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Top fashion illustrator will sketch your wedding, but only if you get married at this Kauai resort

When Dallas Shaw hears the wedding march, that’s her cue to start sketching. The fashion illustrator is now lending her talents to weddings at a luxury resort on Kauai’s North Shore.

In a one-of-a-kind partnership, Shaw — who draws for top fashion houses such as Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade — recently added “bridal illustrator” to her résumé.

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Ready for a new roller bag? Trade in your old one and receive $50 to $100 credit toward a Briggs & Riley bag

If you’re ready to trade up for new roller bags, consider donating your old ones to the A Case for Giving program.

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Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others

Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by the pros.

The artists are from JustKids, but there’s nothing childish about the murals they are bringing to the center of the city. The organization’s website says it’s “a network of curators, artists, designers and art consultants” that is “dedicated to spread art all over the world.”

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Resort fees at 10 popular Las Vegas hotel-casinos set to increase

Resort fees are going up at 10 hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, including Caesars, Nobu and the Flamingo. Fees will increase between $1 and $3 a night starting March 1, according to Caesars Entertainment.

Resort fees are daily charges tacked on to your hotel bill for on-site amenities.

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Joshua Tree's wildflowers are just starting to bloom. Here are tours that will take you there

Things are slowly starting to bloom at lower elevations around Joshua Tree National Park. The namesake trees are beginning to show their creamy white blooms at the park’s west entrance and outside the park’s southern border.

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Just another day in paradise with this $993 round-trip fare from LAX to French Polynesia on Air Tahiti Nui

You can spend part of the spring and a bit of summer in Tahiti, thanks to a $993 round-trip airfare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui.

The fare, subject to availability, is for departures April 1-June 22 and for return by June 27. You may not stay more than 15 nights, and you must buy your ticket by Feb. 27.

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