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SHE’S ELEKTRA! MARVEL’S SEXIEST DEADLY WEAPON MAKES HER MODERN COMIC BOOK DEBUT RIGHT HERE IN VEGAS.
Elektra Natchios is known to fans of the Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix as an equal parts scary and sexy ninja assassin—and love interest of the show’s titular superhero. But comic book fans have known her as one bad-ass (and über-wealthy) heroine since her first Daredevil appearance in 1981. Now for the first time, Elektra gets her
own solo comic series, which kicked off in Sin City in February when, on the off-side of her off-again/ on-again romance with Daredevil, she ditches Manhattan and slinks off to Vegas (as one does). “Elektra is in Vegas to hide in plain sight,” says writer Matt Owens. “She, like all of us, is searching for belonging—for
a place of zero judgment. She goes to Vegas to spend all of her money away, not thinking about her next move. That’s where she gets wrapped up in something she wasn’t expecting.” Sounds about right for the city that’s the perfect cover for a fashionable femme fatale. “Vegas immediately jumped out at me,” says
Owens of the idea for the setting. “It’s fun and sexy and dangerous in ways that New York is not.” Safe to say that where Elektra goes, trouble soon follows, and trouble arrives in the form of Arcade, another assassin (and oft X-Men foe) who leaves his victims playing a game of chance for their lives. Expect high-stakes battles from New
York-New York (“because how could I not?” Owens says) to Luxor and other Vegas icons. Elektra is the dark heroine who plays by her own rules, shedding her identity to try on something new in Vegas, and keeping to the shadows, where the rules don’t matter. Words to live by? Well, maybe for the weekend.
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CONTENTS SPRING 2017
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10 // FULL FRONTAL 24 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 26 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER 28 // THE LIST
Backstreet Boys will never break our heart.
31 // INVITED
SCENE.STYLE. SPACE 45 // MAN OF THE WORLD Hot on the heels of a massive world tour, Latin sensation Ricky Martin lands stateside, bringing global influences to his residency at the Park Theater.
48 // IT TAKES TWO
Fear of commitment? That doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in Guy Savoy’s fabled Colors of Caviar.
At Momofuku and Milk Bar, come for David Chang’s ramen and stay for Christina Tosi’s crack pie… or vice versa.
50 // BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY From music lawns to gypsy tents, bohemian ease has taken over the spring runways.
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Heaven or Las Vegas? A Downtown penthouse gets a worldly overhaul.
60 // SPORTY SPICE
Put down that yard-long margarita. The best new happy hours have sophistication in spades.
Tory Burch’s chic athleisure line Tory Sport arrives in Las Vegas, bringing her flirty and fun collection to Fashion Show.
54 // MIX MASTER
62 // NOBLE PURSUITS
With a confident, print-centric spring collection, Jonathan Saunders debuts as DVF’s first-ever chief creative officer.
Run, don’t walk. With only 560 bottles in the world, Casa Noble’s Alta Belleza is Las Vegas’s not-to-bemissed sip.
56 // NORTH & SOUTH
64 // COLOR ME SPRINGTIME!
“Tilting the Basin,” an all-Nevada artist show from the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, tilts south to Las Vegas.
As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.
66 // BROOKLYN BRIDGE 58 // EVERYBODY: BACKSTREET’S BACK! If you majored in boy bands in the ‘90s, your concentration comes in handy this year.
A New York restaurant designer duo takes on its first residences and puts a new spin on “desert modern.”
New Vegas resident Ricky Martin is no one-night man.
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52 // GROWN-UP SOCIAL HOURS
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FEATURES 68 // UNDER THE INFLUENCE
74 // OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: Modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado!
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More than just a pretty face, model Olivia Culpo breaks through the digital ceiling, lending glamour, celebrity, and success to the term “influencer.”
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83 // THE SOURCE: SCENE
Where to eat, drink, and play in Las Vegas. 90 // THE SOURCE: STYLE
Can’t-miss fashion, spas, salons, beauty, and health. 98 // THE SOURCE: SPACE
Las Vegas home décor, hotels, and real estate.
LIVING LAS VEGAS 104 // HOW TO: BE INTRIGUING
Just because Wynn’s Living Room is no longer members-only doesn’t mean you’ll get in. Timothy Sheldon explains.
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clockwise from top left: The delightful and hilarious Jaymes Vaughan emcee’d our record-breaking Vegas Gives event at Grand Canal Shoppes; incredible talent Vanessa Williams was this year’s Nevada Ballet Theater Black & White Ball honoree; I was thrilled to be at the same (long!) table with so many notables at the fabulous Ultimo Grand Banquet at Venetian this year. (Badgley Mischka dress courtesy of Rent The Runway.)
EVERY DAY IS AN ADVENTURE IN FASHION AT MY HOUSE, and I’m not talking about myself. (My daily uniform, despite what you might see on social media or this page, can probably best be described as utilitarian.) No, the adventure begins the moment my 7-year-old daughter walks out of her room, always wielding the accessory we’re promoting on our cover: bravado. She has no fashion restrictions (except being sufficiently covered), and there’s been more than one time I’ve sent her skipping to class looking like a rodeo clown. Who says matching is all about color coordination? Sometimes it’s about rocking an all-animal-themed ensemble. Restraint is for the unimaginative. We can all learn something from this. Recent reported presidential edicts to women staffers to “dress like women” have sparked conversation in our house. The #DressLikeAWoman campaign on Twitter has had us looking at pictures of a doctor doing an
autopsy in scrubs (and pearls!); California Senator Kamala Harris’s tweeted picture of Dr. Mae Jemison in full astronaut suit; and of course the notorious RBG in judicial robes. But to me, this isn’t just a conversation about gender roles and what they should look like; it’s about self-expression worn literally on your sleeve. It’s about breaking out of uniform—and maybe your comfort zone—in the name of wearing something just because it makes you happy. In honor of our Spring Fashion issue, I plan to let my daughter pick out this month’s outfits. I have a feeling we’ll both be looking fabulous. Post your fabulous spring looks on Instagram @vegasmagazine #thevegasedit. We’ll choose our favorites by March 31 for an online readers’ spring fashion slideshow. Enjoy the issue!
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Our annual Vegas Gives event at the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo brought in over $100,000 for charity! Here, Jalynn Russell, Jaymes Vaughan, Sophia Song, Leta Rose, Andrea Bennett, and I took a group shot after the festivities.
AS FASHION TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT THIS SPRING, and I pack my winter sweaters away, I’m inspired by the effortless prints of DVF, now helmed by Jonathan Saunders (see page 54 for our story) and the fun of Tory Sport, now open in Fashion Show ( see page 60). Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. As we prepare for the warmer weather, some of you may be amping up your health and fitness plans in preparation for pool parties and moonlight soirées. My plan? Heading to TruFusion, for yoga, Pilates, cycling—and for you brave souls, TRX and boot camp. Your body is your
canvas, and since the athleisure trend is going nowhere (and getting sexier), I’m loving Niyama Sol’s eco-friendly active wear. Of course, since this is Vegas, we have to balance working on ourselves with having fun! I can’t wait for all the headliners in town this spring, including Cher, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Céline Dion, and the return of Reba McEntire with Brooks and Dunn. It’s shaping up to be an incredible spring and summer in Vegas, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Live, love, dance,
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HOLLY MADISON SHOWS US HER PIX AS THE HOST OF VEGAS MAGAZINE’S WINTER INSTA ISSUE PARTY.
Vegas winter issue cover girl Holly Madison hosted the magazine’s cover party at The Dorsey, the new lounge at Venetian, on January 26. She and husband Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, took a table in The Dorsey’s cozy library and chatted with guests, enjoying the Green Street cocktail—vodka, lime, cucumber, green apple, mint and fizz—served from a copper flamingo. She gamely took pictures with attendees for the Instagram-themed event, held the day after she’d taken over Vegas magazine’s own IG account for the day.
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Holly Madison, Jeff Timmons, Jaennelle Vergonio, and John Um
Amber Ramsay and Ricardo Laguna
On Thursday, January 26, Vegas celebrated the cover stars of the winter issue at The Dorsey at Venetian. Guests mingled with the “InstaVegas” cover story stars Holly Madison, John Um, Jeff Timmons, and Jaennelle Vergonio while indulging in cocktails by Absolut Elyx, Fiji water, and passed hors d’oeuvres. The atmosphere was buzzing as everyone got their #InstaVegas close-up.
Brian Moore, Chef Vic Vegas, Lisa Song Sutton, Alex Baum, Sophia Song, Deven Chase, Justin Giron, and Bo Brinkman
Absolutu Elyx cocktails Ava Leanne and Tiffany Bosman
Chase Herschman and Jessica Marshall
Abigail Miller, Vijay Makar, and Dan Costa
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VEGAS INSTAGRAM PARTY
Corey Sanders, Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Scott Sibella, and Jason Shkorupa
Anthony Salvini, Michael Galyen, Sarah Abell, Michael Welch, and Kelley Jones
Emcee Bryan Chan
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MORIMOTO LAS VEGAS GRAND OPENING
Jessica Duran and Adam Rolfe
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto officially opened his Morimoto Las Vegas restaurant at MGM Grand on November 3. The evening kicked off with a traditional lion dance, a symbolic act of bringing good fortune to a new endeavor. Chef Morimoto broke down a 132-pound tuna with his legendarily precise knife skills, to the delight of the crowd. MGM executives then assisted Chef Morimoto in creating a 100-foot maki sushi roll with the fresh tuna. Guests were served Morimoto classics, such as hamachi tacos and pan-fried pork gyoza, plus the teppan tables sizzled with Japanese A-5 wagyu and Colorado organic lamb chops. The crowd of Las Vegas VIPs drank soon-to-be local favorite Green Dragon and Mango Lotus cocktails.
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Ryan and Jennifer Rich
Jason Shkorupa, Corey Sanders, Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and Scott Sibella
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Caroline Ciocca and Kim Wagner
Kristen Winchell, Erin Bendavid, Kate Epstein, and Laila Spiegel
Adrian Selby, D’Layne Kaye, Marissa Rodney, Kim DelMonico, and Ryan Misaresh
Liz Kaplan, Blake Fechser, and Casey Puck
MAKE-A-WISH FASHION SHOW The 15th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon at Spago to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada’s nearly 200 seats filled with philanthropic women who buy raffle tickets (for such prizes as the exclusive Make-A-Wish Diamond Star necklace) and contribute to fulfill the wishes of children suffering from lifethreatening illnesses. Designers like Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, and Tory Burch have shown their fashions in the dramatic show; this year, the event featured the fashions of Pucci.
Richard Jay, Natalie Sesko, and Marc Jay
Jeanne Hamrick, Rachel Wilkinson, Caroline Ciocca, Tiffany Tiberti, and Briana Tiberti
Nick Portillo, Daniel Lee, Khaled Parwany, and Erica Slotter
GREEN VALLEY RANCH TURNS 15 On December 13, Vegas celebrated the 15th anniversary of Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino in its newly renovated ballroom, suites, and lobby bar. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Borracha, Bottiglia, and Hank’s. The birthday party turned into a house party as guests took tours of the fabulous new suites, where The Spa and Salon had set up treatment stations. 34 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM
Mahnaz Feda and Edna Bowen
Carolyn Harris and Brian Moore
Nick Timko and Spencer Lubitz
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CANALI FALL PREVIEW
Hileah Cleveland and Stephanie Bean
Vegas magazine and Canali hosted a preview of Canali’s Fall/Winter collection at the Las Vegas flagship store inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. Guests enjoyed beverages by Knob Creek rye whiskey, VOSS water, and light appetizers from Spago while they shopped the new collection. The clients received custom fittings in new styles.
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NARS SARAH MOON COLLECTION LAUNCH
Vegas joined NARS at The Forum Shops at Caesars to celebrate the launch of the Sarah Moon Holiday Collection by François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon. Guests enjoyed Chandon Rosé and a contouring tutorial from makeup artist Shadia Taylor, while browsing the limited-edition collection, available exclusively at NARS Boutique.
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Rich Moreno and Andrea Moreno
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Mitch Thomas, Nick and Richelle Rice, and Jason Latham
Elizabeth Blau, Sebastien Silvestri, and Alyssa Anderson
George Markantonis, Sam Ross, Patrick Lang, and David Rabin
THE DORSEY OPENS AT THE VENETIAN
Sam Ross and Shana Hurley
On Friday, December 30, Venetian opened The Dorsey, its newest lounge for cocktail enthusiasts. Guests took in the refined yet energetic environment while sipping craft cocktails such as the Penicillin, Northern ’75, and the Coney Island Express, all conceived of by famed mixologist Sam Ross (of New York City’s Milk & Honey and Attaboy).
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Susan Rendon and Lisa Hunter
TaChelle Lawson and Chelsie Cartwright
Kelsey McNeilly and Jaynie Lighter
Patrick Moore, Shadi Francois, and Roger Francois
JAMES BEARD HOUSE PREVIEW DINNER On January 23, Westgate Resort hosted a preview dinner to showcase the chefs invited to cook Valentine’s Day dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. Chefs Charles Wilson of Westgate, Steve Young of Edge Steakhouse, Michael McNeilly of Fresco Italiano, and pastry chef Stephen Sullivan served guests a sneak peek from the menu, which included fennel sausage arancini, sea scallops with truffles and Nueske’s bacon, Snake River Farms New York strip, chilled winter fruit soup and chocolatecovered passion fruit-banana mousse.
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Jeri Crawford,Stephanie Stallworth,Tanya Murray, Kady Casullo,Jamie Little, Lin Jerome, Dr. Kate Zhong, and Lauri Thompson
Mellissa Warren, Kady Casullo, June Drao, and Caroline Ciocca
Vegas magazine and Grand Canal Shoppes hosted the eighth annual Vegas Gives honoring nine philanthropic local women. The honorees were Jeri Crawford for Las Vegas Philharmonic, Stephanie Stallworth for Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Tanya Murray for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kady Casullo for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jamie Little for Speedway Children’s Charities, Lin Jerome for Green Our Planet, Dr. Kate Zhong for Keep Memory Alive, Lauri Thompson for Nevada Ballet Theatre, and Staci Columbo Alonso for Noah’s Animal House at The Shade Tree Shelter. Hosted by Jaymes Vaughan, the spirited event raised more than $100,000 as the crowd enjoyed Casa Noble Tequila cocktails, Voss Water, and light bites, and won raffle prizes donated by Barneys New York, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch, Bellusso Jewelers, and more.
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The fourth annual Ultimo: Weekend of Excellence, an extravagant, no-holdsbarred celebration of the good life (think a weekend of caviar, vintage Champagnes, Rolls-Royce driving experiences, and dining courtesy of some of the world’s best chefs) took place December 9–11. Masterminded by Venetian SVP of Food & Beverage Sebastien Silvestri, the theme of this year’s Ultimo was “Le Grand Voyage.” Guests, the proceeds of whose weekend packages benefited Ment’or, which assists emerging chefs, and Keep Memory Alive, enjoyed a caviar and Belvedere reception in the exclusive Paiza Club, Rolls-Royce drives or hot air balloon rides in Red Rock Conservation Area, and a Dom Perignon picnic catered by Chef Thomas Keller. Highlights included the six-course Grand Banquet along a massive table that spanned the length of Venetian’s Grand Colonnade, served by Keller and other chef luminaries Ming Tsai, Curtis Stone, Paul Bartolotta, Vikram Vij, Emma Bengtsson, Jerome Bocuse, Pierre Thiam, and Shaun Hergatt. The over-the-top weekend ended with a Lalique after party in Palazzo’s Presidential Suite, with rare Patron tequila nightcaps, and a Hacienda Patron farewell brunch on Sunday morning.
