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Shannon noll releases pub rock cover of much loved christmas track

Feel-Good Friday: 1 December 2023 – Shannon Noll and a Hobbit Hole


It feels fitting that the first day of summer lands on a Feel-Good Friday. With more sun kissing the skin, the vibes at Man of Many are shifting. We’re rocking shorts as our power attire and midweek beers are totally becoming the norm—because, hey, why not? So get stuck into our latest edition below, and let’s kick off the warmer months with a ripper weekend, gang.

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Shannon Noll Releases Pub-Rock Cover of Much-Loved Christmas Track

Jetstar has collaborated with Australian Idol favourite Shannon Noll – now known as Shannon Noel – to create a new classic Aussie pub-rock rendition of the iconic 12 Days of Christmas carol.

In the spirit of giving this festive season, the new Chrissy track will reveal clues of holiday destinations that Aussies could win free flights to as Jetstar is set to give away over $100,000 worth in flights. More than 300 flights are on offer across eight international and four domestic locations.

The cover of the chrissy track will be released in 12 parts from 1 December across Jetstar’s Instagram for its 12 Days of Jetsmas. As the song goes, each day the prizes will accumulate, until the 12th day when one lucky winner will receive return flights for two people to all 12 destinations.

Big w and woolworths launch festive first nations christmas collections
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BIG W and Woolworths Launch Festive First Nations Christmas Collections

This Christmas, BIG W and Woolworths have launched limited-edition First Nations Christmas decoration collections featuring traditional storytelling. Designed by artists from the Warlpiri and Kalkadooon communities, the ranges include limited-edition baubles, tree ornaments, candles, gift cards and stockings.

Lajamanu is halfway between Alice Springs and Darwin with a population of around 900 Warlpiri people. The Warnayaka Art & Culture Centre has a long history in the community, set up to support the development of local artists’ careers, while also providing services including English literacy and computer skills to foster confidence in the workplace. Royalties from sales of the Warnayaka Christmas collection will directly benefit local artists in Lajamanu and their community.

Customers can now shop the collections in-store or online at BIG W and Woolworths.

A ‘hole’ new attraction has been unveiled at the hobbitonô movie set
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A ‘Hole’ New Attraction has Been Unveiled at the Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set unveils an enchanting addition: an authentic Hobbit Hole interior experience on Bagshot Row. After two decades of being an external facade, visitors can now step beyond the door into fully themed rooms—a kitchen, bedrooms, a cozy parlour with a fireplace, and more. Adorned with intricate hand-painted details and heirlooms, this immersive journey into Middle-earth was crafted by renowned designers, promising an unforgettable adventure for fans exploring The Shire. This new experience, a culmination of artwork by John Howe, Alan Lee, and the expert team, marks a milestone for Hobbiton Movie Set, attracting a fresh wave of visitors eager to dwell in the world of Hobbits.

R m williams announces 'if the boot fits' competition
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R.M. Williams Announces ‘If The Boot Fits’ Competition

Australia’s beloved heritage brand, R.M.Williams, celebrates the grand opening of its national flagship at 345 George Street Sydney with an exciting competition, ‘If The Boot Fits.’ Commencing on December 1 alongside the store’s inauguration, this event invites both loyal patrons and newcomers to try their luck in winning a pair of the iconic R.M.Williams boots. From 8 am on December 1 and select timings until December 3, visitors can choose a mystery boot box in-store, with the hope that their selection matches their size. R.M.Williams Master Boot Fitters will then fit the chosen pair, awarding lucky participants with these sought-after boots, including high-prize styles like the Chinchilla and Signature Craftsman.

The competition, guaranteeing 10 boot giveaways daily, promises an immersive experience at the flagship. Simultaneously, the brand unveils ‘The Mark Of An Icon,’ a monumental art installation embodying the essence of the brand’s iconic boots at Sydney’s Pitt Street. This celebration of craftsmanship, including engaging activities and giveaways, invites fans to explore the brand’s new boutique and discover the artistry behind R.M.Williams.

