Friends, Family & Clients,
I’m excited to bring you my personally curated monthly newsletter with a local business spotlight, community outreach, and events or things to do.
With over 20 years of real estate experience in Las Vegas and my passion for the community, I wanted to bring everything together in one place. I hope you’ll consider getting involved and shopping locally.
Events + Things to Do
Super Summer Theatre – One of my personal favorite things to do in the summertime is to see an outdoor play while nestled into the Spring Mountain Ranch park. Take a blanket, bottle of wine and a picnic. The remainder of the season (Aug 23 – Sept 16) features Kinky Boots. Located in Spring Mountain Ranch in Blue Diamond. More info and tickets: www.supersummertheatre.org
Red Rock Canyon – Summerlin’s backyard is the magnificent Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. If you’ve always wanted to see what all the hype is about. Here’s a short guide to some of the best trails and observation points.
The Petroglyph Wall – Distance: 0.20 miles; Average Time: 30 minutes; Difficulty: Easy
This short trail takes you across a wash and towards a cliff-side that features historical rock art, estimated to be at least 800 years old. Look for the start of this trail in the Willow Springs Picnic Area parking lot (on the opposite side of the road from the picnic benches).
Lost Creek – Childrens Discovery – Distance 0.80 miles; Average time: 1hr; Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
This self-guided interpretive trail introduces visitors of all ages to the many different features of the Mojave Desert at Red Rock Canyon, including pictographs, lessons of desert life, towering views, and a hidden seasonal waterfall (December-April) in the canyon.
Turtlehead Peak – Distance 4.6 miles; Average time: 3.5-4.5hrs; Difficulty: Strenuous
This hike features sweeping views from a choice Red Rock Canyon peak. Although it’s not an easy climb, Turtlehead Peak is one of the most accessible peaks. If it’s warm weather, you’ll want to get an early start. If it’s windy, you’ll want a windbreaker to protect you from the wind up top. At the top, you’ll be treated to one of the best panoramic views of Red Rock Canyon.
For maps and more info: www.redrockcanyonlv.org
Dining in Red Rock Canyon – There’s a hidden gem nestled in Blue Diamond called the Cottonwood Station Eatery. There’s a fantastic deck that opens to the beautiful scenery and they are dog friendly. They feature morning pastries, lunch and dinner with pizzas, paninis and salads. Beer and cocktails are also available. 14 Cottonwood Dr., Blue Diamond, NV 89004. www.cottonwoodstationeatery.com
Local Business Spotlight
This month I wanted to bring to you two French restaurants by local restauranteurs that I think are worth trying.
Ohlala French Bistro – San Francisco restauranteur, Richard Terzaghi, gets it right in this cozy Parisian bistro. All of their dishes are traditional French cooking including, my favorite, steak tartare. They also have a great wine list of French and California wines that are very affordable. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner with brunch on Saturday & Sunday. 2120 N. Rampart Blvd. www.ohlalafrenchbistro.com
Partage – Partage features five, seven and nine course tasting menus made with seasonal ingredients. Each course is a surprise, and the menu changes every month to pair with French wines. The wine list will take you through a journey of different wine regions of France all handpicked by the Owner. The atmosphere is intimate dining with a modern European flair. Open evenings Monday – Saturday. 3839 Spring Mountain Rd. www.partage.vegas
The French Cellar by Partage – A newish spot that I haven’t tried yet but it definitely looks interesting. They offer a nice selection of French wines with charcuterie, escargots, smoked salmon and other special boards in a relaxing atmosphere. All of the wines are available to go. They also have a French wine club where you get 2 bottles of French wine each month, free wine tastings and extra discounts. I’ll definitely be visiting soon! 7865 W. Sahara Ave. www.partage-cellar.com
4 Ways to Support Disaster Relief – due to the recent fires in Maui, I wanted to bring to you a website that outlines 4 ways you can help in disaster relief. https://blogs.volunteermatch.org