Moms take center stage this month as May 8 is Mother's Day, and there's plenty of great gift ideas at Town Square to help celebrate this special day. Whether you gift mom with appreciation, love or that must-have item of the season, Town Square offers the perfect setting for building lasting memories.
Put a Ring On It
This cute Baby Girl Key Ring ($65) from Swarovski (702.269.9508) shines in vibrant fuchsia plexi. The baby girl motif sparkles in delicate clear crystals set using an innovative new technique. Combined with the adorable Baby Boy Key Ring, this is the perfect gift for mom.
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Add a splash of color to any outfit with the Butterfly Breeze Scarf ($60) by Michael Stars (702.851.0511). The pop of color will add a playful tone to mom's look and brighten her day. Plus, it will be a staple piece she can have in her wardrobe for years to come.
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Sweet ToothGodiva's (702.656.0700) new Truffle Keepsake Box combines luxurious signature truffles with a bright, colorful box that Mom can treasure forever. Available in multiple shapes and sizes, this festive box fits every budget and houses a wonderful assortment of decadent dark, milk and white chocolate truffles. Whether mom is a fan of rich ganaches, buttery caramels or creamy pralinés, this box is delightful inside and out. Available in 6 pc ($15), 16 pc ($25) and 36pc ($68).
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Beautiful Skin is In
Beautiful skin is possible at any age and Origins (702.407.8955) Great Starts kit ($49) includes high-performance skin care products to help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles with no painful needles necessary. The kit includes Checks and Balances™ Frothy face wash net wt. 1.7 oz./50 ml, Drink Up™ 10 minute mask to quench skin's thirst 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml, Starting Over™ Age-erasing moisturizer with Mimosa 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml, Starting Over™ Age-erasing eye cream with Mimosa 0.17 fl. oz./5 ml and a Facial Sponge.
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|Fun in the Sun Swim season is here, and choosing the right bathing suit can be overwhelming. Tommy Bahama's (702.948.6828) showcases a variety of spectacular suits perfect for sunning poolside or going for a swim. We love this Waves and Dots Halter Tankini ($95.00) that offers a flattering fit for most figures. It features a tummy control panel and ties at the neck for a personal fit. Made with premium microfiber, it retains its shape, dries quickly and resists fading. Plus, you can pair it with any bottom such as the bikini, reversible string bikini, or the skirted hipster for more coverage.|
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Jewels for a Queen
Treat mom like a goddess on her special day with Chico's (702.361.4904) Jennason Cuff ($58), a goddess-inspired golden cuff with a carnation-colored marbled stone. The perfect staple piece for casual wear or a night on the town.
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Tasti D-Lite, the great-tasting, lower-calorie frozen treat chain, will open at Town Square this month. With Tasti D-Lite, health-conscious individuals can enjoy a treat that is lower in calories, carbs and sugar than leading frozen yogurt brands. Since its inception in 1987, Tasti D-Lite's popularity has grown largely by word of mouth and has resulted in a huge fan base who line up day and night to get their favorite guilt-free treat, available in more than 100 flavors. In addition, the store will have a Vegas section that offers Las Vegas logo items for those who want to enjoy signature memorabilia or purchase gifts for their family and friends. Tasti D-Lite will be located across from Yard House and next to IT'SUGAR.
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Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge
Town Square will have an exciting new location for patrons to relax in when Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge debuts later this month in entertainment couryard across from Rave Mothion Pictures. The 2,800-square-foot space will feature a full bar that offers 30 unique wines by the glass, 50 whiskies, sampler flights and Double Helix's signature "winetails." Chef Doug Vega, whose previous experience includes Daniel Boulud's DB Brasserie, has created a wine and spirit-friendly small-plates menu. Guests will be treated to shareable, melt-in-your-mouth dishes that satisfy any craving for $15 or less. The diverse menu includes cheeseboards, flatbreads, and a range of gourmet comfort food dishes like shrimp and grits, bacon-wrapped figs, banana-Nutella crepes and beignets. Outside, the patio will feature a new fire pit and ultra-comfortable lounge-style furniture. Televisions showing key sporting events will be located both inside and on the patio. The lounge will open at 3 p.m. daily, plus lunch Thursday-Sunday. Daily happy hours from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. will feature 1/2 off select flights, tasting plates and desserts. For further information, please visit www.doublehelixwine.com or call 702-735-WINE (9463).
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Project Playhouse- Pet Edition
Project Playhouse-Pet Edition is a new concept being launched by the Southern Nevada Chapter of HomeAid. Pet houses, designed and built by leading homebuilders, architects, vendors, trade partners and sponsors, will be on display in Town Square Park from May 4 to June 4 and auctioned off on June 4 at 4 p.m. The park will be turned into a neighborhood cul-de-sac complete with a "pet shoppe" for raffle ticket sales and pet treats. With more than 13,300 homeless on any given night in Southern Nevada, the mission to renovate and maintain housing is critical. HomeAid partners with homeless service providers and the building industry to accomplish this mission. For more information call 702.877.1077.
