A little while ago, Joanne and I were invited to the Newbridge Silverwear Museum of Style Icons and I realised while we snapped everything that day, I hadn't done a blog post and you need to know about this!
If you're planning on heading to the museum, give yourself at least a couple of hours to see it all because you'll want to see and take in all of the pieces on show, do a bit of shopping downstairs and treat yourself to a bite to eat in their restaurant.
We headed upstairs to the museum first and even though they've so many pieces in their collection already, I hope they expand because I wanted to see more! They'd a section for Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and my favourite bridie, Barbra Streisand. I won't give the whole thing away by showing you all of the photos I took, otherwise there'd be no point in you heading there yourself! We thoroughly enjoyed reading letters that Audrey Hepburn had written, seeing Marilyn Monroe's yearbook photo and being amazed at the teeny tiny waists of old Hollywood stars. There's a dress from Grace Kelly that I want, just to swan around my house in mind you, but still, it's on my list. I just need a few thousand smackaroonies and we're good to go. Ooh and they'd the lamp from I Dream Of Genie from back in the day! I loved that program so much and wanted to have my own lamp to live in one day...
We had a guided tour and learned so much about how the pieces were obtained and after seeing one of Princess Diana's dresses that she wore on *that* trip to India, I saw it actually being bought in a documentary a few weeks ago. So it was pretty cool that a) I was watching a documentary and b) I recognised something in it!
The shop downstairs was filled to the brim with jewellery, homewear, souvenirs and Christmas decorations. I think we showed our age by oohing and aahing over the gorgeous glasses, tablewear and silverwear, so if there are any homewear lovers like us out there, you won't come away empty handed!
What would a girl's day out be without a bit of food and our lunch was absolutely gorgeous. The only thing they were missing were little beds beside the restaurant so we could take a little sleep with our full bellies.
Mam was supposed to come with us that day but couldn't in the end, so we'll definitely be bringing her out there before Christmas. She'll love it, we'll get brownie points and we can see everything again.
And here's the clincher. It's free in! It's a really lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a weekend and worth the spin out to Newbridge. Stand by for more snaps from us when we head back out soon!
Next time we're heading there, we'll let you know on Snapchat and we can all go and have the craic! You're going to love it!
*LGB were guests of the Newnridge Silverwear Museum of Style Icons*