Michael Ryan and Lepa Galeb-Roskopp Kim Wagner, Harrison Gale, Desiree Saggese, and Michael Shulman
MISAHARA AT WYNN & CO. Vegas magazine and Misahara Jewelry hosted an evening of high design and ﬁne art with exclusive access to the dreamworld of Le Rêve-The Dream at Wynn . A rare backstage tour preceded an in-store cocktail party at Wynn & Company Watches exploring the imaginative genius of Misahara. Hosted by designer Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, guests mingled with her and tried on the fabulous pieces. The guests were then escorted to premium seating at Le Rêve.
Young tappers and auctioneer Jeff Manning Jeff Manning with chefs Chris Santos and Scott Conant
TODAY FOR TOMORROW
Dr. Tiffany Tyler
Communities In Schools of Nevada held its Today for Tomorrow beneﬁt gala in the Belmont Ballroom inside Cosmopolitan. More than 400 guests attended the 1920s themed soirée, which featured live entertainment, gaming, craft cocktails (such as The Benny Blanco, created by mixologist Mariena Mercer) and gourmet small bites prepared by the Cosmopolitan’s chefs and mixologists. The event raised $300,000 for the local afﬁliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JUSTIN HARRISON (MISAHARA); COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NEVADA (TODAY FOR TOMORROW)
Bruce Bromberg, Anthony Meidenbauer, Susie Lee, Dan Rossi, Stephen Hopcraft, Scott Conant, Chris Santos, Rainer Becker, Eric Bromberg, Elaine Wynn, Alvin Cailan, and Dr. Tiffany Tyler
New York has been known as the global hub for cosmetic dentistry for the international community since the emergence of smile makeovers. Between 60,000 to 80,000 patients travel to New York and other American Cities for advanced dental treatment from other countries annually. Most of the patients are from the Middle East and South America. Dr. Lee Gause is going against the tradewinds to bring amazing dental services to people in far away places, rather than forcing patients to travel to far away continents for care. Although he is 90% in New York at his posh dental practice Smile Design Manhattan recent demand in places as far as Kazakstan, or Dubai have caused Dr. Gause to take his dental team and expertise â€œon the road. Although initially, it may not seem worth it to take a 20 hour flight to see patients halfway across the globe, the extreme need for beautiful and healthy smiles and scarcity of advanced cosmetic dental service globally has both Dr. Gause and his international patients smiling.
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MAN OF THE WORLD HOT ON THE HEELS OF A MASSIVE WORLD TOUR, LATIN SENSATION RIC Y MARTIN LANDS STATESIDE, BRINGING GLOBAL INFLUENCES TO HIS RESIDENCY AT THE PARK THEATER.
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BY LAUREN EPSTEIN
Where in the world is Ricky Martin? Everywhere. Since joining Puerto Rican boy band Menudo at age 12, Martin has released 10 solo albums—catapulting a worldwide Latin pop phenomenon—boomeranging from continent to continent driving audiences wild. And who can blame them? Musical chops aside, the 45-year-old musician is as charming and gracious as they come—and since wrapping up his One World Tour and dropping the über-successful party track, “Vente Pa’Ca,” he’s thrilled to settle into a Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo, beginning in April. After touring for nearly three years, why did you decide to do a residency? “Vegas is something I always wanted to do. I wanted to be part of that amazing, beautiful, historical roster of artists and residents in Vegas … and the timing has been perfection. All the pieces of this board are in the right place for us to attack in a very beautiful way.” What can audiences expect? “I’m working with Jamie
Ricky Martin has been livin’ la vida loca on multiple continents lately, but our favorite heartthrob belongs to Vegas—at least for now.
The Park Theater at Monte Carlo, 702-730-7777; montecarlo.com; ticketmaster.com
For the last few years, Ricky Martin has been wooing audiences around the world; here, in Auckland, New Zealand last year. below: Doing the other thing he does best: leaving us weak in the knees.
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King, who I worked with on a few of my tours [including] the Livin’ la Vida Loca tour. With everything he’s done, from working with Britney Spears, Madonna, and at the Super Bowl, I feel very protected with him. It’s going to be a show for the ages, a very international show. It’s important for me to always bring my Latin influences, but hey, I’ve been around the world since I was 12 years old, so musically speaking it’s going to be very international. We’re going to prepare something very special for the crowd.” You know, you’ve earned a vacation. “Being on stage is like a comfort zone that makes me feel right about my decisions, about where I’ve been, and where I want to go… It’s my vice. I am addicted to the sound, the roar of the crowd when the music starts, and I don’t see myself doing anything else.” What else do you have in store? “Without a doubt I need to lock myself in the studio and record more music. And between the shows in Vegas I will be visiting Latin America and Europe for concerts. And hopefully Asia as well. We want to be very loud with these Vegas shows. Once we’re done we’ll bring that production around the world.” It doesn’t sound like you’re slowing down any time soon. “I laugh about this because I’ve been saying I’m going to rest for the past nine or 10 years, and then I sign a document saying I’m going on the road again. That’s just the way it is.”
left: Artist David Choe’s five-panel mural in the Momofuku dining room. inset: Breakfast of champions! Greet the dawn with Milk Bar’s crunchy cereal shake. right: Happy Milk Bar birthday layer cake! Tosi and Chang’s dual openings at Cosmopolitan are a smash hit.
IT TAKES TWO AT MOMOFU U AND MIL BAR, COME FOR DAVID CHANG’S RAMEN AND STAY FOR CHRISTINA TOSI’S CRACK PIE...OR VICE VERSA. BY JIM BEGLEY
As you read this, the much-anticipated duo of Momofuku and Milk Bar has already arrived at Cosmopolitan. And it may surprise you to know that Michelin-starred Chang is “nervous as all hell” about his Momofuku opening, since he wants to be a locals’ favorite. He plans to judge his success against local favorite Raku: “I’m never going to be as beloved and intimate as Raku but I sure as hell want to try,” he shares. Prepare to delve into his hoedeopbap, the Korean dish Chang refers to as “a rustic version of chirashi.” And while many dishes draw on favorite flavors from other Momofuku restaurants, he says, “I don’t want to lie and say everything is going to be new, but everything is going to be new!” Where his Toronto ramen is different from DC’s ramen, he’s
altering the staple again for Vegas. Exclusives? “We’re working on an oysters Rockefeller with a fresh spinach kimchi that we’ve never served anywhere else.” Christina Tosi’s dessert-oriented Milk Bar will showcase “the big, bright lights flair” of Vegas. And beyond “rolling deep” with a quartet of soft-serve flavors (look for her classic Cereal Milk, Sweet Potato Pie, Crack Pie, and Fruity Cereal Milk), she’ll also unveil Vegasonly MilkQuakes all about her guilty pleasure of “folding in tasty bits and pieces” such as pickled strawberry jam. “My go-to early morning vibe in Vegas opening week will be the Breakfast MilkQuake, where we fold bits of our maple-coconut-pecan gluten-free cookies into soft-serve ice cream.” 702-698-7000; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Feast on this: Spicy cucumbers with togarashi, toasted almond, and scallions; New York Strip with marrow butter and Chang’s own trademarked Bonji vinaigrette; and ginger scallion noodles with pickled shiitake.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELANIE DUNEA (CHANG & TOSI); GABRIELE STABILE (MOMOFUKU INTERIOR AND DISHES); COURTESY OF MILK BAR AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS (MILK BAR FOOD)
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Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta ($540). The Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian & Palazzo, 702-369-0747; bottegaveneta.com
Orchid Soleil, Tom Ford (100ml for $168). The Shops at Crystals, 702-740-2940; tomford.com
22k gold vermeil and rainbow moonstone Positano earrings, Geoffrey Scott ($220). geoffreyscott.com
The Ashram is calling: Find yourself in Chloé’s flowing Spring/Summer collection
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT GLAMPING AT COACHELLA THIS YEAR, YOUR INNER JET-SET GYPSY CAN STILL COME OUT TO PLAY. BY FAYE POWER Crystal-embellished bag, Miu Miu ($2,100). Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, 702-733-8300; saks.com Gypset Travel by Julia Chapman, Assouline ($50). The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St., 702-550-6399; assouline.com
Bracelets, Simbi ($30 each). d’annata, Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-4574457; shopdannata.com
Jacquard slipper, Dolce & Gabbana ($695). The Shops at Crystals, 702-431-6615; dolcegabbana.com
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SCENE LOUNGE ACTS Cozy up to the fire in The Dorsey’s library. In fact, stick your hands right in: Those flames are a steamy illusion.
GROWN- UP SOCIAL HOURS
Oversized slushies may be fun on spring break or after midnight at the clubs, but a few places on the Strip are offering more grown-up appeal in the form of seriously sophisticated social hours. “People are tired of the same old thing,” says Manny Kess of the Kess Group, a company that specializes in VIP experiences. “Vegas is experiencing record highs in nightlife and in partying, but there’s definitely a clientele that wants something more quiet and more unique.”
The space formerly known as the Bourbon Room at Venetian was an ’80s rockthemed party spot, but has been redesigned as The Dorsey, with French oak, brass, leather, marble ,and long comfortable couches. The drink menu was created by famed mixologist Sam Ross of New York’s Attaboy—you can’t go wrong with a Ginger Rogers, a creamy concoction that blends Jamaican rum with coffee liqueur and fresh ginger. Venetian turned to David Rabin, the
We think the original would be thrilled with her Ginger Rogers cocktail at The Dorsey.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS (THIS PAGE); BY SAEED RAHBARAN (GUY SAVOY)
PUT DOWN THAT YARD-LONG MARGARITA. THE BEST NEW HAPPY HOURS HAVE SOPHISTICATION IN SPADES. BY ROB KACHELRIESS
hospitality brain behind NYC hotspots The Skylark, Café Clover, and more, to conceptualize the new lounge. At its opening, he directed us to the library room (with its fireplace of steam “flames” you can touch). We think it’s the coziest new spot on the Strip. 866-659-9643; venetian.com RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY
French culinary master Guy Savoy’s new Caviar Room inside the lounge just within his restaurant serves its own distinct menu, including the Colors of Caviar (a small glass with caviar stacked among multiple garnishes), Kusshi oysters on the half shell and alluring Siberian Baerii caviar by the ounce. “It gives you the ability to eat at this restaurant and have amazing dishes without spending two or three hours there,” Kess points out. Wash it down with a Belvedere martini or a $29 glass of Krug Grande
Cuvée. The Caviar Room is open during regular restaurant hours, 5:30–9:30 PM, Wednesday–Sunday. 702-731-7286; caesars.com
The Caviar Room serves Guy Savoy’s hits without a multicourse commitment.
This celebrity-friendly dining spot is not only famous for its Beijing duck, but also its roaming Champagne cart. You can now enjoy some of those bubbles at a softer price thanks to its Sunday– Thursday social hour between 5 and 7 PM. Just pull up a seat at Mr Chow’s sleek circular bar that overlooks the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Kess is a big fan of the view: “Most other restaurants are confined and closed. You don’t have that beautiful landscape.” It’s the perfect spot to sip your Moet Chandon Imperial, Moet Chandon Rosé, and Krug Grande Cuvée (also available as a half-bottle). 702-7317888; caesars.com
Belly up to this bar at Mr Chow for one of the most civilized happy hours in town. RIGHT: During dinner service at Mr Chow, the bubbles go mobile.
MIX MASTER WITH A CONFIDENT, PRINT-CENTRIC SPRING COLLECTION, JONATHAN SAUNDERS DEBUTS AS DVF’S FIRST-EVER CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER.
“Printed textiles were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy,” says Jonathan Saunders of his interpretation of the iconic DVF brand. LEFT, FROM TOP: Circle shoulder handbag ($298); colorful details from the Spring/ Summer 2017 collection.
The name Diane von Furstenberg evokes a rush of unique attributes: femininity, empowerment, confidence, grace. It also conjures New York itself. So when designer Jonathan Saunders presented his first collection for the iconic brand for Spring/Summer 2017, many wondered how a man from Scotland might interpret the vision of a worldly New York woman. The answer, it turns out, is quite successfully. “I saw it straight away— that effortless sense of ease, femininity without being too girly or frou-frou, sensuality, and a provocative nature,” says Saunders, 39, who built his name in London with his eponymous, print-heavy collection (which shuttered in late 2015 after 12 years in business), and who is now Diane von Furstenberg’s first creative head not named Diane von Furstenberg. “Textiles, and printed textiles in general, were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy between what I stand for and what the brand stands for.”
THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (CLOTHING DETAIL); COURTESY OF DVF (PORTRAIT, HANDBAG); OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (TOP); COURTESY OF DVF (BOTTOM LEFT, BOTTOM RIGHT)
BY BRYN KENNY
Saunders’s bold mix of patterns is apparent in this dress ($698) and origami belt ($178) from his new collection.
“I SAW [THE DVF HERITAGE] STRAIGHT AWAY— THAT EFFORTLESS EASE, FEMININITY, SENSUALITY, A PROVOCATIVE NATURE.” —jonathan saunders Midi dress ($498) and hammered-gold earring ($168). right: Scarf-hem tiered dress ($598), belt ($178), Steamer handbag ($798), and Laredo heels ($378).
As von Furstenberg herself steps away from designing to focus more on her philanthropic work, Saunders has segued with ease into the newly created role of chief creative officer. With about three months to present his first collection—which features original Saunders prints—there wasn’t much time to sweat the small stuff. “It was definitely a baptism by fire,” he says. “But there was such goodwill and belief within the team about what I wanted to do, which enabled me to go in with the velocity that was required to put a collection together within that period of time.” That velocity-driven result is a lively, eclectic mix of printed separates, including bold, wide-legged trousers, structured outerwear, flowing skirts, versatile shifts, and, yes, wrap dresses that stay true to the brand’s DNA. Printed silks and cottons—from an eye-catching Sakura blossom pattern to more graphic stripes and color blocking—create an overall sense of playful fluidity. Unsurprisingly, Saunders says he turned to dancers and choreographers such as Michael Clark and Pina Bausch when conjuring up the new silhouettes, noting, “Dancers are incredible examples of body movement and sensuality.” And while DVF devotees will appreciate Saunders’s respect for the label’s heritage, he didn’t shy away from threading his own point of view throughout. One wrap-style dress in particular manages to combine a mixture of seemingly every print in the collection—a testament to his willingness to venture into unexpected territory. “When Diane started the brand, it was about effortless clothes, but also interesting clothes. These weren’t simple retiring dresses—they were bold, bright dresses that happen to have a sense of ease,” he says. “That still feels really relevant today.” The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-879-2692; dvf.com
SCENE ART FULL left: Reno artists Timothy Conder, Nick Larsen, and Omar Pierce collaborated on the monumental I Wonder If I Care As Much (Protagonist), 2015, in Plexiglass, packing tape, vacuum-formed plastic, and digitally printed fabric, which makes its way south in March. Emptiness, 2009, a piece on archival rag paper with ink by Las Vegas artist Krystal Ramirez, deals with the vacuity of conventional expectations.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART AND THE ART MUSEUM AT SYMPHONY PARK
NORTH & SOUTH “TILTING THE BASIN,” AN ALL-NEVADA ARTIST SHOW FROM THE NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART IN RENO, TILTS SOUTH TO LAS VEGAS. BY ANDREA BENNETT
Haven’t most good art initiatives hatched from a warehouse? In a happy confluence of timing, artistic support, and vision, the important show “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada,” featuring 34 Nevada artists from the north and south of the state bisected by the Great Basin, makes its way to Las Vegas in March. The timing: Around the same time Las Vegas art consultant and gallerist Michele Quinn was co-curating the show with Nevada Museum of Art curator JoAnne Northrup in 2014, she joined the board of the nascent Art Museum at Symphony Park. Since the show was designed to bridge the north-south divide, she says, “We agreed we needed to bring it down here. So we spoke to the [Art Museum] board. Everyone saw the importance.” The artistic support: At the same
time, Quinn had been working with developer and art patron Steven Molasky, who was looking to acquire a warehouse space downtown. He closed on the skylit, 14,000-square-foot building in December, and the show had its location—a pop-up gallery in a railroad track-side location on Commerce Street. The vision: “Everybody’s work is so different,” Quinn explains of the show that examines culture, environment, politics, and technology in a wide range of media. “It would be difficult to point to a single work that is emblematic of the show.” A print portfolio of 10 pieces by Las Vegas artists can be purchased at the show or on Quinn’s gallery website: 100 percent of the sale benefits the Art Museum at Symphony Park. March 17– May 14, 920 S. Commerce St.; mcqfineart.com
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Before Paula Abdul was America’s most sympathetic Idol judge, she was “Blowing Kisses In the Wind”; Backstreet Boys move in for 26 shows starting in March (yes, ladies, Nick Carter will be there); Boyz II Men clearly find it “So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”; and New Kids on the Block’s screaming fans are just a little older (but just as enthusiastic). Abdul, Boyz II Men, and New Kids bring their Total Package tour, and maybe even a new generation of superfans, to T-Mobile Arena in May.
IF YOU MAJORED IN BOY BANDS IN THE ’90S, YOUR CONCENTRATION COMES IN HANDY THIS YEAR. BY MARK GRAY
The Las Vegas entertainment scene has hopped into a music time machine and set the dial squarely to a time when crop tops and high tops were the norm and when songs smelled like teen spirit. Yes, the city is fully embracing the 1990s and it’s paying off. In March, the Backstreet Boys kick off a 26-show residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood (844379-0370; planethollywood.com). Ticket sales were so swift that more shows had to be added to satisfy demand. In fact, Backstreet made Vegas history as the fastest selling residency show in the city’s modern history. It’s not just them. In February, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd (remember them?) and a slew of others set their sights on Hard Rock’s The Joint for the “I Love the 90s” concert. In May, New Kids On the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men bring their “Total Package” tour to the T-Mobile Arena (702-692-1600; tmobilearena.com). Luxor’s LAX nightclub has been successfully booking ’90s-era acts to perform for over a year now, as well. Why? “There’s a lot of nostalgia around the ’90s,” says Kurt Melien, president of Live Nation Las Vegas, the masterminds behind the Backstreet residency. “These people are at that perfect age where they remember what it was like 20 years ago, when they were effectively 10 to 15 years old. If this was happening five or six years ago, it wouldn’t be quite the same.” In other words: Stop, collaborate, and listen to the music of a generation we can’t get enough of.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHNNY LOUIS/FILMMAGIC (BOYZ II MEN); DENISE TRUSCELLO/WIREIMAGE (BACKSTREET BOYS); LEON BENNETT/ GETTY IMAGES (NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK); R MICKSHAW/AMERICAN IDOL 2009/GETTY IMAGES FOR FO (PAULA ABDUL)
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SPORTY SPICE TORY BURCH’S CHIC ATHLEISURE LINE TORY SPORT ARRIVES IN LAS VEGAS, BRINGING HER FLIRTY AND FUN COLLECTION TO FASHION SHOW.
FROM LEFT: Tory Sport’s spring collection nods to ’70s activewear in pieces like a polo dress ($185) and bucket tote ($250); chevron leggings ($125), jacket ($175) performance top ($105); and slides ($125) on Tory Burch herself.
Last year’s white sneaker gets a ruffled update ($195). RIGHT: Track jacket ($185) and pants ($175), striped sweater ($295), turtleneck ($195), and pants ($135).
We love our athleisure in Vegas, where nights are obviously reserved for all that sparkles, but daytime demands a more flexible wardrobe that can bounce from lunch to fitness to a meeting. “The energy, the lights, the sense of fun,” say Tory Burch, make the city the perfect newest destination for her now nearly twoyear-old venture, Tory Sport. A tennis fan herself, her 1,900-square-foot Fashion Show boutique has nods to sports everywhere, from leather-wrapped mirror frames (reminiscent of vintage tennis rackets), to a diamond patterned, abstract net floor, and a ’70s-era surf lodge feel. It’s the ideal stop for the Tory Sport girl—who Burch describes as having a “wear-anywhere approach that balances fashion and function.” The collection (which Burch says she practically lives in) merges classic silhouettes like a green striped pleated tennis skirt, and lightweight, high-tech fabrics in fresh colors and graphic prints, with playful details like ruffled sneakers. They’re perfect not only for Burch’s die-hard fans, but Vegas women overall, Burch says. The Tory Burch Sport wearer, she says, “is free-spirited, feminine, and fun. I can’t wait to see how she wears the collection.” Fashion
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TORY BURCH
BY LISA FERRANDINO
SCENE CHEERS! Connoisseur’s cup: Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, the CEO and founding partner of Casa Noble, has perfected a limitededition añejo, Alta Belleza, that retails for $1,200 a bottle.
“THE WINE BARRELS ADD COMPLEXITY TO THE TASTE PROFILE AND DELIVER A BEAUTIFUL COPPER TONE.” —JOSE HERMOSILLO
NOBLE PURSUITS RUN, DON’T WALK. WITH ONLY 560 BOTTLES IN THE WORLD, CASA NOBLE’S ALTA BELLEZA IS LAS VEGAS’S NOT-TO-BEMISSED SIP. BY ALDOUS TUCK
With a family history of tequila-making that reaches back two centuries, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s CEO and founding partner, has tequila in his blood. This legacy just went ultra-luxe with a limited-edition release of an exceptional añejo, the Alta Belleza ($1,200).
Hermosillo shares the journey of this outstanding expression. How long did it take to create Alta Belleza? Nearly 16 years—which included handpicking 12-year-old blue agave, triple-distilling the añejo in small batches, and then aging it for three years
before a six-month finishing in T5 Tonnellerie Taransaud French oak wine barrels that formerly held Robert Mondavi To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes the Taransaud barrels so special? We have worked with the Taransaud cooperage for
years, so it was quite an opportunity to access these particular barrels, which add a singular complexity to the taste profile. Share the elements of that taste profile. It is a blend of two places: Jalisco, Mexico, and the Napa Valley. The complex tastes of sweet
cooked agave, toasted almond and cinnamon, and the aromas of green apple and spices mingle with finishing notes of nuts, green pepper, and cinnamon from the wine barrels, which also deliver a beautiful copper tone. Available at Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-7000; wynnlasvegas.com
STYLE TIME HONORED THE WORLD’S FINEST WATCHMAKERS USE SPRINGTIME AS AN OCCASION TO EXPRESS THEIR ARTISTIC SKILL IN PIECES THAT CELEBRATE COLOR AND HIGH STYLE.
COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! AS BUDS BURST AND NATURE BLOSSOMS, WATCHMAKERS OFFER A RIOT OF COLOR IN PIECES THAT BLOOM ON THE WRIST. BY ALDOUS TUCK
“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-of-pearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to vegasmagazine. com/watches-and-jewelry.
ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodiumized 18k white-gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features a Manufacture self-winding, mechanical movement, caliber 1847MC. A flainqué sunray effect brings depth to the dial that is elegantly offset by blue-steel sword shaped hands. The fuschia pink alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Bellusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988; cartier.com IWC’s Portofino Automatic Moonphase 37 ($8,500) blends stunning shade, lunar loveliness and exceptional craftsmanship in one peerless piece. The stainless steel case houses a white mother-of-pearl
dial that is accentuated by 12 diamonds and contains a selfwinding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The green alligator strap by Santoni lets this handsome watch make a colorful leap into spring. Bellusso, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988; iwc.com Richard Mille offers a pop of pink this season with this special RM 07-01($100,000).Theclassictonneaushaped case is crafted from pink ceramic and red gold and houses a skeletonized dial. The automatic caliber CRMA2 movement is exclusive to this timepiece. The inner dial glitters with pavé diamonds and has luminescent red-gold hour and minute hands with drop-shaped hour batons. The Shops at Crystals, 702-588-7272; richardmille.com
SPACE SURREAL ESTATE
BROOKLYN BRIDGE A NEW YORK RESTAURANT DESIGNER DUO TAKES ON ITS FIRST RESIDENCE AND PUTS A NEW SPIN ON “DESERT MODERN.”
Las Vegas is a city built on reinvention, so it makes perfect sense to join the classic, midcentury modern aesthetic of Palm Springs and Las Vegas with designs from an influential, contemporary Brooklyn-based brother duo. In fact, the unlikely marriage works perfectly in the Downtown penthouse of James Weidner, managing partner of Lucky Dragon Las Vegas and founding partner of Nicaragua furniture manufacturing facility Maderas Collective. Located in the Soho Lofts, what began as a skeleton space lacking most standard living necessities beyond a roof is now puts a new spin on the desert modern aesthetic in the city. “I always loved Palm Springs; I love the Frank Sinatra house,”
Weidner says. With that mid-mod aesthetic serving as inspiration for the design, he recruited Evan and Oliver Haslegrave of Home Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (homestudios.nyc), who he’d originally met when considering their ideas for a local bar. The Haslegraves, well known for mastering the BK vibe of many of their neighborhood watering holes, first met Weidner at Elsa—their first commercial project. Located in Manhattan’s East Village, it was modeled after a fashion designer’s workroom, warmly industrial with its Edison lightbulbs and a quirky beer tap built into a sewing machine. That was 2009, around the time Weidner had begun looking for a permanent residence—he spends the bulk of his year traveling.
LEFT: Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of New York’s Home Studios took on James Weidner’s gray shell penthouse as their first residential project. ABOVE: Custom furniture designs by Home Studios in this Soho Lofts penthouse were fabricated by Nicaragua’s Maderas Collective.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF HOME STUDIOS (PORTRAIT)
BY JESSI C. ACUÑA
Unable to settle on the right space, the natural transition was to Weidner’s newly acquired Downtown spot. And with that came the Haslegrave’s first residential project. “Although we predominantly work on hospitality projects, we are interested in residential and retail as well for the different opportunities they offer,” Oliver says adding, “James was a dream client who trusted our aesthetic sensibilities and was open to some fun experimental ideas.” For the Haslegraves, a new take on desert style meant a minimal approach, clean geometry and elemental materials. Weidner approved, not only because of his familiarity with their work in New York but also in part because the brothers have worked with Maderas Collective. The custom furniture and millwork, all designed by the Haslegraves, were crafted at Maderas. “James’s loft is a great example of their work,” Dave Grossman, CEO of Maderas Collective, says. “They designed everything from top to bottom, and we worked on it from the start with them in nailing every little detail.” The home became a fusion of Haslegrave’s staples—materials like wood, tile, plaster, concrete, steel, copper— and the midcentury modern look Weidner desired. This includes that desert feel, which is reflected through the muted tones and best seen in the central living space with its double height ceilings, oversized windows, second floor office/ balcony and restrained material palette. Oliver calls this the essential desert modern aesthetic for “entertaining, glamour, and meticulous attention to detail.” “With such an awe-inspiring view of the Las Vegas Strip,” he adds, “we wanted this space to be a vantage point to observe the magical and intense world through the window, and also to have that world be part of the interior.”
CLOCKWISE: Custom millwork fronts the cabinets in the master bath; custom furniture provides a cozy nook on the pickled wood flooring under a staircase; desert modern design calls for succulents; a view from the home’s Great Room.
“WE WANTED THIS SPACE TO BE A VANTAGE POINT TO OBSERVE THE INTENSE AND MAGICAL WORLD, AND TO HAVE IT BE PART OF THE INTERIOR.”— OLIVER HASLEGRAVE
Gown, Roberto Cavalli ($10,195). The Shops at Crystals, 702-736-7300; robertocavalli.com
UNDER the INFLUENCE More than just a pretty face, model Olivia Culpo breaks through the digital ceiling, lending glamour, celebrity, and success to the term “influencer.” by JARED SHAPIRO
photography by MIKE ROSENTHAL
“What do you do?” It’s a question many get asked, though probably not as often as former Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. But for Culpo, it comes more in the form of, “What does she even do?” In an increasingly digital world where success is measured by likes and clicks, it’s hard to quantify the effect an “influencer” can have not only on a brand but on the public as well. In fact, dare have 1.5 million Instagram followers gawk as you pose in the latest trends and you could get labeled as “famous for being famous.” But when luxury brand Kipling taps you to be the face of its holiday campaign, while Rampage Jeans, ghd hair tools, and L’Oréal all count you as one of their faces, and on top of that, Moët & Chandon hires you to go to the Golden Globes and create this year’s specialty cocktail, it’s safe to say the success is not only quantified, but also monetized. There’s a living to be made doing this, and Culpo is the genius who’s figured out what so many companies and brands seemingly can’t—how to make social media work for them. Add in frequent appearances in Las Vegas and brand appearances at Art Basel, a Bali trip with Revolve, two upcoming films—American Satan and Tired Lungs—Paris Fashion Week, recent appearances on Project Runway and The Kitchen as well as the cover of Seventeen Latin America, and this model/actress is a far cry from the self-described “dork in band camp.” Especially when you consider she’s dating New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. You grew up in a small town in Rhode Island, hardly destined to become a globally recognized face… I was the typical middle child of five siblings, always feeling like I was getting the short end of the stick. I always felt like my parents were too busy to pay attention to me. Plus, I played the cello all through school and went to band camp. I was never really seen as beautiful; I never thought that I would be able to model. I spent a lot of time going from orchestra to band camp, and I had to practice a lot—my parents were pretty strict. How does a band camp girl who didn’t think she was beautiful end up in beauty pageants? As a little girl, I was really chubby. I don’t think kids know anything about diet, so I’m sure I was eating whatever I wanted to. And on top of that I was not athletic. I was definitely more into the arts, and I was a late bloomer. All of a sudden, I got really tall and lean. After my crazy growth spurt, I looked like a completely different person. As the years went on, I went to Boston University and studied communications and acting. A lot of the people that I looked up to were actually, surprisingly enough, women who had
“I WAS NEVER REALLY SEEN AS BEAUTIFUL; I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO MODEL.”
