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AU C T I O N C O M M I T T E E Swan Ball Chairs

Mrs. Dave Almon Alexander

Mrs. Brian Scott Smallwood

Swan Ball Founder

Mrs. Jane Anderson Dudley † Mrs. Martin D. Davis

Advisory Committee Chairs

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Michael Lipman Mr. and Mrs. Grant Paul Rutledge

Advisory Committee

Auction Chairs

Mrs. David J. Mahanes III

Post-Auction Trip Coordinators

Mrs. John Sexton Atkins Mrs. Robert Galen Haley

Mr. and Mrs. George Summer Bryan Mrs. James Lee McGregor Mrs. J. Donald Nichols Ms. Susan Lee Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Toby Stack Wilt

Pre-Auction Promotions Coordinators

Auctioneer

Solicitation Committee

Mrs. Grace O’Neal Clayton

Auction Party Chairs

Mrs. Ralph W. Davis, Jr. Mrs. Frederic William Reisner

Auction Party Committee Mr. Jason Todd Bradshaw Mr. Robert Joseph Deal Mrs. Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Mrs. Hunter Humphreys Mrs. James Mason Hundley Mrs. Paul Davis Murfree Mr. Bruce Harwell Pittman Mrs. Russell Parks Riebeling

Brochure Writers

Ms. Dede Bearden Ms. Laura Massey Bearden Mrs. Thomas Beck  Ms. Gloria Farrell Houghland Mrs. Gustavus Adolphus Puryear IV

Meeting Coordinators Mrs. Gregory Lee Burns Mrs. Keith David Frazier Mrs. John Joseph Sangervasi

Mrs. Daniel Glenn Talbert

Mrs. Daniel Swan Burrus Mrs. Charles James Friddell, Jr. Mrs. William Owen Joyner    Mrs. Lee Francis Noel

Dr. Dave Almon Alexander Mr. and Mrs. David Freeman Arnholt Mr. James R. Berkeley and Ms. Mara Papatheordou Mrs. Douglas Begg Chope Ms. Alejandra Collarte Mr. Martin D. Davis Mr. Michael Stephen Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Adam Berkson Dretler Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carrol Fleming Mrs. Peyton Nicholson Green Mrs. Lawrence B. Hammet Mr. Joshua Michael Helton Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphreys Mrs. Steven John Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Kirby Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Titus Jennings Mr. and Mrs. James Wood Johnson III Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burgess Kelley Mr. David J. Mahanes III Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Edward Mann Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Patrick Miller Mr. and Mrs. David Kenneth Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shane Neal Mr. and Mrs. William Lafayette Norton III Mrs. W. Brant Phillips, Jr.

Mrs. Anthony Denis Pie Mrs. Elwyn Carlos Raymer Mr. and Mrs. Tim Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Seamus P. Ross, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Alexander Ryerson Mr. Brian Scott Smallwood Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Smith Ms. Sarah Sperling Mrs. Hope Stringer Mr. Daniel Glenn Talbert Mr. and Mrs. T. Stephen Cameron Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Kerr Tigrett Mr. and Mrs. William Ridley Wills III

Treasurer

Mrs. Mark Bradley Frost

Vacations and Valuables Chairs Mrs. Boyd Gaines Jacoway, Jr. Ms. Jody M.V. Mattison Mrs. David John Pflaum

Auction Meeting Hosts

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael Bracken Dr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Eskind Ms. Kate Ransom Wilson Grayken Mr. and Mrs. Marion Wright Hickerson Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Frederick Horne Mr. and Mrs. John Arvan Howard Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphreys Dr. Susan Sharpe and Mr. Kenneth Lock Sharpe Mrs. Ellen Harrison Martin Mr. and Mrs. David Gray McClellan Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Joseph Moore Ms. Dara Russell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Brian Scott Smallwood Ms. Phyllis Vaughn Ms. Debbie White and Mr. Dan Stark Mr. and Mrs. Govan Davidson White


T H U R S D AY, M AY 1 7 6 P. M . B E L L E M E A D E C O UN T RY C LUB Auction by Jeff R andall, Stokes Auction Group & Gr ace Clay ton Separate Invitation • Reservation Required

S AT U R D AY, J U N E 2 6 : 3 0 P. M . CHE E KWO OD Gr ace Clay ton, Auctioneer

Visit SwanBall.com/Auction to register and start bidding Benefiting Cheekwood P.O. Box 50438 • 1200 Forrest Park Drive • Nashville, Tennessee 37205 (615) 352-1182 Office • (615) 353-2742 Fax swanball@cheekwood.org • www.SwanBall.com


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AU C T I O N RU L E S ALL AUCTION LOTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Please review black-out dates and other details prior to bidding. Making arrangements promptly after winning your trip will increase the likelihood of your ability to reserve on your preferred dates. ONLINE BIDDING FOR SILENT AUCTION You may place your maximum bid directly at swanball.com. An online bid authorizes ClickBid to place incremental bids for you on one or more lots up to the maximum dollar amount you specify. ClickBid will automatically bid on the lot(s) of your choice for the amount specified. Online bidding will continue until Silent Auction closes at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Your online bid is a binding agreement to purchase the lot. You will be notified via text if you have successfully procured the items. SWAN BALL FEATURED GUEST You may purchase tickets for a Meet and Greet Experience with Huey Lewis until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, or until sold out. This experience is available to reserve online. ABSENTEE BIDDING FOR LIVE AUCTION You may place your maximum bid directly at swanball.com. An absentee bid authorizes Swan Ball 2018 to place incremental bids for you on one or more lots up to the maximum dollar amount you specify. Swan Ball 2018 will bid on the lot(s) of your choice for the lowest possible bid(s) and never more than the amount you authorized. Absentee bids for items to be sold by Live Auction at the Auction Party must be placed on swanball.com/auction prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and absentee bids for items to be sold by Live Auction at the Swan Ball are to be placed on swanball.com/auction prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018. An absentee bid is a binding agreement to purchase the lot. LIVE AUCTION AND SILENT AUCTION AT THE AUCTION PARTY ON THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 Selected lots will be sold by Live Auction in the ballroom. The Live Auction will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The remaining lots will be sold by Silent Auction at the Auction Party. Bidding for Silent Auction items at the Auction Party will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. All Silent Auction bidding is through ClickBid. Auction Party guests may use the ClickBid app to bid via their smart phone, or they may communicate with a Dance Committee member who will assist in placing their bids. Place your maximum bid on the lot(s) of your choice and ClickBid will bid for you on one or more lots up to the maximum dollar amount you specify. ClickBid

will automatically bid on the lot(s) of your choice for the lowest possible bid and never more than the amount you authorized. If you use the ClickBid app on your phone or if you give the Dance Committee member your cell phone number or email address, you will be notified via text and/or email if you are outbid. A bid placed through the ClickBid app or through a Dance Committee member is a binding agreement to purchase the lot. At the Swan Ball on Saturday, June 2, 2018, additional selected lots will be auctioned Live in the Ballroom. SUCCESSFUL BIDS AND PAYMENTS Auction purchases should be paid in full on the evening of the Auction Party or, in the case of items auctioned Live at the Ball, on the evening of June 2, 2018. After each Live lot is auctioned at both the Auction Party 2018 and the Swan Ball 2018, the high bidder will sign a binding agreement to purchase that lot. In the event of any dispute between bidders, Swan Ball 2018 shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-auction and resell the lot in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Swan Ball’s records shall be conclusive in all respects. Payment must be made by check, Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express®. Please make checks payable to Cheekwood, Swan Ball 2018. Items may be removed from the Auction only upon exhibit of a paid receipt. BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY All lots are nontransferable and non-refundable unless expressly stated otherwise. Lots cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Vacations and Valuables are sold as described in the Auction Brochure. All Vacations are valid one year from date of sale except as otherwise noted in the lot descriptions. Each Vacation is to be taken and each Valuable is to be redeemed during the time(s) specified in the lot description. If extensions or date changes are permitted, they will be subject to the donor’s written consent and availability, and additional fees may be incurred by the buyer. Date changes may result in the loss of lot components. Special invitations are subject to the schedules of the hosts who have extended them and may not be available if dates are changed. Private homes must be used only as specified and must be returned in the condition in which they were donated. If ticketed events are canceled, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Swan Ball reserves the right to make substitutions of equal value if any component of a lot changes due to circumstances beyond Swan Ball’s control. Some donors may require the buyer to submit a W9. Air travel, ground transportation, taxes, fees of any kind, meals, alcohol, gratuities and amenities are not included unless expressly stated in the lot description. The buyer is

responsible for clarifying questions about any component of a trip prior to departure. For international travel, passports must be valid for at least six months after date of return travel to the US. In addition, some international trips may require a visa and/or immunizations. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine what will be necessary for the international trip well in advance of the departure to allow time for processing. Each trip, both domestic and international, will have a trip coordinator listed in the trip packet. The trip coordinator will assist with any questions that arise when booking the trip but is not responsible for making or confirming trip reservations. Please book the trip as early as possible to avoid disappointment regarding availability. If significant additional professional help is required to plan your trip, the purchaser may contact the travel agent who created the trip. Fees apply. Each travel agent will handle a limited number of international trips. TRIP INSURANCE AND CANCELLATIONS Trip insurance is the buyer’s responsibility. Swan Ball agrees to make its best effort to deliver each lot as sold. If a trip must be canceled or changed for reasons beyond Swan Ball’s control, the buyer agrees to select a comparably priced trip or a refund of the purchase price less any expenses incurred by Swan Ball. No comparably priced trip or refund will be given if a trip is canceled by the buyer. Each donor’s cancellation policy is binding. ACCOMMODATIONS AND AIR TRAVEL All accommodations are subject to availability and based on double occupancy, unless expressly stated otherwise. Airfare (international and domestic flights), airport transfers and all other ground transportation are the buyer’s responsibility and are not included unless otherwise specified. Air travel is based upon the availability of promotional seating, which may affect the buyer’s preferred schedule. No miles can be earned from airfare purchased in this Auction, and no stopovers are allowed unless otherwise specified. You may not use your own miles to upgrade airfare purchased in this Auction. Swan Ball is not responsible for expenses incurred or inconvenience experienced if a connecting flight is missed due to the late arrival of a regularly scheduled flight. Availability will be very limited on peak reservation demand days. Peak reservation demand days for international travel include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between April and November each year. Private air is subject to availability and restrictions as determined by the donor. Due to weight and space restrictions, all oversized luggage (including but not limited to golf clubs, skis and large suitcases) may incur excess baggage fees or may require separate shipment at buyer’s expense. Values are based on regular retail rates. Values by donors are exclusive of any promotions, discounts or specials.


S WA N B A L L E X P E R I E N C E Meet & Greet with Huey Lewis & The News

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California Wine Country, Here We Come Egypt

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L I V E • AU C T I O N PA RT Y • 1 2 Autumn in Aspen 3 Rosemary Beach Cottage & Carriage House 4 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: 5 Canyon Ranch, AZ or MA

London Calling

University of Tennessee Experience

Art Trip to NYC with Michael Shane Neal

European River Cruise

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Dominican Republic

Jet Linx Africa: Pure Tanzanian Experience GalÁpagos Cruise: In Darwin’s Footsteps Glorious Greece Getaway Paris Perfect

S I L E N T • AU C T I O N PA RT Y • International

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Belize Costa Rica Lake Como & Switzerland Italy, Bellissimo Viking River Cruises: Rhine or Danube Amawaterways River Cruise: Cambodia & Vietnam Argentina Dove Shooting & Wine Tasting Ireland & Scotland Blackfly Lodge: Bahamas Grand Cayman Paradise Hotel Matilda, San Miguel

30A Songwriters Festival

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Rosemary Beach Uncorked

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Wrigley Weekend

Best of Boston Ingram Shooting Day with Double Guns of Nashville Jack Daniel Distillery Tour Evins Mill Montana: The Ranch at Rock Creek Keeneland New York Fashion Week Aspen Titans: Travel with the Team AMG Driving Academy in Austin

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St. Thomas Sea Island Quail Hunt & Golf St. George Island Beaver Creek Big Sur Washington, D.C. WaterColor Alys Beach Inlet Beach

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2018 SEC Championship NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway Vanderbilt Athletics Tour Kohler Golf

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Mercedes 2018 C300 4Matic East African Safari Necklace by Temple St. Clair

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Turks & Caicos Travel with the Predators Imperial Cities of the Danube: Prague, Vienna, Budapest Masters Golf: Augusta, Georgia Chicago, Your Kind of Town New Zealand

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From Duckling to Swan

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Ed Nash Painting

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57 58 Lady Antebellum VIP Concert Experience 59 Holiday Card Photo at Cheekwood 60 Cheekwood Dinner Party for 24 2018 Country Music Awards

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M AY 1 7 Michael Shane Neal Commissoned Portrait Gallery Canvas Oil Portrait by Leon Loard Oil Portraits Marjorie Hicks Pet Portrait Eric Ross Interiors Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Providence Interiors Mark Simmons Interiors Green Hills Diamond Brokers Jack Spencer Framed Photograph Tailored to your Taste Defining Aesthetic Excellence Black by Black Wine Vertical Sperry’s Restaurant - Cool Springs Mere Bulles 360 Bistro

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Patterson House & Catbird Seat 2018 Flash Auctions

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MEET & GREET WITH HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS Meet and Greet • Photo with Huey Lewis and The News

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Only 15 Couples • Purchase Online

You know Huey Lewis as frontman for Huey Lewis and The News and for his unmistakable voice. That rich, textured quality lends itself well to not just their hits, but also to the variety of other songs featured in the show. He adds bluesy tones to the performance when he breaks into his harmonica solos. But you’ve also seen Huey in movies from Back to the Future (yes, he wrote the soundtrack) to Duets with Gwyneth Paltrow (she sang with him on “Baby, Let’s Cruise”) and on TV from late night to sit-coms that needed an authentically rugged guy with a wry sense of humor. Huey’s not laughing at us, he’s laughing with us—all the way to the golf course, where he’s a tough competitor. He is graciously giving a small group of 24 friends a half-hour before dinner at the Swan Ball for chatting, taking selfies and pictures by photographer Peyton Hoge. He’s just as much fun mixing it up with fans as he is onstage and looks forward to meeting YOU! Details: Must be a guest attending the Swan Ball on June 2, 2018 to participate in the meet and greet. Purchase online at swanball.com/auction until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, or until sold out. Sold in groups of 2 tickets. Time and place will be provided to ticket holders.


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C A L I F O R N I A W I N E C O U N T R Y, HERE WE COME 4 People • 7 Nights • Priceless


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Details: Trip must should be planned at least 120 days in advance to ensure availability. All hotels, wineries and restaurants that comprise this trip require reservations. Must be taken before June 1, 2019. Lodging at Meadowood Napa Valley is available Sun.–Wed. nights only and during December–July only. Please contact Boost Journeys to assist in making the reservations at the Restaurant at Meadowood. Tours at Spottswoode Estate are available at 10:00 a.m. Monday–Friday with advance reservation. VGS Chateau Potelle proprietor Jean-Noel Fourmeaux has planned this exclusive trip for wine lovers and foodies. He will be joining all dinners (excluding dinner at the Restaurant at Meadowood) and hosting barrel tastings and exclusive opportunities.

Start with Napa Valley’s Palmaz Winery—a subterranean maze of tunnels carved into rock stretching deep into Mount George—THE hightech winery of Napa. Other locations providing exclusive treats include Skipstone Ranch (private tour with gourmet dinner including Philip Melka

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Accommodations include Skipstone Ranch, Lynmar’s private cottage, Forbes three time five-star Meadowood Napa Valley including dinner at The Restaurant at Meadowood and Loews Hotel San Francisco on Filmore Street with dinner at State Bird Provisions. It’s an immersion tutorial in making—and enjoying—world-class wines.

