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01.02 And we’re back! 2022
With the slew of new restaurants, bars, and hotels already coming in this year, we just can’t help feeling grateful on the daily that we have the world at our fingertips again. This week we look at the new restaurants we’re excited to try, travel destinations on our radar, and some LDN cultural picks. Happy Feb all – let’s make the most of it.

xx Taryn and Team UJ xx
The Trend
Retro Brand Vibes
From sunscreen brand Vacation (by poolside.fm founders) to athleisure brand Sporty & Rich and pieces at Noah, retro vibes – especially coming from America – are definitely feeling fresh.
Latest Sustainable Restaurants
The most recent woke restaurant on our radar include Off the Hook, a fish restaurant / takeaway / butchery opening today in E1, the new Pizza Pilgrims in Selfridges (who are using regenerative wheat for their pizza dough, reusable kegs for drinks and vegan upholstery in their space) and Apricity (Mayfair, locally foraged, zero waste, socially conscious) opening in March.
Off the Hook
Product Picks
Bright White
Starting the new year off with a clean slate!
9101 Limited Edition
Sponsored Listing
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the founders Tony Gross’ favourite frames– the 0101 –British eyewear brand Cutler and Gross have released 101 pairs available globally, with integrated photo-chromatic Zeiss lenses, which darken when exposed to sunlight.
Universe at Selfridges
As part of their Universe pop up, and in an effort to show how NFTs and actual products work together, Selfridges is selling select Paco Rabanne NFTs alongside their physical counterparts (which were inspired by Op-Art designer Victor Vasarely); the digi versions can be worn on numerous platforms. On until 27 March.
'22 Highlights
Adding to our pre-Christmas list, here’s what we’re excited about. The Ledbury is re-opening soon (same owners, doing an 8-course menu for £180), neighbourhood Carmel from Berber & Q in Queen’s Park (for litres of orange wine and wood-fired prawns), the new chef’s table at KOL, Burmese Lahpet’s west end opening (with soft launch happening 17-20 Feb), Din Tai Fung’s Selfridges location, and the modern Chinese Tattu (date TBC). And as for multi-brand things: 100 Shoreditch (six restaurants with a bar from Ryan Chetiyawardana), Arcade Food Hall 2.0 by JKS, and Borough Yards (with a new Barrafina).
The Ledbury
Frieze LA
From 17-20 Feb, Frieze LA has a new location (Beverly Hills), with other art fairs (Felix Art Fair, Spring Break, and ALAC) taking place across the city.
Frieze LA
MiMi Mei Fair
Year of the Tiger
Chinese New Year is always amazing dining. Click through for our picks.
CNY Picks
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Seems like those with their nose to the travel ground headed to Puerto Escondido in Mexico this past holiday season, and the new, nearby Hotel Terrestre (opening Feb) by Groupo Habita could be one to consider should you be looking to book.
Hotel Terrestre
Dish of the Day
There are some seriously creative dishes around. Two that have recently stood out include Angel Zapata’s urchin with scallop roe and red prawns at Barrafina Dean Street, and Jackson Boxer’s pork and prawn stuffed chicken wing at Brunswick House.

Angel & Barrafina Instagram | Jackson & Brunswick House Instagram
Centurian Heathrow
Heathrow T3 now has an AmEx Centurion Lounge. London touches have been woven throughout, with a highlight being that Assaf Granit (Coal Office) is the lounge’s executive chef. To access the lounge, check details here.
Centurion Lounge Heathrow T3
Supermarket of Dreams
Has reopened! And it’s looking mighty industrial-high gloss too.
Need an injection of vitamins? KXU’s medi-centre now has a partnership with The Elixir, so they can do IV therapies for immunity, hydration, antioxidants and recovery, to name just a few.
JUSTASPACE by Just an Idea
We may have just missed the JUSTASPACE pop up in Paris during Fashion Week, but Just An Idea is Sarah Andelman’s (founder of Colette) consulting / curating company that also has a line of books – featuring independent talent – that are available any time of year.
Just an Idea Books
The Cotton House
We have a mixed bag this week. From the only hotel in Mustique to new restaurants and a truly innovative bar in the west end, this is where we’ve been lately.

The Cotton House | Sunday in BK | SOMA | Carousel
Commuter Rates
Coming back into London from further out, or just not into lengthy travel journeys right now? The Hoxton Southwark has new commuter rates where you can stay over Sunday-Thursday for £119. They also have flex check in and out times, if you book direct.
Take 3
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XOYO The Serpentine Jazz Café

The Life of Pablo – An Orchestral Rendition of Kanye West

KAWS: New Fiction

J Dilla Changed my Life

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