Why join a private members club? Surely the whisky in Ten Trinity Square will taste the same in the local Lamb and Flag right?
Well to quote James Bond in Goldfinger, 'there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. And not having a card for a private member’s club stowed discreetly in your wallet'. Or words to that effect.
The truth is I'm mid-thirties and entering the embers of my youth. I'm after something a little less disreputable than the saturated Saturday night takeaways. The gimmicky happy hours and cacophony of football fans bleating xenophobic tirades at the TV's in sports bars.
Thus, I broke free from my adolescent chrysalis that was rich with the stale funk of old habits and regret, and joined the Ten Trinity Square Private Members Club.
Ten Trinity Square is a Grade II* listed building that comprises a distinctive collection of spaces handsomely aligned to provide the very best of places to live, to stay and to meet. These are the Residences, Four Seasons hotel and spa, and the Club.
If you're thinking the exteriors have something a little Champs-Élysées about them, you'd be right on the money as Ten Trinity Square was designed by Parisian designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Bétaille of 4BI & Associés, renowned for combining the disciplines of creator and artist with a master craftsman’s attention to detail.
The Club has been created from the sumptuous boardrooms and executive offices of the original building, providing a wealth of opportunities for members to meet, engage and be inspired, with a rich programme of events ranging from arts and culture, to exclusive performances and wine tastings.
The wine room is a place to revel in sophisticated splendour with shadeless bulbs that hang succinctly above a space adorned with carved walnut paneling.
The cigar room has a softer, modern aesthetic with low crimson padded armchairs, a large L-shape leather sofa harnessed to the rear wall, all carefully curated under the hues of oak-brown, burnt orange, and chocolate.
I'm not massive on cigars but I'm massive on billiards, I'm a sucker for an indoor swimming pool and sauna, and moreover I'm very keen to build my rolodex with leaders and key-thinkers in business, academia and arts.
That's why high flyers fly business class. If you can afford it, it's something you can't afford not to do.