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Lunch with Invisible Thread Authors Value: Priceless You and a friend will join Laura and Alex for lunch at Mario Batali’s restaurant, Esca, to discuss their new book, An Invisible Thread, which has been on The New York Times Bestseller list for 14 weeks! At the end of lunch, they will autograph their book for you. Restriction(s): Mutually agreed upon date. Donor(s): Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski Solicitor(s): Francesca Lanning

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Villa in Gottasecca, Italy Value: $1,300 This beautiful four bedroom home in the Italian village of Gottasecca in the Langhe Hills of Northern Italy is yours to enjoy for a week long stay. The villa has an unrestricted view of the Italian Alps. It is one of the oldest settlements of the Langhe region of Northern Italy, well known for their outstanding wine and cuisine. The village is built on a dominant position on the hills just 45 minutes north of the Italian Riviera. Peaceful natural beauty and delicious local cuisine are among the most appealing features of this location and several tourist attractions are not far away. Restriction(s): One week stay for a mutually agreeable date. Valid May 2012 to October 2012 and May 2013 to October 2013 depending on availability. Donor(s): Isabelle Germano and Joshua Bederson

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Look chic in your new red frame Louis Vuitton sunglasses. Donor(s): Guido Van Hauwermeiren Value: Priceless Value: Priceless Fly to San Fran...