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House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how deep my love runs for fragrance brand House of CREED.

My love affair with the brand began a few years ago when I was introduced to Aventus.

It is a scent created for men but I am drawn to more masculine scents and don’t really pay attention to “his” and “hers”, I wear what I like.

Aventus is totally captivating and of course because it’s CREED there is a story behind it.  Aventus, was inspired by the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.  When creating the scent Oliver CREED sourced ingredients that had a connection to the emperor. He used birch of Louisiana, a state that was once ruled by Napoleon and blackcurrant from the Mediterranean island of Corsica – Napoleon’s place of birth.  The scent opens slightly sweet and fresh with apple and pineapple that later develops into pleasantly woody notes with a hint of vanilla.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the brand here is the Cliff Notes version:

The House of Creed is a seven-generation family of fine perfume makers. Their processes are age old and The House of Creed is the only fragrance house to rely on a 4,000-year old infusion technique to capture the highest concentration of natural essential oils.

It all began in 1760 when James Henry Creed began as a custom tailor and leather goods maker to the English Royal Court, The House of Creed turned perfumer in 1780 when King George III—enamored by a pair of Creed scented gloves—commissioned Creed’s first royal fragrance: a rich mix of mandarin, ambergris and sandalwood, christened Royal English Leather.

Now that you are all caught up, I have exciting news.  CREED has relocated and reimagined their Las Vegas Boutique inside the Forum Shops in Las Vegas into an enchanting new fragrance wonderland  which boasts a total of 1,381 square feet –the brand’s largest boutique in North America.

The new location is the first to house a private VIP room for top clients. Catering to global fragrance connoisseurs who love travel and appreciate artisanal scents, this new boutique immerses guests in the world of Creed with an open concept, exclusive product offerings available only at the boutique and is complete colorful, one-of-a-kind abstract paintings by Sixth Generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed.

Stop in, check it out and give a few fragrances a spritz, you will fall in love!

House of CREED’s new boutique is located inside the Forum Shops near John Hardy.

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

CREED Boutique

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

House of CREED Opens New Boutique in Las Vegas

 

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Well, we are getting down to it.  Christmas is just a few days away and Hanukkah is about to begin!

By now you are down to the wire on gift gathering and may be out of ideas.  Take a deep breath and start scrolling-  I have some AMAZING gift ideas that you can get right here in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops- no shipping deadline involved!

A little something for everyone on your list from Gifts for Good to Gifts with Whimsy, Gifts with Edge and Gifts that are Chic.

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

John Hardy- Gifts for Good

John Hardy is one of the hottest, most talked about fashion jewelry designers today…and not just because he creates beautiful pieces. But also, the background of his company is really one-of-a-kind.

Sustainable, environmentally friendly (they use 100% reclaimed silver) and one of the most heart-felt truly caring companies around John Hardy’s inspiration comes from one of the most beautiful, serene places in the world- Bali. His love of the Balinese people and community has been the basis of the jewelry empire. Not only does the company consistently look to innovate with designs, they are also always thinking of ways to give back to the community. By creating programs like Jobs For Life and “Wear bamboo, plant bamboo,” John Hardy has established itsself as one of the most humanitarian companies around.

They have a totally innovative program called “Jobs For Life”. Through this program, they collaborates with local orphanages to create employment opportunities for children, especially girls. John Hardy pays for students’ school fees from the last two years of high school and provides them with an apprenticeship at the John Hardy Bali compound. They work to develop good health care benefits for employs and allows a rare opportunity for women to work from home. The goal of this program is to support severely disadvantaged Balinese children whose families did not have the means to feed, house or support them through school with the hope that they will truly find a “job for life” at John Hardy.

All that PLUS the jewelry is absolutely exquisite- all hand made in Bali makes John Hardy a gift that is truly from the heart this season.

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Altar’d State- Gifts with Whimsy

Altar’d State is brand new to Las Vegas.  Nestled inside one of the most beautiful boutiques I have ever seen, this two story house of wonders hosts everything from apparel to home, baby and pet gifts that are packed full of wit and wonder!  Seriously, I left with two bags of gifts including this oh-so-cute pillow below.

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Psycho Bunny- Gifts with Edge

If you are looking for something unique, edgy and full of color look no further than Psycho Bunny. This fun contemporary golf and lifestyle brand offers both mens and boys clothing and accessories.

All clothing is made from pima cotton in Peru with luxury detailing like mother of pearl buttons and embroidered with the Psycho Bunny logo, a maniacal-looking rabbit over skull and bones insignia.  Tongue in cheek details like contrast collars and unexpected patterns make for a gift that is totally unforgettable.

