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The Silent Auction at our Annual Fall Country Luncheon was an Amazing Success!

Thanks to our Auction Chair Georgina Schaeffer for organizing our largest auction to date! The amount and quality of items was remarked upon by all and the bidding was lively.

Our sincerest thanks to our generous auction item donors and to all of the winning bidders. Your auction purchase helps to protect the unparalleled scenic beauty and natural resources of the land we all love and call home!

One-year VIP Pass for Two at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue

Two passes for any and all events held at Akindale Farm through December 2019 – including their Kentucky Derby Party.

Generously donated by Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue

Valued at $700
Minimum Bid $225


Five Days in Carribean Paradise

Four-Bedroom Villa at Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica for 2 to 8 guests.

Generously donated by Monica G-S and Ali Wambold

Valued at $12,500+
Minimum Bid $4000


The Ultimate Baby Gift Basket from Charlotte Taylor

A charming fox-themed basket, filled with a fox stuffy, fox car seat canopy, fox swaddle, and more!

Generously donated by Charlotte Taylor

Valued at $150
Minimum bid $75


A Stunning Pair of Agate Bookends from Creel and Gow

Sophisticated and chic. A new way to anchor your books.

Generously donated by Creel and Gow

Valued at $400
Minimum bid $200


Twilight Dinner for Eight at Turkey Hollow

Gather some friends and share the magic of a summer evening streamside! Wine and dine in the rustic cabin known as Turkey Hollow. Wine provided by Hannah and Duke Buchan. Tamarack Preserve will take care of everything else!

Generously donated by Tamarack Preserve & Hannah and Duke Buchan

Valued at “Priceless!”
Minimum bid $500


Handsome, Handcrafted Dopp Kit by Hopper

In Natural Veg Tan Leather, lined with light cotton. One exterior pocket, finished with the signature Hopper ‘H’ zipper pull.

Generously donated by Hopper Goods

Valued at $550
Minimum bid $225


The Quintessential Sunglasses

Morgenthal Fredericks “Piper” Aviators. Handmade with titanium frames.

Generously donated by Morgenthal Fredericks

Valued at $495
Minimum bid $225


Two Tickets to see the New York Giants with VIP Parking

Cheer on the New York Giants from the Touchdown Club as they take on the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.

Generously donated by the Masciotti & Hamedl Family

Valued at $590
Minimum bid $250


Two for Two from Orvis

One-hour shooting lesson and a one-hour casting lesson for two people at Orvis Sandanona.

Generously donated by Orvis Sandanona

Valued at $295
Minimum bid $150


Sunday Lunch for Six from The Farmer’s Wife

Visit the Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale and enjoy a specially prepared three-course lunch for six or make it a picnic and take it to go.

Generously donated by The Farmer’s Wife

Valued at $200
Minimum bid $100


A Day at the Races

Enjoy a day at the races for two. Includes lunch at the Reading Room after which you’ll view the action from the Melhados’ box at Saratoga Raceway in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York.

Generously donated by Noel and Seth Melhado

Valued at $500
Minimum bid $250


Alicia Adams Alpaca Throw

“Cable Craze” throw – Curl up with this fabulously soft and comfy 100% baby alpaca throw.

Generously donated by Alicia Adams Alpaca

Valued at $865
Minimum bid $375


Assael Pearl Earrings

Assael – The most magnificent pearls in the world. Classic and elegant South Sea cultured pearl drop earrings, set in a pair of 18 carat yellow gold hooks with 56 diamonds totaling .25 carats.

Generously donated by Christina Lang Assael

Valued at $3,800
Minimum bid $1,300


Shopping Spree at Bonpoint

Visit the Madison Avenue Boutique and be charmed by the possibilities.

Generously donated by Bonpoint

Valued at $500
Minimum bid $225


Dine at Cafe Les Baux

Whether for lunch or dinner, you’re sure to enjoy this local favorite.

