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Las Vegas Style

I spent this past New Year’s Eve weekend in Las Vegas. I spent 5 long days and 4 crazy nights in sin city. I was able to take in some people watching and I noticed the Las Vegas glamour  has gone astray. Back in the days of old casinos like the Tropicana and Harrah’s, The Rat Pack and the casino Mobs, Las Vegas was the city of opulence and glam. Women wore evening gowns and men wore suits even during the day! Modern day Las Vegas has transformed into a melting pot of questionable style. I came to the conclusion that there are 3 different types of styles in Vegas:

1.       The tourist: Either foreign or from the countryside you can spot them from a mile away.

From their comfortable walking shoes, fanny packs and out of date dress.

2.       The party goer: On trend and a bit flashy.

Vegas party girls

They don’t come out before 2PM, because they are hung over from the night before.

3.       Professional Vegas: The locals…

Vegas promoter

Dressed similarly to the party goer, but fast moving and angry over the clutters of tourists.

 

Within the group of professional Vegas are the professional gamblers from the biggest game being poker. They have a style all their own. Some gamblers like to hide or go incognito but not the poker Barbie Lacey Jones.

lacey jones

She has made it her mission to bring sex appeal to the traditional boy’s night in. Originally from Texas, Lacey came on the scene back in 2005 when ESPN hired models to spice up their tournament and to everyone’s surprise she was battling it out in the final round. She’s been a star contender in the Word Series of Poker ever since.

 

 

 

St. Thomas

I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to many European cities post college – pre blogging time, but one place still on my must visit vacation list is Ibiza. Something about Las Vegas meets tropical island sounds amazing! I have been keeping my eye out for vacation deals for Ibiza and watching for ideally located Ibiza hotels to keep me in the middle of the action!

Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort

But unfortunately I have not come across a deal for an Ibiza vacation, but I recently took the plunge and tried out my first Groupon Vacation – destination St. Thomas!  St. Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea that is a part of the island group called the US Virgin Islands. We stayed at the Sugar Bay Resort which offered amazing views and nice accommodations.

Ocean View Room View

The resort amenities included pools, tennis courts, a basketball court and various dining options.

Resort trail to the pool.

Not so bad going down…  After a few Mi Tai’s the trip up isn’t t0o friendly.

One amenity that is not listed about the resort are the resident iguanas that live there.

Scary to look at, but they are so use to hanging with humans that they have become the resorts pets! They even have a scheduled daily feeding on the resort daily activities.

They even love to hang by the pool and wait for drunkin’ guest to swim over and share their cocktail fruit with them!

We did venture off the resort campus and took a trip downtown. Downtown St. Thomas is known for an intense jewelry district, where merchants banter to passers to check out their offerings. Everyone to mom and pops to big dogs like Cartier set up shop on a tiny 3 block stretch. The reason why jewelery is such a big draw to St. Thomas, no sales tax!

But I just focused on more amazing views!

I wish I was there still!

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