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Coach Gifts- that are Chic

OK you all know of my renewed love for Coach, each season it just keeps getting better and better.

For the Holidays Coach has released the Horse and Carriage Collection. Nostalgic and new—the beloved Coach motif just became a pattern… and it’s Ah-mazing.

The signature Horse & Carriage motif was first introduced in the 1950s and the new bags reimagine it in the form of cool, colorful patterns.

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Holiday Gift Ideas

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Last week myself and 7 of Las Vegas’ top Influencers/Bloggers were hosted by the Forum Shops at Caesars for a Spring shopping tour.

One of my favorite things to do is to meet up with other bloggers to share insights, chat about how much we all hate algorithms (lol), have a few cocktails and of course SHOP- everything really is better with friends right!  If you follow me on Instagram you saw snippets of our tour in my stories but now it’s time for the main event.

We dubbed this “the Champagne Campaign” because there was yummy Champagne and Mimosa’s at every stop!

First up was Rimowa.  A leader in technology, known for their light and strong grooved luggage, this iconic German company was the first to use aluminum and then in later years polycarbonate in its designs. They also pioneers the use of the patented, ball bearing-mounted Multiwheel system. With it, even heavy cases can be turned and rotated effortlessly in any direction.

Seriously these babies wheel around like a dream!  I was amazed at how easy it was to maneuver this suitcase even in a tight space.  I am constantly dragging suitcases around packed full of wardrobe and struggling with them- unable to turn and always them tipping over- pulling this baby was like going from driving a 15 passenger van to a sleek sports car!  From Flintstones to Jetsons…..I know what my next investment piece will be!

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Rimowa has these fun  sticker books- and a wall of cool stickers like the Las Vegas one on the suitcase above that let you customize and add some flair to your piece.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

They set our group loose with the stickers to decorate a piece and this was our creation…….

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Next up was Club Monaco.  I have been a HUGE fan of Club Monaco for decades but we never had one here in Las Vegas until recently!

Known for its thoughtfully designed, purposeful collections featuring relevant, wearable pieces, fine fabrics and exceptional fits this high street retailer offers luxe pieces at affordable prices.

The Spring 2019 Club Monaco Collection is called “Breath of Fresh Air” which focuses on breezy dresses, lightweight knitwear and feather light fabrics. A color palette of ocean greens and tranquil blues works perfectly for the spring season.

I’ve been all-in on neutrals lately and Club Monaco serves it up in glorious waves!  You saw the GORGEOUS ocean-hued dress I got at this event in my OOTD last week. I can’t even explain how luxe the fabric feels- you really need to pop into the store and touch it for yourself.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Onto Robert Graham.

Robert Graham is all about COLOR.  Their instantly identifiable shirts crafted with unique garment-making techniques and complex textile patterns are the top choice of men who like a little eclectic pop to their look but did you know they launched a WOMENS collection … and that it’s so dang amazing.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

My jaw dropped when I saw this collection.  I had no idea Robert Graham had even launched a womens collection! The patterns, the colors, the prints!  My print mixing loving self was in heaven.

The collection includes, wrap dresses, tailored shirts, jackets, kimono tops, palazzo pants, shorts and fun Hawaiian style camp shirts in tropical colors and textures with boldly adventurous patterns and classic yet unexpected twists.  Its the perfect blending of a feminine viewpoint with the spirit, color and charismatic style that defines Robert Graham.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

I was totally obsessed with the womens collection but these mens swim trucks were also a standout for me.

When you first look at them they are sold but once they get wet they reveal a spray paint wall graffiti print with the RG logo.  So fun!

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Our next stop was the brand new Ray Ban boutique.

Oh Ray Ban, how I love you.  You have been with me for decades…..

Ray Ban is a classic.  We have all owned or currently own at least one pair of these iconic sunnies BUT I have breaking news- you can get your prescription glasses AT RAY BAN NOW!

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

The Forum Shops Ray Ban Boutique can build your prescription glasses for you in store!

Bring your prescription with you, select the type of lens you want, then your frames, whatever tech you want included (HD Vision, UV Protection or Blue Light Filter) and they will craft them for you! They even accept most insurance!  YAAS!

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

I didn’t have my prescription with me but I’m going back for these frames!  So cute right!

