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Kiko Miyasato

Las Vegas Magazine staff writer Kiko Miyasato is a Valley girl by birth and a new millennium hippie by practice. She studied English literature at Northeastern University and Cambridge University and was an ad copywriter before joining Las Vegas Magazine. She also writes for the National Museum of Hip-Hop and enjoys writing poetry and spending quality time with her husband.

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Venus Pool Lounge general manager generates cool vibes
Friday, July 22, 2016
Ashley Lester makes sure guests’ luxurious surroundings are matched by the experience.
Model cocktail server brings the New York flavor
Friday, July 15, 2016
Jessica Alvarez is the real deal at Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria.
Flamingo's bartender is having fun under the sun
Friday, July 8, 2016
You’ll find Juel Casamayor whipping up tasty cocktails poolside.
Q&A: DJ Pauly D
Friday, July 1, 2016
The former 'Jersey Shore' cast member talks career, success and finding love.
This former cheerleader shows plenty of spirit
Friday, July 1, 2016
Lexi Simons helps guests at The Pool at the Linq Hotel enjoy their summer.
She’s conquered Atlantic City and Vegas is next
Friday, June 24, 2016
Deanna Hare helps build the success of newly opened Sky Beach at Tropicana.
Dedication equals success for Drai’s VIP services director
Friday, June 17, 2016
One-hundred-hour weeks at The Cromwell's beachclub and nightclub doesn’t faze Ryan Rearden.
Bartender welcomes guests to downtown Las Vegas
Friday, June 10, 2016
Golden Nugget's Kevin Vanderet loves living and working in the city's old-school neighborhood.
Model cocktail server fell in love with Las Vegas at first sight
Friday, June 3, 2016
Kendal Joseph is one of the friendly faces you'll see at Omnia at Caesars Palace.
The O.G. bartender of LAX
Friday, May 27, 2016
JoJo Kortan is the friendly, familiar face of Luxor's long-running nightclub.
Chateau go-go dancer is making all the right moves
Friday, May 20, 2016
Alizee DiPaola dances towards a bright future.
Vice president of entertainment is all about the music
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel is where Chas Smith embraces his inner rock geek.
Q&A: Antonio Sabato Jr.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Model, actor and dancer takes over as ‘Chippendales The Show’ guest host.
Director of beverage has deep roots in Las Vegas
Friday, May 6, 2016
The Venetian and The Palazzo is where JJ Buchanan builds upon his passion for the industry.
Cocktail server finds success in Las Vegas
Friday, April 29, 2016
Sara Cutshall can make your experience at Palms Pool & Dayclub a perfect one.
The ‘doctor’ is in at Montecristo Cigar Bar
Friday, April 22, 2016
Bartender Stephen Alba shares his passion at new Caesars Palace hot spot.
Wet Republic’s model cocktail server keeps her eye on the prize
Friday, April 15, 2016
Wendy Macias celebrates her first season poolside.
Actor-turned-manager finds his perfect role at Beer Park
Friday, April 8, 2016
Jason Ellefson lets his talents shine at new outdoor hot spot at Paris.
Q&A: Bryan Cheatham of ‘53X’
Friday, April 8, 2016
He wants his newest show at Paris to be a seductive night for couples and singles alike.
Q&A: Sean E. Cooper of ‘Fantasy’
Friday, April 1, 2016
He's been providing stellar comic relief in between the sexy acts for 14 years.
A boy from the Bronx follows his passion to Vegas
Friday, April 1, 2016
Jason Villafaña has found his dream job as general manager for Cabo Wabo Cantina.
General manager welcomes you inside Wolfgang Puck’s Cut
Friday, March 25, 2016
For Gianni Toffanello it's all about hospitality at the Palazzo steakhouse.
Model cocktail server brings her A-game
Friday, March 18, 2016
Out of hundreds that applied, Jessica Garcia scored a coveted spot at Hakkasan.
Bartender builds dream career at O’Sheas
Friday, March 11, 2016
James Hadhazy has been living the dream for the past 13 years.
Can you guess this bartender’s age? You won’t believe the answer
Friday, March 4, 2016
Don't let the young face fool you, Kirby Flores has a long, successful career at Bellagio.
Operations manager creates the ‘wow’ factor at Foundation Room
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
For Gabrielle Rivera it's all about the guest experience.
SLS nightlife and daylife director keeps the party going
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016
Nolan Lambertsen helps create the overall experience at SLS.
Rhumbar cocktail server creates a welcoming mood
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Monica Duldulao provides great service and great conversation at The Mirage hot spot.
LAX is a good time destination at Luxor
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
With a recent rejuvenation of the space and its programming, the club packs more fun into the party.
It’s all for the love of spirits for Monte Carlo mixologist
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Also the property's beverage manager, Philip Dow geeks out over anything alcohol.
The man behind the Mr. Chow culinary empire
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Talking with Michael Chow about his eponymous restaurants, including the new Caesars Palace location.
Spago general manager driven by a lifelong passion
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
For Lukas Pesek, it all started with a glass of wine.
35 Steaks & Martinis general manager welcomes you ‘home’
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Even after 30 years, Mario Gonzalez still finds excitement in the business of serving guests.
It’s all about sex, baby!
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
AVN expo and awards show returns to Las Vegas.

Little Tony’s manager is building on an already popular brand
Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
In addition to a great food menu, he's promoting the restaurant's burgeoning whisky collection.
The road from ‘Star Search’ to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
Restaurant manager Michelle Bautista is making all the right moves.
Javier’s offers a large menu of Mexican favorites
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
The Aria restaurant mixes tradition and innovation resulting in noteworthy recipes.
She’s got the smarts and the sexiness
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
The Bank at Bellagio's VIP cocktail server Amber Low is more than meets the eye.
A look ahead: What’s opening in 2016
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
The coming year in Las Vegas brings new experiences.
R5: Young and the restless
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
There’s no slowing down on the path to musical success for pop-rock group.
Beverage manager soaks up success in Sin City
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
Patrick Nothstine is relishing career at Caesars Palace.
General manager upholds a long culinary tradition
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Patrice Rozat is at the helm of the newly opened Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace.
Miracle Mile Shops: All your essentials under one roof
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
With 200 specialty stores, anyone can achieve hip, trendy design with the latest looks.
Bartender talks loyalty and longevity
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub’s David Correa joined the Rio 18 years ago.
Get into the holiday spirits
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
Venues pour out the cheer with specialty cocktails.
Have yourself a merry, merry Motown Christmas
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
Human Nature decks the halls this season with a spectacular holiday show at The Venetian.
General manager spurs on fun at PBR Rock Bar & Grill
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Matt Aldrich shows NFR folks how Vegas does country western.
No bull—Gilley’s Girl gives guests sweet service
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
Tiffany Scanga is part of the country fun at Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island.
Carnaval Court’s flair bartender shows guests a flipping good time
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Rene Garcia is one of the pioneers of flair at the long-running Harrah's bar.
Foundation Room in the right groove with eclectic menu and venue
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Enjoy a free-spirited feast while taking in breathtaking views of the city.

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