10 Things I learned in Vegas Part I

Tuesday, April 19

1. Surprise, surprise. Our little world that week revolved around hunting down the very best food we could find. We found out we are excellent hunters.
2. That ... and I found out I never knew half the stuff you're supposed to know when it comes to being sophisticated at fancy restaurants. Like, to stop wiping the table with my steamed towel -- it's for my hands.
3. They really do ask you to cut off your arm and hand it to them at the end of a taxi ride. Oh yes. Your arm and a large tip.
4. The replica was not nearly as impressive after seeing the real thing. But bless its heart, the poor thing sure tried. 
 5. Breakfast in bed might be the best thing that's ever happened to me. I would also like to call attention to my dark eyeballs here. Somebody told me that if you left your eye makeup on at night after cleaning your face, you'd wake up looking like a rockstar.
I'd say zombie is slightly more accurate.
6. Couples hot stone massages are .... *slow drool*
7. Another surprise. No one knows how to work our camera. - so this is the only picture we got of us together the whole time. 
8.Waiters who wear black and white have spoiled me. Sorry Applebee's. We're over.
9. And this little bitty salad sent me to the bathroom for a whole half hour. Pepper poisoning is real my friends. My body just invented it.
10. I made husband pose in front of Armani with his Armani. Also, I'm married to Zoolander.

122 comments:

Piril Maria said...

So great! Loving the photos. Thanks for sharing. =)




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Wunmi W-A said...

that looks like soooooooo much fun!!

i wanna go there... it all looks so classy

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Cannot wait to see more Syd!!! Must have been soooo much fun!
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Katie Blacker said...

yay for The Vegas.

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Courtney B said...

Oh I miss Vegas! We used to live an hour and a half away...and obviously didn't take enough advantage of that!
Haha your hubs is so cute! Mine pulls that face all the time, THEN comments making sure EVERYONE knows he's trying to pull Blue Steel haha! (is Blue Steel even right? I don't love Zoolander so I didn't pay much attention ha)

Lili said...

LOL! You crack me up. Is that his "blue steel" look? :-D Sure looks that way!

Oh and I totally know what you mean... I never knew I was that clumsy at a dinner table until I was at the mother of all fancy restaurants. Twice. Dinner: So breathtaking. My demeanor: Made me want to go to charm school! Ugh.

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Alexandria said...

Brilliant! It looks like you had a fantastic time, and I can't wait to see what else you did while you were in Vegas :)

Taylor Marie said...

Aww, you guys are so cute! It looks like you had a great vacay! Happy three years! :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

LOVE Zoolander. looking beautiful as alway Sydney :) Glad you had a good trip!

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Michelle's Style File said...

Sounds wonderful- gorgeous post.

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Sourkraut said...

That last shot and caption cracked me up. Looks like you had a great time! Weirdly, I got the best picture from my London trip when I let a waitress take a picture of my brother and me. She must have been a fancy photographer in her spare time because that picture rocked!

LoveE ♥ said...

Haha sounds like a fun learning experience, and nothing could ever beat the Eiffel Tower after you've seen it! Looks like so much fun, enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Shellsea said...

Love the recap.

I have the same problem when I ask people to use my camera. It really seems to confuse them that they have to look through the view finder.

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House of Hemingway said...

A much deserved break, my friend.... much deserved break. Now back to the bat-cave! :D

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Ana* said...

great photos

Catharine said...

Sydney it looked like you guys had such a blast! Isn't it nice just to get away and forget about school and work and all the craziness? When I went to Vegas for the first time I was puzzled why the waitresses in the casinos kept asking me if I wanted "diet pills" OH! They're saying "cocktails" hahahaha I was like "what kind of place is this???"

U U N A said...

OK let's just take a moment and drool over those blue eyes. But seriously! That blue is intense!

thepaisleytab.com said...

Great Post! I love Vegas! I was just there and the weather was awful.:(

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Sist and Sist said...

Adorable~! Missed you and so glad y'all had fun! :)

Rachel Emma said...

Awesome! I love Las Vegas! I really want to go for my next birthday!

That's weird that no one knew how to use your camera... Is it really that difficult? hehe

Looks like yall had fun! :)



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Gertrude said...

What's better than having breakfast in bed! Great pictures. xo

Kayla said...

The two of you are to adorable! So glad you enjoyed your vacation!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

awesome pics, pretty lady!!!!

and that happens to me and ryan too - we hardly ever get pics of us when we're together cuz no one knows how to work my cam - so we have to get creative like you two!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm loving you without bangs, especially with that cutie braid.

savy said...

Uuuuugh...Sydney. #3 is sooo true! I took my first taxi ride only a few weeks ago and I got sick sitting there, watching the meter. Absolutely ridiculous.

A "cheery" disposition said...

I love the picture of you getting room service. And you and your husband make a beautiful couple!

Katie Baba Nielson said...

looks like a fun time! i loved vegas! and btw- my hubs and i have the same issue with our camera. it's takes so much time to explain to someone that you simply look through the hole, make sure we're in there, and then press the button! so hard, no? no.

amy said...

Loving the pictures! And I'm especially loving your hair in the pepper poisoning picture. So cute!!

Lisa D. said...

So fun! Vegas is one of my favorite places to visit. =) Glad you had a nice trip!

Lou said...

Love the photos! Looks like you had the most amazing time!!!!

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Leah said...

Ugh pepper poising! But you look absolutely gorgeous with the braid of yours! Glad you're back!

xo L.

kelseywilliams said...

wow! that looks like such an awesome trip!!!

Sarah E. said...

Love the pictures!!
Peppers can be dangerous!! My husband finds himself in predictaments all the time when he eats too many and then has PT at 6 the next morning (he's in the army) :P

lori said...

love the post! i went to vegas for my senior trip, and really want to go back!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you two are so cute! looks like a great trip! i hate how nobody can use my camera either!

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Sherry said...

Lol! Was he debuting his "Magnum" look?! Love the pictures and am so jealous - I miss Vegas!

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s a m said...

Sydney, #7 made me smile. I shoot with an old pentaxk1000 - and it's crazy - on vacation I don't have a single picture with me in it! what did people do before point and shoot? Sounds like your vacation was lovely.

Dindi said...

your vacation sounded awesome. travel tip: bring a tripod! haha :)

Nikki said...

lovely pictures :) Vegas is such a cool place! love the last picture of your husband, he's so funny ^^ x

Emily said...

I'm glad you had fun in Vegas. We went there this weekend and had an entirely different experience. Ours was more backpacking through Vegas, slight homelessness and scaling freeway walls. I must agree on the taxi fares! One way to our hotel was $30! NUTS!

kileen said...

i love the pose of your husband in the last photo. definitely zoolander in-the-making!

cute & little

Eclectic Flair said...

Looks like you guys had such a fun and relaxing get-away! I'm sooo beyond jealous of that message...not so much about that pepper poisoning though.

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Mrs.Grinder said...

looks like your trip was amazing! my husband & i always seek out great food on our vacations as well. xox

Shamini said...

beautiful pictures!!
xoxo

anon said...

I am going to Vegas in a few weeks, where are some of the places you ate?

Nuha said...

I love all of these pictures! And I love how 7/10 were food related haha.. a girl after my own heart! And I hate not having anyone to take our pictures when we're on vacation..thats the only downside :(

Mrs. C said...

What a great trip!! The photo of the two of you is priceless!! Where did you eat!?!?


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Liz said...

Looks like an awesome trip! Totally relate to people not able to use your camera - it drives me crazy! And makes me sad I can barely ever get a great picture of me and my hubby together!

Whitney J said...

haha love the zoolander. looks like a fun trip and that food looks craaaaaaaazy good!!!

steph said...

hahah. love this. <3

Stephanie and Such said...

Ooohh i would LOVE a stone massage! Where I get my pedi's done here in Utah they do a hot stone massage to your calf! But wow, the whole body? Droolll...I can't even imagine :)

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Stephanie and Such said...

Ooohh i would LOVE a stone massage! Where I get my pedi's done here in Utah they do a hot stone massage to your calf! But wow, the whole body? Droolll...I can't even imagine :)

xoxo
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Stephanie and Such said...

Ooohh i would LOVE a stone massage! Where I get my pedi's done here in Utah they do a hot stone massage to your calf! But wow, the whole body? Droolll...I can't even imagine :)

xoxo
Stephanie&Such

The Forsyths said...

So glad you had a great vacay! love your pics.

CessOviedo said...

So happy to have you back! You definitely had a blast I can tell, breakfast in bed is the best thing ever I feel you, and seems like food you had was delish!

