St. Margaret's Episcopal School
1000 SOUTH COAST PLAZA AND SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE
Enjoy world class shopping with a $500 South Coast Plaza gift certificate
valid at over 250 boutiques, 30 restaurants and 4 performing arts
venues. Plus, complimentary valet parking for a year. Included in this
experience package are tickets to two exciting venues, South Coast
Repertory and Segerstrom Hall. Enjoy 4 tickets to any performance
within the next year at SCR - the Tony award winning theater company
located on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus. Also, enjoy two
tickets to any jazz, dance, cabaret or concert performance at Segerstrom
Hall. Also included in this package is a dinner certificate to Pinot
Provence valued at $150 located within walking distance of the venues.
Finally to top it all off, enjoy two room nights at the Westin Hotel.
Restrictions: Expires 3/19/2012.
Donated by: The Segerstrom Family
Value: $ 2,500
1001 PRIVATE DINNER PARTY AND FINE WINE PAIRINGS FOR TEN
It’s a party, without the work! Chef Azmin Ghahreman from Sapphire
Laguna will prepare a five course private, in-home dinner party and
cooking demonstration for 10 guests with fine wines pairings.
The winner of this fabulous auction item, will consult with Chef Azmin to
select a mutually-agreed upon date, as well as prepare the perfect menu
and wine selections for the evening. Your guests will not only be treated
to a fabulous dining experience, but will receive unique meal
preparation ideas and tips from Chef Azmin. All food and wine is
About your chef: Chef Azmin is a citizen of the world. Born in Iran,
educated in Switzerland, having lived and worked all over the world.
Over the last 20 years, this widely-traveled industry star has immersed
himself in the cooking styles and cuisines of: classic and nouvelle
French; Mediterranean, Hawaiian Pacific Rim, Asian, Middle Eastern,
Modern Australian, American Southwest and American Pacific
Chef Azmin has held executive chef positions at various five-diamond
and five-star Four Seasons Hotels throughout the world in the following
cities: Sydnie, Australia; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Kona Coast in Hawaii;
Istanbul, Turkey; Singapore; and Wailea, Maui. Prior to his years of
chefing for Four Seasons Hotels, he trained and worked at Fairmont
Hotels in San Jose, California and Dallas, Texas.
His accomplishments are numerous and include, leading a nine chef
winning culinary team in 1997 & 1998 in the Malaysian National
Culinary Competition; heading an eight chef team at the United Nations
Food and Art Festival for the Malaysian Tourism Board in 1997; and
being a judge for an Australian cheese competition in 1999. His global
experiences have given him the prestigious opportunity to cook for over
30 kings, presidents and heads of state, among them, President and
Mrs. George H.W. Bush; and the past prime ministers of Singapore,
Thailand and Pakistan; and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
As a culinary expert, he has appeared on KTLA Los Angeles; The Food
Network’s “In Food Today”; “Good Morning Singapore”; BBC’s “Good
Morning London”; and KITV-ABC4 Honolulu’s “Great Chefs of Hawaii”.
Ghahreman holds an International Diploma in Culinary Art from Collège
Du Léman in Versoix, Switzerland and attended the California Culinary
Academy. He also has a mixology certificate from the American
Restrictions: No major Holidays. Does not include Gratuity. Expires 3/19/2012.
Donated by: Chef Azmin Ghahreman, owner Sapphire Laguna
1002 PEBBLE BEACH AND MAYACAMA GOLF EXPERIENCE WITH
This package offers a golf experience truly beyond compare! You and
three friends will be guests of the incomparable foursome of Mike
Berchtold, Peter Desforges, Dennis Drislane and Marc Hurlbut, who will
join you on one of the most unforgettable golf experiences possible.
This two-day, one night tour will begin with a morning private flight
aboard a King Air 350 to Pebble Beach, host site of the 2010 and 2019
U.S. Open. Following a pre-match lunch in the Lodge's Tap Room, you
will then have the opportunity to play the Pebble Beach Golf Links --
one of the most highly rated courses in the world where you will walk in
the footsteps of champions while enjoying the stunning views of this
legendary, world-class golf venue.
