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Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 10 February 2024

Curious about what the Man of Many team can’t get enough of right now? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve sifted through our obsessions to bring you the latest edition of Staff Favourites. From budget-friendly gems to extravagant indulgences, we’ve got something for everyone.

MORE: Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 3 February 2024.

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Hack: There are EV chargers for free use in the middle of Hobart with free 2-hour parking while charging | Image: Ben McKimm / Man of Many

Thrifty Polestar 2 Rental in Tasmania

Ben McKimm – Journalist

What does a car-obsessed automotive journalist drive when he visits Tasmania? Well, he speaks to his friends at Thrifty and rents one of the new Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor EVs with 650km of range to answer a few questions. Can you visit some of Van Diemans Land’s top locations (Freycinet) without losing your mind at Australia’s sub-par electric vehicle charging network? Answer: yes. Is the updated Polestar 2 one of the best ways to explore the land? Answer: also yes.

Thanks to the size of the place it’s easy to get around, but with Tasmania’s electric vehicle charging network rivalling that of the mainland you hardly have to plan your trips too which takes some of the headnoise out of the equation. Most importantly, if you get behind the wheel of the Polestar 2 you’ll also be driving one of the best EVs money can buy – just read my review to find out.

If you’re heading to Tassie and you want a premium EV rental while you’re there, check out the Polestar 2 and other electric vehicles now available through Thrifty.

M.Y. Sea Raes

Richie Hall – Video Producer

Full disclosure, I only spent an hour onboard the luxury yacht M.Y. Sea Raes checking it out and unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of cruising on it and staying a night BUT I sure could imagine doing so and what a pleasure that would be. We featured Sea Raes in our latest episode of Suite Spot which you can check out here. At $18,000, inclusive of food and beverage, it’s certainly pricey but if you gather your friends (up to 8 guests can stay overnight) it’s one hell of a high-end adventure. Lovers of cult Byron Bay favourite Raes on Wategos will feel right at home here.

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2020 The Masterpiece Shiraz

Alex Martinez – Media Sales and Brand Partnerships

Million Wines have launched their most premium wine to date. On a recent trip to Smiths Lake, I shared this wine with loved ones in a tasting style format and it was a wonderful touch on the night. The wine is a beautiful deep ruby in colour, with pronounced aromas of red cherry, plums and white pepper spice. Aged in rare limited edition French oak barriques, the Shiraz is available in a sophisticated box that also includes a wood corkscrew, two stemless wine glasses and the tasting notes. A great gift idea for those who already have it all, because you can never have too much wine.

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Yeti
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Yeti Tumbler

The Yeti travel mug has truly become an indispensable part of my daily routine. Its thermal insulation ensures that my beverages stay at the perfect temperature for an extended amount of time, whether it’s a hot coffee or if I decide to switch it up to a cold brew. What sets the Yeti apart for me is its practical spill-proof design. As a super clumsy and accident prone person, the durable construction has proven resilient in the face of my daily hustle gives me a level of confidence when tossing it into my bag in the mornings.

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Disaronno
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Disaronno Originale Liqueur

Having recently attended an event for Disaronno’s latest offering, the Disaronno’s Fizz, I can confidently say that this is probably the drink of the season for me. The event took place on the rooftop bar of the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay, and was accompanied by a picture-perfect day, peaking at a stunning 28 degrees. Known as the “Endless Dolce Vita”, the Disaronno Fizz was the latest summery creation from the Italian drink maker, and consisted of a liqueur-base, soda, lemon juice and a wedge of lemon.

The liqueur itself is low in alcohol content but yet manages packs a punch in terms of character and taste. Slightly sweet and fragrant, it gives a warm sensation and can be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails like the Disaronno Sour, ‘Dis’arita (a fun twist on the margarita) and the Disaronno French Connection.

Sipping Disaronno’s refreshing citrusy, cocktail on a poolside bar is truly the definition of an endless summer.

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Ondi wash x orlebar brown swim sport wash
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BONDI WASH x Orlebar Brown Swim & Sport Wash

Elliott Barsby – Commercial Director

As an Orlebar Brown enthusiast myself, I understand the importance of caring for our cherished garments. The BONDI WASH x Orlebar Brown Swim & Sport Wash collaboration not only revitalises swimwear and sportswear but also upholds the integrity of OB’s premium garments, ensuring they maintain their pristine condition for countless beach adventures to come.

This limited-edition plant-based wash, fragranced with Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary extracts, revitalises swimwear while removing odours and salt. Packaged in a custom-designed bottle featuring Orlebar Brown’s iconic Toucan Palms print, it’s a nod to sunny island escapes, the joy of Australia’s beach culture, and the importance of preserving our oceans.

