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Northwest Golf Tour
Golf, Tournaments and Pros!

You and two guests will enjoy hosted rounds of golf at the Seattle Golf Club, Glendale Country Club and Broadmoor Country Club. In addition to perfecting your swing at these members-only courses, you and three friends will rub elbows with Jacob Green and other sports celebrities at the 2014 Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Newcastle. To make things even more interesting, play a morning round of golf at Alderra Golf Club and then be whisked away by helicopter to Semiahmoo for an afternoon round. To finish your day, meet up with your significant others for a delicious dinner for six before retiring to your waterfront luxury guest rooms. Cap off your northwest golf tour, with four tickets to the 2014 Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Gourmet French Cuisine, Oui Oui!
Thierry Rautureau Dinner for 10 at Loulay Kitchen & Bar

Seattle’s famous “Chef in The Hat,” Thierry Rautureau, has opened the doors of his newest French restaurant, Loulay Kitchen & Bar, and is inviting you and nine guests for dinner with exclusive wine pairings.

Before dinner, gather your friends in an Executive Suite at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, just upstairs from Loulay. The winning bidder will then end their night by returning to the luxury of the Executive Suite to unwind from a fabulous night and enjoy the striking views of Seattle and beyond.

Fashion in the Big Apple
New York City Fashion Week for Two

Escape to New York City in style! You and a guest will join the Couture Council at their annual luncheon benefiting The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology where A-list celebrities like Michael Kors, Hilary Swank and Sarah Jessica Parker attend each year. During your four-night stay at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel you’ll also enjoy two tickets to the 2014 finale of “Project Runway,” Jason Wu’s runway show and six-time, Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”

Cast your Line with Lou Piniella
Fishing Trip for Two in the Florida Keys

Many don’t know about Lou Piniella’s life-long passion for fishing, but you and a friend are about to find out on an exclusive fishing expedition in the Florida Keys. This once-in-a-lifetime experience begins with first-class tickets on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale. Once you’ve landed, head to the Cheeca Lodge & Spa, a premier destination for serious anglers located in captivating Islamorada. Before you head out giant tarpon fishing, you’ll join Lou for lunch or dinner to plan your adventure. This is a rare catch, so don’t miss out on creating your own legendary fish story!

Grand Canyon Luxury
Four Nights for Two at Amangiri

Stunning scenery. Seclusion. Complete luxury. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Amangiri, meaning “peaceful mountain,” is located in Southern Utah and tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Amidst the starkly beautiful desert scenery, this resort blends into its dramatic surroundings where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. You’ve never experienced Utah like this!

Italian Getaway for Two
Twelve Days in Rome and Umbria

Experience an unforgettable 12-day Italian adventure that will take you and a guest to the ancient city of Rome and the picturesque Umbrian countryside. Breathtaking views, ancient stone walls, terrific food, impressive art and architecture, and a wealth of history await your senses.

You and your guest will enjoy First Class or BusinessElite® service on Delta Air Lines from Seattle to Rome. Passengers flying internationally from Seattle will enjoy Delta’s BusinessElite service and its full range of premium products including direct-aisle access, 180 degree flat-bed seats, Westin Heavenly® bedding, Tumi amenity kits and a well equipped personal entertainment system for a relaxed and productive in-flight experience.

Delta provides many options for travel to Rome; fly either via nonstop flights to Paris and Amsterdam or by connecting in newly opened international terminals at New York’s JFK airport or Atlanta Hartsfield and then flying nonstop to Rome.

In Rome, you’ll spend five nights at The Westin Excelsior Rome, and preview the latest designs of acclaimed Italian designer Renato Balestra. Finally, you will finish this amazing trip relaxing and taking in the panoramic view of the Umbrian countryside for seven nights in your three-bedroom villa situated in beautiful Montefalco. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a day trip to Assisi, Perugia or Orvieto with the assistance of a guide, as well as pasta-making classes with a trained chef who will teach you the secrets of local artisans. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

America’s Pastime by Private Jet
Spring Training, March 13 – 16, 2014

Grab your ball caps because three couples are heading to Phoenix for spring training! Your team of six will fly aboard a Flight Options private jet from Seattle to Phoenix for the ultimate fan experience. You’ll have six tickets to attend one game with the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. But you won’t be watching from a seat in the stands, no, you’ll be hosted in the owner’s box by an executive of each team! Meet and rub elbows with Mariners Vice President Joe Chard, White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and Derrick Hall, President and CEO of the Diamondbacks. Retire in luxury each night during your three-night stay at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, and also enjoy a round of golf for six at The Estancia Club.

