The latest from Vegas's Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Bennett.
My husband, Reid Gardner, and I celebrated at the grand opening of Libertine Social, where I plan to hang out plenty in the coming months.
An oldie-but-goodie editor’s letter trope is the florid description of the change of seasons. As dependable as the seasons themselves, you can count on seeing this conceit in spring and fall, and read about how all that seasonal fluctuation lets you start anew/clean house/cozy up to the fire/rotate in your Wellies and cashmere. Even better if you can anthropomorphize it—I mean “her.” Unfortunately, this device is only useful when you have, for instance, seasons.
As I write this, we’re well into September, still searsuckering our way through triple digits, and the first harbinger of fall I’ve seen is the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. A quick stroll through my local Target revealed not only the brand new Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, but also PS Toll House cookie dough. I mean, even Peeps is making PS chicks. Fall is upon us, friends, and she’s making her wishes known. You can keep your seasons: What Las Vegas offers in the way of autumnal color change is the vibrant plumage in our packed gala season, which has already started.
Robin Greenspun was a cofounder of the original Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. Now renamed Discovery Children’s Museum, it has relocated to an incredible building adjacent to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. She and husband Danny Greenspun remain major supporters, and I was thrilled to join them for the museum’s Silver Anniversary Celebration.
It’s been a significant year for anniversaries. Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th, Nevada Ballet Theatre its 45th season, Aid for AIDS of Nevada its 30th, Discovery Children’s Museum its 25th, and the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Fashion Show luncheon its 10th, just to name a few. Congratulations to all, and to various pumpkin growers’ associations around America, for their ever-increasingly profitable marketing campaigns. We may not be able to offer you fall weather, but I can offer you our Late Fall issue of Vegas, full of good ideas about what to wear, where to eat, what to do and see, and where to purchase some fall weather nearby (along with giant cabins to go with it, in our real estate piece on page 103). So cuddle up by your fire, heat up something weather-inappropriate, and enjoy our Late Fall issue.