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Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker POP UP SHOP

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop

Super exciting news Las Vegas!

Just in time for the holiday season Italian fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana are opening a sneaker pop up shop in the Forum Shops at Casears Palace.

Known for their often thematic and tongue-in-cheek collections, opulent embellishments, retro femininity and vibrant prints Dolce & Gabbana created this pop up shop to perfectly bridge the gap between streetstyle and couture by allowing shoppers to express their creativity while taking DIY to high fashion heights.

Customization is the the single biggest trend across the board this season and this pop up shop ensures you take “getting crafty” to the next level with an opulent design aesthetic.

Fueled by a passion for the original streetwear style this temporary space (opening Dec. 9 and continuing until early Feb) is a true customisation lab.

Artists are on site to help you tag up your sneakers.  Turn them into a piece of art by adding painted motifs, patches, or colourful stitchings! Add alot or a little to create something completely bespoke.

#DGSNEAKERS

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop Las Vegas

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop Las Vegas

Holiday Gifting with Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday 2017

This season has been full of holly jolly blogger events!

Each one has introduced me to such AMAZING gift ideas that I’m getting all of my holiday shopping done at events and I get to share my top picks with you!  It’s perfect.

Last week I attended a bling bling blogger event at Kendra Scott in Fashion Show where I got up close and personal (yes I seriously tried on everything in the store) with their holiday collection of beautiful bobbles and gorgeous gemstones.

There are a million reasons I love Kendra Scott not only does she make fantastical jewels that are affordable, unique and packed with personality but her company also runs on three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. With a company mantra of “What Matters to You, Matters to Us”, an emphasis on giving back (they work closely with local charities) and statement jewelry that will make you weak in the knees what isn’t there to love about Kendra Scott!

At Kendra Scott there is a party going on every day with cupcakes and champagne!

The fun is centered around the Color Bar where you can customize and design your own jewelry!  It’s totally bespoke!

Kendra Scott Color Bar

You start by selecting the STYLE -necklace, earrings, bangle or rings and the METAL (choose from rose gold, rhodium, gold or gunmetal).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

and then the COLOR- pick your gemstones.  They have everything from sparkly to slick edgy to girly

Kendra Scott Color Bar

They build it right there while you wait!  Just sip on your champagne and watch the magic happen.  I designed a take-your-breath-away Rhodium ring with a sparkly black gemstone and found the necklace of my dreams (which you saw in my last OOTD).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

Of course the fun doesn’t stop there.  The boutique is full of fabulous finds from jewels to her home collection and I even spied some eye catching cufflinks for the guy in your life.  Take a peek below at some of the pieces I’m adding to my wish list this season.  These are sure to make your loved ones spirits bright this season!

Insider Tip:  Kendra Scott offers Color Bar Parties free of charge. The Kendra Scott folks will provide sips, sweets and give all of your guests 15% off their purchase!  Super fun for a girl’s night, birthday or just a tuesday (lol) all they have to pay for is the piece they design.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday

Downtown Summerlin Gift IT List

Last week I attended THE most AMAZING Blogger event at Downtown Summerlin.

This was THE blogger event to top all blogger events.  Seriously they dropped the mic with this one!

Myself and a small group of Vegas’ top Influencers and Bloggers were hosted on a Jolly Holiday Gifting tour of the best Downtown Summerlin has to offer for the holidays.

The action packed tour of Downtown Summerlin included something for everyone on your list.  From beauty to foodie and everything in between I have a complete list of the season’s  hottest gifts.

There is so much to cover so let’s get started!

Downtown Summerlin Gift IT LIst

For the Beauty Lover in your life

It all began with a breakfast and scent sampling from Jo Malone at Dillard’s.  We learned about the history of the brand, discovered scent layering techniques and got the scoop on the hottest limited edition holiday scents!

Downtown Summerlin Gift It List

I am a huge Jo Malone fan (their candles are AMAZING) and this season they introduced  three new limited edition holiday products that are at the top of my gift list!

Downtown Summerlin Gift It List

Orange Bitters Cologne.  I AM OBSESSED with this limited edition scent.  A warm winter cocktail. Bright citrus mingles with sweet orange and a burst of ripe mandarin then finishes with a splash of bitter orange to reveal rich prune and a base of sensual sandalwood and amber. A warm by the fireside scent that is perfect for the holiday season.