Bodice ($1,850) and skirt ($1,600), Zimmermann. Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-629-4200; barneys.com opposite page: Slip dress, Diane von Furstenberg ($898). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-879-2692; dvf.com
Robe coat ($4,950), dress ($1,750), necklace ($2,100), brooch ($550), and metal belt ($1,300), Chanel. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-7703532; chanel.com Styling by Jason Bolden Hair by Justine Marjan at Something Artists using GHD and TRESemme Makeup by Liz Castellanos for Dew Beauty Agency Manicure by Pilar Noire for CHANEL Le Vernis in Organdi at Nailing Hollywood Location: Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 323-6561010, chateaumarmont.com
“MAN Y PEOPLE IN MY AGE GROUP FALL INTO DRAMA. I HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND ME WHO SUPPORT ME, SO I DON’T FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO GO OUT AND REBEL.” 72 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM
gotten their start in pageants, like Halle Berry and Giuliana Rancic or Maria Menounos. Back to the band camp thing… All of my siblings played different instruments, and we would drive an hour out of state to go to the best orchestras. In high school, the cool girls didn’t understand why I would always play my cello because they thought it was dorky. I remember wanting to hang out with my friends after school and my cello wouldn’t fit in their car, so I could never go home with them. And walking up the street with my cello and having to put it on the bus, and everyone yelling at me because they couldn’t get through the aisle and it was a safety hazard... There was a lot that set me apart. But as I grew older, I began to love that because it is such a unique talent to have, and I do respect my parents for pushing it on me. [Though] at the time, I thought it made me the biggest loser on the planet. What was it like trying out for a beauty pageant for the first time? My first pageant was when I got to college. I was 18 years old and that’s when I began modeling. I had to go to the agency and basically beg them to take me. They told me I needed to give them a check for $30, and I had no money, so I had to steal a check from my parents. My agency told me not to do the pageant; they thought it was tacky. My parents felt the same way. They thought it was vain. At what point did you realize this could be a career? My parents were never about makeup or hair. My mom to this day still wears absolutely no makeup; she doesn’t even have face cream! So growing up in that environment didn’t exactly promote any sort of putting on makeup or wearing revealing clothes, showing off your features and your beauty. It wasn’t until I branched out of my home life that I realized I could model for a living. When I got to college, friends would tell me I should model. Do you worry about some of the things that have happened to Kim Kardashian or online bullying? You definitely have to be cautious on social media. In terms of bullying, I try not to let it get to me. I genuinely believe that people who are putting themselves out there to make other people feel bad are in a worse-off place than you are. I try to just think of it as not even being real. Because a lot of times, these people are just kids behind a computer screen or just really sad, suffering people, and I don’t want to judge them. Their opinion doesn’t have much merit anyway. You are also good at staying out of drama. Many people in my age group fall into drama or have late-night tweeting episodes. I have a lot of people around me who support me, so I don’t feel like I have to go out and rebel or do things without thinking them through. That’s what it comes down to, thinking about the consequences of your actions. Absolutely, sometimes I wanted to do or say things and have my mind heard, but it’s not always what’s best. To what do you attribute your rise to success? Authenticity is very important in branding yourself and knowing what you want. It’s really difficult not to just hop on the bandwagon and do what every person is doing. I found that maintaining your brand and sticking to it makes all the difference. It sets you apart, and these days that’s what people want—something different. Does being a self-described “chubby little girl” play into your diet now? I just want to do what makes me feel best. And I don’t think it means you have to be any particular size. It’s different for every person. I am not super strict, but if I have something coming up and I know I need to be in bikini shape, then I will amp up the diet and the exercise. Naturally, I prefer to eat pretty healthy, but I am not the type of person who will count calories. I also drink about a gallon of water every day.
What are your thoughts on plastic surgery? No matter how much surgery you have, whether you are the most sought-after beauty in the world or you aren’t, it’s hard to always be happy in your own skin. If people have surgery to be happier, it’s something that they should be able to do without being ashamed. Is it important to keep your love life private? It’s absolutely a learning curve to decide what to keep private and what to let people see. And it is hard. Sometimes you are so excited about something and you want everyone to know, or you are really angry about something, but there is no right or wrong answer. Are marriage and kids in your future? Absolutely. Some of the people I admire the most are the women who can do it all, like Jessica Alba or Rachel Zoe. Just women who are absolutely killing it in their businesses and in their brand, but also have time to have a husband and children and maintain that privacy. Growing up in a big family has made family very important to me, and I definitely want that someday. Not right now, though. You were crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas in 2012. What are your memories of that whirlwind time? The first time I ever went to Vegas was when I was competed in Miss USA. Every time I think of Las Vegas I think of those amazing memories from that time. Vegas is the place where my life changed. I went from being a Boston University college student to being whisked away to New York City for a long year as Miss USA and then eventually Miss Universe. I’ll never forget getting off the plane with my mom and heading over to Caesars Palace. They had upgraded us to a fancy suite and I remember thinking it was so beautiful—I couldn’t believe it! Now, every time I walk into a Vegas hotel I am immediately brought back to the moment I won Miss USA and Miss Universe. The smell of the buildings alone brings back so many memories. I know that sounds strange but it’s the truth! You’re in Vegas a lot! What do you love best? When I’m in Vegas I always have to go to the spa for some R&R. The hotels have the most luxurious spas. Another thing I always love to do is see a show. I really like all the Cirque du Soleil shows and of course some of the iconic musical performances like Shania Twain, Britney Spears and J Lo. My favorite hotels are Wynn and the Bellagio because they have everything. One minute you can gamble and drink cocktails and the next moment you can be looking at priceless works of art. The restaurants in Vegas are always great, too. The last time I was there we had this multi-course meal at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. It was definitely over the top, but that’s what Vegas does best! Other restaurants I love in the area are by some of the most successful chefs I really admire like Giada, Bobby Flay, Emeril, and Gordon Ramsay. In fact, you’re adding “restaurateur” to your own job description. I’m from a big Italian family; my dad has owned restaurants my entire life. It’s something I have always dreamed of doing. We are opening this restaurant with my cousin in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, called The Back 40. It’s been fun to dive into the food space. (In February, Culpo showcased Superbowl recipes on Food Network’s The Kitchen.) Are you a die-hard Patriots fan? Everybody in Rhode Island clings to the Patriots. It’s the one thing that we have going for our tiny state. So everyone in Rhode Island is a Patriots fan, and I am one of them. Die-hard. Culpo serves as a spokesperson for HIV/AIDS awareness and an ambassador for Free the Children and We Day, and has traveled the world working with various charities in underdeveloped countries.
OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: Modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado! photography by RODOLFO MARTINEZ styling by FAYE POWER
BOHO-CHIC ESSENTIALS TURN EASY, BREEZY. Bralette, She Made Me ($130). Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shops at Venetian & Palazzo, 702-629-4200; barneys.com. Organza skirt, Fendi ($2,000). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-732-9040; fendi.com this page:
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
MIDCENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICS SLIM DOWN AND DRESS UP! on him: Short-sleeve crew, Vince ($85). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-650-5200; vince.com. Trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($690). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-933-9333; ferragamo.com. on her: Floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,995). The Shops at Crystals, 702-431-6614; dolcegabbana.com
FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
WHO SAYS SHIMMERING SEQUINS SHINE BRIGHTEST AT NIGHT? on left: Tank dress, Alexander Wang ($5,995). Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, 702-733-8300; saks.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($3,595). The Shops at Crystals, 702-431-6614; dolcegabbana.com. on right: Athens top, Wolford ($160). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Sequined skirt, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). see above. GG Supreme top handle bag, Gucci ($4,200). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-369-7333; gucci.com. Mules, Max Mara ($785). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; us.maxmara.com
SOMETIMES BLACK AND WHITE SPEAK COOLER THAN COLOR. on him: Shirt ($475) and pants ($525), Emporio Armani. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-6505200; armani.com. on her: Dress, CÃ©line ($4,200). The Shops at Crystals, 702-795-2232; celine.com. Hammered gold earring, Diane von Furstenberg ($258). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-879-2692; dvf.com
YACHT-CHIC MAKES A CLASSIC COMEBACK IN NAUTICAL NAVY AND WHITE. on him: Striped sweater, Saint Laurent ($1,150). The Shops at Crystals, 702-262-9984; ysl.com. Pants, Michael Kors ($198). Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show Mall, 702-731-3636; michaelkors.com. on her: Cropped blazer, Saint Laurent ($2,450). see above. The Anne-Marie one piece, Solid & Striped ($158). Barneys New York, The Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian & Palazzo, 702-629-4200; barneys.com
DOGTOWN DAYS SEXY, DISHEVELED, IRREVERENT, THE VENICE SKATE VIBE MEETS RUNWAY GLAMOUR.
on her: Denim jacket ($4,500), swimsuit top ($450), Gucci Cube skirt ($1,890), and high heel sandal ($695), Gucci. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-369-7333; gucci.com. on him: Crew neck ($460), Margarine pants ($950), and leather slides ($980), Gucci. see above
AIRY LACE AND BILLOWING SILHOUETTES BRING THE HEARTLAND TO THE SHORE.
on left: Ruffle blouse, Zimmermann ($1,600). Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, 702-7338300; saks.com. Twopiece bikini set, Michael Kors Collection ($395). Fashion Show, 702-3693900; michaelkors.com. Cherrish rings ($145) and Rylan bracelet ($295), Dannijo. Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show, 702-7313636; dannijo.com. on right: Robe, Vionnet ($2,095). vionnet.com. Make Love one piece, La Perla ($1,615). The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-732-9820; laperla.com
WITH SIMPLE ELEMENTS, POSHPUNK INSPIRATIONS SHOUT OUT LOUD. on him: Jacket ($2,300), sweater ($650), ZigZag trousers ($750), and belt ($500), Louis Vuitton. The Shops at Crystals, 702-262-6189; louisvuitton.com. on her: Pullover, Caviar Lace leggings, and Electrolyse necklace (all price on request), Louis Vuitton. see above Hair and grooming by Danny Jelaca with Creative Management (pages 74–76, 78–80) and Deborah Brider using Kérastase and Votre Vu (pages 77, 81) Makeup by Sage using Chanel and Dior with Creative Management (pages 74–76, 78–80) and William Murphy using Diorskin Nude for Atelier Management (pages 77, 81) Models: Olga Bocharova at Wilhelmina Miami, Josh Knight at Next Management Miami, Love Bertilsson at Red NYC, Lisa Crosby at Iconic Focus, Maxine Schiff at Wilhelmina Miami, Lada Kravchenko at Wilhelmina Miami, Kennedi Decamillis at Ford Models Miami, Jake Filling at New York Model Management and Yaris Cedano at Marilyn Agency New York
THE 2 016-2017 SEASON
DEFINING THE MUSICAL LANDSCAPE OF OUR GREAT CITY
Tickets available at The Smith Center Box Office at 702.749.2000 or at lvphil.org
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WATER WORLD ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP RETURNS TO ZUMANITY THEATRE FOR ITS FIFTH ANNUAL ALL-STAR BENEFIT.
Dance-trapeze artist Arthur Morel Van Hyfte contorts for the earth in this year’s One Night for One Drop.
One Night for One Drop is the philanthropic spectacle for which the city’s Cirque du Soleil productions go dark to lend their acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and clowns to benefit One Drop, the international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water. But the message for this fifth annual performance, say Zumanity performers and writer/ director team Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, has broadened. “We wanted to make the show not only about water, but the issues facing the planet as a whole,” Nicky explains. A vintage circus theme provides the conceit, in which an old ringmaster (humanity), who has abused his assistant (the earth) is taken back in time to be taught a lesson. With its simpler but focused elements of clocks, timekeepers, and cogs, you’ll leave with the urgency and resolve of prior years—but, says Nicky, with a glimmer of hope. New YorkNew York, 844-339-2837; onenight.onedrop.org
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ANDIAMO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Joseph Vicari’s acclaimed Detroit-area Andiamo Steakhouse, based on buying meats from the nation’s top providers— think Pat LaFrieda and Strauss—is an old-school steakhouse treasure hidden on the second floor of downtown’s D Hotel. The tableside Caesar salad is worth the trip alone, as are handmade pastas, though carnivores shouldn’t miss the 32-ounce ribeye. The D Las Vegas, 702-388-2460; thed.com
ANDIRON STEAK & SEA High, whitewashed ceilings and a relaxed atmosphere recall Hamptons dining at Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla’s relaxed, modern Summerlin steakhouse. It’s all about elevated simplicity, with steaks charred over an apricot wood-burning grill, whole branzino, and seasonal specials. Don’t miss witty starters like Nueske bacon-wrapped matzo balls or the crispy/gooey mac and cheese waffle. INSIDER TIP: “Local Love Tuesdays” mean $1 oysters, plus $5 martinis all night in the bar and on the patio.1720 Festival Plaza Dr., Summerlin, 702-6858002; andironsteak.com
Gold lettering stenciled on the windows, Laguiole cutlery, and a central zinc bar emphasizes the standalone quality of Michael Mina’s elevated French classic in Aria, where classics like onion soup are elevated with aged Gruyere and Perigord truffles in one of the most romantic and transporting dining rooms in town. INSIDER TIP: Simple roasted chicken? Mina treats his all-natural Hudson Valley heirloom birds like Peking duck—brined, blanched, and hung to dry before being roasted with artisanal soy and Vin Jaune from France’s Jura region. Aria, 877-2302742; aria.com
Rustic Tuscan flavors combine with fresh California produce in an airy dining room in Green Valley Ranch, with highlights like Mediterranean branzino and wild mushroom risotto, and modern sides like roasted spaghetti squash. INSIDER TIP: Sunday brunch debuted this past fall: Look for prosciutto and eggs Benedict, bourbon maple syrup-drenched French toast, and sangrias, mimosas, and bellinis. Green Valley Ranch, 702-617-7075; bottiglialv.com
BAZAAR MEAT José Andrés’s elegant nod to carnivores is, as you might expect, all about the meat, with dishes like wild boar sausage and even an entire 10-pound suckling pig on the menu. INSIDER TIP: Though diners can be daunted by the carnivorous menu, the restaurant’s new Bar Centro menu, offered nightly beginning at 5 pm, provides an intro via smaller bites like gazpacho shots, beef tartare sliders, and a smaller bite of that suckling pig (in a sandwich). SLS Las Vegas,
BOUCHON BISTRO This airy Thomas Keller bistro is hidden away on the 10th floor of the Venezia Tower of Venetian, looking out onto fountains and gardens. In good weather, take breakfast on the patio; it starts with a basket of faultlessly flaky French pastries. (Don’t miss the giant, gooey pecan sticky bun.) Venetian, 702-414-6200; venetian.com
BUDDY V’S Lines for “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery wound through the Venetian when it opened, and his family-style Italian place across the corridor gets the same kind of attention. Don’t miss favorites include Jersey City-
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WHO: Executive director, United States Tennis Association of Nevada; founder of the Inspiring Children Foundation and the “Team Bryan”
style fried mozzarella named for his Aunt Nina, his grandmother’s meatballs, and “My Wife’s Eggplant Parm.” Head to Carlo’s Bakery for an after-dinner cannoli. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-607-2355; buddyvlasvegas.com
CARBONE When Major Food Group launched Carbone in New York’s Greenwich Village, they envisioned a high-end red sauce restaurant that celebrates the distinct interpretations of Italian food from the boroughs. It was only natural to bring the concept to Vegas—and, of course, quadruple the space. Don’t miss the tableside Caesar salad and the immense veal parmigiana, divided into four sections by your Zac Posen tuxedo-clad waiter in the stylish, theater-inspired room in Aria. Aria, 702-590-2663; aria.com
CARNEVINO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE The meaty menu brings Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s signature Italian style to a well-edited pre-theater menu. Don’t miss the simply grilled tagliata di manzo with arugula, meaty homemade tagliatelle Bolognese, and pear budino with whiskey butterscotch (or in warmer weather, the semifreddo). If you’re in for regular dinner service, the reserva steak, aged locally for six to eight months—and with sauces such as truffle vinaigrette and Barolo ristretto—is the must-order. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-789-4141; carnevino.com
leadership program. HIT THE SPA: “Once a Ritz Carlton, the Hilton
Lake Las Vegas is one of the best spas I’ve been to. It has a cold plunge,
The many locations of Chart House across the country celebrate exceptional seafood and steaks, but the newest location—in Golden Nugget—dazzles with a 75,000-gallon tropical fish aquarium. INSIDER TIP: Go for lunch and ask for a seat behind the aquarium for one of Las Vegas’s best, and most discreet, power lunches. Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, 702-3868364; chart-house.com
steam room, sauna, gardens, marble everywhere, and it’s very private. (3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-785-5395; absinthevegas.com).” HEALTHY CHOICES: “Kerry Clasby has long been a forager, finding the best organic produce from award-winning small family farms to bring them to fivestar restaurants. Out of her passion for bringing high-quality food to the everyday person, she also brings this produce to Summerlin Farmers Market (980 Festival Plaza Dr; summerlin.com). As a lifelong health nut, this is heaven to me.” SUMMER LOVIN’: “Super Summer Theatre (supersummertheatre.org). You can experience the best of nature and community theater, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains and a rare display of greenery—all while having a picnic dinner on the grass.”
