Below is a full list of items on our Silent and Live Auctions this year.

 

 

LIVE AUCTION

 

Live Auction Lot 101: Gourmet Dinner of a Lifetime for 12

Gather your group of 12 and bid together for the ultimate celebration in the safety of your own home.  Incredibly, Marklund has made arrangements to have Executive Chef Danny Peralez, and the Markund Development team create a custom gourmet menu for you in your home. The night will consist of a custom created dinner paired with wine from our friends at Aspen Lane Wine Company.  The highlight of the meal is not only the camaraderie of the Development Team, but Chef Danny is going to incorporate his Texas flair with the famous ZUPO family gravy for your first course pasta dish! Bellissima!

Texas Native Chef Daniel Peralez has been in the restaurant business since 2004, after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas.  He was inspired to start cooking when he was introduced to the original Iron Chef. His favorite cuisines to cook are French and Italian. From the hotel scene at Miami Beach’s Ritz Carlton to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Chicago, Chef Danny became the Executive Chef at the Iconic NBC Tower with Compass Group, where he’s putting his signature on all the café’s staple items.

This special chef-inspired evening includes the Marklund Development Team assisting with all the shopping, preparation, service, clean up and custom table setting, so all you have to do is invite your friends, sit back, and enjoy the night!

(Please Note: Expires October 31, 2022. Based upon availability of chef and Development Team.)

 

Live Auction Lot 102: Trendy Tulum for Eight

The base for eight guests’ week in Tulum is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa in a luxurious and secure gated community that is a few-minute drive from the town center and the beaches. Featuring two swimming pools, spacious living areas that open onto the verdant garden, and a stunning rooftop terrace with its own bar and kitchen, the stay in this house will be an experience in itself!

Highly prized for its beautiful beaches, ancient Mayan monuments, and amazing restaurants, the eco-chic atmosphere and jungle vibe of Tulum will energize and enthrall all who are lucky enough to visit this vibrant and exciting town in Mexico. In recent years, Tulum has rightly established itself as one of the world’s premier beach destinations. Boasting spectacular Mayan ruins overlooking the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, you would be hard-pressed to find a more Instagram-worthy spot anywhere in the Americas.

Whether your group is interested in the history, culture, adventure, or cuisine, Tulum is sure to be the perfect spot for everyone! Getting around is easy in your four-door, four-person VW Jetta Sedan. To top it all off, guests will get an authentic daily Mexican experience with in-villa chef service for two meals a day for the seven days of your stay.

The newly built luxury residence has all of the comforts of home (and some added benefits!) in true tropical paradise. The open concept floor plan and spacious living areas are perfect for large groups looking to spend quality time together. The chef’s kitchen is adorned with high-end appliances and stunning finishes perfect for the aspiring chef or foodie. The villa embraces its location by featuring ample indoor/outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying the ocean air and jungle vibes. The two swimming pools, al fresco dining area, outdoor lounge area, and additional kitchen make it difficult to decide where guests prefer to spend their time.

Tulum, and this villa in particular, is perfectly situated to truly explore all that Mexico has to offer. The 13th-century Mayan archaeological ruins are not Mexico’s largest, but their beachfront location makes them a truly jaw-dropping sight. The clifftop watchtower, or Castillo, is a vestige from when the area was used as a port and is one of the country’s most photographed sites. Tulum is surrounded by cenotes, or underwater sinkholes, attracting divers, swimmers and adventurers year-round. Once revered as sacred by the ancient Mayans, Gran Cenote, located about four miles inland from the beach, is a particularly popular location. Spending time exploring a cenote is unlike anything travelers have ever done before! Tulum is also home to an amazing array of animals, from monkeys and jaguars to sea turtles and iguanas.

(Please Note:  This trip is eight days, seven nights for eight people.  You have 24 months to travel, based on availability. Must be booked at least 60 days in advance of travel. Non-refundable. May be subject to a refundable damage deposit to be paid by winner. In the event that this particular property is not available, a property of similar value and quality can be provided. Cannot be resold. Blackout Dates: November 20 – 27 and December 15 – January 15. Cost of groceries is additional. Airfare and ground transportation not included.)

 

Live Auction Lot 103: Guest Auctioneer

Each table will pick ONE person they think will be the BEST auctioneer at their table. That person will have the opportunity to sell a custom case of wine to ONE person at their table. This case of the finest wine of your choice from Marklund wine partner Aspen Lane Wine Company will be private labeled and customized just for you.

