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Emerald & Diamond Earrings
Glam it up with these stunning antique-style earrings! Featuring gorgeous green emeralds and champagne diamonds, these yellow gold & silver earrings were purchased in Saudi Arabia and appraised for $1500-$2000.
Flowers for a Year
Enjoy fresh, beautiful flowers at home, work, or wherever you want! Elaine Mercouris, florist and devoted volunteer to the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter, will hand-select unique blooms for you every month and ship them to a location of your choice. Enjoy all the arrangements yourself, set up a delivery schedule (perfect for celebrating birthdays, holidays, and honoring milestones), or spoil a loved one by reminding them of your thoughtfulness month after month! Flower delivery valid within a 15 mile radius of Chicago.
Premier Photography Session
Capture and cherish a moment in time with this 'Legacy' family portrait session from anja Photography. Anne Kerr is an NAPCP award winning, premier photographer, providing portraits for babies, children, seniors, and families. Known for her beautiful use of natural light, Anne produces images that are like no other. Her creative vision and timeless style transcends photos of you and your loved ones into true images of fine art. Your session will take place outdoors, at one of the most scenic locations in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. Following your session, you will receive 20 hand crafted images delivered via digital download 2 weeks after the session. Valid May-October 2017. Book as soon as possible for best availability. To view Anne's stunning portraits, visit: http://anjaphotos.com/ (Est. Value: $1,600)
Personal Heirloom Portrait
An unparalleled work of art to honor that which you hold most dear - your family! Photographer Gina Sanders will timelessly capture your family in a classic or environmental portrait. After your photography session, you will work with her to select the best image for your artwork. Sanders Portraits will then work their magic to create your exquisite heirloom piece! They start by giclee printing your portrait with archival inks on the hightest quality museum-grade canvas, and then hand-finishing it with masterfully applied oils and lacquers to accentuate the fine features and textures of the portrait. This elevates your artwork to an unparalleled level of depth and dimension in craftmanship. Your $1,500 gift certificate for Sanders Portraits covers the cost of your photography session, and a 14" finished portrait and frame (total can be applied to a larger piece if you prefer).
Sonoma Wine Tour
With more than 425 wineries, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, and its close proximity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma County is a traveler’s dream vacation spot in California. Package includes two (2) round-trip flights, hotel accommodations, and VIP Tour of the iconic Iron Horse Winery.
During your stay, visit the Iron Horse Winery for a Monday Morning Winemaker Truck Tour with Winemaker David Munksgard. After the vineyards, head back to the winery for an in-depth tour of sparkling wine production (with a glass of Wedding Cuvee in hand) as well a good look at what they are doing with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, accompanied by more tasting. Also includes 2 round-trip vouchers on Southwest Airlines, valued up to $500 each, and 2 nights at the Applewood Inn Sonoma in Guerneville
Iron Horse Hotel - Milwaukee
Enjoy an overnight stay at one of America's top rated hotels - The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. Featuring stunning common areas, 100 sexy guest rooms and elevated culinary offerings. This hotel has all the style and service found at a NY or LA boutique hotel, delivered with pure Midwestern friendliness. Located just blocks from the Wisconsin Convention Center and across the river from the Harley-Davidson Museum, The Iron Horse Hotel is in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee culture and entertainment. Not Valid: Memorial Day Weekend, Summerfest, Northwestern Mutual Conference, Harley Davidson Anniversary, and New Year's Eve. For more information, visit: www.theironhorsehotel.com
Experience Evanston with this boutique bed and breakfast experience at Stone Terrace! Offering premiere luxury accommodations, Stone Terrace is known for it's stylish charm and friendly service. Whether you choose to take a leisurely walk along the Lake Michigan shore, or visit Evanston’s many downtown shops, restaurants, and museums - be assured that the ultimate in relaxation and comfort is waiting for you at the end of your day! Stone Terrace B&B offers first-class accommodations including: Wi-Fi, exercise room, billiard room, massage room, entertainment center, and executive library. Enjoy your one-night stay in honor of Sandy Carrigan who died from ALS. For more information, visit: http://www.stoneterracebb.com/
Hard Rock Hotel Experience
Feel like rock 'n' roll royalty with a one-night stay at Chicago's Hard Rock Hotel. Located on the Magnificent Mile and housed in the Carbide and Carbon building (a historic Chicago skyline landmark) the Hard Rock Hotel dances 40 stories high and provides a chic, musically inspired atmosphere with memorabilia from McCartney to Madonna. Enjoy four star service while you have a jam session in your room with a free Fender rental guitar, or polish your pool shark skills in the stylish lobby. Conveniently located steps away from shopping on Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, the Theatre District, and the Art Museum. Package also includes a $100 gift card to be used at Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, four (4) free drinks, a Hard Rock Hotel Chicago mug, USB keychain, Lotion, Lip Balm, and Luggage Tag.
