Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Ooooh I've, Had The Time Of My Liiiiiife...

Just uploaded my photos, so I can finally fill you in on my trip last week, I really did have the time of my life (a la Black Eyed Peas). I just love Vegas, the whole city makes me happy. The restaurants, the people, the hotels/casinos, seeing a show, shopping, just everything. If you haven't ever been, you really should go.

In California, my family made me so welcome, we went up to Beverly Hills so I could try Pinkberry and Sprinkles cupcakes, walked down Rodeo Drive, did a little shopping at The Grove and had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. I got to spend time with my new baby cousin Landon, who is just too cute. I love him to pieces. We had a Golden Globes party of sorts along with my cousins Jenni, Todd and their friend Juan, where by we had wine, cheese & nibbles and had a little competition on who guessed the most award winners. I came 2nd with 8. Todd took home the (imaginary) trophy with 10. I could go on and on but I think the photos say it best.

The Forever 21 store in Las Vegas's Fashion Show Mall is the biggest in the company, I was literally in heaven. I got loads of jewelry and some clothes. I don't think any of the necklaces I got were over $8, the rings were all less than $5. Which is amazing considering the prices in the UK for exactly the same stuff. I refuse to buy them from the UK store/website. The difference is crazy!

I was really looking forward to eating here at Serendipity 3 and trying the famous 'Frozen Hot Chocolate', let just say it was disappointing. Don't get me wrong, the food was delicious but the dessert not so much. It was watery and just a really weird thing to eat/drink. I won't be returning for more anytime soon.

I had a little gamble on the slot machines, I only played for pennies but I did hit a bonus and won $41.20. I felt great watching the machine count it into your balance. Of course, I ended giving it all back by the end of the holiday. Lol!

On our last but one night we went to Le Cirque, a restaurant in the Bellagio for a slap up meal, it was gorgeous. I got to try a Wagyu beef steak, it was mouthwatering. I understand why they are so sought after, not to mention expensive. We had a lovely night and the restaurant was pretty spectacular. 

As a special treat we went to see the Cirque du Soleil show 'Viva Elvis' on our last night, I had called up before and got us front row, centre seats. Boy it was worth it, one of the most amazing shows i've ever seen. I didn't think anything could top the Lion King but I think this might have. Incredible!

On Friday we drove to LA to see my family and spend some time in California. En route we stopped at this cute diner. The drive is about 5 hours and about halfway we were starving and desperate for the loo. Peggy Sue's Diner was a pretty cool place to stop!

Obviously I got to meet Landon, I haven't shut up about it for weeks. Lol! He's 2 and a half months now. I've just chosen a few of my favourite pics. We took a lot of him. 

In LA we got to do a lot in a short time, here are a few of my favourites from the 3 days. Clockwise from top left: The Cheesecake Factory @ The Grove, view of LA from the top of the car park, Chanel store on Rodeo Drive, the famous RD sign, driving through Beverly Hills, Me outside Gladstones restaurant, Santa Monica beach as the sun sets.

Looking back at these pictures really makes me smile. I hope it does the same for you.



  1. This makes me very jealous indeed! xx

  2. Lol! It was a great holiday, you'll definitely have to go yourself one day. Its worth the expense to get there. xx

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time cuz, hopefully one day I'll get to go xx

  4. You will Gem, you're destined to get to the States one day xxx

  5. I wanna goooo!! Your pics are cool, looks like you had a fab time :)

  6. Wow what a fab post, it's brought my whole trip back! I had my picture taken directly outside the same Chanel shop on Rodeo Drive! Glad you had such a great time, i'd love to go back and do it all again!

    P.s. totally agree about Forever 21 - it's worth a trip to the US just to go there! xx

  7. I didn't realise the Forever 21 in the Fashion Show Mall was the biggest one. I went in there and it was until I came out that I saw there was another floor I hadn't even touched!

  8. Looks (and sounds) like you had an amazing time Charlotte! So jealous. Little Landon looks so cute xxx

  9. Thanks everyone for your comments! xxx

    @Emma - Yup! The upstairs is just as big as the downstairs. It literally goes on forever. I was in there for literally 2 hours looking at everything and trying stuff on.



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