Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Break

We went to Las Vegas for a few days during our Spring Break and had a great time, despite the fact that Charlie was sick. After a long wait to check into Caesar's Palace, we were upgraded to a suite! Here's the living room from the entry area.

Here's the same room from another angle.

The bathroom was huge!
And the bedroom had a nice view.

On our last day there, we had a lovely breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi, in Paris.  The fruit bouquet was good, though not as lavish as the one we'd had on the last trip.
Charlie ordered their famous frites, even though they're not on the breakfast menu.


  1. Hi Tricia,
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. Your blog is great, and we need to send more traffic your way! If you found me, you obviously know about Tablescape Thursdays. I looked back through some of your older posts; you're a natural!

    I hope you'll consider participating in Tablescape Thursdays with Susan of Between Naps on the Porch, Foodie Fridays with Michael Lee of Designs by Gollum, and Tabletop Tuesdays with Marty of A Stroll Thru Life (and I'm sure there are several others that would welcome your participation).

    You asked for suggestions regarding the Haviland "Rosalinde" china your daughter recently inherited. I'm glad she loves it for sentimental reasons and wants to use it. And certainly I understand that an old-fashioned pattern (with little pink flowers) might not be the obvious choice for a young, modern woman.

    I'd suggest that she mix-and-match the Rosalinde with very basic white (or preferably slightly off-white) ironstone dishes. As I mentioned in my post, I've used tall, modern martini glasses to serve appetizers. They added a sleek, festive look perched atop the Haviland salad plates. She could use very clean-lined glassware, placemats (or a bare table), modern stainless flatware (perhaps with a bone or bakelite-handled knife mixed in to continue the vintage-mixed-with-modern theme). Perhaps she could have a simple row of pale pink pillar candles down the center of the table, with flowers at each place setting (it could be single blooms, stems cut very short, in glass votive holders).

    I hope she'll find these suggestions helpful. I'm very glad you asked the question ... now I'm thinking of doing a post on the topic!

    Kindest regards,

  2. Hi Tricia! Thanks for stopping by Just Call Me Nana! I loved your Vegas pictures! My daughter was engaged there and went there on her honeymoon, but Nana hasn't ever been! Looked at some of your older posts and love the Tablescapes! Bill is right- join in the fun! ~Nana~

  3. We love to stay Caesar's when we go to Vegas! I just LOVE The Forum Shops:)