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The Michelin guide recently put DC dining on the map with 12 restaurants receiving at least one star. You’ll get to enjoy three of these eateries in this live auction package. First up, Masseria in Union Market where you’ll enjoy $250 towards Italian tasting menus with a touch of coastal culture. Masseria, a new restaurant from Chef Nick Stefanelli, is a celebration of big, harmonious flavors and the finest Italian cooking. Next, enjoy a weeknight dinner for 2 at the Inn at Little Washington, one of the few restaurants to receive 2 stars. The final stop will take you to another impressive eatery, The Dabney. They source their food from the Mid-Atlantic’s finest farms and pride themselves on service that’s refined but relaxed, and a dining experience that’s unpretentious, delicious, and fun. Enjoy $200 towards Chef Jeremiah Langhorne's finest cuisine.
Donated by Blake Willson Group, Inn at Little Washington, and Michael Garchik
Don’t miss your chance to be a VIP at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah! The Daily Show is an Emmy Award-winning program that looks at the day’s top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens. Along with the help of The Best News Team Ever, Trevor Noah covers the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture, and more. Join The Daily Show audience with 4 VIP tickets and laugh your socks off. Cap off the trip with dinner for 4 at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, voted one of the top 10 steakhouses in NYC, followed by overnight accommodations for 4.
Donated by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Patina Restaurant Group
Jet off to Barcelona in style! The Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. will provide a 1-night stay prior to your travel, including a welcome cocktail and breakfast in-room or at Muze Restaurant and sedan transfer to the airport. Once in Spain, you and a guest will enjoy a 3-night stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, located on the famous Passeig de Gràcia, an avenue lit with Spain’s culture, art, and history. This exceptional package also includes two 110-minute "Time Ritual" tailor-made spa treatments at the Mandarin Oriental DC which can be used to relax pre- or post-trip. First-class flights to Barcelona on Delta Air Lines included.
Donated by Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Live Auction Package #4
San Francisco Wine Country for 2
Enjoy a 2-night stay in a Mono King room at the Axiom Hotel in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square. The Axiom Hotel was named one the best boutique hotels around the world and is known for its tech-savvy amenities. Your vacation continues with 2-nights in any Hilton property in Napa or Sonoma. DMH Napa Valley will create a custom two-day experience in Sonoma or Napa based on your palate. Package includes first-class flights to San Francisco on Delta Air Lines.
Donated by Axiom Hotel, DMH Napa Valley, Hilton Worldwide, and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Live Auction Package #5
Jamaica Island Vacation for 8
Be pampered with a 1-week Caribbean vacation for 8 in the “Retreat Villa” at the exclusive Tryall Resort in Jamaica. Your beautifully furnished 4-bedroom villa includes a chef, housekeeper, laundress, gardener, large pool and patio. There is no end to the list of activities, from beach outings to sunset cookouts. Bask in the warm sun and gentle breezes of Jamaica!
Donated by Mrs. Joan Curtis
Explore southeastern Alaska's remarkable beauty and remote wilderness on an 8-day National Geographic Expedition for two. Experience a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Search for orcas and humpback whales, kayak around dramatic icebergs, spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park, and learn about Alaska's rich Native American heritage. Traveling in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, explore in the company of a team of expert naturalists who have intimate knowledge of this region. Includes first class, round trip flights to Seattle on Delta Air Lines.
Donated by National Geographic Expeditions and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Round of Golf for 3 Plus Member at Merion Golf Club
Located in Ardmore, PA, Merion is one of the most exclusive clubs, and ranked among the top 15 courses in the world, sitting with Augusta, Pine Valley, Pebble Beach and the Old Course at St. Andrews near the top of the list. Host of the US Open in 2013, Merion continues to not only challenge the world’s best, but identify them as well. Even Jack Nicklaus once said, "Acre for acre, [Merion] may be the best test of golf in the world."
Donated by Jeff LeSage
Tuscan Wine Country Getaway
Two couples will enjoy a three night stay in a winery’s guest villa located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany. During your stay, you will receive VIP treatment, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings, and an insider’s look at winemaking in Italy’s most famous wine region. When not on the vineyard, enjoy scenic drives to the heart of Tuscany, the city of Florence, as well as other historic cities such as Siena, San Giminano, and Pisa—all only a short distance away. Buon viaggio!
Donated by Total Wine
4-Night Stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale, Riviera Maya
You and a guest will experience a 4-night stay in Studio Presidential Accommodations at the El Dorado Casitas Royale, a private enclave dedicated to providing a high level of luxury and personal attention. Guests enjoy a mile of pristine beachfront, 24-hour room service, beach and pool butlers and some of the best-trained chefs, bartenders and servers in the world. In addition, guests may enjoy the dazzling amenities, restaurants and activities of neighboring El Dorado Royale and Generations Riviera Maya, as well as exclusive access to their own private pools and swim-up bars. Includes in-suite Exotic Connoisseur Cabinet with premium liquor and wine selection, a cold bottle of champagne and welcome seasonal fruit basket, candle light dinner for two on the beach, one 25-minute massage per guest at the Resort Spa, and more! Includes 2 round trip Delta Comfort flights to Cancun.
Donated by Danita Andrews & Newton E. Andrews, MD
14K White Gold Diamond Pendant
Why imagine what you'd look like in a diamond necklace when you can find out? This white gold and diamond pendant will add the perfect touch to any outfit! Floral design with .78 carats of diamonds and 18" white gold link chain with lobster claw clasp.
Donated by Boone & Sons Jewelers
"Market Diner" Serigraph on Somerset by John Baeder
John Baeder is an American Photorealist painter best known for his detailed paintings of American roadside diners and eateries. His work has been exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, among others. “Market Dinner” from 1979 is a serigraph on somerset paper measuring 16.75x 24.75 inches. Edition of 250, Artist Proof 8/30.
