Wolfpack in Vegas

Good news! We survived!”¦Barely!

My BFFs and I just spent a whirlwind three days/nights in Sin City for my bachelorette party. It simultaneously feels like we were there for two minutes or two weeks—we kept referring to the city as a “time vortex.” Casinos, lights, music, general decadence—add a three hour time difference and the fact that it’s completely acceptable (encouraged, even) to drink at any hour of the day”¦it was definitely a crazy experience. We kept joking that we would fly back home and it would somehow be January.

We had a super early flight on Thursday morning and arrived well before our rooms were ready, so we killed some time walking around, shopping, and playing beer pong in a bar (normal?)”¦

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Had to take this picture. These (Gray) Wolf slot machines were everywhere!

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BM G and MOH K.

That night, we went to Tao, the nightclub in the Venetian. Not gonna lie, it was pretty cool to go somewhere I’d read about in gossip magazines”¦so fun. I didn’t even want to pause to take any pictures (bad blogger).

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Getting ready to head out. I promise I put on shoes eventually.

Friday morning, we made our way to Hash House a Go Go for what has to be one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a worse case of menu anxiety in my life (“menu anxiety” = the very real fear that you will order incorrectly at a restaurant). I went with a Man Versus Food favorite:

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Andy’s sage fried chicken w/ fresh spinach, hardwood smoked bacon, market tomato, griddled mozzarella, chipotle cream and scrambled eggs. Hubba hubba.

I also ordered a Snickers flapjack for good measure. It was amazing and I said more than a few times that if we had just gone to that restaurant for my bachelorette party, I would have been happy.

That night, we ate a delicious meal at Pink Taco (food is a theme, apparently) and got a bottle at Moon, one of two similar clubs at the top of the Palms. The other is Ghostbar, famous for the hole in the outdoor deck where you can see straight down 55 stories to the ground. Slightly freaky, but amazing views.

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The whole gang, night two.

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The view from Ghostbar.

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BM G and I (Photo via Spy On Vegas / by Chad Carl).

The above photo is an example of my attire for the weekend”¦yes, those are gold spikes. For some reason I used the trip as a pseudo-costume party and wore clothes I would NEVER have previously considered”¦it was actually pretty fun (and hilarious). Seriously, hard metal gold spiked boobs. Yet, in some places I felt UNDER dressed.

On Saturday, we walked around through the casinos and saw most of the Strip before heading to Marquee (in the Cosmopolitan).

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It’s hard to tell here, but they had a library themed room”¦it was tough, but I managed to find a literary reference in the middle of the Strip!

We’d heard a lot of hype about the place—which was totally warranted. At one point during the DJ set, SNOW fell in the middle of the club. What?! Knowing we had an 8:00am flight the next morning”¦made the stupid strategic move to just stay awake all night. Well”¦almost.

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I’m ashamed, but I feel like we’re all friends here. Right?

If I had any advice for bees visiting Vegas, it’s this: social media! My friends and I tweeted and Instagrammed with a simple #Vegas hashtag and got a lot of club promoters in contact with us, offering free admission, drinks, and bottles at clubs all over the city. It was certainly sort of creepy, but it’s their job, and we easily saved thousands of dollars by taking their offers. All in all, it was an excellent trip and I was so appreciative of my pals for committing to such a big bachelorette party—and a few NSFWB (not safe for Weddingbee) surprises along the way! ;0

All photos personal unless otherwise noted.

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Location:
Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 4:32 pm

    I’m glad you had fun in Vegas! I don’t know if I have any photos that are safe for the bee, which is why I haven’t shared my Vegas trip yet, but maybe one day I will. Vegas seriously has great food everywhere, and your glitter shorts are amazing!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:23 pm

    Wow thanks for the social media tip. I never would have thought of doing something like that while on vacation. Right now I’m looking at trying to pull off a Vegas bachelorette shindig myself, because why not? Looks like you guys had a great time. Which club was your favorite?

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:35 pm

    This looks like an amazing weekend! The social media tip is great!

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    Red Poppy 18 posts, Newbee @ 6:00 pm

    Love the spiked boob dress! Vegas is definitely the place for daring clothes. Looks like you had a great bachelorette party!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:43 pm

    @Miss Camel: DO IT! :) tao was amazing, but i think marquee might have won. we heard great things about 1oak and tryst but didn’t have the time to get there.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:19 pm

    Very good tip with tweeting! I wouldn’t have thought of that.

    It looks like you and your girls had a blast!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:33 pm

    That boob-spike dress is hilarious!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:18 pm

    I don’t know what’s better: your boob-spiked dress (awesome) or the zonked out, face on carpet photo (hysterical)!

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    mswallaby 2040 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:41 pm

    Ahhh fun! Glad you had a good time livin it up in Vegas :) . Mr. W hit Tao when he was there for his bachelor party and they met some celebs.

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:51 am

    It looks and sounds like you had the ultimate bachelorette Vegas party!

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    Mrs.LloydDobler 317 posts, Helper bee @ 6:33 am

    You looked like you had sooo much fun! My husband was in Vegas the same time you were and they stayed at the Cosmopolitan! He said it was amazing!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:05 am

    Interesting… I never thought about using twitter as a way to get discounts on vacation… Definitely will have to keep that in mind for our Vegas trip next month!! Thanks for the tip!

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    notbridey 720 posts, Busy bee @ 8:03 am

    Those shorts are amazing! Also what kind of leg workout do you do?! I want to her the NSFWB stuff!!!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 1:46 pm

    When I went to Vegas last December with one of my BFFs, we encountered the same thing when I innocently Tweeted with the Vegas hastag. We were also super creeped out, especially because some of the people didn’t have their respective club(s) names in their handle so it was like “oh. . .JoeThaDrinkaMan wants us to go to Tao and he’ll get us bottle service. . .?” Lol. We used it twice, though, and it totally paid off – so glad you guys discovered it as well!

    Also, I f’ing LOVE the picture of you on the floor. As someone who has been to Vegas multiple times (I have family there), I’d say that’s definitely the mark of a successful trip!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:18 am

    Looks like you all had an amazing time! Great tip about social media!

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    coyote 1507 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:45 am

    OH. MY. GOD. You and I need to go to Vegas together GW!! Hahahaha. I have been there 6 times now and I swear I come home looking like that last photo every time. (Totally worth it though, right?!) I’m so glad you had a blast and I loved looking at these photos, Moon was deff one of my favorite clubs.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 4:06 pm

    @notbridey: your comment made my day! i do a lot of different classes and stuff – thank you sooo much for your comment!

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