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Tahiti Trip          Robin Leach              French Chateau                  Nicole Miller Internship         South Africa Trip
 Tahiti Trip                           Robin Leach                     French Chateau          Nicole Miller          South African Safari

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*Lists and items on this page are subject to change.
**FMV - Fair Market Value.  All values are in United States Dollars (USD).


Item #


    FMV**      Opening


South African Safari -
South Africa Safari including airfare on South African Airways and a stay at the exclusive Shamwari Game Reserve.

 17,000        9,000


5 nights in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora - week long excursion in Tahiti including airfare, and accomodations at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa

11,000      7,000


1 week internship with Nicole Miller company that will include a day in NY to see the NY showroom and meet designer Nicole Miller, a day on the road in our wholesale business, day with Mary Dougherty, owner of two Nicole Miller stores, in retail and all kinds of fun fashion related things along with a $1000.00 gift certificate to our two Philadelphia Nicole Miller Stores.

 5,000  2,000


Week's Stay at Private French Chateau
- Kerangat castle is the setting for a magical holiday with charming French character and exquisite style. The renaissance chateau is available for holidays, retreats, honeymoons, anniversaries, family reunions and other memorable celebrations in France.  The castle has been modernized and renovated with high quality equipment and decor throughout. Set in the peaceful countryside, at the heart of a gorgeous large park, it is close to southern Brittany's coastal resorts, as well as the spectacular Mont Saint Michel and St. Malo to the northwest. Enjoy comfort, tranquility and prestige during your next vacation in France with: Large receptions opening onto conservatory and terrace. Eight bedrooms, five with private bathrooms. Commodious living spaces, period furniture, marble fireplaces, and more. 50 acres of private grounds planted with exotic trees. Long views extending on the French countryside.

 6,500     3,000


Bernie Robbins
 Jewelry - $1000 gift certificate.  This certificate will be awarded to the winner of "Heads and Tails" game to be played at MargaritaVilla.  Guests will be given details of how to play "Heads and Tails" at the event.

 1,000     N/A


Steven Tobin
Art Piece
Clay and Glass
24" l x 24" w x 12" h
Created by building a wet block or cylinder of clay and using an explosive to form it. The explosive chemical deposits on the clay and becomes the glaze.  Clear glass is added to the clay after drying and then the piece is fired. The piece takes a full year to make. This series was on the cover of Ceramics Monthly, in Smithsonian Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and numerous others.  Large pieces up to 2 tons have been sold to public collections and also the American Craft Museum.
                            Steven Tobin Explosive Clay



"Mally In-Person Plus" Mally Beauty Gift Basket - Meet Mally in her New York Studio at a mutually agreeable time PLUS Get red carpet ready with a delicious gift basket from celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal's makeup line - Mally Beauty!  Everything that you need to shine like the stars...fabulous makeup that makes it easy to look and feel even more gorgeous than you already are!  Includes her famous products like Shimmer, Shape & Glow (to make you look like you had a facelift, lost 5lbs and had a romantic evening!), the City Chick Smokey Eye Kit, the Lightwand (8 hrs of sleep in a pen!) and all of her other faves!

 550     500
 Chef's Table at Waterworks - Enjoy dinner for 8 at the restaurant with the best views in the city
 1,500  800

201 - 202

Beach Pockets® Umbrella and Matching Chair  ( Featured Celebrity Gift at the 2008 Golden Globes, Hollywood and Voted # 1 Best Summer Product from the TV Show: The View with Barbara Walters).  Gift Certificate for 1 Beach Pockets ® Umbrella SPF 50 and Matching Chair Pink/Green Gingham or Blue/White Gingham

 70     35


Onna Ehrlich
patent leather clutch

 196     95


So Nectar Luxury Flip Flops- Winner will receive 3 pairs of So Nectar luxury flip flops in their choice of size.  One pair to be chosen from each style (Honey, So Easy Surfer Girl, So Crazy)

 186     90


Gevril Gentlemen's Watch
with Swiss Automatic Movement in Solid Stainless steel and Stainless steel

 2,000  500


Gevril  Men's Explorer Automatic
w/ETA Movement; Water resistant to 50M

 2,000  500


Piggy bank stuffed with cash

 Between 400 and 600  300


A one-of-a-kind custom, handcrafted sterling silver and 18k gold vermeil necklace hand-wired with semi-precious gemstones designed and created exclusively for the event by Renie Beidleman, Petra by Renie

