New Private Clubs Embrace Young Creative Class

By | November 7, 2017

Facilities such as Soho Beach House in Miami and Common House in Charlottesville, Va., offer co-working spaces, screening rooms, rooftop pools, networking opportunities, and other private amenities in cities in which space is a premium. A new breed of fashionable private members clubs are growing in popularity around the world, promising to be more inclusive […]


Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Private Club Would Include Ban On Swearing

By | October 3, 2017

The venue in West Hollywood backed by the actress and described as “posh and somewhat prudish” could open in 2020 as the first Southern California outpost of the United Kingdom-based Arts Club. Its nine-story structure would have retail and creative office space on lower levels, with members-only access from the fifth floor up and a rooftop pool and bar.


Chefs React Angrily After California’s Ban on Foie Gras is Upheld

By | September 18, 2017

Animal-rights activists originally pushed the ban through in 2004, but appeals have kept the dish on menus in the state, and it will continue to be served while further appeals may take the issue as high as the U.S. Supreme Court. California chefs are staying firm in their resolve to meet customer demand for the dish, while wondering why much more serious threats such as assault rifles or hunger and homelessness aren’t being addressed by legislators and activists.


New Social Clubs Seek to Strike Gender Balance

By | August 21, 2017

A report in Popsugar highlights the ways new social clubs are benefiting women, including Soho House, which has 18 locations around the world, The Arts Club in Los Angeles, and The Battery in San Francisco, which has a membership that is 43% female. A new generation of social clubs is upending the country club model. […]