‘Best in show’

Dottie the Great Dane won the Animal Foundation’s 16th annual “Best in Show” on April 28 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Animal lovers saw 50 shelter dogs compete in a variety of categories — including small, medium, large, variety pack, puppies and special needs — before Dottie ran away with the title. The fundraising and adoption event opened with a VIP brunch and entertainment by Piff the Magic Dragon and his chihuahua, Mr. Piffles. Christian W. Kolberg led the live auction and raffle for the 600 VIP guests. About $400,000 was raised to support the foundation’s animal lifesaving programs.


Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner