Saturday night, we celebrated AC’s birthday. We started out with dinner at MIX, 64 floors up in THE hotel. We had a really cool table/booth, which was partly shielded, so it felt as if we were sitting in an eggshell. As a starter, we had tuna tartar with corn chips and mixed vegetables.
If you want a break from the neon lights, rent a car and visit Grand Canyon. Kodak moments guaranteed. I had visited Grand Canyon earlier, but AC had never been there, so we decided to squeeze in a quick trip to this beautiful spot in our busy Vegas schedule.
One of the nicest places for shopping in LA is The Grove/Farmers Market. The Grove is an outdoor shopping mall, with a layout that resembles a small village. The stores are similar to those you usually find in traditional shopping malls, but it’s so much nicer to be able to walk around outside in the sun instead of being cooked alive under a hot glass roof.
The other day, we went to Fashion Show Mall, which is a sleek new shopping mall on the Strip. It has over 250 stores including a branch of the tourist favorite department store Macy’s.
Yesterday, we went to Marquee and we had the most epic night out, which we’re paying for today in terms of sore feet and the hangover from hell. The cure: room service and real coke in red cans.
Yesterday, we checked in at The Palazzo. It’s a gorgeous place and a bit like Bellagio, but without the dancing fountains (but who needs dancing fountains anyway?)
AC arrived late Saturday night and had quite a “welcome-to-Vegas” experience in the lobby, where happy party-people were walking around in their underwear because of the Lingerie Carnevale that evening at Palms Pool.
When I was in Las Vegas last time, I walked by China Poblano at Cosmopolitan a bunch of times, but I found the Chinese-Mexican fusion concept a bit too strange, so I never dined there. Though tonight, I was really hungry, so instead of walking by, I had a seat in the bar, from where I could see how the dumplings were made. They looked really delicious, but I decided to stick to the Mexican part of the menu and ordered a fish taco and a tuna ceviche.