BritWeek Gala Dinner Live Auction Items

Thursday, April 22 • The Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills


Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for their generous donations in support of Save the Children and Virgin Unite. Travel packages are subject to availabilty.




Tropical Island Paradise Vacation

One week on Necker Island!

Necker IslandNecker Island

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and a guest to enjoy a little piece of heaven on earth: a seven night stay on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private paradise in the British Virgin Islands! You will vacation during a Celebration Week, when up to 14 couples share the island “house party” style! Life on the island is all about having a good time, so you dictate the pace and mood. After relaxing and unwinding you may wish to indulge in some of the many activities on the island. Along with every imaginable water sport, you can enjoy tennis, sailing, fishing, beach Olympics, swimming, dozing in a hammock by the water’s edge… you name it! During your week on Necker, you can eat whatever you like, whenever you like. Every evening offers a dining adventure in some of the most stunning locations around the island: Beach BBQs on Turtle Beach, sushi in the pool or gala dinner events at sunset point. Airfare is not included. Generously donated by Virgin Limited Edition

Necker IslandNecker Island

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Hawaiian Adventure Aboard Cunard's Queen Victoria

Roundtrip Los Angeles – 14 days

Cunard Cruise

Cunard's Voyage Donation includes:

  • Voyage Date Options: 30 January 2011 or 17 February 2011
  • Accommodation: One (1) Princess Grill Suite for two guests
  • Single-seating dining privileges in the exclusive Princess Grill Restaurant and al fresco dining in The Courtyard
  • Access to private The Grills Lounge and The Grills Upper Terrace
  • Grills Concierge and Pillow Concierge Menu offering nine pillow options

As the most iconic British ocean liner company in the world, Cunard Line has a 170-year legacy of glamour and elegance among scores of celebrities, royalty and world travellers. Queen Victoria continues the tradition of luxury travel for the 21st Century. Guests enjoy the Line’s renowned White Star Service while experiencing the elegance and grandeur of the New Golden Age of Ocean Travel.

On board, you’ll revel in extravagant musical productions in The Royal Court Theatre featuring the only private viewing boxes at sea, stimulating lectures and superb gourmet dining prepared by world-class chefs. There are also a wide variety of relaxing recreational pursuits onboard, in addition to the exciting ports of call you can enjoy, including a two-storey library with a spiral staircase and 6,000 volumes to choose from. Finally, you can enjoy a live orchestra in the Queens Rooms during our evening formal galas. For more information visit Cunard.com.

PLUS Complimentary Ground Transfers Provided by Jaguar**. Your luxury vacation will also begin and end in style, with transportation in a sleek, sporting and sophisticated Jaguar XJ 4-door luxury sedan. The Jaguar XJ offers a seductive mix of striking design, relaxed luxury, breathtaking performance and engineering without compromise, the perfect way to complete your journey! (valued at $800)

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Escape to the UK on Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class!

Discover the Best of the UK, from London to Idyllic Coastal Villages

This truly spectacular package is alued at over $50,000 and includes two round-trip Upper Class Tickets to London on Virgin Atlantic. Upon your arrival in the UK, you will be treated to:

  • 3 nights in a suite at the 5 star Radisson Edwardian Manchester Hotel, including breakfast, tax and a Spa treatment of choice for two! During your stay in Manchester, you will receive hospitality and two tickets to a Manchester United game, including 3 course dinner, wine and pre-match drinks!
  • 3 nights in a Signature Suite at the 5 star May Fair Hotel, including breakfast, tax and Spa treatment of choice for two! You will also receive two front row tickets to Dame Vivien Westwood's Show during London Fashion Week (second week of September). These tickets are priceless as they can not be purchased.
  • Plus five nights near Bantham, Devon at idyllic Clematis Cottage, a picture postcard cottage with a thatched roof and terraced garden (donated by Simon Wright and Georgiana Cameron)
  • Complimentary Ground Transfers Provided by Jaguar in US and in London! Your luxury vacation will also begin and end in style, with transportation in a sleek, sporting and sophisticated Jaguar XJ 4-door luxury sedan. The Jaguar XJ offers a seductive mix of striking design, relaxed luxury, breathtaking performance and engineering without compromise, the perfect way to complete your journey!

London trip

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South Africa Safari Adventure

Three day safari at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Ulusaba Game ReserveUlusaba Game Reserve

You and your guest will experience an unforgettable three-day South African safari at Sir Richard Branson’s private luxury game park, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. Set in the heart of Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the edge of the sprawling Kruger National Park, it is the ultimate destination for a Big Five safari in South Africa. Ulusaba’s warm staff will welcome you like family, and you will be assigned your own ranger and tracker who will introduce you to the sights and delights of the park and its wild residents on twice daily game drives. Gourmet meals, an extensive wine cellar and luxury accommodations are part of everyday life, but the magic of Ulusaba is in the abundance of wildlife and the spectacular surroundings of the unspoiled reserve. Airfare is not included. Generously donated by Virgin Limited Edition

Ulusaba Game ReserveUlusaba Game Reserve

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The Ranch at Rock Creek Getaway Package

4 Days and 3 Nights at an Exclusive Guest Ranch in Big Sky Country

The Ranch at Rock CreekRanch at Rock Creek

Set among 10 square miles of rugged Montana ranchland, the Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury guest ranch that brings together upscale amenities and wide-open spaces like never before. Guests experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities, outstanding accommodations and cuisine, and a full-service spa. Families, couples and friends will discover a place that offers the feel of the ‘true West’ without sacrificing true comfort. Two people can enjoy all The Ranch at Rock Creek has to offer for three nights. The package includes all meals, snacks and beverages as well as all activities on the ranch for three days. Exclusions include the spa, reserve alcohol and off-property excursions. This fabulous package is valued at $5,000!

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SILENT AUCTION

One-of-a-Kind Hat by World Renowned Milliner Stephen Jones OBE


CoCo Eco MagazineStephen Jones Hat To celebrate Earth Day's 40th Anniversary, LA based Coco Eco Magazine will exclusively preview Stephen Jones OBE organic/eco headdresses from their March/April British Special Edition at the Pre-Gala VIP Reception. Inspired by Coco Eco’s sustainable mission, the world-renowned haute couture and ready-to-wear hat designer has created a one-of-a-kind “Map of Haiti” hat from collected and recycled materials. The hat, which was re-imagined from a discarded map into a unique masterpiece, will be part of the auction to benefit Save the Children and Virgin Unite. Considered one of the world’s most radical and important milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Stephen is also one of the most prolific, having created hats for the catwalk shows of many leading couturiers and fashion designers.

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