30 June 2009

Vegas Day 2

What's a vacation without some shopping? For Ryan and me, it's no vacation at all. We spent a good part of the day on Friday at the Fashion Show Mall, a place we'd shopped before. There were tons of sales, and we both got some good stuff. I even left behind a number of things I liked, there was so much good shopping.

The mall is mostly indoors, with shops along the two level terrace along one side.

I found my new favorite store: Madewell. Such simple clothes that really suit my style right now. Sadly, I looked online and didn't find another location anywhere near me...



After some very satisfying shopping, we met up with the Rhoads and headed across the street to the Wynn to check out their well-known buffet for lunch.





We had a really good time there...the food was delicious and decadent and so abundant we all made multiple trips through the line. I don't even know how long we sat there. Well worth the $45 for the two of us.

I had never been inside the Wynn before, and I didn't expect it to be as pretty and colorful and whimsical as it is. I loved the hanging flowers and all the lights.


Then we circled through Treasure Island (we watched the free cheesy outdoor show later that night on our way back to the Trump) and back to the Bellagio. I wanted to show the Rhoads The Conservatory and the lobby.


The Bellagio is also lovely and colorful and has a sense of whimsy as well. I've seen several installations in The Conservatory on my visits, and this one was very cute.



There's a little garden-themed shop nearby that I always like to walk through, and I wanted Steph, who loves sweets, to see the dessert place that has chocolate running through tunnels all around the store. We were still too full from lunch to get anything though.





Such a pretty place. The Bellagio is, of course, best known for its amazing fountain show out front, but I thought these little fountains were sweet.


We then hit a few stores I like in the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops, including H & M and Urban Outfitters. Then we made the long trek back to the hotel to get ready for a late dinner with my very good friend Molly, who lives in Vegas and has shown me the town several times.


I don't know why I didn't take any pictures, but we had the very best (and least expensive) dinner of the trip at Firefly on Paradise, a tapas place off the Strip that Molly goes to a lot. We each ordered a few things off the menu (bacon-wrapped dates, fries, sliders, soup, mac & cheese, peanut butter & nutella sandwiches) and shared. If you ever go to Vegas, I would highly recommend eating at Firefly. We will certainly go back there (probably more than once, we loved it so much) on our next visit.

2 comments:

common ground said...

Great photos, Haley. I've never been, but would love to. I'm hungry just hearing about all the great places to eat. Thanks for sharing your trip.
Debra

The Butricks said...

I am SO glad you've been posting all of your Vegas adventures on here. Curtis and I are going in a few weeks, so this makes me even MORE excited! And gives me some great ideas about what we can do while we're there:) Thanks!!!

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