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Room With A View

Room Vegas, Paris Las Vegas

Those of you who follow me on une femme’s Facebook page or Instagram have figured it out… we’re in Las Vegas (or Lost Wages as some refer to it 😉 ).  We’re belatedly celebrating le monsieur’s birthday which was earlier this month, so he picked the location and the hotel. It’s the first time we’ve had a balcony here, and with the lovely weather I think we’ll be enjoying it plenty.

Las Vegas, Bellagio, Vegas strip

We also have a view of the Bellagio fountains if we crane our necks just a bit.

Last night before dinner we enjoyed a cocktail at the Sinatra bar,

Wynn Hotel, Sinatra Bar, cocktails

I’ll Take (A) Manhattan, le monsieur likes the Aperol Spritz.

then played a bit of blackjack at the Encore casino. We had a couple of very fun and nice dealers, and actually walked away from the tables up a bit!

I also (fueled by that Manhattan) tried on a dress at Oscar de la Renta just for grins. People, there’s a reason why he is considered a maestro. The fit, construction and details were amazing. No, I did not buy it. If I had a life that included charity luncheons and cocktail parties, it might have been tough to walk away.

We’d left LA fairly early in the day in order to avoid weekend traffic on the I-15, and enjoyed beautiful weather and lovely desert scenery.

room road room desert 1

And if you’re driving between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the best place to stop for lunch is The Mad Greek Cafe. The gyro’s and salads are quite good, and the coffee is excellent.

room lunch 2 room lunch

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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  1. Hostess
    October 26, 2013 / 8:40 am

    Would love to see that dress….looks like you have some warm sunny weather which makes any getaway much more pleasant.
    Good to see that you are relaxing in style!

  2. October 26, 2013 / 9:01 am

    I dearly hope you enjoy your very well-deserved getaway. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, so I’m very curious to find out what one does there.

  3. October 26, 2013 / 9:08 am

    Never been there however the pictures you have taken do look very enticing.

  4. October 26, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Vegas is not a place I want to go to again, but you make it look nice. Glad you’re enjoying yourselves!

  5. October 26, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Enjoy your well-deserved getaway… And Happy Birthday to Monsieur

  6. October 26, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Oh, enjoy yourselves! Happy Birthday to le monsieur, and tell him I concur with his choice of cocktail!

  7. October 26, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Oh, and to echo Val Sparkle – I’ve been to Vegas three times, and each time I enjoyed it a lot, but it’s funny, I am now “over” it. I can’t say why, exactly, but it’s true. I have no desire to ever go there again, even though I had a nice time.

  8. October 27, 2013 / 4:49 am

    WOW…that is a room with a view…how cool…hope is was tons of fun!

  9. October 27, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Manhattans are my favorite “go to” cocktail when we are out on special occasions. I had 2 when we went dancing at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island…$16 each. Thank goodness they were good.

    Enjoy your mini vacation.

  10. Mette
    October 27, 2013 / 11:22 am

    I´m honestly happy for you two, enjoy!

  11. October 27, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Looks like fun – enjoy!

  12. October 27, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    I wish monsieur could have snapped a photo of you in that dress. I was in Vegas at a conference in the ’80s. I’d heard it had gotten a bit built up since then. Your photos confirm it. Hope you had a great time.

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