Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What happens in Vegas...


...stays in Vegas, right? I kind of feel that way because I don't really even know how to begin summarizing this past weekend, but I'll try my best! It was so, so much fun. Friday Anita drove up from Phoenix and picked me up, and we drove the three and a half hours to Vegas. The drive was quick and I don't think we even had a pause in our conversation. It's funny because Anita and I have been acquaintances for almost a decade- we go all the way back to livejournal days. It's only been in the last year or so that we've actually been hanging out...about time! ;) So yes, we had a great trip up there, and when we arrived we were greeted by Brittney, Vanessa and Andy. Interestingly enough outside of Anita and me, this entire trip was all based off knowing each other online. Brittney and I met from blogging years back, Vanessa and I the same, and Anita and I met Andy on Instagram. However, we all know people and have mutual friends from "real life" too...talk about a small world. All of us ended up walking across the street to Fashion Show Mall to shop for a bit, then we came back to the hotel and got ready for the evening. We ended up eating dinner at Holstein's. I got the vegan burger and it was really delicious but fell apart a little too easily. But besides that pretty great. Afterward we headed over to the Marquee in the Cosmopolitan, but not before admiring the Chandelier Bar, pictured below. I pretty much fell in love with that place. We stayed at the Marquee for a bit, but then decided to get a little crazy and venture off the strip to a local dive bar (via a cab with a driver that sounded EXACTLY like Larry's bff Jeff from Curb Your Enthusiasm), and afterward found ourselves dancing until 3:30am at Piranha, a gay club across the way. To say the night was insane was an understatement. My calves are still sore today from the 3-4 hours of non stop dancing. It was really one of my most favorite nights out I've ever had, and I'm still smiling about it today.

The next day we slept in for awhile, then headed to lunch and ended up shopping well into the evening. Saturday night we found ourselves at TAO, but for a short time. I think at that point we were all sick of being hassled about our tattoos (drunk people + a group of heavily tattooed girls is a recipe for annoyance on our part), so we ended up going back to the hotel and hanging out for the rest of the night. I slept in Brittney and Vanessa's room the first night, and then Anita and Andy's the second, and that night the three of us ended up talking until 5am! I kept thinking that I should probably try and get some sleep, but it was just way too much fun staying up like we were 12-year olds at a sleepover.

The next morning the other girls headed to the airport, and Anita and I eventually headed home. I can't even explain how amazing it is to see my sweet Henry after being away from him for a couple of days. I swear he was bigger and he was definitely making some new little noises. I sure love having fun with my friends, but nothing beats coming home to my boys.

Here are just a few photos from our trip. I'll tuck the rest away into a "what happens in Vegas..." folder on my computer, and look at them from time to time when I need a laugh. ;)


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30 comments:

  1. This post made me smile SO MUCH. Love you girls and can't wait for the next trip ;)

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  2. This looks like such a fun time! I love it! Glad you enjoyed yourself. =]

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  3. Looks like so much fun! Glad you girls had a blast!! :)

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  4. What a great time! A girls night is always a fun time, thanks for sharing!

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  5. gorgeous. I wanna go to Vegas again so bad.

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  6. I have never been to Vegas and it's totally not my scene at all, but this whole post totally piqued my interest. Plus, SO many gorgeous tattoos in your group! Amazing!

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  7. you all seem like such a fun group of friends!

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  8. There's the yellow dress I saw you in! Glad you had a such a great time! :)

    --Marisol

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  9. Looks like y'all had so much fun! :)

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  10. Had such a great time Danielle! Can't wait for next time<3333

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  11. This trip looks like so much fun! What a lovely looking group! Glad you had a blast!

    xo katie

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  12. looks so fun! my good friend is getting married here shortly so i'm looking forward to a short hiatus to vegas as well! hope we have as much fun as you guys did :)
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  13. Love this! You girls all look so cute! I love that Brittney was some how the only one in white! Thanks again for the future help Danielle! Stop by my blog sometime if you have the chance! <3

    Amelia Carlyle
    http://calidrming.blogspot.com/

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  14. you all look so lovely! looks like a great time! love your dress.

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  15. That 3rd photo reminds me of the scene in Sex and The City movie when the four of them walk through the hotel lobby in Mexico. Hot ladies!!! Amazing dresses!!!

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  16. look at your GORGEOUS tattooed ladies!! i love all of the artwork/ink that is happening in this post :) so beautiful.

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  17. looks like a great time!
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  18. I LOVE Vegas!! I have only been there once and it was earlier this year! I am dying to go back. You and your girlfriends look gorgeous!

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  19. Awe I'm glad to hear you ladies had so much fun!!!! you ladies looked gorgeous in the pictures, i like the one of you guys walking towards the camera, it reminds me of the sex and the city.

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  20. Great photos! It looks like you had a fantastic time!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  21. you girls all looked so gorgeous! i love all the sparkles and cocktail wear. i'm sure it was fun to cut loose for a bit.

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  22. Love all the pics. Looks like you had so much fun. The chandelier bar looks awesome :)

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  23. Where did you ladies take the last picture (what bar/casino)? Sounds like an absolute blast!! I'm going in December and it is always awesome to hear about new places that are fun to see!

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  24. how cute you all are! I just did Vegas for my sis-in-law's bachelorette this past August. We had a pretty good time...but, I know exactly what you mean about burning out on being the tattooed girl getting hassled by the drunkies—I actually had a guy grab me as a I walked by and almost fell over he yanked my arm so hard. Guh.

    I may or may not have done some crazy Tae-Kwon-Do move to escape his grip...

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  25. Ditto what Kara said! That 3rd photo is very SATC-esque! It's one of my favs! I also love the one of all your sleeves. Looks like a great time was had by all!

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  26. you girls look so cute in that pic where you're all "dolled up" - love it!

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  27. Hiya! What a amazingly looking personal site you own! Did you optimize this blog by yourself?

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