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 …it’s two weeks before Glastonbury and we’ve forgotten to get a ticket. If anyone has a spare one, please let us know; we’ll repay the favour! In other news, if you haven’t been to Parrillan yet – the new restaurant by the Barrafina team in CDY – the second the sun comes out, run there! This is the terrace of the summer. Over in Soho, the second part of the 2019 Quo Vadis & Friends series has just been announced (The Ledbury or Coombeshead Farm nights please); watch their events page to see when tickets go on sale. In Italy, last weekend’s flurry of Instagram pics (stripes and prints!) from the launch of the Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa in Ischia has us wanting to book a trip immediately. In Spain, we’ll be heading to Ibiza this weekend to check out the new BLESS Hotel, the latest 5-star to hit the White Isle, and the first of two big openings (W Ibiza is in August) on the east coast this summer. And closer to home, this Friday sees the launch of the US’s much-loved SoulCycle in the capital. Happy June!  
The Miami Beach EDITION Residences
Serviced Living
Home ownership has never looked so good
Spend a lot of time in hotels and like it? Us too. So you’ll likely be interested to hear about a host of new options for a more ‘serviced’ lifestyle. Now we just have to find a sponsor.
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Westfield 2.0
Mo' restaurants in the revamped Balcony Court
Yes, we’re talking about restaurants in a mall. Already enamoured by Ichiba (largest Japanese food hall in Europe; like it more for the food than vibe), it’s good to hear that there are more restaurants on the Westfield Shepherd’s Bush horizon; we’re looking forward to Corazón (TACOS!), Catch Me (Club Gascon’s Pascal Aussignac’s seafood offering), and Master Bao.
James Lowe
After earning his chef stripes at The Fat Duck and St. John, and following the successful pop-up Ten Bells, James Lowe opened his own spot, Lyle’s, which now has one Michelin star. James took time before his new opening Flor – a new wine bar and bakery in Borough – to tell us where he likes to dine.
What’s your local?
I live in east London so consider myself very lucky with plenty of great options nearby. One I’m really excited about is Tata Eatery. After years of pop-ups, it’s finally opening in a permanent location near Old Street so I’ll be eating there a lot.

Favourite international restaurant
Septime, in Paris. The chef/owner Bertrand Grebaut is one of my favourite chefs; he’s classically trained but produces some beautifully modern food. Every meal there is inspirational, as is what they’ve achieved – they now have several places in Paris and one in the Normandy countryside that I’m keen to visit this summer.

Guilty food pleasure?
Not sure if this is a guilty pleasure but my mum used to make tomatoes on buttered toast – great bread, excellent butter and roast tomatoes – and it is still one of my go-tos when in need of something quick.

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac x Palace
JC can do no wrong
We love JC de Castelbajac! One of our favourite purchases ever is our JC Mondrian-style Mickey (Un Monde Riant) print. For some designers, putting out so many collabs starts to look a bit same-y. Not with JC. From Rossignol and Vilebrequin to his own collection for Benetton (LOVE SO MUCH), and now this Palace collab, we truly want it all.
Loire Bucket List
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Crémant and Rosé Week
Time to wine-around!
As you know by now, Loire Valley Wines are encouraging you to get out and explore London this month with their self-guided wine tour series, and this week (until 16 June) it’s Crémant Week. From the heights of the O2 down to the river in Greenwich, the route will take you on everything from boats to suspended gardens, with views of St Paul’s and the Millennium Bridge in between. From June 17th – 23rd it’s Rosé Week (yes!), where you’ll be guided from the halls of the V&A to the Serpentine, and then over to leafy Clerkenwell, via secret gardens and an old Routemaster. There are, of course, great wine points along both routes to enjoy wines from The Crémant de Loire and The Rosé du Val de Loire regions. Have fun!
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Openings, launches and a refurb
Get your forks out
News from BoaziInn, Jidori, Gold, The Kitchen at Holmes, Chucs, Scott’s, Wild Honey, OKN1, Zela, Bombay Bustle, Patty & Bun and by Chloe. You need to know! Click through.
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The West Hollywood EDITION
All about LA
Three newbies for your radar
LA is always a good idea, and now with three new openings – 1 Hotel West Hollywood (open), Soho Warehouse (July) and in October, The West Hollywood EDITION – there’s never been a better time.
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Haven’t stayed at an OD Hotel, and would like to? OD Hotels are offering UJ readers 15% off room bookings at any of their properties. They have three properties in Ibiza, including one rural, finca-style abode (with new suites this season), and hotels in Mallorca, Barcelona, and soon to be Miami. Enter URBANJUNKIES as the promo code when booking. Valid all season.
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UJ Playlist
Get Up, Stand Up Now
Somerset House’s summer exhibition
On until 15 Sept, Get Up, Stand Up Now, in association with Hennessy, will have over 100 artists, spanning generations and culture, with contributors including Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith and Jillionaire. Young Fathers, who are music contributors on the exhibition, have put together a playlist for us to get the party started.
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Save the dates
The annual foodie Taste of London is back. Book tickets to masterclasses now. Saturday 22 June is the Krankbrother Shoreditch Street Party with Daniel Avery, and Noel Coward’s Present Laughter is on preview from Monday at the Old Vic.
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Take Three
Couldn’t help it. Three musicals on/coming, that remind us of our youth. Back to the 80s.
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Adrian Mole BIG Back to the Future

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12 June 2019
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