In two minutes, each auctioneer will document the winning bid and bidder name from their table, and come to the stage where the fun continues. The auctioneer who gets the most amount of money for their table’s case of wine will win A PARTY FOR Twelve at the swanky boutique-style Aspen Lane Winery in Naperville/Aurora.  You’ll have the winery all to yourselves for a safe, and small wine celebration that includes sit down dinner with wine pairing.  This is a full-service experience complete with tableware, servers, bartenders, televisions, and sound system. Based upon availability and good for two years, expires February 2023.

 

Live Auction Lot 104: This is Alaska

Twelve adults plus kids will have the Alaskan dream trip of a lifetime on August 18-23, 2021.

You’ll start your vacation at the Second Star Mansion in Homer, named for the location of Neverland in the beloved book Peter Pan. Sitting on 2.5 acres of oceanfront property with private beach access to Kachemak Bay, the 17,000-square-foot home boasts walls of windows with sweeping views of the bay and the mountains. Relax on the deck or in the conservatory while viewing seals, otters, eagles, and whales, or head down to the private beach and get a closer look at the Alaskan sea life.

We’ve arranged for a welcome pizza and wine reception upon arrival, where you’ll create your own DIY pizzas in the wood burning oven and experience the magic of Homer on the ocean-view deck.  You’ll enjoy complimentary chef-inspired breakfast on the first morning with local treats and goodies.  Then, a family movie and game night awaits you in the luxury in-home theater and game room where we’ll serve Smore’s, hot dogs, and all your favorite movie candy right in the home’s old fashioned candy store!  Lastly, you’ll spend a “day at the ranch” riding horses, with a private art show with local celebrity and artist “Felicity Jones” and her family.

Enjoy a pool party in the spa wing, bonfire and beach combing with direct beach access, hours of fun in the 2,000-square-foot Neverland play room, and explore the amazing fishing town of Homer and all the “Spit” has to offer.  This home boasts six themed bedroom suites, two gourmet kitchens, large theater with luxury seating, indoor pool, steam room, Turkish bath, massage room, infrared sauna, game room, outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, library, laundry rooms, 3,000-square-foot wrap-around deck, four fireplaces, and 14 bathrooms.

But there’s more!  Even more excitement is planned back in Anchorage on the last day of your trip.  You’ll be personal guests of the Hickel family, owners of the infamous “Hotel Captain Cook” who have made arrangements for all of you to stay overnight and enjoy a private baking class with their pastry team. Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, every one of their 546 rooms offer stunning view of the neighboring Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountains, the perfect basecamp for a day of adventure and culture. The hotel is Alaska’s only member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and was recently inducted into the Historic Hotels of American where you’ll all be VIPs for the day!

Upon making your reservation for Second Star Mansion, you will have a personal Magic Maker who will coordinate any special requests you might have during your stay including grocery shopping, personal chef, masseuse, bear excursions, helicopter rides, deep sea fishing expeditions, and more at your expense.

(Please note:  This trip is schedule during prime Alaska season on August 18-23, 2021.  However, winner can change the date of this trip within a two-year window of event date, travel to expire in February 2024, based upon availability.  Second Star Mansion is glorious 365 days a year, with fall colors, amazing wildlife, great winter activities, and of course, the amazing Northern Lights. Airfare and ground transportation not included.)

 

Live Auction Lot 105: Into the Wild Azores

Your group of eight will head 900 miles west of Portugal to the beautiful Azores Islands for seven nights. See for yourselves the natural splendor with the ocean, distant islands, and volcanoes as a backdrop—the epitome of unforgettable luxury travel.

 

The Setting

Immerse yourself in the raw, natural beauty of the Azores Islands – a tranquil paradise located roughly 900 miles west of the coast of Portugal. Your group will be among the few to experience anything like this archipelago, composed of nine major islands of volcanic origin and renowned for its pure beauty, untouched natural scenery, and rich diversity of wildlife. Take your time exploring this unique land of craters, canyons, fumaroles, hot springs, and blue-green lakes that is a prime destination for whale watching. Thanks to the variety and abundance of species found there, the Azores Islands are considered one of the best spots in the world to view whales! Fuel your explorations with the deliciously tantalizing local cuisine, from fresh seafood to spicy stews, exotic fruit and local wine.

 

Your Accommodations

Your luxurious 4-bedroom/4-bathroom villa nestles in a lush forest with unforgettable panoramic views of neighboring islands and volcanoes. Unwind amid the island’s beautiful flora and fauna as you stroll the nearby walking trails. After a day of exploring the island, cozy up by the fireplace in the spacious lounge area to enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family. Take a refreshing dip in the private infinity pool, watch the sunset over the ocean from the jacuzzi, or stargaze on the large outdoor balconies.

