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52 CHAPTERS FASHION & BEAUTY 8 DESIGN & ART 24 CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS 38 BARS & NIGHTLIFE 54 STAY & EXPLORE 72 ESCAPES & GETAWAYS 84 STYLE SETTERS SERIES #7 68 RESTAURANT REMIX: Mikey Nolan, Paul Wilson, Dan Single, Keith Hodgson, and Filippo & Simone Franchi.


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In This Issue 1 Welcome 4 Sydney At A Glance 6 Sydney Suburbs 17 Leather Legacy: Hunt Leather 18 Making Waves 20 The Perfect Summer Wedding 29 Secret Sydney 32 Don’t Miss Diary Dates 49 Restaurants by the Sea 52 Setting Sail with Misschu 64 Rooftops and Beer Gardens Trail 74 Double Happiness 76 Grand Designs 86 Weekend Away: Canberra 92 Creative Canberra 94 Weekend Away: A Guide to Newcastle 104 Business Directory 109 Sydney Suburbs Maps STYLE SEEKERS INTRO 3


Published by Urban Walkabout, 120A Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Phone 02 9698 4115 Email info@urbanwalkabout.com Web urbanwalkabout.com Publisher Victoria Moxey Contributing Editor Neha Kale Business Manager Katrina Adams Art Direction & Layout Design Alex De Bonis Photography Peter Collie Account Managers Valeria Valera & Suzanne Ladkin Production & Marketing Manager Brigitte Dagg Production & Online Coordinator Tanita de Ruijt Production & Editorial Coordinator Nadia Nawaz Junior Layout Design Danielle de Souza Lima Other Photography Contributors Jessica Lee, James Patrick, Matt Hoggett Guest Editorial Contributor Brooke Testoni Feature Cover Credits: Photography by Peter Collie November 2014 Circulation 100,000 Š2014 Urban Walkabout. All rights reserved.


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summer edition of Style Seekers It isn’t a coincidence that the most memorable things about the harbour city are also tailor-made for summer. Savouring a lazy breakfast while the sun glimmers on the water, whiling away an afternoon in a leafy beer garden or rallying your friends and day-tripping up the coast might be the stuff of ritual but they’re also proof that there’s nothing quite like Sydney life. In this issue, we celebrate everything that’s classic about summer in the city and explore the creative awakenings that are paving the way for cultural change. We head to Bondi Beach to shoot a band of DJs and designers whose rule-breaking venues are shaking up the local food scene, ride a speedboat on the Harbour with Nahji Chu, meet the talented floral designers bringing artistry to summer weddings and head to the city’s grandest waterfront hotel to learn about the second coming of Double Bay. As addictive as Sydney is in summer, we know there’s sometimes nothing better than packing your bags and hitting the open road. This issue, we take a trip to Newcastle—a city whose industrial past has become a canvas for an electric creative culture and spend some time in Canberra, whose galleries, cafe and designer hotels are enjoying a long-deserved moment in the sun. Pour yourself an icy drink, find a seaside perch and join us as we dip into a season of sun-splashed adventure. We hope you enjoy the issue. Victoria Moxey Publisher STYLE SEEKERS INTRO 1


sydney at a glance

335,000 NUMBER OF BOATS DUE TO BE REGISTERED IN SYDNEY BY 2026, PROOF THAT GLIDING ACROSS THE HARBOUR ON A SUMMER DAY IS A CENTRAL FACET OF LOCAL LIFE.

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GETTING AROUND Taxis are expensive and incur a 10% surcharge if you pay on card—they’re also twice as hard to find if there’s a festival or event on. Luckily, Sydney has plenty of public transport options including train, ferry and bus. You can find timetables and route information online at 131300.com.au.

The hottest recorded summer temperature in Sydney’s history and a reason to have popsicles at the ready when January rolls around.

MONEY FOR FREE International tourists are entitled to claim a 10% refund on the goods and services tax (GST) charged on purchases made in Australia. This refund is only relevant to purchases over $300 that are carried onto an aircraft in hand luggage.

23 The sum of champion gelato makers that lost to Cow and Moon, an artisanal inner west ice-creamery whose sublime almond affogato flavour was ranked by Gelato World Tour as the best in the world.


DINING ETIQUETTE Sydney restaurants generally don’t accept reservations for less than six people – turn up, leave your name at the door and enjoy a pre-dinner drink if your table isn’t ready. Although tipping isn’t compulsory, it’s a welcome response to good service.

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The amount of people that flock to Sydney Harbour to see fireworks paint the night sky on December 31 and why the Harbour City is considered the most electric place on earth for ringing in the New Year.

The number of textbook-perfect beaches—from wild surf breaks to secret bays—that comprise Sydney’s eastern and northern shoreline and why the city is a magnet for boardriders, beachcombers and drifters from around the world.

The driving time between Sydney and Bundeena, a sleepy coastal village made for a sun-drenched nap on the beach or waterfallspotting from a cliff-top in the Royal National Park.

DID YOU KNOW? Combining 8,900 native plant species with sparkling views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden isn’t just a green thumb’s paradise—it also happens to be the second oldest botanical garden in the southern

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The amount of ocean baths and saltwater pools that dot the state’s craggy coastline and the number of seaside settings in which to perfect your backstroke while the Pacific Ocean crashes below.

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sydney suburbs

Global arts hub with historic backdrop

Sydney’s inner city villages take you from beachy to bohemian, from historic to hip and happening. Here’s an overview of some of the Harbour City’s most atmospheric ‘hoods (mentioned throughout this guide) to help you navigate the city.

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HOT SPOT

Lee Mathews 20A William St, Paddington. T: 8354 0166 7 See directory for more locations

Designer Lee Mathews has a coveted timeless aesthetic with a contemporary edge. Since conception twelve years ago, the Lee Mathews brand has grown nationally, along with a loyal and discerning following. Known for her signature luxury essentials, relaxed silhouettes and beautiful natural fabrics. Each collection has effortless style, mixing the gamine and feminine into a modern and understated look.


fashion Whether you’re after high-voltage pieces courtesy of local design talent or a much-loved product from a cult beauty brand, Sydney delivers in spades.

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The Galeries A lifestyle and cultural destination for urban fashion, art and music. Pick up new threads at Incu, Lee or Vans, a great read at Books Kinokuniya or fill up on tunes at JB Hi-Fi. When you’re done, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat in the The Galeries Food Hall at Madame Nhu, Chat Thai or Mero Mero just to name a few. 500 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6888 3

QVB One of Sydney’s most valued heritage landmarks, the QVB is renowned for its mix of global brands including Bally, Oroton, Longchamp, The Art of Dr Seuss and Victoria’s Secret as well as its iconic Australian brands; UGG Australia and Adriano Zumbo Patisserie. 455 George St, Sydney. T: 9264 9209 2

Strand Arcade Strand Arcade celebrates true craftsmanship, defined by its notable offering of artisans including fourteen bespoke award-winning jewellers and leading contemporary Australian designers including Dion Lee, Scanlan Theodore, Alex Perry, Lover and Manning Cartell. 412–414 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6800 1

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MARVEL IN THE HISTORY.

INDULGE IN THE EXPERIENCE.

One of Sydney’s most valued heritage landmarks, the QVB is renowned for its mix of iconic brands including Country Road, Salvatore Ferragamo and Coach as well as the newly opened Victoria’s Secret, UGG Australia and patisserie Adriano Zumbo.

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funkis A highly edited selection of leading Scandinavian and Australian fashion and lifestyle products including clogs and sandals, clothing, handcrafted timber jewellery, textiles, homewares. Labels include Rodebjer, Marimekko, Uimi Knitwear, Lilla Bruket, Lindform and funkis’ own range. Shop 19, Strand Arcade. T: 9221 9370. Also at 202 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 9368 7045 1 73

Courtesy of the Artist Located in Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade, the carefully curated store is stocked with an enticing mix of jewellery, objects and art. Each piece is handmade in the studio of some of Australia’s most innovative and collectable contemporary jewellery, object and image makers. Shop 124, L2, Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St. T: 8354 1398 1

spaQ Featuring facial treatments by beauty maestro Kerstin Florian and an in-house barber shop offering a contemporary take on the timeless art of gentlemanly grooming, this exemplary lifestyle retreat rewrites the day spa rule book–with winning results. 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0088 10

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curated style since 1891 celebrating australian fashion and bespoke craftsmanship

Discover Australian brands including Dion Lee, Manning Cartell, Scanlan Theodore, Jac+ Jack, Hunt Leather, Aesop, Haigh’s Chocolates and more. 412-414 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY #strandarcade

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Adina Jozsef Hidden away from the hustle and bustle, this Australian contemporary fine jewellery atelier sells an enviable collection of modern designer jewellery handcrafted under the Adina Jozsef label. National Building, L2, Suite 209, 250 Pitt St. T: 9267 0122 5

Maiocchi This boutique is a mecca for ladies who have a fondness for service with a smile—their greatest wish is to make women feel oh so special. Their feminine and flattering frocks are all Australian made and come in sizes from 6 –18. Expect charming prints and gifts to die for. 72b Oxford St, Paddington. T: 8065 5345 9

The Family Jewels Leading designer Kate Dagher has been creating bold and fabulous jewels for 20 years, working in sterling silver and using semi-precious gems, pearls and crystals. Also featured; works from exciting Australian and international designers. Shop online at thefamilyjewels.com.au Shop 6, 80 Castlereagh St, Sydney. T: 8354 1568 11 See directory for more locations 14 FASHION & BEAUTY STYLE SEEKERS


Hunt Leather Australia’s leading independent retailer of high quality luggage, business cases, handbags, wallets and leather accessories. Established in 1975, Hunt Leather is a treasure trove of hard to find pieces from ateliers in Europe including IL Bisonte from Florence, Rimowa from Cologne, Lupo from Barcelona, Bonastre from Paris and more. All exclusive to Hunt Leather. Shop 2, GF, Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St. T: 9233 8702

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Henry Bucks This family-owned menswear and accessories specialist offers customers a complete outfitting solution. Cotton business shirts and beautiful silk ties are complemented by leathergoods, scarves, fragrances and jewellery from the world’s finest clothing brands including Hackett of London, Paul & Shark, Sunspel, Canali, Richard James, Ermenegildo Zegna and Gant USA. 23–25 O’Connell St, Sydney. T: 9232 4255 6

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leather legacy Left to right: Sophie, Elizabeth and Sam Hunt

Meet Hunt Leather, a legendary Sydney leathergoods business that proves that honouring family ties can give you room to grow.

buying duties with her mother Elizabeth and recently trained her younger brother Sam in operations and sales. “At that time, leather manufacturing was a dying trade and there were no luxury stores in Australia. My father understood what was missing from the market.”

Sophie Hunt knows that it isn’t coincidence when life comes full circle. When the aspiring merchant banker returned from an overseas stint in her mid-twenties, she couldn’t have predicted that she’d one day steer Hunt Leather, a fabled Sydney leathergoods company conceived by her parents John and Elizabeth in 1975 and whose roots date back to John Hunt, a bootmaker who made bespoke footwear in 1850s Balmain.

With a flagship in Sydney’s Strand Arcade, Hunt Leather commissions leather artisans from around the world to make everything from elegant caramel totes to cognaccoloured weekend duffel bags. It is also about to open a new Longchamp store in Melbourne as part of its partnership with the luxury French label. “Longchamp was started by its president Phillipe’s grandfather Jean and its been family run ever since,” says Elizabeth. “Our partnership with Longchamp, itself a long-standing family business, is the perfect symbol of Hunt Leather’s focus.”

