20 Burst results for "Soho House"
"soho house" Discussed on Table Manners with Jessie Ware
"Made out your mom your cousin your lover your sister year brother whoever if the window cleaner the window cleaner just hit on. Lincoln are bio on instagram. And you'll be one of the first one hundred. Go a run out like lakers. So tonight's guest is a very famous singer. She is cooled meghan trainor. She came out with a bang. It was probably will kind of less than ten years ago with all about that bass and everyone heard it. And she's now voiced judge. She's got christmas album out. She's been a voice. You judge a couple of times. How many times listener a second season. And she's really loved isn't she. Yeah she's very kind. Very sweet woman will seeing mom. You still watch every talent show there is. It's the master chef. Yeah have to record it. So so mom. Basically what she's every talent show and you love the voice love the you really like. Meghan love the voice. I love him. I love will i am in. I'd have any of those people on table. Mummers tom jones. I remember meeting meghan at a really swanky. Pre brits drinks thing. i don't know why i was invited. It wasn't even my year for breads. I was there for the kind of pays and the schmooze and the picante. Because it was in the soho house and meghan trainor was sitting down with a whole family and she was so warm. And so chatty and we talked about having on the podcast and that was kind of nitty year ago now and she just seems such a fun girl and i really liked her some very happy that we're going to chat to her and she's got pretty happy me. She's just announced that she's pregnant..
The Brown Mom's Guide to the Sweet Life with Thai Randolph and Tika Sumpter
"My name is Keith. ASSUMPTA I'm just introducing. And I'm an actor entrepreneur, producer and Creator Co Create Co founder of sugary. Dot Com and you know what happened. Three years ago was I had a child in my belly and I was searching for a space. I saw my likeness. You know and also not only just my likeness, but where everything didn't feel like it was death, doom and destruction for me. You know whether it was the statistics of me. You know because my parents got a divorce. I probably wouldn't make it with my Arner or simple things like dot deaths within childbirth, real situation and I, just like I've seen so much negative around black and Brown Mama's women of color. That I wanted to shine light on the things that were glorious about motherhood for us. I didn't want us to just be a community or feel like what was out. There was just surviving the thing rather than thriving and enjoying it like. Everyone else. Regardless of we think our kids are terrorists are not We should be able to say that with the same validation that everybody else has so That brought me to actually meeting ties through a mutual friend, and we sat together at a place called Soho House and we she. She ordered a blast. This champagne and I
The Check Yourself Episode
"Episode is All about perspective privilege. And how far we've come as collective outsiders here at outcast were always looking at ways to celebrate and shine. Light on our otherness. Do we ever take our progress for granted. Today we're GONNA take a closer look at those moments when you're suddenly reminded of that otherness. Even after years of feeling accepted loved and to start us off. Here's a clip of Gabe in deciding. Who's the guests? What do you think you are probably like nine? Think it changed when I started watching drag rates like watching drivers for the longest time. It was like this is so gay and then it was like wait. This is internalized homophobia and I started watching it rather just be more gay so much much much more find. You gave me a ninety. You gave me one nine. I X. I know what. It's like a fun nod to sports. Not like the actually following actually watches sports for five. That's not gay. Was that you guys nice so rude but it's all fun and Games but this idea of rating ourselves on a spectrum is really not that foreign in this generation. I read this incredible article that we're GONNA post in the show notes about your privilege score. The topic of privilege is buried. Twenty nineteen and. I'm hoping is not very twenty twenty but I'm fascinated about the idea of outcasts and how people would compare their otherness. One of my sayings are GonNa get mad at me about this. But I've always said just because people are starving in the world doesn't mean I have to enjoy hunger but I feel like that's a real condition. People are living with right now. The basic gist of the article. Though is that there is a framework of otherness with seven factors gender age sexual preference income mental and physical ability race and religion. If you're outside the majority in any of these criteria you're considered other but if you have an intersection of multiple factors you've really hit the Jackpot about this. What's more is that within? Each of these factors there in entire spectrum where a person might land for instance Personal finances has like an extreme range based on where you live geographically those things different experiences with you the issue that I have is. There's a negative result in this This class system of how outside the norm you are making some people feel not other enough for example in the video clip that we just shared with game in deciding. Who's the guest? It starts to become a class system within a minority group. So I thought it'd be a great thing for us to discuss for all of our outsiders who have lots of thoughts on this lay them. Honor lay them on you so I think it kind of boils down to US realizing I mean I've person realize yes. I'm a white gay man and the privileges real and using that said privilege to lift others up super important And knowing that that privilege exists while not exacerbating with that privilege is in my taking advantage of it or not taking him into it but like is we have to use it for good. Use Your privilege for good and when you try to do that or when. We've tried to that when I've tried do that. Sometimes it's it feels like a competition Because you know you're white gated you don't know what the plight of at my story is. Yeah you're right. We all have our own stories and we all have our own on things but it doesn't mean it makes our stories any less valid As far as otherness and I think that's kind of what you hit on is like we shouldn't be out other each other It should be you know we should celebrate each other's otherness As any sort of outsider. Or other I believe. There should be a unanimous sympathy regardless of where you are in the extremity of that spectrum. You need to help move the line forward for everyone you can't in Caitlyn. Jenner is a perfect example of someone who doesn't do this They have very specific views about trans rights but have counter- countering views about gay inclusion in traditions like marriage and so I always think that The privileged score is such a detriment because it starts to Put a roadblock for someone who is either more or less other the new depending on on on if the goal is extreme other Nassar if the goal is extreme inclusion. Yeah and I always try to use anytime. Someone approaches me about you know. I didn't think you said enough. I kind of use that as a learning moment in like what could I have done more? But it's there's always there always seems to be like a roadblock or at least a speed bump when it's like I'm trying to use my platform you know through the foundation throughout Wad to lift others because I feel and I think you'll feel a rising tide lifts all boats right so I If I can do something that lifts part of our community up it should lift all of our community up but people in the community. Don't some people in the community? Don't feel that way they feel like oh you're just trying to boost up the L. in the acronym or the B. In the acronym or the tea in acronym ignoring something else in a Mike. No because we're a collective queer folk and if we're elevating any of our folks were elevating everyone but I feel like there's a lot of criticism within our community because of this otherness. We don't feel seeing him we don't feel heard and I'm like yes I get that and we're trying to make sure that everyone feels seen in her. But the minute you attack someone who's trying to lift everyone up it. It really not sustainability instead of doing what made you think of the panel that you just hosted Soho House for inclusion in athletics and Sport Because it was really a great Sexual diversity on the stage but I know that you received a lot of negative feedback about racial representation but it was hard for me and I imagine it was impossible for you after all the work you poured into. Its here that because the panel was not about race representations or it was about Gender and Sexuality Representation in sport it can. Everything can't be everything all the time or it doesn't have appointed no in weekends the progress that we're striving. Yeah I mean in. Our community is literally a united colors of Benetton ad right every race. Every religion every every color of the rainbow every sexual identity in if I try to put together a panel of their represents all of us it would literally be a forty person panel. We'd be there for two and a half weeks and that was kind of it will be Super Fun. But you know it's it's it's hard because you were me. I want everyone to feel represented and I want to be able to do that but I think if you hone in on one specific thing will didn't do that or the foundation didn't do that in that one aspect you have to pull broad reach if you look back at all the things. We're doing all the things that are community does. Everyone is getting a piece of the the resistance. Migrelief raw fighting. I feel like there's a way to hear people out and understand why they're coming from like why they might have felt that way. Not just about that panel. But I'm saying more dinner. I think there's a way to hear people understand. Try to understand where they're coming from and recognize. Individuality and why representation matters and still like you said well. A rising tide lifts all boats. So if we can hear people out and understand their feelings and also I mean. I'm also thinking to just sitting here like we're all saying this as people that are not people of color I have no. I have no idea what that would feel like. I don't I don't want I hope people listening that maybe you are a person of color. I I hope it's not that we are trying to not listen to know. I know what you're saying but it frustrated me when we launched the PODCAST instagram. We received three messages that criticize that there were no hosts of color as a policy in my whole life. I always say don't suggest a change that you're not willing to make yourself if you are upset by our house and you're person of color volunteer to be a guest get involved. Raise your voice. We literally beg on every episode for people to provide feedback mentioned gas make connections for us so I think that will put together for Soho House was an inclusive panel that is asking for representation and stories and voices had the opportunity be lifted as opposed to pointing the finger in criticizing like that would have been a great opportunity to extend the conversation or host. Another one you know it can always be in the spirit of progress and I think that we are in this culture right now this where where everyone is trying to cancel or point out the negative and I have always been an optimist. Obviously coming from a place of privilege. I have to understand that. It's easier for me to be an optimist but I still believe that if people who are making negative comments actually spend the same amount of energy creating a second platform to further those stories. We would definitely benefit more than we do from the negative
