MONEY CAN'T BUY ONLINE AUCTION
Our very first 'money can't buy' online auction was a huge success thanks to you. We have seven happy winners and we will be sharing their experiences with you soon. We are grateful to everyone who took part and helped share the prizes and raise funding Rare Charity. The auction wouldn't have been possible without our brilliant hospitality partners and a huge thanks goes to Richard Hart at Tartine Bakery San Francisco, Rene Redzepi at Noma, Timothy Everest, Martyn Nail at Claridge's, Josephine Fairley at The Perfume Society and Michael Zee of SymmetryBreakfast.
Noma, 108 and Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen.
You, and a friend, will spend a day cooking with chefs at Noma preparing a staff meal.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience in the kitchen with the world’s most acclaimed chefs. At 3pm you get to sit down and enjoy the staff meal with the most influential chefs this century has to offer. The experience doesn’t end there…
In the evening you will dine in 108 - the sister restaurant to Noma.
The evening finishes with a night at the Axel Hotel Guldsmeden. The following morning you will be served a beautiful brunch. A truly unforgettable experience.
You will enjoy tea and conversation with legendary bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest. Followed by a personal tour of his new Redchurch Street store and together select any Timothy Everest jacket his new tailored casual line, made to order, and produced locally in any cloth selectedin-store. Together with Tim, pick out a shirt and trousers to finish the outfit.
Timothy Everest has an eye-watering client list including David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Jarvis Cocker, James McAvoy and Matthew Broderick. You will have seen his suits onscreen in Mission Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, Atonement and Appaloosa to name a few.
A curated selection of the Rarest Teas
For those of you who can’t make it to London, Copenhagen or San Francisco - here is a prize we will send to you wherever you are: a curated selection of the Rarest Teas from Henrietta Lovell’s personal collection. Most of this teas are not available anywhere but Henrietta’s home or far flung tea gardens across the globe. This is a collection from Henrietta’s travels: of small harvests, rare finds, exquisite leaves from tiny gardens, and her most prized gifts from revered tea-masters of their most precious creations. The collection includes 6 tins of extra-ordinary tea and a large pu’er cake. Henrietta will also include a hand-made teapot and two cups made for her by a British ceramicist.
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco
One very lucky winner will spend a day with the bread team at Tartine Manufactory! Richard Hart, Head Baker at Tartine, San Francisco will personally walk you through all aspects of the craft of bread baking. Including:
- Caring for and keeping a sour dough culture,
- Mixing, shaping and baking bread.
The Perfume Society, London
The Perfume Society has offered a personalised perfume consultation with Josephine Fairley. The consultation will include a private discussion, one-on-one with Jo - co-founder of The Perfume Society and legend in the journalism world who has worked in fragrance and beauty for many years. She’ll establish your scent character and guide you towards finding the perfect scent, or even a whole fragrance wardrobe, exclusively selected for you. Using her knowledge of established and new fragrance houses in both niche and mainstream perfumery.
On top of all of this you will be given a tour of the incredible International Flavours and Fragrances research centre where your senses will be stimulated as you hear from the global innovators in scents and fragrances.
For over a century Claridge’s has served the finest afternoon tea London offers. Claridge's has created an unforgettable prize where you, and a friend, will enjoy a masterclass with their Executive Head Chef Martyn Nail.
Martyn is the culinary genius behind the delicious warm scones, finger sandwiches and sweet pastries prepared from fresh ingredients daily for afternoon tea.
Not only that you will be joined by the Tea Lady herself who will help you to select the most beautiful teas to complement your food.
Breakfast cooked by Instagram sensation SymmetryBreakfast and Tea Lady Henrietta Lovell. Michael Zee created the beautifully compelling SymmetryBreakfast Instagram account (www.instagram.com/symmetrybreakfast) in 2013 whilst making breakfast for now fiance Mark. With over 600K followers Michael has authored a book Cook, Love, Share – of over 100 recipes exploring how we breakfast across the world.
If you win you, and three friends, will get to sit down to a breakfast at Rare Tea HQ in London hosted by Mr Breakfast himself and be joined by his collaborator on many an Instagram post – Henrietta Lovell the much-loved Tea Lady.
Come ready with a fully charged phone and an empty belly!