Vegas Seven


  • Art

    A New Home for Hoto

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Tatsuo Miyajima’s 2008 piece "Hoto" (meaning treasure pagoda), an 18-foot tall structure covered in mirrors and 3,827 vibrantly colored LED displays, has found a home at the Shops at Crystals.

  • The Shopping Guide

    What’s Haute on the Horizon

    From laid-back to luxe, hipster to high-fashion, a bevy of new boutiques will open in Las Vegas this holiday season. Here’s a roundup of some of the most-anticipated. The Containers Cometh If you haven’t been scorched from the fire-spewing praying mantis on the corner of Seventh and Fremont streets yet, then you may have missed […]

  • SHe’s Nightclub Shutters

    By Jason Scavone

    Well maybe Eva Longoria should take the hint. The SHe nightclub, above the Morton's-run restaurant of the same name, is already closed after a New Year's Eve debut. The spot will be repurposed as a special events space, which it was in a previous life for forerunner restaurant Beso after Eve shut down in July 2011. Guess we're just going through all sorts of interesting times for Crystals, no?

  • Dishing With Grace

    Junk Chips, Todd English P.U.B.

    By Grace Bascos

    In their original form, these thinly sliced potato chips were piled with chicken livers and blue cheese. While wonderfully flavorful, it wasn’t exactly for the offal-averse. Now the dish has been retooled a bit, the livers replaced with a friendlier barbecue-beef ragout, and finished with tomatoes, scallions, blue-cheese crumbles and a creamy scallion aioli. We’ll miss the old version, but these will do just as nicely.

  • 2012 Nightclub Awards

    The New Kid on the Block: SHe by Morton’s

    The female-focused concept in Crystals opens its doors New Year’s Eve in the space previously occupied by Beso Restaurant and Eve Nightclub. SHe is the product of a partnership between Landry’s (owners of Morton’s) and two of the original concept’s owners, Jonas Lowrance and actress Eva Longoria, and is managed by Epic Entertainment Group. As its sexually vague name hints, SHe promises a little something for everyone: theatrical elements, a fashion-show runway and chic dining in an art-deco décor do-over courtesy of Charles Doell.

  • Enviables

    Glimmering Getup

    Nothing says holiday cheer quite like a glittering handbag. Dress up any outfit with Paul Smith’s gleaming blue Hove Bag.

  • My Object of Affection

    Melinda G. Filstrup

    “My most prized possession is my pool table. It was the first thing I purchased when I bought my home. I always wanted my own pool table and was excited when I got a house with a billiard room. I designed it myself, picking out what the legs would look like, what type of wood it is crafted of and the felt used. I usually use it twice a week. After a long day of work, I pour a glass of red wine and play. It calms me down after dinner, and it’s fun.”

  • The Look

    Judy Stone

    What she’s wearing now: Lanvin dress, Bottega Veneta shoes, Emilio Pucci clutch and Bulgari watch. Fashion motto: Shoes carry the woman.

  • ShopWatch

    Kiki de Montparnasse

    By Claire Wigglesworth

    Where: Crystals at CityCenter, 736-7883.

  • Enviables

    Trendsetting Technology

    French design house Lanvin looked no further than its own mastermind, Alber Elbaz, to craft a pair of exclusive designs to swath iPad and iPhone cases for Fashion’s Night Out. The bold graphics and colorful designs feature tuxedoed men and over-the-top Lanvin-clad ladies.

  • Nightlife Profile

    What SHe Said …

    By Deanna Rilling

    If it was ever a question whether Las Vegas caters to women, let the speculation be officially put to rest with the announcement of SHe, the newest dining and nightlife destination at Crystals in CityCenter and one dedicated to, named for and all about the ladies.

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Farid Matraki

    By Sean DeFrank

    A retail powerhouse whose domain is the high-end enclave Crystals, Matraki has made fashion his business for more than 20 years. Walking past stores such as Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Brunello Cucinelli daily means he has the very best of style right at his fingertips. Dressing the part of a high-end exec is just another day in the life. Farid’s Fashion File Rules to live by from a fashion veteran. Accessory you can’t live without … a nice watch such as Harry Winston or De Grisogono.

  • Business & Services

    Best Spot to Walk Away With Something You Will Have Forever

    Not all of the wonders that lie inside Crystals at CityCenter are for the über-rich. Many of the retailers offer affordably priced items for those who want a taste of the good life without the price tag, or for those looking for a thoughtful gift that aims to impress. French clothier Lanvin has a line of stylish notebooks and pencils that start at $35. And Paul Smith is chock-full of fun and frivolous items, such as Vegas photo cuff links and a selection of home goods that come with a dose of aristocratic kitsch, such as Thomas Goode china.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Best Piano-Bar Crooner

    Caught a set by the foxy Sina Foley at Mastro’s Ocean Club yet? With her incredible voice, Foley performs every request you can imagine, from jazz standards to Adele to hit power ballads by ’80s hair-metal bands. She and her partner Dave Bruley (keyboards) know how to read and please audiences while keeping us guessing with unexpected, refreshing choices. That Foley plays myriad percussion instruments while belting out our favorite songs, well, that’s just a really cool bonus.

  • Obsessions

    Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2012 collection: Anything that blends my two passions of food and fashion shall receive a resounding Mangia! Eggplants, peppers and tomatoes are just a few of the tasty delights printed on the flowing dresses, tailored two-pieces and stunning belted creations from the quintessential Italian designer this season. What’s more, check out the new Dolce & Gabbana’s men’s and women’s stores in Crystals at CityCenter.