• Spend six (6) days and five (5) nights on HEMISPHERE, the world's largest luxury catamaran.  Equipped with her very own PADI dive center, HEMISPHERE provides the ultimate luxury yachting and scuba diving experience in your choice of Thailand's famed Similan Islands or the Maldives - both offering world class diving and snorkeling in the most stunning of exotic vacation destinations. With five generously appointed staterooms and the finest of amenities, ten guests can experience the absolute pinnacle of luxury and adventure simultaneously, while the yacht's superlative crew pampers you, providing the ultimate vacation experience for the ocean enthusiast! At 145 ft, HEMISPHERE is the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran. Custom-built to exacting standards, this unique super yacht is a design masterpiece with truly awesome proportions and impressive performance credentials. The winner of this amazing experience can choose between two travel itineraries accommodating ten lucky sailing enthusiasts. The Thailand excursion is available for booking from January through March 2017, and the Maldives trip is offered between the months of March and April, 2017. Additional days are available at the discounted rate of $25,000 a day (standard day rate is $40,000).   Restrictions apply: Dates must be booked 30 days after the auction date for travel to be scheduled for the Thailand or Maldives excursions, and is based upon Burgess Yacht’s availability. While HEMISPHERE accommodates 12 guests, she only has 5 staterooms so is best suited for either 10 adults or a party of 12 comprised of 8 adults and 4 children/teens who can share a room with 4 single beds. All consumable expenses (fuel, food, beverage, dockage, etc.) and gratuity are payable by the charterer. Consumable expenses usually account for about 25 percent of the published rate and this is dictated entirely by charterer. Suggested gratuity accounts for 10-15 percent of the value. Tenders and toys are subject to change. A security deposit will be required if the winner cannot provide previous yacht charter references. Reservations must be made in advance, based upon availability. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Airfare is not included. Value: $200,000 Yacht and Crew Donated by Owner, Professional Yachting Services donated by Summer Osterman, BURGESS Los Angeles

    Turns heads. Changes minds.

    Be the first to own the new special edition of the BMW i8, one that just made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition This exclusive limited-edition i8 – one of only a hundred being produced for the United States – features a variety of aesthetic upgrades including the eye-catching Protonic Red exterior paintwork, highlighting its athletic and futuristic lines. Contrasting accents in Frozen Grey Metallic as well as new alloy wheels with Aluminum Matte hubs also emphasize its unmistakable sporty genes.  A revolutionary plug-in hybrid, this true sports car utilizes the innovative eDrive technology to combine the efficiency of an all-electric motor and the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW.  As soon as you open the door, your eye is drawn to the emblazoned Protonic Red Edition lettering while the dark NESO seats feature inviting woven red stitching that screams top-quality workmanship that embodies elegant sportiness. The interior trim contains true carbon fiber strips and a ceramic-looking gearshift lever that combines with striking embellishments to create a futuristic, high-tech atmosphere. Value: $158,000 Generously donated by BMW i and the Southern California BMW Centers Click here for more information.    
    • 2 Nights at the acclaimed Dior Suite at the St. Regis
    • 2 Tickets to the play Hamilton
    • $5,000 Shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman
    • Two Premier Seats to a performance at Carnegie Hall
    • Dinner for 2 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
    • All inclusive VIP dinner for two people for up to $1,000 at The Polo Bar
    Experience a two-night stay at the spectacular Dior Suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. With views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, the Dior Suite is the most elegant suite in Manhattan. The chic decor of the suite is inspired by the original Dior Atelier in Paris on Avenue Montaigne and features the same pale gray color palette, beautiful moldings, French furniture and an original painting by artist, Bil Donovan. To complement your experience, enjoy a $5,000 shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman. Get two of the hottest seats in town to Lin-Manuel Miranda's eleven Tony Award winner (including Best Musical), Hamilton.
     Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a world-renowned, award-winning restaurant located in one of the historic stone buildings at Stone Barns Center.
    "Over the last decade, Chef Dan Barber's Blue Hill at Stone Barns has transformed into one of the best dining experiences in America"  GQ Magazine
    • Winner must select a date at least 6 weeks in advance.
    • The suite may be redeemed from January 1st – December 1st, 2017.
    • Travel not included.
    • Experience to expire on December 1st, 2017
    Value: $43,000.00 Generously donated by Christian Dior Couture, South Coast Plaza, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Elizabeth Segerstrom and an anonymous donor
  • Mikimoto Golden South Sea Necklace features 13.9x11.3mm opulent Golden South Sea cultured pearls with an 18K yellow gold signature Mikimoto clasp.

