Week Two: Nov. 21-28
The second part of the CL Holiday Auction begins at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 21, and ends at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 28. Click here for previews of Week One, Week Three and Week Four.
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ITEMS UP FOR BID WEEK TWO:
Lyle Lovett at Tampa Theatre, Dec. 9
See the legendary Texas musician and his Acoustic Group up close at a venue that’s half the capacity of places he’s played in the area before. Value: $150.
A two-night getaway at Postcard Inn on the Beach
This nationally acclaimed, surfer-chic retreat is the perfect place for an escape to the beach — St. Pete Beach, to be exact. With this item you get a two-night stay, good anytime between now and Nov. 1, 2014, except for Fridays & Saturdays from February-April and any holiday, subject to availability. It's a mini-vacation waiting to happen! Value: $300-$400.
Holidays at the Straz: Radio City Christmas Spectacular & Downton Abbey New Years' Eve
A dazzling holiday entertainment package from Tampa's Straz Center. Four tickets to the Dec. 12 opening night performance of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, complete with the amazing Rockettes. Two tickets to a New Years' Eve celebration that will be irresistible to Downton Abbey fans, including a special themed menu and a sneak preview of Downtown Abbey's Season 4 premiere. Plus: A beautiful hand-painted Rockette ornament and a Nutcracker mug. Value: $680.
Private camera and photography instruction with CL's award-winning Chip Weiner
Be the winning bidder on this item and you get 2 hours of private 1-on-1 instruction with CL's own photojournalist Chip Weiner. Are you shooting on automatic and want to understand how the pros do it? Learn how to use your shutter speed, aperture, ISO and other functions on your camera to improve your photography. Get a better understanding of what the buttons and dials on your camera mean, how they work, and when to use them. After you're done you may even understand your camera manual a little better!
Do you already know how to shoot? Join Chip for a class tailored to you. Do you want to know about lighting or the use of flash? Are you trying to figure out how to take portraits? Do want to try your hand at studio lighting? Place the winning bid on this item and you can choose your class.
Please only bid on this auction item if you are able to come to South Tampa for instruction. While this private workshop can benefit photographers using simple point-and-shoot camera. the more adjustments your camera offers ( like the ability to set shutter speed, aperture, etc.) the better!
The class should be tons of fun! Let's get clickin'. Value $150.00
Kahwa Coffee for a year
1 pound of coffee from St. Pete’s much-loved purveyors of caffeine every week for a year. Get brewing! Value: $520.
Personal shopping experience at A. Haley Boutique and gift certificates from Black & Denim
Get style counsel from a pro at South Tampa's A. Haley Boutique, then expand your guy’s wardrobe with $50 in gift certificates from Ybor’s own Black & Denim. Value: TBD.
A set of Duncan McClellan hand-blown wine glasses
Four hand-blown wine glasses by celebrated glass artist Duncan McClellan — the perfect gift for oenophiles. Value: $140.
Wine flight for four at Wine Studio — and pizza, too
A wine flight for four at South Tampa’s mini-bistro and wine bar will introduce you and your friends to a variety of wines, and you’ll also get to nosh on a spinach artichoke pizza. Value: $75.
Refinery Touchdown At-Home Super Bowl party
Sun., Feb. 2, an hour before kickoff, the doorbell rings. Who is it? The Refinery delivering a Super Bowl feast for you and 14 friends. Yep, James Beard-nominated chef Greg Baker and his crew will bring a tailgate-style feast to your door. Value: $750.
Tampa Bay Lightning tickets and a Zamboni ride
Four (4) lower-level tickets to any Lightning home game plus a pre-game ride for two on everyone’s favorite ice-resurfacing machine, the Zamboni. The winner can use all four tickets at one mutually agreed-upon home game, or get two tickets to two different home games. Value: $350-$400.
A VIP whiskey & bourbon tasting for 4 at Mandarin Hide Sample the unique bourbons and whiskeys that make Mandarin Hide St. Pete’s preeminent cocktail lounge. The tasting will be hosted by one of Mandarin’s craft cocktail bartenders. Each participant will also receive a specialty cocktail. Value: $200.
Ultimate Blu-ray/DVD package
An insane deal for lovers of watching movies at home. Included are more than 150 Blu-ray and DVD titles released in 2013, including big budget hits, TV show packages, and more indie films than you have time to watch. Value: Priceless.
American Stage tickets & dinner at La V
An ideal dinner-and-theater outing, with four tickets to a show in the 2013-14 mainstage season at award-winning American Stage, and a gift certificate for dining at everyone’s favorite Viet-French fusion restaurant, La V, in Downtown St. Pete. Value: $196 (tickets) and $25 (La V).
A one-night stay at the Don Vicente with private wine tasting at Ybor City Wine Bar
Dip into the romance of Ybor City with a stay at the beautifully restored Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn and a private wine tasting at the Ybor City Wine Bar. Value: $230.
Holistic body renewal package from Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies of St. Petersburg and Spa Sundara
Reboot your bag of bones with a 1-hour hyperbaric oxygen therapy session and initial acupuncture consultation and therapy, all from Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies of St. Petersburg, and a 1-hour Swedish massage at Spa Sundara. Value: $375.
New World Brewery pizza party
Five pizzas and 10 pints from the coolest pizza-and-beer joint in Ybor City. And did we mention the music? Value: $95.
Pour House pick-your-draft package and a season pass to Stageworks Theater
Get a flex-pass for six tickets to any combination of shows at Stageworks Theater in the Channel District. And before or after the show, go across the plaza to the Pour House, where with this item you’ll get to select what they're pouring on one of their 40 taps each month for an entire year (craft beer only). You'll also get two free drafts a month for a year. Value: $300+.
Free lunches at Spain and free shopping at Old Tampa Book Company
With this item you get five free lunches at Downtown Tampa’s casual chic Spanish restaurant, Spain. After one of those lunch dates, linger on the block and use your $20 gift certificate at the restaurant’s charming neighbor, the Old Tampa Book Company. Value: Lunch at Spain, TBD; Old Tampa Book Co., $20.
The Dalì/Warhol experience
The Salvador Dalì Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the Bay area’s cultural gems, and beginning Jan. 18, Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality ushers in a historic, super-cool exhibition to which you’ll have free access if you place the winning bid on this package. In addition, you get Dalì Museum basic membership benefits for two people plus two additional tickets, a museum catalogue, and benefits at more than 450 participating North American Reciprocal Membership (NARM) museums. Value: $221.95.
The ultimate headphones, plus a Dragonfly amp
Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones bring a whole world of music to your ears, thanks to secure loop design, tungsten-weighted inner casing and a micro-porous filter. Plus, the supremely knowledgeable folks at Audio Visions South have thrown in some extra enhancement: AudioQuest’s DragonFly, a sleek, flash drive-sized Digital-Audio Converter that turns any computer into a true high-fidelity music source. Value: $378.
Antique picking with Larry Schiller
When it comes to antiques, Larry Schiller knows how to pick ’em, as anyone knows who’s ever marveled at the treasure trove that is Schiller’s Architectural Salvage in Tampa. With this auction item, an encore from last year, you get to accompany Larry on a tour of his favorite Tampa Bay vintage hunting grounds. Value: $200.
Eats and Arts in Dunedin
A smorgasbord of Dunedin culinary and artistic delights, including $25 gift certificates to: Olde Bay Cafe, Casa Tina, Kelly’s, Sea Sea Riders and Dunedin Smokehouse, plus four (4) admissions to the Miniature Art Society of Florida Show, Jan. 19-Feb. 9, 2014, and a family membership to Dunedin Fine Art Center. Value: $300.
SEO Analysis from ThinkTank
An SEO Analysis from ThinkTank will help you identify the key terms, phrases, and queries that people are using to find your website and others in your category. This will give you the information you need to optimize the content on your website to attract more traffic, and more customers. Value: $500.