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Holiday Party and Auction

Monday, December 2, 2013 Lifestyle Series - Members Only Networking

Holiday PartyYou are cordially invited to the FWSF Annual Meeting and Holiday Party to be held at Wells Fargo Penthouse in downtown San Francisco.

SPECIAL OFFER: Save $10 on Holiday Party registration with 2014 FWSF Membership Renewal.

Once again, we will be holding a live auction for a chance to purchase unique holiday gifts for those special people on your list. Proceeds from the auction benefit the FWSF Endowment.


A selection of items that are available from the auction (scroll down below registration buttons for more details on the auction items): Download pdf with auction item descriptions.

  • Sailing on the Bay
  • Overnight at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero + Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Dinner at Gather Restaurant + Berkeley Rep Tickets
  • Executive Coaching with Heidi Kraft
  • Style Consultation with Anthea Tolomei
  • Gift Certificate from Nina McLemore Boutique
  • Dry Creek Sonoma Weekend Retreat
  • dress Certificate
  • Initial Naturopathic Consult with Dr. Thalia
  • Sweat, Swim & Relax at the Nob Hill Spa
  • Tuck and Tone Together (Bar Method)
  • Gutter Cleaning/Roof Inspection from Eastwind Roofing
  • Music & Dining in San Francisco
  • San Jose Sharks Tickets
  • Dinner & Theater in historic Union Square
  • Earring & Necklace Sets from Premier Designs Jewelry (4 lots)
  • Artwork: "Reef" Painting by artist Valerie Scott

More details on the auction items below.

Register by December 1st



SPECIAL OFFER $10 Off Holiday Party with FWSF Membership Renewal


Auction Items

(This list is updated as items are finalized)

Day on the Bay with Annika!
Have you ever dreamed of being on one of those beautiful sailboats that you see gliding through the San Francisco Bay waters? Now is your chance. Join Mary Ann Munro and Jon Turner for an afternoon sail onboard Annika, a Beneteau First 45. This one of a kind sailboat is available to a party of 4. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served following the sail.
Mary Ann Munro/Jon Turner - Estimated value $800

Executive Coaching Services
Heidi Kraft, founder of Kraft Your Success, is an Executive and Team Coach. She combines her solid business experience with her passion to help individuals and teams develop the leadership skills and behaviors that improve performance. Heidi is highly recommended for her insightful, intuitive and action-oriented approach. She balances her pragmatism with her natural flair for bringing creativity and innovation to her process. She enables success and quick results through accountability and has coached her clients to make significant strides in their professional (and personal lives). Some of these successes have included transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneur, rebranding and establishing a new image within an industry, helping thought leaders become more well-rounded leaders through more effective manners of communicating, and enhancing overall fulfillment and work engagement.
Heidi Kraft - Valued at $1,000
ONE FULL MONTH: Includes 2-3 sessions, customized assignments, check-in calls

Fun Night in San Francisco
You'll receive a one-night stay, including breakfast for two at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, the only AAA Four Diamond downtown hotel. The hotel is situated on the Embarcadero waterfront across from the historic Ferry Building. Guests of the Hyatt Regency enjoy immediate access and views to both the Financial District and the San Francisco Bay. You'll also receive two tickets to a Beach Blanket Babylon performance, America's longest musical revue in theatre history and hailed as "a constant cascade of show stoppers" by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero – Estimated value $275
Beach Blanket Babylon – Estimated value $102

Style Consultation with Anthea
Have you invested time and money on your career, but forgot the vital step in product development: your image? Dive into your signature style under the expert guidance of Anthea Tolomei in one of two exceptional experiences. Learn how to shop first in your own closet and how to shop with purpose in your favorite department store (A Closet Evaluation), OR create a style plan showing step by step how to achieve a style you've always wanted at a price you can afford (Style Definition Consult). Anthea is a style and fashion educator whose travels have taken her to closets all across the U.S., including many just like yours.
Anthea Tolomei– Estimated value $250-350

Nina McLemore Boutique Certificate
Nina McLemore designs suiting, casual and evening wear in elegant, understated styles with great fit and impeccable tailoring using luxurious and colorful fabrics from Europe and silks from Asia. The Nina McLemore Boutique is located at 233 Grant Avenue, 3rd Floor in San Francisco.
Molly Vatinel, Nina McLemore Boutique - $300 value

Award Winning Theater & Dining in Berkeley
Start the evening at Gather restaurant featuring daily-changing menus that range from braised meats and whole roasted fish to brick oven pizzas and composed vegetable dishes all inspired by the local farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. San Francisco Magazine and the New York Times summed it up by calling Gather the "Omnivore's Solution" and a "Michael Pollan book come to life." Then, experience the magic of live theater at locally beloved and nationally renowned Berkeley Rep. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968.
Gather Restaurant Gift Certificate - $125 value
Berkeley Rep Gift Certificate - $150 value

Exclusive Dry Creek Sonoma Weekend Retreat
Enjoy a two night stay, for two guests, at the secluded Trattore Estate Wines Vineyard Guest House. The Guest House has a deck overlooking 40 acres of hillside vineyards and orchards. Includes a private tour of the vineyard and olive oil mill. Plus tasting of the estate wines and olive oils. For dinner, the two guests will head into Healdsburg for Italian fare at Scopa Restaurant, arguably the best restaurant around – Buon Appetito!
Trattore Wines and Dry Creek Olive Company - Estimated value $1,200
Scopa Restaurant - Estimated value $100

dress Certificate
dress is the ultimate destination for boutique shopping in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the Marina neighborhood, dress showcases well edited collections from top contemporary designers as well as the latest need-to-know emerging labels. Shop dress for the best new season fashion and updated classics alongside wardrobe essentials from premium denim and casual lifestyle lines.
dress Gift Certificate - $200 value

