Best Place To Get Fit – Anytime Fitness Glebe

BY SAM CALDWELL   One of the major things that gets in the way of trying to get fit is a lack of time. The combination of an individual's busy life and the busy life of a personal trainer or gym staff. The solution? Anytime Fitness Glebe, who literally give you the key for 24-hour […]

Best Place To Get Printed – IS Print

BY SAM CALDWELL   Printing everything from business cards to out-of-home signage, IS Print is a one-stop print shop. With a team well recognised for their services across town, their products are always beautifully finished and coated with protective layers, and the latest technology is used for even the smallest of jobs. Their unrivalled efficiency […]

Best Haircut – Old Sport Barber Shop

BY JEMMA CLARKE   The Old Sport Barber Shop may have only just turned a year old, but it has already provided plenty of stand-out haircuts and beard designs that showcase their staffs’ exceptional technique and attention-to-detail. And design seems to be the name of the game – their logo was designed by the same studio […]

Best Cosmetic Tattooist – Lita Brow Boutique

BY TOM NASH   Everyone knows the eyebrows are the windows to the soul. As I’m sure many of you believe you have a soul, it’s often best to keep those windows polished. If yours are lacking, you may like to visit Lita Brow Boutique for a more… *ahem* permanent solution. Darlinghurst socialite and industry leader Lita […]

Best Record Label – Rice Is Nice

BY ELIAS KWIET   There's a small but lucky collection of Sydney artists, yet to achieve mainstream success, who are supported by indie record label Rice Is Nice. Formed in 2008, head-honcho Julia Wilson has succeeded in forming a tight-knit circle of frequent collaborators who aren't bound by a single genre. The Laurels, Straight Arrows, […]

Best Tattoos – LDF Tattoo

BY ELIAS KWIET   Considering Sydney's size, it's impressive that we have a small collection of tattoo shops with international respect. One of those is LDF Tattoo, which boasts a team of world-class artists, each unique in style and with extensive portfolios. Founder Les Brown set a small studio in Marrickville in 2006, continuing the […]

Best Yoga – Sky-Lab

BY ELLEN LEABEATER   Have you ever wanted to fly but been too afraid of heights, weightlessness or injury? Well, there is an answer – it’s called aerial yoga. In a space that is newly renovated, you can fly (only a metre from the floor!) and relax in custom made yoga hammocks. The instructor will […]

Best Mechanic – Mike Connolly Automotive Engineering Zetland

BY CHRIS PEKEN   Who do you entrust your beloved vehicle to? A good mechanic is a person to cherish. Mike Connolly is my man. He and his team of hard-core car enthusiasts have been servicing and repairing the cars of inner east locals and loyal out-of-towners for upwards of 30 years. An easy going, […]

Best Hair Stylist – Simon Bright Salon

BY TOM NASH   Tucked away behind the bustle of Oxford street, a humble yet stylish shop front sets the stage for some of Sydney’s trendiest hairdos, set to an almost endless supply of Madonna hits – Simon Bright Salon. British born Simon Bright and local lass Rhiannon Dimaria take scissors to the heads of […]

Best Creative Course – Australian Film, Television And Radio School

BY SAM CALDWELL   Set up by the Federal Government over 40 years ago, AFTRS is the one-stop-shop for creatives wanting to break into the industry. Their reputation for quality courses, which range from bachelors degrees to industry-focused diplomas and short courses, exists around the world. They also boast a long list of notable alumni […]