The most exciting news from across the pond this week has got to be the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant! Princess Kate is in her early stages of her pregnancy and was hospitalized for three-days for severe morning sickness. Her condition has many speculating that the duchess might be carrying twins, since this appears to affect mothers who carry twins more frequently than a mother carrying one baby. Her highness in not even 12-weeks apparently but the news has everyone in the media buzzing and celebs and dignitaries alike are sending their congradulatory messages to the happy couple.
This Saturday the 25th, from 3-6pm, The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen is hosting Wine Tasting for a Cause, a fundraiser that will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Partake in an afternoon tour of more than 20 organic, sustainable, and biodynamic European wines, along with passed Mediterranean bites such as crab croquetas, arancini rice balls and chickpea fritters. There will also be a cheese and charcuterie station. This walking tasting event features tables dedicated to French, Italian, and Spanish wines (tres magnifique). Gift certificates to The Tangled Vine and other NYC restaurants, as well as wine glass sets and other items will also be auctioned off during the event. Tickets are a minimum donation of $50 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Reservations can be made by calling 646-863-3896.
Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.
I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.
Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.
How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.
There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!
The American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Hamptons Summer Bash, Festive in Flip Flops, will be held on Saturday, August 20th at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Bid summer adieu out in the Hamptons while sipping on cocktails, enjoying dinner and dancing, and supporting the fight against cancer.
- Cocktails at 6:30pm,
- Dinner and dancing at 7:30pm
- Live and silent auctions!
- DRESS: Festive and Summery!
- Individual Tickets: $500 – Table of Ten: $4,500
- Gold Sponsor: $25,000 (Two premium tables for ten and recognition at the event)
- Silver Sponsor: $10,000 (One preferred table for ten and Silver Sponsor recognition at the event)
- For tickets, contact Tedd Smith: 631.300.3175 or
Anthem Entertainment is excited for its annual "Children Around the World" Charity Date Auction! Attendees can bid on 15 of Boston's best looking, successful and most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes; each auctionee includes a fabulous date with dinner, drinks and a fun activity around the city.
From 6-7 PM, enjoy complementary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while mingling with the auctionees. The auction begins promptly at 7:00 PM.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Boston Children's Chorus, a multi-racial and ethnic arts education organization, and Children of South Africa, a charity benefiting orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa. Come support two inspiring organizations while having some fun bidding and mingling!
Come celebrate the launch of Made To Give, an admirable project that provides one-of-a-kind handmade dolls to children suffering from devastating conditions worldwide. This year, Made To Give is partnering with the RedLight Children, an organization whose mission is to end child slavery and exploitation.
Made to Give's founder, Nicole Kim, has a unique premise. Sometimes all it takes is a little doll to find comfort, so she has connected with over a hundred artists who will make their own unique, personally inspired dolls. These dolls will be donated to children that are suffering around the world to not only provide hope--but love.
Eric Clapton sold 138 lots in total at a recent auction at Bonhams auctioneers in New York, which included 75 guitars from his personal collection. Hoards of fans from the far corners attended the event with the proceeds going to the Crossroads Center in Antigua, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility that Clapton himself co-founded in 1998.
The top selling item was his 1948 Gibson hollow body guitar that went for an astounding $83,000, nearly three times it's estimated value of $30,000. Clapton also sold a replica of his "Blackie" Fender Stratocaster for a very respectable $30,000.
Lady Gaga is auctioning off the silver triangular trio necklace designed by Brian Lichtenberg that she wore in the "Poker Face" video to the lowest bidder on Winnit.com, a reverse auction website co-founded by Nick Lachey.
The auction begins June 15 and ends June 24. All proceeds will go to Gaga's charity of choice, The Lupus Foundation. To participate, users must pay one dollar each time a bid for the lowest, unique amount is placed. At the close of the auction, the user who holds the bid closest to zero - and is the only person to hold that exact bid - will be the winner.
If you missed out on the opportunity to buy a wad of Elvis Presley’s hair at auction for over $15,000, there is still a chance to fulfill your desire for jumpsuits, sequins, and slick-backed, pomaded hair. Mississippi entrepreneur and all around Elvis fanatic Paul MacLeod has spent years collecting and organizing endless piles of memorabilia related the rock icon in his Southern-traditional, antebellum style home in Holly Springs, MS, to create Graceland Too, an active tribute to the hip shaking superstar. Where the once typical attraction to the small country town was the architecture of houses such as MacLeod’s, Graceland Too has usurped all other attractions become the number one feature of the community’s tourism bureau. This tourism destination is summed up on a poster adorning the establishment’s entryway which, lacking appropriate punctuation, reads: “The Universes Galaxys Planets Worlds Ultimate Elvis Fans."
Obsessive fans will do anything to get closer to their favorite artists. There is even a black-market for over enthusiastic fans to buy used pieces of clothing, half-eaten sandwiches and even snotty tissues so long as they were blown by “so-and-so.” The collector’s item that typically divides the true-blue fans from the shady stalkers is the lock of hair.
Which is exactly what certain fans of Fall Out Boy will receive if they preorder the band’s new album, Believers Never Die. The select group of superfans, known as the “Overcast Kids,” will receive a lock of bassist Pete Wentz’s hair along with a special gift package if they cough up the $130 for the special edition package of the band’s greatest hits album.