As part of a world tour to celebrate 275 years of history, Jaquet Droz brings the Enchanted Journey Exhibit this fall to the Tourbillon boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
After tremendous success in Moscow, Basel, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, the Jaquet Droz masterpieces will soon arrive in the US, allowing this sophisticated audience to appreciate all the facets of Swiss watchmaking and understand how the brand manages to preserve its heritage.
This journey through time sheds light on the relationship between Classic 18th century and contemporary works. Timeless icons, unique automatas and exclusive models from its artistic workshop, reveal the beauty of hand engraved and miniature painted legendary timepieces. The most innovative timekeeping mechanisms sit side-by-side with the simple elegance of enamel or the luster of precious stones and pearls, and magnificent minerals used in custom-made dials.
For the amazement of visitors, on opening day, a Jaquet Droz’ master artist will be demonstrating the skillful artistry of hand engraving and miniature painting on watch dials at the Tourbillon Boutique.
These most outstanding Jaquet Droz creations can be admired from September 30th to November 12th, 2014, after which they will travel to the Middle East and Europe
Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she’s getting pearls.
Lucky for her, though, they aren’t just any random, lustrous spherical masses; instead they are from the creator of cultured pearls, Mikimoto. The brand’s Crystals boutique is one of four stores to debut the Hello Kitty x Mikimoto collection this month. Inspired by Kitty White’s signature red ribbon, 11 pieces are available to us girls who can’t get enough of the cat, (or girl, depending on if you believe recent reports that HK is not a feline but instead a little girl).
Favorites include the 7 mm Akoya cultured pearl pendant with a red enamel bow set in 18-karat white gold, the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl earrings with yellow enamel bows set in 18-karat white gold and the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl bangle set in sterling silver, available in small, medium and large.
Load up on these precious baubles and then hop to Los Angeles for a grand celebration during the first Hello Kitty Con, October 30 to November 2, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Coinciding with this, there will be a special exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum called Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (October 11-April 26, 2015). Koreatown’s Line Hotel will feature special Hello Kitty packages and room amenities and host her big birthday bash on November 1. Vanguard chef Roy Choi will even offer a Hello Kitty SPAM® Musubi through the hotel’s room service menu.
She may entering her fourth decade, but she doesn’t look a day over 5 years old and she is worth billions … what more could a girl ask for? Pearls, you say? She’s got those, too! It is good to be the top cat after all.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells
Social House at The Shops at Crystals celebrated three successful years with an unforgettable anniversary party Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Guests were invited to join the festivities on the Social House patio with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a live DJ and more. The delectable restaurant showed its appreciation by giving all guests a ‘Friends of Social House’ card that will allowed diners to receive 50 percent off their meals every Wednesday.
Since making its second home at The Shops at Crystals in 2010, the Pan-Asian eatery has become the destination of choice for A-list celebrities, restaurant aficionados and patrons alike. Guests including Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Audrina Patridge and Cat Deeley have been spotted frequenting the destination while indulging on some of Social House’s signature dishes. With Executive Chef Jon Amorin leading the kitchen, the hotspot is ready to toast to another successful year.
Social House is open daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for lunch and for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This year, TAG Heuer Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of their well-known Carrera Collection by introducing the new Carrera Calibre 36 "Flyback" Chronograph timepiece. The movement in this unique timepiece is based on the prestigious "El Primero" movement; and through design elements and a slew of innovative features gives a distinctive nod to the brand's infamous motor-racing heritage. This is the ultimate Carrera for the sophisticated gentleman whose passion is sparked by high performance racing and luxury. The timepiece features a 43mm Anthracite Dial, Black Alligator Strap, Steel Case and Sapphire Crystal.
The Carrera Calibre 36 "Flyback" Chronograph is now available at the TAG Heuer boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
Vegas Magazine celebrated 10 fabulous years at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Heather Graham, wearing a Donna Karan dress from her Fall 2013 Collection, Summer 2013 cover model and star of “Hangover III,” hosted the event alongside Editor-in-Chief Abby Tegnelia and Publisher Josef Vann.
The atmosphere stayed lively with the energetic styling's of DJ Miss Joy and Shaun DeGraff while invited guests enjoyed the spectacular Oriental Ballroom setting above the Las Vegas Strip.
Attendees were treated to a Fall 2013 fashion preview by Donna Karan at The Shops at Crystals, and enjoyed a variety of unique Ciroc specialty cocktails and gourmet cuisine by Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.
The evening brought out the who’s who in Vegas and celebrated 10 successful years as the premier luxury and local authority in Las Vegas.