Prepare your paddles! The Beaux Arts Ball will feature some exciting live auction packages – from a stay on a vineyard in New Zealand to a James Bond mountain getaway complete with a getaway car to diamonds in the desert with the Colorado Rockies and golf.
Wine, Love & Adventure in New Zealand
Spend up to 10 days of hiking, biking and wine-tasting on The Holtzman Vineyard – a heaven all to itself! The Vineyard sits on 15 magnificent acres in the heart of the renowned Central Otago pinot noir wine country, about 20 minutes from New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown.
The vineyard home has three bedrooms, a commercial quality gym and six fireplaces, and sits on a pear orchard and an organic vegetable garden, among an English garden of lavender, roses and 10 acres of pinot noir grapes.
Explore New Zealand's premier destination with day trips to a variety of nearby attractions including:
- The fabled Milford Sound Fjord
- The highly praised Central Otago Rail Trail, a three-day world famous bike trail through New Zealand’s South Island
- The Milford Track and the Routeburn Trail
- Arrowtown, a wonderfully restored mining village
- Local wine tours
- Dozens of wonderful hikes
- Plus all of the wonders of the Queenstown Lake District
When you return to the Vineyard after a day of exploring, a case of the Cuisine Magazine award-winning 2008 Brackens Order Pinot Noir, the Holtzman Vineyard label, will await you.
Get Away Like Bond. James Bond.
Harness your inner spy with a speedy getaway to a luxurious mountain hideaway. You will spend four days and three nights at a destination of your choice in Aspen, Vail or Telluride. These Quintess Collection, multi-million dollar properties offer five-star service from Destination Hosts, a superior level of comfort and convenience for you and your guests.
You will need a stylish ride to reach your selected destination. Choose from a Lamborghini, Maserati or Aston Martin. Q will want it returned undamaged this time, Bond!
Finally, because you cannot live on martinis alone, you will enjoy two feasts for four at Sweet Basil and Larkspur in Vail, Campo de Fiore and Ajax Tavern in Aspen, or 221 South Oak and Allreds in Telluride, plus a bottle of the world’s finest champagne, Dom Pérignon. Bond prefers the ’53, never served above 38 degrees Fahrenheit.
HYDE PARK Jewels of the Desert
Hyde Park Jewelers presents the “Jewels of the Desert” weekend package. One lucky couple will fly to beautiful and sunny Arizona, where you will enjoy a private shopping spree at Hyde Park Jewelers in Phoenix, including a $7,500 gift certificate, travel case and watch winder. Shine in the desert with your new jewelry as you cheer on the Colorado Rockies with two tickets to a 2014 Spring Training Game.
You’ll stay the weekend at the five-star, luxury resort The Phoenician, located on 250 breathtaking acres in Scottsdale. Enjoy golf for two at the 27-hole championship golf course that winds through the striking desert landscape. To complete your stay, enjoy a dinner for two at Mastro’s Restaurant in Scottsdale.