I Love Las Vegas.
It’s true. I really do. I had such a nice vacation. Lots of food, wine, sleeping and blackjack. It was nice spending a couple of days alone with my husband.
Friday night I poured myself a glass of wine while I made dinner.
I had some pizza dough and black beans in the fridge so I decided to make a black bean pizza.
I searched on allrecipes.com and found this one that I had all the ingredients for.
It was ok. Not the best, not the worst. Oh well….you can’t win them all right?
Saturday morning I got up early to get ready and all packed for Vegas. I grabbed a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and headed out the door for the airport.
After we got checked in, I grabbed an iced latte from Starbucks.
I had a free drink coupon for our flight and even though our flight was at 10:15am, I decided to get a glass of wine. What the heck…I’m on vacation!
After a quick and easy flight, we hopped in a cab to our hotel. We stayed at the Encore. I have stayed here before and really like it. The rooms are nice and big and the hotel is beautiful.
We put our bags in the room and went down for lunch at The Society Cafe.
More wine. Check out my tan. I really ended up liking my spray tan. I hope I don’t become addicted. A spray tan monster may have been created.
Hubby and I split their buffalo wing “lollipops”.
Holy spicy these were good!! We also split the mini chili dogs and fries.
I love vacation.
We gambled a bit and relaxed a lot. Right before it was time to get ready for the Pacquaio/Mosley boxing fight, I had a mini Luna Bar:
Time to go!
We had some fries/hot wings at the fight for dinner. I love my hot wings. They were not nearly as good as the ones earlier though. Our seats at the fight were in the nosebleed section.
That’s ok because the fight was beyond boring. We got there way too early and all the undercard fights were boring too. I could have used a pillow and a blanket. The only cool part of the fight was when LL Cool J came out with Shane Mosley singing his “Mama Said Knock You Out” song.
We got back to the hotel, gambled for a bit (I’m becoming a pretty good blackjack player), and went to bed.
Yesterday morning I slept in until 10am. WHAT!?! When’s the last time that happened!?!
Eventually I got up, got dressed and we headed over to check out the new hotel, The Cosmopolitan. We stopped for lunch at one of their restaurants, Holsteins, a burger joint.
Wine and burgers! What a great combination!!
I ordered the California Turkey Burger (it had avocado, sprouts, cucumber slaw and Russian dressing) and onion rings. Delish!
We checked out the hotel for a bit and went back to the Encore hotel. I grabbed a vanilla gelato cone along the way.
The rest of the day was spent napping, gambling, wine drinking and getting ready for dinner. We choose Carnevino (Mario Batali’s restaurant) in the Palazzo hotel for dinner.
For my appetizer I choose the bruschetta:
I enjoyed this. Very fresh ingredients. On each toasted piece of baguette was topped with burrata cheese and then from right to left: olives, kale & pancetta and just plain cheese.
For my entree, I went with the appetizer portion of the “Spago” with Lamb Ragu:
It was basically spaghetti Bolognese. It was pretty good. Overall, I enjoyed my food but it was WAY overpriced. I was actually laughing at some of their prices. If I were to go back, I would order a steak. Their steaks looked delicious.
After dinner, we gambled a bit more and hit the hay early style like the old folk that we are.
This morning we ordered breakfast in the room. I had the smoked salmon and chive scrambled eggs. It came with hash browns (the round disc things) and a bagel.
It was so amazing! I couldn’t finish it all. Shocker! I enjoyed a couple of cups of coffee as well.
After I showered and packed up, it was time to head over to the airport (where I am now). I enjoyed our little trip. Before I sign off, let me show you our fabulous view from our hotel room. Not.
We scored a free room at the Encore so I can’t complain but our view was a bit stinky. We were on the bottom floor overlooking the air-conditioning vents and huge lights. I joked and called it “the beach.” Gotta love a view of all that sand! :)
Our flight leaves soon so I will sign off. I’m debating a four mile run later. We’ll see.
What’s your favorite hotel in Las Vegas?
Any goals for the week?