I was lucky enough to be invited to the Latin Grammys this year by Nissan! They let me test out the all-new Nissan Rogue and I asked my friend, Christina Minh of We Like LA, to join me on this adventure. We had an amazing time and I wanted to share my story and top 6 reasons why every LA girl needs a girls’ Vegas trip (once in a while)!
1. Because sometimes you just need to get out of the city!
Life can be pretty hectic in LA and no one knows that more than Christina and I who also write, tweet, and post about it. So it’s nice to be out on the open road and just chat, listen to country music (or whatever station you can get) and take a little break from Los Angeles. We had a very comfortable ride in the Nissan Rogue and it also had great gas mileage.
2. It’s fun to get all dressed and dolled up!
After checking in to the MGM Grand, we took our time getting dressed and ready for the Latin Grammys. I had rented my dress from Rent the Runway and it turns out, Christina and I both ended up wearing blue lace and nude.
3. So you can go watch a show!
I’ve never attended an awards show before, this was my first time. I was really excited to see the performances by Fifth Harmony, Will Smith, Ricky Martin, Omi and more. I love Latin music and watching the show live was such a blast!
4. You can dance all night long! (Or in our case, until 10pm)
We got to go to the Latin Grammys after party at Hakkasan at the MGM Grand where we got to have small bites, open bar and received makeup gifts from L’oreal. We don’t really party anymore but it was nice to watch everyone on the dance floor.
5. You can shop-til-you-drop without any boys complaining!
We want shopping most of the day at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and got some great deals. I found an awesome Ben Minkoff bag for work, a basic tee from Vince, and a bunch of other goodies! Usually I find that when it’s only girls shopping, you can keep going for hours and hours – and that’s just what we did. Luckily, the Nissan Rogue had enough room in the trunk for all our bags, and I especially like the trunk’s automatic open/close feature.
6. So you can pig out and not care!
We started off eating at Wolfgang Puck for a small bite before getting ready for the Latin Grammys. After the show, we had some small bites at Hakkasan. The next day, we had all-you-can-eat-sushi at my favorite place, Sushi Koma and then had to go to Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House for oysters, seafood, and fries during the Happy Hour. Yup, we ate a lot!
Overall, it was an amazing weekend with just us girls in Vegas for the Latin Grammys, some shopping, eating and lots of fun!
Car loan, hotel accommodations, and tickets to official the Latin GRAMMY events were provided by Nissan. All opinions are my own.