Relaxation and rejuvenation are vital aspects of a balanced lifestyle. Luckily, Sydney is placed within easy reach of some of the world's most luxurious escapes.

Daniel Nobel has been a coveted bartender on the Sydney scene for over a decade. He started his career at a back-bar at Shady Pines, and is now gearing up to open the CBD's next 'it' venue, Old Mate's Place.

Combining the creature comforts of the home with breathtaking backdrops is what makes these unique holiday homes the perfect place to escape the city and recharge your batteries.

Sydney is home to one of Australia's most exciting character actors. Damon Herriman has been gracing our TV sets and theatre stages since he was a child in the '80s. Now, as Hollywood and the Oscars beckon louder than ever, the Justified star talks to Lifestyle Guide about the Arts in Sydney, his fondest homegrown memories, and his favourite local pub.