Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 | 8:59 p.m.
Living Magazine publisher, business magnate and bestselling author Martha Stewart is raving about the wedding at Wynn Las Vegas this month for her niece Sophie Herbert and her betrothed Dan Slater. He proposed on Thanksgiving and was due here for an online symposium. When Sophie decided to attend, too, family and friends said why not marry here.
Martha flew in for the nuptials and enjoyed a four-day vacation at the same time with dinners at Le Cirque in the Bellagio and Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore and a visit to “Le Reve -- the Dream” at the Wynn. Martha had Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, create an exciting plan with Wynn’s wedding planners.
Martha took photos for her blog and wrote, “It dawned on me that my Weddings magazine has never featured a Las Vegas wedding, so it was a fun idea. Rather than have a large and stressful wedding, why not just tie the knot in Vegas?
“It was a whirlwind couple of days. I have to thank everyone at Wynn for their gracious hospitality. Everything was perfect. It’s a great place for a wedding.”
Dan is the author of the bestseller “Love in the Time of Algorithms” about online dating. However, Sophie and he did not meet online!
PENN & TELLER’S 20TH: It’s now confirmed that the 20th anniversary performance of Penn & Teller’s Las Vegas shows will be celebrated Feb. 8 at The Rio. That’s when I’m predicting the official announcement of their six-year contract renewal will be made, as I previously reported.
TERRY FATOR’S RECORD: Singer and impressionist Terry Fator’s first DVD, “Live From Las Vegas,” has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as quadruple platinum; more than 400,000 units have been sold. “When we released the DVD, I had no idea how many it would sell,” Terry said. “I figured worst case it would be bought by immediate family, and I’d buy copies for the cast. This is really amazing.”
He’ll release a follow-up DVD, “Terry Fator: All Hits, No Lips” filmed in October. His new deal with The Mirage continues his headlining gig until at least 2016.
MICHAEL JORDAN RETURNS: Sports legend Michael Jordan returns his 12th annual golf tournament weekend to Aria for the third consecutive year April 4-7. Expect sports and entertainment stars during four days of golf and special events while raising money for several charities. More than $6 million has been raised since Michael began his efforts in 2001. Our beloved Opportunity Village will be one of this year’s four beneficiaries, and fans and celebrities will play at Shadow Creek.
Country artist Dustin Lynch was backstage to meet the cast of “Jersey Boys” at the Paris after giving them a standing ovation.
Soap opera star Jackie Zeman, who appeared on “General Hospital” for two decades, was at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay before watching “Jersey Boys,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Lady Gaga over the weekend.
The Rock is back at “WWE Monday Night Raw: The Road to Wrestlemania” at the Thomas & Mack Center, and Ric Flair prepares his daily robed walk through Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops.
Recycled Percussion kicks off its new headliner run at The Quad.
Comedians Ian Bagg and Jen Kober headline all week at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand.
And Swedish DJ duo Cazzette spin at XS in the Encore.
A rare and exclusive interview with “The Godfather” trilogy director Francis Ford Coppola at the Bellagio and stunning photo coverage of Nevada Ballet Theater’s Woman of the Year salute to Mitzi Gaynor still going strong and wickedly funny in her 80s. On Wednesday, a whirlwind day with chef Gordon Ramsay that would exhaust most people, but he’s tackling even more!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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With world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment, there's no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve—The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its breathtaking performances that conjure an imaginary world. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique shopping experience with stores including Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and spacious dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s signature nightclub, is situated along a private lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to some of the world’s most renown DJs.
Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.