Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Hey DJ Won’t You Play That Song And Keep Me Dancin’…

15 Jan

hakkasan-LogoLately, there has been so much nightclub buzz around Hakkasan, the $100 million dollar and then some gigantic dayclub/nightclub/restaurant taking residence on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue in the former Rain Nightclub space at MGM Grand, and it’s exclusive DJ contracts as reported by the Las Vegas Sun with Deadmau5, Avicii, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris, to name a few, you would think it will be the only place to get your groove on. But that is not the case. There are still plenty of DJs and nightclubs to go around.

Here are two new DJ announcements:

Dirty-SouthWynn Las Vegas just announced it has “42 Electronic Dance Music DJ Residencies” on its dayclub and nightclubs roster for 2013 including will.i.am, John Dahlbäck, Max Vangeli, Bassnectar, and Dirty South. You can see the entire list at WynnSocial.com.

PaulyDMTV Jersey Shore alum and current star of his own show The Pauly D Project, Paul DelVecchio, was added to The Light Group DJ roster as a resident with his own night called TURN UP at HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino debuting Saturday, January 19.


And don’t forget, Vegas has so many nightclubs and lounges (not all are listed) with something going on every day of the week, and when spring rolls in so does daylife and that’s an entirely new list.

10 Aok

Chateau Nightclub & Gardens

Ghostbar

Hyde Bellagio

Lavo

LAX Nightclub

Marquee Nightclub

Moon

Pure Nightclub

Savile Row

SHe

Surrender Nightclub

Tabu Ultra Lounge

TAO Nightclub

The Act

The Bank

Tryst

Vanity

XS

 

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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.


Click the flyers for more information.

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
702.693.8700

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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.

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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
702.942.6832

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Vegas Happenings

23 Nov

One thing about Las Vegas, there is always something new.

Winter in Venice™

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas kicked off the second annual Winter in Venice™ featuring The Venetian Queen Aldabella, a skating rink, a spectacular holiday tree, the famous gondolas, and the “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Las Vegas by Chip Davis” in The Palazzo Theatre for six weeks. The grand opening event featured Glee’s Dot Marie Jones (a.k.a. Coach Beiste) and actor Gilles Marini and family (wife Carole, daughter Juiliana, and son Georges) from Dancing with the Stars and Sex and the City.  Photo Credit: © Erik Kabik/ erikkabik.com.

“Sin City Comedy” 

“Sin City Comedy” recently opened at Sin City Theater on The Mezz at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino featuring a mixture of burlesque and standup comedy from a variety of headliners who have appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Late Show to name a few. Recent headliners include John Bizarre, Kathleen Dunbar, and Russ T Nailz. From now until the New Year, Las Vegas locals can attend the show for $5 with proof residency. A one drink minimum is required.

Nightly at 9 p.m. Tickets are  $48.50 and $37.50 and can be purchased at the Sin City box office at Planet Hollywood, online www.planethollywoodresort.com / www.ticketmaster.com and by at (877) 374-7469 or (702)777-7776. Guests must be 18 years and up.

VIVA Hysteria!

Def Leppard signed on to a nine show exclusive for 2013at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The first time I heard Def Leppard the song was “Pour Some Sugar on Me” off their Hysteria album and I was in sixth grade. It was a Friday night at Crystal Palace skating rink. I love nostalgia which is why finding out the band will play their iconic Hysteria album in full in addition to all their greatest hits was a bonus and to top it off, it will be an over the top production show. Photo Credit: Ash Newell

Inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Ticket Prices: Starting at $49.50 (plus applicable services fees)

Box Office

702.693.5583 │ 702.693.5000 │www.thejointlasvegas.com

 Ticketmaster

800.745.3000 │ www.ticketmaster.com

Show Dates

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23

Wednesday, March 27

Friday, March 29

Saturday, March 30

Wednesday, April 3

Friday, April 5

Saturday, April 6

Wednesday, April 10

 HYSTERIA Track Listing

1. “Women”

2. “Rocket”

3. “Animal”

4. “Love Bites”

5. “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

6. “Armageddon It”

7. “Gods of War”

8. “Don’t Shoot Shotgun”

9. “Run Riot”

10. “Hysteria”

11. “Excitable”

12. “Love and Affection”

Thank you for reading.

Adrienne xo

FNO 2012 – Caught Up for a Good Cause

7 Sep

 

Tanya Flanagan and Ronald Smith

Last night I attended Fashion Night Out at Crystals at City Center  to support my friend’s and their charities – Jenn is the PR Director for the Nevada Ballet Theatre and Tanya serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Las Vegas After–School All–Stars. Initially, I was there for moral support but once I arrived I was immediately caught up for a good cause. It’s been a while since I paid retail for anything, then I thought of a conversation I had the last week with my hair wizard Richie. He and I agreed that if you attend a charity event and freely imbibe and eat their food, it is morally appropriate to financially support their efforts … the free-flowing champagne helped me release my purse strings.

Melinda Sheckells

First stop was Bottega Veneta for Tanya to show face and take a look at some handbags. One of the things I love about events like this is running into my friends I haven’t seen in a long time like the super talented Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief of Vegas/Rated magazine. She and I used to work together at Greenspun Media Group. I was her publicist and she was editor of Las Vegas Home + Design. We chatted for a bit and vowed to have lunch soon. I hope we actually keep our word.

NV Ballet VCA Event March 15 2012 Photos By Denise Truscello Las Vegas Nevada

Jenn Kratochwill 3/15/12 Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Next stop was upstairs to Stella McCartney to say hello to Jenn who looked fabulous in a purple sheer dress with a slim gold belt. As I walked around the boutique I fell in love with a pair of off white wide-legged embossed pants and then quickly fell out of love with the $1500 price tag. So I keep looking until I spotted the tiny kids section and the most adorable pink tulle skirt. I almost chose it until I turned around and saw a set of Stella McCartney Peonie girl organic cotton ‘days of the week’ panties.

Stella McCartney Peoni panty set

Stella McCartney Peoni Panty Set

They screamed buy me for Brielle, my almost three-year old great-niece – sadly, I recently found out I am unable to have children – so I vowed to spoil her as if she were my own and the panties brought back memories of when I was a child and the days of the week sets my mother used to buy for me and my sister. As ridiculous as the price is I bought them anyway. It’s for a good cause I kept telling myself. I had another glass of champagne after that one.

Tobacco Vanille Eau De Parfum

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau De Parfum

On to Tom Ford to say hello to Suzanne a friend of a friend, meet up with the extremely well dress Ronald Smith, and unknowingly purchase the second item which was a bottle of Tobacco Vanille Eau De Parfum for me. I have been without this scent for nearly a year and the moment I smelled it again I knew I had to have it. It exudes sensuality. I feel super sexy every time I wear it. It was also cause for another glass of champagne before buying it.

Tiffany Bow ring in platinum with diamonds

Tiffany Bow ring

The final stop was at Tiffany to try to find me a gift suggestion for my August 17 one year anniversary with my boyfriend James. Our special day was put on the back burner because he was in the process of moving to Texas to work for Chevron in their North American Exploration Division so I think I deserve something extra special. For our first Christmas he got me a Tiffany Elsa Peretti Letter “A” pendant in sterling silver with three little diamonds so I was hoping it came in a ring or earrings so I would have a set. Unfortunately it doesn’t, but I wasn’t deterred. It is Tiffany. I kept looking. I fell in love with their diamond platinum bow ring and sent a picture to him via text. I hope he understands I want him to buy it and not just look at it. I’ll keep you posted.

Adrienne xo

 

The Venetian Las Vegas is Going Country!

7 Aug

Last week I received an exciting invitation from The Venetian Las Vegas to attend a press conference as an invited guest to witness the announcement their newest limited engagement headliners. I was tickled to be included because Las Vegas hasn’t had entertainment news this big since the opening of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, plus I’d almost forgotten the magnitude of a big announcement, and all the planning that goes into it for a Strip property because it has been many years since I worked for a hotel group.

I had been wondering who the major headliners were going to be ever since a teaser announcement was made at the opening of The Bourbon Room in June. I really had no idea until Chris Saldaña posted it on his Facebook page this morning, then I got really excited because it’s the hottest couple in country music and I am a fan.

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, John Caparella

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw

 

This is sure to cause a frenzy to purchase tickets and count on this show selling out quickly the same way Garth Brooks does at Wynn Las Vegas and Shania Twain’s SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (opening December 1.) It will be next to impossible the first two weekends with the NFR in town so unless you plan on attending months in advance and during the slow time of the year like after New Year’s but before Valentine’s Day weekend    ̶  good luck!

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Soul2Soul

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Soul2Soul at Venetian Las Vegas

 The Venetian Theater at the Venetian Las Vegas

Box Office

702.414.9000 │ 866.641.7469

Private Pre-sale: Wednesday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

Open to Grazie members (The Venetians loyalty program), Clear Channel subscribers and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Official Fan Club members

General Public: Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m.

