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February 19, 2014 | By Nancy Rivera Brooks
Retail buyers from around the world have descended on Las Vegas for the twice-yearly Magic Market Week, the fashion industry's largest trade show. An estimated 80,000 people are in town for the collection of Magic events and associated smaller shows, at which thousands of brands will strut their clothing, footwear, jewelry and other accessories at multiple glittering venues. The show's scope is reflected in its slogan: See what the world will be wearing. The trade show began in much more modest style in 1933 by the quaintly named Men's Apparel Guild in California.
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NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Jay Jones
With Easter just around the corner, Vegas visitors won't want to miss the jaw-dropping holiday display at the L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant inside the MGM Grand resort. Made from more than 70 pounds of dark, milk and white chocolate, the display includes sculptures of about 150 flowers, 120 eggs and 60 hens. Completing the menagerie are bunnies, birds and butterflies, all of them literally good enough to eat. Executive Pastry Chef Kamel Guechida and a team of four spent eight weeks designing and crafting the elaborate celebration of Easter.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Sunday Fireworks reggae-style Where: Mandalay Beach (Mandalay Bay) Highlights: Celebrate Independence Day to the blast of fireworks and the beat of Mystic Roots Band. Info: (702) 632-7580, http://www.mandalaybay.com Friday Lilith Fair Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center Highlights: Billed as a celebration of women in music, the headliners include Sara McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, the Bangles and Queen Latifah. Info: (702)
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Those who overindulge on a Vegas visit can seek relief without ever leaving the Strip at a new medical clinic at MGM Grand. REVIV  bills itself as a “hydration medspa.” It is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and paramedics whose primary purpose is to treat dehydration, whether it's caused by overexertion in the summer heat or too much alcohol at an all-night party.  “In a bustling city like Las Vegas, people often become dehydrated...
NEWS
May 19, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Travel & Deal blogger
Getting a last-minute room in Las Vegas is about to get easier. HotelTonight , the free mobile app that lists same-day hotel discounts in a dozen cities, plans to expand to Sin City starting at noon Thursday. Here's how it works: At noon local time each day, HotelTonight lists three hotels at different levels of comfort (such as elegant or basic) in each destination that can be booked until 2 a.m. If rooms sell out at one location, HotelTonight adds a different hotel to the listings.
NEWS
May 30, 2013 | By Jay Jones
More than the weather is heating up in Las Vegas , thanks to the return of Temptation Sundays , a weekly pool party for members of the LGBT community. Each Sunday through Sept. 8, the north pool at Luxor will host the bash from 1-7 p.m. All adults are welcome, but the party is tailored to members of the gay and lesbian community. Beginning on Sunday, the “Tempter” contest arrives poolside. Each week, two guests will be selected to participate in the search for, according to a news release, “the hottest Temptation Sundays guy of the 2013 season.” The winner will be chosen Aug. 18. The competition will be hosted by Jaymes Vaughan , the Chippendales dancer who successfully completed CBS -TV's “ The Amazing Race ” last year.
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