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.
Wine Library
Got a hankering for fantastic wine and Italian snacks? This slick hole-in-the-wall wine bar is a winner for casual drinks 'n' eats.
Willow
Light, airy designs that are just perfect for the Australian summer..
White Rabbit
Part-gallery, part-teahouse, the White Rabbit houses an astonishing amount of contemporary Chinese art - thought to be the world's largest and most significant collection.
Wheels & Dollbaby
Rock chicks rejoice; Wheels & Dollbaby will give you the edge you so desperately crave.
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.
Welcome Hotel
The Welcome Hotel is a casual, no-frills pub with surprisingly high-end food and a cool crowd of fellow drinkers.
Via Alley
An assorted bag of goodies can be found at Via Alley, all of them with a design-savvy edge.
Tropicana Caffe
An institution in Sydney, Tropicana Caffe is at the core of the beating heart of Darlinghurst, where gays, straights, pimps and strippers come to read newspapers, drink coffee and preen in full view of passing Kings Cross traffic.
Trelise Cooper
Those who like their skirts, shirts and everything in between a little offbeat stock up here at Trelise Cooper.
Toko
With its honey-coloured timber interiors, sumptuous leather banquettes and the cream of Sydney's fashion crop nibbling on dainty bites of sashimi, Toko is the c
Toby’s Estate
As well as supplying several hundred cafés around NSW with their coffee, there are numerous Toby's cafés scattered the city, but this one opposite the rolling lawns of Victoria Park is one of the best.
Tim Olsen Gallery
One of Sydney's most esteemed galleries, Tim Olsen's gallery features the landscape art work of his father, the beret-wearing John Olsen, one of Australia's most renowned artists.
Tim O’Connor
Sexy, streamlined fashions for sexy, streamlined ladies.
Tigerlily
Hit the sand in style with beautiful beachwear from this Tigerlily outpost.
The Winery
A wine bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, The Winery has an award-winning wine list and an atmospheric al fresco area to enjoy it in.
The Vanguard
In the heartland of eclectic Newtown amid a vast array of ethnic eateries and second-hand stores lies the Vanguard.
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 Rum Diaries
Rum is the thing at The Rum Diaries, which offers 80 different varieties and a cool, laid-back atmosphere.
The Passage
Laid-back, late-night neighbourhood-feel bar...
The Lord Dudley
Brits missing their traditional London pubs will feel right at home at the Lord Dudley, a well-loved corner drinkery in the leafy, well-to-do suburb of Woollahra - Sydney's version of Primrose Hill.
The London
An institution in Sydney, The London Hotel has been around since 1870 and it's a beloved local pub for Balmain residents.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
The Club
Party all night at The Club, with an eclectic music policy that steers clear of dance music and one of the coolest VIP rooms in the city.
The Candy Store
Designer label-loving ladies are lured to The Candy Store like moths to a fashionable flame.
The Boathouse
A casual breakfast, lunch and drop-in café and provedore, The Boathouse is one of the northern beaches' most idyllic spots.
The Basement
The Basement is an icon in the music scene and Sydney's beating jazz heart, hosting all the greats like Dizzie Gillespie and Herbie Hancock, and more eclectic modern acts and international DJs.
Tea Parlour
Bring out your genteel side at this quirky streetside sitting room, which has been inventively appointed by owner Amelia with thrift-store finds.
Tap Gallery
A self-described 'open-policy, artist-run collective', Tap has numerous exhibition spaces spread across 900-square-metres of space for emerging artists to exhibit and promote their work.
Table for 20
Better hop to it if you want to dine here, because like the name suggests, there are only 20 spaces for bums on seats.
Sydney Theatre
With the luminescent-skinned Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton as artistic directors, the marvellous Sydney Theatre is Sydney's epicentre for stage magic.
Sydney Opera House
It goes without saying that Jørn Utzon's sail shaped structure is one of the most famous buildings in the world - if not one of the 20th-century's greatest buildings, but there's a whole lot more going on aside from swooning sopranos.
Sydney Dance Company
A contemporary dance collective, the SDC has been wowing Australians and global audiences for a few decades.
Supply
Streetwear is given a super-stylish twist at Supply, with rock star-inspired fashions for those who dare.
Street Art on Cockatoo Island
Urban street art project among the docks of Cockatoo Island...
Sticky
Clandestine, cool and a favourite haunt of in-the-know industry types, Sticky is one of Sydney's most stealthy bars above one of Sydney's most covert eateries, Table For 20 - also owned by Michael Fantuz.
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.
Spice I Am
The best beef massamam in the world - better than the beef massamam in Thailand. Impossible, you say? Then check out the queues outside this tiny Thai eatery.

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