2018 Gala Auction
Take a look at some of the amazing items we are offering for bid during the 41st Seattle Festival of Trees Gala.
Take a look at some of the amazing items we are offering for bid during the 41st Seattle Festival of Trees Gala.
Private Viewing / Reception for 15 Couples - John Goodman Car Collection
Thirty car enthusiasts will join gala patron and avid car collector, John Goodman and staff, for an exclusive reception and viewing of his private car collection. Museum located at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle, Mr. Goodman's collection contains some of the snazziest cars around, including a Shelby Cobra, Ferrari FI, the 1967 Miss Budweiser, and many more exotic collectibles. A wonderful dinner will be catered by AQUA by El Gaucho featuring fabulous wines and a martini bar. Mutually agreeable date 2019 (Not valid in January, June or August).
Napa Valley, California Three Day Get-Away
Get ready for a fun-filled three-day California wine country experience in Napa Valley. Settle in at your Studio 4Forty stylish and sophisticated private guest house, overlooking mountains, vineyards and a picturesque 100-year-old barn. The guest houses are located in the heart of Napa Valley at the base of Howell Mountain, and just five minutes from St.
Helena and 10 minutes from Calistoga. Furnished with collected antiques and art, the accommodations have abundant outdoor spaces for relaxing with a glass of wine to enjoy the view or play bocce along an old stone wall with the vineyard beyond.
You’ll learn about winemaking and wine tasting from true insiders at two Napa Valley
boutique wineries. Be prepared to taste from the barrel, walk the vineyards, or even sit at the kitchen table with a winemaker, all the while discussing the art and science of making fine wines. This is truly an exclusive and unique vacation experience in Napa Valley that will be remembered for a life time!
Subject to availability. Blackout dates include Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend. A 60-day advance reservation is required. Guest houses can fill up quickly in harvest season which can sometimes require a longer advance reservation to secure a date.
Scottsdale Ranch Seven Night Stay
Head for the sun for a week stay in a PRIVATE RESIDENCE in the Scottsdale Ranch community located in Scottsdale. The resort-like setting is just 30 minutes from the airport. Your stay is in a custom decorated rambler with two bedrooms with private bathrooms plus a spacious master suite with jacuzzi and sitting area. The beautiful private landscaped back patio has high-top dining table, cozy fire pit, diving pool and hot tub.
Scottsdale is known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north, trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desert scape of hills, rock formations and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio. There is some incredible shopping as well for fashionistas!
Mutually agreeable seven-night stay. Not available February 10 – March 31, 2019. Home has two queen and one king bed. No pets or smoking. Cleaning fee included. Expiration Date: 7/1/2019
High Flying Airplane Hangar Wine Tasting Party for 20
Set your navigation to Everett, Washington and Paine Field for this three-hour party in a corporate hangar, complete with wine and heavy appetizers. Your party of 20 will sip Tailwinds wine while viewing restored vintage airplanes. See an Aviat Husky light aircraft,
a 1942 Stearman biplane WWII trainer, 5-year restoration; 1953 de Havilland Beaver, starring in the movie “Six Days and Seven Nights” which underwent a 6-year restoration; and a turbine-powered Grumman Goose - one of only four left flying in the world. The
Goose just completed an 8-year restoration. Also on display is a WWII Willys Jeep, a Korean War 1952 Willys Jeep and a 1952 Dodge Power Wagon.
• Heavy hors d'oeuvres and Tailwind Cellars wine
• Live Music
• Corporate Hangar at Paine Field
Date by mutual agreement. May 2019 to April 2020.
Robbi and Doug DeVries
Value: $ 2,000
Happiest Place on Earth! Anaheim CA for a family of Four
Vacation at the happiest place on earth – Disneyland where you and your guests will discover your inner child meet your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Goofy along Main Street, U.S.A., walk through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, explore Adventureland – the fun never ends! Then spend a day at Knott's Berry Farm, brimming with fun activities, shows and rides. Just beyond the great doors of the Hall of Arms at Medieval Times awaits the celebration arena, where you as the royal guest, will witness an authentic medieval tournament for the Battle of the Champion! Included is a tournament and dinner show.
