Spring Racing Carnival Sideshows

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The spring racing carnival isn’t just about horse racing. Well it mainly is, but if you’d rather spend your pennies on the fun, fashion and frivolity than hand them over to a dirty old bookie, then one of these cup-centric curiosities might just be your winning ticket!

Cup Eve at Eureka 89
What a better way to spend the eve before a mid-week public holiday than from the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower? Enjoy the sprawling views while sipping on Laurent Perrier champagne and shaking your tail feather to the sounds of DJs The Misfits of Disco. It will also give you a chance to get dolled up “carnival style” if you aren’t heading trackside.
Monday 4 Nov $95 pp all inclusive, 7pm-9pm. Call 9693 8889 to book.

Syracuse Champagne Trolley
Decided to take a long weekend and are looking for a fine dining option with a 1950s twist? Then book a table at the grand Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar for a day of fine dining and a champagne trolley to match. Ladies, match your racing headwear to your glassware with a choice of flute, coupe or tulip champagne glasses and guests can also select their choice of bubbles from a list of three champagnes, handpicked daily by the Syracuse Sommelier.
Monday 4 Nov, 23 Bank Place. Call 9670 1777 or visit syracuserestaurant.com.au to book.

Lord Coconut
Men of Melbourne – do you often struggle to get the racing look just right? Still cant let go of that bright orange suit you wore with your mates when you were 18? Lord Coconut is here to help! Melbourne’s foremost men’s jewellery emporium has put together a style guide to help you navigate the dubious dress codes each race day. From lapel pins and cufflinks to tie clasps and pocket squares Lord Coconut is here to hold your hand. We hear he’s also bang on when picking a winner!
Suite 3, Level 4, Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane.

Art & Design


The House Of Dior

Milk Bar Mag checked out The House Of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition bringing together fashion and art in the always-beautiful National Gallery of Victoria.


Moments by Dominic Taranto

Milk Bar Mag had the privilege of having an advanced viewing of Moments, and a chat with Dominic Taranto, the humble and hard-working artist behind it.



Milk Bar Mag will attend the opening night of Moments, Northside artist Dominic Taranto's largest show to date.

Photo & Video


The 10th Whitelion Bail Out Charity Fundraiser

Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.


The Fox Darkroom

Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.


Somewhere Else video sings of summer

It almost sounds like the premise of a reality TV show: pile a bunch of artists in a bus for seven days, send them across Mexico and see what happens.