Well, Mr. Chic had to go to Vegas on a business trip for 17 days...
He rarely has to travel more than 1 night at a time for work so this seemed like an eternity. Hats off to all of you moms with hubbys in the military overseas for months and sometimes years at a time and same to all of you single parents out there. It's a tough gig.
Thankfully, I was able to join him on day 13 and enjoy some time sans kiddos.
Have you ever been to Vegas?? It's a crazy place and worth seeing once if you never have (but not if you're easily offended). This was my second time there, both times we've been I was accompanying Mr. Chic on business which was nice because it's not really one of my top choices for a vacation destination, it lacks one of my main vacation necessities, a beach.
I thought I'd share some of the highlights of our trip for those of you that have never been to Vegas (and others of you that are just nosy. :)
So what's the deal with Vegas?? Well, for non-gamblers like me (I do not count playing penny slots to be gambling) it's all about food, poolside lounging and taking in all of the design/decor of the hotels, restaurants, and some of the best people watching, ever.
Let's start with food. (Don't worry, I'm not going tell you about every meal I had, just a few of the standouts.)
My favorite meal we had at a place called Hash House a Go Go, from the outside it looked like it used to be a Long Horn Steakhouse. But I didn't go for the atmosphere, I went for the food. They have an amazing and creative (and delicious) menu. Their shtick is "twisted farm food". They serve HUGE-MONGOUS portions on
We split Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles...
Have I ever mentioned that I love fried chicken and I love waffles? Now you know my secret. I've been wanting to try this combo for a long time but it isn't something they serve in the Midwest (and I'm not brave enough to make it on my own.) This meal did not disappoint, it was outstanding!
After eating this I decided that fried chicken should always be served with real maple syrup, even if no waffles are involved. (don't judge, just try it). I forgot to mention that there were strips of bacon cooked in the waffles... just heavenly.
We made the mistake of ordering a side dish (like we'd be able to eat it, HA!). I'm not sure what it was called but it was cheesy bacon potatoes, sounds simple enough but it was completely delicious, even though I only could manage a few bites of it. I think the waiter said they put the cheese on the griddle... mmmmm... cheese.
We also ate at The Sugar Factory in the Paris Hotel. I didn't know anything about it before eating their but apparently it is a popular joint for celebrities and they are known for their "couture candy"... especially these
blinged up "couture pops".
I think this is kind of a lame idea. What are you going to do with your blinged out sucker stick after you eat the sucker?? Ummm, throw it in the garbage. Ok, then.
Anyway, the food was decent and we had a great time eating outside watching the fountains at the Bellagio across the street. This was our view...
This was also a great place for people watching. Oh my, you see it all in Vegas....
For dessert I ordered a chocolate cupcake with white frosting, kind of boring but I know this is Mr. Chic's favorite combo and we were sharing.
It was decorated cute for Halloween but unfortunately did not taste good. I think it was old, the cake was all dry and crumbly and the frosting was a bit yellowed on top like it had been sitting out for a long time. We were disappointed but would definitely try one again, think we just got a bad one.
After we finished dinner we wandered through their candy store where I spotted the cupcake case.
Aren't those fondant ghost cupcakes the cutest thing?! All the cupcakes look pretty and delicious (if only they tasted as good as they look!).
Here are a few views of the inside of The Sugar Factory. Very chic...
|Inside the "Chocolate Lounge", love those cozy booths! picture via Sugar Factory|
|Inside the dining room, set up a bit like the Cheesecake Factory but fancier, picture via Sugar Factory|
|Inside the candy shop, bling pops galore! picture via Sugar Factory |
PS: I finally started my upholstered headboard!! Will be sharing asap. Sorry it's taking so long, I know you've been losing sleep over it ;)