    Since 1893...The Originator Of Cultured Pearls

    The quest for Perfection… Over a century ago, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl. His quest for perfection and his love for these pure, lustrous gems of the sea were the guiding forces that built the house of Mikimoto. World Leader… Today, Mikimoto is the foremost producer of the finest quality cultured pearls and a world leader in the design of exceptional jewelry. The Mikimoto name is synonymous with superior quality at every stage, from the selection of finest materials to expert workmanship to our customer service commitment. Each beautiful piece reflects supreme dedication, passion and care. For today’s connoisseur of fine jewelry, Mikimoto combines timeless elegance with sophisticated, modern design. To own Mikimoto is a unique and luxurious pleasure. To wear Mikimoto is to reflect the purity of the ocean… the mystery of creation… and to know you are adorned with the finest cultured pearls in the world. Value: $36,000 Generously donated by Mikimoto South Coast Plaza
  • CHOPARD, Swiss-based luxury jewelry and timepiece house, and Traditional Jewelers invite you and a guest to a glamorous weekend filled with celebrities and celebration! The glitz and magnetism of Hollywood has always served as a perfectly cultivated playground for celebrities and socialites from around the world. While the jet set and fashion-forward flock to the city all year round, never is the allure quite as strong as during the most glamorous time of year: awards season.  The crème-de-la-crème of this series of fetes is the Academy Awards, where the only things shining brighter than the Stars themselves are the jewels that adorn them. Red carpet glamour and Oscar winning talent have become synonymous with the house of Chopard.  You and a guest will be transport straight to the heart of the extravaganza for a 2-night affair, tentatively scheduled for Saturday February 25th and Sunday, February 26th, 2017.  Stay at the ultra-luxe, famed Montage Beverly Hills that is a favorite hotspot of Hollywood’s elite. While the celebrities remain tucked away in preparation for the ceremony, you will be treated to a private viewing of Chopard’s world-famous Red Carpet Collection of jewelry where flawless gems and brilliant designs will entrance you. The winner and their guest will attend one of the most anticipated and private parties of Oscars’ weekend.  The highly-exclusive viewing party, sponsored by Chopard, will have you celebrating with the Oscar winners and a mélange of the hottest stars. You will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mrs. Caroline Scheufele, Owner and co-President of Chopard. Arrive in style with your new, luxurious Chopard time piece – the Chopard Happy Fish Ladies timepiece in stainless steel and floating gemstone fish! CHOPARD OSCARS WEEKEND Package Includes:
    • Private viewing appointment of Chopard’s world-famous Red Carpet Collection of jewelry
    • 2 tickets to the highly-exclusive Oscar Viewing Party, sponsored by Chopard
    • 2-night hotel stay at the Montage Beverly Hills
    • All meals provided
    • Chopard Happy Fish Ladies Timepiece
    Experience Chopard’s Factory in Geneva Switzerland and Milan, Italy! Experience Chopard’s fine watch making up close and personal when you travel to the Chopard factories in Switzerland. Enjoy a one night stay at an ultra-exclusive five-star hotel in Fleurier.  Next, enjoy a two night stay at a five-star hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.  In Fleurier, discover the 65 crafts of Chopard’s knowhow while you tour the Fleurier manufacturing facility. You will also tour the “L.U.Ceum” museum and see some of the rarest and most iconic timepieces in watch making history. While you are in Geneva, you will be privy to the seldom seen High Jewelry and Watch workshops. See them work on unique pieces; learn the intricacy of how these beautiful Chopard pieces are made. Continue your European luxury trip with a two night stay at the five-star Savoy Hotel in Milan, Italy, and enjoy the refinement of Italian culture and lifestyle completing this worldwide tour of luxury and exclusivity. CHOPARD SWITZERLAND FACTORY Package Includes:
    • Chopard fine watch making factory experience in Fleurier
    • 1 night stay at ultra-exclusive five-star hotel in Fleurier, Switzerland
    • 2 night stay at five-star hotel in Geneva, Switzerland
    • All meals and local transportation provided in Switzerland
    • 2-night stay at Five-star Savoy Hotel in Milan, Italy
    Restrictions: Package does not include any air travel. Hotels in Switzerland based on availability and black-out dates may apply. Value: 30,000.00 Generously donated by Traditional Jewelers  
  • Spend seven (7) amazing nights within the designated 2017 Celebration Weeks period, for two people in a double or twin room on Sir Richard Branson's private island. During these special weeks, you will share the island with up to 14 other couples, often meeting at mealtimes, and when taking advantage of the water sports facilities and island activities. With 74 acres of private island paradise, there's plenty of space for some quiet sunbathing or a relaxing swim in one of the breathtaking freshwater infinity pools. Perched at the island’s highest point, The Great House is where people come together. The house has a wrap-around terrace and a four person Jacuzzi on the roof with unlimited views of the ocean. Each of the eight guest rooms in The Great House features king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. Your September or October 2017 stay includes:
    • Seven nights on Necker Island during a 2017 Celebration Week, for two people being accommodated in one double or twin room.
    • All meals and drinks (including all alcoholic beverages).
    • Boat transfers between Tortola and Necker Island.
    • Dedicated staff of over 100 providing unparalleled service
    • Water sports equipment so you can go windsurfing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, sailing, snorkeling and even SCUBA diving, plus much more!
    • Wireless internet is provided throughout the island.
    • The resort features two floodlit tennis courts and a disco DJ for one night’s entertainment.
    Restrictions:  Airfare not included. A 7% local tax applies. A supplement of $4,165 per child will apply for children between 6 and 11 sharing a room with two adults for seven nights. Dates available for booking in During the 2017 Celebration Week, have not yet been confirmed as these are generally only published 12 months in advance but historically always fall in September and/or October. Value: $29,000.00 Generously donated by Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s Private Island and a private donor  
  • The Tres Marias Islands are located 60 miles NW of Punta Mita, Nayarit Mexico. Grupo Cleofas offers three nights for five couples at Isla Cleofas, which is the southernmost island in the archipelago. The trip includes a world class chef and cuisine as well as guided tours by on-staff marine and terrestrial biologists. These islands have been protected since 1905 and have more endemic species of mammals per meter squared of land than the Galapagos.

