This week’s issue of Vegas Seven magazine features three stories that I’m really happy to say went very well, especially one that could have gone very badly.
I’ll start with the latter. Have you ever driven a $200,000 sports car? Neither had I until a few weeks ago, and then I got a chance to test drive a McLaren 570GT that was in stock at Chicago Motor Cars in Las Vegas. This car is amazing, and I would have loved to take it up to 90 miles per hour like my guide did during the first lap of our test drive.
But to me, the words “drive it like you stole it” mean going at or below the speed limit so you don’t get pinched. That’s exactly how my experience turned out. As far as a recommendation, I think this video sums it up quite nicely.
The second article in this week’s issue was a much easier, and less risky, assignment. I spoke with the owners of Luxe Rust, an antique and restoration shop that opened recently in downtown Las Vegas. More than the furniture, I was impressed by the owners, and their commitment not only to craftsmanship, but also the belief that everything that’s used can be restored good as new, creating a new experience for a new owner. If you’re a big believer in recycling and reducing your footprint in the world, this is a place you should see in person.
And lastly, a story that I’ve been really excited about; a conversation with DJ and XS Las Vegas headliner David Guetta. It was a rare opportunity to do the “celebrity interview” for the magazine, and he was quite genuine and willing to talk despite having just come from a long recording session at a London studio. I asked him about playing to Las Vegas crowds and his residency, as well as his recent participation in a documentary about the 808 drum machine. He also shared a story about meeting Keith Haring, which was pretty funny.
The new issue of Vegas Seven is on newsstands now.