Viva Las Vegas (part II)

Posting part two of my vacation pics has me already craving to go somewhere else! Last week I was sipping Coronas pool side and floating on a lazy river and today I'm in New Jersey, sitting at my desk in 100 degree (and humid) heat --SPARE! Anyway, I'll stop complaining now.....
take me back to THIS. right now.
remember when I told you in {this post} I was playing around with wigs for fun? Welp, this fab one found her way to vegas for some fun. You know what they say, what happens there, stays there? I thought to myself, where else would be the perfect place to rock some faux hair. If not Vegas, then I don't know where. The amazing thing about wig wearing is hair styling time is reduced to about 1 minute. Put hair in bun, slip on and secure wig. Done. My own hair is very thick and naturally curly, and my regular style time is about an hour since I straighten it. When you're hanging in the pool all day, this is NOT something you want to be doing every night before you go out. Personally, I think this idea is genius. And no one could tell the difference ; ) Luck be a lady tonight!
Other than wig wearing, want to know another vacation tip? Tell everyone it's your anniversary. Now before you all start judging me and telling me how I'm a lying little conniver, think about it. You get special treatment, everyone is a little nicer to you, and it really doesn't hurt anyone. You might even get some free stuff and special seating at restaurants. See free glasses of anniversary champagne above. Cheers!
or free desserts like this delicious creme brulee with strawberries and basil -- delish!

After dinner we hit up this bar called Minus 5 which was -- negative 5 degrees! The entire bar is made of ice, and you have to wear big jackets, gloves and ugg boots on admittance. Let me tell you, that ish was coooooold. D and I lasted maybe 10 minutes in there, but I think it was cool (no pun intended) to have for the experience. I love different stuff like this!
shameless selfies.
Funny story about this flower - I'm not sure what they are called but they look like giant purple dandelions. Anyway, they were down in the casino lobby of the Monte Carlo, and D wanted to surprise me before dinner by showing up at our door with flowers in hand. Since they didn't sell flowers downstairs he "greased" the concierge to let him take one. It was actually really cute opening the door to our hotel room to see him standing there with a gigantic flower pretending to take me out on a date. He's cute like that ; )
This night's line-up was sushi and tickets to see David Copperfield. We have been craving sushi since we usually get it once a week, and we were a little worried it wouldn't compare to our favorite place in Hoboken. But it's vegas, so obviously they were fresh and amazing!!
The restaurant was called "Shibuya" at the MGM Grand. Keep saying the word and it keeps getting funnier -- I swear!
I told you saying it's your anniversary pays off. more "complimentary" desserts!
shameless I know.
So fun story about going to see David Copperfield. One, let me start with a fun fact. D is a magician. Yes ladies, he's done magic since he was a kid and even into adulthood he performed at children's birthday parties. I know -- this was a huge selling point when we first started dating ; )
Anyway, David Copperfield was near and dear to D's heart as a fellow magician -- he looked up to him and was inspired by him as a child. So naturally, if something is important to D, it's important to me. So we bought tickets to the show. Long story short, I was chosen out of the audience (personally by David himself) and I performed a trick with him where he turned a piece of paper into a rose by lighting it on fire! See said rose above. I kid you not, I was right there trying to figure out how he did it, but I'm still at a loss for words. But is it bad that the whole time I was in front of the large audience (and on the large jumbo screen for the seats in the back) I was thinking "oh god, I hope my wig is on straight....."
haha after the trick was done - he got a kiss on the cheek too. I think D might be jealous I kissed his childhood idol! : )
D representin' with the magicians oath!
me and my magical Copperfield rose : )
And sadly, this was our last night. boo. 
Last pic I took in our hotel room before we left for the airport. Ps. best traveling outfit include tshirt, fitted yoga pants for comfort, my hot pink Nike Airmaxes (the most comfortable sneakers EVER), jean jacket and hat. You feel like you're wearing pajamas but still look a little put together.

