David Burke, best known for Manhattan's davidburke & donatella, has opened his fifth namesake restaurant at the Venetian, offering Burke's signature dishes like pretzel-crusted crab cake and Bronx-style filet mignon of veal. Executive chef Troy N. Thompson incorporates taste with aesthetics, using Japanese bento boxes and North African tagines to serve his inventive dishes. At 8,800 square feet, the massive space includes a 200-seat dining room with walls of Himalayan rock salt, a bar-lounge, private room, a chef's table and a glass-enclosed wine cellar.
David Burke at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday to Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.; lounge and bar open daily from 3 p.m. 702-414-3776. — Victoria Chin
Sapporo, at The Grand Flamingo Center, offers several dining options to cater to even the most finicky Japanese food aficionados. Nibblers can lounge in the 75-seat bar, which opens to an outdoor patio, while sushi enthusiasts can enjoy a raw bar of traditional sushi and sashimi. Others looking for a more traditional meal can hit the 160-seat dining room for dinners of macadamia nut-crusted sea bass with mango couli or a Japanese pepper-encrusted New York strip steak with teriyaki mushrooms and fries.
Sapporo Restaurant at The Grand Flamingo Center. 9719 West Flamingo Road. Open Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. 702-216-3080. — Janel Molton
Bare Pool at the Mirage offers Sin City's hottest new distraction — European-style sunbathing. Guests bask in the desert rays (with or without swimsuits) to DJ-spun beats while sky-high palm trees prevent peeking. Surrounding the two pools are chaise lounges, boat beds and private daybeds where swimmers can unwind with premixed pitchers of mojitos, Bloody Marys or sangria and enjoy other poolside perks such as chilled cucumbers for the eyes, iced towels chilled in flavored water, exotic fruit skewers, fruit smoothies by the shot and Evian misting bottles.
Bare Pool at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 702-791-7442. — V.CGetting the ball rolling for the Rio is its latest gambling alternative, Lucky Strike Lanes. Opened by the team responsible for Pure nightclub and Social House, the glamorous, 10-lane alley features glow-in-the-dark lanes, plush leather couches, flat-screen TVs and bottle service by night. The space also includes a 156-seat dining area and 40-seat bar that gives the space a clubby feel, with its glowing red lights and futuristic chandeliers.
Lucky Strike Lanes at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 West Flamingo Road. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Only 21 and older after 9 p.m. 702-777-7999. — V.C.
The 2,500-capacity Pearl Theater, developed by Palms Casino mogul George Maloof, features a stage just 4 feet from the floor and private luxury skyboxes with their own private bars, lounges and restrooms. The state-of-the-art theater is also wired to The Studio at The Palms, giving artists the ability to professionally record their performance for live albums. Avril Lavigne, Morrissey, Goo Goo Dolls, Fall Out Boy and Paulina Rubio are signed up for the coming months.
Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort. 4321 West Flamingo Road. 866-942-7777. — J.M.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)