Vintage Vegas: Day 5!
Sorry for the delay my loves, I have been overbooked for the past 3 weeks so I haven’t had much time to publish any posts. Anyway, here is the 5th day of my awesome trip in Vegas. I woke up feeling very 60s so I threw on my new Laurel & Hector Jailhouse Rock Elvis dress and channeled my inner Priscilla Presley for the amazing day ahead. My best friend Derek & I didn’t have much of a plan and kind of wandered around the outskirts of Las Vegas where we discovered many incredible places and landmarks. I love how Vegas preserves its history and takes art and attention to detail so seriously. Everything about this place is a work of art with a story attached to it. Our first stop was Red Rock Casino for a delicious brunch at the buffet. I swear I am going to have to join the gym when I head over to Nevada because their buffets are so amazing and cheap! After a delicious meal we were off to the Smith Center to marvel at the modern but Art Deco design of this incredible performing arts center. I swear if I ever get married, I hope that I can elope there in Great Gatsby fashion. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever SEEN and of course I took photos for you all to see. The security was kind enough to allow us to take a small tour of the building. After my breath was taken away by the Smith Center we explored the rest of Red Rock Canyon until we found ourselves at an adorable and quant resort called Bonnie Springs. This small western resort had its history in tact and had an adorable petting zoo, cool and cozy restaurant, an old mini-train that traveled around the resort, and more. It really was a sight for sore eyes for a girl like myself who has never been to a western resort. The restaurant had chairs lined in cow print, a fireplace to roast marshmallows, a dining area, and a sweet wooden bar. Old photos of visitors stemming as far as the 1920s adorned the walls and located just outside of the restaurant was a duck pond where peacocks roamed freely. We had such a good time exploring the vicinity until it started to pour lol. That’s when we drove back towards downtown so I could check out some of the vintage shops, outlets, and old chapels. Didn’t find much shopping around but was happy to visit some of the chapels and a cool bar called the Thunderbird lounge which had some pretty rad photographs on their walls. It was a long day so we hurried back home for a nap before we were back at it like jack rabbits and were off to explore the Wynn and a cool barcade called Insert Coins where we played Pacman and Marvel vs. Capcom. Yup, just another day in Vegas!I can’t believe that my Laurel & Hector dress matched my newly thrifted vintage Barbie purse so PERFECTLY. Finding that purse just 3 days before at Back in Thyme in Boulder City was totally meant to be. See, this is exactly why I like to wear things organically. I have been dying to wear this dress but wanted to wait for the perfect day and that day was today! I also thrifted these earrings a few days before I wore this dress too and it was also a perfect match. I was serving you all 1960s realness!Since I wore heels all week, I decided to give my feet a break and wear flats. It became clear to me that I am so used to wearing heels that I still pose as if I am wearing them in photos haha.
Gotta love the buffet! Red Rock Casino did my hunger justice! Just look at my desert!Driving off to see the Smith Center we came across this masterpiece of architecture, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health by Frank Gehry.
Ladies and gentleman, The Smith Center of Performing Arts. What 1920s dreams are made of. Incredible detail. From the lighting to the typography, everything was Art Deco.There are a lot of great shows that showcase here.
Just look at the LOBBY! Incredibleeeee.lol Derek was in heaven. Red Rock Canyon was closed thanks to the government shutdown but who needs to go when the mountains are everywhere! The good ol desert. Can we camp here? Beautiful. breathtaking. Bonnie Springs! An old carriage! Cute train takes you on a tour around the resort. Where are my cowgirl boots! Dewick! Creepy doll thing.Get your fortune told by the Ol’Miner! Old Nevada or bust! Duckies!The Bonnie Springs Bar/Restaurant! Would love to roast marshmallows here! Some cool new and old peeps who visited Bonnie Springs. Peacocks just chilling outside of the restaurant. Cool shot I took of a bull with a cool nose ring ;). You can also go horse riding here!Hay gorl. Some cool finds at a Salvation Army on the way back downtown. Stopped by the outlets and this was the only interesting thing I found. Dolce & Gabbana cake heels. SICK. We decided on a whim to check out this lounge… and fell in love with the cool photographs on the wall from the 40s-60s. The real Thunderbird lounge in the 1950s. Elvis lives at The Little White Wedding Chapel!Hey boo ❤
Just going to drive off in this cool pink El Dorado, no big deal.
After a nap we visited the Wynn hotel which reminded me a lot of the Bellagio but BETTER!Feeling comfortable in this oversized Zara bandana sweater, skinnies, and Ash sneakers.
Gorgeous decor of a beautiful restaurant at the Wynn.
The Wynn honors Frank Sinatra. Ol Blue Eyes ❤
What a beautiful hotel. Selfiesssss in the trick mirror. Hi security! Adore Dior. The king Alexander McQueen. My wedding dress. Brioni. A menswear brand that is on another level. For sophisticated and fashionably forward gentlemen only. I was swooning. Cool pool Wynn. Well done. Well done.So pretty!
Can I have all of these ceiling lamps?Chanel! I’ll take everything please.I believe this is Giuseppe Zanotti, I can’t remember. Whatever. Nice shoes!Driving towards Freemont we came across this awesome old neon sign! One of my new favorites! But my favorite of all is the crystal slipper! I love you Freemont, for so many reasons.At Insert Coins, a cool arcade full of old arcade games, a cool fluorescent bar, a live DJ, and dance floor! Such a cool spot!
They also have booths where you can play modern systems like Playstation and Xbox. The Pacman master!So many cool old games!My turn! I kicked ass playing Marvel vs. Capcom!Good times!
Till day 6!