Our next stop in Vegas was the Bellagio. On our way in was a corridor of shops with a beautiful glass ceiling that I fell in love with.
My brother’s girlfriend spotted these bags and pointed out how she thought I’d like them. She really had no idea how amazing I thought they were. I loved them so much that I went into the Prada store and asked to see them. They were in a case towards the back of the store, which should have told me something to begin with. When I asked to see one of them, the woman pulled out the small bifold wallet and handed it to me. It was the softest leather I’d ever touched and it was beautiful. It turned out to be lambskin. And also almost $900. I thought I might die. I loved it so much. The ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio was awesome. It looked like blown glass but we figured it was probably plastic to keep from falling.
This is just a preview of the flowers that fill the Bellagio. It’s lush and amazing and I fell in love immediately.
There are even BEES made from carnations!
The room was designed in honor of the tulip festival. There was a huge clog in the middle of the room, a ton of tulips, hyacinth, foxglove, poppies… I wanted to roll around in it and pretend I was in a field of flowers. I might have a problem.
This was one of the coolest things in the room. The flowers are actually planted in the back of the frame. Like one of those logos you used to see in front of gas stations in movies. Awesome.
I had to get a shot of the Rolex clock in front of the jewelery store in the Bellagio. How posh. I would love to stay in the Bellagio, for just one night.
Of course, we kept entering the hotels from the back, so when we left, we saw this:
I really love the painting above the door.
We watched the Bellagio fountain show, which was good (more on that later) but were more amused by the duck living in the pond who flew away at the sound of the clock signaling the start of the show.
Next, we headed over to Paris. Chris wanted an Eiffel Tower cup from the restaurant, and I wanted to go up in the tower. Of course, Chris didn’t get his cup (I got him a shot glass) but I did get to go up in the tower.
The inside looks like a poorly lit day in Paris. I especially liked how the feet of the tower actually went through the roof. It’s not detached – that’s actually a hole in the roof with the leg of the tower. Although I’m sure there’s weatherproofing installed somewhere.
More ceiling shots. This is in the lobby. I wanted to steal a chandelier.
Up in the tower, you can see across the city in to the mountains. There are portholes to take pictures out of, and I ended up doing a number of panoramas, which I of course can’t feature here because of their width. I would absolutely suggest going up in the Eiffel Tower when you’re in Vegas. And now I want to go to France and go up in the tower there. And just about any tower. Anywhere. Ever.
I can see my hotel from here!!
We didn’t realize until we went up, but we were right on time for another Bellagio show. They used a song from Pavarotti this time and it was lit up and beautiful. Way more than My Heart Will Go On that we saw before.
The next time you’re in Las Vegas, you HAVE to go up in the tower. It’s a little freaky if you’re afraid of heights, but there’s a cage around the whole thing so there really is nothing to worry about. Honestly, the glass elevator is scarier than the actual experience! And being able to see the whole of Las Vegas is the amazing. The Bellagio fountain is breathtaking.
I’ll be wrapping up my Las Vegas trip on Tuesday (I know, you’re so disappointed!) but hopefully this is just the beginning of the trips I’ll be taking. I never really enjoyed vacations until I went on this one, and it made me realize why. Hopefully I’ll be going to Chicago soon (I’ve never been in the summer and I’d like to go get a hot dog from a street vendor) and I really want to go to the Caribbean and Miami. Hopefully I won’t get ear infections from flying when I go on those trips though.