Check your calendars and talk with friends and family; it is nearly time to bid at Near & Far Aid’s Live Auction on March 2, 2018. As always, our auction features several amazing travel opportunities and unique experiences that will surely intrigue and inspire. Take a sneak peak at five of our live auction offerings below. Remember, you must be present to bid at the Live Auction so buy your tickets today! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
SURF’S UP COSTA RICA!
Sunshine and surf are unlimited on this 5 night vacation package for 4 people in Nosara, Costa Rica. Enjoy a luxury suite at the sustainable, boutique Olas Verdes Hotel, known for its outstanding service. Your stay will include transportation from Liberia, daily breakfast, nightly dinners and a choice of daily yoga, massage, horseback or mountain bike riding, and of course, surfing. Safari Surf School invites you to ride the waves with them at your daily 90-minute private surfing lesson. You will be taking off on the clean waves and hanging loose with the local pros by the end of your stay!
Valid dates: May 1st to June 30th, August 18 – November 15, 2018
Retail Value: $7,800 / Safari Surf School, Olas Verdes Hotel
BIG SKIES & BIGGER ADVENTURES
According to Vogue, “There is no better place to fulfill a fantasy of riding off into the sunset together!” Welcome to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, a historic family-owned and operated Guest Ranch located directly on the shores of Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana. The Averill family has been hosting guests from around the world for over 65 years and you are invited experience the all-inclusive Montana dude ranch vacation of a lifetime! This trip for 4 includes 7 nights of lodging, all meals, an all-you-can-ride horseback program, unlimited water recreation, guided hikes and sailing aboard an historic 50’ racing sloop. Enjoy unmatched Western hospitality by the Averill family and staff and a truly priceless family experience.
Valid dates: June 10-17, 2018, August 19-26, 2018 and September 2-6, 2018, subject to availability.
Value: $12,500 / Flathead Lake Lodge, The Averill Family
SHOE OF THE MONTH CLUB
Carrie Bradshaw once said, “Sometimes it’s hard to walk in a woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then – to make the walk a little more fun.” Get yourself some really special shoes, one pair each month, selected at Mitchells of Westport.
Designers to be determined.
Value: $7,000 / Mitchells
A GRAND AFFAIR FOR 20
Sit back, relax and enjoy an experience of food, wine and friends. Local culinary talents Dave Moore and Tim Schmidt will prepare a 5 course Italian meal for your party of 20. Pick an evening this summer and the stage will be set at Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club where the sounds of the band, the laughter of friends and the aromas of authentic Italian will mingle with a beautiful summer sunset and view of boats in the harbor.
Mutually agreed upon date in summer 2018.
THE CHAMPAGNE OF TENNIS & SHOES
We present to you two sparkling and priceless experiences packaged together for one amazing adventure in London. Sit Centre Court on July 14, 2018 for the Ladies’ Wimbledon Finals. Your 2 VIP tickets include private lounge amenities not accessible to the general public. While in London you are invited to Manolo Blahnik’s elegant shoe salon to design a custom pair of shoes signed by Mr. Blahnik himself! Two nights of 5 star accommodations in central London are provided.
Tickets are for date specified only. No exchanges or deferrals.
Value: Priceless / Anonymous, Mitchells