Our pop-up shop opens in Surry Hills tomorrow so we thought we'd share some of our favourite places in the area that will also be our neighbours for the week.
Some of these places are old haunts we've been visiting for years while others have just popped up in the neighbourhood. Either way they're our unmissable Surry Hills highlights.
Nomad is a new favourite of ours that serves up house cured meats that remind us of the charcuterie back in France as well as local, seasonal produce that feels equal parts homely and professional.
We love the interiors and the relaxed feeling of the wide open space that always makes us feel like having an extra glass from their great wine list just to stay a little longer and enjoy the ambience.
We haven't had the chance to sit down for a movie at this astonishing venue just yet but it's certainly on the cards for us owing to the venue's historic importance and gorgeous interior.
Tonight Golden Age Cinema is playing Fantastic Planet, a vintage French sci-fi animation, and if we weren't setting up the shop we'd be there in a flash. Luckily you don't need a ticket to have a drink in their beautifully cinematic bar.
While there aren't too many people in Australia who haven't heard of Brett Whiteley, we're sure there are plenty who haven't visited his inspiring studio to see where his creations were conceived.
We've been visiting this studio cum gallery for years and it's always nice to see the iconic matches outside the door. There's something at once old, new and very Sydney about the art, artist and studio.
We have to confess. French cider is much better than its Australian counterparts - it's dry, crisp and really tastes of apples with a musty, golden edge. Sorry Australia but the French have this one.
And the best things to accompany this beautiful cider are, of course, equally delicious crepes and galettes. French Touch Créperie serve the best easy French fare outside of Brittany and it's the perfect place for us when we're missing Montparnasse.
Holy Kitsch is an institution in Surry Hills and has always drawn us in with their vibrant collection of all things Day of the Dead. We're suckers for a the occasional skull tchotchke and this place has every iteration of the theme you could wish for.
But beyond the obvious skulls and skeletons there are little jewels to be found among the explosions of colour, inspiring trinkets and beautiful gifts that keep us coming back again and again.