Travel Diary: What Business I Had In Vegas

Traveling all the time “on business” has always been something I’ve dreamt about as a little girl. Growing up wanting to be that strong, independent boss lady that my mother groomed me to be, I was always under the assumption that seeing the world (without vacationing on your own dime) was a dream come true. You could get shit done, make that cheddar, AND see the world at the same time. I’m so thankful that, where I am in my career and life right now, I’m able to do that – experience the world as a sort of perk to my job. This upcoming year looks like quite a bit of traveling for me. Most of our clients and prospective clients are either in the US or abroad, so that means a lot more plane flights than your average person.

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This past week we had the pleasure of going to none other than the City of Sin, Las Vegas. AND FINALLY, I got to wear the bikini Triangl sent me (that I got like 6 months ago and could never wear because Toronto is damn freezing, always).

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We walked around the strip a lot, so no heels, shorts (because skirts are hard to prance in), and fun prints were the style game all week. If I could I would have run around with just a crop top and short-shorts on but I’m sure Dave, or my boss if he saw, would have something to say about it. Hence the mesh top!

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Travel Diary

As much as I love traveling for my job – I mean, getting to spend your off time at a beautiful pool is awesome- that fairytale of traveling has kind of disappeared. The grass is always greener on the other side right? It’s just human nature. And because I have the luxury of traveling for work now, I sometimes wish I was at home – getting off in the evening and spending the rest of my time with my loved ones and my pup.

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Nevertheless, I did indeed have an amazing (although super tiring, and even more stressful) business trip to Vegas. For those who don’t know, I work as a Director within a Digital Advertising Agency and despite the hair pulling issues I sometimes I have to jump in and fix, it could really be called my dream job. We were in Vegas for a convention (NMX/NAB)… and it was a crazy one. There were a lot of issues throughout the very short 4 days of the convention, but what made it better was that I had my amazing team there with me. I’m so proud to call some of my most trusted colleagues my friends too. We have such a blast when we’re together. You may otherwise know them as Sylvia Beautycakez and Vic TheLustListt.

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So what exactly did we do in Vegas? Although I defo didn’t take as many pics as Sylvia, here are some of my highlights:

Convention

I don’t even want to get into the all the ups and downs of the convention – but at least the booth, the swag (yes, that says MAKE GAINS) and the gals were on point!

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Hotel Sitch

We were lucky to be put up in the Encore-Wynn. I had only ever stayed in the Bellagio before, but these casino-hotels have their service pretty damn perfected. They also have a Chanel store at every corner that you turn, making for easy, and seemingly painless, purchases. I restrained and restricted myself to a pair of lavender aviators.

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Parties

They go hard in Vegas, don’t they? Holy crap. There were some nights we would go out with our staff, clients, etc. and not come back to the hotel till 5 am. and some people would continue the party elsewhere. We went to XS (inside the Wynn and so convenient to just roll yourself back to the hotel room) and Omnia (which was packed like a can of sardines).  It was a blast besides the fact they played EDM all night (I’m all for electronic but sometimes a girl needs some R&B/Hiphop to dance to you know. Are you with me ladies?). I also don’t drink alcohol monkey emoji so if I’m not vibing with music, it’s just not a good time.

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Britney

Yes. This really happened. Every 80s-90s kid girl’s dream come true… seeing Britney Spears (or Britney Bitch) on stage… live. We basically screamed and sang our lungs out; but so did the 40 year old men in the seats behind us. Britney does not discriminate. We were so close, I felt like I could reach out and give her a hug. Shaved head and craziness aside, she is still an inspiration. Plus she looks damn hot now.

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And that was Vegas in 120 hours. A lot of work, a lot of play, and not a lot of sleep. I guess that’s what they want though right? The more hours awake, the more money you spend in Sin City. I’ll give it to Vegas that it truly is an inspiration with regards to be a money making machine! Vegas wouldn’t exactly be my destination of choice for vacation but we definitely had an amazing time. Till next time, you tempting devil!

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Have you been to Vegas? What were your highlights? Was there anything I missed? Let me know in the comments wink emoji

  • can we swap lives? hehe i would love to travel more for work!

    • Mel

      Aw! haha It’s really fun sometimes but TBH you end up working like 24/7! Life is full of good and bad though, right? 🙂

    • Mel

      Aw thank you! Triangl bikinis are awesome! They fit like a dream.

  • this looks like you had such an awesome time! See Britney live sounds amazing! 🙂

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    • Mel

      Omg girl! You have no idea! It was an emotional adventure for me haha 🙂 She’s fantastic and the tickets were so cheap! That was definitely the highlight of the trip.