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

We wrapped the tour up at one of my favorite dining spots, Sushi Roku who just launched a VEGAN OMAKASE Menu- yes my Vegan friends you can have a four course Omakase VEGAN meal at Sushi Roku and it’s delish.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

We sampled the yummy Vegan menu which I really enjoyed.  It was light but totally filling, satisfying and packed full of flavor.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

Then we were treated to a Sushi making class by Sushi Roku’s Head Sushi Chef where we learned the secret to great sushi is using Japanese rice- which is grown in California lol.  Japanese rice has a short polish grain which is what makes it perfect for sushi.

Forum Shops Spring Blogger Event Recap

This event was one of the most amazing whirl-wind tours I have ever been on. Thank you so much to The Forum Shops for putting together such a fun series of activities!

Did you discover something new in this post?  What will be your next stop at The Forum Shops?

Morgan Miller: The Queen of Sole

Walking through the  Forum Shops in Las Vegas I stumbled upon something magical happening in a store window. 

Time seemed to stop as I stood mesmerized by what I saw.  Two cobblers expertly crafting beautiful shoes with grace and ease.  What was this wonderful emporium?  I had to go inside! 

I grabbed the first person I saw and screamed “What is this place?”  She told me it was Morgan Miller, where you could design YOUR OWN SHOES and the cobblers would make them for you while you wait.

Whaaaaat?  How did I not know about this place!  It was a fashionista’s Disneyland!

After my in store shoe-phoria I had to know more so I went straight to the source; Miami-based designer Morgan Miller- The Queen of Sole to get the skinny on my Shoe-tacular discovery!

Q: What inspired you to invent this brilliant concept?

MM: Growing up in the fashion business, I was always very exposed to the on-goings in the fashion world through my father. While traveling to Italy with him when I was six,  I had a pair of Capri-style sandals crafted on my feet. That experience inspired  and motivated me and when I graduated college I started to develop my concept where we offer instant customization and design for all different types of shoes. We opened our first store in 06 in South Beach.  (Millers father manufactured for such luxury brands as Gucci, Canali and Zilli.  As a child she often accompanied him to fashion weeks and trade shows around the world.)

Q: Walk me through the process.  What happens when you step into a Morgan Miller store?

MM: You choose your soles, straps and accessories and our couture cobblers craft them to your feet while you wait. Soles span from flats to wedges to kitten heels and even stilettos.
Straps can be anything from denim to leather of all treatments_ perforated, metallic, paralyzed, stamped and embossed. And we specialize in exotics- anything from lizard, python, ostrich to American alligator.
Buckles and accessories are anything from a simple bamboo ring to as bling as a Swarovski buckle.

Q:  I styled a fashion layout recently and we had Morgan Miller cobblers create some shoes for our shoot.  The model told me they were the most comfortable shoes she had EVER worn.  She couldn’t wait to get the other shoes from the shoot off and get back into the Morgan Miller’s.  Why are they so comfortable?

MM: They are fit specially to your feet, no one else’s and  we have a padding option that creates a very comfortable feeling as well.

Q: What is the average price of a pair of Morgan Miller shoes?

MM: From $150 to over $1000 depending on how you embellish and how creative you get!

Q: What are the benefits to designing your own shoe?

MM: You will have bragging rights to your own pair of shoes that no one else has.

Q: What is your advice to women when they come in to create a shoes for themselves?

MM: To get creative bring in your outfit that you need to create shoes for… Be yourself and design something that you can’t find in conventional shoe stores!

With locations in South Beach and Las Vegas you can visit  stores on both coasts!

TIP: A gift card from Morgan Miller is THE perfect present for the finicky fashionista!  She will ooh and awe at what a discovery you have made!

Morgan Miller gives every Fashion Dreamer the opportunity to be their own “Christian Louboutin”.  With MM your shoes will never be too tight, too small or the same as anyone else’s ever again!  They will be as unique as YOU!

(above: the amazing shoes Morgan Miller Cobblers created for Holiday Fashion Layout in Vegas Player Magazine  see them in the November issue)

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Morgan Miller has a special treat for my readers!  Click on the image below, print it and bring it into a Morgan Miller location to receive $25 off a pair of shoes!  Have fun designing!

Halloween Couture! Check this out these Freaky Fashions from the IADT students at Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas! 

International Academy of Design & Technology presents their annual Halloween Couture Show at Fashion Show-Las Vegas on October 30, 2010. The runway show starts at 2pm. Students from IADT’s Fashion Design program will present their expressive and creative Halloween-inspired fashions. Fashions will also be on display in the Great Hall at Fashion Show Mall from October 25 – 28. For more information about the show or IADT’s Fashion Design classes, visit www.iadtvegas.com.

The winner of Last weeks giveaway is Adrina!  Congrats!