Cirque de La Mer: The Circle of Life
Thursday, 23 April 2015

Live Current Bid
Lot 1
St. Barth’s Villa: A Sun-Drenched Paradise
David Murphy


Courtesy of Icy & Scott Frantz

Enjoy a 7-night stay for 4 to 6 people in a beautiful 4-bedroom St. Barth’s Villa with magnificent views. Relax and rejuvenate in this gorgeous 4-bedroom villa with a refreshing pool and wrap-around terrace looking east over Marigot Bay and Tortue. The convenient Camaruche location means you’re not far from swimming at Lorient, shopping at St. Jean, or dancing at Ti St. Barth.

The living area is large and bright, and the kitchen is well-equipped and opens onto the terrace which surrounds the villa and offers a covered dining area and ocean views. The pool and deck are sun-drenched, perfect for sunbathing or relaxing.

Two bedrooms are located in a separate bungalow just past the pool area, and both offer a private terrace. Bedroom 1 includes a king bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, dressing area, in-suite bath, and safe, with ocean views. Bedroom 2 includes twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king, air conditioning, ceiling fan, dressing area, and in-suite bath. Two additional, smaller rooms are available downstairs from the main Villa, each with two twin beds. Amenities Include: CD & DVD Players, satellite TV, WiFi, terrace, pool and views.

Restrictions: Mutually agreeable dates with owner. Expires April 23, 2016. Blackout dates include: Christmas through NYE, Easter and March 11th – 20nd 2016

Lot 2
Choose your Championship Sporting Event!
Mike Jedlicka


Enjoy 2 lower level tickets to your choice of one participating major sporting event, a 3-night stay in accommodations such as Hilton, Marriott, or comparable, and dinner for 2 at your choice of a participating restaurant. Includes round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to within the 48 contiguous U.S. or Canada, and booking & concierge service.

Major Sporting Event: Enjoy two lower level seats to any one of the following events, subject to availability. The Belmont Stakes, The Preakness Stakes, NASCAR Daytona, IRL Indianapolis 500, Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, Masters Golf, Practice Rounds [Mon or Tues Practice Rounds], PGA Championship Golf Final 2 Rounds, US Open Golf Final 2 Rounds, US Open Tennis Men’s Final, US Open Tennis Women’s Final, MLB All-Star Game, MLB World Series Game 4, NHL All-Star Game, or NHL Stanley Cup Final Game.
Airfare & Booking Service: Includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to within the 48 contiguous U.S. or Canada, subject to availability. The Winspire team will handle all travel details and reservations for every part of your experience, including assistance with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, additional guests, and onsite contacts for additional activities and tours.

Restrictions: Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving
(U.S.), Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.

Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.

Lot 3
Vacation in Nantucket for a week!
Jim Mack


Courtesy of Alice & Bill Burnham

Vacation in Nantucket for a week! Enjoy a seven-night stay (Saturday to Saturday) in a 5 bedroom and 4 bath air-conditioned home that sleeps 10. Walk to Steps Beach on Nantucket Sound; one mile from town and the ferry dock; magnificent views over the moors. Enjoy this home in the summer for summer fun or autumn to take in the breathtaking foliage and starry skies.

Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date in 2016. Includes only the main house; Saturday check-in at 3 pm and check-out at 10 am the following Saturday.

Lot 4
One Week at a Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Kit Rohn


Courtesy of Barbara and Jeff Erdmann

Enjoy the ranch life for 7 nights – perfect for two families or up to 10 people. 14 miles from downtown Steamboat and 25 minutes from Steamboat Ski Resort, enjoy a family oasis on 2,500 acres of private rolling mountain land with trout ponds and 3.5 miles of trout stream. Steamboat is truly a thriving year-round community. Any season you choose, you will feel at home as you warm by the inside and outside fireplaces, or soak in the hot tub under the stars.

In the summer, enjoy mountain and road biking, white water rafting, fishing, horseback riding at neighboring ranches, hiking, fine dining in town, and of course an authentic night at the rodeo. Or, pick a week during ski season and learn why Steamboat is famous for its champagne powder and some of the best skiing in the world. As the locals like to say, “Steamboat is a great cowboy town that just happens to have a world class ski mountain.”

With 3 bedrooms in the main house (bedroom one has 2 bunk beds, bedroom two has 2 twin beds and bedroom three has a queen bed) and additional bedrooms in the barn/guest house (master has a double bed and bunk bed and bedroom two has 2 bunk beds), the house can easily accommodate two families - or you could take the extended family on a relaxing getaway without getting in each other’s way!

Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date with owners. Not available for Christmas vacation or President’s week. Expires April 23, 2016. Master bedroom in main house not included.

Lot 5
South Africa Sea and Safari Experience
Thomas Rich


Courtesy of Travel Sommelier/Darren Humphries

This trip for TWO is the ultimate way to experience the Marine Big 5 AND the Safari Big 5 back to back. The Marine Big 5 includes whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, and penguins. The Safari Big 5 includes lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo. There is nowhere else in the world you can do that.

