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Trade Show Tip Thursday: 10 Women to Avoid in Vegas

Since we are in the height of trade show season with SEMA looming upon us shortly, we are sharing a post from Vegas Chatter Blog:

We’ve told you the things Not to Do in Vegas but sometimes a trip isn’t classified by what you did, it’s who you did. And if you do…er meet the wrong people, that exciting weekend in Sin City can go south real fast.

So if you want to avoid being the butt of your friends jokes for years to come and having your first name be substituted for a noun referring to an embarrassing act (“You just pulled a Dave”) –read this before you go to Vegas — our list of 10 Girls to Avoid in Las Vegas.

1. Vegas Cougars
You want the cougar? You can’t handle the Vegas Cougar. She is more than likely late thirties to late fourties, may or may not look like she is in the middle of a skydive thanks to her wind tunnel look from too much plastic surgery, and she will definitely buy you dinner and a drink.

Wed Night is Cougar Night

Wait, free dinner and a drink so what is the issue? Vegas Cougars travel in packs, may or may not be divorced and will be ultra aggressive with younger men. The real issue is the Vegas Cougar is the queen of the follow up text, call, email, facebook friending — so if you want to spend the next five years hearing about her marital issues, by all means join her for dinner and a drink, otherwise, walk away.

2. Hot Girls Looking Lonely & Lurking Around Casino Floors at 4 AM
Dude, she is not *that* into you. She looks way to good and way to put together for 4 AM — why? Quite possibly because she is just starting her night, and her job. She is probably looking for a drunk guy counting his winnings and looking for someone to go upstairs with.

Where can you find these natural looking and acting girls? Well, every casino floor really, leave it to Kid Rock to point out one of their favorite hang outs — Mandalay Bay.

We said it before and we’ll say it again, prostitution is illegal in Clark County. If you need help, study the women on this list before you go.

3. The Smoking Granny at the Slots.
We don’t mean the smoking Granny as in cougar. We mean the smoking Granny as in smoking butts until she hits jackpot on the penny slot machines. Granny will sit there for hours and hours all the while smoking some old brand of cigarettes that she stocked up on at BJ’s Warehouse before it was discontinued due to its direct link with lung cancer. Spend five minutes near Granny and you will be sick the next day with smoke inhalation injuries.

4. Bachelorettes
Some dudes probably seek out bachelorettes because they are easy targets and you can’t blame them for that. These are girls walking around in special “I’m the Bride” outfits and weighted down with penis paraphernalia, shotglass necklaces and always-overfilled drinks. They’re also sizing up the guys on the dance floor saying to themselves, “He could be the last man I ever have sex with/make out with/bump and grind with.”

Hangover for Girls

But dude, have you seen the amount of alcohol that the bachelorette has been knocking back? Chances are, once you get that bride-to-be back to your hotel room, she’ll be too drunk to “hang out.” You also risk a sloppy, drunk sobfest over the near act of cheating on her fiancee. A night full of deep meaningful relationship talk with a stranger — is that what you want out of your trip to Sin City?

5. The Cooler Woman
Yes, coolers can come in the male variety too but we’ve often found that women coolers are the cruelest. Once you start hitting it big, the ever-vigilant pit boss will let you win a few more hands just to let you think you are invincible. Then he’ll bring in a severe-looking woman to slow your roll. Even if it’s 4:30am, she’s still sharp as a tack, ready to do her job which is to make you lose.

She will either remain completely silent or feign that she doesn’t understand English — cause you know, idle chatter equals winning hands for the players. Every once in a while, in between her relentless run of Aces and Jacks, she will throw you a wry smile, acting like maybe if you stick around long enough you will win your money back.

Wrong, before you know it you will be curled up in the fetal position crying in your room. Ditch her and the pit boss she rode in on.

6. The Not-a-Woman Woman
Like any night out in the big city, you have to be careful about who’s got the real goods and who’s got the cleverly hidden goods.

Seen at Drink & Drag (Clue!)

Hell these days even Lady GaGa is subject to web rumors about her private parts. That means it isn’t always easy to tell, especially under club lighting and the influence of booze. If you are questioning the femininity of any club goer it is best to just move along instead of declaring, “It’s a man baby!”

7. Hitler’s Woman
Avoid this crazy woman who yelled “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man during one of those fiery Town Hall meetings over health care. Members of the Aryan nation need not heed our warning.

8. The Thief
Anytime some beautiful girl starts talking to you when there is a “Sexiest Man Alive” celeb sitting nearby (Pitt, Clooney, DiCaprio, Pattinson, maybe Efron), it is too good to be true. It’s not because you’re in Vegas and you must be feeling lucky. Don’t fool yourself. It’s because you’re sitting in the high roller section at Encore and she noticed your new Panerai watch. And you’re blessedly bodyguard-free.

This woman is also thinking that you might have some other goodies in your suite upstairs and wouldn’t it be fun if you brought her up there and ordered some champagne and caviar before she dropped a roofie in your drink and made off with all your expensive possessions? Do your best to shoo her away unless you want to leave Vegas thousands of dollars poorer. Hmm…that will probably happen anyways. So really, it’s up to you.

