Monday, June 8, 2009

When bloggers and Vegas collide.

Oh what a weekend. I know I say that almost every weekend but really, this weekend in Vegas with a bagillion bloggers was amazing to say the least. So be warned, a long post ahead, but full of pictures and awesomeness and enjoy!

Friday: Matt and I woke up earlyish, packed and were on our way to Vegas. Four and a half hours later we finally arrived! We made our way to Bally's and checked in before heading down to MGM to pick up our KA tickets (seriously, what a freakin walk that was). Afterwards we came back and relaxed a bit before meeting everyone for dinner at Caeser's Palace. And ohmygosh dinner was fantastic. The food was okay, but the company was phenomenal. With twenty two people I believe we took over the place. It was hilarious and so fun getting to see everyone and being silly and hanging out, loved it. I also loved that everyone loved Matt, it made me happy. And I think the fact that he was really good at opening crab legs helped too, haha. Unfortunately Matt and I didn't get to stay at dinner too long because we had to go and see KA, which wasn't a bad reason to leave, haha.

So after sprinting down the street we made it to KA just in time and loved it (you can read more about it over at the review blog, woo). After the show Matt and I just walked around MGM and New York, New York a bit before heading to a piano bar with some of the girls. It was so fun and seriously a great start to the weekend.


oh Vegas at night how I love you.

Saturday: Had to wake up at the crack of dawn to go to some time share presentation but once that was over Matt and I were on our way. After some directional mishap with the bus riding we eventually made it down to the Luxor to hang by the pool with Jamie, Jessica and Allie. It was such a nice day out, we all just relaxed and had some drinks and it was loverly.

After the pool Matt and I headed to the Ventian to meet up with a bunch of people at this delicious little Italian place in the Venetian. Seriously, I think we laughed the whole time and man was the food tasty, I had this cauliflower pasta and mmmmm is all I can say to describe it. After our late lunch Matt and I headed back to our hotel to get ready for the night (seriously I think we walked a million miles this weekend, not even kidding my feet are dying!).

Eventually we met up with everyone at this awesome bar in the Venetian that had great happy hour specials and fantastic bathrooms, not even kidding, award winning even.


yes I took a picture and can't you see why it wins awards? so nice!

Basically we took the place over and took a million pictures and it was so much fun!


me and the fabulous Nicole, seriously love this girl


Allie, Kerri, Andrea, Feisty and Freckled, and me, heart them!


haha, Jessica and I being devious with our wine

Oh man was it a great time, I'm pretty sure we ran the place for a couple hours. Eventually we headed out and down the strip with drinks in hand and craziness ensued. And by crazy I mean there was some roaring, some fountain jumping, some gnome spotting, some drunkenness, some McDonald'sness and all around a fabulous night in Vegas!


Doni and I made friends with the travelocity gnome.


Jamie and I practiced smiling with our eyes Tyra would be so proud.


the girls hopped in the fountain, for the win!


Matt and Nicole doing I don't know what, haha


seriously those drinks were delicious!

Seriously, most amazing night ever. Love everyone that was there.

Sunday: Oh Sunday morning was a little rough, just a wee bit hungover. After checking out Matt and I headed over to brunch at the Bellagio with Jamie, Jessica and Allie. Seriously there was so much food, it was amazing! And my stomach was oh so satisfied. Afterwards Matt and I headed out but not before checking out the Bellagio garden.


loved these.


I dared Matt to try and lick the water spout, haha.

After the garden we (aka Matt pointed it out and I can't say no to a slot machine) found the most amazing slot machine ever. It had a ginormous screen and lots of lights and colors and was only a penny so it automatically won my vote. I really had no idea how to play but I ended up winning fifteen dollars which made up for the fifteen I lost earlier in the weekend. Seriously, best way to leave Vegas, breaking even... sort of, haha.

Eventually we left and made it home in time to watch the Lakers win, woo woo and relaxed the rest of our weekend away.

All in all one fabulous weekend and I'm so glad I got to go. To all the bloggers that went, seriously loved you all and hopefully we can all meet again! And to the bloggers that didn't go, you better come next time! :)

And how was your weekend?




happy monday!

40 comments:

Maxie said...

I love that picture of nicole and matt. Hilarious.

Glad you guys had a fun time!

Lauren said...

What a great weekend!!

Mandy said...

So glad that you had so much fun in Vegas! I loved reading the tweets from various bloggers there over the weeekend.

Deutlich said...

I'm so not jealous.

I swear.

Nope.

Totally not.

Nuh uh.

Not me.

Kyla Roma said...

Love the pictures - I think you're the only person I didn't get a photo with, how did that happen?? It was amazing (and wow, surreal) to meet you and your loverly fiance!

theycallmecurlysue said...

