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rob nairn headshot Guy Fishman

201. Guy Fishman and Rob Nairn Instrumental House Concert
Fill your home with chamber music by H+H’s Guy Fishman, cello, and Rob Nairn, bass. This exclusive evening will be the perfect highlight of any dinner party or special event. Date to be arranged with the artists.

Value: $1,000
Compliments of Guy Fishman and Rob Nairn

Brenna Wells Emily Marvosh

202. Brenna Wells and Emily Marvosh Vocal House Concert
H&H favorites Brenna Wells and Emily Marvosh join Catherine Liddell and her theorbo to present an intimate program of solos and duets from a variety of composers old and new, including some surprising favorites.  Perfect for a festive occasion or as a gift for someone special, this program can be tailored to fit your needs and is flexible enough for almost any venue. Date to be arranged with the artists.

Value: $1,000
Compliments of Brenna Wells and Emily Marvosh

H+H Subscription

203. Handel and Haydn Society Bicentennial Season VIP Subscription
Enjoy more of the music you love! This VIP Bicentennial subscription package includes two premium orchestra seats for each Handel and Haydn concert of the regular 2014-2015 Season and complimentary parking for all concerts at Symphony Hall.

Value: $1,332
Compliments of the Handel and Haydn Society

H+H Bicentennial Book

204. Handel and Haydn Society Special Edition Bicentennial Book, Bringing Music to Life for 200 Years
The Bicentennial book is a fascinating account of 200 years of H+H history, from its founding in 1815 and first concerts at King’s Chapel through its evolution as a professional ensemble focused on Historically Informed Performance. The book is full of treasures from the archives and personal accounts from two centuries of Bostonians. The special edition is bound in cloth, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Artistic Director Harry Christophers. Co-edited by Teresa Neff and Jan Swafford. Will be delivered to winning bidder upon publication in October 2014.

Value: $200
Compliments of Handel and Haydn Society

Scotland

301. A Week in Scotland
Enjoy a relaxing one-week vacation in a charming private country house in the West Highlands of Scotland. Located midway between Oban and Fort William, and three miles from the picturesque village of Port Appin with its fine restaurants, this comfortable and spacious hideaway sits on the edge of 200 acres of forest, looking over fields down to the sea at Loch Creran. The house has three bedrooms (queen, double, and twin), three bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen. It provides an ideal base for exploring the most scenic part of Scotland with its lochs and mountains. Possible day trips include visits to historic castles and gardens, sailing (boat rental nearby), hill-walking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and excursions to the nearby islands of Mull and the Inner Hebrides. Date to be arranged with the owner.

Value: $3,000
Compliments of Michael Scott Morton

luxury-04 auberge

302. Two Nights in Québec City

Head north to the beautiful Saint-Antoine hotel, located in Québec City’s Old Port, known for its classic European charm. You will enjoy two nights in this luxuriously restored 18th century hotel. Start your mornings off with breakfasts in their cozy dining room, enjoy shopping in the charming downtown, or spend an afternoon on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River! Package includes deluxe room accommodations for two, breakfast, and valet service.

Value: $1,000
Compliments of Auberge Saint-Antoine, Qbec City

Great Diamond Island

303. Vacation on Great Diamond Island
Great Diamond Island in beautiful Casco Bay, just offshore from Portland, Maine, is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all! This charming four-bedroom townhouse, located in the historic Diamond Cove section of the island, sleeps eight and is fully modern, complete with fireplace and three porches. You can hike, swim, play tennis, and enjoy other seasonal activities. Available July 26 – August 1 and August 30 – September 5, 2014.

Value: $3,000
Compliments of Laura and Tom Lucke

Woodstock Vermont

304. Getaway to Woodstock Vermont
Perfect for the outdoor sports enthusiast: enjoy a week of hiking, skiing, biking, or horseback riding while staying in this quaint guest house. Located just eight miles south of Woodstock, Vermont, close to both Okemo and Killington, the property backs up to an 800-acre working dairy farm and is surrounded by small horse farms. This beautiful home sleeps five in two bedrooms with two-and-a-half baths, and boasts an elegant fireplace, ensuring maximum relaxation. Date to be arranged with the owners.

Value: $2,000
Compliments of Pam and John Gerstmayr

Pitcher Inn

305. A Night at the Pitcher Inn
Escape for a one-night stay to one of New England’s most enchanted destinations: The Pitcher Inn, in the picturesque village of Warren, Vermont, in the Mad River Valley of Sugarbush and Mad River ski resorts. This magical inn combines Vermont’s charm with the luxury associated with a Relais & Chateau property: each of their nine rooms has a distinctive Vermont feel. Enjoy fine dining or a cozy pub, with menus that offer top quality, fresh-from-the-farm vegetables, locally produced artisanal breads, distinctive cheeses, and a cellar of fine wines. A treat in every season, the area offers guests an opportunity to explore downhill and cross country skiing or snowboarding in winter or soar in spring, summer, and fall with golf, tennis, biking, hiking, and horseback riding! Or consider doing nothing but resting and relaxing in the gracious and welcoming Pitcher Inn. Overnight includes breakfast and afternoon tea.

Value: $550
Compliments of the Pitcher Inn

Nantucket Seal Watch

306. Nantucket Seal Watch for up to Six People
Enjoy an afternoon of seal watching and cocktails off beautiful Muskeget Island, Nantucket. The Taylor’s 23-foot Aquasport boat will pick you up at Madaket Harbor at 1pm and take you on a seal-watching excursion. After your ocean adventure, head to the west end of Tuckernuck Island for cocktails. You’ll return to Madaket before sunset after an exciting day. Date to be arranged with the owners – June-September 2014.

Value: Priceless
Compliments of Terry and Michael Taylor

Mandarin Room

307. One Night Stay at Mandarin Oriental, Boston with In-Room Breakfast

Enjoy a night’s stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston hotel, and be treated to luxury. Located in Boston’s most exclusive neighborhood, the Mandarin offers an enticing blend of international luxury and New England charm. Pamper yourself in the spa and wellness center, relax in one of three fine dining restaurants, or simply stay in bed (this prize includes an in-room breakfast feast). Experience Boston as you’ve never seen it before at the Mandarin.

Value: $675
Compliments of Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Taj Boston

308. One Night Stay in Deluxe Accommodations for Two at the Taj Boston Hotel
Taj Boston, the crown jewel of Boston Hotels, occupies the city’s most prestigious address at Arlington and Newbury Streets. Renowned for its classic style and award-winning service, this 1927 landmark hotel overlooks the picturesque Public Garden. Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, the hotel is ideally located near the Theater District, historic sites, shopping at Copley Place, and the Hynes Convention Center. Food, beverages, and telephone expenses not included. Black-out dates: April 19-21; May 16-19; June 8-12; Aug 6-11; Oct 17-20; Dec 31. Expires March 22, 2015.

Value: $795
Compliments of Taj Boston

Jeff Perrot Crumbler

401. Jeff Perrott, RW136 (Crumbler), Oil on linen, 2012:
Boston-based conceptual abstract artist Jeff Perrott’s work has been featured in museums throughout the country, including the MFA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. This 17” x 16” image is from his recent series, entitled “Vitavulnus,” which was on display at the LaMontagne Gallery in 2013. In these works, the conceptual method is veiled in favor of a felt immediacy and presence—an intense and visceral attention to paint, surface, and the object itself.

Value: $2,000
Compliments of LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, and the artist

402. Art Piece
Originally from Iowa and now residing in Somerville, Pauline Lim aims to create work that expresses the complexity and anxiety, and sometimes despair, of our modern existence. Her work is inspired by medieval religious art and uses classical techniques to put her own mark on traditional religious themes.

Value: $500
Compliments of Pauline Lim

403. Art Piece
Geoff Chadsey is a Brooklyn-based artist.  Chadsey graduated from Harvard College and received an MFA in photography from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. His artwork has been exhibited across the United States and celebrated from California to New York. In this dynamic piece, we observe a theatrical performance with two figures. The red drapery is a wonderful contrast to the deep black of the figures’ garments.

Value: $550
Compliments of Geoffrey Chadsey

404. Art Piece
Geoff Chadsey is an excellent draftsman and his works are firmly situated in a long tradition of drawing and portraiture in art history. His works call to mind classical Renaissance portraits and futurist painting, contemporary artists with whom his work has an affinity include Nan Golden, Elizabeth Peyton, and Wolfgang Tilmans.

Value: $500
Compliments of Geoffrey Chadsey

405. Phoenix Wood Block Print
Caren Loebel-Fried is a second-generation carver who is inspired by the intricate carvings of ancient texts. This print, called “Phoenix Rising,” is made from hand-carved linoleum blocks, pulled from the block and printed on Kozo paper, and then meticulously colored by hand. This piece is a beautiful, intricate design to compliment any home.

Value: $200
Compliments of Claire Laporte

Mitchell Green Photography

406. Family or Single Portraiture
Mitchell Green Photography offers you and your family a 2-hour portrait session at the location of your choice, a print of your favorite image, and digital images from the photo shoot. Mitchell is a portrait, architectural, and event photographer from Boston. His role is to capture people at their very best.

Value: $650
Compliments of Mitchell Green Photography

Rick Bern Photography

407. Portrait Session
A master of capturing personality, beauty, and the essence of a moment, Rick Bern has truly made a name for himself in the photography world. Published in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald, Rick’s exceptional portraiture can be yours with this hour-long portrait session. Use this single or group portrait session to create new professional headshots or capture the artistic side of a loved one.

Value: $350
Compliments of Rick Bern Photography

408. Facsimile of Cosi fan tutte
A beautiful facsimile score of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. This comedic opera, first performed in 1790, tells the story of two men so certain their fiancées will be eternally faithful, they wager against a friend who wishes to prove all women are fickle.

Value: $175
Compliments of Paul Corneilson

409. Collection of C.P.E. Bach Portraits
Commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach with this collection of regal portraits. C.P.E Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father’s Baroque style and the Classical and Romantic styles that followed it. A wonderful collection for any music lover.

Value: $75
Compliments of Paul Corneilson

410. Haydn The Creation score (1827)
Widely regarded as his masterpiece work, Haydn’s The Creation is a keystone in the canon of classical music. The oratorio, premiered in 1798, depicts the creation of the world, following the book of Genesis and inspired by the Book of Psalms and Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. H+H premiered this work in the US in 1819, and this score arranged for the pianoforte or organ by Muzio Clementi was published in 1827 by H+H.

Value: $250
Compliments of Jane and Carl Kester

411. H+H 1831 Hymnal and 1973 Facsimile
In 1831, the Handel and Haydn Society was still in its early years. At this time H+H published many small books, hymnals, and collections of music. This hymnal, printed in 1831 (2nd edition), was used in church as a tool of devotional practice. Its facsimile (1st edition) is included in this sacred package, to allow further study of the historical reverence of the works.

Value: $150
Compliments of Jane and Carl Kester

412. 19th Century H+H Memorabilia
Explore the history of the Handel and Haydn Society with these six H+H programs: The Messiah (1878), Elijah (1879), Hymn of Praise (1879), Saint Paul (1878), The Messiah (1878), and Saint Matthew Passion (1893); and a season brochure from our 68th season (1883).

Value: $100
Compliments of Jane and Carl Kester

Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

413. Two tickets to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder 
Broadway’s knock-‘em-dead hit tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession using a great deal of charm… and a dash of murder. Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays gives “the year’s greatest musical-theater performance,”(The New York Times) playing all eight doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. He stars alongside the debonair Bryce Pinkham as Broadway’s homicidal hunk, Monty Navarro. Don’t miss this drop-dead hilarious show that “restores our faith in musical comedy!” (The Hollywood Reporter).

Value: $274
Compliments of Razal Robbins & Leonard Kulick

Pricked

414. Four Tickets to Boston Ballet’s ‘Pricked’ and Backstage Tour
Vive le ballet! This package includes four tickets to the Boston Ballet’s production of ”Pricked,” a production that includes the American premieres of D.M.J. 1953-1977 and Cacti, as well as the return of Harald Lander’s stunning Études. After the ballet, you and your guests can enjoy a backstage tour where you will see what goes on behind the scenes to produce such an incredible work. Backstage tour must be arranged by April 10, 2014. Production runs from May 8 through May 18, 2014.

Value: $450
Compliments of Boston Ballet

I Puritani

415. Two Boston Lyric Opera tickets for I Puritani
Elvira loves one man, but has been promised to another. When she believes her true love has betrayed her, she falls into madness. Bellini’s last opera, I Puritani “features mad scenes filled with pathos and achingly beautiful music.” Enjoy this evening at the opera for you and a guest for a heart-wrenching night of beauty. May 7, 2014 performance.

Value: $266
Compliments of Kathleen and Walter Weld

the whale

416. 2 Tickets to a Performance at the SpeakEasy Stage Company:
The SpeakEasy Stage Company welcomes you and a guest to any remaining show in their season. This voucher is for two tickets to one of the following performances: The Whale (March 7-April 5) and Carrie: The Musical (May 9-June 7). The SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premiere theater, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals. They are thrilled to offer you and your guest an evening of socially relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston.

Value: $110
Compliments of SpeakEasy Stage Company

Alvin Ailey Dance

417. Two Tickets to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Celebrity Series invites you and a guest to an evening of music and dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as they bring their talent to Citi Wang Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Dance Series has been thrilling Boston audiences since the Celebrity Series presented their Boston debut in 1968. You and your guest will enjoy an evening of beautiful music and pristine talent.

Value: $160
Compliments of Celebrity Series

Huntington Theater

418. Two Tickets to the Huntington Theatre:
Take in the 2013-2014 Season show of your choice with two passes to the Huntington Theatre. Choose from The Seagull (through April 6); Becoming Cuba (March 28-April 26); and Smart People (May 23-June 21). Not valid for Saturday evening performances or AA seating.

Value: $160
Compliments of Huntington Theatre Company

ICA

419. ICA Tour and Lunch:
Enjoy lunch and a guided tour of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art in the Seaport District. The museum holds a diverse collection of artwork from around the world and will give you and your guest plenty to discuss over lunch at The Water Café while taking in a beautiful view of Boston harbor.

Value: $125
Compliments of the Institute of Contemporary Art

Peabody Essex

420. Peabody Essex Museum Membership:
Tour the Peabody Essex Museum’s extensive collections of Indian, Asian, and Native American art; lose yourself in an exhibit, or bring the kids to create some family art. Your membership includes curator-led gallery talks, exhibit previews, and free admission at over 400 North American Museums.

Value: $95
Compliments of Peabody Essex Museum

Boston Symphony Orchestra

421. A Pair of Tickets to Boston Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy a pair of tickets to any concert in the BSO 2014-15 Season. Celebrate 133 seasons at Symphony Hall, and choose from their numerous 2014-2015 concerts.

Value: $200
Compliments of Boston Symphony Orchestra

501. Hand-Woven Rug
Woven by hand in Turkey, this exquisite one-of-a-kind semi-antique rug will completely transform any room. The rich detailing combined with the warm color will make this a cherished item for years to come. Measures 5’10’’ x 8’5’’.

Value: $5,900
Compliments of Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting

Lewand Organizing

502. Two Sessions with Lewand Organizing
Have a home office that could use a new look? Moving into a new home and want to start off on the right foot? Professional organizer Diane LeWand will clear the clutter and help you create a space that is both organized and easy to maintain. Package includes two three-hour sessions.

Value: $420
Compliments of Lewand Organizing

503. Pair of 1830 Wedgewood Bowls with Pictures of State House
These beautiful bowls were created by Enoch Wood, who came to be known as “Father of the Potteries.” Wood apprenticed with Wedgewood for a time and later with Humphrey Palmer in Burslem before establishing himself as an independent potter. This pair of beautiful bowls dates back to 1830, and is decorated with the regal silhouette of the Boston State House. A classic set for a tasteful collector.

Value: $750
Compliments of North Bridge Antiques

Gardener's Collection

504. Gardener’s Collection
Get ready for spring with this gardening collection. From planting to picking, these comfy clogs will get your through it all fashionably. Use your gift certificate to pick your size and favorite color, then head out to the garden to plant some heirloom seeds and use your new gardening tools.

Value: $225
Compliments of Froggy Bottom Clogs and North Bridge Antiques

Eck Macneely Architects

505. Five-Hour Consultation with Eck | MacNeely Architects
Are you considering an addition to your home or are you an aficionado of modern architecture and design? Meet with a partner from the celebrated architecture firm Eck | MacNeely. Author of “The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design” and “House in the Landscape: Siting Your Home Naturally,” the architect will bring fresh eyes, a seasoned perspective, and creative energy to reconsider your inner space.

Value: $750
Compliments of Eck | MacNeely

601. One bottle of Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 1991
Value: $ 255

602. One bottle of Opus One 2010
Value: $275

603. One bottle of Shafer Hillside selection 2009
Value: $300

Compliments of a Chestnut Hill friend of Handel and Haydn Society

Wasik's Cheese Shop

604. Wine and Cheese
What goes better together than wine and cheese? Build a delectable cheese plate with this $100 gift certificate to Wasik’s Cheese Shop in Wellesley and open one of your six bottles of Cain Concept, a Cabernet-based blended red wine.

Value: $450
Compliments of Wasik’s The Cheese Shop and Lower Falls Wine Company

french wines prize

605. Stunning French Wines
For the first course, enjoy some lovely Chateau La Louviere 1974, an extremely rare find. Next, pair the salad course with this stunning Pinot Noir, a bottle of 1995 Remoissenet Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru. For the main course, this Chateau Lynch Bages Granc Cru Pauillac 1995 is a full wine that continues to improve with age. Finally, enjoy dessert with a bottle of Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 1995 which offers a rare level of complexity.

