BLVDS LV 48 "Wealth & Wellness" Jan/Feb 2015

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THE Wealth & Wellness ISSUE SPARKING STUDENT SUCCESS Junior Achievement provides fun financial literacy training to 20,000 Clark County students annually.

LIFE AND THE UNCARVED BLOCK Artist Sharon Gainsburg shares her passion for creativity with valley residents.

THE OTHER SIDE OF YOGA Yoga classes that offer students more than the traditional poses.

JUMP-START 2015 WITH JUICE Juicing each day may keep your doctor away.


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I hold water to a higher standard. The All-Star Standard. My name is Corey, and my job at the Southern Nevada Water Authority is to make sure water delivered to your home meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking-water standards. At home, my job is to make sure my family drinks plenty of clean, healthy water. At the SNWA, we keep a very close eye on water quality, conducting hundreds of thousands of analyses every year to verify the quality of our drinking water. And that makes both of my jobs a lot easier. We know that some customers use additional home water treatment devices and want to help you make informed decisions. If you have questions or would like objective information about supplemental water treatment systems, visit or call 702-258-3930.

The SNWA is a not-for-profit water utility.

As for Wealth, we explore how Junior Achievement, a local nonprofit, works with kids in the Clark County School District to teach the basics of understanding financial literacy from an early age and to cultivate the young entrepreneur inside them. A local attorney/financial planner tells us how she converted from a spender to a saver and how you can do the same.

Welcome, 2015! I love the beginning of each year because it is the start of a new adventure. The best part is that we can make it anything we want, a story that has yet to be written or an opportunity to reflect on what we would like to improve upon while planning the next chapter. Through this issue of BLVDS, we want to help you start your year with intention, to give you a look at all of the different and unique ways you can create Wealth and Wellness in your life, whether you take a traditional (I am going to the gym approach.) or one of the ones we highlight in this issue. In “Out of the Box Yoga,” go with our writers to two different yoga classes— one with the music of a live “cellist” playing in the background and the other one in a hangar at the North Las Vegas airport with a vintage 1942 Beechcraft Staggering as the centerpiece for an inspirational session. In our Flavor section, join Scott and Elaine Harris, local restaurant bloggers, as they highlight healthy restaurants for all your New Year’s resolutions. As a bonus, they tout the benefits of drinking red wine! Copyright 2015 by BLVDS, Inc., all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written permission from BLVDS, Inc. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information

Drumroll, please! We here at BLVDS have a big announcement! Beginning in February 2015, BLVDS LV magazine will have a “sister” publication, BLVDS home + design. We are so excited to be creating an upscale, editorial-based home and design publication for our community that we can hardly contain ourselves. Working with an editorial board consisting of design professionals, we will publish quarterly issues beginning with the “Spring” issue. You can find more information on BLVDS home + design on our website or at




Jan Craddock | President & Publisher Chris Cutler | Managing Editor Victoria Hart | Creative Director Deborah Granger | Associate Publisher Andreas Quinones | Web Developer Editorial Board Brian Paco Alvarez Mauricia Baca Durette Candito Lisa Chasteen Kendall Hardin Charlene Herst Nancy Higgins LuAnn Kutch Dawn Labonte Rob McCoy Julie Murray Stephanie Pierotti

Jillian Plaster Willie Robinson Jason Roth Karen Rubel Dana Satterwhite Sydni Sayles Rick Sellers Eric Strain Kimberly Trueba Mark Vranesh Rachael Wadley Stephanie Youngblood

Contributing Writers Joy Bellis Debi Bonds Linda Burns Hektor Esparza Siria Guitierrez

Elaine Harris Scott Harris Laura Henkel Lea Lumba Onnoleigh Sweetman

Contributing Photographers Andreas Quinones Kira Weisz

Cheers to a wonderful 2015! Jan Craddock

Analyst and Archivist Nancy Lee Craddock

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Onnoleigh Sweetman is an entrepreneur with a passion for the arts, and a business savvy background. Ms. Sweetman has spent over a decade turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. As a writer, she is also featured on numerous websites working to create awareness and exposure of the spiritual and artistic aspects of electronic music and culture.

Chris Cutler holds an MFA in creative writing from Murray State University (KY) which is appropriate since she loves to write. She believes everyone has a story to tell and founded The Las Vegas Memoir Project to help people write their stories. When she’s not traveling, Chris teaches at IADT and through DEO at UNLV.

Laura Henkel believes that arts and culture are essential to creating an even greater community, and improving our quality of life. She is the founder of ArtCulture PR, Sin City Gallery and 12 Inches of Sin. Her background consists of foundation and corporate leadership experience in varied settings, content specialties and has traveled around the globe on behalf of art projects.

Debi Bonds is a native of Washington, taught counselor education and critical thinking in Nebraska. In her current writing, she seeks to give voice to her rich family history with empathy and compassion, qualities she believes are essential to our survival. She and her husband live in Henderson, Nevada.

Joy Bellis is a native Philadelphian who came to Las Vegas in 2002 after spending 15 years in Florida. An account executive in advertising and public relations, she has a penchant for the game of golf (and several championships under her belt). Although she’s a late bloomer in the field, she wants to be a writer when she grows up.

Lea Lumba is a copywriter in constant search for any form of creativity that life has to offer. She enjoys museums, wine tastings, crafts, and she is a selfdescribed fashionista and gastronome who subscribes to the motto “Never stop learning.”

Elaine & Scott Harris educate and produce interesting, informative articles, and videos about fine wine and fabulous food. They have received national recognition for their writing through their online publications, VinolasVegas and Cuisineist as well as contributors to several national media outlets from coast to coast.

Linda Burns has over 20 years working in the culinary industry in hotels, restaurants, and The Food Network in NYC. After moving to Las Vegas in 2006, she has transitioned into teaching and writing. Currently the hospitality program leader at Southwest CTA, she is a Servsafe instructor/ proctor and works as a food safety consultant.

Hektor Esparza believes in the power of culture and community. He has spent the more than a decade expanding upon these subjects as a freelance writer, editor of a food magazine, and former managing editor of BLVDS LV magazine. He currently creates programming for the nonprofit Push Forward, and The LGBTQ Center.

Siria L. Gutiérrez is an attorney with Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. A reformed spender, she plans to blog about financial life lessons in 2015.

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Sparking Student Success Junior Achievement provides fun financial literacy training to 20,000 Clark County students annually.


Art Galleries Theatre Listings Events Calendar



Life and the Uncarved Block Artist Sharon Gainsburg shares her passion and 40-year love affair with creativity with valley residents.


Vegas Creates From architecture and fashion to performance and photography, we’re showcasing the talented people who call Las Vegas home.


Stone + Wood + Empty Space = Art Nature inspires Sculptor Dorit Schwartz to take stone, wood, and space and create.



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From Spender to Saver Yes, you can learn the new science of smarter saving and spending.




Super Seniors While many seniors are scaling back on activities, the last living Rookwood Pottery artist and his wife and collaborator of 57 years maintain a busy schedule.




Celebrating With Citrus Citrus can add a fresh and healthy zing to almost any dish or drink.


Drinking Can Be Healthy Moderate wine consumption really does reduce the risk of a variety of diseases.




Farm-to-Table Take a delicious tour of three Las Vegas farm-to-table restaurants.


Jumpstart 2015 With Juice Juicing each day may keep your doctor away.



The Other Side of Yoga Graduate from distress to destress through yoga classes that offer students more than the traditional poses.


From Neon to Nature Leave the neon lights of Las Vegas and travel to see the stunning beams of light, shifting colors, and whorled walls of Antelope Canyon.

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Junior Achievement—

STUDENT SUCCESS hen I was a junior in high school, I joined Junior Achievement (of Youngstown, Ohio) because it was the “in” thing to do. The Home Savings and Loan sponsored our company, which we named SHALOC for some long-forgotten reason. We had 12 “employees” (all from different high schools), sold shares in our company, produced and sold key chains, tie tacks, rings, and a few other little items. Through Junior Achievement, we were able to take what we learned in school—math and English, in particular— and actually put them to work to grow the company. We were successful, and


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at the end of the school year, we paid a small dividend to our investors. I was lucky enough to attend that year’s annual convention at Indiana University in Bloomington. While I remember being very homesick, the memories that most crowd my mind are the excitement of meeting, working with, and learning from students from around the country. I went back to Youngstown and, as a second-year JA member, was able to share ideas on how to grow our program. A few years later, I returned to JA as a volunteer with the program in Columbus, Ohio.

Empowering young people to own their economic success. Written by Chris Cutler

Junior Achievement has grown and changed a lot in the years since I ran SHALOC. Once dominated by high school students, JA has expanded to include and emphasize programs in elementary schools. In addition, the program is now international and reaches more than 10 million students in 117 countries annually. While Junior Achievement will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2019, it came to Southern Nevada only in 1996. In that time, however, over 200,000 students have participated in the programs. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc.

(JASN) works with several corporate partners and reaches about 20,000 students annually. Michelle Jackson, president of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, says, “The majority of JA’s programs are taught through a whole school model called JA in a Day. For one school day JA and their volunteers take over and teach between 5 to 6 lessons plans depending on the grade level.”

FORMER JUNIOR ACHIEVERS: STEVE CASE, co-founder and former chief executive officer and chairman, AOL DAVID RUBENSTEIN, co-founder, The Carlyle Group

Since 2012, JASN has hosted a mobile version of Capitol One Finance Park. Student participants receive 12 lessons in the classroom prior to going to Finance Park, a mini city. When they arrive at the city, the students receive a randomly generated identity for the day. Included are details such as age, marital status, number of children, annual income, job, educational debt, and credit score. “Students must,” Jackson says, “create a balanced monthly budget based off of 24 budgetary categories ranging from housing, transportation, healthcare, childcare, and more.” The exercise at Finance Park takes about four hours to complete.

DAN RATHER, former news anchor, CBS Evening News

As were the activities when I was in JA, the current ones are both fun and interactive. More importantly, the students are learning—many without realizing that they’re doing so. As Jackson states, “Our kids are our future. Teaching them to become successful adults and to steer our community and nation is in our hands. By showing them how to be good stewards of their resources, we can ensure the long-term stability of our country.”


For more information on JASN, visit

MARK CUBAN, founder of, owner, Dallas Mavericks FREDERICK A. DELUCA, founder & CEO, Subway DICK DEVOS, co-founder, Amway Corporation, owner, Orlando Magic and Orlando Miracle ERICA DUNLOPE, Miss America 2004 MILLARD FULLER, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity

BRUCE KENNEDY, chairman emeritus, Alaska Air Group, Inc. MARSHALL LOEB, editor, Columbia Journalism Review DAVID NELMS, president and COO, Discover Financial Services DR. DONNA SHALALA, president, University of Miami RICK SANTORUM, Former U.S. Senator (R-Pennsylvania)

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This classical play deals with the themes of choice, ambition, pride, fate, and consequences. The production is conceptually created for student audiences. A Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Production Performed by the USF Touring Company. CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For More information visit:

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear explores this universal emotion. Through fun, interactive challenges, visitors can experience and learn about fear in a safe environment.

January 31 - May 3 Media Sponsor: 702.382.3445 This project was supported, in part, by the Informal Science Education program of the National Science Foundation under grant ESI-0515470.


ART GALLERIES DOWNTOWN AMANDA HARRIS GALLERY 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 702.769.6036 ART SQUARE 1017-1025 First Street Galleries include: BRETT WESLEY GALLERY Suite 150 | 702.433.4433 NEVADA HUMANITIES Suite 190 | 702.800.4670 THE MODERN CONTEMPORY ART MUSEUM PROJECT Suite 140 | LAS VEGAS CAMERA CLUB Suite 185 | 702.281.7810 ARTS FACTORY 107 East Charleston Blvd. Galleries include: 8 MARTINIS GALLERY Suite 205 | 303 NORTH STUDIO Suite 115 | facebook. com/303NorthStudio CRICKET STUDIO & FACEUP GALLERY Suite 210 | HAPPY PANDA TOYS Suite 120B | 702.516.3432 HIPTAZMIC STUDIO Suite 105C JAIKOWSKI STUDIOS Suite 115

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JANA’S REDROOM Suite 160 | JERRY MISKO Suite 220 | JOSEPH WATSON COLLECTION Suite 115 PEACENART STUDIO Suite 230 R SPACE Suite 125 SIN CITY GALLERY Suite 100 | TRIFECTA GALLERY Suite 135 | 702.366.7001 Q WANG GALLERY Suite 105A | BLACKBIRD STUDIOS 1551 S. Commerce St. 702.782.0319 B SIDE GALLERY BLVDS HOUSE 509 S. 7th Street 702.386.6065 | CITY OF THE WORLD GALLERY 1229 Casino Center Blvd. 702.523.5306 CLARK COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ROTUNDA 500 Grand Central Pkwy. 702.455.7030 CLAY ARTS VEGAS 1511 South Main St. 702.375.4147 COB4LT BLU3 STUDIO GALLERY 1400 S. 3rd St. 702.771.0032 |

