Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Zimmermann
Dressed to kill in sexy swimwear from Zimmermann, there's no longer a reason to fear the beach.
Zeta
A slinky seductress, Zeta is set inside the Hilton hotel, with a knockout terrace that overlooks George Street and the elaborate Romanesque dome of the Queen Victoria Building.
Zayira
Clean simplicity and luxe fabrics are designer Anita Kostovski's must-haves, and her newly-opened store Zayira offers shoppers copious amounts of understated luxury.
World Bar
This four-storey Victorian terrace is sandwiched between the club and bar mosh-pit of Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, which is one of the busiest parts of Sydney's red light and clubbing district.
Woollahra Golf Club
Swing when you're winning; a brilliant golf course that has proved tricky even for intermediate players.
Westin Sydney
Ranked in the Top 15 Australian hotels, the Westin's panoramic, cityscape views and chic, contemporary decor set it apart from the rest.
Westfield City
An oversized shopping mall that caters to Sydney's material guys and gals.
Westfield Bondi Junction
From sand to shop, Westfield Bondi Junction would have even the most casual beachgoers looking superstar-sharp.
Uccello
Italian fare in the heart of the Ivy Pool Club - the perfect way to duck beneath its notoriously taut velvet ropes.
Tuchuzy
Catering to men and women, Tuchuzy is a treasure trove of material delights.
Trelise Cooper
Those who like their skirts, shirts and everything in between a little offbeat stock up here at Trelise Cooper.
Tivoli Villa
Tivoli Villa is described as The Great Gatsby mansion, and it's easy to see why.
Tim O’Connor
Sexy, streamlined fashions for sexy, streamlined ladies.
The Tunnel
After a recent, glamorous refurb, The Tunnel is one of the busiest clubs in the Cross area, with a notoriously long queue of sassy women wearing tiny miniskirts.
The Passage
Laid-back, late-night neighbourhood-feel bar...
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
The Galeries Victoria
Crack out the plastic - this is going to hurt your bank account.
The Corner Shop
Luxe Aussie labels are the order of the day at The Corner Shop, where chic doesn't come cheap.
Tetsuya’s
The affable, world-class chef Tetsuya Wakuda (known affectionately as 'Tets' to most Aussies) is lauded by foodies around the globe, and his Sydney restaurant is where the magic happens.
Sushi e
Sushi-e was one of the first Sydney restaurants to jump on the Nobu bandwagon, and has wooed the city's glossy-maned, Manolo-wearing socialites and city bankers
Summit
High-end food high up; Summit scales new heights in gastronomic excellence.
Strand Arcade
Harking back to the days of yesterday, the interior of this shopping mall belies the thoroughly modern material goods found inside.
State Theatre
Preserved by The National Trust of Australia, this gorgeous old 2,000-seat theatre has fabulous acoustics and smacks of old-world glamour.
Star City
An easy stroll from central Sydney, there's really only one place to go if you want to burn some cash on roulette, baccarat or blackjack, and that's Star City -
Spice Temple
Owned by Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry, this slinky, Asian restaurant is a glamorous hotspot and its dimly-lit, scarlet-coloured dining room is the high
Sofitel
The beds at Sofitel are famous, and quite rightly so.
Single Origin
Serious baristas serving up serious beans to serious coffee connoisseurs. Single Origin means business.
Showgirls
They say every seat is a front-row seat at Showgirls, because at any one time there are between three and six girls writhing around seductively on stage, which is a whole lot of visual stimulation at once.
Sheraton on the Park
Directly fronting the verdant expanse of Hyde Park, the Sheraton is a good choice for travellers with extra luggage room, as it's within ambling distance from Sydney's department stores and the new Westfield shopping mall.
Sharon-Lee
Headed up by renowned beauty therapist Sharon-Lee, this is where Sydney's most image-conscious women come to be preened and plucked.
Shangri-La
Even purists will find it difficult to fault the Shangri-La. It's one of those hotels that has it all covered.
Seaplane
Get a bird's-eye-view of the city from a seaplane, gliding high above and skipping ever-annoying traffic.
Scanlan & Theodore
Simple, stylish womenswear is stocked on the shelves at Scanlan & Theodore, attracting Sydney's most discerning shoppers.
Sass & Bide
They say two heads are better than one, and that's certainly the case at Sass & Bide - headed up by Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton.
Sapphire Lounge
So hip it hurts your wallet. This is a slick hotspot with an achingly cool interior designed by New Yorker Kirk Lenard, who has also whipped up boutiques for Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Sake
Those mad about Japanese are in for a treat at Sake, where culinary superstar Shaun Presland whips up a storm in the kitchen.
Saba
Shapely clothing from Australian brand Saba, which prides itself on flattering the form with its high-end fashions.
Ruby & Min
Local and international brands are sold out of Ruby & Min's elegant emporium.
Rockpool
The original trailblazer in chef Neil Perry's slew of Australian restaurants, Rockpool is a classy restaurant that has been delivering a solid, superior culinary experience for more than 21 years.
Rockpool

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