Party Like Gatsby at Villa Azur's Themed Shindig Tonight

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It's fitting that a movie star's digs would play host to a party in tribute to one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year. Swanky Villa Azur, owned by French heartthrob Olivier Martinez and partners Michael Martin, Jean Phillipe Bernarda and Bhana Choudhrie, is home to a Great Gatsby-inspired shindig tonight.

So throw on those flapper frocks and head on up to the French dining room for some mint juleps and Roaring Twenties-style fun. Gatsby himself (or maybe DiCaprio) would approve.

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The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature '20s-era cocktails, a live DJ, Gatsby-inspired entertainment, dancing and period cars parked out front. Flapper-era flashback for real.

The inside and outside bars will both offer their full cocktail menus - plus two specialty themed offerings, The Gin Martini ($14) and The Mint Julep ($17).

"We have a weekly Thursday Night Dinner Party and thought that it would be fun to throw a themed party once a month and The Great Gatsby happened to be coming out this Friday so the timing for this Roaring Twenties-themed party seemed perfect for us," said Michael Martin, co-owner.

While anyone is welcome, reservations are required for those who want to do a sit-down dinner (call 305-763-8688).

"As you know, Gatsby threw lavish, fashionable parties and was all about 'living in style'. Villa Azur has the perfect décor and an air of elegance that blends perfectly, allowing us to recreate the glamour of one of Gatsby's parties," Martin adds.

If you thought parties were raging in the new millenium -- wait till you see how they did it back in the day. Our glamour's got nothing on theirs.

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