Monday, July 21, 2014 | 9:56 p.m.
As Robin Leach arrives for his regular annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy — he also visited Lake Como and Lake Maggiore this year — many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom. We continue today with David Furnish, creative director of the new champagne lounge Fizz at Caesars Palace and Sir Elton John’s partner.
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams … at Fizz! Robin Leach is known throughout the world for his fabulous saying, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!”
It’s only fitting now that I fill in for my friend while he is on vacation because with my gorgeous new champagne lounge, Fizz at Caesars Palace, we are fulfilling champagne wishes and caviar dreams every day.
Having just celebrated our grand opening in March along with Sir Elton John’s 67th birthday, Fizz is a luxurious new oasis on the Las Vegas Strip.
Many of our good friends came to join us, including Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, David Spade, Quincy Jones, Brandon Flowers, Britt Ekland, Matt Lauer, The Band Perry, Kevin Farley, Nicolas Cage and, of course, our dear friend Robin.
We toasted with champagne, dined and danced — it was truly a night to remember.
Todd-Avery Lenahan of Tal Studio designed Fizz to make you feel like you are swimming in a champagne glass, and as creative director of Fizz, I wanted to bring a touch of rock-and-roll decadence to the atmosphere.
Dozens of photographs from our personal collection line the walls of Fizz, making every guest feel like they are hanging out at an exclusive private party. One of David LaChappelle’s most famous photographs is a nude of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, which is situated above the Owner’s Table upstairs.
It’s always a conversation piece, especially over champagne. We have five of his photographs on display at Fizz, including one of Elton with Elizabeth Taylor, which has always been a personal favorite.
We have photographs by Lee Friedlander, whose work is uniquely American in its focus on classic jazz performers through his inspiration by Charlie Parker’s music. There are works by French photographer Guy Bourdin, Brit David Bailey and several more.
I would like to invite everyone to Fizz to enjoy the collection. It’s a part of me that is with Fizz all of the time, as well as something that makes Fizz part of a truly unforgettable Las Vegas experience.
Have a glass of champagne, bites created by our own personal chef, Gauthier Bialek, and some caviar. Let us treat you like a rock star. Cheers!
Fizz is open daily starting at 5 p.m. For table reservations and VIP bottle service, call (702) 776-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out FizzLV.com. and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FizzLasVegas and Twitter @FizzLasVegas.
Check out our other guest columns today from three cast members of “Mamma Mia!” at Tropicana, and on Tuesday get ready for the beautiful Tracey Gittins from “Fantasy” at the Luxor, the show’s comedian impressionist Sean E. Cooper and “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s” Amy Newmark.
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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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.