“My father was an Olympic rower in the 1960s and came back to retailing partly by accident,” says Hunt, who as Managing Director, oversees the financial side of the business, splits

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making waves Illustrations by Catherine Spinks

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Brooke Testoni As co-creator of fashion blog MAIDEN Sydney, blonde beauty Brooke Testoni has rapidly climbed the fashion ranks. A definitive destination for style seekers, MAIDEN Sydney provides a window to Brooke’s aesthetic—from Bondi beach chic to minimalist dressing. As summer approaches, we called on Brooke to share her style expertise and her love of local labels. Read on for her swimwear picks this season. maidensydney.blogspot.com.au 18 FASHION & BEAUTY STYLE SEEKERS

“This one-piece is a must have this season. Make your mark on beach style with daring features like this plunging neckline and intricately detailed, feminine print.” zuluandzephyr.com

We Are Handsome “Known for their striking animal prints, this Black Panther one-piece oozes instant sex appeal, featuring a low-cut back and a fierce motif.” wearehandsome.com


The hottest new styles from local swimwear labels She Made Me “With a focus on the trend du jour of crochet, this halter neck bikini is a charming 70s throwback that flatters curvy figures.” shemademe.com.au

Skye & Staghorn “If you haven’t already invested in highwaisted bikinis, this summer is the time to do so. Sculpt your silhouette with this fashion-forward neoprene option.” skyeandstaghorn.com

Fella “Ideal for stylish beach goers, this ombre and halter suit makes a striking statement.” fella-swim.myshopify.com

Seafolly “For poolside chic, choose a monochrome bikini in a classic triangle fit. Subtle side cut outs add a hint of edge.” seafolly.com.au STYLE SEEKERS FASHION & BEAUTY 19


The Perfect Summer Wedding Wedding backdrops don’t come more sparkling than Sydney. The harbour city is home to ocean vistas, honeyed lighting and al fresco settings that could have been lifted from The Great Gatsby. However, a Pinterest-worthy location isn’t the only catalyst for the perfect summer wedding. From ordering a show-stopping cake and compiling a soundtrack that will lure your guests to the dancefloor to unearthing a dress that’s equal parts vintage and modern, our bridal trail is your one-stop resource for tying the knot in Sydney during the warmer months.

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petal perfect

Known for creating everything from pastel-pretty posies to colourburst sculptures, meet the Sydney floral creatives turning flower-arranging into high art. Barnaby Wilshier, Poho Flowers An amalgam of Potts Point and Soho, Poho Flowers is a much-loved Sydney florist conceived by ex-photographer Barnaby Wilshier. Signature bouquet: A seasonal creation that is simple yet elegant 2/117 Macleay St, Potts Point. T: 9331 4333 14

Sean Cook, Mr Cook Sean Cook has been creating floral in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for 20 years, favouring the natural and organic. Signature bouquet: Reflects seasonality. 318 New South Head Rd, Double Bay. T: 9363 5550 13

Clinton Neeson, Rococo Flowers Eight years ago, hydrangea enthusiast Clinton Neeson traded in his construction job to follow a lifelong love of flowers. Signature bouquet: A posy of field roses, hydrangeas and orchids 361 Cleveland St, Redfern. T: 9310 3900 15

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wedding checklist

The suit

Mister Mister The handiwork of two ex-industrial designers, this label combines an appreciation for Old World tailoring with a modern design eye. The result? Made-tomeasure suits that are sharply fitted to your proportions. whoismrmister.com Shop 126, L2, Strand Arcade, 412 George St. T: 8040 2152 1

The music

Your Song A high-wattage alternative to tired Top 40 sets, this personalised DJ service compiles your dream wedding playlist before tapping into the city’s musical talent to bring it to life. It also offers a spring discount. weareyoursong.com L 5, 2-12 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. T: 0422 213 201 22 FASHION & BEAUTY STYLE SEEKERS

The ring

Courtesy of the Artist Custom Their resident artist’s signature style and trademark techniques are skillfully applied to craft jewellery with enduring beauty and value. The store truly understands the significance of celebrating that special milestone. courtesyoftheartist.com Shop 122, L2, Strand Arcade, 412 - 414 George St. T: 8354 1398 1


The venue

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Featuring a gleaming marble bar, nautical fixtures and a million-dollar location to up your pre-ceremony adrenaline, this waterfront hotel is classic and contemporary at once. Scared of summer rain? The upstairs Top Deck boasts a retractable roof. watsonsbayboutiquehotel.com.au 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 5444 86

The dress

LUOMO Working from her Paddington-based boutique, this modern bridal designer pairs craftsmanship, creativity and sleek sophistication—think low backs, French lace and elegant vintage cuts to create her signature minimal yet glamorous haute couture gowns. luomo.com.au 200 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 0415 120 530 12

The cake

Simmone Logue Fine Food Simmone’s beautifully decorated wedding cakes are available in vanilla, chocolate, hummingbird and banana and adorned with fresh flowers to match your bouquet. These cakes are stunning as they are delicious and are baked fresh using only natural ingredients. simmonelogue.com 2 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 9327 5700 16 STYLE SEEKERS FASHION & BEAUTY 23


HOT SPOT

Living Edge 74 Commonwealth St Surry Hills. T: 1300 132 154 22 Visit livingedge.com.au for more details

A sleek furniture emporium that pairs standout pieces from new and established design luminaries from around the world. Find modular sofas from Nordic design maestros Muuto alongside Tembo stools from progressive French brand La Chance and authentic classics like Herman Miller’s 1956 Eames Lounge Chair.


design From world-class exhibitions and glossy showrooms to basement galleries and loftstyle spaces lined with pieces by emerging artisans, Sydney’s art and design scene has the creative spectrum covered—and it’s sure to leave you hooked.

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planet Showcasing stylish handcrafted furniture and homewares made from natural fibres—porcelain, alpaca fibre, silk, linen, leather, wool, beeswax and bamboo fibre—this store is dedicated to sustainability and integrity in production. 114 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. T: 9211 5959 25 See directory for more locations

Home Industry A vintage and bespoke soft furnishings store featuring restored pieces, curiosities and beautiful interior fabrics by the metre as well as DIY workshops onsite. Interior design services also available in house with Kate Connors Interiors. 62 Darling St, Balmain East. T: 9818 4529 84

Chee Soon & Fitzgerald Acclaimed designer homewares, expert interior advice and an Aladdin’s Cave filled with colours and textures in home furnishings, decorative arts and over a hundred exquisite fabrics from Japan, Scandinavia, Africa and Australia. 173 Regent St, Redfern. T: 8399 1305 19

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Kings Ln, Darlinghurst. T: 8001 6646 18

Ondene Enter this tranquil space and you will never want to leave. Society garment dyed bed linen from Italy, artisan made furniture and lighting from Paris, cashmere blankets and robes, Hotel Costes candles along with a selection of edited interior objects and glassware. 12 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 9362 1734 67

Stem Design From innovative homewares, furniture and objects to jewellery, clothing, fragrances, gift ideas and accessories, Stem brings together a careful edit of much-loved local and international brands like Marimekko, iittala, Hay, Elk, Van Rycke, Tom Dixon and Menu. 295 Darling St, Balmain. T: 9810 5222 26

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Catapult Design This sun-lit, sharply curated showroom is a shrine to Australian design. Come for brass pendant lights by Ben-Tovim Design, angular leather bar stools from industrial designer Barbera, and hand-crafted timber furniture courtesy of Mr & Mrs White.


Ginkgo Leaf Ginkgo Leaf, a contemporary Japanese design and lifestyle store stocks beautifully-designed products, from refined ceramics and cast ironware to eye-catching wood crafts by Asahineko and soft Imabari bath textiles. 43A Queen St, Woollahra. T: 0497 552 339 21

Mitchell Road Emporium Lined with everything from mid-century lamps and Art Deco glassware to classic sofas and industrial chests, this sprawling furniture store could double as the lair of an eccentric collector with remarkable taste. 284 Wyndham St, Alexandria. T: 9699 7007 23

All Buttons Great and Small Buttons, buttons and more buttons are housed at this specialist haven. From the simple to the exotic, the handmade and fairtrade to haberdashery bits, All Buttons Great and Small has lived here since its inception in 1989. 419A King St, Newtown. T: 9550 1782 17

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Secret Sydney Fifteen classic ways to explore the city’s villages like a local

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Take a trip to Sicily via Salt Meats Cheese, a purveyor of heavenly gorgonzola in leafy Alexandria. 41 Bourke R d

Ogle trailblazing installations by Chinese contemporary art stars at White Rabbit, a two-storey gallery that’s scored a cult following. 30 Balfour St

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Step into the 1950s at Hinky Dinks, a quirky cocktail bar with a strong flair for the nostalgic. 185 Darlinghurst Rd

Watch neon shapes bounce across Darling Harbour thanks to Luminous, the world’s largest interactive light installation. www.darlingquarter.com/luminous STYLE SEEKERS DESIGN & ART 29


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Linger over an espresso and flaky almond croissant at La Banette, a shoebox French patisserie that’s a daily ritual for locals. 18 Glebe Point Rd

Jostle over pillowy pork buns and golden dumplings at Marigold, a yum cha temple that channels downtown Hong Kong. L4&5, 683 George St

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Savour cured meats served with traditional sides like pickles, cheese, and olives at Chester White. 1/3 Orwell St

Watch the sun set over Sydney as you sip on a ‘Passionate Sailor’ at Little Fish Bar on Jones Bay Wharf. Pier 21, Jones Bay Wharf

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Surrender to a riot of pink, orange and blue at the Ken Done Gallery, The Rocks’ tribute to Sydney’s technicolour king. 1 Hickson Rd

Make a date with a famous playwright at the Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney’s hub of world-class thespians. Pier 4, Hickson Rd

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Chase dangerously addictive burgers with beers courtesy of local brewery Young Henry’s at Mary’s, Newtown’s unofficial loungeroom. 6 Mary St

Experience a taste of Italy at 10 William Street - a charming, intimate venue serving stellar small plates with a twist. 10 William St

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Eat spatchcock spiked with chipotle sauce at Eathouse Diner, Redfern’s mecca for comfort food. 306 Chalmers St

Spend spare change on a ticket to a ‘70s thriller at Golden Age, a cinema with insistently retro prices. 80 Commonwealth St

WATERLOO Stock up on vintage lampshades and industrial collectibles at Doug Up on Bourke, a furniture emporium beloved by stylists. 901A Bourke St STYLE SEEKERS DESIGN & ART 31


Don’t miss diary dates From cult music festivals and high-wattage street fairs to starlit outdoor cinema and offbeat art exhibitions, here are our top picks for a summer you won’t forget.

