Join us to celebrate La Vida’s 14th anniversary on 5th February help raise funds for our health, education and environment projects throughout Latin America.
Contact us for more information on how to buy tickets for the evening.
We have some exciting items for our auction on the evening as well as a raffle. If you are not attending the evening and would still like to bid on one of the items or purchase raffles, please contact us before 5th February. Thank you to everyone that has kindly donated items for our raffle and auction.
One week stay at Luxury Villa in Coastal Andalucia
Villa Cielo en la Tierra is a beautiful private home, with five luxurious en suite double bedrooms can cater for up to ten guests in total. There is also air conditioning in all bedrooms.
Anytime of year, but excluding July, August, Christmas/New Year and Easter. Requires £250 contribution to cover cleaning and admin costs.Valid for 12 months from 1 March 2020,
Value: c.£4,000 Starting bid £1,750k Donated by Reg Hoare
Villa Cielo en la Tierra (literally “Heaven on Earth house”) is a beautiful private home built specifically to cater for the best in villa holiday rentals, with a design reflecting the best features of modern villas and five star hotels. Five luxurious en suite double bedrooms can cater for up to ten guests in total. For flexibility, two of the rooms have the option of either being made up as twin bedded rooms or as doubles. There is also air conditioning in all bedrooms.
The villa is located on the exclusive Monte Mayor Country Club which is one of top private estates on the Costa del Sol and is the perfect location for your summer holiday villa rental. See www.montemayorspain.com for more information
The ground floor opens onto a covered terrace for eating and entertaining “al fresco”. Open plan and very large, double heighted reception room (8 x 5.7 metres). The Reception room features a 40 inch flat screen HD television with a SKY satellite system and DVD /CD player. Guest Cloakroom. Open plan Kitchen and Dining Room (7 x 4.5 metres). The Dining Room seats ten for dinner parties. The Kitchen includes a double oven, microwave, two refrigerators(one for drinks), freezer, dishwasher and breakfast bar. Utility Room with washing machine. Unlimited Wi-Fi.
Two bedroom wing with double bedroom opening onto garden, with en-suite bathroom, and twin/double bedroom also opening onto garden, with en-suite shower bathroom.
Main entrance tower and open plan staircase to ground floor. Mezzanine gallery. Terrace with stunning views. Master double bedroom opening onto the terrace with en-suite bathroom, separate WC and bidet, bath and shower. Two bedroom wing with double bedroom with private Juliet balcony and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, and twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom and private Juliet balcony.
Mirador (roof terrace) with access from garden.
The magnificent 10 x 5 metre infinity pool takes full advantage of the beautiful views. The pool has a comfortable uniform depth of 1.6 metres.
The estate also offers beautiful scenery in spectacular natural surroundings, and abundant natural fauna and flora (including birds of prey, deer, wild boar and game birds). There are several local riding stables, including at the next door Marbella Club estate. The nearest tennis club is also close to the beach (both around 15 minutes drive). Other children’s activities in the area include water parks, safari parks and other attractions.
It is close to a number of well known and highly regarded golf courses, all within a short drive. Nearest the villa is the next door Marbella Club Golf Resort; also very close are Alerfini and Los Flamingos (both located at the Villa Padierna hotel); the 9 hole El Higueral; the two courses at Atalaya; the two courses at Guadalmina; and 27 holes at La Quinta (home of professional tournaments on the European Seniors and Ladies Tour). Within 20 minutes drive are Aloha, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos and within 45 minutes Finca Cortesin, San Roque, Sotogrande and Valderrama.
There are three distinctive weather zones in Andalucia; the classic Mediterranean climate of the coastal zone (where the villa is located), the very hot inland lowland zone (around Sevilla) and the cooler and wetter inland highland zone (around Granada).
The coastal zone boasts hot summers, with sunbathing almost every day from June to September, with virtually no rain, daily highs about 35c and nightly lows around 15c with relatively low humidity. Warm evenings allow outdoor dining most nights. The mild and pleasant winters boast a mixture of beautiful clear, warm sunny days with overcast and cooler or wetter days. First rains are late September or early October, and rarely last more than a day or two usually clearing during the day to allow outdoor activities to recommence. Winter daily highs about 20c and nightly lows rarely much below 10c.
Historic weather statistics show that on average the sun shines for rarely less than 23 days per month (over 300 days per year) and usually for at least six hours per day even in the winter months. March and November are the wettest months with on average seven rainy days with January, March, November and December being the least sunny.
Anytime of year, but excluding July, August, Christmas/New Year and Easter. Requires £250 contribution to cover cleaning, etc.
£2,000 reserve price (Normal price – £4,500 in high season)
Long weekend in a stylish, contemporary coach house conversion in idyllic rural Dorset
Coach House features great interior design and is finished to a very high specification inside to give guests a real sense of comfort and luxury in a 5 acre patch of the Dorset countryside. This is an entirely new space created from an old coach house. The stand-alone guest house is spread over nearly 1,200 square feet of ground and first floor accommodation . There’s a well designed eat in kitchen and a plush living space on the ground floor, too.
