Las Vegas.

Sin City or more appropriately the City that Never Sleeps. Neon lights infused with an array of characters from tourists to hustlers, superheroes to locals. It's opulently vibrant, loud and bustling. Constantly moving and shaking, luxuriously ostentatious and a playground for all walks of life. A real hub of exuberance and indulgence and a place that rapidly sweeps you into it's oversized lap and coos you with it's beguilingly enchanting lullaby.

And I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday weekend here.

And what a pleasure it certainly was.

I can't say I've ever experienced anything like this before. The energy and buzz in the air. Those bright neons illuminating the way. So many people gathered, traipsing along the walkways, lust filling their faces with doe like expressions. There's a certain eagerness that lingers too; an expectation of sorts that good times will ensue.

In the past, when people had spoken of Vegas it was always about the nightlife. Never once was a lively picture of the daylight hours painted. I'd constantly heard tales of wild nights and midnight forays; streets lined with revelling parties, all dressed to the nines. Las Vegas was always depicted as a gloriously flamboyant night owl, a place for nighttime festivities and never one for daytime carousal. And yet my experience could not have been farther from these truths because I found Vegas to be about as wild and glittery during the day as it was at night. The streets were perpetually lined with a mix people; no matter if sun or moon, rain or shine. From those in a mad rush to their next adventure, to others strolling at a leisurely pace, taking it all in.

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay which is perched at the beginning of the strip, within walking distance (walking distance for this Aussie at least) from the infamous "welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Our hotel was wonderfully appointed and tastefully modernised with vibrantly artistic wallpapers and louvered doorways. And the bathroom, good God that bathroom was utterly heavenly, especially after staying a few days at an Airbnb apartment (more on that soon).

However I can't say I appreciated being perched beside an airport, but I did enjoy the panoramic views of the strip itself. 

One of the more surprising highlights of this trip had to be stumbling upon a Shake Shack at the New York, New York outdoor shopping mall. It was a good 45+ minute wait in a labyrinth like line, followed by yet another 30 minute interim while your food was prepared. But boy was it worth it. And truthfully, I have to say I preferred Shake Shack over In-N-Out. In terms of flavour and menu choice, it definitely blew that Californian favorite right out of the water. And if you're wondering what that hunk of deliciousness is featured above, it's their chick'n shack burger. Crispy chicken, pickles and buttermilk herb mayonnaise. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Another highlight of this visit was meeting the gorgeous Abby from House of Akih (who also happened to hook us up with our hotel. Could not thank her enough for that!). We lunched outdoors at Mon Ami Gabi, people watching as the French do, with the threat of rain lingering in the air and the dancing fountains of the Bellagio entertaining in the background. 

This little bistro seems to be the talk of the town and I can see why. It takes you back to the streets of Paris, fine details like wrought iron and mock limestone accents really transport you to Europe. The fresh baguette accompanied in it's own paper bag is quite novel too. It was my first taste of crusty, fresh bread and I savoured every mouthful. My frisee, kale and bacon salad was very palatable, though as in France, I should have realised that when I requested my poached egg to be well-done, my request would have fallen on deaf ears. I'd also suggest reservations as when we feasted it was packed with other hungry diners. Service was also somewhat rushed, you could feel the eyes of the waiters eying for their moment to clear your table and send you on your merry way for another party to dine.

Can I just say how amazing it is to meet fellow bloggers?

Meeting a person whose journey you follow through pictures and words is always so fascinating. It's like you've known them for the longest of times, and in a way, you do. It's also the greatest feeling conversing with someone, face to face, who actually understands the blogging world and just how much time and effort goes into each post and photo. A lot of outsiders seem to think what we do is easy and write it off as frivolous narcism, and for the most parts, that could not be farther from the truth.

Our stay in Sin City was short and sweet; a mere three nights to be exact. I didn't get to explore as much as I thought I would and yet I managed to see quite a bit.

I thoroughly enjoyed venturing out onto the sidewalk, even if I had to wrangle past promoters and navigate around other annoying tourists. If it's your first time in town I'd definitely recommend just hitting the pavement on the strip and taking your time to see it in all it's glory. That said, depending on time you probably won't get to see the entire strip from start to finish. It could take a few hours to do so, but even seeing just a small portion is very much rewarding.

