From Los Angeles to London (where the first location opened in 1995) to New York's Meatpacking District, the Soho House epitomizes exclusivity. Memberships are required for full access to all the social club offers – a rooftop swimming pool, spa, gym, screening room, restaurant and bar – but invited guests can enjoy a taste of the highlife. Just stargaze subtly: taking photos results in automatic loss of membership.
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Grammy nominees Rihanna and Katy Perry upped the glam factor for Roc Nation/Nokia's annual pre-Grammy brunch at Soho House West Hollywood Saturday afternoon.
A slender Rihanna turned heads in her corset and pants, while Perry could not be missed with her bright blue hair, which matched her dress.
Also there to celebrate Grammy weekend was Ellen Pompeo and her music-exec husband Chris Ivery; Nicole Richie, who shared a moment with The X Factor's L.A. Reid as he made his rounds; and Sam Ronson and Rashida Jones, who chatted and ate in the packed sunlit back room. Other talent mingling included Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ne-Yo and Christina Milian.
Jay-Z may not have been present, but plenty of partygoers were rocking blue accessories – in "silent respect," one was overheard saying – for his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy.
– Kristin Boehm
Lady Gaga, sporting a flower in her bright blonde hair, took a break from the Interscope Records pre-Grammy party at West Hollywood's Soho House to do happy hour with friends.
Seated at a table near the club's bar, she and her pals enjoyed a round of drinks, and Gaga sipped on a martini while chatting away.
Anytime someone stopped by her table, the singer would smile, stand up and give them a kiss – seeming happy to chat with everyone. After an hour or so of giggling and storytelling, she left her group and made her way back downstairs to the Interscope bash.
– Jennifer Garcia
Talk about girl power: Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz enjoyed a laughter-filled dinner out at Soho House in Los Angeles. The ladies, there with two guy friends, were dressed casually, and shared wine and "plenty of fun conversations," a source tells PEOPLE. After Witherspoon left, Paltrow and Diaz each took to storytelling, cracking up their fellow dinnermates again and again. Paltrow was also greeted by a few Glee stars, and would give each a kiss as they came to say hello. – Jennifer Garcia
Vanessa Hudgens and an especially "bubbly" Emma Stone made a friendly connection at Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List Party at the Soho House in West Hollywood, a party guest says. The Spider-Man actress skipped the food, but she did enjoy a Bombay Sapphire gin cocktail and also was introduced to Brooklyn Decker earlier in the evening. An onlooker says Stone was definitely the "it girl" of the party, while Hudgens was more low-key, and did not stick around for too long.
While in Miami for teammate Nick Swisher's wedding to Joanna Garcia, Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz enjoyed lunch at the Soho House, then a romantic dinner at Prime 112. The two entered the restaurant together and immediately headed into a private wine room for dinner, where they ate with the curtains drawn. But an onlooker tells us, "At one point, Alex actually reached over and kissed her." And the whole restaurant "stopped and watched," the onlooker adds.
Young moms Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Kourtney Kardashian got chatty during the Alice & Olivia party for Baby Buggy at the Soho House in L.A. The fashionable pair spent a good portion of the night talking in the corner, munching on Sensible Portions snacks and swapping parenting stories.
Ashlee Simpson Wentz and hubby Pete Wentz enjoyed a romantic dinner of their own – at the Soho House in Los Angeles. After dinner, the two, who looked "happy and cute," ventured downstairs where Simpson-Wentz stopped into a 7 for All Mankind event, where she snagged a pair of Georgia jeans.
Vienna Girardi was hanging out with her new mystery guy, John, at L.A.'s Soho House. The reality star, in shorts, was there for French Connection's Fall 2010 celebration, but she was sticking close to the bar (and her man). Meanwhile, former Dancing with the Stars castmates Erin Andrews and Evan Lysacek worked the room together, then hit the upstairs bar, where the ESPN reporter chatted up a sorority sister, former Survivor: Gabon contestant Corinne Kaplan. Also there: Mario Lopez and his pregnant girlfriend, Courtney Mazza.
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