Mag Square

Thursday, November 27, 2008

today's the day....

Tonight the doors will open at Brighton Town Hall. From 5pm this evening you can leisurely peruse the sights and delights of Magnolia Square. From Kris Kringle gift ideas to very special Christmas Day outfits you really will find everything you need at the unique shopping experience that is Magnolia Square.

A very Merry Christmas to Penny Fraser from Glenthompon who was the lucky winner of our Raspberry Ripple Table Setting. Congrats also go to Susan Konstantas, Helen Grillas and Frances Kaladis who each receive a $100 Magnolia Square gift voucher to spend with any of the delightful retailers at the fair for joining our email list.

For further details on times and venues please check the website. We look forward to seeing you soon.....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

of dance and romance....

Parisian Ballets by Serena Quinn is an Australian fashion label with a hugely romantic appeal.

Originally designed as luxury women's footwear, Parisian Ballets, prides itself on its selection of beautiful materials and comfortable style. Offering a collection of exquisite ballet pumps and flats for women and children since 2005, Parisian Ballets is a statement in hand made luxury. Parisian Ballets, prides itself on offering a selection of beautiful materials and teaming them with timeless and comfortable style.

From flirty polka dots to delicate toile you will be sure to find the perfect ballet at Magnolia Square in Malvern. Alternatively the collection can be viewed online. Prices start at $145

Saturday, November 22, 2008

the man of the house...

Melbourne based entrepreneur Hamish Cameron unleashed ties of ‘mischievous refinement’ onto the market some three years ago with the launch of his high-end brand, House of Manfred.

With a passion for high end fashion and experience in brand marketing, Hamish set about developing a high end brand that celebrated the loveable rogue in society.

"I really appreciate the work that goes into producing high quality items (there are forty separate operations that go into making a Manfred tie). I once bought a Hermes tie and the whole experience and packaging was fantastic – expensive, but exclusive and fantastic. I decided then and there, I’d rather purchase one good tie a year rather than three average ones."

View the collection at Magnolia Square in Malvern or online. Ties priced from $120 Mischievous refinement indeed!

Friday, November 21, 2008

diamonds and pearls...

Magnolia Square shoppers will soon have the pleasure of meeting Lucinda O'Neil and her stunning collection of hand crafted jewellery. Lucinda creates her Luone range from a carefully sourced fresh water and South Sea pearls, gold, sterling silver and a gorgeous assortment of gems from all over the world.

Each piece is uniquely designed and distinctively eye-catching; an absolute pleasure to wear. Our personal favourite is the LUONE sterling silver, freshwater pearl & quartz bracelet priced at $255. View online or shop in person at Magnolia Square.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

rags to riches...

Cloth Poppy presents a whimsical range of children’s clothing and accessories featuring the charm of vintage fabrics and endearing design.

The collection was inspired soon after the birth of founder Leesa Cowen's daughter who had decided she would like to wear only skirts. After many a fruitless search for skirts that were both pretty and practical, Leesa set about making her own. She sourced beautiful recycled fabrics and gave them new life in the form of easy to wear children's clothing.

Cloth Poppy now has a range of wonderfully soft, comfortable outfits and accessories that are lovingly handmade and designed in Victoria from fine new and recycled fabrics. The range can be viewed online or pop in to Magnolia Square at Malvern for a closer look.

Monday, November 17, 2008

a RASmerry christmas..

Providing a range of gorgeous personalised homewares and children's products, Raspberry Ripple continues to be about designing quality products that are not only loved by those who receive them but by those who give them.

With a striking colour palette, classic styling and personalised fun, Raspberry Ripple has your Christmas table sorted. What's even better is that we have a complete table setting to give away! Simply email your name, address and phone number to be in the running.

Prize includes; 4 personalised plates, 4 personalised placemats, 4 personalised mugs, 4 personalised stars, Centrepiece decoration and Merry Christmas in tin and is valued at over $360!! (conditions apply and postage costs may be applied)
To view the entire range shop online or visit Salliann at Magnolia Square at Brighton.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

deer oh deer...

