Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Travel Diary | Waking Up In Vegas Part 1

Hey loves! So I am finally getting down to recapping our trip to Vegas. I don't know what it is about traveling that just makes me lose all want to do much of anything. The few days after we got back, we've been dealing with issues my car is giving me and other things that have been coming up so needless to say I've been keeping busy.

We traveled to Vegas on Thursday and came back to Houston on Sunday evening. Once we got to the airport, our driver was ready to pick us up...definitely a great perk of staying at the Aria Sky Suites. I've never stayed at Aria, but I have to say I'm very impressed with the hotel and the service, definitely the best I've had and we are definitely loyal to them (hubby has been staying there the past 5-6 years now).


Private entrance for the Sky Suites at Aria.

We freshened up and headed out to explore...I had been craving some Secret Pizza ever since I was there 2 years back for my friends bachelorette party. If you haven't heard of this it's basically a little hole in a wall pizza place that serves amazing slices! It's located on the 2nd floor of the Cosmopolitan but doesn't have any signs so it took us a minute to actually find it. We were so hungry at this point we each ordered 2 slices and scarfed it down! 

We then made our way over to Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops for a makeup appointment I had at Sephora. Since I'm a VIB Rouge, I figured I would take advantage of one being right across the street and book a makeup appointment. I was a bit early, but they were able to accommodate me and I loved my makeup artist, we were chatting away the time and I loved my look, minus my lip. It was a little too vampy for my taste and it just didn't work on me so I took that off and replaced it with a nice mauve color.

I made my way back to our hotel and met up hubby who was watching some of the March Madness games. I decided to partake in it and it got down to the wire at the end of some of the games, the excitement in the room was electric!

We headed up after some of them ended and got ready for our dinner at Lemongrass which was a delicious Thai restaurant located inside the Aria. Our food was absolutely delicious, I had some soup, spring rolls and the Pad Thai. The service could have been better, but the atmosphere was very cool.

Afterwards we headed over to Bellagio for the Cirque De Soleil "O" Show. It was an incredible show and I was just fascinated. The only thing I wish is that we didn't book it on the night we had just gotten there because we were both exhausted!!

We headed back to our hotel and decided to call it a night!


I woke up bright and early, thanks time difference and headed down to the Spa for my facial. I had access all day to the facilities so I decided to go early and take advantage of that. I soaked in the whirlpool for a bit until I was called. Let me tell you that was the best facial I've ever had, the technician was so professional and experienced. Even during the extraction, I never felt discomfort and she gave me some samples of moisturizer and sunscreen to use afterwards. Once I was finished, I went into the hot stone room and laid on them for a while before showering and heading back up to the room. Perfect way to start the day!

When I got back to the room, hubby was awake and we decided to get ready and head out for breakfast. We did stop to enjoy the view from our room, even though it wasn't a strip view, we were able to check out if the pool was busy or not.

We made our way to Hash House A Go Go at the Linq Hotel. Even though we had thought we were there early enough, the line was pretty crazy and we had about a 45 minute wait. It was well worth it because our food was amazing!! 

We decided to walk our way back to Aria so that way we could burn off what we just ate and get a little pedestrian view of the strip. We rested up a little bit before heading down to the pool. It was the perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold. I stayed cooled off in the pool enjoying my frozen cocktail.

After soaking up some sunshine, we headed back up to the room. I took a quick power nap before headed back over to the Miracle Mile Shops to go to  DryBar for a blow out. It was my very first time here and I was excited for it! The whole experience was great and they did such a fabulous job with my hair, plus I didn't have to worry about doing my hair that night!

We met up with a friend for some drinks at Cosmo to watch some games. A few hours later, we headed back to our hotel room to get ready for the night. We ate at Javier's at Aria that night and it was great. It was definitely a late dinner because the place was so booked up, but service was kind of lacking again. The ambiance was great and you didn't feel like you were in a hotel casino!

We got tickets that night to go to Jewel Nightclub at the Aria to see Lil' Jon. I wasn't expecting the amount of people that showed up, but it was packed and so much fun! We aren't much of the clubbing type, but we figured when in Vegas! We had promised some friends we would take tequila shots in their honor so we did that...ended up getting them for free since the bartender was just overwhelmed with the crowd and forgot about us! We must have found the married couple crowd because that's where we were pretty much hanging out until around 1am when we decided to call it a night.


Since this post is already long and picture heavy, I've decided to break down the post. I'll post about all the excitement that went down on Saturday and trust me you won't want to miss out. I'll mention how I'm basically BFF's with Nick Carter and something scary that happened during our time in Vegas!


  1. Look at you with all of the pampering! I need to travel with you haha! Looks like a great time and lots of yummy food!!

  2. So much fun! And yay for pampering at Sephora and Drybar! You know it's been a while since I've been to Vegas because the last time I was there Aria was almost finished and not open yet. Definitely need to check it out next time <3
    Green Fashionista

  3. i was just saying the other day to my gf that i need to go back to vegas. i just miss it. and you did it the right way girlfriend! i LOVE aria (only like staying there or cosmo) and that secret pizza is always necessary. and seriously the spa, makeup and blowout - i can't pick what sounds the best bc it is all just heavenly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. Your trip to Vegas sounds absolutely perfect and so relaxing too! I wish that I had known that there was a Dry Bar in Vegas because I totally would have booked us appointments along with our makeup. When in Vegas, you have to get dressed up! And I totally would have been wanting to leave early from the club too, but that's so cool that y'all got to see Lil Jon!

  5. Lemongrass is my mother-in-law's favorite restaurant in Vegas. She has to go every time we're there! Haha. I really like it too, though! I absolutely love O, but it's definitely a long show to go to on your first night in the city!

  6. And now I miss Vegas and want to go back! Aria sounds like a lovely hotel to stay. How awesome you got to get beautified on the trip. You can't beat pampering and then fun with the hubs.

  7. I've honestly never been to Vegas but this post makes me want to go! lol