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A Private Mexican Dinner in Your Home and a Los Cabos Getaway

Experience an exquisite 5-course chef's tasting dinner for 10 from Chef Olea of Sazón, complete with a special performance by the children of ASFB Folklórico, and a fabulous vacation for two to Chileno Bay, an Auberge Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Enjoy culinary excellence in your own home with a dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Fernando Olea, of Sazón. Olea has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. During this private fiesta, your friends will be thrilled by a special performance by the children of ASFB Folklórico!

Old and New Mexico unite with a four night stay for two at Chileno Bay Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Chileno Bay Resort brings a new, modern luxury experience to Los Cabos, Mexico. The hotel is set on a protected cove with pristine reefs and tranquil waters and stands apart for its clean, contemporary design, exceptional service and premier location on Cabo’s best beach. Your stay includes one dinner for two and breakfast each morning at the resort's restaurant, Comal.

Further information and restrictions: Package includes Guestroom for two people. Hotel stay and dinner party must be complete by July 27, 2018. Certain hotel blackout dates apply, cannot be combined with other promotions.

Generously donated by Auberge Resorts and Sazón


Bohemian Rhapsody to Imperial Splendor

You and one companion will experience Prague and Vienna on bicycle over six days and five nights with Butterfield and Robinson, voted “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Butterfield and Robinson has the most capable and genuinely friendly guides you’ll find anywhere. The most interesting hotels (castles, riads, and ryokans), amazing culinary experiences, state-of-the-art equipment, great wines at dinner, a water bottle that’s always full, and suggestions you won’t find in any guidebook. It all adds up to an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else.

A journey between the great capitals of Prague and Vienna is a trip back in time. Leaving Bohemia for Moravia, you will pedal through the highlands of the Czech Republic, enjoying sweeping views as you pass castles and churches, lush forests and winding rivers. Crossing over into Austria, you will enter the UNESCO-protected Wachau, where wine has been cultivated for some 1,000 years. You will follow the lazy Danube through vineyards and medieval villages, appreciate Baroque architecture and taste world-class wines. Arriving in the imperial city of Vienna by week’s end, you will enjoy an appropriate finale in an enviable imperial setting.

Further information and restrictions: Trip can upgrade to electric bike if desired; trip can be exchanged for a bespoke or other scheduled trip anywhere in the world with the Prague/Vienna trip for two as a credit. Expires December 31st, 2018.

Generously donated by Butterfield and Robinson


Dreamy Caribbean Escape

You and one companion spend two nights at the Ritz Reserve, Dorado Beach before flying to Le Guanahani Resort in St. Barths for a five night stay complete with romantic dinner by Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Eden Rock.

With its serene coastline, private residences, spa retreat and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully into the natural surroundings, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a rare resort that invites guests to arrive spellbound — and depart speechless.

When you do depart, travel in comfort, security, and style with Tradewind Aviation to St. Barth’s most irresistible private enclave, Le Guanahani. Le Guanahani is spread out over an 18-acre secluded tropical peninsula. Sure to be the culinary highlight of your trip, you and your companion will enjoy a romantic table at Eden Rock—a priority reservation for epicureans and pleasure seekers visiting St Barths. The restaurant has become a legend for its extraordinary staging of world class dining.

Travel Dates (subject to air and hotel availability):
2017: August 16 - November 16; November 28 - December 14
2018: January 16 - February 15; February 27 - March 9; April 4 - July 2018

Further Information and Restrictions: Air travel from Puerto Rico to St. Barths is round-trip. Expires June 2018. Both resort stays include Ocean View rooms for 2.

Generously donated by Le Guanahani, Ritz Reserve, and Eden Rock


Charming Southern Getaway in New Orleans

Seven nights of historic New Orleans in a St. Charles Avenue Penthouse. Enjoy dinner for four at Arnaud’s, attend ASFB's performance as a special guest, take a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic New Orleans, and explore a scenic plantation and a majestic bayou.

Your group of four will experience Uptown New Orleans as locals in a stunning, renovated 1880’s penthouse. Located on tree-lined St Charles Avenue amongst New Orleans' finest homes, your group of four will enjoy modern amenities in an architecturally significant and historic residence.

Take the street car to the French Quarter, Garden District, or Audubon Park. Enjoy nearby shopping, galleries and restaurants on Magazine Street. This luxurious penthouse is truly a special way to experience America's most unique city, and the perfect setting to enjoy a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

During your visit, you and your companions will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic parts of the city as well as tours of the bayou, and an historic plantation. Choose one evening for a special dinner at New Orleans’ world-renowned Arnaud’s, a restaurant founded in 1918 with a commitment to serving quality Creole cuisine.

Further Information and Restrictions: House reservation from November 8-15th, 2017 only. ASFB performances November 10th or 11th.

Generously donated by Sharon and John Hoffmann and the Casbarian family


Sail the Caribbean with Silversea

Seven luxurious days with a companion on an all-inclusive, Caribbean cruise with Silversea Cruises.

There is nothing like a Caribbean island cruise to make your thoughts drift to balmy breezes and swaying palms. Escape to the yachting havens of the Lesser Antilles. Spend lazy days sunning in the Grenadines, or go rafting in Dominica. Explore cloud forests or cruise by Zodiac to desert islands and jungle villages. Set sail for the sun and enchanting destinations as you cruise the Caribbean in the most alluring way imaginable on a ship of unparalleled quality and luxury.

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. Your spacious Veranda Suite features ocean-views, butler service, and a private veranda. Sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others anchor off shore. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses.

Further information and restrictions: Offer for Veranda Suite, Caribbean 7-day cruises only. Butler service, food, alcohol, and all gratuities included. Travel must be complete by July 27, 2018.

Generously donated by David Morris International and Silversea Cruises


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet “Fund”

The mission of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is to cultivate and enhance an understanding and appreciation of dance by maintaining the highest standards of excellence in performance, education and outreach. By contributing to the cultural vitality of Santa Fe, we aim to strengthen the community and enhance the quality of life of its residents and visitors.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s year-round, dance performance, presentation, education and outreach programs enhance the cultural vitality of Santa Fe and contribute to the high-quality arts activities that make our community unique.

You will have the opportunity during the live auction to raise your hand and join others in supporting Aspen Santa Fe Ballet as it embarks on its third decade!