Happy Monday everyone. Yes, my blog schedule is a little wonky this week because I’m having a Vegas hangover.
What is a Vegas hangover? Well, it’s when you take a day to readjust to non-Vegas life where you can’t buy a 40 oz Miller Lite or mixed drink for $20 and where you have to dress normally and not pull out your “high self-esteem” outfits that cover just your nips and lady area.
Yes, I actually indulged in a “high self-esteem” outfit, more on that later.
This weekend was the second annual Bloggers in Sin City trip to Vegas, but this year, 60+ bloggers made the trek from all over the US to go wild.
If I had to describe the weekend in two words, they would be: crazy and fun (the “and” doesn’t count toward the two words)
So let’s take this piece by piece:
This year, we stayed in the Flamingo’s new wing and it was SO NICE. Holy cow. The beds were crazy comfortable, we had a nice view and the bathroom was insane. It had a hot pink light (perfect for a night light) and a TV in the mirror. Wha? I need that at home.
I don’t consider myself a foodie but I like to go out for a nice meal (or two) and try new things. Fortunately, my awesome roommate Working Girl Two feels the same way and on our last night, we went out to graze at two really nice places: Todd English’s Olives (at the Bellagio) and Stack at the Mirage.
Here’s what we had!
Olives – Butternut Squash Tortellini with brown butter, Sage and Parmesan cheese (heaven!!) and meatlovers flatbread with Parma ham, chorizo, onions and cheese
Stack – Homemade jelly doughnut munchkin holes (I had this last year and went back specifically for this. It’s THAT good). WG2 also let me sample on her penne prosciutto, truffle and Parmesan pasta (this is also beyond incredible)
Saturday night, the group dressed in costume for a “I Just Came From a Theme Party” party and Lacey, Katelin and I went in PJs. This is a brilliant idea because we got to dress comfy and could literally crawl in to bed after. And with a little liquid courage, I wore out the skimpiest PJ outfit out, consisting of this top and boxer shorts from Old Navy. I must have been out of my mind.
I’m too modest to put a picture of the full thing up here (and I don’t want to blind you with the fat/pale skin on my legs) so here’s one to show you part of it. Thank god I was drunk and this picture turned out super cute.
Also, Katelin introduced me to the slots and with a $2 investment, I made an $8.75 profit. What can I say? I’m a high roller :)
All in all, it was a fun weekend and a rough adjustment coming back. Thank you to Nicole for organizing this and to the other bloggers for coming! It was so nice to meet so many new people and get to see some of my long-time bloggy buddies!
How was your weekend? What do you love about Vegas?