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Vegas - The Final Part


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So that's it… It's been just over a week since I've landed back from Sin City and I'm finally starting to remember which way is up!!

This last post is more on the night life in Vegas…I know now that I can't do it justice - The place is just an insane buzz of bars, casinos and the completely crazy high life!!

Anything goes on dress code… You can walk down the street dressed up without anyone blinking or, you can join a crowd wearing flip flops and shorts…

Vegas Advice #9 - Taxxxxi

*Please see advice point #5 from my previous post*
Evening dress code for me is heels and for this reason (and #5), cabs are a must at night (until you've had a few drinks and can't feel your feet anyway..)!

It is actually illegal to flag a cab in the street in Vegas - you can only pick them up from the front of hotels, for which there is no shortage - just watch out for lengthy queues at peak times!!

On one night we went out to Palms hotel… Like everything in Vegas, it looked fairly close but, actually not… It's not on 'The Strip' either but, worth the 5 minute drive out.

We went to The Ghost Bar at Palms - 55 floors up with breathtaking views across Vegas!! The bar/club is intimate with an open air area that's amazing to watch the sunset over the city whilst the DJ knocked out chilled out vibes.

Once fuelled with incredible mojitos, we descended a few floors down for dinner at Nove, a stunning Italian restaurant within Palms.


Some of the 360 view from The Ghost Bar (not my image)

55 floors to the ground right there - my image and my feet!

Guess who I bumped into in The Ghost Bar…?! Elvis Selfie - CHECK! 

Vegas Advice #10 - Rolling Big...

I'm not big into gambling….Like, why 'waste' shopping money?! That said, it was Vegas so having a dabble was unavoidable!

My advice on this…(because I'm cautious)…Check the minimum bet, watch a few games first… You can stand and watch all night, it's fine and all BUT, if you are playing, you get FREE drinks… Even if you do the math and play a few games, with the price of the drinks, you'll still be UP! (My justification right there!)

I tended to stick to Roulette machines.. Less pressure, lower minimum bets, a guaranteed seat and regular bar service…. It also appeared the more I played, the better I got - I can see how it could get dangerous!

It's so easy to sit, gamble and get slowly hammered… 3 hours on, after barely moving, I stood up and was reasonably unsteady in the Valentinos!



Vegas Advice #11 - Tipping...

On the point of drinking in the casinos… It's table service and it could be a bit slow sometimes, I found that tipping your server on the first round encouraged them to keep coming back…Of course, don't let that be the only tip…it's kinda' frowned upon out there.

VEGAS BY NIGHT - THE OUTFITS

I've already shared some evening outfits… Here's the rest..;

This one's a bit Ying Yang - Primark skirt and Valentino's!



Skirt - Primark, picked up in the Christmas sale for a fiver!!
Crop top - River Island, buy here.
Valentino Rockstuds - My loves…
Bag - J.Crew, purchased in Vegas (more on this in a moment..)
Rings - A selection from Zara and & Other Stories.

Vegas Advice #12 - The Shows...

When in Vegas there's gambling and SHOWS!! The choice of shows is incredible, all of them boasting world class performances. We chose to book before we flew out - KA, the Cirque du Soleil show at MGM Grand. I paid full whack for the tickets and got some amazing seats - it turns out you can pretty much buy them out there for half the price though!! There are several 'Half Price Tix' outlets on The Strip… You kinda' take your chances and high profile shows like Britney probably won't be available…It's worth shopping around!

KA was amazing, I wish I'd known that Cirque are also running a Michael Jackson show too - I heard that this is INCREDIBLE however, ticket prices are high as it's a new show...

I got ready in a mad rush for KA, hence the 'hair up' (and grimace)...


Jeans - Primark petite, still in store.
Peplum top - Zara - seriously comfortable/forgiving! I can't find it online but it's new - similar here.
Clutch - Primark, last year…£4?
Heels - Zara corset shoes from last summer.

Vegas Advice #13 - When you're not gambling...

There's enough clubs, bars and hotels to keep you entertained for months so, on top of the ones I've already shouted about in the Vegas 'trilogy', here's some others you need to know about;


  • High Roller - The biggest ferris wheel in the WOOOORLLLD - It takes up to 40 minutes to go all the way around in the great big pods that give you incredible panoramic views across Vegas. The best bit it, you can take your own drinks (as in alcohol) on to it too - Stock up at Walgreens and have a cheap night!
  • Coyote Ugly - I didn't get to go… I just ran out of time!! Apparently, it's just like the film too! (Probably don't wear your best heels…)
  • Freemont Street - This is outside of the strip, best to grab a cab! It's worth it though, smaller and most definitely cheaper bars and restaurants! If you are taking a cab there, ask to go on the '15' - A cabbie told us this as it stops the driver taking you the long way around…TUT!
  • Others worth a mention; Diablo, SeƱor Frogs (both south on The Strip) and then Hyde and Bank at the Bellagio.

Our last night there was 'Cocktail Dress' or, in my world, the perfect excuse to knock out that & Other Stories black lace dress again as featured here.

Oh oh oh annnnd, meet my beau-tographer…(and Hubby) ;-)

We aren't actually orange!!


Vegas Advice #14 - Last but not least - Outlet Shops!!

There's a few 'outlet malls' in the Vegas area - I acted on advice given to me and went to Las Vegas Premium Outlet - NORTH!! Shopping time was minimal for me - Go early, before the rest of Vegas wakes up… The shops open around 9.30am, you can get a bus from The Strip or a $20 cab.

You can also buy a coupon book (money off stores) - I didn't because I didn't find out about it until I was leaving but still, you can get even bigger discounts off RRP with this. 

I picked up some major bargains in J.Crew, Steve Madden and Michael Kors. In fact in J.Crew they greeted me with "Good Morning, we have 40% off all items in store today" *happy face*



I hope you've enjoyed my take on Vegas!! Normal service will be resumed with a new POTW - COMING SOON! 

Until then…. x


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