Sin City is way more than just gambling and lap dances, but the world’s playground has some of the best entertainment, pampering, and restaurants in America. After living in Las Vegas recently for 20 days, I’ve combed the land to help you rev up your experience in this nonstop action packed desert city. Caution: Everything on the Vegas strip is expensive.
By Melissa Curtin
Four Seasons New Nail Salon
This luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas comes without a smoky noisy casino and is the perfect spot to find some bliss, especially at their new dreamy high end Nail Bar with polish from Smith and Cult. Pick Vegas Post Apocalyptic for a shade of girly pink and revel in a two hour blissful treatment with extended arm and leg massages. Just off the main corridor, this intimate plush space is perfect for some solo Zen or bridal parties. The Signature Mani Pedi costs around $180. To book an appointment, contact the Spa at (702) 632-5302.
Trump International Hotel SpaThe 11,000-square-foot facility offers complete serenity with an array of services including specialty facials and massages designed for men and women. Treat yourself to the Las Vegas Night Jasmine Ritual infusing a relaxing jasmine sea salt body scrub and massage that starts with enjoying the sauna, steam room, rain showers, and ends with the sensual fragrance lotion. Another big perk of this spa is the private rooms where one can blow dry their hair and get ready to leave without an audience.Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at the SLS HotelThe SLS Las Vegas houses the restaurant Bazaar Meat, a playful meaty experience that ups the ante of Jose Andres’s SLS’s LA Bazaar to include a range of bizarre meat options. Start with Parmesan Grissini, meat on a stick dipped in a cheese sauce. The Philippe Starck-designed steakhouse brings inventive meat cuts and the menu will leave you perplexed with so many options like whole suckling pigs, cured meats, carpaccios, meat tartars, and Iberico pork loins. Known for Bizaar’s fun bites, you can still order the foie gras cotton candy and bite size Caesar salad with a twist. Other options we enjoyed were Bone-in-Striploin, Seatas al Ajillo Button mushrooms , creamy mashed potatoes worth the butter overload, and a mind blowing dessert selection. All items are perfect for sharing. The restaurant alone is eye opening with its “fire stage” with wood grills and rotisseries, and raw bar with ceviches.
Serendipity outside Caesar’s Palace
Not as quaint and kitschy as the one in New York, but a perfect diner-like spot to take the kids or to dine outside for brunch. Help your hangover with a savory heaping plate of chicken and waffles. Add syrup and don’t forget to order their signature FroHo, a frozen hot chocolate.
STK Brunch at The CosmopolitanFor a memorable Sunday brunch from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, you will not go wrong with STK’s Sunday Brunch Club. Everything exceeded our expectations starting with the pastry chef’s warm cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. Next, try the smoked salmon with bagel chips, kale salad with cranberries and crunchy quinoa, then dive into shrimp grilled to perfection atop jalapeno grits or king crab quiche. Other options included STK n’ L’eggs (a rib-eye with eggs), pork belly Benedict, vanilla bean waffle, crepes, and short rib hash. Plus, their Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar, Coffee Bar, fresh juices, Mimosa Bottle Service and live music will be sure to make your Sunday blues go away.Matt Goss at Caesar’s PalaceMatt Goss, like Frank Sinatra for our time, performs four times a week at Caesar’s Palace in a cozy love barge space. In his 7th year, British Matt Goss sings love songs while conversing intimately with the audience as the The Dirty Virgins, burlesque girls in sparkles and feathers, gyrate around you. The energetic mesmerizing performance with Matt’s angelic dazzling voice coupled with his snazzy jazzy band and backup sexy duo just feels “So Vegas!” Playing at Wemblay Stadium in October, make sure to catch Matt Goss in The Gossy Room for this private Vegas show. To see live music clips, see our grams on LaLaScoop.
To get the full sinful story of how you can indulge in Las Vegas, read the rest of the article in New York’s luxury magazine, Resident Magazine.