I just returned from my third trip to Vegas (not to mention my third trip within a year).

Not going to do huge monster-posts this time, so I’m just going to run down my top 10:

10) Staying at the Palazzo — a gorgeous room in a decadent and perfectly situated hotel.  Loved watching The Price Is Right while in the shower; also loved shopping at the designer boutiques downstairs.

Love the parasols -- they change each season. They had red lanterns for Chinese New Year in January.

9) Gorging ourselves on buffets. We went to Paris and TI this time.

8) Experiencing the ghetto fabulousness of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas — $5 blackjack, $1 chocolate-covered bananas, deep-fried Oreos and the weirdest crowd I’ve seen in Vegas (and that’s saying a lot).

How sweet is this?

How sweet is this?

7) Getting hooked up at every club, no line or cover, anywhere we went. Of course, we always do that.  But by this trip, I’m done with nearly all of the contacts from my old company and I’m just using people I’ve networked with on my own.  And how sweet is it to have free champagne all night?

The eight of us at Revolution Lounge at the Mirage: Carissa, Katie, Danielle, Beth, Lisa, me, Jen, Callie

6) Having dinner at N9NE — along with Maroon 5! (Believe it or not, Adam Levine did not hit on any of us.)

Maroon 5s table was behind us and to the right.  From left: Alexa, Grant, Lisa, Beth and me.

Maroon 5's table was behind us and to the right. From left: Alexa, Grant, Lisa, Beth and me.

5) Somehow ending up in a Skybox at Rain at the Palms. These VIP boxes are exclusive — they go for around $6,000 a night — yet we somehow got invited into one!

Rain from the third story -- the all-Skybox floor.

4) THERE IS A NEW WALGREENS AT THE PALAZZO. I can’t tell you how excited this made us. We kept going back for snacks, drinks, makeup and supplies.  Before this trip, we always had to trek all the way down to the MGM Grand!

Lisa and I screamed for about 5 minutes straight when we saw this.

3) Strolling right into Body English — the exact same night that Girl Next Door and Dancing with the Stars contestant Holly Madison got DENIED ADMISSION!!! (We didn’t find this out until after the trip.)  This is our first time at Body English and we LOVED it.  I wouldn’t dress up to go there, though — it’s more casual-trendy than dressy-trendy.

Rockin' club.

2) Dressing up and taking a limo to In-N-Out Burger. What can I say?  We’re classy broads.

Thats our bud Woodrow in the background.

That's our bud Woodrow in the background.

1)  Dancing in the pool at Tao Beach. This was a small yet AMAZING beach club — the best music out of any club, frozen drinks, ridiculously attractive people.

And I wished I looked like one of the Tao Beach girls, who all wore tiny python-print bikinis and red sarongs!

And I wished I looked like one of the Tao Beach girls, who all wore tiny python-print bikinis and sheer red sarongs!

Also, after this trip, I can now say that I’ve been to nearly every club on the Strip that matters, plus tons of lounges as well.

From the top of the Strip to the bottom: XS, Tryst, Christian Audigier, Tao, Tao Beach, Jet, Revolution, Pure, Pussycat Dolls Lounge, Drai’s, Bank.

Off-Strip, west to east: Rain, ghostbar, Moon, Playboy Club, Voodoo Lounge, Body English.

A few favorites on my list include Tryst, XS, Body English and Tao Beach.  Some I wouldn’t return to are Christian Audigier and especially the Bank.

What a great trip to Vegas.  Looks like our next trip back will be in December or January…

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