7/15/13

Insta (Week)end - LA and Vegas

Phew...it's been a crazy few days and it's only going to get crazier! Thank goodness I got in a LONG nap yesterday, it was so needed.

As I mentioned last week, I was in LA and Vegas for a couple days. Now we're home for three days and then off again. So blogging will be spotty but I will try to get back to a normal schedule soon. Promise!

I realized this week that when I am crazy busy, not only do I not have time to blog, I forget to take pictures and instagram! So this was all I got...


Clockwise from upper left - Co-workers and old friends in Santa Monica // The beginning of the tequila consumption...margs in Santa Monica // My new favorite restaurant in Vegas - Andreas in Encore - OMG so good // My vegas view from my old home - Wynn // Vegan Gardien Shu Mai at Andreas // My super cute husband - also my new iphone wallpaper - love!

Ok so let's talk about Vegas for a minute...I was there for a client meeting but was lucky to stay at the place I hold near and dear to my heart - Wynn. I worked at Wynn for almost 5 years and started there before the hotel was even standing. I was one of the first 500 employees and have so many amazing memories there including:

*Giving property tours on the grounds before anything was put up
*Spending the night in the hotel prior to opening and testing out the restaurants, spas and hotel rooms
*Watching them run through every show of the Lake of Dreams with one of my best friends wearing PJs
*Watching the doors open to the public and seeing massive amounts of people walk in. The hotel was never the same!
*Going to the opening party of La Bete (the old Tryst) and Tryst and seeing the first shows of Avenue Q and Le Reve.
*Having a custom suit named after me in the Women's Boutique, Outfit because my boss was the main buyer for the store
*Getting thousands of dollars worth of samples as the assistant buyer for all Women's, Children's and Spa items in the hotel stores including a Martin Margiela suit, Swarovski Crystal Bikini and 5 pairs of Jean Paul Gaultier shoes (swoon).
*Meeting my husband in a business meeting - obviously the BEST part of working there

If you haven't been to Wynn, you need to go. And while you are there, make sure to check out Andreas at Encore. It's the newest restaurant named after Steve Wynn's new wife but the food is to die for. They have a vegan menu that is truly amazing. We had vegan chicken shu mai and vegan chicken lettuce wraps that I am seriously dreaming about. Yum!

Have you been to Wynn or to Vegas? What are your favorite places to go there?

Can't forget...I'm linking up with Ms Sami today for weekend shenans...

Sami's Shenanigans


7 comments:

  1. i love the wynn! i actually stayed there a few months after it opened and it was so fantastic. it's such a gorgeous hotel!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  2. That's so neat that you used to work at the Wynn! It must've been so special to go back and visit :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. Love all of your Insta photos girl! It looks like you had a blast!!

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  4. let's hope that marriage doesn't end.... if so, does she get the restaurant or does he ;)

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  5. I am due to go back for a Vegas trip for sure!! I have to go to the Wynn too. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  6. glad you had sooo much fun! I've never been to Vegas. I need to change that!

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  7. Hope you're having a great time! Vegas sounds awesome :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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xo, jill

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