    Grupo Cleofas a California 501 (c) (3) was formed in 2003 to protect the Tres Marias and has as its mission statement... " To build a cultural bridge between U.S. and Mexicos' scientific and educational communities through cooperation, study, and conservation of this very special island group" for more information, visit .

    The time frame for the trip begins November 15, 2016, thru June of 2017

    Watch a video of the Maria Cleofas here

    Value: $20,000

    Generously Donated by Grupo Cleofas

  • Enjoy four (4) nights in a one bedroom villa at The Brando on Tetiaroa Private Island with All inclusive offer for 2 persons! The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa, once Marlon Brando’s personal sanctuary. The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool overlooking the most beautiful atoll in French Polynesia where white sand beaches are frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. Designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and culture, The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury, and Polynesian charm into an enriching experience. Your 1,033 square foot villa has been designed to feel as though indoors and outdoors have merged. The cozy sitting room leads to a modern media room. A walk through dressing area adjoins the bedroom with a king bed and large windows with lagoon views. The bathroom features an outdoor bathtub, where a large deck leads to a private plunge pool. Just beyond the natural boundary of the villa is private access to the white-sand beach. The private atoll of Tetiaroa is just 30 miles north of Tahiti. Tetiaroa is comprised of a dozen idyllic islands surrounding a spectacular lagoon. The Brando is located on Onetahi, a small island or motu that is 193 acres. Tetiaroa has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility, and rejuvenation — first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who was passionate about preserving its cultural richness, natural beauty, and incredible biodiversity. The Tetiaroa Atoll can be reached by a 20-minute charter flight from a private terminal at Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport, landing on the resort’s own airstrip on one of two 8-passenger Britten Norman airplanes (turboprop twin-engine). After landing at Motu Onetahi on Tetiaroa, guests will be greeted by a representative of The Brando and escorted by electric vehicle to their private villa. Restrictions:
    • Air not included
    • Valid from July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2017
    • Blackout dates: December 18, 2016 to January 8, 2017
    Value: $15,185.93 Generously donated by The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island  and Kurtz-Ahlers & Assoc.
  • See Galápagos as Darwin did… Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Travel from island to island to make fresh discoveries daily. Have up close encounters with fascinating wildlife that show no fear of humans. Hike, kayak, and zodiac cruise around intriguing islands. See what Darwin did not—grab some onboard snorkeling gear and explore under the sea. Alternatively, opt for a massage or reading time when the spirit moves you. This unforgettable adventure includes a ten (10) day, nine (9) nights’ expedition in a category one cabin for two (2) people aboard the ship, National Geographic Endeavor.  All excursions, meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard included.  Trip must be redeemed by May 1, 2017 The National Geographic Endeavour is a world class small expedition ship, fully stabilized to allow for smooth passage from one island to the next. This comfortable vessel carries 96 guests in 56 outside cabins with windows or portholes, and is equipped with a range of exploration tools that allow for flexibility and daily discoveries. Superior amenities, including a fitness center, a spa, and a swimming pool, enhance the pleasures of being at sea. Restrictions apply: Prize valid for one category 1 cabin for two people, for departure by May 1, 2017. Departure date is based on availability by Lindblad Expeditions, and subject to holiday and other blackouts. Cabin booking and confirmation cannot be made until 45 days prior to sailing. Donation does not include air transportation, baggage, accident, cancellation insurance, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, gift shop, and passport expenses. All gratuities ashore are included in your expedition cost. Gratuities to ship’s crew are at traveler’s discretion. Value: $15,100 Generously donated by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
  • Inspired by the iconic, Grace Kelly of Monaco, the Hermès Kelly is one of the most desired handbags in the world. Similar to the Hermès Birkin, it is crafted by one highly trained artisan. Every piece of leather and hardware is greatly scrutinized to ensure perfection. The Hermès Kelly is carefully hand stitched. Subsequently, you will not see an even lined stitch throughout the bag. This new red Vermicelli Kelly bag features a Hermès scarf beautifully wrapped around its handle. There is a reserve price on this auction item of $11,000. Value: $15,000 Generously donated by an anonymous private supporter
  • Acclaimed jeweler, Julia Post, was gifted with an keen eye for detail. Her creations are all reflective of this rare talent, and include strikingly uncommon constructions fashioned with the finest gemstones

