Friday, April 26, 2013

Suite 425

*Please note, this post was written on and dated as a post for Friday April 26, 2013, due to the fact that I had little to no wi-fi while staying in Las Vegas :( Sorry for the delay on Vegas vacay blog posts, but here they come....

Have you ever gotten over the flu or an illness only to realize how wonderful it feels to be healthy again? Today, I am thankful for the return of my health, as I had awful cooties for the past three days! Knowing I had a trip later in the week, I spent Monday and Tuesday on my couch in a state of hibernation.  I am so glad the rest helped, and to be back on my feet in time for Las Vegas!

Early last evening, my husband and I checked into The Artisan Hotel Boutique at Sahara and Western, just off the I 15. It is an older, smaller, chic looking hotel from the outside with great artistic wow factor on the inside. The entire hotel is darkly lit with a gothic, yet lush ambiance. Before heading up to our room, Morgan and I took a walk around the property to check out the pool (which is European by the topless), the restaurant, Mood, and the ultralounge. The decor of Mood and the lounge fit seamlessly with the theme of the rest of the hotel, with black tile and mahogany everywhere. 

We finally made it up to the fourth floor to check out our King room. Although our room was on the small side, it had so much character with Tamara de Lempicka artwork throughout and darkly stained furnishings. We were delighted to find out room was just as dimly lit as the rest of the hotel; illuminated by four lamps and painted a darker grey. I love a nice dark room while on vacation because they are great for sleeping in late! 

Love the hallway leading to our room

Room number on the door of our Tamara de Lempicka decorated abode

 The artwork is amazing and bed is super soft

I am a dork and must neatly unpack before I feel relaxed in my hotel room

OOTD Day 1 (Thursday) worn with purse and arm candy below
Top:  Forever 21 (thrifted)
Jean shorts: DIY from thrifted jeans
Sneakers: Rock & Candy
 Red and black sunnies: Disney (estate sale finds)

 Michael Kors bag settling in day 1

From left to right:
Silver belt bracelet and silver chain bracelet: vintage
Thin silver bangle: James Avery
Black and silver handmade leather bracelet: from vendor at Phoenix Public Market

I did, however, discover the only downside to the meager lighting just a little while ago.....Kinda hard to put on makeup without good lighting. So, we are headed out to see the sights with me possibly donning the makeup of a clown. Oh, well. Here is hoping that bad makeup that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas :-)