This amazing golf experience continues as you re-board your private jet
and travel further north to another prestigious golf destination,
Mayacama. Nestled in the heart of wine country in northern Sonoma
County, you will be a guest of this exclusive private golf and lodging
club. As Mayacama celebrates wine culture like no other club, your
experience at this members-only retreat will be enhanced when you
delight in a wine tasting dinner at Mayacama designed to please both
epicure and oenophile alike. At the end of the day, each guest will
unwind and indulge in luxury of the Mayacama casitas. The next
morning, tee off at the Mayacama Course, which is beautifully carved
into the rolling hills of the Russian River Valley and, unequivocally, one
of Jack Nicklaus’ finest walking-only courses. After enjoying a wine-
country inspired lunch in the Clubhouse, you will re-board your jet
bound for home, and revel in one of the most memorable and
unparalleled golf vacations.
This is the perfect golf experience to be enjoyed with friends or
Restrictions: Good Sunday through Thursday only - subject to availability.
Donated by: The Berchtold, Desforges and Drislane Families
1003 ANGEL FEVER – TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!
Experience viewing early batting practice from the FIELD along with an
introduction to or photo opportunity with a member of Angels
uniformed personnel. This also includes four field level tickets for the
game. Every little (or big) baseball fan's dream!
Restrictions: No Yankee, Red Sox or Dodger games. Good during regular season
games. Please submit three games in preference order to Cindy McMackin by
4/15/2011. Game will be chosen ASAP from your choices.
Donated by: The McMackin Family
1004 SMES VIP – VERY IMPORTANT PARKING
Tired of waiting in line? Do you want to get away from the construction
chaos? The SMES VIP is the solution for you! The winner of this item will
enjoy their very own parking space in the St. Margaret’s Church lot for
the 2011-2012 school year. Your space will be marked with a sign that
reads “Reserved for Spring Auction Winner.”
Donated by: St. Margaret's Episcopal School
1005 PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE: NINAMU RESORT IN FRENCH
Leave the traffic, busy schedules and burnout behind and escape to
paradise. The winner of this item will enjoy a one-week getaway for four
guests, plus a pro surfer, to a private island in Tahiti.
The Ninamu Resort is located on Tikehau, which is part of the chain of
atolls located northeast from the main island of Tahiti. The resort is a
haven for water-lovers and caters to surfers and non-surfers alike. The
beautiful oval island boasts pink and white sand beaches, breathtaking
ocean scenery, abundant bird and fish life and languorous days of
peace and relaxation. This is a unique experience, in one of the last
frontiers where you will feel you are living in the past, but with modern
luxury built in. All the finer details to ensure your comfort and relaxation
have been provided. The whole family will enjoy world-class water
activities in a very safe environment. To top off the ultimate experience,
you will be accompanied by a pro surfer from the Billabong team. You
can surf with the pro, get pointers, hang out; whatever you choose to
do, this experience will be one you will never forget (based on surfers’
availability and their travel schedule).
For surfers, the resort offers some of the best surfing anywhere. Hop on
a boat and reach the nearby pass of Tuheiava, which consists of a right
and left break on opposite sides of the reef pass. Although the biggest
swells normally happen from November through March, you can still
get waves during the remaining months. Barreling waves over a coral
reef bottom make the surf suited more toward intermediate to
The reef pass is located just 15 minutes away by boat and the resort
offers inclusive service of a 20-foot skiff with a 225 HP outboard. The
skiff holds up to 10 passengers and drops you right in the middle of the
action. Other water activities available include kite and wind surfing,
stand up paddleboards, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and diving. Diving
is another attraction of the island. The beauty and abundance of ocean
life in the area account for its popularity, especially in the Tuheiava Pass,
where it’s not uncommon to see manta rays, barracuda, and tuna. Water
temperatures are a comfortable 26–29 degrees Celsius. A nearby
professional dive shop is available to guide and outfit your group.