• Four days / three nights’ accommodations at your choice of either DoubleTree Anaheim Resort, Embassy Suites Anaheim South, DoubleTree Orange County, or Hyatt Regency Orange County; (four people to one guestroom)
• Two-Day Park Hopper passes to Disneyland
• One-day admission to Knott's Berry Farm
• Medieval Times tournament and dinner show
Blackout dates: February 5-7, March 8-11, March 24-27, December 23-31. Minimum 30-day advance reservation.
Value: $ 3,800
Four Seahawks Club Level Tickets for December 23, 2018
Save the date of Sunday, December 23, 2018 as the Seahawks take on the Kansas City Chiefs. This fantastic football package includes special pregame access and the ideal in-game experience with Club Level Seats to watch the Hawks take on the Chiefs. As Seahawk pregame guests, you'll have up-close views from the sidelines as the players prepare for action. After warm-ups, you'll move up to your seats and cheer the Seahawks onto victory!
Game is subject to flex scheduling, please confirm kickoff time 5 days prior to game date. Experience non-transferable. Must be scheduled for December 23, 2018 game. Pregame sideline experience opens only to ticket recipients. Must be redeemed by December 1, 2018.
A Week in Italy - In the Tuscan Hill Town of Singlunga
Il Nido (The Nest) is a light, airy, restored walk-up townhouse apartment overlooking a lively piazza and a panoramic view of the Val di Chiana and the famous hill towns in the foothills. In a four story 17th century building, you occupy the top two floors, with the roof terrace too. Perfect for a romantic hide-away with candle lit dinner, or with 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths, invite another couple or bring the family. There’s even a sofa bed in the living room!
Every Tuesday morning is the large public market just outside the door and during the summer months enjoy access to the gated community pool for only 6 euros and just a short walk around the corner. Overlooking Montepulciano, famous for vino nobile and 45 minutes away from Siena, Chianti and 45 minutes to Montalcino and Brunello wine. A little over an hour from Florence and just over 2 hours from Rome. Or, four hours from unlocking your car in Sinalunga to stepping onto the deck of a vaporetto on the Grand Canal in Venice!
Valid through December 31, 2020.
Pastry Bake Off Competition for Six
You and five guests will enjoy a fabulous evening at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The host couple will arrive and settle into their Executive Suite where they will be overnight guests. Another two guest couples will also arrive and settle into their Deluxe King Rooms before beginning your very own group "Pastry Bake Off” competition.
Watch, interact with and learn from the Fairmont’s talented pastry team and watch your evening dessert being prepared. Your group will be invited into a private dining room to enjoy a four-course dinner featuring the Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s innovative, seasonal, northwest cuisine and FINISHED with your dessert creation! Your meal will be paired with in-house wines, specially selected to complement the menu. This promises to be a memorable experience with food, wine, and friends galore!
• Breakfast for six (inclusive of applicable taxes and 20% gratuity, excluding alcohol)
Date and menu must be mutually agreeable and not chosen less than six weeks out. Excludes December. Party is not to exceed 6 people. Menu is Chef’s choice with dietary restrictions of guests taken into consideration. Dinner inclusive of selected in-house wines, applicable taxes and 20% gratuity. Expires December 17, 2019.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Value: $ 5,000
Ballroom Dance Lessons for 20 Couples with Gala Co-Chair Seth Levin
Save the date for the evening of Monday, February 11 2019 as Gala Co-Chair and professional ballroom dancer Seth Levin teaches you to ballroom dance, do the rhythmic Cha Cha, finesse the Foxtrot or get energized with the Lindy Swing. The Fairmont Spanish Ballroom will be the venue for this two-hour class, followed by champagne and appetizers provided by the Executive Chef.
