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Make an Offering to the Buddhist Monks

April 11th, 2014 • by Sandy Zimmerman










Luxury in Thailand’s Exotic Region

April 10th, 2014 • by admin

The bathroom has a view of the bedroom.










Experience the Ancient World of Siam

March 29th, 2014 • by admin


Walk Around Ancient Ayutthaya

March 25th, 2014 • by admin










Escape To an Oasis at a Boutique Hotel

February 28th, 2014 • by Sandy Zimmerman

VIEW OF POOL, GARDENS AND COURTYARD FROM GUEST ROOM. (COLORIZED PHOTO BY SANDY ZIMMERMAN)

CLOSE-UP VIEW OF TRELLAS AT POOL (COLORIZED PHOTO BY SANDY ZIMMERMAN)

Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel- SUITE-

Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel- LOBBY-








AQUAKNOX Serves Fish from Around the World

September 23rd, 2013 • by Sandy Zimmerman

VENETIAN RESORT-

INSIDE THE WINE TOWER-

The Wine Tower from Above









Osteria Drago serves Regional Italian Specialties

August 31st, 2013 • by Sandy Zimmerman

MUSSELS and CLAMS

Enclosed Terrace with Flower Baskets

Kevin Lepisto, the General Manager, is holding a bottle of Celestino Drago's own wine.

Chef Francisco Ielo

MEDITERRANEAN SEA BASS







The Unique AquaKnox Experience

August 30th, 2013 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Executive Chef Steve Aguglia-WILD ALASKAN HALIBUT

Executive Chef Steve Aguglia- NEW ZEALAND ORA KING SALMON

Sandy Zimmerman is standing at the entrance to the AQUAKNOX Restaurant

MELODY TORRES, OPERATIONS MANAGER
MUSSELS









“The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra is still Touring”

June 12th, 2013 • by Sandy Zimmerman









The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra-





Nancy Knorr, featured vocalist



The Most Unique Spa in Las Vegas!

November 4th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman








A Harmony Nail Spa- Enchanted Rainforest setting Foot Massage with Pedicure Massage

I have visited many spas around the world as a travel writer but the most unique spa is right here in Las Vegas!

(Continued- Next Column to the RIGHT.)

Foot Massage with Pedicure

Massage


Meet the AKHA Tribe

March 13th, 2012 • by admin


A Unique Resort by the River

March 11th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman


MORE Academy Awards Oscar Night-#2

March 5th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 

Marty Ingels, Sandy and Academy Award winner/Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Shirley Jones (Photo by Jerry O'Neal)

 

 

(Sandy’s gown by E! Live from the Red

Carpet Designer Adrianna Papell from

Dillards- Photos Above and below.)   

 

 

America's Got Talent Murray SawChuck, Sandy and Friend (Photo by Jerry O'Neal)

 

Marc Savard, Comedy Hypnotist (V Theater, Planet Hollywood)

 The proceeds of Oscar Night® in Las Vegas support Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, which has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for special needs children since 1950.      www.onalv.org    denna.atkinson@gmail.com       

Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated Show/Movie & Dining Reviewer, Travel Writer, and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials.    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recycled Percussion (Tropicana)

 


Interviews along the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards-#1

March 4th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Emmy® and Tony award® winner, Golden Globe® nominee Hal Linden

Comedian Marty Ingels allowed Sandy to hold his wife Shirley Jones' Oscar! (Photo by Jerry O'Neal)

(Sandy’s gown by E! Live at the

Red Carpet by Designer Adrianna

Papell at Dillards.)

Kevin Burke stars in Defending the Caveman (Harrahs) & Fitz of Laughter (Fitzgerald)

Daniel Puder-WWE Armagddon & Smackdown

Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated Show/Film & Dining Reviewer, Travel Writer, Photographer, and Talk Show Host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials.










Visit an Elephant Camp!

March 4th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman









American Country Awards-2011

December 22nd, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Multi-Platinum winner/ Co-Host of the American Country Awards

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the red carpet and in the Garden Arena studio.)

