Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria

A definite highlight of our girls' weekend in Las Vegas was afternoon tea. The Waldorf Astoria tea lounge is located on the 23rd floor, with a view over the famous strip. Service was warm and efficient, run like a well-oiled machine. After choosing our teas (Mad Hatter's Tea Party for Stephanie, and Flowery Earl Grey... Continue Reading →

In Search of the Facilities

In one of the corridors of the Park MGM, on my hunt for the ladies', I came across several sets of framed art. I couldn't resist, and took photos of each eclectic grouping to share. The restroom "lounge" area, for lack of a better word, was shared between the men's and women's. I really liked... Continue Reading →

The Tortoise and the Hare

While waiting for my bag to appear on the baggage carousel at McCarran International Airport, I noticed a couple of sculptures. Created by sculptor David Phelps, the Tortoise and the Hare are just 2 of 4 pieces located in D Gate. The others, which I didn't see, are the Desert Rattlesnake and the Horned Toad.... Continue Reading →

Eataly Las Vegas

Are you familiar with Eataly, the Italian food emporium with new locations popping up around the globe? Our hotel in Las Vegas, Park MGM, has an Eataly on the main floor, so it only made sense that Stephanie and I visit it. In fact, we made a couple of visits. Set up like an indoor... Continue Reading →

Bliss Dance

Outside the New York New York Hotel, in The Park, you'll find the dancing woman statue called Bliss Dance. Created by Italian-born sculptor Marco Cochrane, Bliss Dance is one of 3 steel statues in a series of naked female dancers. "What I see missing in the world is an appreciation and respect for feminine energy... Continue Reading →

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Continuing on with our visit to the Bellagio Hotel, today we're stopping in at the conservatory to check out the current seasonal display: Japanese Spring Of course, you can't have Spring in Japan without cherry blossoms. One of two red-crowned cranes, symbolising luck, longevity, and fidelity. The Bellagio employs an horticulture staff of 120 to... Continue Reading →

Fiori di Como

In a city where free things to do are few and far between, checking out the impressive ceiling of the Bellagio lobby is one of my favourite things to do in Las Vegas. If you follow my other blog, you'll remember my visit to Chihuly Garden & Glass in February. Dale Chihuly is a world... Continue Reading →

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Perhaps surprisingly to some, there is much more to do in Las Vegas than engaging in drunken shenanigans, baking in the sun next to the pool or gambling away your life savings. No judgement from me, but none of those things are my cup of tea. Over the next several days I'll share some of... Continue Reading →

Vegas, You’re Killing Me

I've been here for less than 24 hours and I already feel like I'm having my ass handed to me. I naively forgot just how full-on Sin City can be. It's hot (a scorching 36°C today, compared to 13°C back home in Vancouver), crowded, and loud. Don't get me wrong, it's also very fun. But... Continue Reading →

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