Is Sin City Determined To Drive You Away?

Asking the tough question that’s probably on lots of minds… UPDATE #2: This week at SLS’s The Sayer’s Club, I ordered three small vodka/tonics from a cocktail waitress. What should have been served was “well liquor” was charged as top-shelf (big difference in price) and came with a request to tip TWO individuals. I added … Continue reading “Is Sin City Determined To Drive You Away?”

Straight to the Heart: Hospice, Therapy Dogs and a Pet Drive

“Man’s best friend will be there until the end”… Having just lost my dear cat Sunny to cancer a few weeks ago, I’ve had plenty of hours to reflect on love, loss and courage. It’s been a rough time for this writer, so I can appreciate the enormous grief that families and friends face when … Continue reading “Straight to the Heart: Hospice, Therapy Dogs and a Pet Drive”

Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young

Meet the charismatic star of the incomparable Edge Steakhouse… In preparation for my ongoing series on the talent behind Westgate Las Vegas‘ Food and Beverage operations, I interviewed five amazing individuals. Each of them are standouts in their field, but only one had impressed me long before we actually met. That person is Executive Chef … Continue reading “Westgate’s Culinary Superstars: Executive Chef Steve Young”

Break The Rules (and the Speed Limit) at Police Chase LV

CHiPs actor Erik Estrada puts you in the driver’s seat for a real cops-and-robbers pursuit… “So, do you wanna be the bad guy or the good guy?” instructor Greg Ladner asked me as we walked towards an assortment of  high-powered vehicles. My eyes centered on a shiny Las Vegas Police Department cruiser. “A good guy, … Continue reading “Break The Rules (and the Speed Limit) at Police Chase LV”

NSPCA and FLO Advertising Team Up to Save Animals In Need

High-tech mobile digital billboard brings much-needed attention to Nevada’s no-kill shelter… You’ve seen them on the Strip, grabbing the attention of thousands of tourists with its stunning clarity and brightness. You’ve read my articles touting their collaborations with PALMS Casino and SAW ESCAPE EXPERIENCE. You might have witnessed seen my own visage frightening visitors a … Continue reading “NSPCA and FLO Advertising Team Up to Save Animals In Need”

2018 Events, Trends & Moments…The Personal Side

Sharing some of the more intimate moments and thoughts of 2018 as I bring this year-end retrospective to a close… THAT WONDERFUL HELICOPTER RIDE There were a lot of changes in my personal life during the latter half of 2018. The biggest began during a fortuitous flight from my home in Salem Oregon to Las … Continue reading “2018 Events, Trends & Moments…The Personal Side”

LOVE 2.0 Merges Tech, Heart…and Lots More Beatles

“The Beatles: LOVE” remains one of the most spectacular and satisfying shows in town… When Cirque du Soleil unveiled “The Beatles: LOVE” twelve years ago at Mirage, it was a first in many ways. The custom-designed 360-degree theater had an immersive sound system with speakers built into the seats. Intricate stage platforms quickly transformed the set from one … Continue reading “LOVE 2.0 Merges Tech, Heart…and Lots More Beatles”

Serenity Helicopters: the Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience

VIP service brings another dimension to Las Vegas dinner-and-a-show dates… Sometimes the fates are determined to bring certain individuals into your life….not once, but many times. Such was the case two short months ago when I met a charismatic couple on a flight from Portland, Oregon to Las Vegas. During my conversation with them, I … Continue reading “Serenity Helicopters: the Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience”

Close Encounters with Area 51’s Men In Black

Guest author Tasja Dubenko returns with a continuation of her eerie experiences in the Nevada desert… I can recall vividly about seven years ago my friend Crysti and I doing endless research about Area 51. We would stay up late, sometimes even until 5am exploring Google until there were no more search results available. We … Continue reading “Close Encounters with Area 51’s Men In Black”

Culinary Superstars – Dora Pane: Careers, Fine Dining and “La Famiglia”

In the concluding segment of my series, Fresco Italiano’s General Manager brings the invaluable warmth of family gatherings to her restaurant guests… Last month I introduced you to a pair of genuine Italians who have brought true authenticity to dining at Westgate Las Vegas. And while I focused on dynamic Chef Paola Bugli in that … Continue reading “Culinary Superstars – Dora Pane: Careers, Fine Dining and “La Famiglia””