Posts Written By Yvonne Kai

SAHARA Las Vegas seeks vintage items from the former Sahara Hotel and Casino to complete its hotel lobby transformation

SAHARA Las Vegas is asking long-time Las Vegans, historians and collectors to contribute to its more than $150 million transformation. As the property readies to unveil an all-new hotel lobby later this month, the iconic resort is seeking donations of memorabilia and collectibles from the original Sahara Hotel and Casino to display and provide a hint of nostalgia to its new exquisite, modern design. 
“Our vision for the new hotel lobby was to create a modern design with top-tier guest amenities and technology, yet with a bit of inspiration and nod to the original Sahara,” said Nancy Paolino, founder and chief creative officer for Innovativo Design. “With the many enhancements we are making, we still want to acknowledge this property’s iconic history on the Las Vegas strip.” 
All submissions will be considered. Rare items from the 1950s through the 1970s are of particular interest, especially those that will provide dimension to the look and feel of the all-new lobby including menus, china, figurines and more. Selected contributors will have the opportunity to experience an exclusive lobby tour and fireside chat with the designer at CASBAR Lounge. 
SAHARA Las Vegas will be accepting submissions through Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Those looking to contribute their items to the resort’s transformation can submit by sharing a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #OURSAHARA or by email at
For more information on how to submit items or for more information on SAHARA Las Vegas,
About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit and stay connected onInstagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

How to Make Your New House a Home

Having bought your first house has to be one of the greatest moments in life. When that loan got approved, you were a homeowner, and it felt pretty good.

Whether it’s an old house or a brand new estate, you’re going to be stepping into an empty space. Empty as in you have yet to establish your presence. To make it your own, you’d need to put a lot more than furniture in it.

Our homes are our sanctuaries, so most things in our home have a reason for being there. There are a few things you can’t do without to personalize your new territory.

Stylize Your Front Porch

Most neighborhoods will have their own themes when it comes to exterior design. Most of the houses, including yours, will share the same looks. You can paint the outside walls to make it stand out, and it would. 

Most of the time, though, it’d make your house an eyesore. Not to mention, you could risk violating local regulations.

A safe bet is to decorate your front yard. There’s a ton of room for you to personalize the front of the property. When doing this, avoid putting common or overused stuff all over the place. We want people to remember our home as a stylish space, not a dumping ground for random knick-knacks, and lawn ornaments.

It’s better to handmake things for the porch. If you’re handy, try building a small shed or treehouse. You can also customize your deck or patio. For those of us with a big, grassy yard, adding exotic plants with beautiful flowers will draw the eye to the greenery.

Plant Your Own Scent

Ever noticed whenever you go to someone’s house, there’s always a smell that you can’t seem to find anywhere else? It comes from the items and activities inside their home. Since everybody has different living arrangements, the airy mixture is unique.

Your house will greet your guests with its special scent, too. It’s best to keep your visitors as well as their nostrils comfortable during their stay.

Know that every object in the house produces an odor, even if it’s an unscented product. Your choice of wood for the floor or the material of your curtains all affect the smell of the house. 

Try to get a good whiff of the stuff you plan to bring home before you do so. Once you start living with it, you’d stop noticing its scent.

Keep your house drafty. Have the doors and windows open to let air in. Avoid using room fresheners or any artificial fragrances. They don’t remove odors. They only overwhelm existing odors with their own.

Use natural perfumes such as flowers or certain plants. However, use fragrant plants, but ones that people aren’t allergic to.

Renovate and Repair

If you’re buying an old house, renovation is bound to happen. Some owners may leave their homes in terrible conditions. Make sure you check for any damage and prolonging structural issues before moving in. 

The important things to check for include mold, leakage, floor, and roof damage. It’s best to hire professionals for these repairs. You do not want to see broken shingles or any distortion on your roof. These are warning signs of serious damage, and you will need to get it fixed as soon as possible.

There are plenty of customization options for new houses. Each home often comes with exclusive upgrades like foyers and kitchen counters. It can be fun going through the collection. Keep in mind that these upgrades can and will get very expensive.

Other Concerns

Nothing lasts forever, but your house will survive you if you maintain it. Keeping your home tidy and secure can help improve your wellness and the property because a home is a great long-term investment.

Check regularly for possible deterioration or damage around the house. Take care of the exterior of your home, too. This includes annual painting and re-roofing. Climate can be unpredictable; you can’t be too careful when it comes to property damage.


