Inside the Brigette Romanek–Designed AllBright, an International Women's Social Club in Los Angeles

Mayer Rus

The neon sign flickering above the front desk just off Melrose Place says it all: sisterhood works. Debbie Wosskow, a tech entrepreneur, and Anna Jones, a former CEO of Hearst in England, founded the private members club AllBright in 2017 with the express purpose of “changing the world for women who work,” Wosskow declares. “That can mean networking opportunities, business education, or just a welcoming space to have a client meeting, a drink, or even a pedicure.” Buoyed by a thriving online community, AllBright opened its first brick-and-mortar club in a London town house in 2018. After launching a second London location earlier this year, AllBright has now christened its inaugural Stateside outpost, under the sunny skies of L.A., in a sophisticated yet playful setting devised by AD100 designer Brigette Romanek. “There’s so much noise about social clubs these days, but I really responded to the vision that Debbie and Anna articulated,” Romanek says. “This project is all about showcasing female creativity, from the art on the walls to the wine at the bar.” Features include an entry sheathed in emerald acrylic; dining and lounge venues with plush seating covered in velvet and houndstooth; a full-service salon; and a rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the Hollywood Hills. Says Romanek, “You don’t have to sacrifice pretty to celebrate the power of women.” allbrightcollective.com

Take a Look at the New Space

An art-filled nook is conversation-ready.
Striped seating enlivens the rooftop terrace.
Mirrored acrylic lines the entry.
AD100 designer Brigette Romanek in the bar she conceived for the Allbright Club.
Velvet-clad perches are a leitmotif.
The main dining room.
The entry is an aquamarine hall of mirrors.
A vanity in the salon.

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest