Xania Woodman

Correspondent

  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Xania Woodman is a correspondent who lives in Las Vegas and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. In addition to curating Vegas Seven magazine’s dining, beverage and nightlife coverage, she regularly contributes to the nationally distributed Vegas Rated and the annual guidebook The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas. Her work has also appeared in Saveur, and thanks to Expedia Australia, she finally can say, “I’m big in Oceania.” When she’s not judging a cocktail competition or checking out the newest bars, she is writing about them for Forbes Travel Guide and her blog, NowDrinkThis.com.

  • On May 31, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best bars in Las Vegas?

    Las Vegas’ lobby bars will never rival the city’s ultralounges and megaclubs for entertainment and amenities, but they can try. A few recent upgrades are worth noting.

    Press
    Not having its own casino or even its own hotel tower, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Four Seasons Las Vegas is something of a best-kept secret and home to Verandah restaurant, which offers one of the most popular and well-attended brunches in town. It is also here that the new Press lobby bar opened on May 3, a sleek multipurpose, indoor/outdoor venue. By day, Press offers gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fresh pastry and free newspapers amid comfortable lounge tables and a coffee bar. Four workstations come equipped with phone charges and oodles of power outlets. But coffee gives way to something a little stronger at 3 p.m. when the bar opens with a menu that includes original cocktails, reinterpreted classics, house juleps, wine and nightcaps as well as small plates and whimsical desserts.

    Lucky Bar
    Red Rock Resort has done a phenomenal job with the renovation of its center bar. The perfect meeting spot for cocktails before dinner, after a concert or as a destination unto itself, Lucky Bar has been transformed from a somewhat closed-off cave into a social hub with 360 views of the lively casino floor. Cocktails are simple, modern interpretations of the classics, but be sure to check out the martini cart.

    Lobby Bar
    Fans of Kokomo’s in The Mirage, may still be mourning the loss of their surf 'n turf staple to make room for Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak, arriving in July. But the Kokomos’s Lounge that offered such a great vantage over the masses has been separated from Colicchio's new venue, and remains virtually unchanged despite its having been re-christened as the Lobby Bar. And the Side Car is a still a winner.
  • On May 31, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best Las Vegas food experiences?

    And now for something completely different. If you're ready for a little off-Strip adventure, head to locals favorite Gaetanto's Ristorante in Henderson for a bourbon-tasting dinner you will certainly remember. Wait—bourbon paired with Italian food? Yes. Long story short, this is a family-owned-and-operated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the kind of haunt where couples have a standing reservation and their favorite drink hits the bar the moment they appear in the doorway. One of the owners' sons is a bourbon aficionado of the highest degree (his personal collection is very impressive). So in late 2012, he started holding bourbon dinners at the restaurant, roughly quarterly, and tickets to both dinners—so far, the Wild Turkey family of whiskies and Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection—have sold out fast. "But," you might be thinking, "this isn't a fancy celebrity restaurant in a casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip!" Exactly. At Nick Palmeri's bourbon dinners, you get to meet and dine with distillers or top brand reps, who happily move from table to table explaining the spirit or cocktail presented with each course. And then there's the food itself. Gaetano's has a distinct old-world charm. That extends to the evening's special pairing menus, where the whiskey is actually often incorporated into the dish, say, in a sauce, dressing or crouton. So don't worry about whether Italian food makes sense with bourbon. If only sensible things were delicious, there would be no room in this world for the Twinkie. And we all know how people feel about that. Gaetano's Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 111, Henderson, call 702-361-1661 to inquire about the next scheduled dinner, GaetanosLasVegas.com.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best Las Vegas food experiences?

