Every little girl dreams of living in their favorite dollhouse. Sisters Veronica and Andrea Gonzalez made that dream a reality when they created their South Miami boutique, Veronica's Dollhouse. Self-proclaimed Disney-lovers, the sisters first spotted their dream model at Epcot.
They later found a replica at an estate sale and the idea for a store was born. Featuring a living room equipped with a fireplace and television, a kitchen stocked with bite-sized pastries, an elegant bed, bubbly bathtub, and vintage attic, the space feels as cozy as a real home.
The store opened in August. Since then, they have
attracted shoppers both young and old. Andrea describes their average
customer as "mothers and girls in their mid-20s. But it's really a wide
range because a lot of our younger girls love our enchanted necklaces
and older grandmothers come in for what we sell in the kitchen."
visit this boutique expecting to find stereotypical Miami clothing.
Instead, Andrea defines the style as "simple, elegant, classic, and
timeless," with many of their pieces coming from "anywhere but Miami."
They sell brands like vintage-inspired Trashy Diva from New Orleans and Stop Staring from Los Angeles. While their shoes and handbags are shipped overseas from the U.K. from designers like Vivienne Westwood and Miss L Fire.
February, the sisters began hosting private tea parties which blossomed
into their "best asset." Groups of two to 25 can unite to
enjoy an endless pot of tea and freshly baked French treats like
macaroons and tarts from local bakeries (that Andrea assures are better
than those from Paris' renowned Ladurée). During the gathering, the
store is closed to others and all that attend receive 20 percent off
In the future, they hope to expand to include a
nursery and separate tea room exclusively for their parties. For
information on how to host your own tea party at the store, you can
visit their web site here.
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