Live Auction Items
L1. Private Dinner with Chef Jon from NBC 10’s Cooking with Class and Chef Branden Lewis, Johnson & Wales Chef Instructor (Value: $1,500)
Local celebrity chefs, Jon Poyourow and Branden Lewis, will cook and serve a gourmet, three-course meal for up to six guests in your home. Chef Poyourow is a Johnson & Wales Professor and is the host of NBC 10’s popular Cooking with Class segment. Chef Branden is a Johnson & Wales Chef Instructor and was showcased in the RI episode of Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern. Wow your guests with this once-in-a-lifetime experience as Chef Poyourow and Chef Lewis showcase their culinary masterpieces in your home. This package includes a wine pairing with wines chosen by the chefs specifically to enhance your meal. Also included is a $150 gift certificate towards a cleaning service before or after, from Cynderella Cleaning.
Expirations and Exclusions: Offer expires June 1, 2018. Location where dinner party and cleaning takes place must be in Rhode Island. Blackout dates apply.
Donated by Chefs Jon and Branden and BBBSOS Board of Directors.
L2. Vacation Creation (Value: $1,300)
Get away with two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and a $500 Airbnb gift card. Fly anywhere Southwest flies (domestic travel only) and then choose unique Airbnb lodging. Will you head to Key West for a tropical oceanfront stay or is a golf course in Phoenix, Arizona more your style? Perhaps it’s a business trip to Baltimore or a ski vacation in Aspen? The sky is the limit with this vacation creation package!
Expirations and Exclusions: Southwest Airline passes valid for domestic travel only, expire 4/28/2018.
Donated by Southwest Airlines and BBBSOS Board of Directors.
L3. Red Sox and Relax (Value: $1,200)
Relax with an overnight stay at the XV Beacon Hotel, which reigns over Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in its turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building. The modern furnishings counterbalanced by a grand staircase of marble, mahogany paneling and original caged-glass elevator reflect how past lives transform into the present. Your stay in an Executive Classic room includes a glass fireplace, 42” flat screen TV, surround stereo, towel warmer and rain forest shower. Then, ride in style in a Lexus sedan chauffeured service to a Red Sox game to see the Sox play the Detroit Tigers. No need to buy souvenirs, this package includes a decked out gourmet food and Red Sox souvenir gift basket and a signed John Farrell baseball. Red Sox Game Details: Two tickets for a game on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:15 pm State Street Pavilion Box 8, Row D, Seats 11 and 12.
Expirations and Exclusions: XV Beacon Hotel expires 5/31/2018 and blackout dates apply. Red Sox Tickets valid for Saturday, June 10, 2017, game at 7:15 pm.
Donated by XV Beacon Hotel, WS Development, and our very own board member
L4. Newport with Dinner and a View (Value: $1,894)
Newport is a great location for special occasion getaways (think second honeymoon or milestone birthday celebration). This port town’s simple, seashore elegance is worth the splurge. Enjoy a five-night vacation in Newport in a two-bedroom condominium with a roof-top deck located on lower Thames overlooking the harbor, Fort Adams, and the Newport bridges. This package includes two tickets for a sunset or daytime cruise on any regularly-scheduled cruise in the 2016 – 2017 season, on Gansett Cruises, a visit for two to the Bodhi Spa for a full day of The Water Journey, which includes unlimited access to the Epsom Salt Pool, Dead Sea Salt Pool, Cold Plunge Pool, Aromatherapy Steam Room, Saunas, Relaxation Room, and Zen Garden. This package also includes two winetasting tours on the Coastal Wine Trail (Newport Vineyards and Sakonett Vineyards) and $100 towards dinner at the Saltwater Restaurant, located on America’s Cup Avenue.
Expirations and Exclusions: Five-night stay available for a mutually agreed upon time between November 2017 through March 2018.
Donated by Gansett Cruises, Bodhi Spa, Newport Vineyards, Sakonett Vineyards and our very own board member, Brendan Kane.
L5. Social Pool Membership at Kirkbrae Country Club (Value: $1,350)
Located in beautiful Lincoln, Rhode Island, this one-of-a kind social pool membership includes access to pool, tennis, restaurant, and any social activities. Family membership includes husband, wife, and any single children under the age of 25 living at home. Take advantage of the sunny, summer weather relaxing poolside, playing tennis, or dining in Kirkbrae’s elegant restaurant.
Expirations and Exclusions: Valid 2017 calendar year. New members must complete membership application, credit and criminal waivers. Other charges may apply.
Donated by Kirkbrae Country Club
L6. Oceanfront Luxury (Value: $1,798)
You are invited to experience The Chanler, where gilded-age elegance and gracious hospitality provide a tailored experience that is quintessentially Newport. Spend your days lounging in a private oasis of manicured gardens while you take in breathtaking ocean vistas. This is your moment to truly live the high life. The Chanler offers unparalleled serenity and luxury. Just steps from the Cliff Walk and a world of architectural beauty. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay in one of The Chanler’s uniquely designed rooms, which includes a fireplace, wet bar, stone bathroom and heated floors. This package includes a delectable three-course dinner for two at the acclaimed Spiced Pear restaurant along with a full gourmet breakfast for two.
Expiration and Exclusions: The Chanler at Cliff Walk valid Sunday – Thursday, subject to availability, certain restrictions apply, excludes tax, gratuity, and alcohol. Expires May 15, 2018.
Donated by The Chanler at Cliff Walk.
L7. Sunday River Condo (Value: $3,175)
Enjoy a week in this Maine condo ideally-located slope-side at Sunday River with views of the trail. The condo is a ski on/ski off, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom; sleeps 6, and features a full kitchen, gas fireplace, heated outdoor pool, and conveniently located ski locker. Step out the back door and onto the trail. Available for a mutually-agreed upon week between 5/7/17 and 12/29/2017. Package includes a $250 gift card to Sunday River, redeemable for lift tickets and in Sunday River’s retail stores, spas, and food and beverage locations. Also included is a $25 gift certificate to Trails End Restaurant.
Expirations and Exclusions: Available for a mutually-agreed upon week between 5/7/17 and 12/29/2017.
Donated by our very own Board President, Alison Reuter.
L8. Sail Away to Block Island (Value: $2,930)
Local artist, Nick Paciorek, captures the famous Spring House on Block Island in this stunning 58” X 30” Limited Edition on Canvas (Gallery Wrap Stretched) “Sunflower Morning.” Paciorek’s art is a celebration of light and color and a vivid interpretation of this iconic location. This package includes a $500 gift card towards a stay at the Spring House, two round trip ferry passes, and a $50 gift certificate to the 1661 Hotel, where you can enjoy breakfast or sample their “Flaming Coffees.”