"soho house" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"And we were lucky again being part of a bigger group that was a task force. What's that we're able to lean on taskforce helped me out in help some of the other businesses and so you know that's going to be a short term thing but it was it was it was tough but we got through it and I'm glad to say it's a distant memory now? Now you can only flex people and get them all on seven day weeks and putting as reference short term and I think people will when you first opened because everybody realizes you can't plan for it but it's not sustainable particularly in the heat of the kitchen when those guys are doing seven day weeks. They need some downtime to manage it so I had that experience. How were they here? And how do you go about trading to open something like this because it's different when you're bringing people into an existing business and you can train on the floor and you can hit the ground running but to get that that size eight restaurants in all these open on a certain day it must be like choreographing a huge team of people. How far in advance do you get them in there any little nuggets of wisdom? You've learned of how to pull off. That's a great question actually <music> a until somehow fill all about since being open source everybody. She's a really good point because I actually was something that kept me awake at night because I felt very strongly that we needed to have people here much earlier than some of the people people I worked with and and my boss was luckily he was saying listen. We can't afford to have these people haven't actually what are they gonNA do anyway. <hes> the concave Conga into a kitchen then what are you going to do with them and there's definite truth in and and I suppose what what became parent is an it's it's as cafe does is not entirely accurate but works sometimes expands to fill the time available so if you tell somebody who's got forty hours to be ready for something and I'm not I'm not talking about the on boarding and training but you forty hours to organize this office kitchen workspace whatever it might be given ninety six hours tricks is they'll. They'll probably send my work done to some degree and of course the late we brought people on the more finished building was and the less likelihood I mean those examples of cleaning bedrooms troops and having already go by the bed's made and everything Clayton and then some build it was I need to get back into all the bedrooms needs to recalibrate the air conditioning systems for you know there's dust everywhere again 'cause the dust in the ductwork and the pilot new has not bothered <hes> and say things like that that I remember thinking Oh crikey. I'm glad actually we didn't have too many people doing too much of that beforehand but it did put huge pressure on us to sort of almost be able to hit the ground running and <hes> which which you know some people did very well and others was probably overwhelming An- and I understandably so <hes> we do something club school here which is sort of a mass on boarding <hes> which is very practical <hes> it's not so sitting in a room into powerpoint for three days we do maybe half a day of that. All the important stuff that we need to share you know visually but then we do a huge amount of <hes> of work around practical oh training and even envy stage. No one was being no no no hands on employee was being asked to sit down and spend stadium. It's telling us about their career. They were being asked to demonstrate might he made me a Martini and then run over to that table over there. Even if I'm going to be a building site at the time and and carry carry trae how you carry yourself you spill it <hes> you know and so we were we were really very very particular about making sure we were assessing the skills that mattered rather other than having these sort of quite conventional sort of interactions with people in a meeting room around to tell me about yourself. I mean that doesn't actually matter too much really so so I yeah I'm not sure to question is actually very refreshing to hear because I have this <hes> y enjoy these compensations this sort of misconception I suppose of the luxury of having you team in sixty days in advance and and I really appreciate it. I guess that you have the same challenge where actually is an inevitability about the fact that even if you think the kitchen is going to be ready two weeks before you open problem with the gas supply or the extractions not ready and these things get delayed and let you say the multiple cleaning of rooms before bill to go back in so it's just nice to hear that even when you're well financed and well back that you face the same challenges and opportunities sees because like you say you save a lot of cash by not bringing people in two months in advance but I almost incomprehensible to imagine the amount of pressure that you would be under on those that those first couple of weeks to train live on the job and because it does take time to be able to bed in it must be. I've always thought you've had a stressful job Gareth but I think it might actually have improved from those when you first opened. It has let yeah I'm staying on H._R.. And when we need to wrap up shortly because the time but the net one a human resources his team of the year award he just spent a little bit of what you do not only to find the people but then how you keep them in the business. I guess that's that's something that you know being very candid with you I didn't we did well in year one and that's because we didn't think it was important to or aw I didn't feel that we were at risk of losing people. I think it was so much going on the everything needed everyone's attention and and it was it was slightly chaotic <hes> and and at the star it's very chaotic and and everything needs in a nurturing when you when you're a new business and and none more so than your people and I think there was only so much neutron we could do and say we definitely lost some people probably should worked out here and would have been brilliant and now I don't know what I don't quite know what I would have done differently if I'm honest business and there's lots of Coulda done but some of that was sort of circumstantial and but subsequently setting off the first six months we really really as a sing started to settle a little bit and we really put huge amounts this on. <hes> ability to attract talent retain the talent through the door and recognize that you can spend two hundred million pounds in a building <hes> but if you can't bring it to life in the right way then actually that's slightly an academic exercise we we. I think <hes> much much better employers day than we've we've been historically. We've introduced a number of new benefits so we allow more flexibility around working where we're actually trailing in some areas competent malaria's because it's not practical but <hes> four day weeks where possible that's trying to take a lead from some of these sort of more progressives tech type companies and and it's not just a weird thing in hospitality as well. A number of high profile chefs said we're GONNA Kitchens Forty autoweek looking at that we give back we give people paid time off to spend time working in charity a charity that <hes> we have several pillars hair and as long as the charity lines one of our pillars then we're very happy for people to be paid to go and spend some time <hes> supporting those charities which I think means a lot to a lot of people feel this sort of Jen's Ed who feel very connected with sort of the larger agenda should decide and we have improved. You know stuff welfare. I mean Oh you emphasise when I when I was on night does housework and our people our customers walking's handing hunting and money and leaving with a good experience what what actually what's happening at the back door and actually are we taking care of people from the moment they arrived and all that we have enough uniform and the right uniform and was still waiting for pair of trousers. What's the quality of the food and the canteen like obvious stuff really really obvious stuff anyone listening to this? Tell me something I don't know but it's very easy to to maybe underestimate how important that is to to maybe not clear what what is what is good and what is great and what is outstanding and you know a lot of what we do is try and be exceptional or outstanding as intern language as well. Can we apply that to you know every part of our business and if we can't then why can't what we need to do about it so that was that was a big thing on a big sort of yourself in the mirror moment for me and my senior team and J. D.'s and said you know what are we not getting right and there was a lot I have to be honest a lot and we can have enough lockers. I remember one point. I realized there are about one hundred staff. Can you give Malaka we underestimated with growth mentioned the growth that we thought we had extra lockers and when the growth of the headcount grew beyond our our provision of facilities the hang on a second <hes> and the the canteen on right.
