Monday, January 24, 2011

Vegas Baby......

So this past week, Jason and I were at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.  It was a quick trip but very nice.  We stayed at the brand new Cosmopolitan Hotel which is between Bellagio and City Center.  They have us a premium view... (which overlooked the Bellagio Fountains) and the room was amazing.  There are pictures later... 

 The first day we got there I got to hang out with a dear friend, Isabelle, who I used to work on ships with.  It was great to see her and I can't believe I didn't take one picture with her.  But we hung out at her house and then dropped Jason off at the convention...  and we checked into the hotel.  

That night, we picked up our business partner's wife, Vicki at the airport and the four of us went to dinner.  We ate at a place called Rosemary's which is more of a locals place.  
we were actually surprised to see it was in a strip center...  but that's where the "strip center" feel ended.  The inside was elegant and CROWDED!  
They even have a cookbook.  Their signature dishes were a Rack of Lamb and a scallop dish..  but they were out of scallops.  It was a delicious meal and we had the chance to get to know Vicki.  :)  

Thursday we spent at the show...  walking and walking and walking.  I had been to the show pregnant last time but I was a full month to six weeks later...  and I felt it.  But, we got to see a lot and do a lot.  :)  But by 3:30 pm, it was time for Vicki and I to go get ready for our massages at the hotel.  
They were really reasonable for Vegas standards and the spa was fantastic.  

You walk down this hallway to another desk upon check in...  and they greet you for the tour.  There is a shower fully stocked with rasors, soap, shampoo and conditioner.  There's a relaxation room with fruit infused water and tea and snacks.  There's a room to dry your hair and put on your makeup.  They'll even supply you with brushes and flat irons etc.  Then there is the warm pool.  Not so hot as a hot tub but with a constant rain shower, a steam room, a sauna and a cool mist.  We availed ourselves of all of it, well... for me the warm pool and the cool mist.  

Luckily, my therapist was also pregnant and so she understood exactly where I was and what was ailing me.  She was wonderful and I walked away feeling relaxed and soothed.  I'm ready for another!  :)  We showered, did our hair and headed back up to the room.  
This evening, we were meeting up with some customers/friends and having drinks in our room and then going to dinner.  

I had searched and researched and asked for the right place for dinner and we ended up going with a restaurant in the hotel.  Blue Ribbon Sushi and Grill.  
When we got there, I saw the menu and thought... oh shit, er I mean shucks... what did I get myself into?  They sat us at the chef's table, next to the sushi bar and handed out the menu's.  The wait staff was dressed in a combination of white shirts/black pants and flannels and black pants.  weird.
Our waiter, Ryan, was knowledgeable and personable.  He steered us in the right direction and literally... EVERYthing we ate there was delicious.  I got tired of my water and asked our waiter... can you bring me something that's non alcoholic but fun?  He said... any preferences?  I said, nope.  
He brought me the most delicious concoction of pear juice, lychee juice and maybe some cranberry?  I have no idea other than yummmmmm.  :) 

 Jill, Brad, Chris, Vicki, and moi. 
 we'll throw Jason into the mix for good measure.  :)
 Jill and Brad
 Chris and Vicki
 and of course, Jason and I.  :)  

By the time dinner was done... we were TIRED and all broke apart and headed to our rooms for bed.  I know... BIG partiers we all are.  ha!  

The next day was our last morning and I made sure to finally get some pics of our room.  
this is the "sitting room" equipped with a flat screen TV, a bar, a dishwasher, microwave and mini bar. 
This was looking into our bathroom.  There are blinds that go down for privacy.  
The bathroom had a huge bathtub and shower.  

 Looking towards the bedroom and terrace. 

 we had another flat screen over by the bed.. in case we couldn't see the other one.  :-)
this was the only picture I took of the lobby area....  this was one of the lights by our elevators.  I thought it belonged in the Horton Hears a Who movie.  :)  
Truly... nothing was left unthought of in this hotel.  The service was impeccable and it was really a beautiful hotel.  We will most definitely stay there again if we can.  :)  

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