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Las Vegas 2013 - The Cosmopolitan Hotel

I had an amazing time in Las Vegas this past weekend with AndrewJonMeagan, and Laura. I originally intended to go for the CES show, but it turns out looking at a bunch of electronics with a million nerds (and I am one) isn’t as fun as enjoying everything else Vegas has to offer. We stayed at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, which is every bit as awesome as they make it out to be in the commercials. Great vibe, great restaurants, great casino and great entertainment. We thought it would be fun to upgrade our room at check-in and we weren’t sorry, as it included a full bar, gigantic living area, full separate bedroom, and a strip-facing balcony unlike any I have ever seen (see pics below!). Thursday was too much fun and included dinner, drinks, and complete table madness at Tao, then free re-entry into the club upstairs to see Ludacris perform for his SOUL headphone release party. Friday saw Meagan and Laura head home after fulfilling their CES obligations (this was already their third day), while Andrew, Jon and I remained for the rest of the weekend. We started with an amazing breakfast at Jose Andrés’ China Poblano in Cosmo, some gambling at the usual slots (Ghostbusters, Dean Martin’s Vegas Shindig, Michael Jackson’s “King of Pop”, and ZEUS III) and then a massive hotel crawl up and down the strip including sushi and oysters at Bellagio’s Yellowtail and ending at Harrah’s Piano Bar at around 3AM. We intended to head in for the night after that, but of course we were sidetracked by Paris’ Sugar Factory for some late night snacks. And by snacks, of course I mean ribeye and eggs, french dip, mac and cheese balls, and fettuccini alfredo with shrimp. Oops. At least it made for some great leftovers! Saturday was more of the same, with our final dinner planned for Sinatra at Encore. I can’t really think of anything better for dinner than eating Italian and listening to Old Blue Eyes, so I’ll just assume they made that restaurant with me in mind. After dinner we played some more games of chance and met our good friend Joe who was in town for another occasion, then returned to BOND at Cosmo and went out with a bang until 4AM (again), and only one of us sustained physical injuries! Sleep wasn’t really on the agenda, but luckily it’s something I can still get away with for at least a few days at a time. Thanks to everyone who came along and to Cosmo’s excellent staff for making it another memorable Vegas experience! Images in this post were processed in Lightroom 4 using VSCO Film presets for Nikon.

 

Full set of pics on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/den4ps/sets/72157632523225443/

 

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(Footage by Jeff DeNapoliJon DodsonAndrew Stott; Music “Pass Out” by Tiny Tempah)