vegas in 48 hours

June 3, 2013

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I had the great pleasure of celebrating the SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards in Vegas last week and what an incredible 48 hours it was. The editors at SAVEUR and lovely folks at The Bellagio (and let’s be honest the whole city of Vegas in general!) sure do know how to throw a party. They also know how to make a food blogger feel extra fancy for two days. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone for such a wonderful experience.

But before I get back to my real life of taking pictures of cookies in flour-dusted leggings here are a few highlights:

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This was the view. It was alright.

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This was the 9am cocktail patiently waiting for me when I arrived at breakfast. Having champagne before noon is why they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

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This lovely man gave us a tour of how the fountains at The Bellagio work and then let us a pick a song that was choreographed to the water. ‘Billie Jean’ was the unanimous vote.

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It’s not vacation until you take at least one picture of your own feet.

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This is an awful picture of food, I know, but the dish in the upper right hand corner is MINIATURE chicken wings! They were chicken wings fit for a lady, and just may have changed my view on the subject of wings.

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This is a Mandarin Old Fashioned (made with Mandarine Napoléon) and a cocktail that quickly rose to the top of my must recreate list. Plus I snuck in another foot picture!

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This is my BFF.

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And then, 48 hours later, it was time to go home.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashlae June 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm

So wish we would have gotten to “meet” – I think maybe we passed each other on the elevator? Also, a little jealous you got to crunch in some pool time 😉


Lillie June 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Me too – we were so close!! Hopefully there will be a next time soon! 🙂


Monica June 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

Your whole trip looks awesome! I haven’t been to Vegas in years…and we stayed at the Bellagio – how cool to be able to pick a song for the fountain! : )


Lillie June 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Thank you Monica! Hope you get to pay Vegas a visit again soon!


Vanessa June 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

Great meeting you in Vegas! Hit me up when you get back to BK.


Lillie June 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

So much fun! Can’t wait to see you soon! xo


KIM+PHIL June 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

So nice meeting and chatting with you in Vegas!


Lillie June 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

It was so lovely meeting you! Hope to see you again soon!


Nya August 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I am new to your blog, and I LOVE IT! The Bellagio is my favorite place to stay in Vegas. Ahhh, the memories of my room with a view of the fountain!


Lillie August 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hi Nya! So glad you found me! Welcome to the land of butter and brown sugar! xo


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