tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon.

30 Dec

My Uncle reminded me via e-mail that I had yet to provide the blog world with what I am sure is a fascinating look into my quick pre-Christmas trip to one of my favorite places – Las Vegas, Nevada!

I’m not totally sure where my Vegas (or as I pronounce it, Vaygussss) obsession began, but ever since I went with my family when I was 11 or 12 I have angled to go back as many times as possible. (Most recently was when I went in July). This time around, I went with my two friends from my law school section – Aviva and Amber – and we stayed (insanely cheaply) at the Treasure Island Casino (TI for short).

We started out the trip on Wednesday, December 21 – Aviva drove and we zipped from LA to Vaygusss in just about 4 hours!

We got to Vegas and pretty quickly grabbed food. TI doesn’t have the most amazing food options, so we hopped across the street to the Palazzo and ate at the Grand Lux Cafe. It’s basically a glorified Cheesecake Factory, but the Chipotle Burger and margarita combo I went with hit the spot.

aviva and amber (doing her best kardashian impression).


view from our room.

That night, we went out at the Encore’s club called Surrender and we ran into one of our section-mates on the dance floor which was was fun!

surrender. more than just a mediocre ashlee simpson song.

We spent Thursday sleeping in, shopping, walking the strip, and of course, going out again. This time we hit up The Venetian’s club, TAO. I’d never been and I’m not sure I’d go back. The music didn’t get decent until 12:45, and although they hooked us up with an open bar, the dance floor was insanely packed we didn’t really have fun until we moved to one of the side rooms, where thankfully they played this song twice.

amber and i on our way to TAO

TAO-ing it up with Aviva!

Other Vegas snapshots:



view from the cab.

the bellagio ceiling.

We left Las Vegas Friday morning and made our way back to Los Angeles just in time for Christmas Eve. We made sure to stop at In-n-Out on the way back, I of course went Protein style. Boom.

Vegas was terrific – it was nice to go with a small group and I’d definitely recommend staying at TI!

What’s your favorite place – club/casino/restaurant/whatever – in Las Vegas?



5 Responses to “tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon.”

  1. Valerie Nelson December 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    This accounting seems oddly pristine and without telling detail considering you were in VAYGUSSS.

    • gillian December 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

      My memory is hazy.

  2. Casey December 31, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Nice shoes!


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