 

Highlights/Inclusions

You will start each morning with a freshly prepared breakfast made with local seasonal ingredients in the comfort of your villa. You’ll have to hold onto your hats as your group embarks on an exhilarating, three-hour, speed boat whale-watching adventure! You’ll also get a day exploring the local, unique wine culture on a full-day guided wine tour when you’ll visit coastal vineyards; walk through small traditional villages, old wineries, and distilleries; enjoy wine tastings; and have a delicious lunch along the way. Your stay includes a luscious, traditional 3-course dinner prepared in your villa one evening by a private chef, highlighting dishes typical of Pico Island, home of the tallest volcano of the Azores. Your group will have daily maid service, and you can conveniently plan your trip with complimentary concierge service and travel assistance.

(Please Note: Into the Wild Azores is a vacation package of seven nights and eight days for a maximum of eight guests. It is very important to book your vacation within one month of the auction. Bookings are based on availability of accommodations and must be used within two years from date of purchase. There is no refund for unattended or guest-canceled services. Airfare not included.)

 

Live Auction Lot 106: St. Barths for Six

Your group of six will indulge your senses on the exclusive and romantic island of St. Barths, a Caribbean oasis of French sophistication. For eight days and seven nights, you’ll stay in a private Creole-style luxury 3-bedroom villa in the exclusive hills of Pinte Milou and have spectacular sunset views over the Caribbean Sea. Relax in the infinity pool with panoramic vistas overlooking Marigot Bay.

St. Barths is the Caribbean destination of choice for some of the world’s most influential individuals. St Barths holidays have a sophisticated edge that you simply don’t get anywhere else. There is a sophisticated French cultural and gastronomic delight that infuses St Barths vacations. Add into the mix a choice of idyllic beaches and season with the atmospheric vibe of a lifestyle destination and it’s easy to see why this tiny island of just eight square miles has become one of the most favored Caribbean destinations.

This luxury property is well suited to a family or group of friends for a week in paradise. It has a classic St. Barths layout of one master bedroom to each side of the living room and two more bedrooms downstairs. Each of the master bedrooms has a sea view, queen-size bed, and modern en-suite bathroom. The bedroom on the lower floor has two twin beds, which can be made up as a king-size bed. The inviting living room has plentiful seating and a wide wall of windows, which can be folded back to let in the Caribbean breezes. Tucked to one side is the dining area, with a glass table that seats eight. The kitchen has granite countertops, up-to-date amenities, and an extra refrigerator. The interior living space can be air-conditioned on sweltering days and alternatively, guests can sunbathe on the loungers on the terrace or cool off in the infinity-edge plunge pool.

Take advantage of the included half-day catamaran charter to explore a nearby private, protected island and other remote beaches. Choose a morning to experience sailing on board a Nautitech 47 catamaran, and embrace the feeling of total escape as you discover the nearby islands or see a different side of St. Barths for the day or just a few hours. Enjoy a classic French breakfast served on board with a variety of fresh pastries, fruit salad, granola, mini brioche sandwiches… and coffee, of course! As part of a half-day trip, you have the option to visit Fourchue, a small protected private island, Colombier, the magnificent famous bay with crystal clear water, Saline, a beautiful long wild beach with fine sand, or even Shell Beach, a shelly beach known for its sunsets. When not adventuring on the water, the villa’s convenient location, situated above the Christopher Hotel and within a few minutes’ drive of beaches and shopping, will make your stay that much more exciting and yet relaxing.

(Please Note: This trip is eight days and seven nights for six people.  Subject to availability. Winner has 24 months to travel with the exception of the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.  It is very important to book your vacation within one month of the auction. There is no refund for unattended or guest-canceled services. Airfare not included.)

 

Live Auction Lot 107: Top Shelf Bourbon Country for 14

Fourteen of you will enjoy a “Top Shelf” week in Bourbon Country on August 17, 2022- August 24, 2022, at Kentucky’s premiere private luxury estate situated on eight double-gated, guarded acres of Bluegrass by the banks of the Elkhorn Creek just outside of Frankfort.

The Capital at Elkhorn Creek estate is anchored by a 15,000-square-foot custom luxury home boasting eight spacious bedrooms on three levels. You’ll also find seven full bathrooms, two half baths, multiple living and dining areas, two professionally equipped kitchens, private offices, & a recreational room featuring full-sized pool table and steam room.

Your first night includes a welcome reception, complete with three hours of bartender service with open bar and Kentucky’s best chef-inspired fried chicken dinner. You’ll relax outdoors on one of your many porches or patios or visit your resort style Aquatic Oasis featuring a 30X60 luxury pool with full-sized custom built-in hot tub. You can enjoy s’mores or homemade Chocolate Derby Pie and Peach Cobbler at your firepit on the banks of the Elkhorn Creek while the water flows naturally through the famous Kentucky limestone rock formations up and down the creek bank.

