Natasha Sutton is a mum, the founder of Bundles of Luxe, and a breast cancer survivor. She grew up in a loving family and has spent most of her life on the Gold Coast of Australia. In her early years, she would sing and serve as the designated driver or “roadie” for her dad’s band.
As my guest this week on the podcast, Natasha opens up about her 5-year cancer journey, her new perspective, gratitude, and her desire to write a new, cancer-free life chapter. We also discuss how her business, Bundles of Luxe, was born out of the need for joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We end our conversation with specific ways to work through a similar diagnosis or how to be a better caretaker to someone who has cancer.
Prior to embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, Natasha worked for Apple Retail for eight years in visual merchandising and information technology, and before that she worked for a university. Natasha is married to an American named Scott and has two daughters Elizabeth and Caitlin. Natasha’s ambition is to be as cool a parent as her dad as you’ll learn more about during our conversation. All these things were in full swing before she turned 40.
When she turned 40, Natasha went for a regular doctor checkup and asked for a mammogram because she had heard on the radio that the government said they were paying for them at 40 despite her own doctor’s suggestion to wait until she was 50. At 40, her mammogram came back fine. Picture of health. Then came her two-year follow-up mammogram and it came up with a lump. Long story short. It was cancer and it had spread. Natasha needed chemo, a double mastectomy, hysterectomy, and hormone treatment. There was a time when she was in remission yet today she is back working to get her remission status once again. Natasha’s family remains positive for a good outcome.
Despite her health, Natasha decided to start her business during COVID. She couldn’t go anywhere, she couldn’t work, and she wanted to do something fun that would bring joy to people. She knew that she got excited when she got packages at home because she couldn’t go out to the shops. That’s how Bundles of Luxe began.
Bundles of Luxe is an e-commerce company that puts together one-of-a-kind gift baskets (i.e. gift “hampers” as they are called in Australia) that are curated with true love and high-quality care. Natasha only chooses products she absolutely loves - things that taste, feel, smell, and look wonderful. She prides herself on sourcing products from small Australian businesses wherever possible and does do international shipping!
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