Update 09/09/19: this competition is now closed.

There’s nothing like Melbourne in the spring. The change of season is an excuse to linger outside, to toast to warm afternoons and to use it all as an excuse to dress up a little.

In partnership with the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival, Broadsheet is offering one winner and a guest the chance to win the perfect lead into the Spring Racing carnival.

Our giveaway begins on Friday October 18 at Miss Fox with a two-hour Wander Within rituals spa package for you and your companion. This luxurious spa experience involves a clarifying foot bath and foot exfoliation, a full-body massage in your private room, and a relaxing Touch Facial. It’s all capped off with a glass of champagne in the Emerald Lounge.

You and your guest will then spend the night at the QT Melbourne on Russell Street. This design-driven boutique hotel is in the high-end-fashion district of the city, so bring your credit card. If you don’t want to settle down right away, stop by the Pascale Bar & Grill for a meal, or just enjoy the lively New Orleans-inspired cocktail menu and the wine selection at the bar.

Saturday starts off with brunch at Cumulus Inc, just around the corner on Flinders Lane. A light and classic space in a one-time rag-trade building, its chic yet approachable breakfast menu makes it an ideal way to start the day, whether it’s with the house-made crumpets with whipped ricotta and rooftop honey, or its legendary shakshuka.

Then you’re off to Caulfield with two tickets to MRC Young Members Jockey Club presented by Gordon’s Pink Gin to one of the biggest days on the Spring Racing Carnival calendar: Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Day. Sip on ice-cold gin cocktails and enjoy delicious plates from Tommy Collins.

Update 09/09/19: the competition is now closed. The winner of the competition is Victoria G.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Melbourne Racing Club.