Country music trio Lady Antebellum was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Tuesday evening after winning Artist of the Year for Duos/Groups and Single of the Year at the 2013 American Country Awards. Joined by friends and spouses, they celebrated their achievements over Italian specialties including LAVO’s one pound Kobe Meatball with whipped fresh ricotta, Grilled Branzino Siciliano and a variety of brick oven pizzas. They also took the time to pose for photos with adoring fans.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
More than 13,000 votes have been cast in the Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards, and the winners will be revealed at a special ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas. Top restaurants, lounges and chefs will be honored at the event, which is sponsored by TMG Entertainment in partnership with the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NvRAEF).
The night will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and Champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres hosted by The Venetian and Moet Hennessey and the one-hour awards ceremony will commence at 6 p.m. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be a special guest presenter and the awards ceremony hosts will be Dayna Roselli, Nina Radetich, and Robin Leach.
Nominees in seventeen categories were selected by a distinguished nominating committee, comprised of industry professionals and notable figures in the community. The winners were decided by a public vote which closed Dec. 2.
In addition several notables will be honored with special awards. The “Visionary Award” will be presented to Chef Kerry Simon, Sirio Maccioni will receive the “Pioneer Award” and the “Industry Champion Award” will be presented to Alex Stokes.
Tickets to the awards ceremony are $40 and include admission to the Champagne cocktail reception as well as reserved seating for the ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase at www.nvrestaurants.com, or at any Palazzo or Venetian box office. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRAEF’s educational and scholarship programs, such as ProStart, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program that teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or to continue to postsecondary after high school graduation.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes received an afternoon of pampering by a stylist from COLOR: A Salon by Michael Boychuck at her Las Vegas hotel room on Sunday.
Dressed in a black tank top and leather pants, Rimes was treated to a blow-out hairstyle before heading out to a rehearsal for the upcoming American Country Awards. The singing sensation had a great time chatting and posing for pictures before heading out to rehearsal.
About Michael Boychuck
Michael Boychuck helped ignite the Las Vegas salon industry 13 years ago when he helped open a branch of Laurent D’s Beverly Hills salon, Prive at Bellagio. He went on to direct the Salon at Canyon Ranch at The Venetian for several years where he secured his status as the city’s leading beauty expert. In 2001, Boychuck branched off and partnered with business mogul and hotelier George Maloof to open AMP salon at the Palms. Boychuck opened his largest salon, COLOR, in late 2007 at Caesars Palace which was recently named a “Top 100 Salon” by Elle Magazine. In 2008, he opened PRIMP located in the plush Palms Place. With his latest salon, Boychuck has partnered with Life Time to create LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck, providing upscale beauty in Summerlin.
Best known for his work with longtime clients and friends Paris and Nicky Hilton, Boychuck and his salons have an impressive celebrity client roster that includes Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Jennie Garth, Willa Ford, Shannon Doherty, Donna D’Errico, Jayde Nicole, Kathy Hilton and LeAnn Rimes. Boychuck was also named “Colorist of the Decade” by leading hair care company Schwarzkopf. The celebrity hair colorist has also been featured in Paris Hilton’s hit TV show “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” and “The World According to Paris.”
To make an appointment at COLOR Salon please call 1-702-731-7880 or to make an appointment at LifeSpa + Salon please call 702-214-6124. To learn more about Michael Boychuck, visit www.michaelboychuck.com. Follow Boychuck and his salons on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelboychuck, www.twitter.com/colorsalonlv, www.twitter.com/LifeSalonLV; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michaelboychuck.
PHOTO CREDIT: Alfredo Andreani
The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas welcome the return of their sixth annual food festival, Carnival of Cuisine, taking place Saturday, Dec. 14. This year, the popular epicurean adventure will be held poolside at The Palazzo Pool Deck and will include a special welcome by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
This notable annual event features award-winning cuisine from the illustrious restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo and is part of the resort’s whimsical Winter in Venice celebration. Guests will enjoy tastings from more than 20 restaurants including Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, CUT, Delmonico Steakhouse, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse's Stadium, LAVO, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Pinot Brasserie, Public House, Postrio Bar & Grill, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, TAO, and ZINE Noodles Dim Sum.
Saturday, Dec. 14; 1pm-4pm
The Palazzo Pool Deck
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
General Admission tickets are $60. VIP tickets are $85 and include an early entry at 12:30p.m. A portion of every ticket price will benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada's food bank. Grazie Members can receive a special discount ticket of $55 for General Admission or $80 for VIP. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at any Venetian l Palazzo Box Office, by phone at 702.414.9000 or online at venetian.com or palazzo.com. For more information on Grazie call 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116. Guests must be 21 and over to attend Carnival of Cuisine.
The Range 702, Nevada’s largest indoor shooting facility, will not only become a hub for charitable giving this holiday season, but will also offer an hour-long Holiday Safety & Awareness class to demonstrate proper safety procedures and useful precautionary tips on how to keep this season “the most wonderful time of the year.”
From now until December 25th, The Range 702 gives the gift of self-defense by hosting a Holiday Safety Awareness class with self-defense expert and Director of Training at The Range 702, Jeff Frichette, every Wednesday at 6 p.m. The class will cover crime prevention techniques important to be emphasized during the holiday season, a time of year when crime rates are statistically proven to spike.
In addition to the Holiday Safety Awareness class, The Range 702 is also offering one complimentary range time for patrons who bring in one unwrapped toy. One range time per person, per toy. All toys will be donated to children’s charities in the Las Vegas area.
The Holiday Safety Awareness class will be held every Wednesday from now until December 25th. The cost of the class is $20.00. To secure a seat in The Range 702’s Holiday Safety Awareness instructional class, call 702-485-3232 to book.
About The Range 702
The Range 702 is the largest indoor shooting facility in Nevada, located in a 55,000 square foot shooting range at 4699 S. Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. Featuring 25 shooting lanes that incorporate the latest advancements, equipment and technology in the firearms industry, a seven-lane VIP room complete with leather couches and chairs, pool table, darts and big screen televisions, an extensive line of guns for rent and sale, gunsmithing services, firearms safety and training classes and the state-of-the-art PRISim system. Easily accessible for locals and tourists, The Range 702 is open seven days per week from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Guests must be 18 years or older with a valid ID to shoot. Children must be 10 years of age or older and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information on The Range 702 and available classes and packages, call 702-485-3232. For more information, visit www.therange702.com. Follow The Range 702 on Facebook / Twitter.
This New Year’s Eve, Mandalay Bay guests and visitors are invited to “Paint the Town Gold” at the resort’s exuberant holiday party. The celebration, open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. when the entire resort turns into a glimmering fusion of golden moments, complete with extraordinary gold-themed accents throughout the hotel and beyond. Imaginative and playful experiences at restaurants, bars, lounges and spas will provide an electrifying evening not to be forgotten. Throughout the resort, models in lavish costumes will add to the masquerade-style atmosphere, welcoming guests to ring in 2014 in a high-energy, fun environment. The complimentary event will offer guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience on one of Vegas’ most exciting nights of the year.
To book a Mandalay Bay “Paint the Town Gold” New Year’s Eve room package, which include tickets to either Maroon 5 or Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, visit www.mandalaybay.com/nye or call 877-632-7800. No room or package purchase necessary to participate in “Paint the Town Gold” activities.
All partygoers are welcome to participate in the “Paint the Town Gold” New Year’s Eve festivities, which include the following:
Lounges and Bars
Select lounges and bars at Mandalay Bay will offer delightful gold-themed, spirits-sponsored events featuring themed décor, specialty drink menus, unique bottle service options and prize giveaways such as the following:
eyecandy sound lounge & bar will present a Möet & Chandon Champagne Room, boasting models and go-go dancers in gold attire, an exclusive bottle service menu and specialty cocktails. Guests can pick up a glow necklace here to round out their evening attire.
Orchid Lounge and Coffee will kick off New Year’s Eve with a James Bond-themed Treasure Vault. Sponsored by Diageo, the celebratory space will feature a gold cigar lounge where guests will enjoy giveaways such as gold chocolate coins and gold lipstick. An interactive photo booth will provide guests a chance to document the evening’s antics.