Din tai fung launches candy cane inspired baos to celebrate christmas 2023
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Din Tai Fung Launches Candy Cane-Inspired Baos to Celebrate Christmas 2023

In celebration of the silly season, world-renowned dumpling masters Din Tai Fung Australia have put a festive spin on their steamed baos, inspired by the spirit of Christmas.

Say hello or (HO HO HO) to the first-ever CANDY CANE – Shaped Bao. Individually handmade and steamed fresh to order, you can enjoy a basket of fresh, pillow-soft baos dipped in chocolatey goodness. Think a fluffy steamed bao dipped in rich chocolate fudge sauce; so indulgent you’d want to lick the last bit of sauce off the lolly.

The Candy Cane Baos will be available at all Din Tai Fung Sydney locations from the 30th of November 2023 and Din Tai Fung Melbourne from the 2nd of December 2023 for $10.50 (2pcs), while stocks last.

Free festive fun at the rocks
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Free Festive Fun at The Rocks

The Rocks will host a FREE two-day ‘Homegrown Christmas Concert‘ at First Fleet Park, featuring Jack River, Dan Sultan, Josh Pyke and Lisa Mitchell. From December 15, the Aussie music icons will grace the stage for two nights of intimate, outdoor concerts where attendees can sing along to renditions of Christmas classics, alongside much-loved songs and new releases.

Seven seasons and barangaroo house launch green ant gin martini for australian gin week
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Seven Seasons and Barangaroo House Launch Green Ant Gin Martini for Australian Gin Week

Seven Seasons, an iconic Australian gin brand, has partnered with Barangaroo House’s Rekōdo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar for Australian Gin Week. Starting November 15th, they’ll introduce the ‘Green Ant Gin Martini’, featuring Seven Seasons Spirits’ acclaimed Green Ant Gin. For a month, enjoy a menu infused with Australian flora flavours, crafted by bartender Jai Lyons and chef Michael Dabbs. The exclusive menu, including a $14 Steak tartare temaki, will be available at Rekōdo and 50 top venues like Margaret & West Hotels, Vue de Monde, Sunda, Sasso Italiano, Rosellas Bar, Sofitel, and Fleet Street Social.

Founded by former AFL legend Daniel Motlop, Seven Seasons honours Larrakia county’s seasons, harvesting native ingredients sustainably for refreshing spirits. At the core is the Green Ant Gin, celebrating the traditional food of Darwin’s Larrakia people with vibrant coriander and lime flavours, complemented by strawberry gum, boobialla, lemon myrtle, and pepper berry. Join the cultural toast during Gin Week at Rekōdo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar located at Level 1/35 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000.

Hat’s so fetch! donut king launches limited edition range of “mean girls” donuts
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That’s So Fetch! Donut King Launches Limited-Edition Range of ‘Mean Girls’ Donuts

Donut King has partnered with Paramount Pictures Australia to celebrate the upcoming release of the new film Mean Girls, with a limited-edition range of donuts inspired by the iconic characters and quotes. The “GROOL” new donut range will be available in all Donut King stores from January 2nd, 2024, and each box pack purchased comes with an entry to win an all-inclusive trip for two to New York.

Australian mangoes delivers summer sunshine to workers stuck indoors
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Australian Mangoes Delivers Summer Sunshine to Workers Stuck Indoors

Amid forecasts of a scorching summer, over a third of Aussies will spend up to 8 hours indoors working. According to research from Pureprofile, half of them yearn to skip work for sunny days outdoors, dreaming of beaches. Australian Mangoes aims to brighten indoor summers by delivering boxes of mangoes to stuck workers, partnering with Bondi Rescue’s Harrison Reid and farmer David Groves. With 70% of Aussies seeing mangoes as essential to summer and 62% deeming them the most iconic fruit, this initiative brings summer indoors. Reid, a lover of summer and mangoes, recalls their joy and aims to share that delight. To spread this tropical cheer, Australian Mangoes plans to give away 20 trays. Know someone who needs some sunshine delivered to them? Head to @harrisonsreid’s Instagram to find out more.