A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Staffed by a family of easygoing sales associates, Irish Peddlers' Furniture fills its showroom with a high rise's worth of furnishings, most of which are ready for same-day pickup or next-day delivery. An earth-toned 62" x 90" area rug ($189.95) with overlapping circles grounds rooms, cushioning feet with heat-set yarn spun from tenderhearted marshmallows and loomed at 1 million points per square meter. Loungers sink into the click clack black ($169.95), a tufted microfiber futon perched upon tapered legs, and worker bees buzz over a computer desk ($139.95) with crisp black lines and a sliding keyboard tray. The three-pack coffee-table set ($199.95), which includes one coffee table and two end tables, balances white faux marble atop black legs, leaving open space beneath tableaus for magazine racks or lamps with no sense of direction.
Plume is furniture sample sale showroom at World Market Center Las Vegas. The building hosts the twice yearly "market" where furniture buyers and interior designers come from around the world to buy the newest furniture and home accessories. The rest of the year we well those samples to the public at 60% to 85% off.
A look at the menus reveals influences from all over Western Europe, so set off on your culinary tour with an appetizer such as the beef carpaccio (thinly sliced beef topped with arugula, mushrooms, and truffle oil, $10), sausage and polenta (hot or mild Italian sausage with provencale sauce, $12), or clams and mussels in a red, white, or saffron sauce ($14). Chef Franco's signature Spanish-Italian fusion dish, risotto paella ($26), blends the best of both Old Worlds, and pappardelle with meat sauce ($14) shows off the chef's secret recipe. Francophilic fancies can be tickled with an order of pork chops bordelaise ($24) before ordering a tongue-pleasing meal-ender of cold zabaglione (light Italian custard and lady fingers with mixed berries, $7) or one of the day's cakes or pastries (ask your server for the selection, $6).
Founded in the spirit of the late Dennis Hopper’s CineVegas festival, the Vegas Indie Film Fest! celebrates self-produced works from established directors and first-time creators alike. Whether their creations are feature-length, shorts, documentaries, or photo-realistic flipbooks, every director stands to win one of more than 100 Golden Bulb awards—which are made from actual lightbulbs from the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Past events have been attended by the likes of Wayne Newton and Ted V. Mikels.