Gala 2014 Live Auction Items

      We are excited to offer these 8 Live Auction items for our 2014 Gala. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on these items in person during the Live Auction portion of the evening.  To see photos of the items, just click on the item title.

       Explore the sites of San Francisco and then head over to Sonoma Valley where you’ll stay in the estate guest house at Captûre Wines. Rising nearly 2,500 ft. above the Alexander Valley floor, Captûre Wines’ vision represents the marriage of time-honored Bordeaux winemaking with the intense fruit character of their organically farmed mountain estate, Tin Cross Vineyards. This package includes:
         2 night stay (3 rooms) at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square or The Westin San Francisco at Market Square (subject to availability)
        2 nights accommodations in the estate’s three bedroom guesthouse at Captûre Wines in Sonoma
         VIP Tour & Tasting for 6, hosted by key principal of the winery
         Dinner for 6 prepared by private Chef with wine pairings
         3 Bottles of Captûre Wines
Donors: Starwood Resorts, Captûre Wines
       This summer guest dude ranch package offers two adults and two children (age 4-12) the opportunity to experience a plethora of adventures in Big Sky, Montana in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. This trip of a lifetime includes:
        Lodging for 7 nights in one of our cozy cabins or a room in our Ridgetop Lodge
         Three incredible meals daily
         Yellowstone Park trips, horseback riding (ages 6 and up), and guided hikes
        Canoeing, mountain biking, and an outdoor youth adventures program
         BBQs, evening programs, and entertainment in the saloon
         Draft beer and house wine by the glass for adults 21 years and older
         Saturday transfers to and from the Ranch to the Bozeman, Montana airport
       Restrictions: Valid only for Discovery Package; not transferable. Based on availability. Valid June 7, 2014 – August 30, 2014. Additional guests are welcome and will be charged the normal rate.
Donor: Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, Montana
3.      Deluxe Haute Couture Experience for 4 in New York City
       4 of you will enjoy an “haute couture” getaway during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City, September 4-11, 2014. For the true fashionistas, this package has it all, including:
         Private Plane Transportation for 4 (from Hanscom Field to Westchester Airport)
         2 nights for 4 (2 rooms) at the St. Regis Hotel and 4 $250 gift cards to the hotel’s exclusive Remède Spa
         2 Runway Shows (must be on same or consecutive days) 
         Backstage VIP Lounge Access
        $200 gift card to Bar Boulud, located across from Lincoln Center
        4 Producer House Seats for a Broadway Show (to be determined closer to date)
Donors: The Helping Hand/Judith Ripka, Saks Fifth Avenue,
The Rapo Family, Sinesia & Bill Karol, Peg Golden
       2 of you will go on a “safari-of-a-lifetime” to Tanzania, home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on earth. This 12-day, 11-night Signature Safari from Thomson Safaris is one of Thomson’s favorite trips, offering the “best of” wildlife viewing, accommodations and activities. This package includes:
        Enjoy world-class wildlife viewing with expert guides
        Visit the most beautiful, wildlife rich areas:
o   Tarangire National Park, known for its large herds of elephant
o   Ngorongoro Crater, where you may see all of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and African buffalo)
o   The Serengeti, home to the “Great Migration” of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle
         Stay in comfortable, eco-friendly bush camps in the heart of the action
        Fall asleep to the sound of zebras grazing and elephants roaming
         Stay at Gibb’s Farm, an award-winning eco-lodge and spa
        Meet Thomson’s Maasai friends and be welcomed into their lives
        Discover Tanzania courtesy of the Tanzania experts with 34 years’ experience!
       Restrictions: The winner must travel by May 10th, 2015. Not redeemable for cash nor are any unused portions of the trip. Personal expenses en route to Tanzania such as international flights, tourist visa, travel insurance, vaccines, etc. are not included. Tipping of guides and camp crew is customary, but not included.
Donor: Thomson Safaris, Watertown, MA
5.      “A Celtic Golf Sojourn” for 2 to Ireland
       An unforgettable combination trip where you’ll spend 2 nights in Dublin at the fabulous Four Seasons, play a round of golf at the exclusive K Club (Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club), and then travel to Limerick for a luxurious 5 night stay at the 5 Star Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Ireland’s version of “Downton Abbey.” This one-of-a-kind package includes:
         2 Night stay with breakfast at the Four Seasons, Dublin
         Round of golf for 2 at The K Club, Kildare
        5 night stay with daily breakfast and 1 round of golf for 2 at Adare Manor, Limerick
        $500 American Express gift card for ground transportation or other expenses
       Restrictions: Subject to availability. Cannot be used in July, September or December 23-January 1, and offer expires April 30, 2015. If used between February 7 and April 30, 2015an additional surcharge of 50 euros per person will apply to Golf at the K Club.
Donors: The Four Seasons, Kildare Hotel, Spa and
Country Club, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, and
NWH Charitable Foundation
6.      From Paris to Provence – a “Fabuleux” 7 Night Trip for Deux!
       This custom-designed trip for 2 includes 3 Nights in Paris, a 2 day Paris pass to see the sights, cruise on the Seine, and lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. Then you will be whisked away by first-class train to Aix-en-Provence, where you’ll stay for 4 nights at the beautiful Villa Gallici and have 3 full days of sightseeing in private cars. This package includes:
         3 nights at the 5 star Hotel Pont Royal including breakfast
        2 day Paris Pass with access to approximately 60 museums and sights
         Lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower
         Seine River Cruise
         2 First Class Train Tickets to Aix en Provence on the TGV – High Speed Train
        4 nights at Villa Gallici (a Relais & Châteaux hotel) including breakfast
         3 Full days with private car/driver for sightseeing in Arles, St. Rémy, Les Baux de Provence, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Marseille, Château d’If, and the MuCEM (the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations)
         Private airport and train station transfers to/from hotels in Paris and Marseille
       Restrictions: Subject to air and hotel availability. Not available in July unless winner pays high season price difference.
Donors: Tracey and John Cannistraro
7.      Boston Championship Sports Package
       A sports lover’s dream come true – the best seats in the house for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution! This package includes:
        Boston Red Sox Luxury Box for 11 vs. Yankees on August, 2, 2014
         4 Boston Celtics Seats behind the announcer booth (game to be determined for 2014/2015 Season)
         4 New England Patriots Club Seats (game to be determined for 2014/2015 Season)
        4 Boston Bruins Club Seats (game to be determined for 2014/2015 Season)
         5 New England Revolution Field seats (game to be determined for 2014/2015 Season)
Donors: Sinesia & Bill Karol, the Rapo Family,
Karen & Frank Segall
       Lux Bond & Green is pleased to offer two pieces from David Yurman’s Labyrinth Collection. The collection features interlocking links of classic Cable and pavé diamonds set in sterling silver, gold and mixed metal designs. As the first collection created by David, Sybil and Evan Yurman in collaboration, Labyrinth is an elegant representation of the family’s partnership and unity through love, life, and art. These gorgeous pieces include:
         Labyrinth Double-Loop Cuff with Diamonds and Gold; Sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold; pavé diamonds, 2.21 total carat weight; 18mm wide; Hinge opening
         Labyrinth Double-Loop Ring with Diamonds and Gold; Sterling silver and 18-karat gold; pavé diamonds, 0.62 total carat weight; 13mm wide
Donors: Lux Bond & Green and David Yurman 


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