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CHANGES IN LATITUDE Watching the fireworks from atop Lone Mountain on the Fourth of July, I was in awe
looking down at the vast view of our stunning city. From there, you could see the entire valley including the 4 miles of bright lights on the Las Vegas Strip. It was so peaceful and serene, yet 20 miles away there were more than 300,000 people celebrating the holiday, taking in all the entertainment and fine dining that Las Vegas has to offer. With autumn now upon us (my favorite season of the year), I’m looking forward to the picturesque beauty of the leaves changing colors and the smell of pines. (Yes, we have those in Las Vegas, too.) I moved to Las Vegas more than 30 years ago from the Midwest to escape the snow and bask in year-round sunshine. And in Las Vegas, I can still capture the season with a short 30-minute drive up to Mount Charleston. Along with the anticipation of cooler weather, it’s my favorite time of the year for sports, and while we won’t be able to attend a Las Vegas Raiders game here for a couple of years, Las Vegans are definitely ready to see our first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights, hit the ice. This fall also marks a new beginning as Vegas joins Modern Luxury, which enables us to bring you even more fabulous luxury coverage, from fashion to travel—both domestic and international—and benefit from our now enormous network of 83 magazines in 24 markets! We had a fantastic summer: Tyson Beckford, our summer cover star, hosted our incredible anniversary party and took selfies all night with his fans. We want to give a big shoutout to our presenting sponsor, Downtown Summerlin, and our venue, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa; event designer Freshwata; cocktails and bubbles from Absolut Elyx and Perrier-Jouët; floral arrangements from Sun City Summerlin Florist; and fantastic treats and activations from Carl’s Donuts, H2O Media, TruFusion, Photo & Go and En Fuego Cigars. Your enthusiasm to join us in celebrating our anniversary gave us a few more reasons to love Las Vegas like we do. Cheers.
Kim Armenta Publisher
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Wearing Tory Burch with summer’s cover star, Tyson Beckford
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Ever read those “runway to realway” pages in fashion magazines, which gently strip away all the shocking, dissonant or just plain wacky elements of runway ensembles so you can safely incorporate the season’s trend—say, Victorian collars or the color red—into your everyday look? Feel free to do this exercise on your own while reading this issue, but we’re bucking the formula. We’re giving you permission to go for a head-to-toe embroidered velvet Russian doll look (big trends at Gucci and Naeem Khan this year—although I suggest waiting for the temperature to dip below 80 F before you try this). I’m going for one of my favorites from the fall/winter runways, a Tory Burch ensemble that rips off the Delft blue pattern from your grandma’s china and makes it fearlessly sexy. After all, this is Las Vegas—not the place you should feel you need to water down the trends to make them acceptable for the PTA meeting. We’re encouraging you to break every fashion rule you can or at least wear something you’d consider a little risky back home. No judgment! You guys in your Royal Tenenbaumsinspired evening athleisure and ladies in your sequined sausage casings teetering around on 7-inch heels make us who we are, or at least contribute to the fl avor. Look around the casino: We even make it easier by installing convenient vending machines that sell comfy fl ats so you don’t have to be that girl (you know the one) a few hours from now. Also in our pages, we’re pulling back the curtains—and
peering in the beauty cabinets—of some of our favorite local women of style, each with her own beautiful aesthetic. (Which starts, as I can tell you from knowing them, with being lovely on the inside.) While you’re browsing our pages, you might even notice that Vegas magazine has a bold new look, thanks to our new parent company, Modern Luxury, whose fashionable fold of titles covers 24 cities across the country (and growing!). We’re thrilled to be along for the ride and think you’ll love our new look, too.
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GET the LOOK “‘Mix it, but don’t match it’ seemed to be the message of the season. Keep your bags unexpected and the focal point of your outfit—these accessories are meant to pull the eyes’ focus and start the conversation. Shrinking violets need not apply.” –James Aguiar, Modern Luxury VP creative/fashion director @modernluxury; @jamesastyle
THE LOOK Jacket in Nero and Brighton refined wool and silk, $2,470, at Bottega Veneta, The Shops at Crystals; wool dress, $3,400, and tights, $725, both at Chanel, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace; solid fur Rex bandana with Bugle bead fringe hem, price upon request, at Alexander Wang, 212.977.9683; Oblique bag, $3,350, at Dior, The Shops at Crystals; embellished sandal, $1,850, at miumiu.com. THE BEAUTY Pro longwear foundation, $34, Pro longwear Paint Pot eye shadow in Groundwork, $22, and Cremesheen lipstick in Shy Girl, $17, all at MAC, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. THE TEAM Photographed by Michael Dwornik Styled by Jacqueline Zenere Art direction by James Aguiar Hair by Moiz Alladina at The Wall Group using Kevin Murphy products Makeup by Kiyoshi Maeda using MAC at Utopia
ON THE COVER Dress, $7,300, Valentino, The Shops at Crystals; double-georgette scarf, $1,200, Tom Ford, The Shops at Crystals; white fingerless leather long gloves, $725, Gucci, The Shops at Crystals; Leigh small top handle cross body bag with chain, $595, 31philliplim.com.
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CONTENTS | Departments
SOCIETY & CULTURE
43 SPOTLIGHT Raymond Pettibon’s provocative work is on display at MCQ Fine Art. 44 ON THE SCENE Vegas magazine toasts to 14 years with familiar faces; Bellusso Jewelers celebrates the JCK jewelry industry show with its annual soiree; and more. 50 AGENDA Watch May weather and McGregor battle it out; dance all day (and night) at the iHeartRadio Music Festival; and more.
STYLE & BEAUTY
53 SPOTLIGHT Indulge in an experience rich in iconic glamour at the new Spa Metropole by Givenchy in Monte Carlo, Monaco. 54 ARBITER Start your watch collection with Alan Bekhor of LV Luxury Holdings. 56 SHOPS Stroll down memory lane with Sex and the City lovers’ favorite shoemaker, Sarah Jessica Parker; Get “glunge” with the Caten brothers at their newest DSQUARED2 store. 60 WATCHES The longtime relationship between Rolex and the golf world was on full display at this year’s Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.
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NOW IN VEGAS
35 SPOTLIGHT Treat yourself to a curated cocktail with the click of a button at The Tipsy Robot. 36 NOW Instagram duo Dani Capps and Sloan Hadfield’s empowering new makeup line; Modernist Cuisine Gallery opens in The Forum Shops; a new morning-after ritual; and more.
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DSQUARED2 PHOTO BY BOB METELUS; “SKINNY DIPPING” PHOTO BY NATHAN MYHRVOLD
62 WHAT I WANT NOW Digital diva Cara Santana talks about her new app and dishes on her beauty faves.
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DESIGN & REALTY
65 SPOTLIGHT Marvelously modern, the newly unveiled Waterworks Studio collection offers streamlined fittings for the bath. 66 BUZZ SKG Designs owner Shelley Gorman talks River North, her eclectic interior boutique. 68 SUITE LIFE The lodgings get even more lush on the 29th ﬂoor of Caesars Palace. Plus: Set up shop in one of The Cosmopolitan’s posh penthouses.
TR AVEL & RECREATION
95 SPOTLIGHT At The Resort at Paws Up in Montana, the nation’s finest chefs cook amid breathtaking scenery.
96 ITINER ARY Take a three-day tour through Monterey County, Calif., using our tips on where to stay and what to do.
99 SPOTLIGHT There’s a nightly dinner party at Sparrow + Wolf, and you’re invited. 100 REVIEW The Morton family expands its Vegas empire with MB Steak. 102 SPIRITS Music icons Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine’s new collaboration is based on agave—not rock ’n’ roll. 104 GUIDE Blue Ribbon returns to its roots; London meets Las Vegas at Zuma; and more.
114 SNAPSHOTS Peep some of the city’s most ravishing events—from reopenings to crownings.
LOOK WHO’S TALKING
120 Get to know Chloe Gosselin, the stiletto architect of the moment.
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72 TAK ING CHARGE With a film career firmly established, Elizabeth Olsen sets about forging her own path.
78 HOLDING PATTERNS It’s all in the bag: This season, bold is best with intriguing silhouettes, opulent textiles and quirky prints.
PHOTO BY EMILY WILSON
88 HEALTH & BEAUTY Three Vegas style stars let us into their closets—and beauty cabinets!
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CONTRIBUTORS What trend are you most excited about for fall?
3] JASON LATHAM contributing writer “It will be a relief just to wear long sleeves again. I’ve got a drawer full of V-neck sweaters and waffle crews that have been neglected so long they’ve gone out of style and come back into style again. And my suits are gathering dust. My personal style is understated: black tees and blue jeans. My socks are usually the only things I let stand out.”
5] EMILY WILSON contributing photographer “It’s wonderful to see people getting outdoors, hiking, running, swimming and that it’s becoming more acceptable to blend active wear and day-to-day clothing. I’m an avid runner, swimmer and camper and it’s great that those things are all trending! Going out at night, my vibe is indie rock and West Coast bohemian. I’m a mom with two kids and I still ride my skateboard.”
1] JUDY STONE contributing writer “Every fall, I begin counting down the days, and temperature, until I can wear boots again. I’m particularly excited about the slouch boot, whether it’s a nude leather from Marc Jacobs or one with extra sparkle from Saint Laurent. But I feel like I am a chameleon. I am as comfortable in a Tom Ford dress and Dolce heels as I am in ripped jeans and Converse sneakers.”
2] DON CHAREUNSY contributing writer “From my chat in this issue with DSquared2’s Dan and Dean Caten, “glunge”—glamorous grunge. I’m a fan of the unconventional and mashing up themes and ideas in all aspects of life. That said, I’m a boring dresser, so let’s say I’d describe my personal style as casual and comfortable—with a bow tie as often as possible.”
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4] MICHAEL KAPLAN contributing writer “The temperature is going down so I can wear a new leather jacket and take a baby step toward looking dope. I’d describe my personal style as “fell asleep in my clothing, rolled out of bed in the morning and tried to get unrumpled with limited success.”
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BOTLER SERVICE While the self-driving car debate remains unresolved, Las Vegans appear ready to leave another of life’s most important matters in the “hands” of machines. Tipsy Robot (thetipsyrobot.com), the long-awaited cocktail bar staffed by two would-be assembly line robotic arms, is now open at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. Instead of waving down your bartender for a drink, you file your order in an app and watch it pour from ceiling-mounted bottles into cocktail shakers. The (presumably nonunion) robots are expected to make your drink within 60 to 90 seconds. If you’re unsure a robot can mix your cocktail the way you like it, take solace knowing the human brain behind Tipsy Robot’s recipes is Southern Glazer’s master mixologist and Bartender Hall of Fame award winner Francesco Lafranconi. Cheers to that. –Jason Latham
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“We wanted to create a line with some positive vibes,” says Dani Capps (left).
FOOD FANATIC Photographer and food scientist Nathan Myhrvold’s
Modernist Cuisine Gallery (modernistcuisinegallery.com) opened in May at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, placing food front, center and massive for your, ahem, consumption. Which begged two questions: Where do you ﬁnd inspiration for your striking images? “When I decided about a decade ago to create the cookbook Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, I saw an exciting opportunity to do something new in food photography—to portray food in new and unexpected ways that simultaneously draw readers in and illustrate the science at work in cooking. My team and I looked into the idea of selling prints, and it became clear that the only way forward would be to open our own gallery.” Who collects 10-foot-tall images of breadcrumb landscapes and chard? “I think that my photography speaks to people for whom the speciﬁc subject in the photo and the broader topic of food are important parts of their lives. I can say that people deﬁnitely like food—all of our homes include a place to cook and eat. And they clearly also like photos of food—witness Instagram. There has never been a better time to love food. Art that you have in your home or ofﬁce should be something that delights and engages you on a daily basis. I hope that my photographs allow people to express how food makes them feel and who they are.” –Don Chareunsy
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“Beta Vulgaris”” by Nathan han Myhrvold, ld, limited edition: 300
THEA COSMETICS PHOTO BY BROOKE OLIMPIERI; MODERNIST CUISINE GALLERY PHOTO BY NATHAN MYHRVOLD
Instagram and the blog world know Dani Capps as half of @itsthoseblondes and thoseblondes.com, both a heady mix of girl power motivation, beauty tips and hilarity. The onetime makeup artist earned her stripes helping put Rain Cosmetics in front of the celebs who would make it famous (Holly Madison, Lara Croft, Michael Boychuck). When she met Sloan Hadfield (Miss Nevada USA, 2005) nearly 10 years ago, “We connected over our shared vision,” Capps says. “Makeup doesn’t make you beautiful, it only enhances your natural beauty.” These days, she says, makeup is confusing. “You can’t go 10 minutes without being bombarded with poreless, airbrushed, filtered photos. Am I supposed to look like this? We wanted to focus on the fun and the playful side of makeup, and less of the ‘fix me!’ part.” Enter the duo’s new brand, Thea Cosmetics (theacosmetics.com), a line of hypoallergenic, fragrance- and paraben-free matte and demi-matte lipsticks with a mission: “A portion of all Thea’s proceeds goes toward organizations that encourage girls, teens and women to pursue education and build confidence and self-esteem.” Even these two gorgeous women know that lipstick isn’t a silver bullet. “We’re not models; we’re not 22,” Capps laughs. “This is how we look in Thea, and this is our style. We have pores and some rolls, but we’re having fun.” And with the gorgeous hues of their first collection, with names like “Dark Desert Highway,” “Page Me” and “Bad Mama Jama,” you will, too. –Briar Davis
It’s wellness happy hour at Panacea.
