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    What To Wear

    Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    An Dyer in Foreign Exchange Grey Jeggings and Bandeau Top, Forever 21 Purple Dolman Top & Sharkstooth Necklace, JC Penney Dome Stud Ring, Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    Foreign Exchange Grey Jeggings and Bandeau Top | Forever 21 Purple Dolman Top & Shark's Tooth Necklace | JC Penney Dome Stud Ring | Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    I’d been wanting to blog these shoes since I got them (when I got the grey Dany’s back in March) but never got around to it until now… either I didn’t have time to take photos of the outfit I wore them with or it just wasn’t a blog worthy day… Anyway, better late than never 🙂 and I still love them just as much. In fact, I really wish I’d bought them in black as well (or maybe the Jeffrey Campbell Foxy’s – extremely similar). C’est la vie… Maybe I’ll run into them again someday. OR Maybe the folks at Jessica Simpson Shoes can take the hint and restock?! 😀 lol

    PS special thanks to the Lazaros for letting me take pics in their seriously amazing pad. I wish I could just steal your entire kitchen and make it mine 😉

    An Dyer in Foreign Exchange Grey Jeggings and Bandeau Top, Forever 21 Purple Dolman Top & Sharkstooth Necklace, JC Penney Dome Stud Ring, Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    An Dyer wearing Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    Foreign Exchange Grey Bandeau Top, Forever 21 Shark Tooth Necklace and Purple Dolman Top

    Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    An Dyer wearing Jessica Simpson Dany in Plum

    Xox,
    An

    DIY What To Wear

    American Apparel Medium Leather Pouch + Shoedazzle Lucia Sandals

    An Dyer in Love Melrose Top and Mini Skirt, American Apparel DIY Leather Pouch, Banana An Orange Corazon Ring, Forever21 Necklace, ShoeDazzle Lucia Sandals

    Love Melrose Top and Mini Skirt | American Apparel Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY | Banana An Orange Corazon Ring | Forever21 Necklace | ShoeDazzle Lucia Sandals

    We had plans to go out to brunch with my family so I pulled out this outfit I had sitting in my closet, tags still attached from an adorable shop called Love Melrose. Spending time with my family is my ideal excuse to wear a super cute, maybe a bit loud, outfit I bought without any event in mind. Why? Because my Mommy is the same way so I never feel out-of-place or over dressed with her, which I’m sure I’ve mentioned here in the past 🙂

    Imagine my surprise when my parents changed our brunch destination to a family buffet – yeah, me running around a buffet with overflowing plates of food in a mini skirt and sky-high heels. Imagine yet another surprise when my parents asked us to go to a Mission nearby to sight see and pray. Inappropriate? Very. Oh well, I didn’t know 😛 but at least I got a fun blog post out of it LOL…

    P.s. The clutch is this American Apparel Medium Carry-All Leather Pouch in the color “stone” with a little fun DIY added by my talented fashion designer friend.

    American Apparel Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY in Stone

    American Apparel Stone Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY

    American Apparel Stone Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY

    American Apparel Stone Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY, Love Melrose Top and Mini Skirt, Banana An Orange Corazon Ring

    Banana An Orange Corazon Ring

    ShoeDazzle Lucia

    ShoeDazzle Lucia

    ShoeDazzle Lucia

    An Dyer in Love Melrose Top and Mini Skirt | American Apparel Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch + DIY | Banana An Orange Corazon Ring | Forever21 Necklace | ShoeDazzle Lucia Sandals
    Xox,
    An

    Foodie Lifestyle Travel

    Las Vegas Foodie

    My husband and I  have been fortunate enough to visit Las Vegas dozens of times over that past few years. This trip, we decided to celebrate our 6th wedding month’iversary by dedicating the majority of it to what we both love the most… food! …and what better an excuse to visit a couple of places mentioned on The Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate?? 🙂 Enjoy!

    Todd English P.U.B.'s Browned Butter Lobster Roll

    Todd English P.U.B. - Browned Butter Lobster Roll

    Todd English P.U.B. New England Fish & Chips

    Todd English P.U.B. - New England Fish & Chips

    The Todd English P.U.B.  is one of our favorite places to stop by when in Las Vegas. It’s located at City Center’s Crystal shopping center. Living in SoCal, Lobster Rolls are hard to come by so when we saw this on the menu, it was a no brainer. Let me tell you – this is a MUST HAVE there! It was so buttery and delicious and just plain awesome. The New England Fish & Chips was incredibly crunchy and perfectly flakey and moist. One of my favorite subtle details? Both dishes came with slaw but they were both different slaws that matched perfectly with the entrée!

    Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria

    Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria

    Jean Philippe Patisserie

    Jean Philippe Patisserie

    Jean Philippe Patisserie's Strawberry Tart

    Jean Philippe Patisserie - Strawberry Tart

    I loved Jean Philippe Patisserie - faux silverware plastic utensils!

    Jean Philippe Patisserie's Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate

    Jean Philippe Patisserie - Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate

    Jean Philippe Patisserie's Rose Macaron

    Jean Philippe Patisserie - Raspberry Rose Macaron

    Jean Philippe Patisserie is a place you cannot miss while walking around Aria or the Bellagio. The easiest way to spot it? Their ultra modern almost space-age like decor or massive chocolate fountain. It’s beautiful, colorful and delicious! Plus, I’m a sucker for macarons and the simple fact that they have one (above) the size of a coaster just makes my heart skip a beat thinking about it 😉

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Fresh West Coast Oysters on The Half Shell

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 - Fresh West Coast Oysters on The Half Shell

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Fresh Baked Grissini

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 - Fresh Baked Grissini

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Colorado Bone-In Filet Mignon

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Colorado Bone-In Filet Mignon

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Grilled Asparagus

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 - Grilled Asparagus

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 King Salmon

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 - King Salmon

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Truffle Mac-n-Cheese

    Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Truffle Mac-n-Cheese

    Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 at the Palazzo had Grissini’s on their menu that are something I still think about. They looked like awkward looking sticks when the server brought them out but the taste – holy moly… they were delicious. Grissini’s wrapped in prosciutto  and smothered in truffle butter?! I definitely look forward to our next trip to Vegas just so I can grab a drink at their bar and order their Fresh Baked Grissini’s. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it! Their Truffle Mac-n-Cheese on the other hand, was terribly disappointing. I never thought one could make mac-n-cheese this bad… it was so bland, as if they forgot half the ingredients when making mine, at least I hope that’s the case. I could not add enough salt to make it taste good and there was not a hint of truffle (or ANY flavor for that matter)… it tasted like pasta, breadcrumbs and creme … it wasn’t at all cheesy. It had to be a mistake 🙁 . Our oysters, entrees and asparagus were all lovely and enjoyable!

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare Fritto di Calamari e Prezzemolo

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare - Fritto di Calamari e Prezzemolo

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare Silverware

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare Lasagnette Con Ragu di Crostacei

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare - Lasagnette Con Ragu di Crostacei (doubled to be an entree)

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare white wine

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare Dessert Menu

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare Pear Sorbetti, Moscato Granite and Mango Sorbetti

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare - Pear Sorbetti, Moscato Granite and Mango Sorbetti

    Chef Paul Bartolotta with An and Chris Dyer at Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare

    Chef Paul Bartolotta - such a nice man!

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas Ciao

    Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas left us speechless. Albeit quite stuffy, the food was absolutely divine. The Lasagnette Con Ragu di Crostacei was featured on The Food Network as Bobby Flay’s pick for their Best Thing I Ever Ate – Italian Seafood episode. We had it as our entrees (it’s an appetizer but can be doubled in portion, and price, to be an entrée). We enjoyed every single dish and drink we ordered and aside from the smug and uncomfortable ambiance, we have nothing to even conceive of complaining about. Out of all the reviews we read prior to making our reservations, David Fishman’s was my favorite… Definitely a must read if you plan on dining here. What absolutely made our night? Meeting Chef Paul Bartolotta himself. Although we weren’t crazy about the said ambiance, Chef Bartolotta was the nicest man! He was incredibly gracious and greeted us when he saw us a bit starstruck and grabbed a nearby patron (perhaps an off the clock employee?) to take a picture of us. He even had the man take multiple pictures to make sure I was happy 🙂 he was awesome!! We will definitely be dining here again next time around, if not because of their marvelous food, because of his sheer kindness.

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Spicy Bloody Mary

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Spicy Bloody Mary

    Bobby Flay's MESA Gril Caesars Palace Blueberry Coffee Cake, Blue Corn Bread, Cranberry Scone and Jalepeno Biscuits

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Blueberry Coffee Cake, Blue Corn Bread, Cranberry Scone and Jalepeno Biscuits

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Blueberry Coffee Cake

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Blueberry Coffee Cake

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Jalepeno Biscuits

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Jalepeno Biscuits

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Ancho Chile Honey Glazed Salmon

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Ancho Chile Honey Glazed Salmon

