Archive | September, 2010

Our Mini Restaurant Guide—5 Hot Eateries In Vegas

21 Sep

1. Atelier de Joël Robuchon

French cooking maestro (aka “Chef of the Century”) Robuchon has two restaurants at the MGM Grand – his eponymous upscale eatery, Joël Robuchon, and the less expensive – but equally exquisite – Atelier, which offers the same gorgeous French cuisine with a more casual atmosphere (you can peer into the open kitchen from the counter while you eat). Try the tasting menu for $155 a person or opt for à la carte selections like fresh meat and fish. C’est truly magnifique!

Atelier de Joël Robuchon

MGM Grand; 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-891-7925


2. Burger Bar

There’s no better find than a great burger joint, and Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar offers a relaxed dining experience with custom-made gourmet burgers (with beef, buffalo, turkey, vegetarian, and vegan patty options) starting at $8.25. Go posh with the $60 Rossini burger (Kobe beef, foie gras, shaved truffles), try the Surf & Turf burger with grilled lobster and Black Angus and even indulge in a burger for dessert – choose from chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, or cream cheesecake.

Burger Bar

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place at Mandalay Bay; 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-632-9364


3. Alex

For freshly sourced seasonal and organic fare, look no further than Alex, where you can indulge in tasty dishes while enjoying an opulent culinary experience, starting with your entrance into the dining room via a sweeping downward staircase. In addition to winning accolades for French-Italian style dishes like roasted scallops with asparagus, pink grapefruit and sea urchin, and prawns with yellow squash and zucchini blossoms, don’t miss out on the spectacular wine list, which has over 950 bottles on offer. Choose from the 5-course tasting menu ($195) or 3-course prix-fixe selection ($145).

Alex

Wynn Las Vegas; 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-248-3463


4. Koi Las Vegas

West Coast influences combined with Japanese cuisine and Asian-inspired décor are what you’ll find at this restaurant and lounge. In addition to a great sushi selection with plenty of signature rolls, highlights include Kobe Beef filet mignon toban-yaki, Yellowtail carpaccio with grapeseed oil, ponzu and wasabi tobi, and Miso-bronzed black cod with seasonal vegetables. After dinner, relax and sip cocktails in the lounge before getting ready for a night on the town.

Koi Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino; 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-454-4555


5. Stripsteak

Feast on modern American fare at Michael Mina’s Mandalay Bay outpost. From shellfish and caviar to a meat lover’s paradise (an 18 oz. rib-eye, a 30 oz. Porterhouse and a 16 oz. Kansas City Strip are just a few of the options on offer), there are also great side dishes to accessorize your mains, from a potato purée trio to bacon creamed spinach and mac-and-cheese. Mains from $22.

Stripsteak

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-632-7414

TV Night! Watch “Arrested Development” At The Knitting Factory In Brooklyn

20 Sep

Grab the blue paint and don your favorite pair of 7FAM cut-offs for a night with the very awesome Bluth Family at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Watch the best episodes from Arrested Development Season Three while snacking on free frozen bananas and listening to live music from The Nevernudes. Die-hard fans should come back the following week for Season Three highlights…we’ll definitely be there.

Monday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn Front Bar
361 Metropolitan Avenue; Brooklyn

Bikes and Body Art: The 25th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Show

17 Sep

Rev up your Harley and check out the body ink on display at the 25th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Show this Sunday. Watch contortionists and sideshow performers in the afternoon, before seeing who snags the prizes for best bikes and tats. Leather is a must, so cover-up with our must-have light-n-luxe jacket.

Sunday, September 19
Sideshow tickets: $7.50
Noon to 10 p.m.
Coney Island
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

See “The Art of Dee Dee Ramone” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

16 Sep

Wanna get sedated this weekend? Head to L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus gallery for the opening exhibition party for “The Art of Dee Dee Ramone,” featuring over 30 original artworks created by the punk legend. Vintage images of the rocker will also be available for purchase, while special guests will be on hand to reflect on the life and music of the late bassist and songwriter…who, by the way, had the most amazing hair EVER.

“The Art of Dee Dee Ramone”
September 18-26 (opening reception: Saturday, September 18, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.)
La Luz de Jesus Gallery; 4633 Hollywood Boulevard ; Los Angeles; 323-666-7667

Stylish Snaps From Our Party With Interview At Clic Gallery

15 Sep

Last night, the city was a-buzz with Fashion Week parties, so we wanted to switch it up and inject a little art amid the frock fetes. To get into the creative groove, we teamed up with Interview magazine to host a reception for “Andy Dandy,” the Hilton Brothers’ latest exhibition, at Soho’s uber-edgy Clic Gallery. The show, which runs until October 3, features Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg’s photographs—Marko’s stark, black-and-white, pics of Andy Warhol in gender-bender poses,  contrasted with Solberg’s stunning shots of live flowers. The diptychs were as gorg as the crowd—who mingled with the crazily dressed artists, sipped some strong vodka, and took a break from the runway.

Until October 3, Clic Gallery, 255 Centre Street (at Broome Street); 212-219-9308

Winter Preview! 4 New 7 Footwear Styles To Start Pining For

14 Sep
Though we’re still enjoying the last of our sunny sandal-wearing days (at least over here on the East Coast!), we’re still getting ourselves geared up for all the wantable shoe styles to come from 7 For All Mankind this winter. Among our favorites to add to our wishlist: The Rogue ($235), a gorgeous leather bootie-sandal hybrid on a sturdy platform heel. The Gus ($220), a funky fold-over bootie with a wonderfully wearable heel. The Margot (above, $195), a little suede jazz shoe in the perfect pinky-red (we’re obsessed!).  And the Rhett ($220), the ultimate strappy high heel we can’t wait to wear with some cozy tights. Though these styles won’t be available for a bit, we’re already factoring them into our winter wardrobe lineup. We suggest you do the same!
Above, The Rogue
Above, The Rhett
Above, The Gus

Miley Cyrus Rocks The Roxanne To Perfection

14 Sep
We recently got wind of this snap of singer/actress/entertainer extraordinaire Miley Cyrus sporting our Roxanne jeans, and we love the laid-back look. This slim-fitting classic is the perfect specimen for DIYing with your own slashes and shreds (just like Miley). Try them for fall with your best beat-up combats or a pair of treaded platforms for a more dressed-up denim look.

Faster, Faster! See “Automotivated” At The Petersen Automotive Museum Now

13 Sep

Sleek automobiles meet stylish apparel in “Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles” at the Petersen Automotive Exhibition in Los Angeles, a show that explores the relationship between two of our favorite luxuries, cars and clothes. You’ll find fashions by Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Chanel alongside retro 1930s cars you’d look fabulous in while cruising around.

“Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles”

Through January 23, 2011

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax); Los Angeles

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Bottoms Up! The New Trouser Tops Our Shopping List For Fall

13 Sep

For 10 years, we’ve been perfecting the art of the jean, so we think that our long denim education will serve us well in our newest fixation for fall: The Trouser (the star of the show for FNO). But not just one trouser. We’ve got cool cuts for every girl and every shape, from low-rise to a tailored wide-leg. And whether you’re doing some Sunday lounging or have a date with a dirty martini, we’ve got you covered—with over 14 styles, there’s no occasion where you can’t wear our trousers.

Here are three pairs fashioned for heavy rotation this fall (from left).

1. Georgia Trouser: We’re in love with the high-waist and super wide-leg fit (so ’70s in a good way!).

2. Miller Trouser: We think this sexy low-rise pair will take the top-spot in your closet for Date Night.

3. Pleated Trouser: We’re taking our new 4-pocket trouser and adding tailored front pleating, a double-buttoned closure, and a rolled hem for a cutting-edge look we think will work great in the boardroom or the bar.

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out 7 Style Tonight!

10 Sep

We’re so amped about Fashion’s Night Out, we’re renaming it Trouser’s Night Out! We can’t think of a better way to party tonight then sneaking a peek at all of our awesome new trouser styles—accompanied by music, and champers, of course. Plus, savvy shoppers will get on-the-spot hemming by Denim Therapy, uber-glam makeovers from the gurus at Tarte Cosmetics, and special prezzies with any purchase. Come party with us as we put a denim spin on this year’s festivities—just don’t blame us if your head is spinning in the A.M. too!

NYC: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at our Bleecker, Soho, and Flatiron boutiques.

LA: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at our Roberston and Century City stores.

But, don’t worry, even if you don’t call LA or NYC your home, you can still get  FNO-ed right!

Stop by for some bubbly and serious shopping from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

King Of Prussia
Kierland Commons
Garden State Plaza
Palazzo in Las Vegas
Fashion Island
Houston Galleria
Aventura
Northpark