Friday, 10 May 2013

Viva Las Vegas or Vicky's adventures in Wonderland.

Me and The Hub at The Vegas sign in my Bettie
Page Dress from The Forum Shops.

I may have mentioned Vegas is my happy place.  I had always been slightly obsessed with the idea of a Vegas and the idea of Americana Kitsch, the rat pack and sin in the desert.  So 10 years ago the Hub and I sealed the deal, there in Las Vegas on our first visit, and what can I say the lady sunk her claws in us deeply and for the next 2 years we went back religiously until houses and life got in the way.

Then this year we finally got the chance to return, sure the lady had changed swapping the kitsch theming of the 90's with a glossy Kadashian Luxe style Vegas, full of swanky new hotels like the Cosmopolitan (pictures to follow) but I still love it!

So I thought I would post a sort of photo Blog of my hol in Vegas!

My beautiful Hotel Room - In the Flamingo Las Vegas (God I  loved that  shower)

The Hotel gardens Complete with Flamingoes

Of course despite the Flamingo being very nice, it was necessary to leave the hotel.  Although The Strip is magnificent and breathtaking and generally pretty awesome.  I really loved Fremont Street, on Friday nights they have bands down there playing on Fridays and Saturdays at The Fremont Street Experience which is a giant canopy over the street with an LED light show on it, (the band playing the night we were there were the Scissor Sisters meets the B52's and playing 80's covers) and further up is an area called Fremont Street East crammed full of cool bars like The Beauty Bar which is done out like a beauty parlor circa the 50's and Insert Coins which has hundreds of retro arcade games.

The 4 Queens Casino

The Fremont Street Experience

The Canopy plays the Queen show

Because even the tequilas are bigger

One of the colourful characters I met on my travels

As well as hanging out on Fremont Street, The Hub and I got tattoos at Club Tattoo (co-owned by a bloke from Linkin Park) My Hub's was done by the lovely and talented Ben Stanton and mine was done by the equally lovely and talented Joe Hart.  The Hub had a Hello Kitty and me a cocktail glass (well it is Vegas)  If you go to Vegas and want a tattoo I think this is quite a good place, it is in The Miracle Mile Shops.

So I have probably bored you enough for one post, but I will follow with some pictures of inside the hotels, The Strip, Food and cocktails, people dressed up and me posing shamelessly with them and the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

But here is a pic of The Strip to leave you with:
Bright lights city

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