When it comes to shopping this city is a mecca for it, especially when it comes to luxury labels. I really only got to peruse through the mall at Caesars Palace and I couldn't recommend it enough. The multilevel H&M store is fairly hyped up and in terms of selection this store for me had much more to browse from (compared to other stores I'd visited in California). In fact Caesars Palace is a place you'd want to wander through period. It is vast and full of lively characters. There's also a number of highly recommended restaurants to select from like NobuMr Chow and Gordon Ramseys Pub

The Aria also seems to have quite a buzz about it. Being a recent addition to Vegas it's about as sparkly and shiny as you'd expect from a new development. On my next outing to Vegas I promised myself that I'd call this hotel home. It really is tastefully modern and luxe and seems to attract a more sophisticated crowd. It also houses the Crystals shopping mall which again just oozes in glittery refinement, brands like Gucci and Tom Ford beckoning you towards them.

Excuse that awful final photo. Unbelievably that was the "best" shot I had of myself. Curse the glaring sun and curse my resting bitch face.

I have a number of recommendations for Las Vegas, but personally there are certain "things" I believe one must do/try while out here. The first is sipping on an alcoholic/frozen beverage in an oversized, tall novelty holder (see image above). For the life of me I can not remember what they're called but you'll see nearly every second person downing one or carrying it around. Abby recommended buying one from the Planet Hollywood as they were the cheapest on the strip, but as time was not on our side we ended up getting one at Ceasars Palace. All up it will set you back around $50USD. It seems like a lot of money, but hey, when in Rome right!

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie I'd have to say a ride on the rollercoaster at New York, New York is a must too. There are some insane drops, upside down moments and an impressive view of Las Vegas too. My only qualms on this experience was the need to purchase a locker to hold your stuff while you rode it. You're not allowed to carry any belongings like a handbag etc, so unless you have a friend who is willing to wait and hold your stuff be prepared to spend a few quarters on one. There are numerous located in the venue itself, but still, nonetheless annoying.

Also the Bellagio fountains are a must. These are synonymous with Las Vegas itself and they run every hour during the day and every half hour at night. So there is no damn excuse to miss out. I was fortunate enough to see both day and night. Another thing to do is to a see a show. If there's anything else more associated with Vegas then it is definitely their shows. From comedy to music, theatrics to body contortion, there is something for whatever your mood is. We settled on Zumanity after having numerous people recommend it to us. And it did not disappoint. The show is an over eighteen cabaret style by Cirque Du Soleil. There is a lot of "wow" moments and a fair bit of nudity. There's even some comedy thrown into the mix.

In terms of eating the one stand out was Beijing Noodle No.9 at Caesars Palace. It's classed as more of a casual venue but the interiors are anything but. You're greeted by giant tanks filled with goldfish upon entry and an inside adorned in a white filigree screen, something completely unexpected. Their food is impressive, some of the best Chinese we'd eaten the entire length of our trip. And the cocktails potent. But more on this restaurant to come over the next few weeks.


Another site to see would be Fremont Street. Any well versed lover of this city will tell you to take a stroll down here. It's the founding street of Vegas, dating back to the early 1900's. It is super iconic and a neon sign lovers wet dream. And the gambling is supposed to be exceptional too. Speaking of, one thing I have to say I regretted not doing was a little bit of gambling myself. Not that I am actually into it, I am the greatest sore-loser you'll ever meet, but something about being here entices you to part pays with a quarter and try your luck at winning that super pretentious red sports car. We actually made a pact to try it out before we left but alas, it somehow slipped our mind. If you get a moment and chances are you'll walk past numerous of these why not try your luck. 

Like I said before, when in Rome.

-Sxx
Las Vegas.

Sin City or more appropriately the City that Never Sleeps. Neon lights infused with an array of characters from tourists to hustlers, superheroes to locals. It's opulently vibrant, loud and bustling. Constantly moving and shaking, luxuriously ostentatious and a playground for all walks of life. A real hub of exuberance and indulgence and a place that rapidly sweeps you into it's oversized lap and coos you with it's beguilingly enchanting lullaby.

And I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday weekend here.

And what a pleasure it certainly was.

