Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Get Out and Help the Homeless (Las Vegas, NV)
Take pride in helping our community.
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Huntridge Pharmacy Parking Lot
Street: 1122 East Charleston, Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (702) 576-4978
Due to the economic conditions in Las Vegas that include being among the leading cities in both unemployment and in foreclosures, we are experiencing a rapid increase in homeless families and fast growing tent cities. Now that school is out, the last safety net many of these children have in the way of school lunch programs is not available.
Our community partners will be assisting us in providing information on social outreach and benefit programs that may be available for these families, and our group has chosen to address the more immediate needs of food, water and hygiene products.
WHAT WE NEED -
1. Volunteers. We will be distributing items in tent cities in Las Vegas on June 27, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
2. Donations of non-perishable foods in self-opening containers such as Nutrigrain bars, granola bars, individual serving containers of fruits/fruit cocktail or pudding, snack packs of cereal, individual packs of pretzels or crackers, bottled water and reusable bags for delivery. Please bring food that doesn't need to be cooked. Also, if canned goods, please make sure it's a "pull top" so that no can opener is needed.
3. Donations of personal hygiene products such as dry soap, deodorant, Feminine products, diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc..
4. Men's, woman's and children s clothes (toys would be nice too) are also needed.
Just think of what you would need if you were homeless.
Any leftover items will be donated to the Shade Tree Shelter which aids women and families.
There will be a specially priced breakfast menu at the Huntridge Diner for those who want to eat afterwords.
Please arrive between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM to help sort and package various items. We will leave the Huntridge Pharmacy parking lot at 8:00 AM to distribute the items.
Let's take pride in helping our community!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
NAME: Jacky Bonner
JOB: Head of Advertising/Marketing for Black Market Media Group Las Vegas
PERSONAL STYLE: hmm...I like to say eclectic but really its more or less anything timeless and classy
MY PERSONAL STYLE "THING" pink polos hahaha
IN SUMMER YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN: at the hard rock pool on Friday nights!
FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: recently heather graham. such a sweetie
LEAST FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Charlise Theron...love her on screen though
STYLE ICON:Tom Ford
FAVORITE BRANDS: I love everything from Banana Republic.
YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME IN: hmm.... i cant really say. im usually up for almost anything within reason HAHAHA
I WANT: happiness always!
MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL: anything with bourbon
BEST BAR IN LAS VEGAS: my fave spot is the bar at Carnevino. amazing classic cocktails and the best bar tenders
MOST OVERRATED CLUB/BAR: hmm....I cant actually think of one in particular...hype is just hype. depends on who pays attention to it
MOST UNDERRATED CLUB/BAR: Again...I think hype is just hype depending on who is promoting and who is listening
BEST BOTTLE SERVICE: The Bank. Love it!
BEST POOL PARTY: Friday Night live at Hard Rock pool
FAVE RESTAURANT: Carnevino at the Palazzo
BEST "VEGAS" EXPERIENCE: First and last lap dance from "Queen Crooked Nips" at Scores way back when
ONE THING YOU LOVE THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT: Chilling out at home with a movie on Saturday nights!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Rent "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel
Recently, I made my way down to my fave shopping destination, The Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace. If you've never been, poor you. It is, hands down, the most luxurious shopping mall in The LV. From it's kitschy talking statues to its cobblestone paths that lead to the worlds premier luxury shops and its ever changing skyscape, The Forum Shops brings a whole new meaning to an afternoon at the mall. Yours truly was invited to the tres chic John Varvatos shop to personally preview the launch of the new Ernst Benz by John Varvatos Limited edition Chronoscope. That's a really cool way to say, majorly nice watch. I was welcomed into the hip, modern space by the killer staff. General Manager Charlotte Moazzami and Assistant Manager Rachel Fox showed me around the shop and introduced me to that aforementioned exquisite timepiece. I was then given the VIP tour by mega well dressed Yoni who pointed out some of the great accessories and the latest Spring Summer 2009 designs. Unlike a lot of high end stores, John Varvatos at The Forum Shops is a welcoming place staffed by friendly folks who delight in showing off their line. The clothes are casually luxurious, perfect for a well dressed guys day or night in The LV. You can go from a private jet straight to your VIP table with a bottle of Dom without missing a beat in John Varvatos. The John Varvatos line is, while stylish and ultra luxe, very comfortable and quite affordable considering the style and quality of work that goes into each piece. If you're a guy looking for a great place to stock up for Spring/Summer 2009, stop in and have the great folks at John Varvatos hook you up in style.
