Access Vegas Insider Vibe – January 31, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! Where did January go? I think most of us are glad to see it go. Way too cold! Things look good for a stunning Super Bowl weekend here in Las Vegas. Temperatures brushing 70 F are going to make it an amazing guys weekend for hitting the links and watching the game. Where to watch it? Anywhere and everywhere. Every TV (including many brought in just for the game) will be tuned to it in every corner of every casinos.

If you can get here, we might still have some rooms and tee-times open. Call us (toll free) 800-696-5721 and see if we can still hook you up. Short of actually having a ticket to the game in Miami (big game tickets still available here as of press time), being in Vegas for Super Bowl weekend is the next best thing!

Stardust Implosion – Local gossip writer Norm Clarke is suggesting a March 12, 2 AM implosion of The Stardust. However, no date is yet set in stone and likely not to be noted until the week of the implosion. If you were already thinking about coming for a few days in March, take the gamble and book that week and keep your fingers crossed. But don’t book based only on this early rumor. We will let you know the minute we know (provided it is more than a couple of days in advance), so please… no more “when is the implosion” emails!

Send A Postcard To Spread Cheer – Many of you send postcards from Las Vegas (and many of you enjoy sending our online postcards). Here is a chance to send one for a good cause: 8 year old Luci LaMonica of Las Vegas is fighting leukemia. She is an honor student who loves to study and her new favorite subject is geography. A recent local TV news story encouraged all Las Vegans vacationing in other cities to send her a card from that city. I’d like to take it one step further:

We have readers all over the world, and wouldn’t it be fun if she received postcards from the many wonderful cities and towns, big and small that you are reading us from! Just tell her where your city is, tell her hello, and that you hope she feels better. For a few cents and a minute of your time, you can really brighten up her day. More info on her and the address to send the cards is available at: Postcards giving hope to local girl

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Miss Oklahoma Wins The 2007 Miss America Pageant – Miss Oklahoma Lauren Nelson from Lawton, Oklahoma was crowned Miss America 2007 tonight at the Aladdin, soon to be Planet Hollywood, Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Miss America 2007 final night of competition was broadcast live from Las Vegas, on CMT. Nelson, age 20, is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her personal platform issue is Be NetSmart — Protecting Kids Online. Her scholastic ambition is to obtain a Master’ Degree in Musical Theatre and her career ambition is to become a Broadway performer. With the title, Nelson won a $50,000 scholarship to continue her education. She was crowned Miss America during the final night of competition, which aired live from Las Vegas on CMT. Nelson sang “You’ll Be in My Heart” as her talent selection for the evening. Click to Read The Full Story…

“Sugar Shane” Mosley Will Face Former Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo Saturday, February 10 At Mandalay Bay – Boxing superstar and three-time world champion “Sugar Shane” Mosley will make his long-awaited return to the ring Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. A new opponent will be in the opposite corner but Mosley will have the same desire to kick off the new year with a resounding bang. Looking to defeat Mosley will be former welterweight champion Luis Collazo, an exciting, upset-minded boxer eager to topple the three-division champion. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

‘Legends’ Rocks With Rod Stewart, U2 – John Anthony, 2U Tribute Band Impersonate Superstars at IP – “Some guys have all the luck” and so will you when Rod Stewart joins “Legends in Concert” beginning Monday, Jan. 15, at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. And you, too, can see U2 when 2U also joins the cast of the longest-running independently owned production show on the Las Vegas Strip. John Anthony has never looked back after making his mark in 1991 with his tribute to Rod Stewart. An amazing look-alike and sound-alike, Anthony thrills audiences with his dynamic, soulful and energetic performance covering a wide repertoire of the legendary superstar. Click to Read The Full Story and Purchase Tickets …

Pamper Your Valentine Las Vegas Style – Valentine’ Day, that yearly celebration of love, is just around the corner. While many think of Vegas as the quintessential singles spot, the city has a wealth of romantic ways to pamper you and your loved one. Check these out:

