From LA to Vegas

You may not believe this but until this trip I hadn’t been to Vegas… it just isn’t my steeze and after going to Vegas I can safely say I don’t need to go back.  The drive from LA to Vegas is rather beautiful. Lots of snow capped mountains and even some cool art instillations. lasvegasthumb_img_1559_1024

We all love Food Network and thought it would be fun to check out Giada’s restaurant. Her menu looks great with lots of smaller dishes to try and share. My favorite was probably the side of broccolini… delish! I also enjoyed the Tangerine / Tequila drink. lasvegasthumb_img_1565_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1566_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1567_1024

Really amazing parmesan crackers. Can I get those to go?lasvegasthumb_img_1568_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1570_1024

I have been to NYC twice and still haven’t made it to Serendipity so when in Vegas we finally had a frozen hot chocolate! I reccomend sharing with friends as it is extremely rich and sweet. lasvegasthumb_img_1572_1024

I was beside myself when I saw this Dolly slot machine. If I was a gambling lady I think this machine would have brought me luck!lasvegasthumb_img_1573_1024

The Bellagio botanical garden was decked out for Christmas and while it was extremely crowded it was also really beautiful.lasvegasthumb_img_1574_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1576_1024lasvegasthumb_img_1577_1024

This Joker was a little creepsville. lasvegasthumb_img_1578_1024

We then hit the Chandelier Bar in The Cosmo. Ironically, my friend, Chelsea, had been telling me about a drink she tried with a flower that made her mouth numb…say what? Then, our waitress told us about a drink they have with this same flower. It was a really crazy feeling. I did a little research and the flower is called, Acmella oleracea. Super fascinating and I highly reccomend trying this flower if you get a chance. lasvegasthumb_img_1579_1024

Not your typical Christmas Day but it was fun to see the strip lit up (more than usual) and the fun Christmas decor. lasvegasthumb_img_1581_1024

Off to the outdoors bright and early.

A rainy day in NYC

Usually when I am traveling I dislike the rain. The rain means that whatever activity I had planned will be affected. The rain can really put a ‘damper’ on things, you feel me? However, I am really coming to appreciate going indoors for entertainment.

On this rainy day in New York City we decided to check out the Met. Lucky for us it wasn’t too crowded and we went right in!

I have been told that the Met is America’s premier art museum and it did not disappoint!

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The floor tile might not be art to all but I really loved the pattern.

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Really cool ceiling installation.img_0453

Art Deco fireplace that made you stop and stare… they sure don’t make them like they used to!img_0462img_0464

A little workout inspo …img_0465

It was interesting to see armor at different times in history.img_0466img_0473img_0478

After all that museuming a girl can get hungry, we yelped and found The Penrose. 10/10 reccomend! Amazing cocktails and food!

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I had the Beet Bloody Mary and it definitely made my life. So delicious.img_0486img_0488img_0491

Can you believe I haven’t had Chicken and Waffles??! Well I picked a great place to try it – so delish!img_0492img_0493img_0494

I loved how they had different vibes through the restaurant. Really cool space and it will become one of my NYC must dos.img_0495img_0498img_0501

No trip is complete without park walking and Banana Pudding from Magnolia’s Bakery.img_0507

A City view from Harlem.Breathtaking. img_0508

A cool little beer spot … a beer turned into 2 and 3 plus dinner!img_0529

Earl’s Beer and Cheese, a great selection of Beer and amazing food. The beer cheese is outta this world.img_0530img_0531img_0532img_0533img_0535

A little late night stroll to burn all the beer and cheese! img_0538img_0539img_0543img_0544img_0546img_0552

Links I Love: Friday, October 16

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

It is getting to be that time of year again. I want to try this hot cider recipe asap.

A fun interview with Colin Wright on how he travels the world and an article from his blog, Exile Lifestyle about Stuff.

I am not much of a beauty guru but if there is something that can make my morning routine easier I appreciate it! Currently loving dry shampoo and coconut oil. 

Great infographic on a backpackers needs!

I love Farnoosh and have talked about her podcast before. I love these financial tips she gives. Relevant and not the same old advice.

Hope these give you some food for thought this weekend!