Posted 15 Dec 17

Live, Love, Double Bay, NSW

Elegant and fashionable, Double Bay has a charm that makes Sydneysiders sit up and take notice. High-end designer stores, a deluge of salons and an emerging dining and bar scene are the pulse of this bayside neighbourhood. It’s the French-esque Murray Rose Pool though that steals the show along with the highly-prized foreshore of picturesque Blackburn Cove.
It’s hard to pull yourself away from the village-like setting of Transvaal Avenue with its jaw-dropping collection of designer shops located in beautiful townhouse-style shopfronts. The fashion boutiques along Knox, Cross and Bay Streets will have you slowing your pace to make a few detours into the stores which boast chic labels. Once a week locals browse the weekly organic markets in Guilfoyle Park and when the sun is out, Steyne Park and Blackburn Gardens become the focal point for locals and their four-legged friends.
Renowned as much for dining as it is for shopping, Double Bay has restaurants that have established themselves on Sydney’s fine dining scene. Double Bay’s nightlife has earned a reputation with highly sought-after establishments gracing the social scene of Sydney’s elite. VINE, Mrs Sippy and Pelicano, to name just a few, like to mix things up with long-time favourites, the Sheaf Hotel and the Royal Oak Hotel as the go-to places for a more relaxed catch-up.
The relaxing foreshore parks and the much-loved Murray Rose Harbour Pool contribute to an irresistible charm that becomes prized real estate in the warmer months. With easy access to the ferry and boats, locals love to take to the harbour, whether it’s a quick commute to work or for a leisurely weekend sail.
Double Bay is renowned for well-heeled women who have an affinity for glamourous and chic fashion. However, this little pocket is also home for busy professionals and families who love the quick commute (be it by ferry or bus) to and from work while still having easy access to prestigious schools and harbourside living.
With all its charm and beauty, Double Bay provides an enviable lifestyle and easy access to the best of Sydney.
DO
DOUBLE BAY FORESHORE  The calm waters of Sydney Harbour lap against the narrow stretch of sand. On the edge of the park is popular brunch spot, Redleaf Pool Café.
EAT 
MRS SIPPY  Colourful graffiti art, a beautiful courtyard and a menu with grazing plates, boards and mains to choose from – this small bar is relaxed, chilled and oh so chic.
SHOP
TRANSVAAL AVENUE  An enviable selection of high-end designer shopping – fashion and homewares – housed in beautiful townhouse shop fronts.
Interested in Double Bay? Visit our Belle Property Double Bay office for the latest property listings and lifestyle information.
Words by Margaret Quilter, Photography by Sitchu
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