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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cool house, cool writers

Last Friday, I had a great time at a reception to celebrate the release of the Las Vegas Business Press Book of Lists 09.

The event was held at the Marquis Las Vegas, in a 10,000 sq. ft. model home built with green technology. The place is a net-zero energy home, and was pretty much the coolest place I've ever seen. The house was featured in the Saturday RJ, where the combination of the latest building trends, combined with vintage Vegas decor, was applauded.

As I traveled from room to room, with its seamless transitions from outdoors and back inside again, in between the oohing and ahing over the water features, square toilets, and beautiful firepits, I had the chance to meet some of the Stephens Press Authors. Steven Kalas was there, signing his book, Human Matters. Heidi Knapp Rinella, author of Personal Favorites, The Chefs of Las Vegas was also present.

And I finally picked up a copy of Sun, Sin and Suburbia, Geoff Schumacher's book about Las Vegas history over the past 50 years or so. Since I am in the process purchasing a piece of that history, in the form of a house in Paradise Palms, it seems a good book to have.

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