About The Weekender
Our The Grey friends, family and ambassadors has grown into an amazingly interesting group of men based all over the world. And what better city guides than local heroes with exquisite taste for food, fashion, and culture to guide you through our world metropolises? Enjoy the inside information of our community.
This time Gregor Jaspers shares his inside information in Rotterdam, the city he calls home.
- Founder of The Grey -
"Gregor Jaspers is the man behind The Grey – the groundbreaking men's skincare brand revolutionizing the men's skincare industry. He's a guy with a love for great food and hospitality. That's why we asked him for the hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops to bookmark for your next trip to the inspiring city of Rotterdam."
Why do you love your city?
There are numerous reasons I adore life in Sydney: The pristine beaches provide opportunities for leisurely strolls, sunbathing, surfing and refreshing swims. The city has enchanting gardens that are perfect for daily walks with the added bonus of exceptional museums and art galleries along the way. With a strong fitness culture and easy access to gyms and wellness centers, Sydney excels in promoting a healthy lifestyle. However, one of the city's true gems is its outdoor fitness opportunities. You can embark on picturesque coastal walks or runs, all while enjoying the fresh sea breeze and breathtaking ocean views.
Describe your ideal Saturday in Sydney
Ilike to indulge in a bit of extra sleep before starting my day with a workout. Breakfast is often enjoyed out since having someone cook for me is an absolute treat and coffee is a must. Most days, I'll venture to the beach with friends, take a refreshing swim, and soak up the sun. Around 4pm, we typically pack up and I head home for a shower, then decide between a cozy movie night or simply unwinding and relaxing.
What is your favorite neighbourhood?
The street of my childhood, where my father and pop constructed our family home, it holds a special place in my heart. It was a magnificent house perched atop a hill, overlooking a breathtaking natural forest and offering glimpses of the ocean. My siblings and I had the most incredible childhood here.
Were to stay?
If I ever feel like a staycation in the city the park hyatt is definitely the place to stay. Located on the very edge of Sydney Harbour with front-row seats to the world-famous Opera House.
Were to get the best coffee
The Quick Brown Fox is a delightful corner cottage nestled in Pyrmont Sydney. Dating back to the 1800s. Beyond its exceptional coffee and divine food, it immerses you in history. With its original exposed timber beams and preserved fireplaces resonate with stories of the past, creating a unique atmosphere as you sip your coffee.
Were to eat and drink
Here are my top three must-try restaurants in Sydney: Le Foote: Placed in the historic and heritage-listed setting of The Rocks, Le Foote is a unique blend of a Parisian wine bar and a Mediterranean Grill, offering a distinct dining experience. Shell House: This multifaceted venue host various dining options, from the European bistro Menzies on the ground floor to the luxurious Sky Bar on the rooftop offering panoramic city views and the classic cocktail bar known as the clocktower. Bar Copains: A relaxed and enjoyable dining spot that lives up to its name, with "Copains" being French for friends. It's the perfect place to share a tapas-style meal with your closest friends.
Shops we can't miss
WhenWhether you're planning a weekend escape or a quiet countryside retreat, consider Berry. Situated on the South Coast of NSW, just a two-hour drive from Sydney's CBD. Berry embodies the quintessential characteristics of a historic rural town, offering a perfect blend of village charm and urban sophistication. Discover local produce, restaurants, while enjoying cozy cafes and much more.
Places of interest
Whether you're planning a weekend escape or a quiet countryside retreat, consider Berry. Situated on the South Coast of NSW, just a two-hour drive from Sydney's CBD. Berry embodies the quintessential characteristics of a historic rural town, offering a perfect blend of village charm and urban sophistication. Discover local produce, restaurants, while enjoying cozy cafes and much more.
Your favorite local hotspot
The weekend markets in Glebe, Kirribilli, the rocks and other areas offer unique shopping experiences and local products while showcasing some live musical talents.
The Sydney List
Below you will find all the addresses Saint's recommends. just click on the link and you will be redirected to their instagram page
- Man met Bril Koffie
- s'Zomers Flowers
- Margreet Olsthoorn
- Morgan en Mees
- Nen Xavier
- Super Nova
- Magazijn Houtman en Menkvel
- Bar Berta
- Bar Simon
- La Pizza
- River Bar
- Plein Oost
We take pride in our community and the diversity we have gathered around over the years. We love to share knowledge and the wonderful things in life, and sharing insider information is one of them. Great travels!