November Sydney International Art Series: Pop to popism 1 Nov 2014 –1 Mar 2015 Featuring era-defining work from the likes of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, this exhibition is a technicolour ode to your favourite Pop artists. artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Martin Place Tree Lighting Ceremony 27 Nov 2014, 6–8.30pm This yearly ritual sees lights, decorations and fireworks illuminate elegant Martin Place. It also features a Santa cameo. sydneychristmas.com.au

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration 20 Nov 2014–15 Mar 2015 America’s most-loved portrait artist brings his cult celebrity paintings to the MCA. mca.com.au

Moonlight Cinema 11 Dec 2014 -29 Mar 2015 Watch a cult favourite or new release at this classic alfresco theatre while the sunset paints the city pink. moonlight.com.au/sydney/

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December


2014–15 December Carols in the Domain 20 Dec 2014 Featuring guest artists, orchestras and choirs, this big-hearted yuletide concert also works as a showcase for vocal prowess. carolsinthedomain.com

Christmas Night Market Paddington 18 Dec 2014 This starlit festive market is ground zero for homegrown design talent and one-of-a-kind gifts. paddingtonmarkets.com.au/ category/gallery/night-market/

The Finder’s Keeper’s Market 12–13 Dec 2014 Browse artful jewellery, offbeat leathercrafts and handmade ephemera courtesy of local crafters, makers and artisans. thefinderskeepers.com/markets.php

Sydney New Year’s Eve 31 Dec 2014 Art directed by screen legend Jack Thompson, this glittering fireworks display—which unfolds across the Harbour—is a lesson in visual splendour. sydneynewyearseve.com STYLE SEEKERS DESIGN & ART 33


Don’t miss diary dates

January Sydney Festival 8–26 Jan 2015 The city’s flagship arts extravaganza celebrates creativity in all its forms. Don’t miss circus legend James Thierree. sydneyfestival.org.au St George Open Air Cinema 7 Jan-21 Feb 2015 Postcard-perfect Mrs Macquarie’s Point serves as the canvas for this much-loved big screen ritual. stgeorgeopenair.com.au

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Twilight at Taronga 30 Jan-21 Mar 2015 Famous for inventive performance by the likes of James Morrison, this magical open-air concert series is the ultimate excuse for a summer picnic. taronga.org.au/form/twilighttaronga-2015 Flickerfest 9-18 Jan 2015 This iconic Bondi short film festival is an incubator for the country’s film world up-and-comers. flickerfest.com.au


2014–2015 February Laneway Festival 1 Feb 2015 St Vincent and FKA Twigs headline this cult music festival which doubles as a love letter to indie and rock n’ roll. lanewayfestival.com Sydney Chinese New Year Festival 13 Feb-1 Mar 2015 Street vendors, light displays and dancing dragons shape a New Year’s party that combines positive energy with sensory overload. sydneychinesenewyear.com

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 20 Feb–8 Mar 2015 The famous Mardi Gras parade might snake through Oxford Street but its electric atmosphere engulfs the entire city. mardigras.org.au

March AIDA Opera Australia 27 Mar–26 Apr 2015 Sydney Harbour serves as the backdrop for this operatic recreation of the Ancient Egyptian love story directed by Gale Edwards. opera.org.au/whatson/events/ aida-sydney

Swan Lake 20–28 Feb 2015 The Australian ballet’s lyrical take on this classic tale sees sensuality and heartbreak go head-to-head. australianballet.com.au

The Archibald Prize 17 Mar 2015 Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize—won by the likes of Ben Quilty and John Olsen—is also an intriguing cultural barometer. artgallery.nsw.gov.au STYLE SEEKERS DESIGN & ART 35


Vaucluse House Unfolding across a manicured estate, this grand 18th century mansion is an otherworldly alternative to your high school history book. It also holds everything from artist residencies to colonial high teas. Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse. T: 9388 7922 85

The Ken Done Gallery The bright artworks of Australian favourite Ken Done are housed in the beautiful heritage Australian Steam Navigation Building. Done is known for his artful synthesis of native motifs and local foreshore icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge in his original works, limited editions, and designs for clothing, accessories and homewares. L2, 1–5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks. T: 8274 4599 28

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Sydney Theatre Company Helmed by artistic director Andrew Upton, this trailblazing waterside theatre company owes its world-class creative pedigree to a history of groundbreaking productions. 2015 promises a year of unforgettable nights at the theatre. STC’s stages will host a critical mass of revered Australian actors bringing the work of the world’s best writers to life. This is the only place to see such an array of iconic artists live on stage, including Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh and many more. The Wharf, Pier 4 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay. T: 9250 1777 27


HOT SPOT

Icebergs Dining Room & Bar Level 3/1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 9000 91

Few Sydney establishments impress quite like Icebergs, perched cliffside at the southern end of Bondi and offering panoramic vistas of Australia’s most famous stretch of sand. A dining room done up with hues of the ocean gives way to a coveted patio and bar, where Italianinspired bites pair perfectly with cool cocktails: the No 58 is a fruity mix of vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh basil, ginger and lemon juice - the perfect way to toast a summer day. 38 CAFES & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS


cafÊs Home to much-loved caffeine boltholes and candlelit bistros that combine homegrown produce with global flair, Sydney owes its culinary revival to a new breed of trailblazers. It’s also giving rise to one-of-a-kind dining experiences that are impossible to forget.

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Azuma This elegant Japanese eatery, thanks to chef Kimitaka Azuma’s talent, carefully pairs honed culinary technique with dishes that are inventive, esoteric and everything in between. Come for Tasmanian oysters crowned with ponzu dressing, sashimi that could serve as sculpture and a six-course degustation menu that’s a ticket to culinary bliss. A low-lit fitout and top-notch service also make it a classic setting for a pre-theatre tipple. If you dream about visiting an upmarket Tokyo dining, the drinks menu—heavy on fine saké, crisp Japanese brews and a lengthy wine list—is the next best thing. Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square. T: 9222 9960 30 40 CAFES & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS


29 Kent St, The Rocks. T: 9252 4614 32

Mama's Buoi Traditional Vietnamese recipes get an urban makeover at this eclectic Vietnamese eatery, which swaps tired pho for imaginative hot pots; steamed barramundi dressed with Shaoxing wine, ginger and shallots; and crépes stuffed with everything from tofu to lemongrass beef. 116 Devonshire St, Surry Hills.

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Stockroom A carefully-crafted menu, exquisitely prepared dishes and an extensive wine list, Stockroom is Double Bay’s newest dining addition. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. 33 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 8388 8372 36

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Fish at the Rocks Set against Sydney’s history-rich The Rocks district, this seafood eatery is equal parts classic and inventive. It lures theatregoers, travellers and locals with fixed menus and specials such as stuffed baby Barramundi.


Ampersand Café & Bookstore This café-cum-bookstore caters to bibliophiles and food enthusiasts alike. Come for walls lined with wellthumbed paperbacks, a seasonal menu based on local produce and a premium selection of craft beers and wines —the perfect accompaniment to leisurely reading. 78 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 9380 6617 29

Palomino Espresso City workers and café obsessives flock to this upcycled oasis for inspired, home-style cooking, smooth lattes and sandwiches that combine feel-good ingredients such as marinated chicken with lime and mayo on artisanal sourdough courtesy of Brasserie Bread. Shop 1, 61 York St, Sydney. T: 0410 424 252 42

Marlowe’s Way Serving as a licensed espresso bar and record store, this petite laneway hangout pairs house-blend Bankistan coffee with seasonal dishes. Swing by on Friday for street art, tunes from live DJs and the city’s best-priced Negroni special. Tank Stream Way, Sydney. T: 0423 487 598 75

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L3, North End, QVB, 455 George St. T: 9283 7279

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World Square A vibrant cultural, entertainment and retail destination home to 100 stores including fashion, essential services, a supermarket and a lively restaurant and lifestyle precinct, all with free wifi in the one location. Corner George, Liverpool, Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney. T: 8669 6900 4

The Palace Tea Room High tea is an art form at this immaculate parlour, which combines reverence for ritual with throwback charm. Come for dainty finger sandwiches, petit pastries and 29 types of tea sourced from around the world. L1 Shop 20-22, QVB, 455 George St. T: 9283 2222 2

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The Tea Room QVB Adorned with Baccarat Paris crystal chandeliers, Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and 18th Century fixtures, this ornate restaurant offers a high tea experience that is heavy on old world charm. Spend an afternoon savouring heavenly petits fours and elegant finger sandwiches or enjoy a world class à la carte lunch.


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Strand Arcade, Shop 133, L2, 193 Pitt St, Sydney. T: 9223 1674

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Gowings Bar and Grill Housed in the 1920s historic Gowings building, this busy restaurant presents the style of a European brasserie, with edgy contemporary design. Think New York steaks, Whole Roasted Quail and Tartare of Yellow-Fin Tuna, and a pre-dinner cocktail menu worthy of Don Draper. L1, 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0000 10

Parlour Lane Roasters This classy all-day hangout feels like the set of your favourite film noir thanks to moody lighting and Art Deco fixtures. From early morning barista coffee to late afternoon aperitivo, Parlour Lane is the perfect place to engulf you in the true sense, sights and sounds of Sydney. 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0000 10

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La Rosa The Strand by Pendolino Following the success of the highly acclaimed Pendolino Restaurant, Chef Nino Zoccali presents La Rosa The Strand—one of Sydney’s most finely crafted wine bars and authentic Italian dining experiences. Discover their unique range of Italian regional wines, handmade pastas and salami.


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The Promenade (via Lime Street)

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Glass Brasserie Fresh, seasonal and local ingredients showcased with a clean and contemporary twist exemplify celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan’s one hatted glass brasserie. The epitome of decadent dining, Glass is an Australian evocation of the classic French brasserie, providing an outstanding dining experience seven days a week in the very heart of the city. L2, 488 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6068 51

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King Street Wharf King Street Wharf is a cosmopolitan waterside dining precinct. Home to an international array of restaurants and bars, King Street Wharf is one of Sydney’s key culinary and tourist attractions. Close to the city, King Street Wharf is an oasis of flavour and peaceful water views, a dining venue where you can feel and enjoy the off-duty pulse of Sydney. King Street Wharf is located at The Promenade and Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney.


Burgers n Brews Pop Up Burgers n Brews are teaming up with boutique brewery juggernaut, Young Henry’s from Newtown to bring you a pop up bar in Bondi over summer. Exclusively stocking a range of Young Henry’s beer and cider, you’ll be able to enjoy beer tastings, live music, DJs and burgers ’til midnight. Shop 15, The Beach House, 178 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach. T: 9300 0673 43

Cabrito Coffee Traders This CBD coffee house roasts their coffee in-house and serves rich espresso, liqueur-like cold drip and pour overs that burst with flavour. It’s a great spot to escape the bustle of the city. 10–14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney. T: 8065 8895 31

Grill'd Healthy Burgers Grill’d have a simple mission—to make amazing burgers from the freshest, highest quality ingredients —the old-fashioned way. Find flamegrilled burgers made with 100% grass fed lean beef and lamb and hormone free, free range chicken, complemented by a range of local craft beer and cider. 241 Crown St, Surry Hills. T: 9380 4800 34 See directory for more locations 48 CAFES & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS


In Sydney, sparkling inlets, hidden bays and ocean panoramas aren’t far-flung locations only accessible to the rich and famous but are instead everyday backdrops for local culinary life. Whether you’re enjoying house-cured salmon and a flawless latte while yachts bob in the water, sharing a margherita pizza with friends while light floods a floor-toceiling window or enjoying champagne and oysters at a sleek wharfside eatery, here’s your definitive guide to dining with a view.