Downtown Summerlin Gift It List

Green Almond Red Currant Cologne.  The tart juiciness of redcurrants. The zing of citrus. Cocooned in green almond, cedarwood and tonka. Merry and bright. This scent is pure HOLIDAY JOY and it’s sold out almost everywhere around the country BUT Dillard’s at Downtown Summerlin still has 4 bottles of this magical elxir!  Get it QUICK!

Downtown Summerlin Gift it List

Green Almond and Red Currant Christmas Candle.  Everything festive about the cologne, the warming base of cedarwood and tonka, lively with the delicious bite of redcurrant, the nuttiness of green almond, the zing of citrus in a long burning candle form!

Jo Malone Dillard's Downtown Summerlin

Insider Tip:  Take a break from your holiday shopping and relax at Jo Malone inside Dillard’s at Downtown Summerlin.  Stop in and they will give you a complimentary hand massage with hot towels and their delish body creams.  A perfect pick me up from the hustle and bustle!

Downtown Summerlin Gift it List

For the Foodie

Next we traveled to Oil and Vinegar.  This chic shop has everything for foodie on your list!  Focusing on innovative and interactive tastings, their specialty is high quality on-tap oils and vinegars. Rows and rows of artesenal vinegars, everything from mango pulp vinegar (sweet and tangy) to Marc de Champange vinegar (sweet and crisp) accompanied by rows and rows of curated oils like Meyer Lemon, Garlic, White Truffle and more!

Oil and Vinegar Downtown Summerlin

In addiction to their on-tap oil and vinegar there is also a fantastic assortment of other culinary gifts including herb mixes, dressings, olives, sundried tomatoes, mustards, sauces, pestos, pastas in various forms and colors, ceramics, pottery (plates, platters and olive bowls etc.), kitchen utensils and cookbooks!

Downtown Summerlin It Gift List

One of the fantastic things about this shop is that they show you fun and innovative ways to use their products like adding Blood Orange Oil to a store bought brownie mix to elevate it.  The tasting expert’s at Oil and Vinegar made delish Caprese style bites for us to sample (and I quickly purchased EVERYTHING to make them because it was love at first bite). The appetizer includes: Oil and Vinegar’s Pomodori Sunpomo Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil sprinkled with Oil and Vinegar’s Tomato Pulp Vinegar.  Oh my yummy yum yum.

Insider Tip: Not only is this shop packed full of flavor they are also eco-friendly.  Once you finish the bottle of your on-tap oil or vinegar you can bring the bottle back and refill it!

Holiday Gifts Downtown Summerlin

For the Decorator and the not-so Green Thumb

West Elm has everything you need to create a fun custom succulents or cacti creations for the decorator or not-so green thumb in your life (a cactus is a plant even I couldn’t kill).  The perfect gift for a co-worker or anyone who needs to spruce up a space with a fun little cacti!

West elm Downtown Summerlin

West Elm’s planting expert demonstrated how easy it is to pot these cute cacti using tongs and their original planter.  First take the cactus out of it’s plastic container with the tongs and set it to the side.

Next use scissors to trim the lip off the top of the plastic container.

Then use the tong to place your cactus back in the plastic container and then inside a chic mid-century inspired planter from West Elm.  This will make watering the catus easy and ensure your plant has built in drainage!

Green Thumb Tip:  The West Elm expert explained to us that plants actually prefer bottled/distilled water over tap water. Tap water contains chemicals, such as chlorine, that are used to treat the public water supply. These chemicals are damaging to plants. The effect of the chemicals is more profound on your house plants than in your outdoor plants. The reason is the chemicals in the water build up in the soil and aren’t washed away by rain, as happens with outdoor plants.

G Aveda Salon Downtown Summerlin

For the Person Who Needs Some Relaxation

G Avenda Salon at Downtown Summerlin will soon be offering Zero Gravity Pedicures.  Yes you read correctly..ZERO..GRAVITY..PEDICURE.  Imagine being taken into a private spa room, receiving a foot scrub in a copper pot, taking a sensory journey through essential oils then having a lavender scented eye pillow placed on your eyes while you lay back in a zero gravity chair, relax and receive a pedicure.  What could be more serene than that! The perfect unique gift for those who need to turn off and de-stress!  Contact G Avenda Salon at Downtown Summerlin for more information, appointments or gift cards!

