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The Sweet Side of Vegas

The Sweet Side of Vegas

We recently took a short trip to Vegas for my husband’s job & I took full advantage of the opportunity to tag along. As this was my first plane ride & my first time out of the southeast USA, I was overwhelmed with the experience. Wonderfully overwhelmed. It was more amazing than expected. I hope to tell you all more about it in future posts.

While many thoughts of Vegas have recently been enveloped in the cloud of sadness and grief of the recent tragedy that occurred, I want to focus on the beauty I witnessed while there. Because this city, is truly so beautiful.

I am pretty sure that the city motto must be “Go big or go home” because everything seems exceptionally extravagant. This also includes their food and…dessert! I ran across some decadent treats while visiting this beautiful city and could not hesitate to share.

Bellagio Chocolate Fountain One of the must-see’s is the chocolate fountain at the Bellagio. The Bellagio is a sight to behold itself, but more on that at another time. The chocolate fountain is located at the Jean Philippe Patisserie inside of the hotel. If you are entering from the front of the hotel, walk toward the botanical gardens, and you will find this sweet scene. The chocolate fountain at Bellagio holds the Guinness World Record for the largest chocolate fountain at over 26 ft tall and circulating 2 tons of chocolate at 120 quarts per minute. As a lover of chocolate, this definitely caught my eye while strolling through. Little did I know how much my love for the chocolates of these patisseries would blossom.

We stayed at Aria in City Center, which also had a Jean Philippe Patisserie near the casino. Needless to say, it was too tempting to resist. So I gave in…multiple times.

JP Patisserie Desserts

The little restaurant was perfect for me to zoom in for a quick lunch in between my strolling adventures. It wasn’t the cheapest meal, however was perfect for a quick grab & go, and not too heavy. There are a variety of sandwiches, desserts, drinks, as well as yogurt cups and fruit bowls. The atmosphere was quite great also. I was able to sit and people watch to those sauntering through, and those spending way too much at the casino. There is no lack of talent when it comes to the construction of their sweet treats. They even carve sculptures out of chocolate & candies. Since we were there in late September, they were getting ready for Halloween.

Patisseries and restaurants aren’t the only places you have to choose from for something to satiate your sweet tooth (although there are only a gazillion around to choose from). I learned that this city is truly sinful, with its exceptional ability to randomly disperse alluring treats around every corner. It really is quite genius. Everything from Lady Liberty made of licorice outside of the Hershey’s entrance in New York New York, to the M&M World that expanded a full 4 floors. Their organized appearances throughout the strip are no coincidence – they know we can’t resist!

Vegas is a remarkable place, with something for everyone – especially those with a sweet tooth like none other! It’s quite the flavorful place, in more ways than one, and I can’t wait to get my next taste!

The Sweet Side of Vegas - WholeHeartyHappyWhat was your sweetest memory of Las Vegas?

-Shawna

 

 

 

 

(Copyright 2017 – Whole, Hearty, Happy)

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33 thoughts on “The Sweet Side of Vegas

    1. If someone was able to pass that patisserie without stopping to pick up a sweet treat, they have more will power than I am willing to muster up. They are too tempting! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. There is so much more than casinos. Fun fact, I didnโ€™t even gamble once. Not even on pull of the slot machine handle. There was too much else to do! I honestly did not check if the patisserie offered these options, however I will make sure to check out those facts on future adventures. Vegas has so many good options though, that I am confident in saying there is something for everyone.

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  1. I’ve never visited Vegas and doubt that I will in the future.

    I noticed Kyle Busch’s #18 car there in one photo collage! He’s one of my least favorite NASCAR drivers!

    But there are certainly some beautiful sights to see – and the chocolate does look tempting!

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      1. It really is. I hope you get to explore soon. There is so much to see and do! Heck, just walking around was tons of fun. I spent most of our short trip exploring solo. I just loved the vibes of each place.

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