25 February 2014

February in Vegas - Part II

Oh, Las Vegas. How do I love thee?

To be honest, I suspect I don't need to go on too much more about how much I love it. I know it's not particularly cultured and the natural beauty is lacking but I can get my fill of those some place else. Vegas provides pure enjoyment and this latest visit delivered nothing less.

How cute are the little duck family living in the Bellagio fountains?

Entertainment in Vegas is always there for the taking and we made sure that we took our fair share.

This included a very special visit to see Le Reve - The Dream at the Wynn. As a surprise, Alex had booked the VIP Indulgence Package giving us big soft premium seats, champagne, truffles and chocolate covered strawberries!

An luxurious way to experience a show!

I'm not much of a gambler but I do like a flutter on the slot machines whilst I'm there. I have fun doing it but I'm realistic and expect to walk away a little lighter in the purse. However, my luck changed on Friday night when I put in a $20 bill and came away with $444! My biggest win ever! I had to share my excitement with my Instagram buddies!

A restaurant that I have a real soft spot for and recommend to anyone travelling to Vegas is Diablo's Cantina. It serves up excellent and affordable Mexican food but with an American twist. In huge portions too! There's a real laid back atmosphere during the day but I hear it's a party spot in the evenings which I've yet to experience. I didn't even need to look at the menu this lunchtime; I'd already decided I was having the ridiculously moreish chicken nachos with Diablo's home-made guacamole and the juicy barbecue pulled pork sandwich - still my favourite pulled pork experience to date!

Quality food is available 24 hours a day in Vegas. The Sugar Factory has been my favourite spot for late night/early morning grub but a place Alex introduced me to that's definitely worth a mention is the Earl of Sandwich in Planet Hollywood. They provide outstanding hand-made hot sandwiches with all sorts of fillings loaded into their own Artisan baked loaves.

And that yummy sandwich wraps up my holiday posts. I really hope that you've enjoyed following me on my St Lucia/USA travels - I've loved reading all your comments! Thank you!

A normal London service will resume from here on....

And Vegas - I'll see you again in two months time!


  1. Omg! We did the special package at La Reve with the strawberries and champers too!! It was such a fabulous experience, I'm going to do a bit of a throwback thursday post on it soon!

    I love to look at the fountains and we got the most amazing view from the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel. That's a night I look back at as one of the most fun I've ever had.

    While it's true there's not much natural beauty in Vegas, that's not what you're there for! It's all about fun, fun, fun and I'm so glad that you had a good time!!

    Lots of Love,

    SilverSpoon London

    1. It was lovely wasn't it? Like you said, such a wonderful experience and very romantic too. My husband did fall asleep half way through the show but nevertheless....

      Exactly - you go for fun and fun is what you get! Love it! xx

  2. What a wonderful looking holiday, so glad you had a great time and hope Vegas made up for your lack of sunshine earlier!! Congrats on winning the slot machines!!

    Rosie xx

  3. Ooooh I think Diablos Catina is one to add to my list for my visit in September!


  4. OMG that nacho portion looked huge. Amazing!!!

  5. wow that's a huge win!! i've never been to vegas but i would so love to go. sounds and looks like you had the best holiday ever x

  6. Two months time? You lucky so and so! x

  7. And back again in 2 months! You lucky lady!

    I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time, the photos are fantastic. I always love looking at people's holiday snaps, I find them inspiring! I think I've decided my next trip to the US needs to be to Vegas x

  8. Congrats on your win - and oh my God the size of those nachos! I'm quite glad you're back in the UK now as I'm getting huge USA-sickness and have no trips in the pipeline. And isn't the Earl of Sandwich yummy! We just don't do sandwich shops like they do, do we?!


  9. Fantastic pics as always! I've made note of all your recommendations and looking forward to our first trip next month!

    Btw - did you know that there is also an Earl of Sandwich here in London (near St Paul's)

    Sam x

  10. Yay for winning! I won big once on the slots in Vegas and haven't again since. I'm hoping my luck changes soon.

    Looks like a fabulous time!

  11. I've loved all your holiday posts, such fab photos. Las Vegas is definitely on my to do list now.

  12. Awesome pictures. Vegas is definitely on my bucket list. Some many places, so little time...


  13. Jealous, jealous, jealous, it's not even 10am and I'm hungry for some pulled pork- Caroline you absolute tease!
    L xxx
    Beauty & a Cookbook

  14. I can't believe you ate that huge plate of Nachos. Can I say I'm proud of you? I think it's brilliant that you're going back in two months. Life's too short not to do what you love! What a lovely husband you have to organise you all that fabulous treatment!

    Katie <3

  15. You've made me want to go back to Vegas so badly! You've also made me want to start my own (much more humble!) blog, thank you! http://thetinylittlekitchen.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 xx

  16. Oh my word, I know they say American portions are a little extreme but those nachos...those flippin' nachos...wow!

    And congrats on your big win, I am JEALOUS - I have terrible luck when it comes to gambling!

    Hannah's Haven

  17. Them nachos are HUGEEEE but they looked incredible! As if you are back in two months! You lucky thing :)


  18. Things I love about this post: your white print singlet top, your white strappy shoes, your amazing win, and those HUGE nachos! Gawd I miss Vegas xx

  19. looks brill, i never gamble - maybe i should!!

  20. I wish i'd read this before my visit - we didnt do a good job of our itinerary but will know for next time ;-/


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