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Meet the locals making homewares that Sydney loves
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Meet the locals making homewares that Sydney loves

Meet the craftspeople making products from scratch.

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

These plant shops and nurseries have everything you need.

Stationery shops in Sydney
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Stationery shops in Sydney

There’s nothing better than ticking off tasks on an old-school to-do list. 

The best homewares shops in Sydney
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The best homewares shops in Sydney

Fill your new house with Australian-made furniture or globally sourced homewares.

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The best vintage shops in Sydney
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The best vintage shops in Sydney

Get all dressed up in frocks from the 1950s, flares from the swinging sixties and super trendy smocks from the ’70s. 

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

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

Ethical shopping in Sydney
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Ethical shopping in Sydney

We’ve found a handful of local businesses that are 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. 

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.

Health and beauty in Sydney

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 spas in Sydney
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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. So book it, bring a magazine and prepare to bliss out.

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 nail artists in Sydney
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The best nail artists in Sydney

Nail art has flourished from a DIY underground affair right into mainstream salons. Miss Lauren LaRouge is one of Sydney’s most in-demand nail artists, dazzling the digits of Sydneysiders who are looking to turn their nail beds into miniature canvases. “People think it’s this crazy over-the-top thing, but once people try it – even starting with a feature nail – they usually get hooked,” says Miss LaRouge, while painting pastel pink polka dots and leopard spots on Time Out's claws.A trip to Japan originally piqued Miss LaRouge’s interest in nail artistry, and on her return home she started using herself has a mani mannequin. “I did a course in Sydney, which was great for hygiene, acrylics, but nail art is just one small component, so I taught myself a lot and practiced on myself.” Lauren’s background in burlesque dancing – she’s an MC and ukulele-player over at Oxford Street’s Slide – dovetailed neatly with her newfound passion. “I used to add things to my costumes, bling them up and embellish them. I then took this to my nails.” This soon enough spread to the hands of friends and family, before she made the big jump and quit her office job to pursue her passion full time.Rather than the production-line set-up that many salons employ, Lauren ensures her little corner at Indulge Studios is one filled with sass, colour and solid client banter. “A beautician once told me that I shouldn’t bother getting into nail art and that the industry was dead, but I want to put the love back

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Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op
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Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op

We all know that cheese goes down a treat with wine... But did you know it also pairs perfectly with Scotch whisky? Time Out Live presents this whisky and cheese night hosted by Surry Hills bar The Wild Rover in an evening that explores the dark spirit and the dairy delight via tastings and helpful guidance. On the night you get to sample six whiskies from distilleries including Talisker, Johnnie Walker and Dalwhinnie. Each will be paired with a different cheese from across the globe, courtesy of The Stinking Bishops. It doesn't matter whether you're a whisky noob or a seasoned pro – this evening of firewater and fromage will offer something new to anyone that loves either whisky or cheese (or both). So, get in quick, the event takes place on Mon Apr 30 and your ticket gives you six whiskies and six cheeses for $60. The evening is brought to you by the Whiskey Co-Op (Wild Rover’s very own whiskey collective), Simon McGoram (Diageo whisky ambassador) and Newtown cheese merchants, the Stinking Bishops. Learn more and book tickets here.

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4 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season
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4 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season

An A-list line-up of comedy talent is about to hit a stage near you. Here's the rundown of what to see and where and when to see it. 

Playwave partners with Sydney Theatre Company for exclusive teen event
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Playwave partners with Sydney Theatre Company for exclusive teen event

Playwave is giving teens the chance to snap up tickets to this exclusive night out at Sydney Theatre Company for just $25. On Wed Apr 18, you'll have the chance to witness Hugo Weaving in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Before the show, Playwave will host an intimate pre-show gathering and conversation with STC Artistic Director Kip Williams. You'll get a chance to meet other like-minded young people, before sitting down to an open conversation with Kip Williams. Sydney Theatre Company’s directing associate Jess Arthur will guide the conversation, discussing and dissecting the Brecht classic, giving you a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the five star production. There will also be time for Q&As, giving you the chance to pick the brains of one of Sydney's most respected directors. After, you'll get to see Hugo Weaving in his powerful performance in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Bertolt Brecht’s 1941 play tells the story of a small-time gangster who heavies his way to a position of absolute power within the vegetable trade and city politics, using evasion and violently ruthless coercion. It’s a gripping piece of crime fiction with plenty of bloodshed, betrayal, corruption, twists and turns. Time Out Sydney gave it five stars, so you can expect a night of wonderfully entertaining and shocking theatre, all for just $25. Find out more about Playwave.

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Side with Amex Sydney | American Express x Time Out

What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express® Card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.