Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: April 2021

Each and every month in the Boss Hunting office we’re lucky enough to sample, find, taste, and curate some of the coolest stuff the world has to offer. From watches and cocktail bars to good reads and new tech, these are Boss Hunting’s favourite things for April 2021.

Curated by Jack SladeJames WantGarry LuJohn McMahonChris Singh Sera Bozza

My Muscle Chef

Of all the ready-to-eat ‘healthy’ meal services out there, My Muscle Chef is the one that hasn’t actually ever sent any samples to BH – but we can almost universally agree in the office that it’s the tastiest. As the name might suggest, they’re very high in protein but perfect for the active bloke on the go. Cop them individually at your local Woolies for $10 a pop, or order online in bulk to be delivered to your door. You won’t be disappointed – especially with the Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl or the Asian Chicken Stir Fry. – John




‘No Rules Rules’

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, has made waves in the business world for his radical approach to corporate structure. Netflix doesn’t have a vacation policy – take as much time off as you want. Netflix also doesn’t have an expense policy – purchase whatever you think is necessary to get the job done. Netflix also champions an extreme culture of candour – tell the CEO he’s wrong if you want to. So how do they get away with these policies (or lack thereof) to snowball Netflix into one of the biggest companies in the world? No Rules Rules will give you the pragmatic, no bullshit answers. – John


Byrdi

Visit Victoria/Jana Langhorst

Byrdi Cocktail Bar served up one of the most transformative drinking and dining experiences I’ve had in Melbourne in a while. This place has serious “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” vibes, especially if you stumble into this world-class drinking hole from the Melbourne Central food court entry. The interior is part Japanese Minimalism and part sleek science laboratory. The methodology is ingredients first, only local and seasonal, and liquor second. The base alcohol you’re drinking isn’t stated on the menu. I had no idea what the fuck I consumed, but the peated, surprising and fermented concoctions were explosive in flavour. And aesthetically captivating. $25 a pop, plus an amuse-bouche, was a serious steal for the return level of care, attention and service. And probably the cheapest escape you can have right now. – Sera


Piaggio Fly 150

Sure it’s not the fastest or sexiest scooter out there, but it’s my first and I can hands down say it’s changed my life. My commute time has been cut in half, I can zip anywhere with ease, and it’s a lot of fun to boot. If you’ve been hesitating on getting a motorbike license (like I had been), I cannot recommend it highly enough – but make sure you stay safe. – Jack


Casio G-Shock Transparent CasiOak

Blending the stylish good looks of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with the rugged finish that G-Shock is renowned for, the unofficially named ‘Casioak’ is the latest addition to my wrist and one that’ll be on rotation for years to come. I copped the transparent colourway but it also comes in a range of other colours – black looks particularly hot. – Jack


Amouage Enclave

Amouage Renaissance Collection Enclave

A few months ago I chose Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry eau de parfum as my favourite thing at the time. And I’m still big on the flamboyant perfume, but Amouage has come and overtaken it as my current go-to spritz on days where I need a bit of a confidence boost. Enclave is now the best eau de parfum I own. The sillage – the trail it leaves – is powerful, and the fragrance is the most dynamic I’ve ever worn. That kind of quality comes at a price though, and the muscular, magnetic 100ml bottle will run you just over $450. – Chris


Everlane Everyday Jacket

Immediately after writing a news piece on the Everlane Everyday Jacket I jumped on the brand’s website and ordered one. The fail-safe bomber-esque really is an everyday jacket – maybe except when it’s pissing down rain – and the navy colourway looks smooth with just about everything. I like it so much that I’ve gone and ordered the other colourway – warm khaki – as well. Not bad for $128 jacket. – Chris


Starward’s Ginger Cask Single Malt

It’s that time of year again, folks. Christmas for all the Aussie whisky enthusiasts out there. This year’s iteration of Starward’s strictly-limited cult favourite Ginger Beer Cask Whisky is slightly different to what we tasted in 2020, with ginger, orange, and dark chocolate on the nose, and hints of spicy ginger, fresh vanilla, as well as pineapple. A verifiably tasty drop, as always. Due to the insane demand, however, you’ll once again be forced to enter a ballot system before May 9th just for a chance to cop. Any remaining stock after the fact – unlikely scenario, but OK – will be available to purchase via Starward’s online store or onsite at the Port Melbourne distillery shop on World Whisky Day (May 15th). – Garry