"soho house" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"Some in the that that level of complexity in this industry something. I don't think your average person just walking into a building appreciate so I've been out for dinner so many times stay places with friends who who might complain about the little thing and I'm like Oh God. I don't want to be that ball actually says can I just explain what's probably going on behind the scenes at the moment and how many people involved in that transaction. You've just ordered a coffee but there's there's the way to a waitress the guy behind the bar there's kitchen poor. We didn't fully clean that couple of the person that didn't notice at a little she whatever it might be but there's twenty six people behind the scenes there of Mitchell that cup of coffee got to your table and not only that but we've saved a thousand cups of coffee today so if one percent of those coffees it's not gone out bang on this is the implication Jason and I was actually just show up and enjoy enjoy the many great aspects continuing your your trajectory there and so lots of hotels two thousand sixteen was when you first heard about the you mentioned the building's being around sort of you've been involved all somebody's been involved in it for ten years. How long will you involve before I joined the business in two thousand six days? I got cooled in December Twenty Fifteen <hes> about possibly coming to have a conversation with <hes> with Jones actually how about this building and and <hes> go to cool and I sort of polite he said it's mid December with flat out running some pancras renaissance. Jason's time and it was a pretty sizable operation itself and anyone who's got time to go and have a conversation new opportunity in December probably isn't busy enough or or actually very good at their job so it was a very south thanks but no thanks and they go back to doing what I was doing and then I didn't think too much more about actually and then in January and the phone rang again and the same voice tone said it's not December anymore you can have a chat with nick so so I did and and <hes> it was it was fascinating <hes> compensation because whilst I was keen to actually meet him and get toned down a bit more about what he was doing and we hadn't met before and he he sat down with me May and fully brought to the meeting was a book of one hundred renders of what is the net today there was was no words in this book it was it was it was like a picture book and I thought you know when you when you and I've worked on new openings earnings you might end up with a dozen Rendez if lucky and this one hundred renders this was only a selection of the entire building had been completely drawn to the precise details the artwork on the walls that the soft furnishing and designs designs and all that stuff and I think this is just incredible and I think it does this really exist and and that fueled my interest to actually I want to see the physical i WanNa see this building and and I came in sore it and it was covered in scaffolding five hundred builders doing their best what look at the time dismantle rather than pre packed together and despite all that noise and dust and and sort of activity there was it was immediately apparent to me that this was a very very special building and it could be something that probably London hasn't really seen before <hes> though she stated it's sort of what impact if you like but but but I knew that it would be one of those jobs that if I was offered a and and I turned it down it would probably be one of those you know you might have regret one time in the future and I always sort of sat down have regrets and this might just be one of that once in a career job gopher and say here. I am glad you did yeah. It's a privilege I mean that sincerely and there's not many jobs I described as a privilege is a true privilege and it is the most rewarding job I've ever had in so many ways and and for that is well is it the dream job and in some ways it really is. It is also the hardest job I've ever had. I don't think anyone anyone involved in the project really really it got Hetero. What taking on <hes> we talked about it? Being ambitious. We talked about scale <HES> <HES> but I think if we really confronted what we dating with you to talk to sells out of it and that's a fine line in between being realistic and and sort of evaluating all the all the risk if you like and also saying no if we not careful we won't do this and somebody he's been very good sort of mentor to me. GEICO Marcus child he's a he's a he's a motivational speaker but he but not in the traditional sense and he said to me just think of guys at NASA. They didn't know where they're ready to go to the moon or not just to go and I remember thinking really good analogy. You can find so many reasons to not do something but looking for the reasons to do it. It's a lot harder but cannot lead to the most rewarding of experiences and I think that's without trying to compare the net to NASA do feel it's been one of those things and and even my industry is the place with so said I think I think you know you more than you can. Chew here Aaron and I think you'll be all right in Monday to Thursday. But what the hell are you going to do that. We can have you seen the city on a Sunday in and it goes you know you try not to sort of those doubts creep in but you know they all. I was thinking probably thinking the same thing as you to to be honest and and in some ways that served as motivation <hes> and you know allowed me to hire a team the the Athol not blind optimism but people that will come up for for this and had an energy about the man and you know when you when you open a new business you don't inherit very much <hes> and you get to make those decisions feel self <hes> and you'll be judged by them and I remember thinking wow hang on. I suddenly got this amazing opportunity a charity but it the buck will stop you know good or bad. <hes> the buckles stop hair so it fuel beyond actually got my bed in the morning a bit earlier going to bed a bit later and that period of pregnancy is very precious time <hes> a new the work that gets done then really set the tone for what happens when the doors open and I I if any any regret actually it would be. I wish I'd been involved it sooner before and we'll we'll come back to that probably because yeah when I saw that you were involved is about a year before for open. I think it was my thought bloody. Hell did you get ready in a year and I'll come back to that question but before we do not everybody will appreciate the scale of the space and the reason I'm here is I saw you talk six months ago and I thought my God what an insane place that isn't it Saint Joe but can you just paint the picture of exactly what goes on and maybe some numbers number of restaurants people employed that kind of stuff that just just illustrates why this is such a beast in headline terms I for a single address a single site and there's a lot happening a lot of moving parts. What's we have for example thousand staff working here <hes> and that is on the books I tend not to count the sort of the the functions that we outsource which is not much but we do have assistance from some agencies and some contractors 'cause there's a thousand headcount principal gross revenues this business north of one hundred million pounds over fifty million pounds is coming up in beverage so we looked at a million pounds a week and when you think about in revenue is one thing and transactions as a huge amount transactions somewhere in the region of thirty thousand plus people a week that we serve a meal to <hes> on the ground floor alone on top of that? We've we've got events which is a floor in this building which can be several thousand meals as well the week <hes> we serve best part of fifteen thousand staff meals a week <hes> so when you start rolling the numbers up in that's just the food and beverage component on top of that you've got two hundred fifty bedrooms. We run occupancy in the very high eighties. We've got a members club well over three thousand members now and they have access to so as he's almost around the clock. <hes> you've got a SPA business hair which is not insignificant. <hes> I've mentioned the private events and on top of all the sort of people that come dine there are lot that that she passed through for coffee or glass of wine at the end of the day <hes> we don't encounters is covers but I would hazard a guess probably another source of thirty thousand people a week who we can't directly track as it were but <hes> there's a huge amount footfall and that takes a lot of management and and there's a lot of a lot of intensity about that the city is still pretty traditional whereby a lot of people have have desks they have to be in between nine and five and see these big spikes in demand breakfast lunchtime after work rather than you know other locations I've worked in London where he tends to subvert steady all day long so yeah we do those numbers referred to in sort of big trenches rather than than sort of very steady consistent predictable demand patterns down there just getting a migraine just thinking about the scale of that is insane but you didn't. You didn't run away and I. I'm a big fan of two things I suppose action intention so I think you can you can think about these things but fundamentally on-demand just need to start an and then once you've started. I think you work out the within reason everybody's winging it to an extent. Nobody's GonNa have as you call. I don't have all the answers before you open something like this. You just have to start having said that you needed to do a shitload a word to at least give you the the best possible case. Did you appreciate before you came in how big it was going to be and if you did. Why didn't you run for the hills very good question again? I was like moths to the flame in there was something about it. From the word go the anew could be special <hes> and and Espos everyone has has that one might be the one big job they get more than one big Joe as we will have that one big moment in this could be mine <hes> it's it's you know sort of so the ambition was was almost comical how much ambition and we'll right and and you know nick is very very visionary and he talks in a way. That's very compelling and actually what I'd probably learn..
"soho house" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"Was In this beautiful sort of Cravinho Garden Square where they've filmed the movie notting hill one of the scenes anyway from the movie nothing and streaming residential and I I would you know we would use language like actually these with eating with with guests are in residence rather than just checking in for the night it was it was very much about trying to make them feel almost local whilst they were with us and and therefore did we recommend that they go and visit Buckingham Palace or would we tell them ballantyne shop around the corner and portable road and restaurants would be sent them to you know we can all list those sort of household names big celebrity chefs or or Gina is fantastic up and coming chef is his doing amazing things and he's going to be a big name. Maybe in the future churn we're able to really it was almost like you're inviting someone into your house rather than you. Their service you know sort of <hes> the needs of a business traveler or their business travelers it was it was it was much more considered needed rather than actually as a means to an end and can you can you take some about learning then and scale it to something the size this two hundred and fifty rooms here with it was some nuggets that you took from that that you've been able to hit. What does it become impossible at scale? It gets harder. There is no doubt Oh <hes> says it is easily replicated on on mass level. That's not true and I think what we've been able to do. is we still talk about hidden gems for example in the sort of off the beaten path off type places to recommend using that concierge example. I gave you a moment ago <hes> so you shouldn't be told all about what time Buckingham Palace opens and the Tower Bridge and all the rest of it <hes> but you should get more more of insightful recommendation similarly. I have a lot of guests here who you know actually don't necessarily want to be engaged in the same way this is this is a purchase <hes> when when the room is the purchase of convenience they are flying in like meetings they want a room. That's ready on time and they haven't got time to particularly get to know your you get to know them and they just need to be <hes> service efficiently and beyond their way so <unk> I think about trying to understand what each guest needs and we have. We have resource in this building that researches to to a greater extent who each customer is why they're coming. The Internet is a very useful tool these days you can find a lot about people's backgrounds and what their responsibilities are what their companies do in that evolution of course in the last fifteen years has been enormous so we have a special high levels of intelligence intelligence now we are able to to use and I think being emotional intelligent and working out what somebody actually wants from you rather than deceiving every customer wants to have a big hug and spend ten minutes chatting about how days being so the answer is is a bit of both there and how did you try and do use personality profiling to train your concierge team to recognize the different personalities. I'm having flashbacks to when I worked in sales. You'd have your dominant individuals who you knew would become in they'd be straight to the point you could almost tell by how they filled in their registration card at reception as to if it was if it was just you know you might have ten things that needed fitting and if you just put your name in you were probably going to be so of in a hurry didn't want to muck around but if you do over and you'd filled it all in and you may be drawn a picture then they were the ones to chat to and spend time with a dominant influential steady and cautious I think and I remember having to write the letter on each one. Do you use any kind of profiling techniques with concierge or religious expected to have that emotional intelligence. Yeah I mean we SCHWARZER's. We don't have a tool as it were. The <HES> WE DO carry out training and I do believe that you know people who are naturally emotion intelligent they can read body language will tell you law and in Europe see right there there is there are so many signs or clues <hes> when from the moment someone walks the front doors to pseudo quite what's what they're going to want from. You and I think what we do is we make sure people whoever you are. We make sure people understand what is available to you and it's up to you to decide in some cases as us as a guest or a customer how much you ask of of us in terms of that level of interaction so we clearly approach I guess a high value long-stay sweet guest differently to a sort of <unk> entry level room one night in and out you know I it lots of ways as sort of segment your your your your guest profile if you like <hes> and we have technology that allows us to you know recognize preferences and and ensure that those are returning you know how some sort of continuity and I think we're very good really simple. Things like making sure that if we know somebody likes a particular especially building this where there's so many rooms someone likes a particular room mm that we'll try and get the same room every time it's quite nice when you go back and you feel that issue becomes your room rather than just that category of room but I happen to be in a different floor different part of the building and study but surely we get to know people and we have a very high level of repeat business surprised me actually and and because we have so many assets within this building we can see where people tend to eat breakfast six options with this person always instigator that restaurant frontal or you know when they generally like to get in their nails done or they get the heck out here and so I'm because it's it's quite rich in terms of outlets and number of different reasons you can you visit and you use the property slowly but surely built quite a quick sort of index mosaic on a lot of a lot of members and customers stay but there are also some by the way that you know pass through and we have little knowledge of what they do and why came but at some guests that's the game isn't it and and if you have you written your own software to manage that data and get visibility because it's very easy to get data but sometimes quite hard to interpret it or is if you've got something off the shelf not written any of our in software we do customize law software and I guess what's unique about the ned is that we have <hes> we have public and we have members <hes> and we have different software so a lot more software head my have in hotels run in the past and that allows us to of and dig in and understand where we want member staying allows us to understand what they need and what they expect and we can also link that back to a lot more information we extract from them as members. I'm busy when when you sign up to being a member you Sherry certain information beyond what you would share if you just a hotel customer <hes> and so there is customized solutions if you like rather than specific bespoke spoke software that we that we've developed for ourselves but yet tying together and making sure systems to interface my view. It's it's it can be a minefield and often the quality of what you get out is subject to what you put in so we eight. We sometimes do a good job not such a good job getting that I'll get very excited by the potential of technology and I always dreamed that people walk into my restaurant and it pops up your Weezer ipads for ordering and it POPs up on the IPAD and says Dave's just walked in the front door. It's his birthday on Tuesdays Table Book and he was last in last Wednesday his favorite bears Australia or his favorite wines. I dream about that possibility and I sit with lots of techies. This is possible but the reality of actually trying to build something that tracks and manages that makes automated makes it feel natural and all citizens freak them out. We'll do the same sometimes in maybe some facebook research and stuff like that but there's a fine line between scaring the hell out of them being a stalker and actually getting it to be what we wanted to be which is just feel like very natural hospitality but when you scale that you need some help in essence eh you and I might be one other example from sort of food beverage perspective is we we partnered with even table as a reservation booking platform but because we have eight restaurants public restaurants under one roof often turn up a guest customer turn up and say I've got to for lunch which restaurant announce Oh I don't know my colleague Book and essentially we had eight set per diaries <hes> <unk> actually working with open table. We've managed to saving and that doesn't work any better cirque. Someone's name needs to spit out. Oh this person is booked in this restaurant so we've we've actually sought to expose our challenges that we face have been I suppose in some ways research and development for some of our partners who have subsequently developed their own to help service our requirements now so sharing that with with others so yeah it's been an interesting journey and there's lots of stuff like that that we didn't necessarily envisage into sort of hit us between the tables Nassar Perfect example where you start with something that just feels very logical and then you go actually yes to have a centralized database with the same with venues one database that goes across you think would be very simple but the techies behind the scenes they actually that creates these challenges of a lot so those conversations so you think you mentioned earlier about restaurants can be more transaction. I was going to interesting as to how long you can impress somebody for so when somebody comes into restaurants quite easy to look after them for a couple of hours and exceed expectations and really look after them and I always think it becomes more challenging the longer somebody stays because when he goes to a hotel you've got to try and make everything ideally better than is when they're at the house and that can be easy from a nice kind of bathroom and a nice room cleaning your teeth or actually having a better night's sleep in a hotel bed compared to your own bed and I find that the longer people stay much as I love it because I get to know maybe the personalities and and their stories but it becomes increasingly difficult I think to to impress so it feels easier in a restaurant transaction than a hotel transaction. Would that'd be fair or or or have you found a way of sustaining that I think that's I think that's very fair and we did as time emotion study we don't be accurate but we looked at the average hotel testing for two to three nights and how many interactions do they have with you and it was scary and interactions that could be passing somebody in a corridor actually physically active checking in or going going to rush breakfast or whatever it may be and and we we believe it somewhere between two hundred and fifty interactions in the space of today's and how'd you make sure that everyone of the is must be very subtle and might be very fleeting but these a positive impression and I mean for example walking out of your room down the corridor to the left Rimma tendon or room service. <hes> server passes you how'd you make sure they they smile and look in the I. This is supposed to be looked down on their feet and thank goodness. We don't talk to me and you know there are an I'm being very honest and transparent. Some of a housekeeping team is amazing. They are English is not their first language language. Sometimes I'd have the confidence and how do you bring out the best in the in the individual and ensure that every opportunity we leave even a slight slight impression that is one of that was nice and and that was welcoming well that was friendly warm and it's really difficult and really difficult and it comes down to obviously hiring great people as best you can and I still believe that despite all the science around interviewing and behavioral interviewing and people see these and track records and references until they're in your business. It's very hard to truly assess whether you've had the right person by then they're in and then. How do you make sure when you've nobody nobody is eighty percent of capacity here everybody you know if anything people probably feel overcapacity the time and and therefore how do you make sure to make sure you find time for training and coaching and and those are real life challenges is that we are faced with but we're very very serious about them? <hes> we recognize that you know the investment will pay dividends. We've built. This spent two hundred million pounds in this building. We've built something which is not a pop up in anyway. I certainly hope not and you know for us to be sustainable in the long term and sort of become one of those businesses is talked about in twenty thirty forty fifty years from now as an institution which is kind of my vision for someone else's job to take that on but but I really believe and really want to ensure that we do things in a sustainable way now and that does require high levels of investment in both physical time and and and payroll and other and other costs. It's a great example that quote of two hundred and fifty to three hundred points of contact over few days. It's been the number of people that I've talked out of investing in restaurants will try to explain how complicated business and why is challenge because I always say it's really challenging sector and that's example well you just how do you make sure that every single person every single time like you say look.
