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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

Here's my finale Vegas post! I even pulled out the Vegas mugs I bought there, so get ready! HaHa Really glad these posts (here and here) helped you guys. For anyone that doesn't know the layout of Vegas, watch the two videos below and here's a map. It will give you an idea of how everything is situated. I video taped my shuttle ride from the airport to The Venetian Hotel on a whim :) As you can see everything is really spread out. So definitely bring comfortable walking shoes, cool clothes, sunshades and sunscreen! We went in April and it was HOT with a breeze then. LOL

The Strip Part1: Tropicana, Excalibur, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and City Center.  
The Strip Part 2: Paris Hotel, Bellagio, Serendipity 3, Caesars Palace, The Coliseum, The Forums, The Mirage, Treasure Island Hotel and The Venetian.


We stayed at The Venetian Hotel. If you like beautiful artwork, sculptures, elaborate painted ceilings, marble flooring, fountains and gardens, then this is the hotel for you. It's truly gorgeous! The Venetian has suites, not rooms. They're spacious and immaculate! Each suite has gorgeous marble bathrooms, refrigerator, a sunken living area, desk, phone, safe and a breathtaking view of the mountains and other casinos. The Venetian Hotel is also a shopping mecca! They have so many stores and levels that you will need a map to navigate. They have a plethora of restaurants , spa and gondola ride. Besides all that fabulosity,  I also picked The Venetian because it was centrally located to other attractions I wanted to see. The Mirage, Caesars Palace, Serendipity 3 and Treasure Island are all nearby.



Try to attend some type of play or concert while you're in Vegas! Although it's no longer at The Venetian, we went to see The Phantom of the Opera in 2011. I also purchased backstage passes to meet & take a picture with the phantom and get a tour of the set. I received a special program and he autographed it :).

I like to know the story behind the story, so this was really special for me. We were able to see the costumes that were made and imported from Belgium, the "crashing" chandelier, statues, wigs and everything that made up the set. Another thing that touched me, was the phantom (Anthony Crivello) was truly grateful for everyone's attendance, love for the actors and support of theater. Stage actors, really put their all into productions. It means a lot to them, when they see that you've enjoyed a production. So much effort goes into it. We also saw the Blue Man Group and went to Madame Tussauds in The Venetian.

If plays aren't your thing, go to a concert! In 2011, Janet Jackson headlined Caesar's Palace. So always check for current concerts and events. There's always something going on in Vegas!

There's also a hotel (oh heck, the V theater at Planet Hollywood), where they will teach you to pole dance and you get this cute stripper card (example)! HaHaHa But I couldn't go there, because I was with my MOMMA! HaHaHa  :P But the wallet size card is really cute and I'm sure you'll get some giggles trying this.

yep, that was me at madame tussaud's with a wax figured snoop doggy dog (lion) and president obama.
i'm truly diversity at it's best! i can hang with the so called "upper" and "lower" class with no problem. ;) bottom line, I can relate to all. maybe that explains the diversity of my readers on this blog. :)

And finally, make sure you see Vegas at night! It's beautiful! I ate an early dinner and caught some FREE shows. Start at Treasure Island for the "pirate" show, then walk down a block and wait for the volcanic eruption at The Mirage (or just watch it below. LOL). Then go inside The Mirage and get something sweet from The Sugar Factory . I hope these blog posts helped you. I enjoyed my week there and you will too! :)

Sweet-Bittersweet-Not Sweet
The Venetian in Las Vegas is SUPER Sweet!

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  1. I would love to go to Madame Tussad's museum! The photo with Snoop is awesome :) My husband and I want to take an adult only trip this winter to Vegas for our first time there.

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  2. I have never been to Vegas but your posts have me dying to visit. Maybe that will be where I schedule my next vacation.

    Tracy

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  3. I've certainly enjoyed following along with you on your Vegas trip, Kim. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favourite shows and your backsatge photos are wonderful. Daniel Craig looks very realistic too! I enjoy your travel posts as you always include so many details!
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  4. Ha! I love it. I looooooooved the Venetian and my husband and I (we were actually engaged at the time) totally did the wax museum too. SO much fun!

    The next time you're in Vegas, drop me a line and I'll tell you about this amazing chocolate shop you must visit: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/

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  5. beautiful hotel. I've always wanted to visit Madame Tussauos. Also this is 'a very sweet blog'.
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

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  6. I just went to Las Vegas for the first time this past February, so I really enjoyed hearing of all the things you did! Brings back so many good memories. You mentioned several shows and attractions that I didn't even know about, I'll have to try those next time. I'm glad you had such a good time KIm!

