We are constantly adding to this section.  Some of of our clients choose not to be mentioned and we respect their decision.


I had a great Strategc Session at Studio Fresh Australia last week.  The Owner and Creative Director Wendy is truly a creative person who is surrounded by handmade goodness!  She designs her products and creates the artwork for the personalising them as well!! I also visited her garden and her chooks & scored limes & fresh eggs!

My favourite item was The Nanny Purse…. based on a purse her Nanny gave her… what a lovely story!

The range is gorgeous:

  • Leather Bags & Purses
  • Canvas Bags & Tea Towels with great graphic text
  • Shopping Bags
  • Purses and wallets based on Indigineous Art
  • Fair Trade Shipping Bags that are hand embroidered and zip up

The great thing about a lot of th range is that it is Hand Made – I love that!







CONTENTS: Party, Christmas, Home, are wholesalers who design as well as select their ranges worldwide.  It is a family business, that has been operating for over 30 years,  with everyone paying a vital role to ensure the best product is sourced and the highest standard of customer service is delivered.

I had the pleasure of working on the Contents stand at the February 2011 GHA Trade Fair (pic below of their stand under the GHA post).  Not only is the product gorgeous but their customers are just as lovely and spoke so highly of the Contents team.

The products are expanding and evolving in all key areas; Party, Christmas and Home.

Visit the Contents site here.

Contents Polka PartyContents ChristmasContents Glass Jars


Hay HouseHAY HOUSE Australia is great fun and a constant source of information and inspiration! We have worked together to build a social media presence and ther community has embraced it with open arms!

Hay House has many arms; they publish wonderful books from international authors, constantly braodcast from Hay House Radio, hold invigorating events and run great Writers’ Workshops.

Find out more here on their website.


GHA Feb 2011 Trade FairGift & Homewares Australia (GHA) is the Association representing the gift and homewares industry in Australia. They are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to looking after the interests of our Members and the Industry.

The GHA are not only Trade Fair organisers they are a member organisation.  It is hard to have a voice or leverage as an independent retailers.  The GHA offers members support and special member offers, which save real .  Magnolia Solutions is a GHA Business Partner and urge all retailers, wholesalers and importers to join.

More information here.


Grace, creator of Pure & Green OrganicsPure & Green Organics is exactly as it says; pure AND green. Owners Grace & Sam created the brand in response to the need for ethically sourced and created skincare that would not cause the body or the environment harm.

I love that it is Made In Australia too!

Visit their wonderful site, shop online or visit their store in Stanmore, Sydney NSW.

Click here.


The R.E.A.L Storethe r.e.a.l. store is a divine space with a divine purpose.  They stock everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. “Ordinary Products with extraordinary messages.”

Virginia Bruce has created a business that supports people and communities throughout the world who are not as fortunate as we are in Australia.  She sources products from ethical sources and donates a % of  every sale to key charities, Hands That Shape and Protect the Child.

A real feel good experience when you shop in-store or online!

Visit their site, here.


BodyTreatsBodyTreats is an Australian Made brand that started as supplying Salons with their popular waxes & oils and is now selling a wider range of body products online and in select stores around Australia.

Visit their website: here.


Harbour Day SpaMy only regret about Harbour Day Spa is that I was not in the same city as this gorgeous business!!  Owners Leanne, Tracey and their staff are devoted to their customers and to creating an experience with every visit.  This made my job so easy, once we started their facebook page they customers instantly connected!

2 Locations: Raby Bay has been modeled on a luxurious Thai inspired retreat while the Italian Riviera has been the inspiration at the Gold Coast. Both offer multiple indulgent treatment rooms, spacious relaxation areas, full hair salon and make-up artistry.

Visit their yummy site here.


Lesley Hancock as Julia Guilard's alter egoThe Amazing Lesley Hancock IS Leave It to Diva!  I am in awe of her talent!

Lesley is an entertainer with many characters to her repertoire.   We were setting up her social media accounts at the time that Julia Guilard came into office & one of Lesley’s characters is Julia Kilhard!

If you need entertainment or an MC for an event or special occasion, LITD is for you!

Enjoy her website, click here!


Greg Allardice of Media Futures

Greg Allardice, owner of Media Futures with client Boost’s advert.
Media Futures is an independent media agency with no vested interests, the thinking is impartial coupled with the unique benefits from individually customised media solutions.  We helped Greg with his website and social media campaign.  Visit Media Futures’ website here.

TID BIT: Greg was one of the 3 advertising execs who discovered Elle McPherson – remember that TAB commercial??


Australian Institute of Export

Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) is a great organisation supporting importers and exporters.  The Future Leaders in Export (FLEx ) Program informs and educates businesses rather than simply updating them and broadcasting news.  There is so much great information on their website, click here.



It would be remiss of me not to mention my love of stationery and my other business, Paper Magnolia.

Driven by my passion for paper, Paper Magnolia is now its own brand, known for quality, sophisticated stationery. Please visit:



Client STATIONERYONLINE has been one of our suppliers for over 5 years and a long time supporterr of Paper Magnolia.  So great to be able to now support them and take on their marketing to bring their amazing service and wonderful products to you!

They can help you with:

  • Printing of any kind, business cards, flyers, docket books, brochures etc
  • Office Supplies, order online for speed & efficiency or speak to one of the supportive customer service team – real people on the end of the phone!!
  • Invitations and Social Stationery of any kind – Wedding, Party, Baby, anything!

No matter where you are in Australia, Stationeryonline will ship to you!

Phone:  1800 448 424 or click below to go to the website, www.stationeryonline.com.au:


We are working with some amazing suppliers who are as dedicated as we are to customers and being the best we can be.  One of these people is Kristin Rohan at Sassy SEO www.sassyseo.com.  Kristin is passionate about the benefits that SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) can bring your business by ensuring your customers find you first!

Kristin has used her many years in the industry to ensure that the technical aspects of SEO are matched with the reality of the business and inline with customer service, this is very unique and one of the reasons we work together! It is always nice to see the person behind the name & learn something new so we have included a video of Sassy SEO here:



We LOVE! our clients including Nightingales Wedding Planners.   Don’t let the name fool you! Kathy & her team put together ANY event or gathering regardless of the occasion!

Please read the blogpost :


We LOVE! our Facebook Fan Page!

We share news, posts and anything to do with great retail.

Please visit and sign up! Magnolia Solutions on Facebook


I will be adding more of the things we love and are inspired by!

Some of of our clients choose not to be mentioned and we respect their decision.

at it is Hand Made – I love that!