From high heels to cowboy boots!

September 13, 2016

There may have been a change of theme (and shoes), but the champagne was constant!

Breast Ever Brunch

breastbrunch4We were delighted to attend the Breast Ever Brunch at the fabulous Mon Komo Hotel located on the beautiful Marine Parade at Redcliffe, where a percentage of the ticket sale price went to Breast Cancer Research.

There were many stalls set up, pamper sessions and lots of raffles, as well as high tea served on their Restaurant Caribbee & Cabana Bar Terrace. The Mon Komo are no strangers to hosting this event, this was their third year.

The ambience was amazing with the pink and white theme, and it was the biggest crowd they have ever experienced with well over 250 people in attendance.

breastbrunch7We were served bubbles on arrival, and a beautiful platter of finger sandwiches, assorted cakes, chocolate goodies and other surprises with tea and coffee.  The gorgeous Christie-Leigh (pictured left) entertained us with beautiful jazz ballads – Christie-Leigh’s a regular performer at the Mon Komo Hotel if you want to catch her.

breastbrunch6There were lots of amazing prizes being auctioned by well-known radio host and auctioneer, Paul Campion, and Paul was proud to announce at the conclusion of the event, that we raised a whopping grand total of $8,754!

Your turn! You too can help create change in the lives of women with breast cancer by hosting a Breast Ever Brunch this October.  Whether you decide to host a brunch at home or a morning tea at work, every dollar you raise this October will help women with breast cancer when they need it most. A staggering 15,600 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia in the last year alone—that’s 42 women every single day.

One Hell of a Hoedown!

country6The Brisbane rainy weather did not keep the crowds away and before we knew it, the sun was shining and Veuve was flowing at the Country Music Race day at Doomben Races.

We couldn’t wait to slip into our cowboy boots and get into the spirit of the outback!

As we entered the gate we were approached to enter Oliver’s Motorcycles “Fashions on the Field” – a twist on the traditional parade as the judges were looking for contestants who embraced the Australian country theme and represented the style of the outback.

country10We’re proud to say we got to the finals, but we didn’t take out the prize.

Congratulations to the winner; it was so much fun!

The country entertainment went all day; there was more giddy up action than last year with artists rocking the stage all day including Drew McAlister, Bridget O’Shannessy, Brad Butcher, Seleen McAlister and Phoebe Jay. The headline act was O’Shea who came all the way from Nashville and it doesn’t get more country than that!

They also ran the inaugural “Rising New Talent” competition, and the finalists rocked the stage. Massive congratulations to the winner Lilana Crane who won two return airfares from Brisbane to Nashville, seven nights’ accommodation and a Nashville tourist pass. Wow!

country11We were invited to attend the “Veuve Society” – a new Members’ Club launched by the Brisbane Racing Club and combining tradition, excitement and exceptional hospitality.

The lovely and dapper, Bronco Sam Thaiday
The lovely and dapper, Bronco Sam Thaiday

On arrival we enjoyed a glass of Veuve Clicquot, and enjoyed the private bar and the company of VIP guests which included Courtney Thorpe (Miss World Aus 2014), Tess Alexander (Miss World Aus 2015), Broncos players, including the lovely Sam Thaiday (pictured right) and more!

Verve ambassador, Kayla Boyd
Veuve ambassador, Kayla Boyd

It was hosted by Veuve Ambassador Kayla Boyd (pictured left).

You can become a member for just $140 and receive exclusive invitations to beautifully social soirees and access to the Members’ Reserve on premier Brisbane Racing Carnival.

Overall, it was a ripper of a day, with endless entertainment and fun for the whole family, inspired by the boot-scootin lifestyle.

Off to more Brisbane events! See you next week.

     Jennifer            Michaela


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