If you haven’t heard a Nike executives 19 year old son was busted for buying over $100,000 of shoes in her name with her discount. He used her Amex card to charge thousands of pairs of limited addition kicks. If we haven’t heard enough stories of privilege this year add one to the list. As an avid shoe collector and consigner over the years the change in the market has not gone unnoticed. For years it seemed as though no matter what you did you could not get your hands on exclusive and/or limited addition shoes anywhere but from a reseller. Winning a shoe lottery (that just gets you in the door) has been like catching a unicorn since 2010 and now we know why and yes all the conspiracy theories are true, the system is rigged. The shift in the market over the last 7 years has really done it a disservice. What started as a great way to make a few dollars while collecting and consigning shoes has now turned into a money grab where only the bots survive and Nike executive sons get their hands on coveted shoes. If Nike is controlling the game then the real losers are us, the consumers. We are then forced to purchase an outrageous expensive shoe that we can not get from the store at the actual price because Nike executives are making sure their sons get them, resell them, and make a profit. This scandal makes me want to be reimbursed for every moment I opened my Snkrs app and didn’t win a raffle. Let’s all wait and see what Nike has to say, the Nike executive has since resigned, we will be on the lookout for a comment from Nike.
We can’t really call them dayclubs anymore more like day-lounging. Here are the top pools you have to see even in a pandemic. Most dayclubs are Friday – Sunday and are under some capacity restrictions until further notice.
- Stadium Swim (Crica) – the newest kid on the block boasts the biggest and baddest pool around. With gigantic televisions screens on all sides you can’t miss this soon to be favorite spot for all Las Vegas pool goers.
- Wet Republic (MGM) – with no Rehab this year we are calling it a WAP summer with a Wet And Republic Vegas all summer long.
- Boulevard pool (Cosmo) – cosmopolitan rooftop experience that’s been a staple in years past with its dome or no dome depending on the season.. it’s sure to give you the thrills your looking for with a beautiful view of the city. They also have dive in movies.
- Encore Beach Club (Wynn/Encore) – a pool paradise that is a favorite to a who’s who in town. Probably the best location and the easiest to social distance if your into that!
- Daylight (Mandalay Bay) – head to the beginning of the strip to this Lux pool and lounge in style.
- Go Pool (flamingo)- Actually open on Mondays!!! Head to margarita Monday’s from the original mobster casino.
- Citrus Pool (the D) – 2020 gold winner for best hotel pool downtown it’s bright and Instagram worthy.
Break out your quarentini’s Las Vegas is open for Memorial Day weekend. If you thought the beach club wouldn’t survive your wrong; they have pivoted into more of lounges. Safety being the number 1 priority in this new world, new Vegas has virtual menus, masked bikini cocktail waitresses, virtual pool tours if you want to see before you go and limited capacity cabanas. Yes we are sad to see the packed cabanas with people standing on couches but for now you will be limited to 6 guests per cabana. You can no longer walk up to the bar and order, but relax you wanted to stay by the pool anyway. As of now there are no big name DJ’s scheduled as dancing is not encouraged. The distinguished “guest list” may also be extinct as reservations are required and general admission will be an exception rather than a rule. If you have hit up your usual promoter you might find out they have left Vegas for greener pastures, or had a recent career change. Prices range from $400 for a day bed to $2000 for a grand cabana.
Daylight Beach – March 5
EBC Pool- March 5
The Pool Marquee – March 5
Wet Republic – March 5 ($250 daybeds & saltwater pool)
Tao Beach – Closed for renovations
Citrus Pool – TBD
Sahara Pool – TBD
We won’t be putting some of your old favorites on here, just the ones that the experience is fun without leaving you feeling like you need a hot shower to hop into the hotel bed because it was so packed or not socially distant.
1- Sahara – a local favorite it has all the experience of social distance fun! The way the games are spaced leaves you feeling very safe while being one of the few places they don’t have plexiglass around the table games.
2- the Wynn – they have the highest standard of service on the strip hands down! Great shopping and dining, they do a great job at making you feel welcome and good energy. Not only that but it’s the only casino that has paid its employees thru the entire quarantine.
3- Caesar’s – ok so we did put one old favorite on here. Can’t go wrong with one of the originals. But mostly there is a ton of things to do at this casino and it’s gorgeous so that’s why they made the list. You constantly see people wiping down machines, which is a good thing!
4- Vdara – just looking for a cool hotel without having the responsibility or pressure of gambling. Directly in the middle of town location is great! Not packed with a million people (probably because no gambling) and it’s location is great for places to eat and shop.
occupancy has just increased! And we are getting ready for an awesome Memorial Day weekend safely!!!
