Sunday, August 25, 2019

We love our clients.. and they love us right back.

Jenny breezed into the shop last week and handed Helen a potted plant.

Helen and her amazing plant!

"Helen is a real blessing and I thank God we have you girls at Spirit of Life to look after us ladies. I left your shop feeling fabulous. Thank you girls so much and keep up the good work." Jenny

And Jenny, we love having you here every time you visit. It's the only reason we get out of bed each day os to be of service to you and the other ladies.. and top help make your life happier.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Thank you so much Rockhampton

Well back last night from a magic trip to Rockhampton. I am humbled by the ever increasing support we get from our ladies up there. The Cancer Council of Qld kindly allow me to use their facilities to fit the special ladies, and Saturday just passed was the busiest I have ever been since we started this in 2005.

The ladies laughed, they hugged me and told me they really appreciate me coming to see them. They love the variety and tell me that.. "You're amazing Debra, you know what fits me every time, first time!"

That was the theme of every compliment I received. And I truly thank you all for coming and also to the BCN and other health professionals who know us so well and recommend us to their patients.

I also have to thank Mark who was the driver and roadie for me on this trip. Packing the car, driving and then setting up his studio light stands as a rack to hang bras and swimsuits on. He's a keeper I think.... after 31 years.

Rest stop on the road up. Mark used to fix speedos for a repair shop here.

Here Mark.. fix this for me will you?

All set for customer number 1.

I take Spirit of Life on the road and have been to Rockhampton many times. To the people of Rockhampton, the ladies, the medical professionals and all of the staff in the hotels, cafes etc... you all make the trip enjoyable. Thank you all so much.

We'll be back to Rock Rockhampton again.... we'll let you know.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Visited Julie in her studio today....

So fresh back from a holiday with Mark, I popped into Julie Gallagher's studio today for a quick talk about Valletta Tops. These are one of our most popular items in the boutique and we sell a lot of them.

You can listen to the interview here.

Or read the story here.

Naturally, when  you go on holidays with a professional photographer you come back with some awesome pictures. Mark has picked these amongst others to grace his studio's walls.

Everybody wants a feed!

These rice terraces are amazing.

The things you see in the back streets of Seminyak.

Well.. have a newsletter to finish... see you in the boutique soon....


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Just wondering what I would get Mark for his birthday....

Just realised the date... Mark's birthday tomorrow so about to head out and buy Mark a birthday present.

And then I realised that today, July 2 marks 7 years that we have been here at Clayfield. An amazing thing to move here, and it seems like only yesterday. Richard and Mark built the partitions on my design with some helpful suggestions.. and then we had our opening night.

Local Councillor David McLachlan officially opened Spirit of Life Clayfield and unveiled a small plaque.

Now we are doing a feasibility study with our accountants for possibly another shop further north....

David unveiling the plaque.

So thank you to all of our special ladies who come to us and support us every day. We are humbled by your patronage and thank you immensely.


Conversations with Julie...

No, not Julie Bishop..... Julie Gallagher.

Recently I have been interviewed a couple of times by media personality Julie Gallagher. Julie has an interest in post breast surgery options and has been researching just what we do here at Spirit of Life and what fashion options we offer for women who have had a mastectomy. It has been most interesting... at first I felt a bit awkward in front of a microphone in a studio, but now after a second interview I feel more relaxed. We have taken the audio and put it up on our Youtube channel, but you can read the transcript of the interview right here.

I hope you find it interesting!

Apparently I will be doing some more interviews with Julie in the not too distant future.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

June 30.. another financial year done and dusted.

Here I am at the boutique for a full-on Saturday, doing all of our end of financial year paper work.

(The job isn't finished until the paper work is done as my dad the carpenter used to say)

And I cannot let this June 30 pass without saying the following...

This 18/19 financial year has seen incredible growth here at Spirit Of Life Boutique. Our sales have increased amazingly and we are so pleased with the support we get from our customers.

So to all of our special ladies whom we serve; and refer your friends and family to us, to the Breast Care Nurses and Doctors who also  refer our ladies to us, Helen and I offer our sincere thanks. We are passionate about what we do here and we are so humbled by your ongoing support and custom.

To those of you who take the time to write to us thanking us for our help or post your positive reviews on Google, (ranking 4.9 out of 5) again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (Keep those cards rolling in!)

And a special mention to our suppliers who often bend over backwards to get stock to us from Europe in a hurry when we run short, our web masters, our printers and advertising agency.

Thank you one and all.

And rest assured, Helen and I will be here bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday July 1 to give our best to you in the next financial year.

Warmest regards


Thursday, June 20, 2019

SOL is going to Rock Rockhampton again!

Have you had breast surgery?  

Welcome to the Spirit of Life Boutique.

There is life and lingerie after breast surgery.

Regain and retain that feeling of who you really are!
Appearance can make all the difference in how people see you and how you feel about yourself – and it’s always nice to have so much choice that you can pick things that are exactly right for you.

Who we are
We are a lingerie shop that specialises in mastectomy lingerie, swimwear, breast prostheses and bras – and we have one of the largest selection in Australia. That’s possible for us because caring for women after breast surgery is all we do at Spirit of Life. And we have customers all over the world! Come and find out why!

We had such brilliant responses to our last visits to Rockhampton that we are coming back again for a prosthesis and lingerie fitting day! 

Where: Cancer Council Qld, 43 Up    per Dawson Rd, Allenstown QLD 4700

When: Between 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM Saturday 3rd, August 2019.

See: The latest mastectomy fashion bras, swimsuits and of course prostheses.

Queensland’s most experienced prosthesis fitter will Debra, will be up from Brisbane to be onsite to personally take care of you and give you that specialised service that she is known and loved for. But fitting numbers are genuinely limited, so you need to call her right now on (07) 3511 4222 to book your appointment. When you call, Debra will talk with you about choices and sizing etc and bring garments for you to try on the day. No obligation and no money up front. And you don’t need cash as Debra will have credit card facilities on the day! How good is that?

Don’t miss out! Bookings close July 29! Call Debra now (07) 3511 4222
Why not visit the Boutique on the internet in the meantime?