Reflecting on shopping

Vegas has many many ways to separate you from your money.  Besides the obvious, gambling, there is expensive food, shows, cab rides and one of my favorites – shopping!  And as with the levels of hotel rooms, shopping can range from fairly inexpensive souvenirs to astronomically priced clothing, purses, jewelry, books and art.  Let me explain those last two.

I happily stumbled upon the 6.5 million dollar man’s art gallery – Peter Lik.  At least I could see his work because even if I won the lottery I probably still couldn’t afford one of his pieces.  Must be nice is all I can say.  Another shop we happened upon was a rare book shop.  This place was fantastic! Bauman Rare Books was the name of the place and both of us were transfixed by the offerings.  Again, more expensive than we will ever hope to afford but closer to purchase with lottery winnings than the art work.

There were first editions, signed editions and more.  I fell in love with the Winnie the Pooh signed first American edition books (around $12,000 or was it $25,000 for a set, I forget) and DH was drawn to some original music scores.  The leather bound books and dark mahogany wood…all that was missing was a smoking jacket and some brandy 😉  This is just a shot of one of the stores in the Venetian/Palazzo shopping area that also included those two other shops.







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  1. #1 by Victor Rakmil on January 24, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Old books one of my weaknesses.

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on January 24, 2015 - 9:56 am

    If you ever go to London, you should go to their National Library…We went and were just blown away by the items displayed. And if DH likes musical scores they have Beethoven to the Beetles.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on January 24, 2015 - 9:59 am

      Darn! We missed that when we were there????? RATS! I spent so much time in pubs and the British Museum….

  3. #7 by Indah Susanti on January 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

    It does look posh from your picture! Nicely captured Teri!

  4. #9 by Ingrid on January 24, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Vegas sure does have some fun and interesting places. So I take it you didn’t buy that Winnie the Pooh collection ? 😉

  5. #11 by allentimphotos2 on January 24, 2015 - 11:11 am

    Very nice lighting and reflections.

  6. #13 by darwinontherocks on January 24, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    So so expensive, this is crazy 😀

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on January 25, 2015 - 7:41 am

      What’s crazier is the ones who walk out of these stores with purchases! That gets me 🙂

      • #15 by darwinontherocks on January 25, 2015 - 12:41 pm

        Maybe it’s like grocery shopping for people who earn lots of money 😀

  7. #16 by infraredrobert on January 24, 2015 - 7:23 pm

    Better to spend money on something tangible than to gamble it away.

    • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on January 25, 2015 - 7:42 am

      True but there’s tangible and then there’s over the top.

      • #18 by infraredrobert on January 25, 2015 - 7:44 am

        I live in CT, where over the top and excess are the norm – of course, not quite for everyone.

      • #19 by imagesbytdashfield on January 25, 2015 - 7:45 am

        I did not know that about CT. I think in Vegas, parts of Cali and Miami they have it down to an art form.

      • #20 by infraredrobert on January 25, 2015 - 7:48 am

        We are a bedroom community for NYC, bankers, insurance, hedge fund traders, entertainers and Wall Street folks – especially in Fairfield County (where I work)

  8. #21 by A. Blake on January 24, 2015 - 8:33 pm

    Although I couldn’t afford it, I would have loved to just seen them!

    • #22 by imagesbytdashfield on January 25, 2015 - 7:42 am

      Which is just what I did! Got the chance to see some amazing things.

  9. #23 by bulldog on January 25, 2015 - 8:31 am

    with our exchange rate of 10 of ours to 1 of yours can you imagine how expensive we would find it….??

  10. #25 by Nancy on January 25, 2015 - 8:38 pm

    This photo is filled with reflections… nice to reflect in your post as well!

  11. #27 by Nancy on January 26, 2015 - 9:15 am

    ha ha ha ha
    😀 😀 😀

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