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Danielle Holloway

Merry People x Riparide

We recently did a collaboration with Riparide & Melbourne storytellers Storm & Xavier.  Storm & Xavier had an overnight stay in Terip Terip - a small area in the Murrindindi Region, two hours north of Melbourne with only 60 residents.  See below their photos and a video from their stay at the Hee Haw Hut. Can you guess why it is called the Hee Haw hut? ;)    Click below to watch the video of their stay. @oddsockssociety (Storm & Xavier)     

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Danielle Holloway

Exploring Sassafras

Exploring Sassafras

Over the recent Queens birthday weekend, Emma and I drove out of town to the windy hills and towering trees of Sassafras. Only 1 hour from Melbourne CBD we stayed at the understatedly elegant yet modern Whitelodge Retreat.  As I walked into the house, I felt the warmth of a smouldering fire and instantly detached from the hustle of city life.    I was super excited to see everyone as we drove into the property. They are my beautiful friends from where I grew up in South Gippsland, who radiate positivity, happiness and give me energy!  I love using them...

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Danielle Holloway

Tips on How to have a Successful Supplier Relationship

Tips on How to have a Successful Supplier Relationship

Merry People source from a family owned company in China, and last weekend I was fortunate to be invited to their son's wedding It was such a special experience for me to attend and made me realise how far I had come on my merry journey. I started reflecting on the plane to China, my sourcing journey over the last 5 years. Whilst it has been hard and very testing at times, I think there are 3 main reasons why sourcing from China has worked for Merry People - which I will share with you below. I might preface these...

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Danielle Holloway

Meet Jordann Hickey -  First female from Central AUS to be drafted into the AFLW

Meet Jordann Hickey - First female from Central AUS to be drafted into the AFLW

One of the BIG things I want to do through Merry People, is to share stories of amazing women who embarked on adventure, bravery and taken on the crazy unknown! These women are ordinary individuals who don’t have thousands of followers on Instagram, nor is their life focused on being in the spot light. They are just going about their days, working hard and pursuing what makes them happy... (they are my type of influencer!)  Recently I was in Alice Springs to meet a new stockist and briefly meet a girl by the name of Jordann Hickey at the local gym. It was Jordanns...

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