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I just got home from a little weekend getaway to Vegas with my sister. And boy was it a doozy. I feel like I’m still recovering, ha. Mainly from all the dancing we did. I’m actually sore from dancing, in all kinds of random areas of my body. We literally danced the night away every night. It was exactly what I wanted to do in Vegas. Dance! (and eat of course). The picture above is the entrance as you first walk into the Wynn – by far my most favorite hotel on the strip. It’s so magical. It’s one of those hotels you want to dress up for, wear high heels in, fancy up your lips, and mingle with the high-rollers and shop ’til you drop, and wander around, looking for love. It’s lovely. It’s so pretty you don’t want to walk bare foot through it, even at 4am. Except. we did.

The first night we had tickets to see Kascade at XS at the Wynn/Encore. All week leading up to the show I was listening to his tracks from Coachella. He is seriously AAAAAAmazing. I of course Googled him and found out he was 42, living in San Francisco, with a wife and 4 daughters. Big shot producer and electronic music maker. Good thing we got there 2 1/2 hrs early to get a good spot on the floor, because as soon as he came out it got crazy. Couldn’t really dance at that point because it was so packed, so it was a lot of arm pumping and stomping, haha.  And what is up with guys and checkered shirts?! It was like a J Crew advertisement up in that place. See below for example. And while we’re at it. How in the world does Vegas get away with charging $34 for 2 drinks? Really?!!?


Saturday we slept until 3pm, seeing how it was rainy and windy and cold. Never experienced that kind of weather in Vegas, so we were a little bummed. I would have rather fell asleep in a lounge chair by the waterfall pool than in our suite, but nonetheless, I got a lot of good quality sleep. Until we stayed out until 4am again, hahaha.  Saturday was the biggest night of the weekend because we had tickets to Britney (my xmas gift to my sister). But first, dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab & Steakhouse at Ceasar’s .. with a coffee after to get us ready for Brit.

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After we went to the Cosmopolitan for the Chandelier bar and then Marquis (for more dancing). It was a LONG, night. Look at me and my blazer in Vegas. Possibly a little too momish … hahahaha.

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Sunday we woke up and hit up New York New York for some sunshine at Tom’s Urban, and then lunch at the Shake Shack. When in New York, right?! It was just what we needed, including the chocolate shake. Yummmm.. This sister of mine is pretty crazy. But I guess that’s what makes her so dang special. She’s so full of life and letting go. It was nice to get away this weekend and feel girly. I actually spent an hr getting ready each night, curling my hair and putting on my sister’s make-up. We listened to music getting ready and tried on different outfits. Felt like I was in college again with my girls. Thanks for a fun weekend, sister! Truly one of the best Vegas trips ever. Oh, and funny side note (maybe it’s funny, maybe it’s not) I woke up and realized I had confetti stuck to me from the dance club. Ha. Is that what it’s called, confetti? Who knows.

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Las Vegas

Peter Noone!

I surprised my sweet friend, Steph, in Las Vegas for her {40th} in July and had a BLAST! Although I was only there for a day and a night, we got a lot in — bingo, late night talks, shopping, dinner, black jack, icy drinks, and last but certainly not least — PETER NOONE!!! He is one good-looking, old man. I think I’m a fan for life now. He even autographed a Greatest Hits CD for Baby J’s first concert. It was pretty rad. His songs are so happy!!

{Thanks to Steph’s Mom and sister, Sandy, for letting me surprise Steph and join them in their Peter Noone obsession. I miss you so much Steph!!!! Love you all so much!}

{my favorite song. . . love Steph’s face!!}