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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...
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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
September 10, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival will return to medieval times as a cast of knights, maidens, minstrels and more assembles Oct. 11-13 in Las Vegas. The festival , in its 20th year, brings together a roster of more than 50 shows each day, including historical reenactments, parades and artisans demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, stone carving and toy making. The Knights of Mayhem will make their Las Vegas debut in a full-contact, professional jousting contest.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Anne Harnagel, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 this year, but it's not the only Golden Gate with a reason to celebrate. The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has unveiled a major expansion -- its first in 50 years -- that adds a five-story luxury tower with 16 suites to the 122-room boutique hotel. Fourteen suites honor swinging Rat Pack guests such as Frank Sinatra , Sammy Davis Jr . and Dean Martin . They include a 50-inch flat-screen TV, a California king bed and a sectional sofa with a queen-size pull-out.
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