vegas recap part 1

I’m so excited to share details of our Vegas trip here today! It was such a fabulous weekend, full of food, fun, friends (some old, lots new!), and family. That’s right, the fam went to Vegas. If you’re wondering why, or the backstory of how this all came about, let me explain.
Rewind back to June, when an email came floating into my inbox inviting me to the Wilson Gabrielle Style Society in early October. I was so excited and replied yes right away, not even really thinking that Boone would likely still be breastfeeding at 7 months and Bear would have just started kindergarten. It ended up working out perfectly though, as Bear was out of school both Friday and Monday for Columbus Day so he didn’t miss any school at all for the trip (we flew out Friday afternoon and got home Monday afternoon). Zach watched the boys during my events (thanks, Z!) and we stayed at the Red Rock, which was extremely family friendly. A HUGE pool area, movie theatre, arcade, bowling alley, 10 restaurants (not counting the best room service or food court) all live inside Red Rock. So there was no shortage of things for the boys to do while I got to know some of the most amazing boss babes and see Vegas for the first time in over 15 years.
Sharing pictures and more below!

photos by Bethany Paige Photo
red/black dress from the first night HERE
leopard dress | booties from the last night

You’re probably wondering what Wilson Gabrielle is. It’s a blog run by two sisters, Kelley and Victoria Fertitta, who are some of the sweetest and most stylish girls you’ll ever meet. They graciously hosted 15 bloggers at Red Rock for 3 nights/3 days to learn from one another, talk about growth/business strategies, and just have fun. Because, #Vegas. They wined and dined us like I’ve never experienced before- I was pretty certain at one point I’d turn into a lobster or crab with all the seafood I was devouring. SO GOOD. I didn’t realize how good the food would be at Red Rock- I think my favorite was T-Bones Chophouse. The sides were out of this world; seriously some of the best mashed potatoes and mac ‘n cheese I’ve ever had. Leave it to me to go to Las Vegas and eat Southern comfort food. But no regrets because it was delicious!

After arriving on Friday, I only had about 45 minutes to get ready for the first evening’s events. I chose this red & black RTR dress and booties for comfort and headed to the cocktail hour. I’m not even sure what room we were in but it was a penthouse suite of sorts- STUNNING views over the city and waiters passing tasty drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The sky was the most gorgeous blend of cotton candy colors- oranges and pinks and blues and purples all filtered together to create this painting across the desert sky. The air was dry and cool, a perfect 70ish degrees. After an hour or so of mingling and meeting the other girls, we headed to dinner at T-Bones which was out of this world. I keep talking about the food but I can’t help it! Every meal was 5+ courses and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. The company helped as well, being surrounded by girls that I’ve long looked up to and admired who proved to be just as amazing in person. Demi of 12th Tribe was the guest speaker, who inspired us to step out of our comfort zones and chase our dreams. Some of the girls went out after dinner but mama duty called so I headed back to my boys. It was an incredible first night and I’ll be back to share the rest of the weekend soon!

Hope your week is off to a great start! Is it cold where you are? My Colorado friends were sharing all their snow pictures yesterday and it seems so early for that! Maybe I’ve just forgotten. We are getting our first real cool front of the season in Houston today, with weather in the low 60s. And we are pretty pumped about it. Yay fall!
xo, Britt