The winner of this trip will enjoy lodging, all meals and all water sports
for six (excluding diving and deep sea fishing) on the private island.
Restrictions: You will be required to bring your own surfboards and kite boards.
However there are Stand-up Boards and Soft Top Surfboards available free of
charge for the guests. Dates subject to availability. Alcohol and soft drinks are
an additional charge. Does not include airfare. Air Tahiti flies from LAX to
Papeete to Tikehau with longboards allowed (no excess charge on surfboards).
Ninamu will provide transfer to the island by skiff from Tikehau. Interested in
hosting a family gathering or other group vacation at Ninamu? Additional
guests up to a maximum of 18 total can be accommodated for an additional
charge. Call for details.
Donated by: The Stapelberg Family
1006 VISIT PARIS IN STYLE!
Spend six days and five nights in the heart of Paris’ most stylish and chic
neighborhoods. Located in Paris Arrondissement 3, this large (1000+
square foot), 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom (plus separate shower room)
apartment is perfect for a family of four. Can you think of a better way
to treat your family to a fabulous European vacation?
This charming apartment is on the 2nd floor (U.S. 3rd Floor) of a 19th-
century Hausmann building in the North Marais. The master bedroom
has a queen size bed with 100% cotton linens. The second bedroom
offers two twin beds also with 100% cotton linens. The light and bright
kitchen has everything you will need for your trip including a
microwave. The two-person elevator lets you skip the stairs and reach
this bright and airy home away from home.
The best shopping and sightseeing in all of Paris are at your doorstep in
this ideal third arrondissement location. In 5 minutes you can walk to
the Picasso Museum and we are 10 minutes from the Place des Vosges
and 3 minutes to the nearest Metro (St. Sebastien/Froissart). We are
also short walking distance from the Louvre, the Seine, the Musee
Carnavalet, and the Jewish Museum.
The Marais is one of the most picturesque districts of Paris with a
concentration of historic buildings, museums, and streets that have not
changed their contours in centuries. At the same time, it is an
increasingly hip neighborhood with popular shops, restaurants, and
Restrictions: Expires 3/19/2012. Airfare is not included, however, you will
receive complimentary pick up from the airport or train station from our
fabulous driver/concierge Xavier. Selected dates based on availability.
Apartment is available for family of four (two adults/two children).
Donated by: Jean Arundale
Value: $ 2,200
1007 PRIVATE HOUSE ON HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND
Walk to the beach from this beautiful home located in the private golf
community of Kukio. Guests can take advantage of 3 separate
residences on the property. The Main House has 4 bedrooms (two
Kings, one Queen, two twin beds, and fold-out sofa), large family room,
dining room, kitchen, and an office. The Bamboo Residence is 2
bedrooms (one King and two twin beds), a sitting room with a fold-out
sofa and full kitchen. The Pool House has 2 bedrooms (one King and
one trundle with two twin beds), a sitting room, and a full kitchen. The
residence also features a beautiful pool and bbq for guests to enjoy.
The winner will receive a 7 day, 6 night stay in this luxurious home in
paradise. Move in/move out cleaning fee to be covered by donor, and
daily housekeeping can be provided at an additional charge to winner.
Airfare and ground transportation is not included. Kokio is located
approximately 10 minutes from Kona Airport.
About Kukio: A private residential community, Kukio embodies luxury
and relaxed living amid a landscape of powerful simplicity. At Kukio, the
elemental is at the fore - wide horizons, peaceful white sand beaches,
and a gracious, warm and welcoming climate. Kukio's natural physical
features create a truly unique environment. Nearby bays - Uluweuweu
and Kua - enhance this dramatic setting, and adjacent Kikaua Point
Beach Park includes two pristine white sand beaches - an ideal location
for swimming and a variety of ocean sports activities.
Restrictions: Expires 9/1/2012. Christmas holiday blackout dates apply. Dates
subject to availability and must be mutually agreed upon by winner and owner.
Donated by: The McMackin Family