Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 | 4:10 p.m.
Reality TV star, fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad was in Las Vegas during the Halloween weekend to celebrate her brother Brandon Conrad’s 21st birthday in Sin City, and party headquarters was Tao in the Venetian.
Accompanied by fiance William Tell and her brother’s friends, Lauren and the group kicked off their evening dining at the popular and successful Asian restaurant.
After dinner, Brandon and his friends changed into Halloween costumes. Brandon was a big, long banana, while the “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” star sported a pair of rabbit ears.
The group made their way to a dance-floor table in the nightclub, where they toasted to the birthday boy. Brandon was later presented with a Las Vegas-themed birthday cake presented by cocktail servers while his name was emblazoned on the LED screen above the DJ booth.
The group danced and partied into the early hours of the morning. Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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