 239  150
One Brave Chick basket
- Our gift basket will include three of our bravery kits (women's shirt, children's shirt and hat) plus one of our limited edition "bravery bead" necklaces.   Our bravery kits are our signature product and include a one brave chick product , a bravery bead, and a story-card highlighting our company's mission. The versatile bravery bead is a Swarovski © crystal strung on a subtle hemp string and serves as a daily reminder of courage and strength. The bravery kit is beautifully packaged, ready to be shipped, and can include a personalized message.  The bravery bead necklace is a single, round cut, Swarovski necklace strung on sterling silver chain.
125   60
Set of 2 books from the Girls Know How® series signed by the author, Ellen Langas Campbell. "Will Stephanie Get the Story?" and "Raising the Roof" from the series that inspires readers aged 8-12 to pursue the careers of their dreams.
 Large white bird cage containing 1 lb of Giardelli Gourmet Coffee, Oversized seashell coffee mug filled with Jelly Belly gourmet jelly beans, silver-plated bamboo-inspired picture frame, Italian waiter spreaders, Kate Spade's book on manners, William Sonoma's book on easy entertaining, bottle of handcream, $100 gift certificate for Equilibrium Design and Consulting services.
 245  140
$500 Gift Certificate towards a lady's custom jacket or eveningwear at Ermilio Clothiers and Specialty Shop, Ltd.
$500 Gift Certificate towards a man's custom jacket or suit at  Ermilio Clothiers and Specialty Shop, Ltd.


Shawn May Photography
Photographic Session and 16"x20" Canvas Photo of a Person, Pet or Family + 50% off Custom Frame

 700  350

302 - 303

Bradford Portraits
- Be photographed by renowned photographer Bradford who will fly in from California to take your portrait in his New York studio.  Also includes a $3,000/$5,000 gift certificate for a 14"/20" wall portrait on canvas with rich artistry.  Portrait maybe of a family or individual (Sorry, no pets).  There are about 36 dates to choose from for the portrait session.



Beauty by Tova



Fenton Art Glass
Burmese Butterfly Vase

 129  70


Fenton Art Glass
American Gallery Rosalene Square Vase

 128  70


Fenton Art Glass
Signature Lotus Mist Daffodil Vase

 125  70


Two hour on location portrait shoot with Katie McMenamin. Katie's style is lifestyle photojournalistic and sessions can be conducted for family, children, bridal, engagement, or women's boudoir. In addition to the session you will also receive a disc of 40-60 images, online proofing of those images, 2 5x7 prints of your choice and 1 11x14, mounted print of your choice. Also, a 7x10", 20 sided (10 pages), custom designed album of images. 

 800  400


"His and Hers" Martini Glasses - 2 martini glasses with swarovski crystal design designed by Bling It On!

 40  30


Leopard photo from Londolozi, South Africa taken by photographer Michael Spain-Smith - 30 x 45 printed photo on foam core

 1,750  600
 "Walnut Street at Washington Square"  - This original signed oil painting by Audrey Beyer is part of the Historic Philadelphia Series.  In "Walnut Street at Washington Square," the early brick buildings paint a warm glow in the sunshine on Walnut Street as friends stop to chat and enjoy the quiet ambiance of this place.   Beyer exhibits her work throughout the Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, and Florida areas. She has attended the University of the Arts, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation. Beyer works in oils and pastels, and her wide variety of subjects includes Philadelphia landscapes, seascapes, foreign travels, portraits, and historical events.


Beauty Master Class and Spa Luncheon at Neiman Marcus Beauty School for 15 Gals (King of Prussia, PA) - What a perfect way to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, new accomplishment, or just for an excuse for girls to get together and have some fun!!  A specially trained team of makeup professionals will be brought in by Neiman Marcus to help you master the art of the perfect face.  You will actually learn technique, and will "learn by doing" with these professionals.  A spa lunch will also be provided to you and your guests.

 800  500


Arbonne Skin Care
basket- inlcuding product, plus a complimentary spa party at your home for you and five friends

 100  60


Zoom Whitening



Skyn Iceland Beauty - Includes Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, Glacial Face Wash, Arctic Face Mist, The Antidote Quenching Daily Lotion and Oxygen-infused Night Cream

 230  149


$100 Better Health Tanning and Nail Spa Gift Card

 100  50


$250 gift certificate to Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon-- Designed to provide a true retreat from the everyday, this full service retreat day spa and salon is infused with comfortable amenities.  Signature treatments are exclusive to Joseph Anthony and are designed to refresh your body and soul.  Each one combines state of the art techniques and a distinctly personal touch.