Upon arrival at the Cape Town airport, you will be picked up by car service and taken directly to your Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town for two nights. Continue your travels by car service to the Cape Peninsula’s Grootbos Nature Preserve, only two hours from Cape Town, for a two-night all inclusive stay. On the way, stop to experience the Cape Winelands Tour. Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the “Marine Big 5” - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins - and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

After your amazing two nights at Grootbos, travel back to Cape Town and fly (at your own expense) to Lion Sands Safari Lodge, Big Five Luxury Game Reserve for a three-night all inclusive stay. With a foot in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Kruger National Park, Lion Sands is an iconic safari destination which to many is as close to perfection as any of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Restrictions: All air travel is NOT included (international or domestically). Trip and any extensions to the trip must be booked through Darren Humphreys, Travel Sommelier. Completed trip must be taken by April 23, 2016. May – November is the best viewing dates for Marine 5.

Travel Current Bid
Lot 101
Spring Break at The Crane, Barbados
Bob Hayes


Courtesy of Iris & Earl Mix

Set on Barbados’ world-famous Crane Beach, The Crane is the Caribbean’s first resort hotel. Opened in 1887, but since fully restored and expanded, this unique, secluded property combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty.

You will have 7 nights during President’s Week 2016 to enjoy the splendor and beauty of The Crane. With 2 bedrooms (2 king beds and 2 sleeper sofas), 3 baths, living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, plus kitchen efficiency in second bedroom. Space includes a total of 2,855 square feet of air conditioned living space, as well as an infinity 28’ pool for your personal use.

Restrictions: Available Saturday, February 13, 2016 through Saturday, February 20, 2016, with a 10 am checkout. Available in 2016 only.

Lot 102
Amelia Island...Yours for 2 Nights


Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

With its grand stretch of pristine coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is perfectly situated for a luxurious getaway. Enjoy a two-night stay with coastal view accommodations at this first-class resort that features a championship golf course, spa, gourmet dining, and breathtaking views.
Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for golfers, SCUBA divers, and nature lovers alike.
Set in the Sea Island chain, this barrier island was Florida’s first luxury tourist destination that continues to win awards (and hearts) today. Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, unique history, and charming seaport character.

Restrictions: Certificate for coastal view accommodations includes room and tax only, based upon availability. Not valid over holidays or special event weekends. Non-refundable for cash value and redeemable only at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Expires February 24, 2016.

Lot 103
Greenwich Getaway
Talia Kurtz


Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Greenwich and Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa and Christopher Nolan Salon

When the week was hectic, what better than treating yourself to a luxurious Friday night away at Greenwich’s newly renovated hotel, the Hyatt Regency Greenwich? For starters, stop in Darien and pamper yourself with a Stefanou Signature Facial and Make up Application at Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, then use one of your three blow-drys at Do’s Playground for Hair by Christopher Nolan or go all out and enjoy $150 of any salon or spa services at Christopher Nolan Salon.

Restrictions: Excludes holidays. Based on availability. Non-refundable, not redeemable for cash nor replaceable if lost or stolen.

Lot 104
Weekend Stay at Sugarbush Home


Courtesy of Donna & Art Collins

Enjoy a weekend at Sugarbush in Warren, Vermont for skiing, hiking, golf, or whatever you can dream up in this year-round town that has something to offer whether you love to bundle up in the winter or soak in the summer sun.

This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home can comfortably sleep up to 10 people, and features both a wood fireplace and full kitchen. Bonus for the snow birds out there: if you choose to visit in the winter, you’ll experience the true luxury of being able to ski in and ski out!

Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date with owner. Exclusive of holidays. Valid for summer and fall, 2015 and 2015-2016 ski season.

Lot 105
Hotel Zero Degrees, Norwalk’s Boutique Hotel
Kathryn Hebert


Courtesy of Bill Burnham, Hotel Zero Degrees

Such a treat, escape for two-night stay for two at Hotel Zero Degrees, PLUS dinner for four at the hotel’s very own restaurant, Mediterraneo of Norwalk. There is nothing typical about the Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk. From the ideal location near the highways in Norwalk, to the picturesque rooftop terrace, it’s the perfect place to host friends for a weekend or sneak away for some peace and quiet!

Restrictions: Based on Availability. Expires April 23, 2016.

Lot 106
Boston Weekend Getaway
Gina LeBlanc


Courtesy of Boston Marriott Copley Place

Head to Boston for the weekend and enjoy a two-night stay for two at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Accommodations include a deluxe room on a Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night and breakfast for two at the Marriott’s in-house restaurant, Champions, each morning.

The award-winning Boston Marriott Copley Place is centrally located in the Back Bay district of the city. Just minutes from historic Trinity Church and Boston Common, the hotel’s location is perfect for a weekend getaway. Local shopping destinations include the stylish boutiques of Newbury Street, Copley Place Mall, and the Shops at Prudential Center, while nearby sporting venues make it easy to cheer on favorite teams at Fenway Park or TD Bank Garden.

Restrictions: Valid on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday nights, room and tax only. Not valid on blackout dates and based on availability. Expires on April 30, 2016.

Lot 107
Desert Oasis - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Andreana Bellach


Courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

After this past winter, you’ll want to have this certificate in your back pocket.  Escape the snow and ice and head to the grand Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for two-nights in a Fairmont room.
The stunning resort covers 450 breathtakingly landscaped acres of desert.  Home to two championship golf courses, the Well & Being spa (one of the top spas in the country), a tennis center, sparkling swimming pools, a world-class fitness center and four award-winning restaurants, including the acclaimed La Hacienda Restaurant where you will have a $200 credit, there is something for everyone.
Whether you are looking for rest, relaxation, recreation – or all of the above – this luxury resort in the heart of the Valley of the Sun has it all.

