We started the day quite late today since my legs were ultra sore and I had to limp out of bed. Is this what it feels like to be training for a marathon; or did a ghost spirit come to beat me up in the middle of the night for inhabiting their room?
Once up, I busted out the ironing board. I have never ironed on vacation-- until now. There's a first for everything right?
I thought it would be fun for my Fiancé and I to coordinate our outfits today (we had picked up a somewhat matchy outfit before leaving Hawaii), and had dinner plans in Downtown tonight.
4.24.16-- Wicked Spoon, WS + Bacchanal Comparison, Downtown: Beef Jerky Store, Vic + Anthony.
4.24.16-- Caesars Palace Bacchanal Sunday Brunch, 800 Degrees Pizza, Desserts.
To start off this trip right, we decided to equip ourselves with some
GOOD NEWS and 100 GRAND(s).
Five to be exact
(4 is a an ominous number in Asian Culture).
Were you expecting a Jackpot photo of 500k?
I know, me too. I thought that's what
that meant when I got a fortune cookie recently that read
"You will soon witness a miracle."
I'm still waiting for it to come true...
"What kind of SCAM is this" you must be thinking! ;)
By the way, this is totally not endorsed by Adams & Brooks/ Nestle Inc.
We woke up pretty late today (after 1o am). So the first order of business is brunch!
I had a myVEGAS 2-for-1 buffet redemption for Aria so that's where we ended up (valid only on Monday-Thursdays). We walked to the mlife desk to have it loaded onto the card, then walked to the buffet. We paid the nice lady (Theresa) and had a nice chat which somehow led to talking about malicious phone apps from China (the flashlight ones). Another customer comes, so we waved goodbye and prepared to dig into the food.
WAIT...not so fast.
Las Vegas Trip Report- 11.29.15 (Day 1) Bally's Sterling Brunch, Cosmo Hidden Pizza, Paris Hotel LV Overview.
The plane ride from Hawaii to Las Vegas was not notable other than the take-off felt like an eternity. I did get frisked at TSA...nothing new. To the best of my preparation each time, it happens quite often. I wasn't even wearing anything with metal (ok, maybe a skirt with a tiny zipper).
After about 6 hours, we landed bright and early to around 39 degrees Fahrenheit (a drastic contrast to the 80 degrees warmth in Hawaii). I wanted to try out the Bell Trans VIP Shuttle (share-a-ride; $28 pp. round trip to the strip), so prepaid a few months ago. Interestingly, their system charges you the day before your pick-up/ drop-off (unlike their parent company--Presidential Limo--who charges you in full right after booking).
I had to phone the transaction in as I encountered issues on their website. It would let me fill in everything till the end, but the "next" button was missing to complete the transaction. I tried it several times with various internet browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and IE; nothing worked). After a few tries, I gave up and pick up the good-o-telephone. Needless to say, when I got a live agent, they sounded irritated with me when I wanted to book it through them.
I had printed my confirmation e-mail at home and upon landing, walked to the Bell Trans kiosk at Terminal 3 ( the same one you would purchase the regular shuttle from). The staff radioed in our ride, printed out a voucher, and we waited a few minutes. Our driver was Steve and he arrived in a nice black Sedan (it looked like a newer model of the Lincoln Town car). He was super friendly and welcomed us warmly. We had the car to ourselves.
Once we settled in, Steve offered us a variety of alcoholic drinks from his hidden stash but we declined as it was only around 7 am. He asked us if there was any place we wanted to stop by such as the liquor store. How can we say no? Though sadly, we were too early and the store was not yet open. He dropped us off at Paris and we bid him good bye with a $25 tip for his trouble.
We stored our luggage at the Bell Desk and went about our merry way. First stop-- Bally's to check out the their Sterling Brunch (inside BLT steak). This buffet gets a lot of love online as one of the best weekend brunches so I have been looking forward to it for a long time. As we stay one weekend each trip, it limits how many weekend brunches we can go to (and most of the higher-end ones fall on Sundays).
Unlimited champagne with lobster, king crab and caviar? I hear it calling my name.
Las Vegas Trip Report- Memorial Weekend 2015- Day 3 (Wynn & Country Club Jazz Brunch, Lost & Found, I Love Burgers Palazzo).
I think we are starting a new Las Vegas tradition where we have to try out a new Sunday brunch each trip. Therefore, we found ourselves at Wynn Country Club since it has such great ratings.
Day 3, Sunday- 5/24/15
Update: March 2016
[Note]: It looks like MoZen only does their brunches on special holidays (Easter, etc) and not on a weekly (Sunday) basis anymore.
If you are looking for a nice Sunday Brunch in Las Vegas that's kind of low-key, I highly recommend MoZen Bistro at the Mandarin Oriental (3rd floor). Best of all, you can even make reservations online (via their page or Open Table).
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