Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Wynn Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada
September 26th - 30th.

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I had a wonderful time in Las Vegas, as expected. I absolutely love that city. Zac Posen describes it as a "bizarre oasis" because it is in the middle of the dessert, and I agree. Las Vegas is amazing all around and I will live there one day. Here are a few snapshots the lovely Wynn Hotel!

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We stayed at the ultra-fabulous Wynn Hotel/Resort on the strip. It is one of the newer hotels and by far one of the best. It is beautiful, everything about the place is perfect. The rooms were adorable, Andy Warhol's "Flowers" (prints) hang in every resort room. The walls are painted with a bronze coating and the beds are seriously the most comfortable ever, I don't think I've ever slept so good and comfortably. The bathrooms were huge, and I totally loved the shower and super cute vanity. The view from our floor to ceiling windows was phenomenal, we had a view of the golf course in back, pools, and a little bit of the city as well!

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The whole hotel was full of cute little details, the hallways and elevators were decorated with butterflies and fabric walls. The casino, lobbies, everything. . . gorgeous. I loved the paisley and floral carpet in the hallways!

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I spent some time wandering around the casino, I can't wait until I am old enough to gamble. . . ha. The bottom right image is the center piece in Harrah's casino (where we stayed last time).

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The shopping (as always) is my favorite part of Las Vegas, I love being around fine retail stores even if I can't afford anything in them haha. Wynn hotel had a handful of very fine stores including Chanel, Graff, Alexander McQueen, and Oscar de la Renta just to name a few. They also had an OutFit and ShoeIn boutique that had many items from awesome designers. I fell in love with this Oscar de la Renta gown (top left image) and lusted after this Alexander McQueen bag (top left). These shops were down a hall called "The Esplanade", also lovely and full of detail! The pictures below show some more of the stores and some of the pretty detail on The Esplanade!

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Below are just a few random images from Las Vegas, me outside Ceaser's Palace and in the Palazzo Hotel.

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I had a good birthday for the most part (28th), my mom bought me a really cool pair of Michael Kors boots, a necklace at Armani Exchange, and a few things at the VS PINK store in the Forum shops. I bought a pair of Oscar de la Renta sunglasses too. I stocked up on some fresh MAC makeup courtesy of the MAC store in Ceaser's Forum Shops and thanks to Nic, the adorable makeup artist who helped me pick out my eyeliner (I loved his!). I was very disappointed that the Cher concert was canceled. . . that being the main reason I wanted to go to Las Vegas for my birthday. Apparently Cher fell ill and is out until 2009, I hope everything is ok but I was still sad. I love her! I did get to see some costumes of hers, as well as a few Bob Mackie gowns, notably the ones worn to the Oscars in the 1980's. Below are pictures from the Forum Shops and Cher costumes, etc...

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I had a very nice trip. Again, I can not stress how much I love Las Vegas. Even if I missed seeing Cher, it's not a big deal, just an excuse to come back in 2009, which I will! On my last day there we did more shopping and I treated myself to a small Coach purse. It is adorable. We also had dinner at SW, one of the restaurants in Wynn. Our bill was $140! My mom and I shared the Porterhouse Steak for two and had a side of asparagus and potatoes au gratin. It was bangin, haha. I asked for an apple juice which our server, Chris, said they did not serve but they would get. I told him they didn't have to do all that but he insisted and two minutes later I had the smallest $6 apple juice sitting in front of me, lol. The restaurant is so pretty, and there is a show on the Lake of Dreams outside every 30 minutes that we saw. The whole thing was almost magical, I loved it. There was this little old lady that was eating alone and had a stuffed teddy bear sitting across from her, that made me sad. Anyway below are three pictures, the desert mint from SW, the water show, and me before dinner. I was sticking my chest out funny when I posed so I look a little pregnant (empire waist), and the dress was actually a deep teal, not blue.


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Vegas <3

I have a video on my youtube account from vegas, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMLKdb5blfI to check it out!

Monday, September 22, 2008

i'm not going back - to rags or in the holes

First off, you are dumb. You know who you are.

Word: Disappointment.
That is the best way to describe my week. I've had a bad one. From small to large - disappointment was ever present this week. Without getting into details and telling multiple stories of how my week sucked, that is all it was. Seven days of pure disappointment. Get it yet?

Many things were my fault (waking up for my hair appointment) but most of the stress was caused by friends (seriously?). I can't, and will never, get over the feeling you get after you have spent so much of your time and emotional energy to try to help someone out. To try and guide them, convince and influence them to do something that they should already be doing. I'm not even attempting to allude that I am anywhere close to perfect but somethings are just so... obvious? common sense maybe? You just want to smack the other person and be like "What the fuck are you thinking?" - not that it will help anymore than anything else you've tried. I hate getting to the point where you think you are getting through to someone to have them do a complete 360 and be back at square one. I tried friend, good luck and I'd like to say I wouldn't be here when you come back crying to everyone for help but I probably will. I wouldn't like to be because I feel like you don't care about yourself or your life enough to ever (want) get help. You're turning into one of the girls you talk about.

I'm so ready for Las Vegas, I love Vegas! I am excited to get away and have virtually no worries for the weekend.

Friday, September 5, 2008

McCain 2008

and my new favorite website of the moment, it's really worth checking out...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

imagine when we turn around, they're only scratching their heads.

Matthew 28:20
"and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:20 was my favorite bible passage when I was little. Granted I only a favorite passage because all the other kids in my class did (and this one being particularly easy to memorize) I still remember it today, and I think it's actually quite nice to think. Whether or not I believe in this religion anymore. What made me think about this was what woke me up today. I was woke up (late) but by a friend visiting and reading me some things they had just read in Proverbs. I'm not going to lie, I haven't read a bible in years. I was reminded of it's lyrical flow when they read it, the bible is a great book but like my cultural anthropology teacher said last year... "it's not gold". I'm not even trying to get into a rant on religion, that's not the point of this blog.

My friend said something to me today, this friend told me that they didn't care about the things they used to want. I know the feeling. Certain things blind us, certain things are able to change our minds about pretty much anything, and that is sad. Pathetic really, true nonetheless. I've been somewhat inspired at the things my friend said to me this morning. I understand how people get lost in life, how we get caught up in situations, in people. How too many selfish acts can leave us lonelier than before. I'm bored with it, I'm bored with everything. I expect major changes this year, I know what I have to do - I'm going to work for what I want, harder than ever before. I know I'm not perfect, but I'm a lot better than what I am allowing myself to settle for. I can't see myself living the life I'm undoubtably heading for, I need to step shit up. . . I need to grow the fuck up. I've got goals, I've always been a big dreamer and recently I've fallen and I have done things I'm not very proud to say I've done. We can't let the world get to us, we can't allow the superfical to control what we think and we definetly can not let others make choices for us.

I'm ready to change too, friend.
While I don't nessacarily believe in the things you do, I know we'll make it out on the otherside together.