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December 18, 2014

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Kiko Miyasato

Las Vegas Magazine staff writer Kiko Miyasato is a Valley girl by birth and a new millennium hippie by practice. She studied English literature at Northeastern University and Cambridge University and was an ad copywriter before joining Las Vegas Magazine. She also writes for the National Museum of Hip-Hop and enjoys writing poetry and spending quality time with her husband.

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How does the ocean’s fish become the desert’s sushi?
Aria's Bar Masa and its Michelin-starred chef pull back the curtain on the process
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Getting seafood to the Strip is a process that begins halfway around the world.
The Forum Shops at Caesars is a mix of retail creativity and exclusivity
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Nearly every influential fashion brand is housed all under one roof
A megaresort is born: How The Mirage changed the landscape of the Strip
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
The hotel marked the first time that one spot offered so many luxuries and amenities.
9 Ways to Party in Sin City
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
We’ve taken the temperature of the night, and it ranges from ice-cold (literally!) to smokin’-hot.
Sweet November: Nine battle for glory in WSOP’s Main Event
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
A rich pot doesn't hurt in bringing out poker's luckiest players year after year.
Q&A: Wendy Williams
The Soul Train Awards host puts a comedic stamp on a music tradition
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Daytime TV’s fireball takes on the “hippest trip in America” at the Soul Train Awards.
Moving Comedy
Juggling and balancing acts are the easy parts for Jeff Civillico
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Jeff Civillico throws a knack for juggling into show that hinges on audience interaction.
9 Ways to Celebrate Fall
Changing of the seasons means food and fun
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Turn over a new leaf by trying some of Las Vegas' most bountiful autumn offerings.
Savor a Different Flavor
Built with many interests in mind, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book creates a well-rounded experience
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Umami Burger puts the focus on craft brews just in time for football season.
Yellow-Brick Ode
Blockbuster musical Wicked brings Oz’s unknown story to light
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Broadway favorite Wicked brings the broom back to Sin City for an extended flight.
Pump Up the Volume
Downtown event gives music lovers an alternative
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Later! Louder! gets in the festival weekend spirit with music and plenty of booze.
Q&A: Scott Commings
New head chef gets things cooking at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Fresh off his Hell's Kitchen win, Caesars Palace's newest chef gets to work.
Craic Around the Clock
Musicians at Rí Rá attempt to break Guinness World Record
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Venue attempts to break the current Guinness World Record for the longest concert by multiple artists.
9 Brunches To Wake Up To
The morning after becomes the star of the show
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Nurse your hangover or just help your weekend start right.
9 Ways to Get Your Thrills in Las Vegas
Embrace your wild side with heart-pounding attractions
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Prove your mettle and test your resolve with Las Vegas' out-of-the-ordinary attractions.
World of Wonder
The Forum Shos at Caesars is no ordinary shopping experience
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
The Forum Shops at Caesars latest retail experiences combine high-class environment with fall freshness.
9 Moments That Defined Sin City
Remembering the events in Las Vegas history that took the city from dusty desert town to worldwide destination
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
From marriage laws to megaclubs, the things that have made Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Erica Lowe
It’s all about the personal touch for sociable Double Barrel Roadhouse bartender
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Double Barrel Roadhouse bartender's got a talent for turning a normal night into a party.
Q&A: Deepak Chopra
Call him doctor, guru, teacher, healer …
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Chopra explains Stay Well's "wellness real estate."
Let Your True Colors Shine
It’s a week full of celebrations leading up to Las Vegas’ annual PRIDE parade and festival
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
PRIDE week is filled with all things LGBT-related, but everyone’s welcome to celebrate.
Q&A: Matt Kazam
Funny never gets old
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
It all started when Matt Kazam fell in the shower.
LeMisha Fields
Chapel manager, former R&B singer keeps the vows flowing
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Manager oversees the vows and wows at The Wedding Chapels at T.I.
