A couple of weeks ago, my friend Nikki & i discovered what we like to think is the equivalent to Oxford St in Sydney & Chapel St in Melbourne.
Its called Darby St, & its in newcastle!
The boutique shops are gorgeous.
It felt like the rooms were Never ending.. full of candles, cushions, photo frames, wall hangings, decorations, soaps & creams. I was in HEAVEN.
The fashion shops had boutique labels that you can't find in sydney.. ( I "accidently" bought a new bag)
& one of our favourite little shops was full of cute knick-knacks & when you walked out the back it turned into a beautiful little tea garden.
If you're a sucker for homewares & gifts ( like i am, obviously)
I highly recommend going for a road trip there.