Mementos from Las Vegas

A recap of our grand adventure.


A couple shots from the week I spent in Las Vegas in early August. I was travelling with the Wardrobe Apparel team on their buying trip to the MAGIC and PROJECT convention as a Buyer and Social Media Manager and when we weren’t in the overly air-conditioned neverending convention center meeting with brands and looking over line sheets for A/W, we were getting to know Vegas on a sober level, as it turns out, we were all on a wine and cocktail detox 😂

WHERE WE STAYED

  • The Mirage Hotel.
    • Would I recommend it? Keep in mind that being located on the Strip means you’re subject to more expensive Starbucks, hidden fees and a fridge that isn’t really a fridge (they’ll say you need to rent one of those). It also means there’s a car rental service in the lobby, an amazing pool with a waterfall, a theatre and a casino on the ground floor so you don’t even have to leave the hotel if you don’t want to! With a Walgreens across the street, I love the contral aspect.

WHAT WE DID

  • The Neon Museum
    • Would I recommend it? The tour is about 1 hour and is quite fascinating if you’re interested in the history of Las Vegas. We went at night so the signs were all lit up (which was worth sacrificing photos with us in them) and we got to see the different styles of neon signs in action. The only flaw was that our tour guide told us we could get photos at the end, so we waited, but shortly after the tour ended, we were ushered back into the gift shop so the next tour could start. Overall, I would recommend going – just be sure to get your photos in as you go!
  • Seven Magic Mountains.
    • Would I recommend it? It’s only 20 minutes away and an art installation that won’t be around forever, a visit to Vegas isn’t complete without a trip to the mountains. Word of advice: go in the morning to beat 2 things: the tourists and the heat. When we went, it was awfully windy, so pack accordingly!

WHERE WE ATE

  • The Cheesecake Factory.
    • Would I recommend it? Yes. That’s it; just yes. I don’t have any dietary restrictions, so I can’t comment on that, but it was all delicious.
  • In N’ Out.
    • Would I recommend it? Protein-style double-double without cheese and a side of fries, yes.
  • Jaleo.
    • Would I recommend it? We attended for dinner one evening and considering they served tapas, I didn’t have as good of an experience as I could’ve since I was starving. As interesting of an experience as it was, it wasn’t quite my cup of tea.
  • Milk Bar.
    • Would I recommend it? If you like sweet treats that taste like cereal, then you need to visit Milk in the Cosmopolitan (and check out the Chandelier ((pictured below)) while you’re at it.) I recommend the crack pie milk quake, tastes just like Frosted Flakes.