Vegas is our Disneyland

Hi friends! How are ya?

We’re here safe and sound in Las Vegas, and already having a blasty πŸ™‚


We decided that Vegas is like our Disneyland.. we get the same kind of excitement from being here that we did going to Disneyland as kids. It’s shopping, eating, entertainment, party paradise πŸ™‚

When we got to the airport, we took the shuttle to the hotel, which I totally recommend. It’s only $12 each way (way less than getting a cab = more money to spend on fun stuff) and since I’m naturally nosy, I like to see where all the other shuttle-riders are staying πŸ˜‰

Checked into the room, which is 100% lovely.


bar me


powder room shower

And after that, it was time for brunch πŸ™‚

We knew exactly where we were going: Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris hotel.

mon ami

We ate at Mon Ami last time we were here (the Pilot pretty much ate an entire coffee cake.. it was legendary), and couldn’t wait to go back. They have unbelievable breakfast, it’s always packed, you have a view of the Bellagio fountains + they offer gluten-free optionsmenu

Drinkies while we waited for our table:


They brought out the most beautiful crispy gluten-free bread with warm olives, carrots, onions and garlic gloves, French baguette with butter for the Pilot


(I had a couple bites of bread since my entree was bread-y, but had quite a few olives. They were AMAZING)

For my entree, I rolled with the eggs Florentine on gluten-free bread. Potatoes were shared with the Pilot πŸ™‚


It was everything I could have wished for. I haven’t had hollandaise sauce in FOREVER, so it was fun to try it again… and now, I’d like to swim in it.

The Pilot ordered the blueberry French toast, which he said was sweet and fluffy- almost like a cross between a pound cake and sourdough bread.


Two happy kids indeed πŸ˜€

me (2)

After brunch, we took our food babies to the mall –I’ll post my purchases on the fashion page in a couple of minutes- and now we’re back at the hotel. I’m going to wake the Pilot up from his nap so we can hit up the pool before dinner πŸ™‚

Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see ya in the morning with Summer Shape Up 2011 <3



Something to talk about: Do you usually prefer sweet or savory in the morning? For me, it depends on what kind of mood I’m in, but usually prefer savory. I lurve me some eggs in the am πŸ™‚

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  1. Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! on June 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve never been to Vegas, but I’d certainly love to go someday soon! You should write a post/page about all of your favorite restaurants, attractions, and other things that you love in Vegas–I know I’d print it out for my trip!

  2. kate on June 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ahh im so jealous of your vaca it looks like a blast and your bfast looks fab nothing better than olives and bread!! Enjoy your evening.

  3. alicia on June 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Yay!!!! Have a super fun and safe trip!

  4. Midwestern Magnolia on June 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    If you went to Fashion Show Mall today (or, really, pretty much any shopping center on the strip), I am going to be a VERY jealous girl! Have fabulous time on your mini vacay. Can’t wait to see all the deets. : )

  5. andrea on June 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    where do you stay in vegas?

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      i’ll post the deets after we leave πŸ™‚

  6. jen on June 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    never been to Vegas but looks like a good time. Your food looks amaze and I love your top your wearing or is it a dress πŸ™‚

  7. Amanda (Eating Up) on June 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I prefer savory at all points of the day. That’s right, I’m one of those people without a huge sweet tooth. I do love a pint of coconut milk ice cream at all hours of the day though πŸ™‚

  8. Gina @Running to the Kitchen on June 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Yum! I would’ve dove head first into those olives!

  9. melissa on June 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I’m definitely a savor-y person in the mornings. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pancakes and french toast but prefer to have those when we eat breakfast for dinner. πŸ™‚

    I’ve never been to Vegas but always heard it’s basically foodie heaven… definitely have to visit soon!

  10. Abby on June 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    How fun! πŸ™‚ That french toast looks incredible. I am definitely a sweet breakfast person. It is a rare occasion when I am craving something savory for breakfast! Hope you two have a great time in Vegas!

  11. Namaste Gurl on June 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Never been to Vegas, but it sure does look like an adult- version of Disneyland πŸ™‚ Have a blast with the pilot and go crazy!

  12. SJ on June 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    very envious of how you have easy access to so many wonderful cities and the Caribbean in the USA… the only bonus we have in Europe is that by the time it takes you to cross your country, we could cross about five πŸ™‚ x

  13. Natalie on June 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Ur bringing back memories if my Vegas vacation at sept when I got married there! I can tell what hotel your in because of the room, we stayed there too! Have fun! Can’t wait to see more pics πŸ™‚

  14. Natalie on June 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Ur bringing back memories of my Vegas vacation last sept when I got married there! I can tell what hotel your in because of the room, we stayed there too! Have fun! Can’t wait to see more pics πŸ™‚

  15. Jess on June 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I usually go for sweet stuff if I’m having breakfast at home, but if I’m out, I almost always get eggs. Eggs florentine or egg white omelets with veggies are the usual go-tos. A mimosa takes care of the sweet part!

