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What a week it was….in Vegas!
Chris made a lot of new contacts and we learned a few things from a marketing perspective about what to strive for in 2023. So overall, it was a really great conference.
The days were pretty long because it was conference all day and then squeeze in some sights at night. I mean, you can’t be in Vegas and not see Vegas, am I right?
Neither of us had ever been there before, so we wanted to check it out. While we were there, we connected with Chris’ best friend, Kevin, who lives in Arizona, and had THE best time.
We packed a lot of fun into a few days, but here are the highlights!
It was really great to see him and catch up. Kevin is also pretty familiar with Vegas so he hooked us up with dinners and ventures out at some of the coolest casinos.
Well, there’s a flower in the drink that numbs your tongue. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because I’m not a big fan of mixed drinks, but it was really good! And a total experience with the vibe of the hotel and casino.
But the best part of the evening?
We dined at this super cool restaurant called Zuma and just spent hours tasting their menu. I mean, it was pretty fabulous and probably one of the best nights we’ve had!
From the food, the wine, the atmosphere, and hanging with Kevin and Chris’s Marketing Consultant, Jen, it was so much fun.
Originally, the plan was to stop in Paris, but the restaurant we wanted to go to had a long wait. So we just walked around and took in the sights before heading over to the Cosmopolitan.
As an aside, I came out leaving Vegas with a huge obsession with Chilean Sea Bass. I don’t think I’ve had it before and enjoyed it at both restaurants. It was SO GOOD!
On the way back to our hotel, we stopped by the Bellagio to watch the fountains. I mean, how cool that they do this whole water display set to music.
If you’ve never been, I highly recommend dropping by. The show runs every 15 minutes.
Aside from the food, the casinos are pretty incredible too! I didn’t gamble at all but enjoyed how each one had its own vibe.
If you’ve never been to Vegas, it’s worth the trip, even if you don’t gamble. There are lots of shows, incredible food, shopping, and nightlife with plenty to keep you busy.
We were pretty exhausted heading home and are regrouping now that we are back.
And for those of you asking about Tori, she’s doing much better. And she’s even going back to school on Monday. Yay!
What I’m Shopping For This Week
Since I was traveling all week, I didn’t do much shopping this week. So I need to make up for lost time as I still need to buy gifts for the fam!
Some of you have been asking about my new area rug on the front porch. It’s festive but yet, not overly Christmas-y so it can work anytime of the year.
They keep my feet really warm and dry. While they are a little pricey, they are worth it because they will last for several years.
As I’ve been decorating here, I’m starting to accent with more brasses and golds. I love these pretty planters. They’d make a great gift idea!
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
Although I was in Vegas all week, we still had a good time here too!
For starters, I shared my FAVORITE tiger butter fudge recipe that is super easy to make.
And the best part? I shared my recipe with 15+ bloggers’ favorite sweet treat recipes for the holidays.
So if you are looking for some cookie exchange, gift ideas, or holiday treats, you will love this post.
I also shared my porches and how I decorated them for Christmas here at the new house. Wait until you see how some of my planters look!
And finally, I shared my holiday home tour in my latest YouTube Video where you’ll see all of my Christmas trees and home all spruced up!
Amazing Inspiration from Around the Web
I love finding cool inspiration from around the web and wanted to share some of what I’m loving right now.
My good friend Rachel shared some beautiful front porch decorating ideas this week. Did you catch them?
I always love how she decorates her front porch for every season.
My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared some pretty bedroom inspiration for the holidays.
Do you decorate the bedrooms in your home?
I haven’t done so here yet, but am taking notes from her for next year!
My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared a super yummy sweet treat recipe for the holidays that you’ve got to try!
Anything peanut butter and chocolate is my jam and she knocks this one out of the park.
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
These outdoor decorating ideas.
I love these front porch decorating ideas for winter!
And these festive tablescapes.
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