Jetsettin Daisy

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vegas Lifestyle Influencers- Margaritaville


Immediately after the Culinary Dropout dinner I put together for the Vegas Lifestyle Influencers, I started planning another event. Since it's the dead of summer and we're in the desert, I thought it would be fun to have a tropical beach bash theme and maybe trick us all into believing we weren't in the desert for just a couple of hours.




I don't know if my scheme worked but I do know that we all had a great time! Margaritaville Las Vegas at the Flamingo Las Vegas graciously hosted our event and sent out an array of really delicious appetizers (nachos, crab dip, spring rolls, and the most delicious shrimp) along with rounds of tropical cocktails. The ambiance was fabulous- we had a great set-up right behind a row of "boats". 


We got some fun summer swag items that were perfect for the beach! Verb Haircare sent us some awesome shampoo/conditioner packs designed for summer hair. Coola Suncare sent a selection of fabulous products to keep us safe from the sun. Modern Siren Boutique sent over some of the most gorgeous handmade jewelry ever--and I'm not usually a jewelry fan! To make things even more festive, I used a bright yellow tulle to wrap up the goodies and used a homemade hair flower to clip the pouch together with green tissue leaves to mimic a pineapple. I think it worked out pretty well!

 (These top two photos are mine)


It is always so much fun meeting up with the blogger babes in town and this event was no exception! I got to see so many wonderful familiar faces as well as some gorgeous new friends. I cannot believe how quickly this little blogger group I created has grown in just two short months. It really shows how a great community can take root and thrive!

Thank you so much to Margaritaville Las Vegas, Modern Siren, Coola, and Verb for sponsoring our fabulous beach bash dinner! As usual, all opinions are mine. 

All photos by Corey Bond Photography



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Friday, August 4, 2017

Dunkin Donuts

Photo by Corey Bond Photography

Okay, has anyone else literally been miserable this summer?

I say this every single year but every summer, I feel like it's hotter than the last summer. Maybe it's global warming or maybe I just like to complain about it. I'm not really sure!

Anyway, Dunkin Donuts hooked me up with some awesome summer swag and I have to say, it made things way more comfortable (and fun)! We've tried ALL of their limited edition iced coffees and let me just say, they're all delicious. I think my favorite was the coconut cream pie flavor! I've also started working a new job and things have been crazy busy so I've been literally running on Dunkin Donuts iced coffee all week.

This pool floaty kicks all the other donut floaties' butts because it's way cuter and sturdier. One thing I learned- don't use a hair dryer to inflate it unless you want to spend an hour trying to inflate it. Also- nebulizers don't inflate floaties. The best advice I got was to go to the places where you get air for your tires. Genius!

I can never have enough cute pool/beach towels and this one takes the cake.

Last, I've been obsessed with the Dunkin Donuts app lately. I hate waiting in lines and gift cards get lost in my bag (I'm still waiting for an old Golden Spoon gift card from seven years ago to turn up). I love that I can load my gift cards into the app and order ahead. They also have some pretty fun bonuses for signing up (I got free coffee wooooooooot).

This post was sponsored by Dunkin Donuts; however, all opinions are my own (I think I've raved about donuts and coffee enough for you guys to know that I love/need them). 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Brunch at Border Grill


I think it's no secret how much I love brunch.

At my longest job, I worked weekends so brunch was just never something I could do. Such a bummer! Now that I have a couple of jobs (really amazing awesome ones), it's kind of funny that I'm off on weekends. I had weekends off at my last job; however, the hours were so long and stressful that I could barely drag myself out of bed on weekends let alone leave the house!

Visits with my cousin, Kristen, are always so much fun and we always love to try new restaurants together. On her most recent visit, we decided to check out Border Grill at The Forum Shops inside Caesar's Palace for their tapas style brunch. It's super reasonable for basically all you can eat small plates and there's even a handy Yelp check-in special!


There were over 20 items on the menu (one secret item of the day) and between four girls, we ordered 14 different things at some point. Everything I tried was amazing from the Tres Leches French Toast to the Steak and Egg. They had so many amazing classic brunch dishes with a Latin flair and some other fun items with a brunch twist. So delicious!



The bread basket had Guava Empanadas! I could have eaten a dozen of these.


Delicious Ceviche of the Day!


Even the Yogurt Parfait was amazing.


Finished the meal with these Churro Tots!


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Monday, July 31, 2017

Vegas Lifestyle Influencers- Dragon Mode

Photo by Corey Bond Photography

A couple weeks ago, our friends at One 7 Communications reached out and offered us a chance to experience Lyft's Dragon Mode as a group. 



 Photos by Corey Bond Photography

Lyft and Zappos brought in one of the Burning Man art cars and for the month of July, they were offering free tours of the Downtown art installation. Since we had a group, we got the car all to ourselves! The best part- it was free for everyone at the Lyft booth!


 Photos by Corey Bond Photography


We all met up at the Downtown Container Park, signed our waivers, and got our wristbands. The car was actually insanely cool looking and comfortable. We had an awesome tour guide, Heidi, who told us all kinds of cool facts about the art installations (Big Rig Jig) and murals (giant horny toad). We even got to stop and take some photos at one of the coolest spots!


We were also followed around by this amazing Disco Van.

Photo by Corey Bond Photography

Thanks Lyft and Zappos, for creating such a fun summer activity!!! 
Also, thank you One 7 Communications, for setting up our private ride!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Week in Hong Kong- What to Eat


There are so many amazing places to eat in Hong Kong. You can have a full meal for two people for $7 or $700 depending on where you go. There really is something for everyone! While we would plan out places to eat on our trips, we often would just wander into random restaurants and food stalls along the way. We frequently ended up in some hole in the wall places that were amazing so don't be too afraid to wander off the beaten path! Here are some of my favorites that actually have names in English and are easy to find!

Exactly what it sounds like. This theme restaurant (there are a ton in Asia) is all about the Peanuts Gang. Even the tables are shaped like Charlie Brown's head! It's great for snacks, drinks, and desserts. There are cakes shaped like so many characters!


This is one of the most known dim sum restaurants. Lines often form before they even open so get here early! The food is very good, the service is okay. The food does make up for it, though!


Located inside the Disneyland Hotel, this place is adorable. We ordered in advance for the Disney Dim Sum and we were so glad we did! The food is delicious, the service was really great, and everything was adorable! It's definitely an experience!






There are a couple locations but we went to the one at Victoria Peak. They have some of the best noodles we've ever eaten. 

We love coming here for breakfast- it's super good and insanely cheap! Beware that if you come to places like this during busier hours, you may have to share your table with strangers. It's a great place for congee, rice noodle rolls, sponge cake, and fried dough. 


There are all kinds of restaurants like this in Hong Kong; some more famous than others. We came here for noodles and egg custard which are some of our favorite things to get for breakfast!


This place does won ton and they do it really well! We frequented the location inside the Langham Place Shopping Center whenever we visited. The broth is great, especially when you're struggling with jetlag. The prices are fairly good (higher than the local joints outside) and it's pretty fast!

We come here for dessert at least twice on any trip. They also have a location inside Langham Place Shopping Center and they have a fun variety of Asian desserts. The dishes aren't huge so I would suggest getting a few different things and sharing!



Jason's is a market and there is one located at the bottom level of Langham Place Shopping Center. We would come here for snacks for the room, sodas, and soy milk. It's on the way to the MTR station so it was a fun place to stop and grab a few things we might want/need throughout the day. 

This restaurant is located at Hong Kong International Airport. We usually try to get to the airport very early (like four or five hours early) so we can eat at Jade Garden and do some last minute shopping and wandering (there are a ton of shops in the airport). Jade Garden is always the last meal we have in Hong Kong and it's a really good one!

There are a ton of places to search for great restaurants in Hong Kong. Open Rice is a wonderful source of information but it can get difficult to navigate because a lot of the reviews are in Chinese. Sassy Hong Kong is one of my favorite resources because it's all in English and it's frequently updated. They give you a ton of information on Chinese restaurants and some fun Western options if you're not feeling too adventurous!
 
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