"soho house" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"And I very very much hope you enjoyed garris and the Nets mind-blowing episode Gareth. Thank you so much for sparing the time to come onto the onto the podcast much appreciate it pleasure so I'm in the city quite often do these podcasts. I'm in the middle of the country somewhere introducing a farmer and you can hear moving cowles in the background but I'm right in the heart of the city. Can you just explain where we are on planet Earth please yeah and we are located on poultry tree. <hes> poulter takes its name from what was once the Poultry Markets Bang in the middle of the city of London opposite the Bank of England and we are occupying what was formerly the East Midland Bank and headquarters which became Midland Bank headquarters which became H._S._B._C. and we got our hands on this amazing building a grade one listed Edwin Laotians designed property <hes> back in about ten years ago and have spent five or six years is renovating it and we've been we've been just over two years now so yeah thanks for coming though it's amazing so we're in the what was this the vote's down here sort of came underground a little bit. I think yeah so we we're currently sitting what we refer. Today is basement of a one on and basement overwhelm was exactly say it was where a lot of the safety deposit vaults were kept there are seventeen votes in total on the lower three floors of this building all of which have been repurpose one reason or another and actually the room we're sitting in we call it snug today but actually this was a private safety where people who needed to make larger or more private have a private area for deposits would come with armed security actually and be able to deposit whatever it was that needed to oppose it and then we'll be escorted from hit back into the volt. She's adjacent to us where they would then don't let possessions as as as keeping so this this one room would have been for one person now so actually yes it was and this was a larger room and and the rooms that efforts you call these the Kennels a nickname by the bank the Kennel so they look a bit like dog Kennels I guess and and there are six individual private rooms along along this corridor here where people would be able to have more privacy coffee diamonds in four three or four meter square so well yeah yeah okay interesting really for it to come into the net as is now the details of running because this is hospitality on a super grand scale so I had to do that but I wanNA start a bit further back if that's okay and just learn a little bit about how you into hospitality so what's what was the trigger. What was your first memories of of interest in this sector? I'm not going to be one of these guys. It was an accident but it it wasn't a deliberate plan either. I guess sometimes you don't realize what you're calling is into smacks you right between the eyeballs tools and for me you know I was fortunate enough to spend time visiting restaurants and hotels growing up for holiday purposes really with family and was always curious about sort of hotels and would always sort of sit as as a child and observing what was going on and it was it was a curiosity more than anything else and and when I was waiting for my eight of results I have a long summer after my exams I decided to take a job to innovative pocket money as it were a working kitchen of quite reasonable pub but it was only a pub and I was I think three months in that job and it was a it was a heat wave that some and it was a pup kitchen did not have all all the MoD cons you might find in a place like this today and it was one hundred plus degrees almost every day during service and long days and remember thing I love this and I was waiting for results and was planning to go off and read you know Business Jason Spanish and other things one of the universities specialize in and I remember thinking I'm not sure I've picked the right course here and as it happened. I didn't get the grade's the I needed and I thought what am I going to do and I went to see my doctor of full. WHO said to me? We've been doing summit or something working in restaurants from brilliant he said well have you thought about a career in catering and there are degrees actually helped underpin that and the rest is history so I went off and I studied then led to a placement I went off to the United States where I twelve months working in a big hotel and suddenly realized that this really was what I wanted to do so I suppose hotels with my first love. Although I have run restaurants as well you know I just find the whole thing fascinating and have never looked back so I'm really one penny now. You have got certain sucker for punishment. I think to be in a halt pub kitchen and go yes. This is the life for me but like you say it's a calling hospitality is a funny business for that. I think isn't it. That's definitely easier ways to make a living but some really good fun about it. I couldn't agree more and and if yeah exactly as you say it is is a funny old business and it's not for everybody for sure and actually whilst whilst they're easier industries actually talk about that when I when I hire people hair net I say they're easy industries and they're definitely easier jobs working here and you have to really want to do it and if if you're not hundred percent in it it's just not going to work out because we we ask a lot of you and and I think it's it's a rare breed of individual actually that can can cut it the very sharp end of what is high volume high quality and I think there is a lack of awareness really of what it takes to to to operate this level and I'm very lucky thousand people around me who do a brilliant job and allow me to sort of look very good sometimes and they did a lot of the heavy lifting raising. I'm laughing because I've sat in a number of interviews so I think I've literally tried to talk people however applying for the job. You're going to be working every weekend really late and it's really hard but you've got kids. You're not going to see them. Ah You're actually trying to still be what to do it. I really want to do okay if you if you're crazy enough than come join the party so that's good you mentioned that just saying that you prefer the hotel site and the restaurant side. Why is that as I prefer hotels is my first? I love and I think that's because you know I went. I went to the states. I worked in this hotel five hundred rooms and it was fascinating at least people coming and going and why they were visiting and you sort of got to know them a little bit you know a restaurant is sometimes a bit more transactional. You have a limited window and I have an Arrow to look after somebody and then they're gone and then you someone else walks which is also interesting but as you sort of people so when people so check into Italian in residence you sort of get to know them a bit more and I really enjoy having this sort of protracted relationship but sort of getting to know I mean some people please stay a night but others would stay several nights and all over the world and and it was really international sort of experience variance I had but restaurants are something I love daily as well and <hes> you know I've spent a spent much of my career. You know either running restaurants or indeed like Diane today. I'm responsible for ten restaurants strong and I have I have lots of people that helped me to deliver what we do but but I'm fascinated by that part of the business and you know if I if I wasn't I probably shouldn't be in the German. You've still got hair on. Let me as well. He's reviewed restaurants. Which one of the restaurants was that so you you big hotel stuff? You were in the U._S.. Run and then you came back to the U._K.. With the Mary Yeah I came back and they have so the suggested. I might consider that you case a graduate program. I did that <hes> thought it would be. A good place to start merit was very good to me. I learned a lot about sort of you know sort of big business and controls trolls procedures and lots of things that frankly unsexy shall we say EPA really underpin how you drive and deliver consistency and operation excellence and and it was this watershed committee where I realized that whilst I had learned a lot working from Mary instead of absorbing all this sort of S._A._p.'s all those things that they turn out as well as anybody and there was very little that they are asking me to work out for myself. Love and I hang on a second. If I'm not careful I'm going to be sort of conditioned to sort of spending my career implementing the manual rather than working out in a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit about meals <unk>. I'd like to work out how what's right for this business and and you know that sort of cookie cutter approach works to a point and I think it was probably about the same time that people were starting to want more individualized experiences and didn't necessarily want to listen to the same soundtrack in the same I am lobby you know and all that sort of good stuff that prescribed in the big brands and has to be for for good reason and I remember thinking hang on now's the time for me to go and see what it's like to work maybe more independent environment and have an opportunity to make my mark and and I did that and I and I did that a couple of businesses and privately held hotels in London here and then and then I remember sort of reflecting on that and thinking well hang on a second. I've done this really big hospitality stuff. I've done smaller independent and and actually she somewhere in the middle is probably what I would like to to really do because I think there's good and bad in both and I guess in some ways I sort of ended up in that position now or I say I work for hospitality group rather than hotel chain line of a lot of Tommy about how we operate its business by the same token. There is a bit of infrastructure around me that helps me to do things on a scale such as the ned which without a bit of a small army behind the scenes we I wouldn't be able to do what we do today. Okay I remember chatting to a G._M.. From the Mary a few years ago I was chatting about just brooms I think wanting to do I've got the twelve bedroom hotel and that's all it is just really handy to kind of have checklist that we could look at and and he said all the one from the Mario don't Sumerian case that was a bad thing to do and he bought me. This must have been forty pages of four of a list of things they checked just when they go around the bedroom bedrooms and I remember going through it going. Oh my God gave my housekeeper hat and said I don't know she'd take a month to to finish reading it so yeah that level of prescription I can imagine becomes frustrating is a really good point actually. Do you need forty pages. Tell you how to Tina Room and there was something how's it was four pages and had to answer the phone. I argued though you might need four lines to answer the phone but actually they probably I think they take it too far and I understand why but that's probably not not quite where I felt I wanted to be we'll come back to that. 'cause I wanNA talk a little bit but the pre-opening of this but some one of the hotels you the from big too large because it was what was the forty bed it was the hempel was it was moby. TIKI was very different sort of things. Did you learn in contrast to you. Sort of you know two or three hundred bedroom from an forty bedroom boutique yes so so I think <hes> Hembo had forty rooms and ten apartments and you know what I realized it was pretty small business with quite high profile clientele and and and the the the opportunity to really individualize the experience <hes> the everybody was a was a name wasn't just aghast and what does that mean and how do you location that as well as..
"soho house" Discussed on Natch Beaut
"Flaws every day every time I look in the fucking Mirai Shit my teeth every time really when I eat when I I every time I eat elegant mayor. I have fucking fucking Shit M._I._T.. And I think it's because I never flaws so my teeth had like a layer of crap in them all the time that kept food from getting stuck but now they clean Shit's getting stuck in my teeth and I'm stressed that while I think it's the most vulnerable thing when you have something in your fucking teeth and you're talking to someone it's like such a stress now to me like I'm like who is there. Something might teeth while I'm talking to this person. It's stressing me out yeah vessel for both party. It is because some friends don't tell you some friends. Do some people tell you in a very like really you kind of aggressive way like really up at the top and then I'm like and now that I have nails. I can't get my shit out of my teeth. I carry this fossil me everywhere. I go yeah because I have shit my teeth every fucking I pull a hoe fuck and tree out for my dealing fucking Broccoli the floor it you know what I mean. How did you get in there? It's like where where's this been all my life. You're having some teeth issue. I am telling you I pull the whole fucking floor at all fucking floor it is that you say that yeah I mean how did that motherfucker get in there. It's like you pull one and the whole thing. I'm telling you and I'm like I never had this happen. I've I've I would eat with reckless abandonment. I didn't give a fuck and I would look in the mirror and there would be nothing and now now every time I eat. There's something in my teeth in one of my in several so I think it's because now that I'm floss it might not have the barrier of filth. I wonder if there if this is just like the similar to like the vintners. This is just like asked deflecing where Gen eventually your teeth will figure out that they don't have to like hoard food on your behalf right. Maybe they're trying. They're trying to save their nourishment or something yeah like the runt of the litter yeah aw I don't know but it's been stressing me out so much. That's irritating takes a lot of the joy. I mean law thing. What if I'm at Soho House you know I go to so house on occasion now? This is the new Jackie I've never even been and now online going. Sometimes you have a membership. You just guessed it up honey. Always I'm not yes. We're not making any rash decisions in terms of memberships right now. You know what I mean. No money moves until the divorces final yeah okay but I go. I'm having food. I'm gallivanting. I'm ranting raving. I'm meeting folks and then I go in the fucking bathroom and there's a floor it in my fucking goes. I have like this that you know what all you need are a little toothpick. Things yes are you you WANNA be like a low green is I K- but but also it's like I can't do that every five minutes while I'm eating. I have to wait till I'm done eating and look and by that time like I there's a whole gut him salad bar and my mum I'm so bad with like when it comes to fluffing and trying to be green..
