Slim & Shape to Fit Every Body-Slimsation Pant Collection

With fall upon us, every woman needs that perfect pair of pants to keep us warm and cozy, and of course looking stylish, no matter what the event! SlimSation, a collection of hybrid pants, combines comfort, trend and function, simply creating the pants of every woman’s dreams. SlimSation pants contour the waist, slims the lower tummy and shape the hips in a multitude of silhouettes and sizes.


Designed by John Bourgeois, SlimSation fills the void for the comfy yet trendy pant in the women’s wear market and provides a staple wardrobe piece at an affordable price point. SlimSation’s products range from $59.00- $79.00. The lightweight, breathable fabric is crafted to flip and shape every body. With women’s hectic daily schedules and responsibilities, having a comfortable staple pant that doesn’t sacrifice style or trend is must in today’s world.

The SlimSation collection includes the narrow fit, the relaxed fit and the ankle cut fit. Available in a variety of styles, each personality can embrace the ultimate SlimSation pair that coordinates with their personal fashion taste.

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Aurelie Fall Fashion – Goldleaf Collection – Sweet & Sexy Designs


GOLDLEAF Collectionby Aurelie, a clothing label born out of a love for vintage fashion and old world glamour!

Goldleaf defines ‘boho-chic’ at every level and there’s a design for every budget! Built with quality, yet easy to care for fabrics, a broad color palette, and its signature – delicate embellishments unique to each collection for the fun-loving, feminine woman of any age!

Aurelie’s interpretation of Goldleaf signifies that each piece is designed for wear-ability befitting the active American lifestyle.

From the drape of the fabric to the sparkle of the beadwork, Goldleaf is a perfect fit, whether worn back to a favorite pair of jeans, celebrating a special event or occasion, or having a night out on the town.

Who we are: Aurelie, LLC was born out of a love for fashion. The CEO, Sonya Malik, runs a successful sourcing operation in India, catering to the needs of European designers. Receiving consistent praise at trade shows for her artistic eye and the quality of each piece, Sonya decided to take the next step and start her own label in the US.

Partnering with her daughter-in-law, Laura Malik, they founded Aurelie and set to work carving out their niche in the world of ladies contemporary fashion. Joined by talented designer, Neha Sinha, and European fashion consultant, Annick Jehanne, the team has made goldleaf a rising star among American labels.
Our Brand: Goldleaf is a perfect fit: whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or having a night out on the town. Each piece is designed with our customers in mind: easy care fabrics, a broad color palette, and our signature – delicate embellishments unique to each collection. Our target customer is the fun-loving, feminine woman, ages 25 to 50, and since our price range runs from $50-$200 USD, there’s a design for every budget. From the drape of the fabric to the sparkle of the beadwork, our designs give each customer a hip, feminine look.
Our Name: Combing craftsmanship with creativity, goldleaf is just as its namesake sounds – unique, eye-catching adornment making the wearer a masterpiece. The same attention to detail that medieval artisans applied to royal and religious relics can be seen in each piece.
Our Process: Each piece is handcrafted by Auric Merchandising Services, a small manufacturing unit located in the booming commercial city of Noida just outside New Delhi. Workers are painstakingly trained and most have been with Sonya for more than 5 years. They are involved in the design process from start to finish and show an overwhelming pride in their products, which is evident in quality and construction.


A Celebration of Art and Fashion Benefitting UMC Trauma – Sat, July 20 at Martin Lawrence Galleries

A Celebration of Art and Fashion
Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars
Hosts Second Annual Art Of The Party on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
The world’s largest privately-owned art gallery, the Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars is showcasing its flagship 26,000 square foot gallery (Las Vegas’ home to the masters and the best of the contemporaries) to host the Art of The Party II – An Evening of Art and Fashion on Saturday, July 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. Celebrating its second anniversary in Las Vegas, Martin Lawrence is once again partnering with UMC’s Trauma and Burn Care Center and will donate 100% of the $25 ticket price to support the life-saving work of UMC’s Trauma and Burn Care Center, Nevada’s only Level 1 trauma facility. Tickets can easily be purchased online at