JOHN VARVATOS AT THE FORUM SHOPS 702 939 0922
CAESARS PALACE 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Everybody swears that they know where to get the best burger in The LV. Unless they say The Huntridge Diner they're wrong. I have never stopped a meeting in mid-bite and forced everyone to take a bite of anything in my life. I did at The Huntridge Diner. My cheese and bacon burger came on a fluffy fresh roll with a side of thick steak fries. The ground steak was the freshest I have ever tasted. My luncheon companion, radio show host "Princess Anne" Mulford raved about her chicken salad sandwich as well. "It's as good as my grandmothers!", the royal one managed to say between bites and "umms!" The Huntridge Diner is one of the only authentic diners in The LV. It is tucked into a pharmacy at the corner of Maryland Parkway and Charleston in the getting very hip, Huntridge District. For over 50 years denizens of The LV have been chowing down on the best Philly Steaks (try it with the fresh pizza sauce!) breakfast and burgers in town. The retro vibe is completed with red vinyl booths and black and white tiled floors like the diner from every 50's movie you've ever seen. And the prices are pretty retro too! My burger was only $6.49 and I left full! Make sure when you try out The Huntridge Diner you tell I Love Las Vegas magazine Blog sent you!
THE HUNTRIDGE DINER 1122 E. CHARLESTON BLVD 702 834 3333
NAME: Jennifer Harrington
Owner: Henri & Odette, Gallery
Always changing, Bohemian without the hippy- classic with a little bit of an edge
MY PERSONAL STYLE "THING"
Never show more than one body part at a time, if I wear a short skirt than everything else must be covered.
IN SUMMER YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN:
If you can tell me how to dress in 100+ heat while looking chic and not like a tramp, please email me…
FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET:
LEAST FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET:
Too many to count, they must sign away their personality when they get film roles or an athletic contract
Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, Charlotte Gainsbourg Vanessa Trainer and Mary Kate Olsen (yes, I will admit it)
Brands? I’m not sure, but I would Kill for a Balmain Jacket and Alexander McQueen skinny trousers
YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME IN:
Traveling in a Juicy Sweat suit, Or Ed Hardy, True Religion Jeans, or any number of things that resemble that.
To find a Vintage Chanel Jacket one day
MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
BEST BAR IN LAS VEGAS:
MOST OVERRATED CLUB/BAR:
Any on the strip- they are always overrated!
MOST UNDERRATED CLUB/BAR:
BEST BOTTLE SERVICE:
I don’t think that is fun
BEST POOL PARTY:
At Georges House
Ichiza-Pho Saigon 8- Firefly
BEST "VEGAS" EXPERIENCE:
Dinner at Firefly- Opening at Gallery- Cocktails at DCR (I know, I live in my own Fantasy world)
ONE THING YOU LOVE THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT: I have already leaked valuable information….
This entire bedroom set is available together or as separates that you can mix and match to your hearts desire. What's really incredible is that if you do the math, you'll find out just how much you save by shopping at Suite Charity!
Do the math:
Four Poster Bed $300.00 (WAS $1500!)
CANDLE HOLDER $30.00
CHEST $75.00 (!)
FOLDING SCREEN $300.00
ASSORTED CANDLE HOLDERS $20-28.00
LARGE BOWL WITH STAND $50.00
LARGE CHEST $250.00
These six Lavender Floral Print chairs are guaranteed to remind you of Spring every time you invite your guests over for dinner. With a modern design and a timeless pattern, these chairs will at home no matter what decor you have chosen for your home.
FLORAL PRINT DINING CHAIRS $150.00 each
NETFLIX QUICK PIX!
