Happy Saturday…One day until the Super Bowl!…A crazy Super Bowl party, Las Vegas style…

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Not our photo. Fountainbleau Resort Las Vegas. See the article below.

Again, today, we’re staying in with no big plans on the horizon. With the house clean, all I have left is folding the clothes on the rack. Tom has leftovers from the freezer, and I am having a delicious large keto pancake with sugar-free syrup. On the side, Tom will have rice, and we will dig into the huge batch of low-carb broccoli salad I made yesterday morning, enough to last for several days.

Last night, we enjoyed more episodes of “The Chosen” on Amazon Prime Video, and we’re now starting Season 3. What a fantastic series! We’re excited about tomorrow’s Super Bowl Game, beginning at 3:30 pm here in Nevada. We wanted to mention We spotted a story on Facebook that we’re sharing since it’s “so Las Vegas,” unlike anything anyone would find anywhere else in the world.

Check out the story below:

“Troubled new Vegas hotel selling $55,000 Super Bowl afterparty tickets

By Katie Dowd
A new Las Vegas hotel that has seen four executives leave in the first month appears to be trying to recover some of its reported $3.7 billion price tag — it’s selling $55,000 “upper stage” tickets to its Super Bowl afterparty.

The Fontainebleau, which opened in late December, has already seen the departure of its vice president of revenue management, senior vice president of casino operations, chief operating officer, and chief marketing officer. It took nearly two decades to build the property, including multiple stops and starts, allegations of “yelling and screaming” meetings between stakeholders, and a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

Calvin Harris — coincidentally the onetime boyfriend of Taylor Swift, who will likely be in town to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce — kicks off his set at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday after the Super Bowl. The venue is the LIV nightclub inside the Fontainebleau, and the cheapest tickets available were $7,000 (now apparently sold out). For that price, up to six people can make use of a table on the “back wall of the balcony.” If you want to be on the upper dance floor, the cheapest option is $35,000 for a table seating up to 10 people. “With a nice and steady flow of traffic behind the table to ensure your group is in the action!” LIV’s site promises. 

But to get “directly” on the dance floor, you’ll need to spend anywhere from $35,000 to $50,000. The $50,000 booth seats up to 12 people and has “direct views of the DJ.” So if each of your 11 best friends has about $4,200 each to spend on seeing Calvin Harris, this might be the choice for you. For $55,000, you can be seated on the upper stage, “raised above the DJ booth in the main room.” 

Not even more famous parties have those kinds of get-in-the-door prices. The Sports Illustrated party on Saturday night, which features Kygo and The Chainsmokers, starts VIP access at $499.99; general admission tickets start at $149.99.

Those seeking to attend the ritzy Fontainebleau party should check the dress code first. The extensive dress code bans, among other things, tank tops, shorts, flats (but only for women), “baggy” clothing, jerseys and, athletic gear and hats — sorry, 49ers and Chiefs fans.

For partygoers looking for a more laid-back experience, where tank tops and shorts are highly encouraged, the Wynn is hosting Gronk Beach on Saturday. That party is “personally curated” by four-time Super Bowl-winning tight end Rob Gronkowski and claims to have “massive cultural impact” (your massive cultural impact may vary). Previous celeb attendees apparently include Kelce, who will certainly not be attending this year. It’s $75 for a “female” general admission ticket and $125 for a “male” ticket.”

What was most shocking to me, besides the cost of attending this party, was the dress code mentioned that women couldn’t attend the party wearing flat shoes. Only high heels would be acceptable for entrance. That would eliminate me and many others from attending this party. I haven’t worn high heels in years! I can barely walk well on my flat shoes, let alone spikes! Ha!

But this is Las Vegas, and they go over the top with everything they do. Perhaps this party will give much-needed attention to this expensive property and save it from further financial ruin.

Today, I started walking again to build up my stamina again. I haven’t exercised in a week and look forward to getting fit. I have set my phone’s timer to go off every 30 minutes, after which I’ll walk vigorously for five minutes until I’ve done a total of 30 minutes. Once I’ve done this for a few days, I’ll return to the fitness center to do it there on the treadmill and return to using some of the other equipment.

That’s it for today, folks. Have a fantastic Saturday. We’ll be back with more tomorrow.

Be well.

Photo from ten years ago today, February 10, 2014:

Louise invited us to also stay at African Reunion House, named after the island off the coast, is considerably larger than it appears in this photo, with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two huge verandas, a Jacuzzi room, an open kitchen with a dining bar, an over-sized dining room, and an inviting entertainment/TV/living room/lounge. It was a wonderful stay we thoroughly enjoyed. For more photos, please click here.

Comments and responses Happy Saturday…One day until the Super Bowl!…A crazy Super Bowl party, Las Vegas style…

  1. Janet Reply

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better! Hopefully the antibiotics will do the trick and you’ll be able to get back to your workouts!
    Question for you, not related to health, but rather to your stay at Lake Las Vegas. My best friend and I decided a couple years ago to forgo exchanging gifts (now 65-ish and don’t need anymore “stuff”) and rather do “experiences” with each other. This year we chose Lake Las Vegas based on your recommendation and close proximity (Washington state). We are not gamblers, but love the outdoors and look forward to spending time on the lake kayaking, using the SUP’s as well as biking and hiking nearby. We’ve both traveled to Florence, Italy and were curious about LLV version of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge! Your description of the “no traffic” area at the base of the condos was also inviting. We have booked a condo for our short trip (3 days, 2 nights). We’re trying to wing it without renting a car, as we’ll probably be at the Villages the whole time. Having not used taxi’s or Uber much, what type of budget should we allot from the airport to our destination? Read your posts daily, since the beginning, and always appreciate you sharing reality, the good, the bad and the ugly! Blessings to you both and happy travels:)

    • worldwide-admin Post authorReply

      Janet, the Uber fees from LLV to the airport varied each time Tom went but Tom said it was in the high $40s each way with tips. You will have plenty to do during your three day stay and won’t need a car. It’s pricey to rent a car here but you may want to do some cost comparision. It was cheaper for us to avoid renting a car since we are staying for so long. What date are you coming? Will it be while we’re still here? We leave March 31. It would be fun to go out to lunch or dinner with you both.

      Let us know what you think after your trip. We bet you will love it.

      Warmest regards and safe travels,
      Jess & Tom

      Warmest regard,

  2. Janet Reply

    Thank you so much for your reply! I really appreciate your time in doing so. I agree, it would be fun to meet up with you during our quick stay, but our dates in May are long after your departure in March. Perhaps our paths will cross in the future! I’ll definitely let you know how our trip goes and our impressions of the area. Continued good health to you both!

    • worldwide-admin Post authorReply

      Janet, thanks! We’d love to hear from you! Enjoy your trip and time in Lake Las Vegas.

      Warmest regards,
      Jess & Tom

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