"soho house" Discussed on Short Story Long
"So we meet, we have a celebrate Dory dinner with Megan. Ellison up in the SoHo house, there's carries. They're all that celebrating. Right. This will do the project next Leo next day Leo's. You don't want. I change it. I got hit something, I don't know whatever's 'cause I met these other guys made me this crazy deal with Jolo. Oh boy, I was gonna ask you about that. Yup. Holy cow. So we still out now the way it really works in the real world of high. What is I if Megan was going to do what she option the script again but not the Malaysia? So they wrote me, a check for a coupla. Oh, yeah. I was like, so what they re Salil these guys these mad Malaysians. Right. And I'm like they write me this rather than option vs. Rabia bass of check. All right. And then they say, listen, we want to announce is a movie out called kleptocrats right now is on I two you're gonna watch okay? It's the whole thing about the about these guys wolf Wall Street, and it just came out right? It's about Jolo in them or got to make the wolf walls. You have the whole story, it's unbelievable. It's too much. It's thoughts with the whole thing. With the movie, right, Zada. Here's the classic thing. So, so they, they buy this. And then like about a monthly I got a call. We want to go to the console festival what, what you mean. We're not movie has to get shot. No, no. We want to make a launch party, 'cause we're gonna to open company red Granitz. We, we wanna fly you and your wife and we're to a big party to launch the movie and there hadn't even started. I'm Asian goes by Scott. A good friend of mine guy goes dude. I've been around for thirty fucking years. I never heard, but let's just go. We all if flies all that, first class, it put us up at the hotel to cop. Okay. We go there, and I walk into this party, and I'm like, cognac west is playing their Jay. Mike. I look at my life said, this is not going to end. Well, I said, this is not the I'm, I'm like this. And of course, Leo Leo is most honest guy, he had no idea just wealthy people. I'm like that. I said, this is something. Stolen money because no one spends money like I mean, I met this little guy, Jolo when he's like fucking Johnson. I thought hearing stories about this guy, you know, in the stories anyway. So then that so they fly us out, right? To their they spent probably three million on the launch party. And I'm like, I'm like this is just unbelievable. I mean it was surreal, right? I didn't suspect they stole from the dove now is getting oil money. It's like I know what he was doing. It was all just tell something fishy. Right. So then all right. Anyway, so then about a year goes by all they're just work now with details. And then we when I was like getting at the heavy pre-production mode. Right. And this guy Jolo is always in the wings. Right. And they invited me to go somewhere. I was like I stayed way away. I knew because we, it was hanging wheel. I knew just because I just didn't feel right? It didn't feel so I win the whole shit went down. I never got mentioned. What's because I know they all have made to take money. There's nobody. Because imagine all my not right. Yeah. That thing we I think we ought to give back all working deal because he wants we all right? So so, so the point is, is that it just any if you really understood like you know, like the way things you like this is still sitting. No. When something stands out, you know, cl-. So we'll getting a industrial funny that, so I got indicted for money. One thing that people made the movie they got, of course, shares through line here. But at least we got the wolf Wall Street, we've got a great, but they, they gave us a greatest, and they gave us a great movie they did. And they gave mardi the liberty to just go out and do what you wanna do in Leo really exceeded..
"soho house" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"On a different part of the show. Do you just sit in the trailer until, like, all right? Five minutes. And you got to go on and do American idol, or do you watch the show or we watched a little bit? And we also. We'd had Mexican food. You know what I mean? I, I was like, hey, we're gonna go out afterward. John. We're gonna go out afterward. He was like, nah, we're going to like SoHo house or something. That is say that. That's what came back. I was like we're going because John's a friend John played family feud with us. Don't say what happened, you can't rebound saying talked about it way. But okay, we'll so what John side story, which is the story, I'd never heard, where did you stay so house, or whatever. That was stayed. No, no. We just went had dinner interesting. It's not what I heard somebody. Somebody is lying to. I was like, hey, tell John to come out with this, and they were like he's not just going back is gonna show. That's a lie. I'm telling you somebody's somebody's getting fired. We played family feud together. They, they'd let me put a team together. And there's us me Amy lunch box. And I was like, what two friends that I wanna take and it was you and Lauren Leinna awesome. We got him is pretty cool. Be there. Right. It was so good. And the best, one of the best parts besides playing the show was the halftime comedy show by Steve Harvey. Yeah. Because like the show would off, and it was literally, he walked up and started like just doing a whole bit of standup and Cussing. Wow. This is crazy, but it was really fun. And, and the of course, we can't really talk about how awesome the game was. It was a lot of. Are we going to air yet? I know it's poor John shows up, and he's like. Also, see. I'm kind of sick and I was like you. Good. I'm so sorry. What are you apologizing for your you can't help it when you're sick? But I don't think you can tell you sit on TV. Yeah. It's just I remember. I remember. Bat Louis like woo. Yeah. You know, and like literally, like mucus dripping from my nose day, don't see that, but I was pretty sick. I hate it just, you know, when you gotta do something 'cause you really excited. But meanwhile, you have this humongous cold. Just not fun. Here's the question. Are you ready? Because if you say the wrong answer here, it's going to get picked up by a lot of places. This is the click bay question. Is this a country song? Take to the town road. I'm gonna. Countries tummy. What town road delirious or country? Go ahead. No over Susan. But I liked this. So you're not gonna get out of me whatever it is. It's working. That's what he said. He was like, I mean, the lyrics are country. Maybe sometimes it doesn't sound like you like that song. Yeah. I think it's, it's fun. I think you know, regardless of what the song is. If it brings more views and more attention to country music. I think country music is the biggest it's ever been. I don't know. I feel like there's so much more like in Australia and London, like everybody's going overseas now starting 'cause that's like the biggest somebody said it was like the most growing popular thing was country music. And, and, and then we got little nauseous, now these got the hat on as you know, he decided to deal with Wrangler. I know which don't rank fellow Wrangler. Man, I can't, you know, I liked. We were rope in. We had horses in the back and film, and literally literally horse trailer in the bag and I was like this is so, like, of course I like that song because I literally can live that lyric. But it was funny. Actually, my friend Nikola, who's awesome. Got me a shirt assay has like. Nineties picture of Billy Ray Cyrus instead of business in the front horses in the back house. Like I gotta get that shirt off. What is it me when you have a deal with Wrangler? Well, they give you close. They've I will say this about Wrangler..
"soho house" Discussed on The Friend Zone
"Humbling embarrassment by releasing an Instagram junior sized video where he looks over and exposed shoulder makes direct I contact with the camera while the loop is playing of Lloyd singing she's five to she's five to six five two that his payback I wanted to. With those being poorly. Understood I wanna take this time and vision because now this is visionary moment on to take this opportunity to welcome all to the friends on which is your weekly look into things mental health, mental wellness and mental hygiene because who in the hell wants a, musty brain. Hello friend. How do you do? My Lord, I'm happy to be here as I get the intro turn into ten minute. One. Man. I'm tired. I'm tired my dance shoes. We came guys weekends were good. God bless crystal. We went to an amazingly themed happy birthday twenty eight and three. Vaccine. Hey, oh, my God warmers for the food. I didn't even know what it meant. And she sought a video of me are as you stories of me sitting looking at the bay. I was like Chris. I don't even know. What teams cosign hope sports fans didn't come at you. She was like I'll be anybody up. Okay. Thanks. Really fun even watch or anything, but it was just being together. Cup SuperBowl together. That was great also got to see one of my really good friends who actually moved to Shanghai started a really good business that I'm gonna feature at some point here on the show. But I spent time with her we have like a friend day. Yes. Sunday, midday funday, so went to burn to SoHo house and acted funny. Use the right. Pronunciation of all my words. It was great come on. It was cool. Yes, Dante retreat. Do we can was great. I've been doing a lot of work. I'm working on my home, and I'm also working out of my business. So there are a lot of things coming together at the same time. So a lot of new is happening this black history month. Lot of news. I've been working lot this weekend. Everybody is working. Great song. Yes. Working all weekend to get to better place. And I'm just excited to show that as a comes up, but But the times. the times for me what about you free. How is yo- end of the week? Tell us about it still obsessing over curtains. Oh, yes. Are you know, now I've moved onto the living room that's the week. And so, you know, it's in the air because crystal is changing our whole place. You about to start working on your plays. Asante Jade is about to in about a week got approved for a new place X D like everybody's in house mode. And we hope like it. It really wouldn't material. It's a comforter. But once you get a new comforter the old now becomes the whole blanket. I'm very excited to welcome into the fold literally. With the whole blanket put it down when it's time for a whole when you know, you know, it's time to ho, you know, that's what you put it down. Put it down when it's time to put it down. Which is why won't have another conversation about rugs with US show on the flow. Absolutely. You know, just the case like I warmed up. My living room winters are not like heavier drapes for the curtains like a faux animal hide rug for the you know, it just may warriors Brown Brown. Cow stunning. Right. Just very warm and got like more tones, and it's just a this way to you guys. See you open the door probably sound like a law cracking only like who. My mom came over. And she was like, okay. Like woods. Would you preparing for it? I was like cut it out to change. I've been there for a lotta years, and considering the age are was when I first bought all that furniture and the age I am now like, I'm totally different people. So obviously, I'm not going to throw everything out and by everything new. But at least, you know, you wanna update to kind of like cater to hire feeling now every Frist it's good. It's expensive. I've been kinda going ham chill out a little bit. But I'm glad because I've been purchased. If in the month of January at him by any sneakers. Any clothing. Soccer. I mean, it helps that we're not on tour. But I just didn't buy anything. You know? I guess how stuff is kinda superficial as Zanu by superficial. But at least it's it feels good. I mean, listen, you gotta let us nine them said, you gotta make yours happy home..
