For as long as I can remember, I have always loved Melbourne Cup Day!! Firstly, it's a day off from work and secondly it's a chance to relax with family & friends over a glass or two of french champagne. Moet et Chandon of course!!
This year, we celebrated in style at our home with my wonderful mum. I spoiled her with some treats from Thomas Dux. Her favourites: Mango chutney and lemon verijuice! She was very surprised, smiling from ear to ear. That was my intention. I made sweet placecards, using my scrapbooking materials. I ran out of the letter 's', so opted for the letters m & e for 'me' instead!!
During the afternoon, we ate seafood cooked to perfection on the barbeque by my husband/chef extroadinaire!! We backed horses and won and lost some, and I came out the overall winner, with Sean coming in second place!
Mum and I watched the fashions on the field and selected our favourites. I particularly loved seeing the colour-blocking, which made my eyes pop! It was refreshing to see so much colour, as opposed to the tradtional black.
I loved our spectacularly stylish cup celebration and I look forward to celebrating again next year!! Let's hope I back a winner again!!
I am wearing: Black floral head dress Target, black bow skirt by Bettina Liano, baby blue argyle sweater by Pringle of Scotland, black suede Lola pumps by Repetto from Cecylia.