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Road Trip To Las Vegas

I am back today
sharing our impromptu 
Road Trip to Las Vegas
to meet Dorrie from Senior Style Bible!

When my husband and I were trying to decide
where to go for a quick weekend trip
I knew I have wanted to meet Dorrie for ages
 being that I hadn't been to Las Vegas for almost twenty years
even though it's a quick five hours from our home
it seemed like a perfect impromptu destination!

Knowing not much about Las Vegas
but having seen an ad for the
Palazzo Hotel
in Luxury Bride magazine
while I waited for my mammogram that week.
We decided to give it a try
because they said every room was a suite!

We checked in and they graciously upgraded us to the 36th floor
the view was truly amazing!
We had a panoramic view clear back to Red Rock
as well the Strip right below!

The room as large and well appointed
as their advertisement had clearly suggested.

The front desk service was polished and professional
but room sevice was particularly challenged
our second morning on simply to bringing a complete coffee setup
even after 3 tries.
We never did get our coffee completed.

But I must say the Palazzo did do an exemplary job with their seasonal decor!
The public space is huge
they matched it with huge arrangements of festive fall color.
These pictures do not capture the sheer size of the  spaces and arrangements
but they were awe inspiring!

We even bit for a gondola ride at the
  Venetian Hotel
after we got settled in our hotel room.
When we decided to go we didn't realize you could choose boats that go inside the mall
 outside on the strip.
We chose the latter.

With tip it was almost a $100 for the 10 minute ride.
This time my photos don'e show how small the ride area actually is.
This is a tourist ride
where I am sure once  for us probably is enough.

But the most charming part of the gondola ride
that made it almost worth it
was the impeccable voice of our gondola driver.
A gorgeous young woman who actually did hail originally from Italy
with the voice of an angel
especially in the tunnels!

My husband and I are usually 
quite the early to bed
early to rise type.
But for Vegas
we went back for a nap
so we actually ventured out on the strip at a reasonable lateness.

There was so much to see
(along with much I didn't want to see!).
We headed down to the
Cosmopolitan Hotel
walking the Strip.
I never felt it was a dangerous situation
but masses of people are really not my vibe
especially these days.

Finding the
 Chandelier Bar 
inside made our quest down the Strip worthwhile.
It was calm and stunning inside!

Seeing so many crystals so perfectly engineered
to drape so perfectly
made my heart sing!
It was the perfect place to enjoy a great glass of wine.

After finding the Chandelier 
I was completely intrigued with the
 Cosmopolitan Hotel
so we poked around all the public levels 
to see what else we could find.

Tucked in a far back corner we found
Having seen this odd name on the building scroll outside
we were intrigued.
Not knowing what it possibly could be
since all you could see from the outside were two hostesses
my husband asked if was a public 
or private club.

Turns out it is a public
old school
Supper Club
with the feeling of a 1920's speakeasy.
The charming and gorgeous hostess walked us through the different rooms.
When we walked into the room with the most soulful singer ever
we knew we had found the Las Vegas vibe we had been searching for!

has an intimate format of a true Old School Supper club
with varied and intriguing entertainers.
It's a small venue so the vibe was comfortable, intimate and  still exciting
without the mass crowds of the Vegas "Shows",

And the Food!!
Probably the most amazing meal I have ever had!
With most everything we ordered
being a culinary masterpiece
ever so innovative!

Like this dessert!
We had seen it brought out to other tables
I was so intrigued with the presentation
we just Had to order one!

It was made up of all sorts of chocolate deserts
styled in such a way to mimic a garden setting
complete with live flowers 
served on a cake plate,
All presented under a glass cloche!!

It was a spectacular desert
with all of the glamour and drama
I was hoping to find in Vegas!

has me thinking maybe I need to go back for a return visit!
If we do
I know where I want to stay!!