This wine-forward Napa Valley trip is incomparable. VGS Chateau Potelle proprietor Jean-Noel Fourmeaux planned this exclusive trip for oenophiles and gourmands. He or his assistant ‘lieutenant’ Matthew Regan will be hands-on throughout your trip; special dinners, barrel tastings and other exclusive experiences have been put together with great care. Components of this trip are in high demand; plan your trip 120+ days in advance to ensure availability. The fabulous experiences are too numerous to include in this brief synopsis.

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wines); Lynmar Estate in Sonoma; Three Sticks Winery at The Adobe, wine tasting at Williams Selyem; an illuminating VGS barrel tasting; lunch at Spottswoode Estates’ Home with tour and tasting at Far Niente winery with exquisitely manicured gardens. Two three-bottle Spottswoode Verticals (2014, 2015, 2016 vintages of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) will be shipped to the buyers. More gifts include a tour and Platinum tasting with such coveted wines as their 100-point Rainin Vineyard from the elite Hall Winery Rutherford and VGS Tasting House & Garden providing bites and a four-course dinner from Michelin-starred La Toque.


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EGYPT 2 People • 11 Nights • $15,000 Value


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Queens, reputed to be the most beautiful tomb of all, as well as the closed tomb of Pharaoh Seti I, one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs! Of course, you’ll peruse local bazaars and bring home enchanting treasures from your Egyptian adventure.

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Details: Available July 2018–May 2019. Restrictions: December 16, 2018–January 6, 2019 and April 14–24, 2019. Internal flights are not included and should be issued with clients’ international air tickets. daitravel.com

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Specifically designed as the ultimate Egypt experience, Sophisticated Egypt is an intellectually in-depth and elegantly planned journey to some of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world. Focusing on Egypt’s primary highlights and offering several exclusive opportunities, this 11-night trip for two features eight nights in Egypt’s finest hotels, including the Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo, the Luxor Hilton, the InterContinental Cairo City Stars and the incomparable Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, as well as three nights on the all-suite Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship. Highlights include the Sphinx, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the old Pharaonic capital of Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Swan Ball perks include private tour guides in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. As a special treat, you'll visit the closed tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the


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M E R C E D E S 2 0 1 8 C 3 0 0 4 M AT I C $50,000 Value   


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The Mercedes me connect service gives you access to your Mercedes-Benz from anywhere. Its smartphone app includes Remote Start and lots more. It also brings the Internet and WiFi to your car. Five years of mbrace® Connect services are standard.

Sporty styling is standard. Ultramodern style can’t conceal a tradition of craftsmanship that’s generations deep with wood interiors finished by hand and impeccably tailored seats. The keyword is clarity: intuitive controls, COMAND® touchpad Navigation, hands-free Bluetooth® and personalized settings make handling this work of art second nature. The C 300’s new 9G-TRONIC automatic is smoother, sportier and smarter. DYNAMIC SELECT

The quality is genuine. The feeling is real. Live the dream in the official automobile of Swan Ball 2018. Details: Winner of the new 2018 C300 4Matic is responsible for all applicable state taxes and fees. Mercedes-Benz of Music City wants a relationship with you, so if this gorgeous lunar blue C300 is not the color you’re dreaming of, the dealer will swap this vehicle for the car of your dreams and a package customized to your preferences. If your desired car is of equal value, there will be no change in price; if you choose a more expensive car or one that requires shipping, buyer will pay the difference in cost and/or transport fees. This car has MB-Tex seats, a MB-patented leather substitute that lasts longer and is more durable than leather; MB-Tex comes with most models except by special request and cars priced upward of $100,000. mbofmc.com

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Generously sized and sensuously sculpted, the C-Class cabin is a triumph of form and function. Entertainment, engagement, and enjoyment combine in innovative technology and vivid displays. The C-Class innovations respond to your touch and even help you avoid danger.

lets you dial in the car’s driving character, from energetic Sport mode to easygoing ECO. With racing-bred design and selective damping, the 4-wheel multi-link suspension clings to curves yet glosses over bumps.

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Sporty, spacious and sleek, the C-Class’s muscular lines trace a body that’s lean, confident and capable. A seamless blend of passion and precision define its every move.


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E A S T A F R I C A N S A FA R I 2 People • 8 Nights • $26,000 Value


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On Day 9, fly back to Wilson, and head to Hemingway’s for last-minute shopping in Karen and the finale of the adventure of a lifetime.

Details: Available June 2018–June 2019. Not valid during July–September 2018, the Festive season (December 15–January 10) and Easter 2019 (April 17–24). Includes internal air transfers, private safari guide, park fees and full board accommodation on safari. Exclusions: Personal travel and health insurance, international air transportation to and from destination, visa fees, gratuities, tips and porterage, optional excursions. poetravel.com, africasafaris.com

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Spend two days near the Sand River on a picturesque site that replicates the heyday of the permanent tented camps of the 1920s. Furnishings mirror Hollywood movies that paid homage to the era of African adventure. The Masai Mara is the greatest natural wildlife theater in the world, perhaps most famous for its lions. All other members of the “Big Five” are also here.

You’ll transfer to a luxury tented camp for two nights in Kenya’s big game country. Spacious en-suite tents with swimming pool and mini-spa, bordering

the banks of the Mara River are home to more exotic wildlife. The main dining room and veranda are dramatic spots for meals, tea or after-dinner stargazing.

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East Africa is a uniquely illuminating adventure. Start in Kenya at Hemingway’s Hotel, an airy, spacious plantation-style hotel. After breakfast, your personal driver will scoot you to the Wilson airport for your flight to Samburu, where you’ll be met by staff from Elephant Bedroom in the heart of a national reserve and driven to your tented home for the next three magical nights. The tents are spacious and luxurious, furnished with comfortable seating and baths with stone floors and canvas walls––with plumbing, of course! You’re near three wildlife reserves featuring ostriches, giraffes, elephants, leopards, lions and much more.


V N E C K L A C E B Y T E M P L E S T. C L A I R Jeweler of the Swan Ball 2018

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JUNE 2

$31,500 Value Temple St. Clair specializes in Haute Joaillerie and has for more than 30 years been in the business of creating slow jewelry, using 500-year-old handmade techniques. Last year, she joined Louis Comfort Tiffany and Alexander Calder as American artists who have been inducted into the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre. Her exquisite, royal blue moonstone and diamond swan amulet, created especially for the Swan Ball, exemplifies the almostextinct art and romance of Florentine jewelers of the past. Inspired by medieval amulets and magical charms, the iconic amulet with 32inch 18-karat gold classic oval chain, is the essential signature Temple St. Clair jewel, to be worn by a very special woman. St. Clair leads a company with a unique ethos, diligent and meticulous about origins, provenance of stones, diamonds and minerals used. Her recent book of sumptuous images, The Golden Menagerie, illustrates the forces of nature, myth and folklore that inspire her. The Swan Amulet to be auctioned at the Swan Ball is the ultimate gift for anyone who appreciates beauty. Details: templestclair.com


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1 C AN YON R ANCH ARIZONA OR M ASSACHUSETTS 2 People • 3 Nights • $6,780 Value

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Serenity will follow you home, Swan Ball promise. Details: 3-night stay in shared accommodations with either one king bed or two queen beds. Minimum 3-night stay required. Extra nights may be purchased by the winner. Certificate retains no cash value. Reservations are accepted on a space available basis & cancellation fees apply. This gift certificate is for an allinclusive Canyon Ranch stay. Holiday and blackout dates apply. canyonranch.com

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Your stay––for two friends or a couple––includes three healthy gourmet meals daily, use of the fully-equipped spa complex (including $160 per person credit towards special services), indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and sports courts, a selection of more than 40 complimentary fitness activities each day, a wide variety of guided hikes and biking excursions, a daily selection of lectures and cooking demonstrations, a personal program advisor to custom design your visit, a health and fitness assessment, as well as transportation to and from the airport.

Experience an all-inclusive three-night stay at the famed Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona, or Lenox, Massachusetts. A Canyon Ranch experience is an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting of casual elegance and unsurpassed personal service. Canyon Ranch inspires people to make a commitment to healthy living, transforming hopes and intentions into the fullest enjoyment of life.


2 UNIVER SITY OF TENNESSEE EXPERIENCE September 22, 2018 • 2 Tickets in Coach Fulmer’s Skybox for the UT vs. FL Game Meet and Greet with Coach Fulmer • Field Access During the Game

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Priceless

If just hearing the chorus of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant’s famed Rocky Top makes you want to jump up and sing, this unforgettable football experience is just for you! University of Tennessee Skybox seating (high above Neyland Stadium, on the banks of the Tennessee River with a capacity of 102,455) offers Vols fans a premium experience in a private setting. When your host is former head football coach Phillip Fulmer, this package becomes priceless. UT fans know Coach Fulmer as their beloved head coach from 1992-2008 who is best known for leading the Volunteers to victory in the first BCS National Championship Game in 1998. Bid high for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy two skybox tickets in Coach Fulmer’s private box for the September 22, 2018 game against rival University of Florida. Experience the action up close and personal with field access for two during the game, a meet and greet with Coach Fulmer, a signed football from Coach Fulmer and Coach Pruitt, and the most electric college football environment in the country–– Rocky Top, Tennessee. Details: Available Saturday, September 22, 2018 only for the UT vs. Florida game. Delivered no later than August 27, 2018.


3 AU T U M N I N A S P E N 3 Couples • 5 Nights • Outbound Private Air • $27,600 value

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Details: September 23–30, 2018. (There is a little wiggle room on dates with owner’s approval, based on availability.) Air travel back home not included. Adults only, no children.

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Come for the leaves and stay for the vista and the perfect weather—sunny days and crisp nights spent by the fire or on the enormous terrace, steps from the gas grill and fire pit. Don’t miss the third-floor porch with fireplace. This is ideal Aspen, when shops are not crowded and restaurants can take your reservations. It’s prime time for biking, horseback riding and fishing.

Your accommodations, just one mile from the center of this desirable town, is a fabulous home with four bedrooms, four baths and two half-baths for five idyllic nights during peak leaf peeking season. A full description of the home would make you drool on your brochure, so just know your every need will be met. Enjoy flatscreens and en suite baths, fully wired entertainment and a gourmet kitchen.

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Hailed as one of the chicest towns in the U.S., Aspen, in all its autumn golden splendor is an experience not to be missed. You and five friends will arrive in the height of luxury aboard your private NetJets Citation Excel XLS, complete with two pilots, full bar, snacks and catered meals for six guests. There is no grander way to travel!


4 R O S E M A RY B E AC H C O T TA G E & C A R R I A G E H O U S E

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Sleeps 14 • 7 Nights • $10,000 Value

Get a little sand in your soul as you and your group settle in for a week of relaxation at Humphreys Cottage in the legendary oceanfront community of Rosemary Beach, Florida. Vacation where and when you want, as there are no blackout dates for this trip. Just a short stroll from the town center of the incredibly quaint community, this beautifully designed, professionally decorated home has four bedrooms, plus a loft and sleeper sofa, accommodating 14 in the main house and the carriage house. Coastal breezes on the screened in porch and patio keep you cool while you enjoy a book or morning coffee. Evenings find you all gathering around the outdoor fireplace in the courtyard, perfect for stargazing or alfresco dining. You will all have access to four pools, the Racquet Club and the Rosemary Beach Fitness Center. Shopping options range from sophisticated to stylish and flirty, and the variety of restaurants please every palate of every age. This delightful getaway is perfect for a large family, two smaller families or a group of adult friends. Explore Rosemary with your favorite people. Details: Available June 2018–August 2019. No blackout dates.


5 UNIWORLD B OUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE S : EUROPE AN RIVER CRUISE 2 People • 7 Nights • $12,000 Value

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Details: Available any 2018 seven-night Europe departure only (May 18–December 31, 2018). Exclusions: May, June and September 1–October 15. This offer does not include air transportation, land portions, port taxes or pre/post-extensions. Transfers are included based on guidelines found in the Europe Brochure. Notes: Cabin will be assigned at the sole discretion of Uniworld and it excludes suites and junior suites. Included: all meals, onboard beverages, accommodations, gratuities and shore excursions as described in Uniworld’s current Europe and Russia brochure or at uniworld.com.

The company’s European fleet boasts the ultimate in luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and numerous other amenities are all included. Experience the history and beauty of Europe in high style and enjoy sightseeing everywhere—from Europe’s most sophisticated capital cities to the scenic charm of its valleys and villages. This is the most luxurious way to take in all that this amazing continent has to offer. Pack your bags and get ready to board!

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Sail away on an extravagant European river cruise courtesy of the award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Line, which Travel + Leisure annually heralds as one of the World’s Best in its category. The two of you will spend your seven-night/eight-day voyage on the cruise of your choice, departing from any number of spectacular destinations in Europe. Will it be the Danube, the castles of the Rhine, or Burgundy and Provence? Select your dream destination.


6 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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16 People • 7 Nights • $15,000 Value

Plan the vacation of a lifetime for 16 people at Sunrise Villa in the Dominican Republic. Located in exclusive Orchid Bay, an American-owned gated development, Sunrise Villa is perfect for multiple couples, families or an extended family. Situated on 400 feet of private beachfront, this property includes the Main House plus three Guest Cottages and is fully staffed with a private cook, bartender, housekeeper, groundskeeper and security guard. Each of the eight bedrooms is a separate suite with a combination of private balconies, verandas, sitting rooms and jacuzzies. Relax by the private pool or explore the charming nearby town of Cabrera. Enjoy the Dominican version of fresh farm-to-table meals at the villa, daily appetizers, one evening at the best local restaurant, a beach picnic at world-famous Playa Grande beach and a beach bonfire party, complete with live music and dancing. With all the comforts of a high-end resort, Sunrise Villa is an incredible opportunity to combine family, friends and luxurious accommodations all in the breathtaking Dominican Republic. Trust us, you’ll never want to leave! Details: Available June 2, 2018–June 2, 2019. Reservations can be made within 4 months of requested week in Jan.–Aug. 15. Reservations can be made within 6 months of requested week in Aug. 15–Dec. 31. Exclusions: Weeks of Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, Easter and Thanksgiving. Meals must be purchased for $60/day per person ages 12 and up and $35 per day per person ages 4-11 (subject to change); this meal purchase includes all meals described above. Additional activities are not included but may be arranged at an additional cost. Air conditioning is available for $1,000/week. Buyer must pay a gratuity of 10% of normal retail price for the week. Alcohol, spa and transfers are not included, except for white rum drinks and one case of local beer. sunrise-villa.com


7 LONDON CALLING 2 People • 6 Nights • Business Class Air • Priceless

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Details: British Airways: Available May 6, 2018–May 6, 2019; date extensions are not allowed for any reason. Flights must be booked at least 60 days prior to the desired date of travel. Round-trip from Nashville to London on British Airways mainline flights only. All seats are subject to availability and commercial demand. Tickets are valid for 2 months from outbound travel date. Travelers must be at least 18 years of age and confirmed on the same itinerary. The Berkeley: Available May 2, 2018–May 2, 2019. Advanced reservations are essential. Voucher features a unique reference ID code and may only be redeemed once. Voucher may not be exchanged for cash, replaced if lost or stolen and is non-transferable or refundable. Certificate must be presented upon arrival and cannot be redeemed until at least 72 hours after the purchase date. Chesterfield Mayfair: At least 30 day advance reservation is required. Full day private sightseeing and transfer between hotels is provided by Travelink. britishairways.com, the-berkeley.co.uk, chesterfieldmayfair.com

Spend the next three nights at The Berkeley, a 100-year-old font of hospitality. Midway between fashionable Knightsbridge and neighborly Belgravia, The Berkeley takes style, comfort and service to inspiring levels. From a feast of seasonal ingredients, enjoy a full English breakfast, legendary tea or the chef ’s table for dinner in the Michelin two-star restaurant, Marcus. Swap London buzz for spa serenity in the temple-like pool or discover the energetic atmosphere of the brand-new gym. This incredible hotel, selected for its “Swan Appeal,” will make you fall in love with London all over again.