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The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel From its harbourside setting to its 31 luxe suites, there’s a lot to like about this beachfront boutique hotel. The chic new Beach Club offers stunning views paired with all-day dining and cocktails, perfectly complemented by two waterside event spaces. 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 5444 86

Public Dining Room You’ll be mesmerised by the sweeping ocean views at this Mosman restaurant, set smack-bang on Balmoral Beach and overlooking Manly and North Head. The paredback dining room—all blonde wood, white walls and glass—is slick and stylish, but doesn’t distract from the real eye-candy out the window, or on your plate. A menu of inspired mod-Australian fare uses fine Antipodean produce served a la carte and in sharing dishes. Visit for breakfast on weekends. 2A The Esplanade, Mosman. T: 9968 4880 92


Manta Restaurant and Bar This elegant waterfront eatery boasts a winning trifecta—crisp white tablecloths, dazzling views of Woolloomooloo wharf and a menu high on Sydney rock oysters, Kingfish Carpaccio and Alaskan mud crab courtesy of Head Chef Daniel Hughes. 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy, Sydney. T: 9332 3822 46

Ventuno This sleek Walsh Bay eatery is the culinary equivalent of a trip to the Amalfi Coast. Come for antipasto platters heavy on fresh seafood, rustic rosemary pizza and a wine list that stars everything from stunning Italian Pinot Grigio to chilled sparkling rosé. 21 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay. T: 9247 4444 48

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setting sail with misschu


Nahji Chu’s string of new ventures might see her make her biggest splash yet. We jumped on a boat with the woman responsible for Sydney’s banh mi addiction and found out why there’s nothing as inspiring as harbour life. You’ve recently launched Bettychu, a café on Elizabeth Bay Marina as well as a new drive-through eatery in Double Bay. Can you tell us about these new openings? I’m a local and Bettychu is my nickname for the area—Betty Bay. It’s an easy, fast menu that includes rice paper rolls, banh mi and Single Origin coffee. We’re also doing a Betty in Bed menu delivering ricotta hotcakes and 60-40 eggs—half-boiled and perfectly poached—to customers within a one- kilometre radius. The drive-through has always been a dream of mine—it’s next to a drycleaners that I’d always drive past and wish was a Misschu branch. The council gave me low rent for the location and it’s in a high-traffic area. The store capitalises on being on the street.

some Vietnamese food so I launched a speedboat service where people book online and pay for delivery. The super yachts love it when I rock up on my speedboat and hand over a bag of food! What are your favourite things about Harbour life? All the secret coves that you can swim in—you can’t reach them unless you have a boat. For me, living in Sydney and being a former refugee made me feel as if I should own a boat. If you’re going to keep calling me a boat person, I’m going to take that literally! I’ve always been best at turning things upside down. To find a misschu near you visit misschu.com.au

You’re a passionate speedboat owner and recently launched a “You need, we speed” service, delivering to boats on the Harbour. How did that come about? I’ve always been a big fan of Garry White, a floating coffee vendor who brings perfect Vittoria coffee to boat owners and sailors as well as a juice vendor called Tristan [Raper]. I thought the Harbour could really use STYLE SEEKERS CAFES & RESTAURANTS 53


HOT SPOT

The Bucket List Bondi The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 4122 95

Located in a prime position on Bondi’s beachfront, this bar and eatery is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Decked out with European style beach umbrellas, distressed timberfinishes and pops of colour, an eclectic mix of folks linger, all enjoying the relaxed vibe just metres from the sand. By day, tuck into a seasonal menu which showcases top local produce. Try the grass fed steak sandwich or spaghetti with crab and zucchini flowers. By night, sip from an inventive cocktail list including coconut water Mojitos or the eucalyptus and honey infused ABSOLUT OZ.


bars Whether you’d prefer to sip velvety shiraz in a moody wine nook or unwind over a Negroni in a low-lit speakeasy, Sydney’s bar revolution has sparked new and inventive ways to imbibe.

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Marble Bar Tucked underneath the Hilton Sydney like a secret den, Marble Bar remains one of Sydney’s best-loved bars. Built in 1893, the heritage-listed bar offers a stylish setting to enjoy live artists in decadent Victorian surrounds, while sampling premium beers, fine wine and classic cocktails. Hilton Sydney, LB1, 488 George St, Sydney. T: 9266 2000 51

Zeta Bar Zeta Bar is a progressive cocktail bar and exclusive escape in Sydney’s CBD. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, Zeta is internationally acclaimed as one of the most cutting edge cocktail bars in the southern hemisphere. Zeta has won multiple awards year on year for its bartenders, playful drinks, cocktail classics and seasonal, trend setting concepts. Hilton Sydney, L4, 488 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6070 51

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Gilt Lounge Gleaming neon, plush seating lifted from a 70s nightclub and a desirable cocktail menu that features a BarrelAged Old Fashion. This intimate secretive late night lounge is the new pleasure centre of Sydney. 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0000 10

Mr Moustache Bistrot & Cantina With a name inspired by a 1920s Mexican president known for his rather bodacious facial hair, this cantina serves up Mezcal cocktails and some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine. Try their signature drowned pork slider, a Guadalajara favourite designed to be eaten with plastic gloves - it’s that messy. 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach. T: 9300 8892 44 STYLE SEEKERS BARS & NIGHTLIFE 57

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The SG Step back to the future at this basement cocktail bar, where retro furniture, old school trimmings and arcade games (remember Atari?) are given a dose of local love: craft beers from NSW, wines are Australian and Sydneysiders produce live music and art.


Sugar Lounge This tiki-themed beachfront haven morphs from a beachside cafe by day to an ambient cocktail lounge by night. And if evening turns into morning, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a breakfast menu: eggs Benedict and breakfast bagels with all the trimmings, anyone? 42 North Steyne, Manly. T: 9977 7135 49

The Hold Dotted with candles, glowing lanterns and nautical curios that feel lifted from a long-buried treasure chest, this Manly tavern combines high seas hedonism with a fitout that takes cues from an 18th Century galleon. Sample it’s range of cocktails and craft beers and order a Spanish-inspired share plate – it’s a recipe for high vibes and swashbuckling good times. 4/9-15 Central Av, Manly T: 9977 2009 53

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BRKLYN This seductive late-night joint takes things underground – literally. Intimate and atmospheric, with industrial lighting, dark wood paneling and plush leather booths, the space is reminiscent of a speakeasy. In true New York form, the menu is dedicated to irresistible fare -pizzas and hot dogs- while the wellcurated cocktail list bounces from classics to house specialties like the BRKLYN Aces, a heady mix of rye, sweet vermouth, maple bitters and Islay malt. Or choose a tipple from the Americana-infused beer and whiskey menus: from PBR to Bud, whatever your poison, you’ll find it here. Come here for a bustling, late-night vibe, amplified with a jukebox, Street Fighter arcade game and a free pool table. Brought to you by the brains behind Sugar Lounge and The Hold, BRKLYN completes a trifecta that’s putting Manly on the map as a late night destination, bringing a hint of hedonism to this beachside neighbourhood. Basement, 42 North Steyne, Manly. T: 9977 7135

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Donny's Featuring exposed brick walls and Edisonstyle pendant lamps, this Manly watering hole swaps surfer vibes for New York’s Lower East Side and was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards in the process. It also boasts serious culinary credentials, thanks to celestial pork dumplings and an adventurous bar food lineup that spans everything from roasted scallops to wagyu sliders. Cocktail obsessives take note: the Blueberry and Rose Bramble is hedonism in a jar. 7 Market La, ManlyT: 9977 1887

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SMALL BARS & FINEGRAIN SPACES We think there’s a big future in little places, so get exploring. Get more info at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Cre-Asion


If you look beyond Sydney’s sparkling views and splashy architecture, you’ll see signs of a small-scale revolution on the cusp of big things. Since 2008, the City of Sydney has been introducing a series of initiatives aimed at fostering the kind of intimate, inventive encounters that make a city tick - from art installations suspended in abandoned spaces to pocket-sized drinkeries reinterpreting the way you sip. These days, historic Bulletin Place plays host to moody tapas bar Tapavino, and an upstairs speakeasy, Bulletin Place, mixing some of the best cocktails in the world. Temperance Lane is home to Grasshopper, a small bar stalwart where drinks come in jam jars, along with artwork courtesy of local artist Newell Harry - a neon-lit creation, Circles in the Round. Although the City’s Laneways and Small Bar initiatives have helped reinvent Sydney’s secret corners and forgotten passages, the program has been intent on finding a welcoming niche for creative entrepreneurs. Visit Shirt Bar, a Sussex Lane merchant where the thrills of a sharply tailored business shirt go best with a glass of single malt whiskey, to Cre-Asion, a shoebox eatery doling out single origin coffee and avocado macaroons. Behind Sydney’s skyscrapers and thoroughfares, you will find one-of-a-kind experiences – proving that the city’s creativity and innovative spirit is moving at a rate of knots. We urge you to get exploring.


Shirt Bar

Bulletin Place

Sydney is best known for all things bright and sparkling – but the city’s bar scene shows that sometimes from big things, little things grow.

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rooftops and beer gardens trail

Drinking outdoors is almost a religion in Sydney, where beer gardens are a cursory weekend pleasure and sun- splashed afternoons melt into long, balmy nights. And although the city has no shortage of leafy spots perfect for convening with friends over a crisp jug of cider, it’s fast catching up with Melbourne when it comes to top-notch drinkeries that pair inventive cocktails with glittering city views. From split-level taverns with craft beer on tap and terraces strung with fairy lights to refurbished heritage pubs with Hamptons-inspired rooftops, these are the most interesting places to sip your signature drink in the open air.

The Local Taphouse, 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst


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2 1 The Tilbury Situated in the heart of Woolloomooloo, the Tilbury boasts a warm and comfortable environment with varnished wood, long leather banquettes, fireplaces, a generous sized deck and tranquil courtyard. The downstairs dining room offers a view out to the courtyard. 12–18 Nicholson St, Wooloomooloo. T: 9368 1955 62

3 The Duck Inn Dotted with comfortable armchairs and colourful touches, this cheerful Chippendale hangout serves up classic pub meals, craft beers and all-day coffee. Its sun-dappled beer garden is perfect for whiling away an afternoon. 74 Rose St, Chippendale. T: 9319 4415 59

2 The Bristol Arms Can’t afford a ticket to the Hamptons? The décor at this rooftop bar channels the nautical charm of New York’s favourite summer playground. Bonus points for the spring menu heavy on jerk chicken skewers and caramelised pork banh mi. 81 Sussex St, Sydney T: 9262 5491 58

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4 4 Hotel Steyne This recently refurbished Manly institution is shorthand for beachside good times, thanks to an upstairs rum and cider bar and a dedicated cocktail zone that feels like you’ve wandered into a 19th Century saloon. 75 The Corso, Manly. T: 9977 4977 55

5 The Glenmore It’s hard to find a better summer perch than the rooftop at this historic drinkery – it pairs a sun-dappled outlook with 360-degree Harbour views. The venue is also known for its popular pub fare with a twist and seasonal cocktail jugs. 96 Cumberland St, The Rocks. T: 9241 2711 60

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6 InterContinental Sydney Double Bay Relax and unwind at the Rooftop Pool and Lounge with panoramic views over the bay or sit back and enjoy a delicious cocktail prepared by one of the talented bartenders at Stillery gin bar. 33 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 8388 8404 36


