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 … a whirlwind week in Mykonos, it’s clear, we’re hooked. Yes, there may be a lot of traffic, and it’s not easy on the wallets, but there’s a lot to love still: open-air clubbing, fewer restrictions (à la sound in Ibiza), less development all around, villa parties ‘til next day, sunsets, and of course, the food – for a start. This issue we’ve spoken to a few island insiders to give you some Mykonos inspiration, and we’ve also included some recent spots we checked out. Also, word on the MYK rumours street was that Scorpios, now with the Soho House backing, is set to expand, with Miami and the Bahamas (or somewhere in the Caribbean) first on the (maybe) list. If it’s true, it sounds good to us. In London, as offices quiet down, we plan on getting out and exploring our own town – that lunch in Soho we’ve wanted to do, the open-air concert, or the boat down the canal. Let’s make the most of it. Happy August everyone!  
Veg Around Town
You are what you eat
It’s not news that you should be mindful of where your veg comes from. From urban farms in cafés to specialist produce shops and online buying options, it’s never been easier to say no to Tesco.
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Second Act
Rhymes with a side of tots
So, this is just for a bit of fun… You may have seen that Mark Wahlberg has a burger joint called – wait for it, Wahlburgers – that recently opened in Covent Garden (we may have a mocking tone, but we do love that it seems this chain was built largely for his family). But did you know that hot on his heels is the Nas backed chicken and waffles haunt Sweet Chick, taking over from Carluccio’s Market Place? No loss there and at least it should have better music. If that’s not enough, maybe you also need a Rick Ross chicken wing? Not new, but still on Shaftesbury Ave.
Alexandros Varveris
We’re hearing a lot of good things about the Mykonos newbie, The Wild Hotel by Interni. We caught up with owner and founder of the Interni Group, Alexandros Varveris, to hear a bit more about his story.

My biggest career lesson: there is always the right time for everything.

Most memorable career moment… I am not there yet – I am still pursuing that.

I’d tell my younger self… to be bolder.
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Photo: Chris Kennedy
Estate of Mind
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The English countryside comes to Dalloway Terrace
Feel like you need a country escape? Then it’s time to head to WC1 as until mid-September, single-estate sustainable spirits producer Ramsbury will be taking over London’s Dalloway Terrace with Estate of Mind, bringing the countryside to central London, complete with drinks and décor. Expect seasonal cocktails created by the Crucible and Dalloway Terrace’s own General Manager, Giovanni Spezziga – inspired not only by the Ramsbury Estate in Wiltshire, but that use ingredients actually grown on the estate, too. There will be G&Ts that you can garnish yourself, and innovative cocktails that offer a taste of the English countryside at its finest. We feel refreshed already.

The terrace is open from 11am-11pm, walk ins only
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Down and out
From camptastic fun at legendary MYK club JackieO’ (Happy Birthday, JO!), to Ftelia, the recent Rumors MYK home, and a five-star hotel too, read our reviews for some MYK-spiration.

JackieO’ | Ftelia | Myconian Ambassador
Forks out!
Reviews, openings, news
This week we’re light on the restaurant front. We checked out the new Corbin & King, Soutine; want to check out the new Wun’s by the Bun House team, Nutshell, the new Iranian restaurant (with ex-Palomar head chef Jeremy Borrow at the helm), and Eggslut (Portobello, August 7); and have the next new-wave food court – Seven Dials Market, which will be run by Kerb – on our radar. Oh, we also love this recent brunch list by our friends at Eater – let’s get at it.

Soutine review | More restaurants
UJ Playlist
Sunday Night resident Kaz James’ Scorpios mix
It’s being hailed as one of the best nights in Europe – Sundays at Scorpios – and Kaz James is the DJ who has made it so. Often in the booth with top guest talent like The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, DJ Tennis and Solomun, this is open-air disco dancing at its best (Soho House members, be sure to use the separate entrance to fast track; this night draws over 3500 people weekly). If you haven’t been yet, press play to get a taste of the Aegean seaside vibes.
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Nova Batida
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Lisbon Festival
13th-15th September
Summer’s not over – you still have time for one more festival, and this rather newbie looks like the one. Now in its second year, Nova Batida takes place in the heart of Lisbon from the 13th -15th September, offering festival-goers a fully rounded getaway. In addition to the music, which will see big names like Octavian (UJLoves), Daniel Avery, Ross from Friends (live) and DJ Seinfeld, there will also be great culture (art tours) and dining options including two supper clubs with top Portuguese chefs and local street food and drinks on site. On the wellbeing front, Fat Buddha Yoga will provide free yoga and meditation classes across the three days, and if that wasn’t enough, Lisbon is currently seen as one of the best surfing hotspots worldwide; Nova Batida will be offering bespoke surf lessons as part of their offering this year, and anyone from beginner to experienced pro is welcome to join.
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City File
Vicky Varamili, Nomas Mykonos
Have we inspired you to book a trip yet? For more on where to go in Mykonos, we spoke to Greece-born Vicky Varamili, partner and business development manager at Nomas Mykonos, a company that offers unique experiences in MYK, to get some of her favourite spots. Bookmark this now.
Vicky’s Mykonos Guide
Nothing says summer like a fresh pair of kicks
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Direct flights MYK ><IBZ
Now that you’re all set for a Mykonos break, why don’t you extend it and head to Ibiza after? Until August 20, you can still fly direct from Mykonos to Ibiza via the private ‘shuttle’ Aero, saving yourself hours on all other, non-direct services. Sign.Us.Up.
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Sir Victor, Barcelona
Spanish Hop
Barcelona to Ibiza
Barcelona and Ibiza are always a good idea; they’re also extremely easy to do together. As for where to stay, from the hot BCN newbie – Sir Victor – to the central OD BCN and the luxe, new, five-star BLESS in Ibiza, we’ve got some good ones for you.

Sir Victor | OD BCN | BLESS Ibiza
Save the Dates
First up (August 9) we have Prom 29, the Warner Bros. Story showcasing music from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema. Then we’re going old school with Straight Outta Compton at Somerset House on August 15 (check out our exclusive preview mix from DJ @ohannieoh), and lastly, Gou-mania will be rolling into town on 18 August when Peggy and Virgil hit the decks in Finsbury Park for a daytime fiesta. Tickets are on final release, so be quick.
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Prom 29: Warner Bros. Story Straight Outta Compton The Pleasure Garden
Dining Events - Take Three
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6 August 2019
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