With art ranging from Warhol to Chagall to Rembrandt, The Art of the Party II will celebrate the synergy between art and fashion; highlights of the event that is being produced by Mikey Koffman – producer of LA Fashion Week – include live and experiential fashion presentations featuring one-of-a-kind, pop-art inspired fashions created by celebrated stylist and costume designer Anthony Franco as well as artful music, a DJ, entertainment, food and drinks including The Art of Chocolate by Max Brenner -sampling and showcasing edible creations and sweet treats and The Art of Beauty presented by Sephora.
Also, a rare gathering of acclaimed artists including Philippe Bertho, Robert Deyber, Franҫois Fressinier, Kerry Hallam, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, René Lalonde, Felix Mas and others will participate in the evening’s celebration.
“We are thrilled to once again be partnering with UMC on this annual event,” said Gallery Director Stacie Goulet. “Last year’s event was so well-received and such fun that we can’t wait to outdo ourselves this year. We are giving 100% of the ticket sales from the evening to UMC, so we are hoping we sell-out. This gallery is such a spectacular setting to showcase works of art for every level of collector and also makes for a great venue to throw a fantastic and creatively-inspiring event.”
“We are extremely grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Martin Lawrence Galleries,” said UMC CEO Brian Brannman. “A gallery of their caliber could choose to donate to a myriad of worthwhile organizations and the fact that they chose the UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center is incredible recognition for our caregivers who are dedicated to saving the lives of those who need us the most.”
Since opening, Martin Lawrence Galleries has transformed the burgeoning art scene in Las Vegas. Whereas works of Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt and Erté were once only on display for a very few to enjoy, they are now exhibited daily at Martin Lawrence; a distinctive exhibition space designed for all lovers of art to view, enjoy and purchase. In addition to the masters, Martin Lawrence Galleries also offers exclusive limited edition works by renowned contemporary artists making art affordable for all levels of collectors.
Distinguished for offering the finest quality artworks and for maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in service to their clients, over the last fifteen years, Martin Lawrence Galleries have loaned two hundred fifty artworks to over thirty museums world-wide.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. Hours are 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – midnight on weekends. For more information, contact 702-991-5990 or email at
About Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas:
The Forum Shops at Caesars has been home to many firsts in Las Vegas, and now it offers the Las Vegas visitor and local the largest fine art Gallery in the world. This spectacular 26,000 square foot showcase is open to the public and offers artworks at every level of price and experience, including 20th Century masters and 21st Century stars. The gallery features the rare and the sublime; from literally hundreds of artworks from Andy Warhol to Rodin’s “The Thinker”, the gallery is also home to the brilliant imagery and sculptural works of Erté, the father of Art Deco, Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein and the artworks of today’s finest artists, including Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, Felix Mas, Kerry Hallam, François Fressnier, Douglas Hofmann, Takashi Murakami, Rene Lalonde, Mark Kostabi, and Ali Golkar among a select group.
About Martin Lawrence Galleries:
Martin Lawrence Galleries, which has been in business for over 35 years, is perhaps the premier fine arts gallery network in the United States, with galleries in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas, San Francisco, Orange County, La Jolla, CA, and Maui.
About UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center:
The UMC Trauma and Burn Center serves patients within a 10,000 square mile region, including approximately two million greater Las Vegas residents and the city’s 40 million annual visitors. The only Level I Trauma Center in the state and the only free-standing Trauma Center west of the Mississippi, the world-renowned center receives patients from California and Arizona as well. Providing 24-hour care, seven days a week, the center stands by to receive, stabilize and treat those whose lives are threatened by multi-system injuries, spinal cord damage, orthopedic injuries, burns and multi-system organ failure. More than 50 percent of its patients are injured in motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents. Boasting an astounding 97 percent patient survival rate, the center’s trauma expertise is widely respected; UMC often receives patients referred by other hospitals. UMC’s Lions Burn Care Center is the only center of its kind in the state of Nevada or in the 10,000-square-mile region. Opened in 1969, with six beds, the Burn Care Center was expanded in 2007 to a total of 16 beds, providing a variety of services, including pediatric burn care.
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The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fashion Stylist, Designer Anthony Franco Showcases Original Pop-Art Couture –
100% of Ticket Sales Supports UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center

sbe Partners with Sandow® to Launch Exclusive Fred Segal® Retail Experience at SLS Las Vegas


Partnership Aligns Leading Luxury Hospitality and Retail Brands at the Philippe Starck-Designed SLS
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

sbe (, a global leader in luxury hospitality, development and real estate, and SANDOW® (, a leader in building multi-platform brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design, today announced an exclusive partnership between SLS Las Vegas and Fred Segal®. Through the relationship, SLS Las Vegas will be home to seven Fred Segal-branded retail experiences located throughout the Philippe Starck-designed property, marking the first time a single brand partner has occupied all of the retail space in a hotel.


