Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

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.
Diamant
For nocturnal mischief, the 77-room Diamant hotel couldn't be better situated.
Tigerlily
Hit the sand in style with beautiful beachwear from this Tigerlily outpost.
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.
Bridge Climb
Head for heights? Then scale Sydney Harbour Bridge, clad in an all-in-one jumpsuit.
Bondi FM
Turn down an alley and follow the yellow-and-white thongs stencilled onto the ground to find this ultra laid-back café/bar belonging to Bondi 88.0 FM - the local community radio station.
CarriageWorks
Built inside the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, an important piece of Australia's industrial history during the 19th-century, CarriageWorks is an impressive, multi-venue centre focused on contemporary art and culture.
Candy’s Apartment
Formerly Zen, China White and the Underground, the club beneath this Bayswater Road terrace is now known as Candy's Apartment.
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.
My Boudoir
Those seeking couture on the cheap can call off the search; My Boudoir offers an Aladdin's cave of second-hand treasures.
The Passage
Laid-back, late-night neighbourhood-feel bar...
Golden Century
As one of Sydney's favourite late-night dining venues, Golden Century has a cult-like following and the mere mention of it to a local will induce an enthusiastic, Oh
Half Sleeve
Guys may walk into Half Sleeve, but they'll swagger out clad in the latest attitude-laden labels.
One Of A Kind
Local and international luxury for those who love labels.
Rockpool
Victoria Room
Tearoom by day and decadent watering hole by night, colonial-style Victoria Room attracts a stylish bunch who prefer liquids to solids.
Me and Moo
Sophisticated style for style mavens and chic clothes horses.
Jatali
Decadent dresses and other fab fashions from a Sydney-based designer.
Efendy
Efendy will change your mind about Turkish cuisine, which isn't raved about enough in our minds.
PaperPlanes
A multi-sensorial experience of high quality traditional Japanese food witha  mix of contemporary and playful edge.
About Life
A healthfood supermarket that's got more than a little green about its scene; the perfect place to grab something to take-away.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
Ripples
Weekend breakfasts are Ripples signature, with views out over the harbour, but the lunches and dinners are pretty damn good, too.
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
Mille Vini
This oh-so hip Surry Hills wine joint is usually always abuzz - a good choice if you've been wandering the length of the hipster-happy Crown Street searching fo
Cerrone
Nothing says bling like a diamond-encrusted ring.
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.
Amy Erbacher Beauty
Beauty is more than skin deep at Amy Erbacher Beauty, where the former model/TV presenter knows all the tricks of the trade to make you like like a younger, better version of yourself.
Hemmesphere
Easily one of Sydney's classiest cocktail bars, Hemmesphere is a stalwart in the Sydney scene and one for the discerning cocktail lover.
Saba
Shapely clothing from Australian brand Saba, which prides itself on flattering the form with its high-end fashions.
The Galeries Victoria
Crack out the plastic - this is going to hurt your bank account.
MidCity Centre
Clothes horses gallop into MidCity Centre for rags aplenty.
Cars on Demand
Zimmermann
Dressed to kill in sexy swimwear from Zimmermann, there's no longer a reason to fear the beach.
Berta
You'll need Google Maps to find this little gem but it's worth the hunt, with inspiring Italian fare and intimate interiors.
Tim O’Connor
Sexy, streamlined fashions for sexy, streamlined ladies.
Firstdraft
This non-profit, artist-run studio is managed entirely by volunteers and practising artists.
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.
Flinders Hotel
A dive bar with plenty of character (and characters, especially during the weekends), Flinders is the perfect place to fall rather spectacularly off the wagon.

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