Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | 10 a.m.
Socialite and fashion designer Nicky Hilton celebrated her milestone 30th birthday with a weekend in Las Vegas organized by (older) sister Paris Hilton. The blonde bombshells started with dinner at Andrea’s in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Saturday night before moving to nearby XS, where they partied Friday and Saturday nights, the actual evening of Hilton’s Big 3-0.
The party of eight at Andrea’s included Paris’ boyfriend River Viiperi and childhood friend Brandon Davis, and the group enjoyed executive chef Joseph Elevado’s Hamachi sudachi, Wagyu tataki, sashimi, crispy tuna, shrimp and burdock, special cucumber and rainbow rolls, New York strip steaks, sea bass, miso cod and wok-fried broccoli. They were hungry before a night of clubbing.
Hilton enjoyed her meal with chopsticks inscribed with a personalized welcome and birthday wishes. The drinks of choice: Grey Goose cocktails, Patron, Makers Mark and Jagermeister. The birthday girl, seen cuddling with an unidentified man, was presented with a birthday cake, which the table devoured, before heading out at 1 a.m. Sunday.
The blond-bombshell sisters were the center of attention when they arrived at XS, as the model staff lined the nightclub’s gold staircase as the siblings and their group walked to their VIP table on the dance floor. Nicky was greeted with a four-tier birthday cake decorated in a Chanel theme with diamonds, pearls and lace. The group danced into the wee hours of the morning, moving from their dance-floor table to the main stage as DJ Eric Prydz spun.
Paris shared via Instagram that she recovered Sunday by hitting the adjoining Wynn Las Vegas’ slots on the casino floor before heading back to L.A.
Thanks to Aaron Garcia for his photographs at Andrea’s and Danny Mahoney for his photographs at XS.
The sisters kicked off the birthday weekend with friends Friday night at the Bank in Bellagio. Later in the night, Paris headed to Light at Mandalay Bay with Davis. Hilton was so impressed with headliner Zedd that she filmed him almost the entire time she was there.
Also at Andrea’s over the weekend: Tyra Banks with John Redmann, former “Tyra” and current “The Talk” executive producer. The duo shared pot stickers, crispy tuna, miso black cod, eggplant miso, wok-fried broccoli and cheesecake bites for dessert, then headed to the adjoining Surrender for Dutch EDM duo Showtek’s set.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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