Above & Beyond at Mana Wynwood Thursday March 26th

Above & Beyond’s ONLY MIAMI MUSIC WEEK SHOW will be Thursday 3/26 at Mana Wynwood!

Man on man! Last year Above & Beyond killed the Ultra Music Festival main stage with a phenomenal set in the mist of the warm Miami rain! This time, the duo will be hitting Miami Music Week one time and one time only!

Mark your calenders for Thursday March 26th at the super cool Mana Wynwood! The event is 21+ and the madness starts at 10pm! Get your tix here! See you there!

Check out our reviews and DJ interviews from Miami Music Week 2014

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Ultra Music Festival Official Phase 2 Lineup‏ & Stages

Are you ready for Ultra?!
Are you ready for Ultra?!

Here we go! The second phase on unreal talent is here! The DJs hitting the Ultra Music Festival stages this year are insane! Receiving the biggest boost for Phase Two is Ultra Music Festival’s now-legendary Live Stage, which will be playing host to some of the most exciting live performers in the world from March 27-29, 2015. Gracing the Live Stage, and joining an already eye-watering batch of Phase One acts set to rock the iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre in just a few weeks time, will be phase 2 headliners including instrumental super group Big Gigantic, Canadian electro-funk duoChromeo, masked man of mystery Claptone and Norwegian nu-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje, who will be making his long awaited Ultra debut!

Ultra Music Festival takes place March 27-29, 2015 during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. General Admission tickets for the seventeenth edition of Ultra Music Festival are currently on sale priced at $449.95—$50 less than the 2014 event. VIP tickets are priced at $1,149.95 and for the last two years, sold out instantly after the Phase One Announcement. These prices include taxes and fees though a nominal shipping surcharge will be added. Check out the lineup below!

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Main Stage
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Mega Structure

 

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Resistance

 

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Ultra Worldwide

 

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UMF Radio
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Stage 7

We can’t wait… Last year was an incredible experience and we have no doubt that this year will be just as great! Who are you ready to see? What stages are you looking forward to the most? Where will you be staying? and What after parties are you planning on attending? Comment below and let us know what your Ultra plans are!!

Visit Ultra Music Festival HERE for Details!

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Vegas’ Sexiest NEW Attraction – The SLS Hotel

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We’re seriously in love with Vegas… I mean we got married there, so we love it! Now we love it even more!! The SLS is taking ownership of part of the Las Vegas strip and we’re incredibly excited! The lux concept will be providing Vegas lovers unreal rooms, clubs, restaurants, and places to hang out! Hotel designer Philippe Start describes the hotel as a new tasty powerful drink… and we like:
“There are some legendary, classic cocktails: the Manhattan, the Gimlet, the Cosmo, and there is a brand new one – SLS Las Vegas,” said Starck. “It’s strong and sparkling with millions of bubbles of life, stories, adventures and surprises. It’s fire and leaves you burnt of pleasure. It’s soft and romantic and leaves you a taste of love and honey in the mouth. It’s acid and you will lose your mind but so elegant that it shall change your life.”
With three different suite towers, The Lux, World and Story Tower, multiple restaurants, pools and killer nightlight the SLS Las Vegas has easily become the sexiest new attraction of the Las Vegas strip!

World Tower Room

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Story Tower Room

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Lux Tower Room

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Bazaar Meat

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Cleo

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Foxtail

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Check out the rest of the SLS Las Vegas HERE!

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XS Las Vegas Named Best Nightclub in the United States!

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2014 award makes XS first venue to achieve the top honor four times!!!

Las Vegas – XS, the sophisticated nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, has been named the No. 1 nightclub in the country based on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 rankings. The annual list, based on revenue, was announced today, following a monumental year for the renowned venue, yet again breaking the revenue record with an estimated excess of $90 million in 2013.

“It’s an absolute honor to be named the top nightclub in the country for the fourth time by Nightclub & Bar,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “It’s no secret that nightlife venues in Las Vegas can have a short lifespan, and to remain one of the most profitable venues as we celebrate our five year anniversary is an accomplishment we are incredibly proud of. Our team continues to stay ahead of the trends, programs the best DJs in the world, and offers a level of service that can only be found inside Wynn Las Vegas. I truly believe that’s what sets us apart and attributes to this continued success.”

