2011

Best Import Shop: ISKCON Temple Shop

When you take your shoes off to go inside the Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha Temple, you can feel the energy going up through your legs. With … Read more

Best Independent Newsagency: Newscaf

As the name suggests, this is a great place to drink coffee while reading the news. If the morning paper is too dry for your … Read more

Best Men’s Apparel: Local Store

This place is so hip it hurts. I almost felt shabby surrounded by the vast range of almost decadent offerings in everything from high men’s … Read more

Best New Books: Ariel Books

Ariel Books is a ‘chic nerd’s paradise’: it has everything highbrow about literature with a mix of pop art, audio books and boutique stationary thrown … Read more

Best Op Shop under $10: Vinnies Glebe

If the hipsters of Newtown and the scene-sters of Paddington make you raise your eyebrows, you might like to try this op shop on for … Read more

Best Organic Food Shop: Go Vita Marrickville

Go Vita Marrickville is a health food shop on a big dose of natural enhancers. Established six years ago, the shop has an on-site naturopath … Read more

Best place to catch up with a friend: Gertrude and Alice

Sit yourselves in a nook at the back of Gertrude & Alice, the gorgeous bookshop and café by Bondi Beach. Let the onshore breeze, … Read more

Best place to get a Piercing: Kaleidoscope Custom Tattoo and Piercing

Bondi Road is home to Kaleidoscope, Sydney’s best piercing specialist. When I first stepped into this brightly-coloured trendy shop, I got a red sparkly navel … Read more

Best place to get a Necklace: I Love You Beads Shop

Don’t be alarmed by the strobing red and blue lights; it’s just a well-designed ploy to keep the haters away. This establishment has more than … Read more

Best place to get a Tatoo: Platinum Ink

Platinum Ink is not your typical tattoo studio. Run by an all female crew of professional artists specialising in many different fields that will take … Read more