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GAINSBURG STUDIO 1533 W. Oakey Blvd. 702.249.3200 THE HIGH POINTS 707 Fremont St. #2240 LEFT OF CENTER GALLERY 2207 West Gowan Rd. 702.712.1708 LIL’ ART BODEGA 707 Fremont St. #2230 702.647.7378 | MICHELLE C. QUINN FINE ART ADVISORY 620 South 7th St. 702.366.9339 | PHOTO BANG BANG 224 E. Imperial Ave. 702.527.2264 PORARY ART 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 702.769.6036 SOUTHERN NEVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1310 South 3rd St. 702.888.3400

ARTISTICLIFESTYLES 2758 S. Highland Dr., Suite B 754.3355 BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. 702.693.7871 CITY CENTER FINE ART COLLECTION 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd. 702.590.7111 DONNA BEAM FINE ART GALLERY 4505 South Maryland Pky 702.895.3893 KUSH FINE ART GALLERY 3500 Las Vegas Blvd S. # G27 702.650.3444 MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard 702.991.5990 P3 STUDIO 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S. 702.698.7000

THEATRES ART SQUARE THEATRE 1025 S. First St. #110, Las Vegas 702.818.3422 BAOBAB THEATRE 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 702.269.5000 COCKROACH THEATRE 1025 S. First St. #110, Las Vegas 702.743.3839 CSN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. 702.651.5483 FAITH LUTHERAN THEATRE COMPANY 2015 S Hualapai Way, Las Vegas 702.804.4400 LAS VEGAS ACADEMY THEATRE 315 S. 7th St. , Las Vegas 702.799.7800

RAINBOW THEATRE COMPANY 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas 702.229.6553

THEATRE IN THE VALLEY 200 S. Water St., Henderson 702.558.7275

THE LAS VEGAS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 821 Las Vegas Blvd N., Las Vegas 702.229.6211

THE INSPIRE THEATRE 501 Fremont St., Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 89101 702.910.2388

THE SMITH CENTER 361 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas 702.930.8113

UNLV PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 4505 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas 702.895.2787

SUMMERLIN LIBRARY & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1771 Inner Circle Dr., Las Vegas 702.507.3860 SUPER SUMMER THEATRE Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Highway 159, Blue Diamond 702.736.4744

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to. ~ Willem Dafoe THE SMITH CENTER

LAS VEGAS LITTLE THEATRE 3920 Schiff Dr., Las Vegas 702.362.7996 NEVADA BALLET THEATRE 1651 Inner Circle, Las Vegas 702.243.2623 NEVADA CONSERVAOTRY THEATRE 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas 702.895.3011 ONYX THEATRE 953 East Sahara Ave, Suite 16B, Las Vegas 702.732.7225

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DIFFERENT Explore the sights and sounds of our great city!

ONGOING The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market Every Friday 9AM - 3PM

Fresh 52 Farmers & Artisan Market at Tivoli Village Every Sunday 9AM - 2PM

Fresh 52 Farmers & Artisan Market at Sansone Park Place Every Sunday 9AM -2PM

SKULL 3rd Biennial Exhibition Through January 31 Closing Reception January 30 Donna Beam Gallery

Bug by Tracy Letts Through February 1 Cockroach Theatre


ROCK Stars: Stone Sculpture January 22 - May 5 Sharon Gainsburg Studio

Divas’ Day Out January 24 South Point Exhibit Hall

January 24 The Springs Preserve

January 17 Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

Winter Las Vegas Market January 18 - 22 World Market Center

Dinosaur Train Live Buddy Big Adventure

Nevada Ballet Black and White Ball January 24 Aria Resort and Casino

UNLV Chamber Music Series: 20th Century Masterworks January 27 Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center

Human Experience (Open Mic) Emergency Arts Every Monday at 7PM

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Cirque Du Soliel Annual Employee Exhibition

January 20 - 25 The Smith Center

January 30 The Smith Center

Home Improvement and Outdoor Expo

BioBlitz at the Wetlands

January 1 - 30 Trifecta Gallery

January 23 - 25 Cashman Center

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Las Vegas International Gifts and Crafts Show

January 17 Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

Weekends through March 1 The Springs Preserve

January 31 – May 3, 2015 DISCOVERY Children’s Museum


CCSD Honor Bands Concert

Clint Carvalho & his Extreme Parrots

Goosebumps: The Science of Fear

An Evening With Burt Bacharach

January 31 Wetlands Park

February 4 The Smith Center

Desert Bound February 5 - March 22 Sin City Gallery

Dixie’s Tupperware Party February 5 - 15 The Smith Center

“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare February 6 - 7 College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts Nicholas J Horn Theatre

Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry and Stamp Expo February 6 - 8 Orleans Hotel

MARCH 2015

Shana Salaff - Making & Decorating Clay Art Class

UNLV Performing Arts Center Series: The Midtown Men

February 7 - 8 Clay Arts Vegas

February 14 Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

Vegas Pet Expo


February 7 Cashman Center

Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts February 19 - March 7

A Gala Performance February 21 The Smith Center

Shen Yun 2015 March 2 - 4 The Smith Center

UNLV Spring Dance Concert March 6 - 7 Judy Bayley Theatre

National Res Las Vegas

Girl Scout Cookie Season Starts

March 12 The Smith Center

February 13 Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

“Musical Crossroads” - Guest Artist Residency and Concert: Gabe Bolkosky, violin

February 24 Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center

Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Digging Through Nevada’s Past

February 27 Historic Fifth Street School

February 13, 14 & 15 Rainbow Company Historic Fifth Street School

February 13 - March 7 Onyx Theatre

March 13 Nevada School of the Arts

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival March 13 - 16 Henderson Events Plaza

Third Annual Thespians’ Choice Black Box Theater March 19 - 28

Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl February 27 - March 15 Cockroach Theatre

~ Doug Larson

March 9 - 12 Mandalay Bay

Imaginocean “The Live glowin-the-dark Family musical!

UNLV Chamber Music Series: Horszowski Trio

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. ~ Francis Bacon

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. ~ Danish Proverb

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UNCARVED BLOCK Artist Sharon Gainsburg is on a journey to help people find their creative side.

eople make creative decisions every day. It’s an innate ability everyone has whether they are cognizant of it or not. Indeed, creative intuition is something we use to make all manner of decisions. From selecting our clothing and doing our hair to making decisions as a consumer, aesthetics and artistic sensibilities are an inexorable part of our lives. It happens in the kitchen, in the garden, in the bedroom. For working artists, tapping into a deeper level of creative insight is a necessary process that ranges from sublime to torturous.


