Lotusland Celebrates Auction


Spectacular Auction Items for July 28, 2018

Own a Piece of History:
Ganna Walska’s “Bouton” Earclips by Suzanne Belperron

OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY from the jewelry collection of Madame Ganna Walska. Adorn yourself in opulent earrings created by revolutionary twentieth-century jeweler Suzanne Belperron. These thoroughly modern platinum and gray gold earrings are set with two generous mabé pearls, measuring approximately 17.5mm and 18.0mm and surmounted by two sparkling  European cut diamonds, measuring approximately 6.7mm and 6.5mm.  The earrings measure 2.5cm long by 1.8cm wide and weigh a total of 21.5g together. Gifted from the collection of Madame Ganna Walska by her family.

When shopping at Verdura and Belperron anytime through August, please mention Lotusland to provide a percentage of sales to benefit the garden. Special thanks to Sotheby’s Fine Jewels for the promotion of this item.

Lotus Rising: A Ring by Daniel Gibbings    

THE LOTUS RISING RING is a one-of-a-kind piece, realized through a time-intensive process beginning with an original vision, sketching, stone sourcing, and then the final handcrafting in precious metal. This 18K royal yellow gold ring with custom-cut blue sapphires surrounded by a 3D diamond accents is a jewelry collector’s dream. High karat gold, vibrant precious gems and multi-layered metalwork characterize the distinctive look of esteemed jeweler Daniel Gibbings. Daniel’s work continues to garner the attention of industry professionals, celebrities and a loyal following of sophisticated and stylish women around the world.

Luxe Five-Star Adventure to Peru

ESCAPE IN LUXURY to the exclusive Belmond Peruvian collection of hotels, trains, and cultural experiences with a five-night trip for two. Your adventure begins at the Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima. Once you acclimate, you will travel to spend two nights at the Belmond Hotel Montesario and venture on the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to the 15th-century Incan citadel Machu Picchu. Indulge in a tranquil night at the incredible Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado beside the Urubamba River before returning to Lima for a final night at Miraflores Park.

Exclusive Dinner for 10 in the Garden of Your Choice 

ENJOY AN INTIMATE EVENING of fine dining surrounded by the incomparable beauty of Lotusland with a private dinner for ten in the garden. Elizabeth Colling and Joe Hafner of MERCI will create a delectable dinner expertly paired with fantastic wines by sommelier Stephane Colling. Valerie Rice of Eat Drink Garden will adorn your dining table with sophisticated California styled décor. A rare opportunity to host an unforgettable evening of culinary pleasures at Lotusland.

Wine Lover’s Delight: Napa by Jet For Eight 

Get whisked away for a Napa getaway! Your party of eight will enjoy private transportation to and from the Santa Barbara Airport as you will be delivered plane side to begin your day by private jet from Santa Barbara to Napa with chilled Krug Champagne on board! You will be met plane side by your private coach to start your day-long journey in Napa, being driven wherever you decide to go!

Midday you will go to the exclusive Napa Valley Reserve, a private club for wine connoisseurs, where you will have a tour, and then tastings, followed by lunch.  After a day of dining and tasting,  your private jet will be waiting to whisk you back to Santa Barbara where your driver will be waiting to take you back to the Belmond El Encanto for a nightcap.

One of the most special one day journeys you will ever take! This package includes 4 rooms for 2 nights at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel as well a dinner for 8   with wine pairings in their private wine room. Topping it all off is a Magnum of 1998 Harlan and a Magnum of 1995 Dun Howell Mountain!

A wine connoisseur is available to advise on any additional visits you may want to make while in Napa.

All That Glitters: A Coco Chanel Diamond Dust Portrait

CAST YOUR GAZE ON THIS ATOMIC GOLD DIAMOND DUST silk screen masterpiece of Coco Chanel created by renowned British-American artist, Russell Young. Russell’s work is collected by museums, celebrities and connoisseurs worldwide and he is celebrated for his diamond enhanced silkscreen portraits of pop culture icons. Famed fashion designer Coco Chanel is remembered for her trademark suits, little black dresses, and timeless designs that continue to inspire. Printed on linen, the piece measures 38 x 30 inches.

Private Party at John Lautner’s Sheats Goldstein House . . . including the new CLUB JAMES

PICK OUT YOUR NEW TESLA to test drive for the weekend and begin to unwind as you drive to Los Angeles to host an intimate gathering in the in the modern John Lautner masterpiece, the Sheats Goldstein House, one of Los Angeles’s most iconic homes. The home, built into the sandstone ledge of the hillside with spectacular views of the Los Angeles skyline, has been featured in The Big Lebowski and Charlie’s Angels films. Tour the home, have farm-to-bar cocktails poolside and explore the Eric Naglemann designed tropical gardens and incredible art installation by James Turrell. Continue your celebration in the newly built private nightclub: Club James, complete with small bites by duo catering and events, an in-house DJ and light show.

Entertain at Lotusland: Cocktails Inspired by the Garden

THIS IS YOUR RAREFIED OPPORTUNITY to host a private, elegant and enchanting event at Lotusland for up to 40 friends. Guests will enjoy unprecedented access to an after-hours garden party, with personalized garden tours, hors d’oeuvres, and garden inspired cocktails. This package will not be auctioned, but rather sold via absentee bids. Two available.

Live Bidding by Telephone

To bid live by phone,  please contact Rebecca Anderson for auction registration.

Rebecca Anderson
805.969.3767 ext. 104

Online Absentee Bidding Form