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Scout: Bud + Vine


First up on SCOUT is Bud + Vine. Located in the recently renovated John E. Carson Hotel, this store offers a wonderful selection of apothecary items, plants, paper goods, as well as a full floral shop. I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for a store like this! Without a doubt, they had me at the Soñadora wall hangings (which I’ve been lusting after for months), but I was equally thrilled to see products from Herbivore Botanicals, Culinarium Concrete and Kinfolk.

I realize many cities have handfuls of carefully curated boutiques like this, but Las Vegas does not. On my last visit, I spoke briefly with co-owner, Christina Cicatello, to congratulate her on such a lovely and much needed addition to the community. She told me they also offer after-hours floral design workshops and classes, which I’m hoping to attend soon.


Bud + Vine
124 S. 6th Ave. Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 527-5151

Introducing: Scout

180360_ScoutSay what you will about Las Vegas, but no one reinvents themselves more than this city. Not even Madonna! The latest and most exciting changes have been taking place Downtown, specifically East Fremont.

For years, I’ve used this part of my city as an urban location for photo shoots. It was a fantastic wasteland of gritty buildings that magically changed their façade every few months. However, over the past two years, thanks to Oscar Goodman, Tony Hsieh and the Downtown Project, a major revitalization has been underway. Once boarded up buildings are now hip restaurants, shops and bars. The transformation is truly shocking.

I’ve been a little slow to check everything out (see: post-third child) and having to make up for lost time, but honestly, I think it’s hard for anyone to keep up with all of the changes in Las Vegas. That’s why I’m starting this new series called SCOUT. Here, I will post about my favorite places (old + new) in this ever-changing city. Stay tuned…