Kerrie's Blog: From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Eiffel Tower

From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Eiffel Tower

I'm sad to report I did not win $777K like I had in my dream leading up to my trip but I had a blast.  It was mid to high 90's each day and felt so good!  Seattle has taken a turn for the cold as of late....had to actually turn my heat on last night.


  • Love at the Mirage, the Cirque show.  From beginning to end it was amazing.  The Beatles rock my soul and to have a crazy stimulating show played out to their tunes was above perfect.  All you need is love baby!
  • Dinner at Olives at the Bellagio.  9:30 dinner so the fountain show goes off every 15 minutes and you are literally right there.  The Scallops were fantastic with roasted beets and pea polenta.
  • Poolside.  I used Priceline for the first time ever and winded up at the Monte Carlo.  Not the nicest hotel on the strip but not bad.  Laying by the pool and taking a dip when the sun got too hot was just exactly what I needed.  I'm all up to date on my gossip, thanks US Weekly and fresh out of SPF 50.
  • Shopping.  Vegas has the best shopping....not the best prices but definitely the best selection.  It's easy to get lost at the Forum at Caesars.
  • Nine Steakhouse at the Palms.  When I see scallops on the menu there might as well be nothing else on it.  This funky hidden gem at the Palms was a perfect hotspot to kick off the night. 

I was so happy to come home to a full inbox of emails regarding the September 30 in 30.  You guys did AWESOME and I'm so proud of each and every one of you.  This is not easy, vacations, sickness and life gets in the way but you somehow found a way to get them all in.  Pat yourselves on the back!!!!  We have some new contests out there and another one starting tomorrow so be sure to check out the Contest tab in the blue bar above.

What's going on with this Redfin debacle?  I know tons of people are searching for info on it so I hope you are all blogging about AR and how fabulous this Community is.  No better time than the present to do it.

Can you believe I still have the old school iPhone?  I was looking forward to the the new iPhone 5 but it sounds like it's just an updated iPhone 4.  Is it worth it?

Yanks tonight, game 4.  Verlander was on fire last night and then we tied it up only to lose by one run.  I'm not going to lie....I'm very anxious about tonight's game.  We're still in Detroit and they've been looking good.  Come on can do it boys!!!!!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 27 commentsKerrie La Guardia • October 04 2011 04:01PM


Next time you are in town, we can hit up a Yankee game!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Don't tease me Eileen!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago


There are a number of folks that share your opinion on the new 4S.  I watched the WHOLE event on "gdgt" and look forward to upgrading from iphone 4.

Glad you're enjoying work and play,


Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 7 years ago

Kerrie! All my peoples are Yankee fans, we will have a good time!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Kerrie  You look so beautiful and refreshed ! We never do win that $777K in Vegas but it is oh so much fun!

There are so many contests going on right now in the rain . My favorite one is the market report !

Talking up Active Rain I just love it since they first day I posted here . Some folks love NEW YORK .I LOVE ACTIVE RAIN .In fact I just took out my long sleeve "let it rain " shirt .

Have a Great Day Kerrie

Helpfulhannah your friend in Philly

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago

Welcome back home Kerrie!! Hope you got to go to a Yankees game while in NYC!!! In regards to Redfin.. I would have hate it!!! If the NAR felt it necessary to release that info on each individual agent they would.. For a company to do it... Don't like it at all.. I feel it's kind of intrusive... That is just my opinion.

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Just wanted to say that I love your shirt.  We are a house divided, most love the Yankees, 3 love the Sox ~ there are a lot of 'rubber inners' in my orb these days :)))))

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS ) over 7 years ago

Steve - $199 doesn't seem half bad.  I think I'll go for it!

Eileen - Let's hope we win this one tonight!

Hannah - Thanks doll!  I <3 AR shirt....yes, please!

Stacey - I was in Vegas but it looks like I was in NY doesn't it?  :)

Mimi - Well that makes life interesting!  Go Yankees!!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Kerrie ~ *stamping feet* Here we go Yankees, here we go!! Dang that game last night!!

No iPhone 5 ~ they faked us out!!

Love your pictures!!

Redfin needs to get on the ball and print all the information!!

