I woke up on Saturday March 14th so excited it was my very first Grand Prix. The first thing I did was check my phone to see the weather and the good news was it wasn’t going to be raining, the not so great news it was 30 degrees! You cant win in Melbourne Freezing or Boiling! The next saga began what to wear! The morning rush began and then I was off to Crown to meet my girlfriends for what turned out to be a fun filled day at the track.
We were privileged enough to be invited by LK Boutique located in Crown Casino that sells luxury watches and jewellery as well as stocking brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, IWC, Tom Ford, Celine, Vertu and Balenciaga just to name a few!
We arrived at the track where we were escorted to the Rolex corporate box and spent the remainder of our day. Inside was decorated impeccably, with a white, yellow and touch of green theme present; the flowers were simply breathtaking which consisted of vases and vases of orchids and calla lilies, not to mention the gourmet menu that was prepared!
We were a tad star struck to meet Jackie Stewart, an iconic part of F1, who was hosting our day, we formed quite a friendship over the day, if he wasn’t an amazing F1 driver he should of taken up a career in stand up comedy, I remember one of his lines as he was giving us a speech was, “Apparently wherever there is F1 there is always a plethora of beautiful woman around…..thankfully I never had noticed….well that’s what I told my wife anyway!” He had the crowd in stitches!
After an incredible selection of food and the best French champagne, we then had a personal tour behind the scenes with Jackie Stewart. As we were walking Fox Sports approached him and said, “Jackie can we just interview you for two minutes with Mark Webber,” of course he said yes so we got to watch that.
We are causally walking behind the scenes where all the drivers were and Jackie introduced us to Mark Webber, David Coulthard and many other famous drivers. Then we went track side for a private tour of the pit stop area we had full access to the Red Bull pit stop which was amazing. This was a truly unforgettable and memorable experience!
Now it wouldn’t be a Melbourne Stylists blog if I didn’t talk about fashion on the day! Whilst the corporate box we were in, sporting a Rolex was the norm, there wasn’t many women but there was one lovely woman who we spoke to, she was stunning and had the most incredible Birkin with Cartier love bracelet and Cartier Juste En Clou earrings, she was simply divine!
Our girlfriends were stopped by so many people who admired their shoes! They opted for Valentino rock studs as their shoe of choice for the day!
Our girlfriend Bree bought a very special handbag to the track! Her bag was personally initialed by the Artisans at Gucci who flew out from Italy to do so. Each letter is individually stamped and they never use more than eight letters. This is an anniversary edition of the iconic Jackie Bag which means it has the gold and bamboo hardware, it was truly a special piece!
Over all was an incredible experience and would like to thank LK Boutique and Rolex for having us! The atmosphere was absolutely buzzing and Melbourne you sure know how to put on a party!
F1 you have a new fan!