Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Rose & Ruby
Strut around Sydney like a Grecian goddess with a floaty, feminine frock from Rose & Ruby.
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.
Andrew McDonald
Treat yourself with cusom-made soles at Andrew McDonald, arguably the best shoe-maker in the city.
Belvoir Street Theatre
With its bohemian-chic, eccentric clientele and warm, inviting atmosphere, the Belvoir Street Theatre is one of Sydney's most-loved theatres.
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.
Pretty Beach House
Around 100-kilometres from Sydney on the Bouddi Peninsula, this private boutique retreat is set in tranquil native bushland and offers round-the-clock private butler service and a no-expenses-spared experience.
Camilla Beach House
Offering kaftans that you can wear from beach to bar, sand-friendly fashion has never been more stylish.
Endota Spa
As one of Sydney's most chic spa chains, you can bet your bottom Aussie dollar that you'll leave this outpost of Endota Spa feeling rested, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Bar Coluzzi
Arguably Sydney's first coffee joint, Bar Coluzzi still serves some of the best roasts in the city; a colourful crowd of coffee-lovers adds to its character.
The Vanguard
In the heartland of eclectic Newtown amid a vast array of ethnic eateries and second-hand stores lies the Vanguard.
Longrain
Modern Thai, a cool collection of cocktails and hypnotic lounge music; Longrain has the sexy Surry Hills set flocking in their designer-clad droves.
Via Alley
An assorted bag of goodies can be found at Via Alley, all of them with a design-savvy edge.
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.
Alfie’s Friend Rolfe
This small boutique is a hidden treasure chest of delectable treats for any style-savvy visitor. 
Restricted Premises
Marvellous urban menswear store offering local labels at plastic-punishing prices.
Bean Drinking
With plenty of outdoor seating, this personable café in the eat-and-shop precinct of Crows Nest is a god-send for north shore coffee fiends, and the Coffee Lab is where caffeinated magic happens.
Cockatoo Island
Want to stay on an island, nearly all to yourself? Managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Cockatoo Island is a ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Harbour Beaches
Incorporating a nudist beach on its long stretch of sand, Harbour Beaches offer coastal hideaways that are both pretty and provocative.
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.
Paris Texas
Aussie fashions are stocked at Paris Texas, all with a high-end, designer edge.
Otto Ristorante
The who's who of Sydney flocks to Otto, a doyen in the fine-dining world, with Chef Richard Ptacnik's light, Italian menu as well turned out as the designer bag-toting regulars.
Blueprint
A cool concept store selling fashionable items for the home.
Fraser Suites
This luxury, five-star serviced apartment hotel is such a well-hidden secret, the most savvy local wouldn't know it - even though it's directly opposite renowne
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.
Flying Fish
Easily one of the slickest seafood joints in the city, diners get an eyeful of passenger cruisers, yachts and ferries gliding past at this stunning, two-storey harbourside loft restaurant.
Piano Room
Basked in the red neon glow of the iconic Coca-Cola sign, the Piano Room is in the heart of Sydney's red light district with a lofty vista over William Street.
Greenwood Hotel
It may be north of the bridge and in the midst of an otherwise dull business district, but the Greenwood Hotel has seduced clubbers from all over Sydney for years.
Kit & Kaboodle
With club nights like Kitty Kitty Bang Gang and impishly-named cocktails like Kit Tickler, Kit & Kaboodle is kooky, care-free and always a stack of fun.
David Jones
An upmarket department store where stylish chaps and chicks come to punish the plastic.
Hugos Bar Pizza
Just downstairs from its sister venue - party palace Hugo's Lounge - Hugos Bar Pizza sits on a split-levelled terrazzo with a view of the passers-by trickling down Bayswater Road.
One Teaspoon
Epitomising Sydney style, One Teaspoon says fun, no-frills fashion to laid-back ladies.
Ruby & Min
Local and international brands are sold out of Ruby & Min's elegant emporium.
Cut Bar & Grill
Steak has never been so hip. With its moody lighting, butcher's block chopping board tables and meat cleavers instead of handles on the bathroom doors, Sydney's newest steakhouse oozes cool.
The Bridge Room
Shady Pines Saloon
Get down and dirty at Shady Pines Saloon, a spit-and-sawdust kinda' place with hard liquor behind the bar.
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.
Small Bar
Forever famous as the first 'small' bar of Sydney's small bar revolution, this cosy city bar isn't as pint-sized as you'd think.
Footage
A man's shoes reveal a lot about him, which is why chaps who care who ladies think should snap up some stylish soles from Footage.
Bloodwood
Benefiting from a trio of impressive owners/chefs, Bloodwood is a stand-out in the otherwise culinary wasteland of Newtown.
MLC Centre
High-end in a high-rise makes for shopping with serious altitude.

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