Experience Asia
Eighteen Day Tour of Japan and China

Eastern Asia is an adventure you have to experience for yourself, and now you have the perfect opportunity! You and a guest will start your 18-day tour of Japan and China in comfort and style by flying BusinessElite® on Delta Air Lines nonstop from Seattle to Japan. You may fly to either Toyko’s Haneda or Narita International Airport to start your Japan experience. Return to Seattle from Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, all nonstop courtesy of Delta. Delta is launching new Seattle to Hong Kong nonstop service on June 16 to complement its existing nonstop service to Shanghai and Beijing, China. Passengers flying internationally from Seattle will enjoy Delta’s BusinessElite service and its full range of premium products including direct-aisle access, 180 degree flat-bed seats, Westin Heavenly® bedding, Tumi amenity kits and a well-equipped personal entertainment system for a relaxed and productive in-flight experience.

Enjoy all Japan has to offer with stays in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka before getting ready to explore China. From the imperial structures of Beijing to the colonial legacy of Shanghai, from the exotic, sandy beaches of Yalong Bay to the western modernity of Hong Kong, China reveals itself as a timeless place of beauty and wonder. This is a trip you’re sure to remember with a stunning array of unforgettable experiences to discover.

Science and Safari
Ultimate South African Adventure for Four

A travel experience like no other, you and three guests will have the experience of a lifetime as you venture into the wilds of Africa. Your trip starts in Cape Town where you will spend three nights at The Westin Cape Town and have the exclusive opportunity to visit the heart of the next phase in HIV vaccine trials. Fred Hutch is a leading force in efforts to prevent HIV around the world. As part of this broad effort, the Hutch has recently opened a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cape Town and you and your guests will experience it firsthand. After your time in Cape Town, you’ll travel by private charter plane to the Madikwe Game Reserve to spend four nights at the breathtaking Molori Safari Lodge. Each couple will stay in their own Presidential Suite fill their days with game drives in open air vehicles with expert guides tracking lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo and other extraordinary species.

Hawaiian Tranquility for Two
Oahu and Maui for 10 Nights

One lucky couple will fly first-class on Alaska Airlines and escape Seattle’s gray days to enjoy a Hawaiian island getaway to Oahu and Maui. On Oahu, relax with a cool drink on the shores famous Waikiki Beach as you spend five nights at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in an ocean front room. Then, skip over to The Westin Maui Resort & Spa for a five-night stay on legendary Ka’anapali Beach. As a special treat, Seattle’s own Chef JJ Johnson, formerly of Campagne, Tilth and Place Pigalle, will create a private, beachfront, sunset dinner for two.

Action at the Emmys!
Sunday, August 24, 2014

All of the big names in Hollywood will be attending the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards in Los Angeles and now you and a guest will be too! Before you head down to spend two luxurious nights at the W Los Angeles – Westwood and take in the Emmy’s, we’ll make sure you’re ready to turn heads on the red carpet. Award-winning fashion designer Madina Vadache will design a custom couture evening gown so you will look like a star and Holly Hayes at Q Custom Clothier will create a custom designed tuxedo for the man in your life. Be there to watch the celebs walk the red carpet while all your friends watch on television!

The Culinary Capital
VIP Tour of Washington D.C.

Head east with a friend to our nation’s capital and experience Washington D.C. a little differently. Forget the monuments – this is your chance to tour the city by food. Stylish restaurants, celebrity chefs and fresh local fare are all on the menu in the city that is known primarily for power lunches and elegant State dinners. During your four-night getaway at the W Washington, D.C. you will enjoy exquisite meals from some of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, including: José Andrés, Eric Ziebold, Wolfgang Puck and Chef Sebastien Archambault.