Value: $600
Compliments of Bonnie and Bob Wax

Picnic Basket

606. Picnic Basket
Enjoy a meal en plein air with this vintage French willow basket, table cloth from Provence, four French antique plates depicting children’s Chansons et Rhondes, a French corkscrew, and French wine and cheeses.

Value: $250
Compliments of Jane and Carl Kester

Turtle Creek Winery

607. Mixed Case from Turtle Creek Winery
Specializing in the production of fine wine on a small scale, Turtle Creek Winery is a 14-year-old family farm-winery located in Lincoln. The mixed case includes two bottles each of four popular 2011 reds: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah; and two bottles each of Riesling and Chardonnay, both 2012 vintage. Salud!

Value: $264
Compliments of Turtle Creek Winery

L'Espalier

608. L’Espalier
Winner of the James Beard Award, member of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Fine Dining Hall of Fame, and rated by Gourmet magazine as one of the top five restaurants in America, L’Espalier is the dining experience in Boston. With your gift certificate, enjoy a Tuesday three-course dinner for two featuring artisan cheeses. Gratuity not included.

Value: $170
Compliments of L’Espalier

Formaggio Kitchen

609. Formaggio Kitchen
Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge for over 30 years – a gourmand’s paradise doubling as a neighborhood grocer. Carrying an exclusive selection of cheeses from all over Europe and the United States, Formaggio Kitchen caters to the connoisseur’s palette. Be sure to ask for a tour of their cheese caves when you stop in with your $300 gift certificate. Any visit is a delicious way to broaden your knowledge of the history of cheese and learn more about cheese making, selecting cheeses, and perfect pairings.

Value: $300
Compliments of Formaggio Kitchen

80 Thoreau

610. 80 Thoreau
Enjoy an epicurean outing in historic Concord at 80 Thoreau with your $200 gift certificate. Recently named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the Boston Area by Boston Magazine, you are sure to love the menu of locally grown New England ingredients embellished with French techniques.

Value: $200
Compliments of 80 Thoreau

Aquitaine Boston

611. Aquitaine Boston
Transport yourself to Paris as you dine in this intimate South End bistro with your $100 gift certificate.

Value: $100
Compliments of Aquitaine and Improper Bostonian

Beacon Hill Bistro

612. Beacon Hill Bistro
Under Executive Chef Joshua Lewin, Beacon Hill Bistro serves award-winning contemporary and traditional French bistro cuisine, incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from New England. Enjoy a meal with your $100 gift certificate at this restaurant on historic Charles Street in the heart of Beacon Hill. Expires seven years from issue date.

Value: $100
Compliments of Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro

Chiara Bistro

613. Chiara Bistro
Treat yourself at this Mediterranean bistro in the heart of Westwood, MA with this $100 gift certificate. Known for sophisticated and modern cuisine, Chiara is the hidden culinary gem of the Boston suburbs. Expires March 22, 2015.

Value: $100
Compliments of Chiara Bistro

Gaslight Bistro

614. Gaslight Brasserie
An H+H staff favorite, Gaslight is a modern example of a neighborhood Parisian brasserie. Gaslight offers its guests French brasserie cuisine of impeccable quality and improbable value in an informal, Old-World-meets-New-again setting. Enjoy the ambiance of a hand-crafted Parisian zinc bar, reclaimed wood floors, mosaic tiles, beamed wood ceilings, and antique mirrors along with a funky cocktail with this $100 gift certificate.

Value: $100
Compliments of Gaslight Brasserie and Improper Bostonian

Meritage

615. Meritage
Creative, whimsical, yet sophisticated, the cuisine at Meritage mimics the ambiance. Chef Daniel Bruce cooks with passion and a refined technique honed through years of culinary experience in France, Italy, and the United States. Meritage offers a global and ever-changing menu of wine-friendly food that showcases New England’s changing seasons and honors the individual flavors of the freshest ingredients. With your $250 gift certificate, you can enjoy the 2014 Open Table Diner’s Choice-winning restaurant in the heart of the Boston Harbor. Expires February 21, 2015.

Value: $250
Compliments of Boston Harbor Hotel

Picco

616. Picco
A South End favorite, Picco features artisan pizzas, an ever-changing list of craft beers, and homemade ice cream to enjoy with your $100 gift card. Their spacious outdoor patio allows for al fresco dining, while their interior space is warm and welcoming. A definite “must” for spring!

Value: $100
Compliments of Picco Boston

Tremont 647

617. Tremont 647
Tremont 647 is a 60-seat neighborhood restaurant & bar in the heart of Boston’s South End, featuring chef/owner Andy Husband’s adventurous American cuisine, with inventive global influences. Chef Husbands’ commitment to locally grown ingredients is reflected in the restaurant’s menu – which is changed frequently, to take advantage of that which is freshest in the market, every day! Enjoy this $50 gift certificate along with a signed copy of Wicked Good Barbeque for more about Husband’s foodie philosophy.

Value: $75
Compliments of Tremont 647

Troquet

618. Troquet
Boston’s most exciting and comprehensive wine list can’t be found at a steakhouse or hotel; it’s at Troquet, where cutting-edge cuisine and an unbeatable view of the Boston Common act as accompaniments to an evening guaranteed to fulfill all your wine-connoisseur fantasies. Known for their suckling pig, New England seafood, and farm-raised duckling, all accompanied by expertly-selected wines, Troquet creates a true culinary adventure for you to enjoy with your $150 gift certificate.

Value: $150
Compliments of Troquet

Union Bar & Grille

619. Union Bar & Grille
Winner of Boston Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant,” Union Bar & Grille serves up contemporary American cuisine that embodies “what going out to dinner used to be.” Their seasonal menu features the finest-sourced ingredients along with a commitment to serving fresh, local, and sustainable delights. Enjoy the balance between simplicity and sophistication with your $100 gift card in this renovated warehouse space on historic Washington Street. Not valid Fri or Sat.

Value: $100
Compliments of Union Bar & Grille

Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar

620. Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar
Zebra’s Bistro embraces the “nose to tail” philosophy of cooking, using whole Heritage hogs, free-range Vermont chickens, and free-range Long Island ducks. In addition, their house-made charcuterie and cheese menu provides the perfect start to your meal or accompaniment to drinks in their living room-style wine bar. The warm ambiance pulls you in, but the true delight is the award-winning menu and impeccable service. Not valid for take-out, classes, or special events; Expires December 29, 2015.

Value: $100
Compliments of Craig Neubecker, Proprietor

Eastern Standard

621. Eastern Standard
With this $150 gift certificate, enjoy a meal of New England classics with European flair at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square.

Value: $100
Compliments of Eastern Standard

That's So You!

701. One-Hour Wardrobe Consultation and Copy of That’s So You!
This consultation is every woman’s dream! Affectionately called the “trash bag wardrobe consultation,” Total Image Consultants will spend one hour working with you, looking at the items and accessories in your wardrobe (brought to the studio) to determine if they fit your style, body shape, coloring, and your inner essence. An extremely fun, efficient, and valuable way to get your questions answered about what “works” and what doesn’t. After your consultation, review what you’ve learned in your own copy of That’s So You, Ginger Burr’s (of Total Image Consultants) makeover book. For women only. (Sorry, boys!)

Value: $308
Compliments of Total Image Consultants

702. Cambodian Silk Wrap
Step out in style with this unique and elegant wrap! Hand-woven in Cambodia of golden silk, it is a stunning example of ikat weaving, in which a pattern is tied and dyed on the silk prior to setting the loom and weaving the fabric. It makes the perfect accessory for special occasions and is sure to attract compliments.

Value: $238
Compliments of Out of Asia

Jenn Sherr Design

703. Jenn Sherr Design Handbag
Jenn Sherr is a Boston-based collage and faux-painting artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted designs. Featured by Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe, and Stuff Magazine, Sherr’s work speaks to the creative genius in everyone. This funky shoulder bag exemplifies her unique style, and was made exclusively with your favorite city in mind.

Value: $125
Compliments of Jenn Sherr Design

bandari

704. Box of Seven Bow Ties
Be the best-dressed man in the room wearing a bow tie from Boston’s Bandari Bow Tie. These seven bow ties are made of 100% silk fabric in colors and designs that are both classic and eye-catching.

Value: $250
Compliments of Bandari Bow Tie Culture

Vineyard Vines

705. Vineyard Vines Tie
Known for classic nautical style, Vineyard Vines has established itself as a must-have for every man’s wardrobe. This 100% silk printed necktie will be the perfect accent to your favorite suit.

Value: $85
Compliments of Vineyard Vines

706. 14K Gold Violin Pin
This beautiful 14-karat gold violin pin is the perfect accessory to wear to any H+H concert. Its classic design is sure to dazzle as much as any performance.

Value: $500
Compliments of Brenda Reny

707. Alexis Bittar Bracelet
Fueled by his passion for Art Deco Bakelite and turn-of-the-century Lalique glass, Alexis Bittar’s Lucite and semiprecious jewelry was first recognized by New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Now you can enjoy his artistry for yourself with this incredible bracelet.

Value: $300
Compliments of Peabody Essex Museum

sisco and berluti

708. Two Sisco & Berluti Bracelets
Sisco & Berluti, a company run by two Westwood, MA sisters, creates unique bracelets to be worn separately or in fashionable stacks. Sought after by celebrities and high-end boutiques, these beautiful bracelets will add a funky, bohemian edge to any outfit.

Value: $136
Compliments of Fine Feathers Ladies Boutique

bk2

709. BK2 Hair Salon
BK2, the premier salon in the South End, is dedicated to luxury in a professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Pamper yourself with this gift certificate, and allow BK2’s expert staff create the best cut for your hair. Simply make an appointment, and they take care of the rest. Gratuity not included.

Value: $100
Compliments of BK2 Hair Salon

Cheri Cheryle Hair Design

710. Cheri Cheryle Hair Salon Gift Certificate
Cheri Cheryle Hair Design is a modern upscale salon located in the heart of Medway, MA. They take pride in their work and strive to make sure that each and every one of their clients leave feeling and looking great. This $150 gift certificate entitles you to any hair service provided by master stylist Lacey Atteridge. Gratuity not included.

Value: $150
Compliments of Cheri Cheryle Hair Salon

Grettacole Swedish Massage

711. Swedish Massage
Winners of “Best of Boston” for Salon and Spa Services, Grettacole is certain to pamper you in style. This spa offers a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. A Swedish massage with their professional staff is sure to whisk you away to a world of luxury. Gratuity not included.

Value: $110
Compliments of Grettacole Salon & Day Spa

James Joseph Salon

712. James Joseph Salon
Come experience unsurpassed hair care and personalized service from James Joseph Salon on Newbury Street, Boston’s most award-winning hair salon since 1997. Whether you are thinking about a complete hair makeover or maintaining your current look, the staff at James Joseph Salon is dedicated to making you look your best. They are skilled in the most current hair care techniques and can adapt them to accommodate any customer. Gratuity not included.

Value: $100
Compliments of James Joseph Salon and Improper Bostonian

Sailing on Boston Harbor

801. Day of Sailing on Boston Harbor
Set sail through the beautiful Boston Harbor Islands and let the winds take you for a day of relaxation! Depending on which way the winds blow, spend your day sailing north toward Marblehead, or south toward Cohasset. Captain Easley Hamner will provide a picnic lunch and wine to complete your outing. The perfect day would include sunny skies and favorable winds.

Value: $800
Compliments of Easley Hamner

Polo in the Country

802. Table for Eight at “Polo in the Country”
Join us for the 12th annual “Polo in the Country” event hosted by the Norfolk Hunt Club. Sip champagne and watch an exciting polo match from a field-side table for eight people. This package includes a field-side table and tickets for eight guests, four bottles of Champagne, and a fruit and cheese platter. There’s no better way to spend Sunday afternoon with family and friends! This event will be held Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2014 at the Steeplechase course – 240 North Street, Medfield, MA. Gates open at 11am and polo begins at 1pm.

Value: $375
Compliments of Terry and Michael Taylor

The Country Club Golf Course

803. Golf for Three at The Country Club in Brookline, MA
You and two guests can enjoy a perfectly relaxing day at The Country Club (TCC) in Brookline, MA. TCC is not only the oldest country club in the United States (est. 1882), it is one of the largest in the Northeast. TCC is nestled on 236 acres of land and is just a few miles from Boston. This afternoon is sure to be a hole-in-one!

Value: $400
Compliments of Richard Batchelder

Duck Tour

804. Private Duck Tour

Join the ranks of your favorite Boston sports team as you cruise through the city on a private, 80-minute Duck Boat tour for 36 guests. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston, then steer the boat into the water as you glide across the Charles River. This Boston tradition is perfect for your next company outing or family reunion! Non-holiday weekdays from the Museum of Science in April, May, September, October, or November.

Value: $890
Compliments of Boston Duck Tours

science museum

805. Family Day at the Museum of Science
Enjoy an educational and fun-filled day at the museum! Experience the science of lightning and storms, and walk through the Hall of Human Life with the rest of human history. Includes passes for four and coupons for lunch at the Riverview Café, which offers spectacular views and a wide selection of meals and snacks catered by Wolfgang Puck.

Value: $100
Compliments of the Museum of Science and the Riverview Café

Musical Children's Books and Henry Bear's Park Gift Certificate

806. Selection of Children’s Books and Henry’s Bear Park Gift Certificate
Endless entertainment for the little one(s) in your life! Includes a collection of five beautiful books on musical topics that will inspire your favorite young musician, as well as a gift certificate to Henry’s Bear Park toy store. The fun continues from page to playroom!

Value: $130
Compliments of the Children’s Bookshop and Henry’s Bear Park

In the Haunted House

807. In The Haunted House (first ed.) by Susan Meddaugh and The Three Witches Watercolor
This whimsical watercolor and ink painting is the work of New England Book Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Award winner Susan Meddaugh. Framed and matted, this 9”x11” piece is the perfect companion to the 1990 first edition children’s book In the Haunted House. Illustrated by Meddaugh, it is a spooky tale of witches, with comically creepy rhymes, and a silly surprise at the end. This prize is sure to spark the imagination of readers of all ages!

Value: $425
Compliments of Claire Laporte and Diane Palmer

Jazz ABZ

808. Jazz A-B-Z: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits by Wynton Marsalis, illustrated by Paul Rogers
Although ABC books are traditionally reserved for young readers, Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz A-B-Z is a collection of poetry, sophisticated enough to entice readers of all ages. This book of poems by the Grammy-winning Artistic Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center program and illustrated by artist Paul Rogers is an experience to savor… and then revisit again and again. Three copies; available to the top three bidders.

Value: $25 each
Compliments of Candlewick Press

1981 Boston Marathon Poster

809. 1981 Boston Marathon Poster
This poster for the 1981 Boston Marathon is the perfect addition to any Boston sports collection. A beautiful marriage of design and sport, this item signifies the power of human endurance and spirit as embodied by the marathon.

Value: $250
Compliments of Jane and Carl Kester

Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers

810. Red Sox v. Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Watch Boston take on Detroit at home on Saturday, May 17 with these four loge box seats. These seats are directly behind the field box sections and in front of the infield grandstands— a great spot to make sure you catch all the Fenway action!

Value: $700
Compliments of Foley Hoag LLP

Fenway Park

811. Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
It’s that time of year again—time to head to Fenway Park to these grandstand seats between third base and home plate. Cheer on the Red Sox at a game during the 2014 season. Game to be selected based on schedules of the winning bidder and donor.

Value: $150
Compliments of Afarin and Lee Bellisario

Red Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers

812. Red Sox v. Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, April 6, 2014
Spend a Sunday at Fenway Park as you and a guest enjoy the excitement of early-season baseball and watch the Sox/Brewers match-up from these fantastic seats! Game time is 1.35pm.

Value: $116
Compliments of Tony Moosey

Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners

813. Red Sox v. Seattle Mariners, Sunday, August 24, 2014
If they don’t win it’s a shame! You and a friend can root for the home team from the grandstand as the Sox take on the Mariners. Game time is 1.35pm.

Value: $122
Compliments of Tony Moosey

Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays

814. Red Sox v. Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, September 7, 2014
There is nothing better than fall baseball! Kick off the end of summer and the start of some exciting fall ball at Fenway. You and a friend can cheer on the Red Sox as they play the Blue Jays. Game time is 1.35pm.

Value: $116
Compliments of Tony Moosey

Jon Lester

815. Jon Lester Autographed Baseball
2007 Tony Conigliaro Award winner, 2008 Hutch award winner, cancer survivor, charitable partner, and now 2013 World Series champion, Jon Lester has it all. This baseball is signed by the star pitcher and is perfect for any sports fan to take home for his or her collection.

Value: $100
Compliments of the Boston Red Sox

816. Red Sox v. TBD        

Value: TBD
Compliments of Alice Richmond and David Rosenbloom

New England Revolution

817. Tickets for the New England Revolution
Let’s go Revs! Cheer on Boston’s Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution, at a game during the 2014 Season.

Value: $140
Compliments of the New England Revolution

Downton Abbey

818. Downton Abbey Collection
Bring home a piece of the hit series Downton Abbey! This collection includes all four seasons of the program on DVD, a beautiful book about the show, a certificate for a tour of WGBH, along with other goodies, all tucked into a Downton Abbey tote bag, perfect to take on a trip to Highclere Castle!

Value: $250
Compliments of WGBH