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December 1, 2015

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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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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.
Bartender spreads the island vibes inside Lavo Casino Club
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Melody Hotta is all about bringing the aloha spirit to The Palazzo hot spot.
The Mob Museum tells the real story behind ‘Casino’
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
And guess what? The real story is almost more interesting than Scorsese's classic.
Carbone’s general manager wants you to feel like family
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Joe Banchero wants to elevate the fine-dining experience to new heights.
Las Vegas conjures up a ton of ghoulish fun on Halloween
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
From nightlife to attractions to music to theater, Sin City has got your holiday covered.
Wayne Newton’s stunning Casa de Shenandoah: There’s no place like home
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
No more imagining what it might look like. It's finally open to the general public.
General manager welcomes back Ghostbar Dayclub
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Cary Mano heads up another wild season of the daytime party at the Palms.
Lily Bar & Lounge VIP cocktail hostess makes every delivery fulfilling
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
Whether at work or in the community, Michelle Moya gives her all.
Calling all vegetarians
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
The are some unforgettable meat-free dishes in the city—it’s time to indulge.
Alibi’s bartender finds success in new career at Aria
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
Jennifer Elkhatib, goes from investment banker to banking on a happy future.
Planning on getting married in Las Vegas?
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
The city offers some pretty eclectic options for the ceremony.
Grape expectations at the Wine Amplified Festival
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Longtime Vegas event celebrates 10th anniversary with popular bands and delightful drink.
Bartender relishes his part in Hard Rock Hotel’s history
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Andy Soulia can tell you all the stories about the hotel’s famous Center Bar.
Music hall director keeps the House of Blues in harmony
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Griselda Torres makes sure each concert goes off without a hitch.
Keeping the Strip’s LGBT pool party colorful
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Consider Tia Connolly the official mascot of Temptation Sundays at Luxor.
Bound’s bartender is mixing some of the finest cocktails in the city
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Derek Crow makes the Cromwell's lobby bar a go-to spot for a classic experience.
Splash into watery wonderlands
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Keep summer’s fun in full swing with Las Vegas’ many pool options and amenities.
Keeping it cool with Vegas’ hottest milkshakes
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
When it comes to creating frosty treats, the Strip goes over the top.
Cocktail server hangs poolside with 50 Cent
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
For Kaile Justine it’s all in a day’s work at Foxtail Pool Club at SLS.
Model cocktail server seeks out adventure in both work and play
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Melanie Campoy dives right into fun nights at Omnia nightclub.
Beauty 101: Your guide to getting glammed up
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Before a night out on the town, check out these places for hair, nail and makeup glamour.
The Linq Pool offers a one-stop shop for summer fun and excitement
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
It doesn't matter whether you're there to relax or party—the facility offers amenities for every activity.
The power of the bikini for Moorea cocktail server
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Larissa Galford stays in shape for work but also for competition.
Behind the decks at SLS Las Vegas
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Get to know some of the DJs that have brought the party to the property.
Take a peek inside Nobu Hotel’s crowning jewel
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
Live the suite life inside the 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa.
Cocktail server soaks up her first Tao Beach season
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
On a whim, Gia Crimi lands one of the summer’s most coveted positions.
Bellagio’s Michael Mina creates a culinary adventure for many tastes
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
It's already one of the Strip's premier restaurants, and and it just keeps getting better.
Cocktail server is on point at Stratosphere’s pool club
Friday, July 24, 2015
Kristen Thomas goes from high kicks to high up at Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge.
LAX has the desired effect
Friday, July 17, 2015
After a redesign and new musical programming, the nightclub at Luxor delivers a memorable experience.
Cocktail server is a fireball of fun at Palms pool
Friday, July 17, 2015
For Maureen Dimalanta, it’s all about working hard and having fun.
Bartender keeps things brisk at Minus5 at Mandalay Bay
Friday, July 10, 2015
Michaela Lattin mixes the cocktails to keep you warm inside the ice bar.
Working at Vegas Indoor Skydiving is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle
Friday, July 3, 2015
Dave McMahan, head of business development, gets to play with one of the coolest toys ever.
Searsucker general manager brings passion to his dream job
Friday, June 26, 2015
For Robert Marino the new Caesars Palace restaurant is a perfect fit.
Server basks in beauty of Drai’s Beachclub
Friday, June 19, 2015
In rooftop pool environment, former speed skater gives guests first place for the day.
Clowning around at Circus Circus
Friday, June 19, 2015
A long tradition of performance art brings laughter and joy to all ages.
Bare pool’s cocktail server wants to show you a good time
Friday, June 12, 2015
Bianka Laska takes care of her guests by finding a common ground or common interest.
Energetic Armin van Buuren ready to rock Omnia nightclub
Friday, June 12, 2015
DJ also headlines this weekend at Electric Daisy Carnival
General manager lets passion for food shine
Friday, June 5, 2015
Erron Halen brings years of experience and love for the industry to Tom's Urban.
The Cult and Public Enemy join forces in Las Vegas
Friday, May 29, 2015
They were both musical icons in the '80s and now they're joining forces at the Hard Rock.
VIP cabana host finds the perfect fit poolside
Friday, May 29, 2015
Cara Hoyt brings the love during her first season at Green Valley Ranch resort.
Water world: Vegas’ dayclubs back for the season
Friday, May 22, 2015
Finding a good party is easy with Sin City's sun-soaked pool scene.
Daylight Beach Club VIP table hostess Victoria Tran more than meets the eye
Friday, May 22, 2015
It's her first season at the Mandalay Bay dayclub, and Tran considers every guest her friend for the day.
General manager shares in the history of Old Homestead Steakhouse
Friday, May 15, 2015
At Caesars Palace outpost, Gary Nelson upholds the New York City eatery's high standards for meat.
House-music pioneer Erick Morillo talks shop
Friday, May 15, 2015
DJ goes deep into the conversation on his genre of music—past, present and future.
For Revolver bartender, it’s all about love of country
Friday, May 8, 2015
Tourists and locals alike turn on to music and dancing scene at Santa Fe Station.
Mariah Carey back in the spotlight for highly anticipated Vegas residency
Friday, May 8, 2015
The ever-evolving diva has more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist.
Britney Spears superfan makes a Vegas pilgrimage for her idol
Friday, May 1, 2015
Karis Burns wanted a piece of the singer. Miracle Mile Shops had just the store.
Hairstylist Jennifer Pollock performs the magical Seven-Brush Blowout
Friday, April 24, 2015
Recharge Salon at Palms offers the gorgeous hairstyle that transforms over three days.

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