Las Vegas isn't just famous for its casinos and free drinks; it's also about food, glorious food...
....more specifically, the BUFFETS!
Yes, an all-you-can eat buffet is one of the quintessential Vegas experiences. The other is to wake up
hungover, $10,000 poorer, mystery wedding photos and marriage certificate in hand.. and trust me,
I think you should stick to the buffet.
We're not talking soggy shrimp and lifeless chunks of mystery meat swimming in gooey gravy here.
Sin City has some of thebest buffet spreads in the country, each boasting an array of foods that'll take
you on a culinary tour of the world. The only gamble here is whether to go back for that fifth plate
and risk being wheeled out of the dining room after slipping into a food coma.
I know us Singaporeans, we are kings of buffets, very experienced, don't pway pway.
So let me tell you which one you should just head straight to when in Vegas. This is
the renowned as best of the best in Sin City hands down.
♦THE BUFFET♦ at the Wynn
Lunchtime prices were cheaper at $23. Not too bad at a 6* hotel.
The insane part is, you can choose to add on free flow of champagne for a mere $7. Of course, I did not hesitate. Alcoholics Anonymous members, stay far far away!!!!
I don't think you will get a buffet space any more beautiful than this. Flooded with natural light and tons of bright, blooming flowers and trees, you feel like Alice in Wonderland at a Mad Hatter's dinner party.
I took Asian food....
Western food... They had lots of fish and Alaskan crab legs too :) .... buffet masters will tell you forget the cheap carbs and hit the seafood.
I have a sweet tooth and ended off with all this:
My favorite crepes as well.
The cool major difference between the Wynn and many other Las Vegas hotels is that it was designed from the "inside out." In contrast to Steve Wynn's previous hotels like Bellagio, The Mirage, and Treasure Island, there is no huge themed attraction on the strip to draw passers-by in. Rather, visitors must venture inside to see what the hotel is all about.
....and when you do, it'll take your breath away.
Lit majestically, these stunning peacocks allure pundits into the "Baccarat" Pavillion. Otherwise known as Chinese gambling trap.
I found it slightly amusing that they built this lavish area specially to cater to that particular market segment. Interesting enough, there were no magic glowing peacocks for "Blackjack" or "Poker". The only other similar pavillion I saw was for "High Rollers", thus my conjecture is that the Chinese/Asian Baccarat gamblers are also big-time juicy prey to suck bags of notes from. (But don't most Chinese flock to Macau though?)
Las Vegas is actually a desert, which means be prepared for chill weather at night. But ohhhh, warm sunny days!!!! :D
The great escape from New York City freeze.
One warm afternoon, when we were fortunate enough to wake up early, we enjoyed an al fresco lunch in our hotel's Italian restaurant Dal Toro.
We were right by the sidewalk of the Strip.
Marbled entrances, European contemporary artwork and fresco fountains put me in a cheery mood.
But what I liked most about this place is....... *omg* the restaurant is integrated with a Lamborghini showroom! I have a serious weakness for sexy exotic very fast cars ..... food TO GO please!
I had: Linguine allo Scoglio Linguine pasta with clams, mussels, prawns and scallops tossed with tomatoes and white wine
He had: Filetto Roquefort Grilled filet mignon, topped with a Roquefort sauce served with fries and seasonal vegetables
We shared: Traditional Italian cake. Lots of icing and a caramel sauce. It was so good, I was so tempted to order another piece! (I should have doggy-bagged 10 of those to bring back home! I haven't seen anything like this on menus since.)
A holiday must is lazing by the poolside, relaxing and soaking in the glorious rays of the sun.
Healthy tea time snack from Canyon Ranch Grill All organic ingredients, nonetheless yum. Caribbean French Toast Rum-flavored with banana, pineapple and maple syrup
Canyon Ranch Grill is part of the Canyon Ranch Spaclub in our hotel the Palazzo
Over a 100 top-of-the-line treatment rooms, plus a rich sampling of many other amenities, programs and services! The brand enjoys a worldwide reputation for luxury vacations devoted to healthy living. Synonymous with the best in health, fitness, and nutritional food, it was the overwhelming winning choice for best spa according to the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines.
This cabana was a treat.
Watching the sunset...
My beauty advice for the pool or beach: Don't lay on the makeup. A made up face on such occassion looks too much. Let your skin breathe and keep the look natural. If you really must, put tinted moisturizer or dust on a bit of loose powder. Unless you are definitely going to prevent your head from touching water, it's going to look like a freak show when foundation starts streaking and eye liner starts smudging!
Here I only have on a single thin swipe of waterproof mascara and lip balm. And I slapped on the sunscreen. LOTS and LOTS of it. It will give you a bit of that glowing sheen too. Remember, ALWAYS apply sunblock when you are going to be exposed to the sun. Sun damage is one of the worst and most rampant forms of skin aging! And it's essential for those who, like me, are religious about staying fair :)
Sights & Sounds on the Strip
"Buona sera!" Venetian gondolas and their starkly too-blue-to-be-true waters.
