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Weekend: SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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I’ve been so busy lately with work, meetings and planning new things that these back to back mini getaways I’ve been taking have come at the best time. This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of partnering with SBE to experience the super grand opening of their luxurious SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Although not a huge fan of Las Vegas, I do enjoy escaping for a random weekend getaway once in  awhile. For the grand opening of the SLS however, things were 10x better while in Vegas this time around. We never left the hotel once all weekend… yep, we enjoyed the whole weekend indoors at their pools (yes they have two awesome pools- Foxtail + Beach LiFE!), dined at a couple of their award-winning restaurants, did a little fun shopping at Fred Segal, checked out the casino and of course danced the night away at the uber cool LiFE club.

The vibe is definitely a lot cooler, younger, hipper than most of the other hotels + casinos in Las Vegas which I loved. The thing I don’t like about Vegas is how cheesy it can be, how it can feel overwhelming in those giant hotels/casinos because they’re just too big, and how you have to jump from hotel to hotel to enjoy different things like clubs or restaurants. SLS felt completely different, the opposite for sure. It felt more like a luxurious boutique hotel with a much more upbeat, playful sophisticated vibe; it was a one-stop hotel. Definitely 10x better that what I’m used to in Vegas.

We had a packed itinerary to really explore the hotel all weekend long which was great to  see firsthand. From the first day of the grand opening that entailed a grandeur party that lasted from 7pm to the crack of dawn (Iggy Azelea, Rita Ora and Lenny Kravitz all performed that night-whoa!) to the opening of their sexy hotel LiFE to sitting pool side at their chic pinstripe cabanas while we sipped champagne, to eating at their famous restaurants like Cleo, Bazaar Meat or Katsuya. In the mornings, we either had delicious pancakes at The Griddle Cafe (an L.A. favorite btw) or The Perq-  a super cute joint with gourmet coffee and fresh pastries!

It was a fun filled weekend that I was very happy to be a part of. It is definitely going to make my Vegas trips a lot more pleasurable to stay in and I wouldn’t mind taking trips there more often now.

Take a peek at what my weekend getaway at the SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas looked like! See you at the SLS Vegas soon!

* Special thank you to SBE, SLS and Fouj + Muss for having me a part of the grand opening! Thank you guys for an amazing experience and taking care of us!

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They spoiled me with this welcome gift- a bag full of goodies!

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All the awesome goodies… from hair products to nail polish to sunnies and bathing suits, they were the perfect items to match my getaway!

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I loved the carpet on the hallways- kinda chic!
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My favorite backdrop. The sexy pinstripe cabanas… I meeeeean.

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Wearing Tolani dress, Clare Vivier leopard clutch, Madewell denim shirt.

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Celebrated the weekend with blogger friends and MOET. Yum.

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I also sipped on a sweet piña colada…. soooo damn good.

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Cutest tile floor at the PERQ.

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So happy they have Umami- a burger fave! I always get the Truffle burger and fries!

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Wearing Tolani dress and Wildfox sunnies.

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Loved this huge LIFE sign for their nightclub!

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Cyrstal blue water and palm trees, pretty dreamy.

 

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Wearing this amazing Haute Hippie oversized blazer dress for the grand opening party!

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Wearing camo tee, Anine Bing leather shorts, here (faves!), Man Repeller x Superga sneakers (on sale!), Elizabeth & James striped shirt (as wrap-around) and IRO crossbody.

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Welcome to Las Vegas

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I headed over to Sin City for a super quick trip to attend the Billboard Music Awards as well as the Buffalo David Bitton Official After-Party of the BBMA over the weekend!
I was excited for several reasons but the most obvious one was; “OMG I’m going to get to see Jenny from the block”- Jlo!

Sunday started off early; with a quick dip in the pool that almost felt as if though I was at the beach… it had sand, palm trees, the pool looked like the ocean with almost real-like waves. Afterwards, we headed straight to grab breakfast at one of my favorite places in Vegas; The Henry at the Cosmopolitan. Seriously, delicious. (Side note: I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, white bread, orange juice, coffee and an order of Belgian waffles with whip cream + strawberries!… I know, I eat a lot!) After breakfast, we walked around, did some sightseeing around the strip, did a little shopping, ordered a piña colada on the go and hurried back to the hotel to get ready for the Billboard Music awards red carpet!

I didn’t know what to expect, as this was my first time attending an award show let alone being in the press section for red carpet. It felt so surreal to say the least; to be standing in front of these amazing artists that you have followed for years and be able to snap their photos 2 feet away was amazing! Highlight of that event was snapping photos of one of my all-time favorite girls/celebrities: Jlo!  AH. Pinch me now!

Snapped some photos of a couple as a lot of the artists didn’t walk the carpet..lets see if you can guess who! Enjoy!

ps: I’m currently in Barcelona, so I’m sorry if the blog is slow on posting! I have photos from here so I’ll share those in my next post!

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Arriving in Vegas! It’s always exciting to be in this crazy city!

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Totally felt like I was at the beach; it looks like it too, right? (At Mandalay Bay)

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Eiffel tower in Vegas!

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1) My BBMA press pass, tickets and after-party invite! So fun!  2) My one and only Jlo! Hated her dress, but she’s just too gorgeous that you can’t hate on her! #dreamcometrue

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Emmy Rossum looking dashing!

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Hayden Pannetiere was the sweetest girl ever; so humble and genuine! pretty too!

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Miguel with his super cool hair.

Huge thank you to Buffalo jeans (Erin and all the buffalo team) for having me join them on this experience! You guys are the best! Follow them on twitter + instagram to see more of the amazing weekend experience!

[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]Tee: Sincerely Jules via Shopbop (more styles here)
Skirt: Buffalo Jeans
Espadrilles: Chanel
Bag: Le blog de Betty x Lancaster Paris
Sunglasses: Ray Bans[/do]

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