2023 My Favorite Things Gala Auction Items

Here is a sneak peak at some of the live auction items* for sale at My Favorite Things Gala! All of these are our favorite things and we hope they are yours too!


Auction Item #1

Beautiful Summer Days in Aspen, Colorado (Valued at $2,975)

Five beautiful summer nights in Aspen, Colorado. Summer fun includes hiking, biking, fly fishing, concerts, and more. Free public transportation. Stay at Independence Square Condotel: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, premier room with luxury finishes. Located downtown one block from Aspen Mountain. Includes continental breakfast, rooftop deck with amazing views, hot tub, and health club.

  • Contact Christine Rhoades to arrange your visit – (949) 494-8683 / email: christine@oceanre.com
  • Address: 404 S. Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611;
  • Available June 15- October 15, 2024 (restrictions: 7/4-7/24 and 8/31-9/3/24)


Auction Item #2

Santa Ynez Wine Tasting Weekend (Valued at $3,900)

Enjoy a three (3) night stay at The Babcock House with wine tasting tour for six (6) and two bottles of Babcock wine.

  • Melville Winery ‘Beyond the Barrel’ tasting for six (6)
  • A 90 minute outdoor, educational experience with knowledgeable staff at Melville Winery. From pruning to production, learn the importance of soils, sun exposure, and family farming in one of the rarest regions in the wine world; the Santa Rita Hills.
  • Andrew Murray Winery Tasting for four (4) plus six bottles of wine


Auction Item #3A

Tuscany Treasures Villa (Valued at $5,150)

Experience la bella vita with a seven (7) night stay for four (4) guests in the medieval city of Cortona.

  • Stay in one of three carefully curated historic apartments with breathtaking rooftop terrace views with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Dive into the region’s history with a guided walking tour included for all guests
  • Explore Tuscany with day trips to Montepulciano, Arezzo, or Pienza
  • Sample world-renowned varietal with a complimentary wine tasting


Auction Item #3B

Tuscany Beauty Villa (Valued at $7,050)

Fall in love with Tuscany with a seven (7) night stay for six (6) in an Italian villa in the Cortona countryside.

  • Unwind with a private pool and gardens overlooking the rolling hills and valley with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Discover the nearby medieval towns of Cortona, Arezzo, and Montepulciano
  • Savor an optional private wine tasting or day-trip to world-famous Florence
  • Immerse yourself in Italian art and culture with handpicked experiences from your concierge


Auction Item #4

San Miguel de Allende House, Mexico (Valued at $1,400)

Paleta House – an entire home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six (6) guests

PALETA HOUSE, once a popsicle shop & factory, has been newly remodeled in an industrial style. This luxury “Centro Historico” home boasts 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths, a high-end custom kitchen, rooftop deck, and viewing deck to capture 360 views of SMA. You will also find custom German triple paned windows, Wi-Fi, 3 smart TVs, Weber BBQ, and designer touches throughout. Guests will not be disappointed with five minute walk to the center of town (El Jardin).

  • Contact Gabriel to arrange (310) 940-3400


Auction Item #5

Summer Concert at Hollywood Bowl (Valued at $1,200)

Box Seat Tickets for four (4) guests to one performance during Summer 2024 season at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. Includes box seating, VIP Valet Parking (priceless), $200 towards dinner, picnic basket filled with wine and goodies.

The Hollywood Bowl is known for its distinctive band shell, originally a set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a larger one to begin the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the northeast. Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell.


Silent Auction items include:

Fitness Basket

Beauty Basket

Arts Lover Basket

Favorite Things in Laguna Basket

Staycation Basket


*please note auction items listed can change
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