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Vacations, Staycations, Food and Fun Coming to a Good Hope Gala Near You

It’s gala season! If a night of celebration, dancing, and good drinks with great people aren’t enough to convince you to grab a ticket to our upcoming Good Hope Gala, maybe our auction items will.

In ten days, we’ll set up shop at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for our biggest event of the year. And our big events come with big auction items. Whether you’ve been thinking about a vacation here or abroad, a staycation in town or you just want to eat good food, our auction has you covered.

Check out a few of this year’s auction items:

Beach Week!
Yes, beach + seven days. Spend a week at a six-bedroom beach house in Duck, NC with ocean views, sunset boardwalk strolls, and activities on the Green in this beautiful sound to sea family community. Enjoy the amenities of the development, including a gym, indoor pool, tennis and racquetball courts, or venture out to fine dining, watersports, shopping, and art galleries! Duck hosts yoga and movies on the Green, an annual, nationally-recognized Jazz Festival in October, and never fails to deliver the wonder of magic shows at the amphitheater. Venture to local favorites Kill Devil Grill or The Blue Point restaurant with the included gift certificates for fresh seafood and fun! This vacation package has everything you need (including a private hot tub and volleyball court!) for a much-needed family getaway.

Snow and Sun in Tahoe
Hit the slopes for a dreamy week-long winter escape or soak in the sunshine on Lake Tahoe, nestled in the gorgeous Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known for its beaches, crystal waters, and ski resorts, this package gives you the flexibility to enjoy either season! The luxury three bedroom townhome has a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and a deck with golf and mountain views. With access to The Pavilion, you’ll be sure to find an activity for everyone; whether it’s enjoying family and adult swimming pools, a children’s water park, playground, fitness center with exercise classes, tennis courts, spa, restaurant, and a beautiful golf course! Free continental breakfast also and 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles included.

A London getaway.
Experience the splendor of London, England while staying in this two-bedroom, two-bath flat located on a lovely Georgian street in posh Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London. You may even catch a glimpse of neighbors, David and Victoria Beckham, as you walk to Kensington Palace, Portobello Road, or Notting Hill! In just a few tube stops, you can find yourself in the heart of Central London enjoying high tea, visiting the Tate Modern, or exploring Borough Market, one of London’s largest and oldest food markets. With 5th floor balcony views overlooking lawn tennis courts, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, a washer and dryer in the apartment, and a porter to greet you, you may never want to leave! Sleeps four comfortably, and includes 225,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles included.

Keeping it D.C.
Start your night dining at ThinkFoodGroup’s Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, China Chilcano, or Zaytinya. Let the night carry you to a riveting performance at the cutting edge and ever-engaging Woolly Mammoth Theatre with your Opening Night season subscription, then join the cast and creative team for a post-show reception! End the activities with a nightcap at your hotel–the magnificent high-end Kimpton Hotel Monaco — amid a swirl of boutique charm and embellished Greek and European classical styles. Or break up the experiences and treat yourself to different staycation combos and day adventures throughout the year!

All the Food a Foodie Can Eat
Indulge your inner foodie by experiencing an incredible walking, eating and history tour with Carpe DC Food Tours through U Street corridor. The five stops sample diverse cuisines, include one beverage tasting, and explore cultural landmarks you never knew existed. And it doesn’t end there–enjoy an exclusive reservation to Rose’s Luxury, learn from the pizza masters of Pizza Paradiso, tour and taste the magic of DC Brau Brewery, and dine at the divine Little Serow, The Dabney and Founding Farmers and more! It will certainly leave you full and merry!

And that’s not all. To find out what else we’re auctioning off, join us at this year’s Good Hope Gala on Saturday, May 11 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  We’ve got some big surprises in store, with special celebrity guests and even more fabulous vacations (did someone say RIO!?) and more!


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