24-Carat Windows?

7 Sep

Can you believe that the Trump Hotel Las Vegas is gilded with 24-Carat gold?  Me neither.

Me outside our hotel

Kevin and I just returned from four glamorous nights at this lavish resort…then again, it was Vegas.

Trump Las Vegas at night

Golden Glow

The lobby of the hotel was super sparkly and beautiful.

Is there any way I can put these chandeliers in our house?

My favorite part of the hotel was probably the pool:

Ahhhh...

More gold...even on the water fountains!

I spent a few hours catching some rays; I wonder if all that gold helped me get my nice tan.

Aside from getting some much-needed relaxation at the pool, Kevin and I toured a Neon Sign Museum; it was pretty awesome.

Neon Graveyard

Basically it was a large lot that stored vintage signs that date back to the original Las Vegas.  The museum is run by a non-profit group that restores the signs to their original glory.  One of their finished signs is this cute high heel from the Silver Slipper Casino (it is on display just outside the neon graveyard):

The original Silver Slipper

We learned the interesting history of the sign on our tour.  Apparently Howard Hughes lived across the street from the Silver Slipper Casino and this sparkly shoe would rotate around and shine into his window all night long.  Hughes was convinced that he was being spied on by the government.  Instead of shutting his curtains he opted to purchase the Silver Slipper Casino for $5.4 million, fill the shoe with concrete, and stop its rotation.  That’s awesome.

Check out their website to learn more and to see more of their photos.  We had to sign a waiver that stated we would not show our pics on-line.  We hope to make some great art with our photos so hopefully I can show you what we come up with later.

The highlight of our trip was our first wedding anniversary.  Kevin and I renewed our wedding vows with Elvis; how could we resist, it was Vegas?!  After our Viva Las Vegas ceremony we had a wonderful dinner at Le Cirque in the Bellagio.  It was the best dinner E-V-E-R.  I think our desserts speak for themselves:

His

Hers

We didn’t win any money, but a good time was had by all!

Kevin and I before brunch at the Wynn

Have you been to Vegas?  What is your favorite part?  The glamorous hotels and casinos?  Or do you like the hiking, sight-seeing, or fine dining better?  Kate over at Centsational Girl visited the desert of Vegas this past weekend; perhaps Kevin and I will check out that side of Sin City next time!

This weekend the party is at Serenity Now:
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3 Responses to “24-Carat Windows?”

  1. Centsational Girl September 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Oh wow, wish I was there with you!

    Um.. . . .but that might be *awkward*.

    Love seeing Vegas through your eyes, and thanks so much for the shout out!

    Viva Las Vegas!!

    xo

    Kate

    • cornerofmain September 8, 2011 at 9:26 am #

      HA! We totally could have gotten you a fancy dessert Kate 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Kerry Rossow September 8, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Love these shots! The big honkin’ shoe is fabulous!
    Thanks for popping by my place!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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