A Pinot Noir guided wine tasting evening for eight
With many years’ experience at wine clubs, tastings and visiting wine regions over the world this ” wine geek ” will take you on a tour of his cellar through several comparative tastings. We will be looking at English sparkling versus Champagne, French and South African pinot noir, German and Austrian rieslings and a few more burgundies premier cru from different vintages thrown in to round up the evening. Expect detailed maps, producer and vintage notes and a lot of fun along the way. A total of 8 wines will be poured and wine tasting glasses are provided.
Value: £500 Starting bid £250 Donated by Martin Autotte
Tasting at winner’s house in London (zone 1 and 2)
Deluxe nutrition programme
One week in cozy apartment in St Ives, Cornwall
Brinyloft is a beautiful duplex apartment with sea views from the living area and both bedrooms. Sleeping four in complete comfort, this spacious apartment offers on-site parking, situated just a three-minute walk from Blue Flag Carbis Bay beach and the train branchline to St Ives. Brinyloft is in the ideal place to venture out and make the most of your Cornish escape.
Supper Club for 6 people
An evening of health chatter, cooking demo and dinner with health coach Anne Fousse, founder of Nourish 19. Prepare a 3-course plant-based meal with hand-outs, recipes, and a good time will be had by all. Learn about the many factors that influence cravings and the methods to conquer them.
Value: £350 Starting bid £200 Donated by Anne Fousse
Anne can either go to the winner’s home (London zones 1 -2) or host at hers in NW3,
Lunch or dinner at Santo Remedio, London Bridge
Meal for 4 people at critically- lauded Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio.
Santo Remedio started in 2013 running pop ups & supper clubs to bring the flavours of Mexico to Londoners. Their food is inspired by the taquerias, markets, homes & celebrations of Mexico. Speciality ingredients like pasilla, serranos & grasshoppers are imported from Mexico to give dishes a true taste of Mexico. They also work with fantastic local producers. Dishes are influenced by time spent living in Mexico City, the Yucatan & Oaxaca.
Value: £200 Starting bid: £100 Donated by: Santo Remedio
Art lesson for a group of 2-5 children (or adults) led by artist and graphic designer Roger Brown
Roger has been drawing and creating art since he was a small boy in the early 1960’s. He attended extra mural classes until the age of 15 until they clashed with school sports. In 1986 he moved to London to study Art and Design:
– Fine Arts College (formerly Fine Art Tutors) – Belsize Park – London
– Middlesex University – Foundation Art and Design
– Kingston University – BA Hons (Graphic Design)
Starting bid: £100 Donated by: Rosie
Hosted at the winner’s house in London
Limited Edition framed, Art Photography Print
Sugar Valley/Valle Nevado, Chile 2015
by Renata Chede. Custom made 54x74cm natural oak frame.
Value: £200. Starting bid: £100. Donated by Zary Feeney
Round of Golf at Royal Ascott Golf Club for four people
Round of Golf, midweek, for four people at the Royal Ascot Golf Club including £40 voucher for food. Rich in history and poised for the future, Royal Ascot Golf Club offers a rare mix of tradition, exciting social, dining and corporate facilities and a modern golf course built in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Starting bid: £100. Donated by Rod Whitehead.
Valid until 31/12/20.
Dan’s high energy Latin American dance and exercise class
DAN’S is more than a place to dance – it’s a hub where wellness, exercise and socialising come together. No matter whether you are young or old, expert or beginner, you’re welcome at DAN’S. Their expert teachers offer an innovative range of classes from our three different DAN’S categories Fitness, Soul and School, to ensure you find your favourite ways to move.
6 sessions near Oxford Circus.
Value: £126 Starting bid: £75. Donated By Daniel Bermeo
A Spa Experience at the Corinthia Hotel
Spread over four floors, the spa features 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite and a stunning Thermal Floor with an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, amphitheatre sauna, ice fountain, marble heated loungers and private sleep pods. The Spa Lounge complements the overall offering by serving light, nutritious refreshments.
The Journey from Head to Toe package includes a Chinese fusion massage and Chinese reflexology.
Value: £250. Starting bid: £175. Donated by Zeena Dahdaleh.
- 1st Prize: One year subscription to chocolate tasting club Cocoa Runners. Receive 4 bars from the finest new crafted chocolate makers around the world. (Value: £270)
- 2nd Prize: One Nutrition Consultation with Food Scientist and Nutritionist Cecilia Linares, MSc . Donated by Cecilia Linares (Value: £180)
- 3rd and 4th Prize: Zara Vouchers. donated by Inditex.
(Values: £150 and £100)
- 5th Prize: Three magnums from consecutive vintages of Languedoc Roussillon red wine by La Tour Boisee donated by Martin Autotte (Value: £120)
- 6th Prize:GEM handbag handcrafted by sustainable designer Unspun Textiles. A unique, sculptural handbag, with no straight edges, handmade from a single piece of silk and wool felt at their Cotswold mill. (Value: £119)
- 7th/8th/9th Prizes: Annual online membership with Busuu to learn a foreign language donated by Bernhard Niesner, Busuu. (Value: £80 each)
- 10th Prize: 2 tickets to chocolate tasting by Cocoa Runners. (Value: £70)
- 11th Prize: Barry’s Bootcamp Class. 3 class package at any of Barry’s London Studios. (Value: £69)
- 12th Prize: Neom Luxury Scented Candle. Scent to De-stress Range. donated by Rosie Bichard (Value: £46)
- 13th Prize: 3 fitness classes at KXU. Donated by KXU (Value £75)