Fash­ion/art/an­tiques

Wool­lahra : Queen St

LUXE City Guides - Sydney - - Shop­ping Itin­er­ar­ies -

Leafy and ca­nine-friendly mwah-mwah land. Start at Pig­ott’s / 53 Ocean St / 9362 8119 / pig­otts.com.au / for a riot of In­dian block print fab­rics and twee decor. Exit left and head on up to .M Con­tem­po­rary at #37 / 9328 0922 / mcon­temp.com / with mul­ti­me­dia works by emerg­ing artists from near and far, and the her­itage listed show­room of Parterre at #33 (cnr Queen St) / 9363 5874 / parterre.com.au / for cu­rated an­tiques and French home­wares. Cross­ing straight over and into Queen St, on your right at #162 is Shapiro auc­tion­eers (see Stand­out Decor), and at #132 Vic­tor Churchill / 9328 0402 / vic­torchurchill.com / a master of meat. Turn right onto Spicer St for lit­er­ary lovely Les­ley Mckay’s / 9328 2733 / les­leym­ckay.com.au, then back­track to the cor­ner of Queen St to find Ruby & Min at #128 / 9328 0101 / rubyand­min.myshopify.com / with girly Oz and global fash. By now it’s prob­a­bly about time for a mid-re­tail re­fuel so saunter to the su­perbly named LUXE at #118 for a quick court­yard cof­fee, or on the right hand cor­ner at #116 is the Wool­lahra Ho­tel / 9327 9777 / wool­lahra ho­tel.com.au / home to steak frites won­der Bistro Mon­cur (see Rest/smart), plus an open air ter­race up­stairs. Full as a goog? Good. Con­tinue along Queen St to House­hold Linens at #94 / 9362 9033 / house­hold-linens.com / piled high with smart beach house bed stuff. On­ward you’ll espy an­tique baubles at Greene & Greene at #86 / 9328 1712 / gree­ne­and­greene.com.au / and pretty preppy Anna Thomas / #84 / 8084 6694 / an­nath­omas.com. Two down at #82 is The Bay Tree / 9328 1101 / the­baytree.com.au / with a huge stash of ta­ble and kitchen­ware, then at #76 Quincy / 9363 0559 / quincy.com.au / with cov­etable heels by Ni­cholas Kirk­wood and Ru­pert San­der­son. For fine pa­per­works and can­vases shimmy into #74 Olsen Ir­win (see Art), be­fore cross­ing over to the de­lec­ta­ble Si­mon John­son (see V. Use­ful), a cor­nu­copia of tooth­some things – they’ll even brew you a cof­fee, bless. Next door is brow queen Sharon Lee (see Spa) and at #47 chip­per Ter­race / 9362 5196 / ter­race out­door­liv­ing.com.au / with colour­ful, mod­ern gar­den decor plus kit and ka­boo­dle. Breeze on to #43 Gingko Leaf / 9328 0585 / ginkgoleaf.com.au / a bright bub­ble of ce­ram­ica japon­ica, rad hat­ter Axel Mano (see Adv. Shop) and Robert Bur­ton at #25 / 9363 9848 / robert­bur­ton­shop.com / for buy-me Mavi jeans, Ben­si­mon sneak­ers, Cire Trudon can­dles and hue-ti­ful Dib­bern glass­ware. Cross back for Anne Schofield at #36 / 9363 1326 / an­neschofiel­d­an­tiques.com / famed for her stun­ning pe­riod rings and neck­laces, then exit right and skip on­ward to find Akira Iso­gawa / #12a / 9361 5221 / akira.com.au / with gor­geous, East­ern-in­spired frocks. Now you’re done, you su­per­shop­per! At the end of Queen St you’ll see the syl­van Cen­ten­nial Park­lands through the large iron gates just across the in­ter­sec­tion. Float on in and fol­low the road down to the sun­drenched deck of Cen­ten­nial Park­lands Din­ing / 9380 9350 / Cafe 8am-3pm Mon-fri, till 4pm Sat-sun or The Kiosk 7am-5pm daily / cp­din­ing.com.au / for sea­sonal bites with yummy mum­mies, or fab­u­lous take-out pic­nics. Nice one, bug­ger­lugs.

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