Hope everyone is well! I just wanted to jump on here and tell you all about the event I was so graciously invited to last week. This was the AlCapone watch launch which my newly befriended norther blogger, Mr. Luke Christian invited me to.
A quick word about the talented Luke! We first met on Instagram a few months ago and have been trying to plan a day of blogging for a while but our diaries are as mad as a box of frogs so when this launch date came up and we were both free it was a pleasure to finally meet the man in person! He is interested in grooming and lifestyle, both also interests of mine, but he has an added string to his bow. He is deaf and it was really great to discuss the virtues and differences that he faced on the blogging sphere and on social media in general. He has some great ideas and plans coming up, so head over to his website/instagram for more info on him and his work.
The AlCapone watch launch was held at the stunning Grand Pacific restaurant and bar in Manchester. It was originally built as the Reform Club for the Liberal Party Elite back in 1871. It was the perfect scene for a 1920s vibe launch party. For those of you who have never been, let me set the scene! There is a grand swooping staircase when you arrive lined in dark tropical wallpaper which leads you up to an impressive light installation with loads of foliage and birdcages housing Edison bulbs and a bright reception room lined with magnificent palms and cosy seating areas.
We were immediately ushered trough the grand dining room, where a jazz singer in a gorgeous red dress was singing some glorious classics which with the welcome glass of fizz and the massive brass palm leaf chandeliers hanging overhead added to the glamour of the evening. At the back we met the designer MickeyC of Paccioni who spoke to us about the watch and its inspiration. He said that one day he was called by an auctioneer friend of his in the states who had heard about the sale of the original pocket-watch that belonged to the most infamous gangster of all Mr. Al Capone. Mickey told us how the unique shape of the watch, being triangular was the inspiration for producing his new range.
Different watch faces can be chosen from chrome or gold with or without sparkle in two different sizes, all with a pearlescent back. Interchangeable leather straps are available with the watch. The range available was black, brown, pale grey and electric blue. I chose a large gold face with a brown main strap and a blue strap to change to for when I want to mix things up!
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