Derby Day is a family affair for me every year as we all fly down to Melbourne for the event. Luke and the girls and I usually stay at my parents’ apartment whilst my brother, his wife and their kids stay nearby. It’s almost always a full house on the morning of Derby Day and Melbourne Cup as we all get ready together. The kids love it as they can watch as we get our hair and makeup done and see the adults get all dressed up.
As a Lexus ambassador, I’m usually lucky enough to be picked up by a Lexus car and driver on the day and driven to Flemington. Luke and I made our way over together and as soon as I got to the race course it was straight into radio and TV interviews which took up a fair bit of time. Lucky I’m able to head over to the Lexus Design Pavilion in the Bird Cage throughout the day to have a little breather. The three-level site has been designed by sustainable artist Joost Bakker and as expected it was next-level. The flowers, the decor, the furniture it was all seriously on point. We’re usually treated to a spectacular lunch too and this year the menu was curated by Ben Shewry of Attica so I was beyond happy to sit down and enjoy a meal after the busy morning I had had. It was also great to catch up with friends like Anthony Minichiello who was also there as a fellow Lexus ambassador.
The day as it always does goes by really quickly. As soon as the event is over it’s usually home then out again for dinner with friends…
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Photography and videography: Sophia Athas