Three course dinner prepared by chef Dale Reitzer paired with Retizer Family wine at Acacia's round table, for up to 8 guests.
Valid until Sep 1 2015. Excludes any additional beverages. Excludes 11% tax and 20% gratuity.
Enjoy a weekend in NYC while experiencing a once in a life time private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Nina Maruca is a registrar with over 36 years of experience at the Museum, currently working only for special exhibitions. She tracks and inventories the physical whereabouts of the artworks in galleries, storage areas and during transit, and completes all necessary documents for their transport.
Nina is the chief liaison between the conservators, curators, legal counsel, lenders, packers and shippers. She also assists with installation/de-installation of exhibitions, and sometimes acts as a courier, traveling with the artworks to oversee their safe arrival at exterior exhibits. This is not your average tour! Your private tour with Nina Maruca can focus on any period or specific exhibit available at the museum.
Package includes a 2 night stay at any participating Starwood Preferred Hotel in NYC, including W Hotels, Westin, and Le Parker Meridien.
Enjoy a weekend of duck and goose hunting on scenic and historic Jefferson Islands Club. The Jefferson Islands Club is a fabulous, rustic retreat located on St. Catherine's Island in the lower Potomac River, about 1.5 hours from Richmond and is only accessible by boat.
Founded by Members of Congress in 1931, the Club keeps alive its political traditions in conjunction with a long dedication to preserve and protect the Island the surrounding areas. Both Governors of Virginia and Maryland are honorable members as are the President and Vice President of the United States.
The Clubhouse has a dining room, living room, bar, kitchen, card/TV room, and screened in porch overlooking the river.
Guides will provide an afternoon hunt on Friday and all day Saturday using both blinds on the Island as well as a Currituck Scissor Boat. Canoes available for recreational use.
All meals provided as well as a bottle of bourbon for the hunters. Steak dinner and breakfast meats provided by Belmont Butchery. www.jeffersonislandsclub.org
When you board the ferry out of Southport, NC for the 20 minute ride to Bald Head Island, you leave your car and cares behind for 14 miles of pristine beaches, marshland adventures and maritime forest preserves- all on one beautiful island.
Enjoy this newly-renovated marsh-front home that has breathtaking views of the Atlantic and sleeps 10 comfortably. You will have access to a temporary membership at The Bald Head Island Club during your stay, as well as a private boat dock if it suits. Use of two golf carts is included in this package as well. This ideal vacation can be scheduled for a mutually agreeable week between September 2015 and September 2016, excluding July 4th week. Prepare yourself to never want to come back! No unaccompanied minors and no smoking please.
Generously donated by Hillary and Brett Hawkins.
Join Alex Nyerges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as he leads a tour of “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Dallas Museum of Art.
This exhibition reveals how the traditional genre of still-life painting was re-invented by 19th-century painters, even as the art world was radically transformed by the advent of modernism. The title suggests the commitment shared by many of van Gogh’s contemporaries to flowers as both a subject and a source of painterly meditation. Well known artists – such as Eugene Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Edouard Manet, and Paul Cezanne as well as less familiar names such as Gerard van Spaendonck, Antoine Berjon, and Simon Saint-Jean – engaged in a sophisticated reworking of traditional imagery, bringing the floral still life into dialogue with emerging models of science and commerce. In the process, they transformed the genre into a reflection on the nature of artistic representation itself.
A special VIP cocktail reception will follow in the Claiborne Robertson Room overlooking the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden. Avoid the crowds for this exclusive evening of art and dining!
Exhibition Dates: March 21-June 21, 2015
Block-out dates: No Thursday or Friday evenings, weekends dependent upon schedule.