Ticket Prices: $95.50-$295.50; VIP packages $1,000

Show Dates
December 7-8, 14-15
January 18-19, 25-26
February 1-2, 15-16 & 22-23
March 1-2
April 12-13, 26-27

Adrienne xo

VEGAS Saturday Nights

12 Jun

Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an invitation to the VEGAS Magazine 9th Anniversary party hosted by GRAMMY Awardwinning artist Kelly Rowland at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. I haven’t attended an anniversary party for the publication since March 2008 when I last worked with Greenspun Media Group as a publicist in the marketing department. I was looking forward to attending because I knew it was going to be a reunion of sorts seeing former colleagues.

Originally, my handsome other half, James, and I were hosting a cocktail party I themed Rieslings & Rosès’ (a theme he laughs at, but that’s a future post), anyway, we decided to post pone it when half our list was already committed to attending the event. We started out having dinner with Nevada Ballet Theatre PR dynamo Jenn Kratochwill and her husband Chris at Sen of Japan, a hidden gem I found by a simple Google search and a place I’ve driven by many times over the years and never stopped to try it out. My mistake! It has some of the freshest sushi I’ve tasted in a long while. My other favorite forward thinking place is Sushi Wa in Henderson (Try both. You’ll thank me later.)

After dinner we head to the Strip amidst thousands of other party-goers heading to either the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight at the MGM Grand or this party. Not to mention all the beauty industry peeps in town for the International Beauty Show (IBS Las Vegas.) To say it was a madhouse at every stop is an understatement.

Once we finally find a parking space deep beneath the resort, we make our way to the East Deck. As soon as I walked in I run into friends/coworkers from back in the day: Josef Vann who is now publisher, the very bubbly bride-to-be Katy Ball, and former Kirvin Doak superstars Michele St. Angelo and Kala Peterson. The list goes on.

After a night in the wind, we are all starving and head to Secret Pizza. It’ was now close to 2am and I had no more energy which made me grouchy. Needless to say, my feet ached the next day after seven hours in 5 inch heels, but it was worth it!

Thanks for reading.

Adrienne xo




Celebrating the 2012 Season Grand Opening of Encore Beach Club

30 Apr

Me and Grace Russell

Tiësto

Last Sunday, James and I hung out at Encore Las Vegas as a guest of Wynn public relations darling Grace Russell and Las Vegas Nightlife Group and. It was a special media VIP event celebrating the 2012 Season Grand Opening of Encore Beach Club with the super famous Tiësto as he kicked off his Wynn DJ residency. The party was also hosted by Sara Underwood, voted “Hottest Woman of 2012” by Esquire magazine, according to the invite. We didn’t see her in the throngs of beautiful 20-somethings fist pumping, jumping and posing in the hot sun.

Lucky for us, we camped out inside the air conditioned Surrender Nightclub which served as the VIP room. I love special media events like this because I get to see some of my favorite industry peeps and catch up on what new in their lives. Our gracious hosts set our pitchers of blueberry lemonade, the sister to their famous skinny lemonade, champagne and beer to go alongside lolli-chicken pops, grilled artichokes and meatballs.

Me and David Schnitzer

One thing about working in PR and marketing is the amount of people I get to encounter via email or phone call and rarely meet face to face, so I was excited to finally meet David Schnitzer who handles public relations and marketing for Surrender Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Society Café. He is such a cutie pie and bears a striking resemblance to Glee’s Blaine Anderson (a.k.a. actor Darren Chris) just checks out his Twitter profile picture (@DaSchnitz.) I think I have a crush – lol.

Me and Susan Stapleton

That day was also a great time to catch up with Susan Stapleton and pick her brain on the where to eat right now in Las Vegas. After a few suggestions she directed me and James to The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, April ’12 on Eater Vegas of which she is the editor. I shared a laugh with the very fit and tan Mark Gray, and give a hug to Doug Elfman who I haven’t seen in nearly a year. It was also a chance to say hi to Sean Christie who doesn’t seem to age and is as handsome as ever.

After a couple of hours, a several laughs and a few cocktails, it was time to go. One question James and I was finally able to answer is: How do headlining DJs get a chance to go to the bathroom when guest are paying $100 a head for general admission?

Answer: They put on a really long song and run to a restroom. Ahhhhh….


Photo Courtesy of Las Vegas Nightlife Group (photo credit: Erik Kabik)

Skinny Lemonade

1 ½ oz. TY KU Liqueur

4 oz Lemonade

Splash of soda

Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon and cherry

 

 

 

 

Cheers and thank you for reading!

Adrienne xo

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