Yearly Archives: 2010

NU Sanctuary hosted REMIX, the brainchild of DJs Starlene and Steffon of Sound Fusion Entertainment, and those kids know how to throw a party. Arlene and Steffon grew their roots as club DJs so this wasn’t new turf for them. Celebrating NU Sanctuary Nightlife Bartenders: Brannon, Maher, & Kushal, they spun to a full house with partial proceeds being donated to Wish Upon a Wedding. Thanks to Adam and Cymbra of Artistic Imaging for grabbing some very cool people photos and Enchanted Florist for the awesome decor.

The night was loud to say the least, but everyone had a great time – how could you not? With DJ Steffon, DJ Starlene, DJ Chuck Fader, The Tunay Ink Break Dancing Crew and the loud and dangerous 51Fifty. It was madness, but for a great cause!

Thanks to everyone who came out!











For the second year, Dawn and Annette of Couture Bride gave away wedding dresses to active duty military personnel and those who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veteran’s Day started early as girls showed up at 11:30 the previous night to claim a spot and the chance for one of the many gorgeous dresses. The pre-dawn hours had a line of anxious brides waiting, with temperatures in the low 40s, they wrapped up in blankets, heavy coats and hoods and hugging warm cups of coffee or hot chocolate.

Swanky sounds were spun live by ultra DJs Arlene and DJ Steffon of Sound Fusion Entertainment, Live media coverage was provided by Channels 5 and 8 of Las Vegas, Michelle Lettieri of Springs Preserve was on hand to help the brides pick out dresses, there was a candy buffet by Erin of For The Love of Candy, and Orange Soda was on hand to capture the happy faces.

Everyone had a great time, dozens of dresses were given away and that means happy brides – something we all love.

Serena and Wayne came all the way to sunny Las Vegas from Australia and the best man and maid of honor came from Dubai – it may have been a small wedding but had no shortage of fun or laughter. We immediately felt like family with the super fun chemistry of the group.

Serena was just gorgeous, those eyes are magnetic!

The day wasn’t complete without some jumping on the bed.

A day on the dry lake bed is always fun, but add in super duo Stephanie and Jason with their high octane lifestyle and a bit of throttle and you have a party for two. They met when Jason was racing dirt bikes and Stephanie was hanging out at the track so it seemed like a trip to Jean was in order. A bit of dirty pants, knobby tires, the rugged looks of Jason and the glowing live-wire that is Stephanie made for an unforgettable day! Their wedding will be even more fun so stay tuned!

Best known as the frontman, vocalist, and keyboardist of Las Vegas own The Killers, we were more than happy to hang out and grab some photos from his practice sessions just days before his first sold out solo show at the Las Vegas Hilton’s Shimmer Lounge. Rumor is we’re less than a month away before his new solo release, Flamingo hits the shelves and iPods everywhere.

When it’s you, your wife and one other person as the only audience to to a private show by Brandon Flowers and his band, how can you not love the idea? We sat through the whole set, just us three and without the tension leading up to the show, lighting, or a large crowd it was probably better than that first show – at least for me. Brandon is a very shy person by nature and talking to him you pick up on that right away, but put a microphone in his hand and the man has something to say and he says it loud.

We had a chance to ask him why, given the obvious Las Vegas reference, why he chose the title for his first solo release. Flamingo is a tribute to Flamingo Road, where according to him many life changing events occurred. He told stories between sets and almost all of them seemed to revolve around Flamingo Road. Brandon and The Killers may have gone worldwide, but he’s a local boy through and through. You might even find him at some of his favorite haunts on Flamingo Rd.

Brandon donated a guitar to The Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas strip, where they auction off memorabilia items and donate the money to several causes.

brandon flowers guitar

This was in the middle of a cover of “Dettie Davis’ Eyes” and it was killer, pun intended.

brandon flowers solo tour practice set

 

This reminded me of an almost Frank Sinatra look, the man has many expressions and isn’t even remotely afraid to use them all. brandon flowers flamingo las vegas