My first impression was that it was very bright and light, very welcoming and spotlessly clean. This environment really showed off the silver ware in all its true glory….the two very attentive and warm assistants could not have been more helpful and were saying to me that the jewellry is doing very well. I thought that the store was absolutely fabulous and will do great!
As can be seen from above picture that one of the Brand Ambassadors is “Sue Ellen Ewing” from Dallas aka Linda Grey. Could not have chosen a more classy and high profile lady!! Also Naomi Campbell is a very high profile Ambassador too and the Jewellry looks great on her.
I was invited to their headquarters in Newbridge, County Kildare for lunch, followed by a tour of their museum by Michelle McTernan Management.The museum boasts iconic outfits from Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Audrey Hepburn, Joan Collins and Michael Jackson, to name but a few. Alas I was unable to attend but Michelle did get me a wee pressie-a lovely silver decorative star.
Michelle then invited me to the official opening by ‘Marilyn Monroe’. My wife deputised for me!!!
Marilyn recreated the iconic flying skirt subway scene from her 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, in one of Belfast’s busiest shopping streets.
The glamourous 1950s star was in town to unveil an authentic Marilyn Monroe pucci dress and a number of her personal artifacts, that will be on display until the first week in June in the newly opened Arthur Street Store.
The ‘Queen of the Silver Screen’ is convincingly portrayed by one of the work’s most successful impersonators, Suzie Kennedy from the US, who recently starred in the Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything and the movie Me and Marilyn, as well as fronting global TV advertising campaigns.
Guests at this exciting launch included TV and Radio personalities Denise Watson (UTV), Lynette Fay (Radio Ulster), Robin Elliott (Downtown Radio and NVTV) and former broadcaster Lynda Bryans.
All guests were treated to a generous goodie bag from Newbridge Silverware,
as well as delicious refreshments from the newly opened healthy fresh food company, Freshii, in Donegall Square West.
The last invite that I couldn’t make (again deputised by my wife) was to a special short performance by Made in Liverpool – a Beatles tribute act so good, they are resident band at the world famous Cavern Club!
They performed a Fab Four busking-style set to unveil authentic personal items connected to the world’s favourite band.
June 1, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the seminal album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. To celebrate this landmark date in pop history, Newbridge Silverware were bringing to Belfast a signed guitar from Paul McCartney, a Gold Disc and a letter from John Lennon, from their Museum of Style in Kildare. The Beatles’ artefacts will be displayed in the window of the Belfast store until the end of June.
Again the food was by Freshii and my wife did receive a goodie bag!!