A Preview of our 2016 Live Auction Items

MI 12 PRESENTS TRUGOLF SIMULATOR

Designed for those who eat, sleep and drink golf. This in-home golf simulator is perfect for the enthusiast who never skips a round and never accepts a “gimmie.” This high-end simulator meets the needs of any stay-at-homegolfer or the rigors and demands of a professionally-used clubhouse simulator. Includes access to numerous courses from the comfort of your own home.

ITALY, FERRAGAMO STYLE!

Experience the trip of a lifetime! Travel to beautiful Tuscany, Italy and enjoy exclusive accommodations at the Ferragamo family’s exquisite Il Borro Estate.  Located just an hour south of Florence, this traditional Tuscan-style villa has stunning panoramic views of Valdarno Valley. Surrounded by olive groves and breathtaking views, Il Borro offers endless activities. Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, exploring the medieval village, basking in the sun by your private pool or relaxing at the spa. In addition to luxury accommodations with unsurpassed beauty and grounds, the lucky winners will have the opportunity to join Salvatore Ferragamo for a private tour of his winery. Before your trip ends, guests will enjoy a private wine tasting and dinner at Il Borro Osteria. Villa accommodations are for up to ten (10) guests and perfect for friends or family. Valid for up to seven (7) nights, September through April.

Special Thanks: Il Borro Winery & Estate | Salvatore Ferragamo

TED TURNER’S PERSONAL HOME IN NEW MEXICO

This package entitles four (4) people to a four-night stay at Ted Turner’s magnificent and newly-renovated home, Casa Grande, at Vermejo Park Ranch, the largest privately-owned contiguous property in the United States. Located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, Vermejo is nothing short of spectacular with diverse terrain spanning from short-grass prairie to alpine tundra mountains at 13,000 feet.  For fishing enthusiasts, there are 16 lakes and over 30 miles of stream. Vermejo Park is home to abundant wildlife populations, including large herds of elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and bison, along with black bears, mountain lions, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

The package includes:

  • Accommodations for 4 people in two rooms at Casa Grande for 4 nights
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages for 4 guests
  • One full-day guided activities (includes transportation and private guide)
  • All non-guided activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, skeet shooting, 5-stand, snow-shoeing, Nordic skiing, 3-D archery, ice fishing and snow tubing, depending on season.
  • Stay must occur by June 30, 2017.

Special Thanks: Ted Turner Expeditions

TODD MURPHY ORIGINAL PIECE

Own a priceless original piece of art from nationally acclaimed artist Todd Murphy.  He is best known for his breath-taking large-format paintings  – most specially, the highly coveted DRESS painting! Create the picture-perfect space in your home with a Todd Murphy masterpiece of your own (shown is just a sample of Todd’s amazing work…exact painting to be seen at the event)! 
SPECIAL THANKS

Todd Murphy Studio

TAKE HOME ATLANTA’S TOP CHEFS

Wow your guests and transform your home with help from two of Atlanta’s best chefs: Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala. The chefs will create a customized 5 course menu for twelve (12) guests, complete with complimenting wine pairings donated by Big Boat Wine Company.

Don’t fret about a single detail, BEE (best.event.ever) will handle planning and décor. This package includes the renowned chefs, food, staff, service, crystal, china and flatware. Bon Appetit! 

Special Thanks: Chef Gerry Klaskala | Chef Kevin Rathbun | BEE Events and Isabel Bryan

ALBANY, BAHAMAS

Offering an unsurpassed lifestyle for all generations, Albany is a dynamic place with amenities and services that make it one of the most desirable resort communities in the world. Our resort community has been designed with families in mind, offering superb activities and experiences for all ages and pursuits. Albany can be whatever you want it to be – a quiet island getaway, a sportsman’s paradise, a sophisticated retreat or the ultimate family holiday. Albany features an array of amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed championship golf course, a fitness and racquet center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids’ clubhouse and casual and fine dining restaurants.

You and up to seven guests will be treated to a four night stay in a four-bedroom luxury resort villa or marina residence, along with complimentary rounds of golf and spa services, a private cabana rental at Azul adult pool throughout your stay, and dinner and drinks on the evening of your choice at Aviva, Albany’s fine-dining restaurant. Transfers to and from the airport are also included. Package expires 9/1/2017. Subject to Availability.*Boating excursion subject to weather conditions. SPECIAL THANKS: Albany, the Bahamas | Doug McMan| The Tavistock Group

THE MOST ADORABLE PUPPY

Meet the newest member of your family – a SkyeDoodles Genuine Australian Labradoodle puppy!

