I am a natural movement & outdoor enthusiast who is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate physical activity into my life. My perfect day would combine outdoor movement, great food & convivial company.
Published February 1st 2016
Part 2 of our guide to shopping in Newtown shows you where to pick up unusual and original gifts, stock up on natural foods and after all the shopping, where to have a coffee break and snack.
One of my favourite shops for its bazaar-like atmosphere, gently exotic scent of incense and organised clutter of beautiful eastern-inspired homewares. Downstairs you will find clothing, lovely scarves, dinnerware, jewellery, soft furnishings, linen, cushions, figurines and home decor while upstairs is furniture, all at very reasonable prices.
This bookstore carries a carefully curated selection of kid's books and whimsical toys which would make fantastic gifts. They also stock Mud ceramics, decadent scented candles, luxury soaps, stationery and a beautiful range of cards and wrap.
Bin after bin of self-serve bulk health foods including hard-to-find ingredients like dried mulberries, and different types of puffed grains and flours. If you love making your own muesli, you will find lots of new and interesting ingredients to add. Simply grab some brown paper bags and a pen, fill with your desired items, write the product code on the bag and take everything to the counter for weighing and paying.
Naked Foods: Bulk organic ingredients in self service bins
When in Newtown, you must drop into Black Star Pastry which is famous for its Strawberry and Watermelon Cake. Layers of crunchy sweet watermelon, slightly sweetened whipped cream and almond dacquoise, topped with pistachios and rose petals make for an ethereal cloud-like dessert.