Colleen Morris hopes to improve the lives of children by studying their genes
It’s obvious that Dr. Colleen Morris is Nevada’s first and only pediatric geneticist: The mountains of files that line her offices attest to the amount of information she and her team must sift through in her quest to identify and treat children with genetic disorders.
Last month, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie — famous for his One for One mission (for every purchase made, a donation in kind is given to someone in need somewhere else in the world) and bringing espadrilles to the feet of urbanites everywhere — launched a new eyewear line. Giving us a new spin on iconic looks, TOMS offers three classic styles for women and two for men.
Concept store BluNoir, opening early September at Tivoli Village in Summerlin, promises to be more European salon than West Coast boutique — although you’ll find plenty of celebrity favorite brands such as Autumn Cashmere, Rory Beca, Adriano Goldschmied and Hollywood-made Gypsy05.
Stocking a roster of international brands that might prove intimidating to other retailers should come naturally for Sarbonne-educated and Paris-raised founder Anais Leigh, who plans to import what in many cases are the first State-side offerings of well-loved European (mostly French) brands.
You don’t imagine a 4,000-page doorstop of a government report making a splash, but this one is: The Bureau of Land Management’s June draft report on the possible environmental effects of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s proposed pipeline plan. In case you’ve been living under a mesquite tree: As drought insurance, the authority wants to build a more than 300-mile network of pipes into central-eastern Nevada to send water to the Las Vegas Valley.
Does a new state law protect consumers from quacks, or target health food experts
Next time you’re at your local natural foods store, and you ask an employee about curing heartburn or lowering your blood pressure with foods or herbal supplements, pay close attention to the answer. A new state law that goes into effect Oct.