    LA Weekly

    Breathtaking diamond bangle bracelet in a beautiful basketweave design (18 ct. tw) A resident of Laguna Beach, the designer’s inspiration for her jewelry line came from her love of collecting pieces of vintage jewelry and stones while traveling throughout Europe and the Far East. Julia Post Jewelry has been used by Hollywood stylists for their clients and has been featured on the Red Carpet. The line has also been featured in magazines such as Orange Coast Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Utah Bride, Laguna Beach Magazine, Coast Magazine and has been worn by the stylish throughout Southern California and beyond. There is a reserve price on this auction item of $6,500. Value: $10,750.00 Generously donated by Julia Post Jewelry
  • For thousands of years opals have been compared to volcanoes, fireworks, and glistening oceans. Opals have been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems due to their depth and richness of colors. Winston’s Crown Jewelers is proud to donate a magnificent 19.22 carat cabochon Australian fire opal along with a $5,000 gift certificate to create your own design. You will be given an appointment with Winston’s top designer to originate your own unique work of art. Value $10,000.00 Generously donated by Winston’s Crown Jewelers
  • The JoJo Bros are brothers who work together on each piece of art with what they call "Fusion Art”. With an eye for mixing exotic colors to create brilliant worlds of imagination, they have quickly gained recognition among collectors of Contemporary and Abstract art across the country including their artwork shown at the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, Wyland Galleries and Philharmonic House of Design. Most of their work reflects the places they have surfed around the globe with a JoJo Bros twist that brings you inspiration and excels good endophasia. This amazing Coralscape resembles the oceans beautiful and dense coral reefs. Each piece is custom made by the JoJo Bros by blending sculpting, metallics, resin and mixed media to form 3 dimensional art piece for your eyes to feast on. 36X48 Mixed media resin on panel Value: $10,000 Generously Donated by Jojo Bros  
  • Salvatore Ferragamo invites you and a guest to visit the newest boutique at the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas! Set to open in the Fall and designed by world-renowned architect William Soffield, the boutique's architecture is inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo's cinematic and art deco roots when he first came to Hollywood in the 1920s. Known as the "Shoemaker to the Stars", he created custom creations for the major studios and starlets of Hollywood's golden era. Experience the same hospitality he gave at his original Hollywood Boot Shop with a private consultation and shopping experience with a Ferragamo VIP stylist as well as accommodation at the Wynn hotel, dining out at one of Las Vega's premier restaurants and tickets to one of Strip's must see shows! This luxurious package includes:
    • Round-trip, first-class airfare from Southern California to Las Vegas (a $1,500.00 value).
    • Two night stay at Wynn Las Vegas.
    • Welcome Gift.
    • Shopping experience at Salvatore Ferragamo (a $5,000.00 value).
    • Dinner at one of Las Vega's premier restaurants (a $750.00 value).
    • Two tickets to a premier Las Vegas show (a $1,500.00 value).
    • VIP airport transfers.
    • Daily $250 hotel per diem (a $500.00 value).
    Value: $10,000.00 Generously donated by Salvatore Ferragamo South Coast Plaza
  • Porsche Design P'6540 Heritage Chronograph is presented in a matte silver-grey case made out of titanium, measuring 40.5 mm in diameter. The dial is black with white hour markers. It has three chronograph sub-dials, a tachymeter and features red chronograph hands. Anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 100 meters. TheP'6540 Heritage Chronograph is powered by an automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 movement with 25 jewels and 48-hour power-reserve. The P'8478 Aviator Sunglasses were the world's first sunglasses with replaceable lenses. The design of the glasses has remained unchanged, except now they are made of ultralight titanium. Theyfinish is a sandblasted matte silver-grey combined with brown, silver-mirrored, progressive tint lenses, which emphasize the typical look of the seventies that is true to its original style. A 40Y laser emblem - for 40 Years - on the bridge and the inner side of the right side make this special model unmistakable.   Value: $7,613   Generously donated by the Change a Life Foundation  
  • Beautiful framed Ocean Scape Oil Painting by Todd Kenyon

    Dimensions: 72" x 44"

    About Todd Kenyon Moving to Southern California in 1998 from the East Coast, Todd Kenyon became inspired to create a body of work that captures the unique beauty of the Laguna Beach coastline. Todd’s paintings can be seen year-round at his studio connected to the purelagunabeach gallery. Todd’s work captures the multifaceted spirit of the ocean. Step back and the viewer is taken in by the force of the crashing surf, a step closer shifts the focus to subtle color fields that mimic the reflective quality of light against sand and water. EDUCATION Rhode Island school of design Providence, Rhode Island SELECT EXHIBITIONS
    • Festival Of Arts – Laguna Beach, California, July 2007, July 2008, July 2011
    • Palos Verdes Art Center”Surf & Turf” Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, November 2009 – January 2010
    • purelagunabeach – 1590 Coast Hwy Laguna Beach California, 92651, Dec 2006- Present
    • Studio 333 – Sausalito California, 94926, May 2003 – June 2006
    • JoJo – Los Angeles California, November 2000
    • Elana Zass Gallery – Laguna Beach California 92651, Group Show, August 2000
    • Huntington Beach Art Center, Group Show, October 1999
    • Small Works – NYU, New York, New York., Group Show, December 1996
    • Elise Meyer – 246 Broadway New York NY, April 1993
    • White Winds – Mendham NJ December 1992
    • Swains – Plainfield NJ February 1989
    Value: $7,500.00 Generously donated by Todd Kenyon
  • Inspired by the Ninja® Supersport line, the lightweight Ninja® 300 is a thrilling and agile ride powered by a compact but potent engine. Nimble handling and balanced suspension offer a silky-smooth ride, irresistible to experienced track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills.
    Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
    Bore x Stroke: 62 x 49mm
    Compression ratio: 10.6:1
    Fuel System: DFI® with dual 32mm throttle bodies
    Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
    Transmission: Six-speed with positive neutral finder
    Final Drive: O-ring chain
    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in
    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Uni-Trak® with five-way adjustable preload / 5.2 in
    Front Tire: 110/70-17
    Rear Tire: 140/70-17
    Front Brakes: Single 290mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
    Rear Brakes: Single 220mm petal-type disc with two-piston hydraulic caliper
    Cooling System: Liquid
    Frame Type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
    Rake/Trail: 27 degrees / 3.7 in
    Overall Length:79.3 in
    Overall Width: 28.1 in
    Overall Height: 43.7 in
    Seat Height: 30.9 in
    Curb Weight: 379.3 lb
    Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal
    Wheelbase: 55.3 in
    Value: $5,500.00
    Generously Donated by Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
  • The Night Sea 1978 Lithograph, hand colored with colored pencil Diptych 65 ¼ by 34 ¼ inches Edition 30 The Night Sea
    The Night Sea series really began in Berlin in 1977.  In December, the Northern darkness descends, and one is reminded of a time when Medieval man stayed indoors for the month.  I found myself without a sun-filled landscape for the first time.  I spent the days in the Dahlem Museum looking at the dark Rembrandts and Goya’s and was particularly struck by the late Goya etchings of the strange creatures flying through the night. A small stone relief of Jacob’s ladder with men going from the neither world to heaven to the neither world and back also caught my eye.  I thought a lot about the descent of Orpheus, and Christ into the underworld.  I kept imagining myself at the bottom of the Bardo tankas and wandering through the lower infernos of Bosch paintings. There is a myth call the Night Sea Journey, the most popular being Jonah and the whale.  The hero is swallowed and taken to the bottom of the sea.  He frees himself by lighting a fire and emerges transformed by the experience.  I had a dream in which I was on an island and floating in a black sea in the dark.  Sea turtles and scientists were guiding me through the waters showing me the beauty of the sea at night.  The week I returned to New York from Berlin, I got a grant to go to Australia.  There I did my first night diving, and the Night Sea Series began.

    -Ann McCoy

    Ann McCoy received her B.F.A. from the University of Colorado in 1969 and an M. A. in sculpture and drawing from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972. Her first works were wooden sculptures of mountains; later, she made cast resin sculptures of icebergs. In the early 1970s, after she abandoned sculpture for monumentally scaled drawings done in colored pencil, her success came fast. By the mid-1970s she was a nationally acclaimed artist with some solo shows to her credit. In 1974, McCoy first exhibited drawings of underwater explorations, for which she is largely known today. A scuba diver since 1968, McCoy works from photographs of the plant and animal life of the subaquatic world, creating drawings and hand-colored lithographs distinctive for their meticulous detail and surrealistic mood. There is a reserve price on this auction item of $6,500. Value: $7,500.00 Generously donated by an anonymous donor.
  • Experience the luxury of having a couture hand-tailored suit or sport Coat & Pant combination, two dress shirts, two silk ties  made just for you by famed clothier David August. David August clients live life on their own terms. The process of creating your wardrobe follows the same pattern. Every step from the first measure to the final fitting is handled with singular focus, precision, care and discretion. Value $7,500 Generously donated by David August  
  • I have been tusked by an elephant, almost eaten by a sperm whale, knocked off my feet by a rhinoceros, embraced by a jaguar, given a haircut by a tiger shark, chased by a hippo and a black mamba, brought to my knees by malaria and dengue. But I was always able to avoid the greatest danger of all. Never stop exploring the things that open you, or that you love.

