Monday, July 20, 2009

My Mini Vacation Recap!

Hello Lovelies! I was so glad to have been able to take Friday off of work! It was the opportunity for a much needed three day vacation to LAS VEGAS! It's one of my favorite destinations for relaxation and fun and it's a mere four hours away from Los Angeles. However, it was incredibly HOT {I mean, of course I knew it would be hot, but it is still always a shock to the system to step out into what feels like a 500 degree oven}. Seriously, it was 114 degrees over the weekend! But the bf, YoYo and I had a wonderful time anyway!

Plus, there was the added bonus of being able to stop at the Chick-fil-A on the way there. Yum!

Once in Las Vegas, I didn't take very many pictures. I know, I know...I said I would {and I thought I would}, but I was usually so sweaty or my clothes were too wrinkled or I was too busy throwing $20's away that I didn't really have any good photo ops!

These pictures are from Friday night at Ellis Island Casino. It's a little dive casino off the strip by the Sahara, but their restaurant has the most delicious steak dinner that I've ever eaten...for $6.95. The bf has been going there for years. Honestly, it's better than those fancy steakhouses where they serve $100 steaks. The special comes with mashed potatoes, gravy and garlic green beans {plus a house salad and a pint of their own brewed beer}. Oh and I always have good luck at the Little Green Men slot machine! So fun.



Last time I was in Vegas I won over $300 on a nickel slot machine at Harrah's. I went back to see if I could have the same luck and I did pretty well. It was a Price is Right machine and I hit the bonus round within the first few spins...and on a max bet. I won $200 off that round {I only put $20 in}. And I lost it all {well I never cashed out so it wasn't really mine in a sense}...that's the beauty of Vegas I suppose. It was fun while it lasted though! After that, we went to have a couple of drinks at The Artisan. It's a crazy little bar/hotel with the most odd and ecletic decor. I found this lion outside of the entry and of course I had to take a picture with it {Phi Mu's love Sir Fidel}.

On Saturday we did some shopping {I scored some amazing deals at the TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Stein Mart}. I found some great clearance items {mainly cardigans and polos} and three new dresses. Oh, and I had read about Desert Daisy on Muffy's post about Vegas, but I'm sad to say that when I went searching for it I discovered that it was no longer in business {at least not at Green Valley's District}. We also watched Harry Potter so the bf could see it. I have to be honest and say that it was much better the first time around - probably because I was so excited. I found it kinda boring and slow the second time. Also, it deviated from the book too much.

Saturday night we headed to Green Valley because we didn't want to go back to the strip. We decided to eat at Elephant Bar. I ordered a raspberry lemon drop martini and just had to take a picture with the green and pink concoction. Cute {and tasty too I might add}!!


Overall, we had a great time. It was a fun and quick trip, but just what the bf and I needed to get us out of our day to day rut.

How was everyone else's weekend?!

PS - Beth and Life of a Savannah Wife, please check out my last post. I would love to send a little treat your way, but need your addresses first! Thanks!

37 comments:

tootie said...

Yum...I love Chick-fil-A. Sounds like a fun weekend!

Amanda K said...

I love Vegas... too bad it's so far from the East Coast.

Sandy said...

I've been to Vegas once. That was enough for this country girl! Glad you had a relaxing week end though. I had to work.

Brown Girl said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love the picture of you and BF, too cute! I want to go to Vegas soon, I haven't been since my 21st birthday and I don't remember too much from that trip for some reason...

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend!!

Brandi said...

Looks like you had a blast. My hubby wants to go to Vegas so bad. Do they have the Wizard of OZ slot machines there. They are my all time favorite. BTW that steak looks delish.

The Little Jewelry Box said...

I want to go to Vegas so bad...I have never been!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Looks like an amazing mini-vacation. The picture of you with the lion is adorable. I'm jealous of you, I still need to try Chick-Fil-A.

Holly said...

