Welcome to the CHOC Cherishes Children Gala 2016 Live Auction Page. Get ready to raise your paddle for the opportunity to be the lucky winner for the following fabulous Live Auction Items to help raise funds for CHOC Children's Hospital. We have several once in the lifetime opportunities to auction on February 6, 2016 at City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim. Please join us for a night to remember!
Drive in Style
They say that Life is a Highway. Well if that’s the case, you might as well conquer that highway in style! Be the envy of all those you pass on the road and get to your destination in luxury! Raise your paddle tonight for the chance to be the lucky winner of the all-new 2016 Acura RDX! This stylish SUV features a 3.5 liter V6 engine and Acura’s signature JewelEyeTM LED headlights and taillights. Its top of the line Advanced Package includes 18-inch machined alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and all the wonderful media and connectivity features that will keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road. With an improved highway fuel economy rating, you’ll get 19 city miles, 28 highway miles, and 22 combined miles while using the All-Wheel Drive feature. This car has everything you will need and want! No excuses needed to hit the road!
Valued at $43,420
Graciously donated by: American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
*Winning bidder will be responsible for tax, license, and registration.
Harry Winston Midnight Rose Gold Timepiece
Do you have a watch in your collection that goes with all the outfits in your wardrobe? You may have silver and gold, but do you have rose gold? The Ladies Midnight Rose Gold timepiece from Harry Winston is the perfect addition for that subtle hint of color on your wrist. The classic and timeless style will last decades to come! This water-resistant 18K rose gold timepiece boasts 103 brilliant-cut diamonds on its face and bezel. The 39mm quartz watch features a champagne dial and satin, rose gold ardillon buckle strap. All Harry Winston timepieces are manufactured in Geneva, Switzerland. Raise your paddle and be the lucky winner tonight!
Valued at $21,200
Graciously donated by: Michael Moser, Harry Winston South Coast Plaza
Inspirational Solomeo Experience
Inspirational Solomeo Experience
Exclusive tour of the Brunello Cucinelli headquarters in Solomeo, Italy. A collection known for its elegant and timeless apparel, the Cucinelli headquarters is located in a 14th century castle, restored to its ancient splendor over a period of 25 years. The visit will include a tour of the Solomeo hamlet, a traditional Umbrian lunch in the company cantina and a guided tour of historic Umbria and Assisi, one$3,000 gift card,* a private fitting appointment with Mr. Cucinelli’s tailor, and meet and greet with Mr.Cucinelli.** Luxury hotel accommodation will be provided for 2 nights at the Nun Assisi Relais & Spa.
9:30 am Private car transfer from origin city to Solomeo
11:30 am Arrival in Solomeo for a tour of the hamlet
1:00 pm Lunch at the company cantina
2:30 pm Inside look at the production facility and School of Crafts
3:30pm Shopping store visit at Solomeo boutique
4:00 pm Transfer to Assisi. Check-in at the Nun Assisi Relais & Spa
8:00 pm Dinner at San Francesco restaurant
9:00-am Guided tour of historic Umbria and Assisi
12:45 pm Lunch in historic Umbria
2:30 pm Transfer to Solomeo for visit with Mr. Cucinelli’s tailor for a private fitting appointment and shopping at Solomeo boutique
4:30pm Transfer to hotel 7:00pm Dinner in Perugia
Private car transfer back to origin city
Valued at $10,000
*to be used South Coast Plaza boutique
***Airfare not included
Enjoy a three-night stay in the heart of beautiful Napa Valley wine country with accommodations ideal for four couples at the Gamble’s private and secluded guest house. Experience wine-country living in this beautiful home off the beaten path just outside the town of Yountville tucked away near the Napa River. The home has two king rooms with en suite bathrooms, two queen rooms with a shared bath, a swimming pool, and chef’s kitchen. Four lucky couples will enjoy a private tasting and a vineyard tour at Gamble Family Vineyards historic Lincoln Ranch in Oakville. They will also enjoy a sunset dinner with Peter Thompson, owner of Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards on his 3-level, 1,000 square foot redwood deck atop Diamond Mountain that overlooks Napa Valley. A private estate wine tasting with a sectional of seasonal accompaniments at Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville and Saint Helena Winery in historic Saint Helena, and a private tour and additional tasting at Dana Estates in Rutherford also await you! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience Napa in style!
