Vince Camuto college brand ambassadors Nicole Washington and Henriette Wistorf show us the crème-de-la-crème sites of the Entertainment Capital of the World.
PACKING LIST Las Vegas is the place for taking a fashion risk so pack those daring and towering heels and that all-sequined mini-skirt. Here are other items you’re going to need in your carry on:
A sheer cover up and matching bathing suit for enjoying the sun poolside A gauzy maxi dress for braving the scorching Vegas Strip Denim shorts Strappy wedges Printed cocktail dress Dramatic jewelry like chandelier earrings and loads of gold bangles
STAY Cosmopolitan Not one for subtly, the dazzling Cosmopolitan hotel lobby’s columns house a rotation of digital art installations and mirrored floors for an equilibrium-shattering effect. From your room’s balcony, you have an unobstructed view of the Strip and the famed Bellagio fountains. Also, don’t miss Happy Hour at the Cosmopolitan; suspended over the hotel bar is a web of crystal chandeliers.
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort The Wynn hotel will fulfill all your vacation whims with its luxury store fronts, pulsing night clubs and fine restaurants which range from a Kobe beef steakhouse to lighter vegan fare. The resort’s pool is surrounded by intimate cabanas when you're ready to retreat from the desert sun. The entire stay is an experience like you’ve never had before.
Palms Casino Resort Away from The Strip—a perk once you take in the view from the penthouse restaurants and clubs-- this fun hotel offers a variety of themed rooms that take “trendy” to a whole new level: the King Pin Room has its own bowling alley; the Barbie Suite is an explosion of pink everything; and the hyper-luxurious Villa features a pool on its balcony.
DINE STK One of the most fashionable steakhouses in Las Vegas, STK’s best entrees are the petite filet and, for the more adventurous gourmand, beef tartar. The restaurant’s menu also include a variety of seafood for those who shy away from red meat. The trendy atmosphere is set by pumping dance music, making it hard for you to stay still at the dinner table!
Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar A short walk from The Strip, Firefly sets its dining room to salsa music and serves up generous glasses of delicious sangria. Order a medley of their traditional and nouveau Spanish tapas including tuna tartar, stuffed dates and merguez. Save room for the banana Nutella cake dessert, a little piece of confectionery heaven.
Sushi Roku Borrowing a cue from Old Hollywood décor, the atmosphere at Sushi Roku is relaxed and romantic and a top choice for the fashion set. Take in the lights of Vegas as you dine on their signature sushi rolls which include a black truffle tempura hand roll and tako roll with spicy octopus.
DRINK Velveteen Rabbit Located in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas, the whimsical Velveteen Rabbit has a mis-matched décor of vintage furniture, industrial light fixtures and gold mannequin hands for beer taps. The cool and hip crowd sips on creative cocktails and rare beers for a low-key break from the busy Vegas Strip.
Commonwealth Serving their drinks in Mason jars, the Commonwealth is a modern speakeasy. The downstairs lounge is a dark paneled bar surrounded by curved leather banquettes. Head to their rooftop patio and take in the Vegas skyline while dancing like a fiend to Commonwealth’s rotation of DJs.
Chandelier Bar Inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Chandelier Bar spans numerous floors and is an incredible meeting spot for the fashion-forward crowd. In the center of the bar is a five story chandelier (hence the bar’s name) that is made of strings and strings of Swarovski crystals. The cocktail menu is updated seasonally for a fresh experience every time you visit.
DO Cirque du Soleil This high-energy acrobatics performance is known world-wide but seeing it in Vegas is a unique experience. A captivating show of circus arts including body contortionists, aerial acrobats and trapeze artists, Cirque du Soleil will thrill you from start to finish. Don’t forget to breathe.
Downtown Las Vegas Although Vegas is best known for the flash and spectacle of is famous (or infamous) Vegas Strip, venture away from the main road and visit Downtown Las Vegas. The old hotels, bars and restaurants on Fremont are a flashback to the older, grittier city.
Bellagio Fountains Every evening, on the quarter- or half-hour, the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains dazzle onlookers with a choreographed water, light and music display. Set to opera, classic or Broadway songs, the fountains’ “dances” change regularly to keep even the veteran tourist interested.