VEGAS OR BUST!

Vegas, at 39!

Friday, June 1st, I boarded United flight 1129 and left all my worries and cares behind for a quick trip to Las Vegas. This was my first trip to Vegas; YES! I experienced Las Vegas for the first time, as a 39 year old.

I arrived at McCarran Airport, picked up my luggage, and met my friend Dee. I was hype and ready for (in my mind) a weekend of non-stop partying. We quickly grabbed a cab and were off to LINQ HOTEL to drop our bags and hit the town.

(RUNDOWN of how I spent my days in Vegas, with a few pics.)

Vegas – Day 1

Wax Figures and Walking

Friday, after we freshened up and changed clothes, we hit the Las Vegas Strip. Our first stop was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We purchased our libations, and took the escalator up to start the tour. Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and many others were on display; but the highlight for me, was the wax figure of TUPAC (my husband).

Side note:Each time I go to a wax museum it absolutely creeps me out how lifelike these wax figures are. It’s looks like they come alive at night. (like “Night at the Museum”)

The rest of our Friday evening was spent walking the strip, exploring Grand Canal Shoppes (a 500,000 square foot mall) and we ended the night with dinner at Ra Sushi (yum).

Vegas – Day 2

The turn up is real?

Saturday, our day began with brunch and bottomless mimosas at HEXX Kitchen and Bar. We thought we had a celebrity sighting (James Corden – Car Karoake), but it was a false alarm. After brunch, we did a little shopping, then back to the hotel to get ready for Frank Marino’s DIVAS.

About the Show:

DIVAS – This show was AMAZING! The cast of female impersonators performed (in true DIVA fashion) all of the best hits from Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston to name a few. Frank Marino is so funny, he literally had the audience laughing before and in-between each set. On a 10 point scale, I’d give it a 10! I highly recommend it, and the bonus is, if you are staying in LINQ HOTEL it’s right in the hotel on the 3rd floor.

Later that evening we put our walking shoes back on to enjoy a nice dinner. Imagine my excitement when we ran across NOBU. Now, to be honest the only time I’ve heard of NOBU is in a 2CHAINZ song, but hey! If it’s good enough for 2 CHAINZ, it will work for me. The ambience, service and food were all 5 ⭐️ stars.

NOBU is where Vegas – Day 2 ended, because when we made it back to the room… we were sleep by 9:30p.m. (I’m not old)

Vegas – Day 3

Packing and preparing for the flight back home.

Adventures with Fashionably Mimi

Madame Tussauds:

The Strip:

DIVAS:

Packing Day:

Vegas is a PARTY city, and is something I wish I would’ve done in my 20’s. Overall this was a relaxing getaway and I can now say, I’ve experienced VEGAS!

Swimsuits on the Cheap! BEACH…READY!

What’s that new hashtag, #Summer16? That means you are ready for the summer, and all that comes along with it.. which would include your swim fashion. It doesn’t matter if you are laying by the pool or walking on the beach, EVERYONE wants to look good in their swimwear!  

Recently, my family and I were getting ready to go on vacation, and I was looking to update my “swim-fashion”. I haven’t looked for swimsuits in a while, so I was long overdue for some new beachwear. 

I started casually checking out swimwear online (all too expensive), but just couldn’t bring myself to hit that checkout button in the cart (who can relate?). I decided to ditch my virtual search and move to an actual store front. I ended up in Sears and BOY am I glad I did! You know me, I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!  I was uber excited to find not 1, BUT 2 swimsuits for the price of less than 1 swimsuit! 

 I walked out the store with 2 swimsuits and 2 pair of sandals for $11.75. 50% off, and surprise shop your way points! Thank you Sears! 
  

Details on swimwear:

Bongo skirted swimsuit – $14.00

Bongo Top and high-waisted bikini bottom $9.80/each piece 

Have you found similar #GreatFinds? I’d love to hear about it! 

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