Mizuya Lounge will present a fairy tale-themed experience with the Golden Goose Lounge. This enchanted Grey Goose-sponsored lounge will feature twinkling gold trees, balloons and glittered décor; Mother Goose, Goldilocks and Prince Charming character models; and gold chocolate egg giveaways.
Directly outside of Mizuya Lounge, guests can cool off at the Goldschälger Ice Bar and Luge, featuring white and gold outfitted models, drink specials and gold leaf temporary tattoo giveaways.
Mandalay Bay’s Sports Book will feature the Gold Medal Lounge sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. The lounge will offer three draft beer bars; games such as foosball, air hockey and cornhole; and gold medal keychain prize giveaways.
THElounge at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will boast the resort’s exclusive barrel spirits and Sinatra Select by Jack Daniel’s, while the sounds of Frank play in the background. The prize giveaway will include fedoras, a nod to the singer’s favorite accessory.
High atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, miX Lounge will host a Soiree d’Or. The celebratory night will include a gold carpet entrance, Cirque-style performers, Soiree d’Or models, midnight gold balloon drop, VIP bottle service, sponsored champagne cash bar and specialty cocktails.
All of Mandalay Bay’s extraordinary restaurants will continue the gold-themed celebration with a variety of festive offerings such as golden flake desserts, golden balloon drops and specialty holiday cocktails. Two of the resort’s award-winning restaurants will offer the following experiences:
Michael Mina’s modern American steakhouse, STRIPSTEAK, will offer a Perrier Jouët-sponsored golden affair with special décor, uniformed staff, bottle and drink specials and signature popcorn giveaways.
Featuring gourmet small plates inspired by cuisine from around the world, Fleur by Hubert Keller will offer a Royal Masquerade theme sponsored by Pernod Ricard. The golden masquerade will feature gold masks, gold bead giveaways and specialty beer and cocktail offerings.
Spa Mandalay and BATHHOUSE will offer special gold treatments for guests to pamper themselves and indulge in the ultimate beauty experiences prior to a big night out. Treatments include:
The Gold Dust Massage is a custom pressure massage that will prepare any guest for ringing in 2014. Moisturizing body milk infused with gold peptides will provide a luxurious touch as a light dusting of gold iridescent power finishes the treatment.
Guests looking for an amazing glow are encouraged to experience the 24 karat Facial. A hydrated mask covers the skin with a delicate veil of gold while protecting against free radicals and the skins natural collagen. This facial treatment will have each guest radiating from the inside out.
The Not All That Glitters is Gold Manicure and Pedicure will provide guests with two luxurious spa treatments. A 25-minute manicure combines a moisturizing body milk infused with gold peptides that is gently rubbed over the skin, followed by a selection of finishes to choose such as gold French tip, gold accent nail or full gold polish. Following the manicure, a relaxing 50-minute pedicure will pamper feet, getting them ready for walking, dancing or wherever the festive night may lead.
ABOUT MANDALAY BAY
Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort, is set on 120 lush acres featuring the award-winning Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas destination. In 2014, THEhotel, a stand-alone all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
|Airline Chicken Breast|
Along with the cooler weather comes a new crop of fresh ingredients, which DeMarco has integrated into hearty winter selections such as the airline chicken breast covered with squash puree and tomato apricot chutney, priced at $16; truffle roasted potatoes, priced at $9; certified black angus sirloin steak garnished with mushroom fondue, priced at $22; angus mini burgers topped with sweet onion marmalade, priced at $15; and roasted salmon served with green beans, olives and pine nuts, priced at $17. For dessert, guests may now indulge in a chocolate cake layered with mascarpone cream and served with fresh strawberries and caramel sauce, priced at $9.
New cocktails celebrate the holiday season, and include the Pumpkin PieTini made with Amaretto DiSaronno, pumpkin pie liqueur, spiced rum and vanilla, priced at $15; The Bourbon Cider made with Evan Williams apple, pomegranate and cherry liqueur, priced at $15; Espresso L ‘Orange made with Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, espresso liqueur, Cointreau, cream and fresh muddled oranges, priced at $15; and Filthy Cocoa made with Ciroc Amaretto Vodka, filthy cherries, brown cacao and cream, priced at $15.