Warwick Allerton Hotel
There's no place like sweet home Chicago! Take a chance to explore the city with this two-night stay at the Warwick Allerton-Chicago. Situated in the heart of downtown on the famous Magnificent Mile, the extraordinary Warwick Allerton-Chicago offers ideally close access to the Windy City’s many renowned landmarks, exciting attractions and popular events. Your Specialty Suite will provide ultimate comfort and luxury with a spacious marble bathroom, signature Warwick robes, designer bath amenities, a sleeper sofa and breathtaking views of downtown Chicago. Package also includes complimentary Wi-Fi and Breakfast for Two.
Kyle Schwarber Signed Jersey
Fly the 'W' and own a piece of history with this Mejestic Men's 2016 World Series Authentic Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber #12 Jersey, signed by Kyle Schwarber.
Cubs World Series Baseball
Fly the 'W' and own a piece of history with this Rawlings Official 2016 World Series Champs Chicago Cubs MLB Baseball, signed by Kyle Schwarber.
Display your Blackhawks pride with this hockey stick autographed by members of the 2016-2017 Chicago Blackhawks. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
Blackhawks Autographed Photo
Display your Blackhawks pride with this autographed picture of Vinnie Hinostroza from the Chicago Blackhawks. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
Chicago Bears Tickets
Bear down!! Receive two (2) tickets to a Chicago Bears home game for the 2017 season plus a limited-edition flag, featuring the laser autograph of Linebacker Pernel McPhee #92. Enjoy some of the best views of the whole field with these Media Deck seats - located at the 45 yard line, 1st row, on the second level of Soldier Field behind the Bears’ sideline. It’s called the “Media Deck” because this is where the coaches and media booths are. It’s not unheard of for fans to run into on air NFL personalities if their ticket is in these sections. The entrances are private and there will be heaters throughout this area to help keep you warm throughout the game. Tickets redeemable in August for a choice of 2-3 available dates. (Est. Value: $540)
Arlington Racetrack - 6 Passes
Enjoy a day at the races with six (6) general admission tickets to Arlington International Racecourse. Located in the Northwest Suburb of Arlington Heights and described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing back in 1927. Featuring a 6 story grandstand and lush gardens, nothing beats it for a nice day out with family and friends! Certificate excludes: Derby Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and the Arlington Million. (Est. Value: $50)
BMW Golf Classic
See the top 70 players in the world compete in one of the most important golf events on the PGA Tour! Receive four (4) General Admission tickets to The BMW Championship for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Held at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, The BMW Championship is the second oldest tournament in the United States. Package includes a Taylor Made golf bag, golf umbrella, and ALS Classic branded merchandise.
Private Lakewood Estates Golf Club
One round of golf for four (4) people at Lakewood Estates Golf Club, a private 71.1 USGA 18-hole course in Lake Geneva, WI. This members-only 120-acre course includes 42 bunkers and several water hazards with three sets of tees for different skill levels. Aim for a par 71 as you enjoy leisurely play along the perfectly manicured and immaculately maintained land. Refreshments in the beautiful lake side clubhouse and golf carts also included. Winner my play any Monday - Thursday, April 1 through October 31, 2017, subject to availability.
