SAMPLING VEGAS’ DNA: MARG HELGENBERGER INVESTIGATES HER SIN CITY FAVORITES
Las Vegas Magazine
November 8, 2009
In her 10th season portraying the fictional Catherine Willows on the CBS hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Marg Helgenberger has become something of an expert about the nonfictional Las Vegas. The Emmy-winning actress (China Beach) also memorably played a chemical exposure victim in Erin Brockovich, in addition to other TV and movie roles. Before the opening of CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand, she shined a light on her favorite things for Las Vegas Magazine’s Paul Szydeko.
Michael Mina at Bellagio
It’s a really nice room, and the food is always very good.
The Shoppes at The Palazzo
Jimmy Choo Boutique is great. I love those kinds of shoes. Barney’s is great, too.
The last time I went I got six dresses between Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, because, obviously, they have all the top designers in both of those places.
I saw it shortly after it opened, and it’s still one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It’s incredibly beautiful and artistic. It’s time for me to go back.
Ghostbar at Palms
That was a lot of fun. It has that plexiglass floor and you can see all the way down. And there’s a great balcony so you can see the entire Strip, which is always so magnificent. I never get tired of seeing that.
Four Seasons Hotel
I love everything about it. It’s just very classy and understated and quiet.
When my son was younger, the kids used to love the pools at Mandalay Bay. They have a wave machine and a lazy river. And they have the Shark Reef.