Document 101905

Charitable Foundation
of the Energy Bar Association
Annual Gala & Silent Auction
October 23, 2013
Thank You to Our
Auction Donors
Silent Auction Contributors List Coming Soon! Thank you to Our Gala Sponsors
2013 Gala Sponsors
Alston & Bird LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
Day Pitney LLP
Denton US LLP
Duncan & Allen
Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer
& Pembroke, P.C.
Hunton & Williams LLP
Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Susan N. Kelly
Sidley Austin LLP K&L Gates LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Van Ness Feldman, LLP
J. Curtis Moffatt
White & Case LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Wright & Talisman, P.C.
Health & Beauty
Discover Aveda
Min. Bid: $135
Aveda: connecting beauty, environment and wellbeing. Discover what Aveda salons can do for you
with this $150 gift card. Perfect time to start the new
year with a new look as it expires January 27, 2014.
Retail Value: $150
Min. Bid: $90
You deserve it. You know you do. Indulge yourself
in a mineral salt bath with brushes, sponges, exfoliators, soaps, lotions, but don’t forget the beaded
gel mask!
Retail Value: $165
Saddle Up!
Min. Bid: $75
Get off the couch and on a pony! Take your kid or grandkid for a
one hour private riding lesson at contributor Holly Rachel
Smith’s farm, Hollybunkport, in Marshall, VA. Connemara pony,
Sixpence, is waiting to saddle up just for you!
Approximate Value: $80
Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Min. Bid: $40
Maurice Chevalier had it right. This adorable
hand-knitted hat (from the hands of a former
CFEBA and EBA President) will keep your little
one’s head warm while this life-sized stuffed
pink puppy, fuzzy blanket, and booties will
keep her cozy!
Approximate Value: $70
Food & Beverage
Texas Style!
Min. Bid: $95
Made in small batches, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in
Austin Texas’ first and oldest distillery. It is micro-distilled in an
old-fashioned pot still, which requires more skill and effort than
modern column stills, but it’s well worth it. Includes:
* three bottles of Tito's Vodka
* fresh roasted shelled peanuts
* a cowboy hat and bandana.. Texas Style!
Approximate Retail Value: $165
Min. Bid: $70
Almost everything you need for Thanksgiving,
complete with turkey hats for your favorite turkeys.
Approximate Retail Value: $125
The Perfect Maine Experience!
Min. Bid: $225
Straight from Portland, Maine, this Sea Bag tote, made
from real sails collected from sailing communities located
all over the world, is filled with goodies to breathe new life
into your sail! Items from Stonewall Kitchen, Vervacious,
Maine Beer Company and Salmon Falls Winery Wine.
Some items included:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Cinnamon Apple Pancake Mix
Pure Maine Maple Syrup
Maine Moose maple candy
Maple Cube
Wild Maine Blueberry Mignonette
Kauai Algea Red Dirt Salt
Hibiscus Powder
2012 Syrah Rosé
2011 Milestone
Approximate Retail Value: $500
Food & Beverage
After Dinner Drink, Anyone?
Min. Bid: $40
How do you end the perfect evening? Coffee with a
kick! Serve up Kona or espresso, with or without Cointreau, Kahlua, or Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Approximate Retail Value: $70
Tea Time
Min. Bid: $45
While Prince George is napping, it’s time
for a spot of tea! Enjoy two kinds of fine
English tea in lovely floral china cups
and nibble on Walkers’ shortbread and
ginger biscuits. Lemon curd and honey
tea spoons are also included in this
Union Jack box.
Approximate Retail Value: $165
“Harder to Get Into Than Heaven”
Min. Bid: $500
No printed menus. No pictures please. Been
referred to by Yelp reviewers as harder to get
into than heaven, well unless you are the
President and First Lady or Drew Barrymore,
etc. Komi serves a multi-course tasting dinner, beginning with a series of mezzethakia
– small, light dishes – and progressing to
heartier flavors, including pasta and a familystyle entrée, followed by desserts. Call for
reservations at least one month in advance
and enjoy one of the most soulful culinary
experiences DC has to offer with this dinner
for four (biggest group Komi will accommodate). Alcohol not included.
Approximate Retail Value: $650
Food & Beverage
Grill Master Basket
Min. Bid: $80
You’ll knock out George Foreman with everything you need to
be the Heavyweight Champion of the Grill! You’ll pack a
punch with your own carrying case of Williams Sonoma grill
tools, a round Char Broil nonstick grill pan, a hamburger grill
basket, BBQ napkins, and a handy copy of Taste of Home
Grill It.
Approximate Retail Value: $140
Texas Treats
Min. Bid: $95
Know someone who's lonesome for a taste of the Lone Star
State? Here is a basket that will be sure to add some Texas
charm to the holidays thanks to the EBA Houston Chapter, which
includes: Texas Wines {RW}, (4)-assorted Texas Beers, pralines,
Texas playing cards, beef jerky, cowboy boot bottle-opener,
Texas Wine Stopper, mints & bandana.
Approximate Retail Value: $170
Backroom Boys
Min. Bid: $95
Savor a good cigar and a
great scotch, and take a
swallow…or several…to go!
Includes: Macallan 15 Year
Old Fine Oak and Neiman
Marcus flask.
Approximate Retail
Value: $175
Gourmet Goodness
Min. Bid: $135
Calling all foodies! Team Van Ness Feldman would like you to experience a taste
of gourmet goodness with this basket.
Included are: 1 Creminelli Tartufo Handcrafted Salami, 1 Creminelli Barolo
Handcrafted Salami, 1 jar of black olive
tapenade, 1 jar of Sabatino Truffled
Honey, Williams Sonoma House Olive
Oil and 25-Year Balsamic Vinegar,
Michael Aram Olive Branch Cheese
Board, Set of 6 Dansk Linen Napkins &
a Set of 6 Dansk Linen Placemats
Approximate Retail Value: $257
Entertainment & Sports
A Holiday Must-See!
Min. Bid: $135
A true holiday classic. Spend an afternoon of quality
time with your favorite lil’ ballerina on December 1, 2013
at 1:30pm at the Kennedy Center.
Approximate Retail Value: $257
Virginia Winery Tour for Two
Min. Bid: $45
A relaxed tour of the best wineries the region has to offer, courtesy
of Reston Limousine.Your driver will be your host for the day, escorting you to two wineries. All you need to do it sit back, enjoy the
scenery, and get ready for a truly special experience! Includes two
seats on our public wine tour, offered every Saturday and Sunday.
Approximate Retail Value: $78
Hakuna Matata!
Min. Bid: $100
It means no worries for the rest of your days! Enjoy watching
Disney’s The Lion King come alive on Saturday July, 5, 2014 at
Approximate Retail Value: $78
If You Can’t Take the Heat...
Min. Bid: $200
Come see the Wizards take on the Miami Heat on
April 14, 2014 at the Verizon Center, four tickets
complete with Acela Club Access, courtesy of
Kaye Scholar LLP.
Approximate Retail Value: $500
Entertainment & Sports
Reading and Relaxation
Min. Bid: $190
The FELJ Board thinks you need to sit back, relax and curl up with a
good EBA Book Club selection, or your new Amazon Kindle Fire!
More books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available, auto-delivered wirelessly than you could imagine in less than one minute, no
matter where you are! And you can stock up on some new Best Sellers with a $50 Amazon gift card. Also included, a case for your new
tablet, selection of herbal tea, aromatherapy candles, a journal (to
write in), fountain pen, cozy throw from Crate & Barrel and a book
light so you don’t prevent your signifcant other from sleeping while
catching up on the the latest Energy Law Journal!
Approximate Retail Value: $285
Duffer’s Delight
Min. Bid: $40
Practice makes perfect with this PGA Tour
Laser Pro Putt Returner, wood tees, Cutter &
Buck tournament glove, Scottish golf mug, and
“I’ve Fallen and Can’t Reach My Putter” tee
Approximate Retail Value: $80
Tour & Tasting Party
Min. Bid: $80
This certificate entitles a party of up to 8 guests
to a tour and tasting, which will include:
* A guided walk through Black Ankle Vineyards’
22 acres of sustainably-grown vineyards
* An in-depth tour of Black Ankle Vineyards’
unique eco-friendly tasting room, which features
strawbale construction, extensive use of materials
grown and harvested on-site, passive-solar design, and living roofs
* A complimentary tasting of a selection of Black
Ankle Vineyards’ wines
Approximate Retail Value: $200
His & Hers
Bid: $70
Michele’s not the only one to rock J. Crew bling!
This gorgeous glittery necklace will complete any
outfit. A mirrored jewelry box will also make you
feel like you’re the First Lady….
Approximate Retail Value: $170
Bid: $200
You’ll be the envy of fashionistas everywhere carrying this
Kate Spade Wellesley tote bag in this season’s it color,
blueberry! Approximate Retail Value: $400
Min. Bid: $95
Travel in style with a leather Timberland dopp kit filled with
Heathcote and Ivory sundries and flash your fancy leather
passport holder from Neiman Marcus!
Approximate Retail Value: $190
Magnificent Messenger
Min. Bid: $65
Your computer will thank you for this Incase
Messenger Bag, stylus, and neoprene
sleeve. Perhaps it won’t crash anymore….
Approximate Retail Value: $130
Totes Awesome!
Min. Bid: $200
This authentic black
patent leather Kate
Spade tote bag with her
signature bow could be
Approximate Retail
Value: $478
Weekend Getaway to St. Michaels, Eastern
Shore Maryland
Min. Bid: $350
A getaway weekend to this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home
in St. Michaels at end of quaint and quiet street overlooking
park with covered bridge and San Domingo Creek (painting
by local artist). One queen bed with private full bathroom
downstairs, 3 bedrooms upstairs (2 queen beds, 1 twin
beds) with shared full bathroom. Powder room off kitchen.
LR, DR, breakfast room, screened-in porch, decks overlooking water and sunset. One block to heart of St. Michaels,
with restaurants, shops and Maritime Museum. Wi-fi, cable,
kayak, canoe, jon boat and bikes included.
Weekend to be mutually agreed over next 12 months (excludes WineFest, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day).
Sheets/towels to be washed and replaced. No pets (sorry!).
Approximate Retail Value: $900
Soothing Shores
Min. Bid: $300
Escape to a southern paradise for a full week of
serene beach combing and relaxation. This threebedroom, two-bath oceanfront vacation condo in
Garden City, South Carolina (near Myrtle Beach)
sleeps eight and it can be yours for a full week.
Available through 2013 and September through December 2014 (subject to prior rental), the condo is
equipped with the conveniences of home AND you
can enjoy that morning cup of coffee or that evening
glass of wine with a sea breeze and ocean view
from your very own balcony! Golfers: located in
close proximity to the South Strand.
Approximate Retail Value: $800
Hollywood Dreaming
Min. Bid: $300
Always dream of being a famous
actor in Hollywood? Well wake up,
you are an energy attorney! Instead
enjoy a different dream with this 2
night stay in a deluxe room in Hollywood, FLORIDA at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.
Approximate Retail Value:
Forget Napa! Come Sample the Wonders
& Wines of Sonoma County
Min. Bid: $2,900
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa sits in
the idyllic California’s renowned wine country, replete with an abundance of nearby wineries, epicurean delights, and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy
extraordinary cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa surrounded by exquisitely manicured grounds in the
heart of Sonoma. The highlight of the trip is a personalized five hour tour of the Sonoma Valley in a
chauffeured luxury Sedan. The Fairmont Sonoma
Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate elegant oasis, a AAA Four-Diamond resort blessed by natural
mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters
have graced this site. Today, the resort is proud to be one of the only luxury Spa resorts in the
country with its own source of thermal mineral water. Whether you are first-time visitors or veteran wine tasters, you'll enjoy an enlightening, fun-filled day in this picturesque region.
Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan
• Daily complimentary wine tastings in the hotel lobby
• Complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival
• Free concierge reservation service
First Class air quote available upon request. Car rental available upon request.
Approximate Retail Value: $5000
Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. A 30 day advance reservation is required.
No blackout dates.