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Old Salt Merchants
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Stock up on swift man provisions from Old Salt Merchants

A family-run nautical provisions company based in Port Townsend, Washington, Old Salt Merchants is a purveyor of fine saccharine and salty offerings. The creation of designer, caramel maker and iced-tea junkie Anika and publisher, modern-day sailor and rum-drinker Joshua, Old Salt Merchants puts a modern and romantic spin on the profession of rumrunners and sea merchants of the past. more

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The Kraken rum
Gentleman

Swig on adventurous spiced rum The Kraken

We’re all rather taken with spiced rum of the minute, drawing inspiration from the days of old, tropical island adventures and, of course, pirates. In very un-Johnny-Depp-style comes The Kraken – a dapperly designed, black-spiced rum of Caribbean origins. more

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The Travel Almanac
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Escape in your mind with The Travel Almanac

To wander is a marvellous journey. The new sights and smells intrigue and seduce. Something new sits around every corner, waiting to be discovered and imprinted into memories. Sometimes when we travel we get to stay awhile. Other times we pass fleetingly through new lands, grasping at mementos to say we came and saw. more

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101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
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Discover 101 worldly whiskies worth sipping slowly

A distinguished drop that fosters notes of chocolate, honey, oak and vanilla dependent on its origins, whisky can vary from smooth and silky to sharp and spice filled. Conjuring images of lounging about a wood-and-plaid-decorated den, sipping two-finger pours while jazz rings out over the gramophone, whisky appeals to the slower-paced indulgent bone in us. more


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Rob's wood grain bikes
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Ride a bespoke wood grain bike by Rob

Rob Pollock has been a panel beater his whole life. Learning auto body repair in his father’s workshop in Auckland as a kid, Rob left school to follow in his dad's footsteps. A panel beater by trade, he carried on the family business and set about restoring cars to their original glory. more

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Vintage Barclay ads
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Man themes on show in vintage Playboy ads

While today Playboy hypes up the sex factor to the point of no return, the vintage editions of this lad mag sported poetic fiction by the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Atwood and John Updike beside the saucy centrefold. more

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Venroy boardshorts
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Get in the swim with Venroy printed trunks

The very first pair of boardshorts was invented in the 1970s by Australian surfers Alan Green and John Law. Finding the canvas trunks worn before this historic moment too rigid and water-logged for their beloved aqua sport, Alan and John used a lightweight, quick-drying fabric to craft some swim shorts with a shorter leg than the traditional trunk. more

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Embrace spring with a leisurely game of badminton
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Embrace spring with a leisurely game of badminton

Within the military of 18th century British India is not the most likely of places for a ball game of finesse to be developed, but that's exactly what happened in the case of badminton. With spring's sunny days finally arrived, it's time to whip out that badminton set and spend a leisurely few hours practising your skills for summer. more

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Field Notes
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Scribble prose and lists in style with Field Notes

While drifting off to sleep, your mind relaxes; the cloudiness of the day drifts away leaving you with headspace to create. It’s times like these that a notebook by the side of the bed is vital, so you’re prepared for the ‘ah ha’ moment of genius that comes, or the thing you’ve forgotten to do taps you on the shoulder and says ‘don’t forget in the morning’. more