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Viva Las Vegas! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Viva Las Vegas!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has finally recovered enough from his most recent adventures in the City of Sin with the Posse Manolo to at last give the report to his many internet friends.Wynn

For the Manolo the highlights of the trip they were the new Wynn hotel, with the dinner at the Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn’s magnificent Lake of Dreams.

All the Manolo can say about the Wynn is that it is worth the expense. Trust the Manolo, if like the Manolo you are the lover of oppulence, and the demander of obsequious service, you will enjoy the Wynn.

As for the dining, it is not the secret that the Manolo he has long been the devoted admirer of the Daniel Boulud, and so naturally he had the high expectations for his meal. He was not disappointed. But beyond the cuisine, the settings of the restaurant at the Wynn’s Lake of Dreams were beyond what could possibly be described. The Manolo he is accustomed to the phoney-baloney, animatronic, Disneyesque attractions of the Vegas, but he was stunned by the unconventional beauty of this man-made feature. It must be seen to be believed, especially at night.

Of course, for the Manolo no trip to the Las Vegas would complete without the trip to the Forum at the Caesar’s Palace.

It is at the Forum Shops where where the Manolo contracted his current madness for the wedges.

The reasons for this they are many and manifest. Look, for the example, at this magnificent, over-the-top wedge from the Giuseppe Zanotti, which the Manolo discovered at the Zanotti store in the Caesar’s Forum.
E6167 Wedge from Giuseppe Zanotti    Manolo Likes!  Click!
Very Vegas, no?

Naturally, the Manolo convinced one the members of his Posse Manolo to purchase these shoes, which were then worn to dinner at the the Joel Rubochon in the MGM that very evening. (The second of two superb meals the Manolo consumed while on his mini-vacation.)

Also found at the Zanotti store were these beautiful wedges.
E6487 Wedge from Giuseppe Zanotti    Manolo Likes!  Click!
And so one may see how the Manolo could become obsessed with the wedges for the spring, what with the so many beautiful wedges available now from the designers.

Thus, the Manolo would judge this trip to the Las Vegas to be the complete, exhausting, and most satisfying success.

10 Responses to “Viva Las Vegas!”

  1. Susanna March 23, 2006 at 2:02 pm #

    I am jealous of the Posse Manolo and they way they roll. I adore the Forum Shops.

    The Taryn Rose store there, however, seems to employ vague, clueless types that have been rejected by both the circus and drama school, and who live to text message and not sell shoes.

    On the other hand, a bit further into the Forum Shops, are the Tod’s shop and Cavalli, both of which employ the extremely zealous and obsequious type you described working at the Wynn.

  2. Phyllis March 23, 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    That Giuseppe Zanotti wedge is something else – sort of a cross between an 1950’s stripper and the movie Gladiator…what surprises me is that I actually like it! I’d never, ever be able to wear it – but it’s fabulous nonetheless. Bravo Manolo

  3. megaera March 23, 2006 at 4:55 pm #

    The megaera, while she loves the look of the wedge, finds that the strain on the knees when walking in the wedges is so great as to make her look longingly for her four inch stilettos.

  4. renee March 23, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    finally! the wedges are back!!! woot!! i just wore my gold ones today. i missed them wedges :)

  5. Alexandra March 23, 2006 at 7:22 pm #

    I think that I might need to stop coming here. Every day I come, find at least one pair of really beautiful shoes, but my shoe budget is 20% of what the shoes of my affection is. It’s enough to make a poor (double meaning intended) girl cry.

  6. AskMom March 24, 2006 at 12:33 pm #

    AskMom observes that what goes around, comes around. In her closet are several pairs of the wedges, saved and treasured and protected from dust until such time as they would be stylish again, and again. Though expensive for one spring, over the life of the woman the wonderful wedges are indeed a wise investment!

  7. SwanDiamondRose March 25, 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    oh i love all this. the wedges are made for walking in heaven and the Forum looks like it is just that… i haven’t been to Vegas!

  8. la petite chou chou March 25, 2006 at 9:07 pm #

    The Manolo will never cease to amaze. Those wedges are bea-u-ti-ful.

  9. ShoeDiva August 6, 2006 at 10:24 pm #


    Love your blog – love the wedges!

    Am going to Vegas for a wedding (mine) and want to visit the Blahnik local mecca. Any pointers? Should I make an appointment for best service?


  10. Zanotti Dahling January 1, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

    There is no such thing as an “over the top” wedge, or heel, or well; any type of shoe.