 250  150

407 - 414

Pierre and Carlo European Salon and Spa V.I.P. Client Awards Certificates - A certificate to choose one of the following services: a.) 1/2 hour clay facial mask, b.) 1/2 hour Swedish massage or  c.) signature manicure.  This posh European salon & spa is located in  Center City Philadelphia.  Please note: V.I.P. Client Awards are only valid Mondays through Thursdays and expire by 11/15/08.  A booklet of services is available with certificates.



Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa Basket - Package includes: World's Softest Spa Robe, Microplane's Foot Essentials Kit, XELA's Home Fusion Aromatherapy Oils, AromaFloria's Green Tea Bamboo Soy Candle, Emily's Chocolate-covered Macadamia's, Cirillo Cosmetic Green Tea Foaming Cleanser, Cirillo Cosmetic Green Tea Anti Photoaging Day Cream SPF45, Cirillo Cosmetic Fortified Moisturizer, Cirillo Cosmetic Smoothing Thermal Scrub, Visia Skin Analysis, complimentary Botox/Filler consult with Sara Mancini, PA-C and $50 off first visit.

 690  350


Art + Science Salon and Spa
Gift Certificate for 60-minute facial and 60-minute massage

 155  75
 Gift Certificate for make-up lesson with Laura Geller
 1,000  600
$250 Gift Card at Pileggi Boutique - Enjoy a $250 shopping spree at one of Philadelphia's most up-to-the-minute boutiques.  You'll find the finest in casual wear, evening wear, handbags, and accessories at Pileggi Boutique.
 250  125
Gift Basket from Pileggi on the Square Salon and Day Spa
Beyond the Beach Beauty Basket- Basket containing beauty items from Philosophy, Ojon, L'Occitane en Provence, Borba, Wen, Fekkai, Joey New York, Joan Rivers Beauty, Bare Essentials, Dr. Denese and NV Perricone, MD
 650  400


Dinner for 2 at Old Guard House Inn  - excludes liquor, tax and gratuity

 100  70


$50 Gift Certificate to The Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill

 50  35


A $50.00 gift certificate for The Capital Grille, a luxurious steakhouse located in Center City Philadelphia

 50  35

504 - 505

$100 Gift Certificate to Auspicious Restaurant in Ardmore

 100  70
Bahama Breeze Gift Certificate totalling $25


Award Winning Nectar's Restaurant Gift Certificate

 100  70


: New Dining Experience on the Main Line - Gift Certificate

 100     70


A $100.00 gift certificate  for McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, located in Center City  Philadelphia.  They offer a Fresh Fish List which changes daily upon availability.

 100  70


$200 Gift Certificate to Prime Rib Restaurant

 200  140


Private Chef's table for 12 at Flemings - Dinner for 12 at Flemings Steak House. Enjoy a delicious feast and fine wines in a private dining room.

 1,800  1,000


Gift Card for SangKee Asian Bistro

 100  60


A gift card for DiBruno Bros. valued at $100 to purchase Italian gourmet foods or gift baskets.  Their specialies include: fine cheeses,  caviar and smoked fish, pate and foie gras, olives, salads, pastas, sauces, oils, vinegars and a charcuterie. DiBruno Bros. has one location  in the heart of South Philadelphia and another in Rittenhouse Square.

 100  70


Gift Card for any Signature Restaurant

 100  70


Gift Certificate for a Party at Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos -One Super-Saver party at the Ricky's nearest you (Broomall, Lawrence Park Shopping Center or West Chester) for 10 guests!  Monday-Thursday.  Additional guests for a small extra charge.

 200  100
$100 Gift Certificate for Dinner for Two at Continental Old City Restaurant
 100  70
Dinner for two at Teresa's Café Italiano in Wayne -Dine at one of Wayne's best restaurants.  Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the heart of Wayne, excluding alcohol and gratuity.

 50  25
    601 Week's Stay in Colorado Cabin - Gorgeous and relaxing mountain log home! Beautiful  ride 2 hours west of Colorado Springs, 3 hrs. from Denver. Decorated in western and mountain motif. Located at 9,000 ft.  3 BR,  loft for extra guests, 2.5 baths. Scenic windows for viewing the mountains on all sides and the ever-blue Colorado sky. Spacious family room with fireplace.  Full kitchen.  2 screened in porches for extended relaxing! In warmer weather some guests ( esp. kids) like to sleep on porches in order to hear the coyotes communicating! ( in the distance! ) Private decks off all bedrooms, and deck that spans front and back of house. Back deck is great for stargazing- Colorado skies are like your own IMAX theater!  Can be used in winter, but last year accessibility varied due to massive snow amounts in the west. Local ski areas : Copper, Monarch, Breckenridge, Vail. Snowshoeing can be done in the winter just outside the back door!  Summer activities: white-water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, historic mining "ghost " towns, historic train routes with available train rides thru the mountains, mountain biking, golfing, swimming in nearby hot springs pools, great fly fishing, fun shopping in various nearby mountain towns. Internet accessibility. 3,000  1,600


