Gala Auction


The DUENDE gala will feature exciting live and silent auctions.  Don’t miss your chance to participate.  Here are just a few highlights of items that will be auctioned off that night:

One-Week Mayan Riviera Vacation for Ten

Enjoy a one week stay at Villa Ka Kuxta, a spacious 5,000 sq. ft. luxury villa located on one of the most beautiful resort beaches in the Mayan Riviera. The villa sleeps 10, is fully air-conditioned and has 2 spacious living areas, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 dining areas, pool, and casita. A private white sand beach only steps away from the house and is only one mile from the small town of Akumal, which has shops and dining, and 25 minutes away from the larger city of Playa del Carmen. Kuxta‘s ground floor patio and second floor large balcony face the sea. The roof top terrace is perfect for entertaining and watching the sunset with a spacious seating area and wet bar. Staff includes a gardener, maid and English-speaking property manager. Activities include snorkeling and scuba diving in the second largest coral reef in the world, kayaking, fishing, golf, horseback riding, gourmet dining, and Mayan ruins are within an easy driving distance. Week stay is from Saturday to Saturday. Available mid-April through mid-November 2014. Does not include airfare.


Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Private Chef's Dinner Experience for Ten Guests

Chef William DiStefano will create a custom culinary wine and dinner pairing menu, starting with interactive cocktails and hors d'ouevres in the kitchen. Guests will then dine in the luxurious Fountain Restaurant Logan Room private dining room, overlooking fabulous Swann Calder Fountain on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Custom floral décor provided by Affairs To Be Remembered. Date and time to be coordinated with Four Seasons and subject to availability.

Vacation for Ten at the New Jersey Shore

Enjoy one week in a luxurious three story home directly across the street from the beach in North Wildwood, NJ. This well-appointed, upgraded home includes every amenity you can imagine: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, impeccable furnishings, a full wet bar, and a beautiful 180 degree view of the Stone Harbor inlet from your private decks. Package includes a gift certificate to dine at Beachside Smokehouse Restaurant in Cape May and a private tour of Turdo Vineyards and Winery in Cape May. Home rental subject to availability October, 2013 through May 15, 2014.

Saks Fifth Avenue: A Chanel Beauty Fête

Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd cordially invites you and ten friends to a private presentation of beauty highlights of the season. Our beauty team will teach you and your guests the “tips and tricks” of makeup artistry for everyday use.  They will speak to the trends and colors of the season and provide instruction on application, color selection and skincare while you enjoy light refreshments with your guests. Select from sweets & treats or savory cheese and crudités. Event must be scheduled before April 2014 on a mutually agreed upon date and time.  This certificate can only be redeemed at Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd and it is non-transferable.

domaine serene oregon wine country vacation for four

Two couples will enjoy the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer with a three-night stay at their own private hideaway on the grounds of the prestigious Domaine Serene Winery, located atop the Dundee Hills, Oregon’s premier wine growing region. A bottle each of Domaine Serene’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir will be available at the Winery Hill House for the guests to enjoy during their stay. The trip includes a VIP tour of the five-level gravity flow winery and a tasting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah in the winery’s cave. Trip must be redeemed within one year. Includes a $1,000 gift certificate redeemable for travel on US Airways.

An extraordinary evening of dinner, wine and opera

Eight guests will experience the wines of Chateau Latour dating back to the 1940s which will be paired perfectly with delectable food from Savona Restaurant (one of Philadelphia’s premier dining destinations) – all at the spectacular home of Jay Tolson in Gladwyne.  While wining and dining, you will also enjoy a musical program of operatic selections by Opera Philadelphia singers.  Date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties and may not be scheduled for a Saturday or the month of December.


one week at Glen Mhor Cottage in the Highland village of Glenelg, Scotland

Enjoy a week in the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Glen Mhor Cottage is a lovely highland hideaway suitable for 4 to 5 guests in the small coastal village of Glenelg. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views. The cottage overlooks the Sound of Sleat and the Isle of Skye. Local activities include beaches, hiking, kayaking, golfing, fishing, mountain biking, and sailing. Nearby sites include some of the most famous whiskey distilleries in the world, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenelg ferry to Syke, Five Sisters of Kintail, and Bernera Barracks. Does not include airfare.


African Game reserve Vacation for Four

Spend an unforgettable 5 days / 4 nights on safari in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve located next to Etosha National Park in Namibia.  The package allows the winners to choose between staying at Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge.  A combination of both properties is also possible.Both tented and lodge accommodations include the “creature” comforts of private baths, luxury suites, and cooling units – all with fabulous views looking out at the preserve and waterholes.  Meals are served either in the main dining room under thatch with a view, or on the dining deck under the stars. Namibia has become a most sought-after safari destination. Activities include game drives in open jeeps, guided hikes and walks giving you the unique opportunity to see resident elephants, cheetahs, lions, and the unique resident white and black rhinos as well as to visit the Ongava Research Center, which is sponsored in part by the Philadelphia Zoo. Ongava has been listed on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold Reserve List.Does not include airfare. Airfare and additional travel plans may be booked through Premier Tours.