Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

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.
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A Tavola
This strip of Victoria Street is lined with restaurants and a steady hum of pedestrian traffic but A Tavola is one of the better choices for some of the best homemade pasta in Sydney.
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.
Absinthe Salon
Only those with a strong alcohol tolerance should stop by here, where absinthe is very much the order of the day.
Aesop
Using all-natural ingredients, Australian skincare brand Aesop certainly knows how to make a Sydneysider feel sexy.
Aki’s
Arguably the only fine-dining Indian eatery in Sydney, those with a taste for the exotic flock to Aki's in their suit-clad droves.
Akira Isogawa
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.
Alfie’s Friend Rolfe
This small boutique is a hidden treasure chest of delectable treats for any style-savvy visitor. 
Alice McCall
If anyone knows fashion, it's Australian designer Alice McCall; her flagship boutique is positively bursting at the seams with her stylish wares.
Allpress Roastery Café
Coffee is more than a drink here, it's a way of life; expect the best roasts supported by a small menu of Italian sandwiches.
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.
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
Saltwater provides a good swim, but sometimes the sand that generally comes with it makes it more of an annoyance than a pleasure; when this is the case, head to the saltwater pool here.
Andrew McDonald
Treat yourself with cusom-made soles at Andrew McDonald, arguably the best shoe-maker in the city.
Apple
Sleek and sexy, Apple is slowly taking over the world with its range of gorgeous electronics.
Aquabumps
Eugene Tan has done Australia a service with his incredible photographer's eye and dedication to capturing the essence of Bondi's beach and surf culture.
Aria
Arida
High-end homeware and haute fashions from luxe labels and big names.
Ariel
Bookworms will find pages to turn at Ariel, which has a huge range of literature on offer - from beach-reads to heftier tomes.
Arq
Sydney's best gay nightclub has it all; lasers, drag queens and muscle-marys in barely-there hot pants.
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.
Ash St. Cellar
Spilling out onto a paved, pedestrian laneway, the tiny Ash St. Cellar is a little slice of Paris in the heart of Sydney's business district, with an equally im
Assin
Those with a passion for high-end fashion flock to Assin, where luxe labels fill super-stylish shelves.
At Perry Lane
For an art fix washed down with a coffee and a sandwich, wander down to At Perry Lane.
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.
Australian Centre for Photography
If you love photography, want to learn how to make the most of your SLR or want to know more about the history of Australia's best snappers, this is the place to go.
Australian Museum
Calling all culture vultures; the Australian Museum may just be the ticket for you.
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.
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.
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Powerful, spellbinding and raw, Australia's first and finest Aboriginal dance company Bangarra has thrived under the artistic direction of Stephen Page, who has led the theatre of 14 dancers since 1991.
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.
Bar H
When it's light bites you're after, look no further than Bar H; the perfect place to fill your boots quickly and effectively.
Bar Me
It's Australia's oldest jazz club and its hallowed ground, according to Australian musicians.
Baroque Pantry
Stylish and with an effervescent chi-chi, Baroque is all about well-priced French bistro fare in the heart of Sydney's historical quarter, The Rocks.
Barrenjoey House
Set on the tranquil Pittwater side of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey House is a coastal boutique beach house across from the Pittwater riverfront with its Norfolk pines
Bassike
Keeping things simple, Bassike offers stylish staples with a twist.
Bathers’ Pavilion
This elegant restaurant is plonked on the million-dollar Balmoral Beach pRomenade, a mere metre (or is it two?) from the glistening harbour and frolicking beachgoers.
Beach Burrito
Casual, brightly-coloured and ultra laid-back, sandy feet are almost expected at this cheap and cheerful Mexican snack house.
Beach Haus
Beach was never so chic as it is at Beach Haus, a Hamptons-inspired watering hole beloved by the beautiful people.

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