NOW IN SESSION
Gordon Ramsay’s first Hell’s Kitchen-themed restaurant comes to Caesars Palace this year. Play chef—sans abuse—with these interactive culinary experiences. –DC
COCOA POWER Hexx Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas turns cocoa beans into chocolate—with its Bean-to-Bar Tasting Experience and Bean-to-Bar Wine & Chocolate Pairing, featuring three wines with milk and dark chocolates. 702.331.5100, hexxlasvegas.com
PARLEZ-VOUS MICHELIN? Executive
MIZUMI PHOTO BY JEFF GREEN
chef Julien Asseo of Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy tutors a maximum of six students in an appetizer and entree (past dishes include duck breast, and chestnut and celery soup). They’ll then dine at the exclusive chef’s table. Classes are available from 11AM to 2PM, Wednesdays through Sundays. 702.731.7286, caesars.com
CURRY ON At Urban Turban, chef Tarun Kapoor guides guests through Indian ﬂavors every other Saturday featuring an appetizer, entree and dessert. Think chicken tikka, butter chicken, cheese in smoked sauce and Shahi Tukra (Indian bread pudding). 702.826.3217, urbanturbanlv.com
BOTTOMS UP Learn how to pour the perfect
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pint of Guinness at Mandalay Place’s Guinness Store. Learn the six-step process then drink your (hopefully) perfect pour. You’ll also walk away with a souvenir glass and photograph, and answers to burning questions, such as, “How long does it take to pour the perfect pint of Guinness?” Until 10PM daily. $20, 702.632.7773, mandalaybay.com
In a city known for excess, Panacea (panacealv.com) stands out like an orange-robed monk meditating in the middle of a smoky casino floor. The new plant-based restaurant, juice bar and wellness center in Boca Park allows you to experience the healing power of food, Zen out and engage with Vegas’ health-minded community, says Shane Stuart, co-founder of Panacea, who also opened one of the city’s first health restaurants, Downtown’s now-defunct Grassroots Juice Bar. “Panacea isn’t just about food,” says Stuart. “We’re about people coming together, and raising the overall health and energy of the Vegas community.” That’s why Panacea also offers tea ceremonies and events that bring the community together to learn and talk about wellness. But that’s not to say the menu is an afterthought. Panacea, for example, serves the perfect guilt-free cheat meal: the Ultimate burger—a mimic of an In-n-Out Burger that swaps beef for a black bean, quinoa, farrow and mushroom patty—and an organic vegetable and fruit smoothie that tastes just like a mint chocolate chip milkshake. After lunch, settle in with your laptop and an otherworldly coffee. “We serve lattes made with indigenous superfoods like beetroot, spirulina and matcha maca,” says Stuart. Soon, Panacea will offer buzz-inducing beverages like raw wine, dandelion wine, or kombucha fermented with health-improving ingredients like turmeric and goji berries. “My philosophy is that you heal the soul, the soul heals the mind, the mind heals the body,” Stuart says. “And all that healing starts from the inside, with food.” –Michael Easter
You might need more than one class to master Mizumi’s Omakase platter, but chefs Kitt Xaiyasiha and Devin Hashimoto will start you on your way.
MASTER THIS Wynn Las Vegas’ recently launched Wynn Master Class Series continues with Sushi Master Class at 12PM on Sept. 15, Cake Decorating with a Master at 2PM on Sept. 28 and Conscious Cooking at 12PM on Oct. 5. $150, 702.770.7070, wynnlasvegas.com
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Looking for a center-ﬂoating hologram for your next product launch? Look no further than Fresh Wata (freshwata.com), the Las Vegas event and production team Tricia Costello founded in 1999. With her team of engineers and production artists, she now counts Nickelodeon, CES, Sprint, Samsung, CNET, GameSpot and even this year’s Univision Awards as happy clients. Costello also transformed Vegas magazine’s anniversary party, installing white-on-white furniture and a human-size chessboard to play on by the pool. Costello’s mission: “To create an emotional connection and bond between our clients’ brands and their guests.” Here’s what Costello loves about Las Vegas. –DC
Red Rock Casino Resortt & Spa (11011 W. Ch Charleston Blvd., 702.797.7777, 797.7777, redrock.sclv.com). “I love to be around locals and dine at Hearthstone. There is something special in the air out by the mountains.” STAY
R+D Emporium m (740 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 11, 702.750.0550, rdhipster. com). “I always find jewelry, clothes, goodies, and gifts and never leave empty-handed at R+D. I especially love the cacti. It’s a must-stop after I hit Mosaic Salon.”
“Pregame at The W Livingg Room Barr (2535 S. Las L s Vegas V s Blvd., Bl d 702.761.8700, wlasvegas.com) with W’s Marky Mark cocktail.” DINE
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Cottonwood onwood Valley Trail System m (blm.gov). “The beginner ner loop trail is fast, greatt cardio and always a challenge. llenge. I feel lost in the middle of nowhere when I get on the backside.”
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“I love ReBar (1225 S. Main St., 702.349.2283, rebarlv.com) because it’s drinking, antique shopping, nostalgia and games all in one.”
NOW HEAR THIS! Beginning Sept. 9, the new season of the Las Vegas Philharmonic (lvphil.org) brings an innovative mix heavy on American classics. Music Director Donato Cabrera gives us a sneak peek into the new season. I'm particularly excited about “Copland in Mexico” on Nov. 4! I am, too! Because it is a concert that is supported, in part, through a grant by the National Endowment of the Humanities, we will be connecting with parts of our community in ways we have never before
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connected. Convince us that everyone needs to attend the pre-concert conversations. I changed the name from pre-concert lectures to preconcert conversations, and I always have with me on stage the soloist for the evening. What should we not miss this year? For the opening night concert, we’re playing a beautiful showpiece by John Adams, in celebration of his 70th birthday. And the much-anticipated return of Pink Martini is not to be missed! –Andrea Bennett
COTTONWOOD PHOTO BY CODY DIX/SOUTHERN NEVADA CONSERVANCY; LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC PHOTO BY RAY ALAMO; PORTRAIT BY EMILY WILSON; REBAR PHOTO BY JEFF GALE; RED ROCK CASINO RESORT & SPA PHOTO BY ANTHONY MAIR
NOW I N V EGA S
WAKE UP, SAY OM Out-of-towners may think mornings in Vegas are for hangover brunches or sleeping off the night before. But a new travel trend is hitting town that promises to help visitors leave a little healthier: wellness travel. That flavor of tourism— which boosts your mental, physical and social well-being—is growing 50 percent faster than the overall tourism industry, according to a Virtuoso Travel study. Vegas is taking action by offering a handful of top-notch wellness experiences for travelers and locals alike. Here are three of our favorites. –ME
Il Divo has amassed 160 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries with 30 million album sales, and can sing to us anytime.
CUT YOUR BALL AND CHAIN The average person views their phone 84 times a day, according to scientists in the UK. Enter Mandarin Oriental’s digital detox program. You’ll turn in your phone upon check-in, then spend the weekend taking yoga, meditation and healthy meal prep classes—all while decompressing from your hyperconnected lifestyle. Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, 702.590.8881, mandarinoriental.com
WAKE AND MOVE
“OM” AT THE MOON Not all wellness activities happen at dawn. Every full moon, Red Rock hosts a nighttime gong meditation in a secluded area of its beautiful spa pool deck. The session is led by Cosmin from the RYK Meditation Center. Red Rock Spa by Well & Being, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 702.797.7878, wellandbeing.com
THIS IS THEIR NIGHT The international quartet Il Divo—tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop artist Sébastien Izambard of France and tenor David Miller from Denver, Colo.—has broken gold and platinum sales records in more than 33 countries. Their six shows starting Sept. 20 take place in Venetian Theatre, site of the old Sands Hotel’s Copa Room. We asked Miller what we can expect: How does it feel to perform on the same grounds that the Rat Pack played 50 years ago?
They were all huge superstars, but the sum was still greater than its parts, and that’s how we feel. We all had various careers and then we got into a room and something magical happened. There is no holding a candle to Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But we do have a guy who has a big ol’ curl in the middle of his forehead: Carlos and Dean Martin have a similar look going on! (Laughs) Is there anything you want to experience while you’re in town?
I like to play craps! That’s kind of win some, lose some. Urs would want to catch a show or two. But we’re going to be performing every
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evening so the challenge will be finding stuff in the daytime, and Carlos is just not a daytime person. What makes this mini-residency at the Venetian unique?
This will be the first time we’ve had a residency anywhere. I think that we’re going to connect more with the audience [than usual], because sometimes when you’re in a different city every day, speaking a different language every day, there’s only a certain amount you can let them in. What I can say is that people are going to walk away and say, “Why didn’t these guys come to Vegas sooner?” Il Divo - Th is is Your Night: Live in Las Vegas, Sept. 20-30, venetian.com –Spencer Lubitz
II DIVO PHOTO BY MARCELLO AMBRIZ
Venetian offers sunrise yoga in its 1.2-acre, Venetian lagoon pool space. You’ll build strength, stamina and ﬂexibility while centering yourself before a long day (and night) on the Las Vegas Strip. Canyon Ranch Spa Club at Venetian Las Vegas, 702.414.3600, venetian.com
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RAYMOND PETTIBON, “UNTITLED (A KISS FOR THE CAREFUL READER…),” PHOTO BY BROOKE ALEXANDER, INC., NEW YORK
“Untitled (A Kiss For the Careful Reader…),” is an iconic Pettibon image.
Bold, uncompromising and impossible to pin down to a genre, Raymond Pettibon is revered as one of America’s most unique creators of contemporary art. Now open inside Downtown’s MCQ Fine Art, a rare exhibition of his unique works on paper and limited-edition prints showcases his signature style of pairing roughly hand-drawn imagery with humorous and macabre texts. “His style is really raw and energetic,” says gallerist Michele Quinn. “When you see his work, with his handwriting, pulling from historical literary sources and his own imagination, you know it’s his.” First emerging during the late 1970s in the thick of Southern California’s punk rock scene, Pettibon began exploring the spectrum of American life, including— but not limited to—politics, religion and sexuality. Oscillating between poetic humor and stinging criticism, Pettibon has now created more than 20,000 pieces, ranging from album cover designs and drawings to large-scale installations. The show, accompanied by a limitededition lithograph book, is a unique look into the mind of one of art’s sharpest contemporary chroniclers. MCQ Fine Art, 620 S. Seventh St., 702.366.9339, mcqfineart.com –Spencer Lubitz
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Some of the city’s favorite stars and influential locals enjoyed a night around the pool at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa to toast cover star Tyson Beckford and Vegas magazine’s 14th year.
THE PARTY Vegas magazine celebrated 14 years as Las Vegas’ premier luxury lifestyle magazine, in a blowout party that has become the annual don’tmiss event of the summer season, held this year at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa.
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THE GUESTS Captivating cover star Tyson Beckford, who just extended as celebrity host of Chippendales, was joined by his co-stars, plus high-profile locals like burlesque star Claire Sinclair, Pia Zadora, Ricardo Laguna, Zowie Bowie and more than 1,000 VIPs and influencers.
THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests toasted the evening with cocktails by Absolut Elyx and Champagne from Perriër-Jouet and danced to the music by The Dirty. A doughnut wall by Carl’s Donuts was a main attraction, and guests browsed offerings by TruFusion, Sun City Summerlin Florist, Photo & Go, The Salon at Red Rock, En Fuego Cigars and Fresh Wata.
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1. Pia Zadora 2. Lauren Marcos and Brock Ramsay 3. The pre-party scene in the Pool Backyard at Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa 4. Vegas Editor-inChief Andrea Bennett, wearing Tory Burch, with Chippendales castmembers 5. Amber Ramsay and Ricardo Laguna 6. Cocktails from Absolut Elyx 7. Summer Vegas cover star Tyson Beckford 8. Adam Vesely, Derek and Michelle Delp, and Kristen Schaefer 9. Maxime Lecocq and Sandra Rodriguez enjoy the Carlâ€™s Donuts wall. 10. Claire Sinclair and Jonathan Crowder 11. Randy Slovacek and Michael Caprio 12. Jennifer Lynn Phillips and Chris Phillips
PHOTOS BY RAY ALAMO AND ESAIAH GOMEZ
SOCI ET Y & CU LT U R E
BY JALYNN RUSSELL
UPPING THE STEAKS The hip new MB Steak opened at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with 500 of the Morton brothers’ best friends in attendance. 1. Michael Morton, chef William DeMarco and Jenna Morton 2. Icy cocktails from Breakthru Beverage 3. Matt Welebir and Stephanie Wilson 4. Phil Reynolds, Christi Tasker, Cray Bauxmont-Flynn, Shaun Saunders 5. Ellen Schaner and Heidi Sarno Straus 6. Above this bar is a skylit living wall—but guests at the opening had their eyes on the prize.
hospitality family pulled out all the stops over its two-floor restaurant, with gourmet stations in every room. Fittingly, the brothers cut the commemorative ribbon with a meat cleaver before the party began. THE GUESTS The cast of Magic Mike Live, DJ Lydia Ansel, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (who proclaimed the day “MB Steak Day”) and Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow joined friends and family. THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests loaded their plates at a caviar bar; carving stations served MB Steak’s dry-aged tomahawk and Wagyu strip loin, and decadent side dishes like creamed corn with crab. An elaborate candy and dessert bar, as well as chilled Hangar One vodka, and Champagne and wine stations kept the party going late.