I can't say I've ever experienced anything like this before. The energy and buzz in the air. Those bright neons illuminating the way. So many people gathered, traipsing along the walkways, lust filling their faces with doe like expressions. There's a certain eagerness that lingers too; an expectation of sorts that good times will ensue.

In the past, when people had spoken of Vegas it was always about the nightlife. Never once was a lively picture of the daylight hours painted. I'd constantly heard tales of wild nights and midnight forays; streets lined with revelling parties, all dressed to the nines. Las Vegas was always depicted as a gloriously flamboyant night owl, a place for nighttime festivities and never one for daytime carousal. And yet my experience could not have been farther from these truths because I found Vegas to be about as wild and glittery during the day as it was at night. The streets were perpetually lined with a mix people; no matter if sun or moon, rain or shine. From those in a mad rush to their next adventure, to others strolling at a leisurely pace, taking it all in.

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay which is perched at the beginning of the strip, within walking distance (walking distance for this Aussie at least) from the infamous "welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Our hotel was wonderfully appointed and tastefully modernised with vibrantly artistic wallpapers and louvered doorways. And the bathroom, good God that bathroom was utterly heavenly, especially after staying a few days at an Airbnb apartment (more on that soon).

However I can't say I appreciated being perched beside an airport, but I did enjoy the panoramic views of the strip itself. 

One of the more surprising highlights of this trip had to be stumbling upon a Shake Shack at the New York, New York outdoor shopping mall. It was a good 45+ minute wait in a labyrinth like line, followed by yet another 30 minute interim while your food was prepared. But boy was it worth it. And truthfully, I have to say I preferred Shake Shack over In-N-Out. In terms of flavour and menu choice, it definitely blew that Californian favorite right out of the water. And if you're wondering what that hunk of deliciousness is featured above, it's their chick'n shack burger. Crispy chicken, pickles and buttermilk herb mayonnaise. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Another highlight of this visit was meeting the gorgeous Abby from House of Akih (who also happened to hook us up with our hotel. Could not thank her enough for that!). We lunched outdoors at Mon Ami Gabi, people watching as the French do, with the threat of rain lingering in the air and the dancing fountains of the Bellagio entertaining in the background. 

This little bistro seems to be the talk of the town and I can see why. It takes you back to the streets of Paris, fine details like wrought iron and mock limestone accents really transport you to Europe. The fresh baguette accompanied in it's own paper bag is quite novel too. It was my first taste of crusty, fresh bread and I savoured every mouthful. My frisee, kale and bacon salad was very palatable, though as in France, I should have realised that when I requested my poached egg to be well-done, my request would have fallen on deaf ears. I'd also suggest reservations as when we feasted it was packed with other hungry diners. Service was also somewhat rushed, you could feel the eyes of the waiters eying for their moment to clear your table and send you on your merry way for another party to dine.

Can I just say how amazing it is to meet fellow bloggers?

Meeting a person whose journey you follow through pictures and words is always so fascinating. It's like you've known them for the longest of times, and in a way, you do. It's also the greatest feeling conversing with someone, face to face, who actually understands the blogging world and just how much time and effort goes into each post and photo. A lot of outsiders seem to think what we do is easy and write it off as frivolous narcism, and for the most parts, that could not be farther from the truth.

Our stay in Sin City was short and sweet; a mere three nights to be exact. I didn't get to explore as much as I thought I would and yet I managed to see quite a bit.

I thoroughly enjoyed venturing out onto the sidewalk, even if I had to wrangle past promoters and navigate around other annoying tourists. If it's your first time in town I'd definitely recommend just hitting the pavement on the strip and taking your time to see it in all it's glory. That said, depending on time you probably won't get to see the entire strip from start to finish. It could take a few hours to do so, but even seeing just a small portion is very much rewarding.

When it comes to shopping this city is a mecca for it, especially when it comes to luxury labels. I really only got to peruse through the mall at Caesars Palace and I couldn't recommend it enough. The multilevel H&M store is fairly hyped up and in terms of selection this store for me had much more to browse from (compared to other stores I'd visited in California). In fact Caesars Palace is a place you'd want to wander through period. It is vast and full of lively characters. There's also a number of highly recommended restaurants to select from like NobuMr Chow and Gordon Ramseys Pub

The Aria also seems to have quite a buzz about it. Being a recent addition to Vegas it's about as sparkly and shiny as you'd expect from a new development. On my next outing to Vegas I promised myself that I'd call this hotel home. It really is tastefully modern and luxe and seems to attract a more sophisticated crowd. It also houses the Crystals shopping mall which again just oozes in glittery refinement, brands like Gucci and Tom Ford beckoning you towards them.

