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Waking Up in Vegas

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a beautiful and relaxing Sunday.

We are slowly, but surely, eating our way through the city of Las Vegas.

done 

After our day at the pool yesterday, we came back to the hotel to chillax before going out. I did a lovely 30 minute Detox Challenge flow from YogaDownload.com. It felt SO good to stretch and twist.

For dinner, we wanted to do something *low key* since we’re going to B-flizzle’s (aka Bobby Flay’s) restaurant Mesa Grill tonight and also had epic plans for bfast this morning 😉

strip

Somehow, our plans for something light and casual went down the drain and we ended up at Yellowtail at The Bellagio.

MY OTHER RECIPES


yellowtail

My beverage of choice was the Essence cocktail, which had cucumber and lemon- so light and refreshing.

essene

We started with the edamame- one had sea salt and the other had a sweet chili sauce

edamame

The pilot’s miso soup came out in a little cauldron 🙂

soup

I had the best seaweed salad I’ve ever feasted on

seaweed

The pilot ordered a crab roll and a salmon roll

sushi

And fresh, beautiful salmon sashimi

sashimi

I chose the grilled eggplant, which had a glorious soy ginger sauce

eggplant

And we just rolled with it and got dessert for kicks 😀

lava 

Chocolate lava cake with banana foam and mint ice cream.

For realz.

I have no words. It was amazing.

Since we were at the Bellagio, we had to stop and watch the fountains, which are choreographed to music and put on a show every 15 minutes at night.

fountains

If you ever find yourself in Vegas (which I hope you do! It’s pretty baller), the #1 thing (IMO) that you *have* to do is watch the fountains. It’s perfect 🙂

us

We ended up being little party animals (for us!) last night. We went two-step dancing with the gang at a country bar, booty-shaking at a club (are you proud, Snacky??) and had some wine at Parasol Up in the Wynn later on (thanks for the recommendation, Beth!).

parasol up

I had a glass of Riesling:

wine

Not a bad night 😉 And yup, I only had two drinks even though we were out til 4am. The little granny managed to stay awake past 11pm and had a blasty 😀

We just got back from our breakfast feast –they had MILLET BREAD- (more on that to come) but are going to get ready for the day and explore the city before heading to Bobby Flay’s restaurant for dinner.

Have a wonderful day!

Gina

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37 Comments

  1. Barbara(Blood,Sweat and Heels) on April 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I’m green with envy:) You both look like you’re having such a blast! Can’t wait to hear about B Flays!!!!!!

    Enjoy

    Babs

  2. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition on April 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like fun!! I love roasted Egg plant. You have to try the buffet at the Wynn. It’s not a typical buffet- it’s all gourmet foods with lots of healthy and all fresh options! It changed my life. haha. It’s pretty expensive but TOTALLY worth it!

  3. Tieghan on April 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    glad to see you are having fun!!!! The food look so amazing!

  4. BethT on April 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I could seriously live at the Wynn. I just think it’s so beautiful in there. Have fun at Mesa Grill – I went for brunch once and that was faboosh, so I can only imagine how wonderful dinner will be!

  5. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    i love sushi, its so fun and adventurous. I want to go to Vegas so bad now!

  6. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    OMG I AM SOOO JEALOUS of you girl!!! 🙂 I know I keep saying this but your meals are to die for! And that cucumber martini looks fantastic…Hope you were able to meet up with Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe! 😉

    Enjoy the rest of your vaca!!!

    xx,

    Laur

  7. Paige (RAN) on April 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    What a wonderful time?! Banana foam? Sign me up!!!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    now all i really want is some seaweed salad…what an AMAZING spread!

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on April 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Love Yellowtail! Have you guys gone to Prime? It’s really good, too!

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      no, we haven’t! i’ll have to check it out 🙂

  10. Katie on April 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Sound *fabulous*! I’m so glad you’re having a good time! Cannot believe you stayed up til 4am…I definitely wouldn’t have been able to! 🙂

  11. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on April 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Simple and light always ends up being extravagant for my BF and I too…but I can’t complain, we had the MOST AMAZING INDIAN FOOD EVER on Friday when we picked somewhere spur of the moment!

