Thursday, February 24, 2011

Viva WPPI!

I'm unwinding at the hotel for my last night in Vegas for the WPPI.

You all know I'm a photographer, and sometimes I actually do photographery things, like networking or Twittering compulsively, or going to conventions and stuff.  Well, WPPI was a first for me this year, and it was quite overwhelming.  Even extra overwhelming because the fiance came along.  And my two gay-maids from Denver, and my brother, and his girlfriend.  Oh, and one of the gay maid's parents.  Seriously, y'all - it was a busy freakin' week.

I did a mini quickie shoot on the strip, courtesy of Pierre Stephenson.  Here are a few of my favorites.

And now, my awesome crap iPhone photos! :)~

The awesome and amazing Cosmopolitan hotel lobby.  /dies.  All I want to do is a bridal shoot in there when the bubbles are on the pillars.  Amazing.

I'm ashamed to say, this is the only salad I ate the whole trip.  /badjenn.  I'm ready to get back to business when I get home, that's for sure.

Instead I ate fried crap like this!  Fish and chips.  Delicious.

Really yummy coleslaw in a light vinegar and mustard seed dressing.

Leftover fish and chips - I ate this right out of a baggie because I'm cheap, and food is expensive in Vegas.

This is how I approach a buffet.  Small portions, healthy choices.  Sushi, caprese salad, sweet potatoes, spinach, beef, cauliflower.  YUM.  (Yes, I also had a brownie.)

I'm splurging and getting gelatto tomorrow.  I took this photo today and I can't stop thinking about it.  SO beautiful.  

I love Caesar's palace.

With my brother and his girlfriend Lisa.  (Sorry ladies!)

Sushi with my friend Miranda!  YUM.

MGM bar playing "I Spy" with Dan, Miranda & Adam!

Very sad when Dan left. :(  He got on the shuttle, I went back to the room and cried like a baby for a few minutes.  I'm an idiot.

Reuben sandwich, amazing fries.  

Chicken pot pie and a creamy dreamy amazing macaroni and cheese.  Seriously, get the mac n cheese at Henry's at the Cosmopolitan.  Amazing.

Oh, snap.  I did eat another salad.  Pear & Endive with candied walnuts and goat cheese.  DELICIOUS.

Huge, juicy crab cake.  

Eggs benedict florentine.  Mon Ami Gabi, our favorite restaurant in Vegas.

Greatest cider on EARTH.

Bloody Mary marinated, beer-battered onion rings at Nine Fine Irishmen.  YUM.

More fish n chips.

My crazy brother!

Every time Dan puts in one dollar to the huge slots, he wins five.  Every. Time.

A picture with Hello Kitty for my mother. She's obsessed.

Some gorgeous sculptures by Richard MacDonald - inspired by Cirque Du Soleil.  The one on the right is my favorite - it reminds me of The Cell.

That's all, folks!



Chubby McGee said...

Looks SOOOOO fun! No lie jaw dropped when I saw that gelato display ( the manner of Pavlov's dog). And I did chuckle at the crab cake...looked a little phallic...if ya know what I'm sayin'.

You guys look like you had a blast and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself (and the food). Your approach to the buffet was brilliant...really. My plate usually looks like a dump truck mistook it for a dump site. LOL!

Love the pics! LOVE 'EM!

Chai Latté said...

I apologize that this is only the very tiniest bit relevant to your post... but The Cell is my favorite movie! :-)

Also, all your food looks delicious! I clearly ate at the wrong places when I was in Vegas!

Run with Jess said...

Love the pix. Love Vegas. Sent me down memory lane of our last visit there, food and all...

N-i-c-o-l-e said...

So jealous! I have lived in Vegas for 26 years and I haven't been to any of those places yet but glad to know they are worth visiting :).

Anonymous said...

wow looks like you had an amazing time. all that food made me so hungry. i will have to argue, strongbow in england on tap is still better then magners on tap. but in the the states you have an argument.

Cate said...

I love love LOVE your photography!! So impressive! Also, I really relate to your journey from "hot" to not to "hot"....a terrible cycle I am too familiar with. Keep up the great work!

Beyond Willpower said...

love yer pics and yer glasses. fabulous. gave you an

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Oh no!!! These Vegas Photos look like a Vegan's Nightmare!!!!

funclub said...

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its a nice blog =)