2011 Auction Catalog


Week long Ski Vacation in Jackson Hole, WY: 5 nights for TWO in a deluxe room at the Bentwood Inn, Jackson Hole, WY, including two 3-day ski passes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (must be used 3 out of 4 consecutive days).   Available to the winning bidder between Dec 1, 2010 – April 4, 2011, on a space available basis, excluding 12/20/10 – 1/2/11 and 2/12/11 – 2/21/11.  Children in room  $25/night additional.  (Retail value: $1950.00)

Minimum Bid Price: $1,000

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa:  5 night stay in an Ocean View room

Retreat to a brilliant tropical playground at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, situated only steps from world-famous Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Spanning 5.2 acres of picturesque beauty and splendor, this spectacular Waikiki Hawaii hotel resort blends the spirit of “Aloha” with an atmosphere that is warm, comfortable and inviting. Here, you create your own paradise.   (Value:  $1650)                    www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hnlmc-waikiki-beach-marriott-resort-and-spa/

Week long vacation in Brazil: A week-long stay at a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 and ½ bath beach house located in Iguape Beach in Ceara, Brazil.  Iguape Beach is located about 40km from Fortaleza, a city in northeast Brazil that is a favorite vacation spot for Brazilians and Europeans.  Just a five minute walk from miles of lovely tropical beaches, the house has a living room with TV and DVD, kitchen, dining room, two verandas and a master balcony.  Comfortably sleeps six people (more if you wish to sleep in hammocks). (Retail Value: $1000.00)

Minimum Bid: $500.00



Week long vacation in Ireland: This tiny stone two-bedroom cottage originally built in the mid 1800’s is nestled in West Cork valley on the spectacular Sheeps Head  Peninsula. Less than one mile to the sea, the cottage is surrounded by rolling fields, grazing horses, sheep and cows. With excellent hiking trails, several nearby golf courses, and great stargazing, this is possibly the quietest corner of Ireland. Two miles from the village of Durrus, five miles to the Town of Bantry. One hour from Cork Airport, three hours from Shannon Airport. (Value: $750).

Toronto Hilton: Two Night Weekend Stay for 2 in an Executive Junior Suite
(Value: $600)

Hotel Sofitel: One Night Weekend Stay for (2) in deluxe accommodations in Lafayette Square (Value: $300)

DC Weekend Getaway Package: Topaz Hotel/Tabard Inn Two-Night Weekend Stay in deluxe accommodations at the Topaz Hotel, a romantic, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Washington, DC featuring exotic decors and peaceful specialty rooms.  Paired with a $75 gift certificate to Tabard Inn Restaurant to complete your getaway. (Value: $575).  www.topazhotel.com •   www.tabardinn.com

One Night Stay at Intown Uptown Inn: luxury accommodations at our very own award winning bed and breakfast • 16th Street Heights (Value: $170)

One Night Stay at Adam’s Inn Bed and Breakfast: a Victorian B&B spanning three 100-year old buildings on a quiet residential street, has been a “home away from home” for international and budget-conscious travelers for 20 years. • 1746 Lanier Place, NW         (Value: $150)

Moroni & Brother’s Restaurant: $50 gift certificate to our neighborhood fireoven pizza joint.  Voted DC’s Best Cheap Eats 3 years running • Petworth http://www.moroniandbrothers.com/

Clyde’s, An American Bar: $60 gift certificate       http://www.clydes.com/main/index.cfm

Fusion Restaurant & Bar: $50 gift certificate, Modern Indian and American Flavors      • Petworth   www.fusionrnb.com

Highland’s Café and Grill: $50 gift certificate • 16th St. Heights

Red Derby: $50 gift certificate • Columbia Heights http://www.redderby.com/

Tonic Restaurant and Bar: $50 gift certificate • Mount Pleasant http://www.tonicrestaurant.com/

Marakessh Moroccan Restaurant: Seven course dinner for 10 – Belly dancing provided!  (Value: $310) http://www.marrakesh.us/

YES! Organic Market: Gift basket of yummies, including wine and a $100 gift card.  (Value:  $200)  http://www.livingnaturally.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=626D898C04BE4BDF91F7DE5E80E4133D


Cocktails with Stacie Turner and the cast of the Real Housewives of DC: Drinks and conversation with Bravo’s newest stars. (Value: Priceless)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Washington Post columnist Colbert King: Lunch and Conversation. (Value: Priceless)

Michel Martin, host of “Tell Me More” on NPR: A morning in the Studio.           (Value: Priceless)