ABOUT LA CAVE WINE AND FOOD HIDEAWAY
The Morton Group, led by Michael and Jenna Morton, opened La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in 2010 as a venue designed for the exploration of wine, complemented with delectable dishes. La Cave has been recognized as “one of the things Vegas needs more of” by Haute Living Magazine. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant serves American cuisine fused with global flavors in small-plate portions created by Morton Group’s executive chef, William “Billy” DeMarco. La Cave is located inside Wynn Las Vegas and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. La Cave also offers a butler-style brunch available every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More information is available on www.LaCaveLV.com, Facebook.com/LaCaveLasVegas, Twitter.com/LaCaveLV, and Instagram @LaCaveLV. For reservations, please call 702.770.7375.
American country artist and TV personality, Kellie Pickler, dined at TREVI Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars this afternoon with husband, Kyle Jacobs, and a couple of friends.
The group shared a variety of specialties by Executive Chef Peter Scaturro including the calamari fritti, bruschetta, margherita pizza, chicken Caesar salad and the caprese alla trevi. Pickler, in town to perform at the American Country Awards on Tuesday night, was overheard saying “everything was great” at TREVI.
About TREVI Italian Restaurant
TREVI, located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods,’ has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal this year. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Through a recent acquisition by Landry’s Inc., TREVI has introduced an entirely new menu by Executive Chef Peter Scaturro, new cocktails and more to showcase the stunning restaurant. The laid-back restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available at www.trevi-italian.comor by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI at www.Twitter.com/TreviLV, www.Facebook.com/TreviLV or on Instagram @TreviLV.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Rumpus Room with The SWINGIN' PEDESTRIANS! A Wild and Swingin' Tuesday night romp with classic burlesque, old Vegas style.
Tuesday 10:00 pm until 12:30 am
Sin City Theatre in Planet Hollywood No Cover!!
The Red Carpet event begins at 10:00 as we welcome our new sponsor Bettie Page, come and get your picture taken. Then the party starts at 10:30!
The Swingin' Pedestrians-
Tony Felicetta - Lead Vocals
Daryll Borges- Drums, vocals
Darrell Craig Harris - Bass, vocals
Mike Powers - Guitar, vocals
Charles McNeal- Sax
with The Vegas Red Hots -
Ivana Blaize, Elizabeth Marave,& Mylissa Acevedo
In between the band's swingin' sets will be a mini burlesque show by 3 Las Vegas burlesque beauties.
Up coming burlesque performances by:
12/10- Aya Fontaine, Buttercup Delight, La Rosa Muerta
12/17- May Blush, Sugar Shagmore, Aya Fontaine
Pasties, balloons and free popcorn...now that's a party!
The Sin City Theatre3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Hours Opens at 10:30 pm
Wednesday - Saturday
Attire Dress Code Enforced
Restrictions 21+ with Valid ID
General Information & Guest List 702.262.4LAX (4529)
Ring in the New Year beginning at 9 pm with LIVE DJ set by Paris Hilton!
For Tickets: www.sbe.com/go/hyde_nye2014
Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars attended JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas last night, Thursday, Dec. 5. Following the performance, he went backstage to meet and take photos with cast members from the smash-hit production.
Photo credit: Courtesy of JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas
JERSEY BOYS is the #1 Rated Show in Las Vegas and the “Must see show of the year!” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at Paris Las Vegas is the runaway hit that has taken Las Vegas by storm. JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” and many more. Presented in Las Vegas at Paris Las Vegas, it is the same production fans all over the world have come to know and love. For tickets or for more information on JERSEY BOYS, please visit www.JerseyBoysVegas.com.
Awarded Las Vegas’ “Colorist of the Decade” by Schwarzkopf Professional, Michael Boychuck will debut new courses specializing in Hairdreams Quikkies Hair Extensions on the Michael Boychuck Online Hair Academy in January 2014.