This marks the first time a venue has earned the top spot for a fourth time. XS was first named the No. 1 nightclub in 2010 following its debut year of operation as well as in 2011 with estimated revenue of $50-60 million each year. Last year, it again rose to the top with record-breaking revenue between $80-90 million.

The 2014 Top 100 list was crafted following a comprehensive process in which nightlife venues submitted survey information to Nightclub & Bar during fall 2013, followed by a lengthy analysis throughout the first two months of 2014. Nightclub & Bar engaged a third-party team of statistical experts who used a detailed formulaic approach to review the data submitted by each venue and develop the Top 100. To view the full 2014 Top 100 List, click HERE!

With its chic vibe and fashionable reputation, XS remains the place to see and be seen for celebrities, glitterati, locals and tourists alike. Dubbed “Las Vegas dance’ music mecca” by MTV News, the nightclub features 24 resident DJs in the 2014 roster ranging from Avicii, David Guetta, Zedd and more.

XS is open Friday through Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., located on The Esplanade at Encore. Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE! Table reservations are highly recommended (702-770-0097). For more information, visit the XS official website!

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The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas! Hottest Hotel & Best New Commercials of 2013

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We LOVE LOVE LOVE The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Why wouldn’t we??? We got married there and they hosted the most amazing wedding we could have ever experienced.  The hotel is like none other.  We would make it our permanent residence if possible.  Hmmm…that’s a thought! Now they’ve outdone themselves in these hot new commercials below.  Check them out and check in…to The Cosmopolitan right away!

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Check out their website HERE at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas!!!…We hope to see you there soon!

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The Alexander Hotel Indianapolis

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Over the last couple of years Indianapolis has been working hard at becoming more chic, elegant and  refined, striving to become a city people will want to live and play. After the incredible attention Indianapolis received  from last year’s Super Bowl, it’s no wonder we’re stepping up our game and coming into our own as a city prepared for world travelers. The Alexander Hotel is the latest edition in a trend to making Indianapolis a world class city.

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Last weekend, we had the privilege of attending the grand opening of The Alexander; A Dolce Hotel, in Indianapolis.  The event was crazy beautiful, filled with amazing food, a collection of Indianapolis’ most interesting people and performances by William and The Earth Harp.

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The Alexander is a boutique hotel crawling with contemporary art powered by the likes of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Buckingham Companies. The gallery hotel concept isn’t anythign new to us, but a great new concept to have in Indianapolis.  Louisville, Cincinnati and Bentonville  have the incredible 21c Museum Hotels literally an art gallery with a 5 star restaruant and loft like rooms.  The 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville is literally one of all time favorite hotels!

Chicago has the Public hotel, which previously was The Ambassador East, but was redesigned but hotel legend and creator of the “boutique hotel” concept, Ian Schrager.  Public is an interwining mix of old school charm and modern sophistication with a sprawling lounge bar, fixed with resident DJ’s and a restaurant with uncompared cuisine.  Public is easily one of our favorite hotels in Chicago!

Although  Las Vegas has an incredible amount of hotels, our favorite is the hotel which would be surmised as an oversized boutique hotel;  The Cosmopolitan.  We are a little partial, being that we got married there, but the art, ambiance and charm of every minute detail make The Cosmopolitan one of the greatest hotels on the planet.  It houses several bars including the interior Chandelier bar, which actually sits inside of an enormous chandelier, as well as the loungy Bond bar and the massive Marquee Nightclub which also houses the Marquee Day Club.  The rooms at The Cosmopolitan are beyond compare, most with balconies overlooking either the Marquee Day Club or The Bellagio, with better views of the fountains than The Bellagio itself.  While most would not include it in the category of a boutique hotel, it meets the needs of every individual traveler, making it by far, our favorite hotel.

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The Alexander in Indianapolis truly compares to these other world class boutique hotels and we are so excited to have it here!  Summer nights will now be filled with specialty drinks from the bar  Plat 99 on a deck overlooking the city.  Dinner dates with friends will now be experienced in a complex of loungy restaurants and sexy bars that will enhance converasation and create lasting memories. And of course anniversaries and other special occasions will be homed in the comfortable and attractive rooms The Alexander has to offer.  We’ll be staying soon and giving a full review of the rooms, restaurants and all The Alexander has to offer!

It’s quite a groovy joint!

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