Bride&Wolfe founder Miranda Moreira found herself in a shop in Paris, transfixed by a tiny timber Hansel and Gretel silhouette behind the counter. Despite Miranda's pleas, the shop assistant insisted the intricate cut-out had been in the family for decades and was not for sale. But the ominous, fairytale imagery stayed with her and, when she moved home to Melbourne, she started crafting her own timber cut-outs, inspired by her home town's keen, fresh spirit as much as the ooze of Parisian chic. Bride&Wolfe was born in 2005.

Bride&Wolfe pieces are inspired by Chinese papercutting, fossicked embroidery and fabrics, European folklore, and vintage Disney films. These influences are the touchstones for modern, resonant designs that evoke fairytales, forests and the magic of childhood. The intricate creations are produced in Melbourne in small runs and hand-finished in Miranda's garden studio.

Visit Miranda online or at Magnolia Square in Brighton. Deer piece as shown priced from $130

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

candle couture...

Inspired by old world charm and the re-discovery of lifes simple pleasures, Ines Botanica’s luxurious candles are designed and created with the most discerning individual in mind.

Focused in the mastery of her art, founder and creator Vicki Valsamis composes her signature blends with an assortment of essential oils, essences and fragrances to create a truly unique and inspiring sensory experience.

The decadent blends of Ines Botanicas Couture Collection are inspired by European history, tradition & old world perfumeries.Opulent & intoxicating, these custom made gems are the culmination of unique absolutes, tangled with luxurious top notes & essences.

Vicki is offering all Magnolia Square Malvern shoppers a tempting Christmas offer - couture candles at $55 ( RRP $85) The range can also be viewed online.

Monday, November 10, 2008

building an empire...

Based in Castlemaine, Victoria, Gretchen Hillhouse continues to be fascinated by a exploration of the contemporary feminine, pushing boundaries of materials & challenging our expectations of objects for interior decoration and personal adornment.

Gretchen says: "I strive to enhance people's lives through the creation of objects of contemplation & beauty. I've always been interested in designing for people of substance & depth of character. These are qualities that take time to develop and I hope my pieces reflect that sensibility & the unique beauty of a fully realized individual."

Perhaps best known for her ceramic work which has attracted numerous awards & is represented in public collections nationally, Gretchen also delivers a stunning range of jewellery and has recently added a collection of clothing. We are particularly taken with the porcelain Empire range.

Gretchen will be a valued visitor at Magnolia Square in Malvern. Preview the collections online.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

mama mia.....

Koolaman Designs is a family owned and operated business run by sisters Lisa O’Keefe and Stacey Clayton. The sisters manage the business from their respective homes near Victoria’s Rutherglen wine region and in Lisa’s case, from Koolaman Station, a remote sheep and wheat property in south-western New South Wales.

The girls debuted at Magnolia Square earlier in the year with an overwhelming response.The Christmas fair will no doubt be just an exciting with such a fabulous unique gift idea available to shoppers.

The Mia pendant is the latest in the Koolaman collection of personalised sterling silver jewelery and is perfect for lots of names or special words and dates. Priced from $140. For more of the range come and see the girls at Magnolia Square or visit them online.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

tis the season....

The Gingerbread Shack Recipe has been developed to perfection over the past 15 years. Not too soft, not too hard, just the right amount of spices and ginger so the aftertaste leaves you wanting more!

The Gingerbread Shack is your one stop shop for everything gingerbread! From ponies to pirates Michelle and her team can cater for your every need. All products are handmade and only the highest quality ingredients to ensure a great tasting product. The Gingerbread Shack proudly support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the Pink Ribbon Gingerbread Cookie.
Pick up a festive centrepiece for the Christmas table at Magnolia Square at Brighton or visit online.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

all aboard...

Tracy Strange has long been a fan of the original Destination Scroll banners having been drawn to their typographic style and aesthetic value.

Tracy identified a gap in the market for similar pieces that were unique and accessible and set about making some of her own. The banners are printed onto stretched canvas and are custom made to represent important places, names or interests. The banners are a fabulous unique talking point. Visit Trambanners at Magnolia Square at Malvern or visit them online. Prices start at$349