I haven’t been to Las Vegas, NV, in a long time. Since, President Obama was 1st elected president, in 2008. I used to go at least once a year in my 20’s. Now, on the verge of 35, my husband and I, have been discussing places we’d like to revisit together. Las Vegas has always come up on our list of places. He hadn’t been in 4 years. So, we booked a trip for January. I wanted to see Jennifer Lopez’s, “All I Have”, Las Vegas residency.
My husband got us tickets for her show. We were able to see J.Lo, on her opening weekend in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. She is the ULTIMATE Vegas showgirl! Her show is glitz, glamour, sexy, and 90 minutes of non-stop dancing. I think she’s the perfect fit for a Las Vegas show and does not disappoint. She had 10 costume changes. She had JaRule come out as a special guest. She even sings a beautiful song dedicated to her children. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, while J.Lo is in town her show is worth the Vegas experience.
Along with concerts and parties to be enjoyed in Las Vegas, I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the food there. Las Vegas has become the new celebrity chef restaurant capital of the world. We made reservations at “Carnevino” the Italian Steakhouse, by celebrity chef Mario Batali.
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, win big at the tables or happen to be passionate about food, especially steak, this is a perfect choice.
We stayed at The Palazzo. All of the rooms in the hotel are suites and extremely luxurious. It’s also connected to The Venetian. Between both hotels and casinos, there’s plenty of entertainment and food to be enjoyed. We ate an epic breakfast at the French-inspired “Bouchon”, by world-renowned Thomas Keller. We also enjoyed the Southern food at “Yardbird Southern Food Table & Bar”, we ate there twice. Sooooo goooood!
I even stood in line for almost an hour, just to get a cannoli at “Carlo’s Bakery”, made famous by the TLC show, “Cake Boss”, and everyone’s favorite baker, Buddy Valastro. Would I do it again? Probably not. The cannoli was good, but I’m not a fan of waiting in long lines for food.
I have to admit going back to Las Vegas, in my 30’s and married, was different than all my single girl trips in my 20’s of years past. For the first time in Vegas, I didn’t get too drunk, wake up with a hangover, or go to a club. It was Fabulous! Times may have changed, I may have changed, but Las Vegas is always a good time!