72  Hours in Las Vegas with The Gypsy Shrine

City of Lights. Entertainment Capital of the World. Whatever you call it, Las Vegas is everything you hope it would be and more. It’s the place that never sleeps and the place that you won’t want to sleep as there is so much action that you won’t want to miss out.

72 hours might not sound like a lot but it’s more than enough time to cause some carnage, over load your liver with copious amounts of alcohol and really leave your mark on the vibrant city. From boozy brunches and day clubs, to casinos and fine dining, we’ve got the lowdown on where you need to be seen in the city…

What to wear

If you went to Las Vegas and you didn’t wear glitter, did you really go to Las Vegas? There is no better brand for the job than cult glitter company, The Gypsy Shrine. To make it easier to choose from their vast collection of jewels and glitter, they’ve created the Las Vegas collection which is sure to get you noticed whilst in town. Whether you want to don jewels on your face, put glitter in your roots or plaster your body head to toe, this is the collection for you.

Where to eat

Beauty and Essex is a must visit for dinner whilst in town. Although the name might have you thinking of TOWIE, there isn’t a badly tanned reality star in sight. When you arrive you might be a little confused as you enter through a pawn shop (try not be tempted by the vintage Chanel’s) but this gives way to a restaurant and lounge serving creative American fare and the best cocktails that side of the Atlantic. It’s an energetic dining experience with low lights, not great for getting THAT Insta’ shot but perfect for a date. It’s all about sharing plates here which is a great way to sample the best of their menu. A must try is their Chorizo Carbonara mac n cheese, totally cliched to say but it really does melt in your mouth.

Where to party

Hyde Nightclub at the Bellagio is lit. It’s not out of place to see a couple on their wedding day, wedding dress and all, shacking out to the funky house bangers! With jaw dropping views of the Bellagio fountains as you dance the night away, this is the place to be seen. Expect cannons to erupt and spray you with sparkles and confetti and music that is sure to have you dancing on the tables. The best way to do the Hyde is VIP (standard), with table service and a reserved table, because this place really gets full and you don’t want to waste precious drinking time queuing at the bar.

What to do

A visit to the Seven Magic Mountains is sure to get you the perfect gram worthy shot. Plus, where else in the world can you stand next to seven art sculptures, in the middle of the desert, under the blistering sun? Five years in the making, the sculptures are regarded as the largest land based installation in 40 years. With their bright neon colours, you wouldn’t be crazy to think it’s a mirage as you make your way down the motorway to check them out.

Where to sleep

We can all name the iconic hotels, from the Bellagio to the Venetian, but what about the other hotels that let you escape from the madness? Cue the arrival of Vdara hotel. Part of the MGM Resorts growing list of properties, it’s a calm oasis that feels a million miles away from the casino carnage but it’s actually just a stones throw away. As an all suite hotel you’re pretty much guaranteed an epic room and the views are just as special too. Expect to be spoilt with the option of a shower or a bath but be careful of drinking the Fiji bottled water in the room, it’ll set you back a small fortune of $15!

Read the full story in House of Coco Vol 12 which launches later this month!

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Netflights.com is offering three nights in Las Vegas staying at the 5* Vdara Hotel and Spa on a room only basis. Prices start from £539pp including flights from London Gatwick. Based on selected dates in November 2018. Book by the 30th July 2018.

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