Chris Zadie
Authenticity is key for Portofino’s general manager
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Portofino general manager brings warmth and energy to all the tables in his domain.
Gady Medrano
Real estate is in this cable TV star’s blood
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Real estate agent has mastered the art of the flip, both on- and off-camera .
Bringing Back the Knockout
Big Knockout Boxing is boxing's more intense counterpart
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Two enter The Pit, one will survive a knockout.
Madison Woolbright
Venus cocktail server continues to reach her goals
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
At just 21 years old, the Venus Pool Club cocktail server is accomplishing her dreams.
Q&A: Randy Couture
MMA legend is dedicated to the good fight
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Randy Couture speaks up on his charity, hacking and more.
DJ on Top
Tracking the rising star of Hardwell, electronic dance music’s No. 1 DJ
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Hakkasan's got the place; it just needs a DJ to make the party happen. And Hardwell delivers.
Erotic Imports
The Australian adults-only revue Sydney After Dark brings an abundance of new talent and tease to the Strip
Friday, July 25, 2014
The new, sexy revue Sydney After Dark comes up from Down Under to tempt audiences.
Ricardo Murcia
Industry veteran turns a dream into reality
Friday, July 25, 2014
Bellagio’s mixologist and assistant director of beverage turned his dream job into a reality.
9 Greatest Las Vegas Debuts
The stories behind the stars who made Sin City and how they got their start here
Friday, July 18, 2014
Ever wonder how and where some of Sin City's biggest stars got their start?
Andeen Rose
For longtime stylist, it’s substance that matters, too
Friday, July 18, 2014
“We’ll do everything within our abilities to make your experience mind-blowing,” says the stylist.
Morgan Arp
Moorea Beach Club is a home run for its cocktail server
Friday, July 11, 2014
“I love the bikinis. The smaller the outfit, the better the tan,” says the cocktailer.
The Rise of Daylife
The evolution of the pool club has changed the city’s party scene.
Friday, July 4, 2014
With the evolution of the dayclub, the city’s party scene has turned to ’round-the-clock fun.
Q&A: Frankie Scinta
A man, a stage and a whole lot of heart
Friday, July 4, 2014
Part vintage Vegas, part modern-day vaudeville, the Frankie Scinta show is all talent.
Chris Rodrigues
Temptation Sundays cabana host makes everyone feel at home
Friday, July 4, 2014
The all-inclusive vibe of Luxor’s Temptation Sundays is epitomized by its affable cabana host.
David Ponte
Nobu’s beverage manager mixes in a sense of pride
Friday, June 27, 2014
“I killed it, man,” David Ponte said, explaining his first time behind the bar.
An old-school raver returns to EDC—after more than a decade
Sunday, June 22, 2014
So much has changed since the first EDC 18 years ago. One old-school raver returns to the fest to see what it has become.
Kristen Schaefer
It’s an Absolut world for this brand ambassador
Friday, June 20, 2014
When you think of Absolut vodka, think of this Las Vegas brand ambassador.
A look back at the very first EDC
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An attendee recalls a much smaller scene
9 Ways to Recover From Those Wild Vegas Nights
Stop paying the price for partying too hard. Partake in some awesome morning-after remedies.
Friday, June 13, 2014
If you can’t remember the night before, at least make the day after count.
Dancing in the Dark
Electric Daisy Carnival returns for a fourth year
Friday, June 13, 2014
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the hottest DJs on deck.
Q&A: Afrojack
DJ keeps the party moving, one beat at a time
Friday, June 13, 2014
Afrojack’s Hakkasan residency goes into overdrive with help from the city’s biggest electronic music festival.
Natalya Gavic
Beverage guru follows steps to success at Caesars Palace
Friday, June 13, 2014
The path from Jubilee showgirl to Caesars Palace assistant beverage director.
Q&A: Crystal Hefner
Playmate steps in as one of Rehab’s resident DJs
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Playboy Playmate talks about married life with Hugh Hefner and spinning at Rehab.
Max Solano
It’s much more than cocktails for this beverage manager
Friday, June 6, 2014
Watch Max Solano create works of art with his cocktails at Delmonico Steakhouse.
The Ride of a Lifetime
Tournament of Kings welcomes its first female equestrian
Friday, May 30, 2014
All hail Iranda Dyer—Tournament of Kings’ first female horse rider.
Porscha Leigh
Where in the world will this Caesars cocktail server be next?
Friday, May 30, 2014
Caesars Palace cocktail server provides exceptional service and a friendly attitude, poolside.
Kenny Okada
Come kick it with Culinary Dropout’s bartender
Friday, May 23, 2014
It's like a house party with great service, says Culinary Dropout's bartender.
Q&A: J. Cole
Reigning rap royalty checks into Rehab to celebrate Memorial Day weekend
Friday, May 16, 2014
Memorial Day weekend heats up with a performance by the rapper at Rehab.

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