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Your guide to Sydney's best markets, boutiques and high street shopping

The best markets in Sydney
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The best markets in Sydney

For farm-fresh produce, vintage duds or homespun arts and crafts, check out our ultimate guide to the best markets in Sydney.

The best antique shops in Sydney
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The best antique shops in Sydney

These antique shops and warehouses prefer the pre-loved to the pre-packed.

Ethical souvenirs to take home from Sydney
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Ethical souvenirs to take home from Sydney

We reckon we've found the best ethical souvenirs in Sydney.

The best op shops in Sydney
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The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t mean second best. Rummage through our pick of Sydney's top op shops.

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The best plant nurseries in Sydney
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The best plant nurseries in Sydney

Thinking of starting or adding to your collection of house plants? Find green goddesses from the best leafy friend providers in Sydney.

This week's best shopping events
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This week's best shopping events

Find the best warehouse sales and markets taking place this weekend.

Flower delivery services in Sydney
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Flower delivery services in Sydney

These online florists have you covered for same-day deliveries of beautiful flowers.

Ethical shopping in Sydney
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Ethical shopping in Sydney

We’ve found local businesses putting people, animals and the environment first. 

The best bookshops in Sydney
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The best bookshops in Sydney

There are few greater pleasures in life than visiting a quality bookshop. 

Health and beauty in Sydney

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty

The best spas in Sydney

Whether you want hardcore results, or just a bit of chill time, Sydney's palaces of self-rejuvenation have you covered. Bring a magazine and prepare to bliss out.

The best tattoo parlours in Sydney
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The best tattoo parlours in Sydney

It’s worth investing a little time into who and where you should get inked before making the decision to permanently commit. 

The best nail artists in Sydney
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The best nail artists in Sydney

Sydney’s most in-demand nail artists will dazzle the digits of Sydneysiders looking to turn their nail beds into miniature canvases.

Beauty products by Indigenous businesses
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Beauty products by Indigenous businesses

These four beauty brands are using centuries-old Indigenous Australian ingredients in their body bars and shampoos.

The best barbershops in Sydney
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The best barbershops in Sydney

Finding the right barber can be a lifelong search. We've found the experts who excel in getting the discerning man’s ‘do’ just right.

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Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
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Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin

Imagine this, the chance to spend your dream week, in whatever shape or form that might take. Well Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is giving you the chance to win your perfect 'week well spent'. Whether a 'week well spent' means shopping sprees or lunch dates and nights out on the town with your mates, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin wants to know about it – and they want to help you bring your dream week to life.  And if you win, Ableforth's will help the winner turn their dream 'week well spent' into reality (to the value of up to $1,000). Terms and conditions apply. So, why do the spirit makers at Ableforth's want to know what your ideal week is? That's because a week is exactly how long it takes to make each batch of their award-winning Bathtub Gin. To get the gin's distinct flavour and botanical hue, the team spends no fewer than seven days cold compounding (infusing in layman's terms) their ingredients, which when everything's distilled at high temperatures in copper pots, becomes the distinctively delicious Bathtub Gin. To be in with a chance of winning your dream ‘week well spent’, head to the link below and tell us what your 'week well spent' would look like by July 31. Good luck! Enter now

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Rainbow Chan

Rainbow Chan

Art-pop vocalist and producer Rainbow Chan is touring this August, serenading audiences up and down the East Coast with her beguiling brand of electro-pop. The multi-talented musician and visual artist is playing a string of shows in support of her recently released album Pillar. The record follows 2016’s Spacings, which was nominated for several awards, and 2017 single ‘Let Me’, which earned a SMAC trophy for Best Song of the Year. Chan has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards, but if you’ve never heard her music, expect soulful melodies, glitchy beats and intelligent lyrics, often dealing with themes of culture and identity (Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia). Whereas Spacings was sweetly melancholy in tone, this album promises a more upbeat attitude and vibrant aesthetic, still delivered with her signature ethereal vocals and tight production. Check out the Rainbow Chan website for more information, ticket links and special guests.

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Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars
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Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars

Sometimes, flavours just belong together – from strawberries and cream to guac and corn chips. Irish whiskey and coffee are one of these undeniable pairs, so Jameson, the king of malty-sweet spirits, has brought them together in one glorious, full bodied bottle. In keeping with these hip café times, they’re blending the nutty, vanilla profiles of Jameson with cold brew coffee. This gives a more refined, refreshing flavour to the drink, while maintaining that warm, rich coffee profile from Colombian and Brazilian Fairtrade Arabica beans.  If you’ve attended a coffee cupping or two on your way to a distillery tour, you’re likely to have the constitution for sipping the spirit with little more than ice. But if you’re keen to see what this punchy drink can do in a cocktail shaker, perhaps it’s time to hit up a few Sydney bars serving the beverage. Photograph: Supplied If you like your afternoon tipples with a side of true-blue bar talent, head to the Unicorn Hotel in Paddington. This ripper of a pub has plenty of bottles of Jameson Cold Brew in stock, and could mix you a beaut Jameson Cold Fashioned (yep, a kick o’ coffee beside the bitters is blissful) in between rounds of Jatz and French onion dip. Looking to get a little frisky? The boys at Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern will fix you a caffeinated cocktail that’ll have you getting up to no good in their party basement. Need a breather? Head to the Wild Rover for a housemade lamb sausage roll before your next round. This hidden wh

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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for
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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for

The rulebook-razing team behind Glebe bar and eatery Thievery have launched a brunch service that will shake you out of your bacon-and-egg rut. Executive chef Julian Cincotta (ex-Nomad and Rockpool) has devised a breakfast menu featuring the same creative, contemporary approach to Middle Eastern cuisine that you know and love from dinner. Arabic ingredients take centre stage in loose interpretations of familiar breakfast dishes, such as a crumpet made of fermented chickpeas, or a halloumi and potato hash. Eggs come with za’atar butter or smoky charred eggplant, or cracked into a chickpea foul (a stew more commonly made with broad beans) in their take on a shakshuka. You didn’t think they’d play a shakshuka straight, did you? Even their popular kebabs have found their way onto the brunch menu, with a fried egg and hash brown as accompaniments. If you’re more of a sweet breakfast type, you can’t go past the tahini “panned cake” with halva, nuts, ginger, burnt honey and sesame ice cream; it gives the desserts a run for their money. When some hair of the dog is called for, the bottomless brunch gets you unlimited cocktails for $32 per person. Brunch is available 9am-4pm on weekends, and bookings are recommended.

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