As my Instagram followers know I actually left the house recently!
Friends somewhat randomly scored a suite in Las Vegas and it was an invitation I couldn’t refuse.
I did almost refuse it though because, well, here’s the deal.
I don’t like Vegas.
I’ve been there three times and pretty much hated it each time.
It’s not really a mystery why Vegas and I don’t get along. I’m insanely cheap pretty frugal.
When a friend asked me if I planned to gamble I had to be honest and say:
“I don’t even like to spend money when I’m guaranteed to receive an actual product at the end of the transaction. “
So it’s not really Vegas’ fault.
But this time I did Vegas on my terms! And I had a blast.
What are my terms you may ask?
Let’s just say my favorite part was the Neon Museum.
They’ve gathered all the old, discarded neon signs from all the casino’s and resorts. They’ve restored some and plan to restore moreYou can take a tour of the “Bone Yard” which, as you can see, is a giant, vintagey, chippy paint, letter lovers PARADISE!!!
(I highly recommend the tour – just don’t do it in the summer. It was 114 degrees that day…..)
Also, in a town full of fake (fake New York, fake Paris, fake Rome, fake Egypt) I found an authentic, from the 50s, greasy spoon diner with a terrific staff and great(ish) – it IS a greasy spoon after all -food. Vicki’s Diner is a hot pink, retro throwback.
And I discovered an unexpectedly huge antique mall that was full to overflowing with cool stuff. (I didn’t really peg flashy Vegas as a resource for vintage but I was wrong).
And I couldn’t pass up the Mob Museum!
So, I managed to go to Vegas and neither gamble nor drink.
Because that’s the kind of crazy hedonist I am!
Getting ready for the first of two big shows.
Up first Midsummer Scream in Long Beach! It’s a huge show and the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday July 30 and 31st.
And up next? My first Craft Ambassador project.