Oceana’s fifth annual SeaChange Summer Party guarantees to be a beautiful evening and nothing is more exciting than the 2012 Auction. Previous auctions have raised over $275,000, with proceeds aiding in restoration of our oceans and protecting sea creatures. This year’s event includes covetable big-ticket items that are also featured on Charitybuzz, the online charity auction site.
"Charitybuzz is proud to be a long-time partner of Oceana, raising funds year-round for the organization's incredible work conserving and restoring the world's vital marine ecosystems. The SeaChange Summer Party Auction is one of our favorites, and we're excited to help raise a significant amount by auctioning 24 once-in-a-lifetime experiences and coveted items. We hope supporters around the world will make a bid to give," said Coppy Holzman, CEO and Founder of Charitybuzz.
There will be over 60 items being auctioned off in the name of ocean conservation, including exotic vacations, lux items and even an education. LadyLUX highlights ten favorites that might pique your interest.
Fisker Karma luxury sedan signed by Henrik Fisker
The Fisker Karma is the first car with Electric Vehicle Extended Range technology, making it the world’s best responsible luxury sedan. The Karma can be plugged in or filled up, resulting in a CO2 output lower than all the available hybrids on the market. The vehicle features a large solar glass roof that will soak up the sun and charge its own 12-volt battery to regulate the interior accessories. No ordinary hybrid, the Karma has an impressive 403 horsepower and 959 pounds of torque.
Dancing with the Stars VIP tickets & Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles getaway, plus $500 mad money
This one-of-a-kind experience includes two VIP tickets to the live broadcast of Dancing with the Stars season 15 results show. The package also includes a two-night stay for two guests in the exclusive club level guestroom at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles. The winner will also receive plush robes from the hotel and $500 courtesy of Oceana.
Mikimoto necklace of diamonds and black pearls
This spectacular necklace is from the Mikimoto Infinity Collection and features Black South Sea cultured pearls and detachable Black South Sea pendant with 2.30cts of diamonds set in 18k white gold. The intense color of the naturally black pearls is produced by black-lipped oysters in the waters off Tahiti and Okinawa.
British Columbia Wilderness Adventure for 3 Nights at King Pacific Lodge, plus $1,000 for airfare
The lucky winners will experience luxurious accommodations at the premier King Pacific Lodge located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The package includes a champagne welcome reception, gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited use of classic canoes and rowboats, and more.
7-Day Yacht Charter to the Caribbean in 2013 Aboard HEMISPHERE, the Largest Luxury Sailing Catamaran in the World
Ten lucky sailing enthusiasts will have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill of HEMISPHERE, which at 145ft is the world's largest luxury sailing catamaran. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to spend 8 Days/7 nights in the Caribbean where he or she will benefit from Captain Gavin’s 8 years of diving experience. With bespoke itineraries custom created for each charter, there is no better way to explore the pristine delights of these tropical islands. Areas of opportunity include the British Virgin Islands and/or the Leeward Islands including the fabulous St. Barth’s!
Harry Winston's Avenue C Lady's Watch in White Gold with Diamonds
A timeless piece, this beautiful diamond Avenue C Lady's Quartz watch is exquisite and refined. The case and bezel are handset with the finest Harry Winston diamonds and features a white gold case.
Rejuvenate at the Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort property, is a delightful retreat that embodies the spirit of Baja. The package includes a three-night stay in an ocean view casita for two, daily breakfast at Cocina del Mar and a special welcome amenity upon arrival.
Immediate Entrance and One-Year Tuition for University Montessori
Going directly to the head of the class, your child will bypass the three-year waiting list at the University Montessori, located on the UC Irvine campus. As one of the most coveted schools in Orange County, University Montessori School of Irvine is NAEYC accredited and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society. This package includes tuition for the September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014 school term, initial registration fee, and a teddy bear with child-sized t-shirt.
Hervé Léger gift certificate
Hervé Léger by Max Azria captures the allure of the modern, powerful woman with its exclusive couture and dynamic ready-to-wear collections. The winner is rewarded with a $2500 gift certificate and private shopping experience with a Hervé Leger stylist at South Coast Plaza.
Trek the Atacama Region of Chile for 7 Nights with explora ATACAMA
The Atacama Desert is found along the coast of Chile in South America. Diverse and unusual forms of wildlife have found ways to develop in the midst of high volcanoes, salt flats, lagoons and ravines. The winning package features an all-inclusive seven-night stay at the Hotel de Larche Resort for two, three meals per day, an open bar and daily explorations with bilingual guides and equipment.