Manliness 101 – The Bug out Bag


Credit to Darryn Dauth for writing this piece of manliness wisdom Preparing for the worst, by having the best… So we have all watched movies that depict the coming to an end. A movie that say, starts with post-apocalyptic themed music, into a dark, archaic world. Movies like Independence Day, Terminator and more recently Mad […]

Thoughts on the Elon Musk Hyperloop


  Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news! Elon Musk – of SpaceX and Tesla Motors fame – recently proposed the “Hyperloop,” a high-speed floating train that’s accelerated by magnets and coasts between destinations. Hailed as the train of the future, the concept is […]

The Omega Seamaster 300


Before I even get into this, I have to make something clear… I am not an outright watchmaking expert. I don’t know much of anything about movements, mechanics, jewels, etc etc, BUT I do LOVE watches and I admire the craftsmanship that goes into these beauties. On a recent business trip I noticed a colleague wearing a […]

Sandton Craft Beer Fair


Who doesn’t like a bit of craft beer??? We certainly do… This is one event you can not miss! We will see you there and look out for our usual write up. Details as follows… It’s time for the fourth installment of The Sandton Craft Beer Fair, which is one of Jozi’s most loved and popular […]

TASTING a whisky money CAN’T BUY…


whiskY is whiskEY right? WRONG… If you know the difference in the spelling you will know what I am talking about and would have enjoyed the recent FNB Whisky live Festival. If you don’t, however, nothing changes and you too would have enjoyed the event… You see kind sir, whether you know your peaty taste […]

The Sidecar ~ Drink of the week


The Sidecar is reserved for wingmen only. Think Robin to Batman, Barney to Ted and Cognac to a cocktail. The sidecar is a classic made up of triple sec, cognac, and lemon juice -No Sugar. Not the manliest cocktail EVER, but it definitely has enough kick to make it tougher than the average martini. In […]

Pallet Furniture ~ The Bed


Pallet Furniture has become a “Thing”. As wood is getting scarcer, wooden furniture is becoming more expensive, sought after and valuable. At the same time there is a trend towards a simpler lifestyle and bringing natural materials like wood back into the home. Alot of people salvage these materials from shipyards, buildings, barns and factories […]

Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair


Imagine the scene: music is playing, there are people selling candy floss, somewhere a teenage boy is trying to impress a girl by winning her a stuffed animal. This is the image that a FAIR brings to mind when we think about out the movies right – The American passtime of people in small towns […]

HP to produce BEAUTIFUL smartwatch


Smartwatches are here to stay and HP wants a piece of the action, partnering with Michael Bastian for a more classic watch look – obviously learning from the various errors made by other manufacturers. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 50m, comes with a trio of bands (leather, nylon, and rubber […]

The GODFATHER “A drink you can’t refuse”

the godfather

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can not refuse”… I’m sure this sent chills down the spines of many-a-man in years gone by. Apart from the Don himself though, there is another godfather who could do the same, and he is a cocktail. We refer to the known gentleman’s drink that can add bass […]