Finally something positive to say about COVID restrictions, Las Vegas has made it a little easier to enjoy the strip. Firstly Thanks to the people of Las Vegas for getting the COVID rate down enough to make these changes. The governor announced last week that guests will no longer need reservations to visit a restaurant. Also uping the capacity in general from 25% to 35%. Private events have moved from 10 to 50 guests. March 1 private events will be allowed for up to 125 guests. Finally! Not only that but the Golden Knights will be trying to open its games up to fans! That means jobs for Nevada! Things are going on the right direction! Omnia And Wet Republic open in March! No dancing, no more than 6 guests at a table, reservations required, and virtual menus are the changes I have seen. So head on to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend!!! We Are Open! I will have your Las Vegas Memorial Day Guide out this week and don’t forget to visit Letzgitit.com for more Las Vegas Info
After watching the GOAT Tom Brady in the Super Bowl I couldn’t help thinking he is at the top of his game right now at 42. I was always told 30 was the new 20, but Im beginning to think 40 the new 20. You think life is great when your 20, then life gets better when your 30 and if things only get better what’s the plateau?
Your 20’s you really get to know yourself, like all of you, you learn your preferences, and your triggers. In your 30’s you are in super self aware mode and have figured things out what’s important to you. and I gather your 40’s is when you flourish the most (without all the body aches and hospital trips).
I mean have you seen how JLo ages? Backwards and she’s 51! Halle Berry, they all age backwards but maybe the cheat code is just getting to that age.
I’m not quit 40 yet and am about to settle into my late 20’s. However some of my best friends are. Their kids are all grown and out of the house, they all have these fancy houses with pottery barn decor, their careers are set, their taking trips with cute outfits getting surgery’s just overall living life. As someone headed for their 40’s this is extremely exciting information. Most people make you feel like your life is on a downward spiral until you one day pass away. It’s great to find out we age like wine getting better with time. So keep living if this year is bad guess what, you learned! Learning about ourselves and how we can navigate through your lives. Don’t get down, you get better! Enjoy where you are in your life and trust the process.
Here’s some dopely (if that’s a word) romantic breakfast spots in Vegas that will give you all the Valentine vibes and lots of Instagram worthy photos, which is what us women really want these days anyway.
Eat LV – I snuck this one in because the fooooood is mouth watering! Forget the scenery this little nook is located in downtown Vegas. For tourist – no, not the strip, downtown to us is anything past Fremont. The menu changes daily and no you can’t get what you had that one day, says so on the menu.
Cafe Lola – with beautiful floral decor the place sparkles of Instagram gimmick. They have cool things like house made cotton candy teddy bears and champagne tea brunch’s. Very, very cool events like daddy and daughter princess teas, and grinch high tea for the holidays, they give you two locations to enjoy. They even have a pop up in Macy’s during the holiday.
Mrs coco – a pink paradise! This place is the Ultimate in Instagram Worthy, and beyond beautiful. This is located in Lake Las Vegas which makes it even more spectacular because the peace, the lake, and the calm. Oh and everything tastes amazing with that decor!
Le Cafe Du Val – cute French bistro with two locations in Henderson and Summerlin. The breads and pastries are great! They have mimosas, avocado toast, salmon lox and some decent coffee. Don’t forget pinky out!
Park on Freemont – super whimscal Alice and wonderland theme. The outdoor area is amazing especially in Las Vegas. Doesn’t look like much but it’s a show stopper and the drinks are delish. Head on down the rabbit hole and grab those whimsy vibes.
Catch LV – If your on this planet you have seen a catch IG post. The floral background is a standout on Instagram. This is a dinner spot but you can take the pictures at any time just can’t see the rest of the amazing greenery.
Public House – this is the place that has the tree coming through the tables. It was previously community seating so I am not sure how that is working now but the decor is super sustainable if you get me. Great, great, great coffee! Cozy and a great local spot to eat at.
Lavo – I am local I have to put Lavo on the list. Uhhh not quit sure how this works because I remember dancing on tables and being squished beyond belief by crowds but hey I’m sure they figured it out right? For reservations Letzgitit.com not many promoters left but this one has the direct link.
Don’t forget to make reservations or you won’t get in. We are still at 25% occupancy in Las Vegas and Henderson.
Here are the budget friendly places to go eat for Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas all under $100. Won’t be no $200 dollar date here! Don’t worry these places will make you look like you spent a ton.
Trevi – Italian restaurant, inside of the Forum Shops has a set menu for just $37 a piece. This is probably the number one place for bang for your buck seeing as you get some good scenery inside obeautiful Caesar’s Palace.
Buddy V’s Ristorante – This is the Cake Boss if you didn’t know located inside of the ultra fancy Venetian. He has a set three course menu for $47 and it comes with a glass of Prosecco.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – this one comes with starters, two salads, two entrees, two alcoholic beverages and one dessert for $80 bucks. Totally worth it if you ask me.
Oscars Steakhouse – The Las Vegas Former Mayor and Husband to the mayor of Las Vegas this is his steakhouse inside the plaza. with Main courses of SKUNA BAY SALMON And FILET MIGNON ‘ROSSINI’ with hudson valley foie gras, perigord sauce for just $80.
