Indulge in Napa Valley
The lucky winner and friend will truly savor the sights, flavors and indulgence of Napa. The day will begin with a drive up to Yountville where you will be welcomed at the Vintage House with a loft suite for the night. Your private driver will pick you up for the ultimate experience for wine tasting adventures in a luxurious classic 1947 Packard Clipper convertible limousine. Your first stop will be a private tasting at Rudd Estates. The day will continue to unfold with a late lunch where ambiance and dishes are carefully curated by artisans at Farmstead. Enjoy a post-lunch tasting at Round Pond Winery before being taken back to the Vintage House to continue to enjoy Napa’s peaceful appeal. The evening continues with authentic French bistro fare at Bouchon. In the morning, delight in a breakfast before reconnecting and relaxing with massages. We hope you return home restored while sipping your own bottles of wine from the incredible Napa Valley.
Donated by: Marina and Cesare Alessandrini and Amy and Matthew Semansky
Be a Foodie with Your Family and Friends
Are you a foodie or hope to be a foodie one day? The lucky winner will savor great food and amazing beverages with family and friends via unique and memorable food experiences together. Your taste buds will be tantalized during a private Charcuterie Workshop by Napa Valley Artisan where you will learn how to make a show stopping charcuterie board as well as hear about wine and non alcoholic beverage pairings. Leave with new knowledge and your very own charcuterie board that is Instagram worthy. Take a break from cooking and slow down for a well deserved fine dining themed experience with your very own private chef and servers by Avalon Dining Room for a personalized 5 course dinner. Be inspired to focus on your own culinary skills and possibly take your cooking to a whole new level during a private cooking class at Sur La Table. Learn how to prepare delicious recipes and hone essential techniques all while tasting the fruits of your labor. And finally, for a unique cocktail-making experience that goes beyond a quick lesson in mixing and stirring, enjoy a private event at your home with a professional Mixologist. Your guide will walk you through the steps of creating three to four handcrafted cocktails (or mocktails) that will surely please any guest. Relax, sit down and sip your new libations while enjoying artisanal savory and sweet boards with your family and friends. And finally enjoy gifts specially curated for the foodie in you by KMHome.
Are you hungry yet?
Donated by: Jane Rollo Balousek ’87 and Jon Balousek, Corinne and Dave Bruzzone, Laura and Edwin Castillo, Carol and Victor De Melo, Jennifer Eddy Bender ’89 and Scott Bender, Andrea Comporato-Eubanks and John Eubanks, Ann Marie Giorgi Giusto ’87 and Matthew Giusto, Becky and David Hennessy, Valerie and Dave Kovakovich, Sandra and James Kozimor, Kristen and Patrick Kratus, and Alison Russello Rago ’96 and Joseph Rago.
Italy’s charm, beauty, and lifestyle makes it not simply a destination—it’s an experience and an unforgettable adventure. This tree includes everything you need to bring out your inner Italian! Feel like you have traveled to Italy during your weekend getaway to the Venetian Las Vegas with a beautiful Gucci bag on your shoulder and a gold Monica Vinader “Reva” bracelet on your wrist. Arrive on a Southwest flight and dine at Michael Mina. Also included back at home is a catered Italian feast from Il Fornaio, a 3 litre bottle of Rubino Estates “Salute” red wine and much more!
(Hotels.com voucher $1,000, Southwest voucher $800, Michael Mina voucher $500)
Donated by: Caroline and Mike Buckley
A Techy Christmas Story
Electric tech fun for the whole family with an Eclec-tric Dream Tree for your Carondelet student and family, including a Peloton bike, MacBook Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch, Roomba, JBL Pulse 4 speaker, mini projector, Oculus Quest 2 reality headset, AfterShokz headphones, golf range finder and a Christmas Story leg lamp to light the scene!
Donated by: Lisa and John Connell, Jennifer and Ken Schock, and Christine Spicer Vranesh ’85 and Mark Vranesh
Upgrade your home with new appliances from Airport Home Appliance, including a Zeypher Undercounter Beverage/Wine unit, LG Electric Washer & Dryer and Bosch Dishwasher.
Donated by: Airport Home Appliance
The Gift of Tuition
Receive half off 2022-23 tuition ($10,000) with this unique and time-honored Sisterhood of Carondelet tree. Adorned with all things Carondelet. Go Cougars!
Donated by: Anonymous
All proceeds from your donation will benefit the Carondelet Fund.
Winners will be announced during our Visions virtual event on December 2 and will receive free tree delivery within 30 miles.
Registering for Visions 2021
We are thrilled to be using a new, user-friendly way to have you register for the 2021 Visions of Christmas experience. For ease within the new system, watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to register.