Home from the meeting, which was mostly spent in a 40-degree conference room in the dark looking at Powerpoints, but I did take a short break at lunch to sit by the pool...in my business casual (I took the suit jacket off), surrounded by bathing-suit-clad people sipping fruity drinks - so jealous!
My former resident and I did venture outside the hotel for dinner at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill in Ceasar's Palace across the street. I was trying to get the statues in the fountain along with the Roman soldier posing with the people on the right, but I didn't quite succeed.
We started with margaritas. Mine is the fuschia Cactus Pear margarita - yum! - and Susan had the White Peach, I think.
And on to the food! We opted for a couple of appetizers each, instead of 2 heavy entrees. Susan got the tuna "nachos," which was really tuna tartare with several sauces and some house-made chips in a bowl.
I got the smoked chicken and gouda quesadillas, which was probably the blandest dish of the night, but still delicious.
Next I had the lobster tacos - 3 tiny 2-bite size taco shells with lobster and a bunch of other stuff I forgot. Delicious (I really wanted to keep the little metal rack they were sitting in)...
But I think the big winner of the evening was Susan's blue corn pancake with BBQ duck - also a favorite according to Trip Advisor. So, I declare it delicious food at reasonable prices for Vegas.
And now for something completely different...I nearly finished my Alabama Chanin corset - just have to bind the neckline and armholes. So I actually did take 1 3/4" off the front shoulder straps to pull the neckline up slightly, but it still ended up a little puckery, so I may use some clear elastic there when binding. I think it fits pretty well, despite accidentally cutting a larger size in back than front - the armholes ended up okay.
I definitely needed a swayback adjustment, but I'm really thinking I like the T-shirt silhouette better for a Mardi Gras dress. There are fewer seams so it'll go quicker, plus I think I'll use a different stencil like Angie's Fall or something more interesting than Bloomers.
And I definitely need a handsewn cotton skirt to go with this, now...the sewing queu is getting longer! (Did I mention that I actually started the 2nd sleeve of my knitted jacket - progress!)