  • So cool that you got to see Britney. You definitely have a pretty sweet life going on. :]

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    • Mel

      I was like a 10 year old girl again haha it definitely was a blast. Life is what you make of it right 🙂

  • Even though it was a business trip, looks like you had a lot of fun! I’m from Toronto too so anything to get out of these freezing weather would be nice 🙂

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    • Mel

      Right! We made sure to take advantage of the fact that we were in Vegas. Sometimes it really does feel more like fun than it does business (admittedly haha). Yay! for another Canadian (and Torontonian to boot) 🙂 I must say we’re hardcore for being able to stomach this cold (and it’s May 🙁 ) Hope you’re staying warm!

  • These photos are stunning, beauty!

    • Mel

      You are too sweet love! Thank you gorgeous 🙂 xx

  • wow!! what a fun trip!! vegas is always a good time! 😀

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    • Mel

      It is isn’t it? Vegas has a way of sucking you into the fun haha 🙂

  • Nice! Traveling for work would definitely be a dream job, haha, but I can understand wanting to come home and relax in the evenings as well. I was in Vegas a few weeks ago and stayed at Ceasars Palace for the first time. Since I’ve been there a few times before, I mainly just went and took advantage of what the hotel had to offer 🙂

    • Mel

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who used to dream of it haha a lot of my friends are home-bodies and don’t like to travel. I was at Caesars Palace when we went to Omnia and the hotel looked like so much fun. Hope you had a blast there 🙂

  • Great pictures!
    xx

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    • Mel

      Thank you 🙂

      • Konstantina Antoniadou

        this swimsuit looks great on you, and the skirt has such a fine print

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        • Mel

          Thanks Konstantina ❤️! Glad you like it

  • Gorgeous outfits! It’s wonderful that you get to travel for work and enjoy it. There are always pros and cons to traveling for work, but at the right stage in life it can be amazing. Enjoy it, hun!
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    • Mel

      Aw thank you Carly 🙂 you’re so sweet! Love your blog too! Traveling for work can definitely be a good time and you have to accept the goods and bads with anything in life right?

  • Traveling for work is the best! so jelly !
    x

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    • Mel

      Aw haha yeah it can definitely be fun 😛

  • Oh that life, though! Wish I could experience that while working for a magazine. Just my luck if I ever got to travel for work. Lol.
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    • Mel

      Wishing you lots of work travel then Cielo 🙂 it can definitely be great experiences! Much love to your blog ❤️

  • Traveling for job is always charming , although I’ve not gotten chance for it.
    You are looking perfect on traveling!
    krl
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    • Mel

      Thank you !

  • This post has officially started my summer Vegas trip planning 😉

    xo, Alice
    The Inconnue Blog || Inconnue on Etsy

    • Mel

      I’m so glad Alice! That’s awesome haha I’m sure you’re going to have a blast there. It can get pretty crazy 😉

  • wow. seems like you had a great time and I LOVE that triangl bikini

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    • Mel

      Thanks love! I totally did (despite the stress and running around for work). Glad you like the bikini though 🙂
      p.s. your blog is beautiful!

  • You are such a beauty <3

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    • Mel

      You’re making me blush Irene! Thank you so much beautiful. Love going right back to you and your lovely blog!

  • Looks like such a great time! Thanks for sharing hon!
    XO JNESS
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    • Mel

      It was! Glad you liked the recap Jenessa 🙂

  • That is my dreamed job. Fortunately, I’m able to travel some times per year, but it isn’t enough ;P
    Really cool pics and you look awesome!

    xo
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    • Mel

      Thanks Giha! You’re so sweet. That’s awesome that you get to travel a couple times per year as well. Although, you’re right, you can never get enough traveling! 🙂

  • Lovely post hun xx

    • Mel

      Thanks so much Lois 🙂

  • such a nice looks and photos! oh i need to go on a travel asap! 🙂

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    • Mel

      Thanks Sabina 🙂 I hope your travel wishes come true soon! Make it happen!

  • Wow… your job seems to be a dream! I’d love to travel more in my job, to see the world and do something useful. Such a lovely post!

    Xoxo
    Linda

    http://lapetitebetise.blogspot.de/

    • Mel

      Aw thank you Linda, I’m glad you liked the post. It is indeed really nice to travel and see the world. My job is far from a dream but it can definitely be a good time! 🙂

  • Emma Walker
    • Mel

      Thanks Emma 🙂

  • Marta
    • Mel

      Me too! I’ll be sporting my new one from their recent collection soon, so make sure to watch out for it 🙂 It’s super fun!