Thursday, March 23, 2017

St. Patrick's Week-End at the Beau Rivage

We were lucky enough to schedule another trip to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi for a 3 day week-end, thanks to the M Life Club.  They have a great deal....3 nights at the hotel, airplane from West Palm Beach to Biloxi and bus transfers to and from the airport to hotel -- PLUS they give you some free-play!  The cost depends on your level in the Club and it's super reasonable.

Another beautiful floral display between the shops at the Beau....

And of course, we couldn't miss the postcard express machine in the can mail a picture, put it on facebook, etc.....not many people take advantage of this free service but we found it and love it.

Had a lovely room overlooking the pool and it was OPEN.

The Hard Rock Resort and Casino next store offered free tickets to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on
Friday night and, unbelievably, I was able to get a seat in the 5th row from the front -- comp tickets!
Thank you, Hard Rock.  And thank you, Priscilla Short for emailing some pictures of the concert to me.  (Again, unbelievably, I left my phone in the hotel room!)

This was a wonderful concert....just Pat and her husband, back-up band.  They were terrific!  Her voice is as good as ever and the crowd roared when she sang, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot".  If you get a chance to see the two of them together in concert -- it's well worth it!

On Saturday, I sat on the patio outside the coffee shop and a large, beautiful wedding party came out to the patio for pictures.

And that night, I picked up my comp tickets for Loretta Lynn at the Beau Rivage.  As you can see from the pictures, I was in the very last row of the balcony (nose-bleed seats)

But Loretta gave a terrific performance and her voice is clear as a bell....she'll be 84 years young!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Winter Wonderland at the Beau

We just got back from a wonderful trip at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The Christmas decorations are some of the best we've ever seen in a hotel.  Kudos to all the Beau's employees who were responsible for this beautiful display!

Here is a picture of the large lobby area...notice the huge colorful Christmas balls hanging from the ceiling!

Even the check out/check in counter had a beautiful display behind it, including life-like and true-to-size soldiers....shocking at first!

Even the desk clerk said it was like someone was always watching him!

The area next to the coffee shop was beautifully decorated with a sleigh with a santa bear pulled by huskies...magnificent!

Even the shops in the Beau had beautiful displays.

Yes, it's the right time of the year to visit the Beau and make sure you join their M Life Club on-line before you go.  There are several hotel/casinos connected to the M Life Club...many in Las Vegas and the more you gamble, the higher your tier in the Club.  We've managed to reach the Pearl (or 2nd) Tier....not big gamblers but the
Beau Rivage sends us several great offers throughout the year. 

This time, we received an offer for a round-trip flight from West Palm Beach to Biloxi, 3 nights in the beautiful hotel, shuttles between the airport and hotel, and free play when we arrived at the casino.  By the way, the free play covered the cost of our package so we were able to enjoy this mini vacation free!  (except for the $$ we gave back to the Beau, of course). 

When we arrived at the M Life Players Club, we were given our free play (covering the cost of our trip), plus an additional $200 in free play (their Christmas gift to Pearl Players during the first half of December) and a beautiful Beau Rivage microfiber jacket, another gift to Pearl players.

Each tier of the M Life Club has different offers for players....we've noticed the big players sitting in first class on the plane and the limos are waiting to take them to the casino.  (We're just on the 2nd tier so we ride the bus.)  But what a terrific 3 days.....oh, and when you play, you're also rewarded with "comps" which can be spent on food or in some of the shops!

While we were there, we also went next door to the Hard Rock.  Peggy received a Christmas offer in the mail from this casino and on one day, she picked up a free 3 pc. cookie sheet set....

and on another day, the Hard Rock gave her an electric Oster turkey roaster free!

We took turns dragging it back to the Beau....that baby was heavy --it roasts a 20# turkey!--and it felt like the turkey was also in the box.

We also took some time away from the slot machines by grabbing a cab to the Edgewater Mall on Beach Blvd.  It's a whopping $18 cab ride (next time we'll call Uber) but we DID have a singing karaoke cab driver who serenaded us until cars started honking.  Just another crazy adventure, folks!

The Mall itself wasn't decorated very well for Christmas (but remember, we just left the spectacular Beau) but we found a lovely shop called "My Oh My"  filled with Christmas trees, each decorated with a theme....

  The Cowboy Tree                                              The Beach Tree

 The Outdoors Tree                           The Elf Tree

        This gorgeous tree has a beach theme and stays up all year.

Mary K also found another interesting display in My Oh My....the Pooh-Pooh Spray.....

In a main part of the Mall we spotted this beautiful horse -- it's made from the driftwood left after Hurricane Katrina.

Our singing cab driver also pointed out several wooden sculptures in the center median on our way to the Mall which had been carved from the dead trees after Katrina.  Biloxi and Gulfport were devastated....the casinos were built on barges in the water....but most have rebuilt on land and both cities seem to have recovered very well.  We still miss the Grand Casino/Hotel in Gulfport which was totally destroyed. 

After doing a little Christmas shopping, we headed back to the Beau and sat in the bar playing slot machines and sipping Kahlua and cream made by our favorite bartender, Jimmy. 

A terrific singer/guitarist was playing in the bar and every song in his repertoire was one of our favorites.  Anderson Domingues shouldn't be missed if you make a trip to the Beau.

And we enjoyed the talented  Dian Diaz who was playing in the lounge with some great dance music.

We headed out to take a few more pictures of the lobby area....

Must have been thousands of live potted poinsettias throughout the display area -- simply beautiful.

And we discovered this neat interactive photo machine.  You can take selfies with several foregrounds and post them in facebook, in emails, etc.

After each long day at the Beau Rivage, it was great to come back to our beautiful, huge, clean room with comfy beds!

Thanks, Beau Rivage, for a great trip and Merry Christmas from
                                        the Travelin' Sisters!