Thursday, May 26, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: Birthday in Vegas
Even though I don't gamble, for one reason or another, I found myself in Vegas 3 times in the last year. The most recent occasion was for my berfday (insert sigh). As the years march on (all over my face and body), I find the best way to fight the potential depression of getting older is to just celebrate the hell out of life. What better way to start another year than with brunch at Serendipity?
The Vegas version has the same menu as its New York City counterpart, but the vibe is much different. More akin to a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, I definitely prefer the more gritty vintage vibe of NYC's Serendipity.
None of that diminished my ability to enjoy a Frozen Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter! Wow...I am still in a sugar coma over that one.
Why waste candles? And who's counting anyway.
Add a batch of Banana Cream waffles and I was ready to lay in bed the rest of the day.
Having good friends to celebrate the bday with also helps.
As if that weren't fun enough...the hotel I was staying in (MGM Grand) was host to the Billboard Awards.
This afforded me a great view of some of the celebs taking a trip (pun intended) down the carpet. At times, the people in one picture added up to a bizarre assortment.
Lady Antebellum & Glee's Matthew Morrison:
Mary J. Blige:
Tim Allen, Eric Stonestreet, & Far East Movement
Fergie, Apl.de.Ap, & Neil Diamond
Taylor Swift, who was extremely gracious to her fans:
Is this how you conduct yourself at a red carpet ceremony? Security! Get this $%^& out of here!
Nicole Kidman, Joe Jonas, & Keith Urban
50 Cent, Selena Gomez, & Floyd Mayweather
Another wacky combo—Randy Jackson, Rihanna, & Evander Holyfield:
And as if all that excitement wasn't enough, the evening was capped off with dinner at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris hotel.
Dinner was delish, but the cake was even better.
Paris is probably one of my fave themed hotels in Vegas.
Dang...I need a nap!
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