Sugar-coating the Strip
Stevie D’s candy empire is taking over Las Vegas
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 (11 a.m.)
Kim Kardashian wields a Sugar Factory Couture Lollipop on the red carpet in Las Vegas. Finally, a dessert that doubles as an accessory; these are the best things since candy necklaces.
It’s official: Sugar Factory is taking over Las Vegas.
Nightclub impresario Steve “Stevie D” Davidovici’s over-the-top candy shop has announced that it will be opening its third Strip location come October, to be housed at Paris Las Vegas in the space formerly occupied by Ah Sin restaurant.
Relying on a steady diet of celeb endorsements and appearances, Sugar Factory has quickly spread all over the Strip, opening its first location at the Mirage last summer and adding a second in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops this winter. According to Sugar Factory’s Web site, the Paris location (next door to PH, we might add) will be its flagship store, with a restaurant alongside the retail shop.
While Sugar Factory stocks all kinds of confections, its signature item is a treat that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Holly Madison have been sweet on since Day 1: Couture Lollipops. The pops, with reusable, jeweled handles and removable candy heads in a variety of flavors, have popped up all over town on billboards and in the hands of stars walking the red carpet. Even Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has gotten lippy with one of the preciously presented ‘pops. Before long, the edible accessory is likely to be taking over Paris, as well. French predilections be damned
Paris Las Vegas
The Paris Las Vegas transports visitors to the City of Light. Paris Las Vegas captures all the details of Paris, right down to the cobblestone sidewalks and half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Wrought iron street lamps line the 85,000 square foot casino with the legs of the Eiffel Tower sit in the middle of 1,700 slots and 90 table games.
Guests can dine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, but beware, it's by reservation only. Diners can watch the world pass by at Mon Ami Gabi, a fine French restaurant where the most popular tables are the ones outside facing The Strip. Dining isn't just limited to the French, Asian restaurant Ah Sin is host to many dishes from the Pacific Rim. If you've just hit the jackpot on the casino floor, try the $777 Kobe beef and Maine lobster at Le Burger Brasserie.
Famous pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre opened a branch of his renowned pastry shop on the cobblestone-lined Le Boulevard, a street filled with intimate shops and restaurants, all underneath a blue cloud-filled ceiling. Strolling along Le Boulevard don't be surprised to see an extremely lifelike bronze statue move, that's because it's a real person
The City of Light doesn't go dark after dark. Anthony Cools - The Uncensored Hypnotist checks inhibitions at the door and pushes the limits of the audiences mind and body. Sitting right above the restaurant is nightclub Risqué, Paris' ultra lounge that is as fun as it is fantastic.
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