Excuse that awful final photo. Unbelievably that was the "best" shot I had of myself. Curse the glaring sun and curse my resting bitch face.

I have a number of recommendations for Las Vegas, but personally there are certain "things" I believe one must do/try while out here. The first is sipping on an alcoholic/frozen beverage in an oversized, tall novelty holder (see image above). For the life of me I can not remember what they're called but you'll see nearly every second person downing one or carrying it around. Abby recommended buying one from the Planet Hollywood as they were the cheapest on the strip, but as time was not on our side we ended up getting one at Ceasars Palace. All up it will set you back around $50USD. It seems like a lot of money, but hey, when in Rome right!

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie I'd have to say a ride on the rollercoaster at New York, New York is a must too. There are some insane drops, upside down moments and an impressive view of Las Vegas too. My only qualms on this experience was the need to purchase a locker to hold your stuff while you rode it. You're not allowed to carry any belongings like a handbag etc, so unless you have a friend who is willing to wait and hold your stuff be prepared to spend a few quarters on one. There are numerous located in the venue itself, but still, nonetheless annoying.

Also the Bellagio fountains are a must. These are synonymous with Las Vegas itself and they run every hour during the day and every half hour at night. So there is no damn excuse to miss out. I was fortunate enough to see both day and night. Another thing to do is to a see a show. If there's anything else more associated with Vegas then it is definitely their shows. From comedy to music, theatrics to body contortion, there is something for whatever your mood is. We settled on Zumanity after having numerous people recommend it to us. And it did not disappoint. The show is an over eighteen cabaret style by Cirque Du Soleil. There is a lot of "wow" moments and a fair bit of nudity. There's even some comedy thrown into the mix.

In terms of eating the one stand out was Beijing Noodle No.9 at Caesars Palace. It's classed as more of a casual venue but the interiors are anything but. You're greeted by giant tanks filled with goldfish upon entry and an inside adorned in a white filigree screen, something completely unexpected. Their food is impressive, some of the best Chinese we'd eaten the entire length of our trip. And the cocktails potent. But more on this restaurant to come over the next few weeks.


Another site to see would be Fremont Street. Any well versed lover of this city will tell you to take a stroll down here. It's the founding street of Vegas, dating back to the early 1900's. It is super iconic and a neon sign lovers wet dream. And the gambling is supposed to be exceptional too. Speaking of, one thing I have to say I regretted not doing was a little bit of gambling myself. Not that I am actually into it, I am the greatest sore-loser you'll ever meet, but something about being here entices you to part pays with a quarter and try your luck at winning that super pretentious red sports car. We actually made a pact to try it out before we left but alas, it somehow slipped our mind. If you get a moment and chances are you'll walk past numerous of these why not try your luck. 

Like I said before, when in Rome.

-Sxx

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  1. Vegas is so amazing. It's a completely different experience to the rest of the places you can visit in the world. These pictures are very nice and it looks like you had an amazing time!

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  2. WHAT?! You were in Vegas! Aww, you should have tweeted me! I'm so happy you had a lovely time. Ahh, it warms my heart to hear people talk so fondly of Vegas. I remember the exact moment I fell in love with the city, and I'm always eager for others to feel that same way.

    Yes, Vegas during the daytime is a beauty in itself. I'm so happy you mentioned that. It's great because you can see the mountains, you know? I lived near Hard Rock hotel, so I could see the Strip from my window, I always thought the view was better at sunrise than at night - there's something magical about neon in the sun. (Although the night is pretty damn great too!). I hated living near the airport, but you get used to the noise after awhile. (The most annoying noise being so close to the Strip actually ended up being MGM shooting off fireworks almost every damn night. They had no chill, smh.)

    Okay, Shake Shack has chicken? When did this happen?! The Shake Shack in NY NY is my favorite of all Shake Shacks. I actually had my 22nd birthday dinner there, lol *no judgement* And you're right, it kills In-and-Out. I don't think I&O is actually that good to be honest.