We’ve made special arrangements for all 14 of you to ride by private excursion van for a private guided day-long bourbon tour. Bourbon Trail Tour includes The Big Three and lunch.  This high energy, fast-paced tour visits the breathtaking grounds of Woodford Reserve to begin the day for a full-scale tour and bourbon tasting. From there, we’ll head just up the road where an exclusive experience at Buffalo Trace awaits you.  You’ll arrive like a VIP through a private entrance and head to an exclusive club where lunch and private tour and tasting awaits you.  This experience is not available to the public.  You’ll end the day at Wild Turkey Distillery for a tour and tasting.  You might even see their official bourbon spokesperson, Matthew McConaughey, or—even better—their founding statesman, Jimmy Russell.

Back at the house, you’ll enjoy daily pool and spa upkeep & house refresh by trained staff each morning.

One of the eight bedrooms is a 680 square-foot family-style adventure land including two queen beds, two trundle beds with two twin beds, and a family friendly entertainment area with gaming center. Other Estate bedrooms include five king suites and two queen suites, multiple sofas, and three twin rollaway beds.

Prior to arrival, your personal concierge will contact you to assist you in making optional arrangements for dining & catering from the estate’s private menu selections. Your concierge will also discuss daily housekeeping and security service options and assist you in booking further private tours of Bourbon and Horse Country.

Cheers to creating lasting Bluegrass State memories with your friends and family against the most magical of all Kentucky backdrops.

(Please note: This home is booked August 17-24, 2022; however, you can choose another date through February 2023 based upon availability.  You must contact the owner within one month of the auction to finalize travel plans, as this home is completely booked during summer of 2022. The inground group spa hot tub is always open year-round & features aquatic temperatures averaging 98-103 degrees. Pool is also open year-round and is heated for maximum comfort, so any time of year in this home is a win! Airfare and ground transportation not included.)

 

Live Auction Lot 108:  Hola, Barcelona!  A Food & Wine Adventure

Nestled between scenic mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, your group of eight will discover Barcelona’s remarkable history, witness its striking physical beauty, and savor the region’s incredible gastronomic traditions for seven days and seven nights.

 

The Setting

Explore with your group of eight friends the vibrant, ever-changing port city of Barcelona, Spain, with its energetic atmosphere—a convergence of culture, fun, and gourmet food! As the capital of Catalonia, the autonomous region of Spain, you will find that Barcelona has its own unique, fascinating traditions and language. Its mild Mediterranean climate means life is mostly enjoyed outdoors, on the streets, creating a lively vibe that welcomes you in. You will be surrounded by artistic treasures from its extraordinary history as well as the great names in modern art and architecture. Barcelona’s dynamic cuisine has developed over the centuries from various influences abroad, resulting in a melody of dynamic flavors that will absolutely delight you.

 

Your Accommodations

Your beautiful countryside villa for the week is 12 miles outside of Barcelona, just a short distance from the Mediterranean Sea. This lovely stone residence with four bedrooms and four bathrooms offers your group an elegant, quiet contrast to the city and plenty of space to relax. Here you can lounge on cushy sofas on the spacious outdoor terrace, stroll in the lovely curated garden, and refresh yourself in the private swimming pool. You can also bask on the beautiful Mediterranean beaches nearby or immerse yourselves in nature in two large natural parks.

 

Highlights/Inclusions

An amazing three-hour guided tour of El Barrio Gotico will acquaint your group with the captivating area of medieval streets where Barcelona originated over 2,000 years ago—now one of the most dynamic parts of the city with artisan studios, specialty shops, trendy bars, and Catalan restaurants. Along the way, you will sample Cava wine paired with Jamon Bellota at the Mercado de la Boqueria, an astounding food market, and stop for classic tapas and vino tinto. On another day, you and your friends will experience the magic of Girona, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, on a full-day private guided tour. You will visit the beautiful vineyards of the Baix Empordà area and enjoy a wine tasting and enticing lunch. Back at your villa on one evening, a private chef will prepare a deliciously tantalizing three-course dinner of traditional Barcelona dishes. Concierge service and travel assistance will always be at your disposal before and during your holiday to prepare the details of your trip and arrange free time extra activities and services.

(Please Note: This Barcelona vacation package is seven nights and eight days for a maximum of eight guests. It is very important to book your vacation within one month of the auction. Bookings are based on availability of accommodations and must be used within 24 months from date of purchase. There is no refund for unattended or guest-canceled services. Airfare not included.)

