Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Tour De Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, is a place that people from all over the world dream about visiting. Everything there is gaudy, outlandish, and… fun. There is no time to be bored. Once you step off the plane, it’s time to start exploring.

Start your trip off by checking into the hotel Planet Hollywood, which offers reasonable rooms (that you can share when you’re on a budget) and a fifth of alcohol per night you stay with them. Their slogan is “Drinks are on Us”, and well, they are, so take advantage of it. Before leaving the hotel, put on some comfortable shoes- a MUST if you want to walk around The Strip. If you’re hungry, grab a sandwich at Earl of Sandwich and head out of the hotel. It is bound to be hot, so head to Caesar’s Palace and get a cold mojito at the Bacardi walk-up bar. While wandering The Strip, go in and out of hotels to take advantage of their ridiculous, extravagant decorations, shops, and restaurants… and their air conditioning. Some favorites are Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, and Paris. While you’re out, watch the Bellagio fountain show, a pirate show at Treasure Island, and allow club promoters to talk to you so you can arrange to go to your club of choice in the evening. The club experience is a must-do for fabulous people watching and dancing. Rain, Tao, and Jet are my personal favorites for their atmospheres.

Las Vegas is home to some famous restaurants too. For French food, experience the James Beard Award winners Picasso or Joël Robochon. For more traditional yet elite American fare, try Sage at Aria in the new CityCenter or Nobhill Tavern in MGM Grand. If you’re there on a budget, there are plenty of Subways and cheaper options for quick grabs.

Enjoy the pools, especially the one at MGM Grand with a lazy river, wave pool, and room to lay out. If you enjoy shows, there are music artists, magicians, comedians, Cirque de Soleil shows, and musicals. Ask your concierge about what’s playing to find something that fits your interests. Gamble to start out (or end) your night! Hopefully you will win big, eat well, shop too much, and party hard!

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Rain Rain Stay the Day

Spring is upon us, and you know what that means. “In like a lion, out like a lamb” the rain is approaching, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Though we all know rain is a necessity to live, that does not stop us from being annoyed by it. But just because it is raining outside does not give an excuse for you to dress like a bum (queue myself). Dress to stand out in the drab rain! Nordstrom offers up a wide variety of raincoats. The coats come in short, long, and medium length ones. There are ones that are of the trench and tie variety, some that are great for daytime or a run in the spring dew, and some that zip up. They even sell one in a bright green, which is a color that is a hit for the upcoming season. My current favorite is this one by Impermeable Platinum by Weatherproof here. It comes in lime green, red, or black, so if you want to stand out, you can, but if you are into a more timeless jacket, the black is just for you.

Nordstrom also has Hunter brand tall rainboots in very fashionable bright colors. The bright “Lava Orange” is a lot of fun… almost as much fun as the future puddles you will be jumping into there! On your way out, stop by the accessories section of Nordstrom to see the adorable Western Chief umbrellas. They come in silly modern and bold patterns that are fun for the young at heart.

Brave that rain like a pro now after shopping at Nordstrom!