Utilizing 10,000 square feet of the SLS Las Vegas property, Fred Segal will offer a wide range of stylish merchandise across categories. The Fred Segal stores on property are set to open in conjunction with the SLS Las Vegas opening in 2014.


“This partnership marks a groundbreaking collaboration between two brands whose DNA is synonymous worldwide with Los Angeles’ distinctive style and culture,” said Sam Nazarian, sbe founder, chairman and CEO. “As we move closer to our 2014 opening, we’ve added yet another iconic LA brand to the mix, giving us a powerful position in the market though an already established and extremely loyal clientele.”


“Las Vegas is a luxury retail mecca at the crossroads of the world, and a key market for our expansion of the Fred Segal brand,” said Adam I. Sandow, chairman and CEO of SANDOW, which acquired the Fred Segal brand earlier this year. “We can’t think of a better partner than sbe with whom to create this unique retail experience in Vegas.”


Added Michele Caniato, president of SANDOW subsidiary Culture + Commerce, a global design consultancy who manages all licensing deals for Fred Segal, “We have a longstanding relationship with Sam and sbe, having brought him together with our clients Philippe Starck, Matthew Rolston, Kravitz Design and now Fred Segal. Sam values design and branding as a business tool to create better properties and experiences. He is truly an impresario who values and engages his partners.”

Once complete, the Fred Segal stores will be the only retail experiences located in the resort and will feature such merchandise as women’s and men’s apparel, swimsuits, jewelry, beauty, books, art, accessories, a highly-curated denim bar and Fred Segal-branded items. Fans and patrons familiar with Fred Segal can expect the SLS Las Vegas locations to carry many of the same brands available in the Los Angeles stores.


“In addition to the many shared attributes between SLS Hotels and Fred Segal, we will also be able to activate a powerful marketing channel that communicates with a highly sought after consumer base already loyal to brands,” said Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas.


The news of the partnership comes only months after SLS Las Vegas secured over $300 million in financing for the property’s redevelopment. The luxury resort will continue the celebrated collaboration between Nazarian, the aforementioned design icon, Philippe Starck, and James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés, which resulted in the internationally acclaimed SLS Hotels locations in Beverly Hills and South Beach. Prior to the opening of SLS Las Vegas, sbe will redevelop and open SLS Hotel New York on 33rd and Park Avenue.


The property will be Starck’s first Las Vegas resort and his largest hospitality project to date.  Once complete, SLS Las Vegas will feature an all-encompassing, mixed-use hotel and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites and a collection of sbe’s acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. Gensler, a renowned global design, planning and strategic consulting firm, will serve as architect/design firm of record for SLS Las Vegas and the Fred Segal boutiques.


About sbe
sbe is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has over 70 properties currently operating or in development, and has expanded several of its flagship brands including SLS Hotels, Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge nationally and internationally. Founded in 2002 by Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company.  More information about sbe can be obtained at, or by downloading the sbe App.


Founded by visionary media entrepreneur Adam I. Sandow in 2003, SANDOW® ( is a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire and engage highly coveted consumer and business audiences. Meeting at the intersection of luxury and design, the SANDOW brands – all powered by innovation – span digital and print media, licensing, consulting, e-commerce and retail, business information and marketing services. Its diverse group of companies allows SANDOW to strategically cross-pollinate and create unique business models that help drive its aggressive growth. With more than 400 employees in 14 global offices, SANDOW brands include Culture + Commerce™, Curator/™, Fred Segal®, Furniture Today® Group, Interior Design®, Luxe Interiors + Design®, Material ConneXion™, NewBeauty®,™, Watch Journal™ and Worth®.


About Fred Segal®
For more than 50 years and three generations, Fred Segal® has been an iconic shopping destination known internationally for curating the hippest merchandise and introducing the world to powerhouse cosmetic and fashion brands. From its early days as the pioneer of designer jeans to its current status as an emporium for leading and emerging designers, this one-of-a-kind store has maintained an international following and become a pop culture retail icon. With locations in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, Fred Segal is synonymous with LA style and casual chic, attracting celebrities and locals alike with its unique array of shop-in-shop boutiques, which offer a highly-curated selection of merchandise that varies from designer shoes and bags, to jeans and tees.

