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Vegas. I Did It All: First Impressions

by Rima Suqi

Photo: Courtesy of ARIA / City Center Las Vegas


Fly Virgin America via San Francisco for $120 one-way. The Virgin terminal at SFO is hands-down the best I have seen in the United States. Red leather egg chairs! Long bar-like tables with outlets galore! Organic deli! Bathroom lighting that makes you look amazing even after an early morning flight! Priceless.  

Get to Vegas. Check into Aria at CityCenter. Walk into lobby, smell vanilla. (It's pumped in.) Spy Bar Masa. Am obsessed with Masa. My 30th-floor room has a view of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings at New York, New York. The irony is not lost on me.

Am meant to meet a friend at Caesar's for dinner. Get lost in Caesar's Forum Shops, take note of gigantic H&M (apparently the largest in the country) where Marni collection will debut the next day. Pray I can get there before it sells out. 

Rima is a writer/producer and keen observer (follow her musings at @explorima). She travels to get out of her comfort zone, challenge her pre-conceived notions, and use up as many pages in her passport as possible.


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