Restrictions: Based upon availability at time of reservation.  Blackout dates apply. Expiration April 23, 2016.

Lot 108
Two-Night Stay at Gaylord National Resort
Torrance York


Courtesy of Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Make a trip to our nation’s capital and stay at one of the premier hotels in the area. Located just 8 miles south of Washington DC, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has something for everyone, including fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool and a 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center.

Your two-night stay includes breakfast for two at the Pienza Italian Market.

Restrictions: Expires 4/30/16

Lot 109
Overnight in Stamford
Andrea Coreau


Courtesy of Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

Plan a date night or girls’ getaway with this certificate for a one-night weekend stay (Friday or Saturday) with breakfast for two at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

Whether you decide to head downtown for dinner and a show at the Palace, or rest and relax in your hotel room, enjoy the good life for a night!

Restrictions: One night weekend stay (Friday or Saturday) with breakfast for two at Senses Restaurant. Subject to availability. Other services and gratuities are not included. Expires February 27, 2016.

Lot 110
One Night Weekend Stay in Toronto
Todd Gambino


Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Visit The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto for a relaxing getaway in your one-bedroom corner suite for two. Breakfast for two at the hotel’s restaurant, TOCA, awaits you in the morning. Bon appétit!
From its award-winning spa (ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards list of Top Hotel Spas Overall) to its legendary cheese cave (of which there are only 2 in Canada), you will be sure to have a truly unique and unforgettable stay.
Toronto is a lively city, always buzzingwith activity: some of the world’s finest restaurants, happening bars, clubs and eclectic festivals are found there. As one of the most centrally-located hotels in downtown Toronto, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto sits in the heart of the Entertainment District, the vibrant neighborhood home to theaters and performing arts centers, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, major-league sports, cultural attractions, and

Restrictions: One-night weekend stay in a one-bedroom corner suite for two. Valid for room and tax; based on availability. Non-refundable for cash value and redeemable only at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Breakfast available at the hotel’s restaurant TOCA. Excludes alcoholic beverages. Expires February 28, 2016.

Lot 111
Sun Valley, Idaho – One Week Stay for 8
Charlie Carroll


Courtesy of Diana Frazier, Justina Pray and Joseph Lockridge

Up to eight people will find endless enjoyment during a one-week stay at a 3 bedroom town house complete with amenities and conveniently located near the towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho, and local airports.
Sun Valley, Idaho is a year round paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. From incredible skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowmobiling in the winter, to hiking, biking, rock climbing, river rafting, fishing (including right from the terrace of the Town Home!) and playing golf and tennis in the summer, Sun Valley is an idyllic playground with something for everyone.

Restrictions: For use any week (summer/winter) except Christmas-New Years or the first two weeks of August. Dates to be mutually agreed upon by owner. Non-transferable, no substitutions. Expires April 26, 2016.

Lot 112
Fore! Pinehurst Donald Ross Golf Package


Courtesy of Pinehurst Resort

With deluxe accommodations for two people for three days and two nights, you and your guest will have just the right amount of time to try a little bit of everything Pinehurst offers, including incredible golf. Enjoy one round of golf daily for two people (excludes Pinehurst No. 2) in addition to breakfast and dinner daily.

Located in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, Pinehurst is the home of golf in America. But you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy Pinehurst. The resort features luxury accommodations, excellent restaurants, an award winning spa and a multitude of activities - including tennis, kayaking, swimming, biking, croquet and lawn bowl, and great shopping.

Restrictions: Excludes Pinehurst No. 2 Course. Not valid Thursday through Sunday from March 3-June 7, 2015 and September 10-November 9, 2015. Subject to availability. Non-transferable or exchangeable for cash value. Expires April 30, 2016

Lot 113
Disney Park-TravelHoppin’


Courtesy of Walt Disney World & Orlando World Center Marriott

Four One-Day Park Hopper passes could be yours! These passes are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to Disney’s unique theme parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

After an action packed day, head to the nearby Orlando World Center Marriott, where you will enjoy a two-night stay. With an incredible pool, a dedicated kid’s splash park, interactive game room, championship golf course, award-winning restaurants and a rejuvenating full-service spa – this luxury resort will inspire you to relax, retreat and play.

Restrictions: Park Hoppin Passes: Florida Parks Only. Expires on April 23, 2016.

Orlando World Center Marriott: One standard room for two nights, taxes included. Resort fee of $22 will be added to reservation. Reservations are based on availability.
Certificates provided

Lot 114
Universal Orlando – Your Choice of Hotels


Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

Two Night Stay at one of the following Universal Orlando Resort hotels in a Standard or Garden View Room: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort or Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Staying at these hotels will give you an express pass once you have paid admission to the theme parks.

Spend your next vacation at the one place that takes you to places you never thought you’d go. With two 1-day 2-park tickets to Universal Orlando Resort, you’ll discover two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Your VIP tickets entitle you to unlimited park-to-park access for the entire day!

