LA to Vegas ~ The Desert Road

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Before Instagram there was Hipstamatic. It didn’t offer the same fun networky/social media community that Instagram does {Hello new Android users!} but it did have some really cool filters and faux camera lenses for enhancing those less than perfect iPhone 3GS photos.

As I was searching through my old iPhotos on my desktop the other day, I found that I kept scrolling back up to see these faded desert shots again and again. The colors and textures just kept drawing me back to them. There’s something about the road trip to Vegas from LA that is completely thrilling. Yes, thrilling because the destination is VEGAS but there’s something magical about a desert. Though once you get out of LA, the scenery lacks greenery, trees and is mostly brown, sandy, rocky hills, it is still beautiful.

I’m so looking forward to Summer this year, and always I suppose. We have no plans as of yet, but I’ll be finished with my manuscript and after feeling locked up in my home office for so long now, the idea of freedom is really tugging at me. It’s ironic really, when for so long I would have rather been home, safe, dealing with a bit of agoraphobia for a few years time, that now, when I HAVE to stay home, all I want to do is get out.

The grass is always greener… well, not in the desert.

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* These photos are from our last trip to Vegas in 2010. I think it’s time for a return visit.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

6 Comments

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    April 5, 2012 | Reply

    Those are some stunning photos Maegan!

    Next time you head to Vegas, you guys should check out the Cosmopolitan. The stilettos alone are a must see 🙂

  • antique engagement rings

    April 5, 2012 | Reply

    The cosmopolitan is amazing and the nightlife is crazy. Just got back from staying there and it is now my favorite hotel on the strip!

  • Cassie

    April 5, 2012 | Reply

    These photos are amazing.
    I still prefer hipstamatic. Something classic and fun about the photos it produces.

  • el_martina

    April 5, 2012 | Reply

    I love go to Las vegas!!!!

  • AErauw

    April 5, 2012 | Reply

    Really cool pictures! The summer vibe is amazing, I’m really getting anxious for summer to come now!

    XO Aline
    browneyedgirlaline.blogspot.com

  • Kat

    April 6, 2012 | Reply

    I miss Vegas! Some of my girlfriends and I were just saying how it’s time for an all girls trip!
    http://aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com/

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