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Private Dinner for 10 with Chef Vivian Howard

Chef Vivian Howard will welcome ten guests into her home in Deep Run, where they will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime meal featuring Chef Vivian’s award winning North Carolina inspired food. Date of the meal to be arranged directly with Chef Vivian and her staff.


Branford Marsalis Signed Horn

Here’s your chance to own a rare, vintage piece of American music history, signed by one of the world’s greatest living jazz musicians. This Conn 6M “Naked Lady” alto saxophone is one of only 5,000 made by Conn in 1948. Along with the horn, you’ll receive a beautiful placard describing both the instrument’s history and the fact that it was purchased to support Kidznotes at the 2018 Grow! Gala. Branford Marsalis himself will sign either the placard or the saxophone itself – it will be your choice!


Earrings by Hamilton Hill

Beautiful 18-karat yellow gold and quartz earrings by prominent Brazilian designer Antonio Bernardo. These earrings are named “Equilibrio.” Bernardo names all of his pieces!

The quartz stones are “fancy” cut to have points on both sides of the stone to show maximum brilliance. They measure approximately 2.10 inches long, and have posts with fine friction backs.  Valued at $1325.

*Earrings can be exchanged for something else in stock at Hamilton Hill after the auction if purchaser wishes. If the new item is of greater value, client will be charged the difference. If the new item is of lesser value, no “refund” will be made by Hamilton Hill to client.


Chef Tasting & Art Tour – The Umstead Hotel and Spa | Herons Restaurant

Enjoy a private tour of The Umstead‘s beautiful Art Collection before savoring a special chef’s tasting menu in Herons restaurant, inspired by the collection itself. Elegantly crafted by James Beard Semifinalist, Steven Greene, the Art Tour Kaiseki menu features nine exquisite dishes, each created in the spirit of a different work of art within the hotel, and paired with a wine to enhance its flavors.


Discover Durham

Spend an incredible 24 hours with that special someone taking in the best that Durham has to offer. Your evening begins when you check into the luxurious 4-star Durham Hotel, and it only gets better when you head to DPAC to take in the Tony Award Winning Musical The Color Purple. After the show, grab a nightcap to remember with your Cocktail Flight for Two at the inimitable Alley 26, directly across the street from your hotel. After a good night’s rest, you’ll be treated to breakfast at the Durham Hotel before you check out. Color Purple runs at DPAC from Tuesday, April 3 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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