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Holly said...

Great pics, all that food looks so yummy! I really want to go back to Vegas now... :)

Amy said...

Haha! I always get frustrated when we have people take our picture, they're always blurry! You look amazing, by the way! Are you growing your bangs out? I'd love to see a tutorial for the way you have your hair in these pictures. I love it and I'm sure I'm not the only one! Glad you had so much fun!

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melissa said...

Adorable!! Looks like you had a great trip - minus the pepper poisoning. What a pain. I LOVE breakfast in bed - so amazing and is WAY better than sitting at a table. Cute photo of you two, even though it was the only one hehe. You are so beautiful! Glad to see you're back! xo

ag. said...

Love this! You tell such great stories with your pictures! None of my vegas photos have ever looked this good!

Rachael said...

Loved your post. It was funny. Love the photos! I had no idea you went to Vegas! Awesome.
Your hubby is funny.
Glad you guys had a great time!!

Chris and Valerie said...

I live here in Vegas, and I do have to say that it is the greatest city to live in. I love it here! So glad you came down to visit and had an enjoyable time.

GoodFrameofMind said...

Looks like such an amazing time! Stone crab, massages, breakfast in bed! Take me away now, but minus the pepper poisoning :)

Jen (Mama Schell) said...

I always love a good trip to Vegas! Problem is that it's only a 4 1/2 hour drive, so my hubs and I probably go at least 2-3 times a year!

Miss K said...

looks like a great trip! i love your zoolander comment, so funny!

Jenna said...

You were in vegas? I live in vegas! I love it here.

though confession, when you live here going down to the strip is not nearly as cool or fun.

glad you had a good time in my lovely city!

AJD ∞ said...

Isn't Vegas crazy? The first time we took a taxi ride there was DEFINITELY our last. The short ride was so expensive. Plus, due to traffic, we could have walked to our destination and arrived in a more timely manner than that cab! The Vegas Eiffel Tower sure is a trooper. I like to call it "Mini Me." Any ways. I hope you had fun!

Sara said...

You ARE married to Zoolander! I knew it.

Vegas is definitely supposed to have amazing food! Really really good! I'm dying to go :)

Alexia said...

Love! Looks like so much fun. I'm glad you're back, no one can blog on your blog like you can.
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Amanda said...

Looks like ya'll had a blast! Minus the pepper poisoning!?!?! Such a rad couple you too make.

Pilar said...

Blue Steel! I love it!

Kelly said...

Awesome shots!! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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Marin Elizabeth said...

Loving the pictures, especially all the delish looking food!

Andrea said...

Love Vegas! -Just not having to avert our eyes all of the time:) Guess the taxi would help with that -too bad they charge a butt and a leg

Vegas fooooooood. Yummmmmmmm. Breakfast in Paris -the.best.
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{molly beth} said...

FUN!
i have wanted to go to vegas for a while now. looks like you guys had a blast. by the way, CUTE red lipstick.

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adahliavolk said...

Love this! I love the way you captured Vegas. My husband ate our way through Vegas also! cheers. xo
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Miss C said...

you are so adorable! the breakfast in bed picture is my fav. seriously.

Justine said...

Aw so sorry to hear that no one was able to take pictures of the two of you. At least you guys have some great memories! :]

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Emily said...

Vegas sounds so fun, but I've never been. Also, I love your red pants! Where are they from?

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ellie said...

Vegas has some A+ mazing food. My husband also likes to impersonate Zoolander when he catches me taking his photo. Next time it's going on the blog...

Janssen said...

Vegas is so fun! I loved growing up there and now I love going back to visit!

milk tea + polkadots said...

Aww... Sad that was the only pic of you and the husband! :( it's so hard having a stranger try to take a pic with a dslr. It never comes out well! Hahaha. You crack me up...with the steamed towel.

lauraa said...

Breakfast in bed!!! I love hotels for that reason alone. So frustrating about the camera- I always hate not getting decent pics of me and my young man. even if we can find someone to take a picture for us, it is normally too awkward to be nice!
I hope you've had a great time and don't get the post-holiday blues
xxx

Zelina Garza said...

how fun! I'll be there tomorrow :)

Hannah said...

Great things you learned! Thanks for sharing! Love the photos as well.
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Chantelle said...

Ughhhh I adore you guys. No seriously -_-

Katie said...

