08 April 2009

Vegas Vignettes: Day 3

Another glorious day, another glorious breakfast at the Paris. Afterwards, my husband and I part ways so I can head back to the Bellagio salon to get my hair done.

I've worn my hair long (past shoulder length) for several years, and I was ready for a change. With the advice of my great colorist and very awesome stylist, I came away with an A-line cut (higher in the back than in the front) with long, shaped bangs. It looked *awesome*!

Sporting my kickin' new 'do, I then met up with my husband at the Baccarat bar, an open area just outside the baccarat room, and also a fabulous place to watch people. To my great amusement, my husband - a die-hard fan of Belgian ale - had discovered the lure of the chocolatini.

Yep, you read right - chocolatini. My buff, very manly husband was drinking (and enjoying very much) a "girly" drink. Considerably amused, I joined him for a similar libation, and we watched the world go by for another hour.

After we pried ourselves out of our seats, we went down to La Scarpa, a little shoe boutique that specializes in delicious designer shoes. A sign of the times - they were actually having a sale! Booya! Unlike the snobby sales clerks on the strip, who didn't deign to pay any attention to you unless you were obviously wealthy, the associate at La Scarpa was wonderful. My husband bought me a pair of L.A.M.B. sandals for my birthday, and I bought a pair of Luciano Padovan t-straps. Again, booya!

Following an early supper and a token stint at the slot machines (won $16 and promptly took my money and ran!), we went back to the room and watched Taken with Liam Neeson. Fun, if predictable and trite in places. Lots of shoot-em-up action, after which we collapsed gratefully into the pillow-topped king-size bed.

Watch this space for upcoming details on day 3, in which involves the Titanic, a baby leopard, and a near-fainting experience!