Venue of Employment: Tao Beach
Job Title: Cocktail Server
Instagram Handle: @nicolette.taobeach
If not originally from Las Vegas, where did you move here from?
Born and raised in Las Vegas!
How did you start working in the nightlife or hospitality industry? Give a brief work history / background.
I started working as a lifeguard at Wet Republic at 20 years old and saw how exciting the hospitality industry was and how all the staff was having fun and very successful.
Now that you are working in the industry, what is different about your lifestyle?
I’d like to think that my life is still very much the same. I spend time with my family, try not to stay out late, and try to be money conscious and not spend out of my means.
What does a typical day at work look like for you and what is your “normal” schedule?
Las Vegas is already beautiful and sunny weather and my co workers are always positive so it makes for a fun environment. Good music and good weather; what’s not to love?
How long does it take you to get ready for work?
I like to give myself an hour and a half to get ready. A light shower, light makeup, and a light breakfast.
How many nights a week do you go out (to a club)?
I’m more of a homebody. I might go to Tao or marquee once a week!
Who is your favorite DJ/performer in the Las Vegas market right now?
There’s such a diversity of music these days, but I really like the DJ’s at Beatwave Sunday’s at Marquee Dayclub.
What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?
I like a Moscow Mule with pineapple vodka. Very refreshing!
What is your secret cure to a hangover?
What was the longest timeframe you have stayed awake? When and why?
When I was in college I pulled all-nighters studying for exams and writing papers.
What do you enjoy most about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
Meeting people from all around the world with all sorts of career fields. People save money year round to come visit and I love being a part of everyone’s vacation.
What is your least favorite part about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
The Vegas sun can be unrelenting, but at least I get a free tan!
If you were not working in nightlife or hospitality, what would you be doing?
I went to school for business and hospitality. I would probably still be on the strip.
Do you have a mentor in the industry? If so, who? If not, who would you like to be mentored by?
Larissa, my co-worker!
Craziest or most memorable experience working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
I’ve had a lot of memorable experiences working in the industry, but having your guests tell you that you made their entire Vegas trip takes the cake!