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01.03 2022
With everything going on right now, it’s hard to keep our chins up, but chins up we must. I know we’re all looking for ways to support Ukraine, so we’ve highlighted some things we’ve seen come through below – let’s do what we can. Lastly, it’s with a very heavy heart that we acknowledge the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jamal Edwards. We miss his love, laugh, and positive vibes already, and long will we celebrate all that he’s done for so many. Big love London. Spring is here; remember to take some time to smell the flowers.

xx Taryn and Team UJ xx
The Trend
Gucci Love Parade
In a world where we bow to the fountain of youth, it’s been refreshing to see oldies (well, over 40s) in the limelight – with Eminem’s Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up in LA, Dre’s Compton in the Superbowl, and now Snoop for Gucci. That shade of green has never looked so lucky.
Prada Mode LA
Innovative Branding
Some of the most memorable events we’ve been to in the past two (!) decades have been by Prada: The Double Club London and The Double Club Miami, and Richie Hawtin at the Tate among them. Most recently, we noticed their roving member’s club pop up club at Frieze LA and branding on a chairlift. Where’s Prada heading next?
Product Picks
Yeezy GAP x Balenciaga
Just in case you need some Ye wear while you watch Jeen-Yuhs (*note his early days GAP gear in the doc)… There’s something about these camp(ish) American football silhouettes… It’s definitely been awhile since we’ve wanted something GAP.
Soho House Brixton
Soho Friends
Sponsored listing
We know many of you are Soho House members already, but if you’re not and are considering dipping a toe in, their Soho Friends membership is a good place to start. Highlights include access to Soho Studios – great spaces for creatives to work / hang – events and screenings, the ability to book hotel rooms at member’s rates (you have to be a member to book at all Soho House hotels now), as well as discounts at some of their restaurants, Cowshed (on products and treatments), Soho Home and Soho Works. All for £100 per annum.
Goddard & Gibbs
Richoux, the 100-year old British institution, is re-opening on Piccadilly and the menu looks brasserie done right. The Tavern at The MAINE – a Brit pub meets New England – has just opened with oysters and drinks, and The Delaunay’s counter is back with a new menu. In One Hundred Shoreditch, Goddard & Gibbs, the all-day restaurant and wine bar that specialises in seafood, and Seed Library (by our fave, Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan) both open 3 March. For pastries, Cédric Grolet’s arrival at The Berkeley has inspired early morning queues for his haute creations. Get something to takeaway if you’re quick, or book in for one of their two menus (Grolet, which is at one of two four-seater counters in the lab and comes avec Champagne for £135, or Goûter, in their new café for £90). Oh, and Rita’s is now open for lunch.
Product Picks
AW22 adidas Originals by Craig Green
High fashion x sportswear collabs are nothing new, but here are some on our radar. Some are out already, some are conceptual, some are ‘22 updates, and some are coming soon.

Reebok x Margiela | adidas Gazelle x Gucci | Nike Cortez x sacai |
New Balance x Miu Miu | adidas x Craig Green
Dave Benett: Great Shot, Kid
Dave Benett
Is it even a party worth going to if Dave Benett isn’t there? No, not really. He’s covered the best and now he has an exhibition to show for it. Dave Benett: Great Shot, Kid is on until 8 March.
SUPERSELF @ Selfridges
If you’ve ever tried to buy supplements, you’ll know it seems like you need a PhD to even get started. So much choice! As part of Selfridges’ Superself initiative, you can book in for a consultation to help you navigate wellbeing that’s right for you.
We all want to help, so here are some posts on our radar: Trippin’s ‘How to support marginalised people in Ukraine’; Choose Love’s donation link; ideas from Dua’s Service95; a frequently updated link from the Global Shapers community; and Clerkenwell Boy has announced a #CookForUkraine fundraising initiative. Lastly, follow London-based Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules, whose parents and brother (who is ready to fight) are in Ukraine, for updates and news on ways to help.

*Please be sure to verify all sources for yourself.
"The People Deserve Beauty", Sports Banger
Sports Banger
Back and political and ravey as ever, Tottenham-based Sports Banger’s collection was an off-schedule highlight.
Vintage Pacha Ibiza
Party Time
Pacha’s just announced its opening party date: 29 April with Solomun all night long. Get ready!
Marcus Rashford Book Club
Marcus Rashford (we love you MR!) has worked with the kids of a North London primary school to create a ‘zine and mural on Tottenham High Road, with the help of Burberry, The National Literacy Trust, The Face and artist Tegen Williams. An extension of his Book Club initiative supporting young readers across the country, MR continues to show us there are always enough hours in the day to help others.
Another Pantry
Pop Up Groceries
From 15 March, food writer and photographer Safia Shakarchi will host a pop up grocery store in CDY, selling products from some of London’s best, including Café Cecilia, St John Bread and Wine, Planque and more, all to celebrate her new recipe platform, Another Pantry.
Product Picks
Strawberries by JW Anderson
Strawberries feel fun – optimistic even – and we could all use a little of that.
180 Health Club
This new health member’s club (which will be open to Soho House members, 180 residents, and soon, will have a new 180 membership that others can apply for) looks truly great. It’s a chic space (forget ‘gym’ decor), with voyeuristic digital backgrounds and best-in-class fitness, treatments, and wellbeing, with all the latest toys including Therabody boots and IV drips.
180 Health Club
On our Radar
So, if you want to see Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret, he’s only confirmed to be there until 20 March, so look for returns. The Andy Warhol Diaries arrive on Netflix on 8 March, INO is doing (gratis) wine pairings with weekday (Mon, Tues, Wed) dinners (’til the end of March), James McAvoy’s Hamilton-esque Cyrano de Bergerac is on until 12 March (again, returns) and Mike Skinner has a Friday night residency this month at XOYO.
Coming Soon
Caravel is the new floating British/French/Italian restaurant on Regent’s Canal (opens 8 March); the Middle Eastern east London hit Bubala opens in Soho in April (in the old Vasco & Piero’s on Poland Street – the street could use a hit of energy, so here’s hoping); and much-loved vegan Szechuan brand Mao Chow is closing their Mare Street location and opening a larger, more diverse Chinese restaurant called Facing Heaven on Bayford St. Can’t wait.
There’s a lot of classic sportswear around right now. Never has a plain white hoodie looked so chic, or a sporting-inspired Instagram been so spot on. Not just for product, the Alex Eagle Sporting Club will be hosting a three-month takeover at the aforementioned 180 Health Club from the club’s launch.
They’ve already started the hard hat previews for members, so the ‘spring’ opening must be on the horizon. A £70m refurb will see the historic KOKO combine three buildings to make an incredible music and arts destination, including four floors for members (designed by the Chiltern Firehouse team). With live streaming throughout, broadcast and recording studios, piano rooms, and more, this truly will be a world-class venue / platform for the music industry and lovers. More info soon…
Take 3
col1 col2 col3

Parallel Mothers


Isamu Noguchi

We love you Jamal!

Listen to Benji’s BBC R1 tribute show to Jamal here.
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