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The Style Sauce Fashion Blog Las Vegas Caeser's Palace

OH Vegas. To be totally honest, before this trip I wasn't really the biggest fan. Maybe it's the fact I'm not a cigarette smoker, super into gambling (although I will throw a $20 on smoke just cause), or one of those people that loves club life.  Anyways, I haven't made a point to go back to the City of Sin in quite awhile.  This trip certainly changed my mind. Thanks to Yelp LA I was treated to an utterly amazing time at Caesar's Palace to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. It was hard to find moments to even Instagram and take photos given how much eating and drinking we were doing- but I'm certainly not complaining! When I say I was treated like an absolutely Queen I am not even exaggerating- Vegas rolled out the red carpet for us and really made the weekend one I will never forget. I've never actually been sad to leave Vegas until this trip. Sunday as we were departing I was like, "I wish I had one more night!" (shocking for me, seriously).

Our newly renovated room at Caesar's was clean and comfortable. Loved the pops of color.

Our newly renovated room at Caesar's was clean and comfortable. Loved the pops of color.

Our first night we were treated to dinner at Carmine's which was awesome. There was so much food I had to start refusing things for fear I wouldn't be able to get up from my chair and dance later on. 

The scene at Carmine's.   

The scene at Carmine's.

 

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Night #1's look- kept it simple and comfortable in a black cold shoulder romper (shop this trend below)

Night #1's look- kept it simple and comfortable in a black cold shoulder romper (shop this trend below)

 After dinner, we went to see Matt Goss perform who's an awesome Rat Pack era singer- and I LOVE that kind of music.

Dancers at Matt Goss' show.

Dancers at Matt Goss' show.

After Matt's long performance we went to an open bar at a cigar bar where I successfully puffed on a cigar without choking (#winning !).  After dinner AND the show AND the cigar bar we headed to see Big Sean perform at Drai's. He was awesome! Big Sean had all the jams and just so happened to be in town for the Billboard Music Awards. Dancing to the wee hours of the morning was certainly not difficult with the caliber of entertainment our first night in Vegas.

Cigar Bar.

Cigar Bar.

The next day was spent by the pool relaxing until it was time to get ready for dinner. Chanel at The Forum Shops hooked me up with a complimentary make-up application prior to our evening out, and made me look like an absolute goddess. I left my appointment an even bigger fan of Chanel cosmetics than I already was- my new favorite eyebrow pencil is now courtesy of them, and they may have even changed this devout Voluminous mascara user into a Le Volume De Chanel fan -their blackest, most voluminizing mascara. My color is 10. Ask the Chanel counter for a sample if you're skeptical- this stuff is the SHIT.

After our make overs we headed to Mr. Chow for dinner where we noshed on Peking Duck and sipped lychee martinis... 

The Chef carving our Peking Duck.

The Chef carving our Peking Duck.

After dinner we were off to another show called Absinthe- (I'm telling you, we were seriously spoiled!) which was a comedic boundary-pushing burlesque show with lots of tricks. Think Howard Stern meets Cirque Du Soleil, if you can. After that everyone was pretty drunk and tired so we ended up turning in around 1 am instead of venturing to the club again. 

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Second nights outfit details

Second nights outfit details

Our last day's agenda was mellow with brunch at Serendipity and trying to spend our room credit at a bar- let's just say a few too many Macallan 18's were drunk at noon on a Sunday, which made our ride back to L.A. verrrrryyy interesting, but at least it cured the hangover ;)

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For any of you thinking of planning a trip to Vegas, I highly recommend making the trip even just for a weekend of debauchery and gluttony. It was great to see a different side of Vegas and really enjoy the quality of entertainment that is to be had there- I certainly think it's the best the world has to offer. With everything imaginable at your fingertips, it's easy to be seduced by this sexy city. Huge thanks to Caesar's Palace and Yelp LA for the wonderful hospitality. Till next time Sin City, luck be a lady. 

Also, be sure to check out Caesar's Palace 50th Anniversary pics on Instagram: #CP50, and more photos from our trip: #yelpLAdoesVegaspartdeux 

 

x, Genevieve

 

All photos in this post courtesy of Brian Gove, copyright The Style Sauce 2016.