Generously donated by Cafe Les Baux

Valued at $100
Minimum bid $60


Ferragamo Tote

Blue Lambskin Salvatore Ferragamo tote featuring top handles, an embossed logo, and gold-tone hardware. Measures 12.5” X 11.5”

Generously donated by Salvatore Ferragamo

Valued at $2,300
Minimum bid $500


Field-to-Glass Experience from Hillrock Distillery

Take home a bottle of Hillrock Solera aged bourbon whiskey – estate grown and handcrafted right here in the Hudson Valley – then visit the distillery for a tour and tasting for eight. Hillrock is proud to be one of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world and the first in the USA.

Generously donated by Hillrock Estate Distillery

Valued at $240
Minimum bid $125


Dinner for Two at the James Beard House

A food enthusiast’s dream! Located in the former townhouse of celebrated cookbook author and chef James Beard, the James Beard House is known as New York’s best-kept gastronomic secret. Choose from over 20 dining events, held monthly, featuring multi-course dinners prepared by guest chefs from around the world.

Generously donated by The James Beard Foundation

Valued at $360
Minimum bid $225


Aveda Signature Facial at Marion Salon/Spa

Look good. Feel good. Enjoy a 60-minute Aveda Signature Facial, Shampoo and Blow-dry.

Generously donated by Marion Salon/Spa

Valued at $140
Minimum bid $80


Farm to Table Feast for Four at Troutbeck

Farm to table feast for four at this revived and renewed historic country manor in Amenia, NY. Includes two bottles of house wine.

Generously donated by Troutbeck

Valued at $400
Minimum bid $250


“Autumn’s Turn” by A. Trevor McWilliams

View of Pugsley Hill. 24” X 36” giclee on canvas reproduction. Published in an edition of 50.

Generously donated by The McWilliams Family

Valued at $600
Minimum bid $400


J.McLaughlin Cashmere Scarf

A perfect addition to your fall look. 100% cashmere, cream/camel reversible scarf. 71”L X 25.5” W, 4” fringe.

Generously donated by J.McLaughlin

Valued at $268
Minimum bid $125


An Unforgettable Experience: The New York Ballet

Two Premium Seats to any New York City Ballet in the 2018-2019 season, including The Nutcracker

Generously donated by Darren Henault Interiors

Valued at $350
Minimum bid $200


12 Lovely Bottles of CH. de L’auche Champagne

This is how the vintner describes it: A perfectly-blended, accomplished Champagne with great vinosity yet still light. Enhanced by the reserve wines and the time spent maturing in our cellars. Great complexity between its young aromas and those that developed as it aged in our cellars.

Generously donated by Nazareth and Mario Rinaldi

Valued at $560
Minimum bid $250


Hayward Envelope Clutch

Venetian brocade envelope clutch with magnetic closure. Exterior, signature “H” hardware at center. Zip compartment under flap with wristlet strap. Suede lining. Measures 9.5” X 6.5”

Generously donated by Hayward Luxury

Valued at $1890
Minimum bid $400


Farm-fresh Lamb from High Field Farm

Fill your freezer with High Field Farm’s free-range, grass-fed lamb. Approximate weight: 50 lbs. Pick up at the farm; packed and frozen. Plenty to share among you and your friends!

Generously donated by Uphill Farm, LLC

Valued at $500
Minimum bid $200


A Mix of Country and City from Katie Ridder

Refresh your coffee table look with a mix of country and city. Top interior designer Katie Ridder has assembled some of her favorite books and objects. Includes eight books on gardening and design, a carved box, and blue quartz.

Generously donated by Katie Ridder, Inc.

Valued at $400
Minimum bid $225


Men’s Grooming Box and Accessories from Le Labo

Handmade from reclaimed oak, this box includes all your grooming essentials. Includes: shaving cream, after shave balm, face lotion, beard oil, face bronzer, and styling concrete. Body-Hair-Face set includes: shower gel, hand pomade, body lotion, hand soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

Generously donated by Le Labo

Valued at $545
Minimum bid $225


Guided Field Hunt and Lunch for Four at Mashomack

Spend a day at Mashomack, the 1,900-acre private sporting preserve in Pine Plains, NY, that offers the discerning gunner excellent shooting combined with first-class hospitality.

