Thursday, May 15, 2014

Holiday round up - Viva Las Vegas

How much do we love Viva Las Vegas?































































We had such a great time this year, so much that we are planning on coming back in 2016. As always, the music and dancing was out of control...



Aussie bands - Scotty Baker, with Pat Capocci






 
Don't forget to pop down to the pool party at least once! (Pink hair was very popular this year)

 
Service Pug! He even had little ear muffs to protect his ears from the noise.
 
Try not to get sunburnt at the car show...
 


Or crushed in the crowds waiting for the vendor rooms to open...
 
Make sure you get a good seat for the Charles Pheonix Retro Slideshow...
 


 
And you may need an extra bag to get everything you bought home!


































 
This year, we ticked another item off the bucket list - a vist to the Neon Boneyard, where old neon signs retire to be admired.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I admit I was initially surprised how small the boneyard was - but they have it laid out really well to pack as much in as they can.

One of the highlights of Viva is getting to meet people from all over the world, and I was lucky enough to finally meet two of my favourite bloggers in real life:
 
Desiree, from Pop-o-matic Deluxe (who has some great photos from Viva). She had the best shoes on every time I saw her.

Excuse my tired face, it was 12am and I had been dancing for 6 hours!
 
and Laurence, from Lost in the 1950s. Every time I bumped into Laurence (and her husband Sylvain) they were so beautifully dressed, it was amazing. I can confirm, she looks impeccable on her blog AND in real life too. 
 
miss l fire shoes 1940s 1950s viva las vegas 2014 vlv vintage retro
And of course, we would be the first customers at the Miss L Fire stall early Saturday morning (with dark sunglasses to hide our sleepy eyes from the night before).
 
I think I forgot to list a tip for Vegas - their tap water is horrible! Ugh!
We ended up taking the free shuttle to the The Strip, and walking to the Miracle Mile Shops (when you see Sephora, that's the place). There's an ABC Store (like a 7Eleven) inside that sells water in gallon bottles for a few dollars.
 
Well, that's Viva over for another year and I hope you were able to get a taste of what it's like from my photos. Stay tuned for some more holiday snaps coming soon, included meeting up with Tasha from By Gum By Golly and staying on the Queen Mary!
 
xx


9 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

*Viva daydream swoon!!!* Oh my word, what a seriously awesome time it looks and sounds like you had. I'm thrilled for you, dear Bex, and very much appreciate that you brought us armchair travelers along through these fun filled photos.

♥ Jessica

Laurence said...

I was so glad to be able to meet you!!!! You were also so well dressed all the time, I love your style!
We visited the Neon museum in 2012, it was not officialy openned at that time, I had to reserve a few months before. Yes a bit small, but so nice: http://lostin1950.blogspot.fr/2012/04/neon-museum.html
Hope to see you next time in Australia hoping to go in 2015!

Penny-Rose said...

What an amazing experience - great photos and lovely clothes.

osherose said...

You guys look amazing in that first photo! your smiles and the outfits: so photogenic.

I like seeing all the spoils and things from VLV. But, I don't think I could ever go. Too many people. It looks like you got a lot of great vintage there, too!

Mariela Santillan said...

Looks like you two had a great time! We live in Northern Nevada and my husband hates the tap water. I quite like it but that's just me.

We drove by the Neon Museum once. We wanted to stop but we were celebrating my moms birthday.

I cant wait to see what else you did.

belliswinter said...

Miss l fire isn't far from your foot hihihi... You look perfect all the time... THis moment should be great. In France it's difficult to have moment like that

wardrobeexperience said...

great pictures! i'm a maniac for viva photo posts ... maybe one day i will make it to viva las vegas too ....

Bex said...

I can't wait for you both to come! Xx

Bex said...

I know! They're a bit of an obsession...

 
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