Thursday, May 23, 2013
Once upon a time, luxury and philanthropy collided, and Auction Napa Valley was born! Now in its 33rd year, and having already given more than $110 million for charity, Auction (as the locals like to call it) attracts affluent donation sponsors from around the globe, all in the name of good-will.
Auction Lot #24, a package drowning in opulence and affluence, is a collaboration between the Napa Vintners and Bulgari – one of the world’s utmost designers of renowned fine jewelry.
Based in Rome, Italy, since 1884, Bulgari’s rich history and ingrained commitment to charitable giving is as “jewel-studded” as the universal selection of A-list celebrities associated with this unrivaled luxury brand – Stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Julianne Moore and Clive Owen have all donned Bulgari’s pieces in advertising, alongside others who promote Bulgari’s “The Ring” program which benefits “Save the Children.”
This year, Lot #24 – “Magnificenza Italiana” – offers the successful bidder unparalleled access to Bulgari’s retrospective exhibition opening at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry designed by the winner and Bulgari, and a three-night stay at the Hassler Roma in Rome, Italy, alongside 40 magnums of wine from a selection of Napa Valley’s most renowned vintners – one bottle for each year of Bulgari’s work that will be on display in the exhibit.
Whether or not you speak Italian, this package will make you shout, “Bellissimo!”
#ANV13 Social Media Crew