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Inside Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse

By Monica Rubalcava

Los Angeles, US, Jul 2 (EFE).- Barbie’s Dreamhouse, nestled in the Malibu hills, is a pink paradise where guests are plunged into a playful world of fashion, glamor and fantasy.

Two lucky fans will be able to enjoy the pink palace in all its glory after Airbnb announced it was giving away two one-night stays at Barbie’s Dreamhouse on the 21 and 22 July.

“Welcome to my Kendom! While Barbie is away, she has handed over the keys to her Malibu DreamHouse this summer and my room could be yours for the night,” the Airbnb post reads.

Like the first-ever reproduction of Barbie’s home, which first entered the market in 1962 as a fold up cardboard toy, the pink villa has been decked out with all sorts of gadgets including a grill with plastic food and decorations that have been approved by Ken, the plastic doll’s boyfriend.

This is the latest publicity stunt linked to the launch of the “Barbie” movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

The exclusive residential complex which is only accessible by car overlooks the Pacific beaches of Malibu in California.

A vibrant path flanked by fuchsia bougainvillea leads guests up the hill to the gates of the mansion house which also boasts a surreal slide that splashes into a small faux pool.

Synthetic grass and a pair of pink and blue lounge chairs dress the outdoor area that has an infinity pool, this time a real one, while a corridor of neon bright lattice panels leads guests to Barbie and Ken’s bedroom.

The pink house also includes an outdoor gym with a splendid view of the sea and a dance floor where guests can put on their roller skates and channel their 80s Barbie fantasy.

The buzz around the Barbie movie, based on the popular Mattel doll that first launched over 60 years ago, has gripped fans for months who have been teased with a range of marketing ploys including pop-up stores, immersive experiences, collaborations with clothes brands and a special edition of Hot Wheels toy cars.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, an Oscar nominee for movies like Ladybird and Little Women, and featuring a diverse and versatile cast that includes America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells and pop star Dua Lipa, the movie has also revived 1997 Aqua hit Barbie Girl which has been reinterpreted by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. EFE


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