Saturday, March 5, 2011

What happens in Vegas...

.... get's posted right here on my blog!

My husband surprised me last weekend with a trip to Vegas! I was so surprised and beyond excited to get away from cold, dreary Chicago for a couple days. (I gotta say Chicago is not at it's prettiest as it tries to thaw out for spring)

So I landed in Vegas at night and my husband (who was patiently waiting for me) quickly got me settled in our room and then back out to go eat at Nove Italiano, an italian restaurant at Palms Casino Resort.

(Waiting for our table)

I nearly melted on to the floor when I took a bite of my steak - al forno style. OMGSH I don't know why I have never thought to put parmesan and steaks together before! But they are a match made for each other.

(The view from our table - each window had its own fireplace)

And their pizza was so paper thin and just the right level of crispy vs. chewy that it was almost like eating that rice paper that melts in your mouth. And you could clear out a whole pizza with out feeling even the beginning pangs of fullness.

After we waddled back to our hotel and passed out from jet lag and fullness we got up the next day to tour the strip and go to one of my all time favorite burger chains EVER. In N Out Burger!

After filling up on delicious burgers and fries we were on our way to the new Cosmopolitan hotel when we found this boat sculpture in front of the Vdara hotel!

We were surprised to find that Vdara is a non-gamebeling establishment... but it sure is beautiful inside as well as connected to all the MGM properties

When we finally made it to the Cosmopolitan I was overwhelmed with their stunning 3 story chandelier! This hotel must have stock in Swarovski!

That night we got to go to my very first Cirque Du Soleil show - KA! So much fun! The stage did things I have never seen a stage do before... And I'm pretty sure a vampire from Twilight was in there too but I regress.

The next day we went out to dinner with a good friend of my hubbs and then I got surprised with another show. Jabbawockeez!!!! They have a perm show at the Monte Carlo

Seriously if you haven't heard of their amazing skills you need to check them out. In fact check them out right here

Amazing right? and their show is incredible. It's funny, thought provoking and just pure entertainment.

Jabbawakeez was a great way to end a great weekend!

We headed back to Chicago the very next morning (Monday) after a nice sleep in...

...and on Tuesday ... it snowed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic surprise!!! Wow about that video and the chandelier!!!