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8 Manly Wharf Hotel It’s hard to beat the location of this hotel, on the water in Manly. Four bars—Main, Sports, Harbour, Jetty—offer different appeal, but what’s guaranteed is cold drinks, great entertainment and upmarket pub fare. Manly Wharf/East Esplanade, Manly. T: 9977 1266 57

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7 7 The Lord Roberts Hotel This iconic house is classic Sydney—it plays host to a sprawling al fresco terrace, an inspired take on pub staples, live music in the front bar and a wide range of beer and ciders on tap. 64 Stanley St, Darlinghurst. T: 9331 1326 79

9 The Local Taphouse Famous for its beer selection, tasting paddles and knowledgeable staff, The Local Taphouse is Australia’s most awarded craft beer venue. The roof garden, open every day throughout summer, has 20 craft beers on tap as well great food and cocktails. On cold nights, they get the log fireplace going as well. 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst. T: 9360 0088 96 STYLE SEEKERS BARS & NIGHTLIFE 67


restaurant remix Photography by Peter Collie Styling by Julie Hook, Nadia Nawaz & Tanita de Ruijt


SALON DE THE (Ciroc Collective) Paul Wilson (first from left) Dan Single (fifth from left) Michael Nolan (sixth from left) NEIGHBOURHOOD BONDI (Bondi Radio) Keith Hodgson (second from left) FRANCHI BROTHERS ITALIAN BAR Filippo Franchi (third from left) Simone Franchi (fourth from left)

There’s nothing faddish about Sydney’s latest culinary shift—a group of DJs and music veterans bringing freewheeling creative energy to venues that move to their own beat. It takes 52 steps to realise that FrenchVietnamese eatery Salon de Thé owes as much to music as it does to culinary nous. To access the candlelit space, conceived by the CIROC Collective, a team comprising Michael Nolan, Dan Single, George Gorrow and Paul Wilson - ex-members of notorious six-piece Sydney DJ troupe Bang Gang and denim label Ksubi - as well as restaurateur Maurice Terzini, you need to climb an unmarked staircase lit by a flash of pink neon, a journey that feels more like arriving at a far-flung Parisian nightclub than a dinner venue. “Sydneysiders love experiences and they love to celebrate,” says Wilson. “Traditionally they’ve done that in a late night culture but restrictions have encouraged people to embrace the dining scene. In the last few years, food has become one of the most important things in our city.” Salon de Thé doles out FrenchVietnamese classics such as petit pho laced with fragrant star anise courtesy of head chef Julien Perraudin, and includes Bar de Thé, an upstairs lair that pours delicate cocktails and Ciroc Vodka martinis. STYLE SEEKERS BARS & NIGHTLIFE 69


Top Row L to R: Paul Wilson, Filippo Franchi. Bottom Row L to R: Keith Hodgson, Michael Nolan, Dan Single, Simone Franchi

But this isn’t the only way Sydney is pairing music pedigree and culinary ambition. In August last year, broadcaster Keith Hodgson started Neighbourhood Bondi, an offbeat drinkery that serves caramel corn Old Fashioneds while housing local radio station Bondi Radio. What’s more is Paddington’s freshly minted Franchi Brothers Italian Bar, a passion project by the Franchi Brothers. This DJ duo intend on bringing the music and food of their Tuscan childhood to their newly adopted hometown. “My brother Simone and I have spent the last seven years playing festivals and events as the Franchi Brothers,” says

Filippo Franchi. “I was combining DJ sets with live percussion while my brother played bass guitar. We grew up in Lucca, Tuscany where food and music were just part of daily life and we’d always thought about bringing that here. When the Paddington space landed in our laps, the Italian Bar was born. We spent two months bringing this place alive and the energy here now is just incredible.” For Filippo, recreating this energy means skipping strict reservations policies in favour of the warm, around-the-clock dining culture he remembers growing up. The soundtrack, which spans jazz, house and Italian swing, also nods to the bar’s wide ranging clientele.


“As a boy, I would sit at the bar with my father and he would drink Aperol Spritz and I would sip on a drink called Crodino – which we stock here,” he recalls. “In Tuscany, you can go to a bar four times a day, have panini for lunch, come in for coffee and back for a drink at night. We serve antipasti, pecorino and pizza as well as a famous Sardinian beer called Ichnusa. You can eat all day and sit outside in summer. It feels like back home.” Salon de Thé is equally inclusive. The concrete-and-marble venue, inspired by the spirit of connection and conversation that ruled the salons of 19th century France, takes a democratic approach to its music and menu and is more interested in timelessness than it is in being flavour of the month. “Our friends at Montreal record label Multi Culti curate a different playlist every season but because we don’t have a big, banging sound system, we encourage people to play records off their phone,” says Nolan, who along with Single, saw Bang Gang’s freewheeling DJ sets take him around the world. “We wanted to offer food that was a lighter, healthier alternative to what is trending and create a bar for anyone in their 20s, 30s, 40s or up.” Franchi believes that this synergy between Sydney’s music scene and culinary culture is well overdue. “To appreciate what you taste you want all your senses to be working. When you add music, it makes the experience complete,” he says.

Salon de Thé, Neighbourhood Bondi and Italian Bar aren’t the only eateries proving that music and food equal culinary magic. At Surry Hills’ Suzie Q, owner & DJ Jordan Deck combines rock ‘n’ roll inspired brunch specials with vintage vinyl. Nearby Play Bar dishes up Philly cheese steaks and live hip hop and Tatler, a Darlinghurst speakeasy housed in a sandstone basement, serves late-night cheese boards alongside overseas electronic and jazz acts. Salon de Thé 65 L 2, 225 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. T: 8040 6817 M to Sa 6pm-12pm Neighbourhood Bondi 64 143 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 2872 M to F 5pm-11pm Sa 9am-11pm Su 9am-10pm Franchi Brothers Italian Bar 63 438 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 8021 3346 Tu to Sa 11am-11pm Su 12am-6pm Suzie Q Coffee and Records 1/18 Hutchinson St, Surry Hills. T: 9332 2739 M to F 7am-4pm Sa Su 8am-4pm Play Bar 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills. T: 9280 0885 playbar.com.au Tu to Sa 4pm-12am Tatler 169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst. T: 9331 8811 Tu to Th 6pm-2am F Sa 6pm-4am


HOT SPOT

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay 33 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 8388 8404

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The only five-star luxury hotel outside the CBD, this recently launched 140-room hotel features Italian marble, Parisian balconies and glittering panoramas.

HOT SPOT

The Bucket List Bondi The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 4122 91

The Classic Guest Room


stay Fancy a summer holiday minus traffic or jetlag? Board a ferry to Double Bay, a waterfront village heavy on secret inlets, Riviera-style eateries and a cultural energy that burns brighter by the day.

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double happiness

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Double Bay—a village famous for sparkling views and leafy streets—is enjoying a second coming thanks to audacious new developments, inspired hospitality ventures and the restoration of the InterContinental Hotel. Here’s our guide to unearthing the best of the city’s favourite waterfront neighbourhood. If you can’t spare the time for a European vacation, board the ferry from Circular Quay, pass the white sailboats that skate across the harbour and step off at Double Bay jetty, twelve minutes later, onto a sliver of sand. Stroll along New South Head Road to Murray Rose Pool, a sun-splashed tidal enclosure where you can swim up to the pontoon, or curl up on the deck, close your eyes and imagine that you’re in the south of France. Double Bay is renowned for it’s breath-taking geography. The leafy enclave, named for its location straddling the twin harbourside inlets and sparkling real estate, perfectly embodies the quintessential lifestyle that this stylish city has to offer. During the last two years, bold investment has started to reshape Double Bay’s waterfront parks and heritage boulevards to assert the precinct’s place on the cultural map. There’s a new energy to the neighbourhood’s well-loved rituals—whether you’re sifting through freshly picked mangos at the Double Bay organic markets, people-watching over salmon eggs benedict and lattes at an alfresco café on Transvaal Avenue, picnicking among sculpted hedges in the heritage-listed Blackburn Gardens or browsing artisanal accessories and designer fashion at a sleek Knox Street boutique. The Kiaora Lands Development, a major urban renewal project that includes a Woolworths that’s home to a walk-in cheese room and soon to be opened state of the art public library, is proof that decamping to this fast-changing suburb is your fastest route to harbourside bliss.

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The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, a 140-room hotel featuring Italian marble, Parisian balconies and glittering bay panoramas, might feel like the set of an Audrey Hepburn film but it also proves that reinvention is the best sequel to a glamorous past. The elegant space is home to soft blue, white and charcoal furnishings, sail-shaped custom lighting and is punctuated by brass and timber fixtures—a contemporary reimagining that comes courtesy of acclaimed Rockpool architects Bates Smart. Whether you’re savouring a Negroni on a striped daybed by the rooftop 76 STAY & EXPLORE STYLE SEEKERS

pool, sipping a gin martini at Stillery by an arched window, savouring breakfast and buffet at the pantry-style dining area in Stockroom or unwinding in the French Provincial-style courtyard, this bayside retreat is proof of what’s possible when respect for heritage meets a modern-day design sensibility. It’s also the perfect venue for a dazzling first date with Sydney—or a summer staycation worthy of the silver screen. InterContinental Sydney Double Bay 36 33 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 8388 8404 intercontinental.com/doublebay enquiries.doublebay@ihg.com


The recently launched InterContinental Sydney Double Bay takes luxury to new heights

The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay must do’s

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Sip a flawless Double Bay Diva cocktail at Stillery: G’Vine Floraison gin, shaken with seasonal strawberries, basil oil, lemon

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Linger over saltbush-fed lamb and zucchini flowers at Stockroom, a shrine to fresh produce and culinary provenance

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Tuck into Pepe Saya buttermilk pancakes at the sixth-floor Rooftop Pool and Lounge

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Indulge in Opalys white chocolate truffle from the Truffle Bar at Stillery

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My Island Home It’s summer all year round at this tropical emporium, which is home to everything from shells, coral and resortwear to Panama hats. It also plays host to a standout collection of Australian designer gifts and homewares. 5 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 9362 8760 98

Gerry Weber Gerry Weber from Germany inspires women worldwide and stands for a lively lifestyle—exciting, modern and irresistibly feminine. With a clear collection statement each season, every target group is addressed individually. 53 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 9363 2663 68

Marc Cain Marc Cain is one of the world’s premium fashion brands based in Germany. It’s philosophy combines innovative thinking with the highest quality materials to deliver their very own unique style of coordinates that are timelessly on trend, creating distinctive class. 49 Bay St, Double Bay. T: 9328 2029 69

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9 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 9363 4318 97

Ondene Enter this tranquil space and you will never want to leave... Society garment dyed bed linen from Italy, artisan made furniture and lighting from Paris based designer Christophe Delcourt, and cashmere blankets and robes, Hotel Costes candles along with a selection of edited interior objects and glassware. 12 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 9362 1734 67

The General Trading Company Discover a world of inspired design for your home. Furniture, lighting, accessories, and gifts. Interior design service available. 7 Knox St, Double Bay. T: 9363 0993 71

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Busatti Browse the shuttle loomed textiles and handmade soft furnishings of eight generation Italian family fabric house Busatti alongside a curated collection of furniture, lighting, art, books and collectibles. The design studio also offers complete interior services.


Optique This independent optometry practice doesn’t cut corners when it comes to your eyes. Quality, designer frames for prescription glasses are handsourced from around the world, complemented by eye tests, contact lenses and a range of sunglasses. 1 Knox St, Double Bay. T: 9328 7670 70

Timaginarium This imaginative retail space and creative consultancy erases the line between fashion, design and art. Timaginarium will show you designer clothes, accessories, jewellery, perfumes, art and interior objects from all over the globe. This small boutique carries rare unique brands as well as its very own label. 11A Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 0467 632 972 99

Adora Handmade Chocolates If you can resist Adora’s Handmade Chocolates you’re stronger than most. Award-winning truffles, made of Belgian Callebaut chocolate, sit alongside moreish gelato in a variety of tastes and flavours. Dairy and gluten-free options available. 28 Plumer Rd, Rose Bay. T: 9327 2160 80

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2 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 9327 5700 16

MRS SIPPY The breezy summer vibe at this friendly bar is more chilled-out LA than Double Bay. Cocktail adventurers will dig the signature Mrs Sippy cocktail - a heavenly mix of Zubrowka bison grass vodka, Licor 43, grapefruit juice and fresh passionfruit. 37 Bay St, Double Bay. T: 9362 3321 82

Swiss Deli Rose Bay This gourmet deli, cafĂŠ and catering company has all your mealtime needs covered. Dine in or take away bulging burgers, sandwiches and salads, antipasto platters and indulgent cakes, or pick up a picnic box to go. 550 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay. T: 9371 9000 83

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Simmone Logue Fine Food This much-loved local provedore elevates all-day breakfast to high art, thanks to its inventive take on morning classics. From flaky croissants to melt-in-your-mouth danishes, its lineup of baked goods is nothing short of celestial. Open seven days with catering available.


Michal Negrin Home to vintage-inspired jewellery, Victorian-era wall hangings encrusted with Swarovski crystals and hand-sewn maxi dresses that are the real-world equivalent of sartorial time travel, this lifestyle retailer is a shrine to high romance and old world style. 10 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay. T: 9327 8803 100

Dunbar House Boasting million dollar harbour views, exceptional service and a fresh, seasonal menu, Dunbar House is a truly special discovery that has fast become a Sydney favourite for chic, daytime dining. Located just 30 meters from the shores of Watsons Bay, Dunbar House Cafe offers beautiful interiors and a stylish yet relaxed menu offering breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea seven days a week. The upstairs dining room is available for baby showers, kitchen teas, birthday celebrations as well as exclusive wedding receptions and corporate events. 9 Marine Pde, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 1226 82 STAY & EXPLORE STYLE SEEKERS


HOT SPOT

Parlour Wine Room 16 Kendall Ln, NewActon Pavilion, Canberra . T: 6257 7325

Dotted with shapely chesterfields, candlelit booths and peacock-blue fixtures, this sleek wine-bar-cumeatery is a standout example of NewActon’s design nous. It also combines a tapas menu heavy on sublime dishes such as squid-ink calamari with almonds and crispy pork belly, a globetrotting wine lineup and an Elderflower Southside cocktail made for decamping to the terrace and whiling away the summer night.


escapes Summer is synonymous with packing your bags, compiling a soundtrack and hitting the open road. Whether it’s a spontaneous weekend roadtrip to Canberra or a lazy week of coastal bliss in Newcastle, this roundup of local getaways is bound to become one of your greatest summer hits.

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If you think Canberra life revolves around political banter, you may want to reconsider. Just a threehour drive from Sydney, the capital's creative awakening has been documented everywhere from Gourmet Traveller to The New York Times. Strap on your walking shoes and uncover the hidden secrets of this underrated city.

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Monster kitchen and bar Fine fare pairs with the quirky, modern architecture of Hotel Hotel’s atrium. Start the day with Snowy River trout hash browns and house-made crumpets—you’ll want to end it with green sencha pannacotta and cocktails. NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra. T: 6287 6287

Silo Bakery This iconic bakery cafe serves breakfast and lunch plus light meals Tuesday to Saturday. Find artisan bread and pastries made on the premises, cheeses, sandwiches, wines by the glass, loose teas and note perfect coffee. Vegan and gluten-free available. 36 Giles St, Kingston. T: 6260 6060

A Baker This artisan bakery, regional produce restaurant and bar in the fashionable NewActon precinct uses seasonal produce to create freshly baked delights and creative all day menus. Head downstairs for a cocktail and watch the bakers start their day as you finish yours. NewActon Pavilion, 2/15 Edinburgh. Ave, Canberra. T: 6287 6150


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Unit Fabulous, top-quality homewares and lifestyle products sourced from top international and local designers. Those who love design will appreciate the strong representation of Euro houses. Always a treasure trove of the gorgeous, hip, unusual and special, this is a perfect place for wedding gifts, home renovators, and those hard-to-buy-for people in your life.

Department of the Exterior A focus on personal service, individuality and local, sustainable production for over 10 years makes this one of Canberra’s premier womenswear boutiques. Innovative, established and emerging independent fashion labels from Australia and New Zealand. Shop 1, Manuka Court, 11-17 Bougainville St, Manuka. T: 6239 4225

27 Lonsdale St, Braddon. T: 6230 0943

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QT Hotel Canberra Art, technology and design converge at this striking boutique hotel, where suites showcase the work of contemporary painters, travellers enjoy access to highspeed free wifi and the ballsy interiors come courtesy of interior architect Nic Graham. 1 London Circuit, Canberra. T: 6247 6244

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do ANU Drill Hall Gallery A venue of choice for many of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, curators and collectors. The gallery has a proud tradition of impeccably presented landmark exhibitions. Sidney Nolan’s 9-panel panorama, Riverbend is on permanent display. Kingsley St, Acton. T: 6125 5832

Beaver Galleries The regularly changing exhibition program, multiple gallery spaces, and sculpture garden featuring contemporary Australian artists as well as an award-winning licensed café, give this gallery a national profile 81 Denison St, Deakin. T: 6282 5294

QT Barber Step back in time as you sink into antique barber chairs in preparation for a traditional haircut or straight-edged razor shave. From classic cuts to rockabilly transformations, their expert barber will have you looking sharp in no time. 1 London Cct, Canberra. T: 6267 1267

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Lucky's Speakeasy Award-winning speakeasy; slip in and relax. The cheeky cocktail list and snack menu seals the deal. Shake hands, kiss babies and get toasty. 1 London Cct, Canberra. T: 6267 1270

BentSpoke Brewing Co Craft beers and ciders are made in house by award-winning brewer Richard Watkins at this exciting new microbrewery and taphouse. The innovative décor pays homage to breweries (and bikes), as does the reworked classic pub menu.

CAPITOL Bar & Grill One hat restaurant with a menu created by acclaimed restaurateur and QT Hotels’ creative food director, Robert Marchetti. Chicagostyle grill with Italian influences teamed with prime cut steaks on the wood fired grill.

Corner of Mort St and Elouera St, Braddon. T: 6257 5220

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Knightsbridge Penthouse Chat with friends over after-work wines or watch flames fly as Blue Blazers are mixed at the popular bar known as ‘Knighty’. Soul, funk, disco, hip-hop and dance floor favourites are all on the rotation at this eclectic city-fringe hotspot. 34 Mort St, Braddon. T: 6262 6221

Sage Dining Sage was a well kept secret until shooting to fame in 2013, picking up Australia’s restaurant of the year. Sage continually serves up the region’s best ingredients with bold and innovative flavours and techniques. Batman St, Braddon. T: 6249 6050

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Mint Garden Bar Escape the city in the city! At night, the heritage garden setting transforms into a fairy lit wonderland, reminiscent of a classic European terrace bar. Relax with friends and enjoy superbly-crafted canapés, paired with cocktails, local wines, and boutique beers. Batman St, Braddon. T: 0414 667 538


Temporada Tapas-style venue, locally sourced produce, wood-fired grill, Euro-style casual dining: it all adds up to the Spanish meaning of this restaurant/ bar’s name, ‘Season’. Ranked third in the ACT in Gourmet Traveller’s 2015 Restaurant Guide for good reason. 15 Moore St, Canberra. T: 6249 6683

Aubergine It’s no surprise that this intimate space with beautiful lighting, elegant décor and expert staff is consistently winning awards and multiple Chef Hats. 18 Barker St, Griffith. T: 6260 8666

Me & Mrs Jones The open kitchen, headed by Daniel McConnell-Imbriotis, serves up a modern take on contemporary global cuisine, drawing inspiration from every corner of the globe, matched with a wine list that follows a similar philosophy. 26 Giles St, Kingston. T: 6162 3355

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Creative Canberra Thirteen classic ways to explore the city’s suburbs like a local

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A suburban gem, Tilley’s Devine Café Gallery is a great place to grab a bite to eat, sip a glass of wine and watch the world go by. Corner of Brigalow & Wattle Sts

Locals come from far and wide to pick up artisan bread and pastries baked on-site at Autolyse. After a long lazy breakfast wander the ever-changing strip for quirky gifts and urban fashion. 21 Lonsdale St

Step inside the cosy Hippo Co for an extraordinary whiskey menu and impressive cocktail list and jazz every Wednesday night. 17 Garema Pl

WATSON Buy direct from the growers on a Saturday morning market spree at the Capital Region Farmers Market. Pick up fresh flowers, fruit and vegetables plus a coffee to go. Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd

Head to Italian and Sons for simple and authentic dishes matched with an extensive wine list and buzzy atmosphere. 7 Lonsdale St Browse through The Hive for beautiful homewares, gorgeous jewellery, stationery or unique gifts for that special person. 25 Lonsdale St

DEAKIN Visit the privatelyowned Beaver Galleries for your local contemporary art fix and swing by the welledited gallery shop for a handcrafted souvenir. 81 Denison St


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Take your taste buds on a journey at Parlour Wine Room with its Spanish-focused tapas menu and extensive wine list. A great place for an early afternoon drink, dinner or just a nightcap. 16 Kendall Ln

Spend the morning viewing some 400 portraits at the National Portrait Gallery followed by a browse in the Gallery Shop and coffee on the terrace. King Edward Tce

The handiwork of ACT caffeine mavericks Ona Coffee, The Cupping Room combines perfect single origin flat whites with a breakfast menu that channels a South American sojourn. 1/13 University Ave

Make your way to Monster Kitchen and Bar and enjoy the superrelaxed atmosphere, an impressive drinks list, delicious snacks and share plates. 25 Edinburgh Ave

YARRALUMLA You will be spoilt for choice with Farmers Daughter’s generous selection of breakfast and lunch options, sweet treats and Campos coffee. 27 Bentham St

Hidden within the Melbourne Building’s Odgers Lane is the unassuming but ultra cool Loading Zone, serving delicious but simple Italian food. 22 Odgers Ln

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a guide to Newcastle WEEKEND GETAWAY:

Newcastle, a city shaped by convict-era sandstone buildings, wild surf beaches and a 200-year stint as the world’s largest coal-exporting harbour, is a casualty of its own unassuming nature. But in the last three years, a wildcard appearance on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities list, bold urban revival projects such as Renew Newcastle and an electric community of artists, designers and culinary mavericks has seen the two-and-a-half hour drive up the Pacific Highway become a mandatory summer road trip. Today, the once-deserted Newcastle West district is a canvas for venues such as The Edwards, a bar-cumcaffeine hub that serves up kale and corn fritters and cold drip Negronis in a repurposed laundromat while the

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18th century Honeysuckle Railway Workshops plays host to Sprout Canteen, a sun-splashed temple to Single Origin coffee, local produce and fresh, unfussy brunch. A short walk away, Darby Street is home to inspired design mecca Willows Home Traders as well as High Tea with Mrs Woo, where hand-sewn ‘50s dresses and perforated leather handbags star alongside creative projects, workshops and exhibitions. Newcastle may also be the only place on earth where you can swap stories with a local illustrator at the Olive Tree Market, feel the salt on your skin at the Art Deco Newcastle Ocean Baths and sip Semillon in the Hunter Valley—in the space of one day.


