Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WALE HOSTS AT LAVO






At LAVO this past Saturday night , a number of celebs dined at the Italian eatery. Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother gathered a group of friends for a dinner that included Sea Bass and dessert of Oreo Zeppole, along with LAVO’s signature Pomegranate Lemonada cocktail.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic enjoyed a romantic dinner for two with wine, while nearby Kelly Bensimon of the Real Housewives of NYC dined with friends before heading up to the nightclub. Survivor host Jeff Probst also dined at LAVO.

Rapper and hip hop artist Wale, who hosted in the nightclub, began with dinner in the restaurant. Feasting on Italian favorites from the kitchen, Wale and friends warmed up for the club with shots of Patron. Once upstairs he surprised the packed club, hopping up onto the LAVO catwalk and entertaining the crowd with a 20 minute set.

Celeb dining photo credit: Al Powers
Wale photo credit: Denise Truscello

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PARIS HILTONS BIRTHDAY AT TAO!




On Saturday February 20th, 2010 - At TAO, Paris Hilton celebrated her 29th birthday. Joined by boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, parents Rick and Kathy and a group of friends, Paris walked the red carpet wearing all white, with a dress by Preen, Christian Louboutin shoes and carrying a purse from her own Paris Hilton Collection line of handbags. She topped her ensemble with Chanel earrings, a gift Doug picked up for her in Paris. She chatted about her new album, new fragrance and upcoming TV projects, and when asked about wedding bells she said, Well see what happens in the future but right now we are so happy to be together and we are really in love.The group dined under the watchful eye of TAOs famed Buddha on a feast of Asian specialties.

All gathered around when a tower of cupcakes(a gift from mom Kathy) was brought out to the table and the restaurant joined in singing Happy Birthday. After dinner the birthday girl commanded a VIP table in the nightclub and immediately began dancing to the sounds of DJ Vice. The parade of sweets continued with a giant cake in the club from Gimme Some Sugar and Paris got on the microphone, thanking everyone for coming to TAO to celebrate with her. DJ Vice played her single Stars are Blind, and her parents even got of the mic, telling the packed crowd how much they love TAO and thanking everyone. Perez Hilton also stopped by the table to wish his namesake a happy birthday and was greeted warmly by the entire family.


CELEBS TAKEOVER TAO ON FRIDAY NIGHT





Friday night celebrities, sports stars and pop culture notables took over TAO.

At TAO, Slash played host. After enjoying dinner at TAO Asian Bistro with wife Perla and friends, the rocker adjourned to the moat sky box overlooking the entire club. DJ Reach wasted no time, welcoming him with a long set including old Guns and Roses favorites along with songs from his solo album dropping in April. Reach played Slash’s new song “By the Sword”, with Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother and a remix of “Paradise City” with Fergie and Cypress Hill. Poker pro Phil Hellmuth joined Slash at his table in the nightclub.

Rapper T-Pain dined at TAO and hit the club as part of the Poker Stars event held earlier in the evening.

Charles Barkley celebrated his 47th birthday at TAO. Commanding a VIP table in the moat the former NBA All Star was surprised with birthday cupcakes.

At a table nearby, UFC fighter Tito Ortiz along with Backstreet Boy Donnie Wahlberg, and Marlon Wayans.

Also spotted, Entourage star Kevin Connolly with several players from the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, skater Tony Hawk and Indy driver Ryan Hunter Ray, model Joanna Krupa, A.J. Buckley from CSI, Shaun Sipos and Nicholas Gonzalez from Melrose Place, Heroes star James Kyson Lee and members of the Washington Redskins.


Photo Credit: Al Powers

PEREZ HILTONS TWEETUP!!

WOW!
We had the BEST time on Friday night!
We started off over at The Mandarin Hotel to meetup with Perez and crew and headed over to the Premiere of Viva elvis



The show is AMAZING! I highly recommend it!

Next it was off to LAVO for Perez's Tweetup, checkout some of the pics and vids and my interview with Perez below!








THIS LIFE CHOSE ME TRAILOR - DJ VICE

This Life Chose Me - Trailer from them too photography on Vimeo.

SATURDAYS WITH DJ VICE AT TAO

One of my favorite things to do is to sepnd my Saturday nights over at TAO with DJ VICE, The DJ booth becomes a second home to a lot of us and people form all over town come through to hang out.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

M A D O N N A

This video has nothing to do with TAO - I just love it. This was my favorite number from the last tour.

KARDASHIANS EPISODE FEATURING TAO

Heres one scene of the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" episode featuring TAO.

Friday, February 19, 2010

NELLY!!!!!!

WOW!!!!
What a night!
Nelly is such a great host, i think he might be my favorite now. We were hanging out at the table and around 1:30 he decided he wanted to go to the DJ booth to say whatup to the crowd, and that turned into a 30 minute parade of hits. The crowd was going CRAZY, especially the Ladies. Check out the Pics and Vids below! Tonight we are off to LAVO with our friend Perez as he hosts The First Annual Celebrity Tweetup!












Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KIM KARDASHIAN AT LAVO - E! NEWS

DAVID ARQUETTE CELEBRATES PROPR CLOTHING AT LAVO




Monday night actor David Arquette hosted an intimate dinner gathering at LAVO in celebration of his clothing line PROPR. The line, developed in conjunction with musician Ben Harper and David Bedwell, former creative director for Penguin, features woven shirts in fabrics of organic cottons, ringspun denim and cashmere along with denim and twill pants, shorts and blazers. Arquette personally designs the line’s popular t-shirt collection.

Wearing a limited edition shirt from the line featuring planets and dinosaurs, Arquette and the group took over the private dining room where he regaled all with stories of his early childhood clothing choices. Arquette selected a magnum of Dominus to pair with a dinner of LAVO favorites specially selected by Chef John DeLoach. He kept the group laughing throughout the night and shared that his biggest fear of the trip was that he would lose wife Courteney Cox Arquette’s niece, whom he had brought along for her first visit to Vegas. After dinner everyone adjourned for cocktails in the lounge and enjoyed the perfect weather outside on LAVO’s expansive terrace.

Photo Credit: Al Powers

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"WHY DO I ALWAYS HAVE TO CARRY THE BAGS?"


DANCING WITH THE STARS CHAMP MARK BALLAS AND GIRLFRIEND SPOTTED AT TAO AND LAVO



Our friend and "Dancing with The Stars" champ Mark Ballas came to spend the weekend in Vegas with hsi girlfriend , former American Idol contestant Joanna Pacitti. The Duo dined at TAO on Saturday night and then headed over to LAVO , where Mark surprised Kim Kardashian (his former partner on "Dancing with The Stars") on the red carpet during an interview for her Queen of Hearts Ball.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY PARTY AT TAO AND LAVO





This weekend some of the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" came out to party at TAO and LAVO including: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley along with their co-stars Alexis and Jim Bellino. Alexis was thrilled when Jim surprised her with the trip to Vegas for the holiday and shared that her favorite Valentine’s gift is always jewelry. Gretchen and Slade were celebrating more than just the romantic holiday, sharing that it was also their anniversary and that they were toasting Gretchen’s new single, “Nothing Without You”. The foursome dined and partied in the club with friends on Friday at TAO and Saturday at LAVO.

KIM KARDASHIAN QUEEN OF HEARTS BALL!






Last night we had the BEST time with our princess Kim Kardashian as she played Queen at The Queen of Hearts Ball at LAVO. Her man, Superbowl champ Reggie Bush escorted her to the event, after the red carpet we all sat for dinner and had some AMAZING food from the chef! So yummy! Then we all headed to the club where I hopped on stage and introduced Kim to the crowd as they chanted her name, it was LOUD! Kim and I did a special countdown at midnight to celebrate Valentines Day!! BTE = Best Time Ever! -M

Friday, February 12, 2010

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT OVERTIME PARTY





A stunning crowd took in TAO’s Worship Thursday last night for the SI Swimsuit Overtime Party. Sports Illustrated swimsuit models including Bar Refaeli, Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Gomes, Cintia Dicker, Genevieve Morton, Irina Shayk, Dominique Piek and Melissa Satta commanded the entire VIP sky box section overlooking the crowded club. Crooner John Legend was spotted in the sky boxes with model girlfriend Christine Teigen, while Maroon 5 took over a VIP table on the dance floor, with models Anne V and Jessica White. Toronto Raptor center Patrick O’Bryant, along with his girlfriend were seen drinking Dom Perignon rose along with Grey Goose and Cranberry Cocktails and shots of Patron.

Photo Credit: Tony Tran

@PEREZHILTON HOSTS CELEBRITY TWEETUP @LAVOLASVEGAS

MY TWEETERS! - Join me and my friend Perez Hilton as he hosts our First Celebrity Tweetup!
Next Friday at LAVO!

"KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS" EPISODE FEATURING TAO LAS VEGAS AIRS THIS MONDAY NIGHT ON E!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cheryl Burke Stops By LAVO Label Junkie Wednesdays




Last night Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke stopped by LAVO’s Label Junkie Wednesday with a group of five friends. Taking over a VIP table for a night of dancing, Burke showed off her moves to the sounds of DJ Crooked.

Photo Credit: Tony Tran

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

KIM KARDASHIAN IS THE QUEEN OF HEARTS! THIS SATURDAY AT LAVO!

IM SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED for this Saturday night at LAVO! My Princess Kim Kardashian will be returning to Vegas to host The Queen of Hearts Ball! Im planning some really cool surprises and fun stuff so make sure you swing by! - M

TITO ORTIZ CELEBRATES THE BIG GAME AND HIS BIRTHDAY AT LAVO



Tito Ortiz spent Sunday at LAVO watching the big game and having a belated 35th birthday celebration. Joined by Jenna Jameson, mother to their twin boys and friends, Ortiz started the day downstairs at LAVO, which had been set up for ideal game watching with TV’s everywhere and an array of Italian offerings. The party continued at with a late night dinner at TAO Asian Bistro, enjoying Sea Bass and a Steak special while chatting about his upcoming UFC reality show that is taping now. After dinner they returned to LAVO where Ortiz was feted in the nightclub. Taking over a VIP table the group drank Absolut Mandarin and Seven-Up cocktails, except Jenna who didn’t drink at all.

Photo credit: Al Powers