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Grooming & care

Nivea Men exfoliating face scrub, Active Clean shower gel and Night Regenerator.

Waking up and feeling fresh

Who doesn’t despise those mornings during which you feel a tad jaded and take an age to get going? Maybe that’s because of one pint too many the night before or simply because of a busy, stressful working week. A bit of bathroom ‘me time’, to primp and preen, can go a long way to getting into the groove of the day and making a positive first impression to the world outside.

by × April 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel Writing

Typing at a laptop on Palawan in the Philippines.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Solange Berchemin

This edition of Inside Travel Writing features an interview with Solange Berchemin. Solange is a travel and food writer and photographer based in Greenwich, London. Her work has been published in various national and international publications, including France Magazine, EuroNews, The Times and Trip Reporter. Disclosure: Some of the links […]

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Experiences

Landscape featuring the Yukon River at Whitehorse in the Yukon, Canada

Interview with Adam Weymouth, author of ‘Kings of the Yukon’

We had a couple of run-ins with grizzly bears, which were totally fine in the end but, in that moment, it definitely sets your heart racing.

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Places

Leeds Art Gallery and Library on the Headrow.

Things to do and see in Leeds

Did you know that it was in Leeds, rather than Hollywood, that the world’s first film was shot? Louis le Prince, a French inventor, filmed Roundhay Garden Scene in 1888.

by × January 15, 2019 × 2 comments

Travel Writing

Geoff Moore photographing on location at Bagan in Myanmar.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Geoff Moore

I first visited Fregate Island when it was a very basic destination with small hotels and guest houses, and the island was very natural.
I visited a few years ago and it was then one of the most select private destinations in the world. You get your own butler, solar powered golf cart and a choice of 20 different pillows just for starters. I had three wonderful days there.

It has unique wildlife as well as seven beaches to choose from.

by × December 28, 2018 × 0 comments

Gifts & gadgets

The MannedUp Christmas Gift Guide includes board games, gin, books, a Nivea toiletries gift set, a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt and Tag Heuer watch.

Christmas gift guide

Men are notoriously tricky to buy presents for at Christmas. Here’s a gift guide that provides a few handy gift suggestions.

by × December 14, 2018 × 0 comments

Experiences

Bruce 'The Manic Mechanic' Henderson 
under the hood of teh Nissan 4x4 ahead of the Bamako Road Challenge. Photo by Nick Redmayne.

The Timbuk Two’s Bamako Road Challenge

“We were simply going to write, blog, record, photograph and video the journey in order to at least cover costs… Now we’re raising funds for the British Heart Foundation, two journalists’ welfare charities, and by virtue of donating our vehicle, directly supporting a primary health care clinic in Mali,” says Nick Redmayne, one of the men who have jokingly dubbed themselves ‘The Timbuk Two’.

by × December 13, 2018 × 0 comments

Family Days Out

Plasma lamp at Enchanted Parks at Saltwell Park in Gateshead.

Enchanted Parks at Saltwell Park in Gateshead

Enchanted Parks has become established an annual wintertime event. It takes advantage of the early nightfall during December to draw families into the park to follow a themed trail with art installations. The House of Lost and Found features character actors in steampunk-inspired costumes.

by × December 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Photography

London-based photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy at work by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Photo by Stuart Forster / whyeyephotography.com.

Inside Photography: people photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy

“Life is short. Do what you love doing and never give up. Dream big,” says London-based photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy.

by × September 25, 2018 × 0 comments

Cooking

Copper Stone Pan frying pan with a wood-effect handle and a dappled red surface.

Cooking with a Copper Stone Pan

As a man who enjoys cooking healthy food regularly, I was pleased to take delivery of a couple of the non-stick frying pans, from JML Direct’s Copper Stone Pan range. The pans’ ultra-non-stick technology means there is no need to add oil or fat while cooking. I was sent pans in […]

by × September 18, 2018 × 4 comments
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