My November 2016 Trip to AG Place Chicago – By IrishAG

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Hey everyone!  This is kind of a Throwback to a November post that I never finished.  Better late then never!   😀

In November, Curiousgeorgefan, my mom and I all went to AGP Chicago.  It was all decorated for Christmas, with greenery and ornaments, as shown above.  I didn’t take too many pictures, because I was focusing on being there.   🙂

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Omigosh, this dress!  It was all over the store, and it is just beautiful.  It’s so sparkly!  The muff is super cute.  The doll I thought looked best in it was Truly Me #55, shown below.

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Picture from AG wikia

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For the first time ever, we went to the restaurant.  It was all decked out and bright.  The waiters were very enthusiastic and friendly.  You could put your doll in a seat to sit with you, or you could borrow a doll.

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They gave us cups and saucers for the dolls, which was really fun.  You get to take them home!

12-15-16-035It was very fancy!  There were four courses: cinnamon buns, appetizer plate, entrée, and dessert.  Each course was small, but we were filled up.

12-15-16-036I got the “Bitty Bites”, which was a bunch of tiny food on a plate.  It was delish.

12-15-16-040The dessert was a flowerpot of chocolate mousse, and a vanilla cupcake.

Overall, I’d give the Café a 4.9 out of 5 rating.  The only complaint I have is that you could only be in there for an hour, so it was a little rushed towards the end.

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One of the reasons I wanted to go was to see the Girl Ear Piercing station.  It is located where Creative-tees used to be, on the second level.  I think they discontinued the Creative-Tees because of the Signature Studio, which has more options.  The Doll Hospital drop-off was boarded up with red boards with stars on them.  I wonder what will happen there…

12-15-16-045This is the inside.  There wasn’t anyone there at the moment, so I snapped some pics.  On the lower left is the cart that has (I presume) the sanitation and piercing tools.  The dolls are there to stare at you while the deed is done.  (Just kidding!)  🙂

12-15-16-047This is where it all happens, folks.  The chair is hidden from view by the wall that faces “Avenue AG”.

There is my long-overdue tale.

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG

Melody’s Summer Block Party Event

Hey everyone!

In August, my Mom and I went to the AG Place in Chicago for Melody’s Summer Block Party Event!  I took no pictures of Melody or anything in her collection, because I figured you’ve all seen a million pictures just like that.  And I was focusing on fun.   😀

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They gave out Melody doll shirts, which I REALLY like.  The lime green is such an original color.  And it went with Julia’s outfit that day.  🙂  The shirt came in a pink Melody packet, shown below.

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They also gave out little color-in pennants with stickers, and a DIY doll garden craft.  (Not everything is shown.)  I thought it looked like a victory garden, and the seed packets say Jefferson, Illinois.  Which is where Molly, from the 1940’s, lives.  I think they reused a craft from a Molly event!

Here are the few pictures I took when I went to the store.

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I really like this outfit on these dolls!  Who do you think wore it best?

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Fuzzy boots!  This doll looks great, too.

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They changed this display!  Julia’s in the bottom left hand corner, she was all over the store!

Sorry for not posting this sooner!  Did you go to a Melody event?

❤ , IrishAG

Lea Movie Premiere Review – By IrishAG

Hello!

On Friday, Mom, Gymnast03, Curiousgeorgefan and I went to American Girl Place Chicago for the Lea movie premiere!  It was so fun!

The movie is called Lea to the Rescue.  Maggie Elizabeth Jones plays Lea Clark, and she is really cute.  The movie is set after the book series, which I love.  Zac is still in Brazil, and is missing.  Lea and her Mom go to Brazil to help look for him.  Can Lea save the day and find Zac?

I really enjoyed the movie.  From the preview, I thought Lea would be totally whiny.  Not so!  And the sloth……….. adorableness!  😀  My Mom liked the movie as well.  It was pretty much nonstop intensity, but it was well acted.  Really little kids might be disturbed by it, but it all ends okay.  🙂

I think it was $10 a person, and that included the movie, popcorn, a Capri Sun or water bottle, a goody bag, crafts and photo ops!  That’s a really good deal for AG.  We checked in at the AG store in Chicago and got our goody bags and wristbands, then walked a block down to the Museum of Contemporary Art for the movie, crafts, concessions and photo ops.  It was crowded, I think it was sold out!

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Here’s a picture of Addy waiting for the movie to start in the theatre!  She and I both wore black and white dresses, and Tauriel braids in our hair.

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Now I’ll review the goody bag!  It says American Girl on it.  Inside, there’s a Lea movie poster, girl and doll passports and doll-sized pineapple juice and popcorn.  I was most excited about the doll food.

So there you go!  Also, AG released the Wellie Wishers and some new doll stuff today!  Go check it out on their website.  🙂  My favorite Wellie Wisher is Willa.  Willa the Wellie Wisher!  🙂

Have you seen the Lea movie?  If so, what did you think of it?

❤ , IrishAG

My May Trip to AG Place Chicago! – By IrishAG

 

Yesterday, my Mom and I went to AG Place Chicago!  It was awesome.  I took some pictures, but they aren’t very good quality.  🙂

I’m going to start from the 2nd floor.  (GOTY, Truly Me, avenue AG.)

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Love the faux flowers!  One of the reasons we went was to see Lea in person.  In some pictures she looked cute, in others she looked mean.  When I saw her in person, she wasn’t my cup of tea.

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I love her celebration dress, though!

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All the old GOTYs.  This is actually one of my favorite parts of the store!  😀

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I love this!  Julia is in the soccer outfit.  🙂

5-11-16 049She’s so cute in pigtails and that outfit!  XD

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Her hair is perfect!  o_O  And that doll is really pretty.

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5-11-16 043#47 is beautiful in the Jazz dress!

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The cute pet scene.  I LOVE the way they braided Julia’s hair.  🙂

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Avenue AG has been changed from Paris and Grace’s treats to Brazil and Lea’s treats.  The cupcakes were adorable.  😀

Now to the 1st floor!  (Historical, GOTY, library.)

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Josefina’s beautiful collection.  🙂  Her Holiday outfit was on sale for $19.  I wonder if she’ll be retired when Melody comes out.  😦

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All the Beforever characters.

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Samantha’s collection.

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This was in the middle of Samantha’s section.  A lot of the Beforever characters were mixed like this, which I thought was weird.

5-11-16 027Tatlo, Kaya’s dog, in her interactive section.  When I saw this, I freaked out because I thought it was real.  🙂

5-11-16 028Love Addy’s hat!

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Maryellen’s adorable diner!

5-11-16 026I had to take a photo of Maryellen’s perfect curl.  😀

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My Mom and I also went to Amorino, a gelato place.  If you get a cone there, they will make the gelato into a flower!  The brown one is mine, and the pink one is my Mom’s.  🙂

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Pretty!

So that was our trip!  Reviews of our purchases coming soon.  😉

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG