Where to sleep:
Cowper Wharf, Roadway Exit – www.tajhotels.com
If you are looking for a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, The Blue – set in a luxury marina – is the perfect location (especially if you choose a room with a view of Sydney Harbour).
267 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst – www.medusa.com
Are you always traveling with your dog? This is a canine friends hotel. The Medusa building is a converted town house within a good mix of traditional and contemporary decor.
14 Queeen Street, Woollahra – www.thehughenden.com
This converted Victorian House is extremely charming, like being a guest in the big house of someone’s granny.
Where to shop:
ABOVE THE CLOUDS STORE
256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst – www.abovethecloudstore.com
A men’s and women’s fashion boutique providing an eclectic range of original street wear.
Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach – www.bondibeachmarkets.com.au
Held every Sunday from 10am, you’ll find emerging Australian young fashion designers, vintage clothing, art, books and a variety of gift ideas.
333 South Darling Street, Paddington – www.capital-l.com
This is an institution in Sydney, full of excellent local and international labels.
GINGER & SMART
27 William Street, Paddington – www.gingerandsmart.com
Australian designer Ginger & Smart is the perfect destination for a new clothes collection, fantastic interior and innovative displays.
HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO
72b Oxford Street, Paddington – www.highteawithmrswoo.com
This superb merchandise store offers homeware with delicate Japanese and Chinese paper and a great selection of apparel.
Where to eat:
5/31 Alfred Street – www.cafesydney.com
It might sound very touristic for its location over the harbor, but with stylish surrounds and excellent food.
85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery – www.kostela.com.au
The gourmet canteen-style offering of Kitchen by Mike is inside a cavernous warehouse, a new Sydney design destination.
10 Neild Avenue, Darlinghurst – www.rushcutters.com.au
Opened in late 2013, Rushcutters is a casual all-day deli and restaurant dining room with local products sourced from Hawkesbury Farm and Cooks Co-op.