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London, grandeur on the Thames, leads the world in culture, fashion, finance and politics. You’ll travel business class on British Air’s newly launched non-stop service from Music City. Enjoy unparalleled hospitality for three nights at the Chesterfield Mayfair, the first of the beloved Red Carnation hotels, near the theater district, Oxford and Bond Streets. Explore the transformation of the monarchy in the 21st century with tour of Parliament, arranged by a current member of Parliament, who will also host you for tea in one of their regal tea rooms. This trip includes a private insider’s guided tour of Churchill’s Underground War Rooms.


8 A RT T R I P TO N YC WITH MICHAEL SHANE NEAL

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4 People • 2 Nights • Priceless

Michael Shane Neal—one of Nashville’s most delightful and distinctive personalities—is one of the nation’s finest portrait artists, with subjects from Martha Ingram and Sandra Day O’Connor to numerous national notables. Two lucky couples will join him for three days and two nights for a private art tour of New York City—an extraordinary opportunity to see the city through an artist's eyes. The esteemed Lotos Club, just off Park Avenue at Central Park, is one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States. In a world of swift and unsettling change, the Lotos Club will provide a small, treasured isle of tranquility for your two-night stay. While in the city, you’ll enjoy a private tour enhanced by Shane’s perspective of the National Arts Club and Metropolitan Museum of Art, a stroll through the private Gramercy Park, a tour of the Players Club with artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, tickets to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Majestic Theatre and a visit to the Salmagundi Club. Details: Available June 2018–May 2019. Excludes month of August and early September. Travel must be during the week, Monday–Friday. Included: all meals (many in special venues), admission fees and transportation within the city with Michael Shane Neal. Any expenses including transportation for outings planned by the buyers outside of the scheduled outings will be at buyers’ expense. No airfare is included. lotosclub.org; nationalartsclub.org; marcmellon.com; theplayersnyc.org; metmuseum.org; salmagundi.org; shubert.nyc/theatres/majestic


9 JET LINX Executive Club Card Membership • 1 Hour of Flight Time $22,500 Value

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Details: The Executive Club Membership entitles the member to use of the Jet Linx aircraft fleet with guaranteed hourly rates and guaranteed availability as described in the agreement. Membership fee of $17,500 will be waived. The first flight hour will be complimentary and subsequent hours will be charged as per the Executive Card agreement. Agreement must be executed to receive free hour, and there is a 2-hour trip minimum. jetlinx.com

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With Jet Linx Nashville, you’ll enjoy the highest level of customer service from your local client services team devoted to providing you with an elevated private jet experience, including catering and ground transportation. Jet Linx offers guaranteed availability, guaranteed hourly rates and the highest standard of safety in the industry. Fly privately with peace of mind knowing you and your guests are in the best hands.

Why should your daily schedule be determined by commercial air travel? With the guaranteed private aviation solutions of Jet Linx, you fly when and where you need and enjoy the ability to get more done. Experience the best in private air travel from Jet Linx Nashville. Jet Linx offers unparalleled service and value to its members through an industry-unique business model focusing on individual, city-specific locations—with local planes, pilots, and customer service—backed by a powerful national infrastructure. Your winning bid entitles you to a lifetime Executive Jet Card Membership - plus an hour of flight credit for your first trip!

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10 AFRICA P U R E TA N Z A N I A N E X P E R I E N C E

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M AY 1 7

2 People • 10 Nights • $32,000 Value

Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited is a specialized boutique travel consultancy with an emphasis on exotic luxury travels. They bring an insider’s approach to travel, creating phenomenal experiences for loyal clients in pursuit of the extraordinary with the goal of traveling intelligently. It’s an African adventure with extras for curious, discerning travelers. Choose from a menu of selections and design a personalized trip suited to your interests. Options for your first six nights include Selous, a glorious wildlife park; Ruaha, part of the largest national park in Tanzania; or Serengeti, famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and also for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger. For your final four nights choose two nights from two of the following three breathtaking settings: gorgeous Singita Sasakwa Lodge in northern Tanzania; Faru Faru Lodge, unconventional and contemporary with the quirky practicality of a botanist’s camp; and Saboro Tented Camp, an intimate 1920s-style explorer’s camp with a sense of nostalgic adventure. Every day in Africa is sensually sumptuous. Details: Available September 1–December 19, 2018 and January 16–May 31, 2019. All food, drink and safari guides included. International flights, internal flights and conservation fees not included. curriecotravels.com


11 G A L Á PA G O S C R U I S E : I N DA RW I N ’ S F O OT S T E P S 2 People • 6 Nights • $12,000 Value

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Details: Available July 2018–May 2019. Restrictions: December 16, 2018–January 6, 2019 and April 14–28, 2019. Includes all internal flights. Flights to/from Galápagos are not included and should be issued with international air tickets. daitravel.com

Discover the otherworldly mystery of the Galápagos Islands as you cruise Las Islas Encantadas, the “enchanted isles.” One of the world’s most spectacular destinations, Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands offer a fascinating open-air wildlife museum that awakens the explorer in everyone. Take island hikes in search of blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, cormorants, albatrosses, giant tortoises and the elusive land iguanas. Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife encounters in the world, both on land and in the water. Discover the Galápagos Islands on daily shore excursions that include nature walks with a professional naturalist guide, kayaking, snorkeling, light trekking or simply relaxing on shore. These spectacular experiences are all part of this four-night/five-day cruise for two on a five-star Galápagos cruise ship, plus two nights in Quito at a luxury city center hotel. Savor the rich colonial heritage of Quito on a guided walking tour. The Galápagos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the diversity and exotic nature of the birds, animals and the islands themselves rendering it an unforgettable experience.


12 G L O R I O U S G R E E C E G E TAWAY

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2 People • 11 Nights • $14,000 Value

Explore the cradle of Western Civilization: Greece—birthplace of drama and democracy, set within the breathtaking beauty of the Aegean Sea. Stay in elegant Luxury Collection Hotels, each for two nights with VIP transfers and flights to island hop. One couple will start this journey with a Deluxe Room at the five-star Hotel Grande Bretagne in the heart of Athens. After a private insider tour of the Acropolis, escape to the GB for a rooftop dinner, spa or 24/7 Fitness Center. Next stop, uber glamourous Mykonos. Enjoy a Superior Seaview Room at the luxurious Santa Marina. Spend your afternoons on a glass bottom boat exploring the deep blue Mediterranean and at a private viewing of Rarity Gallery including dinner with its owners. Then ferry to the exclusive island of Paros, set among rock-sculptured beaches and swimming coves where a stunning private villa awaits. Unplug for three nights while discovering authentic villages. Onward, to Santorini’s incredible Vedema Hotel. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Aegean volcanic caldera from your Dorian Suite. End this unforgettable trip immersed in rich history and splendor of Crete. With a private tour of the 16th century Areti Monastery and a stay in a Superior Sea View Bungalow at the Blue Palace, you will experience the perfect end to this once-in-a-lifetime, 11-day Greece getaway, precisely tailored to your interests. Details: Available September–October 2018 and May–June 2019. Occupancy for the 3-night stay in Paros can be extended to 4 people (2 couples) if traveling May 1–June 10 or September 25–October 20.  grandebretagne.gr, santa-marina.gr, vedema.gr


13 PA R I S P E R F E C T 2 People • 6 Nights • $13,500 Value

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Details: Le Bristol Hotel: Available until August 31, 2019. Exclusions: June 2–July 31, 2018; September–October 2018; December 24–25, 2018; December 30–January 2, 2019; January 18–24, 2019; February 26–March 5, 2019; May 25–July 31, 2019. Cannot be combined with another certificate. La Reserve Hotel and Spa: Available June 2, 2018–June 2, 2019. Must be presented at entrance of hotel. Reservation required. Hotel Splendide Royal Paris: Available June 1, 2018–June 1, 2019. Reservations must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin: Available June 2, 2018–June 2, 2019. Moet Hennessey tasting requires 21-day advance notice or mutually agreed upon date; gift includes champagnes, glasswear rental and Moet Hennessey Market Manager. Tasting may take place in private home, private dining room or outdoor venue. lebristolparis.com, lareserve-paris.com, splendideroyal.fr, veuveclicquot.com

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Indulge in gourmet cuisine in the elegant setting of a private mansion as a guest of La Pagode de Cos in Le Reserve Paris, near the Champs Elysées. Savor the divine Tasting Menu Carte Blanche from your silkupholstered armchair. Finally, only the Swan Ball could include a private tour of the Veuve Clicquot cellars in Reims and lunch at Hotel du Marc, the champagne’s private venue. Back at home, Moet Hennessey hosts a private champagne tasting for four couples with select cuvées from Veuve Clicquot and Dom Perignon. Reignite la vie de Paris in your memory and spirit once more.

Spend three more nights at the Splendide Royal Hotel, with dinner at the chic Restaurant Tosca in the heart of cultural, historic Paris within walking distance of the Louvre.

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Polish your travel portfolio with an insider’s visit to the City of Lights. You’ll begin six nights in the world’s most romantic city at Le Bristol Hotel on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, where you’ll have a Superior Junior Suite for three nights with American breakfasts, manicured gardens and breathtaking rooftop pool.


14 TURKS & CAICOS

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2 People • 4 Nights • $6,350 Value

A sleek boutique property unlike any other on the island, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos marries Caribbean cool with urban chic in a way that only New York’s hippest hotel can. You and your companion will stay in an ocean view, one-bedroom suite with a full American breakfast daily at this completely modern beachfront resort. Grace Bay, often touted as one of the best beaches in the world, is literally in the backyard—with a beach bed set up for you there every day! Each of the hotel’s 91 guestrooms exudes a sensual island vibe with stark, sophisticated decor. A 7,000-squarefoot infinity pool welcomes guests who tire of the sand; an award-winning spa offers services from sunset yoga to reinvigorating massages; and Stelle Restaurant, Beach Bar + Grill dole out gourmet, tropical-tinged dishes all day long. Named one of the best resorts in the Atlantic by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards in 2014, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos simply must be experienced to be believed. Details: Available May 18, 2018–May 17, 2019. Restrictions: May 25–28, June 29–July 8, Nov 22–25 and Dec 19, 2018–Jan 4, Feb 14–18 and April 18–24. 2019 gansevoorttc.com


15 T R AV E L W I T H T H E P R E D AT O R S 4 People • Team Plane 2 Rooms at Team Hotel in Each City • Priceless

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Details: Available during the 2018–2019 regular season for up to 3 away games during a single road trip. Winner will be notified of travel dates once schedule is released. All guests must be 21 years of age. Hotel rooms are based on double occupancy and hotel incidentals are to be paid by guests. Completed original certificate must be returned by September 1, 2018. Certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value. nashvillepredators.com

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Calling all hockey fans: pack your bags and get ready to cheer our hometown team to victory! Travel with the Nashville Predators, the NHL’s most exciting team, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they take Smashville on the road! You and three other lucky companions will travel alongside some of Nashville’s most incredible athletes as you fly with the Predators on the team charter plane for an away-series of games in multiple cities during the 2018-2019 regular season. Stay with the Predators at their team hotel, get to know the broadcast crew over dinner and sit rinkside at each stop. An opportunity like this doesn’t come around very often, so get your bids ready! Ground transportation to and from the airport, hotel accommodations and tickets to the games in each city are also included.


16 IMPERIAL CITIES OF THE DANUBE: PR AGUE, VIENNA, BUDAPEST 2 People •

8 Nights • $10,000 Value


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Details: Mandarin Oriental, Prague: Blackout dates may apply and certificate must be presented at time of redemption. Certificate is transferable, however cannot be redeemed for currency. The Lobkowicz Suite at the Mandarin Oriental is subject to availability at time of booking. Expiration date: February 13, 2019. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest: Valid through March 31, 2019; blackout dates may apply; original certificate must be presented; Copies are not accepted. mandarinoriental.com, sacher.com/en/hotel-sacher-wien, fourseasons.com/budapest

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Finally, enjoy two nights in the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, a landmark on Szechenyi Istvan Square. With the original details now restored, Gresham Palace is prestigiously convenient to culture and fine boutiques. These eight nights will be something you’ll never forget!

Next, your travels take you to the Hotel Sacher Vienna, where you will spend three nights in one of the world’s greatest luxury hotels and the home of the original Sacher Torte. Completely refurbished rooms feature antiques and original oil paintings in one of Austria’s largest private art collections.

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Begin your romantic European adventure in spectacular Prague, where a royal welcome awaits you! Revel in the ultimate insider’s experience at the stunning Lobkowicz Palace as you are squired on a private tour by the owners themselves, Prince William Lobkowicz and his lovely wife, Princess Alexandra. Following your late morning tour, enjoy a one-hour concert in the exquisite 17th-century Concert Hall, followed by a delightful lunch with the Prince and Princess in the Prince Ferdinand Room. Return to your Lobkowicz Suite at the five-star Mandarin Oriental in the heart of the Czech Republic’s loveliest city, a modern retreat with a centuries-old past.


17 M A S T E R S G O L F : A U G U S TA , G E O R G I A 2 People • 2 Tickets to The Masters • Shared Private Air

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M AY 1 7

Day Trip • $11,000 Value

Blooming azaleas, towering pines, flowering dogwoods, Amen Corner, Magnolia Lane...and, of course, the Green Jacket! You, too, can experience a tradition unlike any other at The Masters, April 2019! You and a friend, spouse or loved one will board a Hawker 800 private jet the morning of Friday, April 12, 2019, landing less than an hour later at the prestigious, pristine Augusta National Golf Club. You’ll spend the day in hushed reverence among the select few fortunate enough to attend golf ’s most exciting tournament. Convivial conversation is available in the hospitality areas, but the overall atmosphere is one of careful attention on the stellar golfers who compete for this most prized PGA trophy. Return by private jet at the end of the day, with fond memories and bragging rights  Yours for the keeping is a Masters Flag signed by Bubba Watson, two-time Masters Champion, along with a hot pink, right-handed Ping Men’s Driver, Bubba's signature club! Details: Travel for two by private jet with the donor on Friday, April 12, 2019 and roundtrip ground transportation from the private airport to Augusta National Golf Club. Tickets are non-transferable. masters.com


18 CHIC AG O, YOUR K IND OF TOWN 6 People • 3 Nights: August 2-5, 2018 Private Air • $35,000 Value

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Join the excitement of a Cubs home game in a luxury suite at Wrigley Field! Dinners at RPM Steak and Sunda: Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Steak is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse, featuring a chef-driven menu, an award-winning wine list and craft cocktails. Michelin-recommended Sunda takes you on a culinary journey through Asia. See and be seen at “Chicago’s sexiest restaurant.” Only the Swan Ball could choreograph this trip. Details: Itinerary of events will be determined by donor in late Spring 2018, pending ticket availability and information. Member to accompany guests for golf at Medinah Country Club. Three rooms at Four Seasons based on double occupancy.

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Then a suite at Lollapalooza, the music festival that just can’t stop. With eight stages and bands from all over, every Lolla lineup drives music fans wild.

That night, six tickets to Hamilton! Rave reviews report this production is a can’t-miss musical experience.

