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“What brings you to Vegas?” It was a question we were asked over and over again during our four days in the desert’s sparkliest town. Our answer was simple: Just a getaway with the girls. Kristin is not only my oldest friend after a dozen years of BFF-dom but was also my partner in crime for my first trip to Vegas back around the time we turned 21. We’ve been itching to return ever since and — bonus! — one of our girlfriends from high school recently moved out there, making it the perfect reunion destination.

This was my third trip to Sin City and it was the perfect mix of old favorites (dinner at STK, dancing at Tryst) and new adventures (seeing a Cirque show, hitting the pool parties). As usual, I can’t wait to share more. But in the meantime, here’s some of my favorite snaps from the strip…

Photo A
Las Vegas Boulevard in the light of day.

Photo B
Living it up at lounge in the Aria.

Photo C
Beach balls and flower balls.

Photo D
Another fabulous dinner at , my favorite restaurant in Vegas!

Photo E
The view of the strip from lounge.

Which photo is your favorite?

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35 Comments...
  • TheBaldBuy
    April 14 2014

    Photo B all the way…

    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      A shocking choice šŸ˜‰

      • TheBaldBuy
        April 15 2014

        Somebody had to šŸ™‚

  • Amanda @ Farsickness
    April 14 2014

    I love the last shot! What a view. I definitely need to get myself back to Vegas one of these days.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      Um, I just got back and I’m already plotting my return šŸ™‚ I’m obsessed!

  • Great photos! While Las Vegas isn’t at the top of my list of places I’d love to visit, I’d still like to get there one day! My favourite is photo E, captures the atmosphere of Vegas!
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      You’ve gotta do it once! If nothing else, it’s incredibly unique.

  • SinCitizenX
    April 14 2014

    As a 13-year Las Vegas resident, I have to vote for Photo E; that view never gets old! Glad you enjoyed Las Vegas. šŸ™‚

    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      I LOVE Las Vegas. You found yourself a great place to live šŸ™‚

  • The Guy
    April 14 2014

    Photo A for me this time Meihoukai. It is like a painting, so incredibly full of pastel colours.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      That’s the same comment my mom made when I showed her the picture! Glad you like it šŸ™‚

  • Katie
    April 14 2014

    Photo E all the way… can’t beat a pic of Vegas at night!
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      Nope, it’s definitely a city that is most beautiful after dark.

  • Dad
    April 14 2014

    I like E…captures the over the top spirit of the place.

    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      I still think you need to give it another try someday šŸ™‚

  • Sophie
    April 15 2014

    Great pics! My favourite is A for the colors, the sky and the way it looks frozen in time.

    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      Thanks Sophie! It was so nice to see a bright blue sky.

  • I got back from Vegas and US West Coast a few months ago, you made me totally melanchonic šŸ™‚
    Photo D is stunning!!! Must try that view next time I’m visiting šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      Yes, STK is the best! More photos to come when my full posts go live šŸ™‚

  • Steve
    April 15 2014

    I am choosing E. Stunning view. Vegas looks a great place to let your hair down.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 15 2014

      There’s nowhere else on earth like it!

  • Jon
    April 15 2014

    Photo A’s my favourite.

    When I imagine Vegas I think of the typical night scene – a vibrant city with bright lights everywhere & a crowd of people bustling about having fun. It’s quite unusual to see it from a different perspective – Sin City, in the cold light of day…

    Your picture makes it appear to be a calm tranquil place, which I’m sure it’s anything but!

    • Meihoukai
      April 16 2014

      Yeah, Vegas is pretty wild any hour of the day — definitely an optical illusion šŸ™‚

  • Jen Seligmann
    April 16 2014

    Photo E for me! I love shots of Vegas a night.
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    • Meihoukai
      April 16 2014

      It is the classic view šŸ™‚ Glad you’ve enjoyed!

  • Corinne
    April 17 2014

    I haven’t been to STK, but it is my favorite shot this time! I’ll have to go next time I’m in Vegas!
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    • Meihoukai
      April 17 2014

      Thanks Corinne! It was actually taken on the escalator on the way down to the lower level of the Cosmo šŸ™‚ Action shot!

  • Lucy
    April 18 2014

    Amazing pictures! They are all so vibrant, it made me smile to look at them. I like photo E the most – I’ve stayed in the Luxor a couple of times and it just never disappoints. One day, I will live in a pyramid…
    Hope you had a wonderful time! xx
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    • Meihoukai
      April 20 2014

      I’ve actually never been in there! Maybe need to drop in on a future Vegas trip x

  • Kristen Noelle
    April 24 2014

    A & E. Completely enamored with any shot of the Vegas strip. It makes me so nostalgic of my two fabulous & crazy, wonderful & chaotic trips there. I can not WAIT to go back!

    • Meihoukai
      April 25 2014

      Tell me about it! I am always on the prowl for an excuse to fly to Sin City…

  • Jen
    May 2 2014

    Oh I love E, although A looks like a painting!

    • Meihoukai
      May 3 2014

      So many people have said that now… I should put it on a canvas and hang it on the wall and claim I painted it šŸ˜›

  • The Guy
    June 13 2014

    I would say A because the colours come across wonderfully.

    But I’ll have to go with B. Being in the pool with a drink in hand is how I’d like to spend some Vegas time.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 13 2014

      Isn’t it funny to fly to the desert to lounge by the pool? šŸ™‚ Love it!