01 Food: London
- Extremadura Food Festival
Located in the well-heeled enclave of Dalston’s De Beauvoir town is the Towpath Café. Founded by food writer Lori de Mori and her husband Jason Lowe, this weekend the duo play host to a celebration of foods from the Extremadura region of western Spain. Hosted by food writer and Extremadura resident Paul Richardson, events include tastings of Extremeño oils, acorn fed Ibérico hams, cheeses and wines, which will also be available to buy.
Towpath Café, 42 De Beauvoir Crescent, London. Open Friday – Sunday, Friday tasting from 19.00 onwards
02 Retail: Amsterdam
- Scotch & Soda Amsterdam Blauw
Scotch & Soda has opened its first Amsterdams Blauw denim-only store in the Jordaan neighbourhood of the Dutch capital. Named after the colour of centuries-old Dutch porcelain, historic inspiration is offset by contemporary Japanese and American styling. A “denim-deli” layout offering jeans, jackets, shirts and even jumpsuits makes picking up a piece easy.
Berenstraat 15, Amsterdam
03 Film: Global
Based on the bestselling novel by Shuichi Yoshida, Villain is a critically acclaimed hit. The story follows Yuichi and Mitsuyo who fall in love after meeting on an online dating site. What Mitsuyo doesn’t know is that Yuichi is a suspect in the murder of a woman and as the lovers hole themselves away from the probing eyes of the police, both of their true stories and the truth behind the murder come to light..
Villain is on general release in the UK from 19 August
04 Exhibition: San Francisco
- Passage: Capturing Movement
Motion is happening all around us, so 60SIX gallery in downtown San Francisco is turning to a diverse range of photographers to pin down the feeling of movement. Stephen Mallon documents colossal industrial objects being born or meeting a poignant end. While Anne Terpstra’s blurred images capture just a fleeting moment. Also on display are David King, Steve Bird, David Magnusson and Michael Jang.
60SIX Gallery, 66 Elgin Park, San Francisco. Until 16 September
05 Retail: London
Nestled snugly in the heart of Mayfair is contemporary casualwear brand Folk’s new Shepherd Market store. The space is large (800 sq ft), replete with an extensive range of menswear and shoes (for both men and women) and with just enough room for the pending release of its womenswear range in 2012. This is Folk’s fifth store and its proven formula of clever design touches and cosy ambiance is worth the weekend shopping trip alone.
12-14 Shepherd St, London. Open: Monday – Saturday, 11.00-19.00.