Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Prada
Chanel
Louis Vuitton
Est
To those in-the-know, est. - spelt lower-case and with a full-stop at the end - is the place to come for high-end cuisine and an even higher-end clientele.
Myer
With everything under one roof at Myer, you can shop come rain or shine.
Paspaley Pearls
Park Avenue princesses and Sloaney Ponies will love the prim pearls on offer here.
Chi The Spa
Queen Victoria Building
Wonderfully ornate interiors add to the backdrop at this shopping Mecca.
The London
An institution in Sydney, The London Hotel has been around since 1870 and it's a beloved local pub for Balmain residents.
Attic
Be prepared to spend some time rummaging and fill your bags with cool and unique objets, not to mention one off clothes customised by you. Worth the effort.
Bistro Moncur
One of the eastern suburb's most iconic restaurants, Bistro Moncur has not lost any of its popularity since opening in 1993.
NSW Golf Club
With views out over the ocean, this golf club enables you to enjoy Australia's natural beauty while brushing up on your game all at the same time.
Bambini Wine Room
As something of a media magnet, Bambini Wine Room is a hip all-day drinking and dining spot for the ultra-trendy.
Latteria
Latteria has one of the best people-watching perches on buzzy Victoria Street, which links the eclectic suburb of Darlinghurst with its naughty Kings Cross sibling.
Shangri-La
Even purists will find it difficult to fault the Shangri-La. It's one of those hotels that has it all covered.
Baroque Pantry
Stylish and with an effervescent chi-chi, Baroque is all about well-priced French bistro fare in the heart of Sydney's historical quarter, The Rocks.
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.
Kate Owen Gallery
If you're keen for a closer look at some of Australia's best Aboriginal artwork, the Kate Owen Gallery should be high on the itinerary.
Gorman
Practical clothing with a femine edge for women-about-town.
Lyric Theatre
The Lyric's programme of shows range from the high-brow to the child-friendly, and its well-designed interior means everyone can see the stage.
Summit
High-end food high up; Summit scales new heights in gastronomic excellence.
Gertrude and Alice
Bookish types, hippies, lesbian couples and layabouts all love this beachside bookshop café, which has perfected its chill-out-you're-in-Bondi vibe.
Jonah’s Whale Beach
Pacific Road House
Set among the swaying eucalyptus trees and only a short stroll to the beach, this gorgeous, privately-rented mansion is the epitome of Australian beachside luxu
Humble Vintage
Pinching the idea from arch nemesis Melbourne, Sydney now offers vintage bikes for hire.
Ariel
Bookworms will find pages to turn at Ariel, which has a huge range of literature on offer - from beach-reads to heftier tomes.
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Powerful, spellbinding and raw, Australia's first and finest Aboriginal dance company Bangarra has thrived under the artistic direction of Stephen Page, who has led the theatre of 14 dancers since 1991.
Grace Hotel
One of the city's best examples of pre-war architecture, The Grace hotel was once an office block that was requisitioned during the Second World War for use as allied headquarters.
Bridge Climb
Head for heights? Then scale Sydney Harbour Bridge, clad in an all-in-one jumpsuit.
Sydney Ferries
A cheap 'n' easy way to explore the city - all by water.
Minx
Female-friendly and super-classy, this striptease club is on the nicer side of naughty.
Bills Darlinghurst
As the Darlinghurst outpost of celebrity chef Bill Granger's chain of cafés, diners can expect breakfasts with a bang.
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.
Macleay on Manning
An assorted range of high-end items to make your life that bit more stylish.
Pilu
When Sydney turns it on with a blisteringly beautiful, blue-sky summer's day, there are few better places in the world to be than at Pilu.
Riverview Hotel & Dining
A gastropub that champions the best of contemporary British fare in casual, pubby surroundings.
Rockpool
My Boudoir
Those seeking couture on the cheap can call off the search; My Boudoir offers an Aladdin's cave of second-hand treasures.
One Of A Kind
Local and international luxury for those who love labels.
Jonah’s Whale Beach
Perched on its clifftop throne overlooking the dreamy blue vista of the Pacific Ocean, Jonah's is one of Sydney's most exclusive boutique hotels and restaurants.

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