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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Polly Weinstein the Jeweler's Daughter launches signature line TONIGHT @ Brett Wesley Gallery...

It was September 10, 2010, a Friday to be exact, the very last day of my awesome trip to the Big Apple that I got the news. I was on the "J" crossing over the Williamsburg bridge when I received a text; JUST ANNOUNCED THE LIBERACE MUSEUM WILL CLOSE... Though as disturbing as it was to hear that the place that launched my career was closing, it was the scene that I found myself in, or better yet scenery that gave me pause. The fact that I was on my way to visit with my friend Polly Weinstein in the very city that made Liberace break records, made it all the more poetic. I though to myself though one Las Vegas institution closes another is just about to begin.

My trip to New York City in 2010 was by far one of the best I had taken. Not just did I spend some quality time with my awesome mom but I got to see a few of my cousins and of course see some good friends. New York is a special place for me. I spent the most formative years of my life growing up on the east coast. Though I was born and raised in Las Vegas it is New York City where I got my cultural cred. As the years passed I continued to visit New York City, my personal Mecca, to re-energize myself and see what kind of ideas and concepts I can bring back to Vegas to improve our ever growing cultural scene. That is why the time I spent with my friend Polly in Williamsburg was so special. Not just did we have awesome nosh at a small diner on Broadway (Brooklyn), but just spending some quality time with one of Las Vegas's most energizing personalities was the frosting on the cake.

I met Polly Weinstein several years ago when she got involved with a group that we had put together to help bring attention to the plight of the Historic Huntridge Theater in Downtown. Though I had met her mom Nancy in person when she attended a few of our meetings and I knew of her prominent Las Vegas family, my friendship with Polly actually started over the phone. She was in New York City studying fine art at Sarah Lawrence College when she enthusiastically offered to help with the cause. Though not much came of the cause with the old theater a new friendship began.

The moment I saw Polly I could tell she was a spark with a personality that would not quit. I knew just from sitting and talking with her that she is destined to make a huge impact no matter what she does with her amazingly creative talents. Aside of being Jack and Nancy Weinstein's daughter of Tower of Jewels, a Las Vegas institution in and of itself, she is her own woman and I predict she will will make a lot of people very happy with what she can create. Whether she designs the next amazing wedding band for a major Hollywood star, or creates a line of amazing jewels for the average person, this Jeweler's Daughter is set to rock Las Vegas in a way not seen since Liberace dawned his sparkles. I suspect that even Cee Lo Green, the self proclaimed "Black Liberace" may be calling Polly sooner then later.

This evening my awesome and fabulous friend Polly Weinstein launches her own line of jewelry at Brett Wesley Gallery in Downtown Las Vegas. The event begins at 6pm with the after party at Artifice - http://artificebar.com/

So please come down and meet the amazing Polly Weinstein the Jeweler's Daughter as she launches her signature collection. See you tonight!

Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 South Casino Center Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104-1014

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