Auction Items

2018 Auction Items:-

Lot 1

5 GOLF LESSONS AT THE WORLD-RENOWNED KNIGHTSBRIDGE GOLF SCHOOL

Kindly donated by Steve & David – The Knightsbridge Golf School

This prize includes 5 lessons and a copy of the school’s latest book “Finishing School”

The Knightsbridge Golf School was established in 1951 and is widely recognised as the oldest golf school in Europe, if not the entire world. Over the last 67 years it’s alumni reads like a who’s who and it was where Sean Connery first picked up a club in preparation for his epic battle with the infamous Goldfinger.  Professional pupils have included Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros and the school’s first book “The Swing Factory” had the distinction of appearing on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List, almost unheard of for a golf instruction manual. This five-lesson package offers a tried and tested long-term solution to the trial and error golf suffered by millions.

Lot 2

FROSTY LEAVES – A HAND BLOWN & HAND CUT CRYSTAL LEAF CRAFTED BY SANS SOUCI

Kindly donated by BIB-London & Sans Souci

Traditional glass blowing is timeless. The number of things you can create from a lively substance such as glass doesn’t cease to fascinate us. Welcome to the cradle of glass‑making – to Bohemia where we’re writing a story of harmony between glass and light. A story that began many centuries ago. Following the tradition and precious heritage of master glass‑makers, we enrich it with new approaches, concepts, techniques and technologies that make it possible to push the limits beyond the seemingly impossible. Using fire and water, and combining craft and new technologies, our team of glass‑making enthusiasts create works that, besides from being functional and very collectable pieces, are an embodiment of beauty and sources of unforgettable experiences. We are thrilled to carry out grand, unique projects focusing on light objects, exclusive light fixtures and luxury interior decoration features.

Lot 3

TWO-NIGHTS STAY IN A SUPERIOR ROOM AT THE ORANGE & DINNER AT THE THOMAS CUBITT DINING ROOM

Kindly donated by The Orange & The Thomas Cubitt

Two nights in a superior room at The Orange for two people, coupled with dinner for two at The Thomas Cubitt Dining Room (3 courses and a bottle of Cubitt House wine).

Lot 4

A DAY’S FLY FISHING FOR TWO PEOPLE AT THE HAMPTON ESTATE SEALE, SURREY

Kindly donated by The Hampton Estate & The Lullaby Trust

We are delighted to support The Lullaby Trust & The Motcomb Street Party by offering a day’s fishing on our private trout lake at The Hampton Estate Seale, Farnham, Surrey. Enjoy fishing from the bank or pontoon and make use of the family fishing hut. This voucher is for up to two experienced fishermen/women who will need to bring their own rods and tackle. The season starts 1st April 2019 but for a really fun day we suggest you book for May or June.

Lot 5

AN OVER NIGHT STAY IN A BELGRAVIA SUITE FOR TWO PEOPLE AT COMO THE HALKIN PLUS DINNER AT AMETSA’S MICHELIN STAR BASQUE RESTAURANT

Kindly donated by COMO The Halkin

An overnight stay in a Belgravia Suite at COMO The Halkin inclusive of dinner (Dinner Tasting Menu) at Michelin-star Ametsa with Arzak Instruction and an English Breakfast the following morning for two people.

Lot 6

LUXURY SALON EXPERIENCE WITH ERROL DOUGLAS MBE

Kindly donated by Errol Douglas MBE

Errol Douglas MBE, is without question, one of the world’s most influential hairdressers and his Flagship salon at the heart of Motcomb Street is accredited as one of The Leading Salons of the World. Offering a full range of hair, colour, extensions, nail, brow and lash services, Errol and his team enjoy the opportunity to catch up with both current and new clients.  Just book in for a complimentary consultation appointment.

Telephone 020 7235 0110: e-mail reception@erroldouglas.com   Errol is delighted to continue to support the Motcomb Street Party and the 2018 Charities.  The Auction Prize this year offers a full restyle makeover to include colour with one of our senior colour masters, a cut and finish with Errol and a manicure, pedicure and brow and lash treatment with our therapists. We look forward to welcoming the successful bidder.

