This past Sunday, Andrew & I headed out for a surprise trip to Las Vegas. Andrew had no clue where we were going on our trip and this was my special surprise for him. We took an early morning flight and arrived in Las Vegas around 7:30 am. I thought that taking an early flight would be great because we would essentially get another full day. What I didn't take into account is how exhausted we would be after having to get up at 2:30 am. We dropped off our luggage at the hotel and headed to the Cosmopolitan for coffee. The excitement I had the first time I had entered the Cosmopolitan a few years back was gone. When did it all start looking so cheap? Anyway, the coffee was delicious.
We then headed to Paris for brunch in the Eiffel Tower. We ordered mimosas, a cheese plate, eggs benedict, and french toast. My french toast was literally 3 inches thick and filled with banana cream. It was amazing! Andrew wasn't quite as impressed with his eggs benedict. At the end of the meal we bought a couple shots of espresso...at $8 a shot! What?! I don't know if I have ever spent more than $3.50 for a shot of espresso.
We gambled and shopped a little and Andrew upgraded his iPhone. We hit up Jardin at Encore at the Wynn for dinner. Holy $h*t, I'm so glad I made reservations here. Not only was I in love with the food (soft rib raviolis, ftw!) and cocktails, but the decor was absolutely stunning. The Wynn is my current favorite hotel and this restaurant is a must. Yes, we even took a selfie in the restaurant - totally out of character for us.
We upgraded our hotel room and ended up with pink mood lighting and a TV in our bathroom mirror. We went to SushiSamba our second night for sushi and cocktails. Their mojito was one of the first cocktails I tried (before I turned 21 -- shhh!) and it was fun to go back and try them again.
On day 3, we checked out Gordon Ramsay's Burgr and then went to Cleo at the SLS for dinner. The burger was slightly underwhelming, but Cleo was a real surprise. I love Mediterranean food and they did it so well. The decor there was brilliant, as well. My whole trip was obviously about the food.
On the last day, we went to Flour & Barley and liked their cocktails and pizza so much that we went there twice during the day. The last day was also our zip lining day. I hate heights, but sucked it up because it's something I knew Andrew would want to do. We almost didn't get to ride because of the high winds (oh, darn!) but they ended up calling us as soon as the wind died down enough. It was absolutely terrifying and my legs felt like jello.
We got home late last night & while we had a fantastic trip, I'm glad to be home. We've decided that we need a lot more little vacations in our life. It was great to relax and unwind for a few days. Now, only a little over a month until we go to San Diego for Comic-Con! Let me know where your favorite places to go in Vegas are & be sure to check out our special Vegas episode of the Wine Thirty podcast!