Okay, I know it's not yet summer, but it's sure feeling like it here in Las Vegas. Nothing, and I really mean nothing, makes me happier than sunshine. Last weekend brought one of my very best friends, Katie Louise, and a whole lot of warm weather. It was absolute heaven and, hopefully, a little preview of what summer has in store for me.
I picked up Katie and her boyfriend, Nick, on Saturday morning and drove straight for the Golden Nugget. If you know me, you know this made me happy. They checked in and before noon, we were lounging in the pool. There is nothing I would rather be doing than floating in warm water... ever. And if you can throw a fancy drink in my hand while floating, well, I am one happy girl.
The rest of the weekend was just as fantastic. Here's the lowdown... Firefly. Tapas. Sangria. Fremont Street. My 80's Bon Jovi dress. The Griffin. A very, very silly boyfriend. Sunday. A trip to Target for the necessities: sunscreen, fake lashes, a new straw fedora and The Carrie Diaries. More swimming at the Golden Nugget. Trying desperately to not let my magazines fly away in the crazy Vegas wind. Fake moustaches and giant drinks. The fountains at the Bellagio. Saying to my friend, "I haven't seen you this drunk since the 90's." Jenner texting me from Lavo and telling me he was standing next to Paris Hilton (why am I never with him when he runs into celebrities?!). Monday. More swimming and lounging and smiling. All you can eat sushi. A pretend wedding. Rides on top of the Stratosphere. Friendship. Love. Las Vegas.
You gotta love it.
Nothing captures the magic of a new romance like faux facial hair.
Older romances and fake moustaches? Yeah, not so much.
Just your average Sunday night in Vegas.
Katie and Marie. "She's a little bit country, she's a little bit rock 'n roll..."
<3 at the pool.
Nick's parents must have been awfully surprised when they heard news of their son's Vegas nuptials. (He loves a good prank.)
Sunshine and a good friend. There's no combination quite like it.
PS) Happy Cinco de Mayo! It should not come as a surprise that my heart lives in Mexico. If it is, read this. Or just read it anyway. I think it will make you smile. Happy, happy day!