As always, this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball auction includes the unique, the original and the imaginative. One-of-a-kind fashions, fantasy vacations and luxuries of every kind fill the 120-item auction catalogue. The following list offers only a taste of this amazing collectio
European Splendor for Two: American Airlines will fly you to Paris for a fantasy vacation. The trip includes a three-night stay at the deluxe Le Grand Hotel Intercontinental, built in 1862, and three additional nights at the Hotel Intercontinental. Your cultural visit also includes two tickets to the Louvre, the Paris Opera House, a tour of Versailles Palace, and an optional VIP tour with a tasting at the Krug Castle cellars in Rheims. From Paris you will fly to Florence where you will enjoy two nights at the Grand Hotel Villa Medici. Your Italian holiday will include lunch at the Antinori Family Restaurant and a VIP tour and tasting at the Santa Cristina vineyards. Enjoy the five complimentary bottles of Antinori wines. Donated by Travel Service of America, Marchesi Antinori, Champagne Krug of Rheims and American Airlines.
In the grand tradition of Cattle Baron’s Ball, Dallas’ favorite chefs reunite for the eighth consecutive year to create the dinner of your dreams for 12. This Cattle Baron’s exclusive is courtesy of: Nick Barclay; Dean Fearing, The Mansion on Turtle Creek; Kevin Garvin, Neiman Marcus; David Holben, The Riviera, Méditerranée and Toscana; and William Koval, The Adolphus. The value is priceless.
From Lagos comes a gorgeous hand-linked 22 karat gold necklace and bracelet with matching earrings. The rich golden color and deliberate weight provide luxury and exclusivity in a strong architectural style. Donated by Lagos, the set is worth $18,150.
Jump on the fast track with two box seats at the 1997 Indianapolis 500. Airfare for two provided by American Airlines.
A star could be born during a walk-on part in the top-rated NBC sitcom “Wings.” Donated by KXAS-TV, this is valued at $5,000. Certain restrictions apply. If necessary, based on production schedule, another NBC show may be substituted. Airfare for two provided by American Airlines.
Another Cattle Baron’s exclusive is a 1997 new Nitro 800 Dual Console bass boat with trailer. Donated by Tracker Marine L.P., the package is worth $18,000.
Sportscaster Scott Murray has created the ultimate sports fantasy just for kids. One lucky youngster will get the opportunity to serve as honorary batboy during a Texas Rangers game. The package also includes a barbecue party with the Dallas Sidekicks, sideline passes at a Cowboys game, autographed memorabilia and much more. Donated by Scott Murray, the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, the Dallas Sidekicks, Spring Creek Barbecue, FILA, the Dallas Stars, Dr. Pepper Stars Center, Planet Hollywood, the Texas Rangers and TGI Friday’s Front Row Grill.
Escape to paradise – the adventure begins with three nights at Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands and ends with three nights at Caneel Bay, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-trip airfare for two provided by American Airlines. Donated by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and American Airlines, the trip is worth $3,950.
Western tailoring at its finest is represented in “The Pecos”- a fully embroidered, rhinestone-studded blazer patterned after a vintage design. The fabulous-fitting, high quality blazer, donated by Hariston Roberson, is worth $950.
Stunning Texas classics – his and hers stainless steel and 18 karat yellow gold Rolex watches on matching bracelets. Each self-winding timepiece has a champagne dial set with ten brilliant diamonds. Donated by deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry, the watches have a combined value of $ 11,950.
A beautiful “Boite Bouteilles et Glace” beauty case is sure to be a bidder favorite. Donated by Louis Vuitton, the trunk-shaped case is worth $1,875.
Captain Bill Ashley and American Airlines have donated a one-hour session in a flight simulator. Worth $2,000, this is the most thrilling flight you’ll ever take.
What would a Cattle Baron’s Ball be without cattle? Start your own herd or add to it with a live longhorn steer. It’s hard to put a price on a Texas legend.