Last week I went to Las Vegas (for the first time ever!) for work. I never thought my first time there would be for work but it was still a lot of fun. Also, this is my first post on this blog because last week I got a little overzealous with coding (which I don’t know how to do at all by the way!) and took down my whole blog in one fell swoop! Whoops! However, I am happy with this new theme I have and now I know better than to go tinkering where I don’t belong!
Please don’t let this graphic picture of my cheesy tomato soup dissuade you from reading!
I was starving when I got to the airport so I grabbed a roasted yam wrap and a small container of Beecher’s tomato soup at Beecher’s. I know the picture isn’t beautiful but it sure tasted like a cheesy dream!
A lovely treat in my room upon arrival! After dropping my loads of luggage in my room I quickly changed into some sensible flats (or so I thought…Read on!) and scurried off to meet my co-worker in the lobby so we could head to dinner. I was walking fast down the long marble hall towards the lobby and I slipped and totally ate it on the said marble. With bruised knees I looked around blushing but no one saw! Not my finest moment and all within my first 10 minutes of being Las Vegas ever!
Waiting for a table at Lavo, an Italian restaurant, in the Palazzo. My first impressions of Vegas? So glitzy! I get why people come here to escape the dullness of daily life!
Look how awesome this sink is! I just had to take a picture. Check it out in the Ladies room at Lavo.
Appetizers – Tuna Tartare for my friend & yummy garlicky bread with marinara sauce!
Mixed Green Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
My friend and I shared the Lobster Special — 1lb of Lobster with Lobster Pasta. It was exactly what I expected it to be! Creamy, tender, buttery heaven!
Beautiful carousel at The Wynn – all made from flowers!
I love the magical forest The Wynn has set up!
After eating all that food, obviously my first thought when we returned to the hotel was to eat my chocolate strawberries!
I woke up bright and early, headed to the spa after munching on some granola with yogurt I found at the coffee shop and then went upstairs to start working. For lunch we got room service and I ordered the Four Seasons Grilled Salmon Salad.
For dinner we headed to Olives at the Bellagio. I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli, it was good. I like the sweetness of it!
I want one of those giant pine cones! But just one would fill up my entire studio apartment! (At the Bellagio)
Token Bellagio Fountain picture…It was cool to see for the first time, much more impressive than I thought!
This is what is in a Four Seasons Vegetarian Lunchbox: grilled veggie and provolone sandwich (which was soggy!), an amazing giant chocolate chip cookie, some tasty Greek pasta salad and an apple that smelled really good like it had been perfumed. Just in case you were curious!
That night we had a work dinner at miX lounge at the Delano. Above is our set menu, picked out by my talented co-worker. I have never had Wild Seabream (a white fish) but it was amazing! As was the candy bar…Pictures below! Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of the fish because I ate it too fast!
The candy bar dessert. Like a thick layer of nutella over a twix! With a very cold and icy coconut lime sorbet.
Loved the food styling of the hazelnuts and the flick of gold–I ate it right up!
View from miX
Post-miX cocktail at the Four Seasons teeny tiny bar called Press. I got a vodka press (or it is presse?), one of my favorites!
I dragged myself into my room and found this kind gesture on my bed! A personalized Four Seasons spa robe! I’m never taking this comfy giant off!
Finally home for more than a week! It feels good!
What are your favorite places to eat in Las Vegas? I really wanted to go to one of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants but didn’t get the chance! I have a such a crush on that lovably grumpy, wrinkled Brit!
What are your tips for being healthy at airports? At the airport on the way home from Las Vegas I picked up some hummus and also a bag of peanut M&Ms for a treat. I ate the whole bag and then looked at the wrapper and realized it was family-sized!
Thank you so much for reading this long post and thanks for hosting Jenn!