    Gregory Colbert

    About Gregory Colbert Photographer/filmmaker Gregory Colbert is the creator of the exhibition Ashes and Snow, an immersive experience of nature that combines photographic artworks, films, and soundscapes, housed in a purpose-built traveling structure called the Nomadic Museum. To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted over 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by any living artist in history. Colbert was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1960. He began his career in Paris in 1983 making documentary films on social issues. His first exhibition, Timewaves, opened to wide critical acclaim in 1992 at the Museum of Elysée in Switzerland. For the next ten years, Colbert went off the grid and did not publicly share his art or show any films. He began traveling the world to photograph and film wondrous interactions between animals and humans. After ten years passed, Colbert returned to present Ashes and Snow at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy, in 2002. With his debut, Photo magazine declared, “A new master is born.” The New York Times, in an article by Alan Riding, stated, “The power of the images comes less from their formal beauty than from the way they envelop the viewer in their mood. . . .They are simply windows to a world in which silence and patience govern time.” Ashes and Snow has been described as "extraordinary" by the Economist, and "distinctive . . . monumental in every sense" by the Wall Street Journal. Stern magazine described the photographs as "fascinating," and Vanity Fair named Gregory Colbert in its "Best of the Best." Selected Works Printed on Cartiera Magnani paper first created in 1404. Produced in Tuscany on a machine dating back to the early 1800s, this handmade cotton fiber paper replicates precisely the paper Napoleon chose for the announcement of his marriage to Maria Luisa D’Austria. The binding utilizes an Oriental method to accommodate the custom size of the thread, along with binding techniques common at the end of the 17th century. Each page is hand cut one at a time, a total of 456 tears per book. Printed at twice the standard density, the images possess exquisite resolution. While the final images appear as sepia, the printing utilizes up to nine colors per page, finished with a transparent varnish. Interior pages are printed in Italy. Both the catalog cover and collector’s box are handcrafted from Nepalese paper coated with beeswax, and tied with thread stained with hibiscus tea leaves and Nepalese beads.
    • catalog: 22.99 x 15.98 x 2.01 in / 58.4 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm
    • collector’s box: 3.90 x 17.01 x 2.99 in / 60.7 x 43.2 x 7.6 cm
    • 50 illustrations
    • 111 pages
    • cloth bound
    • ISBN: 9781933632261
    Value: $7,500 Generously donated by Gregory Colbert  
  • The Boy.Friend watch is a vision of femininity with masculine allure. The modern minimalism of a steel case, the effortless elegance of a black dial... Technical Specifications:
    • Steel case.
    • Black guilloché dial, date counter.
    • Steel crown and black spinel cabochon.
    • Black alligator strap and steel ardillon buckle.
    • High-precision quartz movement.
    • Water-resistance: 30 meters.
    Dimensions: 26.70 mm x 34.60 mm x 7.33 mm.Value: $7,450.00 Generously donated by Chanel South Coast Plaza
  • St. Barth’s most irresistible private enclave! Le Guanahani is spread out over 18 secluded tropical acres on its own peninsula. Situated above sweeping beaches and a reef-protected lagoon, 30 rooms, 27 suites and 10 signature suites are located in vibrantly hued cottages which are scattered along garden paths that wind through lush bougainvillea, hibiscus and palms. Within this captivating landscape, the hotel offers two restaurants, two pools, a restorative Spa by Clarins, a full suite of water sports, a fitness center, tennis courts and engaging children’s programs. One can bask in the sunshine at a choice of two beaches, explore a colorful underwater world on a diving excursion, enjoy exhilarating kite surfing or venture out to explore the enchanting surrounds of St. Barth. At this casually elegant retreat, freshly prepared, refined cuisine is presented with unobtrusive service in two signature settings—the sultry gardens of Bartolomeo or poolside at Indigo. Includes: Daily buffet breakfast at Indigo, upgrade subject to availability, round-trip local airport/port transfers and service charges. Guests of the hotel enjoy access to the Spa by Clarins and use of the tennis courts, fitness center and watersports equipment. Valid from July 30th, 2016 to July 30th, 2017 Offer is non-transferrable, applies to single or double occupancy, and is subject to availability and black-out dates including: Aug. 01-15, 2016; Nov. 23-27, 2016; Dec. 17-31, 2016; Jan. 01-15, 2017; Feb. 10- Apr. 08, 2017; Value: $7,000 Generously donated by Le Guanahani
  • The first GMT watch from Chanel. Aiming for ergonomic perfection, the ultra-flat watchcase of J12 combines ultimate comfort and refinement. Technical Specifications:
    • Black matte high-tech* ceramic and steel.
    • Self-winding mechanical movement.
    • 42 hour power reserve.
    • Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date and second time zone (Greenwich Mean Time)
    • Second time zone displayed on the dial, read by the GMT hand with red arrow.
    • Steel triple-folding buckle.
    • Water-resistance: 100 meters.
    • Diameter: 41 mm.
    * High technology. Highly scratch-resistant material. Value: $6,900.00 Generously donated by Chanel South Coast Plaza
