Las Vegas

Yikes, I've been a bit MIA for awhile (I missed you blogs). Last week was super busy at work and then I was off gallivanting in Las Vegas with Mike and our good friends Karlene and Andrew. Karlene and Andrew are the parents to two adorable twin one year olds and this was their first weekend away from the girls to celebrate Karlene's 30th birthday. Happy Birthday, Karlene!!

I'm not much of a gambler so really I would have been happy just sitting my butt down at the pool for 3 days! But it was also a great weekend of shows, sun and of course, shopping! Me and j.crew had a great visit. Us poor Canadians have yet to be graced with the presence of a retail store, so whenever I'm in the states I like to hit up the real thing!  There was also some major food indulgences (Koi and Todd English Pub, YUM), but good lord did we walk it off! I have been to Vegas before but I always seem to forget how MUCH walking you do.


Another highlight was finding some new, beautiful hotels and let me tell you, I know where I'll be staying next time. The new City Center group of hotels are just stunning and they don't smell like an ashtray. We could also see the Cosmopolitan from our hotel so I had to look it up once I got home. It opens in December and it looks incredible:

images via the Cosmopolitan Hotel

If you're ever in Vegas and looking to stay somewhere with a little less "vegas cheese" I highly recommend checking these hotels out. Though a little "cheese" is always okay. It's Vegas after all :)

And because I can't resist, here's me and the girls on their first birthday (aren't they just the sweetest, little faces!?) I'm sure Karlene and Andrew were happy to get home to these smiling girls. Thanks for sharing your mom and dad with us - we had such a good time. Miss you!


I hope you had a great weekend too!


  1. i'm not much of a gambler either so i'd be at the pool in vegas too!! that cosmo hotel looks AMAZING!!

  2. looks like an amazinggg trip! and those girlies are so adorable :)

  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I've been to Vegas once and we stayed at the Paris, which like most is pretty over-the-top. Love the Cosmopolitan - definitely where I would want to stay next time (fun art above the beds in that room). The girls are adorable - I think it would be very hard to stay away for long! :)

  4. Wow!! The Cosmopolitan looks rather amazing. I think I'd love to try that place!!

    So great you got to visit with your friend J.Crew :)


  5. Sun, shopping, + shows - sounds like fun!
    The Cosmopolitan looks like it's going to be fabulous.

  6. The Cosmopolitan looks like a beautiful hotel. Love that super-wide headboard!!

    Hubby and I went to Vegas for my 40th bday and we stayed at the Bellagio with a view of the fountains, which was nice. Not sure if I'd go to Vegas again, though -- it's way too big and busy and crowded for my liking. But it was definitely an experience!!


  7. Glad you had a good time!
    I love city center- It houses the largest corporate owned fine arts collection in the world- and you are right smells good!
    Those twins are dolls! Nice to 'meet' you!

  8. hotel looks amazing, will check this out

  9. What an amazing trip. Blogosphere welcomes you back with open arms my dear. Oh and Karlene and Andrew are sooooooooo adorable, please pinch their cheeks for me. =)

  10. The Cosmopolitan looks like a great hotel-great pics and such adorable little girls:-). Thanks for your lovely comment too.

  11. What a fun birthday getaway!! I have never been but it sounds like fun!

  12. Kelly, I know what you mean I am definitely "vegas-ed" out after 3 days!

    ChinkyGirlMeL Karlene and Andrew are the parents, but I'm sure they'll love cheek pinches ;) haha!

  13. Yes! You definitely inspired me :) I haven't made them yet, but I will definitely let you know how it goes! Looks like a fab time in Vegas..I would love to stay at the Cosmo too!

  14. Looks like an amazing trip Christine! When I was there, I stayed at the MGM Grand, and although it was a great place to stay for the amount of money we paid, it was definitely cheesy and smelt of cigarettes. The Cosmopolitan looks gorgeous!

    And those girls are so adorable!

  15. Oh that hotel looks amazing! I can't wait to see it in person! Looks like you guys had a great time and could those babes be any cuter?!!!! I think not!



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