Vegas, Part II

(With all the holiday madness I forgot to post Part II!  View part I here)

The journey, fun and adventure continued Saturday-Sunday.  We all woke up annoyingly early~~~ around 830am.  After only about 4 hours of sleep, we rubbed our eyes and went downstairs to eat at the new big buffet in Casesar’s: Bacchannal.  I am a huge Buffet fan.  I’m not sure if it’s because I have an S&M relationship with food or perhaps the fact that I am just overly glutinous…either way…this was my favorite buffet to date.  Not only was the selection extensive, but the presentation won me over.  Everything was placed in small portions and each section represented the food nicely.  My favorite section was the Asian food!  Dim sum, sushi, noodles, Pho, Tom Yum Soup, etc….

The day was spent relaxing, hanging out, eating, and just enjoying our last day in Vegas together.  It was truly and epic trip of fun and I’m so glad we got to do this before the year ended.  We’ve all been feeling a little old and less social (weekends aren’t just for going out anymore…) and I truly feel like we were back in our early 20s!

Before dinner at Gordon Ramsey’s Steakhouse, I played the $1 slot machines and won $150!! =)

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Dinner at Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse.  We had an amazing meal, great service, and a free many things after a little  mishap with our food!

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Free shots on the house!

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Our delicious drinks ❤  All the cocktails we ordered were amazing!

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Playing craps after dinner!!  We all walked away with winnings =)

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I tried to take pics of Mike rolling the dice at the craps table.  uhhh but apparently it’s a HUGE no-no.  >.<  eeek!

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My gorgeous husband ❤  Feeling good after rolling the dice at the craps table and helping us all win!

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The end of the night, where we ended up as gambling winners! ❤

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Goodbye Beautiful Room and Vegas!

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On our way home we stopped by my favorite place: Mad Greek!

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This was such an incredibly fun trip.  We didn’t go clubbing or bar hopping, but we had so much fun spending time together, eating, and gambling.  Can’t wait to take another grown up trip with friends!!

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Vegas Makeup

Vegas Makeup is my favorite Kind!  I get to do some fun, funky and trendy tricks and just have FUN.  During my normal life I keep to a normal makeup routine without much variation.  Here’s a bad picture below.  The lighting came out super yellow and you don’t get to see some of the more fun colors I picked.  *sigh *  I need to learn to bring my camera more often.  *shaking head *  So try to ignore the bad yellow lighting. =(

Anyway~~ I did some shading, highlighting…and used a VERY heavy hand =P  I also curled my hair, which is a TOTAL rarity these days!

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Here’s my fake eyelash trick below!  I always wear TWO strips (different kinds) on each eye. It makes my lashes look fuller and my very small eyes bigger.

One set:

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Two Sets:

(can you see the difference??)

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I LOVE fake eyelashes and buy them in bulk in Koreatown.  I rarely have a reason to wear them now…but it’s a big treat when I do get to put em on. ❤

 

Vegas

I thought about this title for a little bit… “Vegas for old folks”?  “Vegas, when you’re not young anymore” or perhaps…”Vegas without clubbing and binge drinking“…

But in the end, whatever you choose to do in Vegas…the word still holds a lot of significance on it’s own.  So whether you thought I had a CRAZYYY trip or a calm one…you’ve still clicked to read it right?  lol

In any case, this Vegas trip was by far one of the most fun weekends in 2013.

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The day started bright at early at 6am.  Not only did I need to still pack for Vegas, but i had to pack Lucy’s stuff as well.  (I found 2 babysitters who were willing to watch her over the weekend while we were away.)

I swear Lucy sensed we were leaving b/c she climbed into the suitcase while I was packing and cried a little.  SO HEARTBREAKING!!

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I had a half-day at work and we had our Holiday Party at Akasha in Culver City.  LOVE THAT PLACE!!!

