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An Exceptional Port Wine Tasting
Have you wondered how good a rare wine costing over $1,000 could taste? You can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of tasting exceptional port wines aged over forty and fifty years. The evening culminates with a tasting of an exceedingly rare bottle of port having been in the cellar for over 100 years. You may not be able to have a tasting like this by yourself, but can join 11 others in a congenial evening of tasting port wines and desserts at the art-filled waterfront home of Dr. and Mrs. James Kadlec. Saturday Evening, October 7, 2017 (If all tickets are purchased by one party a mutually agreed upon date can be arranged).
Port Townsend Artists’ Studio Tour, August 19, 2017
A unique opportunity to tour studios and chat with artists in Port Townsend. Start at the studio of Richard Jesse Watson, then visit Karen Hackenberg’s studio. Lunch will be provided at the beautiful home of Karen Hackenberg and Michael Felber. After lunch you will be visiting Michael Felber’s studio and then Margie McDonald’s studio. Finish your day with a summer dinner including cocktails and wine at the home of Jessica Pavish and James Arrabito. Join BIMA’s Chief Curator Greg Robinson for this full day of art and food!
Winthrop Week in the Heart of the Methow Valley
As you wind down a country lane to our 2-1/2 acre Chewuch Riverfront Retreat, all you will see and hear are the river and pine trees. Inside you are cozily ensconced in a warm home. Only 1 mile from the charming ‘western’ town of Winthrop with fun bistros, bakeries, and plenty of shops to browse. The house has a hot tub and a pool/ping pong room. There is an optional wood-burning stove for a cozy warmth. The house can sleep 9 (two queen rooms, a twin in the loft, and a double bunk room). Mutually agreeable date. Reservations required. Valid through June 30, 2018.
Little and Lewis, David & George Lewis
Artwork and Dinner
Here is your opportunity to not only own a Little & Lewis piece of art (these pieces are no longer produced), but also enjoy an evening with the artists at their home. Join George and David for a very special three-course dinner. Start with homemade sweet and sour soup. Enjoy roasted duck with fresh-made flower rolls and all the proper accompaniments. Specially selected side dishes and one of George’s scrumptious desserts to finish the evening. This is a rare invitation to dine in their home –enjoy the ambiance of their cozy all-weather atrium.
Viticulture, Enology, and Gourmet Evening at Restaurant Marché
An unforgettable evening of dueling wine cultures as two experts present and discuss wines from France (Phillipe LeDorze) and the New World (Fred Kleisner). Your wine knowledge will be elevated to an entirely new level – and of course you get to taste it all! Better still, Greg Atkinson from Restaurant Marché will be cooking and providing the perfect culinary accompaniment to the wines. This promises to be an unforgettable evening for 8 lucky gourmands and wine enthusiasts! Good for 8 guests on a mutually agreed upon date.
Casa Tecolote, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Stay for a week at Cynthia and Frank’s home, located in the historic center of San Miguel, just steps away from the Parroquia and the Jardin on one of the most sought after streets in San Miguel. This lovely home offers a living room, separate dining room and an outdoor “sala” with fireplace. A large well-equipped kitchen is perfect for in-home cooking. There are four bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The second floor Garden master-suite has a king size bed and an adjacent sitting area. The Terrace master-suite has two queen beds, a sitting room, and a spacious terrace. The third guestroom, on the first floor, offers a king size bed. The 4th bedroom is separate from the main house and has a trundle twin bed. The sunny rooftop terrace is complete with wet bar and incredible views of the Parroquia and surrounding townscape. The housekeeper will assist you 5½ days per week. Purified water throughout the house, cable, internet, and a Vonage line are included. Sleeps 6. Based on availability. Valid through July 2018.