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Willows Home Traders 89 Darby St, Newcastle. T: 4929 3399

Colour is religion at this gallery-cum-retailer, whose edit of offbeat fashion and distinctive homewares doubles as a love letter to local artistry and fresh, accessible design. Think handmade wooden sculptures from Melbourne’s Twiggargerie, colourburst canvases from Myne by Prudence Caroline, kaleidoscopic wall prints by designer Annie Everingham and hand-stitched silk bed-linen from textile mavericks Kip & Co. It’s also an incubator for a roster of exhibitions and collaborations that see creativity and community collide.


Willows Home Traders 89 Darby St, Newcastle. T: 4929 3399


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Uprising Hand-painted signage marks this lovable neighbourhood bakery that lures locals with freshly baked bread, fall-apart berry brioche and a heavenly line up of cakes and tarts. Here, the flat whites come courtesy of Melbourne roasters Seven Seeds. 21–25 Downie St, Maryville. T: 4962 5669

Sprout Canteen Housed in a sun-splashed warehouse, this soulful eatery is a shrine to seasonal produce. Think Single Origin coffee, house-made arancini with fennel and an elegant ambience that befits a candlelit dinner or drawn-out lunch. Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle. T: 4974 1434

Lillies at The Junction A mecca for women’s fashion, Lillies stocks both imported and homegrown fashion labels. Covetable pieces from Sass and Bide, Trelise Cooper, Lover, One Teaspoon, Samantha Wills and more. Shop 20, 10 Kenrick St, The Junction. T: 4962 4111 STYLE SEEKERS ESCAPES & GETAWAYS 97


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High Tea With Mrs Woo The flagship boutique of the three creative Foong sisters, this meticulously curated store is a visual delight not to be missed. It is a shopping oasis for bespoke clothing, design-crafted goods for gifts and the home. 74 Darby St, Cooks Hill. T: 4926 4883 Too Cool for School It’s enough to make you long for childhood once more. Targeting “ridiculously awesome kids”, this vibrant store stocks the latest and greatest in unique and out-of-theordinary children’s clothes, toys, stationery and accessories! 105 Darby St, Cooks Hill. T: 4023 5761

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The Olive Tree Market Newcastle’s leading art and design market comes alive with more than 120 vibrant and eclectic stalls. Meet the talented makers, view unique contemporary handmade goods, sample delicious food and relax to the sounds of local musicians. Visit theolivetreemarket.com.au for details. T: 0439 649 058

The Centenary Antique Centre With 30 shops under one roof, this is not your ordinary antique centre. Whether you prefer whimsical, rustic or retro, there is something for every taste. There’s even a vintage grocery store museum with free entry! 29 Centenary Rd, Newcastle. T: 4926 4547

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Novotel Newcastle Beach Perfectly positioned on one of Australia’s most magnificent beaches, Novotel Newcastle Beach offers easy access to Newcastle CBD and the best of the beachside precinct, including chic cafés and restaurants, vibrant bars, excellent shopping and recreational activities. 5 King St, Newcastle. T: 4032 3700 STYLE SEEKERS ESCAPES & GETAWAYS 99


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The Burwood Inn Family owned and managed, this is a home away from home for locals with great food, cold beers, a killer wine list and live entertainment. For the full Burwood experience, make a booking at the award-winning restaurant and then stay upstairs! 77 Berner St, Merewether. T: 4963 5000

eat & drink The Edwards It’s an unlikely location, but The Edwards pulls it all together with a beautiful food offering, a great cafÊ culture, all anchored by a stunning raw concrete bar at its heart. A host of great events in the creative space means The Edwards retains a constant connection with the community. Come for the food and drinks, from wood fired Sunday roasts to fresh prawns and oysters, classic cocktails and craft beers. 148 Parry St, Newcastle West. T: 4965 3845

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Scotties Scotties serves up an invariable summer favourite: fresh seafood with a cool sea breeze. With a market driven menu, the iconic Scotties delivers on all fronts, and you’ll often find the catch of the day comes from the barista’s corner. 36 Scott St, Newcastle. T: 4926 3780

The Grain Store An old warehouse revamped with an Art Deco vibe. This venue boasts a modern interpretation of old school American diner grub as well as the largest tap range of independent Australian craft beer you’ll find anywhere in the world. 64–66 Scott St, Newcastle. T: 4023 2707

Shuck’d Oysters do indeed star at this joint and are served in a hundred different ways. Seafood shines on the rest of the menu as well, with barramundi, scallops, prawns, clams and mussels all done exceptionally well. 14 Pacific St, Newcastle. T: 4023 5265

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Madame Mo’s Finally a beautiful, cosy tea and dumpling house with over 40 varieties of exotic Asian tea. Accompany your preferred brew with some of the best dumplings you’ll find in Newcastle, all made with the freshest local ingredients. 106 Maitland Rd, Islington. T: 4965 4841

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Nagisa Japanese Restaurant Having perfected the delicate blend of customary and modern Japanese cuisine, and mastered the traditional minimalistic aesthetic, Nagisa is an opulent dining experience by the water that also features one of the few Teppanyaki bars in the region. N2 The Boardwalk, 1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle. T: 4929 4122


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The Edwards 148 Parry St, Newcastle West. T: 4965 3845

The Edwards has come from the re purpose of an inner Newcastle industrial warehouse that was. It is now filled with a bar, restaurant, café & creative space. It’s proof of what happens when flair for reinvention meets a commitment to freewheeling good times. The menus take cues from seasonal local produce and at the heart of the kitchen is the wood fired oven and hot smoker. Head in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks at the bar fuelled by classic cocktails, a non-stop supply of Young Henry’s and other great craft beers.


BUSINESS DIRECTORY FASHION & BEAUTY pp.8-23 SHOPPING CENTRES Strand Arcade 1 p.10, 13 412-414 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6800 strandarcade.com.au QVB 2 p.10, 11 455 George St, Sydney. T: 9264 9209 qvb.com.au The Galeries 3 p.10, 15 500 George St, Sydney. (corner of George & Park St) T: 9265 6888 thegaleries.com.au World Square Shopping Centre 4 p.43 Cnr George, Liverpool, Pitt & Goulburn Sts. T: 8669 6900 worldsquare.com.au

RETAILERS Adina Jozsef 5 p.14 National Building, L2, Suite 209, 250 Pitt St, Sydney. T: 9267 0122 adinajozsef.com.au Courtesy of the Artist 1 p.12 Strand Arcade, L2, Shop 124. 412-414 George St, Sydney. T: 8354 1398 courtesyoftheartist.com.au funkis 1 73 p.12 Strand Arcade, GF, Shop 19, Sydney. T: 9221 9370. 202 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 9368 7045 funkis.com Hunt Leather 1 p.16-17 Strand Arcade, shop 2, GF, 412-414 George St, Sydney. T: 9233 8702 huntleather.com.au Henry Bucks 6 p.16 23-25 O’Connell St, Sydney. T: 9232 4255 henrybucks.com.au Lee Mathews 7 8 p.8 20A William St, Paddington. T: 8354 0166 Shop 5, 732 Military Rd, Mosman. T: 9960 5788 leemathews.com.au Maiocchi 9 p.14 72b Oxford Street, Paddington. T: 8065 5345 maiocchi.com.au

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spaQ 10 p.12 QT Sydney, 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0088 qthotels.com.au The Family Jewels 11 72 p.14 Shop 6, 80 Castlereagh St, Sydney. T: 8354 1568. Also at 48 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 9331 6647 thefamilyjewels.com.au

THE PERFECT SUMMER WEDDING pp.20-23 Courtesy of the Artist Custom 1 p.22 Shop 122, L2, Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St, Sydney. T: 8354 1398 courtesyoftheartist.com.au/pages/custom LUOMO 12 p.23 200 Oxford Street, Paddington. T: 0415 120530 luomo.com.au Mister Mister 1 p.22 Shop 126, L2, 412-414 George Street, The Strand. T: 8040 2152 whoismrmister.com Mr Cook 13 p.21 318 New South Head Rd, Double Bay. T: 9363 5550 mrcook.com.au Poho Flowers 14 p.21 Shop 2, 117 Macleay Street, Potts Point. T: 9331 4333 pohoflowers.com.au Rococo Flowers 15 p.21 361 Cleveland St, Redfern. T: 9310 3900 rococoflowers.com.au Simmone Logue 16 p.23 2 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 9327 5700 simmonelogue.com Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel 86 p.23 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 5444 watsonsbayhotel.com.au Your Song p.22 L5, 2-12 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. T: 0422 213 201 weareyoursong.com

DESIGN & ART pp.24-37 All Buttons Great and Small 17 p.28 419A King St, Newtown. T: 9550 1782 allbuttons.com.au Catapult Design 18 p.27 Kings Lane, Darlinghurst.T: 8001 6646 catapultdesign.net.au


Chee Soon & Fitzgerald 19 p.26 173 Regent St, Redfern. T: 8399 1305 cheesoonfitzgerald.com Ginko Leaf 21 p.28 43A Queen Street, Woollahra. T: 0497 552 339 ginkgoleaf.com.au Home Industry 84 p.26 62 Darling Street, Balmain East. T: 9818 4529 homeindustry.com.au Living Edge 22 p.24 74 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills. T: 1300 132 154 livingedge.com.au Mitchell Road Emporium 23 p.28 284 Wyndham Street, Alexandria. T: 9699 7007 mitchellroademporium.com.au Ondene 67 p.27 12 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 9362 1734 ondene.com.au Planet 24 25 p.26 2/10 Macleay St, Potts Point. 114 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. T: 9211 5959 planetfurniture.com.au Stem Design 26 p.27 295 Darling St, Balmain. T: 9810 5222 stemonline.com.au Sydney Theatre Company 27 p.37 The Wharf, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. T: 9250 1777 sydneytheatre.com.au The Ken Done Gallery 28 p.36 L2, 1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks. T: 8274 4599 kendone.com.au Vaucluse House 85 p.36 Wentworth Road, Vaucluse. T: 9388 7922 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/vauclusehouse

SECRET SYDNEY pp.29-31 10. William St T: 9360 3310 williamst.com.au Doug Up on Bourke 901A Bourke St, Waterloo. T: 9690 0962 douguponbourke.com.au Eathouse Diner 306 Chalmers St, Redfern, Darlinghurst. T: 8084 9479 eathousediner.com.au