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PHOTOS BY JOE DURKIN
THE PARTY For opening night at Michael and David Morton’s MB Steak, the legendary
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In anticipation of the jewelry industry’s largest annual gathering, Las Vegas Luxury Holdings held its annual pre-JCK party at its Bellusso Jewelers store in Palazzo. The night’s fitting theme: a luxe, Jazz Age throwback to when too many jewels were never enough.
THE PARTY Bellusso Jewelers at Palazzo hosted its annual party to toast the JCK jewelry industry show on June 4, one of the most anticipated (and hard-to-get!) invitations of the week, held in—and spilling out of—the store. THE GUESTS Industry luminaries, company executives and some of Las Vegas Luxury Holdings’ most devoted customers came to see and be seen in their best jewels. THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests enjoyed cocktails from Absolut Elyx and Martell Cognac and Champagne from Perrier-Jouët while they mingled and tried on Bellusso’s newest gems. Bling and bubbles not enough? By Dzign Events provided tables filled with every candy imaginable, making it the buzziest night of the week’s many events.
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PHOTOS BY RAY ALAMO
1. The scene outside Bellusso Jewelers 2. Sheryl Goldstein, Rick Moore and Hedy Woodrow 3. Christophe Pienkowski, Missy Schaaf, and Maxime Lecocq 4. Ziva Bekhor 5. Leonard and Judy Stone 6. Ezra Bekhor and performers from Baz - Star Crossed Love.
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Richard Marx, Satisfied: Only The Hits
Grammy Award winner Richard Marx begins a limited engagement at the Flamingo, singing chart-toppers like “Now and Forever” in an intimate acoustic setting. 7:30PM, tickets $59-$99, Flamingo, richardmarxvegas.com
Mayweather vs. McGregor
Billed as “The Money Fight,” the boxing showdown between the 11-time, five-division champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and current UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor is expected to earn Mayweather $100 million, and McGregor $75 million. 11:59PM, tickets $2,425$64,325, T-Mobile Arena, t-mobilearena.com
Opening Night, Las Vegas Philharmonic: Don Juan
The 19th season of the Las Vegas Philharmonic opens with the Richard Strauss symphonic blockbuster, Don Juan, plus Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto. No. 1. 7:30PM, opening night by subscription only from $300, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, lvphil.org
Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival
Thousands gather in Henderson’s Water Street District to celebrate the annual festival that includes island-style barbecue, two stages of Hawaiian-style performances, and craft and arts displays. 10 AM, free, Henderson Events Plaza, cityofhenderson.com
Bill Maher: Aces of Comedy
No one enjoys Politically Incorrect veteran Bill Maher’s brand of comedy more than a Vegas audience. Look forward to straight talk and big laughs as he returns for the second year. 10PM, tickets $105-$467, Terry Fator Theatre, mirage.com
An Intimate Evening With Santana
Grammy Award winner Carlos Santana brings his famous rock and Latin American music to a 16-show mini-residency. 7PM, tickets $99-$364, House of Blues, houseofblues.com
Andalusian World Cup
The world’s top horses and trainers come each September to South Point Equestrian Center for the most prestigious global event for Iberian breeds. New this year: a dressage competition sanctioned by all major equestrian organizations. 1PM, free, South Point Equestrian Center, andalusianworldcup.com
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Vegas Golden Knights Preseason Games
Could a city be more excited for its first pro hockey team? We think not. The season starts in October but a few preseason games (vs. Los Angeles, Colorado and San Jose) will be played at T-Mobile Arena. 7PM, tickets $26-$798, T-Mobile Arena, nhl.com/goldenknights
Route 91 Harvest Festival
For half a century, John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Golliwogs, Blue Ridge Rangers) has cemented his legend status. For his Las Vegas return, he’ll sing CCR songs to rapt audiences. Tickets $60-$1,100, Encore Theater, wynnlasvegas.com
The wildly popular three-day music festival at Las Vegas Village this year welcomes headliners Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt as well as a roster of at least two dozen more popular names. Time TBA, three-day pass $631-$1,727, Las Vegas Village, rt91harvest.com
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The star-studded, two-day music festival returns, presenting Daytime Village artists, including Coldplay, Lorde and Kings of Leon. 7:15PM, tickets $168-$822, T-Mobile Arena, iheart.com
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Life is Beautiful
The three-day super-festival of thinkers, musicians, artists and more converges on Downtown Las Vegas, with a music lineup that includes more than 70 huge names, an interactive Art Motel installation and speaker Bill Nye. 2PM, three-day VIP tickets $655, Downtown, lifeisbeautiful.com
Along with Jason Aldean, stars like Jake ke Owen, Big & Rich, ch, Maren Morris is and more are sett to hit the stage att Route 91 Harvestt Festival.
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MAISON PROUD Monaco is known as a posh playground for the global elite. Yet, down a cypress-lined avenue, tucked beyond the buzz of the glittering yachts, casinos and boutiques, a quieter form of luxury awaits at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo and newly bowed Spa Metropole by Givenchy (metropole. com/en/spa-montecarlo). The spa experience is crafted to evoke the creation of a couture garment with Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy himself. A pristinely groomed spa associate hands me a tablet on which I select not only my music and massage pressure preference, but also build my personalized mood board recalling the sounds, scents and visual elements that resonate most with my personality. Afterward, the attendant promptly delivers my signature scent—spritzing my personal pochette to wear in the pocket of my robe as I embark on the sensory journey. Nestled in one of the 10 treatment rooms, the indulgent Le Soin Noir Renaissance Intégrale unfolds over a luxurious two-hour symphony of massage and facial. Featuring the most precious of all the Givenchy skincare collections, Le Soin Noir employs algae as a regenerative agent, packed with anti-aging effects delivered through a trademark massage technique. For the grand finale, a cool blast of cryotherapy to refresh and renew the skin. In a day when true luxury is defined by experience and personalization, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo and Spa Metropole by Givenchy both deliver a customized experience that can only be compared to haute couture. “The secret to elegance is being yourself,” de Givenchy famously said. Indeed, Monsieur. –Phebe Wahl
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BE JEWELED Among the four jewelry and watch stores in the Las Vegas Luxury Holdings kingdom, president and COO Alan Bekhor could help you start a collection from any number of luxury brands. He recommends starting with passion. By Judy Stone
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Alan Bekhor believes love for jewelry and watches is the key to building a cohesive collection. “The most enjoyable part of the business for me is being able to off er merchandise that people love,” says the 40-year-old president and COO of LV Luxury Holdings, which owns Bellusso in Palazzo, Ca’d’Oro (Venetian & Pa la zzo), Horologio ( Venetian), and Van Cleef & Arpels at Th e Forum Shops at Caesars. “It’s always a happy moment in our clients’ lives when they come in the store and walk away with a fine timepiece or beautiful piece of jewelry.” Bekhor knows a thing or two about coveted watches and jewelry; he
joined his father Ezra Bekhor’s company 17 years ago. But it wasn’t always his plan. “I grew up in Los Angeles and the jewelry business was exclusively in Las Vegas,” he says. “I really saw the business only when we took family vacations to Las Vegas and my father would take me with him to the stores. It wasn’t until 1999, when my father opened his fi rst store at Venetian, Ca’d’Oro, and I was out of college and working in another industry did this ever cross my mind. He had added many luxury and well-known Swiss brands such as Omega and Tag Heuer that piqued my interest.” Bekhor and his teams now regularly work with
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Clockwise from left: eft: Alan Bekhor; Vacheron n Contantin Overseas Ultra-Thin hin Perpetual Calendar in 18K K white gold gold, $90,100; IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Automatic in stainless steel, $12,700. Both available at Bellusso Jewelers, bellussojewelers.com
Clockwisee from fro left: A window w at Van V Cleeff & Arpel Arpels in Forum Shops ops and a its private room; oom; LLange 1 Moon n Phase iin 18K white gold d by A A.Lange & Söhne,, $40 $40,900, Bellusso Jewelers, Jewe bellussojewelers.com ewele
customers to build their collections. The best watches for starting a collection, he says, “can be worn every day and are appropriate for any occasion—to work with a suit, to a night on the town, and to the beach.” Then diversify by your needs, adding a GMT for travel, or a watch with a power reserve. “Collections that I’ve enjoyed the most are brands that have a rich history and continue to innovate,” he says—key markers that distinguish collectible pieces from the rest. “It’s impossible to pick just one, but of the brands that we are authorized dealers for, I would say the following two are favorites: Overseas by Vacheron Constantin and the Portugieser by IWC.” The perfect starter
piece for women? “A pair of diamond studs. “They are versatile, never go out of style, can be worn every day, and are timeless,” he says. Most importantly when starting a collection, he says, do a bit of research and establish your style. “Spend some time reading and learning about the different watch manufacturers or jewelry designers. Is it more about the name, look or functionality?” And of course, don’t forget that a timeless collection is also an investment, he says. “You have a lifetime to purchase these goods, and what’s most important is that you are able to hand these items down from generation to generation, as they are timeless and in many cases, may appreciate in value.” lvluxuryholdings.com
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SARAH JESSICA PARKER Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City launched a million shoe fetishes for women around the world. Now you can shop her eponymous line IRL, in her new store in Bellagio. Here, we give the star’s career the by-the-numbers treatment. –Katie Bianco
Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, and she’s been acting nearly as long. At the age of 11 she made her Broadway debut in The Innocents and, shortly after, played the title role in Annie. Movie roles in Footloose, L.A. Story, Hocus Pocus and Honeymoon in Vegas followed.
The year she launched SJP with George Malkemus III, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, the favorite brand of Sex in the City’s Carrie, who bemoaned she could have placed a down payment on her apartment for what she’d spent in shoes.
New colors for SJP’s new line, launching in October: “Dash,” “Flir t” and “Wink.”
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“Having our own store has long been a goal we’ve worked toward, and it feels like a dream to do it twice in 12 months.” –SARAH JESSICA PARKER
The maker of the SJP shoes is the third generation of Tuscan craftsmen in the biz in Italy.
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The number of people who watched the ﬁ nale of Sex and the City in 2004. Carrie Bradshaw ﬁ nally got her happy ending with Mr. Big, but it was her ensembles (including the shoes) that would continue to make an impact on the fashion world.
The number of books per year starting in 2018 set to be published under SJP’s new fiction imprint SJP for Hogarth. As editorial director of the subimprint, Parker will oversee the selection of established and emerging authors.
The number of SJP Collection stand-alone stores. Parker partnered with MGM to bring her very ﬁrst brick-and-mortar to National Harbor. The shop opened in Bellagio in August, offering shoes, handbags, accessories and the SJP LBD.
The number of years Parker served on President Obama’s Committee on the Ar ts and Humanities
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Identical twin brothers and designers Dan and Dean Caten made twice the splash this year, opening DSquared2 at The Shops at Crystals and designing Ricky Martin’s resident show, All In. Plus: Get ready for “glunge.” By Don Chareunsy
an and Dean Caten are the identical twin Canadian brothers behind the fierce luxury brand DSquared2, whose clothing, accessories, fragrances and eyewear have adorned every bold name you can imagine, from Britney Spears and Madonna to Justin Timberlake and Fergie (to name a few), and they’ve bet big on Vegas this year. We caught up with the dynamic duo when a certain friend of theirs named Ricky Martin dropped by to help them open their new store. Why was this year the right time to open the fourth DSquared2 store in the United States, at The Shops at Crystals?
Las Vegas felt like it would make sense for us to have a stand-alone store. It’s Sin City—fun, extravagant and a gem. Crystals is home to many luxury brands, and it was the right fit at the right time. What did you have in mind in designing Ricky Martin’s new residency at Park Theater at Monte Carlo? It was a very
collaborative process, and the timing, coincidentally, was perfect with the opening of our store. We wanted to help bring the different sections of Ricky’s show to life. What are we going to see from DSquared2 this fall? We like mashing
up themes and ideas. Our fall runway collection is ‘glunge’—glamorous grunge. Lots of oversize knits, our signature plaid in a variety of silhouettes and statement outerwear mixed with leather and fun accents.
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Clockwise from top left: Glunge will work nicely in DSquared2’s q fab new store in Crystals; the twins behind the trends; Ricky Martin, outﬁtted by DSquared2.
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“When I was coming up, I always admired the gold Rolex watches of the top players.” –TOM WATSON
CONNECTION Celebrating half a century of partnerships in professional golf, the ties between the game and the Swiss watchmaker run deep. By Mike Espindle
Nowhere was Rolex’s long-running association with professional golf more apparent than at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia this spring, where Rolex has been a key sponsor since 1999. While the world watched the electrifying sudden-death victory of Spaniard Sergio Garcia over Brit Justin Rose, guests of Rolex enjoyed prime viewing opportunities; unmatched hospitality at the Rolex House near the first hole; as well as the company and insight of some of the game’s legends, who stopped by during the tournament. The scene was as dramatic as you might expect—chock full of exciting moments and memories. “When I was coming up,” former Masters champion Tom Watson shares, “I always admired the gold Rolex
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watches of the top players.” The famously humble golfer, who won in 1977 and 1981, adds: “My goal was to treat myself to a Rolex after I made a million dollars in winnings.” Gary Player, the South African golf legend who was the fi rst non-American to win the Masters in 1961 (he won again in 1974 and 1978), recalls: “Back then, I was taking on Arnold Palmer in his own house, so to speak, and the fans were—understandably—not in my corner.” Still, Rolex was always a welcoming presence for the feisty champion. While the Rolex-golf connection runs deep, some of the watchmaker’s most recent models unveiled at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show in Switzerland seem particularly apt for the links. New versions of the iconic Sky-Dweller, with its fluted bezel, are now available in a white-gold bezel, steel and yellow-gold combinations. Rolex’s beefy Sea-Dweller dive watch receives significant updates as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a new 43 mm size—sporting the iconic Rolex Cyclops date magnifier for the first time and a Cerachrom bezel—and waterproof to an astounding 4,000 feet, this timepiece can stand up to any wear and tear you might put in on the greens. Tourneau, Th e Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.732.8463, tourneau.com
Clockwise from left: Winner of the 1977 and 1981 Masters Tournaments, Tom Watson; Gary Player became the ﬁrst foreign-born player to win a green jacket; Sky-Dweller in steel and yellow gold, $17,150; Sea-Dweller in steel, $11,350.
