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The 2015 fall display screen Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Bellagio Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015|2 a.m.
Hakkasan Group Fall Cocktails
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2015 Fall Bellagio Display
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Autumn is my favorite period of the year, from the food and drinks to the fashion– yes, sweaters and scarves in Las Vegas– and it is the ideal reason– no, celebration– for gathering with great good friends for similarly terrific mixed drinks.
Four Las Vegas lounges from Hakkasan Group– Alibi at Aria, Ling Ling Lounge in Hakkasan at MGM Grand, Lily Bar & & Lounge at Bellagio and Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace– offer elegant libations and environment without the crowds and ear-deafening music (although there is a time and place for both).
Witch’s Brew Fashion at Alibi, offered only this month, includes Angostura Bitters, Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters, Gentleman Jack and Cinnamon Apple Tea Syrup, with a garnish of cinnamon stick and orange peel that resembles a– await it– broomstick.
Heat of the Minute at Lily consists of Customer Silver Tequila, Passionfruit Puree, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Red Jalapeno Chili Peppers and Cinnamon Sugar Rim, and the Apple Margarita is a mixture of Avion Reposado Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, Apple Bitters, Apple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Cinnamon Sugar Rim and Apple Slice.
The Perfect Pear at Ling Ling Lounge is a beautiful mixture of D’usse Cognac, William Pear Protects, Lemon Juice and Perrier Jouet Brut Champagne finished with grated cinnamon.
And the Celebration Down South Punch Bowls– this period truly needs to be all about communal punch bowls!– at Vista is a, er, punchy toxin of Southern Comfort, Pineapple, Orange, Lime, Ginger, Bitters and Club Soda ideal for a celebration of 4.
For more indicators that it’s autumn in Las Vegas alongside the mixed drinks– from swimming pools closing for the period to the Bellagio Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens exhibit and fall-inspired menus– click through the below multiplier.
Dayclubs close for the season
The daytime celebrations move within till next summertime– meanings that spring in Las Vegas– and swimsuits and board shorts are exchanged for tight mini-dresses, stilettos, dress shirts and designer jeans. Thankfully, there’s still Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms and Lavo Champagne Brunch.
Bellagio Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens
There are remarkable free attractions in Las Vegas– the Mirage volcano and Bellagio Fountains come to mind– and the Bellagio provides another attraction in its seasonal exhibits at the Bellagio Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens. One word: Magnificent. And it’s totally free 24/7.
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
Social network– Twitter, Facebook, Instagram– are overrun with lovable pictures of youngsters frolicking in pumpkin patches. Love it. Pumpkin-carving parties end with baking pumpkin seeds and a few too many spiced apple ciders. Love it much more.
Pumpkin-spice lattes. Pumpkin oatmeal. Pumpkin pie. Butternut squash soup. Butternut squash risotto. Caramel apples. Thanksgiving with turkey, ham, prime rib, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs– and more. Thank you, autumn.
Covering up has actually never been sexier. Cable-knit sweatshirts, headscarfs, shawls, skirts, gloves, stockings and boots in black, gray and brown. Complete makeup, hairspray and moisturizers. Also, this is Las Vegas, so white after Labor Day Weekend is OKAY. Incentive: All the fall clothing have to come off at some time.
No more triple-digit temperatures. No more triple-digit power bills. No more humiliating sweat spots. No more burning yourself beginning your automobile. It’s the most remarkable time of the year for brunch and dinner on the outdoor patio. Thank you, Las Vegas.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s home entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a journalist for almost 20 years.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has invested the past 15 years providing readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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