2016 auction

Bespoke Luxury China Experience

Donated by Grace Bian, Chair, China International Culture Stock Exchange

This is an incredible opportunity to spend four nights/five days for business or leisure purposes in one or two of eight Chinese cities. If the trip is purchased for business purposes, prize donor Grace Bian, chair of the China International Culture Stock Exchange will provide you with a PA for your trip, and arrange introductory meetings with local government and business officials, or high net worth individuals.

The prize includes 4 nights accommodation and breakfast in 5 star hotels (where available) or 4 star (where no 5 star available); transport to and from the airport and internal flights and transfers. China International Culture Stock Exchange will provide an English speaking team member to accompany you, if required.

You can stay in one or two of the following cities: Beijing, Suzhou, Hanzhou , Shanghai, Guiyang, Dengfeng, Guilin, Guangzhou. Accommodation will be provided in a double room: twin or double bed.

The prize must be taken during 2017, and you must give three months’ notice of the dates you wish to take up the prize by contacting Rollo Gordon at rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk.

Flights to and from China, and local shopping, lunches, dinners and other personal expenses are not included in the prize.

Sidesweep hat by Philip Treacy

‘Philip’s hats always make me feel like I’m a Queen.’  Iman Bowie

‘Give Philip a needle and thread and he writes a poem, give Philip a feather and he writes a song.’ Gianni Versace

“Philip Treacy’s hats are works of art- he is a true millinery genius.” HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

From the world’s most famous hat maker – this is a stunning sidesweep hat donated by Philip Treacy.

Philip’s career over the last two decades has been prolific and high profile, using fashion’s catwalks as his platform around the world to challenge people’s perception of the hat. The late Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Gareth Pugh, and Armani have employed the services of the hat designer.  Philip has won the British fashion accessory designer of the year award no less than 5 times, adding to a number of global awards including Travel & Leisure ‘Best interior design for The G hotel in Ireland of which he is the creative director , and the Ace award for accessory designer of the year in the US in 2012.

Confirming his contribution to the fashion of Great Britain, Philip was awarded an OBE in 2007.

Philip has continued to make the headlines with his hats for high profile clients such as Grace Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Kim Cattrall, and with 36 guests at the wedding of Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge wearing his creations, including the Princess of Beatrice’s Pink Satin Bow.

Week’s Work Experience at The Daily Telegraph

week’s work experience at The Daily Telegraph is the opportunity of a lifetime to gain insight and experience and share the excitement of life at one of the UK’s leading quality newspapers.

The week will include working in the Movie department of the Telegraph Media Group.


Atelier Swarovski Core Collection Moselle Ring Inspired by the fluid motion of water, Atelier Swarovski’s Moselle collection stands for luxurious, feminine jewelry. This palladium-plated ring glitters with Swarovski’s exclusive crystal Pointiage®. An empowering



accessory for any outfit, from day to night.




Atelier Swarovski Core Collection Bracelet Contemporary and elegant, this exclusive palladium-plated bracelet features geometric shapes. Sparkling with clear crystals set in the Pointiage® technique, it is perfect for day and evening wear and adds a modern touch to any outfit.

Most wireless chargers being sold still require a mains connection. At TEC Avenue, we felt this defeated the purpose of wireless charging, and so we developed the True Wireless Charger. Now you can take wireless charging on the go with our affordable yet stylish, charger. Made from unibody aluminium, this portable, universal wireless charger elegantly combines style and substance. With a 5000 mAH battery capacity, this handy piece of kit will keep your apple lightning or micro-usb devices charged whatever the situation. Device not QI charging compatible? No worries! Included with each product are 2 receivers for micro-USB and apple lightning devices – enabling all modern smartphones to take advantage of wireless charging! The product features dual functionality, that allows you to use it as both a wireless charger, or if you want a slightly quicker charge a power bank as well.


             True Portable Wireless Charging – take wireless charging on the go!

             Universal Support for QI devices and for ALL micro-USB and Apple Lightning devices with included receivers

             Discreet External Attachments included to enable any micro-usb or Apple Lightning connector device to work with our wireless charger – even if they’re not wireless charging compatible out of the box!

             5000 mAH battery – Charges smartphone 2-3 times fully!

             Sleek unibody aluminium body

TEC Avenue kindly donated a wireless charger to each of the winners.

2 nights at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is the perfect platform to experience all that the Chobe has to offer with the added benefits of being on the Namibian side of the river. Quieter, more secluded and personalized the lodge is ideal for families, couples or groups who wish to enjoy the very best of an African river safari.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge features eight large air-conditioned Meru safari tents set on a secluded island beneath a riverine canopy on the banks of the Chobe River. Step out on to your own private balcony to listen to the rapids, relax on your sumptuous bed and then head to the dining room or bar for something delicious to eat or drink.
Because of its unique geographic location, the game viewing and birdwatching in and around Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is second to none. Plus, you can get up close and personal with the wildlife as you glide towards them silently on the tender boats. The lodge’s location is particularly well known for its high quality fishing in over 100kms of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, where you can hook a tiger fish, bream and several other fresh water species.
Your experience at Ichingo will consist of a 2 night stay for 2 people sharing including accommodation and breakfast, including all activities, meals, beverages, beers and house wines. Extras such as game drives, transfers, besides the Kasane airport, telephone and laundry, curios and all additional expenses will be for your own account.

The world’s first chameleon necklace

This unique signature necklace is a combination of premium seed pearls with sterling silver designer textured chain. The necklace is held together by a solid sterling silver customised clasp, hall marked by the London Assay Office in Hatton Garden. A large cultured pearl is strategically set on top.

A stunning rare two coloured jade pendant, encrusted with lavender pearls sits under a huge baroque pearl, inter-twinned with a two carat emerald stone.

This exquisite necklace can be worn with or without the pendant.

To quote the legendary Coco Chanel:

“To be irreplaceable one has to be different”

10 nights stay in Patmos

On the stunning spiritual Greek island of Patmos, the house is located in Hora (a very Central part of the island). Witness breathtaking sunsets from the terrace while enjoying many of the lovely beaches and wonderful hikes…


The house supplies:

Air Con

3 bedrooms with king size beds

2 interconnecting double bedrooms

Maid can be provided 2 times a week


Satellite TV

The House offers five bedrooms at any time in June for up to ten days.

Plane tickets are not included.