    Did you get to visit Container Park when you went to Fremont Street? DTLV is such a cool little area. I used to really hate it, but I've grown to appreciate more than I thought. Also, DTLV has 99 cent margaritas. There is no more beautiful thing than 99 cent margaritas.

    And no worries, I have only gambled once - in which I lost. As crazy as it is, even with all the casinos I'm constantly walking through, I always forget about gambling! Also, I've never taken a photo with the sign. I think sign photos look so insanely cool, and yet I am so lazy and keep putting it off smh.

    Okay, I feel like this comment was just a bunch of me rambling about how much I love Vegas, lol. I am so happy you had a great time, and these photos are gorgeous. Next time you come to Vegas let's email & set up lunch? At the Aria?!

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    1. Oh no. I would have adored to seen you lovely. That is such a shame. For some reason I thought you lived in Atlanta, otherwise I totally would have hit you up girlie! Vegas during the day is most resplendent. Especially for those mountains, OMG I was so bewitched by them. Especially waking up to find them snow capped. Which only lasted a few seconds as trepidation set in that I would have to drive through snow and that scared me a little. Being back home it feels weird not having such grand marvellous off in the horizon, it almost doesn't feel "right" or secure without them there. They were such a comfort to have, I didn't even note this until it was gone from sight. Technically I had my birthday lunch there too. We ate on my birthday so no judgement from me. The chicken burger was amazing, maybe it was a recent addition though? And re Fremont street, I didn't actually get to see it, but everyone we met both in Vegas and at Disneyland (which was spent the days prior to Vegas, more of that to come) kept telling us that this was a must. And now that you've mentioned 99c margaritas, I am more determined than ever to visit it again. And this time we can chug those margaritas down together! xx

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  3. Happy belated birthday Sonia! What a beautiful place to celebrate! I can't wait to go there!!;)
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  4. wow lovely pics

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  5. We will go to Vegas as well, it will be my fifth time and I am sure it will be a different city from the last time I saw it. Vegas is in constant turmoil. I always thought that the reason why I have never thought of taking a pic in the daylight is because of the heat. I always webt in Vegas by august and the heat was unbearable. But anyway vegas is amazing ain't it??? Belated happy bday sonia!

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    1. Thank you Francesca. My trip to Vegas was in the winter so heat was not a factor. I can't even imagine how unbearable the heat must be in the summertime. It is after all a desert city. Yikes. xx

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  6. Ah girl, I can imagine how it was, I was so delighted to see ur IG feeds and enjoyed your updates from there a lot. You look truly stunning in that close up, red lips are for u, your eyes shine! And how nice u met another blogger, is really amazing when it happens, I know! xo

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    1. Thank you Lilli, you're too kind. The quality isn't the best but I have to work with what I got! I'm glad you enjoyed the Insta updating. Truthfully I should have updated more considering the sheer amount of photos I've got on my phone bahaha. I spent more time on Snapchat during this trip. It was just so much easier. I also really enjoyed watching back my day before I went to bed. It's such a shame that they only last 24 hours. I could have saved them all, but it's not quite the same xx

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  7. OMG! Vegas! I've been planning on going there but it always postponed, I think this year its gonna happen!

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  8. I was waiting patiently to see your story and photos from your trip to USA, S! Las Vegas sounds like an exciting experience and the perfect place to spend your b-day! Thanks for taking me there for a while!

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    1. Ahhh I know. I am so bad. I wanted to post while I was over there but I either couldn't find time or a great wifi connection. And since coming back home I've been so inundated with work I haven't had time to go through all my photos. But I am determined to get through them all! xx

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  9. wow, stunning views! Have a great day dear
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  10. och, amazing photos! LOVELY <3

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  11. I'm so glad you had fun in Las Vegas and enjoyed your bday! It's one of the cities in the US I would definitely love to visit some time! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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    1. I hope you make it there someday soon Valeria, you would love it xx

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  12. Vegas is such a great place to be for your birthday, and you certainly fit a lot into your 3 days! :) Glad you had a great time. I'd love to visit Vegas one day, from your photos and words and from what I've heard from others it's a one of a kind place!

