The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
invites you to
A Black and White Soiree
Saturday • June 10th • 6:30 pm
Hosted by the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Proceeds from this event underwrite free student programming at the RJD
Reserve Online or by calling the Museum at (508) 997-1401 for ticketing price levels
If you are unable to attend but would like to support
Educational Programs at the RJD, Donate Online
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1 Week at Casa Feliz San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende…that magical small town located in central Mexico…an oasis of tranquility. Sophisticated, intellectually stimulating and beautiful, San Miguel attracts thousands of visitors each year. Nestled at 6,000 feet just 3.5 hours north of Mexico City, it boasts a flawless climate of sunny days and cool nights year round. Fly into the regional airport Leon (BJX) & spend a week in Casa Feliz.
Casa Feliz accommodates 6 people with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. It is a gem of a home, just a short level walk from the town’s Historic District, on a quiet cul-de-sac in the most desirable section of town. Spend a week indulging yourself in San Miguel’s lively cultural scene – art gallery openings, plays, concerts, classes and workshops including Spanish, yoga, painting, poetry, sculpting. Or relax & enjoy the café society around you! Available year round, Jan 15 – April 15, 2018) Must be used by June 2018.
Courtesy of Jane McMahon
Opening Bid: $1,750
“Courtyard House” Cottage in the Cotswolds of England
Situated within the heart of Blockley Village you will be within walking distance of everything the village has to offer. Over 200 years old, the house has both charm and modern amenities. This is the personal cottage of horticulturist Gordon Hayward.
Enjoy one week in this two bedroom, two bathroom cottage that accommodates 4 people. Experience Gordon’s garden and many other gardens in the surrounding area. Available Friday to Friday, September and early October 2017 or between April and mid-May 2018.
Courtesy of Gordon Hayward, Horticultural Writer and Designer
Opening Bid: $1,800
Elizabeth Islands Picnic with Stewart Young
Visit the Elizabeth Islands, summer home of Sarah Coffin Jones, for a walking tour and informal lunch for four people. Transportation by boat will be provided from Woods Hole (parking on your own) or come via your own vessel and a mooring will be provided. Your host will be Stewart Young, great-great-grandson of Sarah Coffin Jones. To be scheduled for mutual convenience in August or September 2018.
Courtesy of Stewart Young
Opening Bid: $300
Golf & Lunch for 3 at Brookline Country Club
Francis (Sam) Gray will be your host for a round of golf for three (including caddies) and luncheon at The Country Club in Brookline.
The Country Club in Brookline was founded in 1882, and is listed on the USGA’s list of the first 100 clubs in America. Originally focused on horseback-riding and other outdoor activities, the golf course was not built until 1893.
Don’t miss the opportunity to golf and dine an old-world country club.
Courtesy of Francis (Sam) Gray
Opening Bid: $300
Russel Morin Fine Catering $500 Gift Certificate
Use this $500 Gift Certificate toward a memorable dinner or cocktail party. Russell Morin Catering will provide everything you need for an intimate party for eight or a grand celebration for 200.
Consult with their Chef de Cuisine to plan a fabulous event!
Courtesy of Russell Morin Fine Catering
Opening Bid: $200
Professional Photo Shoot of Your Home or Garden
Don’t miss this chance to capture special and lasting images of your home or garden with professional, high resolution photographs. It is also an opportunity for designers looking to update and enhance their marketing materials and websites.
For more than eighteen years professional photographer Sam Gray has been photographing all aspects of homes from coast to coast. His work continues to appear in top magazines, including Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, Beautiful Homes, Home Remodeling and Decorating, and Bon Appetit.
Offer good until June 2018.
Courtesy of Sam Gray
Opening Bid: $300
Joseph Abboud Suit
This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a suit made in New Bedford by a cutting edge firm. The Joseph Abboud brand is a sophisticated brand that reflects the confidence of its discriminating customer. Delivery will be arranged following fabric and size. It is the winning bidder’s responsibility to have the suit tailored for a perfect sleeve and trouser fit.
Courtesy of Joseph Abboud, New Bedford
Opening Bid: $400