Party like it's 1920: The best Great Gatsby parties
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Party like it's 1920: The best Great Gatsby parties
With the release of the latest adaptation of 1920s classic The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, flapper fever is taking the world by storm! Let your wardrobe be inspired by the decadent dresses and accessories of the 1920s, while letting your feather adorned hair down at one of the best Jazz Age parties taking place in the capital. Here is Team LBD's pick of the best... The Candlelight Club secret party This cool cat of a pop-up cocktail bar in a secret London venue (guests will receive an e-mail days before the event with co-ordinates!), a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speak-easy flavour, completely lit by candles. WHEN: 10th-11th May WHAT: To celebrate the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the club will be throwing a secret event that encapsulates the luxuriousness and glamour of the 1920s. The Candlelight Club's Great Gatsby homage will not only be a great excuse to dress up 1920s-style (1920s inspired flapper dresses, Art Deco jewels and pearls and cigarette holders are a must), but it also offers a true experience of the Jazz fuelled excesses of the 1920s, with bands, gramophone DJs, and an array of mixologists offering the lethal Bourbon-centric concoctions of yester-year. And you can trust that The Candlelight Club crew know their stuff; the likes of Sky and HBO have even used the club to host the press launch for hit Jazz Age TV show, Boardwalk Empire. WEAR: Ruby Ray Beaded Flapper Dress in Navy, £215; Johnny Loves Rosie Mini Rose Hair Corsage, £16; The Paula Bolton Collection White Pearl Necklace and Bracelet Set, £48, Moda in Pelle Rizora Shoe in Silver, £89.95. CONTACT: www.thecandlelightclub.com 1920s dinner and dance at The Montagu The Montagu restaurant is paying homage to the era of revelry with an evening of 1920s-inspired decadence from the sit-down dinner to the dance floor. WHEN: Every Thursday evening during May from 6.30pm- 10.45pm. WHAT: Guests (who are encouraged to dress in flapper get-up for the chance to win a three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, New York- feathers at the ready!), will be greeted with a coupé of Champagne, and live music from the hotel band who mix foot-tapping jazz with a charming joie-de-vivre and down-to-earth grooviness. This will be followed by a 20s inspired, American themed three course meal, which includes all kinds of yesteryear yumminess from Manhattan clam chowder, Waldorf salad and Diane steak to white chocolate cheese cake with blueberry compote and pecan pie with whipped cream. Indulgence of this sort is definitely justified and certainly not guilty! WEAR: Aftershock London Arketta Maxi Dress, £115; Zoe & Morgan Sassy Gold Earrings, £149; Moda in Pelle Kacey Shoe in Black Suede, £69.95; Aftershock Paolina Embellished Clutch Bag, £70. CONTACT: london.churchill.hyatt.co.uk Pop-up bar at Harrods, London As Great Gatsby fever reaches new heights Britain's most iconic store, Harrods is casting its hat into the ring with week long Great Gatsby-inspired festivities and a pop-up cocktail bar fit to bursting with drinks from the bygone era. WHEN: Great Gatsby fever is taking over Harrods from 9th- 20th May at the Tasting Room and Wine Shop. The pop-up bar will held on 10th May. WHAT: The store will be harking back to the lavish entertaining and unmistakable glamour of the Roaring Twenties and from 9th-20th May will transform its Tasting Room and Wine Shop into an opulent art-deco pop-up experience, inviting customers to revisit the Jazz Age and reinvent some of the classic pours of this glitzy era. On Friday 10th May the party really gets started as Harrods hosts an exclusive masterclass in which customers will be able to channel their inner mixologist, enjoy the sounds of a 1920s-style Jazz Band Trio and sample an array of beautifully prepared canapés. You’ll discover the art of cocktail making as Wayne Collins and a host of internationally recognised, award-winning mixologists put a 21st-century twist on some classic mixes. Some of the concoctions Team LBD are highly anticipating include Courvoisier’s Brandy Crusta, Hendrick’s Gin’s Floradora and a Spiced Honey Sour by Johnnie Walker. WEAR: Rise Fashion Annie Party Dress, £65; Johnny Loves Rosie Charleston Feather Headband, £25; Lagom Carina Clutch Bag, £49; Moda in Pelle Kalani Shoe in Black, £99.95. CONTACT: E-mail email@example.com. Well that would be telling, wouldn't it! Lovers of The Great Gatsby can find themselves transported to his world at the Prohibition Party London event. Set during the summer of 1922, this Art Deco-clad summer party promises to be the biggest yet, with jazz music and illicit gambling galore. WHEN: 1st June from 9pm. WHAT: The prohibition era was so named due to the banning of alcohol in America, which led to speakeasies; hidden bars that sold beverages illegally. In order to avoid the keen eye of the law, you will be informed of the event location two weeks before, and you can expect to be served alcohol in teacups at the Prohibition Party London event. Also all cocktail menus will be circulated secretly inside the pages of books. The 20s were also famous for the now iconic Jazz scene, with lively bands and flamboyant flappers dancing the Charleston, and the Prohibition Party London will be no different. Try your luck in the casino, make yourself at home on the roulette table, settle down to a film in the silent cinema or see live Jazz bands, and dance acts who'll teach you to Charleston with the best of them! WEAR: Lipstick Boutique Pearl Dress, £75; Clare Hynes Bao Earrings, £45; Bourne Mollie Shoe in Apricot, £162; Mrs.Blak Sultry Stole, £35. CONTACT: www.prohibition1920s.com Get yourself ready to party in our Gatsby Glamour collection of dresses, jewellery and accessories here.