    And now for something comepletely different. If you're ready for a little off-Strip adventure, head to locals favorite Gaetanto's Ristorante in Henderson for a bourbon-tasting dinner you will certainly remember. Wait—bourbon paired with Italian food? Yes. Long story short, this is a family-owned-and-operated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the kind of haunt where couples have a standing reservation and their favorite drink hits the bar the moment they appear in the doorway. One of the owners' sons is a bourbon aficionado of the highest degree (his personal collection is very impressive). So in late 2012, he started holding bourbon dinners at the restaurant, roughly quarterly, and tickets to both dinners—so far, the Wild Turkey family of whiskies and Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection—have sold out fast. "But," you might be thinking, "this isn't a fancy celebrity restaurant in a casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip!" Exactly. At Nick Palmeri's bourbon dinners, you get to meet and dine with distillers or top brand reps, who happily move from table to table explaining the spirit or cocktail presented with each course. And then there's the food itself. Gaetano's has a distinct old-world charm. That extends to the evening's special pairing menus, where the whiskey is actually often incorporated into the dish, say, in a sauce, dressing or crouton. So don't worry about whether Italian food makes sense with bourbon. If only sensible things were delicious, there would be no room in this world for the Twinkie. And we all know how people feel about that. Gaetano's Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 111, Henderson, call 702-361-1661 to inquire about the next scheduled dinner, GaetanosLasVegas.com.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best Las Vegas food experiences?

    And now for something comepletely different. If you're ready for a little off-Strip adventure, head to locals favorite, Gaetanto's Ristorante in Henderson for a bourbon-tasting dinner you will certainly remember. Wait—bourbon paired with Italian food? Yes. Long story short, this is a family-owned-and-operated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the kind of haunt where couples have a standing reservation and their favorite drink hits the bar the moment they appear in the doorway. One of the owners' sons is a bourbon aficionado of the highest degree (his personal collection is very impressive). So in late 2012, he started holding bourbon dinners at the restaurant, roughly quarterly, and tickets to both dinners—so far, the Wild Turkey family of whiskies and Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection—have sold out fast. "But," you might be thinking, "this isn't a fancy celebrity restaurant in a casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip!" Exactly. At Nick Palmeri's bourbon dinners, you get to meet and dine with distillers or top brand reps, who happily move from table to table explaining the spirit or cocktail presented with each course. And then there's the food itself. Gaetano's has a distinct old-world charm. That extends to the evening's special pairing menus, where the whiskey is actually often incorporated into the dish, say, in a sauce, dressing or crouton. So don't worry about whether Italian food makes sense with bourbon. If only sensible things were delicious, there would be no room in this world for the Twinkie. And we all know how people feel about that. Gaetano's Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 111, Henderson, call 702-361-1661 to inquire about the next scheduled dinner, GaetanosLasVegas.com.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best Las Vegas food experiences?

    And now for something comepletely different. If you're ready for a little off-Strip adventure, head to locals favorite, Gaetanto's Ristorante in Henderson for a bourbon tasting dinner you will certainly remember. Wait—bourbon paired with Italian food? Yes. Long story short, this is a family-owned-and-operated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the kind of haunt where couples have a standing reservation and their favorite drink hits the bar the moment they appear in the doorway. One of the owners' sons is a bourbon aficionado of the highest degree (his personal collection is very impressive). So in late 2012, he started holding bourbon dinners at the restaurant, roughly quarterly, and tickets to both dinners—so far, the Wild Turkey family of whiskies and Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection—have sold out fast. "But," you might be thinking, "this isn't a fancy celebrity restaurant in a casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip!" Exactly. At Nick Palmeri's bourbon dinners, you get to meet and dine with distillers or top brand reps, who happily move from table to table explaining the spirit or cocktail presented with each course. And then there's the food itself. Gaetano's has a distinct old-world charm. That extends to the evening's special pairing menus, where the whiskey is actually often incorporated into the dish, say, in a sauce, dressing or crouton. So don't worry about whether Italian food makes sense with bourbon. If only sensible things were delicious, there would be no room in this world for the Twinkie. And we all know how people feel about that. Gaetano's Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 111, Henderson, call 702-361-1661 to inquire about the next scheduled dinner, GaetanosLasVegas.com.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best Las Vegas food experiences?

