Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: August 2022
— 1 September 2022

Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: August 2022

— 1 September 2022
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

Each and every month in the Boss Hunting office we’re lucky enough to sample, find, taste, explore, and curate some of the coolest stuff the world has to offer. From mattresses and vintage Champagne to the latest in television and an evening with Hasbulla, these are Boss Hunting’s favourite things for August 2022.

Curated by Garry LuNick Kenyon, Chris Singh, Nick Mayor, and James Want

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The House of the Dragon

HBO has released the official trailer for House of the Dragon - the GoT prequel series

The Game of Thrones prequel is finally here and the first two episodes don’t disappoint. Understandably, a lot of people completely wrote The House of the Dragon off when it was announced, stemming from a lingering bitterness surrounding the divisive and clearly rushed final season of GoT. That doubt was quelled with the premiere of The House of the Dragon – “The Heirs of the Dragon” – which went down well with a more focused, tighter storyline setting up the brewing civil war that split House Targaryen apart centuries before the events depicted in the original series. – Chris

Emma Comfort Mattress

Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: August 2022

Moving houses is the worst. Recently, I downsized from a sharehouse to a one-bedroom apartment – getting rid of a lot of old furniture along the way and investing in some long-term staples. I was after a new mattress, and after scouring the internet and asking friends for recommendations, it was clear that spring mattresses simply don’t provide the same value as modern foam mattresses. However, only one brand managed to make its way to the top of all of my conversations; Emma.

The technology that the Emma team have poured into these mattresses is incredible. Packaged in an unassuming parcel, you will find supportive foam topped with a comfort cover that manages to stay cool, perfect for folks like me that run hot. These features, combined with many other innovations, blend together to create a stable mattress on my side of the bed while my partner tosses and turns. Refreshing and luxurious: how bloody good! – Nick Mayor

Roja Apex Cologne

Esteemed perfumer Roja Dove’s latest creation may just be the signature fragrance I’ve been waiting all my life for, which is frustrating because it will cost me $519 to replace. Celebrating the natural wonders of the world and all who roam it, APEX is a concoction of many of my favourite notes; zesty Mandarin, sweet pineapple, a Chypré accord with mossy tones and an underlying presence of Sandalwood, Musk and Ambergris, with a hint of leather. It’s powerful but not polarising. – James

Hyper Karting With Hasbulla

Meeting Hasbulla. ‘Nuff said. – Garry

Miles Davis’ Piaget Skeleton Watch

Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: August 2022

Last week James and I had the distinct pleasure of seeing a travelling collection of Piaget watches from the brand’s private collection. While we saw more than a dozen of Piaget’s most rare, creatively executed and important timepieces, there was one timepiece that stood head and shoulders above the rest: a gold skeleton watch that belonged to Miles Davis.

I can’t claim to be a jazz expert, or even a deep enthusiast, but Miles Davis’ 1959 studio album Kind of Blue is one of my favourites of all time, so it was a truly special experience to hold a watch that once resided on the musician’s wrist. The watch in question is cased in yellow gold, with 104 diamonds around the bezel and powered by an intricately skeletonised Piaget 20P ultra-thin hand-wound movement. If you ever needed proof that you don’t need to wear a big watch to make a serious impact, Davis’ Piaget measures just 31mm in diameter. – Nick Kenyon

Black Thought x Danger Mouse “Cheat Codes”

It’s been a while since I’ve been completely absorbed by a new hip-hop album. I’ve been looking forward to Black Thought’s collaborative project with producer Danger Mouse (known best for his work with MF Doom and Cee-Lo Green [as Gnarles Barkley]) and my expectations have been exceeded. I’ve always been a big fan of The Roots and, in particular, Black Thought’s razor-sharp lyricism. And yet, I’ve never heard him sound as confident and relevant on a production like this. Danger Mouse really elevates Thought’s snub-nosed style, making modern mafioso rap that isn’t dissimilar to what you’d hear from Freddie Gibbs or Ghostface Killah. It’s the Kool G Rap-strain of hip hop done absolute justice. – Chris

1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne

Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: August 2022

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to attend a dinner at Kisumé hosted by Veuve Clicquot, at which the Champagne house’s Chef de Cave (Cellar Master) Didier Mariotti was present. Only the 11th person to hold that title in nearly 250 years, Mariotti’s presence saw some very special bottles uncorked over the course of the evening, including the 1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne. This impressive drop combines both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, resulting in a rich gold colour with delicate bubbles. The nose delivers floral and fruit notes, while the palate is rich, but balanced with excellent structure. If you enjoy vintage Champagne, you’ll love this. – Nick Kenyon

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)


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