Damian Hall, editor

Big breakfast at a Glebe caf, before a squiz at Glebe Market’s retro football shirts. Join pals on a train to Cronulla, ferry to Bundeena, and into the gorgeous Royal National Park. Amble along cliff-tops, knock back picnic and cheap plonk, swim and laze about on unpeopled beaches. Newtown for dinner (Thai), before supping Cooper’s Ale in the Cooper’s Arms and other King St bars. Watch The Arsenal on the box before heading to Kings Cross to dance like a frog in a blender at Loaded. Puke up. Brilliant.

Colin Delaney, entertainment editor

I’d be hungover, so breakfast at Lemon (Crown St, Surry Hills). A few bicycle laps of Centennial Park with the girlfriend before continuing on to Bondi for a surf to wash away lasting grogginess. Alas to the North Bondi RSL for ‘arvo’ beers and Cajun Chicken burger. A slightly stewed ride to Surry Hills to meet up with friends at the Cricketers Arms (Fitzroy St) for a steak, before kicking on to see bands at the Hopetoun Hotel (Bourke St), or dance the night away at Purple Sneakers (Abercrombie Hotel, George St), bugging them with requests. Puke up. Brilliant.

Andy Westbrook, travel editor

Wake up with a dip in Coogee’s waters before a leisurely breakfast. Follow the coastal walk to Bondi, cooling off along the way at Tamarama. Lunch at one of the cool little backstreet cafes, like Gertrude and Alice. Have a chilled ‘arvo getting battered by the Bondi waves and buying cool t-shirts at the market (Sundays), before grabbing a beer with a view at the North Bondi Surf Club. Jump on a bus to Circular Quay and stroll around The Rocks. Munch a roo pizza before crawling the area’s pubs. Puke up. Brilliant.

Gabriella Lahti, the workie

A perfect day would start with a trip on a sailing boat. Not that I sail, but I find men who do rather attractive. Early evening beers at Darling Harbour. At nightime a favourite is dinner in one of the many good restaurants in Newtown, a bottle of red and, yes, one of those sailors. Then to a dancefloor, preferably one with live music: Tatler in Kings Cross is a good option for those nights you don’t want to end. Don’t puke up. Brilliant.

February 25th, 2008