Now, as any sensible insurance company would do, they didn’t have us stay on the strip… instead they tucked us away all the way across town in a beautiful JW Marriott.
I’ve heard other people say it… and now I can too. Vegas is NOT NEARLY as fun when you have to work there as it is to VACATION there. We still made time to have some fun, but all-day meetings are never what I expect when I touch down in Vegas.
EATING IN VEGAS
Every sales meeting I’ve ever been to has many many buffets loaded up with food that doesn’t quite fit my new lifestyle. Just so I don’t stress myself out, I simply do this: I do the best I can. What this means is that when it’s Chinese food for lunch? I focus on the chicken teriyaki and the veggies and leave the white rice behind. When I can order room service and not eat the buffet, that’s what I’m doing.
When dinner at Mon Ami Gabi comes out with chicken and FRENCH FRIES (pomme frites), I focus on the chicken and not the fries. And when the chocolate mousse comes out…. Well, I lose all control. BUT, if it was the best I could do… and worth every bite, I allow it!
ENJOYING COCKTAILS IN VEGAS
As for cocktails, did I mention I was in VEGAS with about 300 sales people?? Yes, the beverages were flowing quite plentifully… lots of wine and a few mixed drinks last night. I also got to meet up with my favorite martini when I was in Vegas.
The signature martini at the Bellagio is my very favorite drink. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and sour, Captain Morgan, and Orange Curacao served in a martini glass with a (wait for it) cinnamon-sugar rim. It’s a little sip of heaven… you should totally try it next time you’re there. You won’t count the calories. You’ll just smile and go to the gym the next day. That’s what I did!
Because I know you may not be able to get to Vegas to try it today, here’s how you can make it at home.
Cable Car Martini
Inspired by the Bellagio – Las Vegas
1 oz. Capitan Morgan’s Spiced Rum
1/2 oz. Orange Curacao
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Sweet & Sour
Cinnamon Sugar (for rim of the glass)
1. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, rimmed with cinnamon sugar.