2009 ended in style for the Boatmans! We were fortunate enough to be invited by friends to celebrate the New Year in VEGAS BABY!! It was spectacular. This particular group of friends holds a special place in my heart because we all share a love of two things … laughter and delicious food. This trip was full of both. The added bonus for us was actually celebrating together for Scott's Birthday and for New Year's - that is unheard of for the Boatman's! For the past 5 years work has kept us apart at the stroke of midnight. Our kiss to start another year has traditionally taken place closer to 2 a.m. This year was so much different. On a 38th floor balcony of the Chrysler Tower at New York New York in Las Vegas we watched fireworks sparkle above us and sea of people celebrating below us. It was a magical view and pictures really don’t do it justice.
A huge party on the “Brooklyn Bridge” capped off our evening of merriment. The music was incredible and everyone was having a blast. We threw beads out to the crowd - I can tell you that catching seemed to be a very difficult concept and many a string hurled through the air and subsequently whacked its intended target in the face! Unfortunate for them, funny for everyone else.
There is a beautiful new live, work, play complex in Vegas called The City Center. It is breathtaking. I can’t help it. I am a total nerd when it comes to textiles and décor. I was absolutely blown away at the level of detail that went into designing this place. You have to see it to believe it. And because I am a total nerd about technology too … check out their website. The virtual tour of the condos is enough to make me gasp aloud. Our evening at Aria just didn’t last long enough. A delicious meal at Jean George’s Steakhouse (I had ate a Kobe Beef Burger that was mouth watering!), followed by the new Cirque show VIVA ELVIS! and then a guided tour of some amenities in the hotel. It was a great vacation and a spectacular way to start a new year. VIVA VEGAS!!