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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…

‘Zumanity’ unveils new act on Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas is big on all surprises – OK, well not the kind of surprises that require medicated ointment but definitely surprises like yesterday’s sexy “Zumanity” showcase that popped up for the public in front of Lady Liberty outside of the New York – New York Hotel & Casino. Luring…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Dec. 24 – 28, 2014

Christmas is coming…on Thursday to be exact. So what should you do? Although Vegas tends to be quiet just before Santa makes his rounds, you can still have a great time here. Take advantage of these last days in December to enjoy seasonal displays, entertainment and eating. And there’s something…

Pucci, Pratt and Delano help Las Vegas get organic

Las Vegas just got more organic and we’re not talking about the restaurants. With the exhibit Organic Matter, the lobby of the Delano Las Vegas has been transformed into a fashion runway featuring 12 pieces of wearable textile art designed by students from the Pratt Institute in collaboration with design…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Nov. 7 – 9, 2014

As we recover from our sugar-induced coma after a weekend of epic Halloween parties, there’s only one question: What’s happening this weekend? Yep, there’s no better way to recover from a party weekend than another party weekend and Vegas delivers. Every November car culture engulfs Las Vegas when the Automotive…

Fall is in full swing at Bellagio Conservatory

The fall display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens includes a 1,200 pound live pumpkin. Twelve hundred pounds. Now that’s a lot of pie. The harvest-inspired exhibit features whimsical pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, scads of seasonal plants and flowers, oversized acorns, illuminated water arches and twinkling birch…

How to spend 24 hours (or less) in Sin City

You’re traveling to West Virginia for the Annual Roadkill Cook Off (yes, that’s a thing) when your flight gets delayed in Las Vegas. Or perhaps you’re driving through Vegas on your way to your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah in Scottsdale, and you pull off for an extended “bathroom break.” Whatever the…

Sin City Exclusives: Only in Las Vegas

You’re a globe trotting, fun seeking party animal with an eye for time management. There’s a city for that. An Egyptian pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, canals of Venice — dining, nightlife and attractions included — all in the span of one shiny street. With all the world at…

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

This is Las Vegas, not the Discovery Channel. We’re home to Shark Reef, not Shark Week. But participating in the Animal Encounters program at Shark Reef Aquarium really isn’t that different from watching Rob Lowe riding on the back of two sharks. Fine. I made that up. It’s actually nothing like…

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Shark Week  doesn’t start until August 10, but you can get into the spirit now with the new Animal Encounter program at Shark Reef Aquarium. Three different feeding experiences give you a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction’s aquatic residents including zebra sharks, stingrays and everyone’s…