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A Vegas New Year’s Eve 2013

27 Dec

Brielle fur hatIf I wasn’t ringing in 2013 my three-year-old great niece Brielle (I happily offered) I would be at one of these great parties. There is always so much to choose from on New Year’s Eve Weekend it’s hard to choose. I picked these three because I’ve never seen any of the hosts live.

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Common performing live with The Sayers Club at Hyde Bellagio.
A front row view of the Strip, Bellagio fountains and fireworks!

Hyde Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV. 89109


Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club New Year’s Eve Gala hosted by Robin ThickeMusic and entertainment will also be provided by DJ Stan Courtois and the Bagatelle Bazaar. Bagatelle Las Vegas is located opposite MGM Resort and adjacent to The Tropicana Hotel on the strip.

Bagatelle 3


Travis Barker and Yelawolf at Rain Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort. This is the last time the space will be known as Rain Nightclub as the Palms Resort & Casino undergoes a multimillion dollar renovation.
Party starts at 9 p.m.

Palms Casino Resort
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103




Condè Nast Traveler Gold List Party

23 Feb

Like I said before, any reason to get together with friends and celebrate is a good reason. Last month, a few of us had a great time inside Hyde Bellagio with Condè Nast Traveler magazine as the publication celebrated its eighteenth annual Gold List, a reader’s poll recognizing  elite resorts, cruise lines and hotel around the world.

Event model at Hyde Bellagio

Me and my boyfriend James who is a Process Improvement Analyst and Six Sigma Site Leader at Medco Health Solutions

Brad Masterson, Vice President Y Public Relations and his lovely wife Yvette, somewhere schmoozing, extended the invitation.

Director of Public Relations Harrah's Entertainment

The lovely Celena Haas, Director of Public Relations Harrah's Entertainment

Public Relations Manager Station Casinos, Dr. Blaze Gusic, MD

Jay Alpert, Public Relations Manager Station Casinos and partner Dr. Blaze Gusic, MD

Technical Service Manager CityCenter  Public Relations Director Nevada Ballet Theatre

Chris Kratochwill, Technical Service Manager CityCenter and his fashionable wife Jenn, Public Relations Director Nevada Ballet Theatre

Jenn, Me, Vegas Magazine Editor in Chief Abbey Tegnelia and Beth Schwartz editor at Luxury Magazine

Ogonna Atamoh Associate Attorney at Law at Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thompson and James

SBE Hyde Bellagio Director of Sales, Andrea Eppolito Events

Me with my sweet friend and recently engaged sbe Hyde Bellagio Director of Sales and owner of Andrea Eppolito Events

Me, James and my AKA Sorority sister Kenadie Cobbin-Richardson

Me, James and my AKA Sorority sister Kenadie Cobbin-Richardson

 Managing Editor at Onboard Media

My two favorite people Ryan Slattery, Managing Editor at Onboard Media and international traveler Rei Bollozos

Jennifer Ruliffson- Gross

Jennifer Ruliffson- Gross my friend from high school

Thank you for reading.

Adrienne xo

MLK and Le Cirque at Bellagio

15 Jan

MLK banquet invite

Saturday night started out with me attending the 30th Anniversary King Banquet at the Flamingo Hotel  during Martin Luther King weekend with my beautiful mother. We attended on behalf of my lifelong friend Cedric Crear. My mother loves events like this so when I asked her if she would be my date I got a definite yes. The guest speaker was Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta, I have to admit I did not hear because I left a bit after dessert was served. It was uncomfortably cold in the ballroom and the program was running long, but the message of why I was there was not forgotten. I left to spend some time with my good friend Rocky who was across the street at the Bellagio.

Rocky Nash

Earlier that day, she surprised me via Skype asking if I wanted to meet up after the event because she was in Vegas for a few days. I did not realize how much I missed our girl time until I was able to give her a hug. I refer to Rocky as my savvy international traveler since she is always on the move globally. Last year she lived in China and visited Sweden. Several weeks ago she was in Paris and now she lives in New York City. I love Skype. It makes it seem as if she is just across town when we video chat.

Fiori di Como, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Ve...

Image by Ken Lund via Flickr

Bellagio is such a beautiful property. We met in the lobby under the exquisite chandelier made of glass by sculptor Dale Chihuly then took in the Chinese New Yeardisplay at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens before heading over to the AAA Five Diamond rated Le Cirquefor a glass of wine and some much needed girl talk. We sat at the cozy bar in the lounge and engaged in conversation with William the bartender and waited for her friend Stephani to join us.

Le Cirque Lounge

I am a diehard lover of red wine – the fuller the body the better, but after one glass, he turned us on to the French 75 (I’ll place the recipe at the end of this post) and literally had me licking my martini glass and rethinking my drink options. As she’s telling me about her whirlwind trip to Vegas the pastry chef delighted us with an array of scrumptious desserts. Nothing is better than lots of chocolate from a French chef.

Chocolate Egg

Mixed desserts

Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream






It was getting late so I said good night and headed home as they continued to Hyde (I will have more on the new luxurious spot in another post coming soon…)

French 75

  • 1/2 ounces St. Germain
  • 2 ounces cucumber infused vodka
  • Splash of sweet and sour
  • Top off with champagne

In a chilled cocktail shaker add some ice and shake well, then strain into a chilled martini glass and top off with champagne.

Thank you for reading,

Adrienne xo

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