The weekend is in sight. Whether you’re in the office or on the tools, chuck the engine in cruise control and roll across the finish line. From there, crack open a frothy and indulge in our offering of positive vibes in this week’s Feel-Good Friday.
The Classiest Coasters You’ve Ever Seen
If you’ve seen Kingsman, then you know ‘Manners Maketh Man’, so it’s little wonder that all good gentlemen keep their elbows off the table and their drinks on coasters. Thankfully, there’s now a coaster worthy of the material it’s printed on. Aussie custom tailoring company InStitchu has just dropped a series of coasters crafted from 100 per cent Woolmark-certified Australian Merino wool fabrics and framed in 3D-printed perspex outer casing for protection. Best of all, each coaster features a QR code, linking customers to the InStitchu range of fabrics, so that they can immediately begin to design a custom, made-to-measure garment on their phone, from the precise fabric beneath their drink.
“We love the idea of getting a really beautiful fabric into the hands of a potential customer in a setting they wouldn’t expect,” head of marketing at InStitchu, Rob O’Reilly said. “If you walk past busy bars around the city in the afternoon, you’ll see lots of well-suited men and women waiting for their friends or colleagues over a drink – the opportunity to present our massive range of fabrics for suits, in eye-catching windowpanes and pinstripes and textured colours – to that captive, relevant audience, is a really surprising and exciting prospect.”
You can find the new range of coasters at some of Australia’s most popular bars and restaurants. To find out more, check the link below.
Free Moustache Makeovers for Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’
Step inside the Netflix barbershop. To celebrate the blockbuster action film The Gray Man and its leading characters’ questionable facial hair, streaming service Netflix has dipped its toes in the grooming game. To give fans the chance to get some The Gray Man-inspired face-fuzz of their own, Netflix is launching the Good Guy Goatee/Bad Bro Mo Barber Shop.
Housed in the ultra beard-friendly suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne, the Good Guy Goatee/Bad Bro Mo Barber Shop runs for one weekend only (29-31 July). Better yet, all attendees can choose a side; Good Guy Goatees or Bad Bro Mos. They will then step into the barber’s chair for a free shave to cop either the rugged stubble goatee of good guy Ryan Gosling or the iconic trash ‘stache of bad guy Chris Evans. Check the details below for more information.
When: Friday 29 July: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday 30 July: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Sunday 31 July: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Where: 306-308 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Toyota x AFL Build a Footy Forest One Point at a Time
Ever heard of a Footy forest? We haven’t either. However, Toyota and the AFL are linking up to create just that. The new initiative saw Toyota pledge one native tree to be planted for every point scored from Round 17 to Round 19 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season – a combined total of 27 games. Across the three rounds (Round 19 wrapping up on Sunday 24th July), the teams accumulated a total of 4,488 points. To further support the Footy Forest initiative, Toyota announced it will DOUBLE the number of seedlings donated, resulting in a total of nearly 9,000 seedlings (8,976 to be exact).
Toyota’s Footy Forest initiative was launched in partnership with the AFL to support Planet Ark’s National Tree Day on the 31st July. The total trees ‘scored’ during the three rounds will be planted across the country, with plantings provided by Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank program.
Willie the Boatman Host ‘Pups in Pubs’ Party
One of the most Dog-Friendly Breweries in Sydney, Willie The Boatman is teaming up with Pupsy for their Street Paws Festival, playing host to a tail-wagging ‘Pups in Pubs’ party, in Sydney’s Inner West. Enjoy a range of free activities and live entertainment with your furry pals and socialise with other pet parents. Doggie market stalls, treat tastings, and a puppy photo booth are just a few of the activities planned for the day. There will also be free wellness checks from Southern Cross Vets, professional training advice, and food trucks.
Where: Willie the Boatman, 601/75 Mary St, St Peters
When: 1 pm – 4 pm, Sunday, July 31
Joel Creasey’s Camp Comedy Show coming to The Star
The Star is teaming up with comedy superstar, Joel Creasey to give local rising LGBTQIA+ stand-up stars
their time in the spotlight, by launching a casting call for a Camp Comedy show taking place in early 2023. On Wednesday 3 August and Thursday 4 August, bars at The Star Sydney and The Star Gold Coast will be transformed for a one-night-only open-mic experience, inviting amateur comedians from across the country to vie for a place on Joel Creasey’s Camp Comedy lineup.
Bookings are now available for Joel Creasey’s Camp Comedy casting call at Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast on Wednesday 3 August. For more information, click here. To secure a free ticket to Joel Creasey’s Camp Comedy casting call at Rock Lily at The Star Sydney on Thursday 4 August, click here.
Holy Guacamole! Win Free Guac for a Whole Year
Did you know that Sunday July 31st is National Avocado day? And Guzman y Gomez is giving one lucky Aussie the chance to win FREE guac for the whole year to celebrate! To be in the draw… all you have to do is place an order via the new GYG App or scan your GOMEX barcode when your place an order at your nearest GYG on Sunday July 31st and YOU could be enjoying guac for the rest of your days. Check out the link below for more details.
Win a Money Can’t Buy Macca’s Adventure
Have you ever wanted to step inside Macca’s HQ and be the first to try exciting new products before they hit restaurants? Or have access to exclusive, limited-edition Macca’s merch?
All you have to do is post a video unboxing your McDelivery order on Tik Tok or Instagram between 26 July – 8 August, use #maccasnightinfluencer and tag @mcdonaldsau plus three friends you’d like to enjoy a winter night in with. Entries open from 12.01am AEST on Tuesday, 26 July and close at 11.59pm AEST on Sunday, 7 August. For more information and full terms & conditions, please visit the Mcdonald’s website.
Allen’s Combine Two Aussie Icons
Say g’day to a new Aussie partnership! The Allen’s team bring Aussie party icons together with the NEW Allen’s Inspired by Kirks lollies. Whether you’re craving subtle Lemonade sweetness, the tangy passionfruit punch of Pasito or smoothness of Creaming Soda -this delicious new lolly combo has a flavour for everyone to enjoy. The Allen’s Inspired by Kirks range will be available in a 170-gram pack for RRP $3.60 from all major supermarkets and convenience retailers nationally from mid-August 2022.
Aussies to Camp In for Kids Facing Cancer
On Saturday July 30, Aussie families around the country will pitch a tent or roll out a sleeping bag in their bedroom, living room, backyard or away – to fundraise and support kids facing cancer. Camp Quality’s Camp In is a fun, national camping event with an important cause; sleeping away from your bed on this night gives Aussie kids facing the toughest stages of the cancer experience a bed on a Camp Quality Retreat.
It’s estimated that around 900 children aged between 0-14 were diagnosed with cancer in Australia in 2021, and that more than 16,000 children aged up to 15 years are impacted by a parent or primary carer’s cancer. The incidence rate of childhood cancer rose by 35 per cent between 1983 and 2014 in Australia and it‘s expected to increase a further seven per cent over the next 20 years.
To sign up, go to the Camp In website.