I went to Vegas this past weekend to visit some friends. I had such a good time taking a break from my every day routine to indulge in some girl talk, cocktails on the town, uninterrupted dinners, a massively overdue haircut, a show, a concert, and surprisingly not much sleep (isn't it strange how whenever you have the opportunity to sleep in... you can't? Always happens to me). Anyhow, here's a quick recap of the weekend (and I apologize ahead of time that most were taken through the scratched lens of my iPhone...)
^^ I don't have proper shots of each stage, so the "before" is just the most recent shot that shows my length and gnarly roots. I cut off approx 10 inches of hair (it's a-line so it's shorter than it appears in the after shot). And can we get three cheers for ombre? So much easier for a mom to maintain...
^^Dinner at Sage in Aria was really yummy! And while the food was delish, the espresso martini stole the show. It was insanely tasty and not heavy.
^^ My girlfriend and I saw the Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque De Soleil. It's not your typical Cirque show; it's all dance and barely any acrobatics. But it was amazing nonetheless! I cried. Three times. If you like MJ's music, then it's a must see!
^^ Huge pancake and bacon breakfast at BabyStacks... it definitely cured my hangover! And then another rare sighting: I got a double espresso for the first time ever. Probably not the wisest choice because it increased my willingness to take duck face photos on the back of a cab... ;)
^^ My bosses treated us to dinner at Michael Mina Bellagio on Saturday night. The girls and I had so much fun talking about lipstick, breastfeeding, and wearing heels. True story. And nothing beats a caviar parfait with a glass of bubbly!
^^ The real highlight for me was the Beyonce concert. I know she's not everybody's cup of tea, but I idolize the woman. Especially after seeing her HBO documentary earlier this year and hearing about her life in her own words... ah, it was a dream come true to see her perform. And then to get the opportunity to stand right by the stage was unreal. It was a really special night with great friends and it will be seared into my memory forever!
^^We followed the concert with another trip to PUB 1842. I actually ate there 3 times during my two days in town. It was THAT good! It's mostly pub style food but they also have some really good healthy options too (I admittedly focused on the less healthy choices like the amazing tray of nachos and an off-menu foie terrine) . And anywhere that serves a proper Moscow Mule can make it on my "must see" list :) YUM!!
^^And because a Vegas trip isn't a Vegas trip without a visit to a nightclub, we hit up Hakkasan. It was one of those scenes from a movie where we had someone walk us to the front of this huge line and then we walked right in and to a private table right next to the DJ booth. The night was pretty bizarre and included: Red Bull, an ex-con, and lots of house music spun by Calvin Harris. Soooo not my typical scene but it was still really fun! (p.s. when did DJ's become celebrities?? I was like "Who is Calvin Harris" and people were like "You don't know Calvin Harris??" I felt like such a.... mom)
Then I drove home at the crack of dawn and got back to my kids more tired than when I had left. And that sums up my 48 hours in Vegas. I can't wait to go back and do it all again in December :)