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Suitcase. Party In The USA - Vegas

Cha-ching. Vegas.

It’s safe to say I was pretty excited for this final leg of the trip because I’d not been to Vegas before. We decided to road trip it from LA to Nevada where we saw some pretty incredible desert scenery along the way but nothing compared to when we drove up over a rise and first laid eyes on the mirage-like sparkling city that literally lies in the middle of nowhere. Incredible.


We drove in down the strip, past the iconic Vegas sign and every other glittering one along the way. The Cosmopolitan was our home for the week and can I just say wow. Check out my room.



How could I resist taking a mirror selfie?...

This dress is my new fave, I love khaki for blondes. Unfortunately this style is sold out now but there's a few other styles in the same shade here (so feminine!), here (a total steal) and here (for a hint of military!)

Back to the room, which was totally dreamy, I never wanted to leave and it had the most comfortable bed of my life. I guess they’ve got all those late nights in mind…


None for me though. This was a family trip so no clubs, parties or gambling this time around. But that didn’t mean there was a shortage of things to do. This city really is a fun-lovers paradise. From the giant hotels and casinos, to restaurants and bars…

It’s also a shopper’s paradise with complexes inside every hotel, like Caesar’s Palace which is Roman themed…



And The Venetian which is [you guessed it] Venice. Let me remind you this place is actually indoors, they just like to give you a faux sky to keep you thinking it's the middle of the day everywhere you go…



There’s even a miniature version of New York City…


Not to mention the Eiffel Tower and Bellagio Fountains I could see from my balcony during the day, at dusk and at night...




The Bellagio Fountains were probably one of my favourite things about the city. With lots of different "routines" they go off every 15-30mins from 3pm til midnight and I watched as many as I could...



And a wander inside the Bellagio will show you their incredible seasonal installations. This one was their fall/autumn one. So much detail it's amazing...





Honestly nothing in Vegas is like real life. It’s another dimension; a playground for humans where everything is created solely for the purpose of fun.

I did go and see Cirque De Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio which I can’t recommend enough. Unfortunately no photos of this one but I can guarantee it’s a show like no other with the incorporation of a giant swimming pool. We were lucky enough to have front row seats. I laughed, I cried, I held my breath, the clown even got my Dad up on stage for a dance. It was amazing. If you’re in town definitely book tickets.

The final surprise of the trip was a big one and one I’ll never forget. A helicopter ride out to the Grand Canyon. Words can’t even describe but I’ll do my best.


I was lucky enough to be co-piloting the flight; i.e., I sat in the front next to the pilot! We took off from Vegas airport and soared out towards the horizon where landscape that I imagine to be like Mars or the Moon awaited us. Over dusty plains, past Hoover Dam, through valleys and up above cliffs we flew…






Before finally coming to rest on the edge of one of the many peaks in the Canyon itself. Nothing there but nature… and a picnic table… We cheers'ed with champagne and toasted to the wonderful surroundings.



Here's me with my chariot...




Then it was time to take off again and zoom on home. Our route back took us over a little village 2 hours drive from Vegas that has no electricity, running water or sewage system. It’s hard to imagine in this day and age isn’t it?… From one extreme to the other, before long we were zipping over the glistening lights of the strip which welcomed us back to Vegas…


And then that was it. The American adventure was over and it was time to go home. With a heavy heart I said goodbye to my family and boarded the plane. I left 38 degrees and arrived back to 14, but when you're coming home to London it’s always a pleasure to be back…


Flights to Vegas from London are available from just £450 return. Book now.

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Photos by Krissie.
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