“Hairdreams extensions are a top of the line product when it comes to adding length and volume to hair,” said Boychuck. “We are pleased to feature courses about the superior Hairdreams Quikkies Hair Extensions on the online hair academy.”
Boychuck and his team of talented hair experts will bring their elite, innovative Hairdreams Quikkies Hair Extension training to informative courses for students and professionals. The online beauty institute specializes in lessons in styling, color, haircuts, highlights and extensions, ideal for current and prospective hairstylists. The online hair academy classes bring convenience to busy students, as they can be viewed on any tablet, smartphone or computer where there is an internet connection available. The informative course features two beautiful models: current Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell and Miss Nevada USA 2012 Jade Kelsall.
Hairdreams is the #1, international luxury brand in professional hair lengthening and thickening systems. Recognized for its extraordinary hair extension quality, Hairdreams offers the most natural look and feel for its hair selections. Top stylists in the fashion, film and TV realm worldwide regularly use Hairdreams for A-list celebrities, models and TV personalities. With more than 40,000 hairdressers certified, Hairdreams is dedicated to bringing the latest technological advancements in hair extension systems to the professional hair care industry. Hairdreams Hair Extensions are available at the finest hair salons and spas including COLOR: A Salon by Michael Boychuck located at Caesars Palace and LifeSpa + Salon located at Life Time Athletic in Summerlin.
For more information about the Michael Boychuck Online Hair Academy, visit www.onlinehaircourses.com.
|Mario & Bella Twins|
"Extra" and “X-Factor” correspondent Mario Lopez and E! Entertainment Television's "Total Divas," The Bella Twins, hosted Sugar Factory American Brasserie's new Town Square Las Vegas grand opening Friday evening.
Lopez was joined by his beautiful wife, Courtney, as they noshed on the brasserie’s popular Chinese Chicken Salad, Signature Sugar Factory Burger, french fries and a Red Velvet Sundae.
Lopez was overheard saying that he and his family will be spending Christmas in Mexico. The television personality also stated that his new baby boy, Nico, is doing great.
After their meal, the happy couple signed autographs and picked out two of Sugar Factory’s tasty Aquamarine Couture Pops, chocolate-covered almonds, watermelon sour belts and a pound of M&Ms.
The Bella Twins, Nicole and Bri, looked fierce as they walked the red carpet. Bri sported a Top Shop outfit with Brian Atwood heels, while Nicole wore a Herve Leger dress with Christian Louboutin stilettos.
“We are so excited to be at Sugar Factory's grand opening," stated the brunette bombshells. "Their new location is gorgeous!"
Bri, the glowing bride-to-be, announced that she and WWE fiancé, Daniel Bryan, will be getting married in Arizona next year.
The wrestling beauties enjoyed Sugar Factory’s tasty Steak Classique and Chicken Fingers, along with a signature Lollipop Passion goblet and Hubba Bubba martini. For dessert, The Bella Twins indulged in the brasserie’s scrumptious Cookie Jar Sundae, and Nicole's favorite Sugar Factory dessert, the Apple Pie Waffles.
Before departing, Nicole and Bri signed autographs and picked out a variety of sweet treats, including Lilac Swirl Couture Pops, Pop Rocks and Hot Tamales.
Guests, including professional athlete, Marcus Banks and Pin-Up star, Claire Sinclair, enjoyed a variety of passed hors d’ouevres, including Sliders, Fried Mac N' Cheese Pops and Bruschetta, along with the brand’s signature Blow Pop martini. Banks was spotted picking out one of Sugar Factory’s Disco Stick Couture Pops.
The Sugar Factory brand is a hit around the world – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Town Square Las Vegas and Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. The famed sweet retreat opened its first New York City location in the Meatpacking District and expanded internationally with its first retail store overseas in Bahrain this summer. Sugar Factory will make its way to cities such as Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, Miami and more by 2014.
For more information visit www.SugarFactory.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarFactoryBrand. Follow on Twitter and Vine at @SugarFactory. Follow on Instagram at @TheSugarFactory.
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImagePhoto Credit: © Erik Kabik/ Retna/ erikkabik.com (Claire Sinclair)