Elite Kohler Golf Experience
An exclusive, one-of-a-kind golf trip you will never forget! Experience one of the nation's top-ranked golf courses with one (1) foursome on The Straits course at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, WI. Arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. Package includes two (2) rooms for a super exclusive overnight stay at River Bend - a members only, grand historic mansion with all the amenities of a KOHLER experience. The spacious grounds feature formal and informal gardens, tea-house, croquet, outdoor massage area adjacent to a river fall and a self-piloted awning-covered electric boat for enchanting river cruises. (Value $3500)
In-Home Wine Tasting
Host your own in-home wine tasting, compliments of Wines For Humanity! A private Wine Advisor will come to educate you and your guests on the joys of fine wine. Discuss how to taste wine, how to pair wine with food, and how wine can be an integral part of a meaningful life - all while learning about and sampling six fine wine selections. This in-home wine tasting (for up to 20 people) includes 6 bottles of wine, and a private Wine Advisor for 2 hours.
Cooper's Hawk Wine Tasting
Enjoy award winning wines from Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. This package includes a complimentary Lux Wine Tasting for four (4) people in the Tasting Room. For a list of locations, menus and more information, visit: www.coopershawkwinery.com (Est. Value: $48)
Tour and Tasting at Ram Brewery for 10
Tour and tasting at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Schaumburg for 10 people. The event begins with a tour of the brewing facilities hosted by Ram during which your group will learn all about the equipment and process of making the best hand-crafted beer in Schaumburg. After the tour, your group of 10 will have the opportunity to sample all of the 6 Big Horn Beers and enjoy chef's choice appetizers.
Bourbon County Beer Gift Basket
Gift basket includes one (1) 2015 RARE BOURBON COUNTY BRAND STOUT: Truly one-of-a-kind! Stored for two years in rare Bourbon barrels that were aged over thirty years - Goose Island believes this is one of the finest beers they have ever produced; Three (3) BOURBON COUNTY BRAND STOUTS: Dark and dense - The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke; One (1) BOURBON COUNTY BRAND STOUT PROPRIETOR'S: With chipotle peppers, cocoa nibs, and aged in bourbon barrels that previously stored maple syrup; One (1) BOURBON COUNTY BRAND COFFEE STOUT: Made with a different bean variety every year, chosen in collaboration with Intelligentsia's experts - 2016's release features Fletcha Roja; One (1) BOURBON COUNTY BRAND BARLEYWINE: Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses features oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat. (Value $200)
Chicago Theater Package
Explore theater in Chicago by seeing two of the most exciting shows in Chicago's Downtown Theater District! Package includes two (2) tickets for CARMEN at The Lyric Opera (February 11 - March 25, 2017), and two (2) tickets to DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Goodman Theatre (March 11 - April 16, 2017). Enjoy dinner before or after the show with $100 in Wildfire gift certificates, as well as $50 for Webber Grill, and a $50 SpotHero gift card for parking. (Est. Value over $800)
Cirque de Soleil’s "Luzia"
Two (2) tickets to Cirque de Soleil’s LUZIA, Premier Night - July 21st at 8pm! These exclusive tickets include access to the pre-show cocktail and entertainment, and after show party with appetizers, drinks, and animation. Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain. Gift basket also includes a CD Soundtrack - Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The LUZIA album takes Carpentier’s original music written for a live acoustic setting and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible, infused with brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds.
Two 4-day VIP Passes to Lollapalooza
Experience one of Chicago's best outdoor summer music festivals, with TWO 4-Day VIP passes for Lollapalooza 2017! The event takes place in historic Grant Park, Thursday August 3rd - Sunday August 6th (11am - 10pm each day). With 8 stages and 170+ bands from all over the world, every Lolla lineup makes hands wave, heads nod, and crowds holler. Visit http://www.lollapalooza.com for updated lineup and event information.
"Tommy's Honour" - Red Carpet Meet & Greet
Meet the cast with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind, red carpet experience! Two (2) passes to the Thursday, April 13th Movie Premiere of Tommy's Honour at AMC River East 21. Best Feature Film Winner of the British Academy Scotland Awards - Tommy's Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason Connery, the film stars Peter Mullan (War Horse), Jack Lowden ('71), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park). Cocktail reception begins at 5:30pm, showing at 6:30pm. Also enjoy dinner with a $100 gift certificate to Ema restaurant - a Mediterranean restaurant showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson's lighter California style of cooking. At the core of the menu are spreads, dips and mezze, Mediterranean small plates. Signature dishes include Spicy Hummus, House-Made Stracciatella with Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, and Lamb Kefta Kebabs. (Value $500)
Boat Cruise and Fireworks
No city embraces summer quite like Chicago. Join in the celebration with this epic fireworks cruise! You and five friends will hop aboard one of King Fisher & Salukis Pride Charters, docked at Belmont Harbor, to get up-close and personal with Navy Pier's exciting and thunderous spectacle. Valid for up to six (6) people, Wednesday or Saturday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017.
