This Artsy Life

This Artsy Life: Weekend 2 [ Artsy & Mr. Forager go to Vegas ]

As part of my longing to share a little more of myself and our life with you, Artsies, hope you enjoy this second installment of This Artsy Life, a new series of posts in which you get to see a bit of how Mr. Forager & I live. Last weekend, we made my first & our first together ( and probably last ) trip to Las Vegas. While it was nice to get away and stay in a luxurious hotel ( thanks, Hotwire! ) and we can now cross Vegas off our list of must-sees while we’re in SoCal, we didn’t enjoy it as much as we thought we might. Not to sound snobbish, but I think we just hated the artificiality of it all. I know, I know, that’s kind of the point.. yet we found it very wearing. There were a few highlights though, including a trip downtown to the up & coming 18b Arts District. Truly if you go and need a break from all the spectacle, hop in a cab or take a bus downtown and visit the galleries & artist studios there. Your soul & spirit will thank you!


[ drinks at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill.. Hell’s Kitchen is a guilty pleasure of ours ]


 [ sculpture imitating art ]


[ socio-political art at 18b ]


[ art square studios ]


[ art is a weapon ]


[ our contribution to the letter to the president art project ]


[ ok, so Vegas isn’t all bad ]

How about you, Artsies?  Love Vegas or hate it?  Want to see more of This Artsy Life?  Artsy Forager is now on Instagram!  Come follow and see what Mr. Forager & I find inspiring, comical, or just plain wacky!

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  • I agree with you!!! The bf and I took a trip to Vegas last year, and when we were on our way home, I told him I’d much rather go camping than go to Vegas. Luckily, he’s on the same page as me. :)

    • Lesley

      Haha! We are right there with you, Nicole! We like a good city as much as anyone– Seattle & Portland are faves– but Vegas just isn’t real enough for us I guess. Although most of our favorite trips do involve a tent. 😉

  • I hear ya! Had previously sworm off ever wanting to go there. But like most times I’ve said that… I changed my mind. I still can’t stand all the noise, lights, and people, but I do love the red rock canyons easily in reach, and appreciate all the top chef restaurants we can hit in one city. That plus a ticket to an entertainer, and I’m now okay with a quick weekend trip. Thanks for the art tip — that makes one more plus.

    • Lesley

      It’s funny because we don’t mind noise, lights, and people ( heck, I LOVE New York ), I think it’s just that particular place that grates on us. Now if we’d had the budget to eat at a few of the famed chef’s establishments, we might have come away thinking differently. 😉