Lively Las Vegas

Lively Las Vegas

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So my second big trip of the year took me to Las Vegas. I had been twice before so I knew what to expect, but that said, every time you visit it still seems so surreal, ever as lively and vibrant.

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Caesars Palace

I was visiting Vegas for another work trip, for 10 days. As normal when it’s a work trip time to get to explore is limited, but this time I had more opportunity to get to see the famous ‘strip’, just strolling around and taking in all the ‘awesomeness’ it has to offer. On previous trips to Vegas I got to experience some of the exhilarating activities it has to offer, helicopter tours, Grand Canyon. This time I was quite happy to simply get the chance to take in the sights of the Strip and immerse myself in the wonders the incredible hotels have to offer, as I hadn’t previously had the chance to do this before.



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Mark’s Square at the Venetian Hotel, a stroll through here is essential and there are lots of great restaurants


Bellagio Hotel, ensure to see the incredible fountain display


Paris, Las Vegas


South Las Vegas Blvd … a different perspective on Las Vegas (more chilled), worth a stroll


Where we got to see ‘Foreigner’ Band…’I wanna know what love is’


Caesars Palace


Mirage hotel, where I stayed on this trip


Waterfalls at the Mirage Hotel


Luke’s Lobster, lovely little coffee shop on the strip


Treasure Island Hotel


Casuals comforts for Strolling (Shoes -Kurt Geiger / Bag -Biba – Shop links below)


Coffee to die for, the Bouchon Bakery, located in the Venetian hotel


The Venetian in the background


Inside the Wynn hotel… This Merry Go Round is made entirely of flowers!


Hoover Dam from the sky (my last trip)


Hoover Dam (Maverick Helicopter Tours)


Our helicopter


Fascinating sights and scenery


The most incredible landscape, shot from the sky on our way to Grand Canyon (no filter required)


Ready to land at the Grand Canyon, for a picnic with a difference

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Another stop on the way back, where we had  to refuel…fascinating plants


Stratosphere Sky Jump from the 108th Floor


Possibly the best steak I ever had was consumed here


And these prawns @ Jean George’s were pretty good too



A lovely little 24hr cafe, where I enjoyed many breakfast’s, located in the Mirage


Don’t they look like delicious lollies…but no… they are soaps (Nectar @the Mirage)


And all the over indulging demands some training.. Great gym at the Mirage Hotel, so no excuses

When in Vegas

  1. Be a dare devil and take a  Sky Jump of the Stratosphere. This truly is an amazing experience. It is not something I am typically into, but I was pursued by a colleague to take the leap and it was definitely glad I did, fantastic experience.
  2. Get to see Vegas in all its glory and take the Vegas Strip by night helicopter tour, incredible views from the sky, a sea of lights and fascinating buildings.
  3. Enjoy what will be one of the best steaks at the Jean George’s Steakhouse in the Aria Hotel, which is a really beautiful modern and contemporary hotel. (On the topic of hotels, on a previous visit I stayed in the Delano Hotel, which is located to one end of the Strip, this is a really beautiful hotel, also quite modern and contemporary in style, one I would also recommend.)
  4.  If you have half a day free, then a visit to the amazing Grand Canyon is a must. I opted for the Wild Dancer Tour of the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters. I can safely say it was one of the best, more memorable experiences I have. You get the chance to land on the Canyon and enjoy a picnic, it really  is something special.
  5. See the legend that is Rod Stewart at the Colosseum at Ceasars Palace, which i was lucky to squeeze in one evening on a previous trip. There are so many classic acts you can get the chance to go an see.
  6. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Venetian and enjoy an ice cream in Cocolini, Marks Square, as you stroll your way through this magical place. Or alternatively  float your way around on a Gondola ride, as it sweeps you along the water, for a ride like no other.
  7. Romance your senses with the spectacular Fountain Display at the Bellagio.  There is nothing quite like seeing them in person. A spectacular show of thoughtfully interwoven water, music and light  and it’s absolutely free for any visitor to enjoy. Each performance is unique in expression and interpretation so no matter how many times you have seen the Fountains, they always have more in store to wow you with.
  8. Take to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets , only 15 mins cab/uber ride from Vegas strip and avail of some great discounts from some of the many top brands.
  9. Have lunch in the bright and elegant Tableau Restaurant, a fine dinning option in the Wynn, and simply take yourself away from the hustle and bustle that is Vegas, It is so secluded, relaxing and peaceful, where you can  choose to sit in the conservatory to enjoy the gorgeous garden and pool views or dine outdoors by poolside which we did.
  10. Oh and getting to Las Vegas, take Aer Lingus to San Francisco, and avail of the pre- emigration at Dublin Airport, then its only a short hop across to Las Vegas from San Fran (1hr)

Some Style in Las Vegas

Before I go on any trip I love to pick up a few new pieces, so below is a glimpse into some of the new Spring fashion I was sporting in Las Vegas. (Links to shop all items and similar are right at the end)


Pale blue open lightweight jacket @River Island


Teamed with Ameile Super Skinny jeans @ River Island (Shoes are Zara Last Season)


Belt @ Karen Millen


Full Look



Shoes last season @Zara


Leopard pj style shirt @Topshop



Full Look


Fresh hair cut by @ Karen Harkins, Strabane, N.ireland


Duster coat by @ Oasis (Last Season)


Cold Shoulder jumper by @M&S


Cosy stylish knit


All the Pinks


Backless loafers by @River Island



Comforts for travelling Leggings @ River Island / Shoes Kurt Geiger (Jacket & Scarf Last Season)


A travel essential Contour palette @SoSu

Shop My Style

Black washed Amelie super skinny ripped jeans @: River Island £42

Pink Chain Backless loafers @ River Island £30

Cold shoulder square neck knit jumper @ Marks & Spencer £25

 Black jersey high rise extra long legging @ River Island £12

Black Low Top Trainers @Kurt Geiger £45

So Su Contour Palette @SoSu £29.95 Euro


Shop similar for the below items:

Shop Similar – Biba Greta Crossbody Bag @Biba £99

Shop Similar – Kelly White High Heels @Public Desire £29.99

Shop Similar – Brown duster coat @Boohoo Was £18 now £16

Shop Similar – Leopard Print Log Sleeve Print top @Dororty Perkins £18

Shop Similar – Leather Eyelet Black Belt @Karen Millen £65

Shop Similar – Light Blue Duster Jacket @River Island £60


Hair – Harkins Harirdressing Group, Strabane, N.Ireland



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