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Article: Your May Events Guide: Design My Night's top insider parties

Your May Events Guide: Design My Night's top insider parties
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Your May Events Guide: Design My Night's top insider parties

So it's already May... This means we're edging closer and closer to the long awaited return of summer! Can we finally put away our winter coats with confidence? We can't tell you that for certain but what we can tell you is all about May's top events, recommended by the UK's top party people and event insiders. Read on for information about this month's unmissable events and outfit inspirations.

One Day at The Roof Garden, London

One Day Roof GardensMake sure to choose a dazzling outfit for One Day's rooftop party; this grand joint is known for drawing the most glamorous of crowds. Early bird tickets to this lavish event have already sold out but there are standard tickets left. The day will provide a sizzling barbeque and lip smacking cocktails. Top DJ's alongside Dimmi will be spinning some shoulder swaying playlists from 1pm until 8pm on top of one of London's most iconic rooftop tops; The Kensington Roof Gardens. When: Sunday 3rd May. Where: The Roof Garden, Kensington. Find out more here.

What to wear...

A rooftop BBQ party is the perfect way to kick off summer, especially celebrating the bank holiday. Forever Unique's Devon Print dress will give off good vibes at this afternoon-to-evening event; wear with strappy sandals or heels and complete the look with a sleek ponytail and glossy lip. Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 15.44.10 Shop the outfit: Forever Unique Devon Printed Dress, £165, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Black, £64.95, Fiorelli Esme White Enamel Rose Gold Hoop Earrings, £15, Aftershock London Becki Grey and Pewter Embellished Hard Case Clutch Bag, £54.95.

CocktailXChange Presents Brugal Rum Evening, Birmingham


Calling all drink connoisseurs and cocktail fans alike, Bar Opus is hosting a decadent evening sparkling with live entertainment and flavoursome treats. For ¬£50 you will get your hands on a welcome drink and 4 specially crafted cocktails containing different varieties of rum. Selected canapés will be served throughout the evening to compliment each cocktail; you can also expect some interesting talks and tasting notes on all of the rums. When: Saturday 9th May, 18:30 - 22:00. Where: Bar Opus. Find out more here.

What to wear...

Think sleek and sophisticated, because this event definitely calls for a little black dress and what better than the LBD Jessica dress? The gold choker neck and open back with crossover straps create something a little different and out of the ordinary whilst remaining luxuriously sexy. Team with a black heel, statement bag and gold earrings for an effortlessly alluring charm. Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 16.01.13 Shop the outfit: The LBD Jessica Dress, £90, Virgos Lounge Noir Shoe, £250, Fiorelli Aurelia Long Gold Multi Drop Earrings, £14, Aftershock London Abigail Beige Gemstone Embellished Evening Clutch Bag, £83.95.

The Candlelight Club's May Ball, London

Candlelight ClubExperience a night of jazz and elegance at The CandleLight Club's May Ball. Set in an original 1920's ballroom, travelling back to the prohibition era has never looked so appealing. A sexy string of cabaret, burlesque dancers and beautiful dancing girls will supply a sprinkle of hedonism to your night while expertly shaken cocktails keep you hydrated and satisfied. When: Saturday 9th May. Where: A secret location in central London. Find out more here.

What to wear...

What to wear to a speak easy? Embrace gorgeous 1920's styling and opt for a flapper dress that speaks for itself. Gatsby Glamour's Embellished Mesh flapper dress is bold yet beautiful, with striking gold embellishment against the chic black fabric of the dress. Pair with your dancing shoes, a 20's inspired headband and a colour-popping red lip. Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 15.49.30 Shop the outfit: Gatsby Glamour Embellished Mesh Flapper Dress in Black, £65, Aftershock London Becky Shoe in Black, £64.95, Fiorelli Maisie Gold Ring with Peach Acrylic, £20, Aftershock London Layla Hard Case Clutch, £103, Fiorelli Betsy Pearl Bracelet, £16, Johnny Loves Rosie Black Bead & Pearl Flower Hairband, £16.

Le Chat Noir May Bank Holiday at Proud Cabaret, Brighton

Le Chat NoirEver wanted to experience the attractive lifestyle of Moulin Rouge? Le Chat Noir will provide just that, and maybe more. Portioned with just the right amount of entertainment and elegance, it would be wise to match the night with a strut worthy outfit. Cavort the night away with feathered fans cooling you down when you need a break. When: Saturday 2nd May 19:00-22:30 Where: Proud Cabaret, Kemptown, Brighton. Find out more here.

What to wear...

Match the glitz and glamour of the evening with a dress that will dazzle but with plenty of room for dancing the night away! The Alon dress by Aftershock London is rich in sequins and has plenty of pizzazz, team with some killer heels and gold accessories to add that Moulin Rouge wow-factor.

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Shop the outfit: Aftershock London Alon Dress, £73.95, Aftershock London Becky Shoe in Black, £64.95, Aftershock London Elvie Gold Hard Case Clutch Bag, £45, Johnny Loves Rosie Crystal Stud Teardrop Earrings, £12, Fiorelli Evie Multi Circle Necklace, £38.

Little Nan's Cocktail Den, London

Little NansOne of London's most secret pop up cocktail bars, Little Nan's will take you back to a bygone era; like being in your nan's living room. Flowery teapots, gin in chintz tea cups, cut glass decanters and alike make this den a retro-while-being-very-trendy must. Oh did we forget to mention that it is bottomless cocktails?! So don that flower print dress and fascinator and take yourself back to your nan's era. When: From May 13th until August 15th. Where: The Basement, 26 Curtain Road, East London. Find out more here.

What to wear...

This event is the perfect excuse to go for High Tea chic. Think short, playful dresses with a full skirt. This Jones and Jones dress is just the ticket for a summer night at Little Nan's with it's ditsy print in buttercup yellow, the cut-out back adds a daring, grown up edge perfect for later nights. Style with an elegant heel and simple clutch with dainty jewellery and a soft pink lip to complete this girly look.

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Shop the outfit: Jones and Jones Vivienne Jody Liberty Print Dress, £79.95, Reiss Ivy Shoe in Neutral, £93.50, Aftershock London Elvie Silver Hard Case Clutch Bag, £45, Fiorelli White Popcorn Bracelet in Silver, £35, Fiorelli Cassie Flower Stud Earrings, £12.

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