For the spring season’s grand finale of black-tie fundraising and lively auctions, the American Heart Association of Dallas’ sold-out Côtes du Coeur is going to pop the cork this Saturday at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
Event Co-Chairs Laura and Eric Hutto have arranged to have the event start with a reception in the foyer letting the 1,100 guests check out the silent auction of wines ranging from a 2016 Vietti Roero Aneis (Value: $22) to the 2018 Slice of Gala Dinner package of 21 bottles (Value: $2,500) and other goodies like a “Mom’s Day Out” ($520).
BTW, if you love wine, you’re going to be blown away by the assortment, quantity and quality of wines up for bidding. After all, this fundraiser is “one of the largest charity wine auction in the country.” And even if wine isn’t to your liking, it’s the perfect time to get that hostess gift.
At 6:30 p.m. the Dallas Ballroom doors will open to an array of celebrity chef and winery stations just made for grazing and gazing at the other high-rollers.
Just past 8:30 p.m. the live auction will get underway with trips and one-of-a-kind packages like:
- And The Emmy Goes To… — So you’re in recovery from binge-watching Game of Thrones and wonder if the dragons will be collecting awards for their final season. Instead of sitting in your jammies in front of your TV screen, be part of the black-tie crowd at the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in LA. In addition to two front row tickets in a lower-level luxury theater box with food and alcohol, you’ll call the Beverly Wilshire your home for a two-night stay. (Donated by friends of Cotes du Coeur)
- Circle Of Life — If your passport boasts all the stamps of the world but Africa, wait no longer. This package for two will launch with round-trip seats on Emirates to South Africa. Once there you’ll experience everything that South Africa is known for. From discovering the wildlife wonders of the three nights at a 5-star safari lodge to a three-night stay in South Africa’s Cape Town (aka Mother City), where you’ll stay in the 5-star Cape Grace Hotel overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with its tranquil yacht marina. While there, why not hop on a cable car to Table Mountain which some claim to be one of the new Seven Wonders of the World? (Donated by SafariScapes)
- Race Day Life Royalty — Check your calendar. Have something scheduled on the weekend of November 1-3? Cancel it, if you want the thrill of Formula 1 racing. The winner of this package will head to Austin that weekend for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix with Practice runs taking place on Friday and Saturday and Qualifying decided on Saturday. For the Race itself on Sunday, you’ll have two paddock tickets plus a gourmet lunch. And since the city will be booked to the hilt with all types of racing fans, you won’t have to worry. You’ll already have your room reserved at the Fairmont for two nights. BTW, last year’s race in Austin was voted the best of the year, so you just know the Austinites are planning on an encore performance. (Donated by Red Bull Racing and Carol and Matt Holmes)