After being over due for a girls trip, my sis and I ventured off to Vegas for a …
G A L . G E T A W A Y !
Christina Aguilera had just announced her residency at Planet Hollywood so quickly purchased our tickets, booked our stay and flights!
What happened in 52 HOURS …
XTINA VS. POST MODERN JUKEBOX
–Post Modern Jukebox – an amazing ensemble of performers who cover modern music with a 1920s style flare.
Who won best show?? —— **DRUM ROLL**
POST MODERN JUKEBOX !!! Here is why…
PMJ puts on an intimate show with no bad seat in the venue. The MC(stress) has a comfort and comical demeanor that sets the perfect tone for the rest of the show. The group has a well rounded perfect playlist of covers. The second you walk into the venue, it feels like you’ve stepped into a time machine that jetted you back in time to the 1920s. The flapper dresses, band and amazing tap dancer will leave you wanting to stick a feather in you hair while you dance the night away. I felt entertained, energized and enamored the entire hour and half we were there.
Although I’ve loved XTINA since I was about 14 years old…my girl let me down. Christina was literally on stage for about 40 minutes. She spent/wasted a lot of time on outfit changes – even though her outfits were phenomenal. I would of rather less change and more songs or add time to the show. She let her dancers do the entertaining. When I spend $250 on a ticket, I expect to be entertained by the entertainer Im there to see. I also felt she didn’t fully utilize the grand size of the stage.
Planet Hollywood – We stayed here to be close to the XTINA venue in the same hotel. However, I was disappointed in the room. They mis-booked my reservation and only had a handicap room left for us that was nonsmoking. Last time, I was upgraded to the penthouse so I suppose my expectations were a little off for this visit. I also wasn’t told about a resort fee per day until I got my bank statement.
However, I do love their pool , decor and convenient dining options inside the hotel and on the strip.
WHAT TO EAT & DRANK:
– The patio – 5255 S. Decatur Blvd. suite 107
– District Donuts– inside the Cosmo
– Chandalier Bar- inside the Cosmo
– Truffles n Bacon – 8872 S Eastern ste 100
–Jjanga Steak & Sushi – 6125 S. Fort Apache rd ste 200
– Caesar’s Palace Buffet – inside caesar’s palace hotel
FREE THINGS TO DO:
– Walk The Strip :
The Venetian- lobby is amazing IG pic zone
The Cosmo – fun decor, people watching and food court area
The Mirage – great lobby for pics
The Bellagio – outdoor water show
– Grown-ups take a trip to Planet 13 – largest dispensary in the world! No pressure to buy anything. You can simply take a look around. It feels like visiting Amsterdam. You don’t have to be a stoner to visit, just walk around and get a feel for the culture.
My forever reason for visiting Vegas will be the entertainment, pool side fun and F o o d!