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On opening weekend, Caesars' famous fountains flowed with pink water, and its Roman-esque statues were decked in pink roses, to mark the grand occasion for all passersby to see — and a flower-wall-backed arrivals carpet welcomed a star-studded, invite-only guest list for the opening-night party on March 30.
In attendance at the bash were notables including Lisa's husband Ken Todd, daughter Pandora Vanderpump Sabo; a throng of Vanderpump Rules cast mates including Tom Tom's Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, soon-to-be-wed Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, Stassi Schroeder and boyfriend Beau Clark, and Lala Kent and fiance Randall Emmett; and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Camille Grammer.
On the carpet, The Feast caught up with Lisa Vanderpump, who told us she she's feeling nothing short of "ecstatic" to see it "finally come to fruition."
Registering the enormous size of the crowd outside the venue — many of whom had waited much of the day in the hopes of getting glimpse at Lisa and other stars as they entered the party — Lisa told us she has so much love for her fans. Gesturing toward the assembled masses, Lisa said she loved everyone who turned out to witness her accomplishment: "Each and every one of them have supported me and this season’s been very rough," she told us. "It's been a very difficult year for me."
But the festivities gave her a huge boost, Lisa told us. "We painted the town pink! It was a surprise to [even] me — we had the Vanderpump Rules reunion in L.A., otherwise I would have been here yesterday. And when I came in this morning I saw the fountains were pink and my picture is on every billboard — and it’s wonderful! Caesars has been incredibly supportive of this whole project and I think they’re very excited by it."
And with excellent reasons.
Lisa welcomed party guests inside her brand new venue amid a flurry of pink confetti. Beyond its dramatic entry, flanked by soaring columns, the venue has a lush feel, with towering trees and decor details from designer Nick Alain, with whom Lisa also worked together to design Tom Tom.
Scrawled on a chalkboard wall inside the venue, next to a Vanderpump Rose-topped bar — is an RHOBH reference reading: "Life isn't all diamonds and rose... but it should be." Indeed...
And now the gorgeous space is all set to welcome the hoards of very excited guests who have followed every detail of its progress.
So at last, the wait is over. And those devoted fans who make the pilgrimage to Vegas for a night inside won't be disappointed: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is every bit as "bloody fabulous" as Lisa told us it would be. (Though, of course, we never had any doubt.)
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