Picture it. Las Vegas, Nevada. Last Christmas. Now granted that’s not so long ago but I never spilled the deal about our fabulous trip to Sin City during the festive holidays. To follow me here is to know that we love Vegas and Vegas loves us. We have stayed at The Cosmopolitan the last seven (!!!!!!!) times we’ve been to the neon marquee jungle of excess and recess for adults. We see ourselves at few other resorts. No other place compares to The Cosmo. Now, I should be spanked for sharing what happens in Vegas here but I can’t help myself. I’ve always been a rule breaker. Read on and place your bets on having a good time!
Christmas morning we got up and had our ritual of espresso-assisted waking greeting the joyous holiday. After opening presents Santa had left for us under the tree, we packed a bag and got on the road into Nevada. I love road trips with my man because we are good company to one another. I played DJ and he made as pilot swiftly finding our way past Big Bear via Yucca Valley into Barstow and further on. We got to The Cosmopolitan around 2:30 p.m. and squeezed into valet to leave our car for the remainder of our visit. We don’t stray far from the resort. What’s the point? It has everything you need. The rest is nearby and only a cab ride away.
Jacques pulled the glass doors to V.I.P. and as we slid inside the concierge immediately took care of us with a sweet upgrade and constant smile. When I walk through The Cosmopolitan I stand up taller, immediately soak into my surroundings while also taking a deep breath I rarely find anywhere else. It’s hard to explain until you stay there. Yes it’s a few more dollars than other places on the Strip but it is unlike any other place on the Strip. It’s worth every penny spent.
We found our way to the Eastside Tower and up to the 36th floor facing the famous Bellagio fountains, Paris, Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell, Caesars Palace, Wynn and the rest. I can honestly say that I could stare at the Las Vegas Strip for hours doing nothing but bouncing my eyes from twinkling light to reflective resort window to humming plane flying overhead. I hate to close the curtains at night to sleep because it means the day has passed on another too short of visit. If we didn’t live in Palm Springs, Las Vegas would definitely be at the top of our short list.
Once our bags arrived from the sexy brunette bellhop we quickly unpacked and hit the Strip for a quick spin. Then it was back to the suite to shower the travel and day off of us before our reservations at STK around 7:30 p.m. We love that restaurant. They treat us well and we appreciate great service. The atmosphere is sexy and the food divine. After my delicious perfectly cooked filet and tuna tartare starter, I was presented with a fabulous desert for my birthday. Now how did they know that it was soon my day o’birth? (wink!)
When we got back to the room there was a bottle of champagne and a personal card from my doll in PR welcoming us back to The Cosmopolitan. Simply incredible! After a pop of the cork and quick toast we downed a few drops and punched it to Luxor for our dear Amber who was dancing the dance in Fantasy. I love the show. The choreography is on-point, current, technical and entertaining. Amber turned the party out as did favorites Mariah and blonde bombshell Kristin. After the show we headed back to The Cosmo and gambled a bit downstairs in the casino before heading to bed.
Friday morning I got up early and went down to grab us a few coffees and croissants at Va Bene for Jacques who was still in bed. We pulled back the curtains and sliding doors to our terrace to listen to the quietness of the early Strip. Very few people are out and about, and there’s no cars circling anywhere below for parking like during the night. There’s a small boat working on the Bellagio fountain jet sprays while little ducks paddle safely by. Marquees lining the Strip continue to change LED screens while larger-than-life nightclub downstairs Marquee at The Cosmo begins decent into becoming the Dayclub. The party never ends in Vegas. Well, not right now.
Comme Ça restaurant overlooks the Strip where we enjoyed a delicious brunch later that day. The weather was perfect outside which provided amazing views up and down the way. Our food was great! Last visit we gorged at the phenomenal buffet Wicked Spoon and could’t move all day. Seriously. Comme Ça was perfect sustenance for a full day of sightseeing and walking about. We will definitely return next trip. The culinary palace has an open feel to its space and is very comfortable to dine in. They also have outside seating but again it was a wee bit chilly in December so we were nestled inside against the large windows.
I had a massage downstairs at the Sahra and Hammam Spa scheduled at 6 p.m. I used my Identity points to cover a big percentage of the cost. Travel tip: If you do any traveling always sign up for their advantage programs for credits to use in the future. They came in quite handy for this expenditure. I wanted to treat myself for my birthday to a great spa treatment and this did it. When you walk in you’re already beginning to relax. It’s a very tranquil transport to another sense of self. After a deep tissue massage I dipped into the steam and whirlpool before strolling my relaxed self back upstairs for dinner at Estiatorio Milos at 8. I felt great and needed a great seafood meal. And as always, Milos provided that!
Another great adventure to Las Vegas! Heading home we stopped by for our annual pause at the find-anything-Vegas-here General Store souvenir shop in front of the transformed SLS formerly Sahara to grab a few tourist gadgets and gig. On the future horizons of Sin City stops ahead I want to visit the Neon Museum to see signs and bulbs of yesteryear, try the only three restaurants inside The Cosmo we haven’t dined in yet and hopefully find ourselves poolside positioned upon a daybed once again this summer soaking up some sun in Sin City at our home away from home, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Thanks for the memories. ♥