It’s like something out of The Parent Trap: Two young ladies are introduced only to find that they aren’t merely compatible, they’re actually sisters who grew up on separate continents and never even knew the other existed. Time to celebrate! New Zealand winemaker Andrea McBride and corporate-minded Californian Robin McBride are the first African-American sisters to own a wine company. The two will share their inspiring story at a keynote address at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 during the 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference at MGM Grand (Women’s Leadership Conference). To get in the mood, you can find their delicious, affordable and ecologically responsible Eco.Love wines—sauvignon blanc, riesling and, soon, a pinot noir, all made in the world’s first CarbonZero-certified winery—at EcoLoveWines.com and at Cost Plus World Market locations.
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.