Newcastle I associate with family holidays it used to be a favourite of ours for many years as a kid. I loved the ice cream arcades and pools. More recently it’s become an oasis to escape the rat race of working life in the spas and coffee shops but now I have found somewhat of a gem on the shore front which will keep me amused for many an hour with that same childish wonderment.

Synergy is a charming shop on the shoreline of Newcastle which    is staffed by friendly knowledgable locals who are only to happy to help. It is stocked with everything from artisan jams, local paintings, sculptures, jewellery and some cutting edge fashion.Three of my favourites are pictured below.

On the night that I visited the wind was howling at the door but the warmth basking from the open door welcomed me in. I was also lucky to have timed it perfectly for a fashion show by stylist and designer Lewis Robert Cameron. The looks were edgy urban and broody. I loved it. What do you think.


Overall I would recommend you pop in to Synergy and see what you can find. Especially now coming up to Christmas I’m sure you could find something unique for your friends and family.