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Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 23 December 2023


Try to hold back our tears because this marks the grand finale of Staff Favourites for 2023! Over the last year, our team has delved into the crème de la crème of products and services available worldwide, dishing out weekly guidance on the hottest picks out there. But before we kickstart the countdown to an even more monumental 2024 edition, let’s indulge in one final glance at everything our squad has tossed into their checkout carts.

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My Favourite Things of the Year

Scott Purcell – Co-Founder

I wanted to share a list of my favourite things that have made the biggest difference to my life this year. Simple yet effective products. Let’s get it: 

Merry Christmas. 

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Ampersand Purple Gin & Soda

Richie Hall – Video Producer

Looking for a new drink to enjoy this summer? Ampersand’s Purple Gin & Soda packs a punch at 6% and delivers full-on flavour without sugar, carbs or gluten. Following the success of Pink Gin & Soda, the striking purple cans combine locally distilled gin with vibrant blackcurrant flavours blanched with lightly sparkling soda water – a refreshing change from those that are tired of tonic.

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Shoe Connection Leonidas Sandals

For those looking for a fresh new pair of kicks of the holidays, Shoe Connection has you covered. Offering premium footwear handpicked from around the globe and using high quality materials, their collections offer something for everyone. Coming into summer my pick is the Leonidas sandal for men. Coming in two colours, brown and khaki, this is a great looking sandal that is lightweight, comfortable and will easily take you wherever you summer leads.

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Dayna Aspite – Branded Content Associate

I’ve spent some quality time diving into the new Avatar game and let me tell you, it’s a wild ride! The graphics are downright breathtaking. The gameplay is smooth, and I love the seamless transition between exploring the lush landscapes and getting into intense fight scenes. Plus, riding on those Banshees takes travel time to a whole new level of enjoyment. The storyline definitely deserves a shout out. Usually in such visually pleasing games, the storyline lacks- not this time! Definitely a must-try for fans and gamers alike.

Luna park's dream circus
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Luna Park’s Dream Circus

Leveraging technology in the entertainment world, Luna Park introduces its newest Sydney attraction- The Dream Circus. Prepare for an extraordinary experience! Much like dreams, the show defies logic but enchants with its magical feel. The immersive show seamlessly blends stunning AI visuals and meticulously choreographed prerecorded acts, creating a captivating synergy throughout the performance. This show is super fun for all ages and a must this holidays!

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Shimmering Caramel Vodka by Small Mouth

Naman Singh – SEO & Content Specialist

As we’re wrapping up another working year, we also welcome the season of eating, drinking and being silly. This caramel-flavoured vodka ticks all of those boxes.

Made with a special ingredient which adds the shimmer, this beverage is versatile enough that it can be enjoyed as the base spirit in a cocktail or as a topping and drizzled over desserts.

I’ve personally tried it both ways and I can confirm it’s delicious and well-balanced. Plus, the glittery look only adds to the festive aesthetic.

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Beenleigh Dragon Release Rum

John Guanzon – Head of Social

We all know that those born in the Year of the Dragon are the envy of those born in every other Chinese Zodiac sign. Born in the Year of the Rat? Commiserations. Year of the Pig? No comment. In 2024, the Year of the Dragon comes around once again and it’s only fitting Australia’s first-born distillery, Beenleigh, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, Dragon Release Rum. Each individually numbered bottle of this exquisite limited-release rum encapsulates the strength and power synonymous with its namesake.

Aged up to eight years, it unveils a complex symphony of rich, buttery, and spiced wood notes, culminating in a smooth and rounded finish that’s perfect for savouring neat. Beenleigh Distillery’s recent launch is making waves, especially after their success at the Australian International Rum Awards where they walked away with the title for the best Pot and Column Still Rum and a prestigious Double Gold medal. Not sure this bottle will last til the Lunar New Year comes around, but I guess it makes for a great excuse to get another. The Double Cask Rum is available via the Beenleigh Rum website, Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars, Liquorland, and other retailers around the country.

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80
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Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Rob Edwards – Branded Conent Editor

I’ve wanted a 40 mm PRX Powermatic 80 of my very own ever since a selection of Tissot watches was delivered to our office to be photographed and reviewed many moons ago. Having finally secured one, I have to say that I couldn’t be happier with my choice. In fact, if there’s an opposite to buyer’s remorse, that’s what I have. There’s a sporty and slightly retro elegance to the design that I can’t see ever really going out of style, and the shape of the case and bracelet links are super comfortable on the wrist. At the risk of sounding like an oddball, I find the sweeping second hand to be quite relaxing to watch, and I love the sophisticated waffle pattern embossed directly onto the dial. While I’ve worn many watches in my life, this Tissot is the perfect nexus between quality and value, making it my favourite hands down.

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