Illume: 32nd Annual Telfair Ball

Get excited for the Illume Silent Auction!

You do not want to miss this years Silent Auction it will knock your socks off!   Here is a sample of some of the fabulous items we have to offer.

You will have to attend to see the rest!

The Illume Silent Auction is part of Telfair Bash, taking place on February 25, 2012.

An Arty Birthday Party (Value $200; donated by Scribble Art Studio)

For a budding artist, what could be better than a party at Scribble Art Studio?!   Up to twenty children can take part in painting and crafts, designed around the birthday boys’ or girls’ chosen theme.   When it’s time for cake, Hot Cakes Bakery will provide a custom confection that is itself a work of art!

Collector’s Bag from March Jacobs (Value $1,790; donated by Marc Jacobs)

Want to have Marc Jacobs on your arm day and night?   With these two handbags, you can!   For daytime, choose the black quilted leather “Rio” handbag with gold beading;   after dark, the black leather zippered clutch will become your evening bag of choice.

Barbeque at Pojo Point (Value $1,500; donated by Charles Ellis)

What do alligator skulls, enormous sharks’ teeth, 1,000 glass bottles from the Savannah River, and a 1930 Model A Ford all have in common?   They all happily coexist at Pojo Point, the wonderfully eclectic home of Charles Ellis.   Ellis has filled his yard and home — he cottage his parents built on the property in 1950 — wiwth all manner of art and curiosities.   In an atmosphere like this, no ties are allowe!   Kick back and enjoy an afternoon   of barbeque with all the fixin’s for 30 guests while you take in teh breathtaking vistas and investigate the many unique treasures on this delightful corner of Turner’s Rock.   Ice-cold beer and wine are included.   All you need to do is bring the guests!   Please call at least two weeks in advance to arrange your party.   Use by February 2013.

Week at Highlands (Value $3,400; donated by Charlotte and Finley Merry)

“Boxwoods” is a stunning private home located in Highlands, NC.   With 5 bedrooms and 6  ½ baths in the main house and an additional bedroom and bathroom in the guest cottage, the home can accommodate an extended family.    The home recently underwent a total renovation, so although the décor is “sophisticated rustic” – with antique beams, barn board, shakes and stone – the layout and appliances are state-of-the-art.   Tempted though you may be to spend your week relaxing on the porch, do plan to venture out.    “Boxwoods” is located in Highlands Country Club, and you will have access to the Club’s   swimming, golf and tennis facilities during your stay.   Whether you want to escape from the heat of the coastal summer or enjoy some spectacular fall foliage, “Boxwoods” will be the perfect retreat.

Pearl Necklace (Value $2,050; donated by Mr. and Mrs. Brian Harlander)

Valentine’s Day may just have passed, but here’s a piece of jewelry sure to win her heart – a spectacular double strand of pearls! The necklace contains a total of 116 cultured Akoya   white pearls, with one strand 7-inch strand containing 56 pearls; the other 7.5-inch strand containing 60.   An 18 karat white gold clasp, set with 49 natural round, brilliant single-cut diamonds, will secure it around the neck of the lucky wearer.

Masters practice round tickets (Value $500; donated by Anne Bolyea and Lyle Walker)

Do you have plans for Monday, April 2?   Cancel them!   Instead, plan to take a friend and head to the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club for a practice round for the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament.   From the opening drive to the final tee, you will immerse yourself in the timeless tradition that is the Masters.

Braves/Montana Grill Package (Value $3,500; donated by Blair and Teddy Turner)

Hey, Braves fans – opening day is less than two months away!   If you’re already thinking, “Take me out to the ball game!” then we have a fantastic opportunity for you: bring along three guests and enjoy Braves baseball as never before, when you take in the action from your seats in the owner’s box!   Tonight’s lucky winner will be able to choose a date from three possible games.    To round out the evening, your group will enjoy dinner for four at Ted’s Montana Grill.   Founded by media entrepreneur Ted Turner and acclaimed restauranteur George McKerrow, Jr., Ted’s Montana Grill is a classic American Grill featuring fresh, made-from-scratch comfort food in a turn-of-the-century Montana grill atmosphere.   Afterward, your group will spend the night in a 2 bedroom condo. It will be an unforgettable Atlanta evening!

Film Festival/Foley House package (Value $2,500; donated by Savannah Film Festival and Foley House Inn-Grant Rogers)

The Savannah Film festival and Foley House Inn have arranged an amazing urban retreat for you!    The hottest ticket in town this fall will be the Savannah Film Festival the week of October 27 – November 3, and you can secure your seats tonight!   The winner will receive two Gold Passes, which will admit you to all film screenings, workshops, lectures and evening receptions during the Festival.   From catching the newest Oscar-contenders onscreen to rubbing shoulders with the stars at the after parties, you won’t miss a minute of the excitement!   And for two nights of the Festival, you and your guest can enjoy the late-night festivities without having to drive home afterwards; your home away from home will be the romantic Foley House Inn downtown.   The Foley House Inn offers the illusion of a bed and breakfast, but with the full pampered treatment of a small luxury hotel, including spacious and exquisitely appointed rooms.   In the morning, start your day with the Foley House’s hearty southern style gourmet breakfast served indoors or in their private gardens. An afternoon selection of sweets, savories and tea greet will you after a day of Savannah historic district sightseeing.   And you’re invited to join the innkeepers for complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres before dinner and evening port at the end of the day.

Red Fishing on the Flats (Value $400; donated by Capt. Roger Burge)

Captain Roger Burge’s years on the Georgia coast have made him an expert fisherman and guide.   He will share his knowledge – and the location of his favorite fishing holes to his favorite fishing spots – for a day of redfishing on the Georgia flats.

Pilates for 10 from Momentum (Value $500; donated by Momentum Pilates Studio)

Momentum Pilates Studio strives to excite people about their bodies and get them moving in ways they haven’t in a while…or ever!    Whether you’re an accomplished athlete looking to further your training or a novice who wants to strengthen and learn your body better, Pilates at Momentum will challenge you and your friends in unique and innovative ways during this special session for ten people.

David Wolf Tennis Lessons (Value $180; donated by Anne Bolyea and Lyle Walker)

If you are looking to improve your tennis game this spring, look no further.   David Wolf, the head tennis professional at the Landings, will give you his undivided attention during three private lessons.   Whether you’re a beginner or experienced player, David’s instruction will put new zip in your game.   Please plan to schedule your lessons by the end of the year.

Congressional Cookbook (Value $250; donated by Jean McRae Vaquer)

Chefs of all political persuasions will appreciate this leather-bound copy of the Congressional Cookbook, which has been signed by members of Congress.   These family recipes of Members of Congress, the Senate, and Supreme Court Justices will have Republicans and Democrats agreeing that there’s nothing like good food to bring people together!

Downtown Design District package (Value $412.10; donated by One Fish, Two Fish; No. Four Eleven; Trunk 13; Custard Boutique; La Paperie)

The boutiques of Downtown Design District – one of Savannah’s most distinctive shopping destinations – have united to create this irresistible package: a brown Filofax Topaz travel wallet from La Paperie, three hand towels from No. 411,   a pedicure in a bottle from Custard, and gift certificates from Custard and Trunk 13 – all held in a molded clam shell gold bowl from One Fish Two Fish.