Lunar New Year is the current theme at Bellagio. It’s the Year of the Rabbit.
Scenes from Vegas
Lost Spirits Distillery -Las Vegas
My sister, brother-in-law and I experienced a most unusual and memorable evening at Lost Spirits Distillery.
Lost Spirits is a world class show, set in an immersive theatre, surrounding a working rum distiller, tickets include 4 rum tastings. The atmosphere is wildly creative and charged with a sense of fun and unexpected moments as you enjoy the talented performers and fellow guests.
As you walk through a maze of softly lit hallways to intimate spaces with small stages you’re treated to acts including burlesque, tango, vocalists, acrobats and aerialists mere feet away from where you’re standing. I’ve included videos at the end of this post which capture a few incredible performances.
Immersive Van Gogh Las Vegas Exhibit
Experience Awe-Inspiring Exhibit Of Vincent Van Gogh’s Art Projected Over 500,000 Cubic ft. From Creators Of Immersive Blockbuster Show
Last week my sister and I visited the incredible immersive experience featuring the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh. It’s hard to describe the feeling of being inside the art as it changes moment by moment. I’ve tried to capture the experience and encourage anyone to see it in person.
Even the gallery gift shop was fabulous!
Puzzles, over the last year
My love affair with puzzles continues though I haven’t posted updates in awhile. 2022 was an incredibly eventful year and as I searched out these photos of completed puzzles I’m surprised I had done this many. It goes to prove regardless of how busy and overwhelmed I get by life, I still seek out the solace and focus of putting on a playlist and doing puzzles.
Awakening at the Wynn
While in Vegas I went to “Awakening”, the newest show at the Wynn.
From the Wynn Las Vegas website: Awakening, the new show at Wynn Las Vegas, invites the audience to join the quest of our beautiful heroine and her two fellow travelers as they seek to restore beauty and love to the world. Travel with them and experience worlds never before seen on their journey in a 360-degree theater custom designed for Awakening. Infused with modern day myth and magic, Awakening comes to life through a combination of dramatic choreography, technology, fantastic creatures, and a custom sound system designed to showcase its breathtaking original musical score.
Conceived and created by a world-renowned team of talent behind some of the most iconic moments in entertainment, Awakening features the voice of Anthony Hopkins.
The Edward Twins, pure entertainment
On my recent visit to Las Vegas I saw a show which was truly one of the most unexpectedly fun evenings imaginable.
The Edward Twins are celebrity impersonator brothers, one performing all males, the other all female celebrities. They aren’t lip-syncing – they’re singing and doing so with talent, conviction and incredible vocal range. More than that, they’ve studied the celebrities they portray with incredible commitment. Beyond transformation with costumes, wigs and makeup, they embody voice, dance, movement and nuance recognizable to each performer. I felt like I’d been to a concert featuring Celine Dion, Cher, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli to name a few.
They impersonate over 100 celebrities and change up each show to keep it fresh for those lucky enough to see them more than once.
The photos I’m adding to this post were taken by my sister as I was too enthralled with the show to take any myself.
Mystère by Cirque du Soleil
On my latest trip to Las Vegas, I attended a Cirque show so awesome I’m still thinking about it.
We had perfect seats, in the middle and high enough to see everything happening on stage and most importantly – above us. It was breathtaking, a visual feast for the senses between the incredibly gifted acrobats, vibrant costumes not to mention the dramatic music and lighting which are integral to the performance. I was so spellbound taking it all in that most of the photos in this post are courtesy of my sister Lisa.
More from the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino website: Mystère™ is the original, must see Cirque du Soleil® show that combines powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark.
Deemed a theatrical “flower in the desert,” Mystère thrills generations of audiences with its exhilarating blend of whimsy, drama and the unimaginable brought to life on stage.
Presented exclusively at Treasure Island, Mystère provides the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery.
Honored eight times as “Best Production Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mystère has an international cast of over 65 performers featuring dancers, singers, musicians and champion-caliber acrobats.
Valley of Fire
Of all the trips I’ve made to Nevada, I’d never been to the Valley of Fire State Park. A few weeks ago, I visited this magnificent natural wonder – well worth the drive from Vegas – to witness firsthand the breathtaking beauty of these incredible rock formations.
Valley of Fire State Park is a public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres located 16 miles south of Overton, Nevada. The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. Wikipedia
In the garden 6/12/22
I’m dedicating this post to my fabulous and frilly poppies.