 

 

SILENT AUCTION

 

 

Silent Lot 201: All Day Glamour Earrings

Make a statement with these exquisite earrings, finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s most desirable European zirconia crystals, with precision cut emerald shape stones – the best simulated diamonds ever created! Lever back, hypoallergenic, lightweight, exceptional craftsmanship – overall stunners! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 202: Dazzle All Day 1.5″ Hoops in Yellow Gold

Make a fashion impact in these exquisite hoop earrings, crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals – the best simulated diamonds ever created! Micro-pavé stones adorn inside and out. Signature press and release safety clasp, hypoallergenic, lightweight, exceptional craftsmanship – overall stunners! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 203: Dazzle All Day 1.5″ Hoops in White Gold

Turn heads in these exquisite hoop earrings, crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals – the best simulated diamonds ever created! Micro-pavé stones adorn inside and out. Signature press and release safety clasp, hypoallergenic, lightweight, exceptional craftsmanship – overall stunners! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 204: Modern Classic Necklace and Earrings Set in White Gold

Timeless, simple elegance defines this lovely necklace and earrings set. Both pieces are hypoallergenic and crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and world’s renowned European zirconia – the best simulated diamonds ever created! The necklace features an 18-inch adjustable chain, and the post earrings have secure backings. A timeless set for someone special. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 205: Arm Candy Bracelets

Classy, stackable cable bracelets are pure arm candy! Exceptional quality, including a magnetic closure, these stunners are hypoallergenic and boast three 925 sterling silver micro-pavé stations on stainless steel cable, hand-brushed with white and yellow gold. Medium size fits most wrists. In this case, too many is never too much! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 206: Double the Fun Bracelets

These cable bracelets are simply gorgeous! Exceptional quality, including a magnetic closure, these stunners are hypoallergenic and boast three 925 sterling silver micro-pavé stations on stainless steel cable, hand brushed with rose gold and hematite. Medium size fits most wrists. In this case, too many is never too much! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 207: Delicate & Chic Necklace and Earrings Set in Yellow Gold

Daring and glamorous, these lovely jewels radiate timeless elegance. Hypoallergenic and finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and world’s renowned European zirconia – the best simulated diamonds ever created! The necklace features an 18-inch adjustable chain and the earrings are very stylish with our signature safety clasp. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 208: Lovely Lariat Necklace and Earrings Set in White Gold

Add glamour to your day with these lovely jewels that radiate timeless elegance. Hypoallergenic and finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s renowned European zirconia crystals – the best simulated diamonds ever created! The necklace features an 18-inch adjustable chain. The earrings are very stylish with lever backs and look absolutely stunning on. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 209: Stylish Pearls Necklace and Earrings Set 

Catch their eye wearing this exquisite lariat and earrings set, finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and world’s renowned European zirconia – the best simulated diamonds ever created! Daring and glamorous, these jewels radiate timeless elegance. The lariat features a beautiful slider with stunning detail and the earrings have lever backings. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community! 

 

Silent Lot 210: Dare to Dazzle Hoop Earrings & Tassel Bracelet Set

Turn heads in these exquisite hoop earrings and tassel bracelet, exuding royalty with its exceptional European design, crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals – the best simulated diamonds ever created! Micro-pavé stones adorn inside and out. Signature press and release safety clasp, hypoallergenic, lightweight, exceptional craftsmanship – overall stunners! Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 211: Striking Citrine Necklace, Earrings and Cocktail Ring size 7

Make a statement in this exquisite set, finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s most desirable European zirconia crystals, emerald cut stones – the best simulated diamonds, yellow sapphires and citrine ever created! Bold yet timeless, this exquisite set is a head-turner and makes the perfect travel accessory! Hypoallergenic, the necklace features a standard 18-inch adjustable chain, the post earrings have safety backings and the cocktail ring is size 7. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 212: Striking Topaz Necklace, Earrings and Cocktail Ring size 7

This exquisite set is finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s most desirable European zirconia crystals, emerald cut stones – the best simulated diamonds and blue topaz ever created! Bold yet timeless, this exquisite set is a head-turner and makes the perfect travel accessory! Hypoallergenic, the necklace features a standard 18-inch adjustable chain, the post earrings have safety backings and the cocktail ring is size 7. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 213: Classy Elegance Necklace & Earrings Set

This gorgeous set is finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s renowned European zirconia crystals, multifaceted, to add an abundance of sparkle and precision cut stones – the best simulated diamonds ever created! The exquisite design is a head-turner and makes the perfect travel accessory! Both hypoallergenic, the necklace features a double safety closure and the earrings have lever backings. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 214: Classy Sapphires Necklace & Earrings Set

