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House of Blues in Las Vegas… You know you want to go!

Billy Idol

BILLY IDOL??? Steve Stevens on guitar??

Really … you know i just got your mind going and your feet dancing (Mony Mony anyone?!?!)

Take a step back a few decades and pretend you are back in high school??

Come on! Call the House of Blues and grab some friends!

Billy and his crew put on one awesome performance and will guarantee to rock the house and have you singing along.

Hurry tho — he is only scheduled for 26 dates!

See ya there 🙂

HUNGRY … want something authentic??

Seek out this little place, tucked back in a corner of a typical shopping plaza — you will be surprised and thrilled!

Fresh and authentic!

Fresh and authentic!

When you head to Vegas, you think of buffets and LARGE meals at a Casino.

Well, trust us… there is SO much more offered at the local level, you may find a new hang out or two!!

Yuzi Japanese Kitchen is one of those places… if you are looking for something wonderfully Japanese and delicious, PUT THIS ON YOUR LIST!

 

 

A Different Kind of Festival!

Rise Lantern Festival

Rise Lantern Festival

The Moapa River Indian Reservation lit up the night sky on the 10th of October with thousands of beautiful paper lantern taking off and flying into the night! 

Next October, plan on staying with us and making the drive out to share in this lovely festival! There will be music, food and drinks! It was held at the Moapa Travel Plaza, just 35 miles NE of Vegas.  Guests were given the chance to personalize the lanterns, with messages, a prayer, dream or resolution! What a wonderful way to spend an evening… dreaming and being thankful!!

 

The Full Guest Book

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Amy & John: We can’t thank you enough for sharing your home with us. I have stayed at many, many amazing houses but yours is by far the best. Your home is so relaxing and comfortable. It is truly an escape from reality and “the Strip.”  Your attention to details when designing your house is incredible. OMG to your oasis in the backyard. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.  

The first guest book is full.  There are pages and pages of messages like this that just bring tears to my eyes!  How lucky we are to share our home with so many and how grateful we are to have so many love our special place on this Earth.  We also look forward to having each one of you return ! 

 

Zombies take over Vegas!!

Go see the Zombie show!

Go see the Zombie show!

Feeling a little addicted? Missing your favorite show ?

Well, never fear! Vegas has you covered….

Planet Hollywood has a show that takes you back to the year 1958 in a world where the undead have taken over! Our story takes place shortly after the President of The United States struck a deal with the invading Zombie hordes to allow the living and the dead to coexist (and they do behave with a bit of that  Vegas “naughtiness” that makes it a proper vegas show!)!!

Come on!! Join the fun …. Everyone we know that has seen it gives it a thumbs up!!

Planet Holllywood's hit new show

Planet Holllywood’s hit new show

 

Wanna hear a secret??

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Vegas has more to offer than just MEGABUCKS and wild nights … I keep saying that, but I do intend to prove it! I will continue to post secrets here for you to discover in between the craziness! Hope something stands out and you discover a wonderful adventure!

Secret No. 1

Did you know that Louis Vuitton has long had close ties with the art world—see?

Check out the top floor of the recently opened Fondation LVMH (in LV’s CityCenter Store).

It’s full of specially commissioned works, like an Isa Genzken rose outside one entrance.

There you will find – one of the most important single work of art in Las Vegas: light artist James Turrell’s Akhob, which means ‘pure water’ in ancient Egyptian.

This room is womb-like – bathed in shifting sorbet-colored lights that are both soothing and disconcerting; the field of vision is woozy, the horizon seeming to shift over time. 2014 Secrets 1 pg 2

And the best part — It’s free and visits are limited to just four people, which keeps the experience intimate—just make a reservation and give your name to a floorwalker when you arrive.

Let us know if you check it out and what you thought!

Rainy? Cold? Plan a summer trip now and escape for a moment!

Winter is upon us.

The rainy, the chilly windstorms, the snow and the warm fireplaces.
The thrill of the change in the weather is nice, but for me it lasts for about a week, maybe two!

And then I start dreaming of the hot sun, a lounge chair in the pool and a cool, tropical drink! What about you?

Lifetime Pool

Start thinking about your summer!
You can relax at our place – head to work out and enjoy the pool at Lifetime FItness (guest pass is only $30 and the place is amazing).

Take a break from the heat and head over to stroll amongst the flowers at the Bellagio. Stop at the cafe for a lovely meal and enjoy the cool area and interesting people! Bellagio Summer

We have some time left in August and September — but it will book up fast! We would love to help you plan some time in the hot sun!

Don’t just lay by the pool! Get up and move!

Lifetime Pool

So there’s shows, food, gaming, food, shopping, food, resting by the pool with few fabulous drinks…. more shows and shopping and food.

Vegas! It’ll fill you up!

So don’t let all that good food and the amazing drinks get you down!

Take a break and hit the gym. But not just any gym – do it VEGAS STYLE!

Head to LIFE TIME ATHLETIC GREEN VALLEY!

Daily rates at $35 for adults and $15 a day for children under 12 (who will love the waterslides).
Not sure what to do there? Take a look at the list of programs:

Besides running and swimming, you can play tennis, train, take group classes, enjoy LifePowerYoga, pilates, weight loss programs, complete a health check, relax at the spa and enjoy some healthy snacks at the cafe.

It is one amazing place to visit while in town and you’ll feel better for it!

How to get around the Las Vegas Strip for free!

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Should you rent a car?

How much is a taxi?

Is there a bus?

These are questions we get a lot and it is mainly all about how to get to the Strip… well, we found a great way to travel around, see the sights and for free!

First – you just have to get yourself to Mandalay Bay (a short bus, a quick taxi or the car you rented are all good options for this) …. from there, follow our trail —> 2014 Mandalay B

While at your starting point, please take a moment to enjoy the beautiful Mandalay Bay, even if it is only to walk around it a bit (the new mall is wonderful!)

Then we hope on the free tram to Excalibur – which is also a crazy, fun place to stroll around!

When you have finished with the Excalibur, cross over the bridge to the NY NY (the bridge itself is a bit wild – with vendors a2014 Ex to NYnd those with a “great CD” just published standing around trying to meet you…). Once at the NY NY, spend some cash on the rollercoaster – it is such a fun ride and a great way to see the Strip (upside down and all).

Once at the NY NY, the Strip is all around you! Walk to MGM and the “M” n “M” store, or the Coca-Cola Store. Head to Paris, the Bellagio and Caesar’s … all easy to walk to and walking is the best way to see the Strip and the people! We always find ourselves ending at Caesar’s and stopping at the mall for some food before heading back. This is a full day trip and sure to give you a wonderful experience!! 2014 C Mall

We never tire of this trip – it is the perfect way to enjoy the Strip, the people and all that Vegas has to offer (for free).