Why I fell in love with Las Vegas

Why I fell in love with Las Vegas ♥


I get it. It’s hard to believe that I actually LOVE living in Las Vegas. Most people I talk to that are not from Vegas just don’t get it. All I ever want to say is that it’s an amazing place to live and just end it there. I get it though, you need more than that.

I’ll elaborate for you »

If you’ve been following my blogging journey since the beginning, you would pretty much know my whole life story. I moved here when I was 9 from California. To be exact, I moved smack dab in the middle of the 4th grade. It was a hard transition because, well, I was 9 and thought I had lost everything. I didn’t quite see the big picture. My parents on the other hand did and I give them major props for picking us all up and moving us out.

I’m not hating on California, nor am I saying it’s not a good place to live. All i’m saying is that Vegas was the right move for my family.

We have been here for 16 years now and I have really fallen in love with this city.


Every time I leave I get so excited to come back.

Las Vegas is one of those weird place where if you don’t live here, you don’t understand what living here is like. Only people that live in this city truly understand. Locals, feel free to weigh in on this topic! 🙂

Believe me though, I get it! Most people think about gambling, strippers, alcohol…blah blah. And yes, all that is true. We have strippers, slot machines EVERYWHERE, alcohol (on the strip – & at bars like other cities), and lots and lots of tourists. If you give it a chance though, and I mean really, really give it a chance… you would see why we love it so much.



We don’t gamble every day- heck, we barely ever gamble.

You’d also know that the clubs are down the street, but you won’t find us there mingling and drinking. If we ARE at a club, it’s probably to watch tourist flirt their way into getting a drink.

Las Vegas has its stereotypes and THAT’S OK! I love that people think about the strip, shows, gambling and alcohol. However, I get frustrated when tourists refuse to hear/believe that we have suburbs, amazing schools, malls, restaurants, friendly people, families, hiking, winter, and AMAZING opportunities.

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There is so much to do here, so many amazing people to interact with, inexpensive housing, almost no traffic, good food at ALL hours, amazing shows, the BEST hiking, no freeway tolls, great weather and our amazing hockey team, THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS!!!! ♥

Fun fact for you › Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S. with almost 3 million residents.

Many people have found themselves moving here for (what they believe) a few months to save some money and start a business and 5 years later they are STILL here. Seriously. HA!

I can go on and on about my love for this city and the people in it, but I will end by saying how much culture and diversity is here. In my opinion, it is one of the most eclectic cities you can live in and the most judge-free place to be.

I’d love to hear, how do YOU feel about Las Vegas?


Much love,

Olive B.

Photos by: Bethany Paige Photography



  1. I love Vegas and like you, I do not gamble much either. I love to just walk around and look! People watching is great here also!

  2. I moved to Vegas from LA in June 2016. I didn’t like it at first, but that was mainly due to where I lived. After about a year, I started to LOVE Vegas! There’s so much to do and it’s such a cool city. I live near Red Rock which is awesome. You can get anywhere within a half hour. And it’s a 24 hour town!

    I expect to live here for many, many years. 🙂

    PS you’re gorgeous and I love these photos, + your blog layout!

    • The Olive Brunette says:

      Thank you so much, Lyndsay! There is SO much to do in this 24 hour town. You’re right. I’m so happy you like it here as well. <3

  3. John says:

    Great post and lovely photos! I really want to visit one day 🙂

  4. dandi kadosh says:

    Definitely thanks to all the nature around- beautiful desert and lakes. but mainly because of the snow 40 minutes away.
    Have to say that it took a while, but now I love this city:)

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