Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel
Formerly a pub and a brewery admin building, The Old Clare Hotel, a chic boutique hotel in Chippendale, offers style and three independent restaurants.
Cho Cho San
Found in Sydney’s Potts Point area, Cho Cho San offers Japanese-inspired dishes and a heady cocktail menu in its sleek, minimalist space.
Bodega
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.
Trelise Cooper
Those who like their skirts, shirts and everything in between a little offbeat stock up here at Trelise Cooper.
Opera Bar
Sprawled directly on the harbour front on the lower Opera House concourse, this open-air bar never fails to stop wide-eyed tourists in their tracks.
Queen Victoria Building
Wonderfully ornate interiors add to the backdrop at this shopping Mecca.
The Rum Diaries
Rum is the thing at The Rum Diaries, which offers 80 different varieties and a cool, laid-back atmosphere.
The Corner House
The only place in Sydney where you can hack at a pizza with scissors - a curiously gratifying experience, trust us - this relaxed Bondi ristorante attracts a steady stream of hip residents.
Gazebo Wine Garden
Gazebo is a favourite among the Sydney socialite set, with a refreshingly fun, frivolous attitude to wine.
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.
Le Monde
The flow of coffee is so fast and furious, sweaty-browed baristas can scarcely glance up at the chic slew of locals lining up at the counter, which is a good sign for serious coffee-lovers.
Ginger & Smart
Throw on a frock from Ginger & Smart and look as fabulous as you feel.
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.
Shakuhachi
Selling stylish wares for women-about-town, Shakuhachi is a favourite among Sydney's most discerning women.
Danks Street Depot
A warehouse-style café with a fresh, seasonal menu, Danks Street Depot is so hip it hurts.
Toko
With its honey-coloured timber interiors, sumptuous leather banquettes and the cream of Sydney's fashion crop nibbling on dainty bites of sashimi, Toko is the c
Gorman
Practical clothing with a femine edge for women-about-town.
2 Danks Street
One gallery? Bah, humbug! How about ten contemporary art galleries? That's what you'll find if you venture south of the city to the edgy arts precinct of Waterloo.
Lucette
Get that haute hippy edge from Lucette, where beautiful boho pieces await your discovery.
Tigerlily
Hit the sand in style with beautiful beachwear from this Tigerlily outpost.
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.
Bills Darlinghurst
As the Darlinghurst outpost of celebrity chef Bill Granger's chain of cafés, diners can expect breakfasts with a bang.
Becker Minty
Marvellous miscellaneous items await at Becker Minty, perfect for the treasure-hunter in you.
Minty Meets Munt
Womenswear with a young, playful edge.
Sydney Ferries
A cheap 'n' easy way to explore the city - all by water.
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.
PaperPlanes
A multi-sensorial experience of high quality traditional Japanese food witha  mix of contemporary and playful edge.
Me and Moo
Sophisticated style for style mavens and chic clothes horses.
Candy’s Apartment
Formerly Zen, China White and the Underground, the club beneath this Bayswater Road terrace is now known as Candy's Apartment.
Half Sleeve
Guys may walk into Half Sleeve, but they'll swagger out clad in the latest attitude-laden labels.
Jatali
Decadent dresses and other fab fashions from a Sydney-based designer.
My Boudoir
Those seeking couture on the cheap can call off the search; My Boudoir offers an Aladdin's cave of second-hand treasures.
Victoria Room
Tearoom by day and decadent watering hole by night, colonial-style Victoria Room attracts a stylish bunch who prefer liquids to solids.
The Galeries Victoria
Crack out the plastic - this is going to hurt your bank account.
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.
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
MidCity Centre
Clothes horses gallop into MidCity Centre for rags aplenty.

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