When it’s time to do a special something for your special some one forget about giving yet another set of shedding flowers and stale chocolates. Spot Cool Stuff recommends a fab new tactic d’amour: skip the Whitman’s sampler and use the cash to get you and your baby to Vegas. Because nothing says love like Barry Manilow, friends.
There’s a little ‘Copacabana’ at the core of every good love story (the passion! the danger! the ostrich feathers!). And thankfully, the Paris Las Vegas Casino & Resort knows it.
After moving from his old stomping grounds at the Las Vegas Hilton in March 2010, these days it is the Paris where Barry swoons his stuff live in concert—you can check out the concert dates and purchase your tickets here.
And if seeing Manilow perform on stage isn’t enough for you—or if it is too much—Paris Las Vegas is also home to The Manilow Store. The shop is not merely a bastion of Manilow commercialism. It is fully interactive!
So get your singing chops in order, and get you and your Lola (or Louis) into the Manilow Store recording booth to create your own rendition of your favorite Manilow song. Feeling shy? You can still hold hands while you listen to Manilow magic at various listening stations and view retro-fab Manilow videos. Manilow T-shirts, Manilow CDs, Manilow jewelry—the place is swimming in unapologetic, moony-eyed Manilow love. Valentine’s Day doesn’t get much better than this. Still not convinced? The dazzling centerpiece of the store is a massive Copacabana piano that acts as the store desk. Kiss your darlin’ up against that, and the next thing on your Vegas itinerary might just be the Elvis Wedding Chapel.
For those of you who are unattached? Don’t worry, Spot Cool Stuff didn’t forget you. We’ve been there. And there’s nothing better for a broken heart than Barry. Pick up the Barry Manilow bobblehead at the store to keep you company at your fave Vegas bar. The Manilow bobblehead is guaranteed to agree with everything you have to say about your last appalling significant other. (Just promise us you won’t sing “Mandy” to the bartender. They’ve heard that before. Save it for the shower.)
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Some Manilow music to get you in the mood . . .
. . . to view some of the items for sale at the Manilow Store: