So Vegas hey? It has to be one of the most famous, talked about cities in the world? My Vegas loving friend said ‘I have a feeling you might hate the place’. Well I didn’t hate it, but to be honest, I just didn’t get it.
Here’s the thing, there are some brilliant ‘Party’ cities in the world; New York, Barcelona, Rio (I’d imagine) which is exactly where I’d go if I wanted a fun holiday full of hustle and bustle. There are also some beautiful resorts (Thailand springs to mind) where I’d go if I wanted lots of sunshine and to sit by a swimming pool. So as a non-gambling (I save my pennies for shopping), too old for nightclubs kinda gal, I found it difficult to see an attraction through all the tackiness, the poker machines and the grotty underside; the crime, the rampant prostitution and drugs.
Having said that, we still had a great time, especially spending time with my mum and dad, seeing them bond all over again with Max (after a year apart) warmed my heart. We ate some fantastic (albeit insanely unhealthy) food and drank some amazing cocktails.
|Fremont St, Downtown Las Vegas|
|Fremont Street Experience|
One of the highlights was Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Historically, this is where Vegas all began; it’s a street with more lights than Christmas and a cool, somewhat crazy, vibe.
How about fashion? Well remember that saying about ‘Less is more’? It usually refers to ladies who have a chic, simple, sophisticated style. In Vegas, the meaning is more literal. The casino’s don’t have dress codes; so it’s short shorts, singlet tops and thongs all the way. We actually saw a girl walking down the strip in a bikini at 11:30pm.
|top/ Gap / belt / Target / skirt / h & m|
We had a night out (thanks Nanny Rose & Poppy) and hit Rio (a Casino) and the strip. I'm wearing a leopard print Oasis dress, which I hope captured the Vegas vibe without being too tacky. We didn't make it to a show, but checked out some of the free shows in and around the Casino's. A highlight? The showboats at Rio (see picture below).
|dress / Oasis / shoes / Dune|
|Yup, that's a moving showboat, suspended on the ceiling.|
So tell me have you been to Vegas? Did you love it or hate it?