Life happens, and I often have clients who have to cancel, re-arrange, or postpone trips because of unexpected developments in their lives — some happy, like pregnancy or a new job, but some that are more somber, like a broken engagement or an illness or death in the family. Shannon and Phil were dealing with her stepmom’s terminal illness, but decided to “roll the dice” and take the 30th birthday getaway to Las Vegas that they had been looking forward to. Her feedback is below. I absolutely love her “seize the adventure while you can” spirit 🙂
I’m so sorry for the huge delay in my response regarding our Vegas trip. My stepmother’s health was a roller coaster for the last two months, starting two days before we left for Vegas and sadly ending two weeks ago with her passing. I let a lot of things slide during that time.
The trip was very successful. Our room was incredible and we took full advantage, including a romantic room service dinner in the room’s “lounge” overlooking the strip (the view was an upgrade courtesy of you tipping the hotel to Phil’s 30th, thank you very much.)
The scene was a little quieter than I expected, to be honest (and I’m not that wild) but we had a great time.
– The luxury race track where Phil zipped around in his beloved Nissan GTR and I even sat shotgun for 5 laps with a pro drag racer. (Quick tip: It’s cheaper to take the provided limo to the Exotics race track than a cab.)
– Stealing the pot against a hardened poker player’s full house with a straight flush at 3am. You should have seen his face!
– Winning $100 on a single penny bet (not just a penny machine but literally a 1 cent bet)
– And an unbelievable, 2 Michelin star dinner in front of the Bellagio fountains at Picasso right before we headed off to see my college roommate perform as a Bally’s showgirl. Picasso is an absolute must for anyone who loves fine dining, and even though we sat outside we were encouraged to explore all the Picasso artwork gracing the restaurant’s walls.
My stepmom’s illness and passing has served as a stark reminder that life is short and it’s worth it to seize adventure while you can.
I will send you a separate email about these, but my father wants to take a family trip this fall to a Caribbean island with me, Phil, my brother and stepbrothers, and I still want to do Paris for my 30th this Spring. Of course we want to work with you as you have done such a wonderful job with Vegas and Palm Island.