A special friend has relayed the information that Ludlow Manor, that ambitious club/lounge/(restaurant?) had an awful time with the New York State Liquor Authority at the full Board Meeting Wednesday. Nobody got hung or shot, but they did get buried with being forced to turn in the liquor license for safekeeping the end result. My ex-wife took my cat Violet for "safekeeping" 20 years ago and I haven’t seen either since. Ludlow Manor is fronted by Georgie Seville and GaGa’s ex Luc Carl, something the board took note of. The Times reported that Luc called himself an owner and, by SLA rules, that isn’t strictly true. It is merely a harmless exaggeration club-runners use to describe themselves when they often own nothing more than their wardrobe. I wont reveal the names of the real owners here.
If only one’s living room could actually look like this. Indeed, the new HBA-designed The Living Room at the Grand Hyatt is like a lavish ’round the world tour.
Perhaps it should have been called The Living Rooms since it encompasses three lounges, each with its own special geographical inspiration: The Velvet Lounge is all Middle-Eastern flash, with lots of purple, magenta, and gold; the European Lounge is dressed up in Louis XV opulence, with a peek-a-boo portal into the Velvet Lounge; and the Chinese Lounge just drips with silk fabrics and flamboyant, glittering chandeliers. And should the decadent atmosphere steer you into over indulgence (and why wouldn’t it?), there is a new and also HBA-designed Ahasees Spa on site for body revivification. What we call living…
Everything about Agency is a secret; its quiet opening before the New Year, covert entrance and private patio, and unannounced performances by the world’s top DJs. But like any really good secret, it doesn’t remain so for long.
Located in East Hollywood, this 250-person covert nightclub offers what other big and bombastic late-night destinations don’t: an invite-only, front-row seat to the most sought-after house DJ performances, in a retreat teeming with sexy and creative energy – the creativity beginning the moment you walk in.
“The guest first enters into an eerie, butcher shop inspired hallway that leads up a gold-painted, darkened stairway into a flirtatious, engaging retreat,” says co-owner Jordan Buky. “There’s chandeliers suspended from the copper ceilings, theatrical red walls, plush turquoise sofas, and eye-catching leopard-print flooring surrounding its secluded alcoves.”
The interior also includes a full-service bar, a giant DJ booth, and separate VIP entrance/patio attracting bottle service and A-list clientele.
“Agency is built with the newest technology and sound,” says co-owner Cy Waits.” It’s the only club in LA where Hollywood meets Vegas.”
But take note: Agency is only open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Torture, right? Quality, not quantity.
Foxhole (Miami Beach) – Hidden in a Miami Beach alleyway; a very high-priced trip down the Foxhole to a universe of arcade games, DJs, vintage firearms, and grafitti-covered walls.