3. Treat Yo'self: Los Angeles retailer, Fred Segal, has seven separate stores spread throughout the SLS Las Vegas, ranging from clothes to shoes, jeans, jewels and even candy. You can also pick-up tons of SLS merchandise at the Etc. store, along with some (overpriced) basics. Can't find the perfect Vegas souvenir? Head across the street to Bonanza gifts instead.
4. Stuff Yo'self: One of the most exciting things about the SLS Las Vegas is the import all the way from the faraway land of Los Angeles of popular eateries like Katsuya, Cleo, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees pizza and The Griddle. SLS's culinary director, Chef Jose Andres, has also opened a Bazaar Meat restaurant as well as a Ku Noodle shop. Coffee and to-go food can be found at Perq, across from the check-in desk.
5. Go on a Monkey Hunt: Love monkeys? You're in luck. They're everywhere. The best place to go is obviously, The Monkey Bar, where black and white portraits of various simians dressed in suits line the walls. Sadly, we did not see any lady monkeys working their power pantsuits. VegasChatter has also spied monkeys elsewhere at the SLS.
6. Live Your LiFE.: This one is for all the club kids out there. LiFE promises "a rebellion against the social status quo through an unbridled celebration of sight, sound, scene and form". You can expect superstar DJs, a catwalk that wraps around the entire club, various sorts of performers and LED screens that will put other club screens to shame. But, be prepared to wait in line. Otherwise, pony up for the pricey bottle service.
7. Sniff the Wallpaper: Serioulsy. There's a column next to The Griddle Cafe that's wallpapered in scratch n' sniff dot candy wallpaper. It is the most amazing thing we've ever seen in a hotel. Although, in a few months we might have reservations about pressing our noses to the column. #handsanitizerisnotjustforhands
8. Vibe Acoustically in The Sayers Club: Because The Sayers Club is incredibly small space, we expect it to be very hard to get into, especially if musical acts are performing (That's Jojo above.) But if you can get in, you'll be treated to an extremely intimate performance from whichever artist is on the stage. Just remember, keep your hands to yourself. Unless you're trying to get in the good graces of the bouncer. Wink, wink.
9. Hang Out Outside, Unpretentiously: The Umami Burger outdoor is the most chill spot in the whole place. The patio, dubbed a Beer Garden, stretches along Las Vegas Boulevard with plenty of picnic tables and benches for everyone. Don't worry, master fan spritzers are turned on during the hot days.
10. People-Watch: No trip to Vegas is complete without a good people-watching session, and at the SLS, you should do that from the Center Bar. That way you'll see the folks coming and going, cheering and weeping over the table games, heading into restaurants and stumbling outside the nightclubs. You'll also be entertained by an LED screen above. We fell in love with this galaxy of stars that rotated overhead...with the SLS logo of course. In case you somehow forget where you are.
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