Also included are bottles of wine to add to your collection to enjoy before or after your Napa Getaway. Included is a 1994 Opus One (1000), 2010 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon (200), 2013 Peter Michael “Ma Danseuse” Pinot Nior (125), 2010 Chateau Gruaud Larose (100), 2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (75), 2012 Stuhlmuller Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (45) and several more!
Valued at $10,500
Graciously donated by: Gamble Family Vineyards, Wine Country Concierge, and the 2016 CHOC Cherishes Children Gala Committee
*Airfare not included
The Ultimate Anaheim Sports Fan
Calling all sports fans in the O.C.! This one’s for you. If you are a fan of the Anaheim Ducks and Angels Baseball, you are going to love this!
Imagine yourself and a guest hopping on a plane headed to Las Vegas, Nevada with the Anaheim Ducks for the NHL Awards (date projected to be June 22, 2016). This ultimate fan getaway includes airport transportation, hotel accommodations, and dinner for two the night before the awards ceremony. You will also receive four Plaza Level tickets to a 2016-2017 Ducks home game and two Ducks jerseys autographed by Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry!
It doesn’t end there! If you and your family are big Angels Baseball fans, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Enjoy a once in a lifetime family experience at Angels Stadium. You will receive six tickets to the May 19, 2016 game when the Angels host the Los Angeles Dodgers. This package includes the opportunity for one child (age 5-12) to act as Honorary Bat Boy/Bat Girl while suited up in an Angels uniform and one child (age 5-12) will have the opportunity to announce “Play Ball!” It also includes the opportunity for one adult to throw the ceremonial First Pitch and one individual will have the lucky chance to deliver the honorary Game Ball prior to the start of the game. Also at the top of the 4th inning, one child (age 5-12) will get to “steal third”. All experiences will be shown on the Jumbotron and a DVD will be made for you to enjoy later with family and friends.
Valued at $13,000
Graciously donated by: Anaheim Ducks and Angels Baseball Foundation
Escape to Luxury
Here’s your chance to escape to one of Exclusive Resorts 19 luxurious destinations. Whether you’re up for an island getaway, a mountain side adventure or a city excursion, there is sure to be a destination perfect for you. Enjoy 4-nights in one of the Club’s exquisitely appointed two to five bedroom private residences that can accommodate up to ten of your closest friends, family, or if you’re feeling generous colleagues . Averaging 3,500 square feet in size, each residence is equipped in luxuries like gourmet kitchens, private pools and other five-star resort amenities. You will work closely with an Exclusive Ambassador who will help plan your trip alongside a dedicated on-site concierge to fulfill your every request while on your vacation including pre-arrival grocery delivery service and daily housekeeping.
Valued at $10,000
Graciously donated by: Stephanie Argyros
*Airfare and excursions not included.
**Details / Terms & Conditions: Vacation will consist of one consecutive 4-night stay in an available Exclusive Resorts residence in an eligible destination for an individual (23 years of age or older) and his/her guests. Vacation is not transferable and is subject to terms and conditions of the Exclusive Resorts Gateway Usage Escape Agreement, including without limitation maximum occupancy restrictions. Travel must occur by Nov 20, 2016, and will be forfeited if not completed by Nov 20, 2016. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply (including but not limited to the seven-day periods surrounding holiday weeks). Additional nights in the residence may be added at a rate of $1995/night. Rate subject to change. Eligible Gateway Escape destinations include: Los Cabos, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Kiawah, South Carolina; Newport Beach, California; Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica; Real del Mar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Sea Island, Georgia; Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii; Scottsdale, Arizona; La Quinta, California; Las Vegas, Nevada (travel available Sunday through Thursday only); Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Deer Valley, Utah; Snowmass, Colorado; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Telluride, Colorado. Eligible destination subject to change. Reservations for specific dates, residences and destinations are subject to availability. Air and ground transportation to and from destination and all other expenses, including but not limited to meals and drinks, phone calls, government fees, transfers, insurance, any taxes and optional activities such as golf or spa treatments are the sole responsibility of traveler. See www.exclusiveresorts.com for more information. Gateway Escape by Exclusive Resorts is a service mark of Exclusive Resorts, LLC. Exclusive Resorts and the Exclusive Resorts flower logo are registered trademarks of Exclusive Resorts, LLC. ©2014, Exclusive Resorts, LLC. All rights reserved.
