Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Viva Las Vegas 15- Photos and Synopsis (Part II)
Day 4: Saturday, the 7th: Big Daddy and I wake up and order room service breakfast. I order my usual egg beater omelet and fruit plate but I also "take the plunge" and get a blueberry muffin and croissant. Both pastries were too big to finish but they were good!
It is the day of the car show! The day is sunny and the temperature is in the 70s! After having a quick pizza lunch at Sbarro in the Orleans, Big Daddy and I make our way over to the show at the Orleans Arena. I am wearing my gorgeous 50s cotton sarong dress I bought from DearJohn Vintage on Etsy!
I also wear my bakelite bangles!
Big Daddy and I check out the cars and like I said before, I wanted EVERY car! I love my '05 Volvo but if I could have a real 50s auto, I would be so happy!
After a few hours in the sun, Big Daddy and I decide to go back to the Rio for rest and a shower!
That evening, we have dinner at the Rio. Even though we have a lovely meal, Big Daddy is not feeling well. The dry, desert air combined with the stale, casino cigarette smoke were wreaking havoc on Big Daddy's allergies. So, he stayed in and I grabbed a cab to the Orleans.
Whilst in line for a cab, I saw a huge line of women waiting. I mean, there were ABSOLUTELY NO MEN. Then, I figured it out, these gals were leaving the casino after seeing "The Chippendales" show! Talk about hilarious!
After a few minute cab ride, I arrive at the Orleans and meet up with Kim and the girls in the main ballroom to see JD McPherson!
You have to check out Kim's fantastic photos from the show on her blog!
Here is me and Jennie Lee!
Jennie Lee and I met for the first time! She was the seller behind the fabulous sequin dress I am wearing! She is so so nice and her look is stunning!
Here is me and Cassandra!
After the show, Cassandra, Jennie, and myself lined up to buy JD's album and he signed them! He had a great energy and he was hella cute! (Sorry, Big Daddy!)
My gold and rhinestone stilettos began to give out on me and I threw in the towel. I also wanted to make sure Big Daddy was okay! When I returned to the Rio around 1:30 am, Big Daddy was fast asleep. I washed my face, changed into my Pjs and went to bed!
Day 5: Sunday, the 8th: Big Daddy and I wake up and I call my parents to wish them Happy Easter and Happy Passover. Even though Passover began on Friday at sundown, I ate leavened foods! I am sorry, I couldn't help it!
For breakfast, Big Daddy and I have mimosas along with our usual fare (pastries too!)
Sunday is the pool party day at Viva. Before heading to the Orleans, Big Daddy and I have a Thai lunch at the Aria. Everything from the Thai iced tea to the drunken noodles was delicious! We finish our lunch and make our way to the Orleans.
When we arrive, the line for the pool party was huuuuuuge!! We realize we would be waiting forever so Big Daddy and I go back to the Rio. Later on, we change and get ready for our big dinner at Aureole in the Mandalay Bay.
Big Daddy and I arrived early for our reservation so we have drink at the bar:
Big Daddy and I head over to the Orleans and met Kim for a bit and then he and I do some late night dancing!
I wanted to stay out all night but since we had to go home the next day, we return to the Rio so we can pack and go to bed.
The next day is Monday the 9th. Big Daddy and I finalize our packing and get ready to check out.
We do a quick once-over to make sure we leave nothing behind and head to the airport.
After flying all day, we arrive back at Dulles airport at 12:00 am. I am tired and feeling like I am coming down with something! I want to go home even though Viva was over too fast!
So, there you have it! I had such fun and it was so wonderful meeting you all! I cannot wait for VLV 16!