Sweat, Swim & Relax at the Nob Hill Spa
From swimming to group exercise, the Y offers a variety of classes and programs including yoga, boot camp, TRX, martial arts, and zumba. Offered at convenient times each day, the wide variety provides something for every interest and ability! Once your workout is complete, retreat to an alluring sanctuary of indulgence and pampering at the Nob Hill Spa located in The Huntington Hotel. Facilities include an indoor relaxation pool, whirlpool, a gym, locker rooms w/steam and sauna. Let go of your stress and worry – and discover an incomparable oasis named by the Chronicle as "one of the most luxurious spaces in the city."
Presidio YMCA – One-month family membership - $269 value
Nob Hill Spa – Facilities day passes for two (2) - $90 value

Initial Naturopathic Consult with Dr. Thalia
When juggling career, family and more, it is imperative to feel optimal. Dr. Thalia treats concerns like fatigue, weight gain, sleep issues and more. She specializes in digestive conditions, hormone disorders, and autoimmune disease. During the 1½-hour consult, she will take a thorough history and educate you on how your seemingly unrelated symptoms can be related. She may suggest particular testing to better understand the root causes of your concerns. Based on your history and testing, she will create a customized plan to address your concerns naturally via herbs, vitamins, and diet/lifestyle. By removing health barriers, you are better able to fulfill your goals and potential.
Dr. Thalia Farshchian - $370 value 

Gutter Cleaning/Roof Inspection from Eastwind Roofing
Clogged gutters cause the rain to back up and potentially break down the actual roofing material leading to costly leaks or other damage. Eastwind Roofing recommends getting your gutters professionally cleaned at least twice per year to avoid leaks. Eastwind Roofing is a local, FWSF board member owned roofing company specializing in repair work, gutter cleaning and new roofs.
Colleen & Don Lingane – Estimated value $179

Includes one gutter cleaning and a roof inspection.

Tuck and Tone Together
The Bar Method is a complete, one-hour workout that efficiently changes student's bodies. It works by targeting problem areas, improving posture, and safely strengthening and slimming down muscles. The Bar Method puts special focus on giving every student personal support to help them achieve their individual goals. Invite up to 25 friends (guys too!) to experience a private 1-hour class at the San Francisco-Marina studio to learn the essentials of The Bar Method. Discover how much fun it is to tuck and tone together!
The Bar Method San Francisco (Marina location) – Estimated value $600

Music & Dining in San Francisco
You will be attending a performance by concertmaster Alexander Barantschik, who will be playing Mendelssohn's other Violin Concerto, composed at the astonishing age of 12. The concert also features Piazzolla's sultry Melodia-Libertango and Britten's Simple Symphony, used in the beguiling soundtrack to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom. Enjoy dinner at Jardinière before or after the concert. Jardinière, opened in 1997, is housed in a beautiful landmark building in San Francisco's chic Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights of the elegant setting, designed by Pat Kuleto, include a gorgeous bar and stunning staircase. The highly refined and sensual food of Chef/Owner Traci Des Jardins is a celebration of Northern California's best seasonal bounty prepared with classic French technique. The J Lounge features a full list of specialty cocktails and wines and offers a variety of creative lounge food and small plates.
San Francisco Symphony - Two (2) tickets for the January 24, 2014 performance of Barantschik & Friends – $126 value
Jardinière Restaurant Gift Certificate - $200 value

Dinner & Theater in historic Union Square
Enjoy dinner for two in the Westin St. Francis at Michael Mina's BOURBON STEAK, a modern American steakhouse with contemporary fare utilizing seasonal West Coast ingredients. Menu favorites include: Brandt Farms Short Rib, Truffled Mac & Cheese, Roasted Hollander Farms Veal Chop, Brown Butter Skate Wing, Maine Lobster Pot Pie, and do not forget the beignets with Macallan scotch custard. After dinner, the couple can walk around the block to enjoy any preview performance at the internationally renowned American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). A.C.T. nurtures the art of live theater through intensive actor training in its conservatory and is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking productions of classical works and bold explorations of contemporary playwriting. You may even see the next Danny Glover, Annette Bening, Denzel Washington, or Benjamin Bratt, who are all A.C.T. trained.
Michael Mina's BOURBON STEAK Gift Certificate - $100 value
American Conservatory Theater Gift Certificate - $100 value

Sharks Tickets
Four tickets to the San Jose Sharks game against the Minnesota Wild for December 12, 2013 at the SAP Center. Section 128, Row 8, Seats 11-14. Also includes reserved parking at the SAP Center.
Donated by Robert Half Management Resources - $581 value

Jewelry Pairings: Earrings & Necklace Sets
Four separate lots, to be bid on separately, featuring matched earring and necklaces from Premier Designs Jewelry. See images below!
Estimated value $100, per set featured below 







Artwork: "Reef" Painting
Valerie Scott is an Abstract Expressionist painter inspired by contemporary masters including Jasper Johns and Richard Diebenkorn. "Reef" is an acrylic, gel medium and varnish on a wood panel. See image below.
Value 400.00

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