Things to do

Intro to autumn: the Palazzo’s floral grand finale

Ciao Bella. Carnival is annually marked by an over-the-top celebration with elaborate costumes and masquerades, glittering decorations and a whole lot of inebriated revelry through the streets. Wait a minute – that sounds a lot like Vegas. The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium has provided us with the festive atmosphere all summer long…
Must dos this weekend in Vegas: August 14 – 16, 2015

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: August 14 – 16, 2015

Sin City – land of perpetual sunshine and chronic celebration. This weekend won’t be short on either of those juicy little luxuries. We’re celebrating the past, present and future with a modern twist on an ancient art, chest-heaving thrills, laughter and lots of great music (old and new). So pop…
Behind the scenes at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium with our Vegas Insiders

Behind the scenes at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium with our Vegas Insiders

There’s a reason the whole country is obsessed with Shark Week, shark attacks, Jaws and everything else shark-related. It’s because they’re superawesomelymegabadassterrific, duh. So much so that the Mandalay Bay named their Shark Reef Aquarium after them (ok so technically this is speculation, but it totally seems legit). Shark Reef has…
Picasso seduces Vegas at the Bellagio

Picasso seduces Vegas at the Bellagio

When you fall in love with an artist, you never really know how you’ll be portrayed. If you’re Françoise Gilot, you pretty much hit the jackpot, because your portrait is currently hanging on the wall of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Luckily for her, she was having a great…
How to beat the Vegas summer heat

How to beat the Vegas summer heat

“Sure, Vegas is hot but it’s a dry heat.” Don’t you just love when people say that? Like 105 degrees is somehow not HOT. Just because we don’t have much humidity in the desert, doesn’t mean we don’t need to find ingenious ways to keep cool. We had our own version…

Where to catch 4th of July fireworks in Vegas

So you’ve come to Vegas to celebrate the good ole U.S. of A, have you? Well get ready, because you came to the right place. There’s no such thing as red, white and gloom, and in this town we’ve already started celebrating. Big shock there, huh? We’ve got a list of…

20 Things to do in Vegas for under 20 bucks

With a flood of flashy Vegas pics on newsfeeds everywhere, lots of people think you have to be a high roller to get the full experience. But there’s plenty of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn’t require an Amex Black Card. Here’s how to ball on a budget with…

Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef celebrates the big 1-5

Dear Swarovski, please send over a swanky crystal vase (that’s pronounced vaaaahz for all you non-sophisticates out there) because we’re celebrating Shark Reef Aquarium’s 15th anniversary. And in true Vegas fashion, the appropriate thing to do is throw an all-day bash. On Saturday, June 20 the Shark Reef in Mandalay Bay is honoring…

Father’s Day the Vegas way

Step away from the grill, this will NOT be another typical day with your dad. Vegas has just about anything you could ever want to try, see, or eat. So on this Father’s Day, you should treat dad like the man he was before he had to change diapers and…
Must Dos this weekend in Vegas: June 19 – 21, 2015

Must Dos this weekend in Vegas: June 19 – 21, 2015

Hold onto your party hats because it’ll be a weekend chock-full of celebrations. Celebrating dear old dad, your favorite cartoon characters, the fact that you love beer, and last but not least, that fact that you’re still breathing. Of course, the last one is totally contingent upon whether or not…
Gondoliering 101 at The Venetian Las Vegas

Gondoliering 101 at The Venetian Las Vegas

Normally, when I hear glug glug glug, it’s because I’ve poured myself an obscenely large glass of wine. But in this case, it was the sound my body made as it sank into the 11-foot-deep lagoon at the Venetian. Nope, I wasn’t under the influence; I was attending Gondolier University. And…

Giant Italian women invade the Palazzo

Ciao Bella (insert exaggerated hand gesture here). Carnival is annually marked by an over-the-top celebration with elaborate costumes and masquerades, glittering decorations and a whole lot of inebriated revelry through the streets. Wait a minute – that sounds a lot like Vegas. And because we’re always looking for a good…

Back in the building: Elvis takes Vegas by storm-AGAIN

Thanks to the hit reality show on A&E, extreme hoarding is now frowned upon. But thanks to the holy rock gods, the show wasn’t around when Vernon Presley started collecting just about every personal item that passed through his son’s hands. Because of his slight “collector tendencies,” the rest of…

What your swimwear says about you

You’re probably not going to see teeny weeny bikinis and sky-high stilettos at your backyard pool parties, but this is Vegas baby. And you can bet your intensely StairMastered rear end that we’re pushing the standards of moral corruption every chance we get. Public decency isn’t something we pay much…

Get your superhero on at SlotZilla

I never wanted to be Superman…errr Superwoman. Truthfully, I’m much more of an Iron Man kinda girl, myself. Something about his witty humor and smart mouth just speaks to me. Not to mention his impeccable taste in redheads. So when the SlotZilla team at the Fremont Street Experience invited me down…

Butterflies take flight at Springs Preserve

CALLING ALL BUG LOVERS AND TREE HUGGERS. Ahem, please excuse our language; we mean entomology and horticultural enthusiasts. Saturday, March 14 marks the day you’ve all been waiting for: The return of the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve. This seasonal exhibit features hundreds of butterflies including Mourning Cloak, Red…