2014 Christmas Auction Lots

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On Thursday 20th November 2014 we are hosting our 5th Annual Charity Auction. A festive Gala Dinner  at London’s Sway restaurant in Covent Garden. Followed by our charity auction.
Up for bids are these fabulous lots: holidays, adrenaline rushes art

6 nations6 Nations rugby tickets for two

2 lucky bidders will get to see England Vs. Italy at Twickenham, on Saturday 14th February 2015, as part of this famous rugby tournament. In its 143rd year this is a tournament not to be missed!

 

 

 

cocktail-makingA Gin Masterclass and Cocktail making session  for eight at London’s Langley’s Yard

This lot is for up  to 8 people. Hosted by Jonathan, a professional cocktail connoisseur, at Langley’s Gin pop ‘Langley’s Yard’. Jonathan will teach you how to make 4 gin based, and you’ll each get to enjoy all 4 cocktails.This is a unique opportunity to learn cocktail skills in a proper bar, that will be completely private for your session. Langley’s Gin will provide all the stock for your very own bar party.

The lot is valid Monday to Wednesday until the end of April 2015

imagesA week stay for up to four in a charming chateaux apartment in  Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland for September/early October 2015

The beautiful XV century castle of Vufflens looks over this idyllic Swiss valley village, Vufflens-le-Chateaux,  in the middle of the Swiss Riviera vineyards. The small independent 2 floor cottage attached to a chateaux accommodates 3 – 4 people. Easily accessed from Geneva (45 min train/hire car) Vufflens-le-Chateaux is just a half hour walk from Morges, the 1286 market town situated on lake Geneva frequented by Audrey Hepburn when she lived in the area.

There is a lot to see and do in the area. During the vendanges at the end of September you can go wine tasting.Visit Vevey where Charlie Chaplin lived and where Byron and the English gentlemen stayed during the Grand Tour,. Take a boat  to visit the stunning lake side castle of Chillon, or cruise on to Evian in France and drink the famous water from the fountains. Lausanne is just a 20 minute train ride away; home to the Olympic museum and many beautiful art galleries. From Jura you can take many a breathtaking mountain walk. Or hop on the trains discover the arcades of Bern, the Swiss capital or a day trip to Lucerne and Zurich.

Lot is valid for a week during September 2015  – early October 2015. Flat sleeps four people maximum. There is no TV and no WiFi in the apartment.

john-gosden_1563843cMorning at the Gallops for two with Derby winner champion trainer John Gosden

This is a on-of-a kind lot! Two people will enjoy a morning at the Gallops  including breakfast with Derby winner champion trainer John Gosden at historic Clarehaven Stables in Newmarket. Gosden is a British racehourse trainer with over 2,500 wins to his name. He trains at the Clarehaven Stables in Newmarket and won the British flat racing Champion Trainer title for the 2012 season.

 

 

battersea_power_stationExclusive tour of Battersea Power station for six including afternoon tea in the penthouse show-flat

Battersea Power Station has been closed to the public for a number of years and very few have had the opportunity to glimpse past the gates to see this iconic building up close. This is a rare chance for up to six adults to explore the building before the extensive refurbishment project begins in 2015. The tour will include a walk through site with a guide and a visit to the famous Control Room A. There will also be a chance to visit the sales Pavilion where models of the redevelopment project are on show. Following the tour, the guests will be served afternoon tea in The Power House penthouse show apartment that sits perched on top of the Power Station with stunning views across the river, London and the famous Power Station Chimneys.

The tour is only suitable for fit adults as it involves stairs and live construction site and full health and safety kits must be worn (to be provided.). The tour must be taken on a weekday between 09.00 – 19.00 at a date agreed with Battersea Power Station Development Company. Access will be restricted post-Christmas so advised to take prior to that date.