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Fries

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - delicoussss Fries

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Spicy Mango Glazed Bacon

    Bobby Flay's MESA Grill - Spicy Mango Glazed Bacon

    An Dyer at Bobby Flay's MESA Grill Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill has always been one of our favorite restaurants since we visited New York City a couple of years ago and dined at his iconic 5th Avenue location. While walking around Caesar’s Palace shopping and looking for a great place to brunch, my husband spotted Mesa Grill and we knew we had to stop in. We both ordered his Ancho Chile Honey Glazed Salmon (my favorite when we were in NYC) and it was just as delicious as I remembered, if not better! The staff here were super nice, especially given the fact that we walked in 30 minutes before brunch was over and very helpful with suggestions. The fries were wonderful, perfectly seasoned and the bread basket was to die for. I’m now on the hunt for the amazing Jalapeno Biscuit recipe!

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Truffles pop out of this giant egg randomly throughout the day and are free for customers who are there at the right time!

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Macaron Pyramid

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Macaron Pyramid

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant Coffee Macarons

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Coffee Macarons

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant Coffee Macaron

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro Restaurant - Coffee Macaron

    Payard Patisserie was also featured on the Food Network as Wolfgang Puck’s choice for The Best Thing I Ever Ate’s Nutty episode. The patisserie was pretty empty when we arrived but by the rude attitude of the staff there, you would have thought it was busy and overwhelming for them. They were very short with us and inattentive. I probably had to ask for assistance two or three times – with more than 5 people behind the counter, shelves fully stocked and no customers, one would wonder what they were “too busy, too cool” doing… anyway, the only macarons they had available were said Coffee Macarons that Chef Wolfgang Puck chose so I was satisfied leaving with only that. They were indeed tasty and flavorful. I’m not sure if I’d say they were my favorites… but hey, they’re always pretty to look at 😉

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan Market Ceviche

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan - Market Ceviche

    The Cosmopolitan's rooftop restaurant The Overlook Grill

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan Albacore Tuna Salad

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan - Albacore Tuna Salad

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan Grilled Chicken Club

    The Overlook Grill at The Cosmopolitan - Grilled Chicken Club

    The Overlook Grill at the new Cosmopolitan hotel was a breath of fresh air – literally. It sits on their rooftop and overlooks the pool. It was unexpectedly quiet and the food was satisfying. Maybe it was just too new but the wait staff seemed scattered and unsure about… well, everything. The food was good but nothing to brag about. It was definitely a nice pleasant place to finish off our trip before our flights back home but I’m not sure it’s somewhere I’d dine at again.

    Overall, we had a great trip and definitely found some great restaurants and dishes we’ll be eager to visit again!

    Xox,

    An

    Shopping

    25% off all Jessica Simpson Orders – Today Only!!

    Jessica Simpson shoes have always amazed me both for their price range and quality. I can say that almost all of her shoes I have or have tried on are surprisingly SUPER comfortable. So, when I opened my email today to find a Today Only Friends & Family 25% off coupon code to JessicaSimpsonCollection.com I immediately started searching through their site for shoes I must have. Yes, must. 🙂

    The coupon code is “FRIENDS” and is valid today only!

    I ended up ordering these three beauties – the first two are new and full price everywhere I’ve looked. PLUS they offer free shipping on orders over $100! 😀 score!

    Jessica Simpson Trixie Black

    Jessica Simpson Trixie - Black

    Jessica Simpson Vadio Purple

    Jessica Simpson Vadio - Purple

    Jessica Simpson Kooza Black

    Jessica Simpson Kooza - Black

    Xox,
    An

    What To Wear

    All Saints Zahara Dress + Sam Edelman Lorissa in Nude Leather

    An Dyer wearing All Saints Dress, H&M Woven Clutch, Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather 2

    All Saints Zahara Dress | H&M Woven Clutch | Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather

    A close friend of mine gifted me this gorgeous All Saints dress. On the hanger, it looks like an odd-shaped bundle of drapey black fabric. Actually wearing it, it’s amazing – looks, feels, everything. Pairing it with my nude leather Sam Edelman Lorissa’s and H&M clutch was a no brainer for the mystery dinner my husband had planned for my birthday.

    An Dyer Birthday at Tommy V's Del Mar

    An Dyer's Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather

    An Dyer's Woven H&M Clutch

    An Dyer wearing All Saints Dress, H&M Woven Clutch, Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather

    An Dyer's Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather

    An Dyer's Woven H&M Clutch

    An Dyer wearing Sam Edelman Lorissa Nude Leather

    Xox,
    An

    P.S. Love the Sam Edelman Lorissa’s? Check out the black leather versions I wore here.

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    • Sam Edelman Lorissa in Nude Leather