COSTA DI MARE Chef Mark LoRusso flies in exquisite seafood and exotic shellfish from Italy daily at this Wynn favorite whose
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emphasis is on seasonal and rare catches. INSIDER TIP: Look for rarities like moleche (Venetian soft shell crab) in fall and spring; centrolofo (imperial blackfish) in summer; and its legendary live langoustines, whose source only ships to a dozen restaurants in the world. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3305; wynnlasvegas.com
Find unpretentious Italian standards at Lavo, famous for its bottomless brunch and dishes like lobster eggs Benedict. Now a hybrid private-gaming room and sexy Italian lounge with bottle service, its weekend Casino Club will serve food and beverages via a butler-steered cart right to your reserved gaming table. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-791-1800; venetian.com
DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE Star chef Emeril Lagasse puts a Creole spin on the steakhouse, a modernized take on his own Delmonico in New Orleans, a century-old restaurant that Lagasse purchased and renovated 20 years ago. Cuts like the bone-in rib eye, Japanese Wagyu and even a Chateaubriand carved tableside for two are superlative, but don’t miss Lagasse’s classic barbecue shrimp. The wine selection tops 2,300 bottles. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-414-3737; venetian.com
EIFFEL TOWER RESTAURANT Directly facing Bellagio’s fountains, the intimate Eiffel Tower offers one of the most romantic views in Vegas and traditional French fine dining. INSIDER TIP: Call far in advance and ask for table 56 (aka “the proposal table”), the corner table whose two seats both face the fountains, and order the famous soufflé right when you arrive so it will be ready by dessert. Paris Las Vegas, 702-9486937; parislasvegas.com
ESTIATORIO MILOS The sunlit fine-dining Greek restaurant in Cosmopolitan (an offshoot of its original New York City location) allows diners to pick from piles of fish and live lobsters hauled in from Mediterranean waters. Simply grilled or baked in salt crusts, the seafood is the star, and don’t miss the Milos Special: paper-thin fried chips of zucchini and eggplant in a mound of thick tzatziki. INSIDER TIP: The three-course lunch menu for $29, not at all downsized, is the best lunch deal in town. Cosmopolitan, 702-6987930; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
LE CIRQUE This opulent, Adam Tihany-designed French restaurant is as impeccable as when it first opened more than 15 years ago—modeled, of course, on Sirio Maccioni’s New York landmark. For the full experience, order the 10-course Prestige menu, saving room for the theatrical “boule au chocolat.” Bellagio, 702-693-8100; bellagio.com
Other Mama serves creative seafood dishes worthy of writing home about.
GORDON RAMSAY FISH & CHIPS Batter up! Fried Brit fare never tasted so good, from the fresh cod filets to sausage and “dirty” chips, to bangers and mash at Ramsay’s traditional takeaway-style “chippy.” The Linq, 702-322-0529; thelinq.com
HERRINGBONE Star chef Brian Malarkey’s beach-chic fish restaurant with La Jolla roots takes the relaxed ocean-to-table concept to a new level with beachy décor and live music on a patio overlooking Aria’s pool. Big group? Order a “yacht” of a dozen oysters, Alaskan king crab, Maine lobsters, and jumbo shrimp. Aria, 702-590-9898; aria.com
JOËL ROBUCHON At this mecca of haute cuisine, gourmands start with Dungeness crab, lobster gelee, and fennel cream topped with osetra caviar—which reveals why this is the sole Michelin three-star in Vegas. Enjoy the 16-course tasting that follows from a private booth or the Garden Terrace. MGM Grand, 702-891-7925; mgmgrand.com
LAGO BY JULIAN SERRANO This contemporary Italian restaurant features a crisp white design by Munge Leung that celebrates early 20th-century Italian Futurism. Tables on the patio sit nearly right atop Bellagio’s fountains for Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano’s tapas-style, Mediterranean-inflected dishes such as an exceptional red wine risotto, simply grilled langoustines, and crudo with blood orange. INSIDER TIP: Call ahead and ask for table 80, closest to the fountains. Bellagio, 702-6938865; bellagio.com
LAKESIDE While the aptly named restaurant at Wynn—which sits right on the surreal Lake of Dreams—has always had a terrific seafood program, chef David Walzog’s relationship with family fishermen in Hana, Hawaii now yields tons of snapper, monchong, shutome, mahi mahi, and ono, flown straight from the Pacific and sometimes served the day after they’re caught. Try a flight of the dayboat fish simply prepared with fennel and citrus, picked vegetables, and ponzu broth. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3310; wynnlasvegas.com
This bar-meets-kitchen-meets-hangout space offers specialties from chef Shawn McClain like his Modern Fried Egg, cooked sous vide with sweet corn custard and topped with American sturgeon caviar, served in its own shell. Also don’t miss the barrel-aged and draft cocktails, and history-inspired punches. Mandalay Bay, 877-632-7800; mandalaybay.com
MIZUMI In the United States, only three licenses have been granted by the Kobe Beef Federation, of which Wynn holds one. At Mizumi, the teppan and sushi restaurant with its own waterfall and private floating outdoor pagoda table, chef Devon Hashimoto does one better, serving Hokkaido Snow Beef (even rarer than Kobe), produced by just one farmer on the snowy northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3320; wynnlasvegas.com
MORIMOTO LAS VEGAS Masahuru Morimoto’s long-awaited Vegas outpost swankily serves up the original Iron Chef’s famous teppanyaki, wagyu beef sukiyaki, soups, pork belly, and some Vegas exclusives in a sleek, Yabu Pushelberg-designed room. MGM Grand, 702-891-3001; mgmgrand.com
The SOURCE: SCENE Not-to-miss items at Rivea include tangy Provençal caponata and a lobster and purple artichoke salad whose vibrancy only rivals the view to the west from its perch on the 64th floor, with an unparalleled view of both mountains and Strip. Don’t miss the crispy socca (the chickpea street food from the South of France) for a feeling of endless Riviera summer. Delano Las Vegas, 702-632-7888; delanolasvegas.com
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Smoke (no mirrors) at CliQue Bar & Lounge.
Nobu Matsuhisa’s Caesars Palace restaurant—which anchors his own hotel tower—was the first Nobu in the US to offer teppanyaki, as well as signature dishes like that famous black cod miso, and squid “pasta” in the dining room David Rockwell designed to feel as if you’re dining inside a Japanese ikebana basket. (Look for the “tea whisk” light fixtures.) Caesars Palace, 702-7856628; caesars.com
This Japanese grill specializing in robata and oden cooking, which has also been nominated for a number of James Beard awards, is well-known to gourmands and chefs as one of the best Japanese restaurants in the country. It stays open late to accommodate chef fans such as Guy Savoy and Mario Batali, who eat here after service. INSIDER TIP: Call three days ahead to reserve chef Mitsuo Endo’s 10- or 15-course kaiseki tasting menu. 5030 W. Spring Mountain Road, 702-3673511; raku-grill.com
OTHER MAMA Chef/owner Dan Krohmer, who has worked with Masaharu Morimoto and toured as a chef for rock stars (T-Swift! JayZ!), combines a casual aesthetic with spot-on, pristine oysters and sashimi served with innovative cocktails. Hidden in a westside strip mall, its only marketing done through word-ofmouth, it’s become a favorite destination of gourmands and off-the-clock chefs. INSIDER TIP: Krohmer recently expanded his menu of sustainable seafood, adding grilled Spanish octopus, oyster sliders, and pan-roasted skate, among others. 3655 S. Durango Blvd., 702-463-8382; othermamalv.com
RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY Chef Guy Savoy attracts serious gourmands with his traditional nine-course menu and his playful, 13-course Innovation menu of fanciful creations like spot prawns in a “sweet and sour fishnet” of mesh-cut daikon radishes. INSIDER TIP: Savoy’s new Caviar Room gives guests a taste of legendary dishes like his Colors of Caviar, paired with Krug or Belvedere martinis without booking an entire evening’s experience. Caesars Palace, 702-731-7286; caesars.com
Chef Rick Moonen—often called the “godfather of sustainability” in seafood circles—indulges his love of comfort food in a steampunk-influenced room upstairs from his RM Seafood— complete with an alchemy bar and “nourishment chart.” Don’t miss witty bites like Devils on Horseback (dates stuffed with Shaft’s blue cheese and wrapped in smoked bacon), chicken pot pie nuggets, and duck confit poutine. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-9300; mandalaybay.com
SALUTE TRATTORIA ITALIANA The offerings at this elevated southern Italian Red Rock hotspot range from pastas prepared tableside to a whole, salt-roasted branzino to Nutella-stuffed bomboloni. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 702-797-7311; redrock.sclv.com
SPAGO Gourmet dishes like smoked salmon pizza and fresh salads—plus a devoted following of local socialites and power brokers—makes Wolfgang Puck’s original Vegas outpost one of the Strip’s best options for a power lunch. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-369-6300; caesars.com
SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL
SW Steakhouse is one of a handful of restaurants in the country to serve certified-authentic Kobe beef. INSIDER TIP: Like the comfortable dining room chairs? So does hotel mogul Steve Wynn. He’s had them shipped to his offices around the world and to SW in Wynn Palace in Cotai. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3325; wynnlasvegas.com
TWIST Pierre Gagnaire’s Mandarin Oriental restaurant—his only presence in the States—offers whimsical, modern takes on French fare (broccoli ice cream, anyone?). Mandarin Oriental, 888-8819367; mandarinoriental.com
VERANDA Vegas’s ultimate brunch hot spot (in-the-know guests go for the mini donut machine) also hosts afternoon tea, and an intimate lounge on its lush, poolfacing patio. The ultimate power breakfast and lunch spot, its secret strength is as a sanctuary from Vegas chaos in the evening hours. The Four Seasons, 702-632-5121; fourseasons.com
BARS & LOUNGES CASA FUENTE CIGARS At a decade, Casa Fuente Cigars is an institution in The Forum Shops. Those who are serious about their cigars can pick from the selection in the walk-in humidor and belly up to the bar in the newly renovated space for an unusual selection of cocktails and spirits, including Casa Fuente’s own Kavalan Sherry Cask Strength Whisky and Jack Daniel’s Casa Fuente Single Barrel Whiskey. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-731-5051; casafuente.com
This James Beard-nominated Miami hot spot landed in Vegas in November. Early favorites include sea urchin tostada and shellfish hot pot rice with clams, cuttlefish, and Alaskan king crab. Venetian, 702-414-4525; venetian.com
A legend in its own right for 20 years and counting, Hard Rock’s celebfavorite Center Bar is back and better than ever after undergoing a full-scale renovation. Expect rock stars. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 702-693-5000; hardrockhotel.com
CLIQUE BAR & LOUNGE
Overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams,
A distinct counterpoint to The
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Cosmopolitan’s high-energy club scene, light bites and tableside cocktail service are served in a sexy, matte black and shimmering gold room inspired by women’s jewelry and focused on the dramatic, back-lit bar. Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7939; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
THE DORSEY For those who love a labor-intensive, classic cocktail with a minimum of electronic dance music and a good dose of big-name master mixology, enter The Dorsey, whose cocktails are designed by Sam Ross of Attaboy and Milk & Honey. Don’t miss the Penicillin, a smoky-sweet remedy for everything— made with single-malt and blended Scotch, with honey, ginger, and lemon. Venetian, 866-659-9643; venetian.com
HERBS & RYE
From Gothic “alcoholic remedies” to quaffs from the Golden Age to the perfect Sazerac, Herbs & Rye is darkly and wittily vintage. Award-winning mixologist-owner Nectaly Mendoza’s place is where the industry ends up at the end of the night to take the edge off. 3713 W. Sahara Ave., 702-982-8036; herbsandrye.com
Just like its New York sibling, Petrossian Bar celebrates caviar and vodka in a loungey atmosphere (prepare for conspicuous consumption; it’s right on the edge of the casino floor). INSIDER TIP: Petrossian also has one of the most civilized high teas in town—think fresh scones and clotted cream accompanied by a pianist commanding the one-ofa-kind Steinway. Bellagio, 702-6936163; bellagio.com
MANDARIN BAR Unofficially called “The Edge” because of its perch in one of the hotel’s particularly sharp corners, the VIP area requires advance booking, so call ahead for a seat at Mandarin Oriental’s 23rdfloor bar—with the awesome views it affords from three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Mandarin Oriental, 888-8819367; mandarinoriental.com
David Furnish and Elton John’s two-story Champagne bar is an exquisite blend of ’70s-style bronze accents and faux-fur prints. Caesars Palace, 702-776-3200; caesars.com
With colorful fabrics and hanging lanterns, this casino-level lounge has just undergone a million-dollar renovation, and still offers some of the best people watching in Las Vegas. The updated drink menu features five barrel-aged craft cocktails available on draft. The bar’s counterpart, Parasol Down (an escalator ride away), overlooks Wynn’s picturesque Lake of Dreams. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3392; wynnlasvegas.com
FRANKIE’S TIKI ROOM Down authentic (strong) tiki drinks in a retro space accented by hand-carved furnishings, vintage posters, and an exotic soundtrack. You’ll find original carvings by Tiki Bosko (who made art for the Tropicana) and Leroy Schmaltz, aka the godfather of tiki carvers. 1712 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-385-3110; frankiestikiroom.com
FRANKLIN While the Delano celebrates its desert surroundings with a neutral décor that brings the outside in, Franklin, the hotel’s lobby bar, offers a lush, modern contrast with dark leather furniture, warm wood walls, gold accents, and a fireplace. Delano Las Vegas, 702-6327888; delanolasvegas.com
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bitters, and biscotti “mist”) and the smoky Black Leather Jackets (mezcal, Lustau East India sherry, Cynar, and vanilla). 1218 S. Main St., 702-6859642; velveteenrabbitlv.com
VICE VERSA PATIO & LOUNGE Vdara’s fireside patio bar is a perfect place for cocktails and light bites before a night on the town. Vdara, 702-5902312; vdara.com
VISTA COCKTAIL LOUNGE
The jewel-toned bar and lounge that connects with Alain Ducasse’s vertiginous Rivea restaurant is one of the best places on the Strip to settle in for the living theater that is a flaming Las Vegas sunset over the Red Rock Conservation Area. Do it with a cocktail from the bar menu (perhaps from the Shaken and Stirred category). Delano Las Vegas,
This glittery cocktail lounge showcases a rotating display of cityscapes from around the world. Caesars Palace, 702-731-7852; caesars.com
CLUBS, ARENAS & NIGHTLIFE
The Downtown bar run by two sisters is filled with Victorian furniture and features such stylistic elements as draft beer pulls fashioned from old wooden mannequin hands. A cocktail list of elixirs features such unusual concoctions as The Ghost Next Door (fig-infused tequila, banana syrup, Aztec chocolate
This cornerstone of The Linq combines a bowling alley with a restaurant and concert venue. One of the best freefor-all venues in Vegas, you can eat virtually anywhere in the cavernous space (Blue Ribbon comfort food is the order of the day), order from 17 beers —12 on tap—all while you bowl and listen
WHO: Attorney and partner, Brown, Brown & Premsrirut; restaurant investor/owner of Le Thai, Bocho, Le Pho, Vesta Coffee Roasters; chairwoman of the Colorado River Commission. BEST PLACE TO SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT: “I like Oddfellows in the Ogden (150 N. Las Vegas Blvd., 702478-4700; ogdenlv.com), where they play only ’80s music on Friday nights, and every song is accompanied by its authentic music video on a large projection screen.” FAVORITE DOWNTOWN SPOT: “Tokyo 365 (members only, in Inspire
THE GOLDEN TIKI Located in Chinatown, the newer of Vegas’s two favorite tiki bars features tropical drinks, talking tiki statues, and a giant conch shell. Look for “shrunken heads” of local celebs. 3939 Spring Mountain Road, 702-222-3196; thegoldentiki.com
Theatre, 106 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-910-2392) for their smoked whiskeys and the best jazz collection on vinyl.” GO-TO STEAKHOUSE: “I still love N9NE Steakhouse (The Palms, 702-933-9900; palms.com/n9nesteakhouse). “Everything on the menu is faultless; their GM, Jeff, doubles as a sommelier and is always game to recommend a great wine for any budget.”
