Sunday, June 27, 2010

#124: Road Trip to Vegas 2

Last weekend our friends got married in Vegas! This was my first Vegas ceremony, and it was so much fun. They rode into the chapel in a pink Cadillac driven by Elvis! What followed was an amazing weekend of food, friends and family.

Some of the highlights of this last trip:

The Jabbawockeez at the MGM Grand: The Jabbawockeez were the first winners of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Now they've got their own show in Vegas! They were accompanied by four members of the break dancing group Super Cr3w. The show only runs sporadically in Vegas, and we were fortunate that it was showing when we were there. It is in the Hollywood Theater, which is pretty small, so no seat is really bad.

The Aria Hotel: This hotel is new to the strip! When we drove up to it, it looks like a pimped out LAX. If you plan on visiting Vegas this summer, check out their deals--it's pretty cheap (~120 a night) for what you get! There's a spa and buffet and a great bake shop on the lower level... Which brings me to the next highlight...

Jean Philipe Patisserie at the Aria: I had the best pan au chocolate of my life here! There are so many beautiful macarons, chocolate desserts and sandwiches in this shop that I want to try everything they have to offer.

Downtown Vegas: It is so surreal to walk downtown Vegas on a weekend night. The band playing YMCA, the spandex suits, the inebriated crowd, and the odd guys playing air guitar all add up to a weird and funny experience.

Japonais at the MGM Grand: Check out my food blog for pics

Ichiza: Check out my food blog for pics

The Wynn's Lake of Dreams: Following dinner one night we came here to rest and digest. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a free lake show every 30 minutes.


  1. the Jabb show sounds way better than the cirque du soleil one we saw. thanks for the tip. Also, if you're near Aria next time, try Mandarin's Sky Lobby Bar. Amazing view in an amazing space.

  2. Oooh, thanks for the tip! Which Cirque did you see? I've only seen Mystere and Zumanity in Vegas. I think I want to see Ka next.