Preceding the only-to-be-seen-once performance of the seventh edition of the Cirque du Soleil-imagined One Night for ONE DROP – on Friday, March 08; International Women’s Day – guests from across the globe will partake of a thrilling live auction featuring a half-dozen world-class luxury items and indulgent experiences with values reaching into the hundreds of thousands (of US dollars).

And while I love pointing out that the previous six editions of One Night for ONE DROP have raised more than $35 million in support of ONE DROP’s mission – to engage communities in taking ownership of and embracing adequate behaviors towards water, sanitation, and hygiene; I delight in underscoring that a significant portion of these funds have been directed to funding partnerships (with organizations including Springs Preserve, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, and WaterStart) that educate the Las Vegas community on safe water access and ongoing water innovations.

So, here’s a chance for you to preview these six exceptional lots; with links upon which you can click (like HERE, for instance) for bidding information, auction registration, and tickets. 

Happy bidding, and I’ll see you on the blue carpet!

Lot Number: #01McLaren 570s Spider by MSO, 1 of 6, Racing Through the Ages Collection
Estimated value: $300,000 USD | Donated by: McLaren Beverly Hills

You have the chance to own a specially designed and manufacture McLaren 570S Spider sports-car in Muriwai White. This car, dubbed the "2019 One Night for One Drop 1 of 1", is part of the exclusive limited unique six car collection "Racing Through the Ages" bespoke by the McLaren MSO (McLaren Special Operations) in the UK. This 570S Spider is part of the McLaren Sports series, bringing blistering performance to the sports car category. Supercar power is fused with handling for day-to-day usability. Combine this bespoke MSO design with an ultra-light retractable roof, McLaren 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, 7-speed dual clutch Seamless Shift Gearbox, three powertrain modes, open differential, and launch control and the 570S Spider is as lithe- and as powerful- as water.

Lot Number: #02 –  Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
Estimated value: $112,000 USD | Donated by: Audemars Piguet

This 950-platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph exudes elegance with its deep purple Grande Tapisserie dial. Officially launched this February 2019, this unique Haute Horlogerie timepiece is specially dedicated to One Night for ONE DROP 2019. The lucky winner of this auction item will be the first to own the sole and unique version.

Lot Number: #03Travel via Private Jet to/from Turks & Caicos, for a 5-night stay at a villa on Parrot Cay
Estimated value: $120,000 USD | Donated by: NetJets and COMO Hotels and Resorts

Arrive in the comfort of a private jet onto Providenciales, the main island of Turks and Caicos. Your Butler will wait to assist with your transfer to the island of Parrot Cay for your 5-night stay in the privacy of a 3-bedroom Island villa (6 people). Whether you are traveling for a family getaway, a romantic sojourn or for a yoga retreat among friends, your butler will help curate the most customized and unforgettable experience.

Lot Number: #04 Five-Star Safari-Living Experience at Singita Serengeti House in Tanzania
Estimated value: $150,000 USD | Donated by: Boska and Kent Greenawalt

Singita Serengeti House is a private five-star Estate adjacent to the world-famous Serengeti National Park where celebrities, jet setters, and heads of state have experienced Africa's Garden of Eden. Depending on the time of year and movements of the herds, it is also the ideal location for witnessing the great migration. An epic annual wildlife spectacle that sees millions of wildebeest, zebra and other plains game moving in an endless circuit through the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Uniquely for ONE DROP, this Serengeti experience has been paired with an extraordinary keepsake to be delivered to your home; Richard MacDonald’s Male Cheetah (17.5” x 30.5” x 11”)

Lot Number: #05 7 Night Riviera Escape for 12