Life­style/decor/in­die Fash­ion

LUXE City Guides - Sydney - - Potts Point -

Away from the Kings Cross ‘XXX’ shops is black sweater n’ Mus­cle Mary ter­ri­tory Ma­cleay St. Start at Gran­di­flora / #1/12 / 9357 7902 / gran­di­flora.net / where you can pick some pretty posies, then trot next door to #10 Planet (see Stand­out Decor), a world of woody good­ies. Just up is dear Potts Point Book­shop at #14 / 9331 6642 / potts­point­book shop.com.au / then across Arida / #61 / 9357 4788 / arida.com.au / has a mélange of beau­ti­ful cloth­ing (m/w) and ob­jects. Turn right into Chal­lis Ave to mop up some pasta at Fratelli Par­adiso (see Rest/re­laxed), or keep on Ma­cleay St for Potts Point Gal­leries / #67 / 9357 2033 /points­point­gal­leries. com.au / with Art Deco and French an­tiques. Am­ble past Billy Kwong (see Rest/smart) on the left and flounce up to veg­matic gro­cer Fratelli Fresh / #81 / above Wool­worths / 9368 6655 / fratel­lifresh.com.au / with homely Ital­ian lunch lovely Cafe So­pra in­side. Exit right and turn right into Man­ning St for Becker Minty at Shop 7 / 8356 9999 / beck­er­minty.com / with stylishly slick must-haves for home and self. Re­trace and over on the op­po­site cor­ner is Ma­cleay on Man­ning at #85 / 9331 4100 / macleay­on­man­ning. com / with up­scale flot­sam and jet­sam, furny and fash. Exit and cross Ma­cleay St and on the cor­ner at #46a is Blue­print / Shop 3 / 9331 3488 / blueprint­re­tail.com / a ver­i­ta­ble candy store of eye-pop­ping home­ware, plus a branch of Bourke Street Bak­ery also at #46a (en­ter via Crick St) / 9380 9700 / (see Coffee & Cake) / with pies and pas­tries that’ll have you throw­ing old Atkins to the wind. Con­tinue up and turn right into Or­well St for crus­ta­tion sen­sa­tion Water­man’s Lob­ster Co. at #5/29 / wa­ter­manslob­sterco.com / or bar­rel left down Green­knowe Ave, and at the round­about cruise right into El­iz­a­beth Bay Rd. At #39 is Pour Tous / 8354 0411 / pour­tous.com.au / stuffed with hand-picked la­bels from NYC and LDN for him and her, and at #35 Blood Or­ange / 9357 2424 / blood­or­ange.com.au / hous­ing Wang, A.P.C. and all things mod chic for cool chicks. Fi­nally, fin­ish with an al­fresco aper­i­tif on the pretty pa­tio of Gazebo / #2 / 8070 2424 / thegazebo.com.au. Cheers, big ears.

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