Blaire Wilson™, American Girl’s 2019 Girl Of The Year™ , launched on January 1st! Blaire is a young chef-in-training who loves bringing people together!
We are an American Girl family. My youngest has a Bitty Baby and several accessories for her.
One of our favorite things to do together is to visit the American Girl Store at Easton Town Mall in Columbus Ohio. For both of us, it’s literally like walking into a candy store! We love checking out the newest accessories and dolls!
When we growing up, all of the dolls were pretty much the same. Blonde hair and blue eyes. Sure for girls like me who had blonde hair, it was great. But even back in the 1970s, you couldn’t find dolls that had glasses. That is one of the many reasons I really like American Girl. They have dolls that kids can relate to in so many different ways.
That is why I was really looking forward to the release of their 2019 doll, Blaire Wilson.
Blaire is a young chef-in-training who loves bringing people together. She is a natural people person and excels at getting people to gather around the dinner table, however, she needs help finding balance between the digital world and the real world. Let’s take a moment to think about what I just said. How many people do WE know that have trouble finding that same balance?
Blaire’s goal is to promote mealtime togetherness as a healthy alternative to the digital distractions that are around all of us.
Through Blaire, girls will learn the importance of staying connected to the people they care about; and not through the digital world, but by physically being there.
“We’re proud to introduce fans to our 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson—an everyday girl who thrives on using her many talents to make meaningful connections with others,” says Julia Prohaska, Vice President of Marketing for American Girl. “Building and maintaining supportive relationships with family and friends is central to Blaire’s story—a message we think is important to champion among girls today. In an age where families are often striving for quality time together, we hope Blaire inspires everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to connect more regularly with the important people in their lives and make their time together this year really count.”
Blaire’s story unfolds in a chapter book series written by Jennifer Castle and published by Scholastic. In the two books, available now, Blaire loves to put her cooking and decorating talents to good use on her family’s sustainable farm and bed-and-breakfast in upstate New York.
When the opportunity to plan the farm’s first wedding arises, Blaire jumps in with gusto. However, between overextending herself to create the perfect farm-fancy event and a newly diagnosed food sensitivity that makes her self-conscious, Blaire finds herself more engaged on her devices than at real-life gatherings with others. Ultimately, through the help of her family and friends, Blaire finds a healthy balance and learns the value of being fully present at every occasion.
Introducing Blaire Wilson!
Blaire is a beautiful 18-inch doll, featuring bright green eyes and curly red hair!
Blaire’s world features an array of outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her life on Pleasant View Farm, including a sweet lamb and piglet, festive party décor, and Blaire’s Family Farm Restaurant, with everything needed to play out a show stopping farm-to-table celebration.
American Girl fans learn more about Blaire at the following 2019 events and activities:
Blaire’s New Year’s Day Events:
On January 1, American Girl stores nationwide are hosting Blaire’s Launch Event, where girls can celebrate with a fun decorating demonstration, a hand-lettering craft, a delicious sweet treat, and a free take-home Blaire doll item. Guests can also enter for a chance to win a Blaire doll and book. For more details, visit americangirl.com/stores.
Blaire Online Play:
Girls can visit http://play.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/blaire for book excerpts, games and activities, and Blaire’s Life at Pleasant View Farm Vlog posts from her family’s sustainable farm, featuring delicious recipes, gardening tips, cooking and craft videos, and more.
Blaire’s Family Dinner Series:
To promote mealtime togetherness, families are invited to attend a Blaire-inspired dinner series at select American Girl retail restaurants across the country in 2019. Parents can visit American Girl stores to learn more or make a reservation.
The Blaire collection is available on January 1, 2019, at americangirl.com; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ locations in Canada and online at Indigo.ca. The Blaire books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
To request a free American Girl catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005; to join the company’s loyalty program, AG Rewards™, go to americangirl.com/REWARDS.
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