Best Places to Blog Shoot in Sydney: #1 Surry Hills


Let me introduce you to Surry Hills, my old hood! I LOVE Surry Hills. For those not familiar with Sydney, it’s a bit hard to compare with other places around the world. Maybe Clerkenwell in London? Maybe parts of SoHo NYC? It’s a Sydney city fringe suburb with some great Victorian architecture and plenty of cool coffee houses, restaurants, bakeries etc. I recently moved away to get a bit more greenery, but I miss this place – BIG TIME! So here is my walk through of Surry Hills, with a particular focus on the best little pockets to take great urban fashion blogging photos…

Here is a cheat-sheet to finding the best little pockets:

  • Head to either Brooklyn Hide (I love those guys – great bagels) or Reuben Hills for coffee and planning – loads of cool little lanes and nice tree-lined streets around there
  • If you happen to be in Surry Hills on the first Saturday of the month, check out Surry Hills Markets
  • A lot of these shots were taken around Ann Street and Collins Street – click on those links to find them on Google Maps
  • Bourke Street Bakery is a bit of an institution to go for if you’re into delicious almond croissants, fresh sourdough and desserts
  • Once you’re done getting lost, consider wandering down to Campbell Street for some funky bites, or keep heading down the hill to Chat Thai if you like to make things spicy! Or maybe Chur Burger – check out the photos below!

Check out my shop for the Alice McCall Play Suit!

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  1. Raysa Garcia on August 12, 2015 at 11:31 am

    What a beautiful place!?!? Love every single picture!!! Your outfits are always on point my stunning and sexy Ashley.
    You rock babe.
    Happy Almost Friday/ weekend!!

    • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Raysa!!!! Thank u soooo much my gorgeous babe!!! U are the best and such a sweetheart!! Big hugs and lots of love!!??

  2. Alanda on August 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for the tips babe. I’m going to be in Sydney tomorrow for a week so I’m super keen to check some of these places out 🙂 when I lived in Sydney I was hardly ever in Surry hills. So thanks babe, oh and of course your outfits are always on point love it


    • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Omg you are??!! Yay! That’s awesome honey!! Hehe thank u so much for reading this!! I appreciate all your love and support lovely! I absolutely adore your style and killer posts!!! I’m still new to this!!??lots to learn from a pro like u!!??

      • Alanda on August 12, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        Hehe yes I am. And I’m moving down there next year in May so exited to back living there. We will have to catch up sometime since I don’t really know many people down there all my friends down there have moved to other cities 🙁 I’m still new too babe only been really blogging hard out for a few months now. I seriously love your blog 🙂

        • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 1:14 pm

          aww yay!! of course honey!! hehe ahhh excited to have to back in Sydney! do not worry, you can meet some of our blogger friends from here! they are lovely and u will love them. thank you so much lovely. ok now go and finish packing!!! ?

  3. Rikki on August 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    FABULOUS!!! Such a Great read!!!

    • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Awww Rikki!! thank you sooo soo much for checking me out lovely. big hugs. have a good night! i hope you watched the bachelor!!!! we will discuss more after tomorrow. hahaha i love the show!!!

  4. michaela on August 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    ok, im not gonna lie. I have been anxious and excited for this post. I actually really want to come up for a weekend just to take photos at all these destinations. We need to plan a date for me to come up and visit you, stat!!!!

    preferably first saturday of the month 😉 because those markets look fun to roam around.

    Keen as a bean..

    on another note, you are just pure perfection my girl. Killin’ AS ALWAYS !!!!!


    • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      lol you are sooo cute!!! hahaha anxious!!!yes please i’ll DM you and we can find time doll!! yay!! thank you soooo much for all your love and support and for reading this babe!!xxxxxx

  5. Londoner In Sydney on August 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Ashley! This is a great post. Check you out you little natural blogger! Some really great tips here, I might have to think about loading up the car with my wardrobe again and go shooting around there too! xx

    • Miss Gunner on August 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you sooo much beautiful babe!!! yes you will need to get your bf to take amazing picts of you!!! you have the most amazing clothes and style!! lots of love honey!! xxxx

  6. Liza on August 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Such fabulous photos. Love all of your looks, dear.
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  7. Ana @champagnegirlsabouttown on August 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    You look fabulous! I love your style!

  8. Mikayla on August 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I love that camel colored hat you’re wearing in one of your later photos. So chic! xx


  9. R Vera on August 20, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Omg as a Sydney blogger too, can I just say, this is such a helpful post! All your pictures look great! I hope I can make use of these spots soon 😀


  10. Bee on August 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Love this post. You Nailed it babe. ?

  11. DEMELER on August 22, 2015 at 3:49 am

    What a gorgeous neighborhood! I´m dying to visit Australia, seems like there is such a strong community of bloggers there!

  12. The Rue Collective on August 26, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I love to shoot in Surry too! So many gorgeous little side streets and old buildings. I LOVE that photo of you in the CMEO jacket and shots crossing the street!!!! xo

    • Miss Gunner on August 26, 2015 at 4:08 am

      I know!! love Surry Hills, you always have beautiful backdrop too babe!! especially the white walls on your last post! Happy Wednesday sweetie!xxxx

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