Best of Sydney

Best Pilates Studio

PILATES INTERNATIONAL If you’re walking like you’ve been hit by a bus or are waking up every morning feeling like you slept on a bed of rocks, you may want to investigate pilates. It’s a series of exercises that work your abs, pelvis and back for greater balance. Pilates International won the crown for Best […]

Best Real Estate Agent

DEANS PROPERTY, GLEBE Since its foundation in 1993, Deans Property has become one of Sydney’s premier real estate agents and has been a key factor in the ever-changing urban landscape of Sydney. Working with a dynamic mix of buildings within Sydney’s fringe suburbs, Deans Property specialises in the conversion of old industrial buildings and warehouses […]

Best Public Pool

ANNETTE KELLERMAN AQUATIC CENTRE Sorry Thorpie, your eponymous aquatic centre in Ultimo is nice’n’all, but our readers think the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Enmore is better! It may not have the architectural bells and whistles (though it’s a nice enough building) but what this Inner West gem does offer is a state-of-the-art heated 50-metre […]

Best Place to Get Tattooed

INNER VISION TATTOO Check your generalisations at the door, as you step into this respected 17-year-old tattoo studio, which dismantles the seedy stereotype. The studio is a visual homage to the art form, with walls lined in impressive illustrations, displays of memorabilia and historical books. Nervous first-timers will be pleased to see that Inner Vision […]

Best Place to Get Pierced

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH As soon as you walk into this colourful street-fronted piercing studio, you know you’re in good hands. The vast selection of body jewellery on display (in cabinets and on staff) and the clean, professional presentation of the studio is a dead giveaway that this team is among the best. Offering everything from nose […]

Best Pet Shop

BOWHOUSE, BONDI BEACH Dog may be man’s best friend, but cats, birds and pigs have also found their way into hearts across the city. Furry, feathery and let’s not forget slimy, they’re all welcome at Bowhouse, Bondi Beach. Stocked with more nutritious food and information than a naturopath, the staff at Bowhouse is more than […]

Best Hairdresser

AUDREY & HIM Want a new look, but still distressed from your last encounter with a scissor-happy stylist who believed they knew your taste better than you did? Audrey & Him might just be the salon of your dreams. Cushla and Ruby are the bubbly and sweet owners of this understatedly chic salon, gently hidden […]

Best Gym

ANYTIME FITNESS, GLEBE The fitness phenomenon continues to reign supreme in Sydney with a new breed of 24-hour gyms popping up over the past couple of years. And as our work lives move ever forward, the need for after hours locations becomes more apparent. Whether you’re putting in a couple of kms on the treadmill […]

Best Dentist

GENTLE DENTAL, DOUBLE BAY Having practiced dentistry in Ulladulla for the last six years, Dr Young Moon is the new kid on Sydney’s block. But after setting up shop in Double Bay less than a year ago, he has already earned himself a loyal following, who swear by his mixture of personal empathy and practical […]

Best Cutthroat Shave

CHOPS N CHARLIE It would be dangerous to assume that facial hair is in. Despite being visible on the faces of bankers, lawyers and vintage storeowners alike, by the time you grow it out the fad may have passed. But, if you’ve fallen victim or like me you’re having a hard time growing enough hair […]