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You’ve never seen Chicago like this! No security line for your group on your private jet to and from Chicago. Check into the Four Seasons, and head out for one round of golf for three at Medinah Country Club. The famed Course No. 3 has hosted numerous championship events, and world-famous notables have flocked to Medinah’s legendary beauty for almost a century.


19 NEW ZEALAND

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2 People • 7 Nights • $20,000 Value

Discover a land of extraordinary beauty and luxury in New Zealand, beginning at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland. Offering spectacular views of the Pacific and offshore Cavalli Islands, each cottage suite features a private porch with fireplace. Golfers love the “Pebble Beach-like” course with six dramatic cliffside holes. The Spa is also a knock-out! Five-star extravagance awaits at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay. Set atop a 6,000-acre sheep farm along cliffs that plunge dramatically to the sea, The Farm features a Tom Doak-designed golf course. Other activities include walking trails, mountain biking, trout fishing and the country's best wineries at your doorstep. Finally, take in the Lake Wakatipu scenery from your opulent deluxe suite at the Matakauri Lodge, a stunning, alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscapes, seven minutes from Queenstown. All accommodations provide pre-dinner drinks and canapes followed by dinner each evening and a full breakfast each morning. Adding insider intelligence to this once-in-a-lifetime experience, native Nashvillian and Australian resident Betsy Pie will advise you on dining, shopping, art and local introductions to enhance “the Kiwi experience.” Details: Available July 1–November 30, 2018 and April 1–October 31, 2019. Included: dinner, pre-dinner drinks and daily breakfast. Restrictions: Nontransferable and cannot be used over holidays or special events; does not include airfare or transfers; activities and incidentals are not included with the certificate and are to be settled with the lodges directly. kauricliffs.com, capekidnappers.com, matakaurilodge.com    


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Bask in the sun and enjoy the beautiful country of Belize in your luxurious, private four-bedroom, three-bath beach villa on the Caribbean Sea. Eight guests will enjoy six nights beside the sparkling ocean in this Central American gem with optional maid and chef services. Epic snorkeling is right out your back door. Belize is well-known for world class fishing and offers wonderful year-round opportunities for tarpon, bonefish, grouper and many other species. Adventure seekers may enjoy a tour of the majestic Monkey River, where travelers experience first-hand encounters with the local monkey population or explore the ancient Mayan ruins. At the end of each exhilarating day, relax and unwind in the tranquil tropical waters only a few steps away. A complimentary personal concierge from Sporting Adventures International is available prior to your departure to ensure you don’t miss a thing this exotic area has to offer. Pack your beach gear and travel south to experience the vacation of your dreams. Details: Must be taken within one year; there can be no date extension. Dates are on a first come, first serve basis. A $150 refundable per person utility/ security deposit will apply; certain villas will accommodate more than 8 people; additional fees will apply for groups over 8. *The security/utility deposit is required of all traveling clients 16 years and older. The deposit is fully refundable assuming the property is not damaged, and the utility usage does not exceed $250 for the week. Excessive usage over $250 will be charged to the clients and/or deducted from the security deposit. No blackout dates. However, peak season and holiday weeks book out early and sell out fast! Reservation dates must be mutually agreed upon; trip may not be resold for profit. Some of the properties are listed for sale. If the villa you have reserved is sold prior to your travel dates, your travel dates will remain secure, but your reservation may have to be switched to another property of similar size, quality and location. Additional services available, but NOT included: transfer to/from airport; daily maid service; daily or weekly chef and server; daily fishing; Mayan Ruins tour; Monkey River tour; Jaguar National Preserve; Canopy Line Tour; snorkeling and diving (certification dives available). sportingadvvillas.com


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Spend six nights in your private villa, perfect for four couples or a large family. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom escape has its own pool and breathtaking views of both the mountains and Pacific Ocean, a native experience with American luxury. Glistening aqua-green waters and black-sand beaches lined perfectly with palm trees soothe travelers into a tropical trance. Located in the gated community of Hermosa Palms on the beaches of Playa Herradura and Playa Hermosa, you are minutes away from the small surf village of Jaco where you’ll enjoy a rich Central American culture with great nightlife. Spend the day experiencing a canopy zip line tour over the jungle or strap in and rappel down one of the many beautiful waterfalls. Costa Rica also offers world class offshore fishing, and you can land a fresh catch for a true coastal dinner. Perhaps you'll choose to ride horses or learn to surf. Grab your bathing suit and sunscreen, as you don't want to miss this! All activities may be prearranged through the concierge services of Sporting Adventures International. Details: Must be taken within one year; no date extension. No blackout dates. However, peak season and holiday weeks book out early and sell out fast; no guarantee of availability for specific date requests. Dates are available on a first come, first serve basis. Trips may not be resold for profit. A $150 refundable per person utility/security deposit will apply; certain villas will accommodate more than 8 people; additional fees will apply for groups over 8. *The security/utility deposit is required of all traveling clients 16 years and older. The deposit is fully refundable assuming the property is not damaged, and the utility usage does not exceed $250 for the week. Excessive usage over $250 will be charged to the clients and/or deducted from the security deposit. No blackout dates. Some of the properties are listed for sale. If the villa you have reserved is sold prior to your travel dates, your travel dates will remain secure, but your reservation may have to be switched to another property of similar size, quality and location. Additional services available, but NOT included: transfers, daily maid services, private chef, excursions, water sports/activities, and other additional activities. sportingadvvillas.com

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Experience the incomparable beauty of the Italian Lake District with a three-night stay at the century-old Grand Hotel Tremezzo, located in the heart of the Lake Como district with unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Gringe Mountains. The authentic period décor and sincerity of Italian hospitality provides a warm welcome. The ESPA Spa offers professionalism, peace and a spectacular view over the lake. Take a quick water taxi ride from your hotel and dine as Garbo did over dinner at the famed Villa D’Este where you might spot frequent visitor George Clooney. Explore the surrounding villages, shop for Italian treasures or wander the ancient park ablaze with flowers imparting a sense of tranquility. Then travel by private car the short distance to Ticino, Switzerland for four nights at Relais & Chateau’s Villa Principe Leopoldo on the Collina d’Oro with stunning views over Lake Lugano. Its balmy climate, stunning scenery and infinite pleasures include a Rolls-Royce Dawn test drive and wonderful golf, all in this postcard perfect setting. Italian spirit and Mediterranean style are the ultimate dolce vita. Details: Villa Principe Leopoldo: Available May 17, 2018–May 17, 2019. Booking upon request and availability. Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Available May 19, 2018–October 28, 2019. Reservations to be checked in advance with reservations department. Excluded: Peak season (middle May–middle Sept.). Hotel is closed Nov.–Feb. Villa D’Este Hotel on Lake Como: Available June 2018–June 2019. Exclusions:Easter and three gala dinners July 4, July 14 and August 15. leopoldohotel.com, grandhoteltremezzo.com, villadeste.com


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Hear your footsteps echo in historic churches and palaces while in fabulous Florence where you’ll stay at The Hotel Lungarno. This five-star Forbes Favorite houses 450 pieces of fine art from Picasso to Bueno and is a gemstone’s throw away from the scintillating handmade jewelry of Fratelli Piccini. Next, relax in Tuscany at the Castello Del Nero where 740 acres of rolling Tuscan hills set the scene. There you and your guest will mutter “Et tu, Chianti,” while visiting the same vineyards tended by ancient Etruscans nearly 2,500 years ago. Then travel to the Eternal City where panoramic terraces and breathtaking views from the Hotel Hassler Roma will wow. While in the heart of Rome’s historic center, overlook the Spanish Steps and “vai” to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican. Finally, head to Hotel Santa Caterina on the Amalfi coast, where your private balcony will stretch deep into the perennial blues of the Mediterranean Sea and sky. Surrounded by luscious bougainvillea, olive groves and ripening orchards, you might just think you’ve died and gone to horticultural heaven. Details: Two nights in each hotel. Hotel Lungarno: Available July 2018–July 2019. Exclusions: May, June, September, October, and trade exhibition periods. Castello Del Nero: Available June 2, 2018–Sept 30, 2019; advanced reservations required. Exclusions: Dec 29–31, 2018; Jan 7–March 25, 2019. Not redeemable on Italian and National Bank Holidays. Hassler Roma: Available July 16, 2018–March 31, 2019; Exclusions: September, October and Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Feb. 14; not transferable. Hotel Santa Caterina: Available Sept. 25–Oct. 31, 2018 and hotel reopening March–April 2019. Exclusions: Easter Weekend (April 19–21, 2019); advanced reservations required. hotelsantacaterina.it, hasslerroma.it, castellodelnero.com, lungornocollection.com

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You and a guest will enjoy an eight-day, seven-night Viking River Cruise down your choice of two beautiful trans-European Rivers. Whether you choose the spellbinding Rhine, lined with hilltop castles, fairytale villages and sprawling vineyards, or the fabled Danube, featuring medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, the pace of river cruising allows you time to marvel at Europe’s most stunning landscapes. You will sail directly to the heart of magical city ports where you will walk right off the deck into centuries-old cultures. Once back on the river ship, you’ll enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Sleek and sophisticated, the elegantly understated vessel interiors are perfect for unwinding after a long day of sightseeing. Just choose your river and let Viking do the rest! Details: Valid on embarkation for 2018/19 only. Certificate good for one cabin stateroom, Category D, double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, optional shore excursions and land extensions are not included and are available for purchase at regular brochure rate. Not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. The certificate is not combinable with air promotion or other promotions. Stateroom upgrade is available for purchase at prevailing rates subject to stateroom availability. Prize winner is responsible for any applicable tax and port charge. Reservations only accepted within 120 days of departure. Space per sailing is limited and yield controlled. Not applicable for Viking Tours or other Viking Products including Viking Ocean. Offer valid for river cruise only. Other restrictions may apply. vikingcruises.com


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The Mekong, the longest river in Southeast Asia, is a fascinating hub of Cambodian and Vietnamese cultures. The two of you will be transported back to another era, where rhythms of the countryside allow fascinating glimpses into a traditional Asian way of life. A luxurious cruise ship takes you from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, with stops for a floating market, a silversmith village, the royal palace of Phnom Penh and its museums of Cambodia’s rich history. You’ll feel enlightened after a monastery visit with a special Buddhist blessing and moved by the war memorial museums in Vietnam. Your well-appointed stateroom with private twin balconies will be your home for the week. You’ll enjoy complimentary meals, beer and spirits, along with the fitness room, three spas and a gorgeous swimming pool, all sources of well-deserved pampering. For seven days and nights, your senses will feast on the delights of shopping for exquisite Asian handmade silks, historic pagodas, a Buddhist monastery and a breathtaking royal palace. A matchless Asian exploration of an exotic world for one lucky bidder! Details: Available April, August & September 2018 and April, August, September 2019. Port charges to be paid by winner of auction. amawaterways.com

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This exciting Argentine trip for six nights includes an extraordinary dove shoot in Cordoba followed by a tour of the wine region. H&H Outfitters provides airport transfers, two nights’ lodging, three days of high volume dove shooting and meals that you’ll never forget at their Sierra Verde or La Portenita lodge, luxurious upscale accommodations in the heart of Argentina. Its fertile climate and ethical game management ensure a growing bird population conducive to year-round shooting. Then get acquainted with Buenos Aires, the most European city in South America, with a two-night stay at the Casa Sur Recoleta. Explore the sights and see Evita Peron’s touching tomb in La Recoleta Cemetery. Visit the quaint and lively Italian Quarter of La Boca in the harbor district where the first European immigrants started the tango, and then took “that disgraceful, bawdy dance of peasants” to the salons of the rich and famous throughout Argentina! Then it’s on to world famous Mendoza for a two-night stay at Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa. Explore Malbec vineyards and savor old vine vintages. Details: Internal and international flights not included. Dove hunt available May 2018–May 2019. Mendoza Wine Tasting available June 2018–June 2019; Airport and hotel transfers included; Not available December 20, 2018–January 6, 2019 and April 14–28, 2019. casasurhotel.com/recoleta, entrecielos.co


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Golf is gold when you and your besties play and stay at the five-star Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland. This “lucky” excursion includes three nights in a lush two-bedroom suite, transportation to and from Shannon Airport and two rounds of golf for four on the Martin Hawtree designed championship course. Then scoot off to the heart of Scotland for two nights in an Estate Suite at The Gleneagles Hotel, a truly magnificent countryside estate overlooking the splendid Ochil Hills. Birds of prey await your arrival as you partake in a most ancient pursuit when you experience a real hands-on falconry lesson with flying Harris Hawks. (No worries, falconer’s glove are provided.) Finally, wrap up in timeless elegance when you spend two nights at The Balmoral, in the heart of charming Edinburgh. Surrounded by majestic scenery, enjoy traditional afternoon tea and shortbread bickies as you prepare to swirl, smell and sip your way to Mag Mell during a magically delicious whiskey tasting at the famous Scotch Bar. Details: Trump Hotel: Available until May 2019. Gleneagles: Available June 3, 2018–June 3, 2019. Restrictions: Festive Period & Easter. Balmoral: Available July 3, 2018–July 3, 2019. Restrictions: July and August.  trumphotels.com/ireland, gleneaglehotel.com, roccofortehotels.com/the-balmoral-hotel/

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Bonefishing in the Bahamas has reached a near cult status among fly fishermen in recent years, and Blackfly Lodge gives the serious angler another incredible place to fly high! Here, fly fishing for bonefish is a way of life. This trip takes two anglers for four nights and three days to the intimate Blackfly Lodge located on the beautiful island of Abaco in the northern Bahamas, home to some of the finest bonefishing in the world! Permit and tarpon also inhabit these waters, adding variety to your fishing adventure. Expert fishermen guide you through six zones with options from boats to wade fishing in this diverse ecosystem. Every evening, anglers return to an open bar and imaginative “after fishing” appetizers. The lodge is wrapped with two levels of verandas, offering outside dining overlooking the 14-acre harbor. The chef ’s family-style kitchen serves up three meals daily, featuring fresh seafood from the Lodge’s own boats and produce from a nearby Blackfly-owned farm. With eight bedrooms in the lodge, you’ll each enjoy a private, personalized experience. All meals and alcoholic beverages are included. Details: Must be completed within one year of 2018 Swan Ball; some dates may be excluded; guests must be at least 18 years old; cancellation fee may apply. Does not include airfare or gratuities. Includes ground transportation to and from Marsh Harbor, meals, standard bar, three days fishing, laundry service. blackflylodge.com


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H O T E L M AT I L D A , S A N M I G U E L 2 People • 2 Nights • $1,760 Value Travel + Leisure has called Hotel Matilda the #1 Hotel in Mexico and the #3 Hotel in the World. Its sleek white exterior and sophisticated modern décor makes visiting this the perfect complement to San Miguel de Allende, a city rich with history. The hotel, just a short walk from museums, hosts daily art tours that include the city’s finest contemporary art from the world-class collection of Harold S. Stream III and impressive local artists. The courtyard has manicured gardens and an infinity pool, while the spacious full-service spa is home to the city’s only hammam. The award-winning restaurant Moxi offers international cuisine with a Mexican accent. Pet-friendly and people-friendly, Matilda provides pampering for a weekend escape to San Miguel. Details: Available January 1, 2018–January 1, 2019. Certificate does not apply during blackout dates. Reservations during holidays, long weekends, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve weeks are subject to availability. A copy of this certificate must be presented at the time of your booking to guarantee your reservation. The printed certificate must be presented upon check in at the hotel. This certificate cannot be modified; it is neither transferable nor exchangeable for cash. hotelmatilda.com

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Details: Three-night stay in Ocean Front Room with breakfast buffet for 2 at SEVEN Restaurant; Ocean Front Rooms available after Nov. 4, 2018. Breakfast includes food, nonalcoholic beverages and service charge; excludes alcoholic beverages and additional gratuities. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/caribbean/grand-cayman

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The breathtaking beauty of the Cayman Islands leaves little room for improvement, yet The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman manages to elevate this tropical paradise. The Ritz-Carlton is known for superlative customer service, and this elegant resort’s amenities include six restaurants, a divine la prairie spa with Swiss-spa expertise, two outdoor pools, a family-friendly waterpark, the island’s largest ballroom and golf, tennis and basketball. The tempting soft sands of Seven Mile Beach lie just at the hotel’s doorstep. Your three nights will be spent in a recently refurbished Ocean Front Room with a sumptuous breakfast buffet at SEVEN Restaurant each morning. Bask in sunshine and the gracious hospitality of this fabulous resort.

