There’s so much more to Sydney shopping than just the CBD so what happens when you venture east? Well you discover a ton of gems like Parlour X (pictured above, a destination store for all that is gorgeous and chic both locally and abroad, newly open in its stunning St John’s Church location), Poepke (for the Dries Van Noten devotee in all of us), The Corner Shop (on the pulse) and it’s older sister Belinda (an institution), Blood Orange (simple and stylish, I often feel I could easily dress everyday from what is on its racks, think APC and Acne), Tuchuzy (to plug in to that cool-Bondi-girl vibe, all sexy with saltwater tresses) and for a great selection of Australian designers in their own standalone boutiques visit The Intersection Paddington (it is what Paddington used to be when I religiously visited on the weekends as a teenager) .
Where to gain some sustenance during all this retail therapy? Some tasty favourites of mine by area. I wasn’t sure how to order it so I have ordered them by distance from the city, from nearest to furthest with some highlights for me from each:
The Rocks – Saké Restaurant & Bar (Kingfish Jalapeño)
Pyrmont – Sokyo (Tuna Crispy Rice)
Surry Hills – Bill’s (my favourite of this Sydney instution is the original in Surry Hills, and I can’t go past their signature scrambled eggs and ricotta hotcakes) and Reuben Hills (the food is delicious and when my girlfriend Rhea was pregnant she craved their Salted Caramel milkshakes on a daily basis)
Darlinghurst – Bourke Street Bakery (love the Beef Brisket, Red Wine & Mushroom Pie)
Bondi – sample some tasty asian fusion at China Diner with plenty of other delicousness along that strip of Hall St
Alexandria – The Grounds (industrial chic, great coffee) and Bread and Circus (you can feel the wholesomeness when you go and my particular favourite is the breakfast w/ gwyneth and their yummy salads at lunch time)
So much more of Sydney to cover which I hope to get to in time in future posts.