Vegas Seven

The X Factor

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    The Art of Nightlife

    By Xania V. Woodman

    I’m spoiled. I’ve become pretty accustomed over the last seven or so years to seeing clubs before others do. It’s part of the job, it’s a privilege, and I take it seriously. So even when a space has a past, I try always to approach it with a fresh pair of eyes.

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    Go Sell It on the Mountain

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Park City, Utah, experienced a higher-than-average dose of Sin City during last month’s Sundance Film Festival when two Vegas brands showed up in force. And they didn’t come empty-handed. It took U-Hauls and SUV caravans driving through the night, but 5,000 Cosmopolitan cookies—the ooey-gooey ones from room service that I later spirited away in my purse—arrived safe and sound to Cosmo’s festival outpost above the Sundance Channel HQ. There, celebrities and invited guests learned about the new hotel by actually experiencing the property firsthand—sort of.

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    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.

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    Oh, You Fancy, Huh?

    By Xania V. Woodman

    “Nails done, hair done, everything did …” See, gentlemen? Hip-hop artist Drake gets it! Prom dress, proper prom coif, makeup, Choos, purse and the ultimate prom accessory—a date. It’s all labor done in hopes of winning a place in the annual Vegas Prom court. For many, prom brings back memories, for some it brings back nightmares. But no matter what your relationship to the court, this prom is decidedly different; this time there is no curfew.

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    What’s Going Down

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Veteran nightclub operator Mike Milner greeted me at the Copa Room’s door, and in an instant it was just like old times. Since April, the former Studio 54, Tabu and Teatro GM has been laying low, but been busy nonetheless, keeping his focus on the burgeoning events lineup at his new nightspot on the south end of the Strip. Formerly Matryoshka Euroclub (so named for those little Russian nesting dolls and known briefly and only for its Club LED party), Milner’s new project is annexed to ex-Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt’s 10-acre swath of land that includes the Bootlegger Bistro.

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