What do you do when your clubbing days are behind you?
Turn over a new leaf like ex-nightclub promoter Robert Pereno and wife Babette, who recently opened The Society Club in Soho with former publisher Carrie Kania. The bookshop/art gallery/cafe combines the couple’s passion for literature, music and art, and brings back a much-needed indie feel to the neighbourhood.
The trio hawk only goods they love — from vintage furniture to first-edition books, homemade jam, limited-edition prints, mustache wax and dog food. A communal table runs through the centre of the shop, aiming to bring like-minded people together and encourage the ‘intellectual cool’ to mingle over tea, coffee, pastries and cakes.
Book launches, poetry readings, storytelling and live music sessions take place regularly. The last event was a Q&A with Andy Warhol’s friend and The Factory’s in-house photographer, Leee Black Childers.
Sad you missed it?
Join the club.
The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, W1F OJF (020 7437 1433 or thesocietyclub.com).