Levin started dancing at the age of 11. Dancing in local and national competitions he quickly became addicted to dancing. Over the years he has won many national competitions both as an individual competitor and with the many teams he has been on. He then attended Utah Valley University on a full-ride scholarship in Ballroom Dance. On the UVU tour team he danced on Dancing with the Stars, on the national competition stage as well as in Black Pool England at the world Championships placing with the team winning 3rd in Latin and 4th in Standard Ballroom. After College he went on to teach at DF dance Studio in Salt Lake City for 3 years as well as becoming the head of Ballroom Dance at the University of Utah teaching the Tour team and Ballroom Classes. Levin can teach and dance all 24 recognized Ballroom dances.
Seven Days at Villa Maddalena in Montisi, Tuscani for 18
Located in the center of a Medieval Tuscan hill town just two hours north of Rome, Villa Maddalena is an exquisitely restored home with nine bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths. It features all the modern amenities with old world charm, including lush private garden overlooking the countryside, small pool, fireplaces, antique piano, a dining room for up to 24 people and large gourmet kitchen with wood burning grill. Guides, chefs, cooking lessons, drivers all available in the area. Owner delighted to assist in your arrangements. Valid shoulder season, spring or fall 2019. Option to upgrade for alternate week for $1500.
Expires December 31, 2019.
Value: $ 8,500
Christmas Ship Cocktail Party for Six
The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Your party of six will delight in the holiday magic of the parade with a cocktail party at the townhome of guild member Patty Pacelli and her husband, Lonnie in Bellevue. Located on Meydenhauer Bay, you will have a balcony view overlooking Bellevue Marina to hear the choirs on board the Christmas Ship perform to guests aboard as well as to other boats and to those communities gathered on shore. Experience the Christmas Ships and prepare for the holiday event of the season!
Heavy appetizers and special hand-crafted holiday cocktails will be provided for this festive evening, prepared and served by Gala Co- Chairs Seth Levin and Marin Eovaldi. your Christmas ship viewing. Mutually agreeable date for 2018 Christmas Ship parade. Date specific
One Week at Casa Piazza, LaPunta, Mexico
Enjoy a striking blend of Mediterranean and Mexican style in the peaceful and natural setting at Casa Piazza. the multi-level, luxurious 8,000 square foot villa is located in the exclusive ocean front community of LaPunta and just a short drive from the Manzanillo, Mexico International airport. The luxurious vacation home has five bedrooms, each with a private balcony and king size bed and six and a half bathrooms. Enjoy the sculpted grounds, swimming pool, and two separate outdoor living areas, including a rooftop palapa with kitchen, wet bar, dining area and Jacuzzi. The villa is ideal for up to 12 people -- five couples or two families with children. At every turn you will find striking views, comfort and style. The villa is fully-staffed and available for your group - a house manager, personal chef, maid, houseman/ grounds keeper and offsite administrator. Once you arrive, you may never want to leave!
• Five-bedroom villa with 24-hour security
• Chef-prepared meals to your taste (food and beverage excluded)
• Purified water system throughout.
• Satellite TV/ VCR, DVD player, video library, internet email, direct phones, ping pong table, croquet, darts, fishing poles, snorkel equipment and more Excludes airfare and ground transportation. Subject to availability. Valid for a Saturday - Saturday stay. Blackout dates include weeks of major holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter/ Spring Break. Excludes resort fee, gratuity, food and beverages. Minimum Bidder age required is 30 years and must accompany guests at villa. Excludes food, beverages, gratuities.
Value: $ 14,500
Betz Wine Dinner for Eight
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend a very special evening with Betz Family Winery managing owners Steve and Bridgit Griessel. They will be opening up their home in Redmond to your party of eight for a memorable evening of fine dining and wine. A sumptuous meal will be prepared by one of the Pacific Northwest’s most celebrated chefs - Russell Lowell, owner of Russell's Restaurant, Russell Lowell Catering and Russell's Garden Cafe at Molbak's and paired with the incredible wines from Betz Family Winery, creating wines of individual character with a blend of richness.
Betz Family Winery
Russell Lowell Restaurants & Catering