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  7. Great post Kim, I will keep it and use it if I ever go to Vegas.
    (I would love to go to see The Killers Live concert)
    The Venetian looks awesome and I am glad you enjoyed The phantom of the opera it has to be an amazing show.
    Kisses

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  8. What a fun trip Kim! Looks like you had a blast. I'm going to have to bookmark your Vegas posts and keep them as a guide for when I go. :)
    Great pics, check you out with POTUS and Snoop! LOL

    xo

    Maria

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  9. These photos are fab, Kim! Did I hear mention of the Gucci Store in one of those vids?!? :) Vegas truly looks like a wonderland for us big folks. :-)

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  10. Aw man, I want to go to Vegas so bad! Haha, just a fun trip there would be awesome. Great post about it Kim :)

    Trendy Teal

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  11. Hi Kim Doll, thanks for sharing all your wonderful Vegas memories with us. I went to LV when i was very very young and the Venetian was almost finished being built, so this was wonderful for me to see the decor and style inside. Madame Tussauds must be so much fun! You're looking really cool there with Snoop ;) They still have Treasure Island?? Thats amazing! Would love to visit again.

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  12. Sounds like you had a great time. Las Vegas is one place i would like to visit.

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  13. Kim it looked like you had a blast! so happy for you , love all the pics you gave me a different perspective of what Vegas is like, HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME FRIDAY !

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  14. WOW, looks like you had a great time in Vegas! Vegas sure is so much fun!I'm sure Venetian is a fabulous place to stay! We stayed at the Vdara which is a complete smoke free and gambling free boutique hotel which provides resort like experience! If you want to enjoy the casino city but do not like living amidst smoke and gambling, I would def recommend Vdara!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  15. The Venetian Hotel is a beautiful and grand hotel to visit and also to stay in. We only visited there when in Las Vegas. So many activities including the Gondola ride. I admire the Blue Man Group. They are so talented. Looks like you had so much fun!

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  16. Great post!!!!!I love Las Vegas. I usually stay at the Bellagio but Tao in the Venetian is my favorite restaurant in Vegas!!!
    xxx
    Nina
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  17. What an adventure! Your mugs are perfect hee hee! Daniel Craig looks very well done, but the president, not so. You look really professional next to him though :)

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  18. nice!! love the wigs :)
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  19. While I would prefer real venice, that seems like a fun place to visit with most of the charm and a less expensive plane ticket!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  20. we stayed at the palazzo its connected to the venetian..i LOVE that hotel..my hubby went to the casino while I go shopping while pushing the stroller..i love the shops there ...great post kim!

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  21. What a wonderful post for you to share Kim. I do like Vegas, but usually get so exhausted after 3 days. We saw Cirque du Soleil and stayed at the Venetian and Luxor one tim, and loved it.

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  22. What an amazing trip (and amazing post!)
    Now I'm dreaming all about the bright lights of Vegas - maybe I'll grow up and be a showgirl! Lol!

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  23. Looks like it was such super fun and amazing trip, wish I could have been there with you! I can only imagine how how it was, mind you when I was there it was July and I got heat exhaustion! lol!
    x.o.x.o

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  24. Looks amazing doll! Lots of fun & loads to see and enjoy!! Love Phantom of the Opera, so cool :))) I need a holiday for sure now..haha. Anywhere warm would suit me just fine...though, I need a beach as well :)) I hope you have a gorgeous weekend doll xx

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  25. I went to Madame Tussaud's in London and in Berlin, had so much fun! these pics are great Kim, you seem like you had great fun!

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  26. All of your Vegas posts have me seriously thinking about a trip there, Kim! Although I'm not very close now that I'm in Paris, I was always so nearby that I thought, oh, I can go anytime... and then I never got there! That will have to change when I'm back in North America :) Thanks for sharing!
    xox,
    Cee

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  27. Hi Kim! Your Vegas posts made me want to travel there very soon! Never visited it but I'd love! The Venetian Hotel is really stunning, you look very nice at the Madame Tussaud's! Happy Friday dear! xo

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  28. You are quite the travel guide! I'm going to Vegas for the first time this summer so your posts have really helped. Thanks a mil. And TGIF! p.s. Have a question for you about Google +. Will inbox.

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  29. Looks like such a fun place. Every post makes me want to go see it even more, haha!

    Pretty cool that you got to go behind the scenes of the play. Lovely photos :)

    Away From Blue

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  30. Oh, Kim, this place is truly over the top for EVERYTHING. Thank you for much for the stories and photos! x

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  31. The Venetian sounds right up my alley with all that shopping! That is so funny about the pole dancing lessons. One day I hope to take a trip to Vegas! Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 Target Giveaway!

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  32. wow you really look like you were in venice!!!! beautiful trip indeed!!!!

    xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

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  33. What a beautiful Place! Lovve the Photos ,great Work :)

    Happy Friday ,kisses

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  34. This really makes me want to go to Vegas again. I never got to do a gondola ride when I went. Next time you go, you should get tickets to La Reve at the Wynn hotel. It's like Cirque but in water!

