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Inside Maison, the New Women’s Club for NYC Moms

Written by Erin Feher

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Photographed by Nicole Franzen

Men have long had a host of well-appointed, private clubs where they can gather, talk business, and socialize away from the women in their lives. And while we won’t dive into all the reasons why these stuffy, boys-only havens (both brick-and-mortar and metaphorical) are desperately in need of dismantling, we will say that the current rise of contemporary women’s clubs provides a refreshing counterpoint. The latest entry in the field (which includes The Wing, The Coven, The Assembly, The Riveter and more) is Maison. Founded by fashion blogger, photo producer, and mom of two, Ashley Wu, this Upper East Side aerie is aimed at NYC’s cool mom community. Featuring a flawless design and perks such as curated kids’ merch from Lingua Franca, an on-call personal shopper from FAO Schwarz, and prepared family meals from Daily Dose, this women-only club will no doubt be attracting the stroller set. We asked Ashley about what inspired her to launch Maison, and some of the extra special details that members will get to enjoy. Click through for the full tour!

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