    And now for something comepletely different. If you're ready for a little off-Strip adventure, head to locals favorite, Gaetanto's Ristorante in Henderson for a bourbon tasting dinner you will certainly remember. Wait—bourbon paired with Italian food? Yes. Long story short, this is a family-owned-and-operated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the kind of haunt where couples have a standing reservation and their favorite drink hits the bar the moment they appear in the doorway. One of the owners' sons is a bourbon aficionado of the highest degree (his personal collection is very impressive). So in late 2012, he started holding bourbon dinners at the restaurant, roughly quarterly, and tickets to both dinners—so far, the Wild Turkey family of whiskies and Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection—have sold out fast. "But," you might be thinking, "This isn't a fancy celebrity restaurant in a casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip!" Exactly. At Nick Palmeri's bourbon dinners, you get to meet and dine with distillers or top brand reps, who happily move from table to table explaining the spirit or cocktail presented with each course. And then there's the food itself. Gaetano's has a distinct old-world charm. That extends to the evening's special pairing menus, where the whiskey is actually often incorporated into the dish, say, in a sauce, dressing or crouton. So don't worry about whether Italian food makes sense with bourbon. If only sensible things were delicious, there would be no room in this world for the Twinkie. And we all know how people feel about that. Gaetano's Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 111, Henderson, call 702-361-1661 to inquire about the next scheduled dinner, GaetanosLasVegas.com.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best things to do in Las Vegas?

    Turning 21—it only happens once. And like a cat waiting to pounce, Las Vegas is happy to usher you, your friend, your niece, nephew or child into adulthood the best way it knows how: by showering the newly-legal with all manner of boozy goodies. At the popular German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, the birthday boy or girl's first legal liter of brew is on the haus. But Tao Group has taken that most personal of holidays 20 steps further with the creation of its 21st Birthday Club.

    Beginning June 1, 2013, guests booking a 21st birthday party will receive: complimentary admission and a round of shots for the person of honor and their friends; a custom birthday Evite created by Tao Group for posting on social media sites; a photo snapped on the Tao Nightclub red carpet; a "Happy Birthday" tweet from @TaoLasVegas; an “I Turned 21 @TaoLasVegas” T-shirt; a complimentary appetizer platter in the Tao Lounge; a complimentary dessert platter with a dinner reservation at Tao Asian Bistro or 20 percent off dinner reservations after 10:30 p.m.; a buy-two-get-one-free bottle special with a VIP table reservation in Tao Nightclub; a message on the LED screen in the nightclub; and a DJ shout-out to the club. In all, it looks to be the greatest night you'll never remember.
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What is the best way to see Las Vegas in one day?

    You've done Vegas by car, by foot ... one time even by accident (hey, it happens). But how about Vegas by beer? With the aid of a hired car (or a very patient and obliging designated driver), it's possible to see Las Vegas from a different point of view—through the bottom of a pint glass. In no particular order, here are the 10 best suds spots to hit.

    Joseph James Brewery – Las Vegas’ sole production-only brewery (closed to the public, no taproom or restaurant) opens its doors once a month for a $5 public tour and tasting. Stalk them on Facebook and Twitter to snag a spot. Or, if you miss the boat, find their craft brews locally at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

    - Tenaya Creek Brewery – It’s worth a trip deep into the heart of suburbia just to check out Tenaya Creek’s year-round portfolio, seasonal brews and rotating guest taps.

    - Big Dog's Draft House – Brewmaster Dave Otto frequently hosts Big Dog’s Brew School, but if you miss it, aim for one of Big Dog's many beer fests with live music and incredible food. Be sure to try the award-winning Red Hydrant Ale.

    - Sin City Brewing Co.  – Some shopping trips just go better with beer! Look for microbrewery Sin City’s kiosks in the Canal Shops at the Venetian, at Planet Hollywood and at their largest location, on Flamingo Road. Just four staples and the occasional seasonal—neat and to the point!

    - Chicago Brewing Co. – It's almost as much about the food and gaming as it is about the beer at this suburban happy hour haven—and there's nothing wrong with that. Eat, drink and (hopefully) be lucky. 

    - Triple 7 Brewing Co. – A Downtown Las Vegas staple withing Main Street Station, serving up almost as much Las Vegas hostory as it does tasty beverages. Do try the Hefeweizen or the latest Brewmaster's Reserve. 

    - Barley's Brewing Co. – Sip brewer Bubba’s solid and dependable brews while watching the man work through huge windows into the brewery, a.k.a. "the Beerquarium." Trust the year-round brews to get the job done, but inquire about his seasonal creations and brewing classes. It's the oldest brewery in town!

    - Boulder Dam Brewing Co. – If you fancy getting out of town, Boulder City is just outside the Valley, down by Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. A Powder Monkey Pilsner goes down mighty nicely after a day of wakeboarding, kayaking or ziplining.

    - Ellis Island Brewing Co. – Friendly and low-key are just two of the best things about this hideaway, which offers all manner of gaming, bingo, keno, karaoke and bar eats, in addition to its U.K.-inspired brews. If the mood strikes you, and it’s nearing Christmas, try the famous egg nog. After a few beers and karaoke, of course.

    - Gordon Biersch – Many of Las Vegas’ brewers cut their teeth at Gordon Biersch. If nothing less, stop by for a pint to pay your respects over a pint or two. And try the garlic fries.

    Extra Credit:
    They're not breweries or even brewpubs, but where beer is concerned, these bars cover a lot of ground, nationally and internationally.

    - Aces & Ales – Open 24/7, but Tuesday after work is the time to hit this casual locals favorite for the night’s featured brews and dinner special. SNAFU—the Southern Nevada Ale Fermenter's Union—meets here monthly if you need a refresher.

    - Public House – Nestled within the Venetian, the rotating direct-draw cask or "real" ales are the highlight here for beer geeks, not to mention the more than 200 brews on tap and in bottle. Carve out plenty of time for a proper visit.

    - Freakin' Frog – A seemingly humble college bar, but one boasting the most serious and sizeable of beer bibles—the largest beer selection in the country, in fact. It’s owned by a University of Nevada Las Vegas beverage professor, so prepare to be schooled!

    Velveteen Rabbit – Local craft brews are well featured at Downtown Las Vegas’ newest craft cocktail and beer bar. Looks for brews by Joseph James, Big Dog’s and Tenaya Creek to be prominently featured, including some limited-release brews, such as the Baby J's German Chocolate Cake Stout by Joseph James Brewing Co. 

    Keep up with all the members of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association here.


  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What is the best way to see Las Vegas in one day?


    You've done Vegas by car, by foot ... one time even by accident (hey, it happens). But how about Vegas by beer? With the aid of a hired car (or a very patient and obliging designated driver), it's possible to see Las Vegas from a different point of view—through the bottom of a pint glass. In no particular order, here are the 10 best suds spots to hit.

    Joseph James Brewery – Las Vegas’ sole production-only brewery (closed to the public, no taproom or restaurant) opens its doors once a month for a $5 public tour and tasting. Stalk them on Facebook and Twitter to snag a spot. Or, if you miss the boat, find their craft brews locally at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

    - Tenaya Creek Brewery – It’s worth a trip deep into the heart of suburbia just to check out Tenaya Creek’s year-round portfolio, seasonal brews and rotating guest taps.

    - Big Dog's Draft House – Brewmaster Dave Otto frequently hosts Big Dog’s Brew School, but if you miss it, aim for one of Big Dog's many beer fests with live music and incredible food. Be sure to try the award-winning Red Hydrant Ale.

    - Sin City Brewing Co.  – Some shopping trips just go better with beer! Look for microbrewery Sin City’s kiosks in the Canal Shops at the Venetian, at Planet Hollywood and at their largest location, on Flamingo Road. Just four staples and the occasional seasonal—neat and to the point!

    - Chicago Brewing Co. – It's almost as much about the food and gaming as it is about the beer at this suburban happy hour haven—and there's nothing wrong with that. Eat, drink and (hopefully) be lucky. 

    - Triple 7 Brewing Co. – A Downtown Las Vegas staple withing Main Street Station, serving up almost as much Las Vegas hostory as it does tasty beverages. Do try the Hefeweizen or the latest Brewmaster's Reserve. 

    - Barley's Brewing Co. – Sip brewer Bubba’s solid and dependable brews while watching the man work through huge windows into the brewery, a.k.a. "the Beerquarium." Trust the year-round brews to get the job done, but inquire about his seasonal creations and brewing classes. It's the oldest brewery in town!