Restrictions: For Universal Orlando Resort: Tickets must be booked 5 business days in advance. Not valid for Mardi Gras, Summer Concert Series or Halloween Horror Nights. Blackout dates include June 13-August 13, 2015 and December 18-31, 2015. Blackout dates subject to change. Expires April 23, 2016.

Universal Orlando Resort Hotel Restrictions include: No Saturday nights. Based upon availability. Blackout dates include: June 5 – August 15, 2015; November 25-28, 2015; December 25- Jan 2, 2016; March 18 – April 2, 2016.

Lot 115
Two-Night Stay for Two in the Lone Star State
Sean Hurley


Courtesy of Hilton Anatole

The award-winning Hilton Anatole is conveniently located in the Dallas Design District.  Situated on 45 lush acres just north of downtown, this luxury resort is an icon and a destination within itself.
During your two-night stay for two, explore the hotel’s vast array of indoor and outdoor facilities and its impressive Asian art collection, one of the largest in the world. From the Verandah Health Club and V Spa, to the indoor/outdoor pools and seven-acre Sculpture Park, the Hilton Anatole is the place in Dallas to play, rest and relax. 
Your stay is made complete with breakfast for two at the Terrace restaurant.

Restrictions: Includes tax, self-parking and breakfast for two at the Terrace (tax and gratuity included).  Expires April 23, 2016.

Lot 116
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Kay Conover


Courtesy of Corinthia Hotel Budapest

With a treasure trove of baroque, neoclassical, eclectic and art nouveau buildings, Budapest is architecturally stunning.  Stay at one of the city’s impressive landmark buildings, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, for two nights in a superior room for two with breakfast.

With free access to the Royal Spa, one of the premier health resorts in all of Europe, enjoy the spa’s extensive treatments and state-of-the-art facilities. If you’re looking for a relaxing, tranquil vacation where pampering will be your priority, start packing! Thanks to Wes Anderson’s award-winning film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, the beauty of Budapest is no longer a secret. With its abundance of lovely parks, luxury shopping, a vibrant contemporary art scene, Budapest is one of the most memorable cities in Central Europe.

Restrictions: Certificate is non-transferable, non-refundable or redeemable for cash, subject to availability at the discretion of the hotel.  Blackout dates may apply.  Expires March 31, 2016.

Lot 117
The Windy City for a Weekend
Nancy Richardson


Courtesy of Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Famous for its iconic skyline, not to mention its food, history and culture, Chicago is an exciting and energetic city.   With so much to do, you’ll appreciate the convenient location of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile where you will enjoy a two-night stay inclusive of breakfast for two each morning.

During your two-night stay, marvel at the cutting-edge architecture or take in the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan; spend a day cheering with baseball fans and a night laughing at an improv show; shop along the Magnificent Mile, visit renowned institutions like the Art Institute and experience the legendary blues scene. While famous for its deep-dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches, the city is home to some of the finest and most innovative restaurants in the country.

Restrictions: Reservations subject to availability.  Certain blackout reservation availability dates will apply.  Parking is not included in this offer.  Certificate must be used for consecutive nights.  Gratuities and incidental purchases are not included.  Expires May 1, 2016.

Lot 118
Sneak Away to Southport!


Courtesy of The Delamar West Hartford

Get away for a One-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room at Delamar Southport Hotel and Spa. Plus, enjoy a $100 credit for dinner at the Artisan Restaurant. This hot new restaurant at The Delamar combines exquisite local, seasonal flavors through New England-inspired cuisine.

Maximize your time away from your family by saving travel time! OR treat your in-laws to a visit with your family, but no need to host them at your home.

Restrictions: Based on availability, non-transferable. Dinner excludes beverages and gratuity.

Lot 119
Round-Trip Airfare for Two from NYC to London
Bill Burnham


Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

You and a companion will travel together in style from JFK, New York to London, England on one of Virgin Atlantic’s award-winning trans-Atlantic flights (coach). Taxes and fees are included, meaning you’ll have extra cash to spend in the finest shops, restaurants, and hotels that London has to offer!

Restrictions: Blackout periods apply on - the weeks before and after Easter and Christmas, and June 15-August 15. Tickets are non-endorsable and non-transferrable. Tickets are subject to availability. Auction winner and companion must travel together; neither is entitled to frequent flyer mileage or limousine transfers. Allow three (3) weeks advance booking time. Tickets must be used by April 16, 2016.

Lot 120
One-Night Stay at Any Omni Hotel & Resort


Enjoy a one-night stay at any Omni Hotel & Resort within North America. Choose your stay, whether it’s golf, spas, beaches, skiing, or tennis that you’re passionate about – at Omni Hotels & Resorts, there’s something for everyone.

Restrictions: Expires 12/30/2015.  Offer not valid in Philadelphia, PA or Mexico. Reservations are required

Entertainment Current Bid
Lot 201
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Kit Rohn


Courtesy of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Join in the fun with two (2) VIP tickets to see the taping of NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon brought NBC’s “The Tonight Show” back to its New York origins when he launched “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” from Rockefeller Center. Fallon puts his own stamp on the storied NBC late-night franchise with his unique comedic wit, on-point pop culture awareness, welcoming style and impeccable taste in music with the award-winning house band, The Roots. It will be a night of laughter not to be forgotten!

Restrictions: Must be 16 years or older. Expires April 1, 2016. Tapings Monday – Friday; arrival time at 3:30 pm.

