Las Vegas Magic Shows - The Magic Capital Of The world

Las Vegas Magic Shows - The Magic Capital Of The world

I love Las Vegas. The first time I visited was in 1985, and in the 30+ years that have passed, things have changed dramatically.

At that time the Las Vegas Strip was populated with neon signs, and most of the hotels and casinos that currently populate the 4 mile stretch of land didn't exist. The mega resort boom that started with the construction of the Mirage was still a few years away. 

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Christie Brinkley in Las Vegas!

Last week I had the opportunity to perform at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention in Las Vegas representing Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada. With a record breaking 2,800 attendees, this year's convention was a huge success! One of the highlights was meeting and performing for model/actress/entrepreneur, Christie Brinkley

Brinkley was present to launch BELLISSIMA, her new line of organic Italian Prosecco. The debut line includes Bellissima Zero Sugar, Bellissima Sparkling Rose, and Bellissima Brut, and apparently she drinks three glasses a day of the bubbly beverage. 

Looking half her age, the timeless beauty commanded attention everywhere she went. She was escorted into the Southern Wine and Spirits suite where I was performing, and she was incredibly gracious. With a bubbly personality and infectious smile, she worked the room and made everyone feel special. That was the one characteristic that really made an impression; her ability to make everyone she met feel special.

After performing a short set of magic specifically for her, she graciously offered to have her picture taken with me, and even posed for some action shots. These pictures don't do her justice, as she looks even better in person than these photos indicate.

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Overall, it was a fantastic experience performing at the WSWA convention, and performing for Christie was definitely a highlight!

Lou Serrano

(About the author: Lou Serrano is a Los Angeles based corporate magician who is available to entertain at private and corporate events world-wide.)