The MGM Grand was home for most of this past week. It was a nice break even though I was there for business and didn't have much time for myself. In order to get from the hotel / casino to the conference center I had to walk past the pool each day. I'm not really a "lounge around the pool" kind of person but I could picture myself out there in the sun amongst the palm trees with a good book and a margarita. Unfortunately there just wasn't time.
Living in Santa Fe is tough on the skin so when I arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday I dropped my luggage in my room and immediately scurried down to Lush to stock up on bath bombs and replenish my supply of facial masks and cleansers. I love that Lush stays open until 11pm during the week and midnight on the weekends.
As far as entertainment goes, gambling doesn't really interest me but I love the Cirque du Soleil shows. I wanted to see Mystere again while I was there but the theater was dark during my stay. And Zarkana was sold out. That'll teach me not to plan ahead. Hopefully I'll get a chance to catch one of them when I'm in Las Vegas in November. I'm looking for spa suites already.
I have to confess that there's just something about Vegas that makes me want to buy clothes with rhinestones on them. So I did. I needed new jeans and a belt anyway. And a corset may have been purchased. Or three. And maybe a pair of rhinestone stripper shoes. What can I say, sometimes you just have to let the spirit move you.
And now I'm back home again in Santa Fe, getting back into my daily routine, and trying to get caught up on all of my projects. It's always nice to sleep in my own bed and wake up to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee.
I popped a rib when I was heading back home so I need to find a better laptop bag and purse to travel with. I'm open to suggestions for TSA-compliant laptop bags. I love my Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag but it's not making for a good traveling companion.