Saturday morning us had us once again walking in the
 Venetian Hotel 
where we found an amazing French Cafe!
Sitting 'outside' had us dreaming of a return trip to Italy to be sure!

After another walk on the Strip
(Which I would Not recommend …
it I return I will be hitting the fitness center instead).
It was time to go back to our hotel 
so I could get ready
for the impetus for our trip to Las Vegas …

To meet Dorrie  of the
her daughter Jodi who also works on their fabulous blog.

I have adored Dorrie since she burst on the scene a little over a year ago
with her tremendously successful blog!
We both share a love of glamour and dramatic accessory choices!

But it is her inspirational spirit at 81 that has me in true awe of her!
One of Hugh's first Playboy Bunnies in Chicago
Dorrie just oozes glamour and charisma!

Dorrie, Jodi and I also share a deep commitment to 
Trying to help correct a cultural fear of aging!

I believe we can all help with a cultural course correction 
when it comes to aging
by highlighting and celebrating what each age has to give!

Just like Dorrie and so many other women  who inspire me
I hope to be able to inspire those younger than I 
that aging is not  only something not to fear
rather bing in your 50's has much to be celebrated!

I have said many times on my blog here
that the greatest gift of blogging
has been not only the connections that have been made
but also true friendships that have come out of meeting like minded women.

I am the first this week to realize some of the bad that can come from this whole internet world
but the meeting of like minded souls
can be a powerful tool 
in doing much needed good in the world.
I will continue to focus not only the good and magic to be found on the internet
as well as the good and beauty to be found in the world.

On a much lighter note …
I have to say how fabulous it was to meet Dorrie and Jodi!
We had so much to talk about and plans for the future
I could have been there for hours 
listening to their colorful life stories!!

We were able to share blogging and social media stories
laugh like long time girlfriends!
I can't wait to see these two again!

Big thanks to my wonderful husband
for these pictures of our remarkable afternoon together!
Nothing like bonding over some blogging photos I say!!

Jeff and I finished our Las Vegas evening
with a dinner out as one does in Vegas.

On a wardrobe note
I was so happy with my packing for Las Vegas!
My color palette of greys worked out lovely.
As much time as it takes me to pull together outfits for a 
Road Trip
the invested time up front
is always worth volumes in the added enjoyment and self confidence traveling.
You can read about my  Las Vegas Road Trip
Travel Wardrobe HERE

I have one more installment  to  come on our Road Trip
sharing some sweet finds on
Historic Route 66!
Until then ...

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. What a fun weekend!

    How fun that you got to meet Dorrie & Jodi! Senior Style Bible is an awesome blog!

    I love the idea of proaging! We need as many older women as possible who are proud of their age and show what life can look like at all ages! The more examples there are of stylish, confident, older women, the easier it is to change society's view of getting older. Personally, I am much happier with myself in my 40s than I was in my 30s, and I don't fear getting older because of all the positive messages out there.

  2. What a great road trip! I have never particularly wanted to go to Las Vegas, but you make it sound so interesting, perhaps now I the Chandelier Bar, and that beautiful choc dessert. Dorrie is amazing at 81, a true inspiration for us all. One of the many good things I have found in blogging is to see so many beautiful, stylish older women, changing the way the world perceives age. Proaging - an excellent idea. As always, your outfits look perfect - the sequins never looked better! xx

  3. I only have been to Vegas once, and then just for a night. Sort of fun. Sort of overwhelming. I'd go back to see a show and I will try to remember your recommendations.

    It was a joy to see you having so much fun with Dorrie and Jodi. I have really been enjoying their blog lately--so inspiring. Very cool that you got to meet up with them.

  4. So many sights in Vegas! I love the look of the Chandelier Bar. And how wonderful to meet up with Dorrie and her gorgeous daughter. Thanks for linking up,


  5. Bravo for capturing the glamour of Las Vegas. Every time I visit this city I swear I will never go back (but then I do) for all the reasons you listed. Looking forward to your Route 66 post.