Articles by: MannedUp

Cooking

A beef burger from The Black Farmer.

The Black Farmer burgers and a barbecue

Springtime means the buzz of lawnmowers, the scent of freshly cut grass plus mouth-watering wafts aromas of food cooking on barbecues. This summer, gluten-free burgers from The Black Farmer could be among the delicious dishes grilling over charcoal. The range of fresh burgers are made with 100 per cent British […]

by × May 19, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

Always wear a helmet.

Confusing & funny signs from our travels

Signs. We see them constantly on our travels. Sometimes their meaning doesn’t register with us because they’re written in a foreign language. At other times their meaning doesn’t register with us because what’s written makes little or no sense in English. The consequences can be funny, laden with irony or downright […]

by × April 24, 2016 × 1 comment

Grooming & care

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive lays claims to being first five blade razor designed for sensitive skin. The Hydro 5 Sensitive is part of a new range of razors launched by Wilkinson Sword early in 2016. It features gel reservoirs on the razor heads. Similarly to Hydro 5 – […]

by × April 17, 2016 × 3 comments

Grooming & care

Head of a Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor blade.

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 is a five blade razor with an elegant black and blue design. The new Hydro 5 razor has been described as revolutionary. The reason for that claim is the gel reservoir on the razor’s blue plastic head. The reservoir consists of a row of seven […]

by × April 10, 2016 × 1 comment

Gear, Gifts & gadgets

The Cubot X17 smartphone.

The Cubot X17 budget smartphone

If you were asked to think of smartphone producers, which brands would spring to mind? Apple? Samsung? Maybe Sony and HTC? Cubot? Who is that last one, you might well ask. Here at MannedUp we undertook market research (in March 2016) and found Cubot, a Chinese manufacturer based in Shenzhen, […]

by × March 27, 2016 × 0 comments

Eating out, Food & Drink

Pan-fried Aylesbury farm snails, Dorset black garlic, grilled baby beetroots, confit chicken wings and fried frogs legs served at Angelus restaurant in London, England.

French dining in London: Angelus

Angelus restaurant and lounge (4 Bathhurst Street, London W2 2SD; tel. 020 7402 0083) is a smart yet laid-back, serving seasonal, French style cuisine in the heart of Bayswater. “You can come and have whatever you like with whoever you want; we don’t see, we don’t hear. It can be […]

by × March 24, 2016 × 5 comments

Grooming & care

The Bluebeards Revenge shaving foam and brush.

The Bluebeards Revenge – men’s grooming products

Wake up and smell the coffee…there’s nothing like a good, close, wet shave and hot shower set you up for the day. The Bluebeards Revenge have created a range of men’s grooming products to help you look and feel your best. Have you spotted their shaving and hair products in […]

by × March 6, 2016 × 1 comment

Places

The Cornich at Muttrah in Muscat, Oman.

Visiting the Bait al Baranda museum in Muscat, Oman

The Bait al Baranda provides visitors to Muscat with an overview of the Omani capital’s history and culture. The name of the museum translates as “The Veranda House” because “baranda” is the local pronunciation of veranda. The Bait al Baranda museum “The building itself is over 100 years old; so […]

by × January 15, 2016 × 0 comments
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