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A List of 2014 Auction Items to Come

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2013 Auction Items

1. Champagne & Symphony. Four box circle tickets to any 2013-2014 season symphony classics concert, a pre-concert champagne reception and intermission hors d’ oeuvres and dessert reception in the Box Club Lounge as the final touches to your evening.

Pacific Symphony, Santa Ana  Value $1000

2.  Brandlin Vineyards Wine. A case of Cabernet Sauvignon Mt.2007. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, the 2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder exhibits complex aromatics of plums, licorice, cassis, charcoal, and flowers. This dense purple-colored wine cascades over the palate with sweet, velvety tannins, a hint of minerality, and youthful vigor and exuberance. Impressively concentrated, deep, and long, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and last for 20+ years. These are top-notch efforts!”

The California Wine Club                                                                                                                       Value $1380
3.  APL Vessel and Terminal Tour. Port of LA Vessel & terminal tour up to 12 guests. Everyone must have valid ID or TWIC card. Must mutually agree upon date. (Not during peak season April – Aug)

APL Ltd                Value Priceless

4. Monet! “Oranges” Lithograph 1952, custom framed, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

Andrew Weiss Art Gallery              Value $750
5. Beautiful Stolpman Vineyard. A private VIP tour of the 200 Acre Stolpman Vineyard in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, conducted by Tom or Peter Stolpman.  The lucky bidder and 7 friends will enjoy learning about how world class wines are “made in the vineyard.”  And have a private tour of the recently completed Villa Angeli as part of the tour. The group will then have the opportunity to taste Stolpman wines while relaxing at one of our favorite spots, the Loggia of Villa Angeli.  The winning bidder will also be given a signed bottle of Angeli, The Flagship Syrah produced by and bottled by Stolpman.

Stopman Vineyards                                                                                                                                Value $400
6.  Tiffany & Co. Shopping In New York. Two night luxurious hotel accommodations at The Plaza in Manhattan Overlooking Central Park, breakfast (includes tax & gratuity).  A $1,000 shopping spree gift card to Tiffany & Co., luxury car service to and from the airport.

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7.  2014 Yankees vs. Red Sox.  Two to tickets to the 2014 Yankees vs. Red Sox game in New York, in a VIP luxury suite alongside of Yankee Legend  & 1978 World Series MVP, Buck Dent (scheduled to appear).  A VIP tour of the Yankees Stadium, two baseball caps of your choice team, two nights at the Renaissance 57 in Midtown Manhattan.

Value Priceless
8.  Lights! Camera! Action!  Walk the Red the Red Carpet and celebrate the “Oscars of the Food Industry: at the James Beard Foundation Awards, enjoy a three night stat at the Four Diamond Boutique Muse Hotel in New York City, dinner for two at Lidia Bastianich’s famed restaurant Becco.

Value Priceless
9.  2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament.  Two all day Trophy Club Passes to the 2014 US Open at the Pinehurst Resort on Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15, access to the Trophy Club Hospitality Tent, an exclusive on-site, air-conditioned pavilion with live U.S. Open coverage, a three night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cary, NC.

Value Priceless

Silent Auction Items

1. Sunset Harbor Cruise & Dinner. A 4 hour sunset harbor cruise and dinner at Parker’s Lighthouse for 6 guests, plus two bottles of Brandlin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount 2007

Antonio Aguilar, Community Honda, The California Wine Club, Parker’s Lighthouse                       Value $850
2. An Evening of Drinks, Denim & Good Friends.  A private shopping event for 2 hours, after hours for 10-30 of your close friends and/coworkers. 15% off your purchases for the night, $100 gift certificate will be given to the winner the night of the event to use on full price denim that night, valid only the night of shopping event. BJB will provide email invitations to send to your guests.

The Blue Jean Bar Value $500
3.  See The Stanley Cup Champs! 4 LA Kings tickets for the 2013-2014 season at Staple Center.

AEG    Value $600
4.  Dinner & Show for Two. A one year Friend Level membership, ticket discount for (two per regular performance) Two complimentary tickets, discounts on merchandise, free T-shirt, invitation to all private screenings.  Expires one year after you apply for you membership. Gift certificate for dinner for two.

American Cinematheque, Babouch Morocan            Value $255
5. For The Guys! Collectable C.J. Wilson Autographed Baseball with a certificate of Authenticity. Two passes good for one round of miniature golf. Twelve all day passes for paintball, players must purchase co2 and paintballs at the field the day of play. Pinks Hot Dogs gift certificate .Four guest passes for one free game of bowling.