California Pizza Kitchen Downtown Summerlin

Something for Everyone

We finished our Holiday Gift “IT” list tour with a lunch at California Pizza Kitchen.  Yum Yum Yum.  Have you tried their Sangria Flights and the Pumpkin Cheescake!  Talk about a treat for your tummy!

And this brings us to the last gift on my list: A gift card from California Pizza Kitchen.

Who doesn’t love California Pizza Kitchen and a gift card from CPK is the ultimate gift for just about everyone!  When you purchase a $100 in gift cards, which can be divided up into increments of your choice plus you get a $20 bonus gift card for yourself just for being such a smart gift giver!  Win win!

Downtown Summerlin Gift It List

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It was a magical way to kick off the holiday season.

Walking through the streets of Downtown Summerlin with the cool air on my face listening to Christmas music all around I was reminded of why I love Downtown Summerlin so much:  The opportunity to be OUTSIDE and shop while feeling a part of a community!

Stay tuned for more of my favorites from Downtown Summerlin in upcoming posts and make sure to check out their annual holiday parade.  A magical family-friendly spectacle of floats, toy soldiers, snowflake princesses, nutcrackers, dancers and characters through the streets of Downtown Summerlin all set to joyful holiday music and maybe even a little snow!  All shows are free and open to the general public.

November 18th – December 10th: Fridays & Saturdays at 6 p.m.

December 16th – December 24th: Nightly at 6 p.m.

AND

Ice Skating at The Rock Rink. The signature ice skating rink located near the Pavilion at The Lawn. Guests are invited to skate under the stars set to the backdrop of joyful holiday music and an impressive 40-foot holiday tree overlooking the rink.  Skate rentals start at $15, and all ages are welcome.

 

Date & Times:

November 17 – December 22
Mon-Thurs 4pm – 9pm
Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm
*Thanksgiving: Closed
*Black Friday: 10am – 10pm

December 23 – January 6
Daily 10am – 10pm
*Christmas Eve 10am – 8pm
*Christmas Day Closed
*New Year’s Eve 10am – 6pm

January 7 – January 15
Mon – Thurs 4pm – 9pm
Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm
*MLK Day 10am – 8pm

Holiday Shopping Secrets from The Fashion Show

Holiday Shopping Secrets

Black Friday is just around the corner which signals the start of holiday shopping!

With basically the entire world out shopping and looking for “that deal” it can be a bit overwhelming.

To help keep you merry (and sane) this Black Friday and throughout the entire holiday shopping season I’m sharing some pro-shopper insider holiday shopping secrets with you from The Fashion Show.

The first is one of my personal favorite amenities at Fashion Show. Ever park at one end of the mall then finish your shopping at the other and have to trek all the way back loaded down with bags?  Fashion Show Mall offers Valet On-Demand.  Complementary Valet Parking is offered at Neiman Marcus (both underground and surface level), Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Nordstrom and at valet circle near TOPSHOP on Fashion Show Drive.  This valet parking service allows shoppers to pick up their vehicle at ANY of the location regardless of which one they dropped it off at!

Shopping and a Show!  Take a break from shopping, grab a Peppermint Latte and enjoy The Fashion Show’s “belive in the Magic” holiday show on the main stage. Singers, dancers and of course Santa create a Brodway-esc holiday experience complete with snow that would get even the Grinchiest of Grinchs into the holiday mood!  Nov. 24, 25, 26. Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-24 at noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Free Gift Wrapping.  Here’s another stress saving tip.  Fashion Show treats mid-week shoppers to a Wednesday Wrap Up.  Every Wednesday Guest Services offers complementary gift wrapping (up to 5 packages per day with receipt dated same day) at the Guest Services desk.

There’s an App for everything and yes there is one for shopping at Fashion Show.  Download the GGP Mall app for the ultimate app-sisant to your shopping. The app will help you access the mall’s directory, explore sales and choose the best parking!

Power Up.  You will want to keep that smart phone charged.  It’s your way to communicate if you get separated from friends and your lifeline to find deals!  The Fashion Show has charging stations conveniently located throughout the mall to keep you connected!

