#WatsonsBayGiddyUp Fashions By The Bay 2017!
On Tuesday, 7th November Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel transformed into a beach side Spring Carnival spectacular for the annual Fashions By The Bay Melbourne Cup event! Unlike Melbourne, we experienced a stunning sun-shining day with guests visiting from all around Sydney and surrounds to enjoy an array of culinary delights, great atmosphere, stellar views and (of course) delicious bubbles from Piper-Heidsieck. The drinks were flowing, the ocean was sparkling back at us from the beautiful Harbour, everyone was in high spirits and ready to put a punt on our several social competitions offered throughout the day as well as The Race That Stops The Nation!
All the race day action was viewed on more than 10 large screens available throughout the venue, with many coming out on top and backing the winner (according to our instagram story poll 59% won!) Live DJ’s were spinning tunes before and after the big race + kept the celebrations pumping in Beach Club, with many partying until the sun went down. With two menu options available, from the Luxe Grand Feast on Top Deck & our Sunset Room to the Casual Beach Buffet down in the Beach Club, there was an infinite variety of food enjoyed by all who attended.
Our annual “Fashions By The Bay” was the highlight of the afternoon and we had an amazing selection of prizes to be won for the best dressed punters who scored generous gifts from Samantha Wills, Mirenesse, Academy Brand, Piper-Heidsieck and James Boags! The competitions included Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female, Best Dressed Group. A huge thank you to all our sponsors: Samantha Wills, Mirenesse, The Academy Brand, Jasmine & Will, Piper Heidsieck for providing us with amazing prizes for all the winners!
Our lovely hosts were also lucky to be dressed by Fame & Partners who provided stunning Melbourne Cup dresses for the team. We also gave away a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck every hour on the hour to the best social post using our hashtag #WatsonsBayGiddyUp which saw some amazing coverage of the event throughout the day! We also hosted a fun social media competition hiding 24 miniature toy horses throughout our venue giving lucky punters the opportunity to locate the winning horse to win themselves a piece of Samantha Wills Jewelry! It was another successful Melbourne Cup event by the Bay with lots of wins over the course of the day! Check out the official #WatsonsBayGiddyUp video & album here: