Tuesday, 4 November 2014

MELBOURNE CUP DAY 4th NOVEMBER 2014 // EQUATOR CHRISTMAS PARTY

So I know it is a tad early to be having a Christmas Party but I guess Equator are just rebels and don't follow the crowd!

Today was also the Melbourne cup, for those of you who are not familiar with this, it is like the grand national of Australia. It's a huge event and everyone is dressed to impress with stunning dresses and amazing head pieces. I personal didn't make 110% effort as I normally would for this kind of event, simply because I don't have the space to hold anything I won't use while travelling, upsetting I know but this is why I went for the easier option and just wore something I thought was appropriate. 

Fashionable, yet appropriate.
TOP: Valley Girl (AUS) $9.95 // SKIRT: Valley Girl (AUS) $24.95 // NECKLACE: Camden Market UK
Unfortunately the staff at the venue didn't get my feet in the photo as I asked ... that shows if you want something done right, do it yourself!

Anyways enough about me, lets talk about the day shall we?

Our party was held at est. restaurant on George Street in Sydney city centre, very fancy. It is classed as a fine dining restaurant and you can see why. 
Since it was a combination of a Christmas Party and celebrating the Melbourne Cup we had a 3 course dinner while we waited patiently to see if our bets had paid off! I was very good and only made my $10 worth of bets and spent no more afterwards. I'm very sad to say that I didn't win anything, especially since "Admire Rakti" the favourite to win died due to heart failure after the 7th race! Very sad news indeed!
Not only did we have our own private room, we also had our own waiter just for the 12 of us! I know how spoilt!!!! 
Before we started to think about the food we had a glass of champagne on arrival then sat down and began Secret Santa or rather Kris Kringle as the Aussies say. I received some lovely Christmas lights which will be a nice addition to my new apartment when my housemates think its acceptable to start decorating! 
We had a choice between 4 starters, mains and desserts and it was a very important choice to be made indeed. I have to admit, it was great to be treated to all this great food!
Starter: Fresh italian mozzarella, serrano jamon, shaved fennel, radish, nasturtium 
Main: Slow cooked rangers valley tri tip, red cabbage puree, parsley root, horseradish 
Dessert: Chocolate, caramel creme, banana, malt barley ice cream, caramelised milk
So dessert was the simply choice, as soon as I read the word "CHOCOLATE" I knew it was just meant to be. 
Before we ran off from this lovely place I knew I needed to get a picture with the horse down stairs.
After all the food had been eaten and the races were over, we decided to move the party to a local bar called Palmer and Co. Which infact was a sort of Jazz Bar, this was very relaxing with the music in the background. Although with so many people having the same idea after the races were over it was very busy! 
So this brings me to the end of the day where I am now back home and feeling very tired after an amazing day out with Sydney Equator. It was a great experience to watch the races and I would love to go to the racecourses one year! :)

Thank you so much Equator for making this a day to remember!
 From left to right: Steph // Sam // Gen // Kim (ME) // Emma


Sincerely, Kimberly.
xxx
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