Vintage Vegas: Day one!
Hello world! I’ve been a busy bee but I have so many adventures to share with you. I haven’t fully announced it but I will be moving to Las Vegas sometime in December so everything has been a little hectic with preparing for my move cross-country, work, and my own personal blog. Now you all know, officially, why I have been slacking with my posts as of late but great things are set to come.
To make sure I am making the right decision, I decided to take a random flight to Las Vegas where my best friend now lives. It was the best spontaneous decision I have ever made because when I arrived and got to experience the best of Vegas, It started to feel like “home”. My best friend is incredible and made sure we made the best of this 7 day trip and brought me EVERYWHERE. We explored potential neighborhoods I may want to live in that were lined up with vintage homes, the Stitch Factory (A school I may be attending), the Hoover Dam, the best of downtown Freemont, Boulder City, Bonnie Springs, and the beautiful scenery of the Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead. I was blown away by everything I saw and experienced. Honestly, without my best friend Santiago, I wouldn’t have known much about Vegas aside from the famous strip. We barely even touched the strip aside from visiting the Wynn and the Parisian hotels. Vegas is such an animated place full of character that I felt like I was totally in my element. I met so many great people and saw so many fabulous neighborhoods I’d want to live in. This trip was perfect and I don’t have one bad thing to say about it.
My dream is to have a vintage home, classic car, my own business, and a life full of adventure. Sadly, I can’t have any of those things here in New York without working a thousand times harder than I already do, but I can’t say I haven’t tried. I have a love/hate relationship with New York, mainly because it is so chaotic and I have spent more time working here than actually living my life. However, growing up here and my experiences have broken me in to the woman I am today so I have no regrets. That’s why I will always love NY, this place will always be such a huge part of who I am. New York is like a mother who gave me tough love and made me strong. Now I am strong enough to let go and see what other adventures await me somewhere else. I am about to be 27 and I’ve paid my dues here. It’s time to conquer a new city.
On the first day of my adventure we did quite a lot so I dressed the part in my new Pinup Girl Clothing harlequin top and matching cigarette pants. It was the perfect outfit for a day full of adventure! We did a vintage home tour where we got to meet people who love the rockabilly lifestyle and got to take a tour of their rad homes that were built in the 50s and 60s. After that, we were off to In and Out Burger because I had been craving that place for months lol. Then we were off to a cute social at another vintage home before we were off to the Cosmopolitan to see the beautiful Jennifer Keith serenade the crowd with her beautiful voice. After a long day, we weren’t quite done yet because we ended the night at Frankies Tiki Room.
Just driving around we came across some incredible homes. This one being one of my favorites! So many of them have their vintage cars parked outside. I felt like I was in a dream! So in love! ❤I wore my Pinup Girl Clothing harlequin Lauren top and cigarette pants, vintage shoes, vintage nylon head scarf, and Polaroid sunglasses for a day full of retro goodness!
This PUG outfit is to die for and I didn’t want to take it off!Love that I can wear it casually and spice it up with different accessories.Plus these pants fit me like a glove! Wepa! Off to our first vintage home tour! That’s my bestie Santiago! Gagging. ❤ This gentleman had an awesome living room and dining area. Loving that Vornado fan! Look at this cute little dining area!Can I live here? haha. This is another house we got a tour of and it was another one of my favorites. Loving that Impala Ralph! His living room was so adorbs!His record player! Every house we went to had a bar! Love this one!His living room!
Can we talk about this awesome vintage kitchen? I wanted to run away with his fridge haha.Cute little guest living room. Love his vintage tv and it works!Ladies…he has a PINK BATHROOM! Yes, yes, and yes. Adorable party room. Ralph says this is where he invites friends over and they listen to cool tunes and jive.Look at that bar!
His jukebox!We saw lots of these kitten wall plaques and I loved them all equally haha. Drove by this vintage home and this rad car outside on the way to another home.Gah!This home was pretty amazing looking too!I don’t ever want to leave!This was the 3rd home we got a tour of and it was just as awesome as the others!Look at that truck! This was my favorite room of his home. Futuristic 60s. Look at that Eames lounger! Love this faux vintage fireplace! Incredible interior decor. Look at that vintage Pan Am plane!His bathroom was lovely too! And can we talk about his pool and amazing bar in the back yard?! Lol Santiago hates photos but I took them anyway!Look it matches my outfit! Another one of my favorite homes we got to tour was this beauty. I mean, just look at it. I thought we were visiting Esther Williams house.Love his minimalist approach to antiques. He said he loves to collect art and he had some great pieces. He also collects antique Vornado fans.
Love his little dining area! His office is pretty sweet too. Isn’t that cool?We didn’t want to leave haha.
Exploring the backyard we noticed this awesome vintage bike… and this cute trailer! I want one so bad.Fell in love with his pups. Such cuties!Here is the last home we visited and I was gagging over their Thunderbird!
Loving that turquoise fireplace! He likes to collect vintage Coca Cola memorabilia.Loved these Wonder Woman pillows in his guest room! Famished we sped to In and Out Burger where we enjoyed a.. great meal, ANIMAL STYLE! At the Social we got to visit yet another home. This one reminded me of Jayne Mansfield. Everything was covered in mirrors and she had a hot tub just a few feet away from her bed!Photo op!
I didn’t want to leave lol. Loved her pool too. Even the McDonald’s is retro in Vegas! Off to the Cosmo for Jennifer Keith! The Cosmo is a girls DREAM. Chandeliers, pink lights, giant shoes, and an homage to all of the best actresses and performers of the golden era? Yes please. Jennifer Keith was amazing! I had never heard her sing before. We got invited by one of the guys whose homes we toured. Glad we came!I love these vintage photos of the ladies of Barry Ashton’s wonderful world of burlesque at the Silver Slipper Casino on the second floor of the Cosmopolitan hotel.
I tried to create a pose of my own in this shoe. Took a photo in this shoe last year too! Last stop, Frankies Tiki Room!And I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time here when I officially move to Vegas lol.
Can’t wait to show you day 2!