I love attending the Academy Awards and all of the other major professional recognitions of excellence in their crafts.  This was my first time covering the American Country Awards as I went to interview the celebrities on the Red Carpet.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carrie Underwood, Artist of the Year-Female.

 

The excitement began as the celebrities arrived. Even though it was unusually cold this afternoon, the females walked the red carpet in their beautiful gowns along with the males in western attire.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Craig Campbell, ACA Performer, 3 time Nominee,

There were some new names in country music and many of countries’ superstars. Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins, co-host with Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth, admitted he had not followed instructions when he hosted last year’s ACA awards but now perhaps Kristin will keep him in line. During the duo’s hilarious scene, Kristin was hanging by her specially designed jeans which fit around both of them while Trace swung her back and forth. Trace’s well built body stands 6’6” with Kristin’s small 4’11” made this even wilder.

 
 
 
 
 
 

American Idol's Scotty McCreery, New Artist of the Year,

The audience enjoyed the featured performances by Alabama, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Pistol Annies, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Chris Young.    

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chris Young, Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year Award

 


The Sexiest place on earth: Nikki Beach.

June 17th, 2011 • by admin

(Photos were shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the White Carpet and at Nikki Beach.) 

Imagine the most fabulous beach designed for your pleasure. It’s more than just a beach but a complete luxurious lifestyle filled with nightclubs, restaurants, pool parties, shopping, entertainment, a beach club, and everything else to enhance your stay.  

After spending over 180 million dollars on the transformation of the legendary Tropicana Hotel, Nikki Beach sparkles as the latest spectacular addition.

With so many choices, once you visit Nikki Beach you will long to repeat this incredible experience.

It is important to identify which Nikki Beach because there are so many of them. Most of the guests I interviewed this evening never had the thrill of being at any of the Nikki Beaches. The famous Nikki Beach group have thrilled guests in eleven cities in nine countries: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; St. Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Cabaret, Dominican Republic; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; and also at the Cannes Film Festival, France, and the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada.  

When I finally had a chance to take a tour, the entrance led into an enormous night club, and then finally, there in its white splendor was the dazzlingly radiant Nikki Beach.

Like a movie set, the action flowed from one tiered section to the next. You can watch from the pool, have privacy in the Teepee Cabanas, or try the extra large elevated Opium Beds, and special lounging areas everywhere. 

Dine . . . Drink . . . Play . . . and Continue the Party Day and Night. 

During the opening festivities, girls wore tables around their waste that were filled with food like human tables.

The entertainment is all around you!  With stilt-walkers dancing on top of railings and any other space available, the infectious music continued to entice the crowd to dance.   

In 1998, Nikki Beach introduced the world to the ultimate beach club concept, bringing together dining, fashion, art, music and entertainment.

Over a decade later, Nikki Beach continues to make its mark in the world’s hottest addresses and trendsetting locales, “It’s going to be a mix between Miami and St. Tropez,” says Nikki Beach’s Mike Penrod.

Adds his father and Nikki Beach owner Jack Penrod, “What we’re doing is taking the best of all of the Nikki Beach locations and bringing parts here.

 This will be the largest venue in the Nikki Beach family at The Tropicana Hotel, in Las Vegas, recently claiming the #1 spot on The Travel Channel’s “World’s Sexiest Beach Bars.”

 


Ricky Martin’s Show was Hot . . . Hot . . . Hot!

May 20th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)

Ricky Martin brought all of the passion of his “Musica + Alma + Sexo” show to Caesars Palace’s Colosseum Theater. From the moment the show opened with a video of Ricky bound in chains struggling to free himself to the frantic beat of his finale, Ricky’s show was Hot . . . Hot . . . Hot!

The excitement built into a frenzy of sensual dancing and pulsating music. With such a high energy performance and seemingly non-stop action, each number became more explicit than the last. They named the show “Musica + Alma + Sexo” (Music, Soul and Sex), a perfect description of what to expect. The stage was “on-fire” with Ricky and his dancers in their daring interpretations of each song.

I enjoyed the uncontrollable, frantic emotion of the dancing combined with Ricky’s raw animal magnetism. His performance touched the audience and I think Ricky will gain many new fans. He really took command of the stage.