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After lunch it was off to Vegas!!! =)

My old roomie and her bf picked us up and we drove in somewhat heavy traffic.  We were hoping to get into the city by around 730-8pm but it ended up being closer to 10. >.<  For our late night dinner, we went straight to Oyster Bar at the Palace Hotel (off the strip).  The hotel was…not awesome and looked pretty old.  But don’t let that turn you off from checking Oyster Bar out!  It was…BEYOND amazing.  I totally plan to go back every single chance I get in Vegas!  (open 24 hours!)

People told us the line could be as long as 3 hours, but we were lucky and only waited for about 30 minutes.  We were pretty pooped from the drive, so it felt much longer~~ but it was good timing!

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Oyster Bar is TIIINY.  So easy to miss or think it’s something hella random if you don’t know about it in advance.

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The Chef cutting our Oysters!  We each got 1 dozen and the meat was literally the size of my palm.  SO CRAZY and delicious.  Usually the larger the meat, the less delicious it is~~ but these were incredible.

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The Sourdough was DELICIOUS and totally picture worthy.  We saved it so that we could dip it into our food later. =P

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Beer & Bloody Mary

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Bloody Mary Shooters!  We got 2 tequila and 1 vodka.  I was definitely BUZZZED after this!

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Our dozen Oysters!  Look at how small the lemon wedges and roll are compared to the Oysters!  eeeek~~

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The Combo Gumbo (Shrimp, Crab, Lobster)

We got level 8 in spicy and it was too spicy for Markel.  I think 5 would have been perfect. The Gumbo was tastey and it was REALLY good with the roll & rice.

My friends got the Combo Pan Roast and I totally thought that was better than the Gumbo.  The creamy tomato sauce was really satisfying and you couldn’t taste the heat as much as the Gumbo…  Next time I go, I definitely plan to get the Pan Roast instead and perhaps a Pasta.  Those looks amazing~~

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Back at the Hotel, we brought out the snacks/alchie and got the night started!  Between 6 people, we had enough food for 12, alchie for 8 and water for 4.  LOL

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My first time playing Video Poke and I won!!

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Our Winnings!!  This was our first time playing Craps and it was SO MUCH FUNNNNN.  We all won lots of monies and left drunk and happy~~

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WINNERS!! =)

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Bonding with other winners at our table

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AWESOME END OF THE NIGHT

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THE BEST WAY TO END MY NIGHT…soggy cup ramen (brand: Shin Ramen)

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Vegas Envy and Withdrawals

Over the holidays, everyone and their moms took a trip to Vegas.  Whether it was to gamble, dance, drink, or see a show…they tweeted, instagramed and facebooked.  I was so jelly!!  Luckily for me, I have 2 vegas trips coming up in March and April (one for my friend’s Bach and one for meeeee).  Here are some fun memories and pictures from my last vegas extraveganzaaaa~~ (original post here)

Can’t wait to go back!!

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We’re Famous!

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Nautical Theme Bachelorette Party in Vegas!

This weekend I’m excited to say…I’m in VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!  This is a much awaited bachelorette that I can’t wait to celebrate my esjo’s last days as a single ladyyyy<3

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 And the theme for the weekend???  NAUTICAL of course! =)
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 For the Hotel…some decorations =)

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For the pool we ordered a bunch of these Captain Hats for the lovely 13 ladies~~

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And for our night outfits??  Anything Nautical ❤  Whether it be a sailor suit or nautical-like.  Here are some adorable pin-up and sexy sailor outfits that I found some inspiration for when choosing my outfit.  xoxo

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Celeb Baby News: Holly Madison and Snooki

 

Yes…I’m pretty shocked I’m even writing about these two things right now.  Holly Madison is preggers and Snooki has given birth to her baby boy, named Lorenzo Dominic LaValle.  I’m totally over these two celebs (too much shameless exposure)~ but congrats to them both anyhow!

Snooki leaving the St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey with newborn baby Lorenzo on August 28, 2012.
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Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison on May 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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