Happy May Day!

Happy Bank Holiday!

This fantastic flapper May pole picture comes via the really interesting Long May She Rain blog. Here are a few other Bank Holiday things of note:

1) There’s some really good telly coming up! Chatsworth starts on BBC1 at 9pm on Monday 14 May and follows Debo and the family as they prepare to open the estate for summer. Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King does what it says on the tin, with added Wallis. It’s on Channel 4 at 9pm on Wednesday 9 May.

2) I wondered if there was such a thing as a May Day cocktail, and as it transpires… there is. The always-excellent Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock suggests the Mayfair – maybe named after the posh bit of London, maybe named after the traditional May Fair, held on this day. [This comes courtesy of Class Magazine]

2 x shots gin
1 x shot apricot brandy
1 x shot orange juice
2 x cloves
dash of sugar syrup

Muddle the cloves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add all the other ingredients, shake together with ice cubes and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a twist of orange zest if you’re feeling fancy.

3) Watch the Met Gala 2012 arrivals LIVE! on Vogue.com tonight – how exciting is that? Tune in here from 10pm for a look-see at who’s wearing what.

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