Friday, August 16, 2019

Birthday Weekend in Vegas!

And the birthday celebration continues!

Thursday, August 8th, my twin brother, sister and eldest brother and I all boarded a flight to Las Vegas, Nevada.
This was my first time out west and I was so excited for our weekend in Vegas.
My eldest brother has been promising my twin and I since we were seven that for our 21stbirthday he would take us to Vegas. I cannot believe that promise and dream came true!

You know what they say, “What happens in Vegas…” 
I apologize for the lack of photos, but certain things cannot be documented for the world to see!

As I said in my last blog post, my birthday celebration for my 21st was big and never ending.
I promise, this was the last leg of my birthday festivities and it sure went out with a bang.

We landed about 2 am east coast time, exhausted, Thursday night, but that did not stop us from seeing the lights and exploring Sin City.

We stayed at The Delano, a beautiful suite style hotel (two bathrooms per suite!), attached to Mandalay Bay.

Our first drink was at the Sky Fall Lounge in the Delano, a rooftop bar with views of the entire strip and city.

For more city views, we went to the Foundation Room in the Mandalay Bay side of the hotel. We just walked through the casino and was at the new bar with more beautiful views.
We did not even have to leave the hotel or step outside.

We did step outside on the rooftop bar and felt the heat even though it was midnight on the West Coast.

After some drinks, and nice sibling bonding, we explored the casino. This was my first time ever being in a casino.
It was way less glamorous than all the movies make it seem, but nonetheless very cool.
Bright lights, lots of cigarette smoke and lots of cards and dice being thrown.

Friday morning, we ate brunch at Della’s Kitchen.
Huge delicious portions.
I had the brilliant idea of walking the Vegas Strip at noon.
We were dripping by the end of the mile walk.
It is such different heat in the desert compared to the heat here on Long Island.
We weaved in and out of various hotels and casinos to cool off.
We saw New York, New York, with Lady Liberty proudly standing out front, and the Empire State Building with other skyscraper replicas.

It was too hot to do any more walking, so we decided to head to the pool back at the Delano.
It was so hot, I could not get comfortable, even after taking a dip in the pool.
And I like the heat!

Lunch was at The Four Seasons Hotel, at the Veranda, also attached to the Delano.
It was a beautiful restaurant, right in the shady part of the Four Season’s pool deck. We sat outside, ate, drank and enjoyed people watching.
I decided to go to the gym after lunch so I could feel fit in my dress at dinner.

J.Crew navy blue slip dress | J.Crew Factory hoop earrings | Hermès pink and gold clic "H" bangle | ASOS orange wrap up strappy heels (similar)

Dinner was at Carbone in the Aria Hotel.
It was an amazing Italian restaurant, also located in New York City.
We ate delicious pasta, drank and had wonderful company.
After dinner, we met up with our 5th sibling, at the Foundation Room, for the second night in a row. 
We were all back together again! 
There was great music and more great views of the city that evening.

ZARA white off the shoulder blouse | ASOS light blue high waisted shorts | J.Crew multi-color studs | Jack Rogers white sandals

Saturday brunch was at Veranda in the Four Seasons.

Again, I wanted to do some sight-seeing in midday, in 100-degree temperatures.
So, we walked to the iconic Las Vegas sign, which was only a mile from our hotel.
That mile was the longest mile ever in the scorching heat.

By midday, we were exhausted from all the partying, laughing and eating, we had done the last two days, so my sister and I decided to nap after lunch as my brothers went to gamble.

Our last dinner was at SW Steakhouse in the Wynn Hotel.
What a beautiful hotel.
This hotel is covered in flowers. There is a working carousel that is even decorated in beautiful vibrant flowers. It was absolutely stunning.

If you think that was over the top, dinner was even more extra.
There was a cut of steak offered for $500 on the menu that you could pair with caviar for the same price.

We sat outside during dinner on the SW Steakhouse patio, which was overlooking a man-made pond and water wall.
Every 20-30 minutes there was this interesting and quite fascinating spectacular.
I do not really know how to describe it.
There were dancing colored balls in the water, a dancing frog on top of the waterfall, interesting music, and dancing flowers.
Who thinks of these things!? It was very creative and some nice entertainment.

After stuffing ourselves at dinner, we headed back down the Las Vegas strip to see the water show at the Bellagio.
Such an iconic spot, and it was really cool to see.

We laughed the whole weekend.
It was such a fun trip! A trip of a lifetime.
I cannot wait to go back.
Here is proof that Vegas is really over the top, super extra, but really fun!

I had the best two weeks celebrating my 21st birthday!
I am one lucky lady!
But sadly, now my birthday is really over, but now I am just going to embrace this new legal chapter of my life!


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