Botaglia – located inside of Green Valley Ranch the decor transports you to someplace by the water. Surrounded by crisp white shiplap they offer a $65 for two set menu but the big plus here is they also have a stay at home meal. So if you still want to stay home you can definitely eat good at home with this place.
Sugar Factory – If your girl is into pop culture she will love this Diamond Rose Goblet inspired by Lisa Vanderpump. It featuring a Vanderpump Rose, peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, and a splash of lemon-lime soda, garnished with sour watermelon bears, and candy ring pops, all that sugar for just $40 bucks.
Token Vegas Valentine Things To Do:
The Smith Center – is having a “romantic night in” a virtual concerts one with Brian McKnight it’s $30.
Honey Salt – having a Valentine bake and flower shop.
Las Vegas Craft Show – will be holding an in-person craft show.
Gondola Ride – in the Paris hotel go take a trip to the Eiffel Tower and ride the Gondolas through “Italy.”
Maverick Helicopter- helicopter ride… how can you go wrong???!!!!
China Town – head to China town and get an amazing massage experience that can not be matched! Get a reflexology massage with stones. I suggest heading to Groupon if your coins are low, it’s something once you start your not going to want to stop.
High roller – get on the worlds biggest Ferris Wheel and enjoy the Vegas view.
Balloons and Tunes Hot Air Balloon Festival- not exactly in Las Vegas but in Kanab Utah, feb 19 – 21st there will be balloon launching, vendors, bands and a lantern release. Looks fun if you want to take a trip away!
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays I usually send all my gals and best guys Valentines Day cards. This is a great year to show people you love them. Here’s some adult Valentine goodie bags that are useful and cute.
Yuzu Soap Aloe Vera Bar Soap – sticking with the Aloe you Vera much theme. These little bars are amaze balls. The lavender scented one will give you the romance you are looking for and them an amazing shower experience.
Heartfelt by Anthropologie Ayurvedic Valentine Bar Soap – super cute heart shaped soaps covered in sheep’s wool. There are subtle scented in pink, mint and orange scented. These puppies are kinda expensive at $16.50 a pop but on Anthropologie’s website you can find a version on sale that are just as popping. That’s what I did at $5.97. I bought the goats milk and jasmine and am going to through them in my mom and aunts Valentine basket.
lush Foot Pumice – when you think lush you usually think expensive. Well these little things are about $6 bucks and last a pretty long time. That’s the same you would pay at Anywhere for a pumice. It smells delicious. That’s not the only product that is inexpensive from there and a great gift. Grab some charity pot quarters for a good cause to give out and then Grab a hand mask, shower steamer and a naked oil for yourself. PS: they also have watermelon sugar lip scrub *wink wink*
The Good Patch B12 Awake – there are different types of patches but I like the awake. If your in your 20’s you should know how important B12 is to you especially when your conquering your day. You can find these anywhere really and the price ranges from $5-12.
Paper Source Plantable Hearts – these little hearts are actually seed packets! They are cute, festive and will grow Perennial Wildflowers. They cost $10 but split them up, put them with you Valentine’s Day card just make sure to add directions.
Most people don’t know that just an hour and 30 minutes away from Las Vegas there’s a small ski resort that will give u all the winter feels from the safety of 60 degree heat. Lee Canyon is an amazing little spot to get ur winter on. Here’s some travel tips to help you make the most of your trip!
WHAT TO DO: First thing is book parking in advance. You can buy tickets at the ticket counter for everything else. Rental equipment is $49. Lift tickets which everyone will need if you get on the lift is $79. If you have never been skiing or snowboarding I would suggest getting lessons, they are $79 for up to four people. Totally worth it. I love Aaron but I’m sure all the other teachers are great. Tips are appreciated for them!
SAVE MONEY TIP: if you can’t tell it’s a little expensive. I know it’s a pandemic and a lot of us need free options, so here ya go. There is a small park just before you reach the canyon. You can bring chairs and inflatable tubes and set up shop. Bring your dog, some snacks and just hang.
FOOD & DRINK : They have a cafe and restaurant that are decent however my favorite spot was the second floor bar and not just because it was the only place you could get an actual alcoholic mixed drink not in a can. You can actually watch people ski down the slope from the bar. Amazing view and indoors. The food well. Don’t expect gourmet but it’s good.
WHAT TO WEAR: if you have never been just so you know you will get wet! Here’s what to wear to stay warm and dry. Wool socks is a must, if you don’t have them just double up. Snow pants, you can get black overalls at Dicks for just $35 bucks, as seen in the picture above. If you want to use what you have anything that is water proof will work. Make sure to put tights underneath yoga tights work great! A hoodie and a light jacket will work also. Gloves is a must! Remember you can strip off clothes but you can not go back home and bring more clothes.
PRO TIP: Perfect trip to bring that Fanny pack you never used for Id, money, sanitizer, and etc.
It’s a great escape from the crazy Las Vegas streets. If you go let me know what you thought!