Monday, 26 March 2012

American Girl's Place

Grace was in girl heaven this morning.  Before heading to NYC we booked a special Mummy and Gracie time at the American Girl's Place.  We were both looking forward to it and it certainly didn't disappoint.  For a little girl who adores everything doll related she was on a high.  When we entered the store, she didn't know where to look.  There was so much to take in that she was overwhelmed.  I'm talking three levels of all things doll.  Prior to going we had looked through the catalogue and discussed the budget for the day so she knew what the limit was and Mummy was not going to budge.  These dolls aren't cheap and by the time you add acessories and a special brunch together it adds up to a lot of $$$. 
Grace wanted the doll she selected to look like her. 
She couldn't decide between a historic doll called Marie-Grace or McKenna
  I can see it - the golden locks, the blue eyes, the same skin colour. 
What do you think? 

She finally made her choice with McKenna but she found it hard to select which one was best for her.  I think it was the extra outfit, books and accessories that sealed the deal.
From there we headed to the cafe for brunch.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  The set up was so pretty and I could see whole families sitting together sharing brunch with their children and their dolls.  Surreal but oh so cute.

Look at McKenna sitting at our table in her special doll chair.
All the other dolls were looking on at the cafe in their chairs, too.
I think Gracie had a special morning with me.  I know I loved it and will cherish our special morning together.  There is NOTHING like this in Australia and this might be my only chance to do something as unique as this with her so I'm glad I jumped at the chance and made a booking way back in Januray.
Look at that smile!  Priceless. 


  1. What a smile, Grace looks like the happiest girl in the world.I think McKenna is the prettiest doll I have ever seen.Sounds/looks like you are having the best holiday!

  2. We wish you were here with us! Remember the rock
    In Central Park? I hope that uou're all well. Give the kids a hug from us. X

  3. What a magical experience! I love that Grace still loves dolls - such a wonderful stage of childhood :) All McKenna needs now is a little hair bow to match her Mummy ;)

  4. Juliet, you won't believe it but she was given a matching bow at our special brunch. Our serviette rings were beautiful pink bows that we could take home. I tell you, this shop has thought of everything to make a little girl feel special. It was a once in a lifetime experience.