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L.A. Made: Flores Lane Candles
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   There are few things I love more than yummy smelling candles, so it's needless to say I was excited to discover a new candle company called Flores Lane that is hand-poured in L.A., made with soy wax, and run by two lovely ladies. I met these girls at the Venice Arts and Fleas a couple months ago and my friend and I bought a couple of candles from them because I fell in love with their "Venice" scent : a subtle blend of sandalwood, musk, and light/fruity notes. It's extremely important to me to support local female entrepreneurs, not to mention they promote a low carbon foot print by offering their customers a 15% discount if you repurpose your jar.

Each candle is named after a different neighborhood in L.A., and includes longitude and latitude coordinates, which is super cool and makes for great gifts for out-of-towners. Current offerings include :

  • DTLA: mellow and woodsy with a hint of freshness
  • WEHO: a bright blend of orange with a hint of grapefruit (reminds me of the Volcano fragrance which I've been a fan of forever) 
  • Beverly Hills: a floral combination of lilac, rose, and magnolia 
  • Silverlake: Fresh with hints of bergamot, jasmine, and mandarin
  • Malibu: earthy and rich
  • Venice (my favorite-and no it's not because I live in Venice!): a subtle blend of sandalwood, musk, and light/fruity notes
Flores Lane Candles via The Style Sauce fashion blog
Flores Lane Candles via The Style Sauce Blog with Coton De Tulear
Flores Lane candles via The Style Sauce fashion blog

While you can't smell the photos, check out the cute jars and should you want to buy some candles from an awesome up and coming Los Angeles business,  you can order at www.shopfloreslane.com . Major perk- they're extremely well priced at just $18 dollars!

xo,

Genevieve

An L.A. Original: Umami Burger
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Umami Burger is definitely one of those places that you have to visit anytime you're in Los Angeles - It's a quintessential institution that always hits the spot when you're in need of a favorite American food. While they've branched out to various places in the U.S., it's a burger that was born in L.A. which is why I had to check it out for myself. For this meal I asked 3 friends to join me at their location in Hollywood to try their 9-course tasting menu. 

Umami burger's 9- course tasting menu. Not to be taken lightly! Make sure you come hungry!

Umami burger's 9- course tasting menu. Not to be taken lightly! Make sure you come hungry!

The tasting menu is certainly not a small feat and it is not recommended for the faint of heart. I left feeling as though I had taken gluttony to a totally unchartered territory of gluttony levels. On a scale from 1-10 of full we left at like a 17 1/2. Our entire party had to take frequent breaks to try to get through all of these burgers. The server informed us we were the first actual table he's seen finish the entire tasting. This obviously made us all genuinely proud. 

Highlights of our dinner included: "The Manly Burger"- cheddar cheese, bacon lardons, onion strings, and Umami's special house ketchup, "The Greenbird Burger" (best turkey burger I've ever had)- green cheese, smashed avocado, sprouts, green goddess dressing, butter lettuce, and a "Maple Bacon Old Fashioned" which was just how I like my whiskey cocktails- nice and strong! 

Umami's signature burger the "Truffle Burger" . Highly recommended for all my fellow truffle lovers.

Umami's signature burger the "Truffle Burger" . Highly recommended for all my fellow truffle lovers.

Umami Ahi Tuna Burger

Umami Ahi Tuna Burger

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Back to what I'm good at, talking about clothes ;). When eating a 9 course burger meal, what does one wear? Well... I opted for all black. I mean, this sort of meal is not for a lacy white dress or anything "dry clean only" if you know what I mean! I'm wearing here high waisted black pants, a For Love and Lemons Knitz body suit, Sam Edelman booties, and my favorite tan Topshop duster jacket. There's something about black and tan as a combo that has been calling me lately, and I've been wearing these colors together more and more. Check out the photos below and let me know what you think!

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My friend Jackie and I before dinner

My friend Jackie and I before dinner

All photos in this blog courtesy of Brian Gove, copyright The Style Sauce 2016.

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