Did I mention GO Yankees!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, that was a real kicker post! I saw Cirque in Vegas. I began to practice and now I walk on my elbows! You'll see me coming. I still have the Iphone 3G too. What happened to the 5? I guess they are putting off the production till they have the 6 ready to go! I'm glad you are home and am also glad to hear of more contests. They really help give us a nudge.

You look gorgeous Auntie!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 7 years ago


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, as a Detroiter, I think you're out of luck. (I should've checked the score. i'm still at my office at 10:02pm and have no idea what's going on with the game!)

Screw Redfin.

I didn't hear anything about the iPhone 5 being a shined up version of 4! Is that really true? My contract has been up for months and I've been waiting to upgrade!

I love Vegas. My fav place to stay in in Planet Hollywood. And it's connected to a massive mall!

Screw the Yankees. No offense. :)

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 7 years ago

3-1 Yankees right now. Rats!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 7 years ago

Love this blog Kerrie, look out cause I am about to invade Vegas this weekend but you should know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas LOL....I am looking forward to poolside but last time the airlines confiscated my sunscreen guess I gotta find the sundries shop once the plane I can't wait, oo la la I'm next at the Eiffel Tower :) 

thanks for the tips watch for my "Marilyn hits Vegas Blog"

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 7 years ago

Sunshine, glad you enjoyed the get-a-way. you do know the best scallops are in ....  Boston, don't you?? You were doing fine up until you started on the Bronx Bums, but I guess that just shows you aren't perfect

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Kerrie-  These pictures sure give me the itch to get to Vegas.  It's been years and wow has it changed.   By the way, I have several friends in Texas who love the Yankees....   I've been to a couple of Yankee games in NY and wow was it fun...  More exciting than a Ranger game...

Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) over 7 years ago

Frank & Karen - OMG, 10 to 1 last night!  How embarrassing for Detroit!  I mean wow!!! 

Deb - You're so talented walking on your elbows and all!!!  Thanks for the feature doll, good to be back!

Eric - hey ah...must still be wiping the tears away or hiding under your blanket from embarrassment over last night's TRIUMPH!!!  GO YANKEES!!!!!!!  All the way baby!

Marilyn - Good luck hun, I hope you do better than I did! 

Ed - How are the golf courses up there in Boston?  I'm sure all the Sox players are filling up the tee times faster than you can say GO YANKEES!

Stephanie - I knew I liked you Stephanie!  You're a very, very wise woman!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

So glad you had a fun time in Vegas. I love going there! That would be a great place to have an informal AR MeetUp.

Yanks back home. Winner take all game 5... Not to worry. We'll be in the ALCS.


Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

An informal Vegas MeetUp....or Mexico, Hawaii....ahhhh.  I'll tell Nikesh! 

We'll do it tomorrow...I feel it in my bones. I made my FB pic the one you so fabulously created.  Come on YANKEES!!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Well, I hope you got to see Vegas BOB! LOL~ but serious.... I just got back from Paris, France I will blog some photos soon ;) Always, nice to get some R&R. Go Yankees!  I am not sure why I am a Yankees fan, but I am! ( I am an Angels fan too! and I know why because I am from the OC for the past 20 years...)

Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 7 years ago

Love your new pic Kerrie!  I loved Vegas when I was there for the first time last November.  Glad you had a good time!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago


               Great pics. I just love Vegas thanks for sharing.  I went to NYC in August and now how become a full fledged Yankees fan. We were lucky enough to get great tickets Stub Hub! Thanks for stopping by my blog  I appreciate it!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago

Lauren - You went to the real Paris...jealous!  Please share soon! 

Debra - Thanks Debra.  I gotta rock the Yankees jersey during the playoffs.

Yolanda - You went to the new stadium?  I haven't been yet...lucky!!!!  I hope you'll be watching tonight. 

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Hey Kerrie...were's the Party Photos in Vegas with your AR T Shirt...Oh isn't it kinda dangerous wearing a Yankees Shirt in Seattle !!

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hey your yankees got knocked out by the Tigers last night! They need ti improve their starting pitching for next season !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 7 years ago

Fred - I have more Yankees garb than anyone I know.  It's even on my debit card which is sure to bring a groan or two each week from the cashier!

Michael - Yes Michael I was very, very sad to see it.  You can't win 'em all?  We'll get 'em next time?  :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Sorry you did not win the $777K but better luck next time. Still it looks like you are having some fun. Have a safe trip home this week.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago