What to Do in Vegas with Your FAB Squad!
If you and your girls are heading to Las Vegas for an epic girls’ weekend, we know just the things to make your trip extra fabulous! At Destination Fabulous, we love our beauty pampering and we also love our only-in-Vegas experiences. Here’s how your squad can look like movie stars, swing like circus acts, swish like showgirls, and have plenty of evidence of all of it for Instagram!
You made it to Las Vegas; now let Las Vegas make you FABULOUS! Indulge in the beauty pampering of Jonathan Nelson and Xan Clancy, who will come to you with their master-level makeup and hair services for your bridal parties, events, photo shoots, or just because you want to hit the town looking HAWT. I’m a BIG fan myself! If you’re feeling extra inspired, book one of their classes like “Makeup 101” or “Corporate to Cocktails” for tips and tricks from the pros!
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to don a sequined bikini and three-foot-tall feather headdress like a glamorous Vegas showgirl? Wonder no more! Showgirl Bootcamp at the Saxe Theatre inside Planet Hollywood will transform you into a showgirl for the day with lessons on showgirl-worthy beauty and poise with stories from the stage from the real-life showgirls running the bootcamp! Afterwards you can pose for pictures to your heart’s content in real rhinestone-and-feather headpieces with accessories, and you’ll even get to take home a souvenir “showgirl starter kit” with makeup, accessories, a T-shirt, and a certificate of completion.
Why go to a Cirque show when you can be a Cirque show??? Trapeze Las Vegas offers private group lessons where you and your gals can soar through the air on an outdoor flying trapeze or learn a variety of aerial arts on the same kind of studio equipment used by the gravity-defying circus performers on the Strip!
There are several places in Las Vegas that offer a proper afternoon tea service, but only Café Lola in Summerlin was born for Instagram. The whole place looks like something straight out of your favorite Instagram influencer’s #thinkpink posts, with walls and tabletops adorned in roses and picture-perfect menu items served on pastel-pink plates. Make no mistake, Café Lola is fabulously girly, and you will love their excellent food just as much as the highly-Instagrammable ambiance! While they serve inventive items like the Cupcake Latte and Vanilla Rose Tea Latte, stop in for a pot of afternoon tea served with an assortment of Lola’s most popular pastries for $45, and add champagne for just $15 more! They also offer bottomless “Rosé All Day” on Saturdays and Sundays. #drinkpink
You know what else goes well with Rosé All Day? The perfect shade of pink lip! Or red, or nude, or whatever color best flatters your natural skin tone. With Dawes Custom Cosmetics, you can create your own custom lipsticks and glosses—even recreate your favorite discontinued shades!—with their Custom Color Lipstick Bar brought straight to your Las Vegas location, a luxury a la carte experience that can be completed with professional hair and makeup services and Sin City Boozy Cake Bites. (You can also visit their brand-new Custom Lipstick Lab.) With your custom lipstick or gloss, you get to blend your own color and choose your finish, scent, flavor, and lip treatment. You even get to name your creation, and the formula is kept on file so you can re-order more online! Dawes Custom Cosmetics was created by Mrs. Nevada 2017 Eve Dawes and uses only the highest-quality, natural ingredients that are 100% cruelty-free, so you can feel good AND look good in these lip shades!
There are cooking classes, and then there are five-star cooking classes with master-level chefs at one of the world’s most-starred properties, the Wynn Las Vegas. Each month the Wynn offers classes with some of its on-property food and beverage pros, which include classes on pasta making, cake decorating, sake tasting, and holiday entertaining. The price includes tax and gratuity and is well worth this singularly luxe Las Vegas experience.
Described as “Etsy come to life,” the Queen Bee Market boasts a collection of 70+ craft vendors specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, clothing, furniture, home décor, paper arts, body products, and more. The market travels but usually stops in Vegas a few times a year—check the website for dates. While the market is in town, they also offer workshops and craft nights—the perfect way to discover your inner Etsy craftswomen with your girlfriends! Or just shop for charming, unique items you won’t find in any other store. That’s okay, too!