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Two Weeks in Paradise - 9/5 - 9/18

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. fugsworth

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    When the time comes, I must (politely) insist that you show us photos of that penthouse! There are almost no photos of it to be found online. Congratulations, and hope you're having a good trip
     
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  2. tennis

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    Thank you, @bruceb and @eliza :) will not be staying on property so will make sure to stop by the Rewards desk on the day of reservation. I also have a spa appointment that day so will ensure they load that credit as well.

    I appreciate the help!
     
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  3. eliza

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    It’s only day two of working from Vegas and I need a nap. That 5:45 wake up call is way too early. Took a break and lost $70 slotting my way over to lunch at Brera. AKA: The other Italian place in "St. Mark’s Square" with a prix fixe lunch option. $38 for three courses and a $25 wine pairing. I’m in. We’ll see how it compares to yesterday’s lunch at Mercato de Pescheria across the way.

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  4. eliza

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    The Brazilian fast service place in the food court opened since my last visit - they have some açaí bowls for breakfast that seemed reasonably priced. Halo halo next door seemed more interesting to me. $5 chicken empanadas seem like a good snack option.

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  5. eliza

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    This is so good. But portion sizes are huge again.

    Pinot Grigio - I thought this was a double pour but no, it was glass 1 of 2.
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    Fritto Misto - large enough to share four ways easily.
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    Gnocchi - this was so amazingly good. Only managed to eat half - but somehow managed to get through all the burrata. Nom.
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  6. D in the D

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    I will be at the Vue Bar this Sunday. If you see a guy in Detroit Lions gear, say hello. I cant imagine there would be any other schmucks in lions gear.

    -Pat
     
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  7. eliza

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    I’m so full. This was a fabulous meal all around.

    More wine
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    Dessert
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    Yesterday's meal was good - but Brera is a definite step or two up and well worth the extra cost if you ask me.
     
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  8. eliza

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    One last shot at the slot tournie. I managed to come in dead last in my heat yesterday. Ooopies. Good thing each day is a new tournament.

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  9. Ty

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    Just got caught up on the TR. Nice pics.

    Good luck!
     
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  10. VaDreamer

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    Excellent report thus far. Did you need a reservation for your lunch at Brera?
     
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  11. eliza

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    No reservations needed. Maybe on a busy weekend, but I went at 11:30 and was their first table for the day - they open at 11. A few other tables joined while I was dining but it never got busy. Same thing at Mercato yesterday.
     
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    Wait! You didn’t tell us about the show at the table next to you at dinner!!
     
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  13. eliza

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    just the hibachi show. Although I ended up sharing my table with a couple. I’m 75% sure she was a paid date.
     
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    I def had a $18 chicken sandwich at the food court there. No sides, no drink, just the chicken sandwich!
     
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  15. eliza

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    Finished up work right around 3PM and popped over to Rum Runners for their play $100, get $20 FP promo. Hit one set of quads and finished up $16.25.

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  16. eliza

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    Then met up with @bruceb at Panevino for happy hour. Really great spot with a view out over McCarran to the strip.

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    Pear Martini
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    Peach Mule
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    Sliders
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    Mozzarella sticks
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    This is a great spot - especially at happy hour prices. And had a great chat with @bruceb - VMBers are so awesome!
     
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  17. eliza

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    Checked into my Planet Hollywood room. Staying here tomorrow night but wanted to guarantee room early to facilitate a smooth working day tomorrow. This room is MUCH nicer than I expected. But it’s quite a hike back to the parking lot.

    Bathroom has a soaking tub and separate shower stall.
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    Bedroom has nice sitting area and desk.
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    Hard to get a picture of view with all the glare, but I look out over Paris.
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  18. bruceb

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    .It was great meeting you. Enjoy the rest of your trip and win BIG.
     
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  19. eliza

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    Well. I meant to go back down and gamble some more, but I went up to drop some stuff off in my room and I’m clearly not going anywhere. I don’t do Vegas nearly as hard as some do (I get tired just reading some reports), but I still always manage to push too hard too early in long trips and end up regretting it later. So, I’m trying to be good. I’m going to enjoy a night cap, a soak in the tub, and start a new book on my kindle.

    Tomorrow’s plans: work, pack up and move to Planet Hollywood, and the highlight of my trip - dinner at é by Jose Andres. I’m stoked.
     
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  20. vegas superfan

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    You are going to love yourself when you are at work at 6 am after a relaxing night in your room.
     
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