Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS DAZE: Bellagio Chinese Year of the Dragon Conservatory D...

I am adding a link to my friend Diana's video of the Bellagio Conservatory Chinese New Year display for 2012.  This was taken from her blog - I have really missed a great display this year!  Darn!

The video below was taken with the iPhone 4GS so it's best viewed full screen if you have the bandwith.

Bellagio Conservatory - Year of the Dragon

Monday, February 6, 2012

Link to article: Five Things You Shouldn't Wear on a Plane

The recent posting on  Five Things You Shouldn't Wear on a Plane.


I am certainly an advocate for comfortable clothes and shoes whenever and wherever I travel, and, especially when traveling to Vegas, layers are necessary on the plane, in the hotels and casinos, and on the Strip.  Temperatures can vary wildly from place to place as well as from inside to outside on any given day, so I always have an assortment of cardigans, sweaters and/or long and short-sleeved tops to choose from.  Lighter fabrics, and the ability to layer them at different times of the day or night, make my whole trip a lot more enjoyable.

As far as shoes go, I always say comfort is key.  If you plan on walking ANYWHERE in Vegas - and I'm talking about between hotels, to a show, to a restaurant, etc. - you should seriously think of comfort over fashion.  Besides the fact that most everything is much farther away than you 'think' it is, the surfaces you walk on can vary vastly from place to place, as well, and make it difficult to walk for long periods of time.  I would much rather take an extra pair of shoes in my carry-on bag and go for maximum comfort than look cool for 10 minutes; no one else cares about my shoes.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Link to photos: Some of Claire's beautiful Vegas photos on Flickr

I just had to share my friend Claire's latest batch of Vegas photos.  She doesn't post a lot of them, but the ones she does post are great!

Claire's Vegas photos January 2012

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  I wanna be like Claire when I grow up!