“This Is It!” 2014 Gala Silent Auction

Check out a preview of some of the amazing silent auction items to be featured at “This Is It!” Friends of Larkin Street Annual Gala on Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

 

“THE CARIBBEAN’S BEST BEACH” GRAND CAYMAN VACATION
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Enjoy a 5-night stay in a private luxury condo on world famous Seven Mile Beach.  This fabulous 2-bed, 2-bath condo is located right on the beach and features a gourmet kitchen, air conditioning, private screened balcony, and breathtaking views of Grand Cayman’s famous clear blue waters from every room.  Relax on the white sand beach that was recently named “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine and enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling at nearby Cemetery Reef.  The complex also features a fresh water pool and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, barbeque grills and daily maid service.  Subject to availability and airfare not included.


LUXURY LIVING IN THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS
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Enjoy everything that Ogden Valley, Utah has to offer during a 1-week stay in a gorgeous 4-bed (+ den), 3-bath luxury private home that features a chef’s kitchen,  as well as spectacular views of the Pineview Reservoir and Wasatch Mountains.   Located 1-hour north of Salt Lake City in the Trappers Ridge development of Wolf Creek Golf Resort with easy access to the clubhouse with a gym, pool and hot tub.  Just minutes away from world class skiing at Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.  Enjoy skiing, golf, hiking, fishing and a variety of other activities away from the crowds of Park City.  Subject to availability and airfare not included.
Donated by Laura Powell & Chuck Byce


MONTEREY BAY FLIGHT & WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE
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You and three lucky guests will fly the scenic (30 minute) flight from Marin (Novato or San Rafael) to Monterey in your own pressurized, six-seat private executive airplane flown by an experienced pilot (3,000+ hrs).  You will then be driven to the Cannery Row to board a special whale watching cruise to see humpbacks, blue whales, dolphins, and possibly killer whales in Monterey Bay.  Upon return you will be treated to lunch at the scenic Fisherman’s Wharf, then you will visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Then you and your happy comrades will be whisked back to the airport for the short return flight over beautiful San Francisco Peninsula arriving back in Marin by early evening.  What a story you will have to tell!
Donated by Miriam & Robert Mills


ULTIMATE WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND

SawyerStagsYou and your guests will enjoy a two night stay at a beautiful private home in Calistoga at the base of the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley and will be treated to an Estate Collection Tour and Tasting for up to 12 people at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa (the winery famous for winning best red wine in the 1976 Judgement of Paris). This luxurious 6-bed, 5.5-bath Tuscan style home features a full gourmet chef’s kitchen and sleeps up to 12 in the main house and in the guest house on the property.  Relax pool side, in the cabana, hot tub or by the  outdoor fireplace and BBQ after a perfect afternoon tasting award winning wines and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley, vineyards and spectacular sunset vistas. Subject to availability October to May.
Donated by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars & Ken Sawyer


THE AMAZING RACE – SAN FRANCISCO STYLE!
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Host a group of up to 25 for an Amazing Race inspired adventure game in San Francisco where you and your teams solve clues delivered by smartphone. Perfect for family reunions, birthdays and bachelor parties. Package includes personalized trivia questions for your game, an onsite game producer from the Go Game, a live judging round, an after party at Schroeders SF with appetizers & a round of beers for your group, and a private post-game website for your group’s photos and videos from your Go Game adventure.  The adventure will take place on a Saturday around the Embarcadero and Ferry Building area, ending at Schroeders.
Donated by The Go Game & Schroeders SF


GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS EXCLUSIVE VIP EXPERIENCE
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You and a guest will watch the Golden State Warriors take on their rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, from the very best seats in the house while wearing your own autographed Harrison Barnes Warriors jersey! Arrive prior to the game and enjoy curbside valet parking just steps from the exclusive VIP entrance to Oracle arena. Once inside, you can relax in the VIP Club before heading to your seats just 10 feet away from the visiting team bench (which means you will probably be on TV)!  Package includes two 2nd row Courtside Club seats in Section 5, two VIP Club passes (includes food, beer, wine & soft drinks), a curbside valet parking pass and an autographed Harrison Barnes jersey. The 2014/ 2015 NBA schedule will be announced in August and you will attend one of two regular season home games against the Clippers.  
Donated by the Golden State Warriors & Eddie Lee


TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
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Watch two-time World Series winners, the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with three of your friends! Includes four Lower Box Tickets and Club Level Passes to a 2014 San Francisco Giants regular season home game of your choice at AT&T Park.
Donated by the San Francisco Giants

 

UNFORGETTABLE DINNER PARTY FOR SIX IN YOUR HOME
106105_250Host a dinner party your guests will never forget!  Exclusive Sonoma-based private chef with 20 years of experience, Erin Shallot, will come to your home to cook a delicious, custom three course meal with incredible high-end wine pairings for each course for you and five guests.  The best part is a server will also be on hand to make sure you don’t have to lift a finger!
Donated by Chef Erin Shallot, Anna Marie Events, Michael Hoy & Allison Wysocki


CHAUFFEURED NAPA WINE TRIP
Chauffeured Napa ImageA day in Napa for six!  You and five guests will enjoy a chauffeured tour of Napa Valley.  Includes lunch at Dean & Deluca or Mustard’s Grill and complimentary wine tastings at any combination of partner wineries including Grgich Hills, Rombauer Winery, Flora Springs Estate, Regusci Winery and Frank Family Vineyards.  If there are additional wineries you’d like to visit, they can  be accommodated but tastings will not be hosted.
Donated by Charity Auction Fundraising LLC

 

STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS TOUR, TASTING & WINE

Stags Leap Logo 2You and five of your friends will enjoy an Estate Collection Tour and Tasting at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley (the winery famous for winning best red wine in the 1976 Judgement of Paris). You will also receive a 750ml bottle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2008 CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy at home or with friends! Rated 97 points by Wine Enthusiast. One sip is all it takes to fall in love with this 100% Cabernet, which hails from the winery’s Stags Leap District vineyards. It’s soft, lush and opulent in blackberry, cherry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and smoky oak flavors. Although it was aged in 100% new French oak, the oak isn’t at all heavy. Rather, it’s perfect, adding just the right touch of smoke. Really fabulous, and the tannins define Stags Leap, so strong yet sweetly refined. If you can keep your hands off it, this is a wine to cellar for many years.”  Donated by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Anna Rembold & Jennifer Stephan


HARLAN ESTATE “THE MAIDEN”

117831l750ml bottle of the fabulous 1999 vintage of “The Maiden” by famed cult winery, Harlan Estate.  Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast.  “The 1999 The Maiden (700 cases) is a more evolved, slightly lighter, less prodigious example of its bigger sibling, the Harlan Estate. The dense saturated purple-colored 1999 The Maiden exhibits an evolved sweet nose of cedar, black currants, licorice, and smoke as well as outstanding density, purity, and ripeness, medium to full body, and firm but unobtrusive tannin in the finish.”
Donated by Trevor Jones


FARALLON ISLANDS WHALE WATCHING CRUISE
imageYou and a friend will spend a day aboard the 56-foot Salty Lady on a whale watching cruise to the Farallon Islands.  The trip is led by an expert Oceanic Society naturalist to assist with locating whales, identifying seabirds and other marine life, and provide informative presentations throughout the trip on the islands and marine ecology of the area.  The Farallon islands are 27 miles beyond the Golden Gate and are host to 36 species of marine mammals, including 18 species of whales and dolphins, and more than 250,000 nesting seabirds.  Full-day cruise for two people.   Available on Saturdays and select Sundays, from mid-May through November.
Donated by the Oceanic Society

HANDCRAFTED STERLING SILVER NECKLACE
Ovals NecklaceTreat yourself to a large multi oval sterling silver pendant necklace with a lightly hammered texture and a brushed matte finish, handcrafted by Portland, OR based jewelry designer, Andrea Wysocki. This beautiful oval cluster hangs from a 24” sterling silver chain. Wear this necklace layered or alone, either way you will be sure to get noticed!
Donated by Andrea Wysocki Jewelry


FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
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An intimate family portrait photography session with award winning photographer Joshua Ets-Hokin, voted
“Best Portrait Photographer” in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best of the Bay. The package includes a photography session, and a limited edition black and white hand-printed photograph signed and matted to 16×20 or a $500 studio credit.
Donated by Ets-Hokin Studios

For information or questions regarding the auction, please contact Mallory Elliott at 415-498-5035 (see auction donation form for more details).
Silent Auction Donation Form