  16. Hillary on June 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I prefer sweet, all day, every day. Some days, that’s not even an exaggeration—bedtime will roll around, and I’ll realize I haven’t eaten a single savory thing! Have a blast on your vacay : )

  17. Holly @ The Runny Egg on June 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I definitely prefer to eat sweet stuff in the morning, but savory tends to hold longer for me, so I choose that more often.

    The Pilot’s french toast looks so good!

  18. Amber L on June 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    My husband and I totally say the same thing about Mexico being our “Disney World”. It’s an amazing feeling! I’ve never been to Vegas or the West coast for that matter, but I’m dying to get out there!

    I go back and forth with my sweet or savory in the morning. Sometimes I’m feeling like a toast and eggs type of flavor and sometimes I’m feeling more of a fruity type of bfast. It really all depends on the day I guess!

  19. Gina (Yogattude) on June 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    French toast always steals my heart! I love Vegas and am trying to convince my boyfriend to go, I think he would love it!

  20. Evan Thomas on June 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I need something sweet in the morning. I will usually have maple syrup on something on my breakfast plate. Maple syrup and eggs is surprisingly delicious!

  21. kaila @ healthy helper! on June 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    That brunch sounds fantastic! You have me drooling Gina…..suuuriously those pics make the food look so DELICIOUS!

  22. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Your breakfast looks good, but I’ve got to say I think the Pilot’s looks even better! I much prefer sweet breakfasts! πŸ˜›

  23. cathy on June 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    i’ve yet to get to vegas, so i love reading your reports, gina! you’d be a great travel consultant for if/when i do get there…i feel overwhelmed by all the accommodation choices, alone!
    love sweets in the morning. eggs to me are a light supper choice!
    have a fabulous time!

  24. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on June 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I definitely have a “sweet tooth” in the a.m. — I’m all about the oats, waffles, etc.

    Enjoy Vegas!

  25. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    “the most beautiful crispy gluten-free bread” — wow, for ANY bread it looks great; but especially for GF bread!

    the french toast, bloobs, almost pound cake style…heaven.on.a.plate

    no wait, those mimosas or whatever they are look better πŸ™‚

    HAVE FUN at Disneyland πŸ™‚

  26. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    my comment just went into moderation..weird.

    I *just* got a new computer. 1st comment from it. maybe that’s why?

  27. Amanda Jewell on June 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Being Greek, I would have been ALL over those olives.. Like fitnessista on goat cheese! πŸ˜‰
    I crave sweet in the morning like 80% of the time. For me nothing beats a fresh fruit salad or green smoothie (or during colder times, hot oatmeal with bananers and coconut…hmm)! Btw, your room looks so swanky! “So Fresh, So Clean” by Outkast comes to mind πŸ™‚

  28. Ashley on June 5, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I love Mon Ami Gabi!! I’ve been to Vegas a few times and have stayed at Paris + Bally’s. That looks like Udi’s gluten free bread, which I am currently loving! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

      apparently i need to buy some! it is SO good πŸ™‚

  29. Sana on June 6, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Omggg, looks like soo much fun!!

  30. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

    gah i want to go there! weather looks perfect!

  31. ellalinea on June 6, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I’m going to vegas in July!! So excited now I see these pics.. ! Will def try that cafe close to the Paris hotel πŸ™‚

  32. Babs on June 6, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Your room looks nice. I love the cakes at Paris!

  33. Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) on June 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

    LOVE THIS! Have a blast! πŸ™‚

  34. Marissa on June 6, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Oh, YUM, that french toast looks AMAZING! Hah, I’m definately a sweet breakfast kinda girl… and a sweet lunch… and sometimes even a sweet dinner… I could probably eat chocolate and fruit for every meal and be happy!

  35. skinnyrunner on June 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    oh man, now im jonesing to go to vegas. ive heard very good things about mon ami gabi but have never been. better put it on the list!

  36. Heather on June 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t know if it’s really your thaang, but the Miss USA contestants checked in yesterday and there are events all over Vegas this week. So if you’re interested, there’s a schedule on

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      so fun- thanks for the heads up!

  37. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on June 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I keep seeing this place whenever I’m in Vegas and just KNOW I have to try it now!!

  38. diana@mymarblerye on June 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    disney world is overrated. Went there for 7 days and could have left at the 3rd day…so hott and i’m too impatient. vegas on the other hand…bring on the booze, shopping, and gambling!

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