The Jingle Bell


2018 Live Auction Items

Boston is Beautiful


Get ready for a fun-filled weekend in Boston for two. Your getaway starts with a stay at the first-class Hyatt Regency Boston, conveniently located near the city center, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, and bars. On Saturday, enjoy the musical brilliance of the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century with two center orchestra tickets to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Boston Opera House. Also included is a $500 gift card for dining and expenses.

Dates: February 8-10, 2019. Donated by beautiful business owners Caren McVicker and Connie Blatchford of PowerWeek, Mary Jo Gourd of MJG Interiors, and Joy Proft of JOY All Things Underthings

Grand Solmar Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas


Tucked between the dramatic cliffs of Mexico’s Baja California and azure sea, at the very tip of the peninsula, Grand Solmar offers both relaxation and adventure. Picturesque views, infinity pools, eight restaurants, and a private beach await you for your 7-night stay for four at this luxurious beach-front resort. Before you leave, pamper yourself with a $250 gift certificate to The Spa at The Equinox.
Dates: Saturday, February 16 – Saturday, February 23, 2019. Donated by Dr. John and Mrs. Marie LaPenta

Le Vieux Moulin


Enjoy a 300-year-old villa, just outside the tiny village of La Roquette sur Var, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. Situated on 10 hectares of olive groves, with stunning views of the perched village and mountains, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom villa comfortably accommodates 10 guests in two living rooms, a kitchen-dining area, as well as two large outside terraces complete with a barbecue grill, dining area, an in-ground saltwater swimming pool, and a boules/bocce court. The city of Nice is just 25 minutes away, and the coastal towns of Cannes, Monte Carlo, and Antibes are 30 – 40 minutes by car, as is St Paul de Vence— perhaps the prettiest village in France. Stroll the quaint narrow streets of the old fortified town with its many restaurants, shops, and fabulous art galleries. Have lunch or dinner at La Colombe d’Or; the famous restaurant hosted many struggling artists in the 60s, who left art in payment for food and board. Originals by Matisse, Picasso, and Miro, among others, now hang in the dining room. Visit the Maeght Foundation Museum of Modern Art, one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe. One week stay September 2019 – May 2020. Closest Airport: Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. Donated by Julie Moyle, facilitated by Nancy Kimball.

Calling All Sports Enthusiasts!


Here’s your chance to own autographed memorabilia of some of sports’ most admired athletes. An Official Game Ball of the NBA signed by Chicago Bull’s Michael Jordan; an autographed baseball by Yogi Berra; a baseball signed by the Mets’ team from the era of Casey Stengel and Gil Hodges; a Sports Illustrated cover memorializing the USA’s stunning upset over the Soviet Union, March 3, 1980; a limited edition pewter belt buckle commemorating the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid enhanced by a Jen Black Designs belt crafted from German naturally milled grain bull hide complimented with Brazilian hair-on cow hide; and a framed photo of Sandy Koufax, signed by the All Star-MVP-Cy Young pitching phenomenon during his perfect game against the Chicago Cubs on September 9, 1965. Donated by David Meiselman and Myra Packman, Katie Brooks, Jeff Heimbach, and Jen Black Designs. Also included in the package is a $500 prepaid Visa Card, train tickets to New York’s Penn Station, and a 2-night stay at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, facilitated by Dr. Carol Conroy and Dr. Anders Rhodin

All That Jingles Cocktail Party


Let the Jingle Bell planning committee throw a fabulous cocktail party in your home for up to 40 guests. Included are hors d’oeuvres, two cases of wine, beer, full Jingle Bell staff, and post-party clean up! Holiday weekends excluded. Expiration December 2019. Donated by The Silver Fork and your Jingle Bell Committee