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Six Summer Swimsuits You Need Now

It’s time to strip the off those winter layers and embrace sun, surf and swimwear. A new pair of bathers for swimming in the ocean or lazing by the pool is an absolute must, so we’ve done the hard work for you by pulling together some of the best pieces of this season. It’s all about new prints, with fresh tropical and boho inspired patterns set to replace your block colours of last season.

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Spotlight On: Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse is undoubtedly the most prestigious racing track in Australia, with a rich history of horse racing dating back to 1840. This year Flemington hosts the 154th Melbourne Cup Carnival, and while we’re busy preparing outfits and picking horses to back, the team at the Victoria Racing Club are working overtime to prepare the venue for one of Australia’s biggest celebrations. We took some time to find out what goes into putting on one of the nation’s biggest sporting events.

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So You Want Better Photos? Our Guide to Finding the Right Compact Digital Camera

How many times have you come home from an event with family and friends and gone through all those photos you took on your phone, only to be disappointed by how poor the quality is? It’s something we know all too well! At this year’s Spring Racing Carnival we’re going to make sure we get the best photos possible by investing in a good camera to capture the fun and excitement of each race day perfectly. We caught up with our camera buyer John Milonas for a mini-masterclass in compact cameras…

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How to Pack for a Picnic in the Carpark

One of the great things about the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington is the variety of ways you can experience a day at the races. From the prestigious and glamorous Birdcage to the magnificent Members Grandstand, Flemington has so many options for racegoers and the Nursery Carpark is just one of the many great places to set up for the day. Known as one of the best locations for a big party on any raceday, the carparks provide a less formal atmosphere that gives you room to move, encourages mingling and is ideal for picnics. Aside from the basics like a big lush picnic rug, an eski and some chairs, here’s what we’re packing for a picnic at the races…

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The Men’s Guide to Dressing for the Races

They say in fashion rules are made to be broken, but the Spring Racing Carnival is definitely the exception. With all the heritage and style that comes with a day at the races, not to mention the strict rules for members’ areas, this is not a time to mess around with suiting conventions. So to ensure you nail it in the style stakes this year, here’s our guide to getting suited and booted for each day. From dos and don’ts to choosing the right flower for the day, we’ll make sure you avoid any style slip-ups.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Styling

The Spring Racing Carnival has an age old association with refined and elegant fashion and is one of the very few occasions where you can really dress up, embrace headwear and flex your fashion muscle. The dress code is well known to have very specific guidelines and as such there are some very clear Dos and Don’ts that we suggest you consider when putting together your race day look.

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