A fiery spectacle at The Mirage, set to the beat of pulsating congo drum beats. One of the many free entertaining shows on the Strip.
Luxor, Egyptian themed hotel The architects and engineers of the building must have taken very seriously the theory that the pyramids were built by UFOs. The tip of the pyramid shoots out the brightest beam of light in the world at over 42 billion candle power, strong enough to be seen from space! "Hello... is anybody thereeeee....?"
Think the aliens won't be fooled by the imitation? Hah well, this pyramid also houses a lot of valuable treasures plundered everyday too you know. You know how many times I had to go to the casino ATM machine?
The Palazzo, grandly lit up.
Spice challenge! Don't underestimate us South-east Asians....! Guess which one I ticked?
Save your marriage, buy your lonely wife this.
Damnit....... Maybe if I photoshop my face in there and blow three times, it will come true.
The ULTIMATE SPECTACLE: Bellagio's fountain show
Water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers in an ambitious, choreographically complex water feature.
Devastatingly beautiful. You have to see it to believe it:
From 8pm to 12am, show runs every 15 minutes. I really wish the Bellagio were my palace home then I could watch the fountains every night!!! ^_*
Inside the Bellagio itself, is quite a feast for the eyes too.
Upon entering, you'll be vividly greeted by 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers peering from the high ceiling above. This flight of creative expression is by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.
The brilliant Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
The attention to detail is astounding - a whimsical display of nature in all its awe-evoking glory.Being autumn now, the fall season with its splendid reds and golds was recreated with gorgeous natural plants, flowers and trees from all over the world.
To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season.
I got a big shock when this tree started talking...! The animatronics were fantastically done, every twitch of the eyebrow, every movement of the bark face, it was so realistic. I had to pinch myself.
Ah hah, never imagined that a pumpkin could kill eh?
This is the first scarecrow I've seen in real life.
Jean Philippe Patisserie
You'll be welcomed by a Willy-Wonka style real chocolate fountain! A fitting entrée to ta world of carefully crafted chocolates, cookies, cakes, crepes, sandwiches and more.
Feel thirsty after admiring the chocolate fountain? Buy a bottle home :) I'd definitely pick the dark.
The following are all cake! Are the piracy authorities too caught up in China?
Spongebob Square Pants!
Beauty & the Beast was my utmost favorite Disney fairytale. If this were 15 years ago, I would have added this to my collection of Belle bags, towels, watches, music boxes, bracelets etc. Well, if I didn't resist the urge to gorge out on all the yellow icing first.
Aerial view from the plane: Las Vegas has the most concentrated collection of neon and lights in the world. The strip really stood out from even miles above in the sky.
I ♥ penguins. VIVA LAS VEGAS!
Like my heels? If you noticed, most of my outfits during this trip were paired with these gorgeous, gold-plate embellished camel sandals :)
I got them sponsored from
There is such a wide array of fashion from all over Asia to choose from - my favorites are the Korean and Taiwanese brands. Each time I end up spending a few hours on end shopping and picking stuff out from their website! Not to mention, really fast shipping. Highly recommended.
the hotel are spectacular!!!!!!! I'm going to stay the Wynn on my next visit, definitely. The fact that they added fine art to the hotels is a immediate love at first for each stay. can't wait to go to see the things that you saw, especially hitting up on the "alice in wonderland" buffet restaurant.
Hi dawn! If you like buffet I would recommend buffet in California called the Langham in Pasadena. It's called the Weekend Champagne Brunch. IMO, it's wwaaaaaay better than Wynn buffet (I ate there b4).
thanks for the prompt reply. oh babe, you haven't told me how much you got your white jumbo for? how do u manage to put all the bags into your luggage? your luggage must be super huge? i mean... you wont want your bags cramped into your luggage bag?
OMG I want to go to Las Vegas now! I know people rag about your posts about random cities andplaces but they are so freaking fun. I would have never known about all of these things. I always associated Las Vegas with strippers and people coming home bankrupt but I would love to go just for fooooooooood <3
Wow, another great set of pics. I've never been to USA, so I really enjoy your pics. And you really don't starve, yet maintain an awsome body. Wow... you inherited great genes, you should thank your mum :)
hey dawn..really love those shoes!! but i can seem to find them in the yesstyle.com. do u know the brand or the link to that page? would really love to have one of thosess.. im a very shoe percon <3 thanks
Your blog is so much more interesting and educational that that xiaxue's. No doubt she is funnier than you, but everything else is fail compared to you. Besides advertorials and mostly bashing people, she has no REAL content. Yours does.
You're a fashion and style inspiration to me too, love your clothes shoes and bags! That Chanel is a vintage jumbo or..? Its gorgeous! <333 oh ya and post the link to those gold camel heels if you can thankuuuu :)
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