THE event to be at in Durban in the winter (yes, it's winter here, don't let the 70 degree weather fool you) is the July. It's a derby, and not unlike the ones in the States, involves crazy outfits, free drinks, betting, and general tomfoolery. This year's theme was "Posh, Oh My Gosh!" I wasn't expecting to attend such a fancy event while here, so I ended up having to buy a bunch of stuff, but putting together an outfit and making a hat was just as fun as the actual derby! And I couldn't help feeling just a little bit like Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.
My friend's parents had these stellar box seats, which was awesome, but I honestly wish I'd done a bit more walking around and taking pictures of the crazy outfits! Sadly, if you know me at all, you know I am an absolute failure when it comes to documenting things properly. Anyway, I placed a small bet on the main race and won $4, so that was neat!