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 …the first bit of ‘indoor weather’ we’ve encountered this summer had us scrambling for returns for The Lehman Trilogy on Friday, and after managing to get in, all we can say is GO. It’s sold out until October, so get a move on. Also over the weekend we popped our heads into the RA’s Summer Exhibition and ended up staying for hours – as you’d expect from a Grayson Perry-curated show, it’s full of colour and excitement (and very busy – go on a weekday if you can!). Now, it’s time to get reading: this week we’ve got a heads up on a new self-care haven, summer eating trends, a playlist from Salon, and an insider look at Paris from Serge et le Phoque’s Fred Peneau.  
Me, Myself and I
Fitzrovia steps up its self care game
Taken Pfeffer Sal for a test run and turned Mortimer House into your home-from-home? There’s more to come from Fitzrovia: the handful of streets north of Oxford Circus are fast becoming a self-care haven and in this week’s trend, we meet the newcomers.
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Prima Doner
Kebabs 2.0
No, we never thought we’d say it either. But kebabs are having a moment and who are we to stand in the way of good shawarma? We’ve already been won over by the Cypriot kebabs of Ɛ́la at St John at Hackney Brewery; now we’re eyeing up crispy squid with house dukkah from BabaBoom, who are new to Islington next month. The Athenian is southbound, having just arrived in Tooting Market – souvlaki, gyros and loukoumades are the speciality here. And then there’s Pitta Bun, who are intent on re-inventing the humble pitta (charcoal slow-cooked lamb shoulder with feta sounds like it could do the trick) – look out for them in Carnaby by the end of the month.
City File
Fred Peneau’s Paris
Discover the Serge et le Phoque founder’s fave spots
Considering his first four restaurants are based in the city, who better to take us on a tour of Paris than Serge et le Phoque founder Fred Peneau? Discover where to stay, eat, drink and dance in the French capital in our latest City File.
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Neil Campbell, ROVI
Ottolenghi’s new venture ROVI is back open after some technical issues, and to celebrate, head chef Neil Campbell reveals his London hangouts and gives us some foodie insights.
Where do you go for veggie food in London?
I discovered Buddha Bowl a few years ago at Wilderness Festival and followed their kick-ass kale infusions back to London. Street food is massive these days! Find Buddha Bowl at Whitecross Market, just off Old Street.

Which chef should we be watching right now?
Ramael Scully of Scully in St James’s Market. There is no other restaurant in London cooking and combining flavours like this guy. It’s a must for any true foodie.

Which ingredient should we be eating this summer?
Vegetables. It’s not just one about ingredient, it’s about ‘root to shoot’ cooking of all vegetables! Home grown: even better. Think zero-waste: pickling, fermenting, boiling, charring. The future’s green…

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Recently we heard British fashion icon Jonathan Saunders speak on ‘The Importance of Authenticity Now’, as part of The House of Peroni’s new fashion initiative. And next up? On 16th August, Anna Orsini (who has headed up the British Fashion Council as Strategic Consultant for almost three decades) will be discussing ‘Inspiring Individuality from the Global Style Map’ – we’re sure she’s got some incredible insights to share. Want a chance to to join us? Just enter your details below: expect antipasti, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and some inspiring discussion, as well as an insight into the studio hosting Peroni’s eight emerging designers.
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UJ Playlist
Salon x Disco Halal
Ahead of their collaborative day-to-night event in Hackney Wick on 11th August (think canalside meze brunching then disco dancing ‘til late at Bloc), Nicholas Balfe of Brixton’s Salon and Disco Halal label boss Moscoman have joined forces to create a playlist for UJ. Featuring Sade, Moodymann and The Doors, it sets the scene for what’s to come.
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Film4 Summer Screen
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Take your cinema experience outdoors
When the weather’s warm, sitting in the cinema is the last thing we want to do – so we’re saying take it al fresco with the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Running from 9th-22nd August, they’re showing an eclectic mix of contemporary favourites on the city’s biggest outdoor screen: we’re stuck between Being John Malkovich, Labyrinth and Blue Velvet. Get booking before your favourite sells out.
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It's time for a wellness shake-up
Forget what you thought you knew about ‘wellness retreats’ – because W Verbier are switching things up. Book in for their FUEL Fitness Weekend from 16th-19th August for disco dancing, downtime in the spa, and of course – some challenging workouts. On hand to get you in shape are Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Faisal Abdalla, Olivia Cooney of Pop-Up Fitness, and movement coach Roger Frampton. And for all your post and pre-workout needs, The Naked Diet author Tess Ward will be giving demonstrations and hosting Q&As. Want to know more? Keep reading!
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31 July 2018
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