Just in time for the holidays, Pop-Up Shoppe pops into Tivoli Village

Fabulous fashions and unique home goods from The Bungalow and Unica Home offered at Pop-Up Shoppe in Tivoli Village

Perfect gifts for the holidays available now through January

The Bungalow, the chic specialty store known for incredible taste, and Unica Home, the contemporary design company.

Just in time for the holidays, these exclusive local stores are partnering to provide the perfect gifts for all tastemakers in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind shopping experience is limited to the holiday season during which these two boutiques will offer samplings of their elite collections inside of Tivoli Village. Continuing their standard of excellence and remarkable taste, Pop-Up Shoppe is thrilled to bring high fashion and design in home gifts, lighting, furniture, and toys to Tivoli customers and to the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to pop in at the Pop-Up Shoppe.

Now through Mid-January
Monday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tivoli Village
400 Rampart Blvd. St. 160
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(Located near Café Leon)

In 2011, Meital Bronstein, a fashion stylist and entrepreneur, founded The Bungalow, a Las Vegas-based high fashion retail store which carries specialty collections and works with locals, visitors and celebrities who covet Bronstein’s savvy style. She is currently in development of an online boutique experience, bringing her expertise and fashion finds to the world. No stranger to fashion-forward clientele, in 2001 Bronstein founded and operated Talulah G, a collection of four specialty high end boutiques in Las Vegas and Newport Beach. With her business know-how, Bronstein grew Talulah G from a 300 sq. ft. shop in downtown Las Vegas to a $7 million yearly revenue fashion empire. The first to carry several designer collections, Bronstein became known in high fashion circles as the person to call in Las Vegas and her brands have appealed to fashion lovers and celebrities such as Brittany Spears, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Naomi Watts, Molly Sims, Celine Dion, Olivia Wilde and many others. Bronstein grew up on the East Coast, received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1996 and worked in sales and marketing in NYC until relocating to Las Vegas in 2001.

Celebrate Shopping at Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops

Celebrate Style During Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops


Save the date for the leading fashion event in Las Vegas, the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, September 6 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The stage is set for a festival of fashion with entertainment; refreshments; one-of-a-kind in-store events; giveaways; celebrity appearances; gifts, samples, and limited edition products.


In addition, this year’s Fashion’s Night Out attendees can also register to win one of three $500 shopping sprees to be given away near The Fountain of the Gods at 9 p.m.  With more than 160 specialty stores and restaurants, there’s plenty for all to see, do, and enjoy.


Get in full party mode with live DJs and refreshments at 7 For All Mankind, Bebe, DKNYUgg Australia, and Y-3. And if you can’t get enough of all things British after the London Olympics, Ted Baker London will host a Brit-themed bash with British refreshments, music, and complimentary tote bags with any purchase. You’ll also want to visit Giuseppe Zanotti’s soirée featuring a trunk show and the La Perla register-to-win giveaway gala.


Keep the cocktail parties going with champagne and desserts at Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Brighton Collections. For specialty cocktails and light bites, try Elie Tahari, Gucci, Scoop NYC, Tadashi, and Valentino. Finish off the veritable buffet with hot chocolate at Vosges Haut Chocolat.


If you love to love a sale, many retailers are offering special discounts for Fashion’s Night Out including Antiquities, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Custo Barcelona, Gap, Intermix, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Lacoste.


The only thing possibly better than a sale is a gift, and Fashion’s Night Out has plenty of those. Enjoy gifts with purchase at Agent Provocateur, Donald J Pliner, Hublot, Judith Leiber, Roman Times, Thomas Pink, True Religion, Y-3, Vilebrequin, and for M loyalty members at Guess by Marciano. Inglot will also offer a gift with purchase, as well as a free makeover! And at Fresh, enjoy a complimentary facial as well as your gift with purchase and register-to-win gift bag. Juicy Couture will offer a gift with purchase, as well as a chance to sample their new fragrance launching at Fashion’s Night Out, Viva La Juicy La Fleur. A limited edition scarf exclusively designed for Fashion’s Night Out will also be available as a gift with purchase at Tommy Bahama and Tommy Bahama Women.


Not sure if you’ve got that smoky eye just right? Visit Dior Beauty for makeup demonstrations, Anne Fontaine for makeup demonstrations plus a register-to-win giveaway, Sephora for makeup demonstrations plus samples and makeup express service, and MAC Cosmetics for a free makeup application with purchase!