November New Baby Products

It is hard to believe it is November already! After Halloween and Thanksgiving, Christmas time is on everyone’s mind. There is a list of friends that I have who are ready to welcome the Year 2020 babies soon.  There are no brainers when it comes to baby shower gift lists but there are new items that pop up every day that may no have crossed your radar. Here are some indie products we found gift-worthy for November!

MACE Baby Bottles

Paying for a premium bottle like this might not be for everyone but after trying numerous brands, your baby might not like any of them. The MACE bottle is different! “When choosing the right baby bottle, we understand a parents’ concerns. We want the safest experience for our little ones and the most peaceful experience for everyone! The aMACEing ZERO LEAK® Baby Bottle uses a patented nipple design to offer a leak-proof baby bottle. Milk only comes out when your baby is feeding on the nipple. If your baby stops, the flow stops! This reduces the chances of health-related and potentially life-threatening risks. Our patented leak-proof nipple also has a uniquely designed anti-colic vent that helps reduce colic and symptoms like burping, gas, and re-flux so feeding is always a great experience for both you and your baby.”

Patch Organic Bandages

Bamboo bandages for sensitive baby skin! My nephew has recently been obsessed with first aid kits and worrying how he can ‘fix’ your pain – These are really new and revolutionary. Definitely on my list of useful products that’s innovation and good for the environment. The designs are also cute and stylish too!

PATCH is crafted with 100% organic bamboo fibre with the added natural goodness of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil.

We take pride in using natural, organic, biodegradable and sustainable resources, that are historically proven to soothe symptoms whilst promoting wound recovery for even the most sensitive skin types.

The Kitten, The Cat and the Apple

A funny and whimsical storybook about the Kitten, the Cat and the Apple teachs young one how to deal with boredom and anxiety using these three characters. You can never have too many books and this is a good one to add to your library.

When a cat goes out of its way to entertain its bored and impatient kitten leading to profound questions about the meaning of life, until eventually, both discover an obvious yet often overlooked answer.

A deceptively simple story by Nicholas Tana, its profound message is certain to entertain both children and adults. Award-winning, German-based film composer, Richard Albert, teamed up with the author to create the perfect accompanying composition and sound design, in this marvelous philosophical addition to the New Classics Books collection.



What Is a Rager? And How to Throw One

When people hear the word “party,” many images come to their minds. These triggered thoughts vary from one person to another. Food, alcohol, balloons, music, friends and strangers, even animals to some. One thing they have in common for sure: entertainment.

A Rager goes way beyond entertainment; a party so intense that it surpasses any other type of gathering. Going to a Rager is something that sticks in your memory. So, to throw a proper Rager you must give your guests something unforgettable. 

The Essentials

The most important thing you need for a Rager is a house. Not just any house – hosting a party with a Raging capacity requires a lot of space. Nice space. You can find the best high-end houses through Suzie Goldstein Real Estate suitable for your event. Call up Suzie to help you find the perfect Rager house pretty much anywhere in Ontario.

  • Beverage: the main ingredient of a Rager. Almost no party would last on the absence of good drinks. The amount should scale to the number of guests you plan to have.

  • Make a guest list for your Rager. Have them sign in at the door. This helps you keep track of who’s in your house and makes it easier to find people.

  • Play awesome music, and sometimes this can mean live music. Find a decent band and some good MC’s to liven up your Rager. It’s usually best to hire a professional DJ to handle all the noise. 

Setting the Mood

One of the things that set a Rager miles apart from any party is the atmosphere. Your guests want to feel like they belong to possibly the craziest event of their lives. Think of a creative theme for your Rager and include it on your invitation. Anything from outfit colors, costumes, certain hairstyles can make for a fun theme. 

Partying among hundreds of people looking similar to you will put your guests at ease. Make sure to decorate your place appropriate to the Rager’s theme. This may take some time so send out your invites a few weeks in advance.


Get your guests involved and strangers to mingle with engaging party games. Sometimes it can take a short while for everyone to get comfortable and let their hair down. Break the ice with some drinking games to get the Rager started.

Once people have blended well with the party, keep them on their feet with crazier activities like Keg Stand and Beer Roulette. Keep in mind that most of your guests would be already familiar with these games. It’s up to your creativity to intensify the fun.

Other Responsibilities

Security and location are top priorities. Hire bouncers to keep things under control and make sure everyone is safe. Make sure your Rager takes place in an open area, or a friendly neighborhood to avoid noise restrictions.

As the host of a Rager, it is mandatory for you to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Find a style that goes well with your party theme that also makes people remember.


4 Ways a Car Accident Lawyer Can Save you Money

Having insurance that covers liability and your car is great. However, anyone who has ever had to deal with long waiting hours on the phone with insurance companies (theirs or the other person’s), knows it takes more out of you than paying your monthly coverage and getting the right paperwork.

Let’s imagine this scenario: you’re on your way home from work, it’s a little late. Someone comes out of nowhere and T-Bones you. Your car skidded, and before you knew it, you totally lost control of the wheel. You just totalled your car, and the ambulance is on its way. 

This bill can be a pricey one if you don’t have a good car accident lawyer. Does everyone need a car accident lawyer? The short answer is definitely not. However, they really do come in handy when you’re in a sticky situation. 

They Save You a Lot of Time on the Phone

They know how to talk to insurance agents. A good auto injury lawyer can make all the necessary phone calls for you, wait on the line, and speak to the agents. Any accident that includes two cars or more will involve at least two different insurance agents that you need to have an uphill battle with. 

The time you spend on the phone struggling to get what you’re paying for can alternatively be spent working, being productive, or otherwise doing anything useful. Long insurance phone calls are a real drain and can really take their toll on your mental health. 

They Can Help You Get the Evidence You Need 

Having an auto injury lawyer really comes in handy when you don’t know how to collect the evidence necessary for your claim. They know what insurance companies will require for paperwork to be processed faster and will make sure you have it. 

Doctor’s offices and mechanics won’t respond the way you want them to and definitely not as fast as you need them to. They will keep you waiting, and it’ll usually take a few trial and errors to get your paperwork the way you need to submit it to the insurers. 

An auto injury lawyer can definitely get those tedious tasks out of the way for you. 

Negotiating the Settlement With the Lien Holder

Your insurer isn’t really invested in how much money you get back, how much you paid your doctor, or the financial setback an accident gave you. You are paying your premium, right? An auto injury lawyer jumps in to make sure you get the best settlement you can get. 

You don’t have to drive around town in a broken car or pay your medical expenses out of pocket. We recommend you start researching good auto injury lawyers in your area and have their numbers at hand, just in case. This helps ensure you get the best settlement, and you don’t get shorted on anything. 

Drive Safe!

Even with an auto injury lawyer in your contacts, you need to be sure to drive safely in order to not injure yourself and anyone else. Road safety should be your number one priority when you hit the road. Visit the website of various companies, find a car accident lawyer near you, and reap the benefits.


Gift Ideas: Share Memories with Fujifilm Cameras and Smartphone Printers

Happy November! This year has truly FLOWN by in every sense of the word. We are ready for 2020!

Even with the iPhone 11 PRO and amazing DSLR Cameras, there is something to be said about instant photos like INSTAX. If you have ever used INSTAX at a wedding or a party, you will know how fun it is.

I personally always have mine at special events, a physical photo is timeless. The INSTAX mini Link can print photos from your phone. WHAT!!

  • Unleash the memories locked away in your smartphone with INSTAX mini Link. Connect the mini instax printer seamlessly over Bluetooth to create fun prints to keep and share with family and friends. (Retail: $99.95)

  • Have fun on-the-go with INSTAX mini LiPlay, the hybrid camera that offers instant print and digital technologies. Offering small form with fun features including sound recording capability, integrated frames, remote shooting and smartphone printing. (Retail: $159.95)LiPlay may be the smallest hybrid instant camera incorporating both instant print and digital technologies. When it comes to having fun, LiPlay throws an almighty punch.

    First, there’s a whole lot to love. For starters this isn’t just an instant camera. It’s also a smart little printer, so you can print straight from your Smartphone instantly too.

    Then there’s the LCD screen, the sound recording setting, the ability to control the camera directly from your Smartphone via the free app, and finally some eye-catching frames and filters.

    Isn’t it time to unleash your playful side and make some noise?

    liplay in elegant black


  • For those who like big adventure, take your photography to the next-level with the compact FUJIFILM X-A7 mirrorless digital camera . A professional-level camera that takes exceptional images and won’t weigh you down on your travels. With an articulating touch-screen, 24.2MP imaging sensor and 4K video recording, users can create amazing content on-the-go. Retailing at $899.00, the FUJIFILM X-A7 with the FUJINON FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens kit is the perfect entry to photography and a great way to capture a trip of a lifetime.
  • Fujifilm Introduces the Stylish New X-A7