Wednesday, September 11, 2019

We are so busy...

Well our newsletter has landed in a lot of our ladies letterboxes and Helen and I are so busy in the shop.

(Even had Mark delivering on the shop bike last week.)

Our special is still on for Amoena bras and again we thank you for your continued patronage. If you are planning to visit, an appointment will see you in and out a lot faster as we are just so really busy.

And we do want to give each and every one of you our best personal service... so book ahead when you can.

Our ladies are delighted with our Amoena give aways so don't delay as supplies of them are truly limited. In particular our Valletta tops are proving once again to be so very popular....

Looking forward to seeing you in the Boutique really soon.



These are proving to be so popular!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Here it is... our Spring specials month

So every September we mail out to our customers our Spring/Summer newsletter. And this year it is no different. If you are a customer of the Boutique you should see your newsletter in your mail box i the next few days. Have a good read and then pick what you want.. and come visit us at the shop. We have some lovely new bras in for this season... you'll love them.

So come and say hello to Helen and me. We'd love to see you.



P.S... Don't forget to read Julie Gallagher's blog featuring Debra too!

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?


Friday, May 31, 2019

A thank you to our special ladies...

With a new month tomorrow,  our monthly stock order of prostheses has arrived. During the course of June additional smaller orders will arrive.. but for now this delivery of 150 forms added to our current stock holdings will kick us off well in terms of stock on hand. We want our ladies to leave with their forms on the day of their visit.

Thank you Mr TOLL. 12 cartons.
And the reason we stock so many forms is simply because of you, our special ladies who appreciate what we do and choose to support us here at Spirit of Life.

We will never take you for granted and we do understand you have chosen us to take care of you.

Time to unpack for a big month.

Come on in and say hello!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wow.. are we busy!

Well ladies our March Autumn newsletter is out and are we busy. Love to see you all coming into the shop with your newsletters in your hands. We try to be get you on your way quickly as we know you all lead busy lives.

If you book ahead it will help us to speed up your visit and get you back out to your busy lives.

While I am writing this, I would like to tell you about a wonderful clinic here in Clayfield called Ortho Regen. I have had issues with arthritic knees and was really in trouble following twisting my knee on a suspension bridge last September.

Visiting a couple of Doctors I learned I was looking down the barrel at knee replacement surgery.

And then I discovered this clinic and it was just across the road from the Boutique too!

Bottom line is I have had non surgical treatment for my knees and the improvement to date has been just amazing. I now have full movement in my right knee which was giving me grief for the past 6 months. We have put a link on our shops website for you to see.

Looking forward to seeing you in the shop. We have started to run out of the specials but have refill stocks arriving Monday 11. Come on down!



Thursday, January 31, 2019

And a new year is well on the way.

As January comes to an end.. I cannot believe how busy we have been at the Boutique. From the bottom of my heart I thank those special ladies who support us.  You are so special.

Helen has settled in and is doing really good work with her fittings. She used to work for me back in my Simone Perele days many years ago. She is a delight and really knows her stuff. She has a lot of empathy for our ladies as she has been down that same road herself.

Our girl Helen.. come and meet her.

Yesterday Mark was on the Sunshine Coast doing some work and other stuff for the boutique and he brought back this magic picture of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Amazing new complex and looks very welcoming too.

What an amazing looking hospital.

That's about it for now.. talk again soon.