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Regional Flavours is Back

posted by Madi West July 14, 2017 0 comments

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT INCOMING! Queensland’s premier food and wine festival ‘Regional Flavours’ is back by popular demand and boy do they have a good line-up this year.
This weekend, July 15-16 from 10am to 5pm in South Banks Parklands is a festival you don’t want to miss out on. Regional Flavours is a Queensland icon as is draws focus to the regions quality food, beer, and wine……. Need we say more?

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Sleeping In Style

posted by Madi West March 9, 2017 0 comments

When I think of James Street there is no denying that thoughts of style, luxury and of course FASHION come to mind.

James Street has been known for years to us Brissie locals as the New York of Brisbane. The location where your bank account can take a serious hit both day and night, swapping between spending some serious dollars on fashion in the morning to having a cocktail or five at night.

Never before have you been able to stay the night right amongst all this hype that is James Street, however now with the addition of the only hotel on the block you can. SAGE Hotel is a unique fashion forward hotel located in the middle of everything and we had the pleasure of staying the night.

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Wining and Dining with The Croft House

posted by Madi West December 14, 2016 0 comments

As time goes on, there are a few things I am noticing that come with age. One is that I am inevitably (ad obviously) getting older, and the other is that my taste buds are changing… AND I LOVE IT! From a girl who struggled to sip on a glass of wine and never appreciating the glory of a good cheese board, I am finally showing a liking to the finer things in life. Hello cheese and wine! So when the opportunity came up to try a spread at The Croft House, my tastebuds went into overdrive before we even arrived at the venue.

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Bad Brows Be Gone – My Trip To RY Brickworks

posted by Madi West September 27, 2016 0 comments

If you’re anything like me, you’ll understand the pain that comes with maintaining a basic beauty routine – the hair removal, the ever-changing makeup techniques, the skin breakouts, the random weight gains, the struggle to find motivation to exercise and drink enough water, finding clothes that flatter your shape (because let’s face it, no one is a perfect size 6, and that’s totally awesome), awkward fashion trends… the list goes on and on.

I was never really blessed with natural skills in hair and makeup (hallelujah for the top knot), which is why I’m one to truly value the skills other women (and sometimes men) have in the beauty space, and especially when it comes to eyebrows.

I have bushy caterpillars above my eyelids and always seem to “nail it” on one, and completely miss the mark 5 seconds later on the other brow. I’ll master it one day, but so far, no good.

But alas ladies, there is a cure and that comes with eyebrow tinting and reshaping. Recently I visited the lovely gals at RY Brickworks who pampered me with a full on eyebrow treatment, and you can take my word for it, my eyebrows have never looked so good.

The process was quick and easy, and so comfortable that the hot wax just didn’t faze me. I rose from the chair with eyebrows to rival Cara Delevingne, and I was stoked. Plus, my new brows joined me on a holiday to Bali, where humidity, the ocean and makeup just don’t go well, but I can assure you my eyes were naturally on fleek for the entire 14 days.

So if you want to wake up in the morning with your eyebrows on point too  and not worry about the painful process of mismatched eyebrows, book yourself an appointment at RY Brickworks at Southport and take a drive down the M1 to find your brow mojo. You won’t regret it ladies… you’re welcome in advance.

While you are down on the Gold Coast getting your brows done, why not make a day of it with breakfast at a hip café, followed by a market jaunt, dip in the ocean of thrill-seeking experience. Check out our top 13 things to do on the gold coast here.

Ry Brickworks is located at3c/107 Ferry Rd, Southport QLD 4215, call on 07 555 10764 and learn more about the salon and their services here.

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48 Hours With The InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto: Part Two

posted by Madi West June 22, 2016 0 comments

Living in Brisbane there is no doubt in my mind when I say sometimes our city lacks a little oomph. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Brisbane girl through and through (hello Queensland weather!), but some other cities just have something more, and I love exploring that!

So when the opportunity came up a couple of weeks ago to explore Melbourne with The Intercontinental Melbourne, The Rialto on a jam-packed schedule of sightseeing, eating and shopping, I couldn’t resist. You can see our complete photo diary of the trip here in 48 Hours With The Intercontinental Melbourne, The Rialto: Part One (I’ll warn you know, there are A LOT of food pics!). So in this post, you can read through our experience and itinerary and watch a special little video I put together (be nice, it is our first video diary ever!).

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Love Tacos and Burritos? Here Are THE Best Mexican Restaurants In Brisbane

posted by Madi West June 18, 2016 0 comments

I am yet to cross Mexico off my bucket list (it’s close to the top after our editor went last year… the Instagram snaps oh. my. gosh), so, I’m on a mission to find THE best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane, because that is the closest I’m going to get at this point. I love Mexican food, and Brisbane has some pretty great Mexican restaurants to fuel this addiction. Here is the ultimate list of the best Mexican restaurants in Brisbane for your eating reading pleasure. Now all you need is the tequila and an empty stomach!

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Brisbane’s Best Acai Bowls

posted by Madi West January 30, 2016 0 comments

It’s here…. We have hit the middle of summer, which means from now on, it is a downhill spiral away from warm weather, beach trips far and wide and Acai Bowls in Brisbane. While we’re certain acai bowls won’t disappear for good, they’re just not as good when you’re feeling chilly and decked out in jeans and a jumper. I for one, have definitely not satisfied my acai craving (which seems to be ever-present) and need a daily fix, so I will continue to get these bad boys all year round. In a bid to keep summer alive, we asked our team where Brisbane’s best acai bowls can be found, and then devised the perfect list of acai bowls in Brisbane for you all to enjoy. You can all thank me later!

Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen – 85 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101

Kiss the Berry – Brisbane City: Shop 1 / 99 Creek St, Brisbane QLD 4000 and South Bank, The ABC Building, Shop 65 / 114 Grey St, South Bank QLD 4101

Press’d – 52/53 Commercial Rd, Newstead QLD 4006

Cowch – 2/179 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Blacksmith Specialty Coffee – 8 Bothwell St, Mount Gravatt East QLD 4121

Beach House Health Bar – 5/167 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

The Roastery Café – 25 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Brisbane QLD

Sol Natural Foods – 6/826 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Denim Co. – 9A Little Stanley St, Queensland 4101

Blurred Coffee Lounge – 29 Lamington Street, New Farm, Brisbane

Picnic Café – 12 Martha St Camp Hill, Brisbane

Acai Brothers Superfood Bar – 683 Old Cleveland Rd, Wellington Point QLD 4160

Coco Bliss Superfood Bar – 1a/204 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171

Raw Juicery – Brisbane City, 280 Adelaide St Brisbane City; Bulimba, 61 Oxford St Bulimba; Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and Westfield Chermside

Primal Pantry – Macquarie St & Florence St, Queensland 4006

Pineapple Express Super Food Cafe – Shop 9, Portside Wharf, Hamilton

Charlies Superfood Vegan Bar – 51 Cleveland Road, Greenslopes

With this list in hand, your acai bowl cravings will forever be satisfied. Enjoy BT lovers, I know I will continue to do so!

Did we miss your favourite acai bowl in Brisbane off the list? Leave a note in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list for all to enjoy. And don’t forget to share this post with your fellow acai-loving pals so you can taste all of the acai bowls in Brisbane together. 

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Beauty Tuesday: MooGoo Skincare & Dusty Girls

posted by Madi West November 17, 2015 0 comments

“If you wouldn’t eat it, then why put it on your face?”

It is a simple sentence but one that really stuck with me, and is one that MooGoo Skincare live by through all of their products. I am more than impressed with their entire range that is made of natural ingredients and is safe for your skin, and every product is free of animal testing….. can this girl get a heck yes!

Coming into the warmer months with summer finally on our horizon, my pale, dry skin is looking a little worse for wear. My legs are as dry as a bone and don’t even get me started on how white they are. That’s why I am absolutely loving the MooGoo Skincare ‘How Now Brown Cow’, a gradual tanning full cream lotion for the face and body, with a pretty cool product name might I add. The consistency of this product is amazing and did I mention the smell – it’s subtle and plain with a hint of vanilla and does not have that icky smell that tanning products usually have (who would’ve thought we would see the day of nice smelling fake tan!). I have been looking for a good tanning moisturiser for months now that I can trust to be 100% pure, so if you are the same as me, look no further, because this bad boy has you covered for the months to come. While we’re on the topic of moisturiser, the Skin Milk Udder Cream is also a must have. I have been using it for my hands and face just before bed and it’s the best addition to my night routine. MooGoo know how to moisturise and rejuvenate your body that’s for sure!Beauty Tuesday MooGoo Skincare | Brisbane ThreadsIn addition to the MooGoo Skincare is their affiliated make-up range, aptly named Dusty Girls, that is made with the same organic ethos as the MooGoo range. This was something I was and still am very excited for and was even more excited and surprised with the quality and colours that this makeup range contains. From bronzer to blush, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick, Dusty Girls Makeup has you covered in a range of colours for every occasion and complexion. But can they compete with the corporate brands? YES! I’ve fallen in love with the ‘Guava Pink’ natural lipstick that is 100% vegan and ‘Going Buff ‘Natural mineral eye shadow that has, in a matter of days, become a part of my everyday make-up look. It just keeps getting better and better and I am not guilty at all of starting the conversation about natural and organic products at all.

Finding the best organic skin care and makeup can be a tough battle, but I’m so glad I’m open to trying new things and discovering brands I didn’t know existed. If you want to see it for yourself, head straight to their website to learn more about this brand and maybe even add a couple of things to your cart. You can thank me later – or just stop back here and tell us what you thought! Beauty Tuesday MooGoo Skincare | Brisbane Threads

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Shopping For Bargains at Harbour Town

posted by Madi West November 8, 2015 1 Comment

Shopping is every girl’s favourite past time and there’s no denying that we indulge in some retail therapy every so often (who are we kidding, it’s weekly). We love swiping that card and bringing home new threads to trot around town in, because YOLO (amiright?).

However, being a university student however often makes it difficult to tend to these needs as I am constantly stretching money and choosing between coffee for three weeks, or a new top that is perfection. So, I like to consider my say a master of shopping on a budget and have the power to live within my means without missing out on anything. How, you beg? Shop for bargains people!

Harbour Town on the Gold Coast has always held a special place in my heart, so when the lovely folk at Harbour Town invited us down for a visit we jumped at the opportunity. Shopping at places were you are surrounded by sales and discounted sections actually saves money, even if you end up spending. Well, that’s how we see it anyway! We all love a good bargain so we got in the car and went on a mini roadtrip to Harbour Town to replenish our wardrobes for the coming season and stockpile for the next.

Our favoruite places to shop at Harbour Town:

Cotton On & Cotton on Body – Cotton on never seizes to amaze me. Every time I walk in I walk out with a bag full of treats. At the Harbour Town outlets, you are sure to stock up on underwear and bras, sleepwear, loungewear and sport gear as well as getting all your favourite basics and denim at great prices. I stocked up on so many pairs of colourful socks and also left with a new pair of jeans, comfy couch pants and a couple of other bits and pieces. I am not ashamed of a good Cotton On shopping trip.

Jeans West – Not a usual pick for us, but the Harbour Town Jeans West store does always deliver on out-of-season threads, such as casual knits and jeans in summer, and lightweight tops in winter. From our visit last month I am well and truly stocked up for next winter, however premature that might be.

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Seed scarf.

Seed – Seed is usually a store that I avoid like the plague as I know that walking in there could be very dangerous to my bank account, but at Harbour Town that all changes! Not only was the majority of the store on sale at the time, but there was a further 30% off a lot of pieces as well! Let’s just say we were in heaven, and the bank account definitely approved!City Beach – Whenever I walk past CityBeach, it makes me feel anxious because the store is always full of people and clothes interchangeably, and there’s a good reason why. Never one to shy away from a good bargain, I always brave the crowds and go on a little rummage  to find the best things. I’m usually always impressed. You really can’t go wrong in this surfer-girl wonderland with flash sales and bargain bins galore.

Typo – Do I need to say anymore? As a self confessed stationary addict, I will buy anything and everything, so if it is on sale it is even better! Shopping at Harbour Town makes this addiction slightly more bearable for the good ol’ savings account.

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Portmans sleeveless knit, Seed shorts, Jo Mercer heels. All from Harbour Town.

Portmans – I am guilty as all sin when it comes to Portmans, and I just can’t help myself. It’s one of my all-time favourite shops of the precinct, and you’re always guaranteed to walk out with a couple of bargains. I always spend time looking through each and every rack, gathering a pile of everything in my season before heading to the change rooms for a try-on marathon. Portmans is great for work wear that is stylish, comfortable and appropriate, and there’s also a lot of nice pieces for your weekend wardrobe too. If you haven’t been, you guys need to check it out!Lorna Jane – Everything for your #activeliving #movenourishbelieve journey can be found inside the doors of Harbour Town’s Lorna Jane store. If you’re afraid of fluro and lycra then this might not be your thing, but otherwise there’s some great buys to be found at heavily discounted prices. Sports shorts for $35, crops under $50 and a collective of the signature LJ styles at discounted price points. Inspiration overload.

Victoria’s Secret – Sure, it’s a little bit cliche, but since it’s the first store in our neck of the woods, it’s a bit hard to deny the curiosity of the international lingerie label. Bargains not so much, but it makes me giddy with excitement all the same.

Sports Stores – Between Nike, Asics, 2XU, Adidas, New Balance, the Canterbury Outlet, Puma and Speedo, if you’re in the market for some sports gear this is the place to find it without breaking the bank. I’ve previously purchased Nike and Asics runners at Harbour Town for a fraction of the price you would find them anywhere else, and there’s also some great sale racks to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

So that’s it, a very poor girls experience at shopping on a budget in a magical wonderland of sale racks and bargain bins. No shopper’s remorse from this savvy gal! Harbour Town on the Gold Coast | Brisbane Threads

Melbourne Cup Events In Brisbane | Brisbane Threads

Melbourne Cup Events In Brisbane

posted by Madi West October 22, 2015 0 comments

It’s that time of year again – the race the stops the nation is back for another year Brisbane’s festivities are set to (almost) rival the main event down south. Gather your crew, don your most extravagant headwear, pop on your Sunday best and pour yourself a glass (or four) at these fabulous Melbourne Cup events in Brisbane. Here are all of the deets you need to know.

The Emporium Hotel – “A Vanity Affair”– If you want a day of fashion flaunting with a dress to impress them, then The Emporium Hotel is the place for you.  Get set for an afternoon filled with cocktails, fashion masters and runway shows, and a free ticket to people watch until your heart is content. Time: From 11:30am until 2:30pm. Location: Emporium Hotel – 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006. Price: $145 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3253 6999 or [email protected]What to Expect: Racing inspired cocktail on arrival, live fashion show featuring famous designs by Carla Zampatti, divine canapés and seafood station, 3 hour deluxe beverage package, sweeps, live racing coverage and prizes for best dressed and more!

Sono Japanese Restaurant – “Melbourne Cup @ Sono” – For an unforgettable Melbourne Cup experience unlike any other, Sono with its ezquisite food and dining options, is the place for you. Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm. Location: Sono Japanese Restaurant – Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton QLD 4007. Price: $125 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3268 6655 or [email protected]What to Expect: Includes canapés on arrival, 3 course banquet menu, 3 and a half hour premium beverage package and an exclusive viewing of the Melbourne Cup race at Dendy Cinemas.

The Fox Hotel – “Three Parties, One Great Cause!” – This Melbourne Cup extravaganza goes down in the true style of The Fox Hotel, who are throwing a shindig with three excsluive packages as well as proudly supporting local anti-domestic violence campaign #R4Respect.If you want to celebrate and support a great cause, join The Fox Hotel, use the #R4Respect hashtag to raise awareness and help raise funds for those in need ($5 from every ticket and $5 from every bottle of champagne will be donated). Location: The Fox Hotel 71-73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, 4101, QLD. Price: 3 Packages to choose from: Long Bar – Lunch with three beverages for $44 per person, Fish Lane Bistro – Three course luncheon with bubbles for $77 per person and Dandy’s Rooftop – Three hour party featuring spring BBQ, cocktails and more, $129 per person. Bookings: Essential. to Expect: The all-inclusive packages detailed above, viewing of the race on the bug screen, Fox Hotel spokesperson, Rohan Topley, has said that up to $5 from each ticket and $5 from every bottle of champagne sold on the day will be donated to the cause.

