Gonna give you a two-for-one right now and not split up day four, even though we did have a pretty fun day and even better night!
The morning started out with Kyle Thomas and I trying to decide what to do for entertainment…for the day and for the upcoming evening. We decided to do some walking (burn off the sugar factory and booze calories!) and just explore a little bit of the Las Vegas strip. Obviously we have done this many times before, but it never gets old! There are so, so, so many
weirdos characters in Vegas, it is always entertaining to simply “people watch.” After a bit of walking, we needed caffeine, STAT!
Our first attempt at caffeine recovery was in the form of Starbucks at Planet Hollywood. Mistake! Humongous mistake! Apparently the entire city decided right at that very moment to hit up PH Starbucks, because the line was waaaaay long! Kyle Thomas and I looked at each other and said “oh hell no! We are outta here!” Naturally the next best place to locate deliciously caffeinated drinks would be….drumroll please….Sugar Factory! We walked a few blocks over, peeped at the menu, and BAM! Sugar Factory offered all kinds of iced and hot coffee drinks! Score for Darth and CandyBarbie! Two non-fat iced Chai Latte’s later we were out the door!
Next we headed over to Caesars Palace….and just happened to notice advertisements (ginormous billboards and posters!) for their new show Absinthe. And there was a guy standing around outside trying to entice passers-by with a $20 off per ticket coupon. We talked about possibly going (after all, Holly’s hot and saucy friend Angel Porrino is in the show and I wouldn’t mind seeing her, duh!) and decided to think about it. And when I say think about it, I mean we bought tickets right then and there! We don’t mess around!
It was pretty hot outside so we cut through Caesars and the forums shops to get to the Mirage, where they have the big cat/dolphin exhibit. I love me some lions and tigers! I could gaze at those amazing creatures all.day.long. Seriously. While going through, I spotted a sign for one of the new boutiques in the Forum Shops: Christain Louboutin. *sigh*…..*tear*
I knew I wasn’t getting any Loubies this trip, so I decided to move on quickly before I turned into a giant sad-sack beggar. As much as I hate to admit it, that has happened in the past. Not my proudest moment. (Think: Me-puhleeze can I have a new pair of Louboutin’s?! I really, really need them! Kyle-We’re leaving. Now!) My next two stops, however, were successful ones! I scored a new watch at Michael Kors and a delightfully adorable new rubber duckie from Sugar Factory Store!
After getting presents and seeing the big cats and dolphins, we had worked up an appetite and headed back to Sugar Factory to have lunch. And lunch consisted of these:
After lunch we headed back over to the Cosmopolitan for a much-needed nap. This doll needed to be in tip-top condition to go see Angel in Absinthe!
Fast forward several hours and we were rested, relaxed and ready to go! We headed down to Absinthe not really knowing what to expect. We got there a little early so we went and enjoyed the Pussycat Dolls girls dancing at the blackjack tables for a few minutes. Nice! While watching the girls dance, I got a little nervous that we weren’t going to get to see Angel because she tweeted that she wasn’t feeling well and had thrown up. So I crossed my fingers and hoped she would be there. Deep down, though, I knew she wouldn’t disappoint! Then we walked over to “Spiegelworld” which is the tent like building where the show is performed. We got in line and wound up with great seats (it’s all general admin.)….just three rows from the stage and I was on the aisle. Then the show began and let me tell you…it was GREAT! Amazing acrobatics and gymnastics combined with HILARIOUS comedy. Just what we needed to kick the evening off. The show’s hosts, the Gazillionaire and his assistant Miss Penny Pibbets were really funny. And even though she wasn’t feeling well, Angel was there! What a trooper! And believe me, IRL Angel looks just as amazing as she does on TV in Holly’s World! She is tiny and adorable!
When the show was over, I was lucky enough to have Angel taking her bow directly in front of me, then exiting off stage down my aisle. I’m pretty sure we made eye contact, just don’t ask her if she remembers me!
Anyway, as we walked back to our hotel we got bombarded with requests to come to different nightclubs. One of those nightclubs, Chateau (located at the Paris hotel) actually sounded kinda fun! Kyle Thomas and I went and chilled at Bond for a minute to talk it over and had prime seating right behind the DJ booth. It was fun watchin’ the DJ spin tracks and interact with the party-goers!
After 30 minutes or so, we pulled the trigger and went to Chateau Nightclub and Gardens. And we had a lot of fun. It was the Tuesday night bikini contest for cash prizes. As soon as we entered the club, I immediately was approached by two female club workers who tried to get me to enter the contest. I politely declined. Twice. Kyle Thomas said I should do it (tried to pressure me!), that it would be a great story for my birthday, but I didn’t have nearly enough alcohol in me to even consider doing something so outside of my comfort zone. So we maneuvered through the club and found some drinks and a good spot to people watch and dance a little.
Once the bikini contest started, we moved inside to check it out. It was actually fun to watch. They would call out each girls name and where she was from, then play some dirty rap music while the girls would dance provocatively. Right up Darth’s alley, let me tell you!
After a little while my feet were killing me….4 days straight of heels! I decided we needed to head back to the Cosmopolitan and get to bed at a reasonable time. It was only 3:00AM at this point after all, and we had a nice little 8 hour drive ahead of us. Kyle Thomas agreed and we headed back. All-in-all, a great night in Vegas!