonzola Cream sauce.  Amazing!!  My mouth is watering just describing them!

The Kale Salad was heavenly too!

For Brunch the next day we ate at the Wicked Spoon in the Cosmopolitan Hotel.  I dined on Red Velvet Pancakes with Chantilly Cream, Chestnut Risotto and Poached Eggs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce.  All that and of course I indulged in Bottomless Mimosas. When in Vegas!!

During the day Allen taught me how to play Blackjack.  I got the hang of it pretty quickly and even enjoyed it.  I made friends with the dealer who was very kind and patient with me.  I even came away with more than I sat down with!

That night we had dinner at Kumi in Mandalay Bay.  They had a amazing drink called the Root of Sin.     I will be trying to re-create this at home!  Their Crispy Rice and Yellowtail with Jalapeño was delicious.  The Hot Mess Roll was so fresh tasting and incredibly flavorful.
After dinner, we went to see Michael Jackson: One.  It was a Cirque de Soleil show complete with dancing and Michael Jackson music.  It was truly mesmerizing.  Wow, the things the acrobats can do with their bodies is amazing!  I highly recommend you see it if you have the chance.  
The next day I got to go spend the morning at the Bathhouse Spa at the Delano Hotel where we stayed.  I sipped tea, sweated out toxins in the steam room and got a Hot Apple Cider Massage.  It felt incredible!  I literally almost fell asleep on the table.  Massages are not things I indulge in frequently.  In fact, it had been over two years since my last massage.  I have been missing out!
The Spa was modern and completely relaxing!

Our last night in Las Vegas was spent attending the Maroon 5 concert.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love them!  They put on a great show and never disappoint!!  I was even lucky enough to meet two of the band members again the morning after. Yes- I am that cheesy fan that talked to them and asked if I could get pictures.  They were so friendly and down-to-earth… makes me love them even more!

1 comment:

  1. My husband has been to Vegas like 5 times and keeps saying we need to take a trip together. It's just never been one of those places I've wanted to visit. But after seeing this post, I think I could like it! Your food looked amazing and I would love to see the MJ show!
    Ally - Life as I know it