I'm in tears for cracking up at the Zoolander comment!

My Heart Blogged said...

What a classy place to take a Zoolander inspired photo.
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Natalie Suarez said...

SO cute!! i love it! :)

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CinnamonInk said...

Wow you make me want to go on vacation to Vegas... and see CELINE!!! Glad you're back! -Kate

thecandiedmango said...

I am muy jealous! Vegas sounds like fun, and the foodpictures look amazing. Also, you need to tell your husband to stop being so precious because he's quite distracting.

Diana Smith said...

what a great way to spend your anniversary with one another! We are celebrating our 3 years in June, so these are great ideas!!!

kylee said...

even if that salad made you feel sick you sure look pretty eating it.

Linka said...

Your make up is banging girl! This post makes me hungry!

Brooke said...

Those pictures are great! So is Vegas! Looks like you two had an amazing time!
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Jet said...

Sooo I'm totally late to the comment game on this one, but I have to ask...so I hope you scroll down this far to read this quest-chee-ano.
What restaurants did you eat at in Vegas?! I'm going in a few weeks and the club scene there is not my thing but BOMB meals are. So let me know what you recommend please and thanks!

And I think the Zoolander pose is like engrained in every man's brain. My boyfriend does this often. Far. To. Often. Sheesh. xo pretty lady!

wildchild said...

that breakfast in bed looks like heaven. the whole trip does actually. lucky you.

TheDivaMommy said...

I can't tell if those stairs are at the Mirage or the Luxor or Treasure Island... lived in Vegas for 21 years, you'd think I knew!

Thanks for gracing our crazy town with your classy self.

Sweet Susy said...

You know you could have called me to be your personal photographer...lol..just kidding! but the pictures are wonderful...oh Vegas! hehehee

Krista said...

You don't know my number, but you could have called me to drive you around Vegas! Then you would still have 2 arms! I live in Vegas, but I stalk your blog on a daily basis. Love it!!!

Maria said...

Awh it sounds like y'all had a good time! So jealous! I cannot wait to visit Vegas one day!

Melissa Stevens said...

I need to vacation to Vegas very soon! Y'all looked like you had a great time! I'm super jealous. Cute pictures!

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becoming teacher misty said...

I love your Ruche photo album! So cool! You done good, sista!!!

christine donee said...

finding the best food is OBVIOUSLY the only thing that matters!

Elle said...

Love the necklaces

milk tea + polkadots said...

I just saw the Ruche FB album...congrats on reaching 5000 followers and for getting to do a special photoshoot with Ruche!! How awesome!

Sarah loves it all said...

Ha ha!!!!!! Blue Steele! Atta boy Tys. That seriously made me laugh.

annarozanska said...

Those pictures are amazing! The food looks great :) <3

Jennifer said...

YOU are DARLING!! I can't believe I have never seen your blog? Seriously, what is the matter with me ?? I found you on Ruche and boy am I happy I did :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

great photos! im going to vegas next weekend and i can't wait!!

a little ghost. said...

Every time I go to Vegas I gain at least 5 lbs, and every time I say "NEVER AGAIN" but everything is soooooo good!

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Bad Joan said...

Everything looks so grand and fun! Great post, thanks for sharing!

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denise said...

that food looks absolutely delish!! looks like you had an awesome time. i love your blog (but i guess so does everyone else!!) xx

Lauren said...

So happy you guys had a great time!

Hailey said...

I live in Vegas, it's awesome.
Even though I've actually never had to stay in a hotel..

Kristen Duke Photography said...

LOVE that pic of the two of you in the mirror. I always set my camera up and tell the people to stand right where I am standing and don't tough anything else but the shutter button and it seems to work out for me;)

D said...

i went there in october for my honeymoon and hunted food also. tell me you had the burger at bradley ogden. the best burger of my life. still dreaming about it and the brown sugar banana pancake at hash house a go go! glad you had fun.

Kimberly said...

great photos so adorable love what you wore!

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The Daily Tiara said...

Love the photos! Especially the first one, wedge salad is my weakness!

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Charmaine said...

Weird coincidence... I just got back from Vegas today (I'm catching up on all my favourite blogs right now). I see you liked Joe's too. It was the only restaurant there that I really liked; I think you guys were much better at finding good food than I was. The Bellagio fountains were one of my favourite parts of the trip... in a word, magical.

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