Vegas Seven

2010 Nightlife Issue

  • 2010 Nightlife Issue

    Fine Tuning

    At 10 years old, Cd Palmer set out to become the “youngest black billionaire.” He started a fertilizer company, which was followed by a successful real estate run in his 20s. Palmer—who’ll be 45 on Dec. 29—doesn’t yet have that first $1 billion, but he found his groove as a businessman in 1999 when he created the online radio site XRadio.biz.

  • The X Factor

    Notre Chateau

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Lollipop sales have been good this year. I mean really good. And by the looks of the goings-on at Paris, all that candy money is being put to incredible use as Chateau Nightclub & Gardens and Sugar Factory American Brasserie grow around, in front of and beneath the Strip’s iconic Eiffel Tower.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Drinking & Dining

    39. Dining with a Scene Off-Strip: Vintner Grill This beautiful New American bistro is hidden in an office park in Summerlin. But when it opened in 2007, you might have thought you had found one of Scottsdale, Ariz.’s hottest new Stetson Drive spots. Filled with folks as well-appointed as the room itself, Vintner satiated an unfulfilled niche for casually elegant dining and socializing in the ’burbs. Then the recession hit. And Town Square opened.

  • Opening

    Tailor-Made Nightlife at Savile Row

    By Xania V. Woodman

    2010 returned “bespoke” to popular usage, though not exclusively in reference to custom suiting. Previewing New Year’s weekend and promising a bespoke nightlife experience, Angel Management Group’s new boîte, Savile Row (rhymes with “gravel”; named for London’s street of custom suit shops), aims to embody discriminating taste as it replaces Noir Bar beneath LAX’s entry bridge. “We’re trying to create a place where people will do whatever it takes to get in,” says AMG’s vice president of marketing, Alex Cordova. Las Vegas: Brace yourself to possibly hear the word “no.”

  • 2010 Nightlife Issue

    It’s in the Bag

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Before … No sense fading before the fun starts. Starbucks Via Ready Brew instant coffee packets are ideal for on-the-go pick-me-ups (StarbucksVia.com, $10 for 12 servings). Rain Cosmetics Glam Lipstick offers rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear and a soft, creamy shine. Better still, it’s available in club-friendly colors such as Rehab (shown), Bare, Caesars, Jett, Sin City, Showgirl, Strip and Tao (RainCosmetic.com, $20).

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    LGBT

    48. Best Gay DJ Lisa Pittman Many DJs would kill for just one of Pittman’s three Tao Group residencies. Each week finds her spinning at Tao, Lavo and, soon, Marquee industry Mondays and alternating Saturdays. She might be opening, headlining or closing the main room, hip-hip room or lounges—each week is different. Pittman also spins hip-hop every weekend at noon on Hot 97.5-FM, although she describes her own sound as a mix of indie and tribal, heavy on the drums for the boys, heavy on the hip-hop for the girls.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    A-List Celebrities

    CAMERA PRESS / James VeyseyDiddy Holly Madison

  • Delving Into Downtown

    By James P. Reza

    James P. Reza is a lifelong Las Vegas writer whose nightlife knowledge has been tapped by Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Zagat and Time Out. A downtown denizen, he can be found most weekends doing the downtown bar crawl with a hot dog in one hand, a bourbon in the other. 1. Hottest Live Music Scene East Fremont Street

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Social Media

    Social Media Best Connected Chad Saunders, Director of VIP Marketing and Social Media, Angel Management Group In a world where the number of comments, reposts, re-Tweets, and one’s amassed collection of friends and followers can make the difference between online popularity and digital solitude, local funnyman and host Saunders reigns supreme with his quirky, intelligent sense of humor and riotous Facebook posts that help you get through the day and inspire others to step it up a notch.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Lively Performances

    Uno, dos, tres, cuatro! You know you want him! Spanglish rapper Pitbull heats up the House of Blues to kick off a caliente New Year. In Mandalay Bay, doors 9 p.m. Tickets start at $69.50. Turn over a new leaf with a live midnight performance by sexy songstress Estelle at Tryst, backed up by DJs Fabian and Pizzo and open bar from 9-11 p.m. In the Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $150 men, $75 women.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Jukebox Throwdown

    The Griffin 511 E. Fremont St. Frankie's Tiki Room

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Celebrities

    Naughtiest Cake Katy Perry’s bachelorette cake A good friend will throw you a bachelorette party. A great friend will put in an order for a cake that may include pubes of frosting.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Turntablists

    Paul Oakenfold The grandfather of hip-hop, who started the game in the 1970s, Grand Master Flash, will set the scene at the Palms, playing from the Island Bar and spinning jams into the New Year following a 9-11 p.m. set by DJ Kid Capri. In the Palms, 10 p.m., no cover.

  • The LGBT Scene

    Award-winning LGBT promoters Lisa Pittman (pictured) and Eduardo Cordova make the call. 1. Most Anticipated Night of the Year AFAN’s Black & White Ball It’s a predominantly gay event, but it gets a lot of support and sponsorship from the straight community. It’s a classy event with high-profile celebrities who genuinely want to be seen there. It’s their good deed for the year. 2. Best Gay Bar Fun Hogs Ranch

  • Ohh! Ahh!—Fireworks!

    The best spots to watch the lights ignite the night! This New Year’s Eve, fireworks will be shot off the rooftops of the MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, TI, Venetian and the Stratosphere. Prepare for blast-off!

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