Our Story

My Grandfather ran the Rio Milk Bar in Summer Hill for over 60 years. Every day he put on a suit and tie and opened the store.

From a very young age, I dreamed of owning my own business. I had no idea what that was going to be or how I was going to make that happen...

A year after my Grandfather passed away, I met my husband. He was living in Burleigh at the time, overlooking the ocean and the beautiful Burleigh beach. I fell in love instantly. It was then I discovered Bird on a Wire and it soon became my favourite store.

Never could I have imagined one day I would own this gorgeous little boutique nestled amongst a community a stones throw from Burleigh Beach on the Lower Gold Coast Hwy. Terre Lee Tonkin has done an amazing job building the business she established in 2011.

The warm, friendly, intimate shopping experience Terre has created in this unique boutique is something I hope to replicate for our customers. With the support of my incredible husband and family, this dream has become possible.

I hope you’ll come and take a look and spoil yourself with a new piece for your wardrobe from ours.

Skye x