Make a statement in this beautiful set, finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s renowned European zirconia crystals, multifaceted, to add an abundance of sparkle and precision cut stones – the best simulated diamonds and sapphires ever created! The exquisite design is a head-turner and makes the perfect travel accessory! Both hypoallergenic, the necklace features a double safety closure and the earrings have lever backings. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 215: Simply Stunning Necklace & Earrings Set

This timeless set is finely crafted in 925 sterling silver with gold overlay and the world’s renowned European zirconia crystals, multifaceted, to add an abundance of sparkle and precision cut stones – the best simulated diamonds ever created! The exquisite design is a head-turner and makes the perfect travel accessory! Both hypoallergenic, the necklace features a double safety closure and the earrings have lever backings. Outstanding packaging for gifting, storing or for travel. Created exclusively for the nonprofit community!

 

Silent Lot 216: RED Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, red clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 217: BEIGE Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, beige clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 218: GOLD Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, gold clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 219: BLACK Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, black clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 220: NAVY BLUE Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, navy blue clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 221: PLATINUM Clutch Purse with Butterfly Jewel

This LIMITED EDITION, platinum clutch purse was beautifully crafted in Italy, of the highest quality materials and accessories. The butterfly jewel is a true masterpiece, made with Europe’s world-renowned zirconia crystals and carrying a beautiful message of COURAGE, FREEDOM and HOPE.

Mindfully made of ethical leather and highest quality hardware, including a detachable chain, with the word “philanthropy’ engraved at each end, stating that it is created exclusively for the nonprofit community. The versatile clutch purse makes the perfect accessory and it comfortably fits any cell phone size. Wear it over the shoulder or cross body with a 41” chain. The stunning red interior pocket accentuates the beauty of this outstanding clutch purse and discretely holds your credit cards!

Comes with a suede dust bag and a beautiful keepsake box, which features a heartfelt story on the interior.

 

Silent Lot 222: Wine & Dine Board Favorites

You’ll wine and dine your way through 2022 with these Marklund Board of Directors’ favorites of wine and dining experiencing.  Includes Belle Glos Pinot Noir, Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay, Inama Soave Classico 2020, Louis Jadot Macon Villages 2020, Hermann Weimer Dry Riesling 2019, Alexander Valley Vineyards Dry Rose of Sangiovese 2020, Black Girl Magic Rose 2020. Plus, gift cards at $150 Meson Sabika $100 Lettuce Entertain You and Gibsons gift card $250.

 

Silent Lot 223: Fine Liquor Package

More Marklund Board of Directors’ favorites make this exclusive fine liquor package the perfect addition to your at-home bar.  Includes Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch, Traverse City Whiskey- Signature Edition, Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey, Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey plus four glasses, Koval Cranberry Gin Liqueur, Gran Centenario Leyenda Tequila, Don Julio 1942, Blanton’s Gold Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, and more!

 

Silent Lot 224: Virtual Cooking Class

Continue to practice social distancing while still enjoying a cooking class over Zoom with your family, friends, and colleagues with local chef Aram Reed! From Fresh Pasta Making, Healthy Cooking, and Dinner in Paris, the theme is up to you.  Perfect for corporate wellness demos, bachelor/ette parties, family reunions, etc. Able to accommodate up to 50 people at once with up to 20 Zoom windows!

HOW IT WORKS: Chef Aram creates a menu with you, including any and all dietary restrictions. Next, the menu and a full list of ingredients are sent out to all participating parties. Each participant shops for their ingredients. Everyone logs into Zoom at the predetermined date and time, ready to cook! Chef leads the cooking class with a 2.5-hour, step by step lesson, and when finished, we eat! Bon appetit!

 

Silent Lot 225: Disney Vacation for Four with Airfare

Your family of four will enjoy seven nights in a two-bedroom villa at Disney World – Animal Kingdom Lodge.  We’re also giving you FOUR round-trip coach service tickets on United Airlines to get you there and back, plus $2,000 AMEX gift card to cover the cost of park hopper passes! (Please Note: Airline tickets expire on 2.5.23.)

 

Silent Lot 226: Great Wolf Lodge Getaway

You’ll stay three nights in a Deluxe Queen Suite at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, plus receive a $100 Speedway gift card to help get you there.

 

Silent Lot 227: Grand Geneva Resort

You’ll get two nights in a deluxe room with king bed at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, plus a $100 Speedway gift card to help get you there.       Also included are all of your Starbucks favorites, sure to please any coffee lover! You’ll get cups, coffee, tea, liqueur, and a $50 Starbucks gift card!

