The last trip of 2016 was to sunny Las Vegas to celebrate Robert’s birthday.  He worked through his last birthday on a business trip in Kiev – and to say it made him happy is an understatement. We made a pact – never again work on a birthday. We chose Vegas kind of as a joke. Since he had missed out on LV for his 30th birthday, this year was our chance to ring in his pretend 30th birthday in style.

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We’ve had tremendous luck with staying at boutique hotels when we travel and Vegas was no different. I picked the Cromwell because of its location, almost directly across the street from the Bellagio, where I knew we would go to see a Cirque du Soleil show, and of course, the water show at night. The hotel itself was beautiful, with a French burlesque feel to it. In the photo above you can see a hint of a chair peeking out where there is a small but effective vanity. Immediately after coming home, I figured out a way to work that vanity into my bedroom.

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One of our first meals was at Serendipity 3 across the street from our hotel. If Las Vegas is how most people are introduced to the US of A, it is no wonder they think we eat a lot. The portions were huge.

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Las Vegas - Post 1