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Vegas Weekender: No work, all play for Labor Day

Labor Day means no work and all play all weekend long in Vegas. With one extra day to party, Sin City is busting at the seams with potential. Party non-stop with some of the world’s hottest DJs spinning beats poolside and in the clubs . On the live music circuit,…

Braving the Bering Sea

If 30-foot waves, freezing temperatures and exhausting work hours on the Bering Sea sound like your idea of a dream job, then you might want to consider a spot as the newest “Greenhorn” on Captain Phil Harris’s crab fishing boat, the Cornelia Marie. With King Crab season starting in October…

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…

Las fiestas patrias en Las Vegas: mucho que ver

Se aproximan las fiestas patria y Las Vegas celebrará en grande con algunos de los máximos exponentes de la música rock, pop y mariachi. Así que va a haber algo para todos.  Además, varios clubes tienen noches de música latina para mover el  bote después de ver uno de estos…

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…

Flashback Friday: When The Atom Was King

As the world marks the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945), Flashback Friday looks at a period in the 1950s when the world and Las Vegas enjoyed a fascination with all things atomic. Today’s Flashback Friday photo features Sands Copa…