Artist Sharon Gainsburg is familiar with cultivating these abilities both in herself and in others. In fact, one might even call her a creative guru of sorts. You may have seen her sculptural work on exhibit at the Venetian, at Green Valley’s the District, or at City Hall. Presently Gainsburg shows her works in her gallery and studio space in Las Vegas. She teaches a class through

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UNLV’s OLLI program and has openenrollment for 12-week workshops at her studio. Gainsburg says part of her journey as an artist is helping people who don’t identify as artists to find their

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creative side, something she believes everyone has. She finds people have a suppressed longing to explore their creative abilities and that they benefit from being shown a door to their own creative path.

“People say ‘I’m not artistic’,” she says. “’I can’t even draw a stick figure.’ I say that’s fine because we don’t carve stick figures here. It’s very limited thinking. Just because I can’t do this it means I can’t do that.” On the other side of the spectrum, another obstacle to getting started in any creative field is setting lofty expectations. Gainsburg explains, “When someone considers writing a book, the idea is that it has to be a best seller. I’m going to put all this time in, and I have to make money from it. Well guess what? It’s probably not going to be a best seller because you are not giving yourself the opportunity to create without an agenda.” This idea brings us back to the art of sculpting, a process Gainsburg describes as nearly equal parts creation and discovery. “Most people think that

stone is a dead material. When you start working with it, you realize it’s very much alive,” she says. In her workshops, she employs the “direct sculpting method,” which doesn’t need to begin with any particular shape planned for the stone. Rather, she teaches students how to use their tools and discover the shapes already present in the rock. Sometimes it can take weeks for a shape to reveal itself. People who began thinking they had little creative ability end up producing beautiful pieces. “When I work with this material, I feel I am connected to the beginning of time. I can’t explain this to students because it’s beyond many of their scopes of comprehension at first. But when they continue to work, they say things to me like, ‘You know, I thought you were a little odd when you said the stone was going to talk to me, but

when I worked with it, after a while that’s what happened.’” When a cut goes awry and a piece which was intended to stay falls away, Gainsburg encourages her students to roll with it and let that help guide their process. As she explains, “Truly it’s about life. Your greatest gift is that you can create and sculpt your own life the way you want to live. There may be challenges but if you remain open you can create something beautiful.” For more information, contact: Gainsburg Studio

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Showcasing every aspect of art and design from the talented and eclectic mix of people who make Las Vegas home.


MOSER architecture studio LLC, led by principal Troy Moser and COO Brent Cajthaml, is a full service architecture and entitlement firm dedicated to the process of translating design and intent to constructed reality. Their expertise lies in the unique challenges of building in Las Vegas – the epitome of the spectacular and the ever-changing transient pulse of tourism and entertainment. Their projects include Chateau Nightclub & Gardens, Louis’s Fishcamp, Simon Restaurant & Lounge (shown here), the Excalibur pool remodel, Venetian guest suites remodel, MacFarlene Medical Center, Green Valley Methodist Church, and many more.

Walls 360 is startup company in Las Vegas that creates on-demand wall graphics for artists, designers, photographers, and brands from around the world. Founded by John Doffing and Tavia Campbell, Walls’ manifesto is, “Be nice. Create. Connect. Community. Have fun. Monetize. Work hard keep it simple. Delight all customers. Help make the world a better place.” So if you need so interesting wall treatments, check them out fisrt! |



Dorit Schwartz studied various mediums of the arts at the Wizo Art School in Tel Aviv, Isreal, where she concentrated in art history and ceramics.Dorit is blessed with her unique creative vision. She has created a collection entitled “The Light Within.” In it, she utilizes a balanced blend of rare woods combined with semi-precious gems and stones to represent the vibrant energy of the spirit source — the soul if you will — that shines from within each of us.

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Goldenwear was born in 2007 out of Nancy Golden’s love for deconstructed fashion, anything leather, and unique stones. Recycled leather from vintage clothing and furniture sources, make her collections eco-friendly. She has been an interior designer for 32 years, 10 of those as the host of various decorating shows on HGTV and DIY. As the creator of Goldenwear, she has turned her focus from decorating the home to decorating oneself.






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Mike Martinet is an artist cleverly disguised as a computer programmer. He creates a different image every day and posts it to his site, A mixture of cartoon, illustration, and pop-art, it’s a daily word game in which Mike challenges himself to illustrate inane puns, ridiculous mispronunciations, and unlikely portmanteaus. He them makes and sells acrylic paintings and fine-art prints from his favorites. Mark is influenced by Mort Drucker, R. Crumb, M. K. Brown, and Lleana Grimm. |

Melissa McGill works as a mixed media artist with a passion for encaustics. Within her work, the encaustics take on a luminous nature peeking through the layers of wax and pigment to create new depth and meaning. McGill’s paintings combine painting, photographic elements, and encaustic wax to create multi-layered assemblages that include icons, illustrations, and other elements of documentation. Her fine art paintings have been liberation from the often-controlled environment of her successful commercial art career. For over 15 years, Melissa McGill has been creating work for clients like Sony, Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Adobe, AT&T, Graphique De France, Elle, McGraw Hill, and others. Born and raised in New York, Melissa McGill has been calling Las Vegas home since in 2005. |

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Sharon Sampsel and Greg Preston graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and had the good luck to pick Las Vegas as the up-andcoming place in which to open their studio. Riding the wave in as Las Vegas came into its own in the last 20 years has been a blast for these two partners. Although they concentrate mostly on resort and casino work, being in a town like Las Vegas gives them the opportunity to shoot just about everything. Their studio is a wonderfully located 4000-square foot space right across the freeway from Mandalay Bay Resort. It includes two shooting bays, a full kitchen, a makeup area, and a relaxation room to kick back in after a long day of shooting.

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Skull 3rd Biennial Exhibition is at Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery with a closing reception January 30 from 6-8pm. The show features work by more than 40 artists and is curated by Christopher Bauder. Bauder began the exhibits by getting artists to consider their own mortality. “It’s very much portraiture,” says Bauder, whose own piece in the show is “The Ranch (A King’s Story).” Mark Burnes created the sculpture shown above. |


Japañeiro takes the fusion of Japanese-French cuisine very seriously. The Chawanmushi topped with Ikura, Uni and Shiitake shown here is something to experience. The Nigerian prawns taste amazing and look like a work of art. Large and succulent prawns with a truffle butter sauce take it to another level. Milk tea ice cream, green tea ice cream, and banana egg roll with a dash of chili powder for dessert makes life complete. Japañeiro Asian Fusion Restaurant 7315 W. Warm Spring Rd., Las Vegas | 702.260.8668 |


In 1982, Doug Momary established Laguna Productions, a full-service film and video production company. As a producer, director, writer, and composer, he has worked with celebrities, politicians, major corporations, and institutions. From directing a documentary for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (where the task was to recreate the capture of a German submarine, the U505, and blend the recreations with actual World War II footage) to reviving the award-winning kid’s show he created, The New Zoo Revue, Doug brings creativity, attention to detail, and quality to every production.


The founders of Cleo Design, Ann Fleming and Ken Kulas, both grew up in Fabulous Las Vegas. Their interior design firm, now in its 14th year, features a staff of 18 that create some of the world’s most fascinating hospitality venues. Primarily in casino and hotel design, Cleo’s work can be found from the MGM Grand Detroit to Melbourne, Australia’s Crown Casino. Credits: Project: Dining Room — Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar (The LINQ, Las Vegas, NV) Photo: Cal Bingham Photography |

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STONE + WOOD + EMPTY SPACE = ART Written by Laura Henkel

rt is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animate. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)


Las Vegas sculptor Dorit Schwartz creates works that show that beauty matters and that the purity of the natural world has intrinsic healing power. Born in Israel, she uses the transformative power of art to make sculptures of lyrical grace that are positively spiritual, tactile and evocative. The astounding beauty of natural materials is often understood to have a meditative or contemplative effect and is, by their nature, restorative and balancing. A truly notable talent, a commitment to the use of fine classical materials, and expert craftsmanship have meant that the artist has become renown for her elegantly beautiful stone, crystal, metal, and wood creations. As the cofounder of the Las Vegas chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s art program, An Affair of the Art, she currently serves as its Chair.

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As a master sculptor, Dorit was chosen to create the work “Celebration of Life,” a commemoration of maternal love, life, and children. For the project, the sculpture was enlarged and made into fiberglass editions and painted by a selection of outstanding local artists. Dorit’s original simple organic shape had a purity and quietness that was transformed into vibrant and dynamic messages of love, healing, and hope, revealing the way in which community and art can inspire, heal, and offer refuge and joy. The amazing creative projects are on view all over public spaces in Las Vegas including places of honor at the mayor’s office and various hospitals.

An influential figure, Dorit has a talent for striking juxtapositions of contrasting materials. In addition to her search for making work that is meaningful and suggestive of spirituality and balance, she also follows the fine tradition of the twentieth century Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi, particularly the artist’s remarkable attention to natural texture and pattern, as well as exceptional hand carving. Dorit is also linked by expertise, vision, and talent to key modernist sculptors who include: Jean Arp, Henry Moore, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, and Isamu Noguchi.

Dorit’s truly magnificent work can be found at Wynn Home Store, Las Vegas, as well as at exclusive international retailers and galleries, and in private collections worldwide. While Dorit has taught herself many of her techniques, she studied art history at Wizo Art School Tel Aviv. She moved to the United States as a child, and she lives and works in Las Vegas today where she hand carves her work in her studio, and contributes to philanthropic projects.

For more information, contact: Dorit Schwartz Sculptor

Dorit is always innovating and producing, and her most recent work includes the carved wood sculptures of the Light Within Series, which mirror the found scenes of the natural world—a weathercarved tree against rough porous stone and the glittery edges of mineral rocks. In works such as “Bursting Love and Wisdom Nuggets,” rare woods with weathered knots and whorls, crystal rosette- like centers echo the imprint of the regenerative nature of woman. Seeking harmony in form and life, the artist often uses recycled materials and gems, and the works have a distinct quality that is multi-faceted—moving, mystical and luminous. As well, as seen in “Emerging Force” an ovoid sculpture made of acacia wood, desert rose and steel, the artist’s impressive mastery over the use of negative space creates truly elemental experience, as light refracts, permeates, shines, and areas of darkness emerge, lending to the contrasting colors, texture and design.

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“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an

Written by Onnoleigh Sweetman Photography by Andreas Quinones

Living in a city of 24-7 action is not for the faint of heart. There’s a certain mental drive one has to uphold to maintain what it takes to work, live, create or just be in the infamous city of Sin. In my world, work is the name of the game, and with little time for rest, silence or a quiet evening of solitude can, at times, become an out-of-reach dream of grandeur. Luckily for me, the universe has a tricky way of forcing my soul to recharge in an unexpected and eventful way.


On a cold and rainy Friday evening in Las Vegas, while most people were winding down from a hectic work week by seeking out local happy hours, photographer Andreas Quinones and I were on a work assignment that would help us to calm our minds and spirits through another avenue: the ancient art of yoga. Some consider yoga to be a strict practice of physical and mental determination, which can quite possibly allude to an element of intimidation to the nonpractitioner. What I’ve come to understand about yoga over the years is that each practice is personal. Each person is there for his/her own reasons. Yoga is not strictly about looking good or being flexible. Yoga is a practice that calms the mind and recharges batteries. Sound boring? Think again. Yogis across the city are integrating all kinds of avant-garde elements to keep classes interesting, fun, and cutting-edge.

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emptiness but repletion a filling up”. ~ Anne D. LeClaire

Our first stop was Sin City Yoga. Nestled behind a converted house that holds multiple businesses that have meditation classes, Pilates machines, and even The Wax Genie, is a quaint studio, an almost-hidden gem off the streets of a bustling Las Vegas. I couldn’t remember the last time I had a Friday night to recharge, and I relished in the thought of dedicating my Friday evening to a yoga practice. The night’s teacher was Nina Linda Alvarenga who was leading the disciples of the evening in a Yin Yoga Practice. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga in which participants hold poses for upwards of five minutes or more. The aim of the practice is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility by applying moderate stress to the connective tissues. Participants accomplish this by using different sitting poses and by using blankets and small blocks for support and comfort.

