Articles Written By: Jeannie Garcia

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Beyond the Strip: Unusual Las Vegas houses

Beyond the Strip: Unusual Las Vegas houses

We don’t all live in hotels (some do — but let’s save that for another blog) or cookie-cutter homes with yards thisclose together. Once you get past that notion, you’ll find that Vegas has some of the quirkiest houses you’ll ever see. Besides all of the celebrities living here in the desert, these Vegas…

A Wynn-Wynn situation: Stay in a luxurious villa or duplex

We are big fans of Wynn Las Vegas. What’s not to love? We instantly feel fancy simply by walking through the elegant property. The resort’s beautiful atrium and the pool speak for themselves. Additionally, most restaurants have amazing views of waterfalls or the hotel’s sprawling golf course. (Bonus: Vegans can enjoy dining options at every restaurant,…
Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Aug. 28 – 30, 2015

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Aug. 28 – 30, 2015

Coming to Vegas this weekend? You lucked out. Don’t get us wrong. We’re all fans of the crazy Labor Day shenanigans. But since you’re here the week beforehand, you still get to enjoy the Strip without all the madness. From a one-night only burlesque show and an annual Black &…
Drone this way: Our favorite Las Vegas drone videos

Drone this way: Our favorite Las Vegas drone videos

Take it from this newbie who just got hip to the unique video-taking trend — these Las Vegas drone videos will blow your mind. These bird’s-eye views of Sin City got this blogger thinking, Wow — do I really live here? Let’s just call it out: Not everyone agrees with how drones operate.…
Almost Vegas: Las Vegas hotels that never were

Almost Vegas: Las Vegas hotels that never were

Just when you thought Vegas had it all, did you know we were supposed to have The Moon and Titanic, too? While we do have a planetarium and a Titanic attraction, the hotel versions never made it to the Las Vegas Strip. These are just a couple of the botched — yet interesting — Las…
Suite symphony: See these over-the-top Vegas hotel suites

Suite symphony: See these over-the-top Vegas hotel suites

Ever wonder how high rollers and VIPs live it up, Vegas style? We do. Take a peek inside these VIP Las Vegas suites that offer the crème de la crème of services, amenities and overall surroundings — true baller status. Private pool? Check. Your own butler? Check. Stunning views, top-of-the line technology…

Elvis is in the building

His spirit, that is! Actually, I could almost believe it. When I was trying to take a picture of Elvis’ Bible with a rose left behind by a museum visitor, the flower wouldn’t cooperate. “Elvis, we know you’re in here!” Jimmy Velvet, his friend and owner of The King’s Ransom Museum,…

Fall fairy tale at the Palazzo

During  your next shopping trip in Vegas, stop by and see the gorgeous garden at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. When I first saw this enchanting, brilliantly-colored display, I felt I was in the middle of a fairy tale. Perhaps it’s the swirling, hand-sculpted 80-foot vine with copper leaves and hand-painted pumpkin blossoms. Or…

Keeping the spirit of The King alive

Elvis fans of all ages will love The King’s Ransom Museum, opening inside Imperial Palace. For the first time ever, this one-of-a-kind exhibit of Elvis Presley artifacts and personal treasures is available for all to see. Starting Oct. 21, you’ll see pieces from both Elvis’ personal life as well as…

Chocolate: All grown up

Whoever thought of combining peanut butter and jelly was a genius. But beer and chocolate? Now that’s just taking flavor mixing to a whole different level! Beer chocolates, ethel’s newest collection, combine two of our longtime favorites.  The beer chocolates come in three distinct flavors: The first piece is a dark ale ganache…

Taking Vegas Bow-tiques to another level

If you’re a fan of John Varvatos, then you’re in luck. Legendary menswear designer John Varvatos is popular for his rocker-style edge. John Varvatos Bowery NYC  now has 10 freestanding stores, with the latest opening inside the Hard Rock Hotel . Just like the original boutique, the new 3,000-square-foot Bowery NYC  presents a fashion…

T-Rex comes to town

If you’re my age, then you were probably a fan of the popular dinosaur animated movie, “A Land Before Time.” I actually had a conversation with one of my work friends about this movie and we talked how we used to collect the dinosaur puppets. Who could resist Little Foot? Then there was the…

Treat yourself to a different kind of happy hour

Going out with your girlfriends to happy hour? Great! Treating your tired feet, achy back or frizzy tresses to their own happy hour? Even better. At the spa inside the Rio, you can enjoy Happy Hour Thursdays. Just like traditional happy hour, you can relax and unwind every Thursday from 3…

The Bronx comes to Vegas

When I heard the news that the stage version of “A Bronx Tale” was coming to Vegas at the Venetian, I couldn’t have been more excited. Based on Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri’s screenplay,  “A Bronx Tale” is a heartfelt, coming-of-age story about a boy’s rough childhood in the 1960s.…