VOX Femina

Silent Auction 2021

Each year VOX Femina combines our annual night of cabaret with a silent auction fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the music and the mission of VOX. This year's auction will be held online and we have some amazing items up for grabs.

Check out the fabulous offerings, with more still to come, and place your bid through our easy forms.

(For instructions, see below!)

The auction will open Saturday, May 29th at 10am PST and close on Monday, June 14th at 11:59PM.

Winners will be announced on this page, as well as in our eblast, and contacted directly.

Instructions for Placing a Bid

Follow these easy steps to place your bid:

  1. Choose the item you wish to bid on; click the "Bid Now" Button.

  2. You will be taken to a Google Form - please double check that the item is the one you wish to bid on!

  3. Under the Item Title you will see both the FMV (Fair Market Value) and the starting bid for this item.

  4. To view the current bids that have already been placed on this item, click on the link where it says "Please click here to view current bids".

  5. This will take you to a separate spreadsheet that shows any bids already placed on the item. You must make a bid that is higher than the last bid by the increment that is stated. You can now close this document.

  6. Fill out the Google Form with your contact information and your bid. If this is your first bid on this item, please include your email and phone number; if you have already placed a bid on this item, you only need to include your name.

  7. Click "Submit".

  8. You may go back and check that your bid has been placed by repeating steps 1-4.

Diamond Cluster Ring

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Fair Market Value: $765

Starting Bid: $300

14 karat yellow gold diamond cluster ring, finger size 6. Twenty five round, prong-set diamonds (full-cut and single-cut), have been measured and estimated to have a total weight of  1½ carats.

Home Made Cookies

Fair Market Value: Priceless

Starting Bid: $50

(LA County Local only)

This box of sweet treats, baked by a VOX singer, will include 3 dozen mixed homemade cookies delivered to your door. Cookie varieties may include Rosemary Olive Oil Shortbread with Dark Chocolate, Tahini Chocolate Chip, Whole Wheat Digestives, Almond Financiers, Granola Biscotti, Oatmeal Raisin, or something else! You can expect to receive 3-4 varieties of delicious cookies in your box. Drop off will need to be coordinated with the baker/singer. **Order must be placed within 1 year of purchase (if you can wait that long!)

Landscaping Consultation

Fair Market Value: $300

Starting Bid: $150

(LA County Local only)

Two-hour landscape consultation with Toni Pogue of Physis Design, who will help you bring your outdoor space to life! Want to redo your landscape but have no idea where to start? Define your priorities and style and get started on a design. Or maybe you have a yard you already love, but you just don’t understand why nothing will grow in that one corner...or what to plant near the pool. A consult is a great way to answer those questions.

Lake Tahoe Weekend Getaway

Fair Market Value: $2,760

Starting Bid: $1,950

Welcome to the alpine paradise of Tahoe, a winter wonderland November through April then gorgeous mountain spring, summer, and fall after that, with an average 300 days of sunshine each and every year.

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe; Dive into the heated outdoor pool or soak in one of the jetted whirlpools; Enjoy award-winning cuisine from any of the seven dining outlets found at the waterfront resort and test your luck at the famous Grand Lodge Casino. The resort offers plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can rent paddleboards, kayaks, or Jet Skis right from the private pier. 

 

Exemptions: Blackout Dates - Jul 1-4, Sep 3-5, Dec 31, 2021. **Travel must be completed within two years from the date of purchase.  Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel.  Airfare not included. Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  Purchases are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold.**

One-one-one Spanish Lesson

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Fair Market Value: $125

Starting Bid: $50

Always wanted to learn Spanish but never knew where to start? Finally planning that dream trip to Spain now that travel is opening up again? Let VOX singer Leah Hamilton help! 

Having worked for some of the most prestigious schools and educational organizations over the past 15 years, as well as running her own tutoring business, Leah is offering 1 private, 50-minute lesson to get an overview of the basics of Spanish conversation and grammar or, if you already have some proficiency, she can help develop your Spanish even more!

In-home Wine Tasting

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Fair Market Value: $300

Starting Bid: $150

(LA County Local only)

Enjoy an evening of wine tasting in the comfort of your own home! Hosted by PRP Wine Consultant Jeffrey Shapiro, providing 8 bottles of wine including exclusive offerings that can't be bought in stores. Wine sampling with PRP is not something you do, it's something you and your guests experience!

Zulu Nyala Safari

Fair Market Value: $5950

Starting Bid: $2600

Your destination for six unforgettable days and six nights for two people is a private game preserve where animals roam freely in Southern Maputaland, one of the largest and most diverse conservation areas in South Africa.

​​Stay at your choice of two 4-star locations – the elegant colonial Zulu Nyala Heritage Hotel or Hemingway style tents, both of them offering the finest in comfort and hospitality! Cool lounges, wide verandas, sparkling swimming pools and a tennis court make being “in camp” a relaxing, pleasurable experience.

*Travel is valid for up to three years from the date of purchase. Airfare not included.*

"Uhane o nā wahine - The Spirit of Women" by Laura Pluth

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Fair Market Value: $400

Starting Bid: $150

Created for VOX's Spring Concert, 'I Dream A World,' artist and singer Laura Pluth's beautiful, one-of-a-kind paper cut artwork would make an incredible addition to your home. Titled "Uhane o nā Wahine" in Hawaiian, or "The Spirit of Women" this rainbow of silhouettes serves as a daily reminder of the world we are all workiing to create.

Artwork is 12" x 12".

Vintner Adventure in Sonoma

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Fair Market Value: Priceless

Starting Bid: $2,550

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, including daily breakfast for two in the dining room.

Leisurely enjoy a picnic basket of locally sourced ingredients as you have lunch on the beautiful grounds at the Benzinger Family Winery during a private tour and tasting for two.

 

A second private tasting is also included at Imagery Estate Winery, which houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary, original artwork commissioned for wine labels. Learn about the connection of art and wine, then stroll through the art gallery.

 

Six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service is also included.

Exemptions: Winery Tours are available Tuesday-Saturday Only. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Airfare not included. Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for comparable or better property. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Fairmarket Value: Priceless

Starting Bid: $50

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Even if if not, this chocolate mousse cake, baked by a VOX singer, will make any occasion special!

Chocolate lovers will be in heaven! This cake has a rich,velvety chocolate mousse in a chocolate cookie crust under an avalanche of whipped cream! It contains 8-10 generous slices, but you won’t want to share! Drop off will need to be coordinated with the baker/singer. **Order must be placed within 1 year of purchase - final result may not look exactly like the image!

Single Diamond Ring

Fair Market Value: $360

Starting Bid: $150

14 karat yellow gold ring, finger size 6½.  One round brilliant-cut diamond is set in the ring. The diamond has been measured and estimated to be approx. 0.18 carat in weight. 

Financial Planning Package

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Fair Market Value: $750

Starting Bid: $175

2020 was a difficult year financially for many people and has us all thinking about financial planning. Whether you love your work and plan to continue on for many years, or you want to leave the office ASAP and reinvent your life, Pathway Financial can help you envision your future and outline the steps you need to take to ensure you have enough stashed away in your portfolio to provide a comfortable life for you and your family. Package includes 2 meetings (in-person or online), portfolio analysis and a set of written steps to follow to reach your goals!

Wine Basket

Fair Market Value: $300

Starting Bid: $150

(LA County Local only)

A fantastic wine basket specifically picked by Founding Artistic Director Dr. Iris S. Levine from her cellar, containing12 bottles: 2013 Castoro Cellars Muscat Canelli; 2020 Carmen Stevens Chenin Blanc; 2020 Karen Birmingham Pinot Grigio; 2016 Denner Vineyards Viognier; Castello di Amoroso Dolcino; 2016 Fratelli Perata Petit Verdot; 2015 Ferrari Carano Zinfandel; 2019 F. Stephen Millier Old Vine Zinfandel; 2019 Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon; 2000 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur; 2014 Blackjack Ranch Cabernet Franc; 2018 Luis Vieira Montaria Reserva.

 

 

Under the Tuscan Sun

Fair Market Value: Priceless

Starting Bid: $2600

Seven night's accommodation in your choice of one of 11 different properties in or near Manciano, Italy for up to four people!

Stroll through Manciano and enjoy a drink at a local bar or some delicious gelato, or travel further afield to Rome (1.5 hours by car), Sienna, or Florence. Explore the medieval history or world class thermal spa in nearby Saturnia, or the enchanting seaside villages of Porto Santo Stefano or Porto Ercole, only 30 minutes away!

You can see more about the properties  and the adventure that awaits on the website or in this fantastic video!

Exemptions: Now booking for 2022 and beyond, depending on availability. There is no expiration date for travel. Parents wishing to bring children will be asked to pay a $500 fully refundable deposit, which will be returned following inspection after departure.

"Piazza San Marco" Lithograph

Fairmarket Value: $350

Starting Bid: $150

This beautiful screen print lithograph, pencil-signed by artist Sylvia M. Rantz in 1965, depicts the Piazza San Marco (also known as St. Mark's Square) in Venice, Italy.

Sylvia Rantz (1927-1993) is a Post-War & Contemporary Artist, whose drawing will have you dreaming of Italy.

Two Orchestra Seats to Il Trovatore

at the LA Opera

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Fair Market Value: $384

Starting Bid: $150

Two Main Orchestra seats to the LA Opera performance of Il Trovatore on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30pm. What an incredible way to return to live performances!

Dangerous passions, fatal mistakes and terrible secrets leave two families filled with a bitter thirst for revenge. To make matters worse, two brothers unwittingly fall in love with the same woman and unleash a firestorm of fatal reckoning in the process.

Verdi master James Conlon conducts the incredible LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus—who get to sing the quintessential "Anvil Chorus“—in this unforgettable opera. 

Click HERE for additional information about the production.