Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Eve- Las Vegas Style

Grand opening of Eve and Beso

Eva Longoria Parker will host a New Year's Eve party to celebrate the Grand Opening of Beso restaurant and Eve Nightclub. Advanced tickets are available for $125 and include hors d’oeuvres, an open bar from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight.
Eve The Nightclub-3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas Cost $125LAX Nightclub will have the Black Eyed Peas, the group will host the party at the Luxor nightclub. Party starts at 9:00 pm- 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Cost $100

Bid farewell to 2009 and ring in 2010 with N9NE Group as they host one of Sin City’s most extravagant parties of the year at Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, Dec. 31.

VIP All Venue Access starts at $375 and includes express admission into Rain Nightclub, Playboy Club, Moon Nightclub and Ghostbar.

VIP All Venue Access + Hosted Bar starts at $475 and includes express admission into Rain Nightclub, Playboy Club, Moon Nightclub and Ghostbar; access into designated hosted bar area inside Rain Nightclub, Playboy Club and Ghostbar, featuring Ketel One Vodka and Perrier Jouet Champagne.Playboy Club – MAROON 5: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Hosting at Playboy Club following their performance at The Pearl is renowned rock band Maroon 5, which has been producing popular hits including “Harder to Breathe” and “She Will be Loved” since 2002.
General Admission starts at $125 and includes general admission into Playboy Club.
Hosted Bar starts at $195 and includes admission into Playboy Club; access into designated hosted bar area featuring Ketel One Vodka and Perrier Jouet Champagne.
Pure Management will offer 5 different venues on New Years Eve including 50 Cent. Go to for tickets
Nicole Richie will host the party at Lavo. The entry fee includes an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. DJs Joel Madden and Eric D Lux will be spinning live. Present your ticket stub at Tao after midnight for complimentary admission.Cost $150John Mayer Trio at The Joint
Grammy award-winning musician John Mayer will be performing on New Years Eve at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel along with special guest Mayer Hawthorne. The Joint 12/31/09-9:00 pm 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas- Tickets are $92 - $272
Christina Aguilera will host the party at Tao. Present your ticket stub at Lavo after midnight for complimentary admission. Party begins at 10:00 pm-Cost $200
And if You miss New York....

2 Tourists Hit Megabucks Jackpots

Two Las Vegas visitors left the city a lot richer after hitting Megabucks Megajackpots at two Strip casinos this week.
A 57-year-old man, whose name was not released, hit the Megajackpot for $12.2 million at the Bellagio during the early morning hours Monday, according to International Game Technology, maker of the Megabucks game.The winner and his wife, who was sitting next to him playing her own Megabucks slot at the time, called their daughter immediately and took the first flight to Los Angeles to celebrate with family.
The winner is an investor originally from South Korea and visits Las Vegas about three times a year, IGT said.A 63-year-old retired woman won $1.6 million playing Wheel of Fortune Saturday night at Paris Las Vegas. The woman, who also wished to remain anonymous, was with her daughters for a family holiday trip, IGT said.
“I had just started playing a machine and had played about $25 when the woman next to me got up and walked away from the machine she was playing,” the woman said. “So I just reached over and played that machine and it hit. I started screaming and jumping around.”
The woman said she and her family are building their dream home in the Philippines and the jackpot will allow them to upgrade and move in sooner than expected
By Amanda Finnegan

Friday, December 25, 2009

Nevada SPCA Pets of the Week- Olivia and Barney

Olivia & Barney needed us when their owner passed away and they had nowhere to go.

They are jubilant soul-mates, cheery and full of love, despite their confusion over what happened to their previous owner.

Olivia & Barney are plump little Dachshunds, spayed & neutered, approximately 6-8 years of age. They are for adoption (together) Saturday at Nevada SPCA. For more info , go to

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Daily Vegas Bikini- Kim Kardashian

She will be the special guest appearing at the Grand Opening of Eva Longorias, Eve The NightClub on New Years Eve

Casino Carpet - More Than Just Decor

Today I was considering what type of carpet I should buy to redecorate my apartment. I was interested in something that represented a casino atmosphere so I Googled Casino Carpet and came across a site with pics of casino carpet from modern to down right gawdy. At Aria, Encore and Palazzo,the current trend seems to be modern, earth tones.
Aria Casino

Aria Poker

Golden Nugget

"Casino carpet is known as an exercise in deliberate bad taste that somehow encourages people to gamble," David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wrote in an essay.Venetian

Casino carpeting is a hobby for Schwartz. He has posted shots of casino carpets throughout the nation on his Web site They're wild and bright and follow a Nevada tradition that at least dates back to places such as Reno's Riverside Hotel Casino in the 1930s.New York, New York

