Ever find someone cool on Instagram and go down the rabbit hole? Meet @McKayInVegas
By OTS Staff
@OTS Staff: By day, you are …
@McKayInVegas: A stay-at-home mom to 2 littles, wife to a county firefighter. ????
OTS Staff: That’s literally ????. By night, you are …
McKay: A local Vegas Instagram guide!
OTS Staff: That we love … from one resource to another. ❤️
OTS Staff: How many years on Insta?
McKay: 2.5 years
OTS Staff: First post?
McKay: I believe it was an intro post explaining why I wanted to create this page. ????
OTS Staff: Did you have another page before, or did you get into the Insta game then?
McKay: No page before, this was my first one!
OTS Staff: Top post? And why do you think it broke the internet?
McKay: Before the pandemic, I put together themed girls night out events for local ladies. Dinner, activity, swag bags … the works! My last one (which was a Galentine’s event almost exactly one year ago) went crazy when I posted about it. The tickets sold out in under a minute, and I was freaking out trying to hurry and shut the link off. I couldn’t believe how much that blew up. I think it just shows how much we need connection and time to let loose and have fun! I can’t wait to do them again.
OTS Staff: So clever and fun. Why do you love Insta?
McKay: I love the sense of it being a little virtual community. I’ve been able to meet so many incredible local business owners and people because of this space.
OTS Staff: Can you live without it?
McKay: I like to think so, but I would really miss it. It’s been super fun and rewarding.
OTS Staff: Fave follow?
McKay: Fave follow lately would be @heymakerco because they feature local businesses and are all about connecting makers with the community. I’ve discovered new Vegas makers because of them.
OTS Staff: Love love love!
OTS Staff: TikTok?
McKay: Nope! I’ve never ever even been on it.
OTS Staff: It’s a rabbit hole.
McKay: Exactly. I’m already on my phone too much. ????
OTS Staff: Account you can’t live without?
McKay: @vegasfamilyguide because they’re great about updating their page with local updates, school info, the best local parks, etc. And @offthestrip, of course!
OTS Staff: Yay! Best Las Vegas deal right now?
McKay: Oooh, we just stayed at @gvrcasino last week because resort fees are waived for locals through March, and the rates are super low. It was amazing!
OTS Staff: Love a staycay.
OTS Staff: So spill it, what’s the best birthday brunch?
McKay: ???? I love The Stove or Bottiglia for brunch off The Strip.
OTS Staff: Greatest wish for 2021?
McKay: Just to see our city start to recover from this past year and for the community to come together to keep as many businesses thriving as possible.
OTS Staff: Next evolution of your account? Do you love the guides feature?
McKay: I’d love to circle back to doing more events for locals and to just continue to be a guide and resource!
McKay: I do love doing local guides, there are so many incredible businesses here!
OTS Staff: Tag a bestie?
McKay: @heymace – this page wouldn’t exist without her encouragement!
OTS Staff: Looooooovvvveeees it!!! Oh and one last question … what should we do this weekend …?
McKay: I’ll be hitting up a farmers market! The weather is perfect for the one at Downtown Summerlin or Tivoli … then go for a yum brunch after. 😉
OTS Staff: Thx you so much!!! Can’t wait to event with you soon.
McKay: Thank you for being my Insta BFF! ????
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