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“It’s not too pink and not too orange. It’s my go-to.” Limited-edition blush in Orgasm, $30, NARS, Forum Shops, narscosmetics.com
Cara Santana has been a busy girl. Netflix series? Check (Santa Santa Clarita Diet Diet). ). Celeb fiance? Check (Jesse Metcalfe). Mobile glam app? Click! With more than 800,000 followers combined on social media, the gorgeous glam guru is taking the beauty industry by storm. In 2015, the actress and blogger partnered with celebrity hair and makeup artist Joey Maalouf to develop The Glam App (theglamapp.com) in hopes of creating an affordable luxury beauty experience for women everywhere. Santana added, “When women look good, they feel good, and I wanted to enable all women to have that opportunity.” The ondemand app connects users to experienced stylists: After selecting a service, simply pick a level of stylist—beginner, junior or VIP. Then book an immediate appointment or schedule a later date. A big deal in Las Vegas, where restrictions on in-room beauty services often have guests sneaking their beauty squads to their rooms as “friends,” The Glam App recently tied up an exclusive deal with W Las Vegas to provide in-room individual bookings, group bookings in VIP suites, and corporate events and parties. “I want The Glam App to revolutionize the beauty industry and to be the go-to on-demand beauty app for all your glamming needs!” To beauty and beyond! –Briar Davis
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STREAMING NOW “The idea came from clients,” explains Waterworks CEO Cottage Field tile, Highgate Low Profile three-hole wall-mounted lavatory faucet, Cross handles, Latchet wall-mounted round mirror, Oxley single vanity packaged with Clara sink and Gossamer slab top and Wallingford soap dish, price upon request, all by Waterworks Studio.
and Creative Director Peter Sallick of the newly reintroduced Waterworks Studio collection (waterworks.com). Unveiling more than 50 introductions this year—including lighting; fittings; and chrome, nickel and unlacquered brass finishes—the brand offers a clean-lined design aesthetic and a more approachable price point, perfect for second homes or guest areas. “It was a holy-grail opportunity that we knew we wanted to fulfill because clients kept asking,” says Sallick of the demand for more simplified fixtures that still offer the trademark high standard of Waterworks luxury. “We use the same materials, but the products have fewer parts,” says Sallick. This beautifully edited collection is anything but watered down. –Phebe Wahl
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Clockwisee from left: l Home accessories ssor at River North; Shelley ley Go Gorman; the mid-mod od “M “Milkyway” table lamp,, $598. $59
Don’t want your interior design to look just like the neighbors’? Shelley Gorman’s River North has a few curiosities that will set you apart. By Spencer Lubitz // Photography by Emily Wilson
ike so many good ideas, designer Shelley Gorman’s interior design store River North was born out of frustration. The owner of design f irm SKG Designs, which works on remodel and new construction projects all over Summerlin, Gorman says she decided to open her first retail space after spending countless hours looking for pieces to satisfy her customers’ distinct tastes. “There aren’t a lot of stores in Las Vegas where you can walk through with your client and get feedback,” she says. So she opened her own. Having quickly outgrown the space it originally occupied on a second floor in The Market LV in Tivoli Village, Gorman recently relocated to a larger storefront on the ground floor, where buyers can also order Gorman’s custom-designed furniture. “I love designing
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furniture,” she says. “If I can’t find it, I’ll design it and build it.” Gorman’s tastes run toward the quirky—and her eclectic selection of furniture, lighting, art, rugs and accessories reveals a love of mixed media. Dramatic natural tree root sculptures sit on industrial iron bases; graceful iron figures do a swan dive down walls; and even fashion accessories such as Cynthia Desser jewelry reflect Gorman’s aesthetic. “She is my alter ego in the jewelry world. I love her mix of metals, shagreen and metallics!” she enthuses. Other unique objects include hand-thrown ceramics by Portland, Ore., ceramic artist Jessica Wertz and French (by way of Miami) candle company Alixx, whose natural wax candles occupy mouth-blown glass and handmade ceramic cylinders. And if you can’t find what you want in the store, just ask: Chances are, Gorman can make it. River North, 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 145, 702.331.0344, rivernorthlv.com
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FROM HERE Private gaming salons, personal sushi chefs and in-room saunas. In Vegas, these are just obvious penthouse perks… Right? By Jason Latham
verything old will be new again in Las Vegas, and everything new won’t stay that way too long. Reinvention is not only a pillar on w h ic h t he city’s hospitality industry stands, it’s a promise to high rollers who arrive with the expectation that they’ll experience something new and different.
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Th at’s what they’re paying for, isn’t it? Keeping that promise means keeping up with the Joneses—or in Las Vegas’ case, the Wynns and Adelsons—on every front. If your closest competitor just replaced the carpet in its suites, your floors are looking stale by comparison. If their beds have new sheets, you’d better up your thread count. We’re in the midst of a turnover in Strip room design, one that began with Encore Las Vegas and Venetian upgrading their suites in 2015. Over the last 18 months, Caesars Entertainment has continued…
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CAESARS PALACE Caesars is preparing to unveil a new look for the villas on the 29th floor of its Palace Tower. The renovations are part of a two-year project to refresh more than 800 suites in the Caesars Entertainment portfolio. Among the most impressive redesigns is the Julius Executive Duplex Suite at the Julius Tower. This two-story, 1,438-square-foot space features Strip views, floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone bathroom. Perks include airport limo service and no resort fees. Speaking of perks, if you’re staying in a villa or penthouse at Nobu Hotel, you can order a master sushi chef to your room to prepare your meal. Caesars’ $25,000-per-night Titus Villa even comes with its own butler, and the new Augustus Spa Suite has its own sauna. COSMOPOLITAN Starting from scratch—literally, as the floors had been empty—Cosmopolitan has transformed the top of its Boulevard Tower into a 63,000-squarefoot luxury experience to make guests feel like 007. Acclaimed designers Daun Curry, Adam Tihany and Richmond International, who all worked as consultants to Marnell Companies, contributed to the 21 Boulevard Penthouses, which are larger than most homes—2,000 to 5,000 square feet—and feature in-suite bars where one can enjoy a vodka martini shaken or stirred. The biggest lure for these big spenders is the private gaming salon with the Strip in full view. For their eyes only, of course.
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taking charge With her talent and film career firmly established, Elizabeth Olsenâ€™s focus shifts to forging her path and making her own rules.
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the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, Elizabeth Olsen climbs onstage inside the iconic Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. Looking old-school glam in a plunging blushcolored Miu Miu gown, she takes in the scene, smiling as the audience delivers its enthusiastic applause and Sheridan introduces the film. It is not Olsen’s first time at Cannes, but from her perspective, it might as well be. “The first time I was here, I didn’t soak it in,” says the actress during our beachside stroll the next day. “I was overwhelmed, and I don’t have very many memories of being present.” This time would be different, she determined, starting with the decision to clutch her pink heels in her hand while onstage. “During Sundance, I had a bit of a panic attack when we were onstage. You have all the lights on you, and there’s really no point of focus. I hate it. It freaks me out. So, I thought, ‘I’m going to take my shoes off.’ And I remember every moment,” she says. As not even a 2am post-premiere photo call manages to rattle the actress, you get the sense Olsen knows not only how to navigate the chaos that is the world’s most renowned film festival, but is also competently steering a career that, in the past seven years, has launched her to fame far beyond what maybe even she expected. “Now that I feel a bit more solid about what I’m making and I have a very clear intention for myself, I’m a happier person,” explains the 28-year-old. “I’ve started to figure out how I want to function as a human being in the world and balance it with work.” She may feel like she is only now coming into herself, but from the outside, it seems like Olsen has always had a strong sense of direction.
While the actress has, in the past seven years, made an impressive 18 films—ranging from wellreceived indies like Martha Marcy May Marlene to major blockbusters like Godzilla and The Avengers films—her love of acting and performing was established long before her 21st birthday. The youngest sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley made her on-screen debut at age 4 in her siblings’ films, before deciding at age 7 she would not pursue the same path as her famous sisters. “I did try and audition when I was younger. I thought, ‘Well that sounds fun. I see what my sisters do.’ I went on a few auditions, Spy Kids being the first one, and they asked me to read the script. It looked bigger than the Bible to me,” Olsen recalls. “I didn’t understand why I would ever read something that big. I realized I would miss out on after-school sports and forfeit things I enjoyed doing at a young age. My dad had me write a list of pros and cons, and the cons side was bigger. I decided to stick to my after-school activities.” Despite the 15-year hole in her résumé, Olsen never gave up acting. “The [activities] my family [came out to support] me in were probably painful to watch,” she laughs. “From ballet recitals to plays to some experimental things—it was constant. But [these] were hobbies, not a job.” They were, however, the things she cared about the most. After high school, Olsen enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she learned the discipline of the craft, even spending a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. “All these teachers [were] trying to scare [us], letting [us] know that [acting] is hard and you’re going to be rejected 99 percent of the time. Every time someone said it to me, it was a challenge, like, ‘I’ll show you.’” That, she did. Olsen’s breakout role came as the titular character in Martha Marcy May Marlene, about a young girl who, after several
”Now that I feel a bit more solid about what I’m making and I have a very clear intention for myself, I’m a happier person. I’ve started to figure out how I want to function as a human being in the world and balance it with work.” years of living with a cult, manages to escape. The film, which garnered numerous critics’ awards and brought her to Cannes for the first time, launched a noteworthy career out of the gate. “I’m so lucky [director] Sean Durkin wanted to go with someone who had literally no film experience,” says Olsen. “I think the reason Sean liked the idea was because I didn’t know what I looked like on camera, and I didn’t care about what angle of my face looked good. It added to the awkwardness of Martha.” The experience, which Olsen says took place during a restless time in her personal life, cemented her love for acting. “My favorite thing about working and being on set as an actor is having to be so present in what you’re doing,” she says. “It’s such a relief—it’s almost meditative. The only thing that matters is the moment.” Her glorious debut was more luck than strategy, Olsen admits. She eagerly tried out for guest roles on TV procedurals like CSI and Blue Bloods early on in her career, reading every script that came her way. “[In the beginning] I was like, ‘What? You want to hire me? Sign me up!’ I was a mess,” she laughs. “But, now, there’s more of an intention behind it. I’m happy to go from one project to the next, but there has to be a reason to do it. And if there isn’t, then I’m going to be unemployed and figure out how to keep myself busy.” She was immediately drawn to no-nonsense FBI Agent Jane Banner in the thriller Wind River, which recently hit theaters and required learning how to operate a gun and assert authority in dangerous situations. “I’m scared of everything, and I get to play someone who is in control and confident,” she says. “To get to find that inside of you is a thrilling thing to do.” Olsen also looks for films with social commentary, like Ingrid Goes West, where she stars as a social media influencer who becomes the obsession of a mentally unstable fan. “I’m hoping to generate a better through line within the work I’m interested in and the work I find intriguing,” she says, “which doesn’t mean it’s all serious and poignant messages. I also think a sense of humor is important.”
The world of social media is still a mystery to Olsen, who only started exploring Instagram as a way to research her character. Even the idea of a public persona appears to perplex the actress, who, early on, received tips from her sisters about life in the spotlight. “They’re very tight-lipped—notoriously so—and I was not caring what I was saying [in interviews] because I’d assumed no one would read it,” says Olsen. “That’s when we’d have conversations. They’d say, ‘You know, even if you don’t think anyone’s going to read this article, someone might pull the quote later for [something else].’ It’s all part of how you hope someone interprets you, and how they frame who you are and the work you do.” That advice is now what keeps her from divulging much about her private life, which, according to news sources, currently includes musician boyfriend Robbie Arnett. “If it only involves me, then I’ll share it, but if it involves another party, ever, then I won’t,” she states. “I don’t want to tell anyone else’s story.” Olsen’s story is that she is laying down roots. For the past 2 ½ years, she has lived in Los Angeles, where she was raised, and feels like it is home. “In New York, I felt so confined to such a small space, and I would feel guilty if I wasn’t out all day,” she says. “[Here] I have friends over for dinner more nights than I don’t. I take advantage of having a deck. I cook more than I ever did in New York. I don’t feel bad about being in my home.” So much so that she eventually sees herself filling it with a family of her own. “I just bought a house for the first time. It’s very exciting. I’m renovating it right now, which has been so much fun and stimulating creatively,” she says. “But I was also thinking, ‘There’s this small room upstairs, which would be good for a kid.’ I don’t know where things will lead, but I do think about it in that way: ‘I think I could raise kids here.’” That, however, seems to be way off in the future. At this point in time, Olsen looks forward to another milestone. “Your 30s sounds like the best decade for a woman. I can’t wait!” she exclaims. “I still deal with so many anxieties of how I come across. I’ll go home at night, spinning with a guilt complex of, ‘Did I say something stupid to that person who I respect? Do they think I’m a freak?’ I don’t want to think like that anymore. What’s so beautiful about being older and wiser is you are sitting heavier in your shoes with your feet on the ground.” Or, as the case may be for Olsen, with your shoes clutched in your hand.
