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>If you stay at the Bellagio for at least 2 night and use code BELOLV, you can pay as little as $90 a night! The restrictions and rules are simple, the longer in advance you book, the more you save: if you book 60 days prior to check-in you get 25% off; if you book 31-60 days prior to check-in you get 20% off; and if you book up to 30 days prior to check-in you receive a 15% discount. This promotion only runs from April 22, 2009 – September 10, 2009 and can not be combined with group or other discounts.

If you want to see show while you’re there, this same code applies to discounts at both the Cirque du Soleil shows Love and “O” for 25-40% off certain dates and seats. I checked some dates in late August for the “”O” show and I could still get front row wet seat tickets, so book now if you want a great deal on both your stay and a show.

It may get hot in the summer in Vegas, but some of the coolest deals are found at the oasis of water shows in the dessert.

If you stay at the Bellagio for at least 2 night and use code BELOLV, you can pay as little as $90 a night! The restrictions and rules are simple, the longer in advance you book, the more you save: if you book 60 days prior to check-in you get 25% off; if you book 31-60 days prior to check-in you get 20% off; and if you book up to 30 days prior to check-in you receive a 15% discount. This promotion only runs from April 22, 2009 – September 10, 2009 and can not be combined with group or other discounts.

If you want to see show while you’re there, this same code applies to discounts at both the Cirque du Soleil shows Love and “O” for 25-40% off certain dates and seats. I checked some dates in late August for the “”O” show and I could still get front row wet seat tickets, so book now if you want a great deal on both your stay and a show.

It may get hot in the summer in Vegas, but some of the coolest deals are found at the oasis of water shows in the dessert.

>If you are going to see a film at the Laemmle Royal Theater and want a nice snack or lunch before the show, walk just one block away to Emil’s Swiss Pastry. Emil’s is a beautiful bakery/cafe with a bright showcase of delectable cakes, tarts, pastries, and cookies.

If you want to sit down and have lunch, they serve an array of wonderful quiches, Panini, and sandwiches, from the classic French baguette with French ham, butter and cornichons (French pickles), to the exotic Austrian, made with Landbrot (Austrian bread), breaded organic chicken, Dijon, cranberry sauce and tomatoes. All the lunches are between $6-$8 and even if you want to add a nice dessert and coffee, you will still get change back on your $20.

They make desserts for every taste and occasion, including the hard to find Croque en Bouche ($55 for 50 puffs), made with little cream puffs filled with cream and topped with caramel, built into a pyramid, to a Mocca 3 Leches ($25 for an 8″), made with yellow cake separated with layers of Capuccino custard and mocca butter cream. All their cakes can be customized, so contact them for your special orders.

Their breakfast pastries come in both a mini ($1.15) and regular size ($2), so you can indulge a little or a lot, and they even offer a multigrain scone and an organic fiber muffin if you want to be “good”. If you want to indulge just a bite, then have a espresso here and take home some of their buttery and tender handmade cookies.

I hold a Swiss passport, but I prefer going to Emil’s to get a taste of Switzerland. Emil’s sells special imported products, including yogurt, cheese, sausages, and ham, so it’s like having a Swiss market in Los Angeles without having to sweat hiding my goodies from the Customs dogs.

If you are going to see a film at the Laemmle Royal Theater and want a nice snack or lunch before the show, walk just one block away to Emil’s Swiss Pastry. Emil’s is a beautiful bakery/cafe with a bright showcase of delectable cakes, tarts, pastries, and cookies.

If you want to sit down and have lunch, they serve an array of wonderful quiches, Panini, and sandwiches, from the classic French baguette with French ham, butter and cornichons (French pickles), to the exotic Austrian, made with Landbrot (Austrian bread), breaded organic chicken, Dijon, cranberry sauce and tomatoes. All the lunches are between $6-$8 and even if you want to add a nice dessert and coffee, you will still get change back on your $20.

They make desserts for every taste and occasion, including the hard to find Croque en Bouche ($55 for 50 puffs), made with little cream puffs filled with cream and topped with caramel, built into a pyramid, to a Mocca 3 Leches ($25 for an 8″), made with yellow cake separated with layers of Capuccino custard and mocca butter cream. All their cakes can be customized, so contact them for your special orders.

Their breakfast pastries come in both a mini ($1.15) and regular size ($2), so you can indulge a little or a lot, and they even offer a multigrain scone and an organic fiber muffin if you want to be “good”. If you want to indulge just a bite, then have a espresso here and take home some of their buttery and tender handmade cookies.

I hold a Swiss passport, but I prefer going to Emil’s to get a taste of Switzerland. Emil’s sells special imported products, including yogurt, cheese, sausages, and ham, so it’s like having a Swiss market in Los Angeles without having to sweat hiding my goodies from the Customs dogs.

>Today is ElaineTravel’s 1 year birthday!

I started this as my online Rolodex to share all my tips and finds with all my friends, and I never imagined it would reach so many people in so many places. Thanks to everyone who has read, everyone who has commented, and you’re welcome to anyone who has used or learned something useful from what I have written. It has been a pleasure and I will continue writing as long as I find great deals, delicious restaurants, and inspiration (this translates to mean I will probably write forever).

In the traveling spirit this blog, I am flying to Miami today, so read about my new finds there in my upcoming posts:)

Today is ElaineTravel’s 1 year birthday!

I started this as my online Rolodex to share all my tips and finds with all my friends, and I never imagined it would reach so many people in so many places. Thanks to everyone who has read, everyone who has commented, and you’re welcome to anyone who has used or learned something useful from what I have written. It has been a pleasure and I will continue writing as long as I find great deals, delicious restaurants, and inspiration (this translates to mean I will probably write forever).

In the traveling spirit this blog, I am flying to Miami today, so read about my new finds there in my upcoming posts:)

>Sheri’s Resale in Encinitas, is one of those rare shops actually owned and staffed by the owner! It is tiny for a shop and huge for a closet, so be prepared to wade through some tightly packed clothes (just like most closets) to find your treasures.

There is a range of everything from name brands like Tommy Bahama, to casual Gap clothing. Prices are in the medium range for consignment stores ($20-$50), but Sheri will negotiate with you on anything you love and must have at a lower price. She will even let you know when something in your style or size is due to come in to the store.

I have a shoe obsession, like most women, and saw some high end CFM heels that I loved but unfortunately they were a size 9 (like Carrie Bradshaw, my shoe addict alter ego, I wear a 7 ); Sheri told me to come back next week because she was expecting some size 7 heels during the week-end. Personalized information goes a long way to getting repeat business from loyal customers, and that kind of service is priceless.

Sheri’s Resale in Encinitas, is one of those rare shops actually owned and staffed by the owner! It is tiny for a shop and huge for a closet, so be prepared to wade through some tightly packed clothes (just like most closets) to find your treasures.

There is a range of everything from name brands like Tommy Bahama, to casual Gap clothing. Prices are in the medium range for consignment stores ($20-$50), but Sheri will negotiate with you on anything you love and must have at a lower price. She will even let you know when something in your style or size is due to come in to the store.

I have a shoe obsession, like most women, and saw some high end CFM heels that I loved but unfortunately they were a size 9 (like Carrie Bradshaw, my shoe addict alter ego, I wear a 7 ); Sheri told me to come back next week because she was expecting some size 7 heels during the week-end. Personalized information goes a long way to getting repeat business from loyal customers, and that kind of service is priceless.

>Be Kind
Love is Free

Be Kind
Love is Free

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