Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published January 28th 2013
My Spirit, a New Age store of books, crystals and jewellery, has been a part of the Old Petrie Town community since April 2012. Operating for over 15 years, My Spirit has acquired a loyal following in-store, on Facebook and most recently through the newly constructed My Spirit website.
Mark Draper, owner of the store, says, "The store has quite a loyal following because it's such a unique store; we have so much under the one roof. People are happy to come and see us and we've built up a good reputation and clientele".
My Spirit sells a large variety of crystals, giftware, tarot cards, jewellery, candles and books – lots of books. Inspiration books, intuition books, self-help books, books about animal guides, healing and dreams, books by Louise L. Hay and Nick Vujicic, books on flower therapy, angels and meditation, children's books, Paperblanks books – the list goes on. If anything, My Spirit is known for the huge range of informative books it stocks.
The candles sold at My Spirit have such a potent smell that you notice them the moment you enter the room. They're kept in the 'book room' and my personal favourites, the entire Summer Orchard range from Elume – are the strongest. With pretty scents such as Honeydew and Pear, Grapefruit and Lime Passion, Guava and Plum and Mandarin, Basil and Verbena there is much to sample.
My Spirit is also a part of the North Pine Country Markets held at Old Petrie Town every Sunday, from 8am-2pm. Old Petrie Town is home to many historical buildings, quality speciality shops, food and drink stalls, handmade gifts and crafts stores, a Heritage Restaurant/Function Centre and the North Pine Heritage Museum – as well as the market stalls every Sunday. The North Pine Country Markets combines the pre-existing stores with stalls of mini 'garage sales', baby poultry, jewellery, art prints, hot-dog stands, fruit and vegetables, car shows and jumping castles. My Spirit is open the extended market time every Sunday, from 8am-2pm.
My Spirit is a great New Age store with many different items under the one roof. Whether you're after books, crystals or tarot cards, or you just want to browse, head into My Spirit at Old Petrie Town. The store is open from 10am-2pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 8am-2pm every Sunday. Call Mark on (07) 3285 4886 if you have any queries.