    Oh to Be a Muse
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  35. I have never been to Las Vegas as an adult. I'd really love to visit. (PS Some of the wax figures are CREEPILY realistic!)

    Fizz and Frosting

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  36. I've been there before! So fun :) Now I want to go back to Vegas!!

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  37. You know, I never thought that I would want to go to Vegas, but now you are making me want to!

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  38. OMG looks like soooo much fun!!! I can't wait to in September!!! YOur so funny kim!! I will try to set up my bloglovin!! don't know how to do alot of this stuff yet, but i will figure it out! lol :) xoxo

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  39. You lucky thing. It is SO cool that you got an autographed copy of the program and I want to go to Vegas and see shows too!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  40. WOW Kim this is sooooooo unbelievably incredible! Want to do the gondola ride. Actually hubs and I are going to LV soon and staying at Wynn!

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  41. soo cool i wanna see blue man group

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  42. Wow, you're totally making me want to book another trip to Vegas. I haven't been since 2006 and I'm sure a lot has changed lol. When I was at that wax museum, I had my photo taken with the president too. Not the cool prez though, it was Baby Bush. Sigh.

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  43. Oh Kim, you saw EVERYTHING! I haven't been to Vegas, and I never thought I'd want to go, but you're tempting me!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  44. You haven't missed a thing dear ! Except for the stripper card of course :-) The Phantom of Opera, what a treat! I would have loved that! I've heard about the Venetian on tv, it looks like a reproduction of the best of Italian Renaissance. When you talk with such enthusiasm of a place, you make me crave for going there!! Lots of love darling!!

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  45. Hi Kim, I stayed at the Venetian twice and I loved it! The rooms are so big! I love all these pics! How was the Blue Man Group? I always wanted to watch it. Is it worth it? Have a good weekend!

    xo Jo

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  46. I would love to visit Las Vegas! Seems very fun from what you showed us! I loved the videos.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  47. I'm dying to go to Vegas. I want to visit the wax museum. I'm definitely going to remember The Venetian when we go, the rooms look amazing. I would love to go see Phantom, your photos are amazing!

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  48. OMG Kim I have that same cup! Love it! hehe!

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    Dawn

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  49. Oh sweetie looks like you have a lot of fun!

    xoxo

    www.sakuranko.com

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  50. I'd love to go to Vegas - the Mr. went and guess where he stayed?? Same place as you - looks fab. Happy weekend lovely lady, hope you have a great time,
    Axx

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  51. Vegas is a lot of fun! I was there 2 years ago. I kept getting asked for my ID. hehehehehe. =)

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  52. i have always wanted to go to vegas!this is awesome..i am going to look at your other vegas posts as well now..and the blue men group is real?!!i thought that was something shown in Arrested Development only..haha!

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  53. Hey Kim! It was nice to get your lovely comment on my blog! These vacations posts are kind of a favorite of mine because it feels like I get to travel with you! Imagine what a grand time we would have in Vegas if we went!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  54. I love the mugs. Pink and black can never go wrong.

    OOh... I so wanna visit Vegas the SIN City. I don't gamble but it is fun to imbibe in the decadent atmosphere. I would have to remember to check back this post for tips when I do head to Vegas.

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  55. This post wants me to go back to vegas.
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  56. wow! i love the hotel. and for sure that's a whole lot of money to spend, but i bet it's all worth it. i really hope i can also watch phantom of the opera someday.

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  57. I have never been there but have it on my list of places to visit. Thanks so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures and videos. Now if we can touch and taste, the experience will be almost complete. Love that you put so much effort into taking videos and so many beautiful pictures. :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  58. Oh the Venetian! What a beautiful, beautiful hotel! It's my favorite. We stayed at Aria, which was new and modern, but the Venetian has an opulent style. Looks like you had fun.
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  59. I wish I could've seen Liberace museum before it closed!! So tacky but awesome,meh he.

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  60. definitely on my list!! love the ott-everything that vegas brings to mind :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  61. Oh I think you squeezed the life out of Vegas, went everywhere and saw everything !
    Did you see the hot guy at the Illusions show at the Riviera ?

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  62. Oh! Madame Tussaud! I had so much fun in there posing with so many celebrities and doing crazy pose! LOL!

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  63. Your Vegas experience sounds incredible Kim! I would agree with your super sweet rating on The Venetian. I have a special place in my heart for that place since I was married there. Our ceremony was on a bridge overlooking St. Mark's Square and then we took a gondola ride afterwards. What's funny is tourists were taking pics and videos of us so it's weird to imagine we were part of people's vacation memories ;p

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  64. Look like such a fun event
    I would love to go see Phantom, your photos are amazing! Make us feel to go there

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