August 29, 2015

Memoirs: The Vegas Diaries – Part One ✈️🇺🇸🎲🎰

This was written on my way to Vegas…

After a disrupted night’s sleep and a 4 am wake-up call my Las Vegas adventures began. Trying to put contact lenses in my sleep-ridden eyes is the absolute worst as well as trying to look my Kim K airport best. Seriously, how does she do it? I need a 24-7 glam team!.

Thomas Cook have recently started doing long-haul flights from Stansted Airport. This is great as it means cheaper flights, and easy access if you live in North or East London or the surrounding areas. Going to Gatwick or Heathrow can sometimes be overwhelming due to the sheer size of both airports and the hundreds of flights on any given day.

Our flight was at 9 am so having arrived at the airport at 6.30am we had plenty of time to check-in, go through security and grab some duty-free bargains. I previously went to Tunisia from Stansted last October and was disappointed as many of the shops were under construction. Fast-forward August 2015 and there were a lot more shops and restaurants open (bad for me and my purse). I always seem to buy my expensive make-up items in the airport as it much cheaper than high-street airports. I left duty-free armed with two Mac lipsticks (Spirit & Mocha) and the Benefit ‘They’re Real’ push-up liner. In total these came to £41.50 (eeek) but would have cost much more if purchased at retail price. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself.

We decided to lead astray from the Wetherspoons full English breakfast and try what Halo Fizz bar had to offer. Some might find it pricey but I love starting my travels off with a luxurious champagne cocktail (I had a Kir Royale). Unbeknownst to me… they served food too! Their full English breakfast was absolutely DIVINE! None of the Wetherspoons grease and more of a healthier option, I felt a little happier at this prospect. Although…I’m going Vegas, so anything “healthy” is being thrown out the window – I’ll worry about the gym when I’m back. Anyway, the scrambled eggs were light and fluffy, the brown toast was soft and the bacon was perfect. In total it came to £18.50, which may seem a little steep, but I love to start my holiday off in style. And as the menu from Halo Fizz bar says… “Breakfast without champagne isn’t breakfast”. I cannot help but agree. I guess my name will be broke and bouji. 

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After this, we headed to our gate to board our flight to the city of sin.

Having written the majority of this blog on possibly the most BORING flight of my life. You can tell I had plenty of free time. The in-flight entertainment was terrible with only four movies to choose from, I dipped in an out of sleep and cleared out loads on my iPhone. Next time I’ll remember to load my iPhone up with movies and games!

Currently, I am sitting on the flight with three hours to go (10 and a half hours 😷) and eagerly waiting to land and get acquainted with the US of A. I haven’t been since I was 13, so as a “fresh” 25-year-old I cannot wait to explore, discover and learn.

I’ll be landing at around 12.30pm so jet-lag is going to hit me like a bitch. But I’ll be heading to the pool to catch some UV rays and just relax. I cannot wait to escape the couple next to me that keep arguing…IMG_9244

All in all, travel really is my personal form of therapy and I cannot wait to get my wanderlust on.

Char xo

18 responses to “Memoirs: The Vegas Diaries – Part One ✈️🇺🇸🎲🎰”

  1. […] barely being back a week from Vegas and I had the post-holiday depression and was itching to have something to look forward to once […]

  2. […] probably wondering what I make-up goodies acquired in Vegas, so what other way to show you other than a haul… I am SO excited to try out all of these […]

  3. […] them to London perhaps has skewed my view? Am I clinging onto memories of my good times in Dubai, Vegas or Barbados knowing that I’ll never have these in London? My view of London slightly changed […]

  4. […] after a terrible 10 hour flight, we landed in Vegas at around 12.30pm. Stepping out of the air-conditioned confines of the airport […]

  5. […] is another lipstick that happened to also be purchased on my Vegas trip… I haven’t worn it much to be honest as I haven’t found the right lipliner […]

  6. […] my favourite drink on their menu, the Kir Royale. I’d previously come here before flying to Vegas, so I knew the breakfast was good. I do love a good Wetherspoons brekkie, but I am lately finding […]

  7. […] about Vegas, that is all. I wonder how much I could have saved if I didn’t go on holiday this year. […]

  8. […] been to the US twice in the past year, you might think I’m a little hooked but I’m just trying to tick places off on my […]

  9. […] of memories.  USA Las Vegas – 2015 When I think of Vegas, all I can think of is the HEAT. Whose idea it was to build a city in the middle of the desert, I’ll never know (same goes to […]

  10. […] You can probably tell I’m all too glad to be back from my holiday. […]

  11. […] to the check-in desks. I’m not a fan of Gatwick Airport in the slightest as I find it really cramped (not as bad as Stansted) and I always find myself rushing to get to my […]

  12. […] at Mandalay Bay St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall – Exactly as it sounds… High Roller at the Linq – I was sh*t scared going on this, but the view is stunning, I would LOVE to experience this […]

  13. […] city on my own. I sat in a coffee shop and watched the world go by, found an area that resembled Brick Lane and gave myself some time to think. If it’s one thing I do treasure my alone time, sometimes so […]

  14. […] to Planet Hollywood and decided we’d use our day to explore Vegas. In contrast to my trip in the summer of 2015, I actually hadn’t done much exploring, perhaps due to the heat and perhaps even more due to the […]

  15. […] provide you with a little snapshot of where I’ve been and the things I got up to on my travels over the […]

  16. […] somehow managed to go to: Barcelona, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Paris, Tunisia, Dubai, Las Vegas, Rome, Brighton (LOL), New York, Milan, Majorca, LA, Las Vegas again, Paris again, Cape Verde and […]

  17. […] can check out my posts from my 2015 trip to Vegas here and here, and my 2016 here, with more to come of […]

  18. […] losing some money in the slot machines, we soon built up a hunger. Remembering I’d been to Yard Bird before and potentially had the best fried chicken ever, that was where we headed to fuel up before […]

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.