Las Vegas

Romantic Valentine's Getaway at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas!

For the past couple of years we’ve been on the hunt for the best spot to stay on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s surprisingly harder to find than you would think. It’s all about the location, the views, the amenities, and of COURSE the pool. There are many, many, factors that go into our decision… And we’re writing this blog to let you know that we believe we’ve found it. The Mandarin Oriental is our new favorite place to stay on the Las Vegas Strip!

First of all, the room speaks for itself. It's spacious, modern, and very zen. One would never know they're staying on one of the busiest, loudest, and craziest streets in the world. This room is completely sound proof and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas! Nearly everything can be turned on or off by a remote control, and the bed is a pillowy perfection that required us to incorporate several naps into our daily itinerary. We didn't hate it. Plus... can we talk about this BATH TUB?

It's heaven! When it comes to baths, the Mandarin Oriental leaves no detail spared - as they even equip you with bath salts, luxury beauty amenities, slippers, and a TV in the bathroom mirror. Pour yourself a glass of wine, and you have your own personal, in-room spa!

The Mandarin Oriental is just as stunning outside as it is inside. We couldn't get over the way the silvery-blue building sparkles in the sunlight. Photos don't do this structure justice!

Those of you that have been following TN for awhile now, know that for us, it's all about the little details. We appreciate hotels that go above and beyond to show care and appreciation for their guests. At the Mandarin Oriental, they do just that. Every day they gave us fresh water bottles by our bed, hot coffee and tea in the morning, and nightly turn down. Even when we ventured out to explore the strip, the staff would offer directions, recommendations, and water bottles for our excursion! We can't say enough about the hospitality at The MO.

Even on Valentines Day, we arrived back at our room to find this amazing set up. Cupcakes, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries... What more could we ask for!? We're coming here every Valentines Day!

The view from the Mandarin Oriental's Tea Lounge were breathtaking... Especially at night. Once again, this hotel feels like an oasis from the chaotic strip. We loved having a glass of wine in the Lounge and watching the hustle and bustle happening down below.

Staying at the Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental was pure magic. We can't wait to return. 

Cirque du Soleil's Mystère at Treasure Island

When it comes to entertainment, Las Vegas can be overwhelming. It’s kind of like picking a dinner restaurant in New York City - the possibilities seem to be endless, and everything looks good! Even as we were approaching the strip, we passed billboard after billboard showcasing magic shows, iconic concerts, theatrical productions, celebrity impersonators, comedians… How does one begin to choose?!

We’re so glad you asked. That’s what we’re here for. ;)

Mystère has been one of Las Vegas’ most popular Cirque du Soleil productions for over 20 years. You know that if anything has lasted in Vegas for THAT long it must be good.

(If you aren’t familiar with Cirque du Soleil, here’s a little backstory. They’re currently the largest theatrical producer in the WORLD. Over 90 million people have seen a Cirque du Soleil production. Each one is contemporary, unique, and features a synthesis of acrobatics and cultural themes from around the world.)

Located inside Treasure Island, Mystère is an enchanting circus-style show, with gorgeous sets, intriguing music, and stunts that will knock your socks off. It’s also incredibly funny, and had us laughing to the point of tears several times!

Make sure you get to the show early. One of our favorite elements of Mystère is the audience interaction - even before the show begins! And while there isn’t a bad seat in the house, we enjoyed being somewhat close to the stage. But be warned: you may involuntarily become a part of the show!

And while we could go on for days about the acrobatics, the humor, the live music, the jaw-dropping sets… we won’t. We want you to be as surprised and blown away as we were. So trust us when we say go to Mystère! You won’t regret it.