Angles Baseball, Golf N’ Stuff, Paintball USA Paintball US, Pinks Hot Dogs, Cal Bowl                     Value $109+Priceless

6. Romance in Mexico. Gift certificate for a 3-night stay for two with your choice of a beautiful suite both with panoramic views of Guanajuato.
Valenciana – located on the top of the inn, with its own private hot tub, wet bar and fireplace.
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Sirena Suite – a unique suite with a separate sitting room and private steam room, king size bed and fireplace

Casa Estrella de la Valenciana Value $705
7. Looking Good & Stepping Out. Thickening Shampoo:  $57, Thickening Conditioner:   $59, Tonic Lotion:  $20 Crème Contour: $27, Spray de Mode: $27, Men or Women’s Haircut $55 with Nicki LaCarra. Gift certificate for a wonderful Moroccan dinner.

Dean Anthony Sal & Spa, Babouch Moroccan Restaurant                                                                   Value $285
8.  Wine and Music Under The Stars. Three bottles of Stolpman wines signed by Tom Stopman 2012 Golden Point a White Blend, 2010 La Cuadrilla a Red Blend and a 2011 Estate Grown Syrah.  Two complimentary tickets to a 2013 season concert at the Hollywood Bowl. (Restrictions apply see voucher).
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Stolpman Vineyards, Hollywood Bowl/La Philharmonic  Value $150
9. Family Summer Fun. Four General admission tickets to San Francisco’s amazing Aquarium of the Bay, Two  admissions to the Daytime Grand Rooms Tour and admission to “Hearst Castle – Building The Dream” at the Hearst Castle Theater. Four Complementary general admission passes to the Page or Natural History Museum

Aquarium for the Bay, San Francisco, Hearst Castle. San Simeon, Natural History Museum            Value $148
10. I Feel Good!  Gift certificate for color, haircut and style by Babz Brady. Gift certificate for one month unlimited yoga.

Babz Brady/Beehive Salon, Ja Yoga  Value $365
11.  Give Your Home A New Look. A $250 gift certificate, an interior design consultation includes, but not limited to  scaled floor plans for up to 3 rooms, interior finishing & paint selections; furniture, rug, lighting, drapery, art and accessory selections or custom ordered merchandise from Eden’s gallery & studio . 50 mile radius from 90049 or additional fees apply. First meeting in client’s home, second at Eden LA’s Studio.

Eden LA Furniture & Interiors                                                                                                             Value $750

12.  Weekend Get Away. A complementary 2 night weekend stay at in a studio suite. A bottle of Brandlin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount 2007

Ensemble Investment, Residence Inn by Marriott, The California Wine Club Value $515
13. Capture Your Loved Ones.  A gift certificate for a family portrait session and a signed copy or “Sunlight and  Water”. This certificate includes a family portrait session at this high end, exclusive Los Angeles portrait studio and a signed bookcase print. Mr. Halper will welcome you and your family back to the studio where you will have the opportunity to order additional portraits from the session as art for the walls of your home. Also included is a signed copy of Mr. Halper’s book, “Sunlight and Water”.

Halper Fine Art Value $840
14. Keep Them Young Forever. A gift certificate for a portrait session of your children at The Harper Fine Art Studio, a high end, exclusive Los Angeles portrait studio and a signed desktop print. Mr. Halper will welcome your Children, accompanied by you, to the studio for the session, and again on a later date where you will have the opportunity to order additional portraits from the session as art for the walls of you home.

Halper Fine Art Value $650
15. Romantic Get Away.  Two night stay in a Bay View Room, A bottle of Brandlin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount 2007

Hotel Maya, The California Wine Club Value $615
16. The Love of Music.  Gospel Brunch gift Certificate for two (gratuities and alcohol are not included).
Certificate for two tickets to one open, final dress rehearsal during our 2013-2014 LA Opera Season. The date and opera will be mutually agreed upon by you and LA Opera.  LA Opera tote bag, Nino Machaidze CD, Il Postino by Daniel Catan with Placido Domingo & Charles Castronovo, Nino Machaidze Romantic Arias CD, LA Opera memo pad.  Must contact Janey K. Campbell no later than August 23, 2013

House of Blues, La Opera  Value $381
17. A Massage for Two! Two gift certificates for a free half hour massage.

Dunn Family Chiropractic                                                                                                                   Value $50
18. A Night of Magic. A special invitation entitles up to four guests to The World Famous Magic Castle.  A night of cocktails, fine dining, and the best magic entertainment.  (Valet, alcohol, dinner and gratuity are not included).

Ensemble Investments, The Magic Castle                      Value Priceless
19. Pamper Yourself.  Gift certificate for one free haircut. Gift certificate for one month of unlimited yoga.  Gift certificate at the Professional Nail & Spa.