It seemed like a simple three tiered metallic scaffold bridge setting divided into nine squares but Ricky can make anything exciting. Ricky and his dancers slid down poles and moved about the squares using them as props for their choreography. Even the shirtless guitarists joined in the dancing while playing.

(Photo by RM)

Your Wedding Planning Just Got Easier!


Swirl with Us

May 8th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

U-SWIRL FROZEN YOGURT

(Photos: Sandy Zimmerman)

Everybody is swirling since U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt has come to

Las Vegas! U-Swirl is unique, not like any of the other yogurt

places.

Dana Cartright, Director of Operations and Franchise Trainer,

discussed U-Swirl, “We are the King of frozen yogurt.

There is lots of space for customers to enjoy themselves with

family and friends.

They can sit on the couches and lay back with their feet up

on foot stools.

The bright colors make people happy and relaxed when they

come in after a hard day of work.

The walls are filled with pictures of fruit to show what

is available.”

I eat yogurt everyday for breakfast and was anxious to try theirs

but I do not eat sugar.

-FRUIT-

Dana explained, “The majority of our flavors are non-fat, we have

a few low fat with no sugar added, non-dairy sorbet, low sodium,

and many options with over 60 toppings to add to your

experience of swirling.

If you have a sweet tooth, there are all types of candies, brownies,

and syrups or for the healthy diet choose fresh fruits.

We offer 16 or 20 flavors depending whether you visit our two

super swirlers or the other five.”

-ASSORTED CANDIES-

I have never tried to use a yogurt machine before but it was easy.

Walking down the aisle looking at all those flavors was fun.


A Hidden Treasure

March 18th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“Old-time Supper Club”

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman

I have always searched for “old-time” supper clubs where you can have fun,

meet friends, and not spend a lot of money.

Well, I found another one!

The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada is a hidden treasure to be enjoyed.

Best of all, the Italian American Club welcomes everyone whether they are Italian or not.

Tony Caterine, the General Manager,

known as “Little” Tony”, explained,

Tony Caterine, Known as Big Ton

“My father, Big Tony, the

Club Consultant,

knew all of the stars

because he was

involved in the

night club

and entertainment

business.

The pictures on the

cocktail lounge wall are all his.

You will see everybody from Little Richard, Bobby Daren, the Coasters, Four Tops, and others.

Today it is all about giving our guests a real experience with the food and atmosphere.

I put my food, sauce, chef, and kitchen-staff against anyone, anywhere, and a majority

of the time I’ll win.

It is not just about food, there are a lot of places you can go and get good food but

here you can enjoy the experience and have a good time.

We have a lot of fun.

The entertainment continues every night!

The Nostalgic Dance Society presents an evening of Dance with Melodious Jones Mondays.

This family band plays everything from Billie Holiday, music of the 20’s to today.

Wednesdays and Fridays- Mike Bari and Jenny Ford sing and entertain on the piano.

Throwback Thursdays brings the Speakeasy Swingers with their Jazz & Swing music.

Open Mic night is more than Karaoke every Saturday.

You will see Shiela almost become Lisa Minnelli, Judy Garland,

and other celebrities with her impressions.

Elvis Impressionist

Choose your fav Elvis song and their look-alike server, Joe will sing it for you.

Executive Chef Joe Friscia joked, “We usually serve an

8-10 ounce portion of salmon on Fridays and only 2 ounces the rest of the week.

I try to simplify my crab cakes recipe in order to keep the true crab flavor and

really taste the sweetness of the crab, not to camouflage the taste.

Some restaurants mix crab with so many things that you do not find much

crab in there but here, you have a lot.

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The James Bond Wine Table

May 15th, 2010 • by admin
When you visit Del Friscos, do not miss seeing the most amazing $1.2 million dollar James Bond table. Looking like a normal table at first, Jacque touched her remote control pad and the table suddenly opened to present the James Bond OO7 Films Wine Collection. Eighteen magnums of Cabernet wine from Napa Valley wineries each represent different Bond films. These one- of-a kind bottles are each laser-edged.

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