Piper Moon staked her claim in the corner of Bachendorf’s entry on Wednesday, August 28, there among the gift bags for the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball Live Auction Preview party.
Along the display cases over the gems, Tony Lama boots were lined up and, across the way, Jack Winery bottles were opened for pouring. As a server heard, “A bit more of the pinot,” he hustled over to accommodate the guest.
In the far back of the salon, Bock matriarch Elaine Bock was smiling over the turnout with her pal Larry Burk. Just past 7 p.m., it was a changing of the night’s “first ladies.” As Elaine headed for the door, four past CBB chairs — Sunie Solomon and Anne Stodghill (2017) and Katy Bock and Jonika Nix (2018) —gathered for a reunion picture. Or, was it? Something in the air caused one to wonder if the quartet had something up their sleeves.
Pretty soon the former CBB chairs were joined by 2019 CBB Co-Chairs Wendy Messmann and Lisa Shirley, who were thrilled about the upcoming North Texas American Cancer Society fundraiser at Gilley’s on Saturday, October 19.
Back at the front of the salon, 2020 Co-Chair Heather Randall appeared and was greeted by her Co-Chair Diana Hamilton. When asked if they were already making plans for 2020, the twosome showed true form and said the push for money was focused on the 2019 effort. But come the day after the big hoedown with Keith Urban and Travis Tritt, they would be kicking off “something” to beat cancer.
As Bachendorf proprietor Lawrence Bock looked over the crowd checking out the jewels and auction items, he smiled saying, “This event is always a favorite. It’s the first [Cattle Baron’s] party of the season.”
In the crowd were Isabell Novokov fresh from her tenure at PlainsCapital; Lee Bailey back from a couple of months in southern France and officially receiving the keys to her new Rolls SUV in California; CBB Co-Founder Jacque Wynne, former CBB Chair Olivia and Jeff Kearney, Steve Stodghill, Kyle Shields, Laura and Dennis Moon, Lisa and Bill Ogle, Kristi Bare, Nancy Gopez, Daniella Giglio, JB Hayes, Amy Green, Texas Trailblazer Luncheon Co-Chairs Marjon Henderson and Samantha Wortley, and 2019 CBB first husbands Boyd Messmann and Joe Bob Shirley.
For a description of each of the 21 live luxury auction packages that will be raising paddles, follow the jump! Then warm up your credit card and start exercising that arm to rise to the occasion.
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- “Who Wouldn’t Want to be Me” at Golf Channel: You and three guests visit the Golf Channel Headquarters in Orlando, FL for an exclusive behind the scenes experience. You’ll receive American Airline miles for use towards your trip and stay for two nights at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge.
- Put Your “Jeans On” and Head to Gilley’s: Private party at Gilley’s for 200 people catered by G Texas Catering and entertainment provided by the Ray Johnston Band. Topped off with complimentary valet from Jack Boles, this Texas-sized party is a crowd favorite!
- Trip to the 2020 US Open with Grey Goose Vodka: You and a guest are going to the 2020 US Open Men’s Semi-Finals and Women’s Finals! With miles provided by American Airlines for use towards your trip, transportation to DFW Airport from Premier Transportation and a gift card from Hotels.com, you’re in for a great weekend!
- Designing Sapphire Dreams with Diamonds Direct: The lucky winner of this gorgeous 5.84 carat blue oval sapphire gets the opportunity to partner with Tacori in Los Angeles to create the jewelry piece of their dreams. Travel in style with two round-trip American Airlines business class tickets and a two night-stay in a five-star hotel.
- The Twelve Hidden Wonders of Napa: You and five guests are boarding a Tiburon Aviation private jet to Napa for a three-night stay at the beautiful Saint Helena Winery cottages. Enjoy private tours, exclusive dinners, and twelve wineries that capture the essence of the Napa Valley. Return from your trip and invite 19 of your closest friends to join you for a six-course dinner at The Capital Grille Dallas.
