Auction Preview: 2018 Benefit

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Here are just some of the valuable items and experiences available in the live and silent auctions:

Spice Kitchen Plated Landscape Dinner for Six

Enjoy an evening of fine dining in the fields at a Spice Kitchen Plated Landscape Dinner.  You’ll enjoy five-courses, expertly paired with wines, featuring ingredients you may have just picked yourself. Dinner will be held at Spice Kitchen’s farm, Spice Acres, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and at select family farms that supply the kitchen with local sustainable foods.
Donor: Spice Kitchen

Portland Escape

Need a getaway from your day to day? How about a Pacific adventure? A trip to the west coast of Portland should work wonders. Located about 85 miles outside of Portland between Cannon Beach and Manzanita sits the ocean-front home of architect Ben Kaiser. Enjoy breathtaking views from every room of this three-bedroom home with a one-week stay in this unique work of art designed to bring the outdoors in.  Dates of the stay will be decided between the homeowner and auction winner. Expires: April 30, 2019.
Donors: Ben and Erin Kaiser

Progressive Small Plates & Wine Parings for Six at 5 Zack Bruell Restaurants (transportation included)

Start out with some Asian fusion at Parallax in Tremont. Then head down to the West Bank of the Flats to Alley Cat Oyster Bar. Next it’s on to E 4th for an old-meets-new Italian culinary concept at Chinato. Not done yet…now you’re off to Bruell’s reincarnation of Cleveland’s historic jewelry store Cowell & Hubbard for some gourmet bites. Finally you’ll wrap up your evening in University Circle at the upscale, contemporary French destination L’Albatros. Must be scheduled in advance on a mutually agreed upon date (Monday-Thursday) with Zack Bruell Restaurants. Expires December 30, 2018
Donors: Zack Bruell and Lainie Hadden

Peek n’ Peak Condo

Enjoy a two-night stay at this beautiful, two bedroom ski-in and -out condo that sleeps six (three queen beds and one sofa sleeper). Stay in the summer and enjoy the challenging Upper Golf Course played by the WEB.COM PGA tour, or enjoy the Giant Dual Ziplines, Aerial Adventure Course, mini golf, Segway tours and swimming. Or come play in the winter and enjoy alpine or nordic skiing, tubing or just relax by the fire. Your package will include two lift tickets or two rounds of golf to be used during your stay. Expires April 30, 2019.
Donors: Diane Strachan and Sheryl Smith

Backyard EscapeGrillin’, Chillin’ & S’mores

Want to enjoy a summer vacation without leaving home? This is the package for you. Delight in the versatility of The Big Green Egg, a versatile Kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker that does the job of a grill, oven and smoker. This large unit comes with all the Egg-cessories: one large Egg Nest, one large Egg Plate Setter/ Conv-Eggtor, an attachable Eggmate table, one Egg Dual Probe-Wireless Thermometer, one large Egg Cover and one large cast iron grid. While your food is cooking, have a seat and relax with family and friends in four Marina White Cedar Adirondack Chairs. And after dinner, enjoy a campfire in a steel-frame fire pit with a black-and-grey tile top (measures 19″ high x 34″ x 34″).  A four-pack of 30” stainless-steel marshmallow roasting sticks with coated handles is included for your S’mores cravings!  The package also includes a $100 Masterscape gift card for spring or fall yard clean-up, and a $50 Pavilion Home and Floral gift card for some lovely flowers and home accents.
Donors: DDR Corp, Lainie Hadden, Hanna Perkins Center, DDR Corp, Masterscape

Backyard Movie Night

Nice weather is right around the corner. Get your family and friends together in your own backyard to enjoy a movie under the stars. Have fun with a 92” indoor/outdoor movie screen with bungee-cord poles for easy, quick setup and an AAXA P5 – the World’s Smallest 300 Lumen Pico Projector. It revolutionizes mobile projection by mating a lithium ion battery with LED Projection technology. This union creates a no compromise portable projector that can deliver high quality images both plugged in or on battery power. Features: Zoom/focus control, built-in speakers and remote-control operation.
Donor: Lainie Hadden

Sleep in the Trees

Have you ever wanted to spend a night in the trees? The Amish Country Treehouses at Berlin Woods will let you do just that. Built in 2016, these six custom treehouses are less than a mile from the center of Berlin and feature stone Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, living rooms, kitchenettes and comfy beds along with the finest Amish craftsmanship. Use this $750 gift card on the treehouse of your choice during your favorite season in Amish country! Underwritten by: Simplified Facilities Group

What Not to Wear

Does your closet need a transformation? You’re in luck! Enjoy 2 hours of wardrobe analysis, personal shopping and styling with Hallie Abrams–The Wardrobe Consultant. Hallie will come to your home, and together you will go through your closet to determine what stays, goes, and what’s missing. Together you will “Shop Your Closet” and give new life to your existing pieces. Next, Hallie will shop with you, for you and online sending you links.  Finally, she will help you put it all together – coordinating and planning dozens of head-to-toe outfits to set you up for taking the stress out of getting dressed. Use $500 in Legacy Village gift cards to help you with your shopping! Donors: Legacy Village, Pam and Mitchell Schneider, Hallie Abrams–The Wardrobe Consultant

Tiny Fun: Cleveland Children’s Museum

For the littlest ones in your life… Play, connect and learn anytime, all year long with your children or grandchildren with a 1-year family membership to The Cleveland Children’s Museum. Encourage and stimulate your child’s natural creativity with this assortment of Faber-Castell arts and crafts kits, art materials and a children’s table easel, and let your child’s imagination fly with this collection of unique children’s books. Donors: Phyllis Brody and Cleveland Children’s Museum

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