I actually had to convince my husband that we wanted to go to Vegas with our days off. He wanted to go skiing. Now I like skiing, but our schedules have been hell lately and the last thing I wanted to do on our days off was freeze, or entertain someone else (ski trips usually involve friends and I...yeah, no. Not right now). The bright lights and the warm temps of the Las Vegas Strip were calling my name. So we booked it. It was awesome. Amazing. Here's what we did and what you should try on your next trip to Sin City. Nobu Caesars Palace.
Caesars not only houses the world famous Nobu restaurant but also the boutique Nobu hotel. It is located inside of Caesars Palace, but separate from everything else. It has its own private front desk, it's own room service (provided by Nobu restaurant and it's AMAZING). The Japanese themed hotel had the best view I've ever had on the strip (and I've stayed in 7 or 8 different joints there over the years.). We stayed in one of the luxury suites and it was well worth it. Everything was quiet and private, all the while being moments away from the excitement.
Caesars palace is also home to Absinthe, a very carnivalesque Vegas show unlike any other I've ever seen. My current favorite, I won't give away too much detail but if you aren't offended by skin, very bad language and the inability to be politically correct in the slightest, well then, you'll love the show. If you're easily offended or embarrassed...pass on this one.
We hopped over to Luxor one night and experienced Criss Angel Believe, which was just wild and mind blowing. I also met a young lady there who said she reads my blog, so hello to you if you catch this post! 👋🏻 Anyway, I'm a fan of magic, and was so impressed with the illusions I would definitely see it again.
We just happened upon a little joint in the Mirage called the Pantry. Go there. Breakfast served all day and a myriad of other delicious meal options. Perfect if you can't decide what you want to eat.
Then there's my favorite burger joint in the whole world Holstein's. It's inside of the Cosmopolitan and it offers gourmet burgers and adult milkshakes. By adult I mean throw In some vodka or Jack D to your favorite flavors and WOMAN UP. Seriously, delicious.
If you've never been to Serendipity, don't be thrown off by the thousand dollar sundae. That's only one item. The rest of the ice creams and sundaes are normally priced and simply to die for. Try the Red Velvet Cake Sundae. Sugar coma.
And of course we had the $400 dinner at Nobu and it was such an experience. You can definitely order off of the menu and keep to a much, much tamer budget, or you can let your waiter design a custom menu for you like we did and pony up that dough! Our meal was excellent and our waiter was top tier in service. No regrets at all.
For shopping we decided to get out of Caesars and head to the Grand Canal Shoppes in Palazzo. Great shopping there. Everything you need, and don't need...like a Christian Louboutin store. Hey it happened, don't act surprised. This is the shoe game diva you're talking to. 💁🏽👠 Cody's favorite chill spot however, lurks in the corners of the Caesars Shops and that's Casa Fuente. Just a simple cigar bar (in a mall) with the best damn mojitos (second to mine).
Lastly, the weather was excellent enough for a pool day. Cabanas. Drinks. Warm water. What more can you ask for? Definitely brought us the relaxation that we'd both been longing for. I'm a sun baby. I mean skiing? Over this? Yeah, not on my calendar 👙
Hopefully this helps if you decide to visit Vegas in the near future. It's a great place to chill, indulge and let your freak flag fly. There's always a hidden gem to be found no matter how many times you've been. So be open minded, find it and enjoy the magic and wonder of it all.