Live Auction Preview – Evening for Hope 2019

1. COLORFUL SPLATTER PAINTING
Donated by: The Children’s Inn

Sometimes you need to color outside the lines! Add the ultimate pop of color to your space with a Jackson Pollack-inspired splatter painting joyfully made by our Inn children. This 33 1/4” x 41 1/2” framed piece of art represents timeless abstract expressionist techniques. Eight children worked during different sessions to mix paint with water and happily flick, with loaded brushes, to create this layered effect. The children then tipped and shifted the canvas so the paint could travel to achieve a more interesting look. This will be a bright, energetic and unpredictable element to liven up any room! Value: Priceless

2. VILLAS AT NALU, IN NOSARA, COSTA RICA
Donated by: Mariya Shikher and Domel Libid

 

Nalu means wave in Hawaiian and to go with the flow. This tropical boutique hotel is the perfect luxury retreat for the family that just wants to relax and stay right near the surf, sunsets, and pure serenity of Playa Guiones. Having worked with world-renowned architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the villas were designed as beautiful, unique modern homes. Nalu villas are positioned in the landscape according to local wind and solar patterns, and forge a visual connection to the jungle and ocean. As you come in from surf or play at the beach, you can rinse off at the outdoor shower next to your own private saltwater pool. You can walk to the beach, restaurants and shops located in town. Enjoy your privacy or come to the onsite fitness studio, where yoga, barre and kickboxing are offered. Your 2-bedroom, 2-bath villa can accommodate up to six guests, and includes the latest technology, such as WIFI and cable tv. You really don’t have to go far to enjoy everything Nosara has to offer. Your seven-day, six-night stay awaits you! Available September 1 – 8th, 2019 or December 7 – 14th, 2019. Value: $2,700

 

3. IN-HOME DINNER FOR TEN: FOUR CHEFS, FOUR COURSES
Donated by: The Four Chefs

Your home, your best friends, a once-in-a-lifetime dinner party. Award-winning chefs are coming over to prepare a four-course meal with wine pairings for ten guests. Your home just may be the hottest reservation of the year! Each extraordinary course will be accompanied by commentary from our chefs. Here are a few of our chef friends who may be at your home:
  • Lindsay Autry, The Regional Kitchen, West Palm Beach
  • Jeff Michaud, Osteria, Philadelphia
  • Hillary Sterling, Vic’s, NYC
  • Andy Ticer or Michael Hudman, Hog and Hominy, Memphis

Please note dinner will take place on a mutually agreeable date, and chef participation is subject to availability. If a chef is not available on a scheduled date, they will be replaced with another fabulous chef. Value: Priceless

4. TWO VIP PRODUCER TICKETS TO THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, PLUS 1-NIGHT HOTEL STAY AND DINNER AT SOHO’S LURE FISH BAR
Donated by: The Helping Hand

Side-splitting entertainment and impossible tickets to acquire! Two VIP tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, no waiting in line, private escort to the best seats in the house! 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 show 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. You’ll have access to the Peacock Café, where you may meet that night’s guests and staff of the show. After the show, enjoy dinner for two at Soho’s Lure Fish Bar receiving nearly perfect scores by Zagat and named Critic’s Pick by New York Magazine for its flavorful seafood. Includes an overnight stay at a four-star luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan. Expires 11/1/20. Value: $4,600

 

5. BACKYARD BBQ FOR 50 PREPARED BY FOUR CELEBRITY CHEFS
Donated by: The Four Chefs

Get your grill ready! We’re bringing four award-winning chefs to your home for a memorable BBQ feast for 50 guests. The chefs will bring all the fixings. The only question for you – who’s lucky enough to be on the guest list? Here are a few of our chef friends who will preparing your BBQ:
  • Joe Kindred, Kindred, Davidson, NC
  • Ryan Prewitt, Pêche, New Orleans
  • Rocco Whalen, Fahrenheit, Cleveland
  • Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville
Please note BBQ will take place on a mutually agreeable date, and chef participation is subject to availability. If a chef is not available on scheduled date, they will be replaced with another fabulous chef. Value: Priceless

6. NOVAISPANIA BY PUEBLO BONITA
Donated by: Rob and Ruth Guerra

Novaispania, also known as Los Cabos, is paradise. With its elevated position on the rolling desert bluffs, Novaispania offers spectacular views of the blue waters of the Sea of Cortes as it merges with the Pacific Ocean. The 4,500 square foot, 4-bedroom home features gracious living areas, gourmet kitchens plus exquisite master bedrooms and baths. Each residence is well-equipped with the latest technology in communications, security, comfort and convenience. Your beautifully landscaped terrace has a large screen TV with your own private pool to provide an open-air lifestyle designed for privacy. Los Cabos has some of the world’s finest sportfishing, whale-watching and scuba diving. This area is also a premier golf destination with professionally-designed championship courses. Novaispania’s private villas offer world-class spas, restaurants and shopping. Your serene retreat awaits you the week (seven-day, six-night stay) of February 15, 2020. Value: $13,500

7. COLLECTION OF TREE PAINTINGS IN FOUR SEASONS
Donated by: The Children’s Inn

Brighten up your space with a series of four beautifully framed pieces of artwork, created with love, by our Inn children! Measuring 2 ft. x 2 ft., each painting features a stately tree during a different season of the year. The trees were painted during the course of two months by children age 5 – 12 years old. They delighted in the process of layering the paint colors and including thematic embellishments. Enjoy this vibrant collection, complete with snowflakes, flowers, pumpkins and kites, in your home or office for years to come! Value: Priceless