The city that never sleeps but when I tell you I was trying to outdo the city on the sleep-o-meter or the lack thereof….smh! This was yet again another birthday celebration orchestrated by me for my dear friend back in 2010. Might I add, it was also the year of Kim Kardashian as she was EVERYWHERE including hosting a party at TAO for her birthday the same time we were there.
Now I have been to Vegas a handful of times beginning in my youth during a cross country drive my family did (cross country as in from Florida to California where we dropped off our car to be shipped to Hawaii, our home for 3.5 years). As the story goes, or atleast how my dad tells the story, we went into a convenience store and with a nickel I either found or took from the car, I put it in the machine and coins came out. Yeah my dad loves telling that story even after ALLLLLL these years.
Back to the story.
Although I’ve been to Vegas a ton of times, I know that it is just one of those cities that is never quite the same from one day to the next in that there is debauchery and shenanigans to be had every single time. Sign me up!
So it was a girlfriend’s birthday and given she’s not quite the avid traveler I am, I wanted her to do something special for her special day. It was a small group, 3 to be exact, and really just the right amount of gals to have a good time yet not be overwhelmed by the estrogen in a small space lol!
I chose the Venetian Hotel for no particular reason however Vegas is the hotel capital of the world so there are plenty hotels to choose from in case you were wondering. On second thought, the all-suite design played a big part in my decision when I think back (that estrogen overload minimizing thing I mentioned before).
Let me say, we were pleasantly pleased as it offered just the right amount of space for 3 gals to not trip over and bump all over each other….not to mention the bathroom could not have been better again for that same reason.
To that I say, “WELCOME TO LAVENDAR HILL” (a line from one of my favorite movies – Boomerang – don’t judge) as the late great Eartha Kitt uttered when she welcomed Eddie’s character Marcus to her home for a night of debauchery lol!
The birthday girl in black and our mutual friend in crime.
Not wanting to over-plan, so that we could enjoy the trip, we only planned a birthday dinner while leaving the rest of our time to just wander…..and wander we did.
The Blueman Group + 1
Dancing water fountain at Bellagios
The Blueman Group
The 2 chicas on the Strip
Somewhere in Caesars Palace
We somehow thought we were going to be able to get into TAO for Kim Kardashian’s birthday bash (not that we’re fans but we figured heyyy there will most likely be lots of eye candy present) strictly for entertainment purposes. That was a fail but we managed to find another equally as stimulating venue for which to dance the night away. And we did!
Tao, Las Vegas
To say we didn’t have a good time would be an understatement. The girls respected my need to roam and be free and indulge as I sometimes do. The birthday girl was even able to see one of her high school friends who was living in Vegas at the time which made this trip even that much more special for her (I think)!
Vegas is known as a party city (Sin City by most) and definitely one that never sleeps but I gotta admit I like Vegas for the magic you feel while there, marveling at the massive hotels in all their grandeur, lady luck and just all the sights and delights! So if you’ve NOT been to Vegas or just haven’t been in awhile I would definitely recommend it as it’s NOT the Vegas of days past (although make no mistake there’s plenty debauchery to be had after all it’s not called Sin City for nothing). It is truly a place to feel like a kid again.
~ Travel well ~