On one Thursday in May of 2015, a group of friends began a tradition inspired by the great salons of the French literary and artistic Renaissance. That day, Salon was born, bringing friends together once a week for the intermingling of minds, the imbibing of drinks, and the appreciation of music. Three years later, Groove St. Market is introducing Salon to Charmaine’s. Groove St. Market is a DJ collective who have cultivated treasures from around the globe, bringing their bold beats and eclectic vinyl collections to venues like Public Works, the Great Northern, Black Rock City and now, Charmaine’s. If you’re in the market for grooves — be it Disco, Reggaeton, Deep House, Jazz-Funk or Soul — you’ve come to the right place.
Proper began as a feeling, not as an idea. The feeling was something akin to empathy; an acute awareness that despite the current proliferation of “boutique” and “lifestyle” hotels and residences, there were precious few properties designed for and around today’s global creative nomad. Many in our milieu share the same daunting challenge: staying fresh and focused, energized and inspired—all whilst bouncing between London and Hollywood and Austin and San Francisco and Portland and back again. For them, intuitive service is a given. Mere table stakes. What they need and seek beyond accommodation, even at its most luxurious, is an inspiration. From the elevated and often surprising interiors imagined by Kelly Wearstler. From the sense of immersion in, and connection to, the vibrancy of the local culture. From the highly curated amenities. From the inspired collaborations with the city’s best and most innovative chefs and mixologists. From music and art. From every detail, every interaction, every moment. This is only Proper. And no one else.