Thinking about the Bellagio bandit and fancy art
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 (2:15 p.m.)
Cowboy at heart Hey, rodeo fans: I swear I wasn’t mocking you when I said “Howdy!” I love the energy you bring to town, and I really do dig those hats and jeans. You’d never guess, but I once owned a horse, too. — John P. McDonnall, copy editor
High there Another starlet has begun her druggy descent—maybe. Salvia is legal, and so is Miley Cyrus, but there’s no need to pull a Michael Phelps. How about not letting your friends record you hittin’ the bong? — Mark Adams, listings coordinator
Chip shot Quick note to the guy who stole $1.5 million worth of chips from the Bellagio: You just stole a bunch of souvenirs. Seriously, you’re not really considering redeeming those things, are you? — Ken Miller, associate editor
Stalkerbook The “see friendship” button on Facebook? Dislike! Now people can see every friggin’ interaction you’ve had with friends. I don’t think I’ll feel comfortable posting on walls again for a long time. — Deanna Rilling, staff writer
Art of numbers Steve Wynn made $42.6 million from the sale of Roy Lichtenstein’s “Ohhh ... Alright ...” at Christie’s. That’s $2.6 million more than CityCenter spent on its entire art collection. — Kristen Peterson, staff writer
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family.
Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.
A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.