Goldhill Salon, Ja Yoga, Professional Nail & Spa Value $190
20. Who Doesn’t Like An Apple?  Apple iPad 2, 32 GB with WiFi & 3G and a wine box with logo, wine bottle opener and stopper.

Kroll Ontrack Value $629
21. Enjoy The Beautiful City of Long Beach. Voucher for 2 tickets to the 2013-2014 Orchestra POPS at the Long Beach Arena. Gift certificate for lunch or dinner for two (Not valid toward gratuity/tip or alcohol).  Two complimentary passes to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Long Beach Symphony, Domenico’s Italian Restaurant, Aquarium of the Pacific                     Value $265
22. A Day at the Races.  Gift certificate for a VIP day at the races includes 4Turf Club passes to Racetrack, 4 Turf Club Restaurant reservations, 1 valet parking pass, 4 Daily Programs, named race in the program for your group and group photo in the Winner’s Circle.  Food and alcohol are not included.  Business casual attire applies.

Betfair Hollywood Park Value $150
23. For Your Home Office. Epson Expression Home XP-300 Printer & set of ink. Prints from Tablets and Smartphones.  The powerful, convenient, compact all-in-one printer for the family.

Epson America Value $200
24. Purple and Gold.   Spalding NBA Replica Basketball, Autographed by Dwight Howard, #12, with Los Angeles Lakers and a certificate of authenticity.  1 bottle of Brandlin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount 2007

Los Angeles Lakers, The California Wine Club  Value $115 +Priceless
25. Wine Tasting With Friends.  Barrel tasting and winery tour with the winemaker for up to 4 guests.  Reservations must be made at least three weeks prior to the preferred date.  (Tour is not available from:  September 1st – October 31st for the Harvest and Paso Robles Festival weekends)

Midnight Cellars Winery Value $150
26. Desert Get Away.  Gift certificate for three days, two night’s weekday stay. Valid Sunday thru Thursday excludes holidays.  1 bottle of Brandlin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount 2007.

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, The California Wine Club                                            Value $353
27. Ready Aim.  Twelve all day passes for paintball, players must purchase co2 and paintballs at the field the day of play.

Paintball USA                                                                                                                                       Value $60

28. Watch Your Favorite TV Shows. A 32” L6 LCD TV 1080P (31.5” diagonal)

Victor & Iris Ruiz                                                                         Value $348
29. Laser Tag Party.  Gift certificate that entitles you to (1) Laser Tag Party for up to 15 guests.  Package includes:  A private party room, soft drinks, plus (2) games of laser tag.  Not valid Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holidays.  (Food and tokens not included).

ULTRAZONE Laser Tag                                                            Value $315
30.  See the Bruins. 2 tickets to the UCLA football game vs. New Mexico State to be played on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics                                                                                Value $74
31. Enjoy Good Food & Wine. Gift certificate to Baramee Thai Restaurant.  A private wine tasting for 2 hours at a location of your choice for up to 12 people including 8 bottles of wine and a wine consultant.

Baramee Thai Restaurant, PRP Wine International                                                                      Value $175
32. Abracadabra. VIP pass with no cover charge for four guests to Hollywood’s most exclusive club.  A night of cocktails, fine dining, and the best magic entertainment. You pay valet, drinks and dinner comparable to good restaurants. Magic shows are free. You may upgrade this pass to eight guests (they pay their own cover charge) you must contact the donor of this certificate for upgrade.

The Magic Castle                                                                                                                                  Value Priceless
33. Get in Shape.  Membership gift certificate for three months, single or couple, full use of the finest gym.

The Belmont Athletic Club                                                                                                                      Value $518
34.  Tee Off!  Certificate for a round of golf for two (cart not included) Monday – Friday.

Boulder Creek Golf                                                                                                                                 Value $58
35.  For the Car Lovers.  Four admission passes to the Petersen Museum.

Petersen Automotive Museum                                                                                              Value $48
36.  Whale Watching.  Five passes for a 3 hour whale watch adventure.

H & M Landing                                                                                                                                        Value $180
37. Cheers! Wine tasting for 2, deluxe logo wine glasses and one bottle of wine bearer’s choice.

Hart Winery                                                                                                                                              Value $50
38. Laughter Is Good For The Heart. Pass for two guests to a fun-filled night of laughter & magic, Tuesday thru Thursday. Two drink minimum per person in the showroom.

The Comedy & Magic Club                                                                                                                                       Value $90

39.  Romantic Get Away.  3 days, 2 nights stay any Sunday through Thursday (excluding holidays, special events and blackout dates), must be 21 years of age

Avi Resort & Casino                                                                                                                                    Value $100
40.  The Nutcracker.  Two tickets to the performance of The Nutcracker.

Long Beach Ballet                                                                                                                                       Value $100