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 …it’s the holiday that really seems to welcome in the sunshine and warm weather (WE HOPE!). So this week we’re all about good vibes and getting ready for the long weekend. On Friday you’ll find us clad in pastels – wares, champagne, chocolates. And come Sunday night, we’ll definitely be hitting the dancefloor, just ’cause we can. Happy Easter everyone, enjoy!  
Photo: © James Rosenquist The Geometry of Fire
Art goes big in 2018
When we say big, we mean physically huge. Gargantuan. There’s no jostling in the crowd to catch a glimpse of these three major players – from monumental Pop Art works way ahead of their time to a three storey brutalist installation from the V&A and a solo show debut from a modern Texan great. This spring, the scale becomes part of the effect – it’s experiential, not passive. Strap in, we’re going stratospheric.
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Spotlight On: Tony Conigliaro
The industry’s fave drinks maestro is taking over
From coffee at Bar Termini to cocktails at 69 Colebrooke Row, #UJLoves Tony C and his Drink Factory! And he’s a busy guy right now. His Warholian neighbourhood haunt Untitled celebrates its first birthday this month – so now’s the time to swing by if you haven’t already (or even if you have). Also this month, Bar Termini Centrale hosts pasta pop-up Fat Tony’s, just perfect for a cacio e pepe fix when you’re far from Padella. And looking ahead? TC is set to open new Mayfair haunt Gazelle with Rob Roy Cameron (of El Bulli, Untitled, Bar Termini). We can’t wait!
Travel Spy
Amsterdam Arrivals
With the opening of the London-Amsterdam Eurostar route on 4th April, there’s never been a better time to visit the city. What to do when you’re there? Our bets are on a visit to Amsterdam’s new high-end counter dining destination 212 for some duck fat poached langoustine, oak-roasted wagyu and smoky potato ice cream (yep). With one way train tickets starting from just £29, popping over to another city for dinner has never seemed more feasible.
Photo: © Paul Underhill
Sub Focus
The renowned producer shares his inspiration with us
Ahead of his headline show at Brixton Academy this week, iconic drum and bass producer Sub Focus has crafted a playlist for UJ comprising tracks that inspire his own music. Including Bicep, Four Tet and Jon Hopkins, this is a good’un!
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Mei Hui
The east London based fashion designer and founder of Old Spitalfields Market’s Silk Series (part of Nuno Mendes’ Ten Ten initiative) speaks up about her favourite spots.
What's your favourite restaurant in London?
My two favourite restaurants are both in east London. I love the Towpath Café in De Beauvoir Town on the canal – it’s great when the weather is warmer. If I’m going to a pub, it has to be The Marksman on Hackney Road.

Where do you go to celebrate?
That depends on where I am in London. If I’m west it’s The River Café.

What's your local?
I’m in Dalston, and I like Brilliant Corners, which does amazing Japanese food. Oh and The Ruby does the most perfect cocktails.

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Photo: © Ethan Lee
Mayfair, Mayfair!
Things are hotting up in this ‘hood
No longer reserved as a neighbourhood only for yacht showrooms, 5* hotels and Savile Row tailors, Mayfair is becoming a foodie hotspot – and we don’t mean for stuffy fine dining. Mark Jarvis upped the area’s culinary credentials with his first opening Neo Bistro, and he’s to stay in W1 for his new venture Stem too. For laid-back, intimate vibes, try tiny new gyoza bar Titu, and of course, keep your eyes out for more details of Ollie Dabbous’ much-anticipated HIDE. Oh, and if you haven’t been to Indian Accent yet, put it on your hit list.
The Weekend
It’s Easter, and that means only one thing – four day weekend! If you’re not escaping the city for an extended break, we’ve got lots lined up for you. Spend Friday with burgeoning DJs Seb Wildblood and Alex Egan at Phonica’s party, Saturday hunting for Champagne, and Sunday partying at Fabric with Floating Points’ all-night-long set, just because you need to make the most of having Monday off.
Friday Saturday Sunday
Phonica Records’ Bank Holiday Party Bubbledogs Easter Hunt Floating Points at Fabric
Easter Treats
From balloon confetti to perfect pastels
Whatever the weather, whatever your plans, Easter is a time to treat yourself and celebrate. See what we’ve got our eye on!
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27 March 2018
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