Comedy Club Package
Enjoy TWO incredible nights of laughter! Package includes two (2) complimentary admissions to the legendary Second City in Chicago - the world's premier comedy club, theatre and school of improvisation. Laugh another night away with two (2) tickets to UP Comedy club. Select from an array of comedy shows including stand-up, sketch, improv, and more. Valid for a Tuesday-Thursday or Sunday show, expires May 2017.
Float Sixty Floatation Spa Package
Benefit from floatation therapy with one sixty-minute float session at Float Sixty. Located in River North, Float Sixty is the newest, largest and most modern float studio in the Midwest. Floatation Therapy is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body from the constant stress of life's daily pressure you can leave the noise and confusion behind and perhaps, for the first time in your life, experience total relaxation and deep healing in your private, peaceful space... it is truly the ultimate ESCAPE! To continue your experience at home, you will also receive a take-home bag of Epsom Salts. Find out more about this unique relaxation technique at www.floatsixty.com
Cutco Private Cooking Class for 7
Enjoy a 2-hour private cooking and knife skills class for you and up to 7 guests with complimentary hor d'oeuvres and wine tasting, at Cutco Kitchen in Wilmette. Also receive one free Cutco knife - Made from quality materials and handcrafted in the USA by cutlery experts, Cutco knives are pofessional quality knives designed for home cooks.
Experience the warm and intimate surroundings of a preferred fine dining restaurant with this dinner for four (4) at III Forks in Chicago. Nestled in Chicago's Lakeshore East, III Forks Steakhouse offers a contemporary take on the classic upscale steakhouse. Selecting the finest USDA Prime steak (only deeming the top .005% of beef acceptable), their selection offers abundant marbling, juiciness, tenderness, and superior flavor. With the finest USDA Prime steak, mouthwatering lobster, and ocean-fresh seafood prepared to perfection - III Forks Steakhouse embodies the BEST in American Steakhouse. (Est Value: $280)
Indulge in Lincoln Park's seafood destination with a $100 in gift cards to Oyster Bah. Sister to Shaw’s Crab House, Oyster Bah is an East Coast-inspired seafood restaurant boasting all things fresh seafood. Diners can enjoy a dynamic oyster program pulling from both East and West coasts, fish sourced from all over the world, and a solid mix of classic and unique seafood dishes like Clam Stuffies, Crispy One-Sided Snapper and even a grilled onion loaded burger. Guests can savor a small selection of cocktails riffing on classic East libations, and their wine list is structured to perfectly complement the seafood. On the lower level of the restaurant is the Low Tide Lounge, a cozy basement bar serving food and craft cocktails off of an exclusive menu. For more information, visit: http://oysterbah.com/
Fabio Viviani - Dine Amic and Cookbook
Fabio Viviani won over America with his thick Italian accent and suave yet gregarious nature on Top Chef Season 5. While he didn't win the cooking competition, he did win the title of Fan Favorite. He came back to compete on Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, bringing his Italian classics back to the kitchen. Fabio is now the Owner of two Chicago restaurants: Siena Tavern and Bar Siena. Enjoy some of his creations with this $100 gift certificate to use at any Dine Amic Group restaurant. Also includes Fabio Viviani's new cookbook - Fabio's 30-Minute Italian: Over 100 Fabulous, Quick and Easy Recipes. Dinner doesn't have to be daunting. In half an hour or less you can cook up an Italian meal at home like a professional chef!
"Chicago Med" Signed Scrub
Whether you're a memorabilia collector or a die-hard fan, own a piece of Hollywood with this Chicago Med scrub signed by the cast. From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf, "Chicago Med" is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.
Financial Planning Services
This is the auction item you've been looking for - something that will pay dividends for many years to come! Receive three (3) hours of financial planning services with Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC in Des Plaines. Free of cost or obligation, services include: Portfolio and asset allocation review, retirement and retirement income planning, as well as estate review and legacy planning. Also perfect for "re-gifting" to those who may need it more than you. (Est Value: $450)