The concept of lifestyle is widely referred to in the media, often I think without much thought or effect. ‘Lifestyle furniture’ for example: what does that mean exactly? Do we use furniture outside of life? Several years ago I joked about marketing ‘diet water‘ and recently I have found out that such a product exists. These words have no meaning.

To me, lifestyle refers to relaxation, self indulgence and hedonism: all very fine things. While enjoying my weekend in Sydney recently I indulged in a comfortable and decadent lifestyle that was both distracting and refreshing. Staying at the Medusa Hotel in Darlinghurst is a delight. On a balmy afternoon after walking around until I was tired the thing to do was to lounge about in the sunny courtyard writing emails to friends.

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For breakfast the next day the place to go is Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point – possibly the best breakfast and coffee I’ve ever had. This is the scrambled eggs with spinch and deep fried zucchini flowers with a side of bacon. Can’t talk, eating…

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