SILENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Below is a selection of the fantastic items we have in our Silent Auction this year.
With values starting at $100 to over $10,000, there is truly something for everyone at this year's event!
7 Night Stay at Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives
Experience the ultimate tropical island getaway with a 7 night stay at the luxurious 5 star boutique resort, Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives. A gem within the Coco Collection portfolio, and sister property to the exclusive private island, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, the stunning resort is an island paradise in an enchanting setting, where contemporary creature comforts blend stylishly with Maldivian themes. On this idyllic island, surrounded by turquoise waters and ringed by white sandy beaches and coconut palms, guests are spoilt choice with 100 stylish villas, all with private pools, diverse selection of premium dining options, the luxurious Coco Spa as well as unlimited watersports and activities. With the desire for guests to rediscover life’s beauty, Coco Bodu Hithi offers an environment where guests can refresh their senses, rekindle their love of travel, and reconnect with the world around them. Visit the Coco Bodu Hithi website to learn more about this extraordinary resort. Airfare not included.
Value: $7,000 USD
Private Seaside Residence in Buzios, Brazil for 7 days
Located a little more than 2 hours up the coast from Rio de Janeiro, Buzios is an old fishing village and a long-time hot spot offering over 20 beautiful beaches, a myriad of outdoor activities and nightlife. Enjoy this private 5-bedroom, three level house on the hill overlooking renowned Geriba beach inside the Condominio Solemar. Includes two maids, both of whom cook delicious seafood dishes and refreshing "caipirinhas" during your stay.
Airfare/ground transportation not included.
Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia
Immerse yourself in splendid isolation in the most unspoiled region of the Indonesian Archipelago. The island of Nihiwatu is 438 acres of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands wrapped around the stunning two and half kilometer long Nihiwatu beach. This world-class beach is protected on both ends by cliffs and headlands ensuring total exclusivity for their guests. Enjoy this paradise for two, for 7 nights. Please visit www.nihiwatu.com
Value: $10,000 (Airfare not included)
The Point, The Adirondacks
A luxury Adirondack resort & elegant hotel hideaway, Relais Chateaux's The Point is a unique, private estate where luxurious splendor is weaved amongst New York wilderness.Stay for two nights for two in one of six premier guestrooms. Subject to availability. Visit www.thepointresort.com to learn more about this splendid escape.
Brays Island Plantation for Two
Two-night sporting package for 2 people at the private, 5,500-acre Brays Island Plantation (an hour from Charleston and Savannah). Includes all meals and a guided morning Quail Hunt for two. Other activities include fishing, golf, sporting clays and trail riding, are available at owner rates.
Les Parfums By Kilian
Luxury niche fragrance line established by Kilian Hennessy, grandson of the founder of the Hennessy cognac company, Kilian Hennessy reportedly became interested in fragrance while studying at the Sorbonne. He interned at Firmenich and worked for a number of fragrance brands before launching his own line in 2007. Hennessy has noted that he wants to “put perfume back on a pedestal”
Parfums range in value from $250 to $350 and include:
Good Girl Gone Bad; Bamboo Harmony; Liaisons Dangereurses,
Travel Sets: Love and Straight to Heaven
For more information: www.bykillian.com
A Foursome Round at Bull's Bridge Golf Club
Nestled in northwestern Connecticut’s scenic Litchfield County, Bull’s Bridge Golf Club offers a truly unique golf experience. The 18 hole, championship golf course was opened in 2004, and it has quickly commanded the attention of the golf community. Designed by Tom Fazio, one of America’s greatest living golf architects, the par 72 layout exemplifies his trademark design versatility. With four sets of tees, two hybrid course layouts and yardages ranging from 5,300 to 7,000 yards, the course simultaneously appeals to and challenges players of all skill levels. Travel + Leisure Golf rated it one of America’s Best New Private Courses in 2004. Visit the Bull's Bridge website
18-Hole Round for Four at Bull's Bridge Golf Club.
