It was the race that stopped the nation and it brought the VIVA! office to a halt for a few short hours. On Melbourne Cup day we donned our finery – for ladies that included fabulous head gear – and stepped out to celebrate in style. We even managed to induct the youngest member of the VIVA! team, new baby Bianka, into the world of the Melbourne Cup.

Team VIVA! at Melbourne Cup
Team VIVA! at Melbourne Cup (L – R Kirsten Bruce, Paul Jans, Lauren Davie, Pippa Moss & Denise Vrontas).

Our wonderful intern Lauren was able to end her time at VIVA! in style. She took home a few extra dollars along with a gorgeous bunch of flowers after winning the office sweep.

VIVA! Celebrate the Melbourne Cup
Team VIVA! Celebrating the Melbourne Cup

Our fearless leader Kirsten was also a lucky winner, not only winning runner up in the Best Dressed Competition, but also being the only member of Team VIVA! to name the winner – Americain – and runner up – Maluckyday!

Our fearless leader in all her finery
Our fearless leader in all her finery

The rest of us returned to the office with lighter pockets (and a coffee to wake us up from our food coma) but a smile on our dial and hopes of winning next year!