Something for the Ladies

SHe by Morton’s is open in Crystals at Aria and is already tearing through its early days fueled by much meat and champagne. The female-skewing steakhouse launched its Alter Ego industry Sundays Jan. 13, luring locals in with a night themed around the alter egos of their friends. What?! You didn’t know Betty was into Dungeons and Dragons? Now you do.

And it won’t be long before Las Vegas welcomes the next projects eyeing the fairer sex. Heraea (pictured in the rendering above and pronouced Her-AY-uh) is slated for a February opening in the former Garduños footprint. The American restaurant and lounge from the ONE Group takes its inspiration from the Heraean Games created in 600 B.C., in honor of the Goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus. The sporty space will offer high-tech sports viewing, full dining and DJs spinning nightly.

In March, the ONE Group will also debut Xishi (zai-she) in the former Little Buddha spot. It’s a one-for-one swap, really, giving us another pan-Asian restaurant, but one with all the requisite updates for this, the Year of the Woman: vibe-dining with a female focus, contemporary and traditional cuisine that no doubt will feature shareable bites perfect for pre/post club dining, and a chic bar and lounge with—you guessed it—DJs spinning nightly.

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Have You Seen the Light?

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To step into Light is to encounter a nightclub transformed—and we’re not just talking about the pure architectural aesthetics of gutting the former Rumjungle space in Mandalay Bay. Nay, Light appears to be a world where the vibrancy of a Cirque du Soleil show encompasses the entire space, set to the soundtrack of top electronic dance music talent. Music/Marketing Director Amy Thomson (also known in the EDM world as Swedish House Mafia’s manager, among other notables) sheds, well, light, on what the experience will comprise when the megaclub opens this spring.