Fashion, Food

The Great Give at Forum Shops

There are two ways straight to my heart, giving while shopping and Centurions ushering you to lunch.  At this event we had both!

Our first stop was Anne Fontaine | Anne Fontaine Foundation
Her classic and sleek cotton button ups cannot be denied!  Add one of her signature collars to any blouse and you will be the belle of the ball.


They presented us with these beautiful reusable bags that fold into themselves.  It is made out of plastic bottles, and they plant 5 trees in honor of every purchase!

Next stop was just a few stores over, off to Donald J Pliner | American Cancer Society
Always ahead of the curve with footwear, fashionable yet comfortable.  Known for their eclectic style and philanthropic spirit.  A percentage of every purchase made from now till the 12th will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
We were greeted warmly with DJ Joy and lots of sips and sweets!  Then the store manager Sarah gifted us with SHOES, their Furfi to be exact, we were are all giddy!

We made our way over to Mulberry | Public Education Foundation
The store manager shared some of the upcoming spring trends in dreamy colors like lilac and Persian green.  Again, a percentage of their sales would be going to the Public Education Foundation!
He also shared a little tip that I love, you can purchase a fun shoulder strap to bring any Mulberry bag current and on top the trends.  he had a few with beautiful beading, or candy colored links…..what a great idea!

On to Pandora |Opportunity Village
The Manager was so sweet and really took the time to explain their new holiday charms and ornaments as well as the basics of getting started on your own Pandora journey!  The Rockettes was a major theme which I loved and a portion of their sales will be going to a charity close to my heart:  Opportunity Village.


From there we stepped into Mont Blanc | St. Jude
It was a super unique experience in this store for me.  I guess I just always equated it to masculine and gifting for men.  But it is so much more!  We learned that Mont Blanc was the inventor of the first pen with a self filling system that you could take with you and not be tied to your desk writing with a fountain pen!  Wow!  They also came out with a technology that will take your written word and upload it to the technology of your choice.  An ace for those who have to take notes in meetings, etc.  They are also gearing more things towards women with a beautiful Marilyn collection based on the stiletto heel of a Ferragamo shoe, Marilyn’s favorite!  A percentage of their proceeds will be going to St. Jude.  They had a volunteer on hand to share with us how much St. Jude’s does, it was really heart warming.

Then it was time for LUNCH!  Onwards to The Palm | The Unshakeable

We were ushered into our private dining room by Centurions who offered us gift bags!

Then the Manager of the restaurant greeted us and told us a little bit about the the charity and the way they will raise funds.  They will ask their patrons if they would like to “round up” their bill, then the change will go to the fund.  At the end of this event they will add up the donation and The Palm’s home office will match it.  What a great idea for a great cause!

We had a beautiful Prix Fixe menu to choose from that took all of our sensitivities into account.  We really enjoyed ourselves!

Thank you so much Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Christie Moeller for hosting this outstanding event!

Beauty, Fashion, Food

Crazy Good Gift Ideas from Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus at Fashion Mall had invited a select few to a beautifully set up room filled with natural light, full of interactive gift ideas!

One table was full of yummy snacks to try ranging from different flavored popcorns, cotton candies and chocolates…..simply scrumptious.

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Specialty drinks, crowned with specific cotton candies!  A coffee martini topped with donut cotton candy, a peach bellini adorned with birthday cake flavor and a classic bloody mary with it’s own BACON flavored cotton candy topper!

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And no kitchen would be complete without the Dolce & Gabbana Smeg appliances, with matching pasta!

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Then if you happened to leave enough room for brunch, there were beautiful offerings from the Neiman Marcus Café.

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Then I moved on to check out some more of the gift ideas!  Some of my favorite included:

Sugarfina Chocolate Cigars, Dylan Candy Bar Gingerbread House Kits, Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes for Crafted Cocktails.

Something for every man, woman, child and pet!

