Soho House x Porsche presents Highway to House: Episode two
We’re celebrating 20 years of our North American Houses with a once-in-a-lifetime road trip across the country to help you discover all the hotspots recommended by our members
Wednesday 2 August 2023 By Soho House Directed by Danny Chan Produced by Kevin Cheung Service production by Holly Harding Photography direction by Dallas Sterling Editing by Louise Robinson Music by Max Phillips Sound design and mixing by Beresford Cookman Colour by Megan Lee
We set off on a US road trip, driving from House to House to celebrate 20 years of our North American clubs. In a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Pro BMX rider Jarren Barboza drove us from Downtown LA over to New York. Using the Connect function on the Soho House app, he picked up tips on popular food spots, iconic sites, unique art galleries, famous skate parks, and other interesting places along the way.
Continuing our journey from episode one, we travelled from Sedona to Austin for the next leg, stopping at places recommended by local members.
Whether you’re looking to explore the area, need some travel inspiration or an entirely new route, these are our recommended stops below…
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Very Large Array
Old Highway 60, Magdalena, New Mexico
You don’t have to be into astronomy to appreciate the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Enjoy a walking tour of the New Mexico landscape and get up close to the base of these state-of-the-art telescopes, famed for enabling new discoveries and opening celestial windows.
Find out more here
White Sands National Park
19955 Highway 70 West, Alamogordo, New Mexico
These white sand dunes are an iconic feature of New Mexico and considered one of the Earth’s great natural wonders. The park and the animals that inhabit it are preserved by the state and it’s clear to see why. Whether you choose to hike and take in the spectacular vistas, cycle around with friends or drive in the glistening dunes, this unique place is one you’ll want to add to any road trip.
Find out more here
Moon Man Printing
305 N Main Street, Roswell, New Mexico
Head over to this local, family-run printing shop for humorous caps, T-shirts and other quirky apparel. Take one home as a New Mexico souvenir or simply as an addition to your day-to-day collection.
Find out more here
Above: taking a break in Magdalena, New Mexico
405 S Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas
When in Texas, it makes sense to enjoy all the local offerings, such as cacti, trees, flowers and herbs that can be found in the local desert. As you arrive at this store, you’ll see it’s filled with unique and distinctive bottles, and a large range of drinks including whisky, vodka and, of course, tequila and mezcal.
Find Cactus Liquors here
Marfa Invitational cultural centre
Adding a pin to the map of Marfa, Michael Phelan owns a gallery in the middle of the town, showcasing all the art, and inviting both global art patrons and visitors. You can expect contemporary art and design, as well as avant-garde films and fashion. And the studio itself provides context for the works exhibited here, reflecting the spirit and ethos of Marfa and far West Texas.
Discover more here
Soho House Austin
1011 S Congress Avenue Building 2, Suite 100, Austin, Texas
A warm and comforting spot for a much-needed rest, Soho House Austin will take care of you after a long trip. Once you’ve settled into your bedroom, take a refreshing dip in the rooftop pool, then enjoy a hearty dinner at Cecconi’s. Afterwards, relax into the evening with a drink and some music at Dante’s HiFi+ bar.
Watch episode three here.