2019 Auction items2023-02-14T10:22:17-05:00
  • 4 Night Stay at the Park Hyatt Saint Kitts with First Class Round-Trip Airfare, Tumi Luggage and Tamara Comolli Jewelry Conde Nast 2018 Hot List Travel & Leisure Editor’s Pick Bloomberg where to go in 2018 NYT 2917 Best New Hotel   Experience Sophisticated Luxury Combined with Caribbean Charm At Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, guests will enjoy the highest levels of luxury. There spacious guestrooms and suites combine contemporary architecture with a timeless, colonial feel that taps into the rich historic roots of St. Kitts. Many of the suites offer individual pools with private sundecks offering unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and the neighboring island of Nevis. This package includes:
    • Four (4) nights in a suite at the Park Hyatt Saint Kitts
    • Two (2) 50-minute spa treatments at the Park Hyatt’s Miraval Life in Balance Spa
    • $100 Hyatt gift card for use at any of the resort facilities
    • Two (2) American Airlines First Class Air Certificates valued at $1,300 each
    • Couples Tumi Luggage Package
    • Tamara Comolli Sand Dollar Pendant Large Candy and Belcher Chain
    • TUMI LATITUDE International Carry-On
    • 22” x 14” x 9”
    • Available in Blush, Navy or Black
    Ladies’ bag is enhanced with a Tumi “Just in Case” packable backpack, and Men’s bag is enhanced with a Tumi Kelly Sling Bag. Tamara Comolli: The SAND DOLLAR pendant was designed out of deep love for the ocean and nature. The design is inspired by the „sand dollar“, a unique type of sea urchin, and its symmetrical shape and beautiful pattern on one side.
    • 18K rose gold
    • one brilliant cut diamond (approx. 0.16ct), G/vs
    • colorful sapphires and rubies (approx. 0.21ct)
    • 23,5 mm
    • inner width of link: 3,9 mm
    An elegant 18K rose gold chain with three drop-shape clasps for three different lengths.
    • 18K rose gold
    • 2.0 mm
    • adjustable lengths: 42, 46,5 or 51 cm (16,5″, 18,3″ or 20″)
    Value: $10,000 Generously donated by The Maritz family of companies; Maritz Motivation, Maritz Travel and Impact DimensionsTamara Comolli
  • Escape for the weekend at Susan and David Rockefeller’s “happy place,” a beautifully restored 18th century farmhouse in Bridgehampton, filled with surprises and little hints of magic, including a hand-carved mermaid. Although the area boasts a lively social scene, Susan shares that she has “always loved the Hamptons for their natural wonders, from the gorgeous beaches to the fresh local farms.”

    Explore the island and its myriad offerings, beautiful beaches, nature trails, antique shops, farm and ocean to table dining, local wineries, seafood shacks, farm stands, bakeries and cafes.
    This package includes:
    • Susan Rockefeller Refuse Plastic Silver Necklace
    • Paddle board lesson with Gina Bradley, founder of Paddle Diva
    • Personal tour of the South Fork Natural History Museum with Director Frank Quevedo
    • Early morning birding excursion
    • Lunch for four (4) at The American Hotel
    • Dinner for two (2) at The Bell & Anchor
    Susan Rockefeller Refuse Plastic Silver Necklace
    This beautiful “refuse plastic” necklace designed by Susan Rockefeller from the “protect what is precious” series is a perfect gift for eco-minded, green, Earth-loving loved ones. Chain: 18 inches Pendant: 1.25 inches Color:
    • (1) Silver
    • (1) Gold
    About Gina Bradley
    Gina Bradley is the founder and CEO of Paddle Diva, which was created in 2009 in East Hampton, NY. It is based on the premise that Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a way to get in shape and have a great experience on the water while offering a special mind-body connection. Paddle Diva has become a highly sought-after brand in The Hamptons, Montauk and Rincon, Puerto Rico. Gina has recently participated and has been an advisor in Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton’s two-day training called The XPT Experience in Montauk and Malibu and she is featured In Outside Magazine’s TV series on XPT.  She also has been featured in Bravo’s “Summer Share,” HGTV’s “Island Life,” and on Bethenny Frankel’s “Bethenny and Frederic.”
    About South Fork Natural History Museum
    The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) & Nature Center is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. It was founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists as The Nature Clubhouse in Amagansett. The museum is dedicated to teaching and inspiring families to become engaged and responsible caretakers of our planet now and for generations to come. Valid for a Friday, Saturday and Sunday stay. Value: Priceless Generously donated by The American Hotel, Paddle DivaSouth Fork Natural History Museum and Susan and David Rockefeller
  • Experience the luxury of your own private island with a stay at the award-winning COMO Parrot Cay.

