Saturday Cup Day is a highlight on Christchurch’s social calendar.  It’s a day when Christchurch dresses up and rises to put on a world class event full of sophistication.  Despite what you may have read in some media outlets, the day wasn’t disturbed by a bad spray tan or rowdy attendees for us in our Lounge.  From the moment you step through the Lounge at the Riccarton Races you find yourself surrounded by stunning dresses, immaculate suits, and bespoke headpieces.

This year marked a turning point at Cup Day, with THE COLOMBO x Societe Magazine Lounge being unveiled for the first time.  What was revealed to those with an exclusive invite was a white-picket garden oasis filled with fresh blooms, tunes from DJ THANKS, all enjoyed over delicious canapés, and expertly crafted cocktails from Dragon’s Den Social Lounge.

Thank you to all who made it on Saturday, and all who helped make it happen.  It was a huge success!

Here are some of our favourite moments from the day selected by the Société Magazine team ★♥☮

Many thanks to fashion and travel blogger Carmen Huter for the gorgeous photos.