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Scene: What To Do in Las Vegas

There's always something brewing in Las Vegas.

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Chef Tina Martini.

Photo By TOM DONOGHUE

The Spa at Wynn.

Photo By BARBARA KRAFT

“Jersey Boys” at the The Palazzo.

Photo By Isaac Brekken

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WWD MAGIC Preview issue 08/03/2010

NICE CREAMS
It may be Las Vegas, but this dessert destination doesn't always have to be sinful. Located next to the Galleria Mall, Atomic #7 features organic, vegan and gluten-free options in addition to ice milks and ice creams. Guests create their own frozen or hot dessert by choosing cream, milk, rice, soy or almond milk, then sweeteners such as organic sugar or agave syrup. Custom flavors and mix-ins are the final step. Appropriately enough, Atomic #7 takes its name from the seventh element on the periodic table — nitrogen — because the company uses a patented atmospheric freezing process to create its ice cream. But those seeking a warm treat can opt for steaming hot pudding instead. Atomic #7 is a certified vegan, USDA organic and green business and all goodies are served in gluten-free homemade waffle cones or bowls nestled in eco-friendly dessert cups. Now that's a guilt-free dessert. Atomic #7, 605 Mall Ring Circle #110; 702-458-4777. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 10:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday.

THE FOOD NETWORK
Martini time? In Las Vegas? It's not exactly what you might think. Chef Tina Martini, an internationally recognized naturopathic chef and wellness consultant, is hosting a live cooking show. "Martini Time With Chef Tina Martini" (and yes, that's her real name) is a one-hour production that treats the audience to entertaining and educational demonstrations, complimentary food and beverage sampling and cooking and entertaining tips. Four times a week, Martini covers topics focused on fitness, mind and body, such as "Some Like It Hot and Fast, Some Like It Low and Slow" and "Weight Loss Food for Lovers." The show takes place inside a custom-built cooking studio in the M Resort's buffet restaurant. "Martini Time With Chef Tina Martini," M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-797-1000. Showtimes: Thursday to Sunday, noon and 4 p.m. Tickets: $39.95. Call 800-745-3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

TWILIGHT SAGA
It's usually hard to tell what time it is in Las Vegas unless you're staring at the sun, but The Signature Tower at MGM Grand is recognizing twilight with "Blue Hour," a new elite poolside experience. The phrase "Blue Hour" describes the transition between day and night — or when the pool scene ends and the nightlife crowd kicks into gear. As the sun begins to set, The Signature Tower pool transforms into a plush DJ lounge adorned with cabanas, daybeds, floor pillows and lanterns, exotic cocktails and specialty nibbles. The dress code is relaxed yet sophisticated, and swimsuits and chic cover-ups are encouraged. The night begins with Happy Hour from 6 to 7 p.m., and specials include pitchers of sangria for $15 and half-priced beer buckets ($17.50 for six bottles). The event takes place every Friday and Saturday between 6 and 10 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. The Signature Tower pool, MGM Grand Hotel, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-891-1111. Blue Hour open Friday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

PREMIERE PAMPERING
For those seeking respite after a long week at trade shows, The Spa at Wynn is just the ticket. Boasting 45 treatment rooms, the ultraluxe spa offers massage, body treatments, facials and hydrotheraphy. Based on the five elements of Feng Shui — health, wealth, prosperity, happiness and harmony — the Good Luck Ritual Massage ($260) is The Spa's signature treatment. This 80-minute massage combines heated Thai herbs, a lemon verbena and peppermint foot treatment, an ultramoisturizing hand therapy and a soothing wild lime botanical scalp treatment. If that doesn't suit your fancy, The Spa also offers Shiatsu, Wynn stone, Thai, Arabian, couples and pregnancy massages ($160 to $260). Other popular exfoliation treatments include the Pacific Paradise Sugar Glow ($170) and Bamboo Lemongrass body scrub ($95). To renew dry skin, try the Royal Honey and Milk Ritual ($280), the Sake and Rice Body Treatment ($260) or the Dilo Kuli Moisture Renewal Treatment ($170). The Spa's array of facials can be enhanced with antiaging, aromatic scalp and hydrating eye treatments. The Spa also has a fitness center equipped with a steam room, sauna, whirlpool and lounge. The Spa at Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-770-3900. Open Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

'JERSEY BOYS'

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" premiered in Las Vegas in 2008 and is now the top-rated show in the city, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It's the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, from their days as blue-collar boys who wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide. The show features hits like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." Guests can purchase the "Best Seats in the House VIP Package" that grants access to the custom-built theater through a VIP hallway, a full-color souvenir program and seats in the front orchestra. "Jersey Boys," The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-414-9000. Showtimes: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $67 to $147 plus tax. Call 866-641-7469, or purchase online at palazzolasvegas.com.

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