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Fashion week’s takeaway trend? Standard-issue handbags are a thing of the past—whether arm-cradled, neck-strung or waist-wrapped, there’s a way to hoist your carryall that says it all.
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Dress, $7,300, Valentino, The Shops at Crystals; doublegeorgette scarf, $1,200, Tom Ford, The Shops at Crystals; white ďŹ ngerless leather long gloves, $725, Gucci, The Shops at Crystals; Leigh small top handle crossbody bag with chain, $595, 31philliplim.com; Fantasy Fabric patent calfskin boots, $1,575, Chanel, Wynn.
Stretch-velvet dress with hand-embroidered ﬂoral threadwork, $4,995, and Louis XI black suede boot accented with ﬂoral embroidery, price upon request, both by Naeem Khan at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show; Jacobian ﬂower-embroidered nude duchesse satin bustier with carmine silk faille sash, $3,990, at Oscar de la Renta, Wynn; Diane ﬂoral-embroidered chain wallet, $1,595, by Jason Wu at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show; gold chains, stylist's own.
Iridescent lambskin coat, $13,800, at Chanel, The Forum Shops at Caesars; Mamma Said dress, $2,495, at ellery.com; large Moon bag, $5,350, at delpozo.com; Ada shoe in gold metallic nappa/silver mirror nappa, $595, by Malone Souliers at shopbop.com; tights, stylist's own.
Draped-shoulder sequin colorblock dress, $5,900, at Tom Ford, The Shops at Crystals; Folly Uniform jacket, $1,500, by Zimmermann at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show; soft Sofia handbag, $2,100, and rain protector, price upon request, both at Salvatore Ferragamo, The Forum Shops at Caesars; Remola suede boot, $1,775, by Manolo Blahnik at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show.
Red maxi cutout pullover dress, $3,750, at Fendi, The Forum Shops at Caesars; Hammock Dots bag, $3,350, and Barcelona Dots bag, $3,150, both by Loewe at Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo and loewe.com; scarf, $1,200, at Prada, The Shops at Crystals; gloves, price upon request, at altuzarra.com.
Chestnut and black triacetate and polyester striped blazer, $1,995, by Altuzarra at boutique1.com; fur stole, price upon request, at blumarine.com; white shortsleeved T-shirt, $195, by Prabal Gurung at Barneys New York, Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo and prabalgurung. com; linear beaded pant, $5,495, by Naeem Khan at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show; silver cap-toe chain pumps, $1,990, at Tom Ford, The Shops at Crystals; leather gloves with pearls, $1,440, and GG Marmont matelassĂŠ leather belt bag, $1,050, both at Gucci, The Shops at Crystals.
Floral-print coat with two-colored mink-fur trim, $6,125, at blumarine.com; top, $3,680, and skirt, $6,940, both at Prada, The Shops at Crystals; sunglasses, $1,240, at Gucci, The Shops at Crystals; Double T mini bag in calf hair and leather, $735, at tods.com.
Minerva chestnut, black and gold silk embellished dress, $20,000, altuzarra.com; ďŹ‚oral-print lace blouse, $690, blumarine.com; handbag, $2,700, Chanel, Wynn; shoes, price upon request, Prada, The Shops at Crystals.
Check Giallo/Vichy devorÃ© single-shoulder dress with embroidered tulle underlay top and skirt, $3,225, at Versace, The Shops at Crystals; Geometric mesh top, price upon request, similar styles at 31philliplim.com; bra, $900, at Dior, The Shops at Crystals; glasses, $320, by Miu Miu at LensCrafters, Fashion Show; belt in Dark Cavados and Nero Karung, $810, at Bottega Veneta, The Shops at Crystals; brown and yellow leather bag, $1,980, and white vinyl and leather bag, $1,370, both at marni.com; Simmonbow heel, price upon request, by special order at Manolo Blahnik, 212.582.3007. Hair by Moiz Alladina at The Wall Group using Kevin Murphy products
TECH: RACHEL BRENNECKE | TECH ASSISTANT 1: RYAN HICKEY | MARKET EDITOR: HELENA KONTOS | STYLIST ASSISTANT: EMILY HANNON
Makeup by Kiyoshi Maeda at Utopia using MAC
GOOD! They’re the women whose style we love—and envy! They have their beauty squads and products in order and can pare down their style to a few fabulous essentials. Here, a look through the Rolodexes and beauty cabinets of three stylish Las Vegans.
BY ANDREA BENNETT // PORTR AITS BY EMILY WILSON
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Style-setter Jessica Marshall, aka “Miss Daisy,” spends a little quality time in the studio with her German Shepherd mix, Frankie.
JESSICA MARSHALL The city’s in-demand ﬂorist shares how she gets that glow. Jessica Marshall’s megawatt smile is the first thing you’ll notice, but“floral patterned Nike shoes for when I’m doing a heavy install” might be the second. The floral-wearing owner of Miss Daisy Flowers’ (missdaisyflowers.com) recent feats include filling a white Rolls-Royce Phantom with red roses and suspending a thousand roses upside-down for a wedding. She’s partnered with everyone from Topshop (for Coachella) to eBay, Amazon and Ford Motor Co. Her influencer? “If I’m going somewhere special, I send a picture of my outfit to my mom. When she approves, I’m ready to walk out the door.”
ESTHETICIAN Vanessa Da Silva at Silk Skin Laser Spa, hydrafacial for $185, 702.524.4334, silkskinlaserspa.com
HAIRSTYLIST James Fiala at Brush Boutique Salon, blowout from $35, 702.862.4577, artisanhotel.com/brushsalon
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PILATES AND CYCLING Alexis Marshall at The Industrial, private session for $65, 702.218.8948, theindustrialvegas.com
MAKEUP ARTIST Gina Alaya-Brown, By Terry, Barneys New York, 702.629.4200, barneys.com
MANICURE Jenny Gheng at Mod Nails, gel manicure for $30, 702.776.6888, modnailslv.com
“This pillowcase saves my hair!” PINK SILK PILLOWCASE, $79, SHHHSILK.COM 2. “When I need a quick hand refresh and aromatherapy boost, I love Jao’s blend of lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium and sage essential oils.” JAO REFRESHER, $10, JAOBRAND.COM, AND AT MISS DAISY FLOWERS, 3710 W. DESERT INN ROAD, 702.222.0080 3. “The foundation brush is genius, and the texture and coverage are perfect for everyday use.” LIGHT-EXPERT CLICK BRUSH IN ROSY LIGHT, $65, BY BY TERRY AT SPACENK.COM 4. “I love the smoky and spicy scent of cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox. It’s perfect for cool Las Vegas fall nights.” SANTAL 33 EAU DE PARFUM, 1.7 FL. OZ. FOR $180, LE LABO, LELABOFRAGRANCES.COM
CRISTINE ROSA The realtor to the superwealthy embraces a kindness-comes-ﬁrst approach to fashion.
ACUPUNCTURE Duk Lee, OMD, weekly sessions for $120, 2710 S. Maryland Parkway, 702.277.6952
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FACIALS Dr. Alex Portney, vampire facial for $2,000, 702.240.0874
Cristine Rosa showcases and sells some of the most unique properties around southern Nevada with Engel & Völkers Las Vegas (lasvegas.evusa.com). “I’ve always been intrigued by fashion. In my 20s, I discovered couture,” she says. But since becoming vegan four years ago, she’s deaccessioned a closet full of luxury items to convert her personal style to nearly 100 percent vegan. (Lucky friends have been recipients of items from her closet conversion.) In the process, she says, “I’ve discovered the most wonderful, ecofriendly fashion—and most of my favorite fashion designers still have a few man-made and organically made pieces.” 3
David Pedley at Hue Salon & Spa, color for $200, 702.675.7550, huesalonandspa.com
MANI/PEDI Nancy Phan at J Nails, gel mani/pedi for $85, 4555 S. Fort Apache Road, 702.220.5773
PILATES Annette Arias at Symmetry in Motion, 10 private sessions for $600, 7261 W. Charleston Blvd., 702.749.7117
“I love that I can still wear all my favorite designers and be eco-friendly.” DUO DE CAMELIAS
NECKLACE IN 18K WHITE GOLD WITH DIAMONDS, BLACK SPINELS AND PEARLS, $216,000, CHANEL
“This lip color is just the perfect natural, mauve-y tint.” LA CRÈME COLOR DRENCHED LIPSTICK, $22, TOOFACED.COM 3 . “Stella McCartney is one of my favorite sustainable designers.” PINK VELVET FALABELLA BOX FINE JEWELRY, ENCORE AT WYNN LAS VEGAS, 702.765.5155, CHANEL.COM 2 .
BAG, $970, STELLA MCCARTNEY, THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS, 702.798.5102, STELLAMCCARTNEY.COM
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This view from (nearly) the top of 1 Hughes Center Drive isn’t unusual for luxury realtor Cristine Rosa.
From her studio in the renovated bread factory-turnedHolsum Lofts, Barbara Bell designs the cityâ€™s most stylish uniforms. Up next: the world!
BARBARA BELL She restyled the city’s service industry, but we could all use her tips. Las Vegas native Barbara Bell had a successful custom clothing company for athletes in Los Angeles when she reconnected with her now husband—back in Las Vegas. Switching locations meant switching industries, and a first uniform commission led to Bell Uniform Design (belluniformdesign.com). She has now designed for XS, Cosmopolitan and Omnia, and new jobs range from the massive Parq Vancouver to Amanyangyun in Shanghai. The mom of two young children, her style is a mix of high fashion and utilitarian— not unlike her design aesthetic itself.
STYLIST Ricky Roth at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show Mall, 702.733.8300
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WORKOUTS TruFusion, memberships from $79 per month, Downtown Summerlin, 702.906.2777, trufusion.com
Shelley Gregory at Atelier by Square Salon, from $95, 702.906.1770, atelierbysquaresalon.com
ORGANIC SPRAY TAN Ayelet Ritorto at Love Yourself Bare, housecalls from $60, 702.340.5476
EVERYDAY JEWELS Melissa McDonald for Stella & Dot jewelry, stelladot.com/melmcdonald
1. “I love dewy skin! Rhonda Allison skin products are the best.” ILLUMA COLOUR NATURAL MINERAL CRÈME, $45,
“Don’t tell my doctor, but I drank these through both pregnancies.” “I live in jeans, but my go-to shoes are Valentino.” VALENTINO ROCKSTUD SANDAL IN POUDRE, $995, BY VALENTINO AT NEIMANMARCUS.COM 4. “Chanel makes the perfect blond pencil.” CRAYON SOURCILS EYEBROW PENCIL IN NO. 10 BLOND, $29, CHANEL.COM 5. “Honey & Chrome shampoo and conditioner is sulfate- and paraben-free.” $32, HONEYANDCHROME.COM
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BEE COSMOPOLITAN, $12, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, JUICESTANDARD.COM 3.
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The dining pavilion at the resort’s Cliffside Camp overlooks the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek.
GIDDY UP As exquisite a blend of rusticity and luxury as may be found anywhere, The Resort at Paws Up has become a destination for many fun things since its inception in 2005—weddings, fly-fishing, cattle driving and lively family bonding among them. But this 37,000-acre property, 35 minutes outside Missoula, Mont., is rapidly becoming best known as a place to eat. There are good restaurants, of course—Pomp, for elevated American; Trough, for haunting huckleberry pancakes; and Tank, for bespoke cocktails with a mountain view—but the real reason epicureans make the trek is because Paws Up reigns as one of the foremost spots where toques like to go and cook. Among other delicious events, this year the resort started Cookbook Live, a series wherein big-time chefs visit and spend a few days showing you, up close, how they make their magic. Check the schedule and make a reservation; after a day on horseback, followed by a hot stone massage with rocks pulled from the Blackfoot River, you’re bound to have an appetite. Rates from $1,215 per night, pawsup.com –David Zivan
T R AV E L & R E C R E A T I O N itinerary
EAST OF EDEN
It’s the mother of all backdrops for HBO’s Big Little Lies, the landscape of many a Steinbeck story, a surrealist setting for artist Salvador Dalí and, now, the environs for your next escape. Yes, Monterey County, Calif., lends itself to the creative eye, but it’s also a sanctuary for travelers on a quest to enrich their minds and bodies. Follow our three-day route—your journey starts now. –Kristen Schott 1. Lovers Point in Paciﬁc Grove 2. Salvador Dalí’s “The Persistence of Memory” from the Changes in Great Masterpieces suite (1974, lithograph), 24 inches by 27 inches, at the Dali17 exhibit 3. Carmel Valley Ranch’s lobby at the main lodge 4. The Vineyard Oak suite’s private balcony 5. The mojitoinspired Hanky Panky cocktail 6. Horseback riding along the Salinas River State Beach
DAY 1 Gorgeous vistas beckon you outdoors upon arrival, and a stroll along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove (seemonterey.com) does the trick. This 1-mile segment of the path runs between Lovers Point and the aquarium on Cannery Row and is rich with natural wonders—frothy waves, blues from sky to sea, seals on the shore. Refuel with the seafood salad at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar (Monterey Plaza Hotel, 400 Cannery Row, 831.372.2628, schoonersmonterey.com); then explore the Dali17 exhibit (admission $20, Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom
House Plaza, 831.372.2608, dali17.com). With 580 works, it’s the largest private Salvador Dalí collection in the United States—fitting, as Monterey was the only place in the country that the surrealist lived and painted. On display: a rare original lithograph of “The Persistence of Memory,” from the Changes in Great Masterpieces suite. (Look closely at the landscape; museum coordinator Hilary Roberts suggests it’s reminiscent of the Monterey coast.) Your last stop: the 500-acre Carmel Valley Ranch (1 Old Ranch Road, 831.625.9500, carmelvalleyranch.com). The main lodge is perched atop a road that winds by the
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5 golf course, fitness complex, garden and vineyard. Check in to a Vineyard suite (from $655 per night) and refresh with a soak in your balcony tub before texting the shuttle to take you to the lodge for a late-afternoon elixir at the bar (try this month’s Hanky Panky cocktail). A final pour: a custom, behind-the-grapes experience amid the vines—a tour with vintner Peter Figge, or a paired dinner with sommelier Mark Buzan (advanced reservations required, price upon request).