Private Party with Chef Dylan Giordan
Dinner for 12 and New Lenox Dinnerware

Set the table with your new Lenox service for 12 and host a private dinner party in your home with Chef Dylan Giordan of The Woodmark Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, bin on the lake. To create this culinary masterpiece, you’ll work with Chef Dylan to craft an exclusive menu for your guests. Top off Dylan’s exquisite menu with perfectly paired wines from Dunham Cellars.

The Perfect Blend
Corliss Winemaking in Walla Walla

Two couples will fly by private plane from Seattle to Walla Walla where you will be granted rare access and insight to Corliss Estates. During your visit to the winery, you’ll be winemaker for the day and collaborate with the Corliss winemaking team to blend your own unique wine and assist in bottling five cases to take home with you that day. After a day of learning the trade, join Mike and Lauri Corliss for an exclusive dinner prepared by Walla Walla’s finest “Top Chef” alum and dedicated Fred Hutch supporter, Robin Leventhal. Corliss Estates and Tranche Cellars will provide the wine and Michael and Lauri will pull a bottle of 1975 Château d’Yquem (100 points) from their cellar to finish the day. You’ll cap off your evening with an overnight stay at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel.

High Seas Dining
Gourmet Dinner for 12 Aboard The Lady Maribel

Cruise the waters of Puget Sound in high style aboard the luxurious, 85-foot yacht, The Lady Maribel. Equipped with four staterooms, a wet bar, Jacuzzi tub and full galley kitchen, you and your 11 guests will dine on a gourmet dinner and sip fabulous wines.

Before setting sail, gather with your friends at the exquisite Beecher’s Loft. You will nibble on a sumptuous variety of small plates while you soak in the sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Once you are ready, travel in class to the yacht. A Mercedes Sprinter will pick you up and whisk your party to Lake Union to board The Lady Maribel. After your evening, you and a guest will retire for the night back at the Loft.

An Evening at Norcliffe
Private Dinner for 18

Eighteen people will join Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Executive Vice President and Deputy Director, Dr. Fred Appelbaum  and his wife Dita for an evening filled with mouthwatering food, fine wine and compelling conversation. You and your guests will enjoy a sensational four-course dinner prepared by Mauro Golmarvi, chef-owner of Assaggio Ristorante, and exquisite wines from Northwest Totem Cellars.

Now, a dinner like this can’t happen just anywhere, so you will enjoy this incredible experience at Norcliffe, the stunning Highlands mansion considered one of the finest historic estates in the Pacific Northwest. This is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Progressive Private Car Collection Tour
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gear up for a progressive tour of private, classic car collections – rarely open to the public and among some of the best around. You will begin the evening amidst the collection of Bruce and Peggy Wanta, where you’ll enjoy a delicious menu created by renowned Seattle chef Kaspar Donier, cocktails from Wildwood Spirits Company and wines from Betz Family Winery and Cedergreen Cellars.

The Wanta collection includes a wide variety of show-stopping cars. Hot rods like the “Black Widow,” a 1926 Model T Roadster pickup and a Boyd/Foose roadster; rare muscle cars like the Boss 429 and Camaro Pace Car; as well as a 1954 Kaiser Darrin and a 1967 Ghia 450SS, two very rare classics.

Next door, enter Jon Shirley’s garage, featuring a significant collection of custom-bodied Ferrari sports cars and championship racing cars, as well as associated memorabilia. This exclusive collection includes prewar Alfa Romeo racing cars with great competition histories, and the one-of-a-kind 1938 Alfa Romeo that won Best in Show at Pebble Beach and Ville d’Este, the two most important Concours d’Elegance competitions in the world.

At the same time, beneath the Wanta garage, Greg and Michelle Whitten open the doors to their exclusive collection, which houses a number of English and Italian racing cars, from two significant pre-war grand prix cars to mid-1960's sports racing and GT cars, plus a number of modern limited-edition Ferraris.

Live Auction Sneak Peek Video

Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the amazing live auction items at the 38th annual Hutch Holiday Gala.