Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published January 23rd 2013
A Magical Place
Walking into Crystal Connections at Caboolture is like walking off the street into worlds within a world. Outside, you may not believe it, with dark bars on the windows and no clear view into the store when the door is closed, but the purple shop sign should point you true. Enter to witness and revel in the hundreds of New Age, spiritual, healing and other items all under the one roof. Crystal Connections at Caboolture is a truly magical place.
Crystal Connections can be found at 19 King Street, Caboolture, one of the main roads in the town central. The shop was first established back in 1990; yes, it is over 20 years old; but it is still going strong, run by Soph Hartley and her parents. The store is renowned for being suppliers of both the porcelain dolls by international doll artist Chris Boston and Katherine's Collection, exquisite figures and puppets of style.
Everything in the store is beautiful to behold, not only the figures from Boston and Katherine's Collection. There are myriads of angels and archangels, rainbows of incense, soaps, dream catchers and over 200 different types of crystals, shelves of books, CDs, tarot and guidance cards, eye-catching geodes, salt lamps and staves, glittering crystal balls, fairies and dragons; the list goes on.
Sight is not the only sense to indulge here though. There are many different soaps, incense, candles and oils to smell and choose from as well as textured bags and clothes to feel and try on. As well as great shopping, Crystal Connections also caters for those looking for tarot, colour and crystal ball readings, Reiki sessions, past life regression, sessions with a chiropractor and more. For these appointments, the friendly staff guide you through the back of the shop into the comfortable and scenic outdoor setting where you wait in peace before passing through the bright and artistic doors (painted by Soph herself) to begin your appointment.
Soph Hartley and the staff at Crystal Connections take care to cater for and service their customers. Crystal Connections has a Facebook page and an up-and-coming website to strengthen the bond with their multitude of fans, for which they also organise orders, pre-orders and post orders for. Crystal Connections have monthly specials which are promoted via their Facebook page and in-store and are constantly reducing items for 'clearance' sales tables. They also have a rewards card system with no expiration date – accrue $275 over any length of time and receive a $20 gift voucher to spend in-store.
Crystal Connections at Caboolture is a wonderful place with so much to look at, be amazed by and learn from. With so much under the one roof I believed Soph when she said, "We try to make this like another world, like nowhere else on Earth. We love to make people happy". So go on, head over to Crystal Connections within Caboolture central or give Soph and the team a call on: (07) 5495 7982.
Looks like a great place. I love these types of shops & the really good ones are becoming "few and far-between" in Brisbane. I'll have to check out Crystal Connections when I'm next up that way. Thank you for the article.