  • Spoil Your Sweetheart at the Spa – This Valentine’ Day, give your sweetheart the ultimate in indulgence — reserve a decadent spa treatment at WET, The Spa at TI (Treasure Island). Pamper your loved one with a Cupid’ Crush Body Wrap or make sure your sweetie only has eyes for you with a Love Spell Manicure and Pedicure. Cupid’ Crush features a luxuriant strawberry body buff and chocolate wrap, soothing vanilla scalp massage and rich application of chocolate body butter while the Love Spell mani/pedi includes a fragrant star jasmine mask. Both treatments are 75 minutes in length. With easy access via Spring Mountain Road, Nevada residents receive a 10% discount on all WET spa services.
  • Languish Your Love with LOVE – Treat your love to The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage then splurge on lavish gifts from the LOVE Boutique featuring fashion and souvenir apparel, accessories and gifts inspired by the show. For the truly extravagant, the boutique carries rare autographed items such as an autographed edition of The Beatles’ White Album – a double album originally released in 1968 featuring the signatures of all four principals for $15,500 or a framed photo collage featuring images of Beatles milestone performances and appearances for $14,500.
  • Seduce Each Other with the Maximum Sweethearts PackageMGM Grand has the ultimate romantic offer for the season of love. The Maximum Sweetheart’ Package includes:

    • One-night stay in a Celebrity Spa Suite
    • A couple’ Amazon Rainforest Ritual treatment at Grand Spa
    • Dinner for two at SEABLUE
    • Tickets for two to MGM Grand’ Crazy Horse Paris
    • Complimentary VIP Passes to Studio 54 and Tabu Ultra Lounge

    The package is priced at $1,135 per couple, taxes included, and is available February 1 — 28, except Tuesdays. For information/reservations, call (800) 929-1111

  • Sample the Seductive Offerings of the Eroticafe at ZumanityZumanity introduces the seductive tastes of Eroticafe, a menu based on ancient aphrodisiacs. Served exclusively at the Zumanity Theatre inside New York — New York, these tempting treats awaken the palate and stroke the senses — what better way to celebrate Valentines with the one you love!? Indulge in the succulent threesome of Menage a Foie which includes; Florets of Champagne Pate with hazelnut oil and saffron & vanilla poached pear, Truffled Duck en Croute with fig marmalade and Chasseurs Pate with licorice honey. Ignite passions with the Tuna Sutra, deliciously spicy tuna on a crispy wonton, served with wasabi honey and pickled kumquat. Inspire a libido with a Horni Margarita featuring Sauza Hornitos tequila or tickle the tongue with a Silk Panty profiling the innocence of peach vodka and Schnapps.

“U” Shaped Steel Structure of The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Prepared for Placement – Structure Jacked Seven Feet in the Air Just 20 Feet from the Canyon’s Edge – The “U” shaped steel structure, which will support the glass floor and side rails for The Skywalk, was lifted off the ground seven feet during the phase of the construction that prepares the walkway for placement. The construction team jacked up the structure eight inches at a time and it took two days to complete. The structure was lifted to allow for the x-ray evaluation of the welds and to make room for the concrete runways for the “rollout” process. Click to Read The Full Story …

A Taste Of Wine – The Fortuna Wine Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton features Wine Guy Juan and Wine Gal Melony. The affable hosts offer guests assistance with wine selections and tastes of four featured wines free of charge (plus a little cheese and bread). A variety of wines are available by the bottle and by the glass. 36 wines are available for customers to purchase at wine store prices. Hours are 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily at Fortuna.

