Traveling After Lockdown: Las Vegas

As the months have gone by and we have canceled several trips, the time finally came to leave our town. Our first trip was to the same place as our last trip before lockdown, Las Vegas.

As we began the trip we were quite pleased with all of the precautions that the airport and the airlines were taking. While the protocols were different everything ran smoothly and we always felt safe.

The view from our room at the Bellagio.

Upon arriving the Bellagio kindly upgraded us to a penthouse suite. This was the perfect trip to have such a lovely room since we spent more time than usual in our room.

Our first dinner in Vegas was amazing. We were able to go to Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen. Our server was so amazing and it kicked off Mike’s birthday celebration perfectly. We chose to do the chef’s menu and everything was so beautiful and tasted so good.

Our second day begin with a walk through of the Bellagio Conservatory. No matter how many times I see this garden I am amazed. It is always so beautiful and has so much detail that is meticulously maintained. The garden had a Japanese theme including Hello Kitty made out of 30,000 roses.

We then enjoyed brunch at one of our favorite Vegas restaurants, Mon Ami Gabi. We have so many amazing memories at this restaurant and the food is always wonderful. Mike enjoyed his usual Eggs Benedict while I had a crepe. We also ordered a bottle of champagne for mimosas. It was the perfect start to the day.

Our next stop was the pool. We had reserved seating at the pool for our stay which was lovely. With lowered capacity at the pool it was nice to know we always had seats and could come and go as we pleased. The service in the private area of the pool was also great. We had cold water, drinks and food available at all times. Not to mention umbrellas to keep Mike happily in the shade.

We spent our second evening doing a little shopping at Caesars and then had a casual sushi dinner. We will blessed there by a random stranger paying for our appetizers. It does my heart good to see the good in the world.

Our next day began with breakfast at Egg Slut in the Cosmopolitan. We never go there due to the lines, but an advantage of COVID was the lack of lines and people in Vegas.

The rest of the day was spent by the pool and I enjoyed an amazing massage. It was so much more relaxing then a typical trip to Vegas. It was such a nice break from being home.

Before dinner I did a little shopping. I was so excited when I went into Dior and they had the twilly scarf I wanted that was sold out online and in almost every store. It is the perfect match to my Lady Dior and for now I am enjoying it tied to it’s handle.

My lovely new scarf.

We ended this day with a lovely dinner at Prime, overlooking the Bellagio. Once again we ordered the chef’s menu and it was so good. The desserts were especially beautiful, like works of art.

Our final day began with a slow morning enjoying our room. I had purchased bath balms at Lush to enjoy in the jacuzzi tub and I also enjoyed the steam shower. We enjoyed mimosas in the room and ate leftover cheese couldn’t finish from a previous evening.

We then did some more shopping. I wanted to go to Hermès, and it was appointment only. The service was so good and I purchased two beautiful scarfs.

We then headed off to the Venetian for some more affordable shopping. We found some fun vacation shirts for Mike at Tommy Bahama and found a few other small treasures. Then we enjoyed a pitcher of pineapple margaritas that were so good.

We then enjoyed our final meal at Mon Ami Gabi. They have steak that is so good, we had to get it once. I must say the miracle of this trip was that I actually brought sneakers and wore them part of the time. It was more first trip to Vegas that didn’t leave me with blisters. I’m learning!

Thank you Ted Baker for making sneakers cute enough for me to wear.

We were so thankful to get away and are already counting down to our next vacation.



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