California, Las Vegas

[Girl’s Weekend – Las Vegas, NV]

April 10, 2013

Exactly one weekend post moving, i.e not ever having spent a full weekend in our new place – Patrice and I made plans to go to Vegas with our girlfriends. Oh and by the way, Patrice is now my roommate. In the lull since the last time I blogged I’ve been getting a bit rusty but I’m hoping to start posting more frequently.

Hair

Patrice’s hair was ready to go, it had a lot of bounce (via iPhone)

 

So here was the plan. Patrice and I would take off early Saturday morning with her high school friend Janine (or if you work at JFK – Janini like Panini) where we would meet up with our other ‘cuse friend Natalie. It was a reunion and girls weekend wrapped into one. We also had the good luck of picking a weekend when a mutual guy group of friends would be in town so we’d have people we knew to meet up with at night.

Virgin Air

Ready for lift off (via iPhone)

 

It was my first time flying Virgin Air and I have to say, definitely in my favorite airlines, let me list the reasons why:

1- TV was not $5.99 for the excruciating 5 hr flight

2- There was decent Method soap in the bathrooms

3- Good Lighting

4- Good Music

5- Edible food

We basically made it straight from the plane to the pool, we couldn’t even wait for Natalie to arrive before our pre-tan. I have to say as a NY-er that is currently experiencing a 45 degree April….. this was much needed sun time.

 

 Saturday

 

Checking in, fresh off a bleary eyed flight

Checking in, fresh off a bleary eyed flight

The first thing we did of course...

The first thing we did of course…

 

I definitely regret not taking pics of the lobby but here are a few of us in our room. We ended up getting it for about $50 each per night with a great $75 food/beverage credit that we of course forgot up to about an hour until their expiration.

Wheels down, bags down

Wheels down, bags down

Finally here!

Finally here!

Best mattress/pillow hotel combo so far - five stars.

Best mattress/pillow hotel combo so far – five stars.

I'm not sure how we were smiling after that early A.M flight but we were there!

I’m not sure how we were smiling after that early A.M flight but we were there!

 

At this point Natalie had rejoined us and after an afternoon of laying by the pool and the three of us girls going in search for something we decided to do what world travelers do… and eat at a restaurant we have in NYC. Turns out the Sea thai restaurant at Bally’s in Las Vegas however is double the price of the one in Brooklyn. That being said – Patrice enjoyed her surprise birthday dessert, after we were accidentally told by the waiter it was on it’s way.

Surprise! Well...sortof the waiter kindof told us haha

Surprise! Well…sortof the waiter kindof told us haha

What to do, what to do....

What to do, what to do….

Then it was time to go out…

Ready, set, brush

Ready, set, brush

Natalie's stash

Natalie’s stash

Not sure how we ever made it out

Not sure how we ever made it out

Getting ready

Getting ready

Getting set

Getting set

Patty in the mirror

Patty in the mirror

Natalie and her make up spot she took over for the weekend

Natalie and her make up spot she took over for the weekend

I'll be honest I just smashed together a bunch of leftover photos

I’ll be honest I just smashed together a bunch of leftover photos

Roomies!

Roomies!

 

Natalie is a pro, we were in awe.

Natalie is a pro, we were in awe.

We made our way to Marquee in our fashionably late fashion and met up with the boys for some dancing. Several hours worth of adventures later, we made it back to our comfy beds, heels in hand of course.

One of the few pics we got

One of the few pics we got

Me and Miss Natalie

Me and Miss Natalie

This is what years of friendship and a cooler for our heels looks like

This is what years of friendship and a cooler for our heels looks like

Sunday

 

I’m not sure why but Patrice and I of course were up at 9 am AKA the crack of dawn – probably still running on NY news time. We got ourselves a croissant and explored the strip.

DISCLAIMER: At this point, I started forgetting to take photos places because I am extremely lazy and rarely take vacations

We got back in time to wake up our sleepy head friends and despite an attempt at a pool party, far, far away – we ended at one close by. We brokered ourselves some pool side lounge chairs and I managed to stay awake through some delicious food and more tanning. Also some “Easter” bunnies.

We made an attempt to walk to the real party before settling into our hotel pool/lounge

We made an attempt to walk to the real party before settling into our hotel pool/lounge

All it takes is a camera, insta-pose!

All it takes is a camera, insta-pose!

We weren't allowed to take pictures ha (via iPhone)

We weren’t allowed to take pictures ha (via iPhone)

After an exhausting day I wound up meeting up with my Vegas friend Travis – whom you may remember from the time I properly touristed in Vegas : Part I, Part II and Part III

Monday

We made it. Barely. Well, enough to sit by the pool again anyways and for me to finally grab some parting pictures before Patrice, then Natalie left a bit earlier than us

Credit to our food

Credit to our food

Natalie can't stand the paparazzi

Natalie can’t stand the paparazzi

 

Patty Multitasking

Patty Multitasking

Patty Multitasking

 

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The Jersey Girls in the sun

The Jersey Girls in the sun

Goodbye pool, you will be dearly missed.

Goodbye pool, you will be dearly missed.

We got Nat back to her car but not before she remembered to point out Janine "frosting" her hair

We got Nat back to her car but not before she remembered to point out Janine “frosting” her hair

 

Janine and I however had time to take some pictures that made us look like we were at Disney world

It's just like Rome

It’s just like Rome

I meant it when I said horrible tourist pictures

I meant it when I said horrible tourist pictures

 

Back to Vegas on a girl’s weekend definitely was more tiring then a slow touristy weekend and despite some ducks in our Easter vacation, as Natalie would say we found the “Golden Egg” ahem… Goose for the purposes of my post. One thing I will say is that no matter how long it’s been since I’ve seen these girls, we pick up right where we left off and can pretty much laugh, eat, cry and gossip our way through any weekend.

After all was said and done, it was nice to curl up in my bed. Home sweet – new home.

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