Luxe Life Blog
It’s Cougars and Cuervo time with Orange County’s Tamra Barney
By Nikki Villoria, Vegas DeLuxe contributor
Tamra Barney of The Real Housewives of Orange County is breaking away from the O.C. and headed to Las Vegas.
The newly divorced reality TV star will be bringing her young new beau, Eddie Judge, to a red carpet event that invites all the cougars for a night of drinking, mingling and ogling over shirtless hunks. Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor kicks off the premiere of the weekly Cougars & Cuervo Wednesdays on -- when else? -- Wednesday that invites women of all ages to act like they aren’t a day over 21.
“I’m excited to go, totally excited. I love Vegas, and I’m going to bring my own little Latin flair boyfriend with me, so he’ll spice things up, too,” Barney said in a phone interview.
The evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., includes $5 shots of flavor-infused Jose Cuervo Tradicional, $5 Dos Equis and the introduction of the cocktail the Cougarita.
Drink specials aren’t going to be the only thing appealing to cougars of the evening, however. In addition to sweet and spicy drinks, cougars can indulge in sights of a shirtless hunk mascot and appearances from Excalibur headliners Thunder From Down Under, who will be giving away show tickets throughout the evening.
“I just saw the advertisements with my face on it, and I was like, oooh, Thunder From Down Under! I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve actually been wanting to,” Barney said. “Maybe enough of them will be there that they’ll put on their own show!”
To keep the event going each Wednesday, a Las Vegas cougar will be hosting the party, where proceeds from sales of the Cougarita will go toward the hostess’s charity of choice.
“I think it’s going to be a great turnout. I’ve seen the venue online, and it looks beautiful,” Barney said. “I’m really looking forward to it. It looks like it’s going to be a fun event.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.
Follow Vegas DeLuxe on Twitter at Twitter.com/vegasdeluxe.
Follow VDLX Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.