Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Legendary Entertainment At The Stirling Club

Kelly ClintonWhile The Stirling Club's own Kelly Clinton was attending "A Salute to Clint Holmes" Friars Club event in New York City with guests that included everyone from Lee Roy Reems to Liza Minnelli, she was honored as the recipient of the 9th Annual Bella Award for "Las Vegas Female Star & Entertainer."

"She is all that, and has been for many years. Accepting the award on her behalf were her close friend Lena Prima and mother, Ellie Clinton Issa. Holmes still is trying to get his eponymous play to Broadway and says the next likely venue is a 'major theater on the West Coast.' More to come, we can expect." — John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Sun

Congratulations Kelly, from all your friends at The Stirling Club. For those who don't know, the Bella Award is presented to outstanding people in Nevada for exemplifying a positive lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment. She joins a long list of amazing people including The Platters, The Coasters, and Andre Agassi.

Live Entertainment Every Wednesday Through Saturday.

In addition to hosting her own show on Saturday nights at The Stirling Club, Clinton serves as the entertainment director. As such, she is responsible for lining up all the weekly entertainment that seems easy to take for granted at the private club.

In addition to more than a dozen special guests in August, she had introduced members to Carmine Mandia, Mark O'Toole, Mark Verabian, Stephanie Calvert, Ronnie Rose, and dozens of other top entertainers. On Saturdays, it's not even uncommon for Clinton to pull entertainers from the audience and ask them to sing a few songs in the extremely intimate setting.

Who have some of these surprise guests included? Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, Sheena Easton, Bill Medley, Jack Jones, and, of course, our favorite entertainer in residence ... member Clint Holmes. With such surprise guests commonplace, The Stirling Club continues to be one of the most unpredictable venues in Las Vegas. (In fact, Elisa Fiorillo, who normally performs on Saturday, recently took a temporary leave to tour with Prince.)

If you're visiting Las Vegas or are a resident and want to experience what it might be like to enjoy live performances with all the magic of a backstage after party, contact Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603 for a guest pass. Gustafson will also be happy to arrange a complete tour of the facility.

CitizenEffect National Day Of Action.

CitizenGulfWhile there is no event taking place in Las Vegas, The Stirling Club Courtier would like to give a shout out to CitizenGulf National Day of Action. This national event is taking place in 20 different cities across the country with event organizers hoping to raise funds for afflicted fishing families in the Gulf Coast.

Participating cities include Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fredericksburg, Greenboro, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Sanibel Island, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Monica, and Washington D.C. For specific locations, visit the Gulf Coast Benefit.

In lieu of attending one of these New Orleans-style events with live jazz, blues, or Zydeco music, please consider making an online donation to support this important effort. Proceeds will be used to help provide education to fishing families who lost their businesses during the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How Yoga Can Recapture Lost Years

Yoga in Las VegasA new study conducted by Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a health psychologist at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, estimates that childhood trauma can shorten your lifespan by as much as 7 to 15 years. Perhaps you've seen the research.

It was widely publicized after being covered by USA Today. The article details the impact of childhood trauma, including poverty, losing a parent, being abused, or witnessing parental marital strife. Such trauma doesn't just impact mental health, but physical health too.

How Yoga Helps Diminish The Effects Of Trauma, Even Forgotten Ones.

What's most striking about the link between physical ailments and childhood trauma is that some people may have physical ailments related to traumas that they have forgotten about. While this is still being explored by researchers, the theory seems sound in that if past traumas can damage development, then the effect exists even if the event is forgotten.

This is also one of the reasons yoga has been gaining popularity in the United States. It has been proven to help balance body chemistry, including glucose levels and red blood cells. By doing so, the body responds and reverses the effects of aging.

1. Cholesterol. Because yoga increases blood circulation and helps burn fat, it can actually help lower cholesterol levels, regardless of diet.

2. Lymphatic systems. Movement has been proven to improve lymphatic systems. These systems are responsible for increasing immunity and reducing the number of toxins in your body.

3. Sodium levels. Much like any exercise program, yoga helps reduce the level of sodium in your body, which is especially important given the abundance of sodium in our foods.

4. Triglycerides. Triglycerides, which are a form of fat in the blood, can increase heart disease risks and high blood pressure. Yoga has been proven to "significantly lower" levels of triglycerides.

5. Red blood cells. Yoga can also increase level of red blood cells in the body. These are the cells that carry oxygen through the blood. By increasing red blood cells, people feel more energetic and youthful.

“People think to do yoga you have to be flexible. But the flexibility is not in the body," Ricardo Sisco, a yoga instructor, recently told the New York Times. "It’s in the mind. That’s why anyone can do it.”

