Hg2 : The Hedonist

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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.
Chinese Laundry
Ranked number one club in Australia in DJ Mag's 'Top 100 Clubs in the World' poll, the Laundry's three sweaty club rooms make for one massive party playground.
Ivy Pool Club
Entrance to this South Beach Miami meets Palm Springs wonderland is carefully restricted and as the name suggests, its centrepiece is the outdoor pool; the playground for Sydney's genetically blessed.
Parlour X
Parlour X offers a carefully-edited selection of the chicest clothes from around the world, all withing a sultry boudoir setting.
Chi The Spa
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.
Tivoli Villa
Tivoli Villa is described as The Great Gatsby mansion, and it's easy to see why.
Mr Wong
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.
Sass & Bide
They say two heads are better than one, and that's certainly the case at Sass & Bide - headed up by Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton.
Shangri-La
Even purists will find it difficult to fault the Shangri-La. It's one of those hotels that has it all covered.
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.
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
Jonah’s Whale Beach
Dive Sydney
Whether you're an amateur or pro, Dive Sydney has the expertise to ensure a smooth dive from beginning to end.
Summit
High-end food high up; Summit scales new heights in gastronomic excellence.
Minx
Female-friendly and super-classy, this striptease club is on the nicer side of naughty.
Marque
Chefs Mark Best and Pasi Petanen of Marque are masters of calculated culinary risk, creating such an exquisite degustation menu here that it would silence even the most cynical critic.
Bridge Climb
Head for heights? Then scale Sydney Harbour Bridge, clad in an all-in-one jumpsuit.
Momofuku Seiobo
Japanese-Australian fusion that could just change your view fine dining.
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.
One Of A Kind
Local and international luxury for those who love labels.
The Passage
Laid-back, late-night neighbourhood-feel bar...
Rockpool
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.
Cerrone
Nothing says bling like a diamond-encrusted ring.
Hemmesphere
Easily one of Sydney's classiest cocktail bars, Hemmesphere is a stalwart in the Sydney scene and one for the discerning cocktail lover.
Zimmermann
Dressed to kill in sexy swimwear from Zimmermann, there's no longer a reason to fear the beach.
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
Tim O’Connor
Sexy, streamlined fashions for sexy, streamlined ladies.
China Lane
Alannah Hill
Her distinctive designs have made Alannah Hill an icon in the fashion world, and this Sydney store is a temple to her talents.
Scanlan & Theodore
Simple, stylish womenswear is stocked on the shelves at Scanlan & Theodore, attracting Sydney's most discerning shoppers.
Camilla & Marc
Proving that brothers and sisters can get along - and indeed, create a successful business in the process - Camilla & Marc delight in flogging their fashionable wares.
Blu Bar
A Lost in Translation-style hotel bar, Blu Bar sits on its lofty 36th floor throne with a seriously impressive view over Sydney Harbour.
Jackies
Don your finest threads and your darkest Prada sunglasses because this is where the fashion set do lunch.
Observatory
Resplendent with its brocade, gold gilt and 19th-century pomp, the Observatory has a luxuriously old-world style that will send minimalists running for the door.

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