Sounds like you had a good time. Cute pictures! Now I'm craving Chick-Fil-A, ha.

Dollface said...

I love it! It looks like so much fun, I hope youre having a great time, now I want a steak! xxoo

The Northerner said...

MMmMmm chik-fil-a! My fav :)

kLl said...

I missed chick fil a so much when I was living in San Fran. It was one of the first things I ate when I got home! I have still never been to Vegas but it is on my to go list.

I changed my url btw. it is not OhIJustLoveIt.blogspot.com. I didn't realize it didn't update in reader!

Becky said...

Oh so much fun! I am flying out to Vegas on Wednesday morning to go spend the week with sister! I have been looking for some cute cardigans too-where did you find some? We are planning on going to Serendipity 3 for a frozzen hot chocolate at Caesars Palace, it's new and like the one in NY. Also- In and Out Burger is a must for me. And maybe Fashion Show mall....but that is all for now! I also love the M&M store...but there is NEVER enough time to do it all!

Caroline said...

Oooh...Chick-fil-A I miss you! There are no locations up in Seattle either. Booo!

The green dress is adorable!
xoxo

Belle said...

What a fun little trip! I'm so gla ya'll had such a fab time!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

What a great getaway!

Domestic Diva said...

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~ Donna ~ said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend, good for you both...and YoYo too :)

Kassie said...

I just found your blog, so cute!! Looks like you had a great mini break in Vegas, such fun!

Rachel said...

Glad you had such a great time!
We had an awesome weekend too. My b-day was Saturday and our 5 year anniversary (dating, not married) was this month too so we made a big, extended weekend of it.

Shmancy dinner, music out, stayed at a great hotel in Nashville awesome brunch, grill out, watched Cubs, played games and Harry Potter tonight!

Torch Lake Prep said...

It's always good to take a break from the routine. Looks like you had a great time AND if you leave LV breaking even, I think you're a winner!

a H.I.T. said...

What fun! I can't believe that steak only costs $6.95. Looks delicious!

Mable Cakes said...

Good for y'all! I love mini vacations! You get so much out of them and they are cheaper!

Mrs. W said...

I LOVE chick fil a! im lucky to have one right down the street ; )

I went to Marshalls for the first time this weekend and found some GREAT stuff! Im always in the dark about these great places!

bodeloublogs said...

looks like a good time.

i would kill for chick fil a right now. not to mention they have THE best sweet tea!

Happiness Is... said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I can't wait until the husband is home b/c I want to plan a weekend getaway :)

b is for brown said...

i miss chick fil a. i think we may have one here near nyu. ;)

ps - love the pics you did take. you are the cutest!!!

Mrs. McB said...

Sounds like you all had a blast!!!

Jules said...

I'm so glad that you and the bf had a nice mini-vacation in Vegas! The steak dinner for $6.95 sounds so good. The pink and green martini looks refreshing too.

Jen and Rob said...

Love Vegas! Always something to do and it's never the same when you go back. The Price is Right slots are fun, last time we were there we went to the show they have @ Bally's. It was so much fun!

Beth Dunn said...

Love Vegas. So glad you had fun. xoxo

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh, I'm jealous of you peeps that can run away to Vegas for the weekend! It sounds like you had a great time. I am totally checking out the steak action when I'm there next - thanks!

Phoenix said...

LOL I love your little thumbs up with the Chick-fil-A. Hilarious.

Lucky in Love said...

So fun!

I love the bonus rounds on the slots! Wizard of Oz is my favorite :)

Katie said...

Looks like you had so much fun!! I'm so drooling over that $6.95 steak dinner! Great deal! And I love that you were so excited about Chick-fil-A (I would be too, for the record!).

Kate said...

I am going to Vegas next weekend-I need to hitup this TJs/Marshalls. Are they near the strip?

Kate said...

PS-Love the photo of you and the lion. Kinda like me and my anchors ;)

 
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