The Colony Palm Beach$2,300
A fabulous stay at The Colony Palm Beach for three day/two night stay for two in the Presidential Penthouse. President Bush, the elder, also Jeb, Prince Edward and Princess Sophia, too many to list CEO's and hedge funders, and a few mobsters from the early day have occupied this special place. Now, completely redesigned by Carleton Varney and furnished with colorful custom fabrics, paint and accoutrements, the suite consists of two bedrooms and two brand new baths, walk-in closets and washer and dryer. There is a high-end galley kitchen with wine cabinet and Bosch dishwasher. Spacious Plantation Room with a bar, Russian Oak floors and a 12 seat wood table. A white grand piano graces the living room as does a 55 inch Smart TV. French doors open to a sun deck with chaise lounges and view of the town of Palm Beach. From the Plantation Room, a panoramic view of the Palm Beach mansions and the Atlantic Gulf Stream. To include room accommodations, breakfast for two and valet parking. Reservations are subject to availability. Offer valid May 1, 2017 - December 22, 2017. Not valid on holidays. Also included is a gift card for $250. The letter/certificate you receive must be presented upon arrival. Valued at $2,800
Golf and Lunch$400
A round of golf and lunch for three at the Naples Grande Golf Club with Ron Ciesla. The expiration date is December 31, 2017. Mr. Ciesla needs one week notice to make a tee time. Valued at $600
New Orleans Creole Dinner$5,000
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMP ROULER! THE BIG EASY CELEBRATED IN NAPLES. Dinner for Eight You've heard him preach about New Orleans cooking, now you can experience it! Save the airfare, the hotel expense, the hassle and still enjoy the cuisine and party flavor that we associate with New Orleans. Let the Gleason's be your guides. Father Edward and Virginia will beguile you with their stories and knowledge of "Nawlins." They will tantalize and sate you with their native cuisine as you experience the authentic taste of items featuring crawfish, crab and shrimp. Don't relish seafood? We can second line straight into the beef and pork with grillades and grits, andouille and boudin sausages. The Gleason's are happy to invite your party to the rectory in the fall! A culinary tour of creole New Orleans and Garden District. Dinner at the rectory fall of 2017. The value Is PRICELESS!!!
A week in Branson, MO. Seven nights in a three bedroom condo/each with a private bath at Carriage Place, Grand Crown Resort. Each suite accommodates 4 for a total of 12 in all. Plus a $200 American Express gift certificate for dinner and a live show. This package does not included transportation of any kind. The package must be used by December 31, 2017. Valued at $2,100
A gift certificate for a two night complimentary stay at The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. Letter must presented to the Ritz upon your arrival. Your room accommodations will include room rate and tax and is based upon availability. This certificate is valid from May 15 to December 15 (excluding various holiday black out periods), the certificate will expire on December 16, 2017. Valued at $1,200
Abbado Conducts Beethoven$115
Two Tickets to Masterworks - Abbado Conducts Beethoven on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 PM at Artis Naples. Your seats are Center Rear Box. Valued at $134
The Magic Flute$105
Two tickets to The Magic Flute performed by Opera Naples on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8 PM at Artis Naples. The seats are Center Rear Box. Valued at $210
Naples Botanical Garden$200
The winner of this item will take home a Family Membership, a certificate for a lunch for four at Fogg Café in Naples Botanical Garden and a stunning live orchid.
Gourmet Progressive DinnerLive Item
Gourmet Progressive Dinner hosted at three spectacular homes on Naples Bay. Come to beautiful Southpointe Island in Windstar on Naples Bay and be treated to a wonderful evening for up to 12 people at a mutually agreed on date this Spring. Sunset cocktails and appetizers at the home of Nan and Mark Goebel with live music to enhance your experience of the setting sun. Then stroll across the bridge to Laurie and John Blatt's for a delicious South West Florida surf and turf dinner with John's personal recipe for Caesar Salad and beautiful Oakes Farm mixed vegetables. Candle light dining with Gayda Vineyard wines owned by Carole and Anthony Record on the lanai. The afterglow will only make everything more delicious. Dessert, dessert wine and coffee are steps away at the home of Mame and Bill Drackett overlooking Southpointe Yacht Basin. A truly beautiful night with your closest friends and none of the work. PRICELESS!
Retallack ResortLive Item
A week's stay at a luxury four bedroom lodge in Cornwall, UK. Sleeping up to eight people in four super king rooms in this five star lodge has a private hot tub and is just minutes from Cornwall's finest beaches, quaintest fishing villages and several Michelin starred restaurants. Included in this package is a dinner for the whole party hosted by the Resort Director and his wife at The Green Room Restaurant. This package is available for any date in 2017 excluding February 10 - 17, March 31, May 26, June 2, July 21, August 25. Retallack is situated a few miles from the North Cornish Coast. To reach Retallack the train from London Paddington is enjoyable, yet a quick route would be Gatwick to Nequay Airport which is only 5 minutes from Retallack Resort. Some of the best restaurants minutes from Retallack are Rick Steins, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Jamie Olivers restaurant is 10 minutes away from resort. Within 5 minutes of Retallack there are many national trust houses and gardens. The sensational late Victorian Lanhydrock House and Gardens is just a short drive and The Lost Gardens of Heligan is 25 minutes from resort. PRICELESS!
Highclere & Vineyard HotelLive Item
A New and Exciting LIVE Auction item: We have been delighted to hear from Lady Carnarvon this week and she has personally organized and donated tickets for 4 people to attend The Highclere Garden Party 2017 on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This year's theme is based on the 3rd Series of Downton Abbey which was set in the 1920's. There will be cocktails as well as traditional tea and scones. You can play croquet, learn to dance The Charleston, admire vintage cars, view behind the scenes, and enjoy seeing the costumes and liveries from The Real Downton Abbey! Jazz bands and traditional bands will be playing. All guests are asked to dress to be on set! Lady Carnarvon has also arranged for the 4 lucky Garden Party guests to stay the night before Friday, September 8, 2017 at a nearby hotel, The Vineyard. The Vineyard is owned by Sir Peter Michael and family. They also own the Peter Michael Winery in California and an impressive private art collection including the Judgement of Paris some of which hangs on the walls of the hotel. The hotel is a 5 Star Relais & Chateaux hotel located just 4 miles from Highclere Castle. The Vineyard has over 30,000 bottles of wine. Please note: the first four photos are Highclere Castle and the last four are The Vineyard Hotel. PRICELESS!