From fluffy fun pillows, cat shaped flask purses and GUMMY mixed tapes…..

To Karl the Snowman who went into a steamy pot of warm milk and turned into a delicious hot chocolate, or the Juicy Bamboo face clothes that you can decompose in your house plants or garden and it will give them a drink!  But I must not forget the Spectacles that link to your Snap Chat and can take video or pics with a click of a button on the rim.

All in all, I always enjoy myself at Neimans Las Vegas in Fashion Show Mall!

May your holiday season be warm and bright!  Happy Shopping!

xx

Fashion, Food

Fall Kick Off Event at the Forum Shops

One of the most unique shopping experiences here in Las Vegas has to be The Forum Shops.  Needless to say I was over the moon being invited to the Blogger & Influencer Fall Kick Off event.

We all arrived to the VIP Valet area to be quickly ushered to our first store around the corner, which happened to be Dior Beauty.

We were greeted with beautiful flutes of champagne, a very knowledgeable store manager who shared with us the new fragrance Dior just launched called Joy.  She said this is the first NEW scent Dior has released in twelve years!  It really was divine with notes of powder and citrus, it just may be my new go to!

Next they showed us their super secret Spa room where they perform facials!  Only those “in the know” book!  Make sure you ask about it on your next visit!

 

Next stop, one of my personal favorites……Stuart Weitzman.  There was the cutest model outside modeling one of their hottest shoes right now, The Veruka bootie.  It came in some surprising hues for fall!  Dovetail Blue Grey, Rose Clay Pink, Stone and of course Black.  She also showed us this amazing soft shoe that was made to bend in half….very unconventional but beautiful.  Let’s be real though, as far as I’m concerned, SW is synonymous with TALL boots.  I don’t think anyone does them better.  She asked for a model and of course I volunteered.  They brought out a beautiful black Hiline Suede Boot.  To. Die. For.

Then it was on to Sam Edelman in the newer section of the mall.  We were warmly greeted with a short history of the brand.  There were a lot of fun trends.  Very 90’s inspired, along with all the usual fall suspects.  Booties for days, including the hot point toed white version that we will be seeing everywhere during FFW 2018.  Something I was most surprised to see was a line for children and clothing!  I had no idea Edelman forayed from shoes!  Again the clothing had a lot of tiny daisy print and bum bags….very Cher from Clueless.  I loved it.

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Our last Fashion stop was the always soigne’ Ted Baker.  Every store is decorated differently, I urge you to pop into this one.  It is so immersive, not one detail left out, very Alice in Wonderland!  Ted Baker is always known for Bows and Pink in the womens, I was happy to see a little change of up the palette for fall going into the Holidays.  Red and black with embroidery, beautiful Khaki greens, and new silhouettes for their dresses.  The manager had a selection ready to show us that included a one shoulder number with an ethereal feather print, so fresh.   For men, animal prints are BIG, and of course their impeccable suiting with eye catching lining.  That never goes out of style!  He said they will be stepping outside of their usual with a cosmic print, I can’t wait to see that!

Last stop was LUNCH at Sushi Roku!  We were ravenous and so excited.  Manager Johnny met us at the door.  We were relieved to hear he had thoughtfully taken all of our dietary restrictions into account.  He led us to a beautiful long table in a room filled with light and a gorgeous view of the strip.  He said that it really comes alive after sunset.

He started us off with various sashimi, also something called a Tuna Pizza that was exceptional.  Then moved onto a few hot dishes, GF fried rice that had the surprise edition of fresh green beans that I loved.  Steak wrapped asparagus served on a hot stone,  Steak Tobanyaki with Truffle Ponzu, and a Sea Bass cooked to perfection!

Did I mention the drinks?  No??  They were absolute works of art.  My cocktail had a mix of muddled strawberries and sage along with Sake and Vodka, it was SO refreshing.

Thank you again Forum Shops and Christie Moeller for hosting such a wonderful event!

Cheers!

XX