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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.
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.
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, 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)
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...
April 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones
May 1 may be Lei Day in Hawaii , but in Las Vegas , it's May 4 and 5 -- at least in downtown Las Vegas at the California Hotel Casino . The California Hotel will host a weekend of island-style activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Musicians and dancers will perform virtually nonstop, and vendors will be selling arts and crafts. Attendees also can sample traditional island food and drink. Among the dishes for sale: kalua pig, lau lau, a pork dish wrapped in taro leaf; and hot malasadas, a sweet pastry.
January 25, 2009 | Jen Leo
Falling room rates? They're not just for mid-priced Vegas Strip hotels anymore. The luxury destinations have lowered their rates too. The Trump Hotel Las Vegas has announced room rates almost 75% off brochure rates at the 64-story condo-hotel that cost a cool billion to build. The deal: On select days, rates for a 526-square-foot room, the Vista Studio Suite, with a city view, start at $89. Each room has a king bed, a sleeper sofa and a kitchen.
December 5, 2010
Rooms opening Dec. 15: 2,000 Total rooms: 2,995 Towers: two Restaurants, lounges and bars: 18 Pools: three Casino size: 100,000 square feet Overall square footage: 6.6 million Property footprint: 8.7 acres (about the size of the lake at Bellagio) Cost to build: $3.9 billion
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