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  13. Happy Birthday Sonia seem to me you had a blast what a great place to celebrate so much to do and enjoy. You glow with happiness that means your trip was awesome you know what they said ( What happen in Vegas Stay In Vegas I know is cheesy needed to say lol)

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I did have an awesome time indeed and I had a giggle over that last statement! Hehehe xx

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  14. It was really interesting to hear about some of the things that you can do in Vegas in the daytime and Mon Ami Gabi looks like a great lunch spot. How nice to meet up with a fellow blogger

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  15. Amazing! I have been there twice and I want to come back!
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  16. WOW so wonderful trip, sounds so great this travel

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  17. Happy belated b-day Sonia.... lucky you, I love Vegas!!!!
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  18. Wow, looks amazing!! Hope you had fun

    Have a fabulous Tuesday Doll! Kisses,

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  19. Que show de imagens lugar encantador amei a postagem
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  20. These photos are just beautiful! I can't get over how pretty things are at night.

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    1. It's a real stunning at night, that's for sure xx

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  21. Awesome! I absolutely enjoyed reading this. Happy Wednesday!

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  22. Oh my god, this really makes me miss Vegas even more! :) Amazing post honey!

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  23. I've never been to Vegas. Looks and sounds like it was fun!!

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  24. Looks like you had an amazing birthday!! I've spent a few birthday's in Vegas and they never disappoint. The energy of the city is amazing and so lively, I love it!! And you're right, during the day it is just as busy and bustling with everyone! I'm so sad to say I've never been to the shake shack but next time i got, that is my first stop!! Next time you go, check out the M&M and Coca-cola factory! Both are so cool and cute :) Happy late birthday!!

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    1. I wasn't even expecting to see it! It was amazing that we got to try it though and so worth the wait. You should definitely give it a go next time. The M&M factory you speak of, is that the M&M's world? We did stop off there and I made myself a cheesy ombre bag full of goodies (which was ruined by transit on the way back home lol). Didn't see a Coca-Cola place though, I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time xx

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  25. Great photographs! I love the daylight of Vegas, too! There's something that seems so unreal, so fake about it all, but it's amazing to look at. When I was there last, I tried soaking it all up as much as possible.

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  26. wonderful pics, you are beautiful
    have an happy day
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  27. Yayyyy, glad you had a good birthday! And VEGAS, yes, so fun!

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  28. Fantastic trip! Love seeing all these photos, all lit up at night and daytime too. The food sounds amazing!

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  29. I enjoyed reading of your visit to Las Vegas and looking at the photos.
    I've never been there, am a non-smoking vegetarian and not a gambler, but it looks like it would be fun for a brief visit.
    I like learning about Las Vegas from bloggers like you. I have in fact thought of visiting there briefly.
    If I went there without reading blog posts like this one I'd feel totally lost, having no idea what to see or where to go.
    The city looks larger and more interesting than I'd imagined.

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    1. You should definitely give it a shot. Vegas isn't all about gambling and drinking, there is so much to do and see and I'm sure you'll find plenty of vegetarian places to dine in too. If you ever do make it out there, share it with us on your blog too! xx

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  30. Wow your trip looked awesome! I wanted to get here when I lived on the west coast but I never did :(

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  31. NEEDS TO MOVE HERE... lol you can see the buzz and vibes just from these photos and it looks insanely awesome! Next time pack me in your suit case pleaseeee :p hahaha so glad you had a good time and that you shared it with us all! Now on my places to visit!!!

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    1. Oooh, Vegas was sooooo nice. You'd love it out there xx

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  32. These pictures make me wanna go to Vegas!!! Looks amazing :)
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  33. Such a great trip! I've done Vegas, but I'm totally not a gambler either. I love to lounge by the pool, dance, shop, and dine. :)) Looks like you did so much during this trip. It's so good that you got to meet a fellow blogger. I feel what you said about how some people view bloggers, and I have to agree. Mon Ami Gabi is a tasty place to eat, it's my sister's favorite!
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  34. Ah man these photos bring me back to our LV trip last year! Love the photos!
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  35. Wow, amazing place!

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  36. Thanks a lot, dear Sonia for your lovely comment and for all support on my blog. You're amazing <3

    OMG, I really want to visit Las Vegas! Amazing place an amazing photos :D

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  37. I always wanted to visit Las Vegas, it's fantastic that you could celebrate your birthday there! Fabulous pictures!