Gourmand Dinner for four with wine pairings:  Prepared and served in your home by Todd Bensten and John Roane. (Value: $250)

Inside A Production: A Day on the Set with Producer/Director Peggy Pacy and Edna Snow Jensen. (Value:  Priceless)

Family Memories Package: Weekend Guided Tour of the National Zoo for 10          (Value:  $50).  Scrapbook about your trip to the zoo at a Scrapbooking Party for 4 adults with Alison Appel, demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! (Value: $50)

Washington Capitols Game: 2 Tickets. Limited date availability. (Value: $170)

Washington Nationals: 4 tickets to any Washington Nationals Game in the 2011 season. Donated by Councilmember Kwame Brown.  (Value: $360).

Family Baseball Evening: 2 tickets to Bowie Baysox in May or April of 2011 ($18 value), paired with a handcrafted chip and dip kit from Route 11 Chips. (Value: $40)

An Afternoon Sail on the Chesapeake with Dixcy Bosley-Smith and Nolan Smith: Two adults can enjoy the wind, water, peace and quiet on the Nolans’ boat.             (Value: Priceless)

Two 1/2 Hour Introductory Voice Lessons: with Soprano Kate Vetter Cain          (Value: $70)

Liberty Mountain:  2 Beginner Ski or Snowboard Packages.  Includes a restricted lift ticket to beginner ski area, complete rentals and 90 minute class lesson.  Lift ticket cannot be upgraded.  Not valid Saturdays and holidays.  Valid during 2010 – 2011 ski season.  Ages 8 and older.  (Value: $150)   www.skiliberty.com

Whitetail Resort: 2 Beginner Learn to Ski/Snowboard Packages.  Includes a restricted lift ticket, use of ski rental or snowboard equipment, and a group lesson.  Package not upgradeable and cannot be used with any other offers.  Excludes holiday periods.  Expires 4/1/11 or end of 2010-2011 ski season, whichever comes first.                             (Value: $172) www.skiwhitetail.com

Wintergreen Resort: 4 mid-week recreation coupons for green fees, lift tickets, outdoor tennis or admission to Aquatics and Fitness Center, Wintergreen VA                 (Value: up to $200)   WintergreenResort.com

Reddemeade Equestrian Center: One month group horseback riding lessons for 1 person •  Silver Spring MD (Value: $195)   www.reddemeade.com


Audubon Naturalist Society: One-year family membership • Chevy Chase MD         (Value: $50) www.anshome.org

Air and Sea Package: 2 passes to College Park Aviation Museum (Value: $8) •  4 passes to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (Value: $52) www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/ www.cbmm.org

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens:  4 passes.  The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century French decorative art and furnishings. The collection includes Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain. Encircled by woodlands, the twenty-five acre estate provides visitors a tranquil oasis of luscious formal gardens. (Value: $48) www.hillwoodmuseum.org

The Kreeger Museum: 6 admission passes.  The museum is known for its works from Impressionist and American artists from the 1850s to the 1970s, and a collection of traditional pieces from west and central Africa. • Foxhall Rd, DC (Value: $60) www.kreegermuseum.org

National Museum of Women in the Arts: One year Dual/Family membership, 4 guest passes and book “Exploring Art:  A Student Guide to Viewing Museum Exhibitions.”  (Value: $123) www.nmwa.org

Newseum: 4 passes (expires 12/31/10). (Value: $80) www.Newseum.org

International Spy Museum: 4 passes. (Value: $72) www.spymuseum.org

A Night Out in Silver Spring:  AFI Theatre: 4 passes. (Value:  $40) • Dinner for Two at Fire Station 1 Restaurant & Brewing Co. (Value: $50) www.afi.com/silver/new  www.firestation-1.com

Wooly Mammoth: 2 tickets to any Mainstage Performance during 2010-2011 season (Value: $120) www.woollymammoth.net

Artwork from Brian Petro: Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Value: $500) www.brianpetro.com

Photo Restoration: of family photograph and 2 11 x 14 prints of the photo from artist Franz Jantzen (Value: $225)  http://www.franzjantzen.com/

Allen Custom Frame & Biscarr Fine Art: $200 gift certificate http://www.biscarr.com


Glen Echo Park Entertainment Package: 2 tickets to any Adventure Theatre Mainstage Production (Value: $34)/4 tickets to The Puppet Company Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Value: $40) www.adventuretheater.org/www.thepuppetco.org

Crafty Family Fun: $20 gift certificate to Build-a-Bear plus 2 outfits (Value: $35) • a gift certificate to Color Me Mine Pottery http://www.colormemine.com/

