What happens when a fashion stylist and a cartographer come together to share their passions for travel, maps and design? They create Maptote, simple cotton totes silk-screened with fun schematic maps of various cities featuring neighborhoods, city icons and landmarks. The Las Vegas Tote includes symbols for Strip locales in addition to other points of interest, such as Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam. The duo (Rachel Rheingold and Michael Berick) have also added many other products to their line: wine totes, note cards, zip pouches and onesies. $17, Maptote.com.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.