Wow! Now I want to go to Vegas! Any talks of doing this again? The Bellagio Garden looks beautiful :) My weekend was chock full--packing, moving, cleaning and working on birthday invites with my Mom for Grandpa's surprise bday party. Still a good time. But tired and coming down with a cold.

San said...

Sounds like a fantastic time. I wanna come next time. ;)

Gemini said...

Aww! Looks like you guys had a blast. Awesomeness!

ria said...

looks like so much fun! yay!

Julie Q said...

yayyyyyyyyyy! I gotta drag my butt to vegas next time (or maybe i'll just come straight to LA!)

all the bloggers are sssssssssso purty :) (Matts not a blogger, so he can be handsome!)

Angela said...

Congratulations! I've given you an award.

your wishcake. said...

Greatest weekend ever! Honestly! Those photos kill me, by the way - hanging out in the fountain was the best. And apparently I didn't feel the need to open my eyes for the drinky mcdrinkerson photo? That's attractive. Heehee.

I also remember you saying something to me when we were on our way to McDonalds where you were all, "If I was going to leave Matt for a woman, it would totally be you!" Hahaha! Probably the greatest compliment anyone could have ever given me! At least we weren't close to a wedding chapel or anything, because then we would have some explaining to do!

It was awesome to hang out with you, you are incredible and Matt is just as awesome as I knew he would be.

:)

sarahdotcom said...

oh, i love all the photos.

i am so super glad the weekend was a MASSIVE success =)

(& i'm jealous. obviously. but i'll just go with being happy for you all, and making sure i don't miss out on the next one!)

nicoleantoinette said...

God. You (AND MATT!) are so fantastic it, like, HURTS ME.

These pictures make me life. You know what else makes me life? That you live close enough for us to continue taking said ridiculous pictures.

Ah. YES.

Andrea said...

I had so much fun! Can;t wait to hang out again VERY SOON! We're local!

nory said...

You and Matt are great (and how brave of him to attend!). Really enjoyed meeting you guys and randomly bumping into you at NY NY on Friday night =) You two are so lovely and I'm so very thrilled I got to meet you!!

thatShortChick said...

Nicole seems like a true riot!

glad you guys had fun!

Doni said...

LOVE this! The weekend was so amazing as are you AND WE LOVED MATT!!! Like, on my list of "qualities in my perfect man," I just added: "Must be as awesome as Matt whenever the time comes for him to meet all my blogger friends."

Ali said...

Oh Vegas, why and how are you so perfect? Sigh...

Looks like it was the best weekend ever.

And I saw that yard marg. Thanks for drinking that for me! Hahaha.

Katie cat said...

Sounds like you and Matt were a hit! :o) I hope to go to Vegas one day... you make it look even more fun than it already looks!

erinwalker said...

Awe man! I wish I could've gone!

Loredana said...

You've been tagged!

EP said...

My weekend was pretty much amazing for the same reasons as yours. It was so nice to meet you!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm jealous!

Amanda said...

This weekend was seriously the best ever. Also, the best ever? That bathroom. I'm almost embarassed of how many pictures I took in it. Almost....

And it may or may not have been one of my goals to be in a picture in your weekend recap! Win! haha Anyway, I am SO glad I got to meet you!!

LouDuk said...

Love the photos. You're such an amazing story teller. Your writing is great.

Auburn Kat said...

I am beyond jealous!!!

sarah marie p said...

Oh man, sounds like the most fun EVER! I'm insanely jealous! Love all the silly pictures! What an awesome trip!

LiLu said...

Glad you had a blast, love.

I better be at the next one!

closetsareforclothes said...

that? looks like it was a blast! so much fun...

Susie said...

Sooo Sooo jealous!!!! Looks like an amazing time and I WILL be making the next one!!!

Jamie said...

BEST WEEKEND EVER.

I love hanging out with you. Why don't I remember a lot of the photos we took? hahaha

Love you. Can't wait to see you next month!

Bayjb said...

The weekend was awesome. And it was great to see you and Matt at brunch Sunday too to catch up more. Love that photo of us, hilarious!!

amanda said...

i am so jealous! how fabulous!

i love that bathroom-gasp!

what a great bunch of ladies. (and matt!)

reederscorner said...

It looks like you guys had a FABULOUS time!!! I love that you all had fun - I'm going to have to go on the next trip!

rachel said...

this made me seriously happy. ahhh, best weekend ever. it was an absolutely joy meeting you and matt... you guys are both amazing.

miss you already!

Matt said...

Awesome meeting you guys!

Vanessa said...

I so wish I could have been there, but you'd better all be at BlogHer, otherwise I'm going to have a lot of frequent flyer miles coming my way.

Tipp said...

It was nice to finally "meet" you and your awesome man!!!

Allie said...

Now that the weekend has come and gone, I can admit that I was a little nervous that getting so many girls together in one place would completely overwhelm any man who dared come near.

Not so. Matt was awesome - it was so great to meet you both! See you in July.