The women leaders of today and tomorrow, along with their supporters, indulged in some pre-meal sweets at the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada’s annual Dessert Before Dinner gala, Sept. 9 at Caesars Palace. The evening began with individual desserts by eight of the valley’s top female pastry chefs, each inspired by the brand new Girl Scout S’mores cookies. After voting for their favorite (a s’more glace by Aria’s Mei Schimizu was the top choice), they settled in for a more formal meal and the evening’s programming.

The Scouts honored eight of Las Vegas’ most high-profile women for their contributions to the organization and the community. Each received an honorary badge. This year’s honorees were: Debbie Creel (Think Big Badge), Dr. Souzan El-Eid (S.T.E.A.M. Advocate Badge), Nazanin Ford (Visionary Badge), Shelley Gitomer (Trailblazing Badge), Nancy Houssels (Ambassador of the Arts Badge), Trina Pascal (Philanthropist Badge), Sonja Saltman (Power of Community Badge) and Melinda Sheckells (Social Innovator Badge).

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Guests at the eighth anniversary celebration gathered under the boughs of “Absinthe’s” Electric Oak art installation, which has 120,000 LED leaves that change color to music.
The meal included ladybug cake pops.
Wanda English Blair, director of marketing for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, left, and Luxury publisher Blue Ash, center, with performers from “Legends in Concert.”
Those attending the Grand Tasting sipped wine and sampled delectables from food stations manned in part by UNLV students, who received college credit.
Dior Beauty at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
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Joshua J. Fine Jewelry’s oval cut 4.76 carat pink diamond with half moon cut 2.38 carat side diamonds are set in a platinum ring from MJ Christensen Diamonds.