 

Silent Lot 228: Herrington Overnight

Enjoy a two-night stay for two in a Riverview Premier Room at the Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva.  Plus, receive $200 toward the Spa or Atwater’s dining and complimentary European breakfast each morning, and another $200 in gift cards at Geneva Commons for your shopping spree! (Please Note: Overnight stay good Sunday through Thursday. Expires Feb 5, 2023.)

 

Silent Lot 229: Chicago Marriott Getaway

FOUR of you will stay in a luxury suite at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Mag Mile plus enjoy breakfast for up to EIGHT guests with mimosas the next morning. We’re stocking the bar so you can enjoy a night in with this Margarita package including Ninja blender, Margarita kit, four multicolor/confetti Mexican hand-blown margarita glasses, Patron silver tequila, Casamigos blanco tequila, Don Julio blanco tequila, Jose Cuervo Traditional Anejo tequila, Jose Cuervo Golden Rose margarita, 1800 Ultimate Blood Orange Margarita, 1800 Ultimate Spice Margarita, Buzzballz tequila Rita, 1800 ultimate Margarita. (Please Note: Overnight stay based upon availability and good through February 2023.)

 

Silent Lot 230: Hawks Marriott

FOUR of you will head to see the World Champion Blackhawks take on the Dallas Stars on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at United Center in some of the most amazing seats in the house. You will also get to stay that night in a newly remodeled luxury two-bedroom suite (complete with pool table!) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Mag Mile, plus receive a $200 gift certificate at any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant for dinner to complete your weekend experience. (Please Note: Includes one complimentary luxury two-bedroom suite on Sunday, April 10, 2022, for a one-night stay, room & tax only, does not include gratuities, incidental purchases, or parking at the hotel. Hotel check-in is at 4:00 pm. Check-out is at noon.)

 

Silent Lot 231: Theatre and Dinner

Enjoy the perfect night out with four tickets to the Goodman Theatre for a play during the 2022-2023 season.  Includes dinner at Petterino’s for four after the show.

 

Silent Lot 232: White Sox/Marklund Dreher Home

This Chicago White Sox Tool Bag is filled with so much south-side joy you won’t be able to contain yourself!  You will enjoy a weekend White Sox experience including four lower box tickets to a 2022 regular season game, $500 gift certificate to NOBU Hotel Chicago, $200 gift certificate to Girl and the Goat Restaurant, plus countless Sox logo items, mugs, tote bags, blankets, commemorative plaque and more!  You’ll also get another set of four tickets to a second 2022 season game. The icing on the cake is all these White Sox items were designed and created by our Marklund Dreher Home residents, assisted by staff. (Donated in part by Chicago Wealth Management Group, S Mechanical, and George Spengler.)

 

Silent Lot 233: Blackhawks/Marklund Haverkampf Home

The Marklund Haverkampf Home residents and staff have created this incredible Chicago Blackhawks basket that starts with this red Yeti cooler filled with all things hockey.  You’ll not only get THREE sets of Hawks tickets, but hoodies, official game puck, mugs, decals, shirts, hats, blankets and more. Includes $50 NHL Shop gift card and dinner at Viaggio Chicago after one of the games.  Plus, resident-made Hawks cups to complete it all!

(Please Note: Game 1: Two tickets courtesy of Sam Novak good for a March game of choice on these dates 03/03, 03/08, 03/15, or 03/28. Game 2: Four tickets courtesy of Craig Shodeen on Thursday, March 3, 2022, section 115.  Game 3: Two tickets courtesy of Wick family on Monday, March 28, 2022, section 121.)

 

Silent Lot 234: Chicago Fire/Marklund Richard Home

This cooler is full of all the Chicago Fire gear a soccer fan could want.  Not only do you get Chicago Fire blanket, cups, coffee mugs, shirts, jerseys, winter hats, scarves, and memorabilia, the resident-made items make this collection something special for any sports fan.

 

Silent Lot 235: Bulls/Marklund Sayers Home

Sayers Home families, residents, and staff pulled together all their favorite Chicago Bulls items into one great package!  Includes an exclusive set of Championship rings, framed team picture, clock, hat, caps, sweatshirts, figurines, and more!  The icing on the cake is the beer mugs and cups custom-designed with assistance by Marklund Sayers Home residents!

 

Silent Lot 236: Bears/Marklund Tommy Home

This Blue Yeti cooler bag is chock-full of Chicago Bears favorites, including blanket, tumbler, hats, shirts, jerseys, BBQ set, and more!  Plus, custom-made cups created with assistance and love by Marklund Tommy Home residents.

 

Silent Lot 237: Cubs/Markund Van Der Molen Home

All things Chicago Cubs fill this incredible basket, including hats, cups, bobble heads and more.  Plus, keepsake Cubbie cups custom-designed with assistance by Marklund Van Der Molen Home residents. Go Cubs Go!

 

Silent Lot 238: Toto Puppy Basket/Marklund Wasmond Center

All the items Toto would love, hand created for your little pup.  From custom collars and leashes, to dog bowls and accessories and a Pet Smart gift card, this basket has everything you need for your furry pet. Plus, this custom-hand-made collar shelf and storage hanger, made with assistance, and love by our Wasmond Center residents.

 

Silent Lot 239: Four Seasons/Marklund Philip Center

The Philip Center residents were busy making door hangers for every season.  Using dual plate switches, residents chose which holiday they wanted to create, the message on each hanger, which color ribbon, and even helped paint using hand-over-hand assistance.  From Christmas to Easter, you’ll have the best decorated door in the neighborhood!

 

Silent Lot 240: Glamping/Markund Day School, Geneva

This YETI Tundra 65 Cooler is filled with everything you need for your summer glamping trip at Mendota Hills Campground in Amboy! You’ll enjoy five nights including a full weekend on a water/electrical site plus golf cart rental during your stay.  And we have all you’ll need to make the camping a glamourous family adventure, including a tent, charcoal grill, portable blue tooth speakers, portable cornhole game boards, Smores, and more. Plus, handmade pillow cases that have been decorated by the students at the Marklund Day School, Geneva to use while gazing at the stars.

 

Silent Lot 241: Family Game Night/Marklund Day School, Bloomingdale

The Marklund Day School-Bloomingdale families have rallied together to include all of their favorite games and snacks for endless hours of at-home and on-the-go fun. Includes Clue, Connect Four, Candyland, crafts, Charades, and snacks galore!

 

Silent Lot 242: Sponsor a Bench

Local Eagle Scout Thomas was busy making these swivel benches for our six homes on the Geneva campus. These benches have swivel backs that flip over into table tops, for wheelchair accessibility, and are the perfect match for the existing benches at each home. Benches will provide the most comfortable setting for family outdoor visits, and client painting and decorating this spring.  By sponsoring a bench at $2,500, you’ll get a custom nameplate on “your” bench, that leaves a lasting legacy for our residents, families, and staff to enjoy.

 

Silent Lot 243: Sponsor a Planter for Spring

These beautiful planter boxes will be the showcase at each of the Geneva homes this spring, perfect for resident planting and harvesting.  Hand-crafted by Eagle Scout Ethan, each sponsor will get a custom nameplate on “your” planter box, that leaves a lasting legacy for our residents, families, and staff to enjoy.

 

Silent Lot 244: Chicago Med Spa Face Lift & Botox 

Look amazing in 2022! “Top 100” injector nurse Rhonda at Arabella Boutique Med Spa will provide you with a liquid face lift and Botox session. Appointments based upon availability.

 

Silent Lot 245: Sylfirm Treatment

Sylfirm, the latest innovation in microneedling technology, is a global anti-ageing treatment that will address wrinkles, redness, acne scars, reduce pore size, and improve the overall look and tone of our skin.  With these three Sylfirm sessions from industry leading dermatologist Dr. Jessie Cheung at Cheung Aesthetic & Wellness, plus $500 in facial products, you’ll be looking younger in no time! Appointments based upon availability.

 

Silent Lot 246: Family Portrait

Professional photographer Chris Guillen, the official photographer of Top Hat Ball, will travel to your home for a private indoor or outdoor family photo session. Your package includes one portrait session plus $300 worth of prints of your choice, bringing the entire value to $1,300. Chris captures personality with a classic presentation. Be it a baby’s first picture, a 50th Anniversary portrait, or a family picture you’ve been meaning to take for years. Your finished prints will be heirlooms for the next generation! Take the time to Capture Life.

(Please Note: Certificate expires May 2022. If not used before expiration date, 50% of value can be applied to a future session.  Location must be within 50 miles of downtown Chicago.)

 

Silent Lot 247: Custom Pet Portrait

Fresh from the digital pen of Illustrator Eva Sandor, whose art has been featured in previous Top Hat auctions, comes something you already LOVE: your pet(s)!

Eva will create a drawing of your critter(s) in the style of her Barrington Hills Polo Club posters. You’ll receive it in the form of a 24″ x 36” canvas wrap, suitable for framing or hanging as-is.

Whatever they are— from dog to horse to red-kneed tarantula— Eva will work with you to make sure they look great!  See her other work at https://huszar.com/?category=Posters.