Delfina’s Bistro – “Race Day Extravaganza”– To have the best value in town with race day entertainment and viewings, head on over to Delfina’s Bistro to enjoy the race that stops the nation  in the company of good food and drinks. Location: Delfina’s Bistro – The Emporium Complex, 50/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. Price: $89 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3252 0215 or [email protected]What to Expect: Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with signature cocktail ‘The Delfina,’’ treated with champagne and/or beer throughout the afternoon and a three hour drinks package.

Soleil Pool Bar– “Melbourne Cup Garden Party” – While the true celebrations of Melbourne cup shine through Flemington, Soleil Pool Bar is sure to compete with Melbourne’s festivities. Canapés, premium drinks and cocktails, as well as fashion and MC Kath Rose, all while surrounded by South Bank’s very own luxurious pool bar. This is the winner if you ask me! Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Location: Soleil Pool Bar – Rydges South Bank 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101. Price: $115 per person (Group discounts are available for 10 or more and can be secured on Brisbane tickets). Bookings: Essential. to Expect: Pouring a glass of Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial for all guests on arrival. You will be invited to take your glass to the interactive Moët “Pop Up Bar” to hand-select the fruit of your choice to accompany your glass of bubbles. For the remainder of the afternoon you can choose to kick your feet up and refresh at the Heineken Lawn Bar or pop up to the pool deck for an “Aged Barrel” cocktail mixed live, with your choice of spirit!

Nest Restaurant and Bar – “All That Glitters & Blooms – Guaranteed to give you a great afternoon full of good value, Nest is putting on a viewing of the race and is also raising money for the Hear and Say Foundation, with a portion of your ticket price going straight to the cause. What a combo! Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm. Location: Hotel Jen – 159 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. Price: $89 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3238 2269 or to Expect: An All inclusive package of food and drinks, live entertainment, dine on a continuous Canapés, indulge in a lovely selection of drinks including; signature Belvedere Vodka cocktails; Chandon on ice as well as selections of our craft beer and hand picked wines and viewing of the race on the big screen!

Cloudland– “Ultimate Fashionista Function – If you are looking for more than just horses, jockeys and alcohol this Melbourne cup, then Cloudland’s ultimate Melbourne Cup event is the place for you, as they have a great line up of entertainment and packages planned, as well as supporting the event’s charity partner Suited for Success ($10 of each and every ticket purchased as well as raffle proceeds will go directly to the charity!). Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm (the start time depends on the package you choose). Location: 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006. Price: 2 packages to choose from: Rainbow Room Gala Luncheon – $190 per ticket or $1,800 for a table of 10. Includes canapés on arrival with a 3 Course sit down lunch 12.00pm – 3.30pm. 3 and a half hour drinks package including Mumm Champagne and a selection of white and red wine or the Madame Hedges Cocktail Party – $99 per ticket. Includes a selection of deluxe canapés from 12.30pm – 3.30pm, with a 3-hour drinks package including French bubbles, wine and our very own Cloudland Cocktail. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3852 5000 or [email protected]What to Expect: Free pamper station by Stefan, fashions on the field and fashion parades, Magic Mike Teller, photo booths, dancers and live music, gift bags,, pop-up clothing stores and sports stars. The party continues at Cloudland after both functions end with live DJ’s.

Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar– “Melbourne Cup Lunch Celebration  – Don’t want to stand up and eat canapés for the afternoon? Don’t sweat it… Lutece have you covered with a sit down lunch, which is sure to fill you up, followed by a viewing of the race on a big screen! Time: 11:45 arrival for a 12:30pm sit down. Location: 1/60 Macgregor Terrace Bardon. Price: $89 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3161 1858 or [email protected]What to Expect: 3-hour course sit down luncheon, glass of Sparkling or Rose with an appetiser on arrival, race screening on a big screen and lots of prizes to be won.

LONgTIME– “Melbourne Cup Banquet  – The race that stops a nation, but not our degustation! LONgTIME is transforming their dining area and alleyway to make room for this Melbourne Cup festivity to take place. Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Location: 610 Ann Street, Brisbane, Australia 4006. Price: $170 per person. Bookings: Essential. [email protected]What to Expect: Intimate sit down banquet, a four-hour food and beverage package including the Seafood & Oyster Bar, Perrier Jouet Champagn, specialty Thai banquet, dessert degustation as well as assorted cocktails, tailored wine buffer and premium taps beers.