Kaizen Karate: Two $100 gift certificates towards an 8 week karate course. (Value: $200) www.kaizenkaratemd.com

Hour and a Half Birthday Party for 16 children: ages one through eight, complete with activities, grab bag, cake and healthy finger food • Marcia Finn, Bright Start Childcare (Value: $325)

Birthday Party Classroom Rental at Glen Echo Park: for 35 people for 4 hours; includes 20 tickets to historic Dentzel Carousel (Value: $145) www.glenechopark.org

Stoddert Soccer #1: Two Single registrations. Comes with your own ball.                   (Value: $70 per registration plus $15 ball), www.stoddert.com

Stoddert Soccer #2: Two Family Registrations. Comes with your own ball.               (Value: $165 per registration plus $15 ball) www.stoddert.com

Cat and Dog Pendant Necklace and Earrings:  Michele Thiec, Silpada Jewelry Representative (Value: $50) www.mysilpada.com/michele.thiec

3 Bracelets for Girls from Three Hip Cats (Value: $36)

3 private yoga lessons
with Beth Lawrence (Value: $195)

STROGA: 10 pack of yoga or training classes.  Redeem by 12/2010.  (Value: $130)

Quiet Mind Yoga: 2 weeks of unlimited yoga.  http://www.quietminddc.com/

Maryland Youth Ballet: 1 adult class card for 10 classes (ballet, stretch, classical, core conditioning or broadway jazz)  • Silver Spring, MD (Value: $160)

Rock Creek Sports Club: Three Month Membership.  Expires 3/25/11.  • Silver Spring, MD (Value: $210)  http://www.rockcreeksportsclub.com/

Curves of Takoma Park: Two Month Membership, including enrollment fee.  Expires 3/25/11.  (Value: $300)  http://www.midatlanticcurves.com/

Alternative Healing Package: Acupuncture Services with Jim Pastore: Initial Evaluation (up to 2 hours valued at $150) and first treatment (up to 1 hour valued at $75) Reconnective Healing Session: One session by Heidi Sankofa (Value: $100) thereconnection.com

Comprehensive Eye Exam: XSpectical Eye Care, 1516 U Street (Value: $65) www.xspecticaleye.com


Face and Hair Package: Express Silk Peel with Digital Skin Analysis at Radiance Med Spa DC (Value: $250) /Haircut with Rebecca Haehnle, owner of Parlour Salon         (Value: $80) www.radiancedc.com/ www.parlourdc.com

Bella Natural Essentials Spa Basket: Spa Gift Basket of Natural Hair Care Products including; hair products, soaps, scrubs and creams (Value: $100) www.etsy.com/shop/Bnessentials

Silpada Jewelry: Sterling Silver Necklace and Earrings donated by Michele Thiec, Silpada Jewelry Representative. (Value: $71)  www.mysilpada.com/michele.thiec/

3 Pair of Earrings, Three Hip Cats (Value: $45)

Jewelry by Cassandra McKee (Value:  $50)


Room Redesign: Using what you currently own, artist and designer Cynthia Lee will transform one room in your home. Add a bouquet of flowers from Johnson’s Florists. (Value: $425) www.cynthialeequinn.com

Gene Delgado Interiors: Gene Delgado is known throughout Washington DC as one of the city’s premiere home designers. Bring Gene and his ideas into your own home for a 2 to 3 hour Design Consultation that includes notes and drawings when you are finished.  (Value: $500)

Day Passes for Little Rascals Doggie Day Care: Two 10-day-packs.    ($280 value per pack) littlerascalsdogpark.com

City Paws Animal Hospital: $275 gift certificate.  www.citypawsdc.com

Electrician Services from Greg Addison: 3 hours of electrical service from a licensed electrician.  (Value: $250)

Mark Sugg and his Truck will Haul Away Your Junk! (Value:  Priceless)

Pick-up truck full of cut/split wood for your cozy winter fires. (Value:  $75)

Business Consulting: 4 hours of business consulting (strategy, marketing, business efficiency, operations) or home or business organization assistance provided by Natalie Cooper Berthe, MBA, MAIC.  Expires 3/25/11.  (Value: $500)

Bike Tune Up or Repair: from Fhar Miess, professional bicycle framebuilder.           (Value: $75) www.sumoudcycles.com

Stoddert Soccer Gear: Woman’s Polo Shirt and Medium NIKE rain jacket with Stoddert logo. (Value: $110) www.stoddert.com