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Visit Lark Palma in her historic hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Lark will take you on a tour of the city, where you will enjoy live music, delicious food and drinks, and more. The tour includes a history of the city’s vibrant culture and its lively arts and music scene. Take a carriage ride around Charleston while Lark gives you the insider’s tour. This package includes a hotel stay for two couples for three nights and a dinner.
Your party of 20 will feast on the season's freshest Dungeness crab available at a Racquet Club crab feed (one of their annual sell-out events) created just for you. After cocktails in the living room by the roaring fire, you and your guests will dine in the Terrace Room at one long table lined down the center with gorgeous whole crabs waiting to be cracked. Your three-course meal includes salad, baked potato with all the trimmings, cheese bread, as much crab as you can eat (you'll take the leftovers home), a delicious dessert, and an open bar. If one of your guests doesn't eat crab, the kitchen will be happy to make a substitution. Come see one of Portland's most private, beautiful, and intimate clubs.
To be scheduled for a mutually agreed-upon date during January 2015. Please call no later than August to schedule. 20-person limit.
Watch out Broadway, here we come! One very lucky couple is headed to New York City for two nights and two fantastic Tony Award-winning shows. These aren’t just any shows, nor are they just any tickets! You two will be flown to the Big Apple, put up at the fabulous Hyatt Hotel on Times Square, and given tickets for the Tony Award Best Musical Kinky Boots. These tickets cannot be purchased and are being donated by the show’s producers. On the following night you will enjoy yet another treat—you will be among the first to see Terrance McNally’s new play, Mothers and Sons, starring Tony winner Tyne Daly. Your seats will be front and center thanks to your producer’s tickets. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitney Art Museum’s new location in the famous Meat Packing District will top off this exciting weekend. You won’t want to miss any of this package full of rare opportunities.
Here’s a rare opportunity to dine with Tim Bazemore and some of Oregon’s finest winemakers, who also happen to be Catlin Gabel parents, in an intimate wine country setting. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, special guests will gather at the Ponzi Vineyards’ new tasting room atop Chehalem Mountain, just 40 minutes from Portland. This modern, sleek building, designed by Fogelstrom Design Build, is a must-see destination with panoramic views of the pristine valley. Building designer Brett Fogelstrom will join Maria and Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, Eric Hamacher of Hamacher Wines, Laurine and Alfredo Apolloni of Apolloni Vineyards, Adam Campbell and Carrie Godlee Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards, and Mark Wahle and Shaghayegh Aliabadi-Wahle of Wahle Vineyards for this memorable evening.
Wines from each of the producers will accompany a five-course meal prepared by Jenn Louis of Portland’s famed Lincoln Restaurant. In 2013, Jenn was on the show Top Chef Masters and in 2012 was named as one of Food and Wine’s prestigious “Best New Chefs.”
Find your place in
Renaissance history. Indulge in one week at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence,
Italy. Luxuriate in a residence on one of Florence’s most aristocratic streets.
In the heart of the fashion district, this historic 15th-century palazzo was
home to a Renaissance pope and hosted the world’s first documented opera
performance. Diverse and rich decorative elements born from five centuries of
history, including elaborate stucco work, frescoes, and statues, have been
seamlessly interwoven with the finest modern comforts. Guests benefit from
management by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and have use of the magnificent
communal areas. In addition, guests have access to the Spa at Four Seasons
Hotel Firenze, which includes an outdoor pool in their four-hectare private
Want a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? How about at 7,000 feet high on Mt. Hood? This one-night stay for 16 people at Silcox Hut has epic written all over it. You and your guests will be transported from Timberline Lodge by Sno-Cat. Upon arrival settle into the Silcox great room, which features a fireplace, hand-carved furniture, and a kitchen with bar. Your overnight stay includes family-style dinner and breakfast prepared and served by your hut host. The sleeping accommodations are rustic and cozy, with six rooms featuring multiple bunk configurations to create a summer camp-like experience. Weather permitting, you can ski downhill after breakfast the next morning, or hop aboard the Sno-Cat for a return trip to Timberline. For the adventurous among you, Beginning School parent Mike Wilson will lead a trip to summit Mt. Hood. Silcox Hut guests are also welcome to use the facilities at Timberline Lodge, which include the pool, sauna, spa, and showers.
