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Bal du Soleil Auction Preview

Date:    Thursday, July 28, 2016

With great excitement and anticipation, the Bal du Soleil auction committee presents a preview of this year’s silent and live auction. Partygoers can contend for luxurious escapes, premier event tickets, and exclusive opportunities, fit for the glamour of the French Riviera.

The Silent Auction will open at 7pm on the terrace at Rosecliff during the cocktail & hors d'oeuvres reception, and will close after dinner, at 10:30pm.

Sports lovers will vie for New England Patriots or Boston Red Sox in the WB Mason Box. Adventurers can take to the skies for a tandem jump, surfing, sail or ski Vermont! Culinary aficionados can indulge in the Newport Food & Wine Festival Grand Tasting, or fine dining at top local restaurants or learn to cook!  Enticing entertainment options, designer apparel and home furnishings, and many more unique opportunities to enjoy the best of New England.

Guests will adjourn to the ballroom for dinner and Live Auction, wizarded by a Sotheby’s auctioneer.

Leading off, bidders will vie for a two night stay at the acclaimed Castle Hill Inn, for a seaside escape with included spa services to sooth the soul. Then, up for auction, a champagne picnic at newportFILM's screening of Being AP on the International Polo Field at Glen Farm.. For a getaway shared with friends, private yachting excursion for 6 with refreshments from Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, or a catered Centerfield Tailgate party for 15 on the Gronk Bus at the Newport International Polo Series!

Closing out the live auction, the coveted Caribbean holiday at the premier Mount Cinnamon Resort, in Grenada, West Indies. Mount Cinnamon’s 22 luxury villas and hacienda suites are set within acres of colorful tropical gardens around the main club house. All have spectacular uninterrupted views over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and two miles of white sand of renowned Grand Anes Beach.

See the full list of exciting offerings below!

This year, auction proceeds will benefit newportFILM, a year-round documentary film series that brings powerful messages and engaging experiences to the Newport community to inspire, motivate, entertain and create change.  The 16th annual charity gala, Bal du Soleil, will take place on Friday, August 5th, at the famed Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI, with guests of honor, the French Polo Team. Click Here for event details.

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEM #1

“ANCHORS AWAY”

PRIVATE PICNIC BOAT HARBOR CRUISE FOR 6

TWO HOUR BOAT CRUISE IN NEWPORT HARBOR FOR SIX (6) ABOARD A 38-FOOT SAN JUAN PICNIC BOAT.  PROVISIONS, INCLUDING WINE, BEER, CHEESE, CHARCUTERIE AND DESSERT PROVIDED BY NEWPORT WINE CELLAR & GOURMET AND NEWPORTFILM. 

ON A MUTUALLY AGREEABLE WEEKDAY, AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016 OR JUNE 2017.

DONATED BY: ANDREA VAN BEUREN, NEWPORT WINE CELLAR & GOURMET, NEWPORTFILM

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEM #2 

“THE CASTLE HILL EXPERIENCE”

TWO NIGHT STAY WITH SPA SERVICE

ENJOY A TWO (2) NIGHT STAY AT CASTLE HILL INN, INCLUDING AFTERNOON TEA, GOURMET BREAKFAST, AND ONE (1) SPA SERVICE AT “THE RETREAT” BY FARMAESTHETICS.

PACKAGE INCLUDES A LUXURIOUS MATOUK “CAIRO” ROBE.

BASED ON AVAILABILITY, VALID SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS

AND DATES IN JULY & AUGUST.

DONATED BY: CASTLE HILL INN, MATOUK

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEM #3 

“GONK’D UP TAILGATE PARTY”

NEWPORT POLO TAILGATE PARTY FOR 15 IN THE GRONK BUS!

ENTERTAIN 15 OF YOUR FRIENDS IN A CENTERFIELD TAILGATE PARKING SPACE ON THE EDGE OF THE ACTION IN THE "GRONK BUS." GET CLOSE TO THE THUNDERING HOOVES

ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 WHEN NEWPORT FACES PHILADELPHIA IN THE NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL POLO SERIES.

GOURMET TAILGATE PICNIC PROVIDED BY TOM’S MARKET CATERING.

DONATED BY: ROCKSTAR LIMO, TOM’S MARKET CATERING, NEWPORT POLO

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEM #4

“CARIBBEAN ESCAPE”

MOUNT CINNAMON RESORT, GRENADA, WEST INDIES

PETER DESAVARY WELCOMES YOU TO HIS MOUNT CINNAMON RESORT & BEACH CLUB FOR THREE NIGHTS IN A LUXURY ONE BEDROOM VILLA OVERLOOKING GRAND ANSE BEACH. MOUNT CINNAMON'S 22 LUXURY VILLAS AND HACIENDA SUITES ARE SET WITHIN ACRES OF COLORFUL TROPICAL GARDENS AROUND THE MAIN CLUB HOUSE. ALL HAVE SPECTACULAR UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS OVER THE TURQUOISE WATERS OF THE CARIBBEAN AND TWO MILES OF WHITE SAND.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TWO PEOPLE. ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNTED RATE. RESTRICTIONS APPLY. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. AIRFARE TO GRENADA IS NOT INCLUDED.

DONATED BY: PETER DESAVARY

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

ART /HOME

Antique Serving Platter from RIB & RHEIN

Field-side Polo Boots and Mallets Photograph by Olympic Photographer Jason Evans

“Historic Homes of Paris” Coffee Table Book & Home Accessories

“Horse Power” sculpture by Mark Blackman Griffis

Insta Bar - Bucket o' Booze, favorites from the cellars of newportFILM Boardmembers

Jeroboam (3L) of Ommegang Brewery 'Three Philosophers' Belgian Quadruple Ale, Signed by Brewmaster

Kramer Masterpiece Portrait Sitting for up to 8 people, 16"x20" on canvas, and Overnight Stay at Pierre Hotel

Kristen Coates Art & Home Gift Basket

Interior Design Consultation, tailored interiors for Home & Office

“Linden Lane Linden Trees in Winter” print by Jan Douglas Armor

Pair of Lux Designer Down Pillows with Equestrian Motif by renown French Fabric House

Cooking Camp for Kids at Newport Cooks and Cooking Essentials

“The Show Must Go On” print by Jesse LeDoux

"Royal Horse" framed original watercolor by Kate Drenckhahn 

Wag Nation Polo Pups Essentials

 

TRAVEL/JEWELRY/PERSONAL

14k Gold Earrings by Tiffany Peay Jewlery

American-made Bracelets and Belts by Kiel James Patrick

Amethyst & Sterling Silver Necklace by Kate Hines Jewelry

Bodhi Spa Water Journey and Massage

CK Bradley Dress

Crystal Choker and 11 mm Diamonite Stud Earrings

Cuff, Pendant & Studs by Haarstick Jewelry

Polo Inspired Gift Bag by Marc Allen Fine Clothiers

Skincare Package and Microdermabrasion Anti-Aging Facial from The Apothecary

Tassel Cuff, Earrings, and Four Rings by Haarstick Jewelry

Tom Ford Men’s Sunglasses

Tom Ford Women’s Sunglasses

Vanderbilt Grace Hotel Spa Service

 

SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT/LEISURE

1-Hour Private Yoga Session and Essential Oils Starter Kit with Consultation

“An American in Paris” at the Wang Theater VIP Loge, Aerial Tour of Boston at the Top of the Hub, and Dinner in Cambridge

Arbonne Sports Nutrition and Saddle Pad

DIY Mixology Workshop with Little Bitte Cocktails

Grand Tasting Tickets to the 2016 Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival, and newportFILM tickets

New England Patriots v. Buffalo Bills Tickets

New York Theatre Package: Opening Night at the Atlantic Theatre and Overnight Stay at Park South Hotel

newportFILM Outdoors @ Newport Polo VIP Picnic Experience

Private Surf Lesson

Red Sox v. Yankees Tickets and Dinner in Fenway

Running Training Plan and Running Shoes

Skydive Newport for Two and Overnight Stay at Jailhouse Inn

Stoneacre Pantry Dinner for 4 and Wine Pairings

Tennis Package

Two Night Stay at the Rose Island Lighthouse

Two Night Stay at the Stone House in Little Compton

Yoga Package

We thank all the generous donors for fabulous auction exclusives:

Anchor Leg Coaching
Blesk Jewelry Nantucket
Castle Hill Inn
CK Bradley
Citi Performing Arts Center
Coho USA
Designs by Katrina
Haarstick Jewelry
Island Surf & Sport
Jan Douglas Armor
Jason Evans Photography
John Dalsheim
Kate Hines
BCN Productions
Kiel James Patrick
Kramer Portraits
Kristen Coates Art & Home
Lara
Lisa Davis
Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails
Marc Allen Fine Clothiers
Mark Blackman Griffis
Matouk
Meredith Ewenson Yoga
Newport Cooks
Newport Festivals Foundation
Newport International Polo Series
de Savary Hotels
Preservation Society of Newport County
RIB & RHEIN
Rockstar Limo
Thames Street Yoga
The Apothecary
The Bodhi Spa
Tiffany Peay Jewelry
Tom Ford
Vanderbilt Grace Hotel
Wag Nation
WB Mason
WGBH