Oh I just adore Vegas!
I scarcely even bother gambling, to me its such a great place to go shop, window shop, eat, drink and be merry. I love going to shows and live concerts, so I frequently zip out there just for some Cirque action, or to take in a rock concert.
I just got back from a Vegas run, and what fabulicious fun it was!
With the exception of a fun little adventure in March staying at the Palms, I always stay at Mandalay Bay or Bellagio. I have loved them equally and loyally until now…
This trip I stayed at the Venetian for the first time, and am not planning on ever staying anywhere else!
The Venetian and the adjoining Palazzo are suite only hotels, and the suites are to die for! They’re no more expensive than the other hotels, which really surprised me. I was in a Bella Suite, which is 650 square feet of gorgeousness and opulence. The Bella’s are so well appointed, with extra storage space, so you really can keep it all behind closed doors.
The sunken living room has beautiful furnishings, dining table and chairs, desk with office equiptment such as photocopier and fax (I really loved that! but couldn’t think up anyone exciting to send a fax to…) All the small and incidental features were divine too, interesting lamps and light shades, remote control roman window dressings etc.
Bella’s come with two queen beds, ideal for travelling with friends, or if you don’t really like your husband that much. Other suites have just one king size bed if you still think he’s quite nice.
I could happily live in the bathroom! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
The dining at the Venetian properties was varied and really good. My favorites were the Canyon Ranch Spa grill for some super healthy organic fare (in Vegas?), and then the pan asian fine dining at Woo. The evening spent at Woo was spectacular on every level. The menu was just completely beyond fab, the wine list was lovely and our waiter Jeffrey was exactly what you want in a waiter. Friendly, helpful, knowledgable and witty, and there when you wanted or needed him.
The jewel in the crown for me was the shopping. Whether you want to just window shop, or if you’re there for the real thing, the Venetian shopping experience is in my mind unparalleled in Vegas. A steady stream of designer stores with the bonus of having both Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin stores under the same roof. I died!!!
And when I was done dying I accidentally got connected to the Jimmy Choo sale.
Even though I had the consolation prize of a beautiful new pair of Choos to take home with me, I was so sad to leave the Venetian. I cant wait to go back, but am taking solace in the new yellow slingbacks….