The other side of Vegas…glitz, glamour, sparkle and kitsch!

Everyone is familiar with the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign that has been greeting visitors at the southern end of the Strip since 1959. You can now pull off and stand in line to take your photo in front of the iconic sign.

Boulder City kitsch – Southwest Diner features unique items like Santa Fe potato pancakes – YUM – even if they are green mixed with  jalapeno/cilantro/green pepper yielding just the right amount of kick! Not to mention the homemade cinnamon applesauce.

Boulder City, Nevada, just 20 miles from Las Vegas, is the perfect place to spend a day. With a quaint atmosphere and historic charm you can stroll down Main Street and peek into the shops and museums including the Flying Saucer Area 53 Museum!

Boulder City Bowl sits in its original location that first opened in 1947. It is an 8 lane center that uses over lane ball returns and still features it’s original wooden bench seats.

The Neon Museum visitors’ center is located inside the newly renovated historic La Concha Motel lobby; originally constructed in 1961  she sat next to the Riviera Hotel on the strip.

AMERICAN RESTORATION as seen on History Channel features Rick Dale and his crew at Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas. They take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory.

“Retro Vegas” is full of art and antiques,  treasures and objet d’art; many pieces are full of historical significance from some of the most fabulous homes in town.

“18b” represents the original Arts District area, consisting of 18 blocks where you will find an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants. It is quickly becoming a hub of the arts scene in Vegas.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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What happens at Spa Day…

stays at Spa Day!

I think this image says it all. What better way to relax than reading a book on your iPhone, munching on a lovely snack and soaking those tired feet!

The West Side MOPS held their annual “Spa Day” for all those deserving moms of West Seattle.  Moms were able to chat among friends, paint their nails, enjoy a foot soak, and get some undivided attention from Dr. Chris Hill and Sherry Cejna, Olive Branch Body Care and Arbonne.  A lovely brunch was enjoyed by all. Cabi Fashions was on hand to inspire the fashion minded mom as well. UrbanSitter and Stroller Strides provided information on unique childcare services.  And I took them all the way to Vegas! (via the magic of greenscreen)

To see more fun click here: http://www.gailannphotography.com/SpaDay12/

Thru the lens

As a Christmas present to myself I produced my first photo book and had it printed in Italy! I was thrilled when I received my finished book. It is most charming. If you would like to purchase a mini copy for yourself let me know! Or stop by the studio and pick one up!

You can view the pages here. Enjoy!