The cooling coastal effect at the Newport Polo grounds in Portsmouth RI will moderate weekend temps, offering a climate forecast of clear gameday skies, gametime temps in the upper 80’s, 65% humidity and a welcome 9-13mph breeze. Don’t sweat it out at home!
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.
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
Two Night Stay at the Rose Island Lighthouse
Two Night Stay at the Stone House in Little Compton