Five private one-hour Ballroom Dance Lessons for two
Learn one or several dances - Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Hustle, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, etc.  If you have never danced before and want to learn the basics, learn for an upcoming event, or even if you are an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, this program is perfect for you!  Your private dance lesson will be taught by Kari Steinnes, former instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studio in San Francisco and Crystal Ballroom in Wilmington.  The lessons will focus on the dances of your choice, leading and following techniques, footwork and body positioning, and recognizing different types of music.  Learn by yourself or with a partner.  Times and location of sessions will be arranged with the student(s) and instructor. 

 375  200


4 tickets to the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Race in Atlanta, Georgia

 400  200


Four One Day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World - The four passes provide the recipients with a magical experience of visiting all of Disney World's unique theme parks, the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom® in one day. 

 464  200


QVC Tour and Lunch - Behind the scenes tour, $250 gift certificate, and lunch with a QVC Executive and Host

 350  300


A Custom Handwork Studio Birthday Party for 10 Kids and Session of Machine Sewing Classes at The Handwork Studio - Come and design your custom craft that you and 9 of your friends will make at our needle arts and fashion studio in Narberth.  Choose between several machine sewn projects like pillow cases, pajama shorts or draw string backpacks.  The party will last 2 hours and include all supplies.  Also included is one session of machine sewing classes.  Each session has 11 one hour classes.  Choose from our Fall, Winter or Spring class schedule.  This is appropriate for kids 3rd - 8th grade. 

 400  200
 Champagne with Robin Leach in Las Vegas - Mr. "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" , Robin Leach, treats you to champagne cocktails on the famed Las Vegas Strip on your next trip to Sin City
 1,000  800


Two night Bed & Breakfast package in Deluxe accommodations at the Avaria, Four Seasons Resort  in Carlsbad, CA

 1,000  500


Carriage Ride Through Chester County
or A Pair Driving Lesson with Dr. Donald Rosato - A warm summer evening just before sunset, or a crisp Fall late afternoon, or a delightful Spring evening would be perfect times for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the hills of Chester County.  Perhaps for a special date?  An Anniversary Celebration?  An afternoon with close friends?  An early evening ride with family members?  A horse-drawn carriage ride with Dr. and Mrs. Donald Rosato is a wonderful way to celebrate many occasions!  The carriage has a cooler to keep wine or sodas chilled and stops midway through your ride to allow you some time to socialize with your guests.  The date for your carriage ride is negotiable and includes 6 people.  Details are noted on the gift certificate.  Don't miss this opportunity to bid on a memorable event.  Or select an hour and a half pair driving lesson where you will learn the basics of driving a pair of horses.  Winner may bring one guest on the ride!

 500  350
Pennsylvania Ballet tickets to the new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and Pointe shoes signed by Amy Aldridge - Two tickets to Pennsylvania Ballet's 2008-2009 Season production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the historical Academy of Music. To redeem tickets, please see voucher instructions.


Penthouse Suite at the Ritz Carlton with Chef's tasting dinner at the new 10 Arts! - Enjoy a fabulous night in the luxurious Penthouse of the Ritz -Carlton  which is 3500 square  feet boasting amazing panoramas of City Hall and the City Skyline.  After you settle in, you will enjoy a special dinner for 2 in the new 10 Arts Restaurant with a special tasting menu by Chef Jennifer



Enjoy one overnight stay at Hotel Sofitel on South 17th Street in Philadelphia. Room reservation subject to availability.  Valid for one year. 

 250  125
3 bottles of Turley Wine (2005 Howell Mountain Zinfandel "Cedarman"/2005 Napa Valley Petite Syrah "Hayne Vineyard"/2005 Contra Costa County Zinfandel "Duarte"). Enjoy 3 bottles of exquisite red wine from the cellars of Turley Cellars, one of California's premier wineries.  Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a new acquaintance to wine, you will love these reds!
 330  100


"Home Sweet Home" Pet Sitting Services
for 4 Overnights in Your Home (within 20 mi. of Conshohocken, PA)

 200  100


A one hour interior design consult with Coleen Abbott



Perfection Automotive Detail Gift Certificate
- Treat your car to a day at the spa!  A full detail combines our exterior and interior detail services:
Exterior Detail - Wash exterior of vehicle, wash and treat engine bay, apply clay bar deep cleaning treatment to paint, buff and polish exterior, apply carnauba wax, apply rubber and plastic protectant, clean windows.
Interior Detail -Vacuum and purge interior, spot-treat/ scrub/extract all cloth and carpeting, degrease/disinfect/deodorize all interior surfaces, clean and condition all leather and vinyl appointments, vacuum and detail trunk area, clean entire spare tire area and contents, clean windows.

