- Steve Wynn
Straight from our whirlwind in SF, we hopped on a plane to Las Vegas to continue our fun times.
We landed late on Friday, had a hilarious/stressful 45 mins trying to find my friend who was picking us up and then drove up to Henderson to spend the little left of the night catching up.
On Saturday I got to finally visit Showboy Bakeshop, which is run by a couple of very good friends of mine (if you live near Vegas then please check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed). The shop has been open a year now and recently won Best Cupcakes in Vegas, they've even appeared on Cake Wars so they're not playing around.
It's the first time I've stayed at a Vegas hotel without a casino, but I actually quite liked it and it certainly cut down on the time it takes to get to your room without the distraction of the slot machines. At one point we got lost in the Bellagio and found ourselves in the convention centre - it was huge!
Shortly after we'd settled in we met up with some friends who were in town and got painting that town red. My favourite hotel has got to be The Cosmpolitan, the Chandelier Bar has three floors and a huge chandelier hangs from the very very top, it looks amazing.
On Sunday afternoon we got the VIP treatment at Wet Republic, the DJs W&W were playing and our booth was right next to their station, so it was a pretty exciting afternoon. We had a great time people watching, dancing and watching people dirty dancing which was the most amusing of all!
My highlight of the trip (aside from catching up with my fabulous cake making friend) was our final evening; we started off with a bit of Elton John - Million Dollar Piano, which was fantastic.
After the concert we had a group dinner at Cheesecake Factory - sadly we didn't have time to try the cheesecake even though that was our main reason for going - swiftly followed by a VIP booth at Pure nightclub (surely the only way to party?) which was lots of fun indeed.
Vegas is possibly my favourite place on Earth, this was my 6th visit and I'm sure it won't be my last. Next time I'd like to fit in a few days in Hawaii at the same time.
As I have a friend out there that's always my catalyst for return visits, but it doesn't hurt that it's such a fun place to visit. Aside from all our drinking and partying, I made sure to take my holiday partner to as many of the sights and hotels we could fit in during our time. We walked the Strip like mad things and saw (among other things) brides, flamingos, a shark, showgirls a plenty, drunk people, hotels galore, a flower carousel, a flower hot air balloon (minus hot air), a canal in a shopping mall and an inside waterfall. Until you see it, you literally can't imagine it (a bit like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory).
If you haven't been yet, I strongly suggest you get planning and if you need any tips then let me know!