On Thursday, I was scheduled to run 5 miles. Coincidentally, Ronald’s Donuts was 2.5 miles from our hotel. I wore my Stella McCartney running pack and set off to this mecca of vegan donuts. I bought two donuts – a glazed for H and a chocolate topped creme-filled for me and stuffed them in my running pack and ran back to the hotel. Oh my goodness! These are amazing!
For lunch we went to La Cave, a food and wine hideaway, and sat outside on the patio. I drank pinot noir and ate the Mixed Greens, Oven-roasted Tomatoes, Onions with Champagne Dressing and Fiery Artichoke, Roasted Pepper Flatbread. Both were quite tasty.
Thursday was our last day at Encore and H hung out in the casino and coffee shops while I went shopping at the Wynn and Encore shops. While most of the stores sell leather shoes, In Step at Encore sells Melissa shoes. I bought the Amazonas in black, which went better with my Vegas party dresses than the black work shoes I brought with me.
They also go well with the one-shoulder Alice + Olivia dress I was talked into buying at Mojitos Resort Wear at the Wynn (which sounds like an old ladies’ store, but has a great selection of designers).
After shopping, we went over to the Palms, which is so different than Encore, and not in a good way. It was packed with college spring breakers who were drunk from the moment they got off the plane. It was not our scene. The Palms has several nightclubs, lounges, playboy bunnies and a poorly-rated Tex-Mex restaurant, but also has a premier French gourmet restaurant, Alizé. It offers a vegetarian tasting menu and I was able to order off of that (I couldn’t do another tasting menu). I started with the Bouquet of Baby Greens, Caraway Cracker, and Tomatoes with a Balsamic Vinaigrette and for my entree I had the black pepper crusted tofu. I didn’t take any pictures, because I would have needed the flash and it didn’t seem appropriate in such a fancy restaurant. However, the view was the best part of the experience. It was incredible.