Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 | 4:26 p.m.
Hotel mogul Steve Wynn and his wife Andrea will host a glittering, all-star turnout for her new Asian restaurant Andrea’s in the Encore on Wednesday night.
Our beloved “Pawn Stars” stars Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell will rub shoulders with supermodel and 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Kate Upton, “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene, “Extra” host Maria Menounos, actress and model Stacy Keibler, actress Krysten Ritter and local darlings Holly Madison, Arianny Celeste and Claire Sinclair all walking the red carpet.
“The Lord of the Rings” actor Elijah Wood is the guest DJ. Stacy’s significant other, George Clooney, launched his tequila Casamigos at Andrea’s last week.
COLD SNAPS: I can’t believe that I’m filming an “Absinthe” spoof video in the freezing weather at Caesars Palace today as tourists snap photos of the frozen fountains. We’re re-creating the opening of the erotic, acrobatic circus show with a red-carpet procession of its performers.
It’s a short Strip Scribbles today as I just returned from San Francisco filming “Cook Taste Eat” with chef Michael Mina; it was just as cold there! Michael has agreed to throw his 20-course Gamut dinner that’s winning raves in the Bay Area at his restaurant in the Bellagio and will be here next week to plan.
DJ BATTLE: Top global DJs are battling for the title of Red Bull Thre3style National Champion. Although the world finals aren’t until December in Toronto, the first sub qualifier is tonight at Lavo in the Palazzo. DJ Hollywood hosts, and local competitors include Ikon, Mark Stylz, Karma, Scene and C-LA.
Meanwhile, rapper T-Pain has been named resident DJ at Haze in Aria and debuts Jan. 26.
‘COUNTRY’ TRIBUTE: “Country Superstars” has moved to V Theater at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, and each show will feature four tribute performances with a rotating cast saluting Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson and more.
ACE OF CAKES: The Food Network star Duff “The Ace of Cakes” Goldman leads an adult-cake decorating class for Las Vegas Food University at Caesars in March.
Singer Keri Hilson flew in from Thailand and dined at Yellowtail in the Bellagio before performing at nearby Bank. Also at Yellowtail and The Bank: Jayceon Taylor, aka The Game, who arrived on his custom tour bus with wife Tiffany and 30 friends.
2013 Miss America Pageant co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet of “Dancing With the Stars” and family dined at Fix in the Bellagio after the telecast; she enjoyed lobster tacos and a Grey Goose martini.
Her co-host Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor” joined Luke Goss to watch twin brother Matt Goss at Caesars.
MTV stars Beau Mirchoff and Brett Davern, now filming Season 3 of “Awkward,” watched “Fantasy” at the Luxor.
Lost Angels celebrates its first anniversary at Hyde Bellagio with a late-night set from EC Twins.
Season 1 “American Idol” host and comedian Brian Dunkleman headlines at Harrah’s Improv through Sunday.
And Down, Warbeast and Honky play Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip.
Our interview with porn princess Jesse Jane as she arrives for the 2013 AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel that she’s co-hosting with Asa Akira.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.