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I have to admit that my first stint with the style Yin Yoga was only a few months prior and was quite challenging. Expecting the workout of an ashtanga vinyassa-style class, I struggled with keeping my ego mind quiet. At times, I felt trapped in an endless personal hell of battling rapid thoughts long enough to shift my focus to breathing while holding the lengthy poses. Needless to say, this time I was mentally prepared for what I thought was going to be a challenge. Nina, who is warm and inviting, had a gentle way of relieving any concerns or intimidation one might have in regards to yoga in general. What made this class even more intriguing was the aspect of a live cello player, Elizabeth Marshall. As students began to enter the room, we could immediately sense a strong feeling of community that I can only describe as the sisterhood of the yogis. Everyone greeted each other with smiles and hugs. We took our places on our mats in front of the yoga instructor and started class with the traditional “ohms.” Nina suggested we dedicate our practice to someone in need. The beautiful background music from the cello complimented the calmness of Nina’s voice. With each movement, each posture held, the cello burrowed harmoniously with each breath as if it was only natural for the sounds of strong strings to be in collaboration with this relaxing practice. The class had a

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fluidity to it that made it easy to hold the postures. There were minor challenging moments that came up, but I breathed easily into the posture to relieve any form of stress or anxiety my body was holding.

room as Eileen finished the class with shavasana—the most important part of the practice where the student lies on the back with eyes closed and deeply breathes to release any tension.

The class lasted roughly 90 minutes. When we finished, I felt relaxed and rejuvenated, and I left with a strong determination to once again make yoga a part of my weekly practice. Enamored with the artistic collaboration of Elizabeth on the strings, I made sure to find out when this style of class would again take place. “Yes, we would love to have this event at a future date,” advised Nina. “Cultivating that sense of community and having a place where students feel part of the yoga tribe are our goals.”

After class, students and teachers mingled and enjoyed complimentary wine while discussing their yoga experiences. I had a chance to speak with Eileen, the Underground Yogi (my nickname for her). She told me her mission is to take “…yoga out of the studio and into unexpected environments to create an experience for those who already have a regular practice while also being interesting enough to pique the curiosity of nonyogis and to encourage them to seek out a studio and bring yoga into their lives.”

After class, Andreas and I packed our yoga mats and started the trek to the North Las Vegas Airport for an underground yoga movement led by instructor Eileen Lorraine. The host met us at the gate, and we followed her to an unknown airport hangar. I felt as those I was back in the 90s greeting someone at the map point to locate an underground rave. Excitement and curiosity sunk in as we were prepared to experience the unexpected.

Eileen plans to have one underground yoga class a month during 2015 and to partner with instructors from other studios as well as locally owned businesses whose philosophy includes community involvement. “The UYM (underground yoga movement) is very organic and is taking on a life of its own. I’m along for the ride,” says Eileen.

We walked into a beautiful hangar where numerous students surrounded the backdrop of a red, 1942 Beechcraft Staggerwing airplane. Lights lined the ground in the dimly lit space, and an aura of tranquility filled the

I found both yoga classes to be inventive, very different, and rejuvenating. The other side of yoga is taking on a life of its own in Las Vegas, and I’ll most definitely be joining the movement of well-being and rejuvenation through avant garde styles of yoga in 2015.

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At Antelope Canyon visitors can restore their equilibrium with a stunning, natural light show.

Written by Debi Bonds

he lights of Las Vegas lure millions of visitors annually with promises of excitement and fortune. It’s a vibrant and stimulating experience. Afterwards, the sights and sounds of the Strip continue recycling through the nervous system, leaving one slightly on edge.


One antidote to all the artificial glitter may just be a trip to Antelope Canyon where visitors can restore their equilibrium with a stunning, natural light show. This narrow, deep canyon, divided into upper and lower sections, is located near Lake Powell on Navajo land. Antelope has become the best-known slot canyon in the American Southwest because of its beauty, accessibility, and publicity. Walking through the canyon is the best way to experience its geologic magnificence. Millions of years of flash floods have carved the Navajo sandstone into surreal shapes: frozen waves, swirling vortexes, and mythic figures. But it’s really about the light. Most of it is scattered, bouncing off the canyon walls which seem to glow from within in hues of gold, red, and violet. As the sun passes overhead, its focused beams ignite the canyon floor and turn it into molten metal. Explorers and photographers chase both light forms hoping to transform an instant of time into a lasting memory. The upper section is a 600-foot maze on level ground. The lower canyon requires ladder climbing along the half mile pathway. In 1997, a flash flood brought international attention to the lower canyon. A thunderstorm many miles upstream sent rampaging water through the slot

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canyons, and 11 tourists drowned. Since that tragedy, safety concerns have led to the installation of more secure ladders and deployable cargo nets along canyon ridges. When rain is forecast—even miles upstream—officials cancel all tours.



Capturing the indescribable beauty of those water-carved walls of sandstone is well worth the effort required to visit both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. The breathtaking images seen or photographed will live on in memory in an out-of-thisworld display. Getting There: Antelope Slot Canyon is near Page, Arizona, about 275 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors must have a Navajo permit and may only visit the canyon sections with a tour guide. Upper canyon visitors can make tour reservations several companies. Tours of the lower canyon are first-come, first-serve and are only arranged near the canyon entrance, 2.5 miles east of Page on Highway 98. One permit covers tours of both canyon sections if done on the same day.

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Becoming more aware of your spending and saving will not been easy, but with a few reality checks, anyone can change.

Written by Siria Guitierrez

et’s face it, saving money sucks. It’s ten times harder to keep that $20 in my pocket, than to buy that latte on my morning commute. But, I’ve learned saving money can be more rewarding than the instant gratification from a hot, foamy beverage. As a reformed spender, I now get a kick from watching my savings grow and from reaching my goals. Becoming more aware of your spending and saving will not been easy, but with a few reality checks, anyone can change.


EVALUATING YOUR SPENDING AND CREATING A BUDGET It’s time to take a long hard look in the mirror and see what you’re spending all your money on. Track every penny for the last month. Free tools like can help analyze your spending habits. Mint monitors and tracks your finances and has budgeting tools. Knowing that morning coffee is costing you $200 per month empowers you to decide to continue or to change. Changing your habit means budgeting and allocating your funds between life’s essentials, the discretionary, and savings.

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A RAINY-DAY FUND MATTERS Once you analyze your spending habits and create a budget, you need a rainyday fund. Most experts recommend saving six-months’ worth of expenses. This can be overwhelming if your number seems high, but working towards a rainy-day fund is a great goal. A rainyday fund helps with those unexpected expenses and gives you piece of mind should you find yourself unemployed.

GOAL SETTING IS KEY Saving for the sake of saving seems pointless. Setting a goal, however, gives saving purpose. Goals can be for anything: a down payment to a car, a relaxing vacation, a fancy handbag. Just because you’re saving doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself from time-to-time. Goals help you stay focused and curb the impulse buys.


happy years Written by Joy Bellis



“As for our 57 years of happy marriage, Bill says it is my patience and tolerance. I’d say it had a lot to do with shared interests, mutual respect and a sense of humor to diffuse tensions. Five children to love and nurture gave us purpose.” ~ Rose Mary Glass

hat is a super-senior? We need a new designation for this. If a senior is anyone over 50, what do you call someone over 80 who is so active playing tennis and pickleball and following other community activities that he must slow down to pursue the art for which he was trained, the one at which he excels? Bill Glass, and his wife Rose Mary Glass, exemplify today’s super seniors to me.


