Author Archives: Dan Renzi

Check Out Downtown Las Vegas, Another World Beyond The Strip

Jul 28, 2016 by
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Check Out Downtown Las Vegas, Another World Beyond The Strip

Glitzy, campy, and entirely more relaxed than The Strip, Downtown Las Vegas is the “real” Las Vegas. A mile or two north of The Strip is another world, where the casinos are smaller, the pace is easier to follow, and feel …

2 Dollar Clothing Store Is WeHo’s Best-Kept Shopping Secret

Nov 28, 2015 by
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Do not be fooled by the 2 Dollar Clothing Store‘s name. This is not one of those infamous discount stores in a strip mall, filled with cheap T-shirts hanging alongside an incongruous assortment of depressing (although sometimes necessary for life) …

Palms Place Hotel: Las Vegas Luxury For Less

Nov 22, 2015 by
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Las Vegas is marketed heavily as a hotspot for LGBT conventions, in the hopes of bringing in big groups of visitors who appreciate luxury and will spend top dollar to have a good time (translation: gay men). Whether it be …

Check Out Downtown Las Vegas, Another World Beyond The Strip

Oct 21, 2015 by
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Glitzy, a little tawdry, and entirely more relaxed than the casino fortresses of The Strip, Downtown is the “real” Las Vegas. Downtown is another world, where the casinos are smaller, the pace is easier to follow, and feel is more …

Mustache Mondays, L.A.’s Hottest Monday Night Party, Moves Up In Downtown

Oct 20, 2015 by
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The gay invasion of DTLA continues, although this time it is more like a move up than just a move in. Mustache Mondays, the long-running Monday night party hosted by Nacho Nava, has ditched its rough-around-the-edges digs at La Cita, …

Five Questions And Answers About The Magic Castle In Hollywood

Oct 06, 2015 by
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1) What is the Magic Castle? The Magic Castle (photo above) is a private club in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., for the purpose of celebrating the art of magic. The “castle” is on Franklin Blvd., just north …

Diary Of A Bad Date, But An Amazing Meal, At Otto Pizzeria in Las Vegas

Oct 01, 2015 by
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The Scene: Otto Pizzeria and Enoteca, a restaurant in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, one of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas. Otto is operated by B&B Hospitality, an enterprise owned by celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, and Lidia’s son …