I am wondering how many post I can get out of my Vegas trip?
It’s been some time since I have taken a real vacation. (you know the REAL kind — where you plan and scrimp and save and anticipate the very hour you GET OUT OF DODGE.)
Truth be told, I did none of the above about my Vegas adventure, but on a whim grabbed a buddy and set out for Vegas!
Visiting the Bellagio was tops on my list.
“Steve Wynn started talking to me about the ceiling at the Bellagio long before construction even began. He wanted me to make a “spectacular” piece in the lobby of the hotel that would rival the aquarium at the Mirage, and generate more interest. Back in Seattle, we built the entire seventy-by-thirty-foot ceiling, full-scale, at my studio. The commission, as contracted, called for a whole new armature type and about a thousand new “flowers.” Steve visited several times, loved it, and wanted even more glass. Finally FIORI DI COMO was installed with over two thousand hand-blown glass elements.”
A bit closer…
People watching is one of my favorite past times and since I returned home I’ve been kicking myself for not taking photos of Bellagio visitors as they emerged from the revolving doors–their heads immediately popped up as they stared at the ART FULL ceiling. “Wow!!” was often the response. (next visit I will remember to do this)
(Some one remind me of this some day
I read a post some time back where the blogger felt that a summer vacation was her opportunity to reboot her life. Functions and features were still the same, but life had just become a bit sluggish, so like our computer systems we just need a reboot or reset.
My simple goal for my get away was to have maximum fun in the short period of time. (I’m a firm believer one can stay too long in Vegas.)
Especially if your pocket is EMPTY.
Goal accomplished! Thanks for joining with me on my revisit to the Bellagio’s lobby.
Here’s just a tease and glimpse of the atrium– I can probably pull a couple of posts out of that gorgeous place.
There’s a saying that says, “you could cut the energy with a knife.” Well, it was true! Visitor’s were all smiles, as we wandered in awe. I ran into life long friend who greeted me with a huge hug. She made my day, my month and maybe my year with her beautiful smile and greeting.
Be sure and visit Beverly with Pink Saturday and all the gals there.
Also, a new meme I am joining is Romantic Home where its Show and Tell day!
Need some Inspiration? Stop and say hi to Melissa at the Inspired Room.
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Now’s your time to shine! Show us all that you are enjoying this HOT summer!
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Enjoy your weekend. I hope to get by and say hi to all of you soon!
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Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
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