Barbie gets her own Cafe

For the first time in world history, or atleast 54 years of Barbie influenced world history, an official Barbie Cafe has opened up in Taipei, Taiwan. Apparently theme cafes are huge in Taiwan and in this case the over the top cafe is every little girls dream. Not only is it fully decorated in pink and has Barbie pictures all around, it also goes out of its way to have Barbie logos on the food.

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As much as I like pink, I think eating in a room so pink,with pink table setting, with desserts that look so pink I will possibly get sick. In fact I am sure as per colour therapy Pink definitely does not encourage appetite for food atleast not in adults,as pink is associated with sensual pleasures. So I am assuming the target audience for this cafe is below the age of 10-12, and *shudder* the unfortunate adult that has to accompany that child. Unless I am completely out of the loop and people above the age of 10-12 also fancy Barbie (If such people exist please let me live in denial)

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Is it just me or is it just wrong to have Barbie doll, cakes looking like Barbie and a bar in the same space. I mean come on, not only is Barbie a childhood memory but she was also such a goody two shoes. I would feel judged if I had a drink at a bar surrounded by so many Barbie dolls (pun un-intended) staring at me. Can you imagine sitting in a pink room,surrounded by Barbie dolls, food items reminding you of Barbie and having a few drinks there? Ok, more than a few.What??All of us who out grew Barbie and decided she is just a goody two shoes with a gay boy friend, don’t stop at a few drinks. Plus I would need to constantly mind my language.

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Barbie Cafe

So once you get over the overly pink interiors do let me know what you think of this concept. And I don’t know about you, but I am sure without a daughter of my own it would be close to impossible for me to get anyone I know to actually visit this cafe with me if I went to Taipei or the cafe came to India. I am certain my guy friends would not enter even if I bribed them with free food and alcohol and they would do pretty much anything for free food and alcohol,unless ofcourse I tell them it has live “Barbie’s”,but then they won’t take me.

Set Sail with Royal Caribbean and Barbie

This is when I wish I was a little girl again and could actually sail with Barbie. Yes, so it seems Barbie dresses, Barbie themed cakes and Birthday parties are a thing of the past. The latest offing from team Barbie is a chance to have a Barbie™ Experience At Sea.Girls Can Enjoy Exclusive Themed Staterooms, Tea Parties, Fashion Shows and More (Lucky girls! *sulk*)

 

 

Royal Caribbean International, in partnership with Mattel, is bringing the signature pink style of Barbie, the world’s most popular doll, to the world’s most innovative cruise line. The pop culture icon will come to the high seas for the very first time to invite girls to see what happens when Barbie becomes a part of their cruise vacation, starting in January 2013 on select ships and rolling out to the remainder of the fleet by March 2013.The Barbie™ Premium Experience is the ultimate indulgence for Barbie enthusiasts. Girls can enjoy staterooms decorated in the iconic doll’s signature style as well as exclusive, themed activities throughout the duration of their cruise – from an invitation-only tea party and mermaid dance class to a fashion design workshop and Barbie Girls fashion show. Highlights of the Barbie™ Premium Experience include:

• A Barbie stateroom, adorned in the doll’s signature style and featuring keepsakes such as a Barbie® doll and fashions, blanket and pillowcase, tote bag, toothbrush and toiletries bag. From the moment they step into their staterooms, girls will be drawn into Barbie’s distinct world of style – and of course, pink!

• Tiaras & Teacups party, an invitation-only affair, featuring a whimsical palate of pink pastries and pink lemonade served on dainty dishes all while having fun learning tips on table etiquette.

• Mermaid dance class where girls can shimmy and shake while learning the latest dance moves from the hit movie Barbie™ in a Mermaid Tale 2.

• Fashion Designer workshop where girls can channel their inner fashion designer with Barbie inspiration boards and sketch materials. Girls also will have the chance to sketch and create their very own Barbie doll fashions.

• Fashion Show where girls can dress up to walk a pink carpet to the admiration and applause of their family and friends. Girls also will have the chance to perform their amazing dance routine as well as display their Barbie fashion creation. It’s the ultimate celebration of a truly memorable experience with Barbie and Royal Caribbean.

The cost of the Barbie Premium Experience is $349.00.
For further information please log onto: www.royalcaribbean.in