ML - Vegas Magazine

2013 - Issue 5 - September

Vegas Magazine - Niche Media - There is a place beyond the crowds, beyond the ropes, where dreams are realized and success is celebrated. You are invited.

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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Assistant editor Emma Trotter, with whom I've worked on and off for seven years, attended our Sparkles event at Vdara with me. I got ready for Summer cover star Chrissy Teigen to arrive for our party in her honor, at Azure Luxury Pool at Palazzo. ABOVE: Photographer Eric Ita and I represented Las Vegas for an Expedia project with London's Metro newspaper; Todd White's Platinum Entourage provided hair and makeup. LEFT: I attended (again in a look by Platinum Entourage) Cirque du Soleil's premiere of Michael Jackson One with Kidville head honcho Melissa Weiner. 38 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 038_V_FOB_EdLetter_Sept13.indd 38 office. And once every four to eight weeks, I was his personal editor, trying to get just a few frothy paragraphs about our beloved town out of the magazine's business and numbers guy. Every issue, it was a variation on a theme, that Las Vegas is much more than a gambling mecca in the desert: It's also that indescribable feeling that anything can happen. Joe Vann, you've won. As I sadly say goodbye to my three years here at the magazine, that is the only thing that I can think of to write. Vegas the hormone, the feeling of excitement, the power of reinvention… will stay with me wherever I land next. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Many thanks, too, to the rest of our local team, who brought just the right amount of mischief and fun to what was otherwise the most professional, dedicated group I've worked with: my talented assistant editor, Emma Trotter, whom I am lucky enough to have worked with at three jobs now (and counting); plus Tiffany Follow me on Twitter at Carey, Vince Durocher, Jessica Zivkovitch, @abbytegnelia and on Kacie Turpenen, Rue McBride, and Halee Harczynski. Then, the nuts and bolts: the New York team, with whom I speak all day long, designing this beloved magazine issue after issue. Lifelong friends, yes, but I will miss the lively days of juggling conversations with all of you! Thank you so much to: Karen Rose, my managing editor since day one, with whom I can talk at length about everything from commas to cocktails; my tireless creatives, who bring all of our story ideas to life, photo editor Seth Olenick and art director Tiffani Barton; and the guys who make it possible for me to sleep well at night, instead of waking up thinking that there might be an error, a misspelling, or worse, research editor Murat Oztaskin and copy editor David Fairhurst. My sincere gratitude, PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL POWERS (VDARA) For three years he has been my business partner, friend, and often comic relief at the ABBY TEGNELIA 8/6/13 10:03 AM

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