Shopping Centres Brookvale, NSWA nice semi open air mall with only around 2 levels across the centre it makes it very pram friendly. There are large open play areas for kids and lots of shops- target, big w, best and less, country road, David jones and now- Myer!
Bottle Shops Mosman, NSWA great bottle shop when you need to stock up for a party. They have a large walk in fridge down he back where you can grab a case of whatever you like. Staff are super friendly and you can pay using your Woolworths gift cards! They also let your scan your everyday rewards card and also honor the coupons from your grocery receipts from Woolworths.
Bottle Shops Mosman, NSWFriendly staff and they sell bottles of beer individually in case you want a cheeky drink near the beach. They stock on mummy favourties- stone and wood. A deliciously yeasty and fruity beer. They also have ice creams here so if you are down by the beach and don't want to line up at the cafes, here is a great alternative!
Restaurants North Sydney, NSWOne of the only Malaysia places that sell Assam laksa, a spicy fish noodle dish served with pineapple, onions and mackrel. Love it here and though the place gets busy you can usually easily find a spot to eat in the food court.
Takeaways Balmoral, NSWBalmy summer nights, hearing the ocean waves crash upon the shore, sunset rays streaming across the sand... perfection! Add some good ol' fish and chips and you have a perfect Aussie summer night! It was very busy and blue card board boxes of fish and chips were everywhere as locals and visitors alike enjoyed the views of the beach over dinner. I ordered he fisherman's basket. There were two pieces of fish, two prawns and about 10 pieces of calamari! Chef was feeling generous today... sprinkle some chicken salt on the top and a squeeze of lemon - done! Good food, made fresh and a perfect location.
Department Stores Sydney, NSWA nice department store in the heart of the city. Hey moved all their kids clothes upstairs which made my visit very awkward, as there were just empty racks of nothing. I apparently came at just the wrong time as they were transitioning stock to prepare for the Christmas section. Nevertheless a friendly sales assistant pointed me in the direction of a few racks in the corner which were full of clearance items. Being the bargain hunter that I am, this made me very happy!
Restaurants Sydney, NSWThey hardly have anything on the menu. The pork buns were way too sweet and this place is very expensive for what you get. Nothing like the real Tim Ho wan experience in Hong Kong!
Restaurants Sydney, NSWCame here cos they were part of Amex's 'shop small' campaign so I would get $10 off my dinner. We got in just before a line started building outside the restaurant. It is a casual atmosphere but is clean and stylish. Expect to Pay around $25 a person. To our surprise we didn't feel like eating Ramen- so we opted for the buns, had 3 for $13 and then we also order some salmon Aburi. A delicious meal straight from Japan!
Clothing Retailers Mosman, NSWNicely merchandised store with good quality women's clothing. The range is for more casual dressing, for women with a more conservative style. They follow a few seasonal trends but more of the pieces are basics that are timeless. They don't stick the new maternity range but encourage you to go online to purchase. The change rooms are clean and the staff friendly and helpful.
Parks Mosman, NSWA beautiful local park where lots of kids of all ages come to play. There is play equipment for little ones including a slide and swing, and there is a gym for older kids to hang and climb. Lots of shade under the beautiful fig trees. Unfortunately not bathroom facilities but there are cafes nearby.
Restaurants Neutral Bay, NSWLove the lunch specials, they serve a grilled mackerel bento or you can choose a teriyaki chicken bento or a sushi platter version. I love their egg omelet. It is beautifully layered, cut precisely and has a subtle sweetness. Gets very busy so ensure you book.
Restaurants Neutral Bay, NSWThis is now my favourite ramen in Sydney. The broth is delicious and rich, full of slowly cooked pork broth and a variety of charred pork cuts. The place is super casual, they only take cash and the crowds build up on weekends at dinner. We ordered the king sized ramen which is created for sharing - at $37 it may seem pricey for a bowl of ramen but it is so worth it. Some piece of pork as sweet and soft, others are charred and some or soft and gelatinous. They let you customize your ramen, if you want the noodles hard or soft, less salty, no bamboo shoots and more. I always leave this place satisfied and happy. The staff are courteous and friendly.
Department Stores Chatswood, NSWStraight from the USA, this very popular homeward store is also in chatswood chase. Gorgeous bedding and warm hues adorn this well Merchandised store. The prices are a little dear but the quality of the furniture and bedding were nice.
Seafood Pyrmont, NSWOne of my favourite Japanese restaurants in pyrmont. When I meet friends in the area we often come here. It's hard to go past their lunch special! They display it out he front so you know what's on the menu for the day. You get a hot dish, sashimi, a drink, miso soup and you can also ask for rice.
Restaurants Neutral Bay, NSWDelicious Japanese food! This is the sister store of sushi samurai. Not very roam friendly but they have table outside. On a hot day it isn't the most comfortable but the food is fresh and delicious. They also sell ramen for those who are fans of good delicious noodles in pork stock. Prices at reasonable especially their lunch and dinner sets.
Takeaways Sydney, NSWSo good- I love the burger project. They use real Cape grim beef for their patties that they prepare in store! You can even pass the carbs and turn your burger into a salad. Also love the spicy chicken burger. Food is fast and fresh!
Cafes Ryde, NSWA very popular cafe located right in the center of Ryde park. The playground is right next to the cafe so kids and adults alike can enjoy the play equipment while waiting for the food to arrive. The menu has a middle eastern flare with spicy sausage, clay pot eggs and delicious salads. The big breakfast (called something else!) is amazing, you get as my friend described "a real big breakfast" where you get bacon, and sausage, lots of eggs, two pieces of toast and the trimmings. I had the chefs special. Of baked potatoes, trout and poached eggs and it was beautifully presented and even more delicious. Their juices are good too! Make sure you reserve a table as they are super busy breakfast and lunch!
Restaurants Chatswood, NSWI love eating here for authentic Malaysian food. They wat tan hor is one of the best in sydney, I love thee way they have free tea and accompaniments such as chilli. Order at the counter and an assistant will show you a table. There are also seats upstairs so don't be put off if it looks full when you walk in.