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March for Babies
March for Babies is the largest fundraising event for March of Dimes, with more than 100 local and national companies contributing toward the day when all babies will be born healthy. The event takes place on May 7 and will be a celebration of families, friends and co-workers who have raised money to support March of Dimes research in finding causes for premature births so that one day, all babies will be born healthy. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m. Each year, more than 7,500 people in Las Vegas participate in March for Babies to show their support of the March of Dimes mission. For more information visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/ or call 702-732.9255.
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Huntington's Disease Society of America Team Hope Walk
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Team Hope Walk will take place on May 14 at Town Square. Team Hope is a nationwide walk program by the HDSA to raise funds to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's Disease (HD) and their families. Huntington's Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control, and for which, presently, there is no treatment or cure. The Las Vegas Team Hope walk is hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of HDSA and starts at 8 a.m. To sign up for the walk, please visit www.hdsa.org. The Las Vegas Chapter provides critical support to the people in Las Vegas who have HD and those who are at-risk, through the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute.
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Passionately Pink for the Cure Fun Walk The inaugural Passionately Pink for the Cure Fun Walk will take place on Saturday May 21. The one mile Fun Walk is geared towards young families and kids featuring a peaceful one mile stroll through the streets of Town Square. Registration for Walk is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 to register and all proceeds benefit the Southern Nevada Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The walk is being organized by the Town Square Queens of Hearts, a group of volunteers based at retail stores in and around Town Square. A certificate of completion will be presented to all participants. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, and awards will be presented to those with the best costume. For more information please call 702-806-5442 or email
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New Vista Community Wine Walk
The 2011 Wine Walk season continues on May 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is the second of four wine walks at Town Square, which showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square Park. Each walk features 20 different wines for sampling and the cost is $30 per person. The walks are organized by New Vista Community, a local charity committed to providing equal opportunities and support to intellectually challenged people of all ages so that they may experience life to the fullest. Additional walks take place on September 24 and October 22. Visit www.winewalklv.com for more information or to purchase tickets. You must be 21 or older to attend the event.
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WHAT TO DO
Thursdays at Tommy Bahama's
Long known for promoting the concept of Life is One Long Weekend, Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar is ready to take the island-lifestyle outdoors just in time to enjoy the spring nights and sultry breezes. Patio Thursdays will create the perfect escape from the normal routine. So grab a few friends, turn off the smart phone and take part in a three hour mini-vacation from the ordinary. Patio Thursdays is an extension of Tommy Bahama's well-loved Island Time Happy Hour and will feature great deals on drinks and appetizers, live music and specialty rum flights highlighting many of its 185 rum varieties.
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Celebrate Mom at Tommy Bahama's
Don't worry if you can't wisk mom away for an extended island escape. Simply bring her to Tommy Bahama's on Mother's Day for an afternoon in paradise. The island-inspired restaurant will open at 10 a.m. with brunch specials and endless possibilities for her favorite tropical libation. Following a delicious mean, stop into the attached retail store for a great selection of gifts that mom will love.
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Ladies Night at Miller's Ale House
Miller's Ale House, the casual dining restaurant with a sports bar twist, has launched a ladies night every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies can stop by for free drinks and choose from domestic drafts, well and call liquors and house wine. A DJ will also be on hand to round out the festivities. For more information visit www.millersalehouse.com.
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California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ: CPKI) launched its fourth annual Thank You Card Program as a way to say 'Thank You' to loyal guests. Running through June 5, 2011, CPK will hand out 2.9 million Thank You Cards with prizes enclosed to customers dining at its full-service restaurants nationwide. CPK's Thank You Card Program includes $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, other cash prizes, CPK frozen pizza for a year, airfare plus a four-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and other chances to win big online. Every guest is a guaranteed winner and the key to the Thank You Card program is that the envelopes are to be opened only by a CPK manager upon the guests' return or it's deemed null and void. Diners will have until July 3, 2011 to redeem their prizes. In addition, guests using Facebook and Foursquare can play and win prizes online. CPK will be 'Thanking' its biggest Facebook Fan with its #1 CPK Fanatic, where the person with the most votes will win a trip for two to any CPK in the world, plus $10,000. Everyone who visits the CPK Facebook page to register or vote will be a winner and will have the opportunity to "spin a globe" for a chance to win restaurant incentives, iPads, Kindles and Hartmann travel luggage. On Foursquare, CPK encourages groups of four or more to "check-in" to receive their offer. For complete program details and official contest rules, please visit www.cpk.com.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D
In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D, Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. The film stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane and comes out on May 20. Call Rave Motion Pictures 702.362.7283 for show times.