Waking Up in Vegas.

ASOS Dress, Limo Las Vegas 1

A couple of weeks ago, I jetted to Las Vegas to celebrate the wedding of my beautiful cousin Ashley and her lovely husband Greg. As this was my first visit to Las Vegas, I was immediately overwhelmed at the grandeur and enormity of the place; there is nothing small or underdone about Las Vegas, its the kind of place where you have no choice but to hit the ground running as soon as you land…

My stay at Caesars Palace was phenomenal; the idea of it being a palace is an understatement to say the least. The entire compound is surrounded by lush foliage and gardens, ornate water features and many, many Roman statues. Our room was luxurious, peaceful, and incredibly inviting. The pool, is beyond words…

We celebrated the bachelorette party the night before the wedding. All of us ladies slipped on our yoga best and headed to the Pole Dance Fitness Studioto be whipped into pole dancing shape by our instructor, Trixie. I have to say this was one of my favorite parts of the trip. We had an absolute blast, and even managed to learn a few moves. Trixie was hilarious and patient, she was an amazing teacher and inspired the inner pole dancer in all of us.

The bride and groom said their “I Do’s” in a lovely private garden at Caesars, just as the desert sun was beginning to set. The bride wore a pair of classic matte-gold, peep toe t-strap Louboutins, the groom wore the happiest grin you’ve ever seen. I couldn’t help but shed some happy tears for the couple behind my oversized retro-inspired sunglasses.

The wedding was followed by a reception at Maggiano’s Las Vegas, a fabulous Italian eatery. We collected in an intimate banquet hall, and were served the most delicious Italian dishes, including chicken parmesan, pesto ravioli and house-made lasagna; all served family style. Family and friends danced all evening…

The third day of my stay I was able to explore a little bit of the strip. I read ahead of time to be prepared for lots of walking, that the strip is enormously larger than the eye perceives…these are understatements. We walked miles, and miles and miles of the strip. Miles! Thoughtfully, despite my love of heels, I wore a comfy pair of t-strap flat sandals which helped to get me from one place to the next with minimal discomfort. I visited most of the major hotels on the strip. Some highlights include; the chandelier bar at the Cosmopolitan, The Forum Shops of Caesars Palace, the European likeness of The Venetian, and the quant little bistro’s throughout the Paris, where I definitely indulged in a french baguette with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and arugula, a glass of zinfandel, and a cannoli… We were also taken aback by the enormous waterfall wall in front of Aria Hotel (second last photo), I don’t know if it is because we had been walking for hours and were then deliriously tired, but we were completely mesmerized by this wall (I giggle as I write this because even then we knew it was ridiculous to be that mesmerized by a water-wall, but felt so refreshing to stop and watch it for a while…)

That same evening I went to take in a viewing of the Cirque du Soleil show Ka, at the MGM Grand. The show can only be described as a dreamy, whimsical experience. This was my first Cirque show and I do believe I am hooked. After Ka, I met my cousin Jamie (handsome fellow who appears throughout this photo diary) for dinner at the renowned Nobu. Our dinner was unbelievably delicious. A delight for the senses for sure. The restaurant itself is atmospheric and inviting, a loungey, relaxing space. I highly recommend the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño…followed by a snickers gelato from Cafe Bellagio, and an evening viewing of the Bellagio fountain show…

On my final day of waking up in Vegas, I enjoyed a truly relaxing day. We spent the entire afternoon by the pools at Caesars, sipping raspberry lemonades, getting some sun and enjoying some laughs before heading back home to reality…

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I Wear

WeddingPansy Print Dress//ASOS. Black Strappy Sandals//ASOS. Clutch Bag//Vintage. Jewellery//Vintage. Sunglasses//Forever 21.

Day Wear (in order as appears): White & Stripes Midi Dress//Zara. Shoulder Bag//Vintage. Red & Blue Flower Dress//ASOS. T-Strap Sandals//Aldo. Shoulder Bag//Vintage. Belt//Club Monaco. Sunglasses//Forever 21.

Jamie Wears

Wedding: Suit//Topman. Shirt//Zara Man. Tie//French Connection. Socks//HS (Happy Socks). Shoes//John Varvatos. Pocket Square//Sebastian Cruz Couture.
Street: Beige knit top//Zara Man. Ripped Jeans//Zara Man. Hat//H&M Acc. Devision. Sneakers//Converse Classics.
Swim: Swimwear//H&M. Tanktop//Topman. Sunglasses//Ray-Ban.
Photo Cred: Bill Cantwell & Jamie Knoepfli

4 thoughts on “Waking Up in Vegas.

  1. Very nice….beautiful people, great scenery. excellent photography, the commentary was very entertaining.

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