    This package includes:
    • Five nights accommodation in a COMO Suite with an upgrade to the One-bedroom Beach House subject to availability on arrival
    • Round trip airport transfer
    • Complimentary full breakfast
    • In room Wi-Fi and Press Reader (digital newspaper)
    • Daily afternoon tea served in the resort library
    • Participation in complimentary scheduled activities (Yoga & Pilates) and all non-motorized water sport activities provided by the resort
    The Resort
    COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning Turks and Caicos luxury resort set on its own private island. With 1,000 unspoiled acres and mile-long beach, we deliver foot-in-the-sand luxury. All rooms, suites and beach villas have soothing interiors along with COMO’s service ethic, holistic therapies, yoga, diving and world-class cuisine. From its personalized service and sophisticated cuisine to its distinctive design and island beach, our Turks and Caicos luxury resort works hard to tailor the experience to your needs. This is because they know that everyone has a different idea of what a beach holiday should comprise. COMO Parrot Cay can orchestrate customized trips to neighboring islands; plan private dinners at secluded locations; arrange yoga, diving or snorkeling; and create adventures for families traveling together.
    COMO Suite
    Our oversized, one-bedroom COMO Suite offers guests the space and comfort to relax with a separate bathroom and living room. Both bathrooms are finished with white marble, and the en suite bathroom has a freestanding bathtub. The living room has a dining table and sofa area, as well as traditional Balinese furniture draped in white cotton. A large balcony floods the room with natural light, and has views of the resort’s landscaped gardens and the ocean beyond. The suite’s banquette can be converted, and a rollaway bed can be added to provide two additional single beds for children. Valid September 10, 2019 to September 10, 2020. Terms and Conditions:
    • Advanced booking is required and is subject to availability.
    • Extension of validity is not permitted.
    • Not valid over Thanksgiving, festive President’s Day Weekend, Easter, and Spring Break.
    • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional packages.
    • Cannot be redeemed for cash, and is non-transferable.
    Value: $15,000 Generously donated by COMO Parrot Cay
  • Complete Wellness Analysis Package by Dr. Richard Firshein Dr. Richard Firshein, known as “The Longevity King,” will design a HEAL (Health Extension and Longevity) anti-aging program exclusively for you. Using your DNA, he will conduct telomere length evaluation, food allergy and sensitivity testing, nutritional analysis, gut biome profile, hormone evaluation, and a vitamin/toxic exposure analysis to create a customized diet and nutrition and anti-aging plan. Your custom-designed program will include vitamin supplements and skin care products designed to prevent, eliminate, and reverse the signs and effects of aging. You will also receive a platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Dr. Firshein offers the opportunity to achieve optimal health and longevity using the latest technology and medical advancements. Dr. Firshein is board-certified in family medicine, and the leading authority in the fields of integrative, anti-aging, and precision-based medicine. At the Firshein Center in New York City, he uses cutting-edge, DNA-based, diagnostic, nutritional, gut biome, and allergy-based testing to create customized longevity and anti-aging protocols for his patients. He recommends “nutraceutical” treatments using customized vitamin supplements and an individualized dietary approach. Dr. Firshein is also the author of The Nutraceutical Revolution, the Vitamin Prescription for Life, Reversing Asthma and Your Asthma Free Child. His groundbreaking approach to medicine has been featured on numerous television shows and in magazine articles, including CBS Morning News, CNBC, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country.

    Susan Rockefeller
    Embracing the mantra “Protect What is Precious,” Susan Rockefeller is a documentary-filmmaker, designer, and longstanding environmentalist. Her award-winning films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. Her latest endeavor, Musings, is an online magazine that produces sharable digital content addressing complex global issues in an easily digestible format. In her philanthropic work, Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Southampton Arts Center, The Land and Garden Preserve and the We Are Family Foundation. She is an advisor to MADE SAFE, Food System 6, and Oceanic Global.
    David Rockefeller
    David Rockefeller, Jr., Chairman of Rockefeller & Co., is an active participant in the nonprofit arena, especially in the areas of environment, the arts and philanthropy. He served as a member of the Pew Oceans Commission from 2000-2003, and founded Sailors for the Sea in 2004 to educate the recreational boating community about significant challenges to ocean health. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
    Blue Hill at Stone Barns
    In spring of 2004, Blue Hill at Stone Barns opened within the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. The Barbers helped create the philosophical and practical framework for Stone Barns Center, a working four-season farm and educational center just 30 miles north of New York City, and continue to help guide it in its mission to create a consciousness about the effect of everyday food choices. Sourcing from the surrounding fields and pasture, as well as other local farms, Blue Hill at Stone Barns highlights the abundant resources of the Hudson Valley. There are no menus at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Instead, guests are offered the multi-taste Grazing, Rooting, Pecking menu featuring the best offerings from the field and market. Terms and Conditions: Dates based on availability Valid from September 2019 – September 2020 Value: Priceless Generously donated by Blue Hill at Stone Barnsand Susan and David Rockefeller
  • A custom designed, hand-made portfolio box containing 15 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints of Peter Beard’s iconic elephant images captured in Africa.  The photographs were reproduced from the original negatives to archival standards by Steve Rifkin.