Generously donated by Mashomack Preserve Club

Valued at $800
Minimum bid $400


Portrait Session with Chani Churchill

A portrait session for a beloved child, dog, horse, or family. A shoot generally lasts one to two hours. All images will be delivered on USB at full resolution.

Generously donated by Chani Churchill Photography

Valued at $500
Minimum bid $250


Signature Tory Burch Bag

Saffiano leather, adjustable shoulder strap, gold tone hardware, and Tory Burch gold logo. Measures 8.5” X 6” X 2.5.”

Generously donated by Tory Burch Ltd

Valued at $425
Minimum bid $200


Private Hunt with the Sandanona Harehounds followed by Tea

The perfect way to enjoy the Millbrook countryside. A Saturday private hunt following the Sandanona Harehounds on foot with 20 of your friends and family on a date to be mutually agreed in November/December 2018 or August/September 2019. Either beagles or bassets will hunt rabbits. Children are welcome. After hunting, you and your guests are invited to Fitch’s Corner, home of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, for tea. A copy of Sandanona Harehounds, Beagling and Basseting in Millbrook, An Illustrated History, is included.

Generously donated by Elizabeth B. Park MB, MBH and Gary L. Dycus MB, MBH, Joint Masters, Sandanona Harehounds, and Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels

Valued at “Priceless”
Minimum bid $500


Honey – Be Good

Joe Krein of 5 Arrows Beekeeping will help you start your very own hive with a starter kit donated by Betterbee Supply and 10 hours of his beekeeping services. He’ll teach you how to do it yourself or if you prefer he’ll tend the hive for you. Either way, you get wonderful honey and help save the bees one hive at a time.

Generously donated by Betterbee and 5 Arrows Beekeeping

Valued at $500
Minimum bid $300


Christopher Spitzmiller Hand-Made Cache Pot

Known for his one-of-a-kind lamps and ceramics, Christopher Spitzmiller has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and more. Take home a hand-made cache pot which measures 7” h X 9.5” w. Included is Christopher’s very own organic honey, jam, and pickled green tomatoes made at Clove Brook Farm in Millbrook.

Generously donated by Christopher Spitzmiller

Valued at $900
Minimum bid $250


Fly with Kate

Enjoy magnificent views during a 45 minute flight with FAA Certified Pilot and Flight Instructor Katelynn Kearney (2-3 people)

Generously donated by Fly with Kate, LLC

Valued at $375
Minimum bid $200


Adventure for your Dog

One-hour intro to dog agility training at Windy Hill Farm with local resident, Lisa Brown, trainer of field-bred English Cocker Spaniels and competitive agility trainer. Dog with basic obedience skills will learn more and have more fun!

Generously donated by Windy Hill Farm/Lisa and Hob Brown

Valued at “Priceless”
Minimum bid $300


A Selection of Books from Local Authors

There’s a lot of talent here – Take home a selection of books from some of our local authors: A Place to Call Home by Gil Schafer; Life at the Top by Kirk Henckels; A House in the Country by Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder; and Peter Pennoyer Architects by Peter Pennoyer.

Generously donated by Kirk Henckels, Peter Pennoyer Architects, and G.P. Schafer Architect

Valued at $260
Minimum bid $100


“Reclining Fox” by Peggy Kauffman

Renowned sporting arts sculptor Peggy Kauffman has created this beautiful cast resin fox. Open edition. Measures 3” h X 11.5” l, 2.5” d.

Generously donated by Peggy Kauffman

Valued at $100
Minimum bid $50


Bespoke Hand-made Walking Stick by John Glaister

Beautifully crafted using local wood, antler horns, and other choice materials, this walking stick will be made-to-measure with the winner’s choice of details.

Generously donated by John Glaister

Valued at “Priceless”
Minimum bid $250


Enchanted Garden

Take home a basket of Zibby Tozer’s garden must-haves. Includes: copy of Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley, magazines to inspire, assortment of garden tools, apron, knee pad, pretty gloves, vase, watering can, bug spray, and the perfect wide-brimmed hat.

Generously donated by Zibby Tozer

Valued at $200
Minimum bid $100



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