4 sporting events you should go to in 2019


If sport is your thing or you just enjoy a day out at something new, you are spoilt for choice in Australia as there are a whole host of major sporting events where the eyes of the world are on the country. Here is a list of four events which should be in your diary […]

Where should your money go on the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup horse

Whether you’re a keen punter or not, the Melbourne Cup is a race that makes Australia stand still for a few minutes. In a way it shares a place in cultural significance with the Grand National in the UK or the Super Bowl in the US, in that it brings non-racing fans to the sport. […]

5 best places to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Sydney

Melbourne Cup bar

This November 2018, the Melbourne Cup will take over the country again, meaning monies lost and won, suits bought and trashed and a good champagne soaking for all. It’s a good time, But, if you’re not heading south to Flemington in Melbourne this year for the Race That Stops A Nation, then perhaps these five […]

Melbourne Cup Guide: Where to celebrate in Sydney on race day

Mrs Sippy Veuve Cliquot champagne party winter soiree party 9

It’s almost Melbourne Cup time, the pinnacle of the spring racing season. It’s time to don the suits and dresses, take out some large wads of cash and – if you can’t make it to Flemington – head to any one of the seemingly hundreds of quality venues in Sydney and Melbourne that are putting […]

Melbourne Cup Sydney Restaurant Round-Up

Sydney might be a long way from Melbourne during the running of the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are limited to Victoria, only! Here’s a round-up of restaurants in Sydney that are turning on the festivities for the annual Cup that are worth checking out.   Flying […]

2015 Emirates Spring Racing Marquee Launch

Emirates Airline, the Principal Partner of the Emirates Melbourne Cup has showcased a mix of the charm and grace synonymous with England with a touch of the contemporary, offering an exclusive first look and taste of this year’s theme for the Emirates Marquee at the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival. This year’s theme is grand, […]

Spring Racing Style Guide: Melbourne Cup Day

Shortly after the first day of pomp and ceremony at the races, Derby Day, it’s time for the Melbourne Cup Day – the race that stops the nation. What to wear and how to wear it often falls flat on its face amongst the pressure the Flemington track’s female guests put on their male handbags […]

Spring Racing Style Guide: Derby Day

If you’re a traditionalist or have any form of style and respect for the grand nature of what’s about to unfold in Flemington this November and the Melbourne Cup, you’d pay attention to the codes and conventions of the spring racing season: 1) Dress up. 2) Look like you made an effort. 3) Look good. 4) Don’t […]

The Melbourne Cup 2012

Feeling like you’ve stepped out of one world and into another isn’t typically something easily achieved; but Irish dancers, old world decor and quaint waiters with cheesecutters and beige tweed made light work of that upon entering the Emirates Marquee at the Melbourne Cup. Library bedecked walls and Irish attractions of all shapes and sizes, […]

Melbourne’s spring racing Derby Day

On a day that dazzled with atypical Melburnian blue skies, a lick of warmth and the promise of later showers, in amongst the hobnobbery that takes place annually amongst the exceedingly costly and equally as exceedingly ostentatious corporate marquees that line the ‘Birdcage’ at Flemington, I went, I saw, I conquered the Derby. Not much a gambling man, I […]

See Ireland, stay in Melbourne

The Spring Racing carnival is on its way! Winter cannot disappear quickly enough, which means for those of us sartorially obsessed: wardrobe change! The forthcoming season is disseminating a heavy neon, bright colour and ‘lots of pop’ vibe, which Melburnians should be thrilled to jump on the back of. It will be interesting to see […]