I seem to recall an ad campaign by the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Bureau that said Vegas was for families. Mind you, common sense kicks in a bit and questions whether or not bringing an impressionable 5-year-old to the capital of sin is really a good idea, but in weighing the option to swim in 90 degrees vs. wear a roll-neck sweater you can guess which one we chose. I needed to be in Vegas on business, and we thought we would try to pepper in a little family time as well.
There are surprisingly a lot of kids in and around Vegas. The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay was one of the stars of our trip. The dolphin habitat at the Secret Garden at the Mirage is also another unexpected little nugget. Serendipity 3 at Caesar’s Palace was a favorite on this trip, as in frozen hot chocolate NYC Serendipity fame. Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio will be the finale to wrap up 4 days in the desert sun. As far as having a child in Vegas it was fine with the exception of the roving billboards with skanky girls and 1-900 numbers. Bryce was mesmerized by all the glittery tops which, of course were all paired with skirts that had a 5-inch hemline. These were not exactly of the princess variety and I can only IMAGINE the wardrobe battles we’ll be having soon!
The food has been great, but the shopping people. The shopping. Check out Louis Vuitton’s archery-inspired window display featuring this sweet little gold bag:
And this little Bottega Veneta number, meant to be worn on a Riviera of sorts is a covet of mine:
And last, this Prada day dress that would be perfect for the office:
While it’s possible I would have maxed out my credit card with these 3 purchases alone, a girl can dream right? I probably won’t come home with any new purchases, but saw lots of beautiful wares and got great ideas about how and where I need to update my wardrobe for summer.
I’m off to work. Portland Monthly is nominated for several awards this year and so tonight is an awards dinner, followed by sleep then home in the morning.
Have a fantastic day!