La La LavAzza: The Birdcage hotpsot!  With the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival set to kick off this Saturday, the Lavazza marquee is set to be the ultimate Birdcage hotspot with guest appearances from the likes of Roberto Cavalli and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong. The atmosphere is unmatched by any other, where flying in from Lavazza's home in Turin (Italy), Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo will be serving up an array of delicious deserts and appetisers. His food is so good it should come with a warning - even looking at it makes you put on weight - however after tasting it we rest assured that it's worth every subsequent minute on the treadmill. That's not to mention the espresso martinis, hand-shaken by waiters in head-to-toe white uniforms, the lavish white decor with neon accents and the constant live entertainment. For more information on Lavazza visit the Lavazza website or follow @LavazzaAus on Twitter for regular updates. The Melbourne Cup Carnival  fun runs form Saturday 3rd of November 2012  To  Saturday 10th of November 2012 with The 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event and all tickets must be pre-purchased through Ticketmaster before your arrival to Flemington. This applies to all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. • DAY 1 Saturday – AAMI Victoria Derby Day - November 3  - Tickets • DAY 2 Tuesday – Emirates Melbourne Cup Day November 6 - Tickets • DAY 3 Thursday – Crown Oaks Day November 8 - Tickets • DAY 4 Saturday – Emirates Stakes Day November 10  - Tickets 448 Epsom Rd  Flemington Victoria 3031 Australia | Map Telephone: 1300 727 575 General Admission tickets will also be available at Flinders Street, Southern Cross and North Melbourne railway stations, closer to the event. It’s an experience not to be missed!  Read more Getting the races right articles or check out some  Fashion News or Fashion Events articles.