You deserve it and so do your friends! Why not let Mario himself spoil and pamper you? Four friends will enjoy a day of special treatment starting with manicures and pedicures, ’cause who doesn’t want to start their day out with that? Then you and the group will be treated to a special shopping experience personally hosted by Mario Bisio at his namesake store in downtown Portland. You will be served drinks, wine, and nibbles as Mario talks about fashion trends in the coming year. You and your guests will then have a personal shopper and an opportunity to spend one of your four $250 gift from Mario on any purchase. And to finish off the day of pampering, your group will dine in the Pearl District’s hidden jewel of a restaurant, Café Allora. Chef and owner Paolo Parrilli will personally whip up your scrumptious dinner with wonderful Italian wine. What a day, what a night! Ciao, bella!
You and your guest are going to one of the most coveted parties on the planet. Not often do you have a chance to dine and drink with Hollywood celebrities—especially on the night of nights for Hollywood. You will receive two tickets to attend the 23rd annual Academy Awards viewing party to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation. The evening, hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, features dinner by world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay and viewing of the Academy Awards telecast followed by dancing the night away while you hobnob with Hollywood’s A-listers. Remember, most attending the Oscars stop by this party after the show, so you just might catch a few stars with their new golden statues. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like this won’t come along again, so make sure you are first down this red carpet! This fabulous opportunity includes a two-night stay at a hotel and roundtrip airfare
Cielo means sky in Spanish, and Rancho Cielo sits between the stars and the beach on a private, 24-acre mountainside property with breathtaking views of Playa Hermosa, north Santa Teresa. The farm offers the ultimate private getaway for the discerning traveler on this environmentally conscious and luxurious spot. With nearly 8,000 square feet of space and six en suite bedrooms, Rancho Cielo offers a family or group ample space to enjoy the stunning beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula’s coastline. Watch the waves roll in from the sustainable teak deck, the circular saltwater swimming pool, or the privacy of your bedroom.
The expansive space is perfect for cooking enthusiasts; in addition, our cook or one of the local top chefs will prepare you breakfast. The gourmet kitchen is complete with everything you need to create wonderful dishes. The kitchen overlooks the grand dining table and covered comfortable seating area. The bungalow is decorated with a mix of modern tropical furniture and Balinese antique accents, with bright and colorful Central American detail.
This package includes a five-night vacation rental stay for 12; a half-day water keeper presentation and volunteer opportunity; massages; breakfast; and one of the following group activities: horseback riding, yoga, surf lessons, or zipline experience.
Aloha, Hawaii calls! A very lucky couple is on their way to sampling some of the best of not just one, but two great Hawaiian Islands. Your first stop is at one of the world’s highest-rated hotels, the Maui Four Seasons, for a two-night stay. You will be treated like royalty, greeted by the hotel manager, and whisked off to your beautiful suite. Enjoy dinner in one of the hotel’s finest restaurants, Ferraro’s, and wake up the next day to the sounds of birds chirping and waves crashing. But there’s no time to waste, because you have a tee time at the famous Wailea Golf Club.
Then it’s off to the Big Island for more fun and adventure in the sun. Enjoy a two-night stay in one of only four Hawaiian bungalows on the beach in Waikoloa at the popular Lava Lava Beach Club. Dinner is included at this new in spot on the Big Island, known as one of the best places to watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. A day of leisure and fun arranged for you includes a whale-watching tour and time with your own personal stand-up paddleboards. You may never want to return to the Northwest after this amazing getaway. Roundtrip airfare from Portland to Maui included.