9. The Sex at Rehab Woman
If you meet a girl at Rehab, the Hard Rock’s raunchy pool party, and she wants to have sex with you, you should first consider this: This girl is pretty crazy to want to have sex with you in public. Still, that’s not so bad. After all it’s Vegas and that’s what a few drinks in 100+ degree weather will do to anyone. What’s worse is that this girl wants to have sex with you at Rehab where several other folks have already had sex in the very same water you’ve been swimming in. Condoms don’t work in water, do they?

10. Elvis Cross-Dressers
That’s just some kinky stuff we are not ready for yet.

Vegas: Electric Daisy Carnival Day 2/3: EDC2012

I combined days 2 & 3 of the EDC 2012 (Electric Daisy Carnival) as due to safety reasons, the show was shut down around 130am. Kudos to the organizers for going Safety First and greed last. While the 1 day holders for Saturday were disappointed, the organizers,Insomniac Productions, stepped up to offer free admission on Sunday for Saturday ticket holders. Cosmopolitan Hotel’s Marquee Beach club waived their $20.00/day admission charge to Saturday night ticket holders and had a HUGE party for those who wanted to Rave On with DJ Kaskade.

Sunday 130K strong came to close out the party with no winds, great temp and music that lasted until dawn. Thanks to all the attendees to EDC for being so well behaved and knowing that dancing the night away is so much more fun than sitting in a corner asleep. on to 2013.

Vegas: Electric Daisy Carnival Day 1: EDC2012

Electric Daisy Carnival, the country’s largest annual dance-music festival, taking place in Las Vegas for the second straight summer. Dancers, DJs and other electronic music acts, from the superfamous to the relatively unknown converge in the desert at the Las Vegas motor speedway for 3 days of fun, sun and dancing from dusk until dawn. Approximately 300,000 people attend the show and another 10,000 come to work behind the scenes, making it the largest event in Las Vegas. 2x the size of CES or ConAG/ConExpo the 2 largest trade shows in the US. If you want to get a message to the Millennials no better spot than EDC. As its an election year, Rock the Vote, now billed at Spin the Vote was out in force making sure everyone knows how important this election is and for some its their 1st chance to cast a ballot. High energy drinks, car companies & various clothing lines were visible sponsors and though the crowd roamed the gorilla marketers passing out everything from flashing lights to water to whistles with their brands printed on the side. Night one saw 120K people show up with only 31 arrests, mostly for smuggled drugs. By dawn the last of the shuttles was headed back to the strip with tired but happy dancers on board.

Las Vegas: Special Event Guide

She Knows Magazine has updated their Event Guide through the end of 2012. So if you are planning on coming to Vegas and want to supplement with trip with our Ren Fair or Pow Wows or even Belly Dancing, this is a good resource for an in-depth description, dates & links to the events. You can also follow @DangerousDeb for up to date info on where to shop, eat drink or just be merry.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: At the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas

Drinking Bloody’s a the Cosmo hotel in Las Vegas.

Crazy to think that at a buffet in Las Vegas you could find a hand crafted cocktail such as the Mombo Italiano and yes I do know this is supposed to be about “Bloody Mary” but in reality the Mombo is a Bloody Mary with a twist. The bar at the Wicked Spoon *great name for a buffet btw* has made vodka infused with roasted garlic then mixed it with a balsamic reduction and basil, added mixed with tomato juice and just the right touch of cucumber to make it the tastiest Bloody Mary on the strip, in my EXPERT opinion. Of course #Cosmopolitan_LV needs to incorporate this into their other bars like the Vesper in the lobby.

Vegas: Springtime at the Bellagio Conservatory

Despite what the visitors think we actually have 2: Hot & Not that hot. Thankfully we have beautiful hotels such as the Bellagio owned by MGM to remind those of us who moved here from “greener” pastures how beautiful Spring can be. Thanks to Loopy who took the time to capture these fabulous pictures for us.

BTW: The Bellagio on the site of the old Dunes hotel. It was built by Steve Wynn as reminder of his days of traveling in the Lake Como region of Italy. Complete with ornate marble & Renaissance style statuary, the centerpiece of this hotel is the Conservatory. Several times per year, a unique themed display is rolled out to be enjoyed by guests and locals alike. Bellagio also has one of the largest fountain displays this side of Rome with water going off from 3pm until Midnight each with a different mix of music from country/western to pop to opera.

It is “not to be missed” place for those who want a break from gambling but if you want to do that also, Bellagio can accommodate that as well.

Photo credit @lasvegasloopy on twitter.

Las Vegas: WSWA

Apr. 2-5, 2012. WSWA is the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Association.  Around 2,000 attendees were there for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers’ 69th Annual Convention and Exposition. The association is dedicated to advancing the interests of wholesale distributors and brokers of wine and/or spirits.WSWA has nearly 330 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Members distribute more than 70% of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.This year’s convention, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, offered larger exhibit halls and a heavy lineup of distinguished speakers, cutting-edge informational sessions, hot new tastings, and competitions.  It all goes to show:  candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker….