Thursday, October 25

Las Vegas Sights and Eats!

I didn't know that Excalibur was one of the cheaper hotels, but that's where I stayed. It's where I've wanted to stay since I was a child. The appeal of brightly colored castles was too strong to resist. 

There was a lot of walking around, taking pictures with inanimate objects. Here's me pretending that the Statue of Liberty is a weeping angel.

This scene seemed so iconic that I needed a picture while I was in the middle of the street.

One of the activities on this trip was to see all the free shows. The following is a picture of the volcano in front of Mirage, but I also saw the Treasure Island show and a few other sites.

Here's a picture of me, in my natural state, being a pig.

And since we were on a vacation, I thought I'd indulge in one of those overpriced cupcakes. Gah, I am an absolute sucker for overpriced cupcakes.

It's really sad because I know exactly what draws me in...they're pretty.

I even went so far as to pose with the cupcake. I wanted to take a picture at that time...but I think if this was found anywhere else, it'd be "girl with cupcake". There would be comments saying how Asians take pictures with everything.

You can catch a glimpse of my Star Trek manicure (grey and gold) while I cut the cupcake.

One of the things that I absolutely had to do on this trip to Las Vegas was eat at a Vegas buffet. I choose to go to the Bellagio. Look at that glorious slab of meat!

There was also a pretty yummy and small disk of mac and cheese.

I made sure to save enough room for dessert. If I haven't established this well enough already, I love pretty, well decorated sweets.

Have you even heard of Serendipity 3? I first heard about it on the Travel Channel when they covered their frozen hot chocolates. Specifically, one that was a thousand dollars! It included gold flakes, a really fancy bowl and all sorts of extravagances. I didn't try that, but I was excited to try their frozen treats. 


Let's start with the inside of their store. So cute, right?

These aren't the greatest pictures, but you can tell that this place had a classy and fun design.

Here's a picture of their menu. You can click to make it bigger. I got the frozen hot chocolate drink for eleven bucks.

And here's what it looks like! Now, obviously, a very expensive frozen hot chocolate, but I think it was worth it for the experience. This was very tasty and very rich. If I were on vacation again, I'd definitely get this again!

One of the weirdest events we went to in Las Vegas was this Norm MacDonald show. It was in an older casino off the strip and I swear, the entire atmosphere was different. The people there were much older than the crowd on the strip. However, we had a really nice Cajun dinner there and that made me feel better.

Lastly, I couldn't resist ordering one of these. Overpriced and not delicious, but a good keepsake.

25 comments:

  1. Love your pictures!! I haven't stayed at that hotel before but I love going there because it's so nicely decorated and themed.

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  2. Seems as you really had an amazing trip! It brings me a lot of fond memories of Las Vegas! And all the food looks so yummy!

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  3. how many gorgeous pics, I'd like to visit it too! and you made me very hungry! yum yum for the cupcakes and all the sweets! xo

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  4. If Asians take pictures with everything, then I must be part Asian. Like it was absolutely necessary to take picture of the cupcakes because they looked awesome (as did that frozen hot chocolate) I took my camera out at dinner the other night (to look at pictures while we waited for our food) and Matt freaked a little. He doesn't share my need to take pictures of everything.

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  5. I love the cupcakes too and take pictures with them haha can't resist they just look so good! I have never bee to Serendipity 3 but I will have to check it out next time I'm there it sounds like it would be right up my alley!

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    1. I think you'd enjoy it a lot too!

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  6. Your Vegas trips looks and sounds amazing, so many great memories and fantastic images! I had a little chuckle (sorry) about the photo comment, is that really true? Cupcake looks so yum!

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    1. Haha. It didn't actually happen, but my mom takes a ton of pictures and she is not a blogger. Can't help but to think it's true.

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  7. That's my kind of trip, with a focus on food. Girls who like to eat, unite!

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  8. looks like lots of fun! great photos :)

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  9. wow! great photos seems like you had so much fun! especially the food! YUMMERS! ^_~

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  10. You and I should be best friends - I love that you pretended that statue was a weeping angel. That's what I do every time I see statues now

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  11. This looks like a lot of fun - maybe I'll go one day and explore it all! 'Frozen hot chocolate'? So, was it frozen or hot?! ;-) Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog, really appreciate it. Have a great weekend xo

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  12. i love vegas! and i don't even really gamble.

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  13. I think I want to go to Las Vegas one day! Looks like a lot of fun :D

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  14. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
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  15. Looks like you had a great time. I am such a suck for pretty, overpriced cupcakes as well. I have always wanted to try Serendipity 3's frozen hot chocolate.

    *Erin

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  16. ohmygosh, i haven't been to vegas in a while! this post is making me want to go back, haha! ;)

    p.s. all the food = delicious! my favorite vegas buffet is "the buffet" at the wynn/encore hotel. :D

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  17. You are right, man. I take so many pictures of EVERYTHING. especially my food. You know what's funny? I don't even like cupcakes, but I end up buying some or making some because they're pretty.
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    1. I can't even count the number of times I've had gross or very low par cupcakes.... that were pretty.

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  18. omg all the food! Hehe I want to go to Vegas now! I love the shopping!

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  19. I loved Serendipity when I went to Vegas!!! So glad you got there. There food and desserts are really good. I stayed at The Venetian. Loved it! Vegas all around is so cheap to go to now. Everyone should take advantage of the prices! Glad you had a great time Aki!
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