Lot 202
A Night at the Opera


Courtesy of Wendy & Richard Hokin

Four tickets to “La Donna del Lago” , on December 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Metropolitan Opera. Fantastic seats, Row K, Center Orchestra. A night not to be missed!

PLUS, two tickets to a rehearsal of another opera of your choice. You pick the performance for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Restrictions: Only good for the date of December 15, 2015. Tickets cannot be exchanged.

Lot 203
Sunset Cruise on Long Island Sound
Rebecca Brown


Courtesy of Martha and Nick Risom

Two couples will join hosts Martha and Nick Risom for a cocktail cruise aboard their historic Herreshoff ketch. Enjoy the sunset, scenic coastline, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date June-September 2015.

Lot 204
Honorary President of the Aquarium for a Day
Gerrie Musicco
David Radulski


Courtesy of The Maritime Aquarium, Dr. Brian Davis

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at the Aquarium? How about to be the big boss? You and/or your child will get unprecedented access to not only share your ideas with President and CEO Dr. Brian Davis, but to see what makes the Maritime Aquarium so special and such a unique destination in Fairfiled County. Meet the animals up close and personal - even feed the sharks and rays, if you dare, go “behind the scenes” with the animals and in the IMAX theatre, boss around the employees of your choice (but be nice to the volunteers!), have your own assistant while touring the Aquarium, and eat like a president does at a local restaurant with Brian.Top 2 bidders win.

Restrictions: Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Mutually agreeable date. Approximately five hours.

Lot 205
Private Evening with the Butterflies and Dinner
Garsy Hadi


Courtesy of The Maritime Aquarium and Mama’s Boy Restaurant

Enjoy a private tour for ten of The Maritime Aquarium’s new Butterflies Exhibit after-hours, including free parking in the Aquarium’s parking lot, followed by wine and cheese by the Shark Tank. You will also enjoy a personal, guided tour of the Aquarium, hosted by Dr. Brian Davis, President of The Maritime Aquarium, and an Aquarist.

After your priceless experience at the Aquarium, head across the street to Mama’s Boy for a family style dinner for 10 featuring your favorite authentic southern comfort dishes.

Restrictions: Available on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between June – September, 2015 after 6:15 PM. Beverages and gratuity at Mama’s Boy excluded.

Lot 206
VIP Tickets to An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss
Garsy Hadi


Courtesy of The Maritime Aquarium, Justina Pray and Joseph Lockridge

2 VIP Tickets to An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the classic film, JAWS, the Maritime Aquarium, along with Justina Pray and Joseph Lockridge, presents a lecture, screening, and VIP party with Richard Dreyfuss.

...and just when you thought it was safe to... buy your tickets to see Jaws and enjoy cocktails with Richard Dreyfuss... you found out the event sold out almost immediately. But fear not! This is your chance to get the last remaining tickets on earth to a private VIP party with Richard Dreyfuss followed by a lecture and IMAX screening of JAWS.

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience you don’t want to miss out on!Top 2 bidders win.

Restrictions: Must be available day of event - Sunday June 14, 2015. No exemptions or exchanges.

Food and Wine Current Bid
Lot 301
Private Brewery Tour and Tasting for 10
Nick Carriello


Courtesy of Two Roads Brewing Company and Vitesse Worldwide

75 minute private tour and tasting at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford. The brewery opened in December 2012 to rave reviews and promises a fun way to spend an afternoon/evening with a total of 10 imbibers. Better yet, have your friends meet you at a predetermined location and all ride together by car service to and from Two Roads Brewing. What a fun night out!

Restrictions: All participants must be 21 or older. Tour must occur during tasting room hours. Closed Mondays. Car Service limited to three (3) hours. All additional time will be an additional expense.

Lot 302
Cocktails and Dinner for Four at NY Yacht Club
Thomas Rich


Courtesy of Peter Ward

Join New York Yacht Club member and TMA Advisor Peter Ward and his wife Audrey for cocktails and dinner at this exclusive clubhouse in the Yacht Club’s beautiful 1901 Beaux-Arts building in New York City. Dinner will be for two or four guests; tour of Yacht Club included.

Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date through April 2016. Not available Friday-Sunday in July and August.

Lot 303
Reservations and Dinner for Four at The Little Pub


Courtesy of Daneen and Doug Grabe, The Little Pub

Now in Greenwich too, this Fairfield County mainstay is known for its traditional pub fare with an exquisite twist. You and three guests are guaranteed immediate seating with an “impossible to get” reservation (at a no-reservation policy restaurant!), and VIP valet parking. VIP Dinner includes four appetizers, 4 entrees, 4 desserts with coffee, 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Restrictions: Greenwich, Wilton or Ridgefield locations.
Reservation must be made 24 hours prior.
Does not include tax or gratuity.

Lot 304
Private In-Home Don Julio Tequila Tasting
Jim Lawrence


Courtesy of Diageo North America

What a great night with ten people!!! This special engagement is perfect for a wide range of tastes from the novice tequila drinker looking to find out more about tequila, to the seasoned enthusiast looking to learn something new. A Don Julio Brand Ambassador will arrive at your home to personally lead you and up to ten friends through a tasting. You will be supplied with product ($725 value) and glassware for all six marques in the Don Julio portfolio. In addition, this occasion will include appetizers ($500 gift certificate to Tequila Mockingbird, New Canaan, CT) and signature cocktails.

