Maybe we should start with the fact that my BFF Liz and I almost missed our flight because we were too busy sipping on margaritas at an airport bar to be bothered to know our plane was boarding until we heard "last call for Vegas flight 1895." We both looked at each other in disbelief, grabbed our carry ons and started running through the long ass terminal.
Mind you, I was in 4 inch wedges, a strapless maxi dress, had a hanging bag filled with dresses on one arm and a carry on that weighs more than my nephew on the other. We were a sight to say the least, and literally got to the gate right before they closed the doors. Lesson learned.
The first night we were in Vegas we went back to Kristina's house (the bride lives in Vegas) and chatted, showered and called it a night. The next day we had a late breakfast, ran errands and then headed to The Strip to check into our free suite @ Bally's. Definitely not the newest or nicest hotel in Vegas, but it was free and it was a suite so I'm not complaining. Welcome to our 1980's Dynasty Suite:
We got situated in the room, put on our faces and headed out to dinner at BLT Burger in the Mirage.
My turkey burger and fries were so tasty. I definitely recommend this place if you want a juicy burger in Vegas! You need to coat your belly before all that booze and this is the perfect place to do it.
|(L to R) Jane, Kristina, Liz, moi obvs, Lesley|
Quick stop at Sugar Factory in the Mirage before heading out for the night:
Then we headed to Surrender @ Encore where we had a comped table thanks to Lesley, the brides future sister-in-law. Lesley is also a Vegas local and got us hooked-up the entire weekend! Seriously don't know what we would have done without her. The bride-to be enjoying a bevy. Veil from Michael's and bedazzled by Liz and I.
At Surrender I had my second blate (blog+date) when I met these two Vegas locals you may know: Ashleigh and Katy! They were so sweet and gorgeous! I'm so glad we got to meet up girls!
We weren't out too entirely late this night because we had to get up for some breakfast:
and head out to our cabana at Encore Beach Club, which was literally the. best. time. ever. We had a shaded cabana with a couch, a huge bed to sun on, and 2 servers literally waiting on us hand and foot. If you go to Vegas during pool season, this is an absolute must. Our favorite day by far. Just look at our shenans:
|Dance, dance revolution.|
|Liz and I with our awesome cabana boy, Brett. He was sooo much fun.|
|Rawwrrrr ... photo shoot on the day bed.|
|Besties since middle school!|
We were tore up from the floor up after a day in the cabana, but obviously we put ourselves together because we had to make dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria (to die) and a very important date with some Aussies in a show by the name of Thunder From Down Under. I've already told y'all, but I feel the need to say it again: the show is worth every penny. Go.
What transpired after the show is kind of a blur and I didn't take any pics. Well, I did, but I can't show you those. Let's just say I ended up locked out of my room at 5 a.m. and was found laying on the floor eating a turkey sandwich and chips. The blog world doesn't need to see that and neither does my mom. Hi Mom! You raised me well.
Sunday we had brunch at Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel. Again, food was phenom. We were still a little hazy from the night before and were laughing so loud that tables kept staring. Check out our baked cheese app and deelish desserts. Um, yes!
This post is getting entirely too long, so I swear I'm almost done. Sunday night we had a girls night at Kristina's house, which consisted of her lingerie shower, tipsy sherades and we watched the movie Bridesmaids (hilar).
Successful bachelorette party if I do say so myself. I was sad to leave, but I'll be back in November for another friend's bachy party and again in Feb for Kristina's wedding! My liver is already preparing. Vegas, I love you.