VEGAS :: Aria

If you scroll far enough down my Instagram feed (@camilledeann) you'll see it's no secret that I love Vegas. The last few years I've visited 2or 3 times each year. I'm not a huge gambler, although I do love the slot machines... I just really love the glitz, the glamour, the neon, the history, and the energy of this city. Here's a rundown of my most recent trip.

Hotel: I've stayed at Aria a couple of times in my travels and have always had a wonderful experience. The hotel, the casino, the restaurants, the spa, every square foot of this resort is done very well. It's a bustling place, but too crowded. Some resorts on the strip are too crowded for my taste. This time was our first time staying in the Sky Suites and we loved it. Perks like getting picked up at the airport, private entrance to the resort, and a VIP concierge to make reservations for you are definitely worth it. 

Dining: One of my favorite things to do in Vegas is eat and Aria has no shortage of amazing restaurants. They have such a wide variety to suit everyone's taste. On this trip we dined at: Blossom (Chinese) dinner, Jean Georges Steakhouse, appetizer and drinks, Javier's (Mexican) dinner, Bardot (French) brunch, Herringbone (California style coastal cuisine) lunch.

Salon: On my first visit to Vegas I got my hair and makeup done and it's become a must-do every since. I like to get dressed up for dinner and getting my hair curled and makeup done makes me feel extra glamourous. Plus, it's nice to sit in a chair with a glass of champagne and be pampered! The salon at Aria has some very talented stylist and artists who got me all dolled up for the evenings.

Shopping: The Shops at Crystals is connected to Aria and has some fabulous designer stores. Such as Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, and Valentino to name a few. Chanel (pictured below) can be found at Wynn and Bellagio.

Jewel Nightclub: We weren't planning to go to the club but as we were walking through the casino a club promoter handed us some tickets. We were tired of losing money at the slots so we thought why not? I'm glad we did it. Cool vibe, great music. So much fun.

Show: No trip to Vegas is complete without taking in a show. Elton John happened to be there so we decided to go see him at Caesars Palace. Fantastic show, lot's of energy. A must-see if you catch him when he's there.

*photos taken with an iPhone7

Camille Deann Packaging

It’s hard to believe that five years after I created my handmade packaging for my photography business I’m still getting inquires about it. I used to have images and sources listed on an older website but didn’t think to add them to this site until someone messaged me the other day. The graphic designer in me had fun creating and putting all of the elements together. It was a labor of love and I’m happy to share my sources. Hope this inspires someone! (Side note: A few years ago I completely re-branded so I no longer use this logo, packaging, etc.)

Xo,
Camille

Article from Design Aglow Digital Magazine | Issue No. 11 | October 2010

In 2012 I was featured in the Handmade Packaging Workshop book by Rachel Wiles. Great book, full of fabulous packaging tips and ideas.

I was also featured on The Savvy Photographer website in 2011.

Sources:
Kraft boxes and folios: Rice Studio Supply
Custom stamp: stampin.com
Muslin bags: lemelange.com
Brochure interior pages: printed at prodpi.com
Custom DVD labels from mpixpro.com
Paper/Cardstock/Envelopes: paper-papers.com
Twine, lace trim & flowers from Hobby Lobby
Chipboard & screw posts: papergoods.com
Photo Envelopes/Sleeves: mpixpro.com
Tin CD Cases: sks-bottle.com