Vegas Hot Spots: Matcha House Tea and Sweets

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I'm back with another hot spot! Not sure how many of these I'll keep doing, but I thought this deserved a shout-out ;)

 

I always try to avoid getting excess Starbucks or spending money on fancy drinks, but let's face it, it has never worked out. I LOVE me some fancy drinks, so much that my fridge consists of more liquids than actual food!

 

I recently ventured to Matcha House Tea and Sweets, a brand new hot spot down in Henderson, NV and they instantly had me hooked! Here are some details if you're looking for a savory spot with the trendiest drinks:

 

What is it?

Matcha House is a place that sells, well, Matcha drinks! Not only that, but they do sell Matcha based desserts, sweets and a few snacks on their menu too. If you're not familiar with Matcha, you should be. It is all the rage these days! It's basically powdered green tea leaves that you can put on top of drinks, in drinks, etc. People say that Matcha can give you 3 times more caffeine than regular green tea because instead of infusing the tea in water, you are actually consuming the tea leaf itself. I definitely believe the caffeine part, considering I got this drink at 5pm one time and couldn't fall asleep at 3 am... #mistakes. Here is an article that will tell you more on Matcha if you want to know specifics. 

What Do I Get?

I'll be honest guys, I've only gotten one drink at this place because I simply can't get enough of it! I get the Imperial Matcha Tea with Tiramisu Mousse sweetened at 75%. Sounds complicated, right? That's what I thought, but it's essential an iced green tea with the most delicious, creamy mousse mixture on top that sinks down into your drinks for the perfect blend of hearty and happy! (you can get different levels of sweetness to your tea, and 75% instead of 100% sweetness makes me feel a LITTLE bit better). 

How's the Price?

Not going to lie to you guys, it's pretty steep. The tea I get is the most expensive on the menu, and added with the mousse on top, my order comes out to $7.58. Now to me, that sounds like a lot, especially because a cheeseburger and fries from In-n-out is $4.65! But I would say it's definitely fair for the ingredients (Matcha is pretty pricey) and the size of your drink (which is slightly around or even larger than the size of a trenta from Starbucks). Is it an everyday go-to however? No. 

Why Do I Love It?

I love this place for 3 simple reasons. It's delicious, it's fun and pretty healthy too (depending on what you get of course). Since this is a local place and not a chain, I failed to find any nutrition facts for the menu, however Matcha delivers a generous amount of caffeine and health benefits that you can justify almost any of their Matcha drinks to be good for you. 

As for the desserts? They're probably not healthy, but this place is literally meant for serving a crazy new style of drinks and desserts that are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and just generally, happy. I'm all about places who's products are purely meant for enjoyment, and there is always groups of friends there just hanging out and enjoying what they have to offer, so I say the deal is pretty sweet.

 

Overall, is this place a necessity? No. But one Tiramisu Matcha later, and you'll sure be craving it for a long time coming! I appreciate the creativity of this business, the cleanliness of the spot, and the quality of the drinks and I love to treat myself with something that is not only semi good for me, but delicious and trendy too ;)

 

If you don't believe the hype, just check out the Yelp review here. But to all my locals (comment below if you actually live in Vegas and are reading this!) you definitely should try it out and invite me along with you ;)

 

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3 

 

Vegas

The minute I committed to play volleyball at Virginia Tech, the first thing I heard from people wasn't "congratulations" or "omg that's awesome!", the first thing that came out of most people's mouths was "isn't that the school with the shooting?" As insensitive as that is, it's true. Everyone knew Tech as either the "school with the good football" or the "school with the shooting".

 

That's not how I viewed Tech, that's not how Tech is viewed anymore and that is certainly not how anyone will see Vegas moving forward. 

 

Now I know I have only been living here for a few months... but it truly feels like a dream here. The weather is always nice, sun is always shining, the people are relaxed and full of joy, and you will never run out of fun things to do. People from all over the world come here looking for fun, looking to gamble all their money away, looking for the best food, and to just, get away...

 

It's no secret that this city just endured one of the worst tragedies in US history, and as a Hokie, it feels even more difficult to get past... I've been going over this situation in my head over a thousand times and didn't know how to write this blog, but with all my thoughts and emotions running through my head, I knew I wanted to say something.

 

Do I address the tragedy? Do I express my pain? Do I push for peace? 

 

I want you all to know that Vegas is not the city that holds the worst mass shooting in US history, it's not a city with crazy violent people with machine guns, it's not a place of tragedy...

 

Vegas is a place where people go to make their dreams come true. Vegas is a place where everyone around the world comes to have fun and get away. Vegas is a place of pure joy and excitement. When you step off the plane into Vegas, you leave all sadness at the door. You leave any problems that are going on in the world, or in your world at the gate. You forget everything that pissed you off the previous week, you aren't tired or angry at the jet lag.

 

You've stepped into a world filled with fun, opportunity and a LOT of gambling at the hopes of winning big. You are at peace.

 

It will take a while for us to recover here in Vegas. We will grieve, but we will never forget. We are not damaged, but we will be stronger.

 

Just like Virginia Tech, we will prevail.

 

xoxo,

 

battleforbeauty <3 

 

Ways to Donate to victims families, local hospitals and those who were injured

 

Las Vegas Victim's Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund 

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/local/nevada/southern-nevada/ways-to-donate 

National Compassion Fund: https://nationalcompassionfund.org/ 

Love Army for Las Vegas: https://www.gofundme.com/LoveArmyLasVegas 

 

Memorial Pages and People Injured from the Tragedy:

https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/las-vegas-shooting

 

Nicole Cullina: https://www.gofundme.com/nicole-cullinas-recovery-fund 

Tina Frost: https://www.gofundme.com/mary-watson-moreland

 

 

*this is a running list, keep updated with this post as I will be adding more links to donate

 

 

 

Vegas Hot Spots: Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

We're back with the Vegas hotspots! But this time, we're doing it a little bit differently ;)

 

This past Labor day weekend, Kareem and I decided to celebrate on the strip, and what better way to spend the day off than with Dolphins and Tigers? We ventured into the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel and you can see for yourself how it was!

 

Thinking about heading to Vegas for a quick trip but not trying to get too crazy or spend too much money? Access to the habitat was only $22 and prices go up from there if you want a fancy VIP tour or to play with the Dolphins!

 

Oh yeah, and there was a pretty cool appearance from Siegfried himself. Take a look!

 

 

Want to see more Vegas hotspots? I mean, of course you do! Go ahead and subscribe to my channel and thumbs up the video and maybe, just maybe I'll try and find some more ;)

 

xoxo,

 

battleforbeauty <3

 

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Top Michael Kors Bag for Summer

Well this is new ;)

 

I just recently got myself a "big girl job" so I (and Kareem) treated myself to my first "big girl" purchase, a NEW "big girl" purse and wallet ;)

 

This past week I visited the Las Vegas Premium Outlets on South LV boulevard and I'm telling you guys, these outlets are something else.

 

I had full intentions on going Kate Spade but... Michael Kors (and our lovely saleswoman Vanessa) called differently!

 

Vanessa showed me the newest releases for the Michael Kors outlets and holy BEAUTIFUL did they call my name! 

 

I bought the newest Jet Set Large Metallic Leather Crossbody in Rose Gold!

 

Our saleswoman Vanessa (oh so conveniently) found the matching flat wallet to go with it as well and I haven't quit staring at them ever since! 

 

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Thank you Vanessa for all your help! We did good ;)

 

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