This Friday, April 30 Community stars Joel McHale and Donald Glover are performing at Mandalay Bay. These two hysterical hotties are both on my list of future boyfriends, so I obviously have spent a lot of time thinking about where to best stalk them during there time here in Sin City. I actually met Donald once, too so I already have an ice breaker prepared. He told me I was a "sexy Fievel" for Halloween, words which I cherish and shall be proudly displayed as my tombstone epitaph. I also know Joel is happily married with two kids, but what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right?
My name is Sarah, and I am an addict. I am addicted to jewelry, specifically Tiffany's jewelry. I have developed a pesky habit of purchasing some trinket from Tiff's (as I affectionately call The Promised Land) each time I visit Las Vegas. My jewelry box is my version of a travelogue or scrapbook, each piece reminding me of a specific excursion to that desert oasis. I can give you a recap of my past few vacations simply by showing off my earrings, necklace, and rings, and just as I'm always planning my next trip to The Strip, I'm also planning what's going to be in the next little blue box I can hold in my already-bejeweled fingers.
The two 50-story towers, holding almost 3,000 hotel rooms and condo-style accommodations, feature three pools and over 100,000 square-feet of gaming floor-but Cosmopolitan's real draw will be the restaurants.
The James Beard Foundation just announced the 2010 list of restaurant and chef awards semifinalists. The lucky honorees include chefs who have influenced the Vegas fine-dining scene and high-quality local establishments such as Shawn McClain's Sage at Aria. Here's how Vegas figures in to this years awards:
Outstanding Restaurateur nominee:
Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (Chicago)
When on the website for singer Jimmy Hopper you see that his most recent escapade is entitled Journey of the Heart, "a journey through powerful and enduring music...where song and emotion take flight. Where your body will move. Your inhibitions will forget. And your heart will find its voice." You read all this while listening to a recording of Jimmy performing a song entitled "Nasty Girl."
That, my friends, is Jimmy Hopper.
Veteran Vegas lounge performer Hopper is famous for his range, referring both to his vocals as well as his song choices. Last Sunday, Hopper debuted his weekly residency at the Palms with a song selection from Andrea Bocelli, Muse, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas and Green Day. Or at least, that's the idea.
Las Vegas was the American epicenter for New Year's Eve and now, a month and a half later, Vegas once prepares to usher in another new year like no where else in the country can.
Chinese New Year is one of the most important periods for Las Vegas business. Last weekend, thousands of international and domestic visitors are heading to the Strip for the celebration this weekend.
Since Chinese New Year fell on the same weekend as Valentine's Day and President's Day this year, the potential number of travelers (and the money they may spend) was expected to drastically increase.
Las Vegas pulled a Titanic, sweeping this week's 2010 Nightclub & Bar Awards. Vegas' sinful sanctuaries took home all of the big wins and walked away with seven of the Top 10 sports and eleven of the Top 15!
There were more than 235 entries competing in fourteen categories at the 25th annual Awards sponsored by the magazine Nightclub & Bar. A panel of judges each had to select their top three choices from the lists which they submitted and were then relegated into the categories. There will be an official ceremony at Lavo in the Palazzo on March 5 to honor the winners.
I've been taking regular trips to Las Vegas since I was four years old, but my last trip in December was the first time I was in Sin City and had to follow a very un-sinful gluten-free diet. My diet, which I must adhere to for health reasons, forbids gluten (think anything with wheat), soy, and red meat, and restricts dairy, sugar, and preservatives. Surprisingly, I ate many great meals on my trip and none of them cost me as much as the video poker machines.
Before my trip, I decided to look online for a few gluten-free restaurant recommendations, menus of restaurants that sounded interesting, and guides to being gluten-free on The Strip. I barely came up with anything helpful. Because of my generous nature, I have compiled a guide to where I ate delicious and weird-diet-friendly meals in Las Vegas.
This May 6-9 (which just happens to be Mother's Day Weekend) there will only be one sin dominating Vegas, and I think it's one that even our moms can get on board with, just this once at least: Gluttony.
Over the 2010 Mother's Day Weekend, Sin City will play host to the delectable Vegas Uncork'd, presented by Bon Appetit. Four days, thirty events, fifty renowned chefs, and more deliciousness than your taste buds can handle. That doesn't sound like such a bad thing, now does it?