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About Us & Meet the Team

Relax and Entertain first opened its doors in 2005, as a new department venture for the Ponting Family, who had been operating a timber and hardware store since 1923. 

Over the years Relax and Entertain has grown from a small gift shop, to now, a large interior home wares and gift store.

In this time, we have seen many changes in trends and products, particularly with the growth of social media. 

Each product is carefully selected by us, as we aim to bring our customer the most beautiful and unique pieces that we can. Our labels and products have grown throughout the years and now believe there is something for everyone. 

Each staff member has an eye for design and a love for interiors, which makes helping you our customer, interesting and fun in choosing your selection.  

Meet The Team:

Catherine -  Meet Catherine, Cat is our store manager, store buyer and everything in between.  You’ll find her merchandising on the shop floor, putting together a cushion combination, drilling into any wall space we have left and devouring bags of chocolate to keep her energy levels up!  Cat has over 11 years experience in buying, styling, and decorating customers home. She really is the jack of all trades, and is the women for your next styling job! 

Mary -  Mez the Amaze!  Mez juggles work and university.  She is a gun on the computer, smashing out all our invoicing and is the chief of emailing.  Mary runs our online web store, loading, packing and shipping your lovely orders and in her spare time loves to sell our gorgeous goodies to customers on the shop floor.  Mary has 7 years experience in styling, buying and helping customers in decorating their home.

Kylie -  Our lovely Kylie is always up for a chat and will give you all the time in the world.  Kylie has 32 years experience in retail and has exceptional customer service. 

Alison -  Meet Alison, she is passionate, energetic and the life of a party.  If there is a trend, Al knows about it!  She enjoys styling up spaces in your home all whilst having a long black in her hand!  Alison loves a good social media post, with LOTS of #hashtags! 

Hanna - The new girl on the block! Hanna is our warehouse girl, she uploads, packs & posts your orders. She also keeps our store room in tip top order!

Zoe & Grace -  are our after school girl helpers, that love post office runs, unpacking new stock and helping out wherever is needed.