How’s this for exciting?

Next week L and I are headed to Las Vegas for MAGIC, a giant apparel trade show. L has two cute boutiques in Statesboro, and we’re going to buy fall, holiday and pre-spring styles for her stores. We’ve been buying together for six years, but we’ve never been to MAGIC. We leave in T minus 7 days, 22 hours, 26 minutes {{not that we’re counting}}. Crown Room here we come.

Here’s the skinny on our trip:

1. Stay: Our base of operation for the week is the HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO. We love that it’s a little off The Strip. The decor is super cool, and the pool has its own reputation. Did I mention they offer Bikini Brunch on the weekends? Sold.

the trademark guitar juts out over the hotel.
scene of the crime: bikini brunch.
we’re hoping for an upgrade to this suite.

2. DO: MAGIC is a twice-yearly gathering of ten thousand of buyers and five thousand emerging-to-established designers. The typical sales volume per day is $200 million! The vendor displays are rumored to be insane–we plan to spend at least one day just wandering around before we start buying.

MAGIC Registration
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
Display at MAGIC
vendor display.

3. DINE: One of our *favorite* sushi restaurants, Nobu, is located right in our hotel. L and I have eaten at Nobu New York; we’re pretty sure we’ll feel right at home here.

nobu las vegas.
yum.
double yum.

4. PLAY: We’re going to Vegas to work…but we definitely plan to experience the city during our week-long stay. Here’s what we’re thinking we’ll do in our downtime:

we’ll make a stop at the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan for sure.
maybe have a cold drink at minus 5.
why not swim with the sharks at the Golden Nugget?

We want your suggestions! Where should we wine/dine/play in Vegas?

xo

J + L