- For “The Fighter in You”: Five guests spend three days and two nights with the Trident Response Group at the Black Ranch in Weatherford, TX. Enjoy helicopter shooting, a long gun shooting course, and an off-road night vision driving course in custom built Jeeps from Starwood Motors. Just when you think it can’t get better, ride in a trophy truck with a professional Baja driver from Driven Experiences.
- “Once in a Lifetime” Elton John Oscar Party: Two guests attend the black-tie Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party on February 9, 2020 at West Hollywood Park. Join the cocktail reception, dine among the stars as you watch the ceremony, and experience a musical performance by a surprise guest artist. Next up is the after party which is often a first stop on the winners’ circuit!
- “I’m In” with Airbus – Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game: Four guests join Airbus for a helicopter ride to the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Buffalo Bills game on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. At AT&T Stadium, you’ll receive VIP access straight to the field, watch the players warm up and join Airbus in their suite for the game.
- To Be Continued (TBC) Consignment Hermès Birkin Bag 35 CM: Iconic 35 cm Hermès Birkin with a one-of-a-kind Texas Flag work-of-art embroidery designed by world-renowned Parisian fashion designer, Jay Ahr.
- Step up to the Plate with the Rocket: A once-in-a-lifetime experience where Roger Clemens hosts batting practice for six at UT Austin’s baseball diamond, UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Includes golf for four at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa and a two-night stay at The Guild City Center in downtown Austin.
- Dean Driver – Custom Crystal and Home Consultation: Sponsored by Dean Driver of Allen Dean Home, design a 62-piece set of crystal and take a private tour of the Cumbria Crystal Factory in England. American Airlines miles provided for use towards your trip and transportation to/from DFW Airport from Premier Transportation. Have tabletop expert Dean Driver to your home for a personal, in-home consultation!
- Know When to Hold ‘Em: Twelve guests join Dallas Cowboys legends for a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and dinner and drinks from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.
- “Put You in a Song” in the Best Seats: Watch CBB’s Keith Urban concert with a friend backstage at your own private table.
- Play with the Walrus, Stay with the Walrus: Craig Stadler, 1982 PGA Masters Champion will host three guests for two nights in his Florida home and you’ll play two rounds of golf with Craig at TPC Sawgrass. Receive dinner both nights at Craig’s home, including wine from select high-end wineries. Enjoy miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.
- Spin the Globe with One&Only Resorts: One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda for three nights for two people where you can Gorilla trekk and three nights at One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda. Trip includes four nights for two at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico and four nights at One&Only Mandarina in Mexico. Receive miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.
- Dallas Chefs in Napa: Enjoy Dallas’ top chefs in Napa for a multi-course dinner at the Amici Guesthouse for eight, a three-night stay at JACK Winery’s Blue Oak Estate home and miles provided by American Airlines for use towards your trip.
- Salvatore Ferragamo and NorthPark Center: Two guests attend the Autumn/Winter 2020 Salvatore Ferragamo presentation in Milan, Italy, with miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip, a $1,000 gift card from Hotels.com and $10,000 in NorthPark Gold for NorthPark Center’s Salvatore Ferragamo store.
- 2020 Indy 500 VIP Experience: Business class round-trip airfare for two to attend the 2020 Indy 500 in Indianapolis from Bachendorf’s and TAG Heuer. Stay two nights in a premium hotel with two dinners and receive an all-black CARRERA Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.
- “I Want to Feel the Sunshine” in Cabo San Lucas: Three couples stay for six nights at Las Ventanas Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This 4,000 sq. ft. private home includes two suite-level terraces with magnificent views of the Los Cabos coastline and upon return, a four-course wine dinner for 24 guests at Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House.
- Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls: Stay three nights December 5-8, 2019 at The Signature at the MGM Grand and enjoy two tickets to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on December 6, 2019 and two tickets to see the Reba, Brooks & Dunn Concert with backstage passes on December 7, 2019. Includes two custom pairs of Tony Lama Boots and miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.
- The Invictus Experience: Two guests stay at the Waldorf Astoria for two nights in Las Vegas and experience helicopter infiltration, learn how to use tactical firearms and dine at Nomad Restaurant. Included is an Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M steel 42mm blue ceramic watch from Bachendorf’s and miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.
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