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By Melissa Gill
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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Spreads “Earthly Awareness” with Display
🌍 🌳 🐢 This week the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden unveiled their new summer display, “Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness.” The lush scene represents all the essential elements for life to thrive. Adorned with over 30,000 flowers and plants, the garden beds are designed to embody earth, wind, water and fire.
This verdant utopia comes from the minds of designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team in hopes of inspiring the importance of keeping the planet healthy and clean. The 22-feet tall green goddess on display is Gaia, the Goddess of Earth. She is surrounded by two peaceful waterfalls, blue Hyacinth macaws and two giant passion-flower blossoms. When guests turn around the corner, they will see a vibrant 10-feet high Scarlet Ibis. Other breathtaking works of art include two glowing green tree frogs, a turtle topiary with fresh cut flowers blooming from its shell and more.
“Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness” will be on display until August 28, 2021. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dine for a Good Cause at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
🍴 🍗 😋 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joins Three Square Food Bank to participate in their Restaurant of the Week philanthropy project. From June 7 to June 18, the following restaurants are serving special prix-fixe menus with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Three Square Food Bank’s mission to feed underprivileged families in Southern Nevada. Below are a couple examples of where to eat and what to order to support a good cause:
STK – $80 per guest (available Sunday through Thursday)
On the menu: Short Rib Ravioli made with mushroom, apple, walnut, truffle jus; Mushroom & Truffle Tagliatelle served with pecorino, braised mushrooms, baby spinach, shaved black truffle; and 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak with creamy Yukon potatoes and wild mushrooms.
Jaleo – $50 per guest
On the menu: Croquetas de Pollo, traditional chicken fritters; Manzana con hinojo, sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts and sherry dressing; Gambas al ajillo, a popular tapa of shrimp sautéed with garlic.
Blue Ribbon – $80 per guest
On the menu: Steak Tartare with capers, cornichon, egg yolk and waffle chips; Fried Chicken with sides of mashed potatoes, gravy and collard greens; Hanger Steak Frites;
Oyster Tasting with two of each: East and West oysters.
For the entire menu of offerings, visit here.
More than 130k Applications have flooded Resorts World
🎰 👔 📝 KTNV 13 reported that over 130k people have applied to work for new and upcoming Resorts World. Resorts World tells KTNV that “350 people have already been hired so far” and they previously said that the resort is seeking to fill 6,000 positions before its opening on June 24. Clearly, Las Vegans are looking for exciting new job opportunities on the Strip.
While there are more applicants than jobs at this new property, there are still many other career opportunities around town. For those who are still looking, job fairs are coming up and KTNV has a list you can check out here.
Learn About Vegas History in a New Podcast
🎙 📻 👂 “Las Vegas Weekly” caught up with local producer and musician (who plays in Vegas indie rock band “Tin Cup”), Alex Higgins, about his new podcast, “What Happened in Vegas.”
Higgins tells “Las Vegas Weekly” that it took him a year to write the first episode and that there was a lot more research needed than he expected.
In his first episode, he travels back in time to learn how the Hawaiian culture has influenced Vegas and why the city is often referred to as the “ninth island,” says the source, and he discovered that in the 1940s a Hawaiian guitarist, Malia Ka’aihue (also known as Mary Kaye), played regularly at the Last Frontier into the late hours of the night; In fact, her trio happened to be the first lounge act in Las Vegas. This is just one example of interesting nuggets of info that can be heard on Higgins’ new podcast.
To listen to his first episode and more, visit here.
#QOTD + #WOTD
🔥 🌞 😅 KTNV Las Vegas Meteorologist, Justin Bruce, tweets what Sin City’s weather would taste like if it were a snack. Read his on point quote below.
if Las Vegas weather was a snack pic.twitter.com/ColODjz7cY— Justin Bruce (@just1nbruce) June 3, 2021