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Escape to the exotic island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Whether you prefer world-class fishing for trophy marlin off the North Drop, snorkeling and diving just steps from your door, or lounging on a spectacular private beach, Sporting Adventures International will see to your every need. For six luxurious nights, eight guests will enjoy all the island has to offer from their beautifully appointed four-bedroom, four-bath villa. Located in the beautiful USVI, the villas are among the finest on the Island. A complimentary personal concierge will be assigned to your group so that every detail of your trip from start to finish is handled with care. Relax by your stunning infinity pool with views of neighboring St. John. Venture to the nearby city of Red Hook that offers shops and restaurants for your exploration. Island-hop on a short boat ride to nearby U.S. and British Virgin Islands, including the must-see Jost Van Dyke Island where tradition calls for patrons to swim to the famous Soggy Dollar. Grab your swimsuit—St. Thomas is calling. Details: Must be taken within one year; there can be no date extension. Dates are on a first come, first serve basis. A $150 refundable per person utility/ security deposit will apply; certain villas will accommodate more than 8 people; additional fees will apply for groups over 8. The security/utility deposit is required of all traveling clients 16 years and older. The deposit is fully refundable assuming the property is not damaged, and the utility usage does not exceed $250 for the week. Excessive usage over $250 will be charged to the clients and/or deducted from the security deposit. No blackout dates. However, peak season and holiday weeks book out early and sell out fast! Reservation dates must be mutually agreed upon; trip may not be resold for profit. Some of the properties are listed for sale. If the villa you have reserved is sold prior to your travel dates, your travel dates will remain secure, but your reservation may have to be switched to another property of similar size, quality and location. sportingadvvillas.com


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Two couples will enjoy luxurious rooms for two nights, one round of golf per person with cart and forecaddie on any of Sea Island’s three championship courses and a half-day quail hunt with lunch at the Broadfield—Sea Island’s 5,800-acre sporting property built on the grounds of one of the South’s oldest hunting clubs. Top it all off with a cocktail party for 10 at a private beachfront home, the perfect finale to your time in paradise! Details: Available May 18, 2018–May 17, 2019. Resort fee, tax, parking, golf cart and forecaddie included. Quail hunt at Broadfield available October– March only. seaisland.com

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This unique trip offers a choice of award-winning accommodations. Reminiscent of an English country manor, The Lodge offers expansive ocean views, world-class golf, invigorating activities and 24-hour butler service. The Cloister is Sea Island’s Mediterranean-masterpiece inspired by the original 1928 Cloister building. This renowned architectural icon offers guests easy access to a range of resort activities and amenities at the Sea Island Yacht Club, The Cloister Spa and The Cloister Beach Club.

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Located just off North Florida’s Gulf Coast, intimate St. George Island, Florida is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands in Florida with miles of uncrowded beaches for sunning and shelling, clear Gulf waters for swimming and fishing, and pristine marshes for wildlife viewing. Protected by low-density zoning and strict building codes, St. George Island is a tranquil beach community with no high rises or chain stores. You and extended family or friends will stay in a newly renovated five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths beachfront home for seven nights. On the second (main) level, a spacious living/dining/kitchen area opens to an expansive deck. A separate master suite and sitting area are located on this level. Four bedrooms and a den with a foosball table are located on the first floor. You’ll also find two high chairs and a Pack-n-Play. Oh, and there’s the private pool! Bring your kids or grandkids and enjoy all that wonderful St. George Island has to offer. Details: Available August 1, 2018–May 31, 2019, subject agreement with owners. Restrictions: Saturday to Saturday occupancy. Buyer to pay to heat pool at their own expense if heating is necessary. Blackout Dates: Holiday weeks are NOT available (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE, Easter Week).


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Details: One week stay (Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights) at the Highlands Slopeside Condominium #505 in Beaver Creek, CO. Available through June 2019. One king, one queen, twin beds with pullouts. Includes lunch for 6 and one drink per person (6 drinks total) at either Beano’s or Allie’s Cabin on the mountain (neither are open to the public during ski season, must be a member of Beaver Creek Club). Free shuttle to Vail. Exclusions: Christmas, New Years, Presidents’ Day Weekend 2019. No pets allowed. Condominium association rules apply. Cleaning fee included.  

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Just outside your door is world class dining, phenomenal shopping and a bounty of winter activities from ice skating to snowshoeing to sleigh riding. Beaver Creek boasts the Ivy League of ski schools and après ski experiences that include live music, custom cocktails and plenty of mountain sunshine in the late afternoon. Don’t forget Beaver Creek’s biggest draw—its 1,832 skiable acres and its 3,340-foot vertical rise. Winter wonderland, here we come!

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Pack your bags for a five-star ski vacation! Enjoy everything Beaver Creek, Colorado has to offer in this stunning Highlands Slopeside Condominium. Perfect for two or more couples or a large family, this ski-in/ ski-out condo in the heart of Beaver Creek includes gorgeous views down the valley and towards the Strawberry Park section of Colorado’s most beloved ski town. Your three-bedroom, four-bath home away from home features a spacious private balcony, an onsite fitness facility, access to Highlands Lodge hot tubs and Olympic size swimming pool, ski-in/ski-out access via a shared ski locker, a private heated garage and complimentary on-call village transportation.


BIG SUR 2 People • 2 Nights • $3,000 Value Big Sur is that rare place of unmatched beauty where the sky, sea, mountains and redwoods converge. Nestled within the forests of California and bordered by the rugged Pacific coast, the Ventana Resort is an exclusive five-star escape to another world. For two nights, you and a guest will enjoy a Luxury Suite—a sanctuary offering a luxurious soulsoothing experience within one of America’s most dramatic landscapes. Once you awaken to the sound of rustling redwoods, Ventana’s endless delights await, from daily yoga classes and afternoon wine tastings to art gallery exhibitions, evening campfires and the invigorating Alila spa. This West Coast respite will refuel your mind, body and soul, leaving you rejuvenated and inspired for whatever lies ahead.

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WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . 2 People • 4 Nights • $3,300 Value So many attractions in our nation’s capital, where to start? The exquisite taste and impeccable reputation of The Ritz-Carlton—two nights each in the The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, overlooking the Potomac, and The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.—provide warm hospitality in marvelous locations. Enjoy an exclusive lunch, for up to four people, at the Capitol Hill Club with the National Republican Committee Co-Chairman, Bob Paduchik. In Georgetown, you’re minutes from the White House, the National Mall, The Smithsonian Institution and within walking distance of some of the finest dining in the country. The city is at its most beautiful at twilight when the Capitol comes alive as the monuments and memorials are the true stars of your three-hour cruise through the city in a luxury SUV. In addition, your choice of a three-hour historical or gallery tour adds depth to your capital excursions. Details: The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown: Available June 1, 2018–June 30, 2019; advance reservations required. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.: Available June 1, 2018–June 30, 2019. Friday or Saturday only. Advanced reservations required. BOOST Journeys 3-Hour Tour: Available June 2018–June 2019.


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P R I VAT E H O M E I N WAT E R C O L O R 10 People • 7 Nights • 3 Bedrooms • $7,200 Value Experience a magnificent, upgraded, pet-friendly, three-bedroom cottage in the pristine Park District of WaterColor, Florida. With an ideal location just two blocks from the beach, Beach Club, shops and restaurants, this beautiful property is absolutely delightful and an easy walk to Seaside and Grayton Beach.

P R I VAT E H O M E I N A LY S B E A C H 2 People • 3 Nights • $4,500 Value

Details:Available June 1, 2018–June 1, 2019 and dates to be coordinated with the owners.

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Visiting 30A is glorious, and staying in elegant Alys Beach, FLorida makes luxury simple. Flanked by gleaming white beaches to the south and towering pines to the north, Alys is an oasis for relaxation, exploration and indulgence. Three nights for the two of you in this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home will make you want to take up residence here. Extra perks include two bike rentals from Salt Air 30A, wine tasting for two at NEAT Bottle Shop and a $100 gift certificate to Caliza Restaurant. Salt Air will also coordinate a sunset cruise for two among the coastal dune lakes; your sunset spot is where lake meets beach and ocean—no prettier place on earth to see the sun sink below the horizon.

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Enter through a charming screened porch, then step inside the welcoming and modern open floor plan. The spacious kitchen has granite countertops and seating for five at the bar. Enjoy delicious coastal meals at the custom wooden dining room table that comfortably seats eight. Your group of 10 will feel pampered in this pristine three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath beach home with four bunks upstairs. Includes use of a new six-passenger electric golf cart and four adult cruiser bikes.


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You and your luckiest friends (five bedrooms’ worth) will be sitting pretty in South Beach Cottage in the Inlet Beach, Florida community, adjacent to Rosemary Beach. Two guest suites on the main floor each have a private rear entrance leading to an intimate porch with patio, steps away from the pool. A media/game room also has twin beds and a queen sleeper sofa. An expansive main living area fills the second level with a great room, gourmet kitchen and living area. Four doors swing open to a stunning porch with Southern views of the Gulf. A luxurious king guest suite completes the second level. As host, you will occupy the spacious top level Master Suite (king bed) with beach-facing private porch. This gorgeous cottage offers convenience, comfort and privacy. Details: Available September 1, 2018–March 1, 2019. No holidays.


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3 0 A S O N G W R I T E R S F E S T I VA L Jan. 17–21 • 4 People • 4 Nights • Shared Private Air • $6,500 Value

R O S E M A RY B E AC H UN C O R K E D Oct. 2018 • 4 People • 3 Nights • Shared Private Air • $7,200 Value

Details: Valid October 2018. Dates TBA. Owner’s Jeep available for use by winner. rosemarybeachuncorked.com

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Calling all oenophiles to the finest wine tasting event this side of Napa. Fill your glass with passionately crafted wines paired mouth-watering food in an idyllic beach locale. Rosemary Beach Uncorked celebrates its 8th year this October and four highly coveted tickets can be yours through the Swan Ball Auction. This premiere food and wine event is always a sell-out! Travel privately in style with your hosts Emily and Mark Humphreys aboard a sleek Piaggio Avanti jet. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but we’ve reserved yours—with accommodations for four in a two-bedroom condominium at The Pointe, a boutique resort with bold aesthetics and exceptional hotel amenities. It’s the ideal rendezvous spot for a wine tasting excursion. Eat. Drink. Be Rosemary.

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30A Songwriters Festival features the performers you love the most. Enjoy performances at The Pointe on the rooftop with breath-taking ocean views or from your spacious patio. Other favorite 30A spots––from amphitheaters to town halls and restaurants–– are transformed into unique music venues. Past performers include Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls. Travel privately roundtrip in style with hosts Emily and Mark Humphreys on a Piaggio Avanti jet, described as one of the most beautiful airplanes ever built, with comfortable reclining leather seating. Included are 30A Songwriters Festival event tickets for four, bikes and beach access, and a two-bedroom condo for four nights at The Pointe.


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Experience Boston’s beautiful Back Bay while the four of you soak in international luxury at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston for three nights. Then grab your glove—and Sox tickets—for game-time fun and a behind the scenes tour of Fenway Park and the Green Monster. Like a cooking class on foot, Michele Topor’s North End Market Tour will be a favorite as you enjoy la bellissima cucina italiana in one of America’s most vibrant Italian neighborhoods. Visit the striped pajama sharks, little blue penguins and thousands of aquatic animals at the The New England Aquarium. The next adventure is up to you! Choose a tour of the Big Dig, Boston Brahmins, Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Fine Arts or Harvard Square with a College Overview. And then off to Nantucket! Soak in a sunset for two nights at the peaceful White Elephant Hotel, situated serenely on the Nantucket waterfront and just minutes from the beach, quaint boutiques, restaurants and landmarks. Details: Selected dates must overlap with Red Sox game schedule to take advantage of baseball tickets. Available Summer 2018 only. boostjourneys.com, mandarinoriental.com, whiteelephanthotel.com, mlb.com or redsox.com, neaq.org, mfa.org, havardsquare.com


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I N G R A M S H O O T I N G D AY W I T H DOUBLE GUNS OF NASHVILLE 8 People • 2-Hour Private Shooting Lesson with Terry Hetrick at Riverview Farm • $3,500 Value

JAC K DA N I E L D I ST I L L E RY TO UR 8 People • Private Tour and Tasting • Priceless

Details: Based on master distiller’s availability. jackdaniels.com, grandavenueworldwide.com

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Friend of Cheekwood and the Swan Ball, Jack Daniel’s is the bestselling whiskey in the world, a global behemoth that moves 12.5 million cases per year. The Distillery is offering a tasting for eight people and a private tour of the oldest registered distillery in the United States. “We carry people through the [whiskey] journey,” says master distiller Jeff Arnett, and Mr. Arnett himself will be your guide. You will all enjoy lunch at Lynchburg landmark Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant and Boarding House, built in 1867 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Grand Avenue will add to the fun by chauffeuring your group on the whole excursion. The high bidder also receives a Jack Daniel’s gift basket and a Jack Daniel’s barrelhead as a memento of an unforgettable day.

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Head out to Riverview Farm on Moran Road in September, a gracious step into the hospitality of long ago, for two hours of shooting to test your aim with high-end long guns like Krieghoff, Zoli and more—and instruction from Double Guns’ skilled pro staff instructor Terry Hetrick. There’s no one more patient or passionate about the sport of shooting. The eight of you will celebrate your newly honed marksmanship with an hour of entertainment from a Bluegrass Trio on the banks of the Harpeth River as you relax with appetizers and cocktails. These special hosts radiate the kind of warmth that makes you feel like a member of the family. And that’s the final ingredient for an unforgettable afternoon.


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EVINS MILL 8 Couples • 2 Nights • $7,000 Value

Eight couples have two nights’ accommodation in The Solstice at Evins Mill, an eight-bedroom luxury lodge atop the resort’s highest elevation. Included are hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner each evening, full breakfast each morning, a gourmet sack lunch each day and unlimited access to snacks and non-alcoholic beverages from arrival through departure.

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Nestled among the forested bluffs and meandering streams of Tennessee’s Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, Evins Mill offers an intimate resort experience in the heart of Middle Tennessee. Perfect for corporate or family groups, Evins Mill provides all the amenities of a luxury destination, Tennessee style. You’ll find covered decks with soothing natural views, fine dining featuring locally-sourced cuisine, warm gathering spaces and on-site activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, billiards, table tennis and a baby grand piano.