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Argylle

Frank Arthur – Co-Founder

In an exciting partnership with Universal Pictures, Man of Many hosted the Australian ‘blue carpet’ premiere for Argylle, an event that was nothing short of spectacular. With over 400 attendees, the pre-event party set the stage with Moët & Chandon, a DJ spinning the decks, and a mesmerising dance performance inspired by the film’s iconic whirlybird dance setting an atmosphere teeming with anticipation and excitement for the latest Matthew Vaughn action-comedy.

The film itself did not disappoint, delivering high-octane action sequences and a sharp, witty script that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. This spy film featured a stacked cast, which includes names like Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Catherine O’Hara, Dua Lipa, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who do a great job at bringing their characters to life, coupled with Vaughn’s visionary direction blends action, comedy, and character-driven storytelling into a truly cinematic adventure.

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My muscle chef
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My Muscle Chef

Marcus Hurley – Sales and Partnerships Manager

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing health and convenience isn’t easy. Enter My Muscle Chef. It’s been a game-changer for me, someone who has always struggled with even the concept of meal-prep. MYMC is a champion in the realm of nutrition and time management and it is now a staple in my weekly routine.

My Muscle Chef offers a diverse menu of chef-prepared meals delivered straight to my door, ready to heat and enjoy in minutes. From traditional favourites like Chicken Parmigiana to healthier alternatives like Teriyaki Salmon with Brown Rice, there’s a dish to satisfy every palate and dietary requirement.

The convenience factor of My Muscle Chef is unmatched. Ordering online is seamless, and delivery is flexible. For me, My Muscle Chef isn’t just a meal delivery service; it’s a lifesaver. I’m not sacrificing quality or flavour, I’m making every meal one to enjoy with my family – whether it’s sit down or on the go.

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Koh Universal Cleaner

John Guanzon – Head of Social

You know you’ve reached a certain age when the prospect of good quality cleaning products excites you. We’ve been using the Australian-owned universal cleaner brand Koh in our household and it still holds up as one of our favourites. After 8 years in the market, it’s developed a cult following and you can call me a loyal cult disciple. The brand started as a side hustle at a local Bondi farmers market by two passionate dads and has grown to become one of Australia’s beloved sustainable cleaning brands. Their company ethos claims to demystify the unnecessary complexity of cleaning and call me a believer, but it actually works. The eco-certified cleaner is free from all the harsh chemicals you tend to find in other surface cleaners, reducing harmful and toxic chemicals from entering and polluting water. If you’re just getting started, a good place to start would be their Surface + Spray Map Starter Kit which includes an Atomiser Spray Bottle, 1.8L Universal Cleaner, a 4-pack of microfibre cloths, a spray mop, and 5 reusable mop pads. Happy cleaning, friends!

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Waterford organic cuvée gaia whisky
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Waterford Organic Cuvée: Gaia Whisky

Jacob Osborn – Journalist

“All of us at Waterford feel whisky drinkers are becoming jaded by endless and bizarre spins on cask finishes, dressing up what is fundamentally the same spirit, with another excuse to spin a yarn. We think consumers are becoming increasingly interested in the raw material from which whisky is made—and how it is made—over and above such stories, and are increasingly seeking whiskies that are natural, made with high provenance, and with something actually real to say.” That’s a quote from Mark Newton, head of branding for Waterford Whisky. And if their latest single malt is anything to go by, he may be onto something.

Taking a few cues from the premium wine industry, Waterford pays extra attention to terroir, i.e. the natural environment from which their ingredients are sourced. Nowhere is that more evident than with their Cuvée Concepts series, which layers the influence of multiple terroirs and kicks off with Organic Cuvée: Gaia. The whisky maker blended distillations from six Single Farm Origins and two harvests to create an exceptional liquid, and the only certified organic single malt in Ireland.

Presented in a sleek bottle of blue glass—complete with a glass top—is a whisky of glorious flavour and dimension. It opens on a bountiful nose of vanilla, chocolate, white grape, and coriander seed. As per its origins, the spirit unfolds in layers over the palate, as notes of apple and barley give way to sweet vanilla and acidic grape. The finish is similarly delectable in its fusion of apple and vanilla with accents of coffee and grain. Whether you respect your terroir or just want to try something new and delicious, this single malt will spoil your senses.

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Sam Mangioni

Sam Mangioni is an experienced content producer and the current Entertainment, Culture & Lifestyle Journalist for Man of Many. With an extensive background in digital content production and news, Sam specialises in delivering timely, accurate and witty assessments of current events. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.