Black Friday Weekend Vegas Recap

I spent Thanksgiving alone.

Well, minus the dog.

While that may sound sad, the reality is that Spouse lovingly took the kids to celebrate with his family – a three hour road trip each way – and left me behind so that I could wake up bright and early on Black Friday for a weekend girls’ trip with my friends J. and B.

Thanksgiving for me included gym time, dog walking, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, online shopping, wearing zero makeup, packing my bag and Chicago-style pizza.

J., B. and I met up the next morning and celebrated the start of the weekend in the airport lounge.

Pure happiness, I tell you.

Our rooms at the Cosmopolitan Hotel had amazing views.

First stop:

When I heard about this new bar at Caesar’s, I wanted to go. While Dame Lisa herself was not there, the cocktails did not disappoint.

We just missed the transition from fall-to-winter with the Bellagio floral displays.

There were roses treated to have a metallic effect:

The holidays were in full swing at Tiffany:

This tiny diorama was a window display:

I did a wee bit of personal shopping.

Other highlights of the weekend included brunch at Giada, truffle nachos (!!!) at Ghost Donkey – a secret speakeasy hidden within the Cosmopolitan, the bawdy stage show “Opium,” and some really excellent spa treatments at the Spa at the Cosmopolitan.

This was my first stay at the Cosmopolitan, and I will be back. The hotel gym was top notch, as was the spa and the myriad dining options. The fountain views from our balcony rooms were arguably better than the Bellagio’s. We had room service and the menu was both extensive and exactly what we wanted when we wanted it.

Only complaint: the weekend passed too quickly.

Cheers, Vegas! See you next time.

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