Value: Priceless! (It cannot be purchased)
Outdoor Patio Set
From Cast Classics, a 46" square dining table and 4 dining chairs with seat cushions.
(Set is same design as photo shown but with square table and 4 chairs and light brown chair cushion.)
A Weekend in a Parisian Apartment
Spend a long weekend in beautiful Paris! Located in a 16th century building on a quiet street on the Isle St. Louis in the heart of the city's oldest quarter (4th), this one-bedroom apartment is yours to enjoy from Friday to Monday morning. Airfare not included.
Starting bid: $1,500
Weekend at The Dorchester
A two-night weekend stay for two at The Dorchester in London. Includes deluxe accommodation and full English breakfast.
A white cotton hand-woven king size Hammock with braided extensions for hanging from ROARK MODERN, INC.
Tom Ford Beauty
A selection of Tom Ford Beauty gift box sets:
16-piece Nail Lacquer Gift Box (value: $480)
4-piece Lip Color Gift Box (value: $192)
Private Blend Collection (value: $820)
Dinner for Six from dcuisine.com
Superb dinner for six delivered direct to your home from newly launched dcuisine.com, accompanied by fine wine from morrellwine.com. Autographed copy of book by Master Chef Ken Arnone is included.
Three polo lessons with renowned 5-goaler, Agustine Zavaleta, from Argentina.
Original botanical watercolor by artist, Mita Corsini Bland.
Frederic Fekkai Salon
Gift Certficate for haircut, Le Peel and Makeup Application at Frederic Fekkai Salon in New York City.
Theyskens Theory Handbag
Three polo lessons with Argentinian 5-goaler, Julio Ezcurra.
Giclée by Alexis England
14" x 18" Gliclee titled "Single Angus" signed by artist, Alexis England. Unframed.
The James Hotel, NYC
VIP Admission for six people to the night club at the James Hotel. Includes seating and champagne toast.
Dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann
Dinner for 4 at Brasserie Ruhlmann at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC.
Mashomack Preserve Club
A round of sporting clays and lunch for two
Lunch at Orsay Restaurant
Lunch for 4 at Jean Denoyer's Orsay, Brasserie in New York City.
Private Lesson with 5-time Olympian, Phillip Dutton
Private lesson with Phillip Dutton Eventing, LLC, two-time team gold medalist and numerous international and national 3 and 4 start finishes. Available in Aiken.
Lunch at Le Colonial, NYC
Lunch for 4 at Le Colonial on New York's Upper East Side
Castello di Vicarello Wine
Six bottles of Castello di Vicarello 2007
Six bottlesof Terre di Vico 2007
Fabulous tote from Glamourpuss NYC
Round of clays, including ammo OR a half-day fishing, and lunch for three people
Private Eventing Lesson
Private lesson with up and coming event rider, Jennie Brannigan. Available in Aiken.
First Class Flyer Subscription
12-month Subscription to premium travel publication, First Class Flyer
Original painting by artist, Tony Henneberg
Silk Scarf & Tie
Hand-dyed 100% silk scarf and tie from Summerties.com/Joseph Mattison
Lean-To Camp Guest House, Ausable Club, St Huberts (Keene Valley)
Three nights at the "Lean-To Camp" guest house, a private four-bedroom, four sleeping porch guest house in Keene Valley's Ausable Club in the heart of the Adirondacks. Fall, 2013 (must use by November 30, 2013) While there is no formal kitchen in the guest house, there is a microwave, outdoor grill, small refrigerator, ice maker, wet bar and sink. Local restaurants are nearby.
Pictured: Master Bath
Pictured: Master Bath
Two Nights at Hôtel Americano, NYC
Two decades after bringing a distinctly high design sensibility to cities and resorts in their native Mexico, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha are tackling an entirely different market: New York City. With their new Hôtel Americano, located in the middle of Chelsea’s art gallery district, the partners are celebrating both their love of contemporary art and their passion for Manhattan. Set in a former parking garage, the Hôtel Americano has a cool industrial Manhattan veneer but a warm Latin soul. The 56-room hotel features decidedly Mexican touches, like an outdoor rooftop pool that becomes a hot tub in winter, along with very New York-style details like iPads in every room that are full of recommendations for the best local galleries, restaurants and shops. Hôtel Americano has two restaurants and bars, as well as locally-produced bicycles guests can use to explore the High Line and Hudson River Park. Visit Hotel Americano online to learn and see more.
Two-night stay in a King Guestroom
Two-night stay in a King Guestroom
A 2-Night Stay at Estancia Villa Maria, Argentina
Just a 45-minute drive from Buenos Aires, the Estancia waits for the two of you with it’s elegant old world charm. Inclusive in your stay are all meals, horseback riding, polo, tennis, carriage rides and walks through the breathtaking scenery while discovering hidden corners of nearby Centennial Park, which has about 350 different tree species to appreciate! (Dates subject to availability, airfare not included)
Learn more at:
Value: $ 1,000 Minimum Bid: $400
Learn more at:
Value: $ 1,000 Minimum Bid: $400
Harmony Bowl by Lynn Chase Designs
The Wildlife of the Land, Sea and Air are the endangered treasures of the earth. Lynn Chase pays homage to them all in this spectacular bowl, certain to be the centerpiece of your home. Land animals and birds surround the outside of the bowl while sea life is featured on the inside. Striking from every vantage point and impressive in size and scale, the Harmony Bowl in porcelain has a 15” diameter. Visit LynnChase.com to see the new collections by artist and conservationist, Lynn Chase.
Pillows by John Robshaw Inc.
After he earned a fine arts degree at Pratt and studied traditional block printing in China, John "I-Caught-the-Asia-Bug" Robshaw journeyed to India to find natural indigo dye for his paintings. Instead, he fell in love with the local artisans fabric-making traditions. John's forays in Asia have taken him to the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan to work alongside artisans and study their traditional printing methods; he has made court batiks in Yogakarta, Indonesia; block printed sarongs alongside a family who has been printing for four generations; he has vegetable-dyed ikats in Thailand. In India, John found that he could apply a painterly aesthetic to the traditional method of block-printing by mixing up patterns and overlapping them in a more formally artistic way. There, his signature dynamic look was crafted: an updated spin on the exotic, handmade object; a vibrant mix of sophistication and romantic allure. John Robshaw Textiles
Gwala Decorative Pillow and 12x18 and Tilani Euro, 26x26
55% Linen/45% Cotton. Hand block printed, hand stitched edging
A 2-Night Stay for Two at THE CARLYLE
THE CARLYLE invites you and a guest to enjoy two nights in New York in a superior one-bedroom suite. Also enjoy dinner and the Cabaret Show in the Café Carlyle for the cabaret show during your stay.
Learn more about The Carlyle
Value: $1500 Minimum Bid: $500
Douglas Hannant Leather Tote
Gorgeous colorblocked Douglas Hannant leather tote bag.
Tod's signature Wallet & Pouch
Tod's signature red patent leather Wallet and matching red patent leather Zip Pouch.
Case of Vodka by Woody Creek Distillers
Woody Creek Distiller’s signature Potato Vodka is made from three ingredients: potatoes (native Colorado Rio Grande russet, Chepita and Lady Claire), mountain spring water and yeast. After being washed and mashed onsite at the distillery, the potato mash is then stripped and distilled once to produce its 80-proof vodka. Woody Creek Distillers is the first and only craft distillery in the United States with control over every element of vodka production. WDC grows its own potatoes at Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek, Colorado, and sources local fruits, grains and mountain spring water to produce its line of ultra-premium American spirits. Visit www.woodycreekdistillers.com
And much more...
Come to the Auction Table to learn more details about these unique vacation opportunities and the many more items available for bid during the Mashomack International Polo Challenge on Saturday, June 22nd.