So in the last few months I have been able to travel to Las Vegas with my darling husband on business, in total I have
been there 3 times. Now Vegas is not one of my fav
orite places to visit, I find it l
oud, dirty and well...tacky as hell. But it is what it is and I believe everyone needs to see it at least once...
The important thing to figure out before you go is what Vegas do you want to see...Like Joan Rivers, Vegas has many different faces.
There is “Dirty Vegas”, the strippers, swing clu
bs, dial a girl and
bunny ranches. This is not my type of vegas, I like to keep all the debauchery in my life right in my own bedroom.
The “Shinny Disco Balls Vegas”, these are all the celeb rag mag hyped night clubs. Pure, Tao, LAX and Blush just to name a few. You may get lucky
and spot Paris Hilton pantie-less in a giant martini glass. But most likely you will wait far too long in line, pay far to much to get in and drink over priced, mediocre cocktails with all the other tourists waiting to see a pantie-less Paris...
Can’t forget “Queen of Las Vegas”, where you have more mo
ney than Oprah and can throw it around like confetti. Who wouldn’t love Vegas when you can shop at Burberry, Roberto Cavalli and Christian Dior.
The above are not my Vegas. My
Vegas is that of a mom of four who wants to spend some alone time with her fabulous husband, eat great food that I don’t have to cook, cut up or wipe off of other little people and drink deevalicious cocktails till my hearts content. This may be dull and boring to some, but to me it’s like being a
high roller. So here are my 5 favorite things to do when I am in Sin City...
2) Take in a Show...There are so many A-list fabulous entertainers in Vegas, Carrot Top not being one of them. Tip...If you buy the tickets on the day of the performance from the box office, you get fabulous seats at a great price as they are trying to sell them off.
3) Have dinner on the patio of Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris hotel. It is directly across from the Belagio fountains and one of the fewstrip patios in Vegas. The food is amazing, the ambiance to die for and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the experience. Be sure to ask for a table on the railing, people watching on the strip is part of the fun.
Oh..and if you want a #6...then throw caution to the wind and
get a kick ass tattoo at the PussyKat Tattoo parlor...by a guy named Dirk Vermon...
My Vegas Mojito...
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp simple syrup
6-7 large mint leaves
1-1/2 oz. Black Cherry Vodka
Muddle vodka, simple syrup, lime juice and mint leaves, the longer you muddle the better the mint flavour. Shake with ice , sever in a tall over ice and top with Soda water...Cheers...