las vegas travel

{event} vegas (finale)

September 12, 2013

With everything it has to offer, it’s no wonder Tina and I are in love with Las Vegas. With this trip being our fourth (and final) trip this year, I can see why our friends like to tease us about Vegas being our “second home.” There’s just something about Vegas that is so relaxing, exciting, and amazing at the same time!

Starting my day early on Saturday, I headed over to my dentist appointment. They had to numb half of my mouth… which made me realize that going to the dentist before going to Vegas was probably not one of my smartest ideas. Tina and I grabbed some pho for lunch at Pho Y 1 before our flight. Thank goodness pho doesn’t require much chewing… and the numbness wore off while I was eating!

001 drinksThe bartender at our usual airport bar knew we’ve been there before because we can order drinks/specials without even opening the menu. *thumbs up*

002 best friendsCheers to a great weekend!

003 skyIt’s so fluffy! I love flying. While we were boarding, we overheard other people saying Jerry Rice was on our flight, but we didn’t see him in line or on the airplane…

004 jerry riceBut lo and behold, when we landed and got on the tram, he was standing behind us! Fangirl-ed all the way back to the hotel, of course. (The boys judged me for mentioning him being on Dancing with the Stars before his famous football career. What can I say… he was pretty awesome on Dancing with the Stars, hah.) Celebrity sighting a few minutes after we landed in Vegas – we knew this was going to be the best trip ever!

005 gordon ramsey burgrWe met up with Qui at the hotel, and then we all headed to Gordon Ramsay BurGR. The line here is always ridiculous… but it’s a good thing they text you when your table is ready!

006 gordon ramseyObligatory pictures with Gordon Ramsay himself. 🙂

007 friendsSo happy we dragged Qui to Vegas. He was definitely the most high energy person on this trip!

008 gordon ramsey burgerI ordered the Euro Burger: truffle aioli, goat cheese, and arugula. Delicious!

009 gordon ramsey foodThose Truffle Parmesan Fries… get in my belly! When we tried BurGR for the first time, they were skinny fries, but now they’re steak fries. It does taste a bit off, but the flavor is still the same.

010 gordon ramsey burgersThe insides of the Euro Burger and the Farm Burger (that egg!).

011 pillow fightAfter Ronald landed, we told him to meet us at the hotel. When we got to our floor, he was no where to be found. We called him to tell him we were back, and he came out of the suite on our floor. That guy was partying with this bachelor party already, lol! Anything goes in Vegas… We chilled in the hotel room for a bit, and a pillow fight happened… (Pretty sure Qui won.)

012 best friendsThen it was time to go! It was Team Black Out night – as in we were all wearing black.

013 friendsHeels will be the death of me. Good thing the only time I ever wear them is in Vegas!

014 xs friendsWhile we were waiting for taxis, we ended up sharing a limo with these British guys to go to XS. We were actually pretty surprised that the two Asian guys (one not pictured) had the accents, too. (I mean, you can basically be whoever you want to be in Vegas aka fake accents and stuff, right?)

015 xs friendsCan you tell we were excited to see Avicii?

016 xs avicii

017 xs friendsBest people ever.

018 xs aviciiAvicii.

019 xs friendsWish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is the prize

020 avenue 24 foodSunday morning, we headed to Avenue 24 for some breakfast food since it was in our hotel. Sometimes, convenience is key!

021 niners betEven in Vegas, Sundays are for football. Now, I normally do not gamble/place bets, but when I do, I bet on the Niners. We all put in $100 for the Niners, and we headed to a bar to watch the game. Having money on the line makes watching the game so much more intense.

At the bar, we met this couple from SF. The husband was a Niners fan and the wifey was a Packers fan (boo). They were so much fun to watch the game with!

022 niners betOur team pulled through, woohoo. Cashin’ in!

023 oyster bar oystersIt’s a good thing everyone in our group loves oysters, cause that’s what we got at Oyster Bar. I really like trying new restaurants, and Vegas has plenty of restaurants to try. The wait for this restaurant is ridiculous (more ridiculous than the wait at BurGR!). With only 17ish seats at the bar, it’s no wonder we had to wait an hour to get seated. And let me tell you, dancing in heels for hours the night before does not mix well with standing in line for an hour. Ouch!

024 oyster bar chefFront row seat to watch the chef make your food.

025 oyster bar dishTheir famous Pan Roast! It’s huge and definitely shareable.

026 hakkasan friendsSince we stayed at MGM, all we had to do was walk downstairs to Hakkasan, woot!

027 hakkasan friends<3

026 dadalife Dada Life: pillows, bananas, and lots of fun!

027 hakkasan friends

We come into your heart when you’re high on love
We come into your mind when you feel a rush
We come into your soul when your guide is gone
We come into your smile when you want some fun

030 wicked spoonThe next morning, we headed over to Wicked Spoon for lunch since we heard great things about this place and we wanted to get buffet before we leave.

031 wicked spoonEverything about this restaurant is about presentation – look at the design! Every food item was plated beautifully.

032 wicked spoon food

033 wicked spoon foodDessert!

034 wicked spoon friendsComplimentary mimosas! I was the only one who originally didn’t want a glass, but I ended up being the only one who finished my glass…

Leaving Vegas is always so bittersweet. Until next time… 🙂

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  • Reply Starr September 13, 2013 at 7:56 am


    OMG it looks like the most amaaaaaaazing time! I feeling the envy setting in. So glad you had fun! I hope you had enough to tide you over until your next trip!

  • Reply Karen Trinh September 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Oh my goodness…. I should just go to Vegas for the food. :O

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    {event} vegas (finale)

    September 12, 2013

    With everything it has to offer, it’s no wonder Tina and I are in love with Las Vegas. With this trip being our fourth (and final) trip this year, I can see why our friends like to tease us about Vegas being our “second home.” There’s just something about Vegas that is so relaxing, exciting, and amazing at the same time!

    Starting my day early on Saturday, I headed over to my dentist appointment. They had to numb half of my mouth… which made me realize that going to the dentist before going to Vegas was probably not one of my smartest ideas. Tina and I grabbed some pho for lunch at Pho Y 1 before our flight. Thank goodness pho doesn’t require much chewing… and the numbness wore off while I was eating!

    001 drinksThe bartender at our usual airport bar knew we’ve been there before because we can order drinks/specials without even opening the menu. *thumbs up*

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  • Reply Starr September 13, 2013 at 7:56 am


    OMG it looks like the most amaaaaaaazing time! I feeling the envy setting in. So glad you had fun! I hope you had enough to tide you over until your next trip!

  • Reply Karen Trinh September 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Oh my goodness…. I should just go to Vegas for the food. :O

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