Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vegas, Part I

Hello there! I'm going to post about the first part of my Vegas trip. We got to our hotel toom Wednesday night around midnight. We had booked a non-smoking room, but when we got there, they said they had no non-smoking rooms left, and they placed us in a smoking room. I wasn't happy about it at all, but we didn't have a choice. This has never happened to us before anywhere. We were staying at the Flamingo, and it was our forth time staying there. They told us we could switch rooms the next day, but that didn't end up happening. So, we didn't get into a non-smoking room until the day after. We were both disappointed with the Flamingo, and I don't know if we'd stay there again. We didn't like the way they handled the situation either, which is, basically they acted as if they didn't care. 
But, moving on, we went out for a couple of drinks in the hotel that first night, and then just went to bed. We had been up for 24 hours by the time we went to bed. Thursday we headed over to the Orleans in the morning to pick up our Viva wristbands. Luckily the line was very short, and it only took a couple of minutes. After that we headed out to lunch near our hotel, and then we went over to Frankie's Tiki Room. There were only a few people there, so that was really nice. The bartender we had was great too; we had never had him before on previous Vegas trips. We stayed at Frankie's for awhile, and then headed back to our hotel to freshen up before heading back to the Orleans. When we got back over to the Orleans we watched some music and went to the vendor rooms. I only picked up a hair flower there.  
On Friday we went to the Charleston Antique Mall; we had never been there before, but I had heard good things about it. It was a decent sized place, but we didn't end up buying anything there. Before that we went to the Bellagio in the morning, to look at their conservatory & botantical garden. They change their display there seasonally, and we always make sure to stop there on our Vegas trips. The displays are beyond gorgeous and amazing! They had a Japanese spring theme this time. 
We went to the Orleans to watch some music, and we went to Balliwick Pub for the first time. We ended up going there three days during our trip. We really liked it there, and they also had a stage with live music going on. The food was good, too. We went to the Peppermill for an early dinner, and then we went to check out their lounge (it's attached to the restaurant). We had tried to check out the lounge last year, but it had been closed for a private party. 
The lounge was okay, if a bit of a let down, ha. There was one fire pit inside, and it did give off a lot of heat, but Bob got hot quickly, and we went back to sit at one of the bars in the lounge. After we left there, we headed to Frankie's. It was much busier there, and we could only find seating on a bench (there were no seats at the bar), and the guy who was already sitting on the other side of the bench started talking to us. We talked to him and then his friends for awhile, but itt was really loud in there, making it hard to hear. 
In my next blog post I'll write about the remainder of the trip. 

Peppermill Lounge

Dresses: Trashy Diva & Pinup Girl Clothing
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!


  1. Wonderful photos thanks so much for sharing these! Gorgeous outfits to! :)
    That really sux that you were given a smoking room! Being a non-smoker myself, I would be really disgusted by this! I'm pretty sure here in Queensland, Aus you can't smoke in any hotel rooms, because of how high smoking laws here!

  2. It's so funny to read this now as I just returned to my hotel from Peppermill! It is only 6min from the convention center so tonight I brought some colleagues over and we had nachos and burgers and huge milkshakes and it was HEAVEN! I imagined you were sitting with meeeeeeee!

  3. That's a bummer about the Flamingo! I'd be really disappointed too. That is really awful that they stuck you in a smoking room even though you booked non smoking in advance. At least it sounds like you had some fun on your trip anyway and got to explore some things you've never done before!