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LAS VEGAS CHICAGO

DALLAS

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HOUSTON

Testing has begun on the High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world. At 550 feet, it will be taller than the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer. It opens in early 2014.

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Nano-ceramic and diamond RM 52-01 Skull Tourbillon watch, $795,000, RICHARD MILLE, richardmille.com

Where to find the latest luxuries in Las Vegas NEW BOUTIQUES AT THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS

LONDON EYE: OLI SCARFF/GETTY IMAGES; ALL OTHER IMAGES COURTESY

NEW EATS @ MANDALAY BAY MORE ON LAS VEGAS @ DUJOUR.COM/CITIES

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3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South Change is afoot at The Shops at Crystals, with a handful of new openings and expansions. Just in time for daylight savings, the Swatch Group has opened its largest Tourbillon boutique to date, carrying brands like Breguet, Blancpain and Omega, and Christian Dior will double in size. Thanks to architect David Chipperfield, Valentino’s 3,000-square-foot store is as impeccably designed as one of the house’s signature dresses; the intimate space features black-and-white windowpane floors, molded gypsum curtains and layered mirror-glass walls. For high design, it’s surprisingly cozy. Every Valentino style is on offer, including ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes. Cashmere helicopters are the new silver spoon of baby presents. Part of Loro Piana’s new gift collection, the toy is one supersoft luxury amid many (there’s also the cashmere sleeper, for something more pragmatic), and leather goods include sporting bags for tennis and ski gear. For other LP enthusiasts, the boutique is flush with the full line of baby cashmere sweaters, outerwear, scarves and capes, as well as clothing made from other fine natural fibers, including vicuña from Argentina and Peru. Innovative haute horologist Richard Mille unveils its second store in the U.S. this month at Crystals. “The luxury shoppers in Las Vegas hail from all over the world,” says John Simonian, CEO of Richard Mille Americas, “and we think they appreciate encountering exclusive or difficult-to-find items when they come here.” Case in point: the RM 52-01 Tourbillon Skull watch, comprising diamonds, titanium, a skull sculpted of 18-karat red gold and a nano-ceramic case. The sole model can be found at the new showroom, an industrially elegant space with ebony wood, leather, steel and glass. Inside, check out the impressive suspended sculpture, which mimics the movements of a mechanical watch. crystalsatcitycenter.com

China Vitello Rockstud tote, $2,395, VALENTINO, 702-737-7603

Vicuña Icer jacket, $16,995, LORO PIANA, loropiana.com

RX BOILER ROOM

KUMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT + BAR

Chef and restaurateur Rick Moonen’s upstairs room at RM Seafood in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place has reopened as steampunk-themed Rx Boiler Room (Rx is shorthand for Rick’s). It has a lab-style space, an apothecary lounge and sexy velvet drapes. We recommend the braised oxtail croquettes and kampachi tartare tacos.

The Light Group has opened Kumi by Akira Back, serving Korean-inflected Japanese food. Drawing on childhood food memories, Chef Akira has created unique rolls like the Seoul Garden, a take on bibimbap with a sweet and spicy sauce, and the 007 Octopussy, octopus with bamboo shoots, ginger and mushrooms.

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