    This looks like a seriously AMAZING trip, that eggplant dish and the dessert look absolutely killer! And the pilot’s choices look pretty yummy as well 🙂 Hope you enjoy Bobby Flay tonight!!

  12. Lauren @ eater not a runner on April 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    That japanese meal looks SO good! So jealous 🙂

  13. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on April 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve never been to that restaurant at the Bellagio…will have to check it out!! I haven’t been to Mesa Grill either so I’m excited to hear about it!

  14. Laura J. on April 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Your Vegas trip sounds better and better with each post!! Now I really want to visit! 😉

  15. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on April 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Oh, Gina, it looks like you’re having such a great time! 🙂 My husband was sent there for work for 10 days last year and said it was definitely an experience. I hope I get to go at least one time in my life.

    Thanks for the tour of the city! Looking forward to hearing more.

  16. Mandiee on April 25, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    the seeweed salad and grilled eggplant sounds amazing! 🙂 have fun living it up in vegan and enjoying doing some new things (doesn’t dancing make you feel great?!) i can’t wait to hear about your experience at bobby flay’s since i just went to his restaurant in NYC.

    have a lovely day!
    xox

  17. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com on April 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    please tell me u played katy perry at least once on the trip hehe.
    make sure ur man holds on tight to ya.. ur sure to catch the eye of many a men hehe xo

  18. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on April 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    All of that sushi and other food at yellowtail looks SO good! Glad you are having so much fun 🙂

  19. jen trinque on April 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    4 am??? I don’t think I could swing that these days! Your dinner looks awesome.

  20. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I can’t believe you stayed out till 4AM!

    I love how the pilot’s meal was presented in a little cauldron. It must have made the food taste THAT much better 🙂

  21. Talia on April 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Mmm I ate at Yellowtail last month…my friend knows someone who works there so we pretty much got hooked up with every appetizer on the menu! 😉 soooo amazing! I had that cucumber drink as well–also wonderful!

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      that’s so awesome! can you get the hookup to sit on the patio and watch the fountains?? we begged but apparently you have to know someone or book wayyyy in advance. and yes, the cocktail was wonderful!

  22. Jenna on April 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Omg looks like your having a blastyyy!
    I am going there this summer and I’m so excited:)

  23. christina cadden on April 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    You made me want sushi!

  24. Katherine on April 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    wow you sure get the travel bug this time of year! I hope you get to see some good shows in vegas. I’m dying to see the new cirque with the water
    Katherine

  25. Jaclyn on April 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    So jealous I want to be ”waking up in Vegas”!!!
    Glad you’re having fun! Love the cuke-lemon cocktail, yum!!!! 😀

  26. Abby on April 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    As a married couple how to you have the discipline to stick to your diet.
    When the Pilot is eating different food?
    I am married and it is really difficult.

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      it’s usually not too bad because he eats pretty healthy and because i’ve been eating this way for so long, i don’t crave unhealthy foods so much. if i do, i just have a few bites and i’m good 🙂

      • Fitnessista on April 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

        it’s one of those things where the more you do it, the easier it gets

  27. Vivian on April 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, it looks like you guys are living it up in Vegas 🙂

  28. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on April 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Chocolate lava cake with banana foam AND mint icecream…..seriously….sounds to die for!!!!

  29. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    mmmm….that sushi looks amazing.”
    and what in the world is banana foam??

  30. Carolyn @ lovinlosing on April 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I’ll be in Vegas in August! Can’t wait!

  31. avi on April 27, 2010 at 12:56 am

    ugh i hate vegas! fucking skanks everywhere

  32. Kailey (SnackFace) on April 27, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Oh. My. Gosh. I AM SO PROUD!!! Haha oh wait, I just saw the comment above me. Hysterical.

    Despite that, I still want to go to Vegas. It looks like you and the Pilot had the most incredible time! I’d go for the food alone. OK, and maybe to look like an abovementioned “skank” and get away with it.

    So, so glad you danced, drank and ate to the fullest (well, maybe not that fullest, but you know what I mean!)! xoxoxo

  33. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    looks like a great time! I have always wanted to go to Vegas!

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