Don't call it a comeback, Eloise has been here for years.
Funny that when The Plaza Hotel initially put forth plans to renovate the famed building into luxury residences, all traces of its most famous guests, Kay Thompson’s fictional character Eloise, would have been erased. But someone somewhere had the foresight to keep her on and now today, Eloise is opening her very own interactive shop inside the the hotel.
The vibrant 2,100 square-foot-shop, playfully decorated in a color palette of ‘Eloise pink’ and black will resemble a playhouse and will feature a ‘Living Room’, a ‘Fashion Room’ will costumes for dress up, a ‘Library Room’ including a reading area, computer stations, and DVD players, and a ‘Tea Room’ where family and friends can come together for tea and birthday parties and other celebrations.
Naturally, tons of merchandise is available for sale including Madame Alexander dolls, Eloise books by Simon & Schuster, Eloise-inspired bathrobes and bath towels, and exclusive product lines including the Eloise in Paris doll. Still, this will be less expensive than a night in the Eloise Suite.
Also, an Eloise beauty salon and Eloise etiquette classes will begin in Spring 2010. We're not sure if these are Upper East Side etiquette classes or Eloise's own distinct etiquette classes but we sincerely hope it's the latter.
Eloise Tea party
Linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound