Postcard from the Las Vegas Strip, via Instagram

March 21, 2013 in Places,United States

I spent last week in Las Vegas and managed to get through a whole seven days without setting foot in a single club. Between catching the flu the week before and the stress of managing my very first trade show, I was simply thrilled to have an entire fancy hotel room to myself–especially when the room was probably twice the size of the Lower East Side apartment that I share with two other girls! Fluffy pillows, floor to ceiling windows, housekeeping, a bill that I wasn’t paying and a conference in the conference center: I barely left the MGM Grand complex for five days.

Sunrise over the Las Vegas Airport from the MGM Grand

I woke up before the sun most days, simply for the simple pleasure of a few extra minutes in bed watching the sky steadily turn golden and the airplanes speed through the sky. I squeezed in every ounce of sunshine I could, eating breakfast by the pool and going straight from the trade show floor to my bikini for a few rays before the sun slipped behind the buildings. Even so, it was a reminder of why I was glad that I gave Las Vegas a second chance: gorgeous weather, good food and fancy hotel digs are all very good things.

Morning breakfast and sunshine at the MGM Grand pool in Las Vegas

Tory Burch flats at the pool at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Flying into Las Vegas onto a beautiful day

Afternoon sunshine at the MGM Grand pool in Las Vegas

Sunset over the New York New York Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

Water show at the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nevada

New York New York resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

What’s your favorite photo of the Las Vegas Strip? 

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  • Gorgeous. <3 I always thought of Las Vegas as being just another smoggy, busy city but you make it look really beautiful.

  • Eeep! I’m going in June and can’t wait!! 😀

  • Briel79

    My family is going to Vegas again in December for my sister Amara’s 21st birthday. Should be fun! We like to gamble so I’ll be hitting up the black jack tables. Hopefully it won’t be cold and I can do some swimming as well. Not sure where we are staying yet!

    I like the picture of the pool with your feet best.

  • camorose

    Thank you! The blue desert skies are hard to beat :)

  • camorose

    Yay! It’s a fun place :)

  • camorose

    I stayed at Caesar’s Palace last summer and loved it–great pools, awesome rooms!

  • vah

    I love you american girl

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