Luckie guides

Are a guide-book alternative for savvy locals and discerning travellers who want the low-down on the best destinations in the city or beyond. Each deck features 52 hand-picked venues expressed as a deck of cards.

Luckie is the series of hip pocket guides that’s unlocking the world’s hidden hotspots city by city. Combining compact, stylish packaging; relevant local content; and succinct, witty text, everything you need to know is available at a glance.

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Many guides aim to be as comprehensive as possible; ours go the opposite way. Our curators spend a lot of time refining our selection so only the best venues remain. While travel information has never been more abundant, sorting and assessing it takes considerable effort. Luckie guides enable you to hone in on what’s relevant to who and where you are.


Put together by passionate locals who scour the city for authentic and excellent experiences, the guides recognise that travellers want the tools to start exploring a destination quickly and with confidence. They also want to get a sense of what makes a place special and how its inhabitants enjoy it.

It’s our team of curators, writers and contributors that make Luckie guides unique and invaluable. We work with those who know the bar, cafe and restaurant scenes from inside out and back to front. Hospitality runs through their blood and as often as not they are pioneers as well as participants in this ever-changing landscape. Their considered curation of the featured venues means you’ll discover the places where substance meets style, where the service transforms the experience to stay in your mind as a treasured memory. We hope you’ll be delighted by the venues we reveal to you and in turn we hope you’ll share this knowledge with your friends, just as we share it with you.


Michelle has been creating and publishing niche city guides since 1998 when she created Shopping Secrets; guides to unusual and interesting shops in Melbourne and Sydney. In 2003 she released Bar Secrets Melbourne; the beloved bar guide that showed Melburnians where the most fabulous bars could be found. The popularity of this title inspired the creation of the brand Deck of Secrets which saw further titles in this unique deck of cards format released for cities and islands around the world including Ibiza, Hong Kong and London. She developed mobile apps across four platforms in the past decade and Apple featured one of the apps for their TVC “There’s an App for that”.

Recently she made a fresh start launching Luckie Guides; an evolution of the Deck of Secrets concept.