Restrictions: All participants must be 21 years or older. Expiration April 23, 2016.

Lot 305
Worry-Free Catered Cocktail Party!
Gerrie Musicco


Courtesy of Libby Coverly Cooke Catering, Horseneck Wines and Liquor and Lisa Salley, Something Special Flowers.

Host a party the easy way with a caterer making your life simple! Just send out the invitations and Libby Cooke will take care of everything else for you. Invite 18 people to join you and have the selection of five different hors d’oeuvres supplied by Libby Coverly Cooke Catering to be passed continuously for two hours by a three-person staff.

Additionally, Horseneck Wines and Liquor has your beverage needs covered with a case of wine (six white and six red) and a case of beer, plus two liters each of Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, and a sleeve of ice.

Finally, Something Special Flowers will make your cocktail party complete with three floral arrangements which include one large arrangement for the bar and two smaller arrangements.

Entertainment at its finest - hassle free!

Restrictions: Date subject to availability. Expires April 23, 2016. Rentals to be supplied by party host.

Lot 306
Sampler Case of 1995 Bordeaux


Courtesy of Iris & Earl Mix

Enjoy this 1995 Bordeaux Sampler, an outstanding vintage of consistently top-notch red wine across all appellations which includes: Haut Brion (3 bottles); Cos D’Estournel (3 bottles); Leoville Las Cases (3 bottles) and Ducru Beaucaillou (3 bottles).
995 Haut Brion - RP rated “96” - It’s fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward.   
1995 Cos d’Estournel  -  RP rated “95” A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, the 1995 Cos d’Estournel is a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996.
1995 Leoville Las Cases  - RP rated  ”95” - One of the vintage’s great success stories. Exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice.
1995 Ducru Beaucaillou  - RP rated “94” - This wine is of first-growth quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics.

Lot 307
Date Nights and Delicious Meals in Fairfield County


Courtesy of Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, bartaco, Match, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood and Strada 18.

Why make dinner, when you can make a date? Enjoy the Globally-Influenced eclectic styles of Match in South Norwalk. Can’t head to Italy for dinner? Get as close as you can with the authentic Italian cuisine at Strada 18. Craving tacos? Head to bartaco, one of the hottest restaurants around. In the mood for tapas and wine? Barcelona has you covered. What tour of Fairfield County restaurants would be complete without seafood? The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood has some of the freshest catches of the day in the perfect waterfront setting.

Restrictions: Match - $100 gift card
Strada 18 - $50 gift card
Barcelona - Dinner for two gift card (does not include gratuity, tax and alcohol)
bartaco - Dinner for two gift card (does not include gratuity, tax and alcohol)
The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood - $200 gift card.

Lot 309
Cheers!  Private Wine and Cheese Tasting
Wylie Collins


Courtesy of Nicholas Roberts Ltd.

You and five friends will enjoy a private wine and cheese tasting at Nicholas Roberts Ltd, located in Darien, CT.  Select the region for your tasting and sample 3 reds and 3 whites during this fun and educational 90 minute tasting.

Restrictions: Tasting must be held on a Saturday evening, between 6 pm-9 pm.  Tasting must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.  Expires October 31, 2015.

Lot 310
The Real McCoy Rum Gift Basket
Charles Freedgood


Courtesy of The Real McCoy Rum

Three bottles of rum - aged three, five, and twelve years, respectively from this distinguished rum distillery located in Mystic, Connecticut. Named after Bill McCoy, a pioneering rum runner during the prohibition era best known for the highest quality spirits (aka “the Real McCoy“) you’ll enjoy this pure rum straight or mixed.

The basket contains three distinctly different rums, aged three, five, and 12 years, respectively. All this, in a lovely gift basket with tumbler for making the perfect mixed drinks, though all three can be enjoyed straight and neat as well.

Restrictions: Must be over 21 years of age to purchase.

Home, Family & Fashion Current Bid
Lot 401
Farm Fresh Vegetables Delivered Every Week


Courtesy of Gazy Brothers Farm

Enjoy home delivery of your summer vegetables directly from Gazy Brothers Farm through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Weekly deliveries of one box, 8-9 items per box, of local, fresh vegetables delivered for 12 weeks (July 6-September 21, 2015). Gazy Brothers Farm is going on its fourth generation of farming. The Gazys currently produce approximately 25 acres of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and plants on the farm.

Restrictions: Sign up deadline ASAP - no later than April 27, 2015. Delivery included.

Lot 402
Spruce Up Your Home with A Year of Cut Flowers
Charles Hinnant


Courtesy of Nielsen’s Florist and Lillian August

Enjoy beautiful, fresh-cut flowers all year round with this voucher good for a 12 months of cut flower arrangements courtesy of Nielsen’s Florist in Darien. Additionally, you’ll have a gift card for $200 to add some lovely items to your home.

Restrictions: Up to a $50 value per month. Does not include delivery, flowers need to be picked up at store. Lillian August gift card can only be used at Norwalk outlet store.

Lot 404
Yellow Victoria Beckham Bag
Michele Litt


Courtesy of Mitchells of Westport

Refresh your wardrobe with this new lemon Victoria Beckham bag. It is the perfect bag for the spring and summer, and offers the convenience of being carried by the handles or the shoulder strap.

