June 30, 2011 - 1:04 am
For the Troops: Have your pinup portrait taken for Pin-Ups for Patriots at Altenburg Studio on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll get a portrait session by Altenburg Studio and your own 12-by-18-inch pinup poster. Professional hair, makeup, wardrobe styling and photo coaching is provided with a minimum $99 donation to U.S. Vets of Las Vegas. Altenburg Studio is located at 3017 S. Decatur Blvd. Call 252-755 to schedule an appointment.
Clean Conscious: Tiffany Couture Cleaners is one of a few select dry cleaners in the world to implement an entirely environment-friendly system. Using the new System K4 machine, Tiffany’s cleaning process doesn’t pose a risk to the Earth or animals.
Patriotic Shopping: In honor of Independence Day, Operation: Care and Comfort and Old Navy at Town Square will again join forces for Operation Troop Donation on Saturday and Sunday. The donation benefits U.S. troops deployed overseas and at home. To donate, bring in items, such as sunscreen, lip balm and hygiene items or you can purchase socks, flip-flops and under garments at Old Navy. Those who donate get 10 percent off purchases. Cash donations also accepted. Old Navy will match the first $100,000 donated.
Qua Kudos: Conde Nast Traveler recently recognized Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars as one of the Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States in the June issue. The lavish Roman-inspired spa ranked 53rd with an overall score of 91 out of 100. The spa’s Sleep Health treatment was also spotlighted as one of the top new industry trends. The restorative treatment combines a 75-minute aromatherapy massage with guided sleep meditation hypnosis.
Chic Charity: In collaboration with Lauren Bush, co-founder of FEED projects, Clarins joins the fight against worldwide hunger with the goal of feeding 1 million underprivileged children in two years. To help do so, it has launched the Clarins FEED 15 pouch that contains hand and nail treatment cream, moisture-rich body lotion and lip perfector. Each $30 sale will provide 15 nutritious meals to children around the world. It’s available at Nordstrom starting in July.
Scents and Sensibility: The Village Lake Las Vegas has launched The Fragrance Factory, a fragrance bar focused on aromatherapy and natural preservation. Rather than being restricted to one perfume, customers create their own signature scents with more than 50 therapeutic, grade-essential oils from around the world.
Sky’s the Limit: OpenSky, a new social network for shopping, has launched. It’s been described as Twitter meets HSN in that visitors can connect with their favorite celebrities and experts to get regular recommendations on products they love. There are currently 50 different curators in style, food, design and health. They include Bobby Flay, Padma Lakshmi, Cynthia Rowley, Molly Sims and Valerie Waters.
On Target: Target is partnering with internationally renowned designer Josie Natori to introduce its first limited-edition collection of lingerie and loungewear. Josie Natori for Target features bras, panties, sleepwear, loungewear, camis and chemises ranging from $9.99-$34.99 and will launch in October. Target also will partner with designers Albertus Swanepoel and Dana Kellin to introduce two affordable limited-edition accessories collections in time for the holidays.
Open Up Shop: The international thrift retailer Savers has opened its sixth Las Vegas store at 8530 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The new store has even more unexpected treasures and houses a community donation center benefitting Safe Nest and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.
Best in Show: A recent Consumer Reports customer care poll ranked Dillard’s as the best big-box store. Kmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart ranked last. The sales staff at each store was used as the yardstick for rankings.
Web Weaving: Tiffany & Co. has launched a new website, whatmakeslovetrue.com, as the go-to resource for romantics everywhere. Visitors will find a compendium of tips for love-struck couples gleaned from Tiffany’s 175 years in business.
For the Groom: To celebrate couples “tying the knot” during the year of the royal wedding, Thomas Pink has launched a Tie the Knot shopping event that offers benefits to the groom and his party of best men and ushers. Features include glasses of Chandon Rose and complimentary cigars, a team of personal stylists to assist shopping; a class on different ways to tie a tie and bow tie, tips on how to fold and wear a breast handkerchief and a class on how to iron a shirt. Terms and conditions apply. Visit thomaspink.com for locations.
Coming Soon: Las Vegas Premium Outlets North has opened a new Steve Madden store, Coach Men’s store and Tumi store. Las Vegas Premium Outlets South (previously Las Vegas Outlet Center) has expanded and rebranded itself. Now open are Guess Factory Store, Loft Outlet, Michael Kors, True Religion Brand Jeans, Under Armor, New Balance Factory Store and Coach Men’s. The following stores are coming soon: Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet and Puma.
Fabulous Forum: The Forum Shops at Caesars will welcome the following boutiques by the end of fall: Christian Louboutin; Hublot; Rimowa; Panerai; and Sephora.
Love Story: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor invites lovebirds to start a new life together at one of the most romantic and recognized locations on earth, the grand staircase of the RMS Titanic. Up to 15 guests can fit in the opulent architecture. For more information, call 1-866-458-8968.
Teen Dream: The Galleria at Sunset and Shoptopia invite teens to showcase their personal style and have a chance to win $1,000 now through August. Kids 13 and older can compete to put together a stylish ensemble using clothes at Galleria at Sunset. Visit galleriaatsunset.shoptopia.com for details.
How To: Michael Boychuck’s salon, COLOR at Caesars Palace, has launched “Find Your Color with Kate,” a series of YouTube makeup tutorials by Kate Stromberg, COLOR’s director of cosmetics. The latest tutorial features former Zowie Bowie headliner Marley Taylor who stars in the Bombshell segment. Learn how to create sultry bedroom eyes and the perfect matte red lips. Visit youtube.com/caesarspalace to view the tutorials.