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Category Archives: Nightlife

First Timers Guide to Vegas


On one of my first trips to Las Vegas a cab driver gave me some decent advice: “Remember,” she said with a half-smile, “a little Vegas goes a long way.” It’s not hard to get caught up in the energy of Vegas, as a friend of mine did when he averaged three hours of a sleep a night for the good part of a week. If you haven’t been to… Read More

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Downtown Vegas: Head Back to 1975


Contrary to public opinion, there is an excellent chance of actually surviving a day spent in downtown Vegas. This assumes, of course, that you are smart enough to not wander too far away from the two-block-long, traffic-free area that houses what the P.R. folks refer to as the Fremont Street Experience. Downtown’s 10 casinos have for a few decades now taken a back seat to the Strip’s glitzy properties, settling… Read More

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VillageFest: Where to be on Thursday Night


On any given day, downtown Palm Springs is both a shopper’s and food lover’s paradise, but on Thursday nights, Palm Canyon Drive transforms into a street fair where local artists, musicians and vendors create an exciting atmosphere to enjoy as night falls on the desert. With free admission, lively performers and vendors of all sorts, VillageFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. Although the night market begins at 6 p.m.,… Read More

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Palm Springs Best Happy Hour


Take an afternoon stroll through downtown Palm Springs and you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of happy hour signs and menus enticing you to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold one. While happy hour specials are plentiful, you’ll want to make sure you hit the best ones while you’re in town. Palm Springs restaurants and bars offer a little bit of everything for happy hour, from $2… Read More

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TMSK: Nightlife with a Decidedly Artistic Twist in Shanghai


The TMSK Restaurant & Bar in Shanghai is short for Tou Ming Si Kao, which means “transparent thinking.” From your first step into this exquisite place, it’s easy to see the transparency of the atmosphere the owners are trying to create. The bar is a gorgeous length of amazing art glass, lit from within. In fact, the entire place is softly lit and decorated with art glass, giving it a… Read More

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Seattle Grunge, Food and Nightlife: A Perfect Day 20 Years Later


I experienced Seattle through video and music magazines in my 20’s and 30’s. I heard this or someone told me that about what was happening with music in Seattle while living in Hollywood during the big hair band days.

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1949 Hidden City: Beijing’s Hippest New Spot


Today’s Beijing is an almost schizophrenic mish-mash of history and cutting-edge modernity; ancient culture and youthful energy; traditional customs and punk rock. Along with this new Beijing comes cool, creative places to see and be seen, where young hipsters hang out and party down.

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Little Italy Serving up Italian Food At It’s Best


With a reported 18,696 restaurants in Manhattan alone, deciding where to enjoy a meal in New York City is no easy task. But if Italian food is what you’re craving, the obvious answer is to head to Little Italy.

Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan known for its large population of Italians as well as the San Gennaro Festival-a large street fair held during the last two weeks of September and great Italian food. Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal Street is especially well known for its delicious Italian restaurants.

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The Ultimate Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway


No longer reserved for gamblers and wild bachelor parties, Las Vegas now has everything the female heart desires. Once considered a playground for groups of men, Las Vegas also offers a blissful escape from the daily grind for groups of women. According to statistics at, 50% of visitors to Vegas are women and 79% of Vegas visitors are married. That means more and more women are visiting Sin City for the ultimate girlfriend getaway.

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