By Craig Curtis
In keeping with my need to escape from reality, I've taken the weekend to view a few flix, some good, some not so good, some featuring hunky men with older women, some featuring signature songs, some love stories, some not. Here's the lowdown:
PARRISH stars an above the title TROY DONOHUE and above Claudette Colbert in a 1961 mish-mash of a soaper. Troy is Parrish, the handsome, popped-collared son of Colbert (who looks amazingly the same as she did 30 years before) both of whom move off to some tobacco plantations north of the Mason Dixon Line. Parrish, being the honest, yet wooden fellow he is, is SWOONED over by not one, not two, but THREE lovely gals from three different backgrounds. Connie Stevens is the good girl in trouble, Diane McBain is the rich tippling trollop with a penchant for cash and Sharon Hugueny is the swarthy daughter of evil-nasty, Karl Malden. When Malden falls for Colbert and becomes Donohue's step-pappy, Troy is drawn into the venal machinations of the RAIKE family, even though his loyalty to widower Dean Jagger is strong. Clocking in at 2hr 18mins, you have no idea what the hell is going on or who's prettier? The fetching girls, or the fetching leading man. Ironically, Parrish does his toiling in the fields in nifty high-water khakis. The Technicolor glorious, the costumes swell, the script incoherent.
Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darrin star in COME SEPTEMBER, a rolicking sophistacted sex-ties romp set in Italy. Hudson (who only visits his Italian Villa once a year....in September) shows up early, only to find that his Major Domo turns the manse into a hotel during summer's high season! And the hijinx are on! Lollobrigida looks ravishing, Hudson is as Hudson does (read: lots of partially clad scenes), but the real thrill is seeing a Hollywood film actually filmed in Italy. For the most part. The guys are nifty in their Gucci Loafers and the gals sport the sweetest knee-hovering bouffant skirts. Cute, sweet and about as satisfying as eating cotton candy.
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION. Rock Hudson pairs with doddering old hag Jane Wyman in this ridiculous tear jerker that has no basis in reality. Hudson is a careless playboy who accidentally kills Wyman's short-term hubby, then turns around a blinds her in a car accident!!! But Hudson turns his life around after he meets up with some artist who fills his head with some new-agey gobbledy-gook, Hudson befriends Wyman under an assumed name, and after all the specialist Europe can provide cannot cure the occlusion that mars Wyman's sight, Hudson becomes a surgeon and cures her. Usually meant to be a Douglas Sirk directed tear-jerker, the Valium and Du bonnet only made me giggle the evening away.
Dustin Hoffman is JOHN, and Mia Farrow is MARY in JOHN AND MARY, a surprisingly cerebral flick about a one night stand gone awry. Taking place in late 60s NYC, the look is great, the script, phenomenal. I was utterly shocked by this touching love story.
SHAMPOO: Warren Beatty stars as the womanizing hairdresser who does more than great hair. He wears it as well. Gosh, if I had a Flo-bee, I'd have a shag like his, too! Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn and Lee (where are her lips in relation to the lipstick) Grant costar as the long suffering gals Beatty boinks while yearning for his own salon. Again, Beatty flashes a lot of flesh, but that's OK, because nobody does THAT better. Pretty as a picture, he is. Looks just as great in a velvet tux as he does in low slung jeans and a tank top. Strangely, I'd never seen this flick.
It's the LA I love.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
At Suite Charity you can always be sure to find that perfect objet de arte to complete your vision of elegance and taste. Is any home truly "done" until you have placed thoughtfully acquired art in just the right spot to admire?
At Suite Charity, you can indulge your desire for art without breaking the bank. Come in and be pleasantly surprised at the level of art that you can now afford.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Dinner is elegantly served on this Oriental edged table. Your guests will marvel at your good taste as they relax in splendor on your elegant dining chairs. You can always count on Suite Charity to serve your dining needs while saving you money.
DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS $800.00
Imagine old Peking and you're waiting for the Dowager Empress to join you for tea. You might just be awaiting her Royal Highness while admiring the beauty of these stunning chairs and intricately decorated table.