***Delivery of your preferred grocery items are included so your home is stocked for your arrival (cost of groceries will be added to your house bill).
On the Pacific
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Spring than by spending it on the open waters of the Pacific! Imagine yourself and 5 of your closest friends spending the day sailing on the RIO 100 Racing Boat. You will start your journey in Newport Beach and make your way to Catalina Island! The RIO 100 is the longest racing sail boat on the West Coast at 100 feet long and is one of only 6 worldwide! It is also the winner of the Barn Door Trophy in 2015, one of the most prestigious trophies for ocean racing. Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages will be included. Real drinks offered once back in Newport!
*Due to racing schedule, date must be scheduled the second half of May 2016
Continue your Pacific adventure with a fabulous week stay in a beautiful two bedroom villa at the award winning Club Ocho Cascadas in romantic Puerto Vallarta Mexico! Your villa for four includes a private pool and overlooks Conchas Chinas Beach. Additional services such as an in-villa masseuse and chef services make this the perfect adult getaway!
* Reservation based on availability during the months of April through October. Certificate expires November 1, 2017.
Valued at $30,000
Graciously donated by: Sophie & Manouch Moshayedi and the Giddings Family
**Airfare not included
Purple & Gold
Ever wanted to meet a 5x NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, 18x NBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, and future NBA Hall of Famer? Well, here’s your chance! They say all good things must come to an end, and we can’t think of a better way to meet the superstar Kobe Bryant than in his last and final season with the Los Angeles Lakers. You and a guest will attend the Friday, March 18, 2016 game vs. the Phoenix Suns. Enjoy awesome seats in section 117, nine rows up from the floor next to the Laker tunnel! And once the game is over, enjoy your post-game meet & greet with Kobe Bryant! This is a once of lifetime opportunity! You don’t want to miss out!
Valued at $10,000
Graciously donated by: Vanessa & Kobe Bryant, Adrienne & Richard Matros and CHOC Children's Foundation
South Coast Style
If you are a true fashionista, then you know that all the fashionable people flock to South Coast Plaza for all the latest trends. Be part of that ultra-chic group and take home all these luxury items tonight!
South Coast Plaza Gift Certificate
Enjoy a shopping spree with a $1,500 gift certificate from South Coast Plaza. With over 250 boutiques, 30 restaurants, and 4 performing art venues, South Coast Plaza truly is an international destination of art, culture, and fashion.
South Coast Plaza Valet Parking
Take pleasure in hassle-free parking with one year of valet parking.
Add that pop of color to your spring wardrobe with the Marni classic Trunk leather shoulder bag in lemon yellow.
Oscar de la Renta
A woman should always have a timeless and classic handbag in her collection. The Oscar de la Renta satchel will be the perfect addition to your collection.
Giorgio Armani Tote
The Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Tote is the perfect bag to carry all your essentials for work or play.
The Barbara Bui Mini Back to Black bag with Aztec Embroidery will be the perfect black bag to add to your collection!
The Dreamer handbag is designed with love and made from the highest quality alligator skin and patent leather. Pair with the most elegant of wardrobes and at the same time will make a statement and stand out on its own.
Used by some of the most renowned hotels in the world, you too can sleep in luxury! Enjoy a 100% long staple Egyptian cotton duvet and two matching shams.
Display your love for fashion to all those who visit your home by showcasing beautiful coffee table books from Assouline. Included is Oscar de la Renta- The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta, American Fashion, and American Fashion Designers at Home.
A little touch of Chloe to your home goes a long way by displaying the book Chloe: Attitudes, which chronicles the rise of the fashion house. Also included are two Chloe scented candles and make-up bag.
After your day of shopping, enjoy a luxurious meal at Marche Moderne.
Valued at $14,185
Graciously donated by: South Coast Plaza, Marni, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, Barbara Bui, Mahtab Mojab, Suzan Paek, Frette, Assouline, Marche Moderne, and Suzy Elghanayan.