"soho house" Discussed on Agile Living, An Entrepreneurs Journey
"Lower price point than if you wanted to do all these separately. Yep. We're seeing also with the this the access for the membership access sector of the subscription Connie's been around forever dates back to the nineteenth century. So it started with country clubs right golf clubs and now we've sort of a replaced golf with office spaces. So we work is is a pure subscription model when lots of flexibility, so people are foregoing their seven ten twelve fifteen year leases for the ability to use office space at a fixed amount per month. We're seeing it with upscale clubs like the SoHo house. Which is a global rand. I think twenty or twenty five locations, and that's a great access model built on subscription says plenty of examples of yeah. Yeah. As crazy the momentum. So if I was a business that doesn't currently have subscription other than calling you guys up and getting a an amazing walk through of how to execute on this. What's the first step? Somebody should do if they wanted to kinda switch in or jump into that that world. So. Yet difficult question because it's very category specific if you are a product company, I think the first thing you wanna ask yourself is do I have skews or subset of skews that are consumables where customer has to otherwise go in rebuy my product once they run out, and if they have to go to another point of sale, so either back to the retail store reason back to the website to rebuy something once they run out you have the potential for a subscription business, right? Otherwise, you're just banking on them hopefully coming back. But if you can rope them into some sort of plan up front that could be really compelling on the on the services side, you know, if you've got an app, there's obviously potential for a page subscription app. If your software business, the obvious is SAS, if actually if your software business, you don't have a if you're not operating assassin at argue, you're in big trouble. Yeah. But yeah in if you are. In the you've gotta ask your yourself. The other questions as to you know, if your services company, can you create some sort of a membership or subscription offering around it? So of your home services company? Let's say we talked about home maintenance, or maybe we alluded to it. When you're mentioning Addy, I fought it the idea that you can subscribe to a home maintenance plan that means you pay X number dollars a month or year as sort of an insurance policy say that anytime, something happens in my home got leaky faucet. I gotta finish fix a bunch of light bulbs. Cleanup Easter ops. Whatever paint the baseboards all of this stuff can kind of be bundled into a subscription offering. Cool while is awesome. I definitely can see the valuable sides in some of the audiences seeing that too. If people wanted to reach out to you how they get a hold of you out
"soho house" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"I love the liberal side to do. Liberal will try to control a black person through the concept of racism because they know that we are very proud of most people people Trump to like someone that's liberal. Oh, but he's racist. You think racism could control me? Guessing invisible wall. I would like to know what you would like to ask the President Trump. To talk about the thing that. The head of the police and Mike stats met with me last night. The SoHo house. We still stop and frisk does not help the relationships in the city, and everyone that knew I was coming here. Asked about stock and frisk. That's that's that's the number one thing that we're having this conversation about another thing is opening up industries, and we've got to get some tax breaks to because we're making we got to speed factory in Atlanta. But she was a Costner's three hundred dollars. So it's causing us too much to make things. So we need some prototypes here. So we can get people back working so China just beat us in Vietnam. Can't beat us got Levi's the greatest jeans company in the world making their genes in Vietnam. So we're going to need to get a few breaks to be able to have some places in my hometown of Chicago and the two point seven million million surrounding suburbs where we can create some factories. I think it'd be cool for them to be Trump factories because he's a master of industry. He's a builder, and I think it'd be cool to have easy. Centers which should be a mix of education that empowers going gives them modern information like sometimes people say this. That is exciting..
"soho house" Discussed on Straight Up with Stassi
"I just don't listen the only time I like it or the only times I like it when I have a hot dog and you had one you had to write, but like it doesn't take that long to eat a hot dog. So it's like, all right, what do I do now? And I also like it when we win and we did. So I like winning, but also last night's game was fantastic. And Sunday's game was fantastic as well. Right? S- for you. Like I enjoyed myself because I love being how, how great is it on Sunday when we're sitting next David Arquette and at the end of it, he goes to you and says, what tell me tell me David Arquette is sitting next to us at this field. Sweet. Or are you giving me the face of that? Say this. I don't remember exactly what what it was that at the end of the game, he got up and he was like, oh my God. See I wanna introduce myself to you. Yeah, no, right was really cool. It was really cool. It was like one of those moments where like why Jerry O'Connell leaving me avoi- smell saying, I'm the guy that asked to take a photo with you might know I should be asking to take a photo with you. I don't know why I didn't save that back today at our cat. I was like, literally my reaction. I was like, where did you go wrong in life to where? Like you're literally coming up to me and you watch bainer pump roles. And I hope he took that as Joe meaning as a compliment because I was like, that was my way of being like, you're so much bigger deal than me like, this is very kind of you, and he's really funny. We hadn't have taken that as a joke, not been offended, right? One hundred percent if you actually took that is awful. That would be right, right. Okay. Okay. But I should have just been like, can I have a photo with you. Not do that. I would've loved, and there was also to guard. I didn't really know what to say. I was just like, you know what I mean? When something's just so unexpected us like own. That's that's how I felt like I really when there's when there's famous people, you guys are able to be like, hey, can I get a photo especially if David cut said, oh my God, bub-bubba blah, you should be like, oh my God. Well, your blah, blah, blah. Can we get a photo and I'll be like, yes, take it for you. I should have done that. Now. I learned my lesson and I also remember I was about to reference scream. I was just going to say about to reference screaming like lava movie, but I'm like, is that offensive? Because it's one of his older movies. I don't really know how. Clubs, fun to come in. I love booties. Well, it's fun. I mean, I don't clubs. Okay. The last time I've been a Buzi bells I think was probably three and a half years ago when it opens phone with a bunch of friends. When's last time you've gone to bellows? Think what I wanna tell you not get in trouble like really, probably of remember the beginning of the year. Let's say that you went to Buzi bunch of dues, a bunch of friends that sounds like those boring experience like I'm too old now like agile, the new, you throw me under the bridge thing. I love to clubs. I loved under the bus. I love the clubs until I was like twenty club. I can go with with friends because you have an area and you can sit in. It's it's not. It's not like Nightingale where we're, it's not the kind of hiding. It's not the kind of club where I originally thought that you used to hang out before it when I first saw your Instagram. Okay. Okay, right. Okay. Where actually forget it's like across the. Treat from SoHo house. That's right. Yeah. Oh, totally. Yeah. I know that most of you guys can relate to the fact that with our diets and the way our lifestyles are, we're not getting the nutrients and minerals and vitamins that we need just with our diet k..
"soho house" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"There's nothing get the fuck out. That's right. You have everybody get out buck. You. Fuck Ricky as fuck Louis to and you follow them out and then come back and then I'll do routines. I have this image of you running through the streets of London carrying a torch with a bunch of soccer hooligans following you ready to beat up people on the streets. Louis will not replace us. Jews, but the thing that's made me, I really that one knocked me for a loop because I have never ever heard anyone say the good part of the show was when someone disturbed it and yells walked out, and he was very rude to them. I was rude to the people leaving. That's what I say. Now we do now. What can you do? Has this has this this, this review this Spurrier reviews far as I'm concerned, has an in any way marred attendance at your program at your show. Bill Maher attendance now about them. Let me tell you that his thing. Here's how I knew I was doomed. Here's how I knew what I was doing didn't London. I've had like a third of a house a half of the house, that kind of thing, which I'm used to. I knew I was doing the first time. I tweeted something funny, but I thought was funny during the day here at London, and I got like eight likes. They have no idea who I am and I and I'm and then so they're not gonna come down to see me. That's what I'm thinking. Well, I got news for you. We have a lot of British listeners, you're there to Saturday, the fifteenth at the SoHo theatre, and I think to show tonight and tomorrow. All right. Today's four DeMarco jeez. So how many shows have you done there? I mean, they've been okay. Have a lot of life in the first night was hard with the I. I really was truly horrible. And I was. Reviewed by chore chore chore and a million. Like the fall short. Okay. And they said they gave it. They gave me three and a half stars. So I said, I'm a restaurant. You wouldn't choose to dine at three and a half. Stars is good at five idee there. I'm not going to folk. I'm not going to four, four and a half. I don't have the cash for that. Did. So if you Google nearest comedy club and three, they have stars comes up, not bad, right? I'm there before I go to five. I don't want the crowds. But here's the thing I've been having fun. But the good news is that they literally have no idea who Bill Maher is go. Oh work because they don't know who that jerk is. So are there have you been doing any Ricky Gervais material? Yes, I, I love the what you call. I love when you use the French. I loved that you will never get his name quite right isn't it doesn't like I from. I'm from Worcester. We have a lot of French Canadians, and so I I'm, I'm very particularly Ricky surveys. I'm pretty sure it's Ricky Gervais. He doesn't pronounce. Maybe he's on the Lam. I don't know, but it's as your Ricky's you're don't even know, and they don't even know. Dane cook due date, cook, records, crickets. Nothing. I don't know. Deserve ace stuff go over. Well. Oh yes, everybody who aids him last. Really that hard left getting it out. Finally, in a public place. All right. So you fitness human being. All right. Well folks can go see you at the SoHo house. The SoHo theatre. Tonight tomorrow night, but we have some other stuff to get to Andy. We can't spend the whole day on this sort of meta stuff about your thing. We got a, we don't have any Dennis Miller. I don't know what happened to him. He's he's taking a break because you knew you were out of the country. So his career failed. He fell. I really asking me..