If raffles are just your ticket, stop by Blink Optical, De Beers, Judith Ripka, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.


Other exclusive events will include a Vegas magazine photo booth at Marc by Marc Jacobs along with a new fragrance launch, free Astrology and Chinese Tarot card readings at Eric Andrew Collection, a “Crazy Carat” showcase at Fendi, Judith Ripka will raffle a signed Judith Ripka coffee table book, a trunk show at Pal Zileri, a gift drawing at Pandora, and other special in-store events and offerings from Ann Taylor, Bally, Cache, Casa Fuente, Coach, Hearts On Fire, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Reed Krakoff, St John, H&M, Alfred Dunhill and Tod’s.


Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Chocolate Stiletto drink special at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, a complimentary appetizer with purchase of a specialty cocktail at The Palm Las Vegas, discounted cocktails at Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar and Sushi Roku, specialty drinks at Trevi Italian Restaurant and Spago, complimentary fare by Il Mulino New York at Judith Ripka, and a special menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with a donation of $1 to Three Square for every piece of seasonal pie ordered.


Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is joining the global celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops!


Barneys New York’s, Simon Doonan, hosts a fashion show at FIRST Food & Bar to benefit The Shade Tree


Supporters will enjoy an intimate fashion show emceed by Barneys New York’s Simon Doonan, while dining on culinary delights by FIRST Food & Bar


The ladies of CREW-LV, the Commercial Real Estate Women of Las Vegas, will host their fifth annual charity event to benefit The Shade Tree. The fashionable event will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tickets are just $50 for an afternoon of fashion, food and fun.

Guests will get an intimate look at the hottest trends in fashion provided by Barneys New York. The fashion show will be emceed by Barneys’ very own Creative Ambassador at Large, Simon Doonan. Models, styled by Barneys’ first-rate team, will be mingling throughout the luncheon giving guests the chance to see the fashion up-close. The afternoon’s cuisine will be provided by the exceptional chefs of FIRST Food & Bar inside The Shoppes in The Palazzo.

Attendees can participate in a live and silent auction with lavish and exclusive items such as show tickets, diamond jewelry, a NASCAR VIP package, a $1,500 prize giveaway and much more. Eleven year old singer and Las Vegas resident, Bobbi Alyssa, will provide the entertainment for the event.

An after-party will immediately follow lunch at Barneys New York with an exclusive meet and greet with Doonan. Barneys will be donating 10 percent of the entire day’s sales to The Shade Tree giving supporters an extra incentive to drink champagne while they shop at the after-party.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person, which includes lunch, cocktails, fabulous gift bags for the first 250 guests, entrance to the after-party and the opportunity to network with other professionals while helping The Shade Tree to provide care for women, children and their pets. This event is open to men and women. For tickets, register online at or fax in a registration form to 702-798-8653. For more information on the event or CREW-LV visit  It is strongly recommended that tickets are purchased in advance as seating is limited.

Sponsors for the event include Absolut Vodka, Majestic Fine Wines, Bank of America, Plaza Bank, Towne & Country Bank, ATC Associates, Wallace, Neumann & Verville CPA’s, Austin General Contracting, Vegas Materials, The Westek Group, Noble Title, Outsource IT, Apartment Realty Advisors, 5th Avenue Restaurant Group, CalPac Painting and Terracon.

About The Shade Tree:
Established in 1990, the Shade Tree is the largest facility of its kind in the state and is the only 24 hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in crisis in Southern Nevada. Its mission: to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. The Shade Tree provides shelter to over 3,000 women and children in crisis a year and up to 364 each night in both emergency and transitional programs. In 2007, Noah’s Animal House joined The Shade Tree campus as a safe place for the pets of residents at The Shade Tree. For more information, call 702-385-0072 or visit


About CREW-LV:
CREW-LV is a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging and expanding networking, educational, leadership development and civil/philanthropic involvement opportunities for women in all fields of commercial real estate. For information on membership, committees, calendar events, our local job bank and many other items visit their website at or by phone at 702-798-5156.


About Barneys:
BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer with flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale. Founded as a men’s retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan it turned into an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s and became renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Barneys is famous for selling the most intriguing edit from the world’s top designers including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys’ signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Barneys’ innovative CO-OP, a mecca for young and emerging designers, was launched in 1985 and has since expanded into a freestanding store concept. Barneys operates more than a dozen CO-OP stores in eight states across the U.S. For more information about Barneys New York please visit


About FIRST Food and Bar:
Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch or casual dinner. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday featuring an array of creative items. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit for more information.

Diamond Cake Magazine Premieres in Las Vegas


Diamond Cake Magazine Premieres in Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ New Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Branding Book to Feature
High-Quality Fashion, Real Estate, Art and Highlight Philanthropy

Diamond Cake Magazine, a new luxury lifestyle publication and branding book premieres in Las Vegas with its October issue. Diamond Cake will highlight the finest Las Vegas has to offer by featuring high-quality fashion, real estate, arts, society, entertainment, dining and travel and will be delivered to the city’s most affluent homes.

“We have developed a new approach for a lifestyle publication, one that focuses on a single community of people through the art of engagement with superior content, living ads, social media and philanthropy,” said Jimmy Foster, owner of Whispering Giants and publisher of Diamond Cake. “Diamond Cake was tailor-made to celebrate the people, places and things that are important to our readers.”

Diamond Cake provides insightful, forward-thinking and indispensible coverage with the highest level of design and editorial quality while being visually stunning. The magazine has enlisted Matt Kelemen, former editor of the Vegas edition of 944 Magazine – to develop the editorial direction. In addition, Diamond Cake has enlisted a dedicated editorial team of industry experts to cover the latest in luxury offerings and trends giving the readers first-hand coverage of Las Vegas’ best. The magazine will feature the following sections: High Society, Finer Things, Entrepreneur, Instant Style, Destination, Close Up, In Motion, Gallery to name a few.  
“Diamond Cake provides a decadent, high-quality publication that allows the reader to indulge, experience and influence while allowing advertising partners to customize their living ads forming a relationship with the reader, said Jimmy Foster. “Each month the magazine will come to life before your eyes and those in the know will figure it out – you either get it or you don’t.”

Diamond Cake is an event-centric publication and throughout the year as a way to celebrate each issue, Diamond Cake will host exclusive events to highlight profiled individuals, philanthropies and advertisers by offering new business opportunities and growth for its partners. Philanthropy is the backbone of the magazine and one important goal of Diamond Cake is to foster relationships for the charitable organizations and magazine partners through exclusive events.  

Published by Whispering Giants, a marketing boutique firm and the creative force behind the magazine, Diamond Cake was created to celebrate the lifestyles of the people that directly receive the publication.

Diamond Cake offers advertising opportunities for select businesses and key individuals allowing them to reach 15,000 + readers each month. Anyone who appreciates the finer things life has to offer will want to receive this luxury lifestyle magazine & branding book. Subscriptions to Diamond Cake are available for $240 per year for 12 issues.

To learn more about Diamond Cake visit

About Diamond Cake: A Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Branding Book
Diamond Cake is Las Vegas’ new luxury lifestyle magazine & branding book. Created to celebrate and highlight the people, places and things that are connected and important to the readers whose homes the publication is delivered to Diamond Cake delivers the highest quality of editorial coverage in areas of high-society, fashion, art, philanthropy, real estate and more. In addition, Diamond Cake has partnered with Shapiro & Sher Group, Las Vegas’ most recognizable and prestigious real estate firm. This luxury lifestyle & branding book is a top-quality, visually stunning, decadent publication for the discerning reader. The magazine sheds light on industry leaders, visionaries, brand and image professionals and luxury products. Published by Whispering Giants and released monthly, Diamond Cake will premiere its first issue in September 2011. Digital versions and subscriptions are available online at or at select luxury retail venues in Las Vegas.  

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Evening highlights include $2,000 couples shopping spree, Q&A session with the power couple and fashion’s top must-haves!


On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, in partnership with The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, will host an only-in-Vegas Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) event. Celebrity power couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, will guide guests through the season’s most talked about fashion tips and trends — a tell-all worth attending. The festivities kick-off in style at 6 p.m. on level two of The Shoppes at The Palazzo near Chloè and Piazza Sempione.

“Bill and I are thrilled to host Fashion’s Night Out at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. It’s no secret that fashion is a passion of mine and Las Vegas retail ranks among the best. The city is home to many of the world’s top designer brands and The Shoppes at The Palazzo is easily one of my favorite places to indulge in some retail therapy,” said the “E! News” and “Fashion Police” host and Style Network reality star, Giuliana Rancic. “Barneys New York, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin are just a few of the designers on board. We look forward to a successful Fashion’s Night Out — Vegas style!”