Details: Available May 18, 2018–June 30, 2019. Reservations may not be secured more than three months in advance. Beer, wine and spirits can be purchased separately. Based upon availability. evinsmill.com

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M O N TA N A : T H E R A N C H AT R O C K C R E E K 2 People • 2 Nights • $5,800 Value Saddle up for the only Forbes Travel Five-Star dude ranch––an all inclusive adventure and grand luxury under Montana’s Big Sky. Fly fish on a blue-ribbon trout stream on the 6,600-acre property. Experience awe-inspiring views on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent. Fitted with the finest gear, guests have Western adventures tailored to their expertise. Excursions range from horseback riding, geocaching and sporting clay shooting, to ropes courses and mountain biking adventures. Chef Josh Drage’s inventive, multicourse tasting menus are delectable! Spa lovers will relish Granite Spa, including outdoor yoga. Evening entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon includes bowling, billiards, karaoke and a private movie theatre. Go West, young dude.

Details: Available May 18, 2018–May 18, 2019. Restrictions: June 7–September 4, 2018; November 21–26, 2018; December 21, 2018–January 2, 2019 and published seasonal celebration weekends unless noted by a reservations specialist at time of booking. Granite Lodge or a Classic Canvas Cabin accommodations. Includes daily meals, premium alcohol, beverages, snacks, 2 guided activities and gear per person, ranch fees, Montana state resort tax, WiFi, staff gratuities, round trip ground transfer. Valid on new reservations only. Not combinable with other special offers, promotions or donations. Reservations must be made within 60 days of arrival date. theranchatrockcreek.com


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WRIGLEY WEEK END 4 People • 2 Nights • $4,350 Value Book this Chicago getaway for two couples—or a family of four. You’ll stay in a superior guestroom at the four-star Thompson Chicago luxury boutique hotel, just steps away from The Magnificent Mile.

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Details: Available on Friday, October 12, 2018 or Friday, October 19, 2018. keeneland.com

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Head to Lexington in October 2018 (Friday, Oct. 12 or Friday, Oct. 19) when the autumn leaves are at their peak and the fall races are in session. You and your friends will enjoy a prime box at the Keeneland Race Track, including six clubhouse passes for the perfect spot to watch some of the world’s most beautiful four-legged creatures race to the finish line. Your private box overlooks the legendary racetrack and includes all-day access to food and drink at the members-only Clubhouse.

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Your Cubs Dream Day 2018 access includes four Field Box tickets for a regular season game at the legendary Wrigley Field, along with pre-game passes and a Cubs jersey signed by threetime All Star lefty Anthony Rizzo, #44 on the field. While in Wrigleyville, book dinner at Chicago’s newest restaurant Dutch & Docs on the corner of Addison and Clark Streets—a casual brasserie with fare for the whole family— and libations for every grown-up. Play ball!


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N E W YO R K FA S H I O N W E E K 2 People • 2 Rooms • 3 Nights • 3 or More Runway Fashion Shows

It’s a fashionista’s fantasy! Be the first to see the next Spring’s newest looks and rub shoulders with fashion insiders. Travel to New York for Spring Fashion Week in September 2018, an extravaganza of the big-name runway shows previewing their Spring Collections. You will be living the high life surrounded by some of the biggest names (and tallest heels) in fashion. Gus Mayer is sending you to three of the hottest fashion shows where you will scope out the latest styles and trends hitting the runways. They’re also providing a $1,000 gift certificate for your wardrobe update. You’ll stay in luxurious relaxed sophistication at the Loews Regency on Park Avenue, a haven of hospitality on Park Avenue for more than 50 years.

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Details: Dates pending for 2 tickets to 3 shows until schedule is released. Gift card available for merchandise only.

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ASPEN 6 People • 7 Nights • $10,000 Value Choose any week in the next 15 months to spend seven days and nights in swanky Aspen, CO. Whether it’s the Food and Wine Classic where you experience the pinnacle of good taste and mingle with the stars, or the Aspen Ideas Festival where high minds and a low-key vibe are de rigueur, summer months in Aspen are second to none. Of course, the skiing, hiking, breath-taking views and nightlife are epic, as is the luxury shopping of Loro Piana, Prada, Ralph Lauren and all their glamorous chums. Enjoy your three-bedroom, three-bath condo at the base of Shadow Mountain, a true ski-in, ski-out address if winter fun is more your style. Whatever the season, legendary Aspen restaurants such as Matsuhisa and Element 47 await you and do not intimidate, but rather inspire. Understated, yet over the top, this town never disappoints. Details: Sat.–Sat. stay. Sleeps 6 (2 couples, 2 children – 2 queen beds, 2 twins) Restrictions: No pets. Adults 25 or older or families. Must be used by Sept. 2019. Not available Dec. 22, 2018–Jan. 5, 2019.


51 T I TA N S : T R AV E L W I T H T H E T E A M 4 People • 1 Night • 2 Rooms 4 Tickets to Tennessee Titans 2018 Season Away Game Team Plane Charter • Team Bus • Team Hotel Accommodations Priceless

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Details: No playoff game. Away game is to be determined. titansonline.com

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Calling all Tennessee Titans sports fans! Our hometown team will be hitting the road this fall for an exciting 2018 regular season away game, and Marcus Mariota and company want you to join them. Get up close and personal with all your favorite football greats when you travel with the Titans to see your choice of a thrilling match-up on the road. Will it be New York, Miami, Jacksonville or Los Angeles? There are some fantastic cities in the fall 2018 opponent line-up. This ultimate fan experience includes four seats on the team plane, transportation on the team bus to and from the game, and a stay at the team hotel. Most importantly, this package includes four exceptional game tickets to see the players in action. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know your favorite players and see how they prepare for—and wind down from—a big on-the-road showdown.


A M G D R I V I N G A C A D E M Y I N AU S T I N 2 Drivers • 2 Rooms • 1 Night • $4,400 Value Go from motorist to ace driver in just one day. The AMG Driving Academy in Austin, Texas, is offering two people a comprehensive, action-packed Mercedes-Benz driving experience that will have you cornering, practicing line technique and hitting speeds you never thought possible. In the end, you’ll be a better driver, and most likely, raring for Advanced Training. In the morning, learn fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and controlled maneuvers with challenging customized exercises. Once you perfect vehicle control and handling, you will progress in the afternoon to a set of high speed exercises that require use of the entire track. Nashville traffic will never stump you again. Two hotel rooms for one night are included.

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Details: December 2018. Drivers must be 21 and have a current driver’s license. Winner responsible for all applicable state taxes and fees. mbofmc.com

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2018 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP December 1, 2018 • 4 Tickets • $2,000 Value The SEC Championship, arguably the #1 conference in America, has for the past several years set the stage for the ultimate National Championship contest. If you love SEC football, you’re tuning in regardless of who shows up at the gridiron. Instead of watching the game on your flat screen, with these four tickets, on Saturday, Dec. 1, you’ll be cheering from prime seats at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. You’ll watch as two of the preeminent football teams in America battle it out amid all the traditions and ceremony that are embedded in fabled southeastern football culture. $500 Pilot Flying J Gift Card is included to assist in getting you to this amazing event! Details: Vouchers will be given to winner. Actual tickets will be mailed November 2018. pilotflyingj.com


54 N A S C A R B R I S T O L M O T O R S P E E D WAY August 17-18, 2018 • 4 People • $6,300 Value

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You and your friends also have four Cold Garage Passes for Saturday, which let you roam around the garage until the track and pits become “hot,” about an hour before the race. That $500 gift card from Pilot Flying J is for your food, merchandise and fuel. Pack your bags for August. It’s Bristol, Baby! Details: Available August 17–18, 2018. Must be at least 21 years of age. bristolmotorspeedway.com; pilotflyingj.com

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You and three friends will live it up watching races Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, in a suite with catering options. With this Swan Ball Auction package, you’ll also receive four “Ole Smoky Roof at Turn 4” passes, featuring the best view in motorsports. You’ll sip the wine and feel the thunder of 43 gladiators as they battle it out on Bristol’s High Banks.

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The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, the aromas. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes. If history’s any guide, the Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race Week in August 2018 is guaranteed to entertain with yet another epic battle!


VA N D E R B I LT AT H L E T I C S T O U R 10 People • Guided Tour of Vanderbilt Athletics Facilities • Priceless Calling all sports fans! Put on your black and gold, bring nine friends and go behind the scenes at Commodore Nation! A Vanderbilt Assistant Athletic Director will escort your group on a 90-minute VIP tour through the legendary Vanderbilt Athletics facilities—including an inside look at Vanderbilt Stadium, Memorial Gym and Hawkins Field—locker rooms and all. This tour includes a signed baseball uniform from the Commodores’ all-time winningest coach, Tim Corbin. Come see why Vanderbilt alumni athletes are playing in the NFL, MLB, PGA and LPGA. Go where the ghost of Grantland Rice still whispers, “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game.” Anchor Down!

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Details: Must be used July 1–August 31, 2018. May not be given, sold at a discount or auctioned to any prospective student-athlete. The proceeds generated may not be used to benefit or assist any high school or local sports program composed of 7th–12th grade students. Must be used for the charitable purposes stated and may not be used to influence a prospect student-athlete to attend Vanderbilt University. vucommodores.com

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KOHLER G OLF 4 People • 2 Nights • 2 Rounds of Golf for 4 • $7,000 Value Two couples will explore all the amenities of this grand, Members-Only Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The historic mansion has a gracious club atmosphere with luxurious guest rooms, year-round swim-through pool, sauna and more. The grounds feature gardens, a croquet lawn and a massage area near a river fall. Play both Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits, two of the top golf courses in the world. Blackwolf Run has hosted many professional championships, and the Straits has hosted PGA Championships and is the site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. Dinner for four both nights features innovative cuisine in an elegant, comfortable setting, the perfect end to your hard day on the links—or at the spa. Details: Available July 1, 2018–July 1, 2019. Accommodations for 4 people, 2 rooms (double occupancy, king beds only) at American Club Riverbend. One round at Blackwolf Run and one round at Whistling Straits. Golf cart included for Blackwolf Run; caddie included for Whistling Straits. Dinner for four is included both nights on premises. americanclubresort.com/golf


57 C H E E K W O O D D I N N E R PA R T Y F O R 2 4 24 People • $15,000 Value

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Details: To receive the full benefit of all elements of this lot, available dates are as follows: Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Cheekwood: Blackout dates: all Saturdays and Sundays, all holidays and specifically November 12, 2018–January 6, 2019. 30 days’ advance notice required. Cheekwood is an accredited art museum and upholds all ethical policies, best practices and standards of excellence set forth by the organizations with which Cheekwood is affiliated and certified. Therefore, events held at Cheekwood by third parties, by reservation through the Events Department or by purchase as an auction item, cannot include the exhibition or sale of merchandise, products or works of art. Kristen Winston Catering: Available July 10–August 30, 2018 and January 8–March 28, 2019. Includes seated dinner and kitchen staff. Available menu must be mutually agreed upon (caterer will provide list of selections, client may upgrade at additional expense). Exclusions: bartender or wait staff (may be booked at additional expense). Lipman Brothers: Limited to products in current inventory when order is placed. Order must be placed 2 weeks in advance. Graceful Tables: Items must be in stock and order must be placed through Amos Gott|AmosEvents. Amos Gott|AmosEvents: Includes planning and $150 in votive candle rental. PMC-Parking Management Corporation: Valet parking for a party at Cheekwood, good for one year. Valorie Ward Cole: Must have legible list of names in label format no less than 2 weeks in advance. Please order 5 extra envelopes. Blackout months: March, April, September and October. Peyton Hoge Photography: Must confirm dates 30 days in advance. cheekwood.org, kristenwinston.com, amosevents.com, lipmanbrothers.com, gracefultables.com, danielcole.com/services, the-dotted-line.com, parkingmgt.com

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Enjoy a beautifully choreographed dinner party with a special group—you and 23 of your most fun friends. Cruise to Cheekwood Mansion and PMC-Parking Management will park your cars. Start with cocktails on the Wisteria Balcony with hors d’oeuvres from Kristen Winston Catering who will also provide a glamorous seated dinner in an intimate space in the Mansion, beautifully furnished with table linens and napkins from Graceful Tables selected by Amos Gott|AmosEvents, and gorgeous florals for your table by The Tulip Tree. Lipman Brothers will expertly pair wines with your meal to make it truly unforgettable, while the beloved Craig Duncan Duo plays lively melodies from then and now. And should you overindulge, Peyton Hoge Photography will capture the evening and provide a CD of the photos so you won’t forget a moment. Custom invitations for your dinner in the mansion will be designed by The Dotted Line and hand addressed in graceful calligraphy by Valorie Ward Cole. Every ingredient necessary for a magical party is included. Just add friends.


58 2 0 1 8 C O U N T R Y M U S I C AWA R D S 4 Tickets to 2018 Country Music Awards • 4 Tickets to After Party Priceless

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“Country Music’s Biggest Night!” The Country Music Association Awards is truly one of the most exciting nights of the year for country music and Nashville. You and three friends will enjoy getting “up close and personal” with all the nominees and winners in your lower level seats at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, broadcast live on ABC in November from the Bridgestone Arena. You’ll be dazzled by performances and star-struck by celebrities all night long. Maybe you’ll see Keith, Dierks, Garth, Taylor or Dolly. How many times will Carrie Underwood change outfits? Who will win Entertainer of the Year? And can you sing along to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”? The CMA Awards are a blast, but there’s nothing like joining in the After Party. The show may be over, but the celebration is just beginning! After the show, your names will be on the CMA After Party guest list to celebrate with country’s biggest stars. An absolutely priceless experience, this memorable evening will sparkle with glitz and glam from beginning to end!

Details: CMA Award tickets are for use by the winner and their invited guest(s) only, are not transferable, and may not be sold or used for promotional, commercial, advertising or other trade purposes. Tickets transferred or re-sold without permission from CMA will be revoked and their bearers deemed trespassers. The Country Music Association reserves all legal rights and remedies. Date to be confirmed in summer of 2018. You will receive the actual tickets via mail approximately 2-4 weeks before the show. cmaworld.com, cmaawards.com


59 L A DY A N T E B E L LUM V I P C O N C E RT E X P E R I E N C E 4 Premium Seating Tickets • Exclusive Backstage Access • Priceless

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Details: Tour starts July 19, 2018 and goes through October 6, 2018. Winner will select show of their choice one week before the date of the show. Closer shows (Atlanta, Charlotte) are at the end of September/early October. Seats/section may change depending on which show the winner chooses, but tickets will be “lower bowl seating.” ladyantebellum.com

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Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and their guest on the tour, Russell Dickerson, have collectively amassed 16 No. 1 hits, 24 Top 10 hits and eight Grammy wins. Coming back from their hiatus, the members of Lady Antebellum say they’re fired up and ready to go.

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Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are touring together this summer, and you’ll be there for the VIP experience! The Summer Plays On Tour kicks off July 19 and runs for 30 dates through early October, including shows in Charlotte and Atlanta. You choose the show, then the four of you will enjoy premium seats and exclusive backstage access! Before the show, enjoy a pre-show acoustic set by Lady A followed by a question and answer session, meet and greet, pre-show cocktails in “Club Labellum” and a ping-pong match with Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. You’ll leave with four concert t-shirts and a guitar signed by the members of the band!


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H O L I D AY C A R D P H O T O AT C H E E K W O O D Individual Photo Sessions • $250 Per Session Knock out your Holiday Card photo early! Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but you won’t be merry until you have a terrific picture of your family for the Holiday Card. Reserve your spot with Nashville’s favorite photographer Peyton Hoge this fall with Cheekwood as your glorious setting. Peyton will send you a digital file of your proofs. Choose your favorite and Peyton will provide a high resolution digital file perfect for creating your personal, magical holiday photo card. A native Nashvillian and veteran photographer across genres and social settings for more than 40 years, Peyton can coax a smile from your family’s Scrooge or your wriggliest toddler. Reservations are limited. Details: Indoor sessions available 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 7, Sun., Sept. 9 and Mon., Sept. 10 and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 8. Outdoor sessions available subject to availability. Each session will last 30 minutes. High resolution jpg will be delivered via email by Oct. 15, 2018. Buyer has the option of purchasing additional high-res jpgs from Peyton Hoge.

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F R O M D U C K L I N G T O S WA N Skincare Services • Hair and Makeup • $4,800 Value Have a big event on the calendar? Get ready for a make-over that includes skincare, hair and makeup for your special occasion. Start at Ona Skincare on Highway 100 for a package of services that could include Coolsculpting®, body wrap, lash extensions and advanced skincare treatments like dermabrasion and micro-needling. Owner Melissa Rhodes will guide you through a range of options based on your needs and your schedule; she’ll answer all your questions and will recommend solutions and the right therapist for your series of treatments. Then stop by Bea Rose Salon, opening in April, 2018. Kyle Brougham will style and color treat your hair and give you a new cut if you like, and make-up artist Andrew Pentecost will make you look glam, wild or elegant, depending on your mood. Details: Ona Skincare: $4,000 in treatments. Bea Rose Salon: Hair (cut or trim included) and Makeup for local special occasion.


62 MICHAEL SHANE NEAL C O M M I S S I O N E D P O RT R A I T Head and Shoulders Portrait in Oil on Canvas • $25,000 Value

An experience for titans of industry, ambassadors and celebrities awaits as you have your portrait painted by world-renowned artist, Michael Shane Neal! Neal recently completed portraits of such luminaries as U.S. Senators Arthur Vandenberg and Arlen Specter, Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey and actor Morgan Freeman. SILENT •

Neal is a protégé of America’s most celebrated figurative and portrait painter, Everett Raymond Kinstler. Neal’s work has been featured in publications such as American Artist, International Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur. His awards include the prestigious Grand Prize winner of the 2001 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition.

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Do not miss this opportunity to experience Michael Shane Neal capturing you or your loved one in the most classically elegant and timeless of all art forms: portraiture.

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63 G A L L E R Y C A N VA S ™ O I L P O R T R A I T BY L E O N L OA R D O I L P O RT R A I T S 26” x 32” Single Subject • Hand Painted Oil Portrait $5,295 Value

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LEON LOARD™ is proud to introduce its second oil portrait company, LEON LOARD OIL PORTRAITS, to the Swan Ball this year. The Gallery Canvas™ is an elegant alternative for clients who desire the upscale look and feel of an original, commissioned oil portrait at a lesser cost. You choose the experienced senior artist who works in oils in the classic portrait tradition. A special premium canvas is stretched to serve as the medium on which the artist will work, bringing to life the subtle digital image of the subject provided from your favorite proof and printed on the canvas. As genuine as a sudden smile with the warmth of a master portrait. LEON LOARD™ has been serving clients across the Southeast and the nation since 1947. With expertise in children, adults, families and institutional portraits, LEON LOARD Commissioned Portraits and LEON LOARD OIL PORTRAITS provide the finest in oil portraiture.

Details: Available June 1, 2018–May 31, 2019. Initial sitting must occur within 6 months of purchase. Framing not included. leonloard.com


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E D N A S H PA I N T I N G Gift Certificate • Champagne Studio Reception for 8 • $6,000 Value Calling all art aficionados! Add to your own collection with a stunning original created especially for you by Nashville’s own premier painter, Ed Nash. Mr. Nash’s work has been widely recognized in American Art Collectors and Nashville Arts Magazine. Born in Letchworth Garden City, England and formally educated in Fine Art and Psychology, Mr. Nash is not only an artist––he also serves as an art dealer and appraiser. He is truly a master of all things visually inspiring. His paintings can be found in collections across the United States and the United Kingdom. This $5,800 gift certificate can be used towards any painting or commissioned piece by Mr. Nash. Additionally, get to know Nashville’s own favorite artist as you and seven of your friends toast to his creativity with champagne and tour his stunning 5,000 square foot studio and gallery. Details: ednashart.com

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M A R J O R I E H I C K S P ET P O RT R A I T 16” x 20” Custom Oil Painting • $2,000 Value

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Marjorie Hicks is a local artist with a national presence. She recently has received much attention for her strikingly honest, sunlit pet portraits. Marjorie will be happy to create a beautiful oil painting of your beloved pet. She likes to meet the pet (if possible) and discuss the owners preferences regarding the finished work of art. Marjorie will come for a photoshoot or approve a favorite photo of yours.

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ERIC ROSS INTERIORS Pair of John-Richard Mirrored ÉtagÈres • 3 Hours of Design • $7,500 Value Eric Ross is an accomplished interior designer with 20 years of experience in the industry. His expertise in traditional interiors results in lush rooms that reflect the passions of his clients. This pair of John-Richard églomisé étagères will lend an element of elegance to any room in your home. Standing 86” high, 17” deep, and 29” wide, the pair would be perfect for towels and soaps in a powder room or stacked with books in a library. Purchase of the étagères also includes three hours of design consulting from Eric Ross Interiors, adding that perfect touch to the home of your dreams. Details: No substitutions. ericrossinteriors.com

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MITCHELL GOLD + B OB WILLIAMS Shopping Spree • $5,000 Value Don’t miss this opportunity to update your home in style—classic modern or new traditional—and comfort. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is an internationally acclaimed home furnishings company offering stylish modern upholstery, case goods, lighting, rugs and accessories designed to impress even the most seasoned interior decorator. Enjoy a $5,000 shopping spree at Nashville’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store and discover a vivid and uplifting mix of colors, textures and styles. Receive complimentary design advice from some of the city’s best design associates and collect perfectly curated and beautiful pieces for every room in your home. Happy shopping! Details: Must spend the entire spree at once. Must be redeemed within one year of receipt (May 31, 2019). mgbwhome.com


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PROVIDENCE INTERIOR S Pair of Oly Flynn Lounge Chairs • $9,300 Value Nestled in the bustling heart of Green Hills, Providence Interiors offers refined yet unique interior design services as well as one of the most elegant showrooms in Nashville. Working in the interior design industry since the mid 1990s, owners Julie Brown and Amber Thomas joined forces in 2010. Together, they created a retail boutique and design studio to suit all your residential design needs. Providence Interiors’ lovely pair of Oly Lounge Chairs will add modern sophistication to any room. The chairs each stand 31” high, 31” deep and 28” wide and are finished in antique bronze and quail grey leather. Details: providenceinteriors.com

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MARK SIMMONS INTERIORS Pair of Custom Wingback Chairs • 2 Hours of Design • $6,400 Value

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Details: 154 Knowles Wingback Measurements: Outside: 30w 34d 45h; Inside: 22w 21d 25h; Seat Height: 20; Arm Height: 20; Bias Welt: 1.5 yards.  No substitutions. marksimmonsinteriors.com

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For more than 26 years, Mark Simmons Interiors has specialized in creating spaces that are timeless and elegant, yet warm and inviting. Mark is known for traditional design with a modern aesthetic, and this spectacular pair of custom wingback chairs covered in Michael Smith’s Groussay-stripe fabric hits all the right notes. The chairs feature a high, arched back and wings that flair and sweep into gently dipped arms. The legs are tapered with corner flutes and square ferrules. You’ll enjoy a two-hour consultation with Mark Simmons himself with your winning bid.


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GREEN HILLS DIAMOND BROKERS Pendant, Earrings and Necklaces • $7,750 Value Diamonds are forever, but that won’t be long enough when you’re wearing this charming jewelry from Green Hills Diamond Brokers and owner David Michaeli, a second-generation diamond broker. Rose gold shimmers with an understated appeal and adds a romantic luster to any look. The 14-karat rose gold and diamond pendant 18-inch necklace and matching 14-karat rose gold halo diamond earrings will sweeten your countenance, providing sparkle in sunshine or starlight. The 14kt white gold and diamond long strand necklace is bezel set with 23 round brilliant-cut diamonds. The total weight of all diamonds in the 36” Diamond by the Yard necklace is 2.75 carats. Don’t miss adding these classic pieces to your collection— they’ll reflect your own loveliness forever. Details: No substitutions. No exchanges.

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JACK SPENCER FR A MED PHOTO GR APH $5,000 Value For more than twenty years, world renowned photographer Jack Spencer of Nashville, TN, has created a world of shadow and light, theme and variation, beauty and intrigue. Spencer establishes rich subtle tones and evocative lighting in his works by incorporating his vast collection of textures from across the country to create layers of physicality reminiscent of paintings. Spencer’s work is sought after by museums and private collectors all over the world––Elton John owns several. “Swan,” in an edition of 20, beautifully appropriate for Swan Ball 2018, measures 24” x 31.5” and is ready for your wall––finished with a museum quality glass and framing. Details: jackspencer.com, ambianceart.com


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TA I L O R E D T O Y O U R TA S T E Custom Made Bespoke Suit • $4,000 Value Gentlemen, do you envy that dapper fellow you see at the toniest brunches and the chicest parties? How does his suit fit so well, without puckers or pulls at the shoulders or waist? He’s probably wearing a personally tailored suit from Stitch-It and Co. Owner and master tailor Jeff Loring is giving you the chance to dress as you deserve and will custom tailor a bespoke suit to your taste and lifestyle. Select from the finest fabrics in the world with more than 4,000 designs to choose from. Whether you carry the hauteur of Sean Connery or lean more to the unforced sangfroid of Alain Delon, Stitch-It has your number. You’ll leave the ladies shaken. And stirred. Details: stitchitandco.com

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DEF ININ G A E STHETIC E XCELLEN CE Gift Certificate • $5,000 Value

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Details: Dr. Biesman and his knowledgeable staff will counsel the buyer on which treatments are most suitable. Gift certificate is limited to laser services, injectable products, non-invasive skin tightening and non-invasive fat reduction and does not include skin care products, surgical procedures or operating room or anesthesia fees incurred. Limited to one recipient of services. Services must be performed before the end of June 2019.

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Hoping to look well rested? Or just a better version of you? Either way, select your preferred treatments to enhance your own natural beauty with Dr. Brian Biesman. His award-winning practice specializes in eyelid surgery, laser rejuvenation, injectables and CoolSculpting. Dr. Biesman is Past President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Your $5,000 gift certificate allows you to choose from an array of options for the face, neck and other areas, including his most popular skin treatments: Thermage®, Ultherapy®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, Kybella® and more. You’ll look and feel your best when you treat yourself to the best.


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B L AC K BY B L AC K W I N E V E RT I C A L 6 Double Magnum Bottles • $6,500 Value Black by Black was inspired by arguably the top wine collector in the world, Tom Black, and L.A. Times Winemaker of the Year Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat Winery. Only the finest grapes from their Santa Barbara County ranch created this special Meritage wine, which has scored a perfect 100 points. Composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot to produce a bold and balanced red wine, only 50 cases are produced annually. They are available only at charity auctions. These six double magnums are the equivalent of 24 bottles, or two cases of wine, in a vertical of 2006 through 2011, increasing the overall value. These large format bottles can be cellared for ten years, but the wine is drinking great today! The back label itself is a Japanese poem transformed into an original piece of art using only black ink by Master Sumi-e artist Drue Kataoka. The label uses seven different shades of black ink in a technically demanding medium that requires great skill, concentration and years of training.

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Custom Chef’s Dinner for 16 • Wine Pairings • $2,500 Value

The sister location to the original Sperry’s Restaurant in Belle Meade, Sperry’s Cool Springs connects the dots between Old English heritage and the Old South, offering a warm and comforting ambiance. Schedule your custom chef ’s dinner for 16 paired with delicious wines.


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MERE BULLES

Event Dining • $1,000 Value

Plan your next event with Southern fare and steaks, plus an extensive wine list, in a sprawling, plantation-style house. Details: Expires December 31, 2019. Restrictions: Contracted events only

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360 BISTRO

Four Course Dinner and Wine Pairings for 8 Guests • $800 Value

Seasonal New American dishes and a long wine list served in a contemporary space with soaring windows. Details: Must be redeemed with a one week’s notice. Expires December 30, 2018 and will not be available Christmas Eve.

PAT T E R S O N H O U S E A N D C AT B I R D S E AT

Cocktails and Dinner for 2 • $350 Value

va l u a b l e s

MAY 17

Details: Expires December 1, 2018. Reservations are required.

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Begin your evening with two cocktails at Patterson House, an upscale bar serving craft cocktails mixed with care in a cozy, mellow setting. Then on to Catbird Seat for two multi-course dinners in a new American mecca with a beautiful U-shaped open kitchen.

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G A RT H B R O O K S WO R L D TO U R

Seating for 16 • Catered food and beverage service 2 Premium Garage Parking Spaces • $7,500 Value

The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood: Full Access Private Luxury Suite at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets to Garth Brooks’ final stop on his North American Tour before they go on sale to the public!

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R O S E M A RY B E AC H S P R I N G B R E A K

Up to 14 People • 7 Nights (March 17-24, 2018) • Private Home • $10,000 Value Enjoy the salty ocean air in picturesque Rosemary Beach spring break 2018. The home sleeps 14 and includes a carriage house and private heated pool. Six bikes are available for your use. Beach Butler will fill the fridge with $250 worth of groceries in anticipation of your arrival. Then, when you’re ready to hit the sand, allow Beach Service to set up six chairs and umbrellas for you in the perfect spot to catch some rays. Pack your sunscreen and get ready to dive into this dreamy spring break getaway! DETAILS: No pets and no smoking allowed. Home must be occupied by at least two adults 25 or older throughout the week. Purchaser must agree to comply with applicable Rosemary Beach spring break rules. Purchaser responsible for any damages in excess of what is covered by included short-term renters’ insurance.

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F U R -T R I M M E D C A P E A N D M IT T E N S

$3,500 Value

This soft, elegant cape with front zipper is accented with a natural Russian sable trimmed hood. At the turn of the 19th century, the Loro Piana family opened its wool business and for decades they supplied haute couture houses with fine fabrics. One size—a perfect weight for our southern climate––30 inch length. Fur embellished mittens available in black or chocolate brown. The cape has been donated by Carl W. Herrmann Furs located in Pittsburgh, PA. Carl (Guy) Herrmann is the fourth generation proprietor of the family business started in 1900. Guy is the brother of our own past Swan Ball Co-Chairman, Missy Eason.


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BONNAROO

June 7-10, 2018 • 4 Weekend Guest Passes • $4,500 Value Manchester, TN will grow into the sixth largest city in the state for the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. This year’s lineup includes Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Sheryl Crow and more, and you and three friends will take it all in with the perks of your weekend guest upgrade wristbands. You will receive one parking pass and access to the exclusive guest hospitality and camping areas, entry to a special viewing section at select stages and free use of private showers. This music festival experience will be a weekend-long dance party you won’t soon forget. bonnaroo.com

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VA L E N T I N E ’ S D AY AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

4 Box Seats to Diana Krall • 2 Spa Packages • $4,100 Value

Fill your Valentine’s Day 2018 with music and memories as you enjoy 4 exclusive box seat tickets to Diana Krall & the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Begins with a private welcome in the Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall Patron Lounge and end with a meet & greet with Diana Krall. Also included are two “Ultimate Escape Packages” from Escape Day Spa + Salon that include a fourhanded massage and luxurious facial and back treatment, a scrumptious lunch and luxurious lavender mint pedicure. DETAILS: nashvillesymphony.org, escapenashville.com

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C I N D I E A R L F I N E J EWE L RY

$6,990 Value

Sparkle and shine with this 5/8” wide bangle bracelet from the Aegean Collection designed by Eli Jewel. Featuring 18kt yellow gold and sterling silver oval shaped hinged bangle and 1 full carat in diamonds and 1.20 carats of blue sapphires, it’s sure to be the statement piece you’ll be receiving compliments on all night.


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LA MOVIE PREMIERE

2 Tickets to Red Carpet World Premiere in LA • 2 Nights • Priceless You and a guest will attend the premiere of Sicario 2: Soldado in Los Angeles with red carpet access on June 26, 2018! Watch the stars, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener and Jeffrey Donovan, emerge from their limos and join them in the theater to watch the film. Winners will enjoy a two-night stay in a beautifully redesigned Studio Suites at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Room includes daily breakfast and rooftop pool for hotel guests only. Also included is a stunning Elisa Pendant Necklace from Kendra Scott with white pave diamonds set in 14k gold, valued at $975. Details: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills valid until Dec. 31, 2018. Buyer must pay 14% occupancy fee and 1.5% city tax on hotel. Premiere is currently scheduled for Tues., June 26, 2018. Location and date subject to change due to studio’s discretion; however the premiere will take place before June 29, 2018.

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IRO QUOIS ST E E PL E CH A SE B OX

$3,500 Value

Boxes are a long-standing tradition of Iroquois Steeplechase, and have the best view of the finish line and access to a VIP experience. But if you don’t already own a box, get this one from Swan Ball Auction 2018! A premium location box for 10, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Campbell III, can be yours if you bid high! Wear your beautiful spring accessories, courtesy of J.McLaughlin and enjoy scrumptious box lunches from Corner Market Catering.

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S P O L E T O F E S T I VA L I N C H A R L E S T O N

June 7-10, 2018 • 4 People • 3 Nights • $5,500 Value

Two couples who love history, performing arts and incredible dining will stay in a newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in an 1845 building on fashionable King Street, directly across from the Charleston Library Society and within walking distance of dining, performance halls and shopping. Ride around historic Charleston on two brand new Martone bicycles. Relax on your piazza after soaking up the culture. Performances include breathtaking dance performances, haunting chamber music and gifted jazz pianist Craig Taborn at some of the finest venues in the U.S. Four tickets are included for each, but if you can’t get enough, a Patrons’ concierge will help you secure the best possible additional seats. A $500 gift certificate and $500 styling credit from Oak Hall is also included.


B E NE F IT IN G CHE E KWO OD Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, an 8,000-piece permanent art collection, and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.


T H A N K Y O U T O O U R T R AV E L P R O F E S S I O N A L S JIM BERK ELEY D E S T I N AT I O N S & A D V E N T U R E S I N T E R N AT I O N A L Jim Berkeley is founder and CEO of Destinations & Adventures International (DAI), a Condé Nast Traveler award-winning company. Destinations & Adventures is a team of sophisticated travel specialists. They take the world’s most amazing destinations and custom-design experiences for you, your family and friends. It is their passion to show you countries the unique way -- behind the scenes, away from the crowds and in touch with the world’s rich and varied cultures. Jim has served on the Swan Ball Auction Committee for twelve years. DAI would love to create one of their signature ‘Journeys of Pure Wonder’ for you! James R. Berkeley, President Destinations & Adventures International 1-800-659-4599 • (310) 854-6060 • (615) 292-9292 daitravel.com • jim@daitravel.com

L E E R O B I N S O N, B E L L E M E A D E VA C AT I O N S Lee Robinson, a native Nashvillian and the Managing Partner at Belle Meade Vacations, has been donating her expertise to the Swan Ball Auction Committee every year since 2001. As a Virtuoso Travel Supplier Partner, Belle Meade Vacations has access to an invitation-only Consortium of Luxury travel suppliers all over the world and includes travel agencies, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, airlines (commercial and private), tour operators and specialized travel suppliers. Lee's clients travel worldwide, and she coordinates private tours for clients on a customized basis. Each trip is planned for the unique preferences of her clients. Her vast personal travel experience, both international and domestically, gives her the insight to plan the perfect vacation. Lee Robinson, Managing Partner Belle Meade Vacations/Virtuoso Direct (615) 425-4122 • Office (615) 386-9876 virtuoso.com/advisor/leerobinson • lrobinson@bellemeadevacations.com


T H A N K Y O U T O O U R T R AV E L P R O F E S S I O N A L S L I N D A M . R AY M E R T R AV E L I N K , A M E R I C A N E X P R E S S T R AV E L Linda Raymer, President of the Vacation Division of Travelink, American Express Travel continues to be an asset to the Swan Ball contributing trips and her expertise in trip planning. Linda, along with Michael Dixon, President of Travelink, has served on the Auction Committee for the past three years. Travelink has twice recently been named Travel Agency of the Year highlighting their highly respected position in the global American Express network. Linda is featured as an A-List Expert in Travel Leisure magazine and currently serves on the Elite Luxury Council for Departures magazine. Linda has traveled extensively to all seven continents and has cruised the world on luxury ships of all sizes and types. Her personal lifetime of travel has led her to develop Travelink’s luxury brand, Privileged Journeys. In concert with their vast contacts across the globe, Linda’s team designs highly personalized experiences for discerning clients. Linda M. Raymer, CTIE, President Vacation Division of Travelink Direct: (615) 277-5146 • Cell: (615) 400-4635 privilegedjourneys.com • linda.raymer@travelink.com

TERESA CHOPE, B OOST JOURNEYS Teresa Chope, founder and CEO of Boost Journeys, has delighted in crafting and contributing some very unique travel experiences for patrons of the Swan Ball this year. Inspired by insatiable wanderlust and her belief that the planning process is a key part of the journey to be enjoyed, Teresa’s concierge travel firm engages with clients in a highly individualized fashion. Along with her creative team of bright, energetic travel designers, Teresa works to understand families’ priorities and tailors one-of-a-kind journeys. Her extensive network of exclusive partners enables her to create extraordinary and seamless journeys that allow clients to unplug, connect and discover the most compelling and alluring people, cultures and landscapes around the world. Teresa Chope, Founder and CEO Boost, a division of TRAVELLUSTRE Office (617) 861-4393, ext. 1 • Cell: (617) 780-2377 boostjourneys.com • teresa@boostjourneys.com


ACK NOWLEDGMENTS Meet & Greet with Huey Lewis and the News Huey Lewis

L I VE AT T H E B A L L California Wine Country, Here We Come Palmaz Vineyards and the Palmaz Family Skipstone Lynmar Estate Three Sticks Wines Williams Selyem VGS Chateau Potelle Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery Far Niente Meadowood Napa Valley Hall Wines Rutherford La Toque Restaurant State Bird Provisions Teresa and Douglas Chope Loews Regency San Francisco

Egypt Jim Berkeley & Mara Papatheodorou, Destinations & Adventures International

Mercedes 2018 C300 4Matic Mercedes-Benz of Music City

East African Safari Poe Travel Africa House Safaris

Necklace by Temple St. Clair Temple St. Clair

L I VE AT T H E AU C T I O N PA RT Y

Jet Linx

Canyon Ranch: Arizona or Massachusetts

Africa: Pure Tanzanian Experience

Canyon Ranch

University of Tennessee Experience Anonymous

Autumn in Aspen Jacqueline and Robert Hutton Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smallwood

Rosemary Beach Cottage & Carriage House Emily and Mark Humphreys

Jet Linx Nashville

Far Country Collection Nomad-Tanzania Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited, Betty Jo L. Currie Singita Grumeti Reserves

Galapagos Cruise: In Darwin’s Footsteps Jim Berkeley & Mara Papatheodorou, Destinations & Adventures International

Glorious Greece Getaway

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Linda Raymer, Travelink

Teresa Chope + BOOST Journeys Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels Bright Blue Villas Travelive Original Senses Rarity Gallery

Dominican Republic

Paris Perfect

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: European River Cruise

Kevin Potter, Sunrise Villa Vacations, LLC

London Calling The Berkeley Chesterfield Mayfair Linda Raymer, Travelink Churchill’s War Room Mr. Jack O. Bovender, Jr.

Art Trip to NYC with Michael Shane Neal Michael Shane Neal

Le Bristol Paris La Reserve Paris Hotel & Spa Hotel Splendide Royal Paris Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Moet Hennessy USA

Turks & Caicos Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Lee Robinson, Belle Meade Vacations

Travel with the Predators Nashville Predators


ACK NOWLEDGMENTS Imperial Cities of the Danube: Prague, Vienna, Budapest Teresa Chope + BOOST Journeys Princess Alexandra and Prince William de Lobkowicz Context Travel Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna Mandarin Oriental, Prague Park Hyatt Vienna Four Seasons Hotel Prague Aria Hotel Budapest

Masters Golf: Augusta, Georgia Brandon Jenkins, Grove Park Construction Sanders and Matt Miller

Chicago, Your Kind of Town Kailey and JR Hand

New Zealand Robertson Lodges – Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Matakauri Lodge Betsy Pie

S I L E N T AT T H E AU C T I O N PA RT Y Belize Sporting Adventures International, LLC

Costa Rica Sporting Adventures International, LLC 

Lake Como & Switzerland

Grand Cayman Paradise

Leopoldo Hotels & Restaurant SA Grand Hotel Tremezzo Villa D’Este, Lake Como Linda Raymer, Travelink

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Italy, Bellissimo

St. Thomas

Lungarno Collection Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa Hassler Roma Hotel Santa Caterina Lee Robinson, Belle Meade Vacations

Sporting Adventures, LLC

Sea Island Quail Hunt & Golf

Viking River Cruises: Rhine or Danube

St. George Island

Viking River Cruises

AmaWaterways River Cruise: Cambodia & Vietnam AmaWaterways Linda Raymer, Travelink

Argentina Dove Shooting and Wine Tasting H&H Outfitters Jim Berkeley & Mara Papatheodorou, Destinations & Adventures International Dr. Dave Alexander

Ireland & Scotland

Hotel Matilda, San Miguel Harold Stream III

Sea Island Mr. and Mrs. Clay T. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. John Klekamp

Beaver Creek Cynthia and Dan Spengler

Big Sur Ventana Big Sur – by Alila Hotels and Resorts

Washington, D.C. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Context Travel BOOST Journeys RNC Co-Chairman, Bob Paduchik Maximo Transportation

Trump International Golf Links + Hotel Doonbeg The Balmoral Gleneagles Lee Robinson, Belle Meade Vacations

Private Home in Watercolor

Blackfly Lodge: Bahamas

Private Home in Inlet Beach

Blackfly Lodge, Abaco, Bahamas

Lance Gruner and Shawn Wilson

Private Home in Alys Beach Cassie and Charles Kelley Caroline and Brandon Jenkins


ACK NOWLEDGMENTS 30A Songwriters Festival

New York Fashion Week

The Pointe at 30A Emily and Mark Humphreys

Loews Regency New York Hotel Janice Elliott Morgan of Gus Mayer

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

Aspen

The Pointe at 30A Emily and Mark Humphreys

Anonymous

Best of Boston

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Adams IV

Cheekwood Peyton Hoge Photography

AMG Driving Academy in Austin

From Duckling to Swan

Teresa Chope + BOOST Journeys Mandarin Oriental Boston White Elephant Hotel

Ingram Shooting Day with Double Guns of Nashville Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram Terry Hetrick, Double Guns of Nashville

Titans: Travel with the Team

Mercedes-Benz of Music City

2018 SEC Championship Pilot Flying J

NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway

Jack Daniel Distillery Tour

Bristol Motor Speedway Pilot Flying J

Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel Distillery Grand Avenue

Vanderbilt Athletics Tour

Evins Mill

Drew Fann, Vanderbilt Athletics

Evins Mill

Kohler Golf

Montana: The Ranch at Rock Creek

Cheekwood Dinner Party for 24

Baird

Cheekwood The Tulip Tree Peyton Hoge Photography Wrigley Weekend The Thompson Chicago, AJ Capital Partners Kristen Winston Catering, Inc. Amos Gott|AmosEvents BOKA Restaurant Group The Dotted Line The Chicago Cubs PMC-Parking Management Company Keeneland Valorie Cole Calligraphy Mrs. Milly Stewart Mrs. Barry Banker 2018 Country Music Awards Mrs. Martin S. Brown, Jr. Country Music Association The Ranch at Rock Creek

Lady Antebellum VIP Concert Experience Lady Antebellum Cassie and Charles Kelley

Holiday Card Photo at Cheekwood

Ona Skincare Bea Rose Salon Kyle Brougham Andrew Pentecost

Michael Shane Neal Commissioned Portrait Michael Shane Neal

Gallery Canvas Oil Portrait by Leon Loard Oil Portraits Leon Loard Oil Portraits

Ed Nash Painting Ed Nash

Marjorie Hicks Pet Portrait Marjorie Hicks

Eric Ross Interiors Eric Ross Interiors

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Providence Interiors Providence Interiors


ACK NOWLEDGMENTS Mark Simmons Interiors

F L A S H AU C T I O N S

Spoleto Festival in Charleston

Green Hills Diamond Brokers

Garth Brooks World Tour at Bridgestone Arena

Anonymous Spoleto Festival USA Oak Hall

Green Hills Diamond Brokers

Nicola and Seamus Ross

Jack Spencer Framed Photograph

Rosemary Beach Spring Break

Mark Simmons Interiors

Jack Spencer The Ambiance Group – Concepts in Art

Tailored to Your Taste

Karen and Gene Fleming

Fur-Trimmed Cape and Mittens Carl W. Herrmann Furs

Stitch-It & Co. Jeff Loring

Bonnaroo

Defining Aesthetic Excellence

Valentine's Day at the Symphony

Brian S. Biesman, M.D.

Bonnaroo Works Fund

Dr. Tom Black

Mr. and Mrs. H. Rodes Hart Nashville Symphony Escape Day Spa + Salon

Sperry's Restaurant – Cool Springs

Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry

Sperry’s Restaurant

Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry

Mere Bulles

LA Movie Premiere

Mere Bulles Restaurant Joleyn and Steven Smithing

Allison and Arthur Smith Shaylyn Riley, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Kendra Scott

Black by Black Wine Vertical

360 Bistro 360 Bistro

Patterson House and Catbird Seat Patterson House Catbird Seat

Iroquois Steeplechase Box for Ten Mr. and Mrs. John P. Campbell III The Corner Market Catering Company J. McLaughlin


U N D E RW R I T E R S Marquee Underwriters The Hart Foundation

Martha and E. Bronson Ingram Foundation

Cornerstone Underwriter Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edmund Humphreys

Exemplary Underwriter Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Premier Underwriters HCA Healthcare, proud education sponsor of Cheekwood Lipman Brothers & The RS Lipman Company Nixon Power Services Nordstrom Bricktop’s CoreCivic Bradfield Stage & Lighting Ann and Frank Bumstead

Distinguished Underwriters Covenant Capital Group Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Principal Underwriters FirstBank First Tennessee Bank HMS Capital

The Massey Foundation Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. Melkus Family Foundation SunTrust Bank

Master Underwriters Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation Brown Brothers Harriman CapStar Bank CapWealth Advisors, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. William Tilden DeLay Equitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hopmayer Gen Cap America GSB Foundation

McKerley & Noonan Steven Glasgow, Fiduciary Practices Group Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, of Avondale Partners Smoak & Stewart, P.C. The Rich Family Foundation Parking Management Company The Social Office Petra Capital Partners The Louise B. Wallace Foundation

Sponsor Underwriters BB&T Insurance Services Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas Foster, Jr. Cumberland Trust Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Majors Gluck Orthodontics – Dr. Joel and Dr. Jonathan Gluck Mr. Joseph William Rowland III Gary and Colleen Sasser Ms. Joyce Anne Vise

Merrill Construction Group Multi-Task Solutions, LLC NCA Alarms Renasant Bank The Danner Foundation

Automobile of The Swan Ball Mercedes-Benz of Music City as of March 26, 2018

Ned McWherter Foundation The Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation Val Cole T&T Family Foundation

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