DAY 2 National Steinbeck Center in Salinas (admission $13, 1 Main St., 831.775.4721,
steinbeck.org) is required reading: Steinbeck was born here in 1902, and works like Tortilla Flat draw on the region. (Don’t miss the Steinbeck Festival May 5-7.) Then, head to Salinas River State Beach for a horseback ride with the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center (from $80, 119 Monterey Dunes Way, Castroville, 831.663.5712, montereybayequestrian.com). Located about 20 minutes from Salinas, the beach is a local secret and affords supreme solitude, with the steady gait of your horse (Torino is tops) beneath you and the splash of the sea all around. Rides are reservation-only and tailored to your needs to ensure comfort
LOVERS POINT AND HORSEBACK RIDING PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEEMONTEREY.COM; “THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY” PHOTO BY SCOTT CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY; LOBBY, VINEYARD OAK SUITE AND HANKY PANKY COCKTAIL PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARMEL VALLEY RANCH
7. The warming room at The Spa at Bernardus Lodge 8. A seasonally changing scallop dish (shaved black truffles, snap peas, freshly foraged chanterelles) at Lucia 9. Outside the main lodge at Carmel Valley Ranch: a saltwater swimming pool, infinity hot tub and cabanas 10. Hilltop yoga with a view of Robinson Canyon’s natural chaparral 11. Wrath Wines’ pinot tasting bottles 12. A peek inside Il Tegamino’s charming patio for alfresco dining
WARMING ROOM AND SCALLOP PHOTOS COURTESY OF BERNARDUS LODGE & SPA; POOL COMPLEX AND HILLTOP YOGA PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARMEL VALLEY RANCH; PINOT TASTING BOTTLES PHOTO COURTESY OF WRATH WINES; IL TEGAMINO PHOTO COURTESY OF IL TEGAMINO
8 from the time you’re in the saddle until you’re on two legs again. Hungry post-ride? Nibble a steamed artichoke at The Choke Coach at Pezzini Farms (460 Nashua Road, Castroville, 831.757.7434, pezzinifarms.com) before trekking to the Forbes triple four-star-rated Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley (415 W. Carmel Valley Road, 831.658.3400, bernarduslodge.com) for luxe lounging: the 50-minute A Dozen Roses experience ($160), with a full-body rose clay application to remove impurities, a Moroccan rose aromatherapeutic oil massage and a glass of Bernardus’ blush rosé; and dinner at Lucia. Reserve the chef’s table (from
$225 per person, two-guest minimum) to feast your eyes on the action of gourmand Cal Stamenov’s kitchen (he’ll create your unique menu) and the signatures scrawled around your booth (Julia Child, Leonardo DiCaprio, recent visitor Kate Upton). Other Lucia highlights: the scallops and seasonal abalone rouge; the latter’s texture is a dream. And a dip in the adults-only infinity hot tub back at CVR ensures a sound sleep.
DAY 3 Greet your final morning with a sun salutation during a complimentary 90-minute yoga session on CVR’s hilltop platform overlooking Robinson Canyon ($150 for private
individual class, outdoor yoga returns Memorial Day weekend). Brunch at Valley Kitchen in the lodge comes next; executive chef Tim Wood is inspired by the local produce and the backgrounds of his guests and staff. It’s why chili chicken wings with salt and honey harvested on-site and Vietnamese rice paper rolls made to order are on the menu. And later this year, savor the creamiest cheese you’ll ever taste from the property’s new tribe of goats. With bellies full, cruise to the quaint Carmel-bythe-Sea to savor sweet nectar. A Wine Walk passport ($100, carmelwinewalk.org) provides access to a dozen-plus tasting rooms and never expires. Sip varietals from Wrath Wines
(team it with a trio of cheeses, including East of Edam) and Silvestri Vineyards, whose Grammy-winning namesake has scored upward of 100 films (think Flight) and is buddies with Giuseppe Panzuto, owner of the pint-size dinner spot Il Tegamino (south side of Ocean Avenue, between Lincoln and Monte Verde in the Court of the Golden Bough, 831.250.5790, iltegamino.com). It’s walk-in-only and so personal that Panzuto often delivers the dishes. The taste of the sauteed octopus, with its lemony potato olive-oil puree; the crab seafood ball (from the meatball bar); and the homemade cannoli with lush, light ricotta (a dessert special) linger—much like the memory of Monterey.
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PEPITA CRUSTED LAMB (ABOVE) WITH AN ELEGANT GLASS OF CHILEAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
FOOD FOOD & DR INK & DR I N K ALL FIRED UP In the two and a half years since Brian Howard’s departure from Cosmopolitan’s Comme Ca, rumors have abounded of his resurfacing in his own venue. And the wait is over with the debut of Sparrow + Wolf in the heart of Chinatown. “Opening in Chinatown was a no-brainer being such a food destination. Obviously, there’s not a lot of American food, but you’re already garnering the attention of everyone by just being there.” Howard sees Sparrow in a “different niche” similar to Chinatown newcomers Sand Dollar Lounge and Golden Tiki. A swath of the menu is cooked over fire in a custom-made grill, harkening to his Midwestern roots, but the versatile chef is comfortable with his surroundings. “I have a big love for Asian food. I have a lot of Asian influence around me” ranging from his in-laws and from one of his original jobs at The Venetian’s Tsunami. But Howard wants more than just a restaurant. “Even more than the food, the goal is to create a dinner party every night and bring people together around a table. That’s why I do this.” And what more could you ask for from your meal? 4480 Spring Mountain Road, 702.790.2147, sparrowandwolflv.com –Jim Begley
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Get Off My Lawn is a unique libation featuring Camus VS Cognac, amari blend, maple, cherry and cedar bitters.
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BROTHERS The Morton family (yes, that steakhouse family) is summoning its famous legacy in MB Steak, the city’s new-meets-old-school steakhouse. By Michael Kaplan // Food photography by Jim Decker, interior photography by Barbara Kraft, portrait by Denise Truscello
he n a me m ay b e l o w- k e y, b u t t h e f lavor is enormous. Newly opened in the Ha rd Roc k Hotel & Casino —it even ha s it s ow n va let parking!—MB Steak is a welcome addition to Las Vegas’ legendarily hot prime-beef scene. Some MB dishes take steakhouse fare to new levels, with standouts that include the buttery A5 Japanese Wagyu, a dry-aged tomahawk that more than earns its name, and souped-up sides such as Brussels sprouts with pickled shallots, creamed spinach augmented by truff le Gouda, and mushroom-studded grits finished with pecorino. Though co-owner Michael Morton is known for doing fantastic restaurants around town—he started N9NE, which arguably launched Sin City’s modern steakhouse craze; and owns the winecentric La Cave at Wynn, tapas-formatted
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Crush in MGM Grand and cool downtown Mexican eatery La Comida—for this one he has particular incentive to reach for greatness. A partnership between Michael and his brother David Morton (MB Steak’s name stands for My Brothers), the restaurant also serves as a tribute to father Arnie Morton, who passed away in 2005. Michael feels certain his dad would be pleased with MB and his approval would go beyond the beef. “I think our father would be proud of the nonsteak items on the menu,” he says. “The sea scallops were inspired by him. Scallops were his favorite thing. Every menu he ever did had scallops on it.” Michael, who’s enjoyed great success on the Vegas food landscape, learned the restaurant business by toiling for Arnie. “I swept floors, did linen orders, worked every station,” he says. “I cut whole lobsters in half, pulled out
Clockwise from left: The skylit upstairs bar; David and Michael Morton; seared Sonoma foie gras.
MB STEAK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 702.483.4888 Mon.-Thurs., 5-11pm; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-12am; Sun., 5-10pm
“We always sat facing the door because, God forbid, a guest walked in and was unattended. Dad would jump up and take care of the person himself.” – DAVID MORTON
the stomachs, poured the cream in, gave them a splash of butter and threw them in the oven. I was a server and a busboy. This was during high school and after college.” David, who traded commodities before jumping into the food biz by launching DMK Restaurants, found inspiration in how his father handled himself as a restaurant owner: It was on display whenever the family dined together at one of Arnie’s spots. “Two things happened religiously,” David remembers. “We always sat facing the door because, God forbid, a guest walked in and was unattended. Dad would jump up and take care of the person himself. He always had a comment for the chef; while we ate, they’d banter about little things to tweak. If the phone rang more than twice he jumped up to answer it. He was maniacal about that.” Th e hands-on attitude is refl ected in MB’s stylishly masculine design that includes charredwood paneling downstairs, a private cocktail lounge, cool and modern chandelier presiding over the main dining room, and a living wall upstairs. Considering it all, Michael concludes, “Th is would have spoken to my dad so much. It has the potential to be the best thing I have ever been involved with.” Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 702.483.4888, mbsteaklv.com
From top: The braised, pepper-crusted 32-ounce bone-in short rib is a perfect dish to share with your date—and then some; the main dining room is all sexy natural woods and this spiky, “rock candy” chandelier. That corner table in the back is the one to ask for if you’re a believer in the concept of the Vegas power seat.
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Higher Spirit It may be the only one of its kind, but Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar’s Santo mezquila, the love child of mezcal and tequila, is having a moment. By Elaine and Scott Harris
It’s like a rock ’n’ roll dream come true: Two worldrenowned musical icons, Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar, have drinks in Cabo, mix a little mezcal and tequila, and emerge with their own spirit, Santo. Quickly becoming a fixture on Las Vegas cocktail lists, the unique blend of 100 percent Blue Weber agave and 100 percent Espadin agave that give this spirit its earthy mellow aromas and intricate herbal complexity is layered with floral and fruit notes and light smoke. Levine let us in on his friendship with Hagar and on inventing the world’s first “mezquila.” How would you describe Santo?
It’s a unique combination of tequila and mezcal because it’s never been done before; but the result is a familiar, comfortable taste. It’s not too smoky and it doesn’t have a strong tequila after-bite.
Clockwise from top left: Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine have a moment similar to when peanut butter met chocolate; the Saint cocktail at Sake Rok,sakeroklv.com; you could drink like a rock star with this bottle.
You must have been besieged by other offers to create a beverage brand. What turned you toward tequila and mezcal—and working with Sammy Hagar?
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I’ve always been interested in branching into the spirits world, but it was never the right opportunity. We didn’t set out to create an entirely new spirits brand, or a spirits brand at all. It happened really organically: We were having some mezcal and tequila in Mexico, mixed the drinks and discovered a hit. Did you see this collaboration like a musical partnership?
Not at first, as we weren’t setting out to do that. But we discussed it more and more and realized the actual potential of the product coming together. Obviously, the element of the two of us coming together as friends and partners was too unique and similar to the idea of mixing mezcal and tequila. Sammy has numerous stories in his autobiography Red about being at the right place at the right time to create businesses. Do you believe Santo will be yet another blockbuster outlet of your combined creativity?
I hope so, yes. We’re still in the early stages of the product’s release but it’s been very promising so far and we are happy with the territories we’re adding so quickly. We’re always working on [a] new creative way to get the brand out there. Have you created any signature cocktails with Santo, or are there any foods it goes best with?
I don’t have a signature cocktail with Santo, but that’s because I think that it should be drunk straight up, over ice.
“We were having some mezcal and tequila in Mexico, mixed the drinks and discovered a hit.” –ADAM LEVINE
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Enjoy this sampling of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Prices reflect the average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally. Not all items mentioned may be available at all times. Check back each month for new listings.
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ANDIRON STEAK & SEA The high, whitewashed ceilings and relaxed vibe of Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla’s modern steakhouse recall dining in the Hamptons. It’s all about elevated simplicity, with steaks charred over an apricot wood-burning grill and whole branzino. Don’t miss witty starters like Nueske bacon-wrapped matzo balls or the crispy/ gooey mac-and-cheese waffle. Tip: “Local Love Tuesdays” mean $1 oysters, plus $5 martinis all night in the bar and on the patio. 1720 Festival Plaza Drive, Summerlin, 702.685.8002, andironsteak.com $$$$ ANDREA’S Chef Joseph Elevado, who returned to Las Vegas from L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, helms the kitchen of the cream, cognac, and gold-hued room dripping with Venetian glass teardrops and lovingly named after Steve Wynn’s wife. A vast, ever-changing menu of Pan-Asian dishes plays to a social, sharing crowd. After dessert, skip the line into Surrender nightclub, which has its own entrance from the restaurant. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.5340, wynnlasvegas.com $$$$ AUREOLE LAS VEGAS Aureole closed for a revamp last fall and reopened early 2017 with
Blue Ribbon’s raw bar platters come in four massive sizes.
