2010

BEST PLACE TO GET PIERCED: STEEL LOTUS

Steel Lotus is about more than just ink and piercing, it’s about creating original and innovative works of art and your body is the canvas. … Read more

BEST PET SHOP: BOW HOUSE

Only Sydney’s best pet shop would welcome their ‘four-legged clientele’ with such open arms. Proprietor Terry says the store even had a piglet brought in … Read more

BEST ORGANIC FOOD: IKU

While foodies across Australia have been glued to the Masterchef circus, Iku’s chefs have been quietly performing a culinary miracle in their kitchens across Sydney … Read more

BEST NEW BOOKS: DYMOCKS

It doesn’t matter whether your taste leads you to the new edition of the Quarterly Essay or the latest instalment in the Twilight series, sometimes … Read more

BEST NEW AGE SHOP: NATURE’S ENERGY

This shop — which is conveniently located online for the internet-savvy —doesn’t sell tarot cards or crystals if that’s what you were thinking. The Nature’s … Read more

BEST LEATHER APPAREL: CREAM ON KING

Leather envy: it’s something we all experience at some point in life. You pass someone in the street sporting a slammin’ leather jacket, or pair … Read more

BEST INDEPENDENT NEWSAGENT: OXFORD NEWSAGENT

Owner Chris Fisher has done a marvellous job setting up this local hole-in-the-wall institution. You don’t you have to stand in this newsagent long to … Read more

BEST IMPORT SHOP: OXFAM

We love to shop, we adore our coffee, and we’re all for cultural diversity. But it’s easy to overlook the hardships of others when choosing … Read more

BEST HEALTH FOOD: ABOUT LIFE

The term ‘health food’ has been known to strike fear in the hearts of some, who automatically assume that this involves consuming foodstuffs with a … Read more

BEST GYM: V CLUB

Far more than just a gym, V Club is a no-holds-barred lifestyle destination. Beyond the state-of-the-art gym floor, and spread across four levels individually themed … Read more