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.