  • Porsche Design watches go beyond a mere co-branding exercise and instead carry the design DNA and philosophy of the company’s founder, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. There is no arguing that over its 40+-year history; it has produced some revolutionary, collectible and important watches. To understand Porsche Design watches, you must, as with so many things, go back to its beginnings. In 1963, the Porsche car company introduced its latest model, the 911, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was the successor to the brand’s popular but aging model 356 and featured newer, more minimalist design language, penned by Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, the son of the company’s founder. Of course, we don’t need to remind anyone about the success of the 911 which, along with James Bond films, has endured as a true cultural icon that has evolved but still retains its perfect original form. Form is an important concept to all designers. In 1972, he founded Porsche Design and his first product was a wristwatch. It’s hard to believe that before 1972, there were no black watches, given today’s ubiquity of PVD, DLC and ceramic timepieces. So when Porsche Design introduced an austere chronograph in a black steel case with black bracelet, it was a sensation. 40+ years later, the watch still looks remarkably contemporary with its utilitarian, almost severe, layout. The thoroughly modern P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph watch is a fine timepiece for daily wear. This watch is presented in a light-weight titanium case and features the signature simplistic look that we came to love since the industrial design subsidiary of the famous carmaker began to churn out its flawless objects of contemporary art, Chronograph / Black dial with Arabic numerals, titanium case & bezel, black caoutchouc with folding buckle, 44 mm Value: $6,581 Generously donated by the Change a Life Foundation
  • The Flat Six series derives its name from the six-cylinder Boxer engines which played a major role in establishing the world-wide reputation of the Porsche name. Porsche Design watches go beyond a mere co-branding exercise and instead carry the design DNA and philosophy of the company’s founder, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. There is no arguing that over its 40+-year history; it has produced some revolutionary, collectible and important watches. To understand Porsche Design watches, you must, as with so many things, go back to its beginnings. In 1963, the Porsche car company introduced its latest model, the 911, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was the successor to the brand’s popular but aging model 356 and featured newer, more minimalist design language, penned by Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, the son of the company’s founder. Of course, we don’t need to remind anyone about the success of the 911 which, along with James Bond films, has endured as a true cultural icon that has evolved but still retains its perfect original form. Form is an important concept to all designers. In 1972, he founded Porsche Design and his first product was a wristwatch. It’s hard to believe that before 1972, there were no black watches, given today’s ubiquity of PVD, DLC and ceramic timepieces. So when Porsche Design introduced an austere chronograph in a black steel case with black bracelet, it was a sensation. 40+ years later, the watch still looks remarkably contemporary with its utilitarian, almost severe, layout Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Black PVD Coated Stainless Steel Men's Watch Model # 6351.43.04.0275 / P.6351.43.04.0275. This watch is presented in a Sandblasted/Polished circular brushed pvd coated stainless steel case and bracelet, Black PVD bezel with 12 hour scale, Black Carbon Fiber dial set with silver tone & luminous hand indicators, silver tone & luminous Arabic Numeral hour markers, Continuously sweeping second hand. Date display at the 3 o'clock position, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial, Screw down crown, Transparent Case back, Swiss Automatic Self-winding movement, Sellita Calibre SW200-1, Porsche Design Rotor, 21 Jewels, 11 1/2 lignes, 28,800 A/h, 38 hour power reserve, Water resistant to 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet Value: $6,323 Generously donated by the Change a Life Foundation
  • With his eponymous gallery in Del Mar, California, Skoldberg is collected privately in cities throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dubai, Shanghai, Berlin and London, just to name a few. His paintings also grace the halls of major corporate spaces including Sotheby’s, Klimpton Hotels, Merill Lynch, USCD Biomedical and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The texture and energy of Skoldberg’s brush strokes catapults him to a special place within the contemporary art world and his pieces provide the p With his eponymous gallery in Del Mar, California, Skoldberg is collected privately in cities throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dubai, Shanghai, Berlin and London just to name a few. His paintings also grace the halls of major corporate spaces including Sotheby's, Kimpton Hotels, Merrill Lynch, UCSD Biomedical and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The texture and energy of Skoldberg's brush strokes catapults him to a special place within the contemporary art world, and his pieces provide the perfect solution for any space. Title: Neutral, Slate, Oxide, Blues, Diffused. 36"x72" acrylic on canvas Value: $6,200 Generously donated by Erik Skoldberg