From Sisco's experience, even 70- and 80-somethings who practice yoga in chairs increase their physical health, frequently reporting that their bodies feel lighter, they feel more energetic, and feel less pain from any physical injuries. The new program has been considered a breakthrough, especially among people who do not have the benefit of physical activity.

The Stirling Club Hosts Three Yoga Sessions Weekly.

Stirling Club offers Fitness and Spa AmenitiesThe Stirling Club offers three weekly yoga classes among its aerobics offerings. Classes are attended by a mix of locals with memberships, Turnberry Place residents, and Las Vegas visitors who want to maintain their physical fitness programs while vacationing. Guests considering membership can also make special arrangements by contacting Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603.

Classes are typically held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays and at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays (hours are subject to change). There are seven other aerobic exercises held throughout the week too. Many members pair spa treatments with their physical fitness program to help maximize the results of a complete workout.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Find Fall Fashion Tips While Visiting Las Vegas

If you caught the upcoming fall fashion trends in New York, you're probably excited or not. There are some new looks to consider — conservative glamour, chic urban warriors, eccentric color combinations — and not all of them mesh well. Spring seemed much easier.

But whatever the reason for the latest eclectic looks, Stirling Club members can find a little help right around the corner in Las Vegas. This Thursday, a former actress, television executive, and founder of My Fashion Architect will provide some complimentary tips and techniques to turn wardrobe shopping into self-confidence.

Fabulous Fall Trends with My Fashion Architect.

Starting at 6 p.m on Aug. 12 in the north lounge of The Stirling Club, this special presentation begins with a recap of the more memorable fashions to hit the runway for fall 2010. Immediately following the fashion line, the real work begins as Joni Hoffman provides some candid advice for women hoping to define their style, shop with clarity, and multitask their wardrobes.

"Since fashion is constantly changing, it is difficult for most of us to keep up," offers Hoffman on her site. "Every woman wants to feel confident and beautiful regardless of age, body type or lifestyle. I believe that every woman can achieve her own personal style."

Her thoughts on dressing right have very little to do with being trendy. She offers up much more pertinent advice, guiding women toward fashions that fit, look flattering, and raise self-esteem because the people around you are more likely to notice you as opposed to what you are wearing. As Hoffman put it, the clothes you wear work best when they reflect you.

This event is complimentary for Stirling Club members (reservations still apply by calling 702-732-9700). However, if you are interested in joining The Stirling Club, this event could be the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself. Contact Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603 for a guest pass to the event and an exclusive tour, depending on your schedule.

Hoffman has already mapped out some of the best boutiques in Las Vegas. So, if you want to save a little time for more fun, she is certainly a fashion go-to person while you are here.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Learn Some Secrets From Chef Steve Piamchunter

The Stirling Room at The Stirling ClubMost Stirling Club members already know. And now you can find out too. Steve Piamchunter is an amazing chef.

Since becoming a recognized chef with the Charlie Palmer Group and becoming head chef at The Stirling Club, he already had 10 years of experience working at some of the finest restaurants in Las Vegas. That doesn't count all the experience working in his family’s Thai restaurant in California.

Join Chef Steve Piamchunter For A Summertime Cooking Demonstration

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, Chef Piamchunter will provide a light and refreshing cooking demonstration with an emphasis on summertime specialties. The rare evening event will include tastings.

While the specific menu won't be released (it's a surprise), Chef Piamchunter's recipes were highlighted by Sinner Magazine twice last year. The first featured recipe included lollipop chicken wings, which borrows some techniques from his skills as an international and American contemporary chef.

Lollipop chicken wings are frenched wings covered with a sweet and spicy caramelized coating. The wings are then served over a green onion salad.

Chef Steve PiamchunterAlso featured last year was his recipe for a Napolean melon Caprese salad. The salad requires a layering technique using fresh melons and buffalo mozzarella.

While the summertime cooking demonstration menu isn't listed, those two recipes provide an appetizer of the caliber one can expect. Considering the culinary skill noted by the Charlie Palmer Group, it isn't much of a surprise.

Since the opening of Aureole on the upper east side of Manhattan, American cuisine pioneer Charlie Palmer and all of his chefs are world renown. His collection of coast-to-coast locations encompass numerous award-winning restaurants. Recently, six of his restaurants were the recipients of Wine Spectator's 2010 Best of Award of Excellence. Aureole Las Vegas was one of seven to win the Grand Award.

Charlie Palmer Group also handles The Stirling Club's exclusive private dining and catering options. The venue can accommodate groups from 20 to 500 people.

Seating is limited and is only $19.95 for members. Non-members are invited to contact Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603 for an exclusive tour or to make additional arrangements, pending the availability of any offering.
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