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Newcastle Sparkles is an online lifestyle magazine and blog featuring news and musings on fashion, beauty, food and drink, and everything else in between, with a Newcastle twist – including handpicked highlights from around the North East.


The website consists of six lifestyle sections:


From catwalk shows and vintage fairs to the launch of new collections and pop-up shops, this section covers everything fashion and style related

Beauty Belle

The latest goings-on in the beauty world, featuring treatment reviews, new product launches and more


News and reviews from Newcastle’s burgeoning food scene

After Dark

Spotlighting everything nightlife related, including new bar openings, cocktail menus and events

Social Butterfly

Out and about in the city, with a dash of culture thrown into the mix


Highlights from around the North East, showcasing the best that the region has to offer


About the editor…


Alexis Forsyth illustration


Alexis Forsyth is the founder and editor of Newcastle Sparkles.

Originally from north of the border, Alexis is a graduate of Cardiff University’s Journalism School and she considers herself an ‘adopted Geordie’, having lived in Newcastle for over 15 years.

A former editor of the North East’s longest running monthly business magazine, North East Times and quarterly family publication L’Mamita, Alexis previously worked as a staff writer for lifestyle magazines Accent and Newcastle Living, and was also a contributing editor at pan-European website Running in Heels.

Her published work encompasses everything from culture and travel through to music and celebrity interviews.

By day, Alexis is the marketing manager of the UK’s largest independent art, craft and design gallery. Out of hours, she contributes to award-winning blog Brides Up North and enjoys exploring everything that Newcastle has to offer, and can usually be found Instagramming her latest foodie and cocktail pics.

Follow her daily ramblings over on Twitter @Alexis_R_F.

Want to get in touch? Email alexis@newcastlesparkles.co.uk.


Featured in…

Into the Blue

Ryanair’s blog, Into the Blue, worked with a selection of local bloggers to compile a list of Newcastle’s best brunch spots. Newcastle Sparkles profiled Blakes coffee house and kitchen on Grey Street for the feature.


Into the Blue blog

Into the Blue



Fashion North

Fashion, beauty and lifestyle website Fashion North featured a Q&A with Newcastle Sparkles, talking about all things work experience and CV-related.


Fashion North


Lovely Little Me

Online fashion boutique Lovely Little Me featured Newcastle Sparkles on its blog in March 2016.


Lovely Little Me


Social media stats


Twitter  2100+ followers

Instagram  1350+ followers

Facebook  200+ page likes


*Updated Jan 2018