High Tea (and Local Secrets) with Mrs Woo

Rowena, Angela and Juliana Foong are three sisters behind the artisanal design collaboration of HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO. Established in 2004, this small family business design and produce bespoke clothing and accessories for women, and now also for men, with printed textiles and natural fabrics from their inner-city Newcastle studio. Their meticulously curated flagship store on Darby Street in Cooks Hill is a visual delight not to be missed.

High Tea with Mrs Woo - Rowena, Angela & Juliana Foong - Newcastle

1. Our Hunter Story...

Our family migrated to Australia, arriving in Newcastle in 1988 and we haven’t left

2. The local secret (that we're prepared to share is)…

There really isn’t anything to keep secret - it’s not really all that great here. Quite miserable in fact - what with all the traffic, bustling industry, conscious local lifestyle, stretches of empty beaches, surf and scrub…!

3. Local life is …

…is exactly how you choose to be. Sometimes simple and easy, sometimes rich and riotous - it is not unusual to live a life of comfortably-busy here.

4. One thing that’s good to know when visiting…

…is to expect to meet someone really interesting and/or someone who knows someone or some other person you wouldn’t expect they’d know!

5. Three things you should do when in Newcastle...

  1. Enjoy a good walk along the Newcastle/Merewether coastline, including a little swim at one of the local ocean baths – Newcastle Ocean Baths, Merewether Baths or the Bogey Hole at the bottom of King Edward Park.
  2. Shop with us and other local businesses on Darby Street - and if you time your visit right, shop for local produce at the Farmer’s Markets and and excellent local artisanal products and design at the Olive Tree Markets and Hunt & Gather Markets.
  3. Take a bicycle ride along the wonderful Fernleigh Track - which takes you across an old rail tunnel through bushlands and wetlands, from Merewether to Redhead and all the way to Lake Macquarie.

 

High Tea with Mrs Woo, 74 Darby St, Cooks Hill, Newcastle.