When I called to schedule an appointment to speak with the Glasses, Bill delighted me by insisting that I go to their home that afternoon. He was so enthusiastic that I wanted to learn where he gets all his energy. Bill makes time for everything and everyone. It is apparent that he has always lived his life this way. Back in the days—a long time ago, he says—Bill fought in the light heavyweight division of the Golden Gloves. His true love, however, was art. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Notre Dame in 1957 where he was the first teaching fellow in the art department. Later, he worked as a Rookwood Pottery artist, product designer, and entrepreneur. Rose Mary, a very talented writer and poet, has found a way to merge her poetry with his art.

Shown here is “My Botticelli Baby”, a original sculpture created by Bill in 2008 in high-fire stoneware, you can see more of his works at

While he continues to create beautiful sculptures and pottery, he takes special pride in his gold medals earned in Nevada Senior Pickleball Games. While pickleball is his new “game,” Bill and his wife of 57 years both play tennis regularly. There is no secret. Bill and Rose Mary have a symbiotic relationship that is fueled by activity and involvement in their family, community, art, and sport. And if pickleball isn’t enough, Bill will find another game to play tomorrow.

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CELEBRATING WITH CITRUS Written by Chef Linda Burns

ho knew citrus could change your life? These sweet and tangy fruits can brighten your meals, your table, and even improve your mood. Even a little zest from the peel can be the difference between a boring meal and one that, well, adds zest.


In addition to bright flavors, citrus fruits burst with healthy goodness and benefits. Vitamin C can help fight the common cold, and lemons can help blemishes disappear. The whole fruits are low in calories, loaded with fiber, and are abundant in folic acid and potassium. They have anti-inflammatory qualities, and clinical studies have shown that citrus fruits can help reduce the risk of cancer, strokes, and heart disease. Starting your day off with a mug of warm lemon water can even help flush out toxins. Each part of the fruit offers its own fantastic health boost. The zest adds flavor and an aroma which help reduce stress and calm your mood. After a hectic holiday season, a bright bowl of lemons, limes, and tangerines center table can alleviate those winter blues. The white pithy part contains numerous antioxidants, and the juice and pulp are loaded with minerals and vitamins. Citrus are colorful, vibrant winter fruits that are so versatile. They are great additions to soups, marinades, vinaigrettes, salads, desserts, and spectacular cocktails. Eat the fruit whole, or squeeze the juice over salads or healthy proteins like fish and lean meats. Local markets are loaded with many varieties this time of year, so experiment with flavors you enjoy. Choose from blood oranges, pink grapefruits, tangelos, kumquats, key limes, and more to add a citrus kick that will make your dishes pop. Choose fruits that are heavy and firm as they will be the juiciest.

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Grapefruit Panna Cotta

Add a little sunshine to your menu to make your food more flavorful and good for you, too. Your mind and body will thank you for the vibrant flavors and the healing qualities that go along with it.

Grapefruit Panna Cotta Serves 8

Gelatin - 2 1/4 teaspoon Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice - 1/2 cup Low fat milk - 5 ounces Coconut sugar - 1/2 cup Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt - 1 pint Coconut cream - 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup, grated Grapefruit supremes - 1 cup Grapefruit zest - 2 tablespoons

Winter Greens Salad with Caper-Lime Vinaigrette Serves 6 Radicchio - 1 head Frisee - 1 head Green leaf lettuce - 1 head Honey - 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard - 1 teaspoon Lime juice - 1/4 Cup Zest of 1 lime Shallot - 1 tablespoon, minced Capers - 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1/2 Cup Sea salt - to taste Fresh ground pepper - to taste Feta cheese - crumbled - 1/2 Cup

1. In a medium bowl, whisk honey and Dijon mustard. 2. Add shallots, lime juice, and zest. 3. Slowly drizzle extra virgin olive oil while whisking rapidly to emulsify. 4. Stir in capers. 5. Season with fresh ground sea salt and pepper to taste. 6. Wash and dry greens. 7. In a separate bowl, tear greens into bite sized pieces. 8. Add feta cheese, and toss with vinaigrette. 9. Serve immediately.

1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the fresh grapefruit juice. 2. Let sit for 5 minutes to bloom. 3. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and coconut sugar over a medium heat to a simmer. 4. Transfer to a large bowl. 5. Whisk in gelatin mixture, Greek yogurt, and coconut cream until smooth. 6. Pour into (8) four ounce ramekins and let set in the refrigerator for four hours. 7. In a separate bowl, toss the grapefruit supremes with the grated coconut 8. Unmold ramekins by dipping the bottom of the ramekins into hot water for 10 seconds and running a sharp knife around the circumference of the ramekin. Turn the ramekins on the serving dishes. 9. Sprinkle grapefruit zest on the top of each panna cotta. 10. Garnish the plate with the grapefruit segments and coconut.

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rinking your favorite glass of red wine may give a healthful boost to your body!

The antioxidants in red wine—polyphenols—may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. Resveratrol, a particular type of polyphenol, is one substance in red wine that has caught the attention of wine drinkers and health professionals alike. Many believe that resveratrol might be the key ingredient in red wine which helps prevent damage to blood vessels and reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The resveratrol in red wine comes from the skin of grapes used to make wine. Because red wine is fermented with grape skins longer than is white wine, red wine contains more resveratrol than raw grapes or grape juice. Although most health practitioners would probably not equate drinking alcohol with being healthy, research has shown that drinking in moderation—perhaps a glass of red wine with your meal—is the best choice when making a good decision about alcohol consumption. According to the Mayo clinic, “If you already drink red wine, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.” With this in mind, having a glass of red wine with your meal just became even more inviting. Each country has its own signature red wine grape varietals that produce distinctive, delicious red wines. Learn more about a country’s red wine grape varietals ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah. These varietals are grown throughout the world, but be adventurous and try an Argentinean Malbec, or a Chilean Carmenere. Visit the wine regions of Italy with a Nebbiolo, Corvina, Sangiovese, or a Barbera. Want to discover Spain? Venture into a Garnacha, Tempranillo, or a lovely Spanish Monastrell. Wherever you may want to venture, remember wine is the direct outcome of the terroir of the region of origin. Drink a glass to health, to pleasure, and to world discovery, but mostly take and sip and enjoy!

