Sliabh Liag Distillery Silkie Irish Whiskey | Image: Kent Street Cellars

Man of Many’s Staff Favourites – 6 August 2022

My, my, where does the time go? One moment, we were freezing in our flannelettes and now we’re mid-way through August. Give it a few weeks and we’ll be talking about Christmas. Ouch. But before we freak you out entirely, we’ve got some good news to share. From drinks and series to our favourite new gadgets, here is Man of Many’s Staff Favourites for this week.

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We wander gift boxes

Image: We Wander

We Wander Gift Boxes

Nick Hall – Editor-in-Chief

I’m notoriously bad at organising things to do in my personal life, so a little encouragement goes a long way. This week, I stumbled across We Wander, a series of gift boxes that are loaded with incredible experiences and offers. Inside, you’ll find private sunset helicopter tours, V8 hot laps, float sessions, couples’ massages and a whole bunch more to help get the adventure juices flowing. Best of all, the experiences come by way of a team of trend experts, who pull together the best options from across the country. If you find yourself running short on ideas for day or night, this handy little addition could help you, and the local tourism and small business community.

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K2 mindbender 89ti mens freeride ski

K2 Mindbender 89Ti Men’s Freeride Ski | Image: K2 Snow

K2 Mindbender 89Ti Men’s Freeride Ski

Scott Purcell – Co-Founder

I’m still away in Queenstown at the moment and just had my last day skiing. It wouldn’t be fair of me if I didn’t give a shoutout to these skis which I thought were absolutely epic. At 89mm underfoot, these are the perfect all-mountain skis for carving groomers and even soft snow. It’s built with the same Titanal Y-Beam construction as its metal-reinforced Mindbender siblings. Titanal, despite the ridiculous name, has long been used in high-end skis to provide a damp, stable ride at high speeds. They’re some of the best I’ve ever skied and would strongly recommend them if you’re renting any demos.

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Staff favourites hot money

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Podcast: Hot Money

Frank Arthur – Co-Founder

It’s no secret that sex sells, that’s why online porn is a multi-billion dollar industry. The past few decades have seen the meteoric rise of sites Redtube, Pornhub and Onlyfans but the stories of how they rose to financial success have remained somewhat of a mystery. The ‘Hot Money’ podcast by the Financial Times investigates the business behind the most notable modern porn empires of the digital age. I’ve just finished listening to the eight-part podcast series and the stories revealed are truly fascinating.

Hot Money explores 3P’s – porn, power & profit. As you would expect the porn industry is a moral, ethical and legal minefield, but for those who can successfully navigate these challenges, there are large fortunes to be made. So if you’re interested in hearing about the inner workings of the industry and the unexpected stories of the billionaires and financial institutions that wield the power, I highly recommend you have a listen.

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New you fitness

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New You Fitness – Darlinghurst

Sam Mangioni – Journalist – Entertainment & Culture

Throughout my training, I’ve been to countless gyms in search of sculpting the perfect physique. The idea of group workouts has always appealed to me, but I’ve often questioned the effectiveness of many of the programs. However, I recently stumbled across a gym near our office in Darlinghurst called New You Fitness, and it’s changed my life. First of all, the schedule has been specifically designed to improve all aspects of your health and well-being. From heavy lifting, sprint work to endurance, it targets all the areas needed to build a well-rounded fitness level. Plus, the owner Matt is a complete legend and has built a fantastic community of members. If you want to get super jacked while having heaps of fun, I’d highly recommend checking it out.

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Rimba sweat 1 copy

Rimba Sweat studio in Manly | Image: Rimba Sweat

Rimba Sweat

Geena Valos – Branded Content Manager

After seeing my Instagram flooded with posts about infrared saunas, I was curious to give it a crack myself and see if it lived up to the hype. So earlier this week, I booked a session with Rimba Sweat, one of Sydney’s most prominent destinations Infrared Sauna Studios. Let me tell you, this place is a total game-changer. Not only did it detox my body, but the 50-minute session also left my mind blissfully rejuvenated. Whether you’re looking to improve muscle recovery, reduce stress, burn calories or sweat out sin from a big night, Rimba Sweat is a one-stop shop for revitalising the body and soul. Better yet, the venue’s European aesthetic will immediately transport you overseas, reducing the FOMO we non-travellers feel now. Each studio comes with an in-built screen and speakers so you can play tunes or listen to a podcast after a long day of work. I’d highly recommend you go check it out.

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Sliabh liag distillery silkie irish whiskey

Sliabh Liag Distillery Silkie Irish Whiskey | Image: Kent Street Cellars

Sliabh Liag Distillery Silkie Irish Whiskey

Richie Hall – Video Producer

I finally got around to watching the final season of Peaky Blinders this week. It was only fitting to raise a glass of Irish whiskey as I watched the series come to a close. For the uninitiated, Tommy Shelby’s favourite whisky was Irish. My celebratory drop was the Legendary Silkie from Sliabh Liag Distillers, the first distilling company in the county for over 175 year. I picked up oranges, biscuits and honey. It’s sweet and soft and according to head distiller James Doherty, is best served in a tall glass with lots of ice.

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Plum pak

Plum Pak | Image: Plum Cases

Plum Pak

Priya Moran – Intern

Plum Laboratories is known for its portable wifi cases by those working in television, government, etc. But the team has taken the time to turn their typically heavier wifi cases into an on-the-go backpack that contains the ability to provide wifi for up to thirty users at once. This upgrade is perfect for travelers or remote teams to easily use, staying connected wherever you go.

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Pepino reusable baking mats

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Little Pepino Reusable Baking Mats

Holland Bodner – Intern

I’ve always wanted to be a culinary master who can somehow create amazing dishes while not making a total mess in the kitchen. This week, I decided to test out these quick and easy reusable baking mats from Little Pepino that are environmentally friendly and oven safe. Not only do they work wonders by cutting down on cleaning time, but they also help with the cooking process without the hassle. I’ve used these bad boys for cooking just about everything from brownies to vegetables and they turn out tasty every time. The next time you find yourself in the kitchen I’d recommend trying them out.

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