When anyone thinks of visiting Las Vegas, their first thought is to head down to the Strip of course! Who can resist the beautiful casinos, amazing shows, big name performers and mouthwatering food prepared by celebrity chefs? I have lived in Las Vegas for 14 years and I still love going to the Strip for all of those reasons. I have lived here long enough to know though, that our city has so much more to offer.
I think you miss out on some of the equally incredible off the Strip spots because you just don’t know about them. Years ago, when I worked in a casino, many of the guests thought that the entire city of Las Vegas was just one street- Las Vegas Boulevard. It still makes me smile when I think about how many times I had to explain that I did not live in the casino where I worked and that there were other things to do in Las Vegas if they simply drove off this one street.
If you find yourself wanting to explore our city a little more, Tivoli Village is a lifestyle destination located just 20 minutes from the Strip. The Village has a European feel to it with cobblestone walkways leading you to restaurants and bars, and various retail establishments. Here are some of the places I checked out when I was there for a fun event called Sip, Savor & Shop:
This stylish women’s boutique has affordable clothing that is suitable to wear to the office. With a few cute accessories, you can easily slip right into happy hour wearing the same outfit. With everyone keeping such a busy schedule, who has time to go home and change?
Cork & Thorn
At Cork & Thorn, you can sip on your favorite beverage while watching the perfect floral arrangement come to life created by their floral artists. Cork & Thorn is not just a flower shop; they also have unique events from Vintage Movie or Live Jazz nights to floral arrangement classes!
Diamanti Fine Jewelers
If you are looking for some timeless jewelry and impeccable service, Diamanti is your shop! They
are very friendly here and will take the time to help you find the perfect piece for every occasion.
If you need to give a gift, sweets and treats are always a great idea. Divine Sugar not only has that part covered, but they have cute packaging as well. The look of the store, well there’s no other way to put it, is simply adorable.
Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina
Leticia’s serves authentic Mexican food with daily chef’s specials and a happy hour menu. This was my first stop when I arrived at Tivoli Village. I cooled down with a margarita and had some delicious chips and salsa!
Echo & Rig
Honestly, anyone who has ever tried Echo & Rig raves about everything on their menu from their salads to their seafood to their steaks. They even have a butcher shop where you can buy meat to take home!
This is one of those stores that makes you want to look at every item because they are all so
interesting. It is no surprise since each jewelry piece, accessory or keepsake is a unique creation from either a local or international designer. It also is a big plus that the owner has an adorable dog in her store which also means Tivoli Village is dog friendly!
If you are all about delicious and nutritious cold-pressed juices, you will love this store! They have delicious flavors, always let you do a taste test before buying anything and the staff is really nice!
If you are looking for home décor, River North has a beautiful collection of furniture, lighting, art pieces and other home essentials. Each piece is so stylish giving you the impression that you are walking away with the only piece created, although I am pretty sure that is not the case.
Thank you to Ava Rose Agency for inviting me to this event. I had fun sipping, savoring and shopping. Click on the photos below to see more!