The Flying Cock– “Gai Ol’ Time  – Raise a glass and party until the night ends with the guaranteed package of fun, drinks, fashion and celebrations. Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Location: 388 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, Australia 4006. Price: $60 per person. Bookings: Tickets available via Moshtix or can be purchased directly at The Flying Cock front bar. For bookings of 10 or more there is a 10% discount per person. What to Expect: All inclusive food and drinks package; beer, wine, bubbles and cocktails, a glass of Gh Mumm on arrival, Melbourne Cup coverage live on the 4m HD screen, live bands and DJ’s (at night time), the party continues after package conclusion, sweeps and fashion in the pub, the Birdman Cage – After party from 4pm (ft. Birdman Randy) and is open to the public.

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse– “Melbourne Cup  – Having already sold out on all dining allocations for their 3 course meal, the Woolly Mammoth have decided to expand the party to their upstairs areas for drinks, canapés and a whole lot of fun. Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Location: 633 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006. Price: $79 per person. Bookings: Essential. to Expect: 3 hour drinks and canapé package. Beverages include Mammoth Lager, House Wines, Basic Spirits & Soft Drinks, plus exclusive direct pour cocktails on tap. Canapés: Two cheese arancini balls with aioli, Gorgonzola, onion jam and caper tartlets, Ham and parsley arancini balls with aioli, Potato, pea and parmesan croquette with smoked chilli relish, Artichoke with olive and fennel bruschetta, Pork and peppercorn terrine with onion jam, Lamb Kofta with smoked tomato chutney, Chilli beef empanada with peach relish, Chicken and chorizo skewers and Sweet corn and jalapeno cigars.

Elixir Rooftop Bar – “2015 Races on the Rooftop  – For the annual event help by Elixir, they have promised to make this years event bigger and better than ever with amazing prizes to be won and wonderful drinks to devour. Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Location: 646 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia 4006. Price: $79 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 33635599 or [email protected] or tickets are available online hereWhat to Expect: 4 hours of flowing sparkling, wine, beer, cider, basic spirits and roaming canapés, chances to win return flights, accommodation and tickets for two to the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the 2015 Melbourne Cup will be broadcast live, the party will continue on the rooftop until late with resident Elixir DJ’s.

Alfred & Constance – “Melbourne Cup at A&C  – Soak up the fun and enjoy the 2015 Melbourne Cup in the heart of Alfred and Constance and continue on until the nights end. Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Location: 132 Constance Street, Brisbane, Australia 4006. Price: $130 per person. Bookings: Essential. Ph: (07) 3251 6500. What to Expect: 3 course meal and a 3 hour beverage package including sparkling, red & white wine, draft beers & cider, basic spirits and soft drink.

Up on Constance – “Melbourne Cup at UP  – Fore more than just the viewing of the Melbourne Cup, Up on Constance is having a night of laughs, dancing and awesome live entertainment to keep the drinks flowing and the race that stops the nation partying on. Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Location: 20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia 4006. Price: $140 per person. Bookings: Essential. Email – [email protected]What to Expect: Coconut Capriosca Cocktail on arrival (12pm – 1pm), Dine on our famous share style menu of: Oyster with Vietnamese dressing with baby coriander, Crispy prawn with Szechuan salt and lime mayonnaise, Pork croquette with apple caramel purée, Beef tartare with aioli and garlic chip, Wild mushroom and tallegio arancini with truffle aioli, Goats curd and beetroot tarts with pine nut praline and basil, Smoked Ocean Trout and kaffir lime, crispy shallot, betel leaf and Tartlet of jamon, blue cheese cream and onion jam; Live viewing of the race on the projector screens, live music from 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm from Romy with Adil Memon and stay late with DJ Gavin Boyd from 5:30-8:30pm and drinks.

Limes Hotel – “Melbourne Cup at Limes  – The rooftop Garden Party returns for another year of festivities, drinks, food and entertainment. In true Limes style, the party will continue till late in the night, so keep an eye out all you young-ins! Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Location: 142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006. Price: $149 per person. Bookings: Essential, online hereWhat to Expect: Live coverage from Flemington Race Course, Sweeps, Awards for best dressed, Roving entertainment and Rooftop after party with DJs playing until late.

So what are you waiting for! Grab your crew and book yourself in for a fun afternoon at one of these Melbourne Cup events in Brisbane.