Q and A with Renée
Why/when did you move here?
I was born here. Instead of a 24-hour party and gambling town, Las Vegas just feels like home to me.
When did you start at VEGAS.com, and what does your job entail?
I started at VEGAS.com in April of 2010. I'm a content developer, which entails of a variety of things including regularly
updating information on hotels and occasionally reviewing shows.
What is your favorite thing about working at VEGAS.com?
Some of my favorite moments so far have been getting to go behind the scenes and visit the wig rooms of productions like "LOVE"
and "Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular." I've also interviewed a clown and a leprechaun.
What are your hobbies?
Even though I work on the Web, I enjoy reading books and magazines. I like hiking. There are some great trails in Boulder
City and at Mount Charleston. I also travel whenever I get the chance. One of my greatest joys is sitting down to a cup of
tea and a warm scone with jam and clotted cream.
Give us a random fact about yourself
I often feed stray cats. My friends, who were mad at me for feeding one near their house, have now adopted her and named her
Give us your top insider tips about Vegas
- One of the coolest things about Las Vegas is that you can shop around the clock. The major retail centers in Strip hotels
stay open until 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Plus, most grocery, drug, liquor and convenience stores in town
are open 24 hours, seven days a week.
- Be careful at the buffets. You really can overdo it -- and who wants to spend a night in Vegas holed up in their hotel room
holding their stomach? If you're going to a dinner buffet, eat modestly throughout the day. Although there will be countless
items laid out to tempt you, try not load up on radically different foods. Dim sum, enchiladas, chicken parmigiana, Jello
salad and cornbread should never be on the same plate. And don't forget to leave a small tip for the waitstaff, who bring
your drinks and clear your plates.