Bye, bye Vegas. It's been real. Real fun ; )
and hello New Jersey.

xo Steph

Also linking up with Because Shanna Said So


  1. love everything about this post-fake anniversary, magic show and a wig!!! btw.. where do you find one of those??

    1. haha seriously saying its your fake anniversary is the best idea ever! and as for the wigs, I found an ethnic beauty supply store that had wigs -- it's seriously the most fun thing ever and they look real, it's a fun way to change up your look and not very expensive. win-win!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing these great pictures of your fabulous night.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest summer look 'Summer Eyelet'. Great for summer time.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. The wig looks amazing on you! The curls are SO pretty! You're kinda making me want to get a wig. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) I am too lazy to do my hair and this would be perfect! Was it expensive?! I need to know more :)

    The Tiny Heart

    1. thanks Sharon! yeah wigs are totally the new cool thing according to me. Style time after being in the pool all day was a whole 1 minute! It's definitely not that expensive. I got this long curly one for about $40 and it's synthetic -- but it you go for the natural human hair they can run $100+. Find a good wig shop and start shopping around for new personalities ; )

  4. Ok this is a long one... but first I want you to know that this post literally had me laughing out loud! I died a little that you got picked by David himself and I can picture D's excitement at being one degree closer to the man. I'm also in awe over the fact that you can manage to tame thick hair and pull it together in a wig- I don't know how you do it! I've always wanted to go to one of those ice bars. And finally, that flower looks straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. I hope we can find stuff as fun as this on the G family vaca!!

    1. hahah yeah D was like a proud papa with a hint of jealous boyfriend (kidding D!) And wigs are the cool new thing -- you should get one and be a different person for the night, its so fun! And can not wait to book our shore house. Let me know if you hear from your friend -- I'm hoping to put down a deposit on the house today : )

  5. I totally couldnt even tell that was a wig! That color and bangs look good on you! Is Robongi your favorite sushi place in Hoboken?! It's mine, I love that place0 I never thought about telling people it's your anniversary, but that is a good little tip! It looks like you had such a fun time!

    1. YESSSS!!! Robingi is our favorite place -- you too?? I used to live across the street to I was there like every other day - now that we moved uptown we still order it about once a week ; )

  6. How fun is that wig! Super fun, and you're right, Vegas was the perfect place to rock it out!

    1. Thanks Tara! And right? That's what I'm saying....what happens there stays there ; )

  7. Nothing beats a vacation!! The pics make me want to leave Texas right now...

  8. looks like such an amazing trip - especially the ice bar I have always wanted to go to one of those!

  9. Great photos!!


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  10. Looks like a blast!! That wig is just too much fun!! Love it!!


  11. Love this post! This is such a pretty wig on you! And what an awesome experience to be chosen by David Copperfield!


  12. Love your blog!!! Cute hair!!


  13. Ok - so this wig looks awesome on you! At first I didn't even realize it was a wig. I was thinking, "Aww, her hair looks ah-mazing!" So I totally want to bring a wig next time I'm in sin city (cause you're right...it's the perfect place to rock one!)

    And how cool that you were on stage with Copperfield! Kinda can't put a price on certain experiences :)

    Time to plan the next vacation!
    xo - Marion

  14. Ahhhh, we just got back from Vegas a few weeks ago and your photos make me want to just fly back out there. I LOVE Vegas! And next time, I think we'll just have to tell them it's our anniversary!! lol

    Minus 5 degrees looks awesome, but I'm sure I wouldn't be able to last 5 minutes. I'm from the south.. it rarely gets down to freezing temps here!!

    Love your photos and recap!

    PS. that wig = amazing.

  15. You TOTALLY rock that wig! How fun!!


  16. I love your hair color! I've been looking to go darker, but still keep highlights. May need to show this pictures next time I go in!


  17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwkyNq2G6eg&feature=kp

  18. i put this on because i saw your pick on google images and thought lucky you so i gave you a video of him doing this trick on tv above

  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwkyNq2G6eg&feature=kp

  20. and do you just so happen to know what type of rose it is he gave to you?

  21. Feeling inspired after see your post guy . Like this posting .


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