Art and Architecture Waterfront Homes Progressive Dinner for 8
The food! The drink! The architecture! The company! Dinner and dessert will be enjoyed in the shared company of guests and hosts with Seattle lights sparkling across the water. Join BIMA architect Matthew Coates for an in-depth tour of two architectural masterpiece residences next door to each other and recently featured in the Seattle Times. Gather at the first home for a paired wine tasting and appetizers as Matthew discusses architecture in the PNW, and explains how some of the same features and materials found at the museum are echoed on a smaller scale in these Bainbridge homes. Moving on to the next house, your next dining experience awaits you from a local celebrity chief that has prepared your dinner experience. In this home the walls open up to a lighted patio overlooking Puget Sound and the lights of downtown Seattle. Here is a chance to learn from a culinary master as guests are invited to learn about the meal and understand preparation details. For those wanting more information about the special wines and spirits as part of this dining experience, a wine connoisseur will be participating in the meal to educate you about how and why the wines were chosen to accompany your meal as well as enlighten guests about the wines of the PNW. Guests are welcome to tour the wonderful design and art throughout the homes. Mutually agreed upon date: September – October 2017 or June, July, August 2018. Expires August 31, 2018.
New York City for Two
Spend five luxurious nights in the lap of luxury at the iconic The Pierre, on Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park. The Pierre’s history, grandeur, and attention to old-world detail will make you feel like you are transported in time and space. Located at the corner of Central Park and the Upper East Side, The Pierre is close to La Guardia Airport, Museum Mile, the theater district and boutiques and restaurants on Fifth and Madison. This is a wonderful place to stroll and where it is happening in the city. Trip includes two passes to MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hotel subject to availability. Advance reservations required. Not available: 9/13-20, 2017; 12/24, 2017- 1/1, 2018
Seahawks Live and in Luxury! Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Cheer on the 2016 NFC West Champions as they take on the Washington Redskins from the luxury of a private suite at CenturyLink Field. Six guests will enjoy high-quality food and beverages, incredible perks and in-house parking. A suite at CenturyLink Field is the ultimate setting. Fabulous amenities include perfect sight lines, first-class service, and private restrooms. Score! Includes parking, catered food and beverages (and ear-plugs). Game date is Sunday, November 5, 2017, kickoff at 1:05 PM.
A Weeklong Luxury Retreat in Sun Valley
Spend one full week (7 nights) in a luxurious timber-style three bedroom, bath condominium in Sun Valley! Enjoy the beauty and activities of beautiful Sun Valley. Explore great indoor and outdoor activities, including world-class fly fishing, miles of mountain bike trails, golf, horseback riding or winter skiing…then take a short ten minute walk to shopping and five-star dining. Includes access to world-class Zynergy Fitness Center with pools & spas, tennis & squash courts, and fitness studios. Sleeps 6. Mutually agreed upon date. Valid through June 2018.
Masterpiece Dinner and Lecture for Ten Guests
Gary Faigin and Sheila Hughes team up for an evening of intellectual stimulation and culinary enjoyment. Kick off the evening with appetizers and sparking wine, followed by a private lecture from Artist, Educator and Artistic Director Gary Faigin. Gary takes you through “10 European Art Masterworks That Everyone Should See Before They Die,” a lively hour exploring not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe. More than simply a “best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding evening even for the armchair traveler. Following the lecture, Gary will join you and your guests for a three-course European-inspired dinner with wine in the intimate Sherry Grover Gallery, prepared by “Executive” Chef Sheila Hughes. Mutually agreed upon date.
Visit New Zealand
Spend 7 nights at a beautiful New Zealand home nestled above Lake Wakatipu and close to Mount Aspiring National Park. The home is located in the small town of Glenorchy, a true outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Set against a background of native beech forest, and towering mountain ranges covered in thousands of sheep, Glenorchy’s surrounds are nothing short of awe-inspiring. The spectacular landscapes have become a prime location for scenes from movies like Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. While some prefer to soak up the outdoors in more adventurous ways, others may prefer to use this beautiful home as a quiet escape from their busy life. For those who want more adventure, there is the opportunity to participate in activities such as jet boat excursion, trail rides, and photographic tours or you can take advantage of Glenorchy Air and book a helicopter flight into Milford Sound. Your one week use of this gorgeous 2+ bedroom house with spectacular views out every window, includes the use of a Subaru Outback. Mutually agreed upon date.