Chase Away the Winter Blues Auction

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ULTIMATE SAFARI, WINE & FOOD IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE VERY BEST OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN WINE, FOOD & SAFARI OVER 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS

Travel Sommelier has fashioned a unique itinerary that showcases the very best of South Africa - 2 nights in the iconic city of Cape Town, 2 nights on Safari experiencing some of the country’s most unique wildlife…PLUS 2 nights in the majestic Cape Winelands

Highlights Include:

  • Cape Town: Known as ‘The Mother City’, the city is one of the most visually spectacular cities in the world and offers endless activities. Tour the Cape Peninsula to The Cape of Good Hope where two great oceans meet; visit seal & penguin colonies; dive with Great White Sharks; visit Robben Island and appreciate the country’s diverse history & culture. Guests will enjoy 2 nights at the famed 5-star luxury Cape Cadogan boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. Take the opportunity to "Raid the Travel Sommelier Cellar", a collection of some of South Africa’s finest cult wines!
  • Madikwe Safari Lodge: This is one of the most exclusive private luxury Safari reserves in South Africa. It showcases an incredible array of wildlife, including the BIG 5 in an area of pristine wilderness. Each guest has their own private villa. Guests enjoy 2 nights on the property and can enjoy the award-winning wine cellar and imaginative and elegant meals based on local ingredients
  • Franschhoek: Two nights in the majestic Cape Winelands at the acclaimed Leeu House. Set in the heart of the quaint French themed village of Franschhoek, the hotel is an ideal launchpad to explore vineyards, enjoy cutting edge gastronomy or just relax in luxurious surroundings!

Donated by Caitlin and Darren Humphreys, Owners of Travel Sommelier


 

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Be a ROLLING STONE for one unforgettable night in NYC + Hotel & Travel

Dream of being a rock star? This is your chance! Perform with the Rolling Bones LIVE in New York City at the world famous Red Lion in Greenwich Village. Sing or play any instrument on a Stones song of your choice. The band members are mostly finance professionals, so any level of musicianship is welcome – it’s all about having fun! If you don’t play an instrument, shake a tambourine or just shake your booty.

Includes a one-night stay at a top-rated hotel for two and a $250 voucher for transportation to NYC. Ages 21+. Satisfaction guaranteed! DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018

(Showtime: 11pm. Alt. date, subject to availability: Aug 2)

The Rolling Bones are the only Rolling Stones Tribute band officially recognized by Mick Jagger. We performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, on the Oprah Winfrey show, and live on the Don Imus radio show. Learn more about the band at www.rollingbonesnyc.com

Donated by Amalthea Partners LLC (Dave Stancavish)

 


 

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A Week in Old Town/Key West

This charming Key West home in the highly desirable “Old Town” area near the Truman Compound (President Truman’s “winter White House”…now a museum), offers a private pool, 3 bedrooms, loft with sleeper sofa and 4 baths and can comfortably accommodate 8. What a spot for a family getaway!!! It is available for a mutually agreeable week mid-May through mid-October.

Donated by Nancy and Dave Bryan

 


 

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Opening Night of the Boston Lyric Opera

Two tickets to BLO’s Opening Night of Threepenny Opera Friday, March 16.
This experience also includes dinner for two, a post show reception and a night’s stay in Boston.

Donated by Michael and Christine Puzo 

Opening Night of the Boston Lyric Opera


 

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Dinner with Paul Wahlberg

Dinner for 8 guests to join Motoko and Gordon Deane at their Cohasset waterfront home at sunset with celebrity Chef Paul Wahlberg, owner of Alma Nove and Wahlburgers. Dinner includes an exquisite tasting menu paired with wine.

Donated by Paul Wahlberg and Motoko and Gordon Deane