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  38. It must've been a dream to celebrate your birthday in Las Vegas -- now isn't that just the dream? I've never really thought about what day time was like in Vegas until you mentioned it in this post, an odd fumble of the mind on my part I'm sure, but never have I thought that Las Vegas could be just as busy in the day time.

    When I think Vegas, I think money, and when I think money, I think luxury, so the idea of luxury brands being the hallmark of the consumerist industry there isn't quite a shock. A student like me, though, can only dream of enjoying a day or two day. Perhaps in the future.

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  39. I grew up in California and I have yet to go. You are so lucky!!!! hope you enjoyed it :)
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  40. i can see you had so much fun. beautiful photos
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  41. That's a super fun birthday trip (happy belated btw) and meeting a fellow blogger is always so fun right? I love how the blogging community allows you to make / have friends everywhere and make the world seem that much smaller :)

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  42. Belated happy birthday, Sonia! XOXO And OMG! Your Vegas trip sounded so awesome! I haven't been there, but I'll be sure to remember your recs. Now, I wanna go to Shake Shack for sure, and the Beijing Noodle House!

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  43. Amazing photos! The night shots are really good. Vegas is a fabulous city indeed. Happy belated Birthday!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  44. Amazing photos! The night shots are really good. Vegas is a fabulous city indeed. Happy belated Birthday!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  45. So jealous! Love the photos!
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  46. Ah, finally reading your LV impressions and see your point of view. You did so much more than I. I didn't do any special dining and didn't venture outside of the Strip. And I can't believe that I've been there three times now and never seen the fabulous Las Vegas sign! And for the Aria - I would not recommend it. Personally I will save up and next time stay at Caesars Palace or the Bellagio instead. Well, it was great to see your pics; you took so many and it's interesting to see these now that I am in LA. Speak soon (over snapchat) :)

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  47. I have been following your adventure as you travelled through the west side of America! Love everything you have experienced and so glad you had heaps of fun :)

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  48. Gorgeous pictures! I love Vegas and must say, really regret not ridding that rollercoaster. We stayed at Caesar's Palace, where it was gorgeous and right in the middle of all the wonderful chaos.

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  49. Sounds like such an incredible trip! I loved being able to follow you along on your birthday weekend in Vegas. Also love your writing style as well, lady. Vegas has always been on my list of places to visit, but for a really odd reason. I was super obsessed with Las Vegas CSI when I was in high school - and not that it was the best advertisement for the city with all the death in the show haha, but it just made me really want to visit. So lovely to hear it is just as fun to be out and about during the day there as it is at night. And it is so great that you were able to meet up with and spend some time with a fellow blogger. Meeting other bloggers is one of the most exciting and fun aspects of blogging, if you ask me!

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  50. Vegas is such a crazy ride. Hope you had an amazing birthday weekend! Love all the places you visited ate at - am definitely adding to my list for next time I'm there! x

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  51. Girl! You just made Vegas sound so FREAKING amazing. As in... YOU SOLD ME! What do I do to get there?! Gah! This just makes me appreciate my city even more after reading it from a blogger's perspective like yourself! I'm actually going to save this entry just to read it again because... There are actually times in which I want to get the fuck out of this place! LOL

    Also, you're so right about the whole blogging thing. Most people who aren't bloggers wonder why we do it and how easy it is. Errr. Like the efff? Not at all, but it sure is fun!

    I can't believe you like Shake Shack better than In-N-Out! I have to really try Shake Shack now! Did you at least like the Animal Style fries? LOL! Totally no hard feelings if not :P

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  52. Las Vegas can be be such an overwhelming experience but it looks like you paced yourself just right. I was actually married there but haven't been back since. We keep talking about making an anniversary trip. It has really changed so much but then Vegas is everchanging. Yes I agree Shake Shack > In-N-Out.

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  54. You are a beauty (inside and out) Sonia! I think this trip was much needed and the best birthday gift you could've given to yourself! Thank you for making our coffee date happen:). You truly did Vegas justice and really captured it in all of its glory. Seriously, the energy is like NO other. Hopefully, you can move to the East Coast or California so you can take Vegas trips more often;)!

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