Gambling Talk: Playing Internet Tournaments — Overview – with Victor H. Royer. Most of the poker tournaments that you will play either on the WPT or WSOP circuits will be Texas Hold’Em no limit tournaments, and very few — if any — of the remaining land-based brick-and-mortar casino or poker room type tournaments will offer any of the other games, such as Seven Card Stud, Stud/8, Omaha High, Omaha/8, as well as some of the other interesting poker games. But you can play games like this, and tournaments featuring these games, on the Internet, and I have chosen has an example because that’s where you can find so many players participating in these tournaments that makes it worthwhile, definitely from the prize money perspective. Click to Read Complete Article

Vegas Photo Set Of The Week: Westin Casuarina Las Vegas – The ultra-modern Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa resort in Vegas lives up to the expectations created by the Westin name. Come enjoy the luxury, fun, excitement, and great location. Guest Rooms The more than 800 modern luxurious guestrooms at the Westin Casuarina Feature The Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, contemporary furniture, elegant granite bathrooms complete with double head shower and deluxe spa amenities including large towels and robes, hair dryers, 27′ television w/remote, iron/ironing board, dual-line cordless telephones, data ports, in-room safe, coffee makers, in-room video games and movies and much, much more!

Vegas Streaming Video Of The Week – David Copperfield – Master magician and illusionist David Copperfield brings his 2007 tour back to MGM Grand’s intimate 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with scheduled performances February 5 through February 18. Enjoy this David Copperfield interview from December 2005.

  • Click To View David Copperfield: Broadband (only)

Members Mania – We Love Our Readers!

Hello there,

We may need some help booking an upcoming anniversary trip in March. Should we just follow your advice in the newsletter? We’ve never been before but are very excited about it! At least two other couples are going.

Thanks for any advice,

Lorie Schultz

Ted Responds:

With so much to do and see in Las Vegas, don’t over-plan. You won’t be bored for a minute.

However, if you want to see a concert that will happen while you are in town, or one of the more popular shows, you’ll want to take care of those arrangements ahead of time. You can keep your eyes on our newsletter to see what is coming up in the next few months.

Important Note: Some shows don’t put tickets on sale more than three months in advance. (On the other hand, some like Celine are available right now through the end of her run in December). If you want to see a show and don’t yet see tickets for your future dates on sale yet, check back every couple of weeks, and especially check once you get inside that three month window. Then grab them!

Note: This was sent to us on New Year’s Day, 2007 from a visitor who was here in town. If you have your laptop or access to the internet while visiting, drop us a line at and let us know how things are going!Dear Ted,From the lobby of the Luxor, we would like to wish you, your family and colleagues a very happy New Year. We are having a whale of a time in LV, having seen in 2007 on The Strip last night. Everyone was so well behaved and we had had a super meal in the Italian restaurant in New York New York. We were so impressed with the good behaviour of the crowd with the inconspicuous police presence, although very much in the background having made a vast amount of preparation for a successful night.We had a very relaxing coffee in The Wynn yesterday morning and today we’re off to the Stratosphere. Thank you for all your advice and we can only very highly recommend, thanks to your advice, The Maverick Helicopter tour over and into The Grand Canyon. The pilot, Paul, was superb at keeping us novices at our ease. It was a wonderful experience. Las Vegas is wonderful; we are taking back such wonderful memories plus plenty of snaps.


Pam and Mike French

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Coming Hot Holidays – The following dates are huge times to be in Las Vegas, and rooms are in high demand. Booking in advance is the best way to save. Visit our friends at Las Vegas Hotel Deals and spend one of the following hot dates having fun in Las Vegas:

  • 2007

  • Valentines Day February 14
  • Presidents Day February 17-19 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 22-25 (3 day weekend)
  • St. Patricks Day March 17 (Falls on a Saturday)
  • March Madness (NCAA Basketball Playoffs) March 15-18, March 22-25, Final Four March 31-April 2
  • Victoria Day (Canada) May 19-21 (3 day weekend)
  • Memorial Day May 26-28 (3 day weekend)
  • Mothers Day May 13
  • Fathers Day June 17
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Civic Holiday (Canada) August 6 (3 day weekend)
  • Labor Day September 1-3 (3 day weekend)
  • Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada) September 6-8 (3 day weekend)
  • Christmas December 25 (4 day weekend – Christmas on Tuesday)
  • New Year’s Eve-Day December 29 – January 1 (4 day weekend – New Years on Tuesday)

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