Saturday, June 28, 2014

Escape Monthly Vacation in a Box (Las Vegas) June 2014 Review + 20% Discount Code!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas....unless you received an Escape Monthly box for June!  In that case, a big box of souvenirs representing the best of Las Vegas arrived in your mailbox. This month's box contained a lot of fun and unique items that represent the luxury nightlife, exotic spas and tasty treats for which Vegas is known.


Our travel brochure provides product information, retail prices and fun facts about Vegas. Did you know "Las Vegas" is Spanish for "The Meadows" and that there is one slot machine for every 2.5 residents of Vegas?

Every Escape Monthly box that I've received so far has contained a comprehensive Moon guide book for the area.  These books contain all the information you need to plan a fabulous trip or just to do some leisurely armchair traveling.  The retail price of these books is $19.99 so they constitute a significant part of the value of each box. Escape Monthly does offer a "mini box" that does not include the tour book and contains fewer products. I really enjoy my growing collection of Moon tour books though so don't think I'd switch to the mini box option.

The first item out of the box was this luscious Nevada-shaped piece of toffee by Tahoe Toffee.  Toffee, English or otherwise, is probably my favorite candy of all, so I'm delighted to get this.  In a gift box, this retails for $12 but I see that it's on sale for 50% off on Escape Monthly's site right now.  The price is only $6 with free shipping.

Next is a 4 oz. bottle of "Calming Mist" spray by 3 Girls Holistic. It contains lavender, Roman chamomile, ylang ylang essential oils and vanilla. This spa product helps ease tension and stress with just a few spritzes. As you can see from the photo, my bottle leaked in shipment but only about half an inch of the liquid was lost.  This calming mist is also on sale for half price ($6) on Escape Monthly's site.

The other spa product in my box is a container of Charcoal Body Scrub by Iadora. This is a once a week cleanse and detox product that contains activated charcoal, clay and essential oils.  Looks wicked!

An emery board with a classic Vegas strip design featuring the famous "Welcome" sign was also included.

Even though I don't drink, I think the coolest product in this box is a Vegas wine stopper that comes nestled in a satin covered cushion inside a box that's suitable for gift giving. The stopper is a sleek contemporary design with a see through Lucite (or glass?) die on top. Perfect addition to this box!

Of course, a Vegas themed box wouldn't be complete without a shot glass. This one is blue with a big glittery silver "LV" and "Las Vegas" spelled out underneath.

The final item is a box of authentic clipped casino playing cards from the New York, New York Hotel & Casino.  These come straight from the casino and were actually used in live games, then were retired and clipped to avoid cheating.  There may be a couple of items marked "Made in China" in this box but these are the REAL deal!


I think Escape Monthly did an exceptionally good job of curation this month; they really captured the glitz and glamour of this iconic desert city.  Now I'm ready to hop on a plane and get my Vegas on!

Next month we are going to India! From the hints they've dropped, I'm guessing we'll see an exotic spice or two and some Ayurvedic spa treatments. Escape Monthly's July boxes will begin shipping on July 16th.  Sign up now so you won't miss out.  

The regular price of an Escape Monthly box is $49.95 per month; however, 20% discounts are widely available.  For now, use the code INDIAESCAPE to get 20% off the July box. The really nice thing about their discounts is that once you use one, you get that same discount for life.  So essentially the cost of a box is $39.96 for as long as you subscribe.

You can also get an Escape Mini box for $24.95 per month.  This is half the size of the regular box and contains 4 or 5 products, not including the guide book.  I assume the 20% discount code applies. (Someone please let me know if this is not the case.)

Did you get the June box?  If so, what is your favorite item?  For me, it's a toss-up between the toffee and the wine stopper.

Bottoms up!


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