Restrictions: Non-transferable

Lot 405
Vineyard Vines Family Pack
Dave Brown


Courtesy of The Murray Family & Vineyard Vines

A little something for everyone in your family! Three silk ties, the foundation of Vineyard Vines, perfect for Father’s Day. Add to that the Classic Tote in the Patchwork pattern, perfect for an everyday bag, baby bag, beach bag or whatever your needs are. Finally, add new summer polo shirts with 2 women’s polos and 2 men’s polos in Flamingo, Blue Blazer, Pacific Blue, and Genoa Red - to your closets.

Lot 406
Residential Site Master Plan
Jim Lawrence


Courtesy of Rock Springs Landscape Design, LLC

The Residential Site Master Plan will entitle you to a Site Master Plan prepared by Rock Spring Design Group, LLC for your property. This item includes an initial site visit at your home or property to discuss your program requirements and tastes (approximately one (1) hour); a second site visit by the design team to review your property’s opportunities and constraints, take photographs and measurements and discuss design solutions and alternatives (approximately two (2) hours); and a presentation to you of the Preliminary Plan at a design review meeting to gain input from homeowner (1 hour). Finally, preparation and presentation to homeowner of a colored Final Residential Site Master Plan integrating your comments from the preliminary design review meeting (approximately one (1) hour).

Restrictions: Must be redeemed prior to April 23, 2016. Home must be located in Fairfield County, CT.

Lot 407
Barbara Erdmann Photography
Britton Jones


Courtesy of Barbara Erdmann Photography

Barbara Erdmann’s large-scale fine art photography, mounted and framed in plexi glass, is described as “surreal,” “abstract,” “radiant,” and “timeless.” Her growing portfolio of work is being sold and displayed in residential and commercial venues. It will be hard to narrow down to your favorite image! Visit and choose an image from her collections that fits your home and use this certificate for $1,800 credit towards your selection.

Restrictions: Maximum size of image, 30” x 40”.

Lot 409
Skin Rejuvenation and Spa Treatment


Courtesy of Peau Advanced Skin Care and Spa Week

Ready for Summer? Refresh Your Skin with Peau Rejuvenation Treatment

Customized skin treatment combining microdermabrasion, lactic peel, microcurrent stimulation, laser and photodynamic light therapy to stimulate cell rejuvenation and collagen production and improve skin laxity, texture and clarity.

Then pamper yourself with a $150 spa & wellness gift card accepted at over 5,000 locations nationwide. Select the location, appointment time, and treatment of choice at participating spas and wellness facilities nationwide.

Restrictions: Peau gift certificate expires October 15, 2015.

Lot 410
Nautical Painting: Monaco and Approaches
Aravind Devarakonda


Courtesy of Kerry Hallam with Martin Lawrence Galleries

Framed original painting on Mediterranean nautical chart of Monaco by artist Kerry Hallam, a British painter now living on Nantucket. This magnificent acrylic is painted directly onto the nautical chart. 
Kerry Hallam is noted for his power to evoke emotion, opulence of light and distinctive color harmonies. Hallam translates the ordinary moment into the magical, inviting us to be revitalized by the world’s simple pleasures.  Kerry Hallam has been honored by galleries around the world. His work has been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles.   
Approximate framed dimensions: 38” h x 26“w.  Image size is 30“h x 18“w.

Sports & Hobbies Current Bid
Lot 501
Golf and Lunch for Three at Winged Foot
Garsy Hadi


Courtesy of Robert Dahl

Accompanied round of golf and lunch for three at THE Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck. With two of the world’s greatest golf courses and a clubhouse to match, Winged Foot boasts hosting some of the greatest moments in golf.

Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon weekday in 2015.

Lot 502
Guided on Long Island Sound


Courtesy of Devlin Charters

Guided Bluefish and Striped Bass Fishing on Long Island Sound

When you need to take a break from your busy schedule and focus on some fun, join Captain Ian Devlin for 4 hours of fishing. Enjoy using fly fishing and plug casting equipment on your quest to catch Striped Bass and Bluefish while taking in the scenic views of the Norwalk Islands.

Trip for 1 person

Restrictions: Valid through December 31, 2015.

Lot 503
Club Family Membership at Chelsea Piers
Justin Hokin


Courtesy of Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Enjoy a six (6) Month Club Family Membership at world-class athletic facilities Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT. From trampoline to rock climbing, the “Splash Zone” water park to batting cages, fitness gym to a hockey rink, tennis facility to the toddler gym, there is something for everyone from ages 6 months and up.

Restrictions: Restrictions Must be redeemed by October 1, 2015.

Lot 504
Club Single Membership at Chelsea Piers
Diana Maguire


Courtesy of Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Enjoy a six (6) Month Club Single Membership at world-class athletic facilities Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT. From trampoline to rock climbing, the “Splash Zone” water park to batting cages, fitness gym to a hockey rink, tennis facility to the toddler gym, there is something for everyone from ages 6 months and up.

Restrictions: Must be redeemed by October 1, 2015.