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A weeks holiday in stunning sea-view cottage in Polzeath, Cornwall for six with 4 rounds of golf and access to leisure facilities

A weeks stay for six people in an attractive Cornish Cottage located in the famous Polzeath resort, NW, Cornwall. The Cottage is located in an idyllic setting on a well-regarded golf and leisure complex, The Point, with far reaching views over the golf course and down to the beach. The house sleeps 6 – 7 in two doubles and one twin bedroom, with a single ‘spare’ room. There are 3 shower rooms, one with a bath. The attractive open plan ground floor has a large kitchen and spacious dining and living areas with TV and comfortable seating for the guests as well as a sun room. The large garden has incredible views across the golf course and down to the beach and sea and is safe for children. A BBQ is provided. The house is ideal for families and is children friendly. There are tennis courts, a bar and restaurant available in The Point complex which is a one minute walk from the cottage. Parking, Wi-Fi and linen all included.

  • Access to facilities at The Point Golf Club and Leisure Center included in offer: Includes an indoor pool, spa and gym.
  • Four rounds of golf on the 18 hole Point course included for guests.

The cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is only a mile from The Camel Estuary with stunning beaches for surfing and water sports. The coastal footpaths are unbeatable in terms of beauty for walking holidays and pretty local areas include Port Issac, Padstow and Rock. From the cottage you can walk down directly to Polzeath beach in 10 minutes as well as Rock Village with a number of excellent shops including a butcher, fishmonger, gift shop and restaurants. There are excellent sporting opportunities including golf (including the famous St Enodoc course), watersports, surfing, horse riding and fishing available. Further details on The Point at Polzeath website/holiday rentals/Ocean Fairway.

  •  Holiday to be taken for one week, excluding July and August and all Bank Holidays, dates to be arranged with owner and must be taken by end January 2016.
  • No pets allowed regrettably.

brandprocess A half day business and brand development session for up to two people with ‘Clarity for Creatives’

Want to start a business? Or just started one and need to establish your brand and mission? Then this lot is for you. Clarity for Creatives is a ‘brand catalyst’ – providing entrepreneurs with the guidance and knowledge to develop and structure their business values, personality, vision and target audience, whether they are pre-start-up, start-up or established businesses. For the auction  Clarity for Creatives are offering one face-to-face half day session for up to two people from the same business based in London. The session will evaluate your business and your goals and how to develop and achieve success or you can choose to evaluate an online product you already have that can be worked through in your own time.

Clarity for Creatives is run by Richard Lalchan, founder of Creatives Hub and designer with over 15 years industry experience and Zoë Chan founder of Überbaby Graphic Design a London based design consultancy. The lot is valid at a mutually convenient time during 2015 during normal business hours.

F1 Grand Prix of SingaporeINFINITI RED BULL RACING FACTORY TOUR

Up to six people will be able to tour the INFINITI RED BULL RACING FACTORY.   You will learn how each part of the car goes from an initial idea and concept, through various development stages before being manufactured and fitted onto our Championship contender. With opportunities to speak with experienced technicians and to touch and hold critical car parts, this Factory Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience giving you a real insight into the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team. The tour is made up of 5 areas that guests will be introduced to; Design, Research & Development, The Model Shop, Manufacturing and Assembly.

Valid until 31st January 2015, for up to six people

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A sunny six-day Northern Nicaraguan getaway

A fabulous six-day trip for two people to Northern Nicaraguan.  You’ll start with a tour of the vibrant colonial city of León, where you’ll spend your first night relishing in the luxury of the city’s finest hotel.
This mini adventure gets going on your second day filled with adrenaline  as you experience Nicaragua’s greatest adventure activity: volcano boarding. Post adrenaline rush you’ll then dust off those shoes and join your knowledgeable local guide on a tour of León and discover the culture and revolutionary history that has made León the fascinating city it is today. And top it all off with the bustling, vibrant nightlife, and  ‘paint the town red’ in León’s hottest nightspot.
But don’t do too much painting, because the following day you’ll be heading to Rise Up Surf Camp, a beautiful, beachfront retreat located on one of Nicaragua’s most untouched and pristine beaches. Take part in daily surf lessons, relax your mind and body with yoga classes, join a deep-sea fishing trip, explore a protected estuary bursting with wildlife — or just relax and soak up the sun in one of the many hammocks awaiting you.