The SOURCE: SCENE boxes with a bird’s-eye view of the action below. Aria, 702-590-8000; jewelnightclub.com
DRAI’S NIGHTCLUB Victor Drai is credited with being the founder of the nightclub scene in Las Vegas, and was renowned for his after-hours basement club in Bill’s Gamblin’ Saloon. Bill’s is now The Cromwell, and Drai has built a glowing party scene on the roof, which has 150 VIP tables, night swim parties, eight pools, and incredible live music programming. The Cromwell, 702777-3800; thecromwell.com
HAKKASAN NIGHTCLUB While other Hakkasan restaurants the world over get clubbier as the night wears on, the Vegas location combines the restaurant with a 75,000-square-foot, five-floor nightclub. In other words, come for dinner, stay all night. The winning DJ lineup also includes Zedd, Steve Aoki, Harwell, Tiesto, and newest resident, Kaskade, among others. MGM Grand, 702-891-3838; mgmgrand.com
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB The venue that reinvigorated Vegas’s nightclub scene remains one of the city’s most popular spots to catch EDM, rap, and hip-hop acts. Reserve bottle service or escape to The Library, with its fireplace, book-lined walls and sexy-librarian servers. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
OMNIA NIGHTCLUB Omnia is a massive showcase for celebrity DJs (think Calvin Harris, Zedd, Afrojack) that’s a four-story room modeled after a European opera house surrounded by mezzanine-level private booths. A sleek rooftop welcomes those who seek a calmer environment. Caesars Palace, 702-785-6200; caesars.com
T-MOBILE ARENA Outside the Strip’s massive, 20,000-seat arena, high-tech LED surfacing doubles as an evolving billboard for the many high-profile events that pack the new venue—a joint venture between MGM
Resorts and AEG Live. Inside, college basketball, UFC, massive concerts, and eventually, NHL hockey fill that massive space. 3780 Arena Dr., 844-582-7362; t-mobilearena.com
THE PARK The Strip’s transformation into a walkable, social zone with help from its first public park. Landscaped with desert-native greenery, public art (including Marco Cochrane’s exuberant Bliss Dance sculpture), a concert space, and dining venues that spill out into the sociable new area. 3782 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-693-7275; theparkvegas.com
PARK THEATER The 5,000-seat stadium inside Monte Carlo Resort & Casino opened with Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders, and will host residencies by Cher, Bruno Mars, and Ricky Martin among others in 2017. Check out the 40-foot-high, 80-foot-wide LED backdrop behind the stage that’s wider than the Colosseum’s. Monte Carlo, 844-600-7275; montecarlo.com
THE SAYERS CLUB Alternative rock meets old-school jazz
Perched on the banks of Bellagio’s famous lake, this Philippe Starckdesigned nightclub is best known for its sprawling patio terrace and fountain views. The table located front-and-center is the one to reserve; various packages will give you the honor of pressing the fountains’ red button. Bellagio, 702-693-8700; bellagio.com
inside this laid-back lounge on the ground floor of SLS Las Vegas, which, at 4,700 square feet with room for only 250 people plus limited VIPs, is one of the most intimate venues on the Strip. SLS Las Vegas, 702-761-7618; slslasvegas.com
TAO NIGHTCLUB After more than 10 years in the game, Venetian’s Asian-inspired nightclub, Tao, continues to appeal to the celebrity set. Kardashians abound. INSIDER TIP: Since Tao has orchestrated so many bachelor/ette parties, they have entire departments to plan them for you, arranging dinner at Tao Asian Bistro, then accompanying your group upstairs to the nightclub. Just call ahead for party planners. Venetian, 702-388-8588; venetian.com
XS The most expensive club ever built when it opened in 2008, the aptly named club is also one of the top grossing clubs in the world. Look for a gold bas-relief entryway, gold-plated chandeliers, and gold-embossed crocodile VIP booths. Alesso, Diplo, Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, and more will be holding court here in 2017. Encore Las Vegas, 702-7700097; wynnlasvegas.com
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & CULTURE
BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART
This Wynn nightspot comes complete with a waterfall, a glass-enclosed patio, and a club-within-a-club, The Living Room, for VIP guests. INSIDER TIP: Want to escape prying eyes? The Living Room has a strict no social media policy. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-7300; wynnlasvegas.com
In partnership with museums (including Boston’s MFA and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) and foundations from around the globe, the BGFA is the city’s foremost destination for marquee shows. Bellagio, 702-693-7871; bellagio.com
JEWEL NIGHTCLUB In its small (by Vegas standards) Jewel, Hakkasan Group’s latest Las Vegas venture is accessed through tunnel-like bronze arches. Inside, a richly toned room has a dramatic staircase that leads to five themed VIP
DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The blingy entrance to the new Park Theater.
Even the local children’s museum has flash to spare in Las Vegas. Here, visiting young ones can create computer art, play the laser harp, enter
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to live music, all at the same time. The Linq, 702-862-2695; thelinq.com
into the virtual eye of a hurricane, and even earn a paycheck working in the ecofriendly Green Village. The 28-year-old institution moved to its 58,000-square-foot digs in Symphony Park in 2012. 360 Promenade Place, Downtown; 702-382-3445; discoverykidslv.org
testing was done around Las Vegas. Don’t miss the simulator that allows you to experience bomb testing as Vegas residents used to—from an “outdoor” seat looking out onto the action. 755 E. Flamingo Road, 702-794-5151; nationalatomictestingmuseum.org
MARJORIE BARRICK MUSEUM OF ART
THE NEON MUSEUM
The Marjorie Barrick Museum, part of the University of Las Vegas’s College of Fine Arts, houses a fantastic collection of pre-Columbian art and cultural objects from the American Southwest and Mesoamerica, as well as contemporary art from artists associated with the Las Vegas valley. The museum also hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary works. 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, 702-8953381; unlv.edu/barrickmuseum
THE MOB MUSEUM Located in the former federal courthouse and post office that hosted such proceedings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime, this $42 million museum opened on February 14, 2012—the 83rd anniversary of Chicago’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929. The team behind Washington, DC’s International Spy Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland created this space, highlighting one-of-a-kind artifacts and weapons donated by old Las Vegas families, plus the actual bullet-ridden wall from 1929. INSIDER TIP: Sign up for email notifications for the museum’s lecture series, including appearances from real former mobsters, their family members, and the law enforcement agents who kept order in mobbed-up times. 300 Stewart Ave., 702-229-2734; themobmuseum.org
The so-called neon boneyard has housed more than 80 relics of Vegas’s neon sign history since it first opened
in 1996. Fronting it all is the beautifully restored La Concha, an iconic midcentury hotel moved here to serve as the quirky cultural site’s visitors center. INSIDER TIP: For extra drama, reserve a night tour, when the neon signs are all lit up from below for show. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 702-3876366; neonmuseum.org
SPRINGS PRESERVE This 180-acre, $250 million Mojave Desert preserve, three miles west of
the Strip, takes visitors through galleries, botanical gardens, and a living collection full of Gila monsters, foxes, and that other kind of Vegas nightlife—nocturnal critters like recluse spiders, sidewinders, and black widows. The best biological resource in southern Nevada, it’s also one of the state’s oldest archaeological treasures: Nomadic Native American tribes lived at the Springs 12,000 years ago. 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 702-8227700; springspreserve.org
FIVE YEARS A RAVE Five years ago in March, Las Vegas welcomed The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and dedicated Broadway and Cabaret Jazz program, the Art Deco-style masterpiece is still going strong. In fact, it welcomed its 2 millionth patron in December, thanks to its fantastic lineup of traveling Broadway shows, visiting orchestras, and more 361 Symphony Park Ave., 702-749-2000; thesmithcenter.org
NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM This surprising and engaging institution—a Smithsonian affiliate— tracks the development of the Unites States nuclear program from the Manhattan Project through today, particularly topical since much of its
CAN ’T-MISS FASHION, SPAS, SALONS, BEAUT Y, AND HEALTH
Everything’s coming up roses for Khloé Kardashian, at House of CB in Los Angeles, now in Vegas.
Jennifer Lopez, Khloé Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner: They’re the standardbearers for style aspirants flocking to Vegas nightclubs each day. And the good news is that it just became a little easier to dress like them, since British bodycon womenswear brand House of CB moved into Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, bringing with it signature bodacious dresses and swimwear, as well as statement shoes and accessories. Wriggle your way, á la Lopez, into the blush-colored, lace-up hem Anuki dress she wore on American Idol. Jenner favors items like the black leatherette Kalisa moto jacket, which she picked up in one of the brand’s London locations. Sweeten up the look with a pair of new Roma floral print pumps with clear PVC sides. House of CB, Miracle Mile Shops, 702-476-4600; houseofcb.com
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RED CARPET FAVE HOUSE OF CB OPENS AT MIRACLE MILE SHOPS.
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WHO: Jewelry designer and owner of Dee Berkley Jewelry and Berkley Boutiques; Las Vegas Fashion Council founding board member; Pro-Am ballroom dancer; busy mom. HAIR APPARENT: “I go to Square Salon and Square Atelier (1225 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-255-7050; squaresalon.com), where every stylist is amazing and owner Barb Garcia makes everyone feel like family. Trinity makes me a happy blonde; Jessica gives me a rock star blow-out; and I love Amy for nails and Kim for makeup.” TREND SITTER: “I never thought I would like to spin, but The Ride (4245 S. Grand Canyon Dr., 702-202-1229; theridecycling.com) is amazing!” RETAIL THERAPY: “Vasari (410 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-597-9500; tivolivillagelv.com/ portfolio/vasari), because who doesn’t love Ardi and his team? They make everyone look fabulous!”
