What, us? Playboy bunnies?

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The Wynn has one of the best buffets anywhere. There are fruit loops, waffles with syrup, and chocolate cake on this plate. Low blood sugar?
The day began just as any other day in Vegas: hung-over, tired, red-eyed, and hungry for more. Or maybe just hungry. Our first stop was the Wynn hotel for their champagne brunch buffet. We passed up the long line of people to go to a private room, which was absolutely worth the splurge for a special event. The room was beautifully decorated in the Vegas/Wynn lavish style, the seating arrangements very comfortable, and our mimosas refilled punctually. The Wynn buffet has 16 live cooking stations offering pretty much any kind of food you can think of. The sushi station was fresh and the sushi plentiful. Italian station boasted multiple different pastas and sauces, as well as multitudes of pizza. The regular eggs and bacon seemed boring when you could pile your plate full of pasta, cake, meats, waffles, and chinese food, and top it all off with a big mountain of fruit loops.
Pool at Caesar's
The desserts all looked too good to be real. I have read some good and bad reviews of the Wynn, but we must have gone on the right day, because the buffet gets a two-thumbs-up from everyone in our group. Tip number 2: When at a buffet, set yourself limits. Even if it's just a "I'll stick with only one food ethnicity", it's better than eating everything in sight. At the Wynn, all you can eat should be called more than you should ever eat.

Then off to the pool at Caesar's Palace to digest after the feast. The pool is very upscale and nice, even fun, but not quite the hot spot of Mandalay Bay or Hard Rock Hotel back in the day. That's Ok since we didn't have that much time anyway before we had to start our shift-showers to get ready for another night out with gambling, the dinner at N9NE, and any other shenanigans we can think of.
N9NE Steakhouse at Palms


N9NE is a steakhouse in the Palms hotel, and in Vegas style, very expensive, chic, and did I mention expensive? I had a petit filet, and shared some sides with a few girls, as well as had a couple of cocktails, and my bill was well over $100. The filet was good, cooked to my liking at medium rare, but definitely not worth $100. For a hundred bucks, I expect my steak to dance the polka, sing the national anthem, and serve me a few drinks while I'm eating. The atmosphere as great though, ultra modern with straight lines and simple design. We did have a great time. Tip number 3: if you are not willing to shell out a $100 a head for some moderately good-eats, stick to the buffets.

After some donations at the casino, off to Rain! Rain nightclub has some of the best hospitality out there.
Cristal + sparklers = good time... Palms knows how to throw a bash!
As soon as we entered the club, we were ushered to the VIP section, where we were provided all the refreshments as well as body guards to keep the riff-raff out (I've always wanted to say that!!!!!) of our VIP section. After making friends with some folks in the next seating area, we decided to merge the parties, and make it just one big VIP extravaganza. We enjoyed unlimited bottles of Cristal (this stuff RETAILS at about $300 a bottle, I don't even want to know what it would cost at a Vegas hot spot) courtesy of our new friend Stan the man. They bring out Cristal with sparklers, so it's quite an event. Our servers were fantastic and fun, and their orders were to get us anything we wanted. So somebody ordered a couple of shots... like the unlimited bottle service of premium vodka, tequila, beer and whatever else wasn't enough! I think a couple of us may have had a smidge too much becuse we were pouring our own drinks.
Hugh Hefner Playboy Sky Villa. What a view! And Vegas is nice too...
.. dangerous - not one of us is a bartender. Tip number 4: If you have a choice between making your own drink and having a professional bartender make it, you may be better off letting the professionals do their job. If it's between you and some random guy who has been your best friend for the last at least 40 minutes, you are definitely better off making your own drink.

We proceeded to party and dance the night (well, actually by this time, the next morning) away, and ended up in the Hugh Hefner Playboy Villa on top of Palms. For the few who don't know what this is, it is the Palms version of the Playboy mansion in 9000 sq ft, complete with an eight foot rotating bed, a Playboy infinity-pool overlooking the Las Vegas sky line, and a pricetag of $40,000 per night.
Tiina and Christy at the Hugh Hefner Playboy Villa.
We figured we might as well work for our stay, so one of us took over the job of bartending. Again, not one of us is a bartender. The Cristal flowed, and so did grey Goose. Before we knew it was 6 am and some of us had flights to catch at 8 am. Oooops! Tip number 5: If you have a flight to catch, set an alarm! Stan was generous enough to give us his limo and his driver to cart us back and forth from Palms to Caesar's and then different groups of girls at different times to the airport. What a gentleman - Stan that is, and I guess the limo driver too. Last, and most important, tip: If you meet anyone called Stan, make sure you're damn nice to him. He may just be our Stan the man! Here's to Stan the man!
B-Town says:
Playboy bunnies? Nice. Although probably an understatement ;-)
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
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The Wynn has one of the best buffe…
The Wynn has one of the best buff…
Pool at Caesars
Pool at Caesar's
N9NE Steakhouse at Palms
N9NE Steakhouse at Palms
Cristal + sparklers = good time...…
Cristal + sparklers = good time..…
Hugh Hefner Playboy Sky Villa. Wha…
Hugh Hefner Playboy Sky Villa. Wh…
Tiina and Christy at the Hugh Hefn…
Tiina and Christy at the Hugh Hef…
In the Wynn
In the Wynn
At the Wynn
At the Wynn
Our brunch room at the Wynn
Our brunch room at the Wynn
Wynn
Wynn
Pool at Caesars Palace
Pool at Caesar's Palace
Pool at Caesars - Who ordered the…
Pool at Caesar's - Who ordered th…
Dinner at N9NE Steak House at Palm…
Dinner at N9NE Steak House at Pal…
The grand entrance to Rain
The grand entrance to Rain
Rain night club
Rain night club
yes, those are actual flames above…
yes, those are actual flames abov…
At Rain
At Rain
Our VIP spread at Rain
Our VIP spread at Rain
Its going to be a good night
It's going to be a good night
Keep the Cristal coming!
Keep the Cristal coming!
At Rain night club. Cristal, anyon…
At Rain night club. Cristal, anyo…
This is how the other half lives??…
This is how the other half lives?…
Cristal Cheers!
Cristal Cheers!
Refills just kept on coming. Rain …
Refills just kept on coming. Rain…
I dont even want to know what thi…
I don't even want to know what th…
And then up to the Playboy Villa. …
And then up to the Playboy Villa.…
Some of the floors are a little tr…
Some of the floors are a little t…
The Playboy infinity-pool with the…
The Playboy infinity-pool with th…
Splish-splash in the playboy pool
Splish-splash in the playboy pool
Yes, we are actually there!!!!
Yes, we are actually there!!!!
Lots of wet legs all tangled up!!!
Lots of wet legs all tangled up!!!
And one lucky bachelor got to shar…
And one lucky bachelor got to sha…
Dre took over the bar-tending duty…
Dre took over the bar-tending dut…
I have arrived, says CC
I have arrived, says CC
Thank you, Palms! This story will …
Thank you, Palms! This story will…
We are actually sitting in the pla…
We are actually sitting in the pl…
Its about 6 am and time to pile u…
It's about 6 am and time to pile …
All tuckered out
All tuckered out
The three stooges are still going …
The three stooges are still going…
Some others... not so much
Some others... not so much
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