    The Bisten suitcase is an integral part of the Louis Vuitton prestigious heritage. Slender and incomparably sturdy, it continues to impress connoisseurs from all around the world.

    • Monogram canvas, canvas lining, rounded leather handles.
    • Canvas interior, support handles.
    • Louis Vuitton "S" lock with key, reinforced with two complementary trunk latches.
    • Leather trim reinforced with rivets, golden brass corners.
    • Golden brass pieces.

    Value: $5,900

    Generously donated by Louis Vuitton Beverly Hills

  • Recharge yourself with a three (3) night stay in a garden view one bedroom residence, including dinner for two at Cane & Canoe Restaurant. Complimenting this offer is a $500 Visa cash card redeemable at winner’s discretion. Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, the 24 acre resort offers access to the best of Maui. Guests experience a blend of relaxation and rejuvenation with every detail celebrating the richness of Hawaiian culture. The Montage culture of delivering personalized and memorable experiences is the hallmark of every visit to Montage Kapalua Bay. Your  one-bedroom residence includes a separate living room, full gourmet kitchen, and expansive living space, offering a true sense of home. All residences are equipped with thoughtful amenities, such as plush Turkish cotton robes, our exclusive line of Antica Farmacista bath products and separate zone temperature controls. Restrictions apply: Based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Gift certificate has no cash value, will not be extended beyond expiration date, original gift certificate must be presented at check-in, lost or stolen gift certificates will not be reissued, no special amenities for this offer. Restaurant offer includes tax and gratuity/excludes alcohol). Spa inclusions include tax and gratuity, and room offer includes room and tax. Valid from August 1, 2016 through August 1, 2017. Restrictions: Based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Gift certificate has no cash value, will not be extended beyond expiration date, original gift certificate must be presented at check-in, lost or stolen gift certificates will not be reissued, no special amenities for this offer. Value: $5,804.00 Generously Donated by Montage Kapalua Bay
  •   Designed and handcrafted by master jeweler and conservationist, Alexander Jewell.  18K yellow gold with approximately 1.5 carats fine quality reverse set diamonds and a cabochon sapphire eye Dimensions: 3″ x 1 1/4″ Value: $5,700 Generously donated by Alexander Jewell   About Alexander Jewell A nature lover and conservationist, Frank Alexander Jewell’s designs capture nature’s beauty, delicacy, and intricacy.  His jewelry is sensual and organic, at once free-flowing and meticulously sculpted.   Jewell’s innate artistic sensibility drew him to design at a young age and he found his expression in the creation of fine jewelry, a passion he has enjoyed for over thirty years.  Jewell was trained in the artisanal techniques of fine jewelry making by master jewelers including Sigi Orgler and Carlos Holub.  Unlike commercial jewelry which is computer designed and produced, Jewell’s pieces are entirely handmade using only 18K eco-friendly gold and platinum, and conflict-free gemstones.  Jewell has both the artistic vision and technical expertise to create exceptional and magical jewelry. Before establishing Alexander Jewell, Jewell crafted jewelry for some of the most prestigious houses including Henry Dunay, Kurt Wayne, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Mikimoto.  He currently makes jewelry for several noted designers, his work adorning celebrities and socialites.  His private client business affords him the greatest satisfaction as he enjoys sharing the creative process with his customers, designing and crafting one-of-a-kind custom jewelry. After over thirty years in the New York City area, Alexander Jewell moved his studio to Ventura County, CA where he is closer to the outdoors and wildlife that inspire him.  When he’s not creating exquisite jewelry, Jewell is likely to be cooking a gourmet meal, hiking in the mountains or riding his Harley Davidson.
  • This is truly a conversation piece! This Judith Leiber Couture - Neiman Marcus Exclusive -  camera-shaped box clutch bag is covered in Austrian crystals in an intricate detail to create an old-fashioned point-and-shoot camera.
    • Removable chain strap may be tucked inside, 8.5" drop.
    • Hard-shell body
    • Twist-lock clasp.
    • Inside: metallic leather lining and metal plate logo.
    • 3.2"H x 6.5"W x 2.8"D.
    • Bag weight: approx. 2 lb.
    • Made in Italy of Austrian materials.
    About Judith Leiber Couture: Begun in 1963, Judith Leiber is an American luxury brand that is synonymous with elegance, style, and sophistication. Each product is executed with meticulous attention to detail and flawless handcraftsmanship. Miniaudierés from the collection are part of the permanent design collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Adding to Hollywood's nearly 50-year love affair with the brand, nearly every First Lady dating back to 1953 has carried custom-made Judith Leiber bags to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremonies. Judith Leiber is truly an iconic American brand. Value: $5,595.00 Generously Donated by Neiman Marcus
  • Be the envy of those around you with this exquisite ensemble of the Bellucci lace pump, the iconic Dolce Box and their signature “Love” perfume, all from the famous fashion house in Milan, Italy. Dolce & Gabbana’s Bellucci lace pump is embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls for the fall/winter collection. The crystals and the bee are handmade and placed by hand. The pump has a 4" heel and is hand-crafted in Italy. The shoe is valued at $1,375. The iconic Dolce Box featuring their signature lock is made of maple wood, covered with blush velvet and lined with rose silk. The decorative details are handmade, and the clutch is embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Only six pieces are available in the United States. The clutch is valued at $3,495. The signature scent is known as "Love" perfume is from the Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection and is valued at $225 for a 50ml bottle. Value: $5,095.00 Generously donated by Dolce & Gabbana South Coast Plaza
  • Luxurious and glamorous, those are the attributes that describe Versace stemware best. The combination of Versace's opulent decorations with Rosenthal's sense for simple shapes and forms creates items that stand the test of time. An exclusive ambience is an absolute must for those special, unforgettable moments. The successful crystal glass series “Medusa Lumière” by Rosenthal meets Versace turns every occasion into a festive event. The glass collection with the characteristic Medusa head on the stem has now been complemented by further extraordinary tabletop accessories of pure lead crystal. The top-class champagne and wine glasses, bowls, and ashtrays promise the discerning host the highest possible standards. Shaped by their typical six-edged form the glittering crystal glass articles set the perfect scene for the Versace symbol, the Medusa head. The effect of the curved wine decanter with medusa stopper invokes a special atmosphere.  Ashtrays, vodka and beer glasses, in which the fine spirit shimmers from behind the polished Medusa head, all enhance the noble flair. The visual highlight of the collection is a footed glass vase that forms the center of attention. Adorned with Medusa, it symbolizes the noblesse that envelops the entire collection. What could be more beautiful than enjoying the luxury of exclusive elegance in good company? The set includes:
    • One set of four champagne glasses.
    • One set of four wine glasses.
    • One  set of four highball glasses
    • One  set of four old fashioned glasses
    • One  Crystal footed vase.
    • One  Wine decanter.
    • One  Large ash tray.
    • One  Wine bottle coaster.
    Value: $5,063.00 Generously Donated by Versace South Coast Plaza  

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