Lot 505
Practice with the Pros Aboard Racing Yacht
Tom Wimmer


Courtesy of Steve Benjamin

You and a friend join the Spookie yacht race team led by Olympic racer, Steve Benjamin for practice aboard a 40’ high performance racing yacht. Practices normally start with lunch and a team planning session at Harbor Point North Marine in Stamford, with sailing from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, depending on conditions. You will have an opportunity to help sail Spookie and be personally coached by some of the world’s top sailors in a high performance yacht that goes faster than the apparent wind.

Restrictions: Expires April 23, 2016.

Lot 506
Golf Threesome at Country Club of Fairfield
David Radulski


Courtesy of Jan Perry

Accompanied round of golf and lunch for three at Country Club of Fairfield. Country Club of Fairfield not only serves as a superb members only course but also as a challenging venue for tournaments such as the Met Open, The Connecticut Open and the Met PGA Championship. The course is a linx style course designed by Seth Raymor. It is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the country.

Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon weekday in 2015.

Lot 507
Unlimited Yoga Classes for Three Months
Tom Wimmer


Courtesy of Elements Yoga & Wellness Center

Enjoy unlimited Yoga classes for Three Months at Elements Yoga & Wellness Center in Darien, voted “The Best“ Yoga Studio for 10 Years in a Row! Step into their serene oasis and leave your worries behind as their warm and friendly staff provides you with the personal attention you deserve.  Feel comforted and cared for by highly educated, well-trained instructors and massage therapists as they share passionate insights about each of their offerings.  Let Elements Yoga help you expand your practice, explore your mind, and tap into a stronger, more creative, and spiritually centered you.

Restrictions: Expires March 2016.

Lot 508
Saugatuck Rowing Club
Niels Lyng-Olsen


Courtesy of Saugatuck Rowing Club & Fitness Center

Join the Saugatuck Rowing Club, a world-class rowing and fitness club with exceptional dining and special event facilities. The winner will join SRC without the worries of paying the initiation fee, one adult joining fee at a value of $750 (winner must then pay the monthly membership fee of $150/month), and receive two free on the water rowing lessons or two free personal trainer sessions. This club located in Westport, CT, offers a fitness center overlooking the river, complimentary fitness classes, boat fleet, The Boathouse Restaurant and social events.

Restrictions: Expires July 23, 2015. Winning Bidder is responsible for one-year of monthly dues at $150.00 per month.

Lot 509
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Party for Five
Gerrie Musicco


Courtesy of Danielle Brown, Thumbs Up Yoga, Down Under Kayaking & Jaime Sydney

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Party for five people followed by a light meal dockside or at your home. One hour of instruction on paddle boards by Danielle Brown of Thumbs Up Yoga for five people followed by a picnic supper, either dock side or at Pinkney Park, Rowayton. Dinner catered by Jaime Sydney, “The Dinner Party Chef.”

Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date in the summer of 2015.

Lot 510
Three Private Yoga Sessions
Jim Lawrence


Courtesy of Martha Risom

Awaken the mind, body and spirit! Three transformational 90-minute private yoga sessions tailored to your needs, whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner looking to deepen your approach to poses, breath work or mediation. The sessions can be held in the comfort of your own home or in a nearby studio.

Restrictions: Expires on April 23, 2016

Lot 511
“Drive Your Car” Track Day
Mike Jedlicka


Courtesy of The Lime Rock Drivers Club

Lime Rock Drivers Club “Drive Your Car” Track Day

You’re invited to enjoy a day of speed, camaraderie and fun with the Lime Rock Park Drivers Club. Four hours of on-track driving with a driving coach sitting right seat, all catered meals, beverages and use of the exclusive Lime Rock Drivers Clubhouse. In a nutshell, live like a Club Member for the day. Your day includes professional coaching, liability insurance, helmets and a huge adrenaline rush! The coach will stay with you for the complete four-hours or you can choose to drive solo if the coach approves you are safe to do so. At that point, you can choose to drive alone or have the pro coach continue guiding you to even greater speed.
Lime Rock Park is home to the Northeast’s only private club at an historic racing circuit.

Restrictions: Must provide your own car. Must be over 18 years old.

Lot 512
Lime Rock Park Four Weekend Historic Festival
Bebe Fisher


Courtesy of Lime Rock Park

Win four (4) weekend tickets including Saturday Fan Hospitality to the Historic Festival 33 on Thursday, September 3 through Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015.
Since 1983, the East Coast’s premier vintage racing and concourse event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend. Of course, the vintage racing on Saturday and Monday is as big and exciting as usual. There will be more than 300 cars and drivers, racing everything from cars built before WWI to the best competition machines from the 1920s to the 1970s. Between the two race days is the prestigious Sunday in the Park Concourse. For 2015, expect up to 250 cars comprising the Lime Rock Concourse d’Elegance, lining the entire length of Sam Posey Straight, from the Downhill to Big Bend.

Restrictions: Specific dates for Thursday, September 3 – Monday, September 7, 2015. Non-transferable to another weekend.

Lot 513
Yankees vs. Blue Jays
Torrance York


Courtesy of The Ashforth Company

Enjoy a day of family fun – or get away with three friends – and watch the Yankees at home as they take on their rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays.  Sitting in section 113, Row 21, you won’t miss a bit of the action – and who knows? Being that close, you may even catch a souvenir ball to make it a day to truly never forget!

Restrictions: Tickets are only for Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

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