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New Years Eve at the Great Gatsby Mansion

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by Kezia Lubanszky (subscribe)
Creative writer, reviewer and blogger. Lover of a good sentence.
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The roaring twenties in Melbourne's CBD
Ever since reading the The Great Gatsby, I've felt like I belong in the jazz era. I still imagine myself at one of those parties, dressed in fur, delicately handling a cigarette holder.

Well, I may yet have the chance. The roaring twenties are coming to Melbourne.

In anticipation for Baz Lurhman's remake of The Great Gatsby, this New Years Eve, Silk Road on Collins street will be holding a 1920s, Gatsby styled soiree.

The popular venue will transform it's three levels into the magnificence of Jay Gatsby's mansion. Patrons should wear their sharpest suits, as this is strictly a black tie event.

New Years Eve at the Great Gatsby mansion. Courtesy of Silk Road
New Years Eve at the Great Gatsby mansion. www.facebook.com/SilkRoadMelbourne

Silk Road aims to bring the era to life, with live music of the time and pop-up entertainment. The only difference being that the alcohol will be legal.

Patrons will be transported back to the roaring twenties, immersed in the smoothest jazz and the driest gin in town.

Woman with Boot Flask. Image courtesy of the National Photo Company Collection at the Library of Congress, USA, Wikimedia Commons
You won't be needing a boot flask this NYE. Image from the Library of Congress, USA, Wikimedia Commons.

Tickets start from $140.00. This includes house wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and canapes. However the gold package, from $220.00 provides a premium selection of drinks.

It's not essential to purchase a ticket, but they do guarantee access to private suites and areas, inclusive alcohol and lockout at 4am. Tickets can be purchased here and are non-refundable or transferable.

The Flapper Magazine, November 1922
The Flapper Magazine, November 1922. Courtesy of the International Newsreel, Wikimedia Commons.

This extravagant event is the perfect way to end your year with style. So get your swag on and round up those flappers. This is a rare opportunity to visit the 1920s here in inner-city Melbourne.
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Why? A 1920s extravaganza - the perfect way to end your year with style
When: New Years Eve, open until 4am
Phone: (03) 9614 4888
Where: Silk Road, Melbourne CBD.
Cost: Tickets range from $140 to $220
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Good for you Kezia. What a great idea for a piece.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5360) 2186 days ago
Congratulations on your win.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5360) 2171 days ago
Congratulations on your win - I enjoyed reading your article
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2170 days ago
I do love good suits. Great piece Kezia.
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