Bloody Marys & Blatant Truths

Category: All the Best Things

All the Best Things – Vegas Edition

 

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It’s been awhile since my last post because I’ve been busy celebrating graduations, weddings and vacationing in Vegas! There have been lots of happy things. Here they are…

1. Exploring.
Beautiful fantasy-land hotels.
Some wisdom from my dad:

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Thanks, Dad. I’ll have him know I came out a whopping $70 on top. Anyways-

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From the water show at the bellagio, a giant pyramid, New York, Paris and the actual palace where Cesar lived- Vegas was like a giant, less kid friendly Epcot. Which leads to…

2. NO OPEN CONTAINER LAWS
Restaurants ask if you want to-go cups for your drinks, you can stop at bars on the strip and roam from one place to another with the same drink. I’ve never seen anything like it, except maybe Athens, Georgia on gameday.  However, being the sophisticated 23 year old that I am, I couldn’t have cared less about the actual drinks (except for my morning Bloody Marys duh), I was too busy picking out the cups.

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I found this one in Paris (there’s a straw hole on the other side). When it turned out to be glass and not plastic I became obsessed with it. I spent most of the flight home making sure it didn’t break and now I have it sitting on my dresser like some sort of trophy.

 

3. Overeating.
The best and worst sensation.
We got to see lots of famous people’s restaurants- Guy Fieri, Giada de Laurentiis, Cake Boss Buddy, Toby Keith. And we actually dined in the flesh at Gordon Ramsay’s Burgr (BEST JALAPENO POPPERS EVER) at Planet Hollywood.

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We also ate at Le Café Ile St. Louis in Paris. I can’t pronounce that, but it was delicious.


4. Visiting the actual desert.

Hey, we may have passed where Hank from Breaking Bad is buried and got nose bleeds from the dry heat, but it was pretty!

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Proof -we were in the super nice resort desert.

5. A Vegas Wedding
Well it was technically a Vegas wedding, but… no, they didn’t get hitched in a chapel at the Excalibur. It was a real, planned wedding at a gorgeous Lake Las Vegas resort (see above picture).

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I loved these flower-in-water centerpieces.

6. “O”

On the last night we were there, Michael and I broke the bank to see O at the Bellagio. Even though this was my third Cirque du Soleil show- I’ve been in awe every single time. It was so worth it. FYI- this is “water one”. Amazing. The zebra people were my favorite.

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Okay I’m done… It was Vegas there were lots of best things.

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All the Best Things

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It’s getting warmer and the world is getting happier and more fun. Here are my recent favorites.

 

1. Spring Clothes.
I haven’t seen my legs in months so I get excited and buy new things every year when I bring them back out. Time for dresses, skirts, shoes I can”t walk in and my favorite cotton tshirts.

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2.. The SWEETEST gift-
My friend Jennifer got me this from Sugarboo Designs, because she knows how to cheer me up when I’m feeling discouraged.

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She also gave me a card with this quote on it, which resonates with me right now.

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
– Eden Phillpots

This is my first experience with Sugarboo and I am obsessed…. I had to go visit myself after she gave me the art above and I’ll definitely be back. (Also, my obsession my french bulldogs is getting out of control.)

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3. Cecily Strong.

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I’m a huge SNL fan and I look up to women in comedy (Kristen Wiig = everything). I thought this article about Cecily’s Do’s & Don’ts in Glamour Magazine was awesome. Best part- this quote everyone can relate to: I can’t tell you how much I hate exercise. I hate the act. I hate the culture. I hate the people who talk about loving it.”

4. An Improptu Trip to see Miley Cyrus.

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My sister and I decided at the last minute to catch Miley’s Bangerz tour in Atl. She’s crazy, but no doubt she has an awesome voice and her show was wildly entertaining. To all the mothers bringing their kids to see her…. if you haven’t caught on yet, she’s not Hannah Montana anymore and won’t be singing “Best of Both Worlds”…I suggest you plan accordingly.

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5. BRUNCH.
Always pleasant, but after a 6 hour bottomless mimosa brunch last weekend in Buckhead -I was reminded why this is my favorite meal.

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xo -m.

After a recent trip to Orlando, it only makes sense that I found this edition All the Best Things there…. 1. Disney Starbucks cups. Because what is better than everyone’s guilty pleasure up-charged an extra 4$ at the happiest place on earth.   2. Special Edition Cappuccino Chocolate Cupcakes found in the park.   3. […]

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