The Downtown Exchange Travels to Las Vegas!

Posted by Avalon Plauche on

The best part of owning such a diverse store here in Denison, Texas is all of the excuses you have to take business trips. Whether it be bringing back a large resale clothing haul or going to cactus gardens to learn more about our babies back home, we are happy that pleasure mixes well with business for us!

Natalie: My husband, Andy, has had the opportunity to come to Las Vegas through his work for the last two years. This year, I finally got enough notice to tag along! I knew that Andy would be busy with DEF CON and Black Hat (what we like to affectionately call "nerd conventions") so it was a must for Avalon to join as well. 

Avalon: I am always happy to tag along as third wheel. Being the work-wife has its advantages! 

I have had the pleasure of going to about 3 or 4 Arbonne Global Training Conferences at the MGM Grand in Vegas, but it was a truly enjoyable experience to go with timeline. Natalie & I knew we wanted to hit up the Goodwill Outlet and the cactus garden at Ethel M.'s.

The rest of the time we ate, swam in the go pool, and ate some more. We were only there from the night of August 11th until the afternoon of the 14th, so we chilled out as much as we could and then did all of  the "work" on our last day.

Below are pictures from our wonderful trip, from right before dinner with Andy's "Nerd Friends," (again we sooo affectionately say that. hehe.) to the lovely garden at Ethel M's Chocolates. 

(Side note: I, Avalon, do not like chocolate. BUT..I am obsessed with Ethel M's chocolates. They don't put all of the crap in their products that other companies do. If you ever have the opportunity to taste them, please don't pass it up..even if you hate chocolate.)

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  • Love that y’all have a blog!! These pics are great – I love their softness.

    Suzanne on

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