What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. So if you’ve been dying to try Botox or collagen injections but were afraid someone might find out, here’s your chance. Skinklinic, the second location of the New York City medi-spa, offers a complete menu, including microdermabrasion (from $125), an alpha and beta peel (from $125), collagen replacement therapy (from $600) and Botox injections (from $400). All procedures are performed by a specially trained staff of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants overseen by a medical director.

Not sure if you’re brave enough to take the plunge? Go for a light glycolic treatment (from $125). This facial is said to smooth fine lines, stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, and your post-peel glow is guaranteed to last through the end of your Vegas visit.

Skinklinic, Mandalay Place, 3930 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-632-3300. Open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight. — J.L.


What do you get when you combine a slick space with a classic American menu and extra-long dining hours? Fix Restaurant & Bar, nightclub owner Andrew Sasson’s new dining hot spot at Bellagio Hotel & Casino. The 142-seat space designed by the Los Angeles- and Berlin-based design firm Graft Labs uses Costa Rican Padouk wood for the floors, tables, banquettes and undulating ceiling. There is nary a tablecloth in sight.

“The premise was to bring a fun dining, as opposed to a fine dining, option to Bellagio,” said Oliver Wharton, restaurant director. “When I first met with Andrew, I said I didn’t want to do a restaurant with tablecloths and he said, ‘Neither do we.’”

Executive chef Brian Massie’s accessible menu is chock-full of quick snacks like roasted tomato soup ($9) and yellowtail sashimi ($15), shareable plates like the Ultimate Shell (Maine lobster, tiger prawns, seasonal crab, market oysters and clams for $40 to $120) and main courses like roast chicken with smoked mash ($24). Service till 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights means you can get your fix into the wee hours.Fix, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, 3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-693-8400. Open Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.–2 a.m.. —Jennifer Laing


In a city where pampering is the name of the game, shopping from your hotel room should come as no surprise. At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, lingerie can now be ordered via room service 24 hours a day from the casino’s Love Jones lingerie shop.

If you’re too busy, or shy, to stop by the actual store, this lingerie shop has got your number. Store creator Suzi Joi Kiefer, a former lingerie model, makes sure to stock the shop with high-end lines from designers such as Cosabella, Dolce & Gabbana and Eberjey, providing “everything for the girly-girl and the crazy vixen.”

The room service menu features nine choices, with prices that start at around $18 for fishnet stockings. And don’t think you can’t see what you’re paying for: The menu has a photo of each piece. A sample of items available includes a Kama Sutra Love Essentials Kit, complete with honey dust, oil and feather duster in a gift box ($35);

four-inch, clear-heeled marabou slippers in red or black ($38); rabbit fur handcuffs in red or black ($40), and a

two-piece marabou-trimmed baby-doll style nightie with matching G-string in red or black ($46).

They don’t call it Sin City for nothing.

Love Jones, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, 702-693-5007. — Christine Galea


Inaugurated with a performance by Carmen Electra and inspired by the speakeasy style of 1920’s burlesque, Treasure Island’s Tangerine is the first indoor/outdoor nightclub on the strip. This venture, a partnership between Treasure Island and the powerhouses behind Coyote Ugly Bar & Dance Saloon at New York New York, and Bikinis Beach & Dance Club at the Rio, is decked out in shades of orange in keeping with the club’s name.But the real treat is the outdoor terrace. Open daily at 3:30 p.m., the 3,100 square feet patio overlooks Treasure Island’s Sirens’ Cove and offers great views of the Strip and the hotel’s famous pirate battle. During the day, sip a signature Tangerine mojito or Tangerine margarita on the patio while listening to a live steel drum band. At night, party to DJs spinning house, rock and dance indoors and out.

As if that wasn’t enough to entertain, Tangerine is the first local club to bring a bit of

old-school burlesque back to the Strip. Professional dancers perform in the lounge four times a night, while a live three-piece band plays along.

Tangerine, Treasure Island, 3300 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-212-8140, Patio hours: 3:30 p.m.-4 a.m. daily. Lounge hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 pm.-4 a.m. Burlesque shows: 10:45 p.m., midnight, 12:45 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. Cover charge: $20 for men, $10 for women; free for hotel guests. — C.G.


For proof that Las Vegas culture is not an oxymoron, check out the Peter Alexander exhibit at the Godt-Cleary Gallery.

A Venice, Calif., native, Alexander first gained fame as a member of the Light and Space and Finish Fetish movements of the 1960s, two minimalist art trends that emphasized bright, light-filled objects and geometric forms. But it wasn’t until Alexander switched gears in the mid-Seventies that he discovered his true passion: interpreting classic landscapes with a twist.

One work might be created entirely from pieces of velvet, another from glitter. On display at Godt-Cleary are a collection of sparkling grid-like L.A. cityscapes and images of severely cropped Las Vegas landmarks to test your knowledge of Strip geography.

Godt-Cleary Gallery, Mandalay Place, 3930 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-632-9378. Open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight. — J.L.

PLEASURE SEEKINGHedonism, it seems, can also be highbrow.

“The Pursuit of Pleasure,” on view through January at the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, features works from such artists as Chagall, Degas, Manet and Picasso. But don’t let the title fool you — there isn’t anything naughty here.

Images of leisure in Western art from the 16th century through the 20th century are broken out into four themes: “Music and Dance,” “Celebration and Café Society,” “Gaming and Sport” and “Flirtation and Romance.” The 37 works represented include Rodin’s sculpture “Romeo and Juliet” and Rubens’ pastoral “Landscape with Rainbow,” from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

“The exhibit was designed with Las Vegas in mind,” says Dan Shewman, spokesman for the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. “People come to Las Vegas to spend their leisure time in a variety of ways...similar to those depicted in the four themes.”

The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, 702-414-2440, Open daily, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and Nevada residents, $7 for children 6-12 and free for members and children under six. — C.G.

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