"There is a practicality side to it, too," Hughes said. "You don't want a real plain carpet because people drop cigarettes on it and spill drinks on it."Monte Carlo

The long-held tradition is that loud carpeting makes people look up and somehow rivet attention on slot machines and table games, some experts said.Tropicana

"I think there is something to that," said Bill Eadington, director of Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada. "It is the same thing as putting canopies on tops of (gambling) tables, which has become popular. That lowers the ceiling. People don't look up at the spaciousness and concentrate more where the action is."Las Vegas Hilton Space Quest Casino

Finding subtle ways of keeping eyes focused on the gambling machines follows a business tradition that dates back long before Reno and Las Vegas became gambling cities, other experts said.Las Vegas Hilton
Binions Casino

Schwartz is more straightforward in his essay about the subliminal role carpet plays in Las Vegas resorts: "Note the regal tones of Caesars Palace, the bountiful bouquet of Mandalay Place, the soft, almost abstract pointillism of Paris, all whispering, gamble, gamble, just out of the range of consciousness as people walk to the nearest slot machine," Schwartz wrote.Plaza -Downtown

My favorite is between kooky, retro Plaza carpet and the gaming themed Slots O Fun of course...They are both equally as awful.
Slots O Fun

Darling Stilettos @ The Palms-Tonight

Darling Stilettos will be performing this weekend at The Palms, December 19 in The Lounge. Dont miss the after party at Moon tonight! Hope to see u there for a lil pre holiday fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Decadence D’Or- Cupcake- $750.00

The Palazzos newest bake shop-Sweet Surrender,brings together remarkable pastry chefs and the finest ingredients to create irresistibly indulgent treats. The shop’s variety is wide and sweet-tooth satisfaction is endless with the crème de la crème of Sweet Surrender's offerings being only for the most passionate cupcake lover: the $750 Decadence D’Or.

Decadence D’Or is a sumptuous cupcake, handcrafted from the most exclusive, rich, and enterprising ingredients around the globe. One main ingredient in Decadence D’Or is Palmira Single Estate Chocolate. This special chocolate varietal is derived from the rare and fragile Porcelana Criollo bean and cultivated to its fullest state of richness exclusively at the Valrhona plantation in Venezuela.

Complementary to the Palmira Single Estate Chocolate is Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar- the world’s most labor-intensive agricultural crop. This fruit, after it is ripened for nine months, then hand-harvested, cured, sweat, dried, and hand-split, is obtained only by tedious manual extraction; it is truly a delicacy, both in taste and exclusivity. Topping the Decadence D’Or is the masterfully smooth Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, 100 years in the making, and edible, metallic gold flakes, each painstakingly hand-placed. Finally, once baked to perfection, this grand dessert is encased in a stately, hand blown sugar Fleur-de-Lis and presented on a handmade exclusive elegant crackled-gold glass curved plate and bowl. Sweet Surrender, located on The Palazzo casino floor next to guest elevators, is open Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – Midnight. Special orders can be placed directly by dialing 702-607-0753.

Crystals at CityCenter

An architectural movement of sheer energy, Crystals’ interactive atmosphere invites guests to be part of the excitement. The exterior architecture, conceived by Studio Daniel Libeskind, is a multi-faceted, brilliant glass canopy depicting the intricate beauty of a quartz crystal that welcomes an abundance of natural light into the stunning three-level experiential environment. Within, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group have created an abstract 21st century park that celebrates nature and the seasons, featuring “changeable artwork” in the way of hanging gardens and a colorful flower carpet.
Luxury retailers opening large format stores: Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Fendi, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Versace. Many of these brands will be opening this month, with the balance opening the 1st half of 2010.

Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso is joined by dining destinations Mastro’s Ocean Club, a new offering by Todd English, Todd English P.U.B., and two new concepts by Wolfgang Puck, The Pods by Wolfgang Puck and Brasserie PUCK. Additional retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings will be announced throughout 2010.

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beauty Bar Vodka Launch- Tonight!

Beauty Bar owner Paul Devitt announced today the launch of Beauty Bar Vodka, a pure ultra-premium vodka made in a centuries-old, family-owned distillery in the Netherlands. Beauty Bar Vodka will be available exc1usively at all Beauty Bar locations in New York, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Austin beginning December 17, 2009. 0ne dollar from each vodka drink will go directly to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for cancer.
Beauty Bar- Las Vegas 517 Fremont St 7pm - 10pm Guest Djs
Rex Dart
Ryan Pardey
The Donald