Golden Age 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. T: 9211 1556 ourgoldenage.com.au Hinky Dinks 185 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst. T: 8084 6379 hinkydinks.com.au Ken Done Gallery 28 1 Hickson Rd, The Rocks. T: 9247 2740 kendone.com.au La Banette 18 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. T: 8095 9688 Little Fish Bar Jones Bay Wharf. T: 9518 6677 flyingfish.com.au/little-fish-bar Lumionous darlingquarter.com/luminous Marigold 683-689 George St, Sydney. T: 9281 3388 marigold.com.au Mary’s 6 Mary St, Newtown. T: 9220 040 Salt Meats Cheese 12/41 Bourke Rd, Alexandria. T: 9690 2406 saltmeatscheese.com.au Sydney Theatre Company 27 The Wharf, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. T: 9250 1700 sydneytheatre.com.au White Rabbit 30 Balfour St, Chippendale. T: 8399 2867 whiterabbitcollection.org

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS pp.38-48 Ampersand Café & Bookstore 29 p.42 78 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 9380 6617 cafebookstore.com.au Azuma Japanese Restaurant 30 p.40 Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square. T: 9222 9960 azuma.com.au Burgers n Brews Pop Up 43 p.48 Shop 15, The Beach House, 178 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach. T: 9300 0673 facebook: Burgers-n-BrewsBondi Cabrito Coffee Traders 31 p.48 10-14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney. T: 8065 8895 cabritocoffee.com Fish at The Rocks 32 p.41 29 Kent St, The Rocks. T: 9252 4614 fishattherocks.com.au Gowings Bar & Grill 10 p.45 L1, 49 Market St, Sydney T: 8262 0000 qtsydney.com.au

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Glass Brasserie 51 p.47 Hilton Sydney, L2, 488 George St, Sydney. T: 9265 6068 glassbrasserie.com.au Grill’d Healthy Burgers 33 34 p.48 314 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. T: 9331 6562 241 Crown St. T: 9380 4800 grilld.com.au King Street Wharf 37 p.47 The Promenade (via Lime St) ksw.com.au La Rosa The Strand 1 p.45 Strand Arcade, Shop 133, L2, 193 Pitt St. T: 9223 1674 larosabarandpizza.com.au Marlowe’s Way 75 p.42 Tank Stream Way, Sydney. T: 0423 487 598 Mama’s Buoi 76 p.41 116 Devonshire St, Surry Hills. Palomino Espresso 42 p.42 Shop 1, 61 York St, Sydney. T: 0410 424 252 palominoespresso.com.au Parlour Lanes Roasters 10 p.45 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0000 diningroom.com.au Icebers Dining Room & Bar 91 p.38 Level 3/1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 9000 icebergs.com.au Stockroom 36 p.41 33 Cross Street, Double Bay. T: 8388 8372 stockroom.doublebay@ihg.com intercontinental.com/doublebay The Tea Room QVB 2 p.43 QVB, L3, North End, 455 George St, Sydney. T: 9283 7279 thetearoom.com.au The Palace Tea Rooms 2 p.43 QVB, L1, Shop 20-22, Sydney. T: 9283 2222 thepalacetearoom.com.au World Square 4 p.43 Cnr George, Liverpool, Pitt & Goulburn Sts. T: 8669 6900 worldsquare.com.au

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pp. 49-51 Manta Restaurant and Bar 46 p.51 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Sydney. T: 9332 3822 mantarestaurant.com.au

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Public Dining Room 92 p.50 2A The Esplanade, Mosman. T: 9968 4880 publicdiningroom.com.au Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel 86 p.50 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 5444 watsonsbayhotel.com.au Ventuno 48 p.51 21 Hickson Road, Walsh bay. T: 9247 4444 ventuno.com.au

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p.52-53 misschu 40 41 77 78 501 George Street, Sydney. T: 9283 0357. 1 Ithaca Road, Elizabeth Bay. T: 9331 0029. 150 Bourke St, Darlinghurst. T: 8356 9988. 178 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 7762 misschu.com.au

BARS & NIGHTLIFE pp. 54-71 BRKLYN 49 p.59 Basement, 42 N Steyne St, Manly. T: 9977 7135 facebook.com/BRKLYN2095 Donny’s 50 p.60 7 Market Ln, Manly. T: 9977 1887 donnys.com.au Gilt Lounge 10 p.57 49 Market St, Sydney. T: 8262 0000 qtsydney.com.au Marble Bar 51 p.56 Hilton Sydney Hotel, LB1, 488 George St. T: 9266 2000 marblebarsydney.com.au Mr Moustache Bistrot 44 p.57 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach. T: 9300 8892 Sugar Lounge 49 p.58 42 North Steyne, Manly. T: 9977 7135 facebook: sugarloungemanly The Bucket List Bondi 95 p.54 The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 4122 The Hold 53 p.58 4/9-15 Central Avenue, Manly. T: 9977 2009 The SG 54 p.57 1/32 York St, Sydney. T: 0402 813 035


Zeta Bar 51 p.56 Hilton Sydney, L4, 488 George St. T: 9265 6070 zetabar.com.au

ROOFTOPS & BEERGARDENS TRAIL pp.64-67 Hotel Steyne 55 75 The Corso, Manly. T: 9977 4977 hotelsteyne.com.au InterContinental SydneyDouble Bay 36 33 Cross Street, Double Bay. T: 8388 8404 intercontinental.com/doublebay Manly Wharf Hotel 57 Manly Wharf/ East Esplanade, Manly. T: 9977 1266 manlywharf.com.au The Bristol Arms 58 81 Sussex Street, Sydney. T: 9262 5491 bristolarms.com.au The Duck Inn 59 74 Rose St, Chippendale. T: 9319 4415 theduckinnpubandkitchen.com The Glenmore 60 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. T: 9241 2711 theglenmore.com.au The Local Taphouse 96 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst. T: 9360 0088 thelocal.com.au The Lord Roberts Hotel 79 64 Stanley Lane, Darlinghurst.T: 9331 1326 lordrobertshotel.com.au The Tilbury 62 12-18 Nicholson Street, Wooloomooloo. T: 9368 1955 tilburyhotel.com.au

RESTAURANT REMIX pp.69-71 Franchi Brothers Italian Bar 63 438 Oxford St, Paddington. T: 8021 3346 italianbar.com.au Neighbourhood Bondi 64 143 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach. T: 9365 2872 neighbourhoodbondi.com.au Salon de ThĂŠ 65 Level 2/225 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. T: 8040 6817 salondethe.com.au

STAY & EXPLORE pp. 72-83 Adora Handmade Chocolates 80 p.80 28 Plumer Road, Rose Bay. T: 9327 2160 adora.com.au Busatti 97 p.79 9 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 9363 4318 busatti.com.au Dunbar House 81 p.82 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay. T: 9337 1226 dunbarhouse.com.au Gerry Webber 68 p.78 53 Cross Street, Double Bay. T: 9363 2663 InterContinental SydneyDouble Bay 36 33 Cross Street, Double Bay. T: 8388 8404 intercontinental.com/doublebay p.75-76 Marc Cain 69 p.78 49 Bay Street, Double Bay. T: 9328 2029 marc-cain.com Michal Negrin 100 p.82 10 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 9327 8803 michalnegrin.com MRS SIPPY 82 p.81 37 Bay Street, Double Bay. T: 9362 3321 mrssippy.com.au My Island Home 98 p.78 5 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 9362 8760 myislandhome.com.au Ondene 67 p.79 12 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 9362 1734 ondene.com.au Optique 70 p.80 1 Knox Street, Double Bay. T: 9328 7670 optiqueaustralia.com Simmone Logue 16 p.81 2 Cross St, Double Bay. T: 9327 5700 simmonelogue.com Swiss Deli Rose Bay 83 p.81 550 New South Head Road, Rose Bay. T: 9371 9000 The General Trading Company 71 p.79 7 Knox Street, Double Bay. T: 9363 0993 Timaginarium 99 p.80 11A Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay. T: 04676 32972 timaginarium.com

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ESCAPES & GETAWAYS pp. 84-103 WEEKEND AWAY: CANBERRA

pp.88-93 A. Baker 2/15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra. T: 6287 6150 abaker.com.au ANU Drill Hall Gallery Kingsley Street, Acton. T: 6125 5832 dhg.anu.edu.au Aubergine 18 Barker St, Griffith. T: 6260 8666 aubergine.com.au Beaver Galleries 81 Denison St, Deakin. T: 6282 5294 beavergalleries.com.au BentSpoke Brewing Co Corner of Mort St and Elouera St, Braddon. T: 6257 5220 bentspokebrewing.com.au CAPITOL Bar & Grill 1 London Circuit, Canberra. T: 6247 1488 qtcanberra.com.au Department of the Exterior 1/11-17 Bougainville St, Manuka. T: 6239 4225 dexterior.com.au Knightsbridge Penthouse 34 Mort Street Braddon. T: 6262 6221 knightsbridgepenthouse.com.au Lucky’s Speakeasy 1 London Circuit, Canberra. T: 6267 1270 qtcanberra.com.au Me & Mrs Jones 26 Giles St, Kingston. T: 6162 3355 mmjones.com.au Mint Garden Bar Batman St, Braddon. T: 0414 667 538 sagerestaurant.net.au/ mint-garden-bar Monster kitchen and bar NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra. T: 6287 6287 hotel-hotel.com.au Parlour Wine Room 16 Kendall Ln, New Acton Pavilion, Canberra. T: 6257 7325 parlour.net.au QT Barber 1 London Circuit, Canberra. T: 6267 1267 qtcanberra.com.au QT Hotel Canberra 1 London Circuit, Canberra. T: 6247 6244 qtcanberra.com.au Sage Dining Batman St, Braddon. T: 6249 6050 sagerestaurant.net.au Silo Bakery 36 Giles Street, Kingston. T: 6260 6060 silobakery.com.au 108 SYDNEY SUBURBS MAPS STYLE SEEKERS

Temporada 15 Moore St, Canberra. T: 6249 6683 facebook: temporadacanberra Unit 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. T: 6230 0943

WEEKEND AWAY: NEWCASTLE

pp.93-103 High Tea With Mrs Woo 74 Darby Street, Cooks Hill. T: 4926 4883 highteawithmrswoo.com.au Lillies at the Junction Shop 20/10 Kenrick Street, The Junction. T: 4962 4111 lilliesatthejunction.com.au Madame Mo’s 106 Maitland Road, Islington. T: 4965 4841 Nagisa Japanese Restaurant 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. T: 4929 4122 nagisa.com.au Novotel Newcastle Beach 5 King St, Newcastle. T: 4032 3700 Scotties 36 Scott St, Newcastle. T: 4926 3780 Shuck’d 14 Pacific Street, Newcastle. T: 4023 5265 shuckdbar.com Sprout Canteen Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle. T: 4974 1434 sproutcanteen.com.au The Burwood Inn 77 Berner Street, Merewether. T: 4963 5000 theburwood.com.au The Centenary Antique Centre 29 Centenary Road, Newcastle. T: 4926 4547 centenarycentre.com.au The Edwards 148 Parry Street, Newcastle West. T: 4965 3845 theedwards.com.au The Grain Store 64-66 Scott Street, Newcastle. T: 4023 2707 grainstore.com.au The Olive Tree Market T: 0439 649 058 theolivetreemarket.com.au Too Cool for School 105 Darby Street, Cooks Hill. T: 4023 5761 facebook: Too Cool For School Kids Uprising 21-25 Downie Street, Maryville. T: 4962 5669 bakeduprising.com.au Willows Home Traders 89 Darby Street, Newcastle. T: 4929 3399 facebook: Willows Home Traders


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