EAT & DRINK - Eastside gets the Nigella tick of approval.

There are few people in the world that do not melt when they hear Nigella Lawson’s dulcet tones as she waxes lyrical on her favourite subject - food! The Domestic Goddess is a household name and has returned many times to our shores. A Broadsheet article alerted us to the Nigella food stops on her most recent trip down under and were were rather chuffed to find not one but five Eastside venues on the list!

She first visited breakfast favourite Bills in Darlinghurst for a healthy injection of toast with avocado, coriander and kimchi. A classic Sydney favourite. Onward to beloved Billy Kwong for blue swimmer crab, prawn, chicken, and duck with plums where upon finishing her meal pronounced it “joyous”.

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Over at Woolloomooloo’s Flour and Stone Nigella popped a recipe from chef Nadine Ingram’s new cookbook onto her site (stars really are just like us!) and as a quick snack, opted for the chocolate manjari cake.

This was followed by a visit to The Apollo, where she shared eleven dishes with Sydney’s food scene stalwart Christine Manfield, no doubt an incredible meeting of minds (and taste buds). Then on to Alberto’s Lounge where she dined on octopus and chickpeas and spaghetti with sardine and fennel.

If Nigella approves, then who are we to argue? We will be spending our weekend following in her footsteps and indulging in the splendour of Eastside food delights.

STYLE - Shopping for the stylish mum this Mother's Day

If your mum is a style maven, Eastside Sydney has got you covered. A multitude of small boutiques in Potts Point, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst cover off fashion and jewellery for all tastes and budgets. Hand made and quirky jewellery from Industrial Bling or some classic accessories from Dinosaur Designs there is more than enough variety for every style. Also - check out the blog for another 5 of our best places to find jewellery and accessories across the precinct. 

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And if clothes are more mums thing than we can't recommend highly enough taking a look at what AXL Bazaar in Potts Point has on offer. They have the latest in designer brands from bags to belts: owner and artist Athena Levendi will be more than happy to work with you to find the perfect gift for the one-off Mother's Day gift.  We also recommend Blue Spinach in Darlinghurst, whose collection of bags and purses will have you swooning. If none of this takes your fancy then peruse our own list of fashion spots across Eastside which will no doubt have the perfect option come May 12th. 

ART & DESIGN - Mother's Day Flowers Ideas for Eastside

Don't arrive empty handed. Not this year. We've got the best florists to pop into on your way to any event and get something that will really make an impact. Whether it's nationally acclaimed Pearsons in Darlinghurst  with their bright and colourful arrangements and great selection of orchids, OR Pollon with their rustic and daring displays for the more wild hearted Mums amongst us. 

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There is a special spot in our hearts for Grandiflora in Potts Point and Hermetica in Wooloomooloo whose timeless elegance never fails to impress. This is where to go for a more sophisticated approach.  And we couldn't forget PoHo, whose artistic approach to mixing colours and shapes will have everyone talking long after Mother's Day is over.