Lot 7

A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR 4 PEOPLE TO VISIT THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY AT HORSEGUARDS AND HYDE PARK BARRACKS

Kindly donated by The Household Cavalry

You will meet your host to watch The Queen’s Life Guard mount their daily guard duty at Horse Guards. You will then be given a guided tour of The Household Cavalry Museum before moving to Hyde Park Barracks. There you will visit the stables that are home to our black, grey and drum horses, our Farrier Major in his Forge, our Saddlers’ shop, and Full-Dress Store of ceremonial uniforms before visiting our Riding School.

Every Household Cavalryman is a primarily a combat soldier. Their unofficial motto is “Best of Both Worlds: Operational and Ceremonial”. Their official motto is that of The Order of The Garter: “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense!” (“Evil be to him who evil thinks!”) The Household Cavalrymen on ceremonial parades such as the State Opening of Parliament, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, or State Visits may have crewed armoured vehicles in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, or during training on the Canadian prairie or Salisbury Plain.

The four historic regiments that form today’s Household Cavalry have fought in every major British Army campaign since the Restoration of The Monarchy in 1660. So, by the time your tour ends, you’ll be filled with renewed pride for centuries-old ceremonial traditions being continued, and the breadth and depth of skills possessed by Household Cavalrymen, and their loyal service to their country commemorated in their Museum.

Lot 8

DINNER FOR 8 PEOPLE AT THE GARRICK CLUB

Kindly donated by Giles Stibbe OBE, MA(Hons) – Director Household Cavalry Foundation

Dinner for 8 people, on a mutually convenient date, at The Garrick Club. The Garrick Club is one of London’s exclusive private members club situated in the heart of London’s West End & Theatreland. The Garrick was founded in 1831 by a group of literary gentlemen under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the Club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’, where ‘patrons of the drama and its professors were to be brought together’, and where ‘easy intercourse was to be promoted between artists and patrons’.

Lot 9

ONE-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO PEOPLE AT THE BEAUMONT HOTEL AND DINNER AT MOSIMANN’S EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINING CLUB

Kindly donated by Grosvenor & Mosimann’s

“A pleasurable delight” at The Beaumont 5-star hotel which includes an overnight stay for two with breakfast served the following morning in the Colony Grill Room. The Beaumont is superbly located on a quiet Mayfair Square. Also included is dinner for two at the famous Mosimann’s exclusive Private Dining Club.

Anton Mosimann has cooked for five British prime ministers at No. 10 Downing Street for visiting heads of state, he has cooked for four Presidents of the United States of America and four generations of the British Royal Family. In 2011, he was chosen to cook for the 300 guests at the evening reception of the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton in Buckingham Palace.

Lot 10 

4-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO PEOPLE AT A LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL IN SWITZERLAND

Kindly donated by The Lullaby Trust

Located directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne the 5* superior Park Weggis combines tradition with modernity to an elegant and luxurious domicile with Swiss charm and impressive panorama of the Swiss Alps. Welcome to the most beautiful location of Central Switzerland. This prize is a 4-night stay from Spring 2019 for 2 people at Chenot Palace, Park Weggis in a deluxe junior suite with lake view and balcony. Your stay will include breakfast buffet each day, one spa cottage visit for 2 hours and tourism tax for two guests. (Flights not included)

Lot 11 

MASTER CLASS FOR TWO WITH HEAD PASTRY CHEF RICCARDO ZANETTI AND DINNER AT IL PAMPERO.

Kindly donated by Riccardo Zanetti – The Hari Hotel

In the heart of London’s Belgravia, The Hari is a beacon of modern luxury and impeccable service, a place for locals to love and guests to discover. Enjoy a two-hour Pastry Master Class for two people in the kitchens of The Hari Hotel under the culinary guidance of our Head Pasty Chef Riccardo Zanetti. The masterclass will take shape based on what you would like to achieve or what skills you’d like to learn whether it’s bread baking or cake making. Following your masterclass, The Hari are offering a delicious dinner for two in the hotel’s excellent Italian restaurant, Il Pampero.

Lot 12

TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE 5-STAR HYATT REGENCY LONDON – THE CHURCHILL, PLUS DINNER FOR TWO AT MARCUS WARING’S 2-STAR MICHELIN RESTAURANT

Kindly donated by Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Marcus Waring at The Berkeley

A two-night stay for two people in a Guest View Room, including English Breakfast at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, which is one of the finest 5-star hotels in London. Also included is a 3-course lunch for two people, with 2 glasses of matching wines (plus signed cookbook) at Marcus Waring’s 2-star Michelin Restaurant at The Berkeley

 

Lot 13

LOCH NESS HIGHLAND CLUB HOLIDAY – ONE OF SCOTLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LOCHSIDE SETTINGS

Kindly donated by The Santon Group & The Lullaby Trust 

The Award Winning Highland Club is your opportunity to stay in one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochside settings. The magnificent Grade A listed monastery building in Fort Augustus, on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, has been transformed combining the architecture of the original abbey with the comforts of modern day living.

The Highland Club are pleased to offer 5 days for a family of four or four guests in a two-bedroom self-catering apartment. (Non-smoking apartment) Dates will be subject to availability and exclude main school holidays. The Highland Club facilities include: –

Indoor Swimming Pool: Gym, Steam and Sauna: Tennis Court: Highland Club Lounge and Snooker Room: Lochside Restaurant and Café: Cricket Pitch and Nets: Woodland Adventure Playground: Fishing: Badminton:

Lochside Barbeque Area: Five-a-side Football: Outdoor and Indoor Table Tennis: Giant Chess and Draughts:

Boules and Croquet.

Lot 14

THREE MONTHS MEMBERSHIP TO THE LANESBOROUGH HEALTH CLUB & SPA PLUS DINNER AT THE LANESBOROUGH’S MICHELIN-STARRED CELESTE RESTAURANT

Kindly donated by The Lanesborough                    

Three months membership to The Lanesborough Health Club & Spa plus a 3-course dinner (including a bottle of wine) for two people at The Lanesborough’s Michelin-starred Celeste restaurant which offers a truly memorable fine dining experience.

Lot 15

4 TICKETS FOR THE DRESS REHEARSAL FOR 2019’s TROOPING THE COLOUR + DINNER FOR 4 PEOPLE AT IL PAMPERO AT THE HARI

Kindly donated by The Household Cavalry and Il Pampero at The Hari 

Four tickets for the Dress Rehearsal for 2019’s Trooping The Colour (The Colonel’s Review of The Queen’s Birthday Parade) on the morning of Saturday 8 June 2019 This parade is the final review / rehearsal for the annual Birthday Parade for The Sovereign by The Household Division (the two regiments of Household Cavalry – The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals) – and the seven regiments of Foot Guards (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh), their mounted and dismounted Massed Bands and Drums and Pipes, and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The lead Guards’ Regiments in 2019 are The Life Guards and the Irish Guards. Also included is a voucher for 4 people to enjoy a delicious dinner at Il Pampero at The Hari to celebrate a special day out in Town

Lot 16

WEEKEND STAY IN A SUITE AT No. 11 CADOGAN GARDENS INCLUDING BREAKFAST FOR TWO GUESTS 

Kindly Donated by The Cadogan Estate 

Weekend stay in a Suite at No. 11 Cadogan Gardens including breakfast for two guests.

Tucked away behind the bustling shopping haven of Sloane Square, amidst the quaint private parks of Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens is one of London’s most charming and historic boutique hotels. Built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century as part of the prestigious Cadogan Estate, the property originally comprised of four separate Victorian townhouses. The myriad of corridors, staircases and hallways throughout the hotel lead to the 56 individually and eclectically designed guestrooms and suites at this enchanting urban hideaway. 11 Cadogan Gardens is also home to the newly opened Hans’ Bar & Grill, which offers an all-day seasonal menu rooted in British produce.