I remember being a little girl and being handed my first American Girl doll from my Mom and Dad. Her name was Samantha and I thought she was the most beautiful girl ever. I read every book and dreamed of being just like her.
Having 2 little girls in Los Angeles, I love having the opportunity to share the American Girl Store experience with them. The girls love walking around the store, looking at the dolls and listening to me share the doll stories. We take the time to focus on each other, listen and laugh The girls love listening to me share my childhood memories. The experience is true bonding time.
On January 21st we took a special family trip to the American Girl Store at the Grove in Los Angeles California. The girls were greeted by the kindest personal shopper and given an extra special guided tour of the store.
First we checked out the new girl of the year, Gabriela McBride. American Girl’s girl of the year doll for 2017 is a poet and dancer named Gabriela McBride, who uses the two art forms to help overcome her stuttering. Mia loved hearing that the girl of the year had issues with speaking. Mia has been in speech therapy for 3 years. She loved relating to Gabriela’s character.
Mia loved checking out the BeForever dolls. There are so many interactive areas in the store. Mia picked out a new doll Kit. She really wanted Kit because Kit loves taking photos and Mia says when she grows up she wants to be a photographer!
Penna had a blast checking out the fun interactive Wellie Wisher room. She played in the doll house and picked out a new Wellie Wisher, Camille, to bring home with her. The Wellie Wishers are a group of girls who have the same wish – to be a good friend. They play in Aunt Miranda’s backyard garden and when they put on their wellie boots, they are ready for anything! She was so excited to see the doll had the same freckle on her face as her!
After the ground tour we checked into the American Girl Cafe for a family lunch! The table was set with pretty pink flowers and the napkins were wrapped with hair bands that the girls could take home. The wait staff was the sweetest and greeted us with warm cinnamon rolls. The girls had shirley temples to drink and ordered the American Girl macaroni and cheese. I had a champagne cocktail and Salmon for lunch. It was all so delicious. The best part about lunch at the American Girl store is engaging with the girls. The restaurant sets out little conversation cards to keep the topics moving at the table. The girls love answering the fun questions and I love learning more about them.
We hope you enjoyed a little peek into our American Girl Experience!
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