SHOPPING DESTINATIONS THE ATRIUM AT THE PALAZZO The Atrium, a one-stop shop for all things chic from accessories and fine jewelry to beauty and fragrance puts a dazzling array of brands all together for ultimate convenience. Look for Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo in the 16,000square-foot space, and a glam aesthetic to showcase them. The Palazzo, 866-659-9643; palazzo.com
THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH The mixed-use District is a pedestrian zone adjacent to Green Valley Ranch for fashion, home, and dining that embodies Las Vegans’ love of strolling and dining outdoors. 2240 Village Walk Dr., Henderson, 702-564-8595; shopthedistrictgvr.com
DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN Summerlin’s massive—and growing— mixed-use district houses more than 100 big-name brands, including stalwarts like Apple, Macy’s, and Sephora, plus a varied restaurant scene. 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., 702-8321000; downtownsummerlin.com
THE ESPLANADES AT WYNN AND ENCORE Wynn and Encore’s elegant retail Esplanades are packed with luxury superstars (Chanel, Givenchy, Cartier, Dior) and entirely original retail concepts such as the impeccably curated Wynn Collection and an over-the-top destination for kids, Tiny Treasures. 702-770-7070; wynnlasvegas.com
FASHION SHOW One of the Strip’s premier retail destinations, Fashion Show mall features more than 250 shops, anchored by the city’s only Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue stores. A recent expansion puts its Stripside patio to good use for dining venues. 702-369-8382; thefashionshow.com
THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS The iconic mall that introduced small luxury boutique shopping to Vegas is now the exclusive home to designers Alexis Bittar, Charlotte Olympia, and Mulberry, among others. INSIDER TIP: Though the retail is high end, there’s plenty for kids to love—look for the giant aquarium near Cheesecake Factory. 702-893-4800; simon.com
GRAND CANAL SHOPPES AT VENETIAN AND PALAZZO
FASHION BOUTIQUES ALEXANDER MCQUEEN The only Alexander McQueen boutique in Las Vegas stocks the brand’s bold collections of apparel, accessories, and eyewear for men and women. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-7703490; alexandermcqueen.com
BRIONI Any Brioni custom suit-buying experience feels luxurious, thanks to the brand’s knowledgeable salespeople, master tailors, 1,500 fabric choices, and nearly endless styling options. INSIDER TIP: This location offers a virtual reality “mirror” that allows buyers to see a simulation of them in their custom suit before committing. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-7703440; brioni.com/us
Venetian and Palazzo’s vast retail experience offers more than 150 signature stores, including Vegas’s sole Barneys New York. 702-414-4525; grandcanalshoppes.com
In addition to casual clothing and accessories, Canali’s Grand Canal Shoppes outpost also offers the brand’s made-to-measure suiting experience. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-862-4447; canali.com
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Connected to Planet Hollywood, this 200-brand mall’s boutiques spread across more than a mile of prime Strip real estate. 702-866-0704; miraclemileshopslv.com
Wynn and Encore offer a double dose of must-have handbags, fragrances, fine jewelry, and ready-to-wear apparel from the legendary house, with fine jewelry in Encore, and RTW in Wynn. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, 702-7705458; chanel.com
THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS This jewel-like retail mecca caters to VIPs with exclusive luxury boutiques (think Lanvin, Miu Miu, and Stella McCartney), multilingual concierge services, and other top-tier amenities. 702-590-9299; theshopsatcrystals.com
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN From sandals to spike-heeled stilettos, Christian Louboutin at The Forum Shops offers an impressive assortment of the brand’s eye-catching red-soled shoes. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-818-8444; christianlouboutin.com
TIVOLI VILLAGE Just north of Summerlin, this outdoor Old World-style, cobblestone-paved shopping village has a remarkable mix of retailers, from the 70,000-square-foot RH Gallery to Vegas exclusive boutiques such as Vasari. 440 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-570-7400; tivolivillagelv.com
DOLCE & GABBANA The legendary Italian fashion house’s Crystals boutique has one of the best Dolce & Gabbana collections in the world, since high volume and a destination store attract all the newest inventory. The Shops at Crystals, 702-431-6614; dolcegabbana.com
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MULBERRY HERMÈS All 14 categories of Hermès products, from fine silk scarves to leather bags like the Birkin, are represented at the French label’s Shops at Crystals boutique. The Shops at Crystals, 702-893-8900; hermes.com
Timeless leather bags, shoes, and ready-to-wear clothing—including exclusive-to-Vegas pieces—reign at one of England’s premier retail titans. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-3820496; mulberry.com
SERGIO ROSSI This flagship is the first US store to see Sergio Rossi’s “Front Stage/Back Stage” concept, where, front-and-center, brass-and-glass sculptural displays and black-and-white herringbone floors showcase the colorful heels that so epitomize the gloss and glam of Vegas. The Shops at Crystals, 702-734-0991; sergiorossi.com
Diane von Furstenberg offers a tightly edited presentation of her iconic wrap dresses, scarves, and accessories. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-818-2294; dvf.com
The Shops at Crystals Loro Piana location includes all the unparalleled baby cashmere sweaters for which the brand is known, plus clothing made from merino wools from Australia and New Zealand, vicuña from Argentina and Peru, and even lotus flower fibers from Burma. The Shops at Crystals, 702-590-9299; loropiana.com
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Italy’s leading men’s luxury brand specializes in tailor-made suiting and sportswear, plus shoes, leather goods, and eyewear. The Shops at Crystals, 702-891-8726; zegna.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Shop finely crafted ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for men and women from one of fashion’s most enduringly popular designers. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-904-7741; armani.com
In Prada’s Wynn store, designed by Roberto Baciocchi to recall the brand’s first boutique in Milan’s Galleria, you’ll find all of Prada’s RTW favorites. Unlike other stores, however, a special little green fabric-clad and mirrored room contains the label’s made-toorder table. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3495; prada.com
Vuitton’s Crystals flagship is the largest in the United States. Beyond the massive assortment of the brand’s coveted bags, luggage, and apparel, you’ll find VIP rooms and a roulette wheel-inspired table displaying womenswear. The Shops at Crystals,
Beyond the sexy Stella creations at its Crystals boutique, an added draw is Lucky Spot, a chandelier created with 7,000 Swarovski crystals to form a three-dimensional horse. The Shops at Crystals, 702-798-5102; stellamccartney.com
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Attention-getting accessories and clothing—think flowing maxi dresses in exotic patterns and animal prints—are perfect for the modern-day jet set. Even more perfect: trying them on and walking the in-store runway. The Shops at Crystals, 702-736-7300; robertocavalli.com
Amsterdam label Suitsupply’s Las Vegas location carries everything from suits and blazers to shirts, shoes, and accessories, but its best feature is its made-to-measure services. The tailoring bar situated right in front allows men to stroll in and emerge soon after with a perfectly tailored look. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702-359-6100; suitsupply.com
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Gorgeous, ready-to-wear cocktail dresses and gowns make this store one of the best places to shop should you have an impromptu wedding to attend. INSIDER TIP: Take your friends to see the dresses in action on a life-size video screen—with a “runway” right in front so you can join in the fun. Fashion Show, 702-733-6071; tadashishoji.com
The celebrity-favorite footwear designer offers a Vegas-perfect selection of sky-high stilettos and embellished heels. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-866-0055; giuseppezanottidesign.com
GIVENCHY In 2014, Givenchy opened its first US flagship since it pulled up stakes in 2008. The store is flooded with natural light and, with a terrace overlooking the lake, has an entrance made of American white marble with handinlaid Tunisian black marble podiums—all the better to house the precious fashion within. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-737-1091; givenchy.com
Multitalented designer Tom Ford presents a dramatic display of ready-to-wear apparel, fragrances, and cosmetics, plus a made-to-measure suiting program for men. The Shops at Crystals, 702-740-2940; tomford.com
GUCCI Gucci’s fantasy world, as imagined by the brand’s current creative director, Alessandro Michele, comes alive as one of the focal points of its Crystals
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VERSACE The storied Italian label’s 2,500square-foot boutique at Crystals offers ready-to-wear apparel for both men and women, as well as fragrances, fine jewelry, and timepieces. The Shops at Crystals, 702-933-7951; versace.com
WYNN COLLECTION The bright, salon-like boutique, a Wynn original, is quickly becoming one of the retail-heavy Wynn’s main attractions. Designers in the tightly curated store include Alaia, Jason Wu, Naeem Khan, Valentino, John Varvatos, and more. Made-for-Wynn exclusives include exotic skin bags by Analeena. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-7703545; wynnlasvegas.com
JEWELRY & WATCHES AUDEMARS PIGUET Ultraluxe Swiss-made watches dazzle at this legendary company known for its complex mechanical timepieces. The Shops at Crystals, 702-889-8828; audemarspiguet.com
BELLUSSO JEWELERS The Strip’s leading jewelry and watch boutique carries brands from Greubel Forsey to Harry Winston and Vacheron Constantin. Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-650-2988; bellussojewelers.com
BULGARI The Italian luxury brand’s Crystals boutique features two sides: one dedicated to jewelry and watches, and another showcasing accessories and leather goods. The Shops at Crystals, 702-583-4747; bulgari.com
CARTIER An extraordinary assortment of one-of-a-kind designs and pieces from the Panthère, Love, and Trinity collections, among others, awaits at this Art Deco-inspired boutique recently renovated with a new VIP room. INSIDER TIP: The Wynn location is one of the few in the world to carry the limited-edition, 30-piece Ballon Bleu de Cartier Vibrating Setting watch. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-696-0146; cartier.com
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ROLEX HARRY WINSTON The New York-based jeweler’s intimate Bellagio salon is a trove of spectacular diamond-bedecked pieces, including rings, pendants, and watches. Bellagio, 702-479-2479; harrywinston.com
Rolex’s Wynn store is the brand’s only dedicated boutique in Vegas and features both contemporary pieces and an exhibition of vintage Rolexes. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3560; rolex.com
TIFFANY & CO. HOROLOGIO FINE WATCHES This destination shop carries limitededition timepieces from brands such as Breitling, Jaquet Droz, and Shinola. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702-733-0016; horologio.com
Find archival and contemporary creations, including the jeweler’s beloved diamond engagement rings, inside this massive two-level boutique. INSIDER TIP: Tiffany & Co. at Crystals has its own in-store proposal balcony. The Shops at Crystals, 702-545-9090; tiffany.com
Watch lovers make pilgrimages to this location of Richard Mille, the Swiss timepiece maker that broke new ground in 2001with its technologically advanced, watches. Architectural in feel, they’re the best in haute horlogerie. The Shops at Crystals, 702-588-7272; richardmille.com
The largest Tourbillon boutique in the world showcases some of Swatch Group’s most prestigious brands, from Breguet and Blancpain to Jaquet Droz and Omega. The Shops at Crystals, 702-597-0284; tourbillon.com
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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS The sparkling array of fine jewelry at Van Cleef & Arpels’s biggest US boutique includes pieces inspired by nature, fashion, and the arts. INSIDER TIP: A special back room holds rare inventory and will even stay open late for VIP guests. The Shops at Crystals, 702-560-6556; vancleefarpels.com
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WYNN & COMPANY WATCHES Shop a broad range of expertly crafted timepieces from brands like Breguet, Panerai, and Vacheron Constantin, many of which have their own on-site showrooms. INSIDER TIP: Breguet ships one-of-a-kind exclusives to this store. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3520; wynnlasvegas.com
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Chanel’s first-ever beauty boutique offers its limited-edition cosmetics and fragrances, as well as its entire line of sunglasses. INSIDER TIP: The sunglass experts are specially trained in helping you identify the perfect pair. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-735-2555; chanel.com
ESPA AT VDARA This two-level spa comes complete with ESPA’s signature European heat experiences and a menu of rejuvenating pick-me-ups for the face and body. Vdara, 702-5902474; vdara.com
JUICE STANDARD Three locations of this coldpressed, zero HPP (high pressure processing), organic juicery grace Las Vegas. Not so strict that they can’t have fun, the “Buzz” location in Cosmopolitan also has a full bar; its juices are the perfect mixers. 4555 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-476-9800; 2530 St. Rose Pkwy., 702-979-9803; Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7000; juicestandard.com
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attention. The former aesthetician for the entertainment industry specializes in cosmetic dentistry. 8975 S. Pecos Road, Ste. 5A, 702-630-8818; dentalconciergelasvegas.com
NARS Find all the velvety lip pencils, cheekily named blushes, and ultra-pigmented eye shadows your heart desires at makeup artist François Nars’s Forum Shops spot. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-749-1525; narscosmetics.com
NIYAMA SOL Vegas-based yogawear brand Niyama Sol not only creates wildly fashionable fitness duds, but makes them of RPET, a fiber made of recycled polyesters, bottles, and other post-consumer products. So you can feel good as you rock the tribal and rock ’n’ roll-inspired workout wear, now a hit around the nation. Body Heat, 8876 S. Eastern Ave., 702-432-0028; Barre3, 120 S. Green Valley Pkwy., 702-754-0290; niyamasol.com
PLATINUM ENTOURAGE Founded by stylist Todd White, Vegas’s original blow-dry bar also specializes in exceptional cut, color, and makeup services (including completely waterproof makeup, for those whose goal is to slay at summer pool parties). 6670 S. Tenaya Way, 702- 410-5459; blowdrybarlasvegas.com
QUA BATHS & SPA Cascading waterfalls, Roman baths, and an Arctic Ice Room (press the button: snow!) distinguish Caesars Palace’s 50,000-square-foot super-spa from others on the Strip. INSIDER TIP: Since Nobu Matsuhisa opened his boutique hotel inside Caesars, Qua began offering Nobu-inspired treatments approved by Matsuhisa himself. Caesars Palace, 866-7820655; caesars.com
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THE SPA AT ARIA Guests can make a day of it in the 80,000-square-foot spa by relaxing on the heated-stone ganbanyoku beds; breathe in the therapeutic salt air in the Shio salt room, or meet up with your significant other in the infinity-edged balcony pool lounge that overlooks the resort’s pool scene below. Aria, 702-5909600; aria.com
THE SPA AT ENCORE Golden Moroccan lanterns line the hallways, giving Encore’s spa an eastern grandeur, and its relaxation room is pure Middle Eastern luxe. It’s all balanced by technology: Digital screens allow guests to control water temperature and mood lighting in the waterfall showers. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-4772; wynnlasvegas.com
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THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL This spa includes seven couples’ suites, a Chinese foot spa, and multiple heat and water experiences in an intimate, 1930s Shanghai-inspired sanctuary. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss the gorgeous mosaic-tiled hammam, and the Rhassoul treatment, in which you are covered in clay and exposed to dry and wet heat to nourish the skin. Mandarin Oriental, 702-590-8886; mandarinoriental.com
THE SPA AT RED ROCK BY WELL & BEING This west side resort transformed its spa into a destination wellness center, featuring an outdoor
shower garden, co-ed lounge, and a mind-body studio. Book yourself in for an entire weekend, since there’s also nutritional advising, vertical wall yoga, and workouts in nearby Red Rock Canyon. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss the NASA-developed Bod Pod, a diagnostic device the military uses to deliver full body composition measurements. Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, 702-797-7878; rr-spa.com
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The wildly popular Vegas workout chain with three locations offers more than 200 classes weekly (think bootcamp, battle ropes, yoga, hot Pilates) with tons of amenities—and at a lower price—than other premium gyms in town. 8575 S. Eastern Ave., 702-982-2930; 4750 Blue Diamond Road, #100, 702-5228911; 1870 Festival Plaza Dr., #200, Downtown Summerlin, 702-906-2777; trufusion.com
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The community around the 320-acre Lake Las Vegas has been newly rejuvenated, thanks to its new Lake Las Vegas Sports Club, the return of Reflection Bay Golf Course to its original Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, new grocery and art galleries in MonteLago Village, a new rowing club, and massive renovations to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Those who haven’t visited the lake lately will find six new neighborhoods, by William Lyon Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Century Communities, and Toll Brothers with single- and two-level designs in gated communities and lakeside lots. Henderson, off Lake Mead Parkway and Lake Las Vegas Parkway; lakelasvegas.com
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With its blue-chip art, seasonally rotating botanical displays in the massive conservatory, dancing fountains, and the Michelin two-star Picasso restaurant, Bellagio pioneered the sophistication of the Strip. Upgrades to the Lake Como-themed resort include the recent transformation of the dated Circo restaurant into Julian Serrano’s Lago. Request a room with a lake view, enjoy a massage in a poolside cabana, and sample liberally from master pâtissier Jean-Philippe’s chocolate and pastry shop (or just ogle its chocolate fountain, the largest in the world). 702-693-7111; bellagio.com
Here you’ll find exquisite glass and colored-crystal tableware, home décor, lighting, and thoughtful gifts. INSIDER TIP: Look for Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540, a fragrance that fuses clear crystal with 24k gold powder at 540 degrees, creating a glowing scarlet color. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-6936877; baccarat.com
HOMESTORE The gorgeous selection at Encore’s Homestore includes treasures like the Wynn Dream Bed, plus furniture, sculptures, and other artistic interior accents. INSIDER TIP: Look specifically for the naturally brilliant sculptures of Las Vegas resident Dorit Schwartz, who cradles natural crystals in monumental, naturally formed rare salvaged exotic woods. Her following is worldwide. Encore Las Vegas, 702-770-5477; wynnlasvegas.com
LALIQUE Inspired by René Lalique’s original glass pieces, this Shops at Crystals boutique carries the brand’s sparkling line of vases, sculptures, clocks, chandeliers, and more. The Shops at Crystals, 702-507-2375; lalique.com
knowledgeable owners are often the first call of established Las Vegas families looking to unload their history. The store has many regulars and its gems go fast. INSIDER TIP: Many of Patina’s best furniture pieces are in an off-site warehouse, selling on 1stdibs.com. Just ask, if there’s a specific piece you’re looking for. 1300 S. Main St., Ste. 140, 702-776-6222; patinadecorlv.com
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Commanding four levels and 60,000 square feet, this innovative new retail experience features artistic installations of home furnishings in a gallery setting, including an entire floor dedicated to RH Modern, with an integrated RH Contemporary Art Gallery. Tivoli Village, 775-464-0770; rh.com
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HOTELS ARIA Details like triple-sheeted beds and thoughtful technology make Aria a draw, and natural light from floor-toceiling windows softens sleek lines. The restaurants span the globe: Spanish from Julian Serrano, contemporary American at Shawn McClain’s Sage. Recent additions include Carbone, Bardot Brasserie, and Herringbone. INSIDER TIP: Aria’s Sky Suites, with their separate indoor and outdoor entrances to the hotel and casino—and a new pool for Suite guests only—lets guests stay close to all the action, the incredible CityCenter art collection, and the 80,000-square-foot spa, but still feel like they’re in a boutique hotel. 702-590-7111; aria.com
One of the oldest hotels on the Strip continues to evolve with the recent debuts of its revamped Julius Tower, Omnia Nightclub, and trendsetting restaurants. Prepare to walk, since the nearly 4,000-room hotel spans five towers. Caesars is like a self-contained city, with its many restaurants, massive buffet (Bacchanal), Garden of the Gods pool area, and adjoining Forum Shops. INSIDER TIP: The best rooms are in the Augustus and Octavius towers; from Augustus Tower’s south side, you’ll get the best views of Bellagio’s fountains. 866-227-5938; caesars.com
COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS The Cosmopolitan multiplies Vegas luxe to the nth power: a 100,000-squarefoot casino, three pools, 32 spa treatment rooms and suites, Turkishstyle hammam, and restaurants that include outposts of Scarpetta, Estiatorio Milos, and Beauty & Essex. Its edgy art collection that extends from top to parking garage, wild New Year’s Eve performances, and outdoor concerts under the Boulevard Pool’s massive marquee (go for the boozy ice skating in winter) have secured Cosmo as the favorite of Vegas’s hippest visitors. With brand-new penthouses, the hotel is newly catering to a high-roller crowd. 702-698-7000; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
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DELANO LAS VEGAS The breezy sophistication of Miami’s original Delano meets grandly modern desert décor at this boutique hotel at Mandalay, which occupies its own tower. The more than 1,000 suites each measure at least 725 square feet in a white-on-white color scheme. Don’t miss the serene Bathhouse Spa and Alain Ducasse’s 64th-floor kingdom, the French Riviera-themed Rivea. 702-632-7888; delanolasvegas.com
ENCORE LAS VEGAS Wynn Las Vegas’s sister resort is home to a dynamic collection of suites, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor entertainment venues, including Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub. INSIDER TIP: The Tower Suite lobby bar is one of Las Vegas’s power rooms for casual meetings and drinks with clients. 702-770-7000; wynnlasvegas.com
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This rare boutique Four Seasons provides a casino-free respite from Vegas. Guests have their own entrance and elevator as well as access to babysitters, making this a family favorite. The brunch at the recently renovated Veranda restaurant is a huge draw, and it’s the weekday breakfast and lunch of local and visiting power brokers, casino executives, and Hollywood elite. 702-632-5000; fourseasons.com
Embrace Vegas’s rock ’n’ roll spirit at this memorabilia-filled resort with multiple nightlife venues, theaters, and action-packed pools. One mile off the Strip on Harmon Avenue, plenty of guests come in for concerts at The Joint and stay for the outrageous pool scene. Meals at 24/7 diner Mr. Lucky’s are one of the best deals in Las Vegas, and there’s a lesser-known (but delicious) Nobu outpost. Culinary Dropout and Pink Taco both have outdoor patios that overlook the pool scene. 702-6935000; hardrockhotel.com
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT, SPA & CASINO Just a short drive from the Strip, Green Valley’s lush Mediterranean resort has an award-winning spa and a clutch of great new restaurants, including Bottiglia (Italian) and Borracha (an upscale Mexican cantina). Just renovated at 15 years, the 500-room resort is newly glam—its lobby lined in travertine marble from Peru, Spanish limestone Promenade columns, and with 12-foot-tall and 21-foot-wide high-def LED video displays in the Race and Sports Book—the best viewing technology in the industry. 702-617-7777; greenvalleyranch.sclv.com
JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA The grand Spanish colonial-style resort 20 minutes west of the Strip on 50 acres of gardens is a locals’ escape for its Spa Aquae and one of the best‚—and most sedate—pool scenes around. It’s also minutes from TPC Las Vegas, and its new Hawthorn Grill steakhouse, fronting a waterfall and tropical foliage, is set to become one of the west side’s popular escapes. 221 N. Rampart Blvd., 702-869-7777; marriott.com
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MGM GRAND Guarded by a 45-foot bronze lion, this massive 5,000-plus-room hotel is home to Hakkasan nightclub and restaurants from celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, and the brand-new Morimoto Las Vegas by Masaharu Morimoto, among many others. INSIDER TIP: Formerly only available by invitation, The Mansion at MGM Grand, a decadent 29-villa retreat within the resort, can now be booked by anyone (60 days ahead of time). Luxuries like antique furnishings and access to a Michelin three-star Joël Robuchon restaurant abound. 877-880-0880; mgmgrand.com
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The Mirage’s tropically inspired grounds channel the spirit of Polynesia with an erupting volcano, saltwater aquarium, and dedicated animal habitats. 702-791-7111; mirage.com
BARBERSHOP EXPERIENCE: “Hi Rollers Barber Shop (1120 S. Maryland Pkwy., 702-382-6790; hirollersbarbershop.com) has great barbers and an old Las Vegas ambience—barber chairs, hot lather trims, shoulder massages, and the smell of the tonics.” BEST PLACE TO FIND YOUR INNER PEACE: “Chaiya Meditation Monastery (7925 S. Virtue Ct., 702-456-3838; chaiyacmm.org) is an authentic Thai Buddhist monastery with a wonderful outdoor meditation garden.” BEST DAY HIKE: “The Arizona Hot Springs trail (south of Hoover Dam) takes you right to a beautiful section of the Colorado River, and if that wasn’t worth the hike, there is a small canyon that leads to three natural hot spring pools.” BEST PLACE FOR LUNCH AROUND THE UNLV CAMPUS: “The food trucks outside Lied Library. There’s nothing like a college campus at lunchtime to feel the energy and enthusiasm of talented minds converging.”
end of the Strip is the focal point of a resort complex that also features a sprawling pool playground, aquarium, and events center. 877-632-7700; mandalaybay.com
MONTE CARLO RESORT & CASINO The palatial Monte Carlo Resort offers nearly 3,000 guestrooms and suites, as well as prime positioning near the new T-Mobile Arena. Its own new theater, The Park, a 5,000-seat stadium, opened with Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders, and will host residencies by Cher, Bruno Mars, and Ricky Martin among others in 2017. 702-730-7777; montecarlo.com
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One Las Vegas, a high-rise condominium community on the south Strip, offers resort-style living. Pool with cabanas, spa, massage rooms, two-story gym and social lounge are just a few perks. Fun resident events planned by the community’s lifestyle director turn neighbors into friends. Priced from the low $200s.
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This Downtown high-rise offers flats, lofts, and townhomes, plus chic amenities like a rooftop deck, wine patio, and several ground-floor retailers. 353 E. Bonneville Ave., Ste. 103, 702-754-6300; juhllv.com
SECRET RESTAURANT: “Rock’N’oodles (1108 S. Third St., 702522-9953; rocknoodles.com) is my secret hidden gem for its simple consistency. Everything is made to order and they only use fresh
paradise. The Creative Recreation shoe wall is my favorite! I initially bought two pairs of shoes and have added two more. The bow-ties are another hit.” BEST VINTAGE EVERYTHING: “Patina Décor
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Located inside Caesars Palace, the first Nobu Hotel worldwide is a Japaneseinspired haven beloved by celebrities and VIPs—who covet the 10,500-squarefoot David Rockwell villa, which has a private Zen garden, sauna and media room, and in-room Nobu chefs on demand. 702-785-6677; caesars.com
Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez hold court at this ultra-hip casino resort connected to the Axis Theater and Miracle Mile Shops. 866-9197472; planethollywoodresort.com
Situated across from Aria, this understated, non-gaming, all-suite hotel offers a fireside patio bar, an ESPA-branded spa, and an enviable center-Strip location. 702-590-2111; vdara.com
PALAZZO The exclusive tower connected to Venetian provides uncompromised access to gourmet dining, Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and the Grand Canal Shoppes. 702-607-7777; palazzo.com
PALMS CASINO RESORT This sexy three-towered resort features a glamorous array of Fantasy Suites inspired by themes like classic Hollywood and Barbie’s Dream House, plus the nightspot Ghostbar. 702-942-7777; palms.com
PARIS LAS VEGAS Inspired by the City of Lights, this themed hotel features its own replica of the Eiffel Tower and Strip-front eateries like Mon Ami Gabi and Eiffel Tower Restaurant. 877-7962096; parislasvegas.com
RED ROCK CASINO, RESORT & SPA This contemporary resort offers amenities ranging from a bowling alley to a top-ranked sports book to a newly reinvigorated dining scene. A brand-new spa, managed by Well & Being, is a destination all its own. And newly renovated, art-filled penthouses have some of the best views of Red Rock Conservation Area in the valley. 702-797-7777; redrock.sclv.com
SLS LAS VEGAS SLS brings urban cool to the Strip’s north end with celebrity chef-helmed restaurants and a variety of chic nightspots. W Hotel has just opened in one of its towers. High rollers should check out its nearly 2,400-square-foot “Extreme Wow” suite designed by Lenny Kravitz atop the tower, whose balcony has great views of the mountains. 702-761-7000; slslasvegas.com
VENETIAN Large suites, miles of dreamy canals, some of the best dining on the Strip, and access to the 118,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub make this one of the Strip’s most popular resorts. With its “outdoor” cafés and shops lining a system of canals, it’s infinitely possible to check in and never leave for days. 702-414-1000; venetian.com
LOFT 5 Minimalist design meets top-tier amenities—think multiple pools, outdoor fireplaces, and a fitness center—at this industrial-style loft community. 2715 W. Pebble Road, 702-435-0505; loft5lv.com
MACDONALD HIGHLANDS One of Vegas’s most prestigious developments, this mountainside community offers luxury custom homes and entrance to the exclusive Dragon Ridge Country Club. 552 S. Stephanie St., Henderson, 702-614-9100; macdonaldhighlands.com
WYNN LAS VEGAS
A Strip icon, Steve Wynn’s swooping building is light-filled, from the lobby atrium to the floor-to-ceiling windows in most rooms. All of the rooms are quite large (even the smallest), with huge bathtubs and great views (request a view of the mountains or Wynn’s golf course.) Gourmands will want to head to any of the restaurants around the resort. The retail in Wynn—from the US flagship of Givenchy to the Wynn Collection boutique—is unparalleled. 702-770-7000; wynnlasvegas.com
Downtown’s premier high-rise building houses residential condos, a rooftop pool deck, and a curated collection of retailers and hip restaurants. 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 702-478-4700; ogdenlv.com
ONE LAS VEGAS It’s all about the amenities at this luxe high-rise community, which has a two-story fitness center, movie theater, and gaming lounge. 8255 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-405-9020; theonelv.com
ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE These residential skyscrapers feature European-style condos and penthouses, plus a concierge service, indoor and outdoor pools, and a Roman spa. 9103 Alta Dr., 702-750-1092; charluxury.com
THE RESIDENCES AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL The Strip-front condos at Mandarin Oriental offer exclusive amenities ranging from 24-hour in-home dining to complimentary poolside cabanas. 702-590-8883; mandarinoriental.com
THE RIDGES Summerlin’s crown jewel neighborhood features spectacular custom homes, a members-only club, and a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. 11277 Marble Ridge Dr., 702-255-2500; summerlin. com/the-ridges
SUMMERLIN The Howard Hughes Corporation’s master-planned assemblage of family-friendly villages provides a utopian bridge from the Strip to Red Rock. 10801 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-7914000; summerlin.com
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Steps away from the Strip, this residential high-rise complex features hotel-style amenities like valet parking, a concierge, and limo service. 2827 Paradise Road, 702-784-4601; turnberryplace.com
TURNBERRY TOWERS Strip-facing luxury condos are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces, and oversize Jacuzzi tubs. 222 Karen Ave., 702-732-9797; turnberrytowers.com
VEER TOWERS Perched beside Crystals, Veer’s exquisite Strip-front condos and residences yield access to rooftop infinity pools, fitness centers, and media rooms. 3726 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-748-8285; veertowers.com
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For those lucky enough to make it past Timothy Sheldon (LEFT) to the formerly members-only Living Room, this serene scene awaits. Plus, you can watch the action in adjoining Intrigue from behind the safety of a two-way mirror.
HOW TO: BE INTRIGUING JUST BECAUSE WYNN’S LIVING ROOM IS NO LONGER MEMBERS-ONLY DOESN’T MEAN YOU’LL GET IN. TIMOTHY SHELDON EXPLAINS. BY ANDY WANG
The VIP room within Intrigue has, after a year of operation, dropped its members-only policy. But that doesn’t mean you’re getting into the lounge where Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Gigi Hadid have partied. You’ll have to negotiate your way past 6’6” doorman (and former pro soccer player) Timothy Sheldon, who read all he
could find about Studio 54 gatekeeper Marc Benecke, and studied Page Six to help determine whom he should embrace and whom he should bounce. It seems like the best way to get into an exclusive spot is to be a celebrity, a real estate heir, or a model. Any tips for people who aren’t? “The best way to come in if you
don’t know anybody is to have a nice attitude. A smile helps. Anybody who’s got five drinks in them or is pushy, that kind of energy won’t work. Conversely, if a couple comes in and they’re out on some kind of holiday, they’ve got great energy and are articulate and dress well, they have a value. It could be the downtown skateboard kid
with paint on his nails because he’s done graffiti all day. Sometimes, you want to mix it up. You don’t want a bunch of bankers in there. A room full of beautiful women is boring if nobody else is there.” There’s no social media at the Living Room. “This room is not supposed to be a place everybody knows about. If you’re
XYZ celebrity who just broke up with your wife and you want to blow off steam with your boys, you come here and I take care of you and nobody knows about it. Unfortunately, with just the wrong handful of people, the room is all wrong. I don’t have a requirement of money we have to make. It’s about the integrity of the room.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARL LARSON (SHELDON); BARBARA KRAFT (INTRIGUE INTERIOR); DAVID BECKER/GETTY IMAGES FOR WYNN LAS VEGAS (HADID); DANNY MAHONEY (NIGHTCLUB)
FROM LEFT: Living Room guests have private entry to Intrigue. Here, a night with DJ duo Flosstradamus; being model Gigi Hadid could help you clear Sheldon’s velvet rope. She celebrated her 21st birthday at Intrigue.
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