Sunday, February 03, 2008

Vegas Baby!

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas. It was a work related trip to the Surfaces Convention, and oh my, it was crazy. I have never seen so many products packed into a huge space in my life. Almost every flooring company in the nation was there, as well as a few international companies. We spent the bulk of our day meeting with our reps and buying product for our showrooms. At night we schmoozed with our reps at varios swanky parties and night clubs. Now, I am not a partier, I have never been drunk, and that sort of lifestyle is not my thing. However, I did have a good time, still staying completely sober. Yes, it's possible!

The highlight of the whole trip was going to the famed Tao nightclub at the Venetian. It was amazing. It's one of those places that you only get into if you know someone or are someone, mainly a celebrity. For the rest of us, it costs about $200-$500 just to get in the door. CRAZY!!! Well, one of our flooring suppliers bought out the club for three hours, open bar and all, and treated all of their customers to a free party at the Tao. While almost everyone around us was drinking, I stuck to good ol' water and gingerale with cranberry juice. We danced and sang and just had a blast. Here are some of the pics from our trip :-)

Ahhh, my 1st view of sunshine in over a month :-)

Brandy's room at the Venetian. (Our room, Michele and I, looks exactly the same except there were 2 beds)

It's neat to see 50's modern design with a 21st century spin.

At the show in the Sands convention center!

Lot's of metallics this year!

Yes! That's a pewter plated, working toilet. And you can have one in your home.

A view of the canal shops from the 2nd story window of the Canalleto restaurant. Our supplier, Cronin, rented out the second story as well as the bar.

The pinnacle of the trip, the Tao nightclub. (I didn't take these pictures cause I forgot my camera. But they provide a much better view of the interior)

Michele and I with one of the performers :-)

Bye Bye sunshine!

1 Witty Sentiments:

Anonymous said...

What, no Elvis sighting???