Includes
All in country accommodation
All in country transport
All activities mentioned in itinerary
Breakfast
All meals while at Rise Up Camp

Does not include:
Flights to Nicaragua
Food whilst in Leon (Lunch and dinner)

Sponsored by Green Pathways Tours Nicaragua  and Rise Up Surf

 

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Photo shoot with photographer 

A great lot to bid on with friends or family. You’ll receive a two hour photography session with professional photographer Bex Clarke . Bex will come to your location of choice for the shoot. You can therefore do this at home or get creative, it’s your chance to model! Your photos will be compiled into an online album for you to share and enjoy. Perfect for a family shoot, Christmas card, couples celebration, hen do, stag do, engagement present or professional head shots.  Valid in London only.

 

downloadNight out for ten at London’s Jongleurs Comedy Night

Eat, drink, laugh and dance all under one roof with this side-splitting comedy night at Jongleurs Covent Garden, at Sway restaurant,

This lot is for up to ten people, it’s ideal for a birthday bash, hen or stag evening. Enjoy a two-course meal and then watch some of the UK’s best stand-up comedians as they aim to entertain you with their top jokes and anecdotes. Once the comedy draws to an end you’ll be treated to a disco and late night bar. Jongleurs venues are the places that helped launch the careers of many of today’s top comedians including Harry Enfield and Eddie Izzard, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. So you can be sure that whoever it is entertaining you on your fun night out – they will be the very best at what they do.

What’s Included:

  • Main course and dessert each
  • Comedy show
  • Entry to the after party

Valid after 1st January 2015

Defining spaceStunning Artwork ‘Defining Space’ by London Artist Ida Ivanka Kubler

International artist Ida Ivanka Kubler‘s career has been nothing if not unusual. Bored with its pervading post-communist greyness, she left the National Academy of Arts in Bulgaria, moved to Germany as a governess, then entered the fashion world as a designer and now lives and works as an artist between London and New York.

Up for auction is her work ‘Defining Space’ which forms part of a therapeutic project called ‘Birth of an Idea’ in which Ida uses silk cocoons to construct what she calls ‘half objects’. The colours and spaces created by the cocoons reflects the quiet stillness required in silk making.

More about the artist: http://www.idaworkbox.com

prestoller 5Two night stay in Luxury B & B in Axminster, Devon for two plus Sunday Lunch at the famous River Cottage and dinner at Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House

  • Enjoy a luxurious 2 nights in the ‘Trip Advisor’ Top Rated B&B, Prestoller House in Axminster, East Devon. The stunning house is ideally situated in the Axe Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty and on the boarders of Devon, Dorset and Somerset – the gateway of the Jurassic coast. The coastal towns of Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer and Sidmouth are all within 10-20 minutes’ drive whilst the pretty town centre of Axminster is a mere 10 minutes stroll with an array of shops and cafes.

During your stay, enjoy a complimentary meal for two at the famous River Cottage (choose between Dinner for two or Sunday lunch for two). Tucked in a 17th century farmhouse, the River Cottage is run by the multi-award winning writer and broadcaster Hugh-Fearnley-Whittingstall who is known for his commitment to ethically produced food. Keeping with this ethos, River Cottage is an immensely popular destination with thousands of guests coming every year to indulge in the restaurant’s locally and seasonally sourced meals.

This amazing weekend away also includes dinner for two at Mark Hix, Oyster and Fish House. Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts the most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood.

The stay includes 2 nights in the sumptuous Devon Room which has its own private entrance and is based on the ground floor with direct access to the pretty front garden. Both the bedroom and ensuite bathroom are decorated in cool neutral colours making for a tranquil feel. The room features a king size bed, large flat screen TV with Freeview, complimentary Wi-Fi access, well stocked tea tray, Nespresso coffee machine, designer toiletries, robes and slippers. The B&B is voted as best place to stay on Trip Advisor with a 5 * rating.

Stay to be taken in 2015 – excluding months of January, Easter, June, July, August, September and all bank holidays

chanel handbagCollector’s Item Chanel Handbag

This unique lot is one-of-a-kind. Released in 1998 for that year only this stunning Chanel handbag is up for bids. It is the perfect stylish bag to add to your day look, evening, weekend, any day is a Chanel day! Spoil yourself of your loved one this Christmas.

 

 

burberry scarfipad caseIconic Burberry Scarf and Leather Ipad case. 

 

This lot speaks for itself – pure British style at its best. Bid away for the man in your life.