A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

We arrived as a group to the newly remodeled Nordstrom at Fashion Show Mall, we were quickly ushered back to the “Chandelier Room” beautifully decorated with long tables and gorgeous favors at each setting.

Mimosas of different flavors were waiting for us along with mini fried chicken and waffles, fruit bowls, quiche and a WALL OF DONUTS (insert heart eyes here).

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After we all settled in our seats, various heads of each department caught us all up on the new things Nordstrom and Fashion Show Mall have to offer this Holiday season!

Such as front row parking on Thursdays for locals on the 2nd floor of the parking garage, also if you do a little damage and feel like your arms are falling off, a customer service person will help you out to your car.  Dreamy.

Did you know Nordstrom has now introduced 28 NEW brands just in beauty alone?

Including concierge services like Lancôme custom foundation, and have brought back Anastasia Brow Services that will be booking appointments after Dec 1.

Space and K which if you are not familiar is the UK version of our Sephora

Sisley, a plant based line, with their ever popular Black Rose Dry Oil line.  New eye cream that includes a special roller that creates an instant eye lift.

Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics

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LaLabo Unisex cologne hand made in France, and can be personalized.

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Cle De Peau, famous for their concealer and luxurious skin care line.

Fresh, which is home remedy based with the best of spa and technology.

Nordstrom also wanted to make sure we knew that they offer gift boxes for EVERYTHING,  with their Try Before you Buy, you are entitled to samples before committing to full size product.  Also free lash application with purchase.  Wow.

They also broke up the gift giving into groups, for example….

For the Techspert in your life…lots of tech stocking stuffers like fitbits, etc.  Or something bigger like home entertainment.

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Fine Jewelry Lovers?  Meet Monica Vinader.  All stones are natural, set in sterling plated in 18k gold or rose gold also.  Each piece is different and individual.

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Happy Hour call to your friend?  Nordstrom has its own line of home goods that include beautiful copper Moscow mule mugs, or delicate champagne glasses.

Last but not least for the Comfort Seekers in your life, there is no shortage of blankets and eye masks.  Nest candles and Ultrasonic aroma diffusers.  Calgon take me away.

We then left our cozy little nook to take a guided tour of the newly remodeled store.  We stopped by the NEW café that now has a BAR!  We left with the most amazing gifting ideas and a swag bag I am still unboxing.  Make sure to put Nordstrom on the top of your go to shopping locations, you will not be disappointed!

May your Holiday Season be Happy and Bright!

 

xx

 

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!

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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!

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