Is there a better combination than food, wine and gorgeous real estate? Kamran Zand and Luxury Estates International (LEI) hosted a “Wine with a View” celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Friday evening, showcasing residential high-rise homes on the Las Vegas Strip. The invitation-only gathering was the perfect opportunity to tour six stunning units while sipping on wine and cocktails. Avocado toast, shrimp cocktail and other delicious bites were served up by Honey Salt while Hexx provided amazing single-origin chocolates and desserts. Pianist Grant Peacock kept everyone entertained with music throughout the evening.

Guests began the night by taking an elevator to a residence on the 43rd floor and made their way to other units on different levels, guided by volunteers from UNLV. Along the way, they soaked in spectacular views of Las Vegas through floor-to-ceiling windows while checking out the modern furnishings and designs that make the Mandarin Oriental one of the most desired places to call home on the Strip.

The event was also a successful fundraiser for Opportunity Village, raising more than $1,000 in raffle tickets alone for the nonprofit whose mission is to help those with mental disabilities and their families. Prizes included behind-the-glass tickets for an upcoming NHL game with the Vegas Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena and contemporary artwork by artist Elena Bulatova. With the neon glow of the Strip behind him, Kamran announced the winners and thanked everyone for attending.

Guests took lots of photos and mingled well into the night. Each one left with a gift bag and some added perspective about the role of LEI in the Las Vegas community. Plans are already in the works for another big event to showcase luxury real estate while helping a great cause in a lively social setting. Expect details to be announced soon.