Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (Photo by Brad A. Johnson)
A waiter rushes through the dining room carrying a steak, and heads instantly turn. Eyes follow. Fingers point. “Did you see that?” a guy at a nearby table says, leaning into the aisle to get a better look.
Absintheat Caesars Palace is a wildly hilarious and raunchy acrobat/burlesque/variety show with a host who resembles a Sacha Baron Cohen character, plus his trusty but ditzy assistant and a roster of very well-endowed, pin-up-worthy, Cirque du Soleil-quality acrobats. Continue reading →
The Oyster Bar in Las Vegas (Photo by Brad A. Johnson)
In a city filled with splashy, high-profile celebrity chef restaurants, it’s refreshing to discover something more low key, unexpected and off the traditionally beaten path. Chances are you didn’t even know there was a casino in Las Vegas called Palace Station. And chances are even better that you’ve never heard of that casino’s Oyster Bar. The locals would like to keep it that way. Continue reading →
What really happens in Vegas? There’s always a bigger and better spa!
Mandarin Oriental This 27,000-square-foot, two-story retreat is easily the most luxurious spa in Sin City. The décor merges colonial Shanghai heritage with contemporary architecture: Titanium relaxation chairs with air jets are built into the travertine pool, and treatment rooms have hardwood floors and blooming orchids. Each visit begins with a footbath, the shortest massage lasts 80 minutes, and the hammam isn’t merely a steam but a true Turkish indulgence, complete with an attended loofah scrub. Rates from $295; massage from $250.
Four SeasonsThis was the first resort in Vegas to get it right, and the intimacy of this oasis makes each guest feel like the center of the universe in an otherwise chaotic town. It’s also one of the only places that practices the difficult craft of craniosacral therapy, a potentially euphoric release of pent-up spinal fluids. Also on the menu: fabulous Rhassoul clay wraps. Plus, there’s an on-site parfumerie, where guests can create a unique fragrance to meld with their body’s own chemistry. Rates from $290; massage from $230… Continue reading →