Blue Ribbon fans were dismayed when they heard Eric and Bruce Bromberg, who’d successfully translated their Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill from New York City for a Vegas audience at Cosmopolitan would be closing down. Until they found out that the brothers planned to go back to their roots—a spinoff of their NYC flagship. Now open, the “new” Blue Ribbon harnesses the clandestine vibe they’re known for and focuses on New American favorites like rack of lamb, beef marrow and oxtail marmalade, matzo ball soup—and an amazing raw bar. Plus, there’s a totally private (secret, even!) back-room bar. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.736.0808, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $$$$
lightened-up décor and an approachable new configuration around food’s “natural foundations”: Surf, Root and Ranch, organized from light to
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more robust dishes. Don’t miss vegetables in raclette, Kona kampachi crudo in citrus cream, lionfish ceviche and a trio of savory and sweet cheesecakes.
Well-known for its massive cellar, Aureole serves nearly 50 wines by the glass. Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7401, mandalaybay.com $$$$
BARDOT BRASSERIE Gold lettering on the windows, Laguiole cutlery, and a central zinc bar epitomize the singular quality of Michael Mina’s elevated French brasserie in Aria, where classics like onion soup are refined with aged Gruyère and Périgord truffles in one of the most romantic and transporting dining rooms in town. Tip: Simple roasted chicken? Mina treats his all-natural Hudson Valley heirloom birds like Peking duck— brined, blanched, and hung to dry before being roasted with artisanal soy and vin jaune from France’s Jura region. Aria, 877.230.2742, aria.com $$$$ BEAUTY & ESSEX Beauty & Essex conjures up a secret pawn shopinspired entrance—paying tribute to its Manhattan namesake—before diners enter a 10,000-square-foot space (formerly Comme Ca) inspired by vintage jewelry boxes, antiques and gemstones, and, unlike the original, containing a gold DJ booth. Three rooms from celeb chef Chris Santos serve shareable dishes from the original like tuna poke wonton tacos, Thai-style crispy shrimp, and Vegas-only dishes like roasted bone marrow. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.737.0707, beautyandessexlv.com $$$
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BAZAAR MEAT José Andrés’s elegant ode 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. Tip: Though the meaty menu can be daunting, the restaurant’s new Bar Centro menu, offered nightly beginning at 5pm, provides an intro with smaller bites like gazpacho shots, beef tartare sliders, and just a taste of that suckling pig (in a sandwich). SLS Las Vegas, 702.761.7610, slslasvegas.com $$$
BUDDY V’S The lines to get into “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery wound through the Venetian when it opened, and his familystyle Italian place across the corridor gets the same kind of attention. Can’t-miss favorites include Jersey City-style fried mozzarella named for his Aunt Nina, his grandmother’s meatballs, and My Wife’s Eggplant Parm. Head to Carlo’s Bakery for an after-dinner cannoli. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.607.2355, buddyvlasvegas.com $$$
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 your breakfast on the patio; it starts with a basket of fabulously flaky French pastries. (Try the giant, gooey pecan sticky bun.) Venetian, 702.414.6200, venetian.com $$$
CARBONE Major Food Group’s Vegas venture, like the Greenwich Village original, celebrates the distinctive interpretations of Italian food in the five boroughs. Don’t miss the tableside Caesar salad and the immense veal parmigiana. divided into four sections by your Zac Posen tuxedo-clad waiter in the stylish, theaterinspired dining room. Aria, 702.590.2663, aria.com $$$$
BOTTIGLIA The Tuscany- and Napainspired restaurant with its cheery interior and convivial patio capitalizes on fresh ingredients for dinner specialties like pappardelle Bolognese, but it’s most crowded for weekend brunch, when revelers ease out of the weekend with lemon ricotta pancakes and blood orange mimosas. Hang out at the fire pit overlooking the desert and dine on pristine crudo, stuffed zucchini f lowers and chargrilled octopus with black garlic yogurt sauce. Green Valley Ranch, 702.617.7075, bottiglialv.com $$$
CARNEVINO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s signature Italian style comes to a carefully curated pre-theater menu. If you’re here 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, 702.789.4141, carnevino.com $$$$
COSTA DI MARE Chef Mark LoRusso flies in exquisite seafood and exotic shellfish from Italy daily at this Wynn favorite, where the emphasis is on seasonal and unusual catches. Look for rarities like moleche (Venetian soft-shell crab) in fall and spring, centrolofo (imperial blackfish) in summer and its legendary live langoustines, whose source ships to only a dozen restaurants in the world. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3305, wynnlasvegas.com $$$$
CHICA Star-struck Top Chef Masters fans flocked to the grand opening of Lorena Garcia’s new restaurant for a star sighting and stayed for the
DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE Star chef Emeril Lagasse puts a modern, Creole spin on his own New Orleans steakhouse. Cuts like
innovative interpretations of flavors from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela. Don’t miss ceviches from the cold bar, churrascaria grilled meats and arepas with everything. Wash it down with a glass from her collection of wines by female vintners from every country in South America. Venetian, 702.430.1235, venetian.com $$$ CLEO Confirming the idea that every success that debuts outside Las Vegas can be made grander on the Strip, chef Danny Elmaleh’s popular Middle Eastern restaurant Cleo, from Hollywood’s Redbury Hotel, is just as convivial in its SLS Las Vegas location. A central wood-burning oven turns out Elmaleh favorites like homemade laffa breads, meatball tagine and moussaka. The mezzes are some of the best in the city. SLS Las Vegas, 702.761.7612, slslasvegas.com $$$
the bone-in rib-eye, the Japanese wagyu, and even a Chateaubriand carved tableside for two are superlative, but don’t miss Lagasse’s classic barbecue shrimp. And the wine selection tops 2,300 bottles. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.414.3737, venetian.com $$$$
GORDON RAMSAY FISH & CHIPS Batter up! Fried British fare never tasted so good, from fresh cod filets to sausage and “dirty” chips to bangers and mash, at Ramsay’s traditional takeaway-style “chippy.” The Linq, 702.322.0529, thelinq.com $
EGGSLUT Alvin Cailin has brought his concept from LA’s Grand Central Market, and his cult following, to a sleek little shop with a counter and barstools to plant yourself in for egg-based dishes such as his classic Slut, a coddled egg on potato puree poached in a glass jar and topped with gray salt and chives, or the Gaucho, an egg sandwich fancied up with seared wagyu tri-tip and chimichurri on a brioche bun. The long lines don’t differ much from the original, and the eggs are worth the wait. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.7000, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $
HEARTHSTONE KITCHEN & CELLAR Situated in Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Hearthstone is a rustic, half-indoor, half-outdoor space, with its blazing fire pit and raw bar. Don’t miss perfectly charred pizzas, like truffle chicken and carbonara, from the wood oven. The restaurant’s patio has a prime west-facing view, perfect for taking your chorizo-stuffed dates and a glass of wine to watch the sunset over Red Rock Conservation Area. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 702.797.7344, hearthstonelv.com, $$$
ESTIATORIO This MILOS sunlit Greek finedining restaurant in Cosmopolitan (an offshoot of its original New York City location) allows diners to choose from piles of fish and live lobsters hauled in from Mediterranean waters. Simply grilled or baked in salt crusts, the seafood is the star, but don’t miss the Milos Special: paper-thin fried chips of zucchini and eggplant in a mound of thick tzatziki. Tip: The $29 three-course lunch menu is the best deal in town. Cosmopolitan, 702.6987930, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $$$$
HERRINGBONE Star chef Brian Malarkey’s fish restaurant with La Jolla roots takes the relaxed, ocean-to-table concept to a new level with beach-chic décor and live music on a patio overlooking Aria’s pool. Big group? Order a “yacht” of a dozen oysters, Alaskan king crab, Maine lobsters and jumbo shrimp. Aria, 702.590.9898, aria.com $$$$ JOËL ROBUCHON At this mecca of haute cuisine, diners start with Dungeness crab, lobster gelée and fennel cream topped with osetra caviar— which helps explain why this is the sole Michelin three-star restaurant in Vegas. Enjoy the 16-course tasting that follows from a
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FOOD & DR INK guide private booth or the garden terrace. MGM Grand, 702.891.7925, mgmgrand.com $$$$ KITCHEN TABLE Passionate local gourmands flock to this unassuming rustic Henderson kitchen, where the chef elevates the fresh, simple dishes of his El Paso childhood. Look for a decidedly unvirtuous doughnut sandwich (filled with sausage, fried egg and Irish cheddar) and smoked pork belly eggs Benedict with jalapeño hollandaise. 1716 Horizon Ridge Parkway, 702.478.4782, kitchentablelv.com $ LAGO BY JULIAN SERRANO This contemporary Italian restaurant features a crisp white design by Munge Leung, inspired by early
20th-century Italian Futurism. The patio tables are practically in the mist of Bellagio’s fountains, while Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano offers tapasstyle Mediterranean dishes such as an exceptional red wine risotto, simply grilled langoustines and crudo with blood orange. Bellagio, 702.693.8865, bellagio.com $$$ LAKESIDE While the aptly named restaurant—located on the surreal Lake of Dreams— has always had a terrific seafood program, chef David Walzog’s relationship with 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 were caught. Try
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a flight of the day-boat fish simply prepared with fennel and citrus, pickled vegetables and ponzu broth. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3310, wynnlasvegas.com $$$$ LAVO Find unpretentious Italian standards at Lavo, famous for its bottomless brunch and dishes like lobster eggs Benedict. Now a hybrid private gaming room and sexy Italian lounge with bottle service, its weekend Casino Club brings food and beverages right to your reserved gaming table via a butler-steered cart. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.791.1800, venetian. com $$$$ LE CIRQUE This opulent, Adam Tihanydesigned French restaurant is as impeccable as when it first opened more than
15 years ago—modeled, of course, on Sirio Maccioni’s New York landmark. For the full experience, order the 10-course Prestige menu, saving room for the theatrical boule au chocolat. Bellagio, 702.693.8100, bellagio.com $$$$ LE PHO Chef Khai Vu’s District One restaurant developed a cult following for its modern takes on traditional Vietnamese favorites. They’ve followed him to Downtown’s Le Pho, which has everyone from the Strip’s celeb chefs to Downtown hipsters to the area’s court workers packing into the little place for fun twists like DIY fresh spring roll platters. 353 E. Bonneville Ave., 702.384.5563, lephodtlv.com $$
LIBERTINE SOCIAL This bar-meets-kitchenmeets-hangout space serves specialties by chef Shawn McClain and rising star, executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh, like the Modern Fried Egg, cooked sous vide with sweet corn custard, topped with American sturgeon caviar, and served in its own shell, and the Snake River flat iron steak in the mesquite fired grill. Don’t miss the barrel-aged and draft cocktails and the historyinspired punches. Mandalay Bay, 877.632.7800, mandalaybay.com $$$ MIZUMI The Kobe Beef Federation has granted only three licenses in the United States, and Wynn holds one of them. But at Mizumi, the teppan and sushi restaurant
with its own waterfall and private outdoor floating pagoda table, chef Devon Hashimoto goes a step further, serving Hokkaido Snow Beef (even rarer than Kobe), produced by just one farmer on the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3320, wynnlasvegas.com $$$$ MOMOFUKU LAS VEGAS While David Chang’s Momofuku empire has 13 restaurants, two bars and a culinary lab, this is his first project on the West Coast. Look for all the Chang classics— his ramen, those pork buns. Tip: You’ll only find the Vegas-exclusive chili-glazed fried chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers on a potato roll on the new late-night menu at Peach Bar, between 11pm
and 2am —worth staying up late for. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.2663, cosmopolitanlv.com $$$ MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO In the best kind of old-school-meets new steakhouse, dive into great raw bar platters; selections from a cheese and charcuterie bar with more than 60 artisanal cheeses and cured meats from around the world; wet- and dry-aged steaks and more than 60 wines by the glass. The dining room is classic elegance with Murano chandeliers. In nice weather, take your meal on the patio overlooking the Strip. Palazzo, 702.607.6333, morelslv.com $$$ MORIMOTO LAS VEGAS Masahuru
Morimoto’s long-awaited Vegas outpost serves his famous teppanyaki, wagyu beef sukiyaki, soups, pork belly and some Vegas exclusives in a theatrical, Yabu Pushelberg-designed room lined with exotic photographs by Yasumichi Morita. Look for the former Nobu Matsuhisa protégé’s black cod braised in thick ginger soy and yosedofu: fresh tableside tofu served with crab. MGM Grand, 702.891.3001, mgmgrand.com $$$
you feel as if you’re inside a Japanese ikebana basket. (Look for the witty “tea whisk” light fixtures.) Caesars Palace, 702.785.6628, caesars.com $$$$
NOBU Nobu Matsuhisa’s Caesars Palace restaurant— which anchors his own hotel tower—was the first Nobu in the U.S. to offer teppanyaki, as well as signature dishes like his famous black cod miso and his squid “pasta,” all in the dining room David Rockwell designed to make
OTHER MAMA Chefowner Dan Krohmer, who has worked with Masaharu Morimoto and toured as a chef for rock stars (T-Swift! Jay-Z!), combines a casual aesthetic with pristine, spot-on oysters and sashimi served with innovative cocktails. Hidden in a westside strip mall, by word-ofmouth it’s become a favorite of gourmands and off-theclock chefs. 3655 S. Durango Blvd., 702.463.8382, othermamalv.com $$ OYSTER BAR Vegas is a city crawling with oyster bars, but executive chef Bradley Manchester is
taking on all the classics—a good variety of fresh oysters, massive classic pan roasts, a huge lobster roll packed with giant chunks of fresh meat. Little extras, like complimentary housemade salt and vinegar potato chips with a menu of top shelf beer, take it over the top. And the restaurant shines when Manchester goes rogue with dishes like a curried coconut seafood stew with jasmine rice and pickled chilies. Hard Rock Hotel, 702.693.5000, hardrockhotel.com $$ PICASSO Run by Spanish favorite son Julian Serrano, Bellagio’s AAA and Forbes Travel Guide five-star-rated fine dining destination is also graced by the work of another famous Spaniard. Authentic Pablo Picasso paintings and ceramics are a
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gorgeous accompaniment to Serrano’s own works of art: regional Spanish and French dishes such as pan-seared U10 day-boat scallops with silky potato mousseline and jus de veau, served with a spectacular view of the fountains. Bellagio, 888.987.6667, bellagio.com $$$$ RAKU Specializing in robata and oden cooking, this James Beard-nominated Japanese grill is well-known to gourmands as one of the best Japanese restaurants in the country. It stays open late to accommodate chef fans like Guy Savoy and Mario Batali, who eat here after service. Tip: Call three days ahead to reserve chef Mitsuo Endo’s 10- or 15-course kaiseki tasting menu. 5030 W.
Spring Mountain Road, 702.367.3511, rakugrill.com $$ RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY Chef Guy Savoy attracts serious foodies with his traditional nine-course menu and his playful, 13-course Innovation menu, featuring fanciful creations like spot prawns in a “sweet and sour fishnet” of mesh-cut daikons. Tip: Savoy’s Caviar Room offers guests a taste of legendary dishes—like his Colors of Caviar, paired with a Krug or Belvedere martini—without booking an entire evening’s experience. Caesars Palace, 702.731.7286, caesars.com $$$$ RIVEA Not-to-miss items at Rivea include tangy Provençal caponata and a lobster and purple artichoke
salad whose vibrancy rivals the spectacular view of the mountains and the Strip from your perch on the 64th floor. Be sure to try the crispy socca (the chickpea street food sold in the South of France) for a feeling of endless summer on the Riviera. Delano Las Vegas, 702.632.7888, delanolasvegas.com $$$$ RX BOILER ROOM Chef Rick Moonen—often called the “godfather of sustainability” in seafood circles—indulges his love of comfort food in a steampunk-themed room upstairs from his RM Seafood, complete with an alchemy bar and “nourishment chart.” Don’t miss witty bites like Devils on Horseback (dates stuffed with Shaft’s
blue cheese and wrapped in smoked bacon), chicken pot pie nuggets, and duck confit poutine. Mandalay Bay, 702.632.9300, mandalaybay.com $$$ SALUTE TRATTORIA ITALIANA The refined Southern Italian offerings at this Red Rock hot spot 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 $$ SCARPETTA Chef Scott Conant’s modern Italian is an intimate space, but many don’t know about its eight-person chef’s table, where you can watch signature dishes like
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yellowtail crudo with olio di zenzero and Mediterranean branzino with English peas, spring onions, morels and fava beans prepared right in front of you. Don’t leave without a taste of Conant’s deceptively simple spaghetti with tomato and basil. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.7960, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $$$$ SEARSUCKER LAS VEGAS Celeb chef Brian Malarkey’s popular Searsucker restaurant comes from San Diego to Las Vegas, where the “come early, stay late” social dining philosophy is right at home. Expect a retro-Americana-themed room celebrating cowboy culture. To signatures like a 38-ounce tomahawk steak, Malarkey adds new
classics like eggs and pork belly in brown butter hollandaise, plus sides like fried Brussels sprouts with walnuts drizzled in anchovy-red-wine-jalapeno vinaigrette. Caesars Palace, 702.866.1800, searsucker.com $$$ SW STEAKHOUSE Overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams, SW Steakhouse is one of a small handful of restaurants in the country authorized to serve certified-authentic Kobe beef. An entire Japanese and domestic wagyu menu allows guests to gild the lily with add-ons like Rogue Creamery smoked blue cheese, Maine lobster and Hudson Valley foie gras. 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 $$$$ TOM COLICCHIO’S HERITAGE STEAK Las Vegas is a steaklover’s town, but Tom Colicchio brings his own special technique to the table. The menu in his restaurant focuses entirely on antibiotic-free meats sourced from ranchers across the US, prepared over an open flame with a charcoal grill and in a wood-burning oven. Leather walls, a huge hearth, and dsdseep banquettes in the lounge are as cozy as can be. Mirage, 866.339.4566, mirage.com $$$$
TWIST BY PIERRE GAGNAIRE Pierre Gagnaire’s Mandarin Oriental restaurant—his only presence in the States—offers whimsical, modern takes on French fare. Celebrating? Order the “777” menu, Twist’s seven course menu paired with seven rare wines for $777. Mandarin Oriental, 888.881.9367, mandarinoriental.com $$$$ VERANDA The ideal brunch destination (in-the-know guests go for the mini donut machine) also hosts afternoon tea and has an intimate lounge on its lush, pool-facing patio. While it’s also a great power breakfast and lunch spot, the modern Italian trattoria-style restaurant’s secret strength is as a sanctuary from Vegas’s evening chaos during
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Zuma At London transplant robata grill and sushi bar Zuma, from Rainer Becker, three open kitchens turn out shareable plates—from a main kitchen, sushi counter and robata grill. Dishes—like lobster tempura and truffled wagyu tataki—are shareable (but that’s up to you). Zuma, whose contemporary Japanese is served in 10 other restaurants, from Abu Dhabi to Rome to Hong Kong, is the sexiest room in Las Vegas right now—a 9,000-square-foot space designed to capture earth, fire, water and air, and which features a natural stone wall from Chiang Mai—and a bar made from tree trunks. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.2199, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $$$$
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juicey grace Las Vegas. Not so strict that it 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 NARS Find all the velvety lip pencils, cheekily named blushes and ultra-pigmented eye shadows your heart desires at the cult brand’s Forum Shops boutique. They’ll even stage a private makeup session for you and friends in their behind-the-scenes studio. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.749.1525, narscosmetics.com NIYAMA SOL The Vegasbased yogawear brand Niyama Sol not only creates wildly fashionable fitness duds, but makes them of RPET, a fiber produced from 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. 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’ original blow-dry bar also specializes in exceptional cut, color and makeup services (including completely waterproof makeup for those all-important pool parties). 6670 S. Tenaya Way, 702.410.5459, blowdrybarlasvegas.com
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healing is needed. 2110 E. Flamingo Road, Suite #333, 702.483.3536, stemlv.com THE SPA AT ARIA Guests can make a day of it in this 80,000-square-foot spa by relaxing on the heated stone ganbanyoku beds, breathing in the therapeutic salt air in the Shio salt room, or meeting up with a significant other in the infinity-edged balcony pool lounge, overlooking the resort’s pool scene below. Aria, 702.590.9600, aria.com THE SPA AT ENCORE Golden Moroccan lanterns line the hallways, giving Encore’s spa an Eastern grandeur. It’s all completmented 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
F45 Two outposts of this fat-annihilating workout (Summerlin and West Spring Valley) already grace Las Vegas and a third is on its way in Henderson. F45 fanatics are devotees to this program that combines elements of HIIT, circuit training and functional training into one. 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., 702.518.3332; 4985 S. Fort Apache Road, 702.489.9541, f45training.com
THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL This spa features seven couples’ suites, a Chinese foot spa, and multiple heat and water experiences in an intimate, 1920s Shanghaiinspired sanctuary. Don’t miss a rhassoul clay 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
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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, a coed lounge, and a mind-body studio. Book yourself an entire weekend, since there’s also nutritional advising, vertical wall yoga and workouts in nearby Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, 702.797.7878, rr-spa.com
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Jack Nicklaus Signature Design. Additionally, six new neighborhoods have joined the area. Henderson, off Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas Parkways, lakelasvegas.com MACDONALD HIGHLANDS One of Vegas’ 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
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THE OGDEN 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, a movie theater and a 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 concierge service, indoor and outdoor pools, and a Roman spa. 9103 Alta Drive, 702.750.1092, charluxury.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 Drive, 702.255.2500, summerlin.com/the-ridges SUMMERLIN The Howard Hughes Corporation’s masterplanned assemblage of family-friendly villages provides a utopian bridge from the Strip to Red Rock. 10801 W. Charleston Blvd., 702.791.4000, summerlin.com SYNERGY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY From MacDonald Highlands to The Ridges, Kristen
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TURNBERRY PLACE Steps away from the Strip, this residential high-rise complex features hotelstyle amenities like valet parking, a concierge and limo service. 2827 Paradise Road, 702.784.4601, turnberry place.com TURNBERRY TOWERS The Strip-facing luxury condos here boast 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 Stripfront condos and other residences have access to rooftop infinity pools, fitness centers and media rooms. 3726 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702.748.8285, veertowers.com
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Jessica Minh Anh at Hoover Dam 2017 1] Jessica Minh Anh opened her show in a dress by Brazilian couturier Patricia Nascimento and headpiece by Mirror Mirror Vegas. 2] A look by Ani Alvarez Calderon
4] Ben Seifzad, Mario Trevino, Annette Seifzad and Olga Kotelnikova 5] Timian Godfrey and Lauren Parry 6] Chandon bottles at the ready
“I constantly search for the most unique venues that will amaze the world.” –JESSICA MINH ANH, MODEL AND PRODUCER, JESSICA MINH ANH AT HOOVER DAM 2017
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White Party at Andiron Steak & Sea 3] The festive dessert station was just one of many tempting tables at the restaurant’s annual party.
The rising mercury brought equally hot happenings this summer. The National Hockey League and Adidas hosted a fan event at Wynn Las Vegas to reveal the new Vegas Golden Knights jerseys. On June 21, the NHL Awards Show and Expansion Draft was held at T-Mobile Arena, and UFC’s International Fight Week took place the first week of July, with highlights including the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale (shown on Fox Sports 1) and a Women of UFC panel. Lining the top of Hoover Dam, fashion insiders were given white parasols to block the sun’s rays as model/producer Jessica Minh Anh transformed the dam into her own catwalk (she has staged shows at London’s Tower Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, and the vertiginous Grand Canyon Skywalk). To celebrate the beginning of summer, Andiron Steak & Sea celebrated its second annual White Party. Guests dived into a poke bar, carving and grilling stations, and signature cocktails. Chefs and co-owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg opened Blue Ribbon at The Cosmopolitan, with a blowout party for hundreds of friends, family and Vegas influencers. Guests enjoyed towering raw bars, cocktails and passed samples from the restaurant’s new menu. The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada met to welcome inductees into its New Leadership Program, where Jenna Morton, whose Peace by Pax project creates sustainable economic opportunity in the Jordanian-Syrian border village of Umm al-Jimal, was the keynote speaker. With crowning of a new Miss Nevada, awards for angels of the medical field, and more, here are this issue’s snapshots. –The Editors
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Blue Ribbon grand opening at Cosmopolitan 1] The reimagined space was formerly Blue Ribbon Sushi. 2] Chefs and co-owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg toast to the grand opening of their Blue Ribbon restaurant. Andrea Martinez at Miss Nevada 2017 3] Andrea Martinez won the coveted Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization title.
“It’s bittersweet relinquishing the title—and just for one moment, I thought about not handing it over.” –BAILEY GUMM, MISS NEVADA 2016, AT MISS NEVADA 2017
Las Vegas Golden Knights fan event 4] The team hits the ice for the first time in a scrimmage match. 5] The jersey is unveiled for fans. 6] Player Brayden McNabb in the Golden Knights jersey 7] Marc Andre Fleury shops the new team store, The Armory.
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UFC International Fight Week 2017 1] Women of UFC panel with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Michelle Waterson and Paige Van Zandt 2] Kevin Lee signs autographs at one of the week’s fan events.
Clark County Medical Society Winged Heart Awards at Hard Rock 3] Marc Salls, Kelly Havins and Don Havins 4] Michelle Velez and Joseph Adashek
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STYLE FILE Designer Chloe Gosselin’s rise to international shoe superstardom has been nothing short of magical. By Andrea Bennett
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his year, Hindustan Times called actress Deepika Padukone a “fierce warrior princess” on the Cannes red carpet for her green Chloe Gosselin shoes and matching green smoky eyes. Gosselin’s dozens of high-profile devotees include Olivia Munn, Celine Dion, Andra Day and Selma Blair. Madonna wearing her Datura pump in Interview magazine, Tori Amos performing at the Viktor & Rolf anniversary in her Hyacinth sandal and Kendall Jenner out and about in her Larkspur sandal are favorite recent celeb moments. But most don’t know that inspiration often strikes Gosselin when she’s at home—close to the Red Rock Conservation Area—where she’s lived for a decade with fiancé David Copperfield, and full time since their daughter started school here four years ago. So does a certain magician influence her shows, which have been described as “magical” by fashion editors? “We are really close and always create side by side,” she says. “David took his crazy childhood dream and made it a reality! He inspires me to dream bigger and always push the limits.” Dream big enough and you might be able to collect her shoes hand-painted by artist Regina Yazdi—sold as an exclusive capsule in her resort 2018 collection. “Spring/summer 2018 will have a lot more flats and midheels, but still very detailed with embellishments, like the jewelry piece I introduced for fall/ winter 2017 on the Helix Mary Jane,” she hints. Pressed to describe the Chloe Gosselin woman, the nature-loving equestrian and mother characterizes her client as “a dreamy girl, romantic and feminine, but also strong and anchored in her reality. She loves fashion but believes in investment pieces that she can keep for a lifetime; she loves one-of-a-kind fashion and the stories behind each creation.” A woman, we imagine, very similar to Gosselin herself.
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