Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Arida
High-end homeware and haute fashions from luxe labels and big names.
Bada Bing
As classy and upmarket as they come, Bada Bing is the sort of place that attracts well-behaved stag nights and groups of females, with sexy, sassy surroundings, glittering beaded curtains and plush furnishings.
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.
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.
From St. Xavier
Those who like luxe labels stiched to their clothes will love the big-name offerings at From St. Xavier.
Farmhouse Kings Cross
Ksubi
Discerning jean-lovers will love the wide range of denim available here.
Good God Small Club
This supper club and self-dubbed 'danceteria' is set in an attractive old Spanish quarter restaurant with Flintstone-style faux rock walls, plants hanging from the ceiling and regular club nights.
Four in Hand
As the old adage goes, don't judge a book by its cover. Four in Hand may technically be a pub, but the food is anything but pub grub.
Westfield Bondi Junction
From sand to shop, Westfield Bondi Junction would have even the most casual beachgoers looking superstar-sharp.
Collette Dinnigan
With such wonderful dresses on offer, it's no wonder Hollywood's rich and famous flock here for red-carpet emergencies.
Supply
Streetwear is given a super-stylish twist at Supply, with rock star-inspired fashions for those who dare.
Pocket
This gritty, hip, semi-underground space attracts the crème of Sydney's hipster crowd, with more non-prescription glasses and stovepipe jeans than you can poke a swizzle stick at.
Marnie Skillings
Designer fashion with flare courtesy of Marnie Skillings; this is her flagship boutique.
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.
Arq
Sydney's best gay nightclub has it all; lasers, drag queens and muscle-marys in barely-there hot pants.
Icebergs
Where the beautiful people come to wine, dine and be seen doing both, Icebergs is one of Sydney's most stylish hangouts.
Lo-Fi
Shabby-chic interiors, well-made cocktails and a cooler-than-schol crowd makes Lo-Fi a safe bet for Sydney's most stylish.
G-Star
Needing little introduction, this is G-Star's flagship boutique in Sydney.
Love Tilly Devine
The newest, cosiest and most congenial 'small' bar to launch in the eastern suburbs is a splendid little wine joint named after an infamous bordello madame who lorded it up in the 1920s and 30s around Sydney.
Canturi
Bling is the thing at this store, beloved by celebrities across the globe.
Shortlist
Tucked in a street-front terrace in an eclectic inner-city suburb surrounded by converted warehouse apartments and hidden art galleries, The Shortlist attracts an alternative clientele and the vibe is ultra-relaxed.
Boca
Vegetarians best steer clear of Boca, an Argentinean steakhouse renowned for serving up perfectly-cooked slabs of meat to a crowd of bloodthirsty carnivores.
Le Renaissance
This charming French patisserie has been serving Sydney's most exquisite macaron and croissants to discerning city folk for more than three decades.
Strand Arcade
Harking back to the days of yesterday, the interior of this shopping mall belies the thoroughly modern material goods found inside.
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.
Westfield City
An oversized shopping mall that caters to Sydney's material guys and gals.
Grasshopper
Where do we start with a bar this magnificent? Grasshopper is a miniscule drinkery tucked away in a grungy, urban city lane.
Orson & Blake
Homeware and accessories come with lashings of style at Orson & Blake.
Olio
Light mediteranean bites and some of the best coffee in Sydney - including some rare blends, such as the ultra-exclusive kop luwak coffee.
Observatory Spa
A Roman-inspired day spa at the super-luxe Observatory Hotel; really, what's not to love?
Bentley Bar
Attracting fashionistas and foodies in equal measures, Bentley Bar has struck the perfect balance with a menu of mouthwatering tapas and a wine list to match.
Bungalow 8
Multi-faceted concept and lifestyle store...
Chalk Horse
Blink and you could easily miss Chalk Horse - a hidden contemporary art gallery exhibiting an eclectic array of mostly Australian artists.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Lush green gardens in the middle of a city such as Sydney? You bet, in the fabulously floral form of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Long Reef Golf Club
A course with a view; tee-off against a stunning coastline backdrop at this gorgeous club.
Art Gallery of NSW
With its façade flanked by elegant Greek columns, the Art Gallery of NSW stands at the foot of The Domain - beautiful parklands only a few minutes away from the city-centre.
Fico
The discreet entrance, sexy jazz tunes and flickering red candles should give you an idea that Fico isn't a rowdy drinking den.
Bassike
Keeping things simple, Bassike offers stylish staples with a twist.
Ravesi’s
Ravesi's is a little gem of a hotel smack bang on the beachfront of Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach.

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