    • The portfolio box measures 31 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches.
    • Each print is 24 x 30 inches, signed by the artist, and presented in an archival Mylar sleeve.
    • This portfolio was produced in 2008 and is one of fifteen sets and two artist proof sets.
    About Peter Beard
    Born in New York City, Peter Beard he went on a life-changing trip to Africa as a teenager with Quentin Keynes, the great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He returned as a college student, and in lieu of completing his senior thesis at Yale he mailed in his diaries from Kenya. In the 60s Beard received a special dispensation from President Kenyatta to purchase Hog Ranch in Kenya with the mandate that he film, photograph, write, and document the local flora, fauna, and peoples. He has exhibited his photos internationally for decades – in 1996, Beard’s exhibition at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris opened as the artist recovered from being trampled and speared in the leg by the tusk of an elephant. Throughout his travels and career Beard has befriended and collaborated with artists including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, Richard Lindner, Terry Southern, and Truman Capote. List of Photographs
    1. Life Cover, 1967
    2. Elephant’s Memory, 1972
    3. Gardeners of Eden, 1984
    4. Aberdare Forest Elephants, 1966
    5. Elephants at Night, 1984
    6. Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1984
    7. Tiva Lugga Tsavo North, 1965
    8. Elephant and Eland at Kathamula on the Tiva Dry River, 1965
    9. Elephant under Kilimanjaro, 1984
    10. Uganda Overpopulation with Alistair Graham for Wildlife Services, 1966
    11. Reaching Elephant, 1960
    12. “Starvo” 965 Elephants, 1976
    13. Bull Elephant Demonstration, 1965
    14. Rest in Peace, 1972-73
    15. Elephant Embryo, 1966
    No print in this portfolio may be reproduced by any process or technique without the written consent of Peter Beard Studio. Value: $150,000 Generously donated by Peter and Nejma Beard
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Premiere Screening of the New Robert Zemeckis film, The Witches plus Tamara Comolli Jewelry “The Witches,” a fantastical adventure from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”), starring Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative “The Witches” tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.  The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.  Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans. Premiere date and location to be determined. This film is not yet rated. Restrictions:
    • Auction item is valid for auction winner and one guest.
    • Winner must be at least 18 years of age.
    • At our sole discretion should event plans change, Warner Bros. reserves the right to substitute tickets to the Premiere of a different feature film.
    • Tickets cannot be sold, auctioned, traded, or transferred for another Premiere.
    • Winner is responsible for all travel costs (e.g. hotel, airfare, meals).
    • By participating, winner and guest must agree to abide by standard anti-piracy policies.
    • Cameras are prohibited at the Premiere.
    Tamara Comolli Sand Dollar pendant and Belcher chain: The Sand Dollar pendant was designed out of deep love for the ocean and nature. The design is inspired by the sand dollar, a type of sea urchin with a symmetrical shape and beautiful patterning. As a talisman, the Sand Dollar stands for the preservation of creatures of the sea and will remind you of our most valuable element, water.
    • 18K rose gold
    • 10 brilliant cut diamonds (approx. 0.19ct), G/vs
    • 22 mm
    • inner width of link: 3,9 mm
    • pendant comes without a chain
    An elegant Belcher 18K rose gold chain with three drop-shape clasps for three different lengths.
    • 18K rose gold
    • 2.0 mm
    • adjustable lengths: 42, 46,5 or 51 cm (16,5″, 18,3″ or 20″)
    Value: Priceless Generously donated by Warner Bros., Leslie and Robert Zemeckis and Tamara Comolli
  • Exclusive Malibu Beach House Weekend Escape Spend some very high-quality time in one of Malibu’s largest homes designed by sustainability expert Jennifer Schwab Wangers. Enjoy over 10,000 square feet of living space plus beautifully finished deck and stone verandas with breathtaking panoramic views. There are six large, beautifully appointed bedrooms and parking for more than 10 vehicles. The Mass Beverly kitchen features top of the line Gaggenau and Miele appliances and a Wolf range as well as a specially designed walk-in combination wine cellar, cheese and chocolate closet. The dining room table can accommodate at least 14 guests and looks out on uninterrupted views from Santa Monica to the Palos Verdes peninsula. The bar features a built-in Champagne machine that dispenses by the glass and the great room includes a supersized theater/video screen with in-wall speakers and subwoofer. There’s also a spacious deck for outdoor dining, a rooftop state-of-the-art outdoor entertainment center featuring large, fully equipped outdoor kitchen with Lynx teppanyaki grill and powered roasting spit. The outdoor, heated pool and hot tub is complemented by a custom-designed spa featuring massage tables, large dry sauna, and a full marble shower. Includes:
    • Three (3) nights
    • A $1,000 gift certificate to Nobu Malibu
    • A choice of a surf or paddleboard lesson for two (2), or in-home massage for two (2).
