With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

February 22, 2010

 

To celebrate my birthday this past weekend, Melissa made reservations at Aria (in CityCenter). We were very impressed with the property overall and took this video upon entry into our room. We learned that automation is cool, when Aria says Blackout curtains, they mean it, and you better be sure you want something out of that minibar. . .because if you move it, you pay for it.

For other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

p.s. During our entire stay, all the casinos we visited (Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Aria) were PACKED.

p.s.s. What do you think of what we saw? Would love to hear from y’all!

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January 8, 2010

This is the first of a BUNCH of videos I took at the CityCenter’s Aria and Crystals properties for Episode 74. This video is all of us driving up to the property, getting turned away from valet parking, and watching a guy fall asleep standing up.

For A TON of other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

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74: CityCenter: ARIA Hotel and Casino and Crystals

January 8, 2010

So anyways, we’ve been getting a lot of suggestions to visit the center of the city. . .but I have to tell you, I wasn’t all that impressed with US95 and Rancho. That’s when we realized, we shouldn’t have gone to the city’s center, but to CityCenter. In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we take 20+ videos to help us remember what $8.5Billion dollars can do when you put your mind to it. (Actually, we didn’t see all $8.5B worth. . .just Aria and Crystals. . .and it was puuurty.)  Show notes:

  • VIDEO!
  • Weather (clear and cool) / LiLV Pool (clear and c-c-coooold)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Holiday Drama (watch out Whole Foods)
  • Next in-person LiLV Meetup
  • Speeding Tickets (x2)
  • New LiLV Logo (thanks David)
  • New Friends
    of the LiLV Podcast
  • Listener Audio: They like us, they really do
  • Listener Email: Newport Loft revisited
  • CityCenter: ARIA Hotel and Casino + Crystals Shopping Mall Thing (what is it supposed to be called?!?)
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72: Hanging Out on the Las Vegas Strip (and Why Las Vegas Locals Hate Doing So)

November 1, 2009

It’s a surprise to many Las Vegas tourists that a large number of Las Vegas locals hate hanging out on The Strip.  We, of course, do not belong to that category of Las Vegans.  We like visiting the coolest street in the USA. . .but understand why many locals don’t share our enthusiasm.

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we talk about our last couple of visits to The Strip and introduce a new “cast member” to the Living in Las Vegas Podcast!  Show notes:

  • PHOTOS!
    (Halloween at Lavo)
  • Weather (huh, not too bad) / LiLV Pool (Hey pool, you are dead to me)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, introducing. . .T.R.
  • Playing nice with other Las Vegas podcasts
  • Palms, revisited
  • Listener Email: Real Estate, CityCenter, a Motivational Shout-Out
  • Hanging on the Las Vegas Strip
    • Hawaiian Tropic Zone
    • Tattoos
    • Value/Cost
    • CityCenter
    • Trash
    • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Halloween
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71: Late Night at ‘After the Show’ — A Treat for Las Vegas Locals

September 22, 2009

[Get this, we recorded this show at 2AM! Why? Read the show notes below. . .]

This is the perfect example of what makes being a Las Vegas local so cool!  Every Monday night, starting at 11:00PM and going until 1:00AM Tuesday morning, a half dozen or more Las Vegas performers get together to perform for each other “After the Show”, that is, after their regular gigs.  Even better, Las Vegas locals are invited to join the fun for free.

I’d heard about After the Show for some time and wanted to see what it was all about for ourselves.  So, this special late-night edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast features our review of one of the coolest ideas in town.  Show notes:

  • Weather Mid-90’s / LiLV Pool (Warm enough to dive in, cold enough to get right back out)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • After the Show
    • First, Let’s Talk TRAFFIC
    • What is this thing?
    • Host(ess) Cashetta
    • Famous Audience Members
    • Magician Jason Andrews
    • Comedian Keith Lyle
    • From Zumanity: Edie
    • Comedienne Shayma Tash
    • Larry Atello (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding)
    • Christopher and S (Scapades)
    • Junebug (as Carol Channing)
    • Comedienne Cathe Jones
    • Rudy Uresti (KA & Le Reve)
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August 14, 2009

As I was playing around with my iPod Touch, I stumbled upon Time Magazine’s iPod-based website.  The first article I found was a cover-piece about Las Vegas.  It was a very interesting article.  Here’s the link:

Article: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1915962,00.html

Along with the article, there was an associated video that followed a local real estate agent to two foreclosed properties, one of which was in Newport Lofts [recent blog post].  You’ve got to see this video.  Half of the units are empty, according to the real estate agent.  It’s startling what somebody was able to do at one of the lofts (change the locks?!?!).  They sneak into house later in the video to see the shape it’s in.  Here’s the video link:

Video: http://www.time.com/time/video/?bcpid=1485842900&bctid=33598672001

Have a great weekend everybody!

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December 18, 2008

I just read that according to the folks at MGM Mirage, the company expects more the 100,000 applicants for the 12,000 positions that will be available to those of us that call (or want to call) Las Vegas our home.  And if you are already an MGM Mirage employee, you have a significant inside track on two fronts:

  1. About half of CityCenter employees will come from other MGM Mirage properties
  2. MGM Mirage employees will have about a three month head start over the general public in filling those CityCenter jobs

But what I find really interesting is that while MGM Mirage plans to hire 12,000 people (which is GREAT news), about 6,000 will be placed in other MGM Mirage properties.  The company plans to leverage the CityCenter opening to attract top-shelf applicants to MGM Mirage.

Want to be one of the 12,000?  Here’s the online application link: www.citycentercareers.com  If you’re not an MGM Mirage employee, you have to wait until January 5th, 2009 before you can get into the mix.

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