    - Boulder Dam Brewing Co. – If you fancy getting out of town, Boulder City is just outside the Valley, down by Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. A Powder Monkey Pilsner goes down mighty nicely after a day of wakeboarding, kayaking or ziplining.

    - Ellis Island Brewing Co. – Friendly and low-key are just two of the best things about this hideaway, which offers all manner of gaming, bingo, keno, karaoke and bar eats, in addition to its U.K.-inspired brews. If the mood strikes you, and it’s nearing Christmas, try the famous egg nog. After a few beers and karaoke, of course.

    - Gordon Biersch – Many of Las Vegas’ brewers cut their teeth at Gordon Biersch. If nothing less, stop by for a pint to pay your respects over a pint or two. And try the garlic fries.

    Extra Credit:
    They're not breweries or even brewpubs, but where beer is concerned, these bars cover a lot of ground, nationally and internationally.

    - Aces & Ales – Open 24/7, but Tuesday after work is the time to hit this casual locals favorite for the night’s featured brews and dinner special. SNAFU—the Southern Nevada Ale Fermenter's Union—meets here monthly if you need a refresher.

    - Public House – Nestled within the Venetian, the rotating direct-draw cask or "real" ales are the highlight here for beer geeks, not to mention the more than 200 brews on tap and in bottle. Carve out plenty of time for a proper visit.

    - Freakin' Frog – A seemingly humble college bar, but one boasting the most serious and sizeable of beer bibles—the largest beer selection in the country, in fact. It’s owned by a University of Nevada Las Vegas beverage professor, so prepare to be schooled!

    Velveteen Rabbit – Local craft brews are well featured at Downtown Las Vegas’ newest craft cocktail and beer bar. Looks for brews by Joseph James, Big Dog’s and Tenaya Creek to be prominently featured, including some limited-release brews, such as the Baby J's German Chocolate Cake Stout by Joseph James Brewing Co. 

    Keep up with all the members of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association here.


  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman is now following the question:
  • On May 30, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What is the best way to see Las Vegas in one day?

    You've done Vegas by car, by foot ... one time even by accident (hey, it happens). But how about Vegas by beer? With the aid of a hired car (or a very patient and obliging designated driver), it's possible to see Las Vegas from a different point of view—through the bottom of a pint glass. In no particular order, here are the 10 best suds spots to hit.

    Joseph James Brewery – Las Vegas’ sole production-only brewery (closed to the public, no taproom or restaurant) opens its doors once a month for a $5 public tour and tasting. Stalk them on Facebook and Twitter to snag a spot. Or, if you miss the boat, find their craft brews locally at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

    - Tenaya Creek Brewery – It’s worth a trip deep into the heart of suburbia just to check out Tenaya Creek’s year-round portfolio, seasonal brews and rotating guest taps.

    - Big Dog's Draft House – Brewmaster Dave Otto frequently hosts Big Dog’s Brew School, but if you miss it, aim for one of Big Dog's many beer fests with live music and incredible food. Be sure to try the award-winning Red Hydrant Ale.

    - Sin City Brewing Co.  – Some shopping trips just go better with beer! Look for microbrewery Sin City’s kiosks in the Canal Shops at the Venetian, at Planet Hollywood and at their largest location, on Flamingo Road. Just four staples and the occasional seasonal—neat and to the point!

    - Chicago Brewing Co. – It's almost as much about the food and gaming as it is about the beer at this suburban happy hour haven—and there's nothing wrong with that. Eat, drink and (hopefully) be lucky. 

    - Triple 7 Brewing Co. – A Downtown Las Vegas staple withing Main Street Station, serving up almost as much Las Vegas hostory as it does tasty beverages. Do try the Hefeweizen or the latest Brewmaster's Reserve. 

    - Barley's Brewing Co. – Sip brewer Bubba’s solid and dependable brews while watching the man work through huge windows into the brewery, a.k.a. "the Beerquarium." Trust the year-round brews to get the job done, but inquire about his seasonal creations and brewing classes. It's the oldest brewery in town!

    - Boulder Dam Brewing Co. – If you fancy getting out of town, Boulder City is just outside the Valley, down by Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. A Powder Monkey Pilsner goes down mighty nicely after a day of wakeboarding, kayaking or ziplining.

    - Ellis Island Brewing Co. – Friendly and low-key are just two of the best things about this hideaway, which offers all manner of gaming, bingo, keno, karaoke and bar eats, in addition to its U.K.-inspired brews. If the mood strikes you, and it’s nearing Christmas, try the famous egg nog. After a few beers and karaoke, of course.

    - Gordon Biersch – Many of Las Vegas’ brewers cut their teeth at Gordon Biersch. If nothing less, stop by for a pint to pay your respects over a pint or two. And try the garlic fries.

    Extra Credit:
    They're not breweries or even brewpubs, but where beer is concerned, these bars cover a lot of ground, nationally and internationally.

    - Aces & Ales – Open 24/7, but Tuesday after work is the time to hit this casual locals favorite for the night’s featured brews and dinner special. SNAFU—the Southern Nevada Ale Fermenter's Union—meets here monthly if you need a refresher.

    - Public House – Nestled within the Venetian, the rotating direct-draw cask or "real" ales are the highlight here for beer geeks, not to mention the more than 200 brews on tap and in bottle. Carve out plenty of time for a proper visit.

    - Freakin' Frog – A seemingly humble college bar, but one boasting the most serious and sizeable of beer bibles—the largest beer selection in the country, in fact. It’s owned by a University of Nevada Las Vegas beverage professor, so prepare to be schooled!

    Velveteen Rabbit – Local craft brews are well featured at Downtown Las Vegas’ newest craft cocktail and beer bar. Looks for brews by Joseph James, Big Dog’s and Tenaya Creek to be prominently featured, including some limited-release brews, such as the Baby J's German Chocolate Cake Stout by Joseph James Brewing Co. 

    Keep up with all the members of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association here.


  • On May 26, 2013
    Xania Woodman answered the question: Xania Woodman

    What are the best souvenirs to buy in Las Vegas?

    Sure, they’ll appreciate the sunglasses with the attached Elvis sideburns or the porcelain “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” paperweight, but no Sin City souvenir is quite so welcome as booze. But before you start raiding your hotel room mini-bar, take a quick ride to a local liquor store or Albertson’s supermarket, where you’ll find Las Vegas Distillery’s portfolio of locally made craft spirits, including Nevada vodka, whiskey, moonshine, rum and gin, as well the utterly unique Rumskey, a sort of rum/whiskey hybrid. Unlike some cheap products with a Vegas-y label slapped on them (trust me—no Champagne is made in Las Vegas), these spirits were distilled right in Henderson, Nevada, from products found all over the state, such as Winnemucca grains, locally grown botanicals and handpicked juniper berries. In fact, it’s the first legal distillery since Prohibition! Distillery owner George Rácz will soon open a tasting room and store, so you can try before you buy, and maybe even tour the distillery.
  • On May 24, 2013
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  • On May 24, 2013
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    Where is the best Las Vegas shopping?

    I shop like a guy. Seriously. I know my sizes, I know exactly what gaps I need to fill in my wardrobe, I know my budget and I know my stores: For day-to-day and work-wear, it's Old Navy; for clubbing, it's H&M; for swanky soirees and restaurant openings, it's White House | Black Market; and for everything that goes on my feet, be it a pair of tall, sexy boots or casual sandals, it's Clarks. So I do all of my shopping at Town Square. The outdoor mall rambles across a huge campus just south of Mandalay Bay, complete with kid zones and green spaces. Here, you'll also find a giant AMC Theatres, restaurants a-plenty (I recommend Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Yard House and Meatball Spot), a country nightclub (Stoney's Rockin' Country) and a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, where I take so many meetings and do so much of my writing and editing that I call it my "other office." Much of Las Vegas' exciting activities happen indoors, so it's refreshing to stroll down Town Square's charming-even-though-they're-faux neighborhood streets, even if it's just to buy a new pair of sandals or a cute cardigan. Now, if only they had a Goorin Bros. Hat Shop ...
     
  • On May 24, 2013
    Xania Woodman is now following Tim Weigel