Woollahra : Queen St
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.