2013 Magnolia Ball Live Auction

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Female Shih-Tzu Puppy


Take home an adorable shih-tzu puppy tonight! She comes to you with her own “home”(crate included) and schooling from Lucky Dog Pet Training. The shih-tzu breed originated in China and is reported to be the oldest and smallest of the Tibetan holy dogs.

The shih-tzu is characterized by its flowing double coat, sturdy build, intelligence, friendliness, energy and lively attitude. Shih-tzu puppies do not shed and are hypo-allergenic.

  Courtesy of: All About Puppies | Lucky Dog Pet Training
  Value: $2,000

Italian Getaway

Enjoy a one-week stay in a historic vacation home in a Cortona, Italy. This 600-year old, beautifully restored four-bedroom/four-bath farmhouse sleeps nine (9) comfortably. It is located just above the famous Villa Bramasole written about in author Frances Mayes' “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Make your own pizza or bread in the outdoor brick oven while lounging around the stone swimming pool, enjoying the panoramic view. Have your morning coffee under the rose arbor and later toast the sunset with a glass of wine in the olive grove
overlooking the medieval city of Cortona.

The property sits on 20 scenic acres just outside the city walls of Cortona, Italy. Walk or drive into town and immerse yourself in a 3,000-year old Tuscan hill city, complete with restaurants, shops, museums and true Italian culture.

Package also includes two (2) Transatlantic BusinessElite class tickets on Delta Air Lines.

Vacation home blackout dates are May 30 through August 30. Airline tickets expire on March 19, 2014.
  Courtesy of: Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso
  Value: $7,000

Michael Connelly Character Naming

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a best-selling American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. He is also known for writing “The Lincoln Lawyer,” published in October 2005 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. This book introduced Mickey Haller, an L.A. defense attorney who works out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. The movie adaptation, starring Matthew McConaughey as Haller, was released in 2011. The character naming will be in a 2014 release.

There are no details on what the book will be about yet. The character is of Michael Connelly’s choosing. No approval needed from the winning bidder or input requested. Michael Connelly guarantees it won’t be a negative character.

  Courtesy of: Michael Connelly
  Value: Priceless!

Tampa Bay Rays Party — Hooters Style!

Hooters Owls Den at Tropicana FieldThrow a Rays’ bash the Hooters way! Have your own party for 48 of your closest Tampa Bay Rays fans in the new Hooters Owls Den at Tropicana Field. You’ll feel like you’re at the actual Hooters restaurant while watching the Rays game live! Includes delicious Hooters food, beer, soda and even Hooters girls as hostesses! Game to be mutually agreed upon. Valid for 2013 season only.

  Courtesy of: Tampa Bay Rays
  Value: $6,000

Passport to Beauty from Neiman Marcus

Neiman MarcusOver a period of six (6) months, Neiman Marcus, Tampa Bay, will send you special gift baskets that include the season's latest trends from its cosmetic department.

A new basket filled with fabulous product from the following Neiman Marcus cosmetic lines will arrive on your doorstep monthly.

Jo Malone: Monthly value of $1,000

A philosophy of creating your our signature scent. Jo Malone orchestrates a world of luxury that is inspired by, and immersed in, modern British culture, curating collaborations between world-renowned master perfumers and London’s leading creative talent, from Savile Row to Sloane Street. In working with the most forward-thinking style mavens Jo Malone London is enduringly at the forefront of perfumery.

Ivo Pitanguy: Monthly value of $1,500

The Clinica Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1963 by Professor Ivo Pitanguy with the goal of providing VIPs worldwide the latest in cosmetic surgery. The breakthrough line of beauty and wellness products named Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy offers revolutionary treatments.

Creed: Monthly value of $1,500

Creed is the world’s only privately held luxury fragrance dynasty. Based in Paris, the company today is led by Olivier Creed, a sixth-generation master perfumer. Creed is famous for unrelenting high standards when it comes to fragrance creation. Mr. Creed travels the globe searching for the purest essences to compose his masterpieces. Using the infusion technique (which has been abandoned by the modern industry), Creed weighs, mixes, macerates, and filters everything by hand. They also use the highest percentage of natural components in the prestigious French perfume industry. Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Monthly value of $1,000
Luxury fragrance collection from one of the most celebrated perfumers of our time, exclusively at Neiman Marcus.

Guerlain: Monthly value of $1,000

For the past 170 years, Guerlain has created some of the world’s most famous fragrances and show-stopping beauty products. From legendary scents to alluring lipsticks, the entire Guerlain collection is known for luxurious quality and timeless elegance.

Neiman Marcus: Monthly value of $1,000
Hazel Wyatt, VP of Beauty and Fragrance at Neiman Marcus, Tampa Bay

Neiman Marcus, Tampa Bay, cosmetic Passport to Beauty basket.

In addition, enjoy a beauty brunch with Hazel Wyatt, VP of Beauty and Fragrance for Neiman Marcus, and 10 of your friends at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa.  Includes tips, tricks and beauty bags for the group.

Based upon availability of all parties. Expires Dec. 6, 2013. Experience is only valid at Neiman Marcus, Tampa Bay. Not redeemable for cash, credit or exchange. No remaining balance will be issued. Beauty Party must be booked at least two (2) months in advance. Preferred dates in August and November. Other exclusions may apply.

  Courtesy of: Neiman Marcus | Tampa Bay
  Value: $7,700+

Super Bowl XLVIII

MetLife Stadium

Join the world’s biggest huddle on February 2, 2014, at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J. It’s a Super Bowl of historic firsts. The first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. The first to take place in the region. The first to be hosted by two states. And the first to be jointly hosted by two teams. Experience it firsthand with two (2) tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl game! Package also includes two (2) American Airlines Tickets.

  Courtesy of: Bob and Shay Griese
  Value: Priceless!

Tropical Vacation at the Owl’s Nest Penthouse in the Bahamas

Owl’s Nest Penthouse in the BahamasThe Owl’s Nest Penthouse is a three (3) bedroom suite at the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. It's located in the heart of the gorgeous tropical Abaco Islands with crystal-clear water, tropical breezes, steel drums, diving, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing with daily exploration of quaint and exotic islands. Enjoy a four-day (4) and three-night (3) stay at the beach/marina resort with all the comforts of a gorgeous waterfront home, including three (3) bedrooms, four (4) baths, an office, loft/den, fully equipped kitchen and space for 10 with pull-out sofas.

You’ll enjoy the morning views of a top corner wrap-around patio as well as the breathtaking Bahamas sunsets.

Dates subject to availability. Valid until April 2014.
  Courtesy of: Champ | Ed & Marsha Droste | Lags
  Value: $5,000

Fashion Week Tickets for the Fashionista!

Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week is all about girls gone chic. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is New York City’s single largest media event, taking place at Lincoln Center, one of the most well-known arts and cultural institutions in the world. The event provides top designers an international platform to showcase their collections to more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world, including buyers, editors, retailer, celebrities, VIPs and more.


With more than 80 designers shows over eight days, Fashion Week is known as the premier event worldwide where style, beauty, supermodels and celebrities come together to celebrate the best in fashion. Grab a friend and hit the runway during New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the fall. Includes two (2) roundtrip tickets on American Airlines. You’ll soon be starting your own trends!

  Courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue
  Value: Priceless

New York Yankees

“THE” package for the die-hard Yankees fan! Visit the new Yankee Stadium with a trip that includes four (4) roundtrip airline tickets (Tampa to New York), two (2) nights hotel accommodations in New York and four (4) regular seats to two (2) regular season (same weekend) games at Yankee Stadium during the 2013 season.

Valid for 2013 only. Tickets for games subject to availability.

  Courtesy of: The New York Yankees
  Value: $7,000


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Suite Tickets

Cheer on the Bucs during the 2013 season with two (2) Suite Season Tickets! Enjoy preferred parking, access to the Stadium Club Lounge, air-conditioned private viewing with fully retractable windows and much more!

  Courtesy of: Bill Allen
  Value: $7,500

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