Genuine Australian Labradoodles are a cross of Labrador, the Moyen Poodle plus four other pedigree breeds infused. The cross between the Labrador and the Poodle is simply the starting point of this special and unique breed. Further development created sweet temperaments, intelligence, beautiful colors and soft, non-shedding allergy- friendly coats that are odorless. These wonderful family companions were initially created to be service dogs and thus their wonderful temperament suited for any family home.

You are sure to get the finest quality bloodlines of Multigeneration Australian Labradoodles from this small, family Atlanta breeder. The parents of a Skyedoodle puppy have been health tested for genetic diseases and the puppies are examined by a veterinarian and come with their first round of vaccines, a microchip, and a puppy goody bag. If you are looking for a gorgeous, intelligent, athletic, loving family companion who is allergy-friendly and non-shedding — a Labradoodle from SkyeDoodles is for you!

SPECIAL THANKS
Skyedoodles Labradoodles | Kristen Savery and Family  | E2E Financial, Andres M. Romero, CFP

MILLIONAIRE’S ROW AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Mint Julep Anyone? “Run for the Roses” is an event like none other in the sports world.

Experience the first leg of the Triple Crown at the Kentucky Derby and historic Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6, 2017. You will not believe the view from millionaire’s row for six (6) people!

Package includes private air transportation on for six (6) guests. Don’t miss the most exciting two minutes in sports!

CADILLAC XT5

Versatility, reinvented. Cadillac’s newly designed 2017 XT5 crossover was crafted to help you outsmart whatever task you have at hand. Its generously sized interior is filled with advanced features to help keep you safe and connected, while the chiselled exterior lines make a striking statement. A thoroughly progressive vehicle both inside and out, the XT5 was designed to accommodate your needs, while expressing your distinctive sense of style. Enjoy a two year lease of this new crossover by Cadillac.

AUDEMARS PIGUET TIMEPIECES

Own an exclusive luxury timepiece, hand-picked for IFF. Family-owned and operated since 1875, Audemars Piguet is known for their innovation, creativity, and eye-catching design. This year’s winning bidder will have time on their side as they receive a hand-picked watch from AP’s collection. 

AP’s watches are adorned by famed collectors – now, you too can have an AP luxury timepiece and share in a company’s history of ensuring children do not lose time! Special Thanks: Audemars Piguet and Xavier Nolot

NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND

This is your chance to be a part of one of the NBA’s biggest weekends of the year (and Mardi Gras)!  You and three friends (4 total) are headed to ALL of the 2017 NBA ALL-STAR Weekend events (February 17 – 19, 2017) in New Orleans!

This ALL-STAR weekend includes four (4) tickets to:

– NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge

– NBA All-Star Saturday Night

– NBA All-Star Game

LAST MINUTE GETAWAY

A chance for everyone to participate! Any and all who raise their paddles will be entered into G2G, Getaway to Give’s Travel 30 program. Winners receive a weekly email and have 18 months to select a destination and travel dates for a four night getaway from the available last minute inventory. Locations vary based on currently available destinations, and trips must be taken within 30 days of booking. Special Thanks: G2G, Getaway to Give |Adam Capes

PICK YOUR PASSION, PICK YOUR PLACE

Enjoy a week-long stay at a Timbers Collection Residence Club. Timbers Resorts, a developer and operator of boutique, private resorts, hotels and residence clubs, has established a gracious collection of properties in the world’s most sought-after ski, golf, leisure, and beach locations. We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable experience in a home at any of the following Private Residence Clubs.

  • Timbers Jupiter (Florida)
  • Timbers Bachelor Gulch (Colorado)
  • Timbers Esperanza (Cabo)

Accommodations are in a two, three, or four-bedroom residence based on availability.  SPECIAL THANKS:  KIRK POSTMANTUR, TIMBERS RESORTS, ACCESS LUXURY WORLDWIDE

A Preview of our 2016  Silent Auction Items

Many more items will be at the event! 

“Lily” by Parish Kohanim

“Lily”  60”X 48”  Diasec embedded into Plexiglass. Parish, who is a renowned commercial photographer, is now devoting his efforts towards his first love, fine art photography. Parish’s passion for the subtle beauty of life is apparent in his photographs. He has focused on many exquisite subjects, and is able to bring them out of the frame and into the live imagination of the viewer. SPECIAL THANKS: Parish Kohanim

“MIXOLOGIST” by Leroy Neiman

“Mixologist” by Leroy Neiman Serigraph on paper published in 1983. Sold out for over 3 decades now. Genuinely hand-signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited Edition # 226 / 300. Art Dimensions 26.5” x 38.75” Framed 40” x 53”.

SPECIAL THANKS: ROB MITCHELL

“GOLF WINNERS” by Leroy Neiman

 

Own this beautiful serigraph, “Golf Winners” by Leroy Neiman published in 1984 . Features BEN HOGAN, LEE TREVINO, SAM SNEAD, GARY PLAYER, ARNOLD PALMER & JACK NICKLAUS. Sold out for over 3 decades now. Genuinely hand-signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited edition AP (Artist Proof). Art Dimensions 24” x 40” Framed 34” x 50”. Ready to display in your home, office, or to be gifted to a special friend, child, client.

SPECIAL THANKS: ROB MITCHELL

“KHEMOSABI” by Leroy Neiman

Leroy Neiman serigraph published in 1985. Sold out for over 3 decades now. Genuinely hand signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited Edition # 111 / 300. Art Dimensions 36” x 24” Framed 46” x 34”. Ready to display in your home or office or to be gifted to a child, friend, or client.

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“NATIONAL CHAMPIONS” by Leroy Neiman

Leroy Neiman serigraph published in 1974.  Sold out for over 4 decades now.  Genuinely hand-signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited edition AP (Artist Proof), art dimensions 20” x 26”, framed 30” x 36”.

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“MARILYN MONROE” by Brett Livingston

Brett Livingston stone hand painted serigraph. On cast paper impression published in 1984. Limited Edition # 17 / 175 Signed by Brett Livingston. Reproduction of Marilyn’s signature and hand and shoe impressions  were obtained with permission from Roger Richman A Envy Inc., from the June 26th 1958 Chinese Theatre Forecourt Avenue of the Stars in Hollywood, CA.

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“SATELLITE FOOTBALL” by Leroy Neiman

This is a great example of one of Neiman’s art savvy pieces in translation to the target audience. The artwork does an amazing job of capturing of relating the game of football to its audience of the time period who primarily listen on Saturdays to college football and on Sundays for pro-football to their favorite teams via the radio which brought them their home teams broadcast via satellite

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“LADY SKIER” by Leroy Neiman

Leroy Neiman serigraph on paper published 1985. Sold out for over 3 decades now. Genuinely hand signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited Edition AP (Artist Proof). Dimensions 37 7/8” x 28.25” Framed 46” x 36”. Ready to display in your home, office, or to be gifted to a special friend, child, client.

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“BROADWAY JOE” by Leroy Neiman

Leroy Neiman Serigraph on Paper Published 1985. Sold out for over 3 decades now. Genuinely hand signed by Leroy Neiman. Limited Edition AP (Artist Proof). Dimensions 37 7/8” x 28.25. Framed 46” x 36”. Ready to display in your home, office, or to be gifted to a special friend, child, client.

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

“Derriere Le Mirror” by Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall genuinely hand signed. Art explanation & three art illustrations. “Derriere Le Mirror”. Framed Dimensions 42” x 26”

Special Thanks to Rob Mitchell.

 

MARCH MADNESS NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE

You and a friend can enjoy the greatest NCAA Tournament experience right here in Atlanta at Turner Studio. Join Seth Davis, Grant Hill, and other CBS/TNT broadcasters as they broadcast live one of the days of the 2017 March Madness. Watch the games with them in studio and be on-set for the pregame and halftime shows. SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Curtis Mand

BEAVER CREEK

The ultimate Rocky Mountain High! Celebrate the beauty of Colorado for one full week this perfect ski-in/ski-out, private three (3) bedroom home in Beaver Creek, Colorado located at the base of Beaver Creek Resort. The Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express chairlift is mere steps from the private ski locker rooms, providing direct access to the slopes of Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek. The beautiful home sleeps 10 and is ideal for gathering family or friends.
Not a skier? Not a problem! Summer in Beaver Creek offers beautiful (humidity-free!) weather, hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and much more.

Certain dates not available. Offer expires November 4, 2018.

Special Thanks: Chad Rosenberg

PARTY WITHOUT ALL THE WORK!

This “one-stop-shop” party is sure to be a memorable event for you and 50 of your closest friends. United Distributors and the acclaimed Loca Luna & Eclipse di Luna chefs will work with you to create an innovative, customized menu complete with mojitos and cocktails. Classic Tents will provide a 20 x 20 tents and Smothered & Covered Band will keep your guests singing and dancing all night. You won’t have to do a thing except save the date! 

Smothered and Covered is a classic rock, blues, southern rock and modern rock cover band. Tent rental including tables, table cloths and chairs; labor for set up and delivery not included.Mutually agreeable dates with all vendors required.  Special Thanks: 1) Classic Tents, Steven Eisenstein, 2) Loca Luna & Eclipse di Luna, Eric Kline, 3) United Distributors, Dave Shoulberg, 4) Smothered & Covered Band

 

CHAMPAGNE SPA BRUNCH

What could be a better way to spend a morning or afternoon than with 5 of your closest friends eating delicious food from Cafe Vendome, drinking champagne and having your feet rubbed in the luxurious spa setting of For The Sole. You even get a party favor of a beautiful champagne flute from Fragile! SPECIAL THANKS: For the Sole, Cafe Vendome, Fragile,

 

NICARAGUAN PARADISE

Enjoy a 6 night / 7 day stay at Casa Bahia Azul – your perfect Nicaraguan destination! With stunning 360 degree ocean views, every room on the property has breathtaking panoramas. Casa Bahia Azul offers all modern amenities and comforts of home. Experience custom house and patio sound system and enjoy your favorite playlist while you look out onto an endless ocean view and memorable sunsets. Relax and play at the beach while looking up at your house and the jungle surrounding this beautiful natural bay. On one side of the house the best beginner’s surf beach in Nicaragua on the other side are the best expert waves in the area. Experience all that San Juan has to offer while still having your own private home in a gated community.

  • Direct beach access to a family friendly beach
  • Sleeps up to (6) Six
  • This private retreat includes two bedrooms and large loft
  • Maid service every three days (sweeping/ straightening)
  • Infinity edge swimming pool
  • 3 longboard surfboards, 6 mountain bikes, 2 fishing poles and snorkel sets provided for complimentary use
  • House can be stocked with food upon request with a fee

 

Special Thanks: Active Production and Design Inc. and Matt Clouser

PRIVATE DINNER FOR 20

Four course dinner with wine pairings in Southern Art restaurant private room, Art Gallery, for 20 guests. Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue, certified French Master Chef, will design a custom menu of Southern cuisine with french flair for this special evening. SPECIAL THANK: Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta

80S BAND PARTY

Do you need a totally awesome, like super rad band to perform at your holiday party, birthday party, corporate event, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, class reunion or any special occasion? Have a gnarly, tubular time with a 2-hour performance by the 80’s tribute band The 80ators!

 

Special Thanks: The 80ators

DIAMOND LAGUNA GREEN AGATE SLICE PENDANT

What woman wouldn’t want to own this stunning Lisa Stein original? This diamond encircled laguna green agate slice pendant would make an amazing addition to any jewelry lovers collection. Wear it to run errand or out on the town!

Special Thanks: Lisa Stein

IN-HOME COOKING LESSON: TACOS AND TEQUILAS

Enjoy a fun night of cooking and dining for 8 people with renowned chef Margot Alfie in the comfort of your home (or Margot’s if you prefer!). Learn to cook several types of tacos and Mexican specialties all while tasting various tequilas. Ole!

 

Special Thanks: Margot Alfie

PRIVATE PARTY AT PIRCH ATLANTA

Private culinary experience for 4 people at PIRCH Atlanta.  Come to our Atlanta showroom and enjoy a four-course meal with wine pairing. This culinary masterpiece for you and 3 guests will be expertly prepared by our in-house Executive Chef.

Special Thanks: PIRCH | Maria Meeuwisse | Aeriel Colman | Megan Robertson

VINTNER FOR THE EVENING IN NAPA, OR ANYWHERE!

This VIP experience is a wine connoisseur delight! Stephen A Corley, from Monticello Vineyards, will join you and 8-12 guests for an in-depth, exclusive world-class wine tasting of the lush, limited-edition wines: Monticello Vineywards, Corley Reserve and Corley.  You can wow your guests in your own home… or in Napa at Monticello Vineyards.

Special Thanks: Monticello Vineyards | Stephen A Corley