Every year, as soon as Halloween passes, the hubby and I always discuss about putting up the Christmas decors as soon as November 1 comes.  The hubby wants the Christmas decors  after Thanksgiving. As a Filipino, this is actually a big adjustment for me. Back home, as soon as September 1st comes around (which we call the beginning of BER- months), we already welcome the Christmas vibes. There is no Thanksgiving holiday in the Philippines, so we enjoy a full 4 months of holiday cheer!

With Christmas fresh on my mind, I was pleased to be able to attend the “Secrets of Holiday Shopping” event held at SAKS in Fashion Show Las Vegas. SAKS is prepared to help make your Holiday Gift buying much easier and enjoyable! The event was intended to feature some great & unique gift ideas for your holiday shopping list as well as to inform us Influencers about upcoming holiday events so that we can in turn share them with you.

One of the featured products which you can find this year at SAKS are Jo Malone fragrance line. Jo Malone London can be combined to produce your own custom scent.  So if you buy the gift set of 5 scents, it’s like buying your own perfume factory as you can do some mix and match creating an almost unlimited combo of fragrances.

Another featured product available at SAKS is Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Lipstick line (YSL lippies). Their selection is tremendous and just going there to shop is always a luxurious experience. Those who shop at SAKS, know that this store knows how to treat a customer and for many a visit to SAKS is in of itself a holiday tradition.


Of course, every woman will tell you that a trip to SAKS is not complete without checking out their extensive selection of quality and designer apparel. From clothing, to shoes and accessories, you will find the worlds best brands such as  Rebecca Taylor, REDValentino, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Gucci & Fendi and literally hundreds more. SAKS is most certainly a required destination for your holiday shopping.

If your local to the Las Vegas area, or happen to be visiting, there are a ton of events around town this holiday shopping season that I would highly recommend. Two of my favorite shopping destinations in Las Vegas are the Fashion Show Las Vegas and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. A few of these events I will highlight for you below. I encourage you to check out their web sites for more details, or feel free to send me a comment if I can help you with anything.


  • Holiday Show at Fashion Show: Guest can enjoy a live, compimentary New York-style theatrical holiday show in the Great Hall at Fashion Show. “Believe in the Magic” is back for visitors to enjoy throughout the holiday season. An array of singers and dancers will transform the heart of this shopping destination into a one-of-a-kind experience the entire family will enjoy. Following every show, guests are invited to parade with characters to Santa’s Photo Experience, while singing carols – allowing for the ultimate holiday affair. This special holiday show will perform on Nov 24, 25, 26; Dec 2-3, 910 and 16-24 at noon, 2pm 4pm, 6pm each day.


  • Santa’s Photo Experience at Fashion Show: Delight in the magic of the holiday season at Fashion Show’s all-new holiday Santa experience. Located near Neiman Marcus Fashion Show, guests will be able to enjoy an interactive Santa’s throne, touchscreen control, oversized neon lights and picturesque light up Christmas trees ranging from 12 feet to 30 feet high. Complete with elaborately decorated trees, music and more, families are welcome to get their picture taken with the Father of Christmas himself, available starting on November 17 through Christmas Eve (Dec 24). Specialty nights will also be available such as Mob Museum Mondays and more to be named.


  • Madame Tussauds at Grand Canal Shoppes: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas announced the debut of the new Polar Express 4-D Experience coming this December. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is a 15 -minute version of the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Polar Express follows a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a powerful magic train headed to the North Pole, home of Santa Claus’ workshop. What unfolds is an adventure of self-discovery in which he learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe. The Polar Express 4-D Experience features outstanding effects both on-screen and in-theater that let you experience the magic of Christmas! In addition to the 4-D screening experience, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will continue the holiday fun with hot cocoa for guests, and select wax figures dressed in ugly holiday sweaters.


  • Minus5 Ice Experience at Grand Canal Shoppes: Looking for a winter wonderland to celebrate the holidays? Minus5 Ice Experience is the perfect place to get your winter fix, as guests can make their winter wonderland dreams in the desert a reality, thanks to the coolest experience in Las Vegas where everything is made of ice. Don a faux fur coat and gloves and escape into a beach-inspired winter’s paradise. Plus, kids are cool before 9 p.m. and can mix and mingle with Santa Claus and enjoy various photo ops within the ice experience – perfect for everyone (and maybe next year’s Christmas card). Minors (under 21 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.


This holiday season I highly recommend you check out SAKS at the Fashion Show Las Vegas which is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. With over 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and many more world famous quality stores.

Of course, your Las Vegas shopping experience is far from complete until you also spend time at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Located inside the Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, this impressive destination boasts 160 specialty brand shops and an amazing array of top notch restaurants such as Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and even TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub just to name a few. All of these shops and eateries are nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live street entertainment.


I hope all you loves are inspired and entertained this holiday season and that this information makes your shopping & entertainment destination selection a little easier. I look forward to hearing back from you in the comments section about your own experiences or if you have any questions for me. See you around Vegas loves!








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