Wonderland of Play - BRUGGE - June 4th, 2022

ALL DETAILS POSTING SOON! Please follow @wonderlandofplay on Instagram.... and SAVE THE DATE TO VISIT BELGIUM!

…the “Wonderland of Play” is a gathering for collectors of Blythe, dolls, teddy bears, and toys; it is a celebration for kindred spirits who are dedicated to handmade, artful and heirloom playthings.  We hope you will save the date to attend the inaugural edition of this new event in Brugge on June 4, 2022 to Shop, Create, and Celebrate with fellow enthusiasts in this fairy tale town.

We are in the initial stages of planning of the event, as your host – Shari Stael of “Suzie et Gus”  -- has just secured the historic Belfry of Brugge as the location for the event.  Additonal activities for attendees will be offered in the days that surround the event.  You’ll want to be sure to allow time to explore this charming an historic medieval city of Belgium which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Be sure to follow @wonderlandofplay on instagram…. our instagram account will be the primary source of info on the event

  • Vendor information will be available in April.
  • Attendee info will be available by fall 2021.

 PLEASE NOTE -- we will be posting about  “Event Ambassadors” in March… if you are interested in volunteering to help promote the event on social media and contributing to the marketing of the event…please watch for this application and thank you in advance for your support. STAY TUNED on this!!!

Brugge…. in the words of your host Shari Stael:  There's no doubt that I absolutely love my hometown, it's a small cozy little town filled with beer, chocolate and french fries. Getting lost through the cobbled stone streets is a magical adventure that will always lead you from one pretty surprise to the next.  There is so much to discover… an incredible building, a pretty view, boats zooming by in the canals, a city garden, or any of the little details that make Brugge so beautiful and that will capture your heart.  There seems to be magic just around each corner – and even after living here my entire life -- I still see little details I've never noticed before. Someone visiting my store from afar once told me that Brugge is like a beautiful snowglobe and I thought that was the perfect way to describe it!

A future edition of the event will invite you to New York, where you’ll be hosted by gallery owner, veteran retailer, creativeprenur and fellow collector, Jen O’Connor of “Earth Angels Studios” who will host an event in her hometown in partnership with Suzie et Gus. Jen is assisting Shari in the event production of the 2021 gathering in Brugge and is lending her expertise to planning and marketing the event so that it will reach a broader community. We are counting on your support to make the Wonderland of Play a success so that Shari and Jen may continue to cultivate community and dedicate themselves to hosting furture events.