    Dates: August 1, 2020 through December 15, 2020 Value: Priceless Generously donated by Jennifer and Gordon Wangers
  • See Galápagos as Darwin did… Aboard the National Geographic’s new ship, Endeavour II, equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Travel from island to island to make fresh discoveries daily. Have up close encounters with fascinating wildlife that show no fear of humans. Hike, kayak, and zodiac cruise around intriguing islands. See what Darwin did not—grab some onboard snorkeling gear and explore under the sea. Alternatively, opt for a massage or reading time when the spirit moves you. This trip is a 10-day/9-night expedition exploring the Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II. Terms and restrictions: Prize valid for one Category 1 cabin for two persons for departure by October 1, 2020 to the Galápagos. Departure date is based on availability by Lindblad Expeditions and subject to holiday and other blackouts. Cabin booking and confirmation cannot be made until 45 days prior to sailing. Donation does not include air transportation; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature, alcoholic beverages, gift shop, etc.; passport expenses; extension; and gratuities to ship’s crew at traveler’s discretion. Value: $14,580 Generously donated by
  • Departure Port: Dakar

    Arrival Port: Dakar Departure Date: April 10, 2020 The Bissagos archipelago, located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, is one of the most protected places on the planet. Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it is made up of 88 islands, most of which are uninhabited. During this 8-day circuit you will venture ashore in Zodiac boats to get as close as possible to nature: pale-sand beaches, mangroves, and savannah that are home to birds of prey, pelicans, monkeys, gazelles, sea turtles, manatees, crocodiles, and saltwater hippos. You will also meet the Bidyogo people, whose matriarchal society and way of life has not changed for thousands of years.
    Stopover Itinerary
    Day 1: Dakar (Senegal) Day 2: Maio Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 3: Caravela, Escaramoussa’s beach, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 4: Ampincha, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 5: Orango Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 6: Orango Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 7: Binte, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 8: Laterite Beach, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) Day 9: Dakar (Senegal)
    About Le Dumont-D’urville
    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open to the outside. This new yacht boasts just 92 staterooms and suites, offering a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Value: $12,000 Generously donated by PONANT
  • Unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly design. The Soneva Kiri resort on the island of Koh Kood is nestled in a lush tropical rainforest with some of the best beaches in Thailand. The villas are spacious and tastefully decorated, blending in perfectly with the environment.

    This package includes:
    • 5 nights in a 4-bedroom villa suite (a maximum of 8 adults)
    • Daily breakfast
    The Resort
    Soneva Kiri is on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island. The resort takes sustainability seriously: cooking oil is recycled as biofuel, water gets reused several times, and the compost system is sophisticated. It features four restaurants offering upscale, yet authentic, Thai menus. There are activities galore including a seaside cinema whose screen appears to float on the water. Spend your days hiking through the lush jungle, swimming in nearby waterfalls or snorkeling in crystal clear waters. There’s even a state-of-the-art observatory where you can count the moons of Jupiter and marvel at Saturn’s translucent ring. Value: $50,000 – $80,000, depending on the season Generously donated by Soneva Kiri
  • “The Golden Angel – Tonight is What it Means to Be” by Bunta Inoue “I’ve got a dream about an angel on the beach. And the earth below is starting to shake. But I don’t see any angels in the city. I don’t hear any holy choirs sing.” Bunta Inoue is a renowned Japanese artist whose works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Rockefeller family and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. He has created art for shrines, temples and public spaces, and is the art director of the Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel. As a board member of Sailors for the Sea Japan he is active in the Kids Environmental Lessons Program (KELP). His artwork respects tradition while looking towards the bright future of Asian art. Inoue uses special materials such as Sumi ink, gold leaf, gold powder, platinum leaf, lapis lazuli and Echizen Japanese paper, handmade by Heisaburo Iwano. 1970 mm x 1070 mm unframed 2168 mm x 1260 mm x 60 mm framed Value: $130,000 Generously donated by Bunta Inoue

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