Notable evening highlights include a drawing for a $2,000 couples shopping spree with the hosts. The first 100 lucky attendees will receive a signed copy of Giuliana and Bill’s book, “I Do, Now What?” Other FNO festivities include Kiss & Tell Lipstick Readings, in-store shopping incentives, trunk shows and more.


Throughout the weekend — Sept. 8-Sept. 11 — The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian are also offering a chance to register to win a trip for two to Hawaii, complete with a $500 shopping spree at Ala Moana Center and a four-day three-night stay in a one-bedroom partial ocean view suite at Trump Waikiki. Additional shopping incentives include complimentary show tickets to “Jersey Boys” or “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular,” when you spend $500 or more with receipts valid Sept. 8-11.


For additional information, to register for a chance to win the couples shopping spree and fashionable updates, check us out on Facebook at


About The Shoppes at The Palazzo: The 450,000-square-foot retail component of The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino is one of Las Vegas’ finest destination luxury retail centers. Anchored by Barneys New York and featuring more than 60 of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo caters to the trend-setting fashion elite and is home to many fashion “firsts” to Nevada. Names like Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors, Poleci, Tory Burch, Thomas Pink, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget are just a few stand-outs in what is the country’s most impressive collection of luxury brands under one roof.


About The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian: The 500,000-square-foot shopping center located inside The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and connected via pedestrian walkways to The Palazzo and The Shoppes, boasts 80 upscale boutiques, luxury stores and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Names like Kenneth Cole, Paige Premium Denim, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger, Swarovski and Peter Lik Gallery create an unparalleled luxury retail environment, while many of the restaurants are headed by famous celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Brasseri, Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria and Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto.


The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shoppes at The Palazzo are owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP is one of the nation’s largest shopping center owners. GGP has ownership and management interest in 166 regional and super regional shopping malls in 43 states. The company portfolio totals 169 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.


With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo — an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at


The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at


About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO).

Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Tour Makes Hard Rock Hotel & Casino its Las Vegas Stopover, August 26

Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Tour Makes Hard Rock Hotel & Casino its Las Vegas Stopover, August 26
Featuring Paul Frank’s Winnebago and Battle of the Bands


WHAT:          Guests’ eyes are not playing tricks on them; on Friday, August 26, in conjunction with the premier fashion trade show, MAGIC, Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Tour brings its 35-foot Winnebago and camps out at  
In addition, Paul Frank’s team presents Battle of the Bands on the poolside REHAB stage, during the weekly Friday party, RELOAD.  Featuring three winning bands, partygoers will show off their talent, while Paul Frank’s team gives away official swag.  Next to the stage, guests are invited to bring personal items to be silk-screened, courtesy of Paul Frank.  For those who do not have items, the Paul Frank team will be giving away signature tote bags, while quantities last. 
WHEN:             Friday, August 26
                            2 – 6 p.m.
Paradise oversized lot – Social Media Lounge inside Paul Frank’s Winnebago
RELOAD Party at Hard Rock Beach Club (West Pool) –Battle of the Bands / live screening
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Paul Frank has been creating smiles all over the globe for ten years through most of their recognized character, Julius, the monkey.  This summer, Paul Frank will “awesomize” cities across the nation with the “Academy of Awesome” Tour.  Fans are encouraged to follow the Paul Frank team members via Facebook and Twitter as they travel cross-country in the Paul Frank Winnebago, spreading their conspiracy of fun.  The Battle of the Bands is amongst the more than 50 happy-time field trips and events including Gnarly Creation Station and a stop by Kidzapalooza.  For more information, visit
About Paul Frank Industries
Born out of the need for a fun outlet celebrating creativity and individuality in Southern California, Paul Frank Industries (PFI) was formally incorporated in December of 1997. With its bright color palette and unique sensibilities, the company has attracted an almost cult-like following of all ages that love PFI’s witty take on everyday objects. Just like their offbeat and unique product line, PFI achieved success with an unusual, almost anti-marketing approach to business. They were making their mark and Brandweek Magazine recognized the company in 2001 as “Marketers of the Next Generation”, a remarkable feat for a small start-up with a handful of employees. As the company evolved, their plans to create fun products they wanted for themselves became a marketing plan in itself. PFI employees (young as well as young at heart – their average is 27) have always been inspired by art, music, architecture and entertainment. They stretched the boundaries of their Southern California suburbs designing guitar straps for The White Stripes, Foo Fighters and Weezer (just to mention a few!), to special edition t-shirts for Coachella. Artistic inspirations range from classic contemporary furniture designers like Eames and Saarinen to abstract sculptor and inventor of the mobile Alexander Calder, to the infamous pop artist Andy Warhol. They are involved with various philanthropic endeavors that directly benefit children, the arts and the environment. They have partnered with Festival of Children, Boarding for Breast Cancer, The Elton John AIDS Foundation, First Book and The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Their retail division has key events throughout the year that educate and promote special causes: The Winter Coat Drive, The Annual Book Drive, Earth Day and College Nite.  For more information, visit
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and The Killers have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including the casual Italian eatery LTO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit

The Forum Shops Fashion Briefs – June 2011

June 2011

DAD DESERVES THE BEST FOR FATHER’S DAY: What better way to show Dad you care than with a special gift from one of the many distinguished retailers at The Forum Shops? For the technology-savvy Dad, Longchamp offers an iPad case or laptop case in either cognac or black. Wine aficionados will surely love any one of the three different styles of Tip Top Bottle Stoppers from Baccarat. Thomas Pink has an amazing array of shirts, ties and accessories including eye-catching socks that are sure to turn heads. For the sporty Dad with a casually-stylish sense of fashion, Lacoste has the perfect outfit with lightweight trousers, a variety of woven shirts and fashionable matte leather belts. Or, help Dad start his day off the gentlemanly way with Tommy Bahama Vintage Paradise Shave Cream. This Father’s Day, show him that time is of the essence; Tourneau has numerous men’s watches that go with anything. Spice up Dad’s closet with trendy men’s fashions from Stash Clothing where you’ll find the latest styles from Rock Revival, Wet Cement, Affliction and many more.

M·A·C COSMETICS’ SURF’S UP: Grab your board and head to the shore! Or just head to MAC to kick off summer with M·A·C’s new Surf, Baby! Collection. To introduce the summer line, the widely-popular cosmetics giant is hosting an elaborate two-day event featuring music, makeovers and more on June 3rd and June 4th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lure of an endless summer starts at M·A·C with a colour and bronzing collection for beach bums and surf chicks. Stop by the surf shack during the kick-off event where surfer dudes show you how to stencil on surfboards, a “T” or anything you bring up. Bikini beach babes will strut their Surf, Baby! glow and DJs will be spinning the sounds of summer. Hang Ten! Guests can leave looking “beach ready” from M·A·C artists providing complimentary makeovers highlighting the M·A·C Surf, Baby! Collection.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – JOHN VARVATOS: Music has long-inspired world-renowned menswear designer John Varvatos. How could it not? He grew up in Detroit – the music melting pot of America – where Motown, rock & roll, blues, jazz, and punk melded together in unforgettable period of music history. At an early age John was exposed to defining musicians including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Detroit’s own MC5, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, and The Stooges. The creative spirit, electricity and edginess intrinsic in the personal style of these rock ‘n’ roll icons inspired John at an early age, and influenced the evolution of his eclectic sensibility. This season, the design icon continues his inspired men’s fashions with a true rock ‘n’ roll flair. The collection reflects the quality and attention to detail inherent in old world tailoring, while creating luxurious, comfortable clothing for a modern lifestyle. For Spring 2011, Varvatos fittingly chose musician Dave Matthews, lead vocalist and guitar player of the leading touring act of this millennium – the Dave Matthews Band, to feature in the ad campaign in support of the season’s collection.

MEET SPORTS LEGENDS AT FIELD OF DREAMS: NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus is set to appear at Field of Dreams, the ultimate sports and memorabilia store. Catch the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Chicago Bear linebacker this month: June 2-5; 16-19; 23-26 and 30th.

FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: This month, make sure the men and boys in your life are beach and pool ready with fashionable and functional swimwear. For the finest in casual luxury, Vilebrequin gives new meaning to the term “like father, like son” with custom swimwear. Specializing in father-son matching swim trunks, Vilebrequin has the perfect beach and swimwear to keep the men and boys looking cool in the summer heat. For an Island-inspired look, there’s a variety of styles at Tommy Bahama – our pick, the Pineapple Hustle swim trunk by Tommy Bahama Relax. Sporty swimwear in plaid, stripes and colorful patterns for men and for boys can be found at H&M at The Forum Shops. For casual and classic All-American men’s swim wear, Abercrombie & Fitch has a variety of looks.