Las Vegas Round Up

I recently went on a trip to hot, hot Las Vegas!  I thought it would be fun to do a quick round up of a few stops that I made during the vacation, and the notable things I did there.

  1. Plaza Hotel
Cultivate Harmony by Shepard Fairey covers a 21-story tower of the Plaza Hotel

If you are interested in art by Shepard Fairey, D*Face, or Faile, it’s absolutely free to check out the murals that cover the outside of the Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas.  These murals are massive and hard to miss! The Shepard Fairey and D*Face murals are their largest in Las Vegas to date. The Faile mural faces the I-15 freeway, so you might have to catch that one from a vehicle. It depicts a dog wearing a Las Vegas t-shirt and holding a royal flush.

fullsizeoutput_a19If you do check out the murals at the Plaza, stop inside for a round of Bingo. They’ve got games throughout the day, and they last approximately 1 hour. I paid about $17 for my cards, but there were cheaper options available. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to kill an hour in Vegas, and you might win big!

2. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

IMG_6513IMG_6523Close to downtown is the outdoor North Premium Outlets.  It was over 100 degrees on the day that I went shopping there, so I didn’t spend a whole lot of time walking the mall. I hit up Nike, Lululemon, Rag & Bone, and North Face. I ended up with lots of workout clothes, t-shirts, and a pair of jeans.

I was excited to see a Shake Shack at the Outlets, as I had always wanted to try their food. I had a vanilla milkshake, crinkle fries, and their ‘Shroom Burger.  The ‘Shroom Burger was a crispy fried portobello mushroom with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses. It was topped with lettuce, tomato, and their ShackSauce.  It was all very tasty, but left me wondering if I would still fit all the clothes I just bought?!

3. Palms Casino Resort

Wish You Were Here by Keegan Gibbs and Olivia Steele
Small Lie by Kaws
Open Your Hands Wide by Takashi Murakami
All I Want is Everything by Olivia Steele
The Unknown by Damien Hirst
Nurse in Las Vegas by Richard Prince

I made a special trip to the Palms to get a look at their highly acclaimed art collection. Large-scale pieces could be found in restaurants, behind bars, behind the casino cashier, at the check-in counter, and pretty much everywhere in between.  It was basically a treasure hunt for all the cool art pieces.  Employees were incredibly welcoming and encouraged me to get a closer look. They’ve undoubtedly become accustomed to the art crowd that has come out to see this wonderfully curated collection. The art is part of a $620 million dollar renovation that the Palms is undergoing and is a must-see for any art enthusiast.

4. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

I swung by The Cosmopolitan to try a few more popular eateries, including Eggslut. Who could resist trying a place named Eggslut?! I love eggs and eat them pretty much everyday, so I needed to see what the hype was about. Their menu featured 6 sandwiches, their specialty “Slut” and a house-made buttermilk biscuit.

Fairfax Sandwich $8.50 & fresh orange juice $5

I chose the Fairfax Sandwich which had a cage-free soft scrambled egg, chives, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and sriracha mayo on a brioche bun. I loved the taste of the onions and mayo and would definitely recommend this sandwich!

Nearby is the Milk Bar. I bought some of their cookies to bring home as gifts for friends. The super friendly cashier offered me samples of all the soft-serve flavors.  The chocolate covered pretzel was my favorite.  I ordered an iced crack pie latte which put me into sugar overload!

Visit this bunny, when you check out Eggslut and Milk Bar.

I am grateful to have taken a much-needed vacation! I had a lot of fun exploring some different casinos, eateries, and activities. What are your favorite places in Las Vegas?

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