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Name: Renee Michaels
Store: Edward Street, Brisbane CBD
How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: Around two years now.
What do you love about Bailey Nelson: My favourite part of the day is when patients and customers collect their new Bailey Nelson specs. The expression on their face when they are able to express themselves and their individuality is priceless!
Favourite Frame and Why: I loved a pair of sunglasses we designed called the Byron - it's very 70's, very boho chic!
Most Interesting Patients: I love all my patients! Everyone has an interesting story to tell. I love taking the time to get to know my patients, hearing their stories and their backgrounds, getting to know their families and of course addressing their concerns. When I was studying optometry at university my lecturer once gave me an admonition to treat each patient like they are your own mother. That has stuck with me every day since.
Where are you from originally: I was born in Australia's capital.
Spare Time: Lately I've been planning my wedding which is so fun and exciting! I've also started learning to surf over the past year. I absolutely love spending time at the beach. It's such a contrast from the small space of an optometrist's testing room! I love listening to music, growing my vinyl collection, going to gigs, cooking, travel and checking out new restaurants and bars in Brisbane.
Best Brisbane Bar/Restaurant: Gerard's Bar on James Street for a glass of wine and an an amazing charcuterie selection. Maker in South Brisbane for the cocktail of your life! I also have a soft spot for burgers (if I could, I would eat one every day!). Ben's burgers in Winn Lane is the ultimate classic.