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Betty Who's Favorite Street

Oxford Street

Oxford Street. Photo by James Horan.

       
 Photo courtesy RCA Records.        

For a touring artist, it can be helpful to have a travel ritual to provide a sense of the familiar when hustling from city to city. Whenever Australian singer Betty Who hits the road, she relaxes by playing solitaire. That is, until her competitive juices kick in. “If I start a game before a show, I have to play until I win and beat the game,” says the musician, whose electric new album The Valley, featuring the knockout anthem “Some Kinda Wonderful,” is out now. Despite her solitaire habit, Who has never let her will to win keep her from a timely arrival on stage. “I’m fairly good at getting it together, but I’ve definitely made my stage manager quite nervous before,” says Who. “He’d say, ‘We have to go,’ and I’m like, ‘Two seconds.’ ”
 

The Unicorn Hotel

Fun fact: This isn’t a hotel but a pub with an Aussie-focused beer and wine list; bar food is served until 2 a.m. most nights. “They have the craziest fish and chips I’ve had in my entire life.”
 

Sweet Art

This bakery transforms your favorite things—say, a Gucci stiletto—into artful desserts. “This is my favorite cake store in the entire world. I love being in there because my sweet tooth is insatiable.”
 

Palace Verona

This upscale theater showing festival films and cult classics is a must for cinephiles. “My mum used to take me there to watch cool, indie children’s movies.”
 

Indian Home Diner

After a stroll in nearby Moore Park, drop into this hole-in-the-wall offering comfort food classics at gentle prices. “My dad is a big Indian food fan, and this is one of his favorites.”

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