New Details on Chris Pratt's Budding Relationship with Katherine Schwarzenegger
"He played the Don Quixote, stripper? On Jane the virgin so Yup. Yup and they worked out together at the same gem and he was too afraid aspects she. Was a, big, star right and so. Finally got up enough guts asked her out and they've been crazy for, percents is kind of a really sweet muscle she's darling yes he fled your dad Kim has commented, about the news of Michelle Williams's marriage earlier this summer saying, the ledger family was terribly happy about. The nuptials, Kim added that she Michelle. Is very private and I don't really like to make any comments about her but, we are very happy for her of course Michelle Williams, was with heath Ledger for some time and they have. A daughter, together Matilda so the family Guy Fieri jumped into action yesterday to help evacuees and first responders. Of the car fire in California ferry. Teamed up with Red Cross and operation barbecue relief defeat over fourteen hundred people the car fire very serious has burned through. Ninety five, thousand. Acres of land and has killed six people including two firefighters, so guy fear. We jumped in a. Van decided to help out and finally new couple alerted that is the question many people are. Asking about Robert Pattinson and models Sookie. Waterhouse who. Was previously with Bradley Cooper. They. Responded getting cozy together in London this weekend they went, to see mama Mia here we. Go again and then went and hung out had drinks at the SoHo house you, think this is something real or they're. Just hanging out Might be getting to one.
"soho house" Discussed on Minority Korner
"True when you when you advance you use different language? Yeah. Well, my dad recently aside, he said, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me is not true. He's like, we're learns, are they do her right? So I wanted to kind of give us real quick. Just some places that are these new up and coming places of where to go. It's the summertime, if you're traveling, definitely who can spot and goes support these spaces, especially my gay brethren, like we need to do our part to make sure that these queer women's spaces also stay alive. -ly need our ducats as well. So Alice was started in two thousand seventeen. It's been referred to the SoHo house for lesbians or queer. Women's fancy parties are invite only, but April invite. You can essentially recomend friends to come to. I don't think it's about hard. Okay. Okay. It's that bad exclusive? No. You just send an Email. Okay. That's easy. Some parties are free while others like they have a summer party in the Hamptons. That's included transportation catered food and open bar in cost upwards of one hundred dollars, but that's actually not a lot of money because I know circuit parties that it's like one like one night, six hours, one hundred dollars. So that's yeah. I mean, that's I've been to parties that were two hundred dollars. Pew x. pretty us. Hello. Was there? Yes. See, look at you. There's also bucks. Okay. All right. You're like, this is a discount. So gross soul, soul is ultra BT and queer women. It's a counter to guys social here NYPD it's a social club for for for queer women. I'm so there's also a titillating Tuesdays in Chicago at the nap at the funky Buddha lounge, they had queer acts like a lady sovereign, there's so there is a lot to do sort of like nights out like booby-trap in Chicago as well. I also name of these part booby-trap. I love that. Oh my God. There's also like this paradise, which is ironic because there's also Paradiso in Amsterdam, but it's like gay dudes, circuit parties. I think people love that name. Oh, that's the third book. Oh, look at you learning me. I was like, oh, paradise well, it is paradise but parody CO is that their book of the Dante's inferno. The book the books out ever this also milk milk, lemonade. I name this club. I, there's also I cruise at the eagle cake at the Virgil Chinatowns rumors. There's leads Croix oh my God. And ending real punny Ed sports bra or bra. I just, you know what I only wanted to read those leaves for you because. I, I have to read these names switchback because I do get he's reactions sports bra that was not even trying. Oh, also learned the term less bro from the documentary. I did not know. It was turn. It's like your friend that's well. That's been, oh, that lesbians us other lesbians, and it might be California specific thing. Eight, nine jump. I didn't know I, I didn't either actually, but yeah. And then this wrapping this up, you know, I when they were talking about creating these new spaces in this new sort of adventure into redefining, you know, they said, of course it wasn't meant to send the message that trans men and women insist men and allies weren't welcome. It was meant to say that this space is queer and women Centric anyone who enters the space must honor that. So good note to like, I think in general, going to these spaces, if you are not necessarily a queer woman going into space and like we were talking, we've talked about before just honoring that respect the space. Yeah. Oh, last one party new are, which is an organization there in Chicago, and they're organized by and featuring LGBTQ black women, and they host both dance parties and cultural venues for black health wellness and business ventures. And they have a very strong community for black art. Artists that previously wouldn't have been possible a lesbian bar per se. So the changes are coming. They are here, and I think that's the thing I think that I think we're in transformation, and I think that the queer women's space is actually a growing pain. So it looks like over losing spaces. But I think there's new ones that are starting to emerge and support for us to to support those. And I think gay gay men, gay bars, we can take a page out of these. These ladies are leaving leading the way, so I love it now is great..
"soho house" Discussed on WHOREible Decisions
"You on whiteside i love my black women okay so what we're going to do now is we are going to get into vanilla as you guys know we introduced manila shit back into the show this is where we pick an article about current events that has to do with sex and of course that's why we have our guest today so our vanilla shit this week is from a daily mail article that i read that talked about nsf w argueta hang on go can headline read the headline of getting more i was going to get hot in here inside the soho house of sex clubs how a former jehovah's witnesses running exclusive new york swingers party that is only open to hot millennials with social media presence okay well of course very like the yeah like you don't agree with the title accurate but it's just like i didn't write the title so everything in the article however let's actually let's go for a second so house i wanna talk about what so houses we got a lot of listeners that may not know so house is a members only club that is known for its only creatives are allowed no suits and ties if you see me thought it up on instagram summit pitches minnesota's on be from but it's very expensive it's four thousand a year right you're going to see i actually told mandy when she walked in here the only black people that i saw him so last time i went to the condition was derailed kennison trevor noah in a random the black and we were talking and it's funny i've only been well i've been to the soho house in chicago and the one here the one here i went with neo neal's a member and then when i was in the one in chicago i saw shawn marion mba player but like you said there's not really many there's still like people of color there i notice they're opening it up but i see more like indians like it's like a different thing but i mean it's supposed to be an extension of your home but i mean it's very very expensive and they're all super luxe i've been to like the miami one i've been to one in berlin and in new york to to new york and they are very everybody's hot.
"soho house" Discussed on KPCC
"The top of these charts well we're gonna find it out in essentially tell the world about it like we do with all of our research says stay tuned um and we look forward to countering uh a lot of the thinking that might exist in this space with actual empirical evidence you are releasing report just a couple of days ahead of the grammys in around the grammys their lot of cocktail parties had concerts and meetings of musicians and record label heads and producers where do you hope the conversation asian is that this report starts and what you hope the industry itself does in terms of implementing some sort of change that make sure these numbers might actually change in the future as you the numbers for the grammys their lau when it's just indicative of the the larger ecosystem of exclusion atr facing women were actually on the part of the uh conversation this saturday at at the soho house in new york talking about this data with executives indifferent thought leaders in the music space in their coming together and they wanna learn in they wanna understand and and challenge um the ways in which they think about the industry and and steps to take towards um solutions with the numbers of underrepresented artists that we see it could veto be very well the case that that music becomes a leader and they can actually teach film and television executives something about inclusion and how to get there um in an expedite expedited pace so so were really looking forward to the conversation this saturday and hopefully to hear some of these data points talked about on the red carpet rather than more muendane conversation but really talking about issues of exclusion and inclusion in ways in which we can all get their together one of the things you have drawn endurance policies of film and television is in some instances you have looked at the ways that women are depicted on screened how there dressed what kind of sexuality is associated with their parts is there any would do the same thing in an era in analysing content in music can you go deeper in terms of what the artists are saying about women in the stories in songs they're telling in the.
"soho house" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"His them in the bottom wanted to service affair sorry nazari from demi going to be at our jingle ball soared doc came out yesterday documentary eighty minutes i'm just reading about it here online so she's been what like more than five years sober now edged a year's amazing i haven't seen it paid says here in this article she had her last drink the night before appearance in two thousand twelve unamerican idle yes so you're actually in the documentary what am i doing we'll year does hosting amac neidl it also let her not zone yeah i remembered the day that she came onto sing and actually i i remember a conversation calling her manager about her coming onto saying had no idea by the way that that all that was going on it was give your hard to break that was when it was but what run that single ray it's a what else is compelling want us did you learn or take away from the dock actually there there is a kind of a big story like law years ago that she when she punched a backup dancer in the face and everybody thought that that was because of el is eye joe joan is everything jealousy with like at the girl drama but it really gets the bottom of like it had to do with her substance abuse and so you can learn like the back story of that because nope none of us knew until i mean i didn't know until i saw that and then she goes into a lot of stuff about wilmer and and their breakup in how she's never really been alone and she's feeling really like good and confident with herself and she just needs she needed time she's never been alone her whole life started dating human he was there was another one time long time and are they still friendly there's still friendly yeah fisheating and she's on dating apps and what is dead there's a dating up for celebrities what is it called it's called so what does that mean it's just more exclusive like you can't just sign up you have to be like allowed in so they are just don't want to be clear because we have tinder tubs here and he's envious you'd feels he he's the celebrity because he's in engineer and his on the air like the soho house.