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Bare Pool…

I sat here feeling like a queen hanging loose against the second cushion step in a private cabana of mine during a sweltering summer day… a fan above me whirled my thick hair in the direction towards the main pool, sun kissed women stripped themselves topless; while I was relaxing eyes halfway open behind my dark shades. I swear all I was missing were topless men feeding me grapes. But even with the exception of that, being at Bare was pure bliss.

 
Light group continuously holds their impressive knack for designing spaces with incredible features in each property. Besides the outstretched layout of 2 pools directly opposing one another and flanked with lounges, impeccable VIP service and stunning guests, I would say the most stand out features are the luxury cabanas tiered in three comfy steps each with a refrigerator included. (Oh, and for the men I’m sure you wouldn’t mind the ladies baring it all!) Bare Pool provides ample space for lounging, tanning and nibbling appetizing dishes while finding privacy from the ascending palm trees of the Mirage resort. It’s never too packed either, overcrowdedness can be annoying.

 
Bare pool is one of the few that promotes the young and exposed, a bold move from the norm. Pamper yourself European style while sitting with one of their premixed cocktails from a pitcher such as a Mojito, Sangria or Bloody Mary. They are the best! When it’s time to cool off leave your refreshment in the mini refrigerator and nosedive into the delightful oasis…

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View from 2nd floor…

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One of my favorite pool delights… spiked watermelon. Bare carries the best.

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Chillin…

3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

http://www.barepoollv.com/home

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Beauty Bar…

I remember my first taste in the artsy downtown Las Vegas area was at the Beauty Bar. It was one of my first Halloween party nights and I was dressed as a bumble bee. It was fun but we eventually made our way outside at the back of the bar since inside was so packed and stuffy, and because the fresh air seemed nice and the facade had fun graffiti to look at anyway. It definitely attracts people from all walks of life and everyone seemed free and unpretentious. That’s the great thing about the artsy world, you learn not to care. I feel Vegas has embraced that essence especially with the new venues popping up. I feel this bar is what started it all.

The Beauty Bar has been a one of a kind joint in Las Vegas since 2004 and is located on east Fremont Street across from Insert Coins. The 2,100 sq. ft. retro beauty salon-themed bar is outfitted with 50’s style décor and salon equipment from the Capri Salon of Beauty in Trenton, NJ., as well as lighting from the imploded Art Deco designed Algiers Hotel. Instead of being the typical masculine sports bar filled with overflowing beer and rowdy patrons, Beauty Bar offers a kitschy artsy type environment that is classy and fun. The gaming free hotspot provides manicure “demonstrations” and a stage indoors as well as the outside patio for up and coming artists and garage bands. Don’t miss the events posted almost every night of the week and make sure you support your local artists!

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517 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

http://thebeautybar.com/home-las-vegas/


Performance Art…

I think everyone needs to go big on their 30th birthday. It’s not just a time to reminiscent on your milestone of accomplishments, but its 30 years of living and that’s worth celebrating.

It was my friend Nicole’s 30th, so I organized a group of about 25 girls to Rose.Rabbit.Lie. It was my 2nd round so far and it won’t be my last. This time I was able to get some snapshots and video of our experience from our front row seats. I couldn’t catch everything because my phone was acting up… I think i-phones are meant to break after a period of time so you could spend 500 on a new one.

I absolutely love being entertained. I’ve seen many shows in Vegas from small scale to large productions, and Rose.Rabbit.Lie is one of my favorite’s. Here is a video of one of the first performances by Twin Tap Dancers (didn’t catch their names) and artist Butterscotch beatboxing…

It’s a trippy show to watch even when your sober. And man, if I was on drugs it would be even trippier, just sayin’. It’s filled with various performances, something you’d have to experience yourself. Or you can live vicariously through my photos in the meantime…

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(Left: Performers choose random audience member/Right: Performers snorting fake blow)

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Various Acts…

We did the late 12am showing because the room turns into a nightclub afterwards. When the show was over and as the night progressed, we still saw acts that showed up unexpectedly. Drummers stepped into the middle of the dance floor and drummed to the beats of the DJ. The most memorable was the last performance at 2am… A group of girls dressed as gilded sea creatures handed out headphones to us with a voice that directed us to motion with them. It was as if the dancers were telepathically speaking to us. The night was an experience we won’t forget…

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(Left: Me and birthday girl/ Right: Mariya and I with one of the MC’s)

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Group Photo! Some MIA…

Vegas Bikini Girl…

A friend pointed out to me that he doesn’t understand why I can get nervous during an interview yet I’m confident being in a bikini. Well, I guess my world is distorted than most.

I came from a world where I have walked into an interview without saying much yet doing a 360 in my bikini, because that was the requirement. And other times, I just had to talk about my personality and how fun I am in a bikini, not so much my skills. I’ve been a bikini model, I’ve had to wear scantily clad outfits for work, been a bikini pool dealer, bikini atmosphere… etc, so yes I’m more confident in less because it is so much of a Vegas lifestyle and you don’t have to say much either!

Speaking of being in a bikini, I used to hang at SplashDance, a Nighttime pool party event at Surrender Nightclub & Encore Beach Club every Thursday night. It takes place inside Encore Casino across from Wynn. If you’re a tourist and don’t know your way around, park at the Wynn’s garage and walk the bridge to Encore, turn right into the casino and to the left there’s the entrance to Surrender.

It’s one of my favorite pool parties because for one, it takes place at night so you don’t have to worry about the sun beating down on you and sweating profusely given the Vegas heat can be unbearable at times. The nightclub opens up to the massive 60,000 sq. ft. pool area, called Encore Beach Club, which is surrounded by bungalows and cabanas on two stories. I love the elegance the venue carries from the color scheme and pops of orange accents to the lily pad daybeds placed in shallow water, a perfect area where you can mingle in the middle of the action. You can tell neither a single material nor design was overlooked.

I know many of you suffering in cold climates are dying to be in warm weather… So let me tease you with some throwbacks from Splash… Maybe it’ll entice you to visit Vegas 😛

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…Love my girls ❤

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Me and Mandy…

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Catch me in the video below! I’m the one in the red bikini being silly…

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/