On the third day of our honeymoon our body clocks were starting to embrace Las Vegas time a little more, but we were still up bright and early to enjoy a morning of gambling. Early morning casinos are fun - as the pic below of New York New York shows, it's a much quieter time of day, with far less cigarette smoke too (after inhabiting the smoke-free-ness of the UK for so long, people smoking indoors took a little adjusting to!). We had a lovely morning of blackjack & video poker, with coffee for good measure.
By about twelve we were flagging a little (the 4am-1am the day before was telling on us) so we headed back to the suite for a little reading, napping and regrouping. This feels like the perfect time to show you around our amazing room at the MGM. Matthew got us an awesome place to stay, with a terrace overlooking the Strip.
As you turned right there was a sweet bar with a sink, ice bucket, and minibar. This area proved so handy when we were entertaining in the room!
As you walked towards the doorway there was this little sitting room to your right. The sofa was so comfortable - I had at least two very pleasant naps upon in over the course of our stay.
The room was full of details and additions - these guys adorned the wall next to the sliding doors. According to various accounts they were coathooks OR artwork - I was never sure!
Otherworldly media controls...there were four TVs spread throughout the pad, and they each had one of these futuristic remotes!
This was our brilliant terrace - such an amazing space. There were sofas, a table and seats for dining al fresco, and a TV, lights and a port for plugging in your iPod to the speakers in case you wanted to take the party outside. So much fun to have an outdoor space all our own in the heart of Las Vegas!
And with views like this - I think I took eleventy million pictures of our awesome view!
Back in from the terrace you faced the dining room from the other direction. And the stairs!
I loved this light fixture - so dramatic!
At the top of the stairs was our bathroom - I loved the his and hers sinks and the light-up mirrors.
This bath was immense - almost two feet deep and replete with jets and a light show. I spent far too much time soaking in here! All the toiletries given to us in the room were Bulgari; I especially enjoyed the bath tea bag!
Amazing shower/steam room. Getting clean was such fun!
Every room had little pads like this. It took a bit of getting used to, but once we'd got the hang of the tech we loved being able to have bespoke lighting/shades in different areas.
The bedroom was spacious and comfortable - loads of wardrobe space for hanging up dresses and jackets. The bed was a California King, and supremely confortable to boot.
Looking from the bedroom, back to the stairs. Such a fun room.
After a chilled early afternoon we headed off on a quest for lunch. We went to TAP, the craft beer and sports bar in the MGM Grand complex. Matthew has a delicious flatbread with Italian meats, while I went for nachos....which were ENORMOUS! And delicious.
I also learned the hard way that ordering the large in the US is a bit different to home!
Later that evening Christy came to join us and we had a few drinks on the terrace, looking out over town.
We then headed down to the casino for a little gambling, and cocktails at Whiskey Down. I tried the strawberry moonshine julep; sweet, boozy and refreshing! After we'd had our fill we headed back up to the suite...
...and enjoyed a room service dinner! Then it was off to bed, to rest up for a very busy day ahead.