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Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a weekly Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending — who knows!
Sir Elton John [Photo: Denise Truscello]
As Elton John would say, the bitch is back. Why not spend a Perfect Saturday with some shopping, dining and cocktailing like Sir Elton would? Here, a look at four ways to explore some of Elton John's favorite Vegas haunts before checking out his resident show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Spago [Photo: Jeff Green]
There's no better place to do some celebrity spotting than Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars (702-369-6300). Stop by here for a late lunch or early dinner, picking up one of Wolfgang Puck's classics such as smoked salmon and caviar pizza.
Head over to Versace (702-932-5757) at the Forum Shops at Caesars to check on the fashions for John's friend Gianni Versace. John dedicate his The Big Picture album to Versace, who was murdered a few months after its release.
Elton John [Photo: Caesars Entertainment]
End your day at Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Here the centerpiece (aside from Sir Elton's fabulous costumes) is the show's namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. Tickets start at $55.
Fizz Las Vegas [Rendering: TAL Studios]
Afterward, head to Fizz Las Vegas, the über champagne lounge where John's soon-to-be husband David Furnish is the creative director. The couple donated oh so many of their personal photography collection to decorate the refined space done up in cognacs and champagnes by Todd-Avery Lenahan and Furnish even provided the music playlist. Yes, champagne and caviar are on the menu. You may just bump into the star there.
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