Once upon a time (2012 – 2017 to be exact), there was a bright little cottage nestled in the hills of Paddington (Brisbane) called Happiness Place. It was the beloved shop of mother and daughter duo, Lorilie Cunningham and Stephanie Rooke, and was inspired by their overwhelming love of colour, flamboyance and sparkle. Before long, people were hot-footing it to Happiness Place whenever in need of a beautiful gift, a heavily sequinned outfit, an OTT party decoration or perhaps just a scream-laugh at the ridiculously funny cards; and would waltz out of the door with a bag full of happiness, presented like a fabulous Drag Queen (explosions of colourful tissue paper, sparkly tulle and neon ribbon).
However after five years of meeting the hands-on demands of running a shop, personal circumstances started to compete (mostly because Steph decided to speed breed 3 babies in 3 years!) so the difficult decision was made to close the physical shop (for now) and focus on our growing online presence.
Which brings us to today! Happiness Place Online is dedicated to all things bright and beautiful and is a hand-picked collection of our very favourite things, spanning kids/babies, fashion, gifts, party and stationery. We hope everything in our store brings a smile to your face (as it has to ours) and continues to be the place you go to for a bit of happiness and colour!
And don’t alarm, we still remain committed to Drag Queen style gift wrapping (for free!) and run several pop-up stores a year, so make sure you sign up to our newsletter so we can keep you in loop!
Love Steph and Lorilie xxx