 200  140


Coup de Grace party arrangement
- Certificate valid for one Coup de Grace arrangement (8 dozen cookies)

 135  85
Lina Bean Goodie Box - Accessorize your sprout with 2 coordinating bibs, 1 satin-trimmed blankie (14" x 14") and 1 print-trimmed blanket (40" x 28")
 80  40


Free Membership and CEO Coaching from Wayne Tarken - Tarken Corp

 4,000  600


Executive Coaching/Roundtable Membership
- Annual membership investment - participation in executive roundtables.   Individual executive performance and growth coaching.

 500  200


2 Courtside tickets to 76er's Game

Four club box seats to a Philadelphia Flyers game (date to be mutually acceptable) PLUS a zamboni ride for 1 person, and prior to the game 2 of the 4 guests can sit on the Flyers bench during the pre-game warm-up.
 Priceless  800


Gift Certificate to Lace 'em Up

 250  125


Sand Barrens Golf Club Foursome - Sand Barrens Golf Club is a visually stunning 27-hole course in Swainton, NJ, only four miles form the Atlantic Ocean and the white sandy beaches of Southern New Jersey.  Opened in 1997, and named one of the "Top 10 New Courses in America" by Golfer Magazine, many have marveled at the unique design created by the golf course architecture team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry.  The course is designed so that golfers of every level can find enjoyment and challenge.  Includes complimentary greens fees, Sunday through Thursdays, October 1 through May.  Cart/Trail fee Required.

 200  100


Ping Golf Equipment
-This Ping Package includes the (1) Rapture Driver which combines titanium, carbon composite and innovative thinking to create a powerful and forgiving option off the tee, (2) a #5 Rapture Fairway Wood, manufactured from 100% titanium and offers exceptional forgiveness, (3) the Piper Putter, with a two-piece insert which combines a urethane insert and face applique to produce a firm response with a soft feel, and (4) an Explore Golf Bag which offers the lightweight feature of a carry bag with the convenience and sturdiness of a cart bag and eight pocket choices provide storage for all your golf accessories.

 950  550


Callaway Warbird Hot Stand Golf Bag
- Top design is a new tri-sectional divider system.  8 individual full length compartments and an individual putter pit.  Features an innovative X-TRA Traction Technology® stand activation technology.  5 zippered storage pockets including a large garment pocket and insulated beverage holder. 

 120  75


Certificate for 2 Club Box tickets and 1 VIP parking pass for a mutually agreed upon 76er's 2008-09 home game

 350  200


Two tickets to any Villanova basketball game played at the Pavilion this season (2008-2009).  Your choice of  game!  Come and cheer on the Wildcats.  Note:  You must notify the Pavilion a couple of weeks in advance. 

 100  60


Philadelphia Flyers
hockey stick signed by Joffrey Lupul

 Priceless  50


Philadelphia Flyers
puck signed by Kimmo Timonen, 2 Flyers hats, and Flyers/76ers insulated mug

 Priceless  50


Small 76er's basketball signed by Kyle Korver, 76er's gym bag, Flyers/76ers coasters, Flyers/76ers file portfolio

 Priceless  60


Black Baseball Bat signed by Chase Utley
- Certificate of Authenticity included

 Priceless  200


Baseball signed by Ryan Howard
- Certificate of authenticity included

 Priceless  100


Private Lesson and Dunlap Tennis Racquet from Delaware Valley Tennis Academy

 328  160


Phillies Tickets - Two sets of six  Phillies tickets for two games in 2009 (games TBD).  Seats 1-4 in Section 131, Row 15; Seats 1-2 in Section 131, Row 18.  The seats are several rows behind the visitor's dugout. 

 264  175


Foursome round of golf at Gulph Mills Country Club

 400  250


Football Viewing Party at JL Sullivan's Speakeasy for ten- Guests will receive a buffet of wings, beef sliders, vegetables and dip, ceasar salad and fries during their choice of game in one of our luxury suites (approx 3 hours)

 450  300


Four Philadelphia Soul Tickets (Arena Football League) - A voucher for four (4) Philadelphia Soul Tickets to a home game of your choice!

 52  30


 o15 workout fitness gym - Try out this unique "express" gym experience with  five free sessions!  The 015 workout is based on 3 concepts: proper  alignment, muscular contraction and breathing.  This fitness center is located in Center City Philadelphia.

 200  100


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