If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would be familiar with my frequent bouts of laziness. My usual Saturdays involve little beyond cups of coffee and endless hours of Taiwanese drama/variety shows, and I rarely blog on consecutive days. But this was such an awesome experience, I MUST tell you all about it now!
As one of the sponsors of the Australian Open, Dove was beyond amazing to have offered some of my fellow MBBE ladies centre court tickets, VIP access to the ao club and even chauffeur service to and from the event. I was lucky enough to be invited by Ponikuta as her plus one!
On arrival, the lovely Laura (PR for Dove) greeted us and took us straight to the ao club. It was certainly a relief to get out of the sweltering heat, and the club is absolutely gorgeous. It had a dining area, bar and lounge, all of which decadently decorated. After some much needed refreshment (Heineken is also a sponsor – brilliant!) and delicious dinner, we headed to the Dove Marquee.
Unfortunately by the time we got there, the marquee had closed. The Dove Marquee is open to public, and offers everyone a variety of pampering services and goodie bags – read about it on heartofpearl. The queue can be long but it’s definitely worth the wait, so make sure you check it out if you’re at the Australian Open!
Then it was time for the game! I’ve only been to the tennis a couple of times before, both of which were in the corporate boxes with my previous jobs. I always found the corporate boxes rather sterile, so was really excited that our tickets were for the court seats – AND second row from the front!!!
The first game was Lleyton Hewitt vs Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, which Lleyton won after a 4 hour game. Apparently Serena Williams, who was playing in the second game against Tamira Paszek, was super annoyed to have to wait so long. I could certainly feel Serena’s annoyance in the beginning of her game, when she whacked a few balls out of the sidelines rough-handedly.
Because the men’s game took so long, we couldn’t finish watching the women’s and had to call it a night at midnight. But not before taking some group piccies
I know I’ve said it a zillion times before, but I love my MBBE ladies. We had so much laughs that night, talking beauty (as usual) and sneaky swaps of BB Cream, a new book by a certain Taiwanese beauty blogger, and a pressie for me from Malaysia (thank you Paris B!). There was also a particularly amusing dialogue between me and Ponikuta at the beginning of the women’s game, which I’m still laughing about ;D
Thank you Dove for being so kind and spoiling us to such a memorable night – I had a *ahem* ball!!
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