Champagne Campaign

So it wasn’t all bad… I recently mentioned all of the work commitments that led me to major burnout, and now I feel obligated to tell you that some of the events are very, very fun. (The burnout comes from weeks of not being able to get a good night’s sleep, do laundry, or spend time with my dogs, rescues from Costa Rica.) The Las Vegas Strip recently hosted a huge food and wine festival called Vegas UnCork’d, and my foodie friend Cat De Orio came in from Chicago for it. We kicked off the four-day extravaganza with (what else?) some Veuve Clicquot — delivered to our fabulous suite at the Cosmopolitan.

Don’t you think the Rubik’s Cube is a nice touch?

After a quick toast, we sat on our terrace and watched the Bellagio fountains as we sipped our champagne. It was a nice, peaceful start to a chaotic weekend!

Bellagio Fountains

The world-famous Bellagio fountains -- as seen from the Cosmopolitan.

Vegas can be so gorgeous, don’t you think?

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  1. Okay I’m totally jealous over here!!!!!

  2. You were the only thing missing!

  3. The fountain is proof that you can always find peace in the midst of chaos. I’m glad that you were finally able to get a break….getting burnt out is no joke.

  4. I’m impressed you managed to stay so calm in the midst of a Rubik’s Code. Just looking at it stresses me out.

  5. I can’t wait. I’m going to be in Vegas in August!!!

    Cathy Trails

  6. Yes! Vegas can be gorgeous, especially while sipping a little Veuve Clicquot. Great pic of the hotels and fountain.

  7. I LOVE that the Rubik’s Cube comes with the champagne. And, what a gorgeous view!!

  8. What a cute blog its lovely x

  9. Champagne is my FAVORITTEEEEE!!! My dad buys a case of Veuve at Christmas and I make it my special task to ensure the case is gone by the end of the holidays. Le sigh…

  10. I knew you ladies were kindred spirits!!!

  11. I do like the Rubik’s Cube, and it looks very chic on the tray. Is it to stop you from drinking too much champers, perhaps? Give the Rubik’s cube a go between glasses…?

  12. I was wondering the same thing as Sophie. Does the bubbly help or hinder the ability to solve the Cube?

  13. Food and wine festivals are the best!

  14. We are such lushes that we forgot about the Rubik’s Cube as soon as we started to sip our bubbly!!

  15. Champagne and a mind challenge. What’s not to love 😉

  16. I guess if you have to be totally overwhelmed with work, this isn’t a bad way to do it 🙂

  17. Trying to solve a rubik’s cube after a bottle of wine doesn’t sound too bad.

  18. That doesn’t sound bad at all. Next time there is something like this in Vegas, let me know and I will come!

  19. I can only imagine how exhausted you get with all your fun parties, events, and responsibilities. I’m SO glad you get moments like this to rest, indulge and restore. 🙂

  20. Lovely cityscape, the food festival must have been delicious 😉

  21. Lovely pictures, and that Rubik’s cube reminds me of the movie “IN pursuit of happyness”

  22. Ah, yes, it does!

    Vegas is a whirlwind. It’s strange how the smallest pauses become crucial!

  23. darn – i was thinking about going to that thing, too!! sounds fantastic!

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