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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
At Perry Lane
For an art fix washed down with a coffee and a sandwich, wander down to At Perry Lane.
Australian Museum
Calling all culture vultures; the Australian Museum may just be the ticket for you.
Automata
A stylish restaurant in Chippendale, Automata – helmed by Head Chef Clayton Wells – offers a set seasonal menu that draws diners from around Sydney.
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.
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 Haus
Beach was never so chic as it is at Beach Haus, a Hamptons-inspired watering hole beloved by the beautiful people.
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.
Becker Minty
Marvellous miscellaneous items await at Becker Minty, perfect for the treasure-hunter in you.
Becker Minty Woman
Everything any style-savvy woman could ever want under one, sleekly-designed roof.
Belinda
International fashions are mixed in with Aussie designers here at Belinda, where beautiful people come to spend, spend, spend.
Bells at Killcare
Nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens and bushland, Bells is chic, coastal retreat around an hour or so from Sydney (or 20 minutes by ferry from Palm Beach).
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.
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.
Bianca Spender
Playful is mixed with the sophisticated at Bianca Spender to create clothes that truly dazzle.
Bikini Island
Strut your stuff like a Bond girl in barely-there swimwear from Bikini Island.
Billy Kwong
Found in Elizabeth Bay, Billy Kwong – from chef Kylie Kwong – specialises in Australian-Chinese food that’s as sensational as it is seasonal.
Bistro Moncur
One of the eastern suburb's most iconic restaurants, Bistro Moncur has not lost any of its popularity since opening in 1993.
Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry is a much-loved patisserie and restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown area, with another delicious outpost in Rosebery.

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