CHINESE CHAIRS $300.OO FOR THE SET
TEA TABLE $200.00
With room rates starting at $125 is a stylish alternative a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip. With almost a dozen world class restaurants ranging from BBQ at Salt Lick Bar B Q to the exotic tastes of Hachi Modern Japanese, Red Rock Casino and Spa offers something for every taste bud and price range. Red Rock has two distinctly different pool areas, both of which feel like the best back yard in the world. In addition to the amazing main pool area with its cabanas and day beds, there is the "adult" Cherry Pool area which offers a luxurious shelter with a private bar and cabanas. At night, the Cherry Pool area turns into one of the best nightspots in town as it is connected to the super hot Cherry Nightclub. Live entertainment ranges from world famous entertainers such as Kanye West and Lauren Hill to the best nightclub act in Las Vegas, Zowie Bowie. If your entertainment needs are of a more sporting nature, Red Rock offers one of the best bowling alleys in Las Vegas. The latest Hollywood blockbusters are available at the 16 screen Regal Cinemas. After all that activity, Red Rock offers one of the most luxurious spa experiences in Las Vegas. The Spa at Red Rock offers a variety of treatments and special packages for him, her and couples. The Red Rock Casino has what is probably the hippest gaming area in the Las Vegas valley. Everything from an elegant high roller room to the latest electronic games are available for you to try out your luck. With it's world class design, convention facilities, dining and service, Red Rock is off The Strip and worth the trip.
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 11011 W. Charleston
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Hotel Reservations: (702) 797.7777 or 1 (866) 767.7773
NAME: Jack LeVine or “Uncle Jack” if you like
JOB: Realtor, Blogger, Neighborhood Preservationist
PERSONAL STYLE: 70’s Clone Comfortable
MY PERSONAL STYLE "THING" Black 501’s
IN SUMMER YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN: vacant houses, wishing the AC could be turned on.
FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Mayor Oscar Goodman
LEAST FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Won’t say… I officially love everyone!
STYLE ICON: no one
FAVORITE BRANDS: Levi 501, Rockport Shoes, Supercuts,
YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME IN: a late night ultra lounge
I WANT: a vacation
MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL: Vodka and Monster (red bull if I have to)
BEST BAR IN LAS VEGAS: “Don’t Tell Mama
MOST OVERRATED CLUB/BAR: absolutely no clue
MOST UNDERRATED CLUB/BAR: absolutely no clue
BEST BOTTLE SERVICE: no clue
BEST POOL PARTY: no clue
FAVE RESTAURANT: Donna Maria’s Mexican
BEST "VEGAS" EXPERIENCE: Fremont Street After Dark
2 oz Alien Tequila Silver
3 oz Mango Nectar
1oz Agave Honey
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 Fresh Mango
2 pinches Chile Powder
Combine all ingredients into a blender witha scoop of ice. Blend until smooth (add more ice if needed) and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh mango and a pinch of chile powder.
Mix modern with the art of ancient China. This white suede chair sits on an ultra mod chrome pedestal base from which you can swivel around to glimpse your lovely Chinese scroll artwork. When East meets West, it's a mix for the ages.
MODERN PEDESTAL BASE CHAIR $250.00 (WAS $750)
CHINESE SCROLL ARTWORK ON EASEL $150.00
Imagine Deco glamour and you think of the great screen queens of the Deco era. Crawford, Shearer, Swanson and all the other Glam ladies. This "Jungle" Red chair is exactly what one of those Goddesses would drape themselves in as they plotted how to get their man back. Or kill him. Hollywood, oh Hollywood!
RED DECOR CHAIR $250 (WAS $450)
This white coffee table is just right for your modern lifestyle. Just toss the latest issue of Le Figaro into one of the two drawers hidden within and pick up your cocktail while admiring your good taste. For the perfect finishing touch, how about some wonderful modern table sculptures?
COFFEE TABLE $150.00
TABLE SCULPTURES $29.00 EACH
NAME: Michael Hannah
JOB: H3, LLC Consulting - President and CEO
PERSONAL STYLE: Reserved, but Trendy
MY PERSONAL STYLE "THING": Tight Jeans
IN SUMMER YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN: Places all over the Western Hemisphere
FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Cher
LEAST FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Not much of a real “celebrity”, but definitely Perez Hilton
STYLE ICON: George Clooney - He rocks the jeans and jacket look
FAVORITE BRANDS: Casual Jeans: Diesel; Suits: Versace; Dress Shoes: Kenneth Cole New York; Fun Casual Shirts: 7 Diamonds
YOU'LL NEVER=2 0CATCH ME IN: My Birthday suit (in public)
I WANT: To finally meet the “right” person!!
MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL: The perfect Grey Goose Martini straight up with two olives, is there anything else?
BEST BAR IN LAS VEGAS: The Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood: Fun, Interesting, and I have met soooo many people (including several celebs) there. WOW!
MOST OVERRATED CLUB/BAR:
MOST UNDERRATED CLUB/BAR:
BEST BOTTLE SERVICE: XS at Encore
BEST POOL PARTY: Mandalay Bay
FAVE RESTAURANT: Koi at Planet Hollywood
BEST "VEGAS" EXPERIENCE: Take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon
ONE THING YOU LOVE THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT: Can’t Tell You…Gotta Keep ‘em Guessing
At Suite Charity you can always count on finding a stylish way to light up your home. These designer lamps are not only chic, they’re very affordable. At a fraction of the price of a discount store, Suite Charity always provides a way to light your living space with the ultimate in style.
ASSORTED LAMPS $25 – 100.00
NAME: Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
JOB: CEO, Red Carpet Marketing & Public Relations
PERSONAL STYLE: Bold, Direct, Honest with a touch of Goddess
MY PERSONAL STYLE "THING" Stilettos
IN SUMMER YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN: Stilettos and Air Conditioning
FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Michael Caine
LEAST FAVE CELEBRITY YOU HAVE MET: Robin Leach — Is he a celebrity?
STYLE ICON: Lady GaGa
FAVORITE BRANDS: Christian Louboutin,
YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME IN: Polyester
I WANT: Gay Marriage to be Legal Everywhere
MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL: a chilled shot of Grey Goose
BEST BAR IN LAS VEGAS:
MOST OVERRATED CLUB/BAR: the Bank
MOST UNDERRATED CLUB/BAR: Cherry at Red Rock
BEST BOTTLE SERVICE: PURE
BEST POOL PARTY: Sunkissed Pool Party at the Luxor
FAVE RESTAURANT: The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas
BEST "VEGAS" EXPERIENCE: Living here and identifying the posers from the real people!
ONE THING YOU LOVE THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT: Lesbians. I hang with a lot of gay men but ladies, I love you too!
Planning: The 2009 Electronic Media Awards
Master magicians in this town are plentiful and entertaining! However then comes Cashetta...a magician in drag! Yes that's right in drag! I am always a tad skeptical regarding the new shows and how well they will do and how funny, entertaining they are and this show is F.U.N.N.Y! Her humor is off the wall (read raunchy) and the delivery of each joke is well timed and paced correctly. Cashetta gives magic a fabulous makeover as one of the only female impersonator magicians in the world. Her act includes cards that disappear and reappear in unlikely places and a gypsy rope illusion that rivals Harry Houdini’s famous escapes — with a twist. She even teaches an audience member, dressed in drag, to perform an illusion. And just wait to see what she does with a five-foot balloon. Cashetta relies heavily on her interaction with her audience, pulling them on stage to help with her illusions. The atmosphere is more of a party than a show.“Magic’s a Drag" plays at the Harmon Theater.
If you a looking for a show that is entertaining and off the wall and just want to have fun then go see Cashetta!
Where: Harmon Theatre at Krave
Address: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd South, #600, Las Vegas
Cost: $44.95 - $59.95
Age limit: 21+
DOWNTOWN GETS A FARMERS MARKET
From Williamsburg to Silverlake, every hip neighborhood has one thing that tells you it’s arrived at the corner of Hip and Now. Well, the crazy Fremont Street East area now has the sign of the coming of the Hipsters, a Farmers Market.
Our own loveable Mayor, Oscar Goodman inaugurated the “Las Vegas Farmers Market at Fremont East District (Whew! Who got paid to think that one up?)” on May 1st and it’s been attracting more and more people ever since. So far, over 20 vendors of everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to tasty organic salad mixes and Kettle Corn have been pleasing the taste buds of Downtown dwellers and day trippers. Make sure y’all stop on by now, ya hear!
Las Vegas Farmers Market at Fremont East District – Fridays 4-8 p.m.