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FARM TO TABLE SIPPING AND DINING Written by Elaine and Scott Harris

ade L.V., an American Tavern is the newest venue of Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Cantenwalla. Just a few miles from their successful Honey Salt restaurant, this new eatery embraces the great flavors of the “farm to table” cuisine that Chef Kim has carefully crafted in to dining options for all members of the family and added an open-bar area. Being a fan of their sister restaurant, we were thrilled that this new venue was opening to engage the community with another take on their culinary expertise.


From the pimento cheese dip to the fabulous American burger, you’ll appreciate selections that are tasty and well-priced. You won’t find fare that is typical “bar” food at Made LV. Actually, there is nothing typical about the food at the restaurant. Chef Kim’s vision and Chef Daniel Boling’s execution make these dishes comfort food with a fresh and healthy emphasis. The regular menu has selections and small plates that you are sure to enjoy.

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During our visit, we tried the trout stuffed with kale and pistachios. Cooked to perfection, it was delicate but firm to the bite. The beer-steamed clams were another flavorful dish. Spiced with chicken, chorizo, and potatoes, they were hearty but not overwhelming in heat and meatiness. One of our favorite dishes was the locally grown arugula salad that featured mission figs, pomegranate seeds, and goat cheese with a roasted balsamic reduction dressing. The spicy arugula paired with the sweetness and firmness of the figs complimented the balsamic reduction and hit grand slam to the taste buds. The salad is on the “must-try list.” For a dessert option, try the Banana Pudding layered in a mason jar oozing with salted caramel, whipped cream and “ Nilla” wafers. It will squelch any sugar craving. Made L.V.-American Tavern | Tivoli Village, 450 S. Rampart Blvd., 702.722.2000 |

We headed to Downtown Las Vegas and spent the day in the cool, chic venues infused by The Downtown Project. In just a few short minutes, we were walking down Fremont Street and remembered we had heard a lot of buzz about MTO Café . Our Saturday morning culinary adventure began, and Bloody Marys were in order. MTO’s Sake-infused version started us off the right way. A bowl of brussels sprouts in tart, cranberry balsamic reduction was a healthy and tasty appetizer. The Hen House Wrap featured perfectly prepared organic chicken with lettuce, roasted tomatoes, avocado, and creamy Caesar dressing in a tomato-basil wrap. The dish was a delightful, palate-pleasing deal at $11. A rich grilled cheese of brie with local honey, toasted walnuts, brioche, and a side salad made for a simple lunch that reminded us of our childhood. This healthy take on an American classic also cost $11 For a higher calorie breakfast option, check out the Fat Elvis, which includes French toast with banana, bacon, peanut butter, strawberries, and Nutella. After a long night, you could also opt for the Hangover Burger: a burger with bacon, fried egg, Tillamook cheddar, special sauce, and fries that will get you back on track to enjoy the rest of your day. For those with a sweet tooth the MTO mini donuts, fried apple rings, or walnut tassies are sure to please.

This dynamic team has made Grass Roots more than just a juice bar. It has become a community hub for learning, sharing, and experiencing the best in health & wellness. Stop in and try Ginger in the Grass. This healthy combination of green grapes, ginger, spinach, pineapple, lime, tangerine, and wheatgrass is a great way to start your day. If you like greens, try the Holy Grail of Greens. This is a true holy grail of kale, spinach, dandelion greens, peach, lemon, microgreens, tangerine, green grapes, ginger, green cabbage, and wheatgrass that is sure to keep you healthy. Another tasty creation is the Bud & Vine, a “can’t go wrong mix” of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, sage, micro-greens, spinach, avocado, dates, and lavender. All three of these venues are changing the way we eat and drink here in Las Vegas. Enjoy all of them and get a little healthier. Grass Roots | 124 S. 6th St. Ste. 160 | 702.550.6444

MTO Café is a fresh, healthy venue located in the revitalized Downtown area of Las Vegas. MTO Café just recently opened a location in Downtown Summerlin as well, so now there is no excuse not to enjoy and healthy dining experience no matter which part of town you live or work in. MTO Cafe | Downtown: 500 South Main Street Summerlin: 10970 Rosemary Park Dr. Suite 100 702.380.8229 |

“Educate through taste” is the mantra that Grass Roots Juice Bar lives by, and it shows in every tasty product they make. This lovely, healthy venue in Downtown Las Vegas grew from a friendship that started through community service. Shane Stuart and Nichole Hester founded Grass Roots to bring superfood-based juices, smoothies, and foods to downtown. Grass Roots is a mandatory stop every time we are in Downtown Las Vegas. They carefully source their organic, high nutrient ingredients from local and regional small farms and farmer’s markets.

Photography by Kira Weisz

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Juicing is neither a fad nor a trend,

Written by Lea Lumba

It’s a lifestyle.

Photography by Kira Weisz

s humans, we are always finding ways to be better in all aspects, especially health. Though juicing has been around for many years, Las Vegas has seen a quick growth in the raw, cold-pressed juice business. I sat down with Sabrina DeFilippo, owner of Function Juicery and


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received a crash course in this good-foryou regime that has quickly enamored me. Sabrina came to the Las Vegas Valley eight years ago and worked as a bartender at one of the Strip’s hottest nightclubs. After falling ill with a condition that shut down her digestive system, she had to live on an

all-liquid diet. In order to provide her body the nutrients it needed, Sabrina turned to juicing. Not long after she started juicing, she was able to eat whole foods again. Juicing positively affected her life so much that she thought, “If it can change my life, why can’t it change someone else’s?”

According to Sabrina, “Juicing is neither a fad nor a trend, It’s a lifestyle.” Juicing can be the jumpstart to weight loss or, better yet, the jumpstart to a healthier life. The process of cold pressing keeps all the nutrients alive and readily absorbed— juicing predigests food for you. When you take in juices, you give your body a break from having to work to break food down. I also spoke with Registered Dietician Geri Lynn Grossan. A health professional for over 20 years, she informed me that juicing has many additional health benefits:

• A way to incorporate vegetables in your diet that you normally wouldn’t eat • An improvement in your immune system • A boost in energy • A support in brain health Geri Lynn suggests that you focus on more “green-based” juices and watch out for juices that are primarily fruit because of their natural sugars.

With so many “quick-fixes” out there, I am glad to know that juicing is such a health benefit and that it is here to stay. Stop by Function Juicery or any of the other juiceries in town, try a concoction (Don’t let the green ones scare you), and find out what all the fuss is about. You just might get hooked! Function Juicery | 4220 South Grand Canyon Drive #6, Las Vegas 702.912.1270 |

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