Still need more help?  Here are a few of my personal tricks for Shopping the Season:

  • Don’t pile on all the pressure and stress of trying to do your holiday shopping in one day. Look at the whole season.  Retail experts report that the best deals to be had on Black Friday are on cameras, TVs, tablets, major appliances and tools while Cyber Monday offers the best deals on laptops, small appliances, toys and games.
  • Plan it Out.  Keep a list of who you need gifts for, the amount you want to spend, and any ideas you might have for the gift.
  • Shop with Purpose.  This is probably the MOST IMPORTANT tip I can give you.  Make sure you are buying for someone specific and that it’s something they would really want.  Don’t buy something just because it’s a deal.  If you shop that way in the end you will be stuck with a bag full of junk and no gifts for anyone.  Stick to your list!
  • Read the Fine Print.  Watch out for those impulse buys (remember you are going to stick to that list right?) and check your merchandise carefully before you swipe that credit card! When the deals are this good, lots of stores and online retailers mark items “final sale.” Make sure to read the fine print—or better yet, make sure you really want what you’re buying—before you do the deed.
  • Check that Price and Check it Twice.  Make sure to pay attention to signage and prices on tags THEN make sure that is what you are being charged. If there is a sign that says you get another 50% off the already marked down price be sure that the cashier is giving you that deal.  You need to be on top of your shopping game because trust me, the cashiers will be tired and overwhelmed.
  • Timing.   Check what time each store opens and what holiday deals they are offering, both at the actual store and online. There are some retailers allow you to do online shopping as early as two days before Thanksgiving while there are some which start the sale on their website a few hours before they open it on the actual store.
  • Dress Comfortable.  Leave the heels at home when you plan on pounding the pavement!  Sneakers are the way to go.
  • Hands Free.   Black Friday is done best with a mini backpack or crossbody to keep your hands free for scoring deals!
  • Speaking of Friends…Shop with one.  Tag Teaming is a way to get through shops quickly and efficiently.  On person shops while the other stands in line then switch!
  • Shake it Off.  There are going to be ALOT of cranky sleep deprived people out.  Don’t get into it with anyone, although we have all been tempted no deal is worth getting into a fist fight for,  just wish them Happy Holidays and be on your way.
  • Enjoy the Season.  Grab lunch, have a cocktail and have some fun afterall tis the season. Fashion Show has some GREAT Cocktail spots Happy Hour…

Tag me on your Black Friday hauls on Instagram- I would LOVE to see what you all score!

Getting Sweet with Links of London

Links of London Las Vegas

Something really sweet is happening over at The Forum Shops.

Last week iconic jeweler Links of London opened the doors to their fifth U.S. boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

The newest U.S. store features displays that incorporate elements unique to the Las Vegas location. The brands most loved Sweetie Collection is showcased in a display reimagined to resemble a roulette table. A separate Friendship Table hosts a mix-and-match bracelet bar. An Engraving and Customization Bar — home to the brand’s made-to-order program — allows customers to custom design their charm bracelets on the spot. The boutique also offers in-house engraving, restringing and polishing.

In honor of the opening the brand has launched a new “Welcome to Las Vegas” Keepsake charm that is ONLY available at the Las Vegas Boutique!

One of Links of London’s most popular pieces is the Sweetie Bracelet.

Inspired by the candy bracelets of your childhood, the Sweetie allows you to create a bespoke bracelet with charms and sparkling diamond rondelle beads to suit your own personal style.

All of the sweetness and none of the calories!

Links of London Sweetie Bracelet

Links of London Made to Order

What has me sweet on the Sweetie is that since it’s totally customizable it can adapt to any woman’s personal style.

Go edgy with mixed metals or keep it luxe and sophisticated by adding diamond rings.

Tell your story of love, luck, wishes or dreams through whimsical charms. The choices are endless!

I went with sterling silver and I think I’m going to add in some Rhodium beads to give it that edgy gunmetal feel.

Links of London Sweetie

Links of London Las Vegas Forum Shops

The Sweetie isn’t all Links of London has to offer.  Make sure to stop in and check out their gorgeous Summer in Colour necklace collection featuring stunning necklaces perfect for layering and the Timeless Collection which is inspired by the iconic face of London’s Big Ben and features intricate cut-out detailing.

Links of London is located at The Forum Shops at Ceasars.