Donated by Bernaducci Meisel Gallery
2 Tickets to Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers on March 4th
Show off your red in style with 2 tickets to watch the Washington Capitals for the Philadelphia Flyers game on March 4, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Verizon Center. Seats are located in section 104, the prime location for fans hoping to get a close look at the team's shots.
Donated by Donald Jung
New England Retreat
Enjoy a week at this beautifully renovated mountain home in the picturesque village of Stowe, Vermont. There’s skiing in winter, biking, hiking, and boating in summer, or leaf peeping in fall. Unwind in front of a crackling fire or on the super-sized deck with a spectacular view of Mt. Mansfield. Well-designed kitchen with dining bar, new appliances, and plenty of cabinets for storage. House include 3 queen beds, 1 double bed, 1 single bed (top bunk). Start or end your trip in Boston with a 1-night stay in historic Back Bay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail. The historic landmark hotel is a luxury 4 diamond property. Includes 2 round trip main cabin flights to Boston on Delta Air Lines (booking class L).
Donated by Larry & Rachel Rink, Fairmont Copley Plaza, and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
2 Suite Tickets with Premium Parking to a Redskins Regular Season Game
Join NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith in the NFLPA's suite at FedEx Field for a Redskins home game in 2017. Winner will receive two tickets to the NFLPA Suite (includes food and beverages) as well as premium parking. H-T-T-R!
Donated by NFL Players Association
Private Illuminated Night Tour of D.C. for 4
Celebrate the Heart of the Community! Washington is resplendent at night as the monuments become more three dimensional against the lights of the cityscape. When guests come to town, show them the sights! You will drive up to Capitol Hill in a luxury SUV to view the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress, making your way to the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. To conclude the evening, drive back across the Potomac and see the awe-inspiring city glowing on your way to see the White House. The magical feeling of this illuminated city will give you an entirely new perspective of the nation’s capital.
Donated by Capitol Escapes, LLC
Banff & Lake Louise Canadian Adventure
Named to the “Best Trips 2017” by National Geographic Traveler, Banff & Lake Louise have a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. With easy access to pristine wilderness, endless outdoor adventures, jaw-dropping sights, and a vibrant history and culture, there is a lifetime's worth of things to do in Banff & Lake Louise. Enjoy a 2-night stay with breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, followed by a night of deluxe accommodations and breakfast at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Donated by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise & Fairmont Banff Springs
Donated by Dresner Group, LLC
Designed as a tribute to our "Heart of the Community" Theme, this one-of-a-kind piece would be perfect in any DMV home.
Donated by Tina Palmer
Mindy Lam Couture Ruby Necklace
Show off your AHA pride with this Mindy Lam couture piece, handcrafted with her signature 14kt gold-filled metal lace, ruby, gold, and Merlot Swarovski crystals, vintage rhinestones, and Swarovski drop. Perfect for the red carpet, cocktail events, or even a crisp white shirt.
Donated by Mindy Lam
Galaxy Heart Pendant
Protect what's dearest with the Galaxy Heart Pendant. A talisman for all occasions. Hangs from a 32" chain.
Donated by secondDaughter
2 Dozen Cupcakes and 1 "Monumental" Box of 40 Macarons
Throw a fabulous dessert party with 2 dozen mouth-watering cupcakes and a "monumental" box of forty luscious French macaron cookies from the Sweet Lobby on Barrack's Row. The brother and sister team behind these tasty treats, and winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Donated by Sweet Lobby
"Love Birds" Arabesco Round Italian Ceramic Serving Dish
Donated by A Mano
BrightView All-Inclusive Design-Build Landscape Service
Great design begins with a great partnership. A BrightView planner/landscape architect will work with you in a collaborative process driven by vision, experience, and a mutual passion for extraordinary results. Package entails Design/Consultation and Installation services for a specific area within your property to include one of the following options: Front Entry Garden, Foundation Planting, Patio Garden, Rain Garden, or Street/Side Garden. Let BrightView turn your property into a stunning showpiece!
Donated by BrightView Landscape Services
Pardon the Interruption Taping
Experience a live taping of ESPN's Emmy award winning show, Pardon the Interruption (PTI) with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon at the ESPN studios in Washington, DC. You and your plus one will be able to sit in the studio during taping, meet the hosts and take pictures.
Donated by ESPN/Pardon the Interuption
Ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watch
The aesthetics of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual models set them apart as symbols of universal and classic style. They embody timeless form and function, firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex. This 26mm stainless steel case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, olive green dial, Rolex calibre 2231 automatic movement, includes approximately 48 hours of power reserve. Oyster bracelet with flat three-piece links, folding Oysterclasp buckle and waterproof to 100 meters.
Donated by Govindji's Jewelers
2-Night Stay at Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks
Need a little R&R? Located on the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Duck, NC, Sanderling Resort is uniquely positioned to provide an excellent Outer Banks vacation experience. The casually elegant first-class amenities blend seamlessly with the spectacular landscape to foster connection and renewal. The acclaimed spa and tranquility pool provide unparalleled serenity and the resort pool provides a family environment. Enjoy a 2-night stay in a deluxe guestroom at the renovated Sanderling Resort and soak up the sun at the beaches of the Outer Banks.
Donated by Sanderling Resort
2 Tickets to the Brass-A-Holics at Hamilton Live on March 30th
New Orleans funk masters Brass-A-Holics return for their 4th performance at DC’s The Hamilton Live. Blending NOLA big band brass with Washingtonian go-go music. See them live in concert on Thursday, March 30!
Donated by Hamilton Live