Saturday, July 31, 2010

Taking Care of Business

TCB Taking Care of Business that's what Elvis Presley called this band This is the door handle to Aria's Viva Elvis showroom inside City Center's Aria Hotel and Casino.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday

One more Richard MacDonald Cirque inspire piece for the weekend. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cirque Inspired

Sculptor Richard MacDonald and Cirque Du Soleil have teamed up to create some of the most amazing art on the Strip. This shot is from the Richard MacDonald Gallery at City Center.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

View from the 23rd Floor

This is what the entrance to City Center looks like from the Mandarin Oriental's lobby located on the 23rd floor. The walk over bridge leads to Crystals Shopping mall.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Partridge Family Bus Store

That's exactly what I thought of when I glanced over and saw this store. I thought  to myself that could be straight out of the '70s! This is what the Partridge Family Bus would look like if it was a store. I'm not sure if that  was the look designer Paul Smith was going for but oh well. This is the Paul Smith shop inside Crystals at City Center.  

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Eagle has Landed

An American Bald Eagle made of chocolate. It doesn't get any better than that! At Jean-Philippe Patissere inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino you will find some of  the most decedent deserts in Las Vegas. It's also popular spot to grab a cup of coffee and a quick muffin, crepe or sweet roll for breakfast. I recommend the Nutella Brioche. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tour de Fat


Being a fan of the Tour de France this made me chuckle. The Tour wraps up the weekend when they ride into Paris Sunday morning. Right now it's a pretty tight race between Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck. The race will pretty much be decided Saturday

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Downtown Chef

I found this chef Downtown in the Arts District. Last night I talked to an old friend who is a chef so I thought this would make a good post for today.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Attic Future

This is The Attic's future home hopefully by August 6th. While the future of The Attic's original building remains uncertain, the people who make The Attic great will continue to bring Las Vegas their funky vintage style no matter where they call home. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Attic Present

This is The Attic present day after the explosion from the fire across the street blew out the windows. The sing on the boarded up door says they will be moving temporarily to the blue building across the street 1025 Main Street. They are shooting to open up at that location August 6th.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Attic Past

This is The Attic Downtown's funky vintage clothing store some of you may remember it from the Visa commercial.  The Attic unfortunately is one of the business' that have been effected by the Opportunity Village Thrift Store Fire.  The sign on the boarded up door says it's no longer safe to be in the building, since the explosion. 

This is a photo I took a few months ago when all was well. Tomorrow will take a look at how it The Attic looks present day. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Opportunity Village provides training and jobs for mentally challenged in the Las Vegas  community. This the Opportunity Village Thrift Store which just last week was the scene of a horrible fire. Many of the area's business' have been effected by the fire, store windows were blown out by the heat of the fire.   The Las Vegas Fire Department still has not found the cause of the fire.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Do Not Cross

This photo was captured Downtown on Maiin

I captured this photo Downtown, on Main Street. There was a huge fire at Oppotrunity Village's Thrift Store. We went to check out the damage, Very sad to see a neighorbood take such a blow in an already crappy economy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shoot the Boot!

This is post close to my heart. 16 years ago when the NY Rangers won the Stanley cup in 1994 believe me almost everyone I grew up with or knew was doing some serious celebrating! So you're like what does this have to do with a boot at the Pub in Las Vegas? I'm getting there ok...So my brother had friend who tried to convince him to drink a celebratory beer from his Topsider, hence Shoot the Boot.

To set the record straight you don't have to have your favorite hockey, baseball or football team to win a championship to Shoot the Boot. You can Shoot the Boot at The Pub inside the Monte Carlo for $25.00. The Boot has a fabulous strap so you can take your boot to go and roam the Las Vegas Strip.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Big Giant Coconut Head

"What is that your posting? "My husband asked. "Why it's some big giant Coconut Head." And yes this big giant Coconut is on the Strip at the Hawaiian Marketplace. So as you can tell I have never been to Hawaii and pretty much know nothing about Hawaii.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Road Patriot

Last night as the sun began to set I grabbed the camera, dog and her leash and off we went. I had decided it was high time for me to go and get that photo of the "ouble penalty" (that's right ouble penalty) in work zones sign. When I got there well it was gone, procrastination wins again. Instead I got this shot some sort of markings for a construction crew. Cox is the local cable company, I'm really not sure what Patriot represents but what was really cool was as we were walking back home I could here the Air Force jets overhead heading out to Fallon on their nightly exercises. So that is how this post came to be.  

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Happy Couple

Smile you're on ALVDP camera! Larry shot this lovely couple who were just married at the entrance to the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Headless Lenin

This is the headless Lenin statue outside of the Red Square Restaurant inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Standing 14 feet tall and weighing 4500 pounds, it's 250 pound head is stored in the restaurant's freezer (with the vodka).

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Steer on The Strip

This is a steer at Smith and Wollensky's on the Strip, across the street  from the Monte Carlo Hotel and   Casino.   I've not eaten at this location but I've eaten at the NYC location, at 49th  and 3rd. It was very good, steaks were great but I also recommend the creamed spinach.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

PETA on The Strip

Yesterday 2 members of PETA dressed as giant condoms to get the message out to spay and neuter your pets. You ask why condoms? Because you pets can't wear condoms!  It's up to us to spay and neuter our pets.

This shot was taken by my husband Larry, since I was stuck at work. The condoms are on The Strip in front of the Mirage Hotel and Casino.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Chill Out

What goes with tempatures over 100°? Cool drinks! This is the Big Chill inside the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. Happy Friday stay cool.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Aloha, my name is Mo. I found this on a utility power box on the Strip.  Las Vegas is popular with Hawaiians they say Las Vegas is the 9th island.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Giant cupcake at the the Cupcakery inside the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino with 30 varieties there's bound to be one for everyone.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sticker Shock

This is the first to time I've noticed this a sticker to raise the price of the fine for parking in a handicapped spot. Is this new or has this been going on and I missed it? Also who parks in a handicapped spot without a handicapped sticker.

I spotted this sign outside of the Draft House.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Shot at the pool at the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino. GTL, ( Gym, Tan , Laundry) today and back to the grind tomorrow. Watching the Tour de France right now, what a grueling race.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Merry 4th of July!

Happy Christmas, Merry 4th of July! We Americans tend to rush the seasons and holidays so Christmas in July really isn't a stretch. Hope you are all enjoying your 4th of July.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Keeping Cool

Keeping cool with the ice sculptures inside Crystals shopping center at City Center. It should be about 102° today not really to bad for this time of the year. BBQ later on with friends coming in from California. Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Red, White

And Blue Man Group! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July Weekend! This was shot from the car in front of Bally's by Larry. Notice the pidgeons.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Theme Day Reflections

It's July already! Where does the time go? Today is the City Daily Photo Bloggers Theme Day. Today's theme is reflections. This is the entrance to City Center's shopping mall Crystals, in them you can seen the reflection of (what I have dubbed) the big giant eraser. I featured it on my New Years Day post. It makes another appearance on ALVDP as a reflection.

Check out the rest of the gang's reflections here Click here to view thumbnails for all participants