Her Name was Lola

Hi, my name is Natalie and I’m a sunoholic.

I was also born in the wrong era. But that's neither here nor there.

I enjoying being tan. Snooki tan.

Heart You Nicole

I know, I know. I live in Jackson, where temps dip as low as -18 degrees. And you don’t see consistent sun until July. Yes, July. Did I do my research before I decided to move here? No. Was I blind-sighted by the Tetons, abundance of mellow, Patagonia-clad people and the prospect of getting out of the ‘Kane? Certainly.

Jackson Lake

I’m ok with it.

While the weather here is not for us sun goddesses, the other amazing attributes make Jackson one of the most beautiful places on earth. For a true account of the power this place holds, not to mention absolutely gorgeous writing, please check out my bestie Carey’s blog post here.

So about 2 months ago, B took pity on me and indulged my hard-core sun addiction by suggesting we plan a trip to the land of sun, sin and foot-long margs. No, it’s not Sprague, Washington! Good guess though.


Both Bryan and I have been there multiple times, which means this trip we won’t be making those classic mistakes, such as:

  • Staying in a sh*tty ass hotel at the end of the strip because it was only $49 a night.
  • Strutting around the strip in skimpy clothes we bought at Rave that later break when we’re dancing too hard to “My Humps”.
  • Going inside EVERY casino and catching all those free shows you have to see as a Vegas-virgin.
  • Puking. Period.
  • Not reserving a hotel for the last night we’ll be there and booking a flight out at 5 am. Since, like, we’ll totally be partying until then at a kickin’ night club when really we’ll end up sitting around a 24-hour diner eating cold stuffed mushrooms while my false eyelash dangles off my glitter-crusted eyelid. Or, was this just me, Meg, Holly, Carey and Bekah (the besties)?

    It's Game Time B*tches

Instead, Bryan and I are taking the classy route. Although our trip is indeed ridonculously cheap, we are planning some pretty sweet stuff. Consisting of, but not limited to:

  • A 3-night stay at the luxurious hotel + casino, The Mirage.
  • 2 tickets to LOVE (Cirque du Soliel’s Beatles show) SO pumped for this guys.
  • Ridiculous amounts of pool-time.

    The Pool at the Mirage

Ok, so you know that Fantasy Football thing? Well here is my fantasy Vegas team:

  1. Holly Madison –  Former GND. Current Vegas head-liner. Adore.
  2. Bill Cosby – I hear he’ll be in Vegas. “Theeeooo likes the swirrly puddin popsss…” (That was my Cosby)
  3. Bobby Flay – He has a restaurant in Vegas called Mesa. He’s a ginger. Need I say more?
  4. Barry Manilow – Confession: Not really a fan other than Copa Cabana.
  5. Criss Angel –  Magician and mind freak. Duh.

We leave in two weeks. Tally ho!

Stretch Question:

What is your favorite thing to do in Vegas?


5 thoughts on “Her Name was Lola

  1. Whitney Tampien says:

    My favorite thing to do in Vegas (besides having footlong margaritas for dinner) is to go by the name “Shanay” and eat Velveeta Shells at 5am. Definitely add that to your list. 😉


  2. Bryan & Natalie says:

    Yes, please stitch that shirt back together and while you’re at it, make me a pair of sparkly hot pants.

    I love you too.


  3. CareyG soon to be CareyG-F says:

    I had a coffee through the nose moment with this post. I think, because our trip to Vegas basically defines our friendship. I mean, really.
    a) thanks for the props.
    b) I’m pretty sure I still have that shirt you’re wearing in that picture. Would you like to borrow it for your trip?
    c) Last time I was in Vegas I stayed at Planet Hollywood and Holly Madison was performing there and I DID NOT go see the show. But a lot of guys did, I noticed.
    d) I love you.


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