ShowCAIS 2017 Live Auction Items

 Devilish Dessert by an Angel of a Teacher

Devilish Dessert by an Angel of a Teacher 

What could possibly be sweeter than our own Fu Laoshi? How about her homemade chocolate cake accompanied with a delicious dessert wine! You will enjoy the scrumptious outcome of Fu Laoshi’s cake-baking lessons with ShowCAIS Co-Chair Laura Lockwood (the most delicious kind of lifelong learning). Made from scratch, Fu Laoshi shares that “This is a cake that represents all the love and appreciation from CAIS’s faculty and staff!” Paired with a 2014 VML Gewürztraminer, there will be love in every bite and a smile with every sip! 

Generously donated by TingTing Fu and Pamela E. Winthrop

A Wintry Week in Jackson Hole 

A Wintry Week in Jackson Hole!

Escape to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for seven days and six nights at the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, located slopeside to the legendary Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and just one mile from Grand Teton National Park. Your family trip for four includes accommodations at the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, four-hour open-air Jeep wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park, and a $2,000 gift certificate to use on lift tickets, spa services, meals, etc. on your trip.  

TOUR RUNS ON SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK AND AT SPECIFIC TIMES. ENTRANCE FEES TO GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK ARE NOT INCLUDED. A MINIMUM 30-DAY ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. TRAVEL IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ISSUE. MORE PEOPLE CAN BE ADDED FOR ADDITIONAL COST. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Generously donated by the Huh/Wong and the Kim/Ellis Families

 Dining with Danko

Dining with Danko 

Everyone knows that Restaurant Gary Danko is a stellar dining experience. You can be among the few to discover how dinner with the chef in his own home is even more spectacular still. 

You and nine guests will spend an enchanting evening with renowned Michelin star chef Gary Danko at his charming and historic home in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Your evening begins with an intimate champagne reception followed by a leisurely multi-course meal paired with fine wines. It will be a truly unforgettable dining experience for the most discerning gourmand. 

Generously donated by Scott Miller and Laura Lockwood

 

Kindergarten Gold Art 

Art teacher Lisa Ostapinski has Kindergarteners reaching for the stars. Students’ traced hand cut-outs are gathered in a display of unity and optimism as gold leaf stars twinkle in a richly hued night sky.

 
  Kindergarten Green Art 

Art teacher Lisa Ostapinski has Kindergarteners reaching for the stars. Students’ traced hand cut-outs are gathered in a display of unity and optimism as gold leaf stars twinkle in a richly hued night sky.

 
   Kindergarten Red Art 

Art teacher Lisa Ostapinski has Kindergarteners reaching for the stars. Students’ traced hand cut-outs are gathered in a display of unity and optimism as gold leaf stars twinkle in a richly hued night sky.

 
Heavenly Holiday in Healdsburg 

Heavenly Holiday in Healdsburg

Get away from it all for a seven-day, six-night stay at an expansive property in beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Memorial and Labor Day 2017 holidays and summer weeks available for up to 15 guests! 

Adjacent to numerous wineries, spectacular restaurants, and shops, the property includes a four-bedroom home with a two-bedroom cottage, full-size lap pool and hot tub, sports court for badminton or basketball, play structure, and bikes of all sizes. Along with full access to this vacation dream house for a week, guests will also enjoy: wine tasting at Truett Hurst on Dry Creek Road, a case of VML (Virginia Marie Lambrix) wine, a flat of Dry Creek peaches and produce (if in the summer), and easy access to Lake Sonoma (a mere three miles away). Don’t miss this opportunity to show your family and friends Healdsburg in style!

Generously donated by Stasia A. Obremskey and Daniel A. Carroll

 

VIP Tickets to U2  Four VIP Tickets + U2 = Rock Heaven

On May 17, 2017, head down to Santa Clara and back in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Joshua Tree album with U2 in concert. You’ll have a fun filled and seamless evening with VIP parking and access to the Levi’s Stadium 501 Club. 

Generously donated by Charles Bergh and Juliet Liu Yi Bergh

 

 Golf Getaway to Pebble Beach Golf Getaway in Pebble Beach

Play like a pro, or even just vacation like one! This luxury townhome on the 14th fairway of The Residences at Spanish Bay, with views of the beach, ocean and golf course, fits eight and will be your home for a week of family fun and relaxation.  

Walk in minutes to Inn At Spanish Bay, shops, world class restaurants, Asilomar State Beach, plus golf, tennis and swim facilities. The home includes two en-suite bedrooms. The master includes a fireplace. Children will enjoy the two sets of bunk beds. Your one-week stay also includes a round of golf for four at Pebble Beach, and a $200 gift certificate for dinner at Roy’s at Pebble Beach. Available at mutually agreeable time, except during AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament. 

Generously donated by Peter and Michelle Wilson

 

Dude Ranch Vacation   

Home, Home on the Range—A Dude Ranch Vacation

Explore the wild west on horseback at Elk Mountain All-Inclusive Dude Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado for eight days and seven nights for two adults and two children.   

Each day choose from a variety of activities, including horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, riflery, and fishing, set against a backdrop of unending vistas. The ranch will tailor activities to meet each guest’s needs, interests, and abilities. For buckaroos age seven and younger the ranch has designed a children’s program where kids can enjoy riding in the arena, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, and caring for the petting zoo animals, while still ensuring plenty of quality family time. Your family trip for four includes: eight days, seven nights accommodations at Elk Mountain Dude Ranch in a private log cabin or log lodge room with private bath; three hearty meals each day; your own personal horse with trail guides and instruction; thrilling white-water raft trip; scenic vehicle trip to Aspen; trap shooting, riflery, archery, stocked fishing ponds; hayride, square dance, campfires, and kids’ rodeo.

RANCH IS OPEN FROM MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER. TWO ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN UP TO AGE 12, BUT MORE PEOPLE MAY BE ADDED FOR ADDITIONAL COST. TRAVEL IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ISSUE. A MINIMUM 30-DAY ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Generously donated by Sergiy Synyanskyy and
Lidiya Lukashova

 

  Pre-K Gold and Red Artwork

No butterfly net needed! Art teacher Lisa Ostapinski has captured the preschoolers’ lively painted paper butterflies in a shadow box suitable for bringing spring brightness indoors year-round.

 
  Pre-K Green and Orange Artwork

No butterfly net needed! Art teacher Lisa Ostapinski has captured the preschoolers’ lively painted paper butterflies in a shadow box suitable for bringing spring brightness indoors year-round.

 

 
 Cannes Film Festival 2018 Trip Yes, You Cannes!

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most exclusive events worldwide. You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience!

Your package for two includes four days and three nights four-star accommodations in Cannes or Nice, reserved tickets to an invite-only movie premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and passes to a fabulous, star-studded premiere party. Your trip also includes full breakfast daily. 

THIS TRIP IS FOR CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IN MAY 2018. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 45 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF TRAVEL. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Generously donated anonymously

 

Cooking Class and Dinner with Chef Mourad Lahlou How-To from Chef Lahlou

Casablanca. Marrakesh. Sahara. The names alone evoke lush scenes and one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. To learn more about the rich culinary traditions, Chef Mourad Lahlou will share his contemporary take on traditional Moroccan home cooking. Vedat and Sibel Deviren will be your hosts as you and five guests partake in a hands-on cooking lesson at one of his celebrated San Francisco restaurants. Your minds will be so full of cooking knowledge, it’s only fair that your palate gets a turn as you then enjoy an unforgettable meal. As a departing gift, Chef Lahlou will present you with a basket of Moroccan delicacies and his cookbook for future dinner parties inspired by your time together.

  • Immersive Moroccan cooking experience for six at one of Chef Mourad Lahlou’s Michelin- starred restaurants (Aziza or Mourad, dependent on availability) 
  • Instruction on how to buy, blend, and use various Moroccan spices
  • Chef Lahlou will offer a hands-on lesson in traditional Moroccan home cooking
  • A meal at one of Chef Lahlou’s Michelin-starred restaurants (Aziza or Mourad, dependent on availability), including the dishes you practiced earlier
  • A take-home basket filled with Moroccan delicacies
  • Mourad Lahlou’s Mourad: New Moroccan cookbook for further inspiration!
 

Generously donated by Vedat and Sibel Deviren

 Fantasy Florida Vacation The World’s Happiest Place & Outer Space in One Fantasy Florida Vacation

Your Orlando, Florida family vacation is waiting for you; just pack your bags! Your trip includes four two-day park hopper passes to Disney World’s parks and a VIP tour day with special access to 10 classic attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Since you’ll be flying high and won’t want to come down to earth, what better way to continue your adventure than with a trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where you’ll enjoy lunch with an astronaut and an up-close tour.  

  • Five days/four nights accommodations at your choice of either the Walt Disney Swan or Dolphin Resort in one guestroom
  • Full access to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex including lunch with an astronaut, KSC Up-Close Explore tour, and round trip transfers from Orlando
  • Four two-day Disney World My Way Passes  
  • Disney World VIP Tour for Four: Only offered on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

TOUR RUNS ON SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK AND AT SPECIFIC TIMES. LUNCH WITH AN ASTRONAUT AND KENNEDY SPACE CENTER UP-CLOSE EXPLORE TOURS OPERATE ON SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK AND AT SPECIFIC TIMES. A MINIMUM 30-DAY ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. TRAVEL IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ISSUE. HOTEL MAY BE SUBSTITUTED WITH EQUAL OR SIMILAR ACCOMMODATIONS. BLACKOUT DATES: DEC. 25–31. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

 

Generously donated by the Roberts / Schumann and the Wedl / Schulte Families.

Park passes generously donated by Lilian and Michael Lynch.