High atop the penthouse level of 9200 Sunset Boulevard in WeHo sits an exclusive club with clientele so A-list that in preparation for writing this post, I was asked not to mention any names or take any pictures. Regardless of beefed up security, an express elevator, and celebrity secrecy, Soho House made a distinct and unforgettable impression, welcoming members of rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to spin a DJ set.
The low lights and beautifully appointed furniture gave the penthouse floor the look and feel of a library or study, replete with massive blown-glass chandelier and pre-cast stone fireplace. Abundant wood & leather, box beam ceilings, reclaimed parquet wood flooring further reinforced that notion. Additional decor included bell jars with antlers, a brass telescope, and a gorgeous bar with vintage seltzer bottles.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club offered an eccectic mix of music from Tom Waits to The Beatles. Either because of the Rosh Hashannah holiday or simply because it was Sunday night, the crowd was light, making the dj set a personal, intimate experience.
Membership to Soho House and their worldwide litany of locations is a pricey, exclusive matter. Even though I was asked not to mention anyone by name, I can say that the clientele, service, and decor lived up to the membership fees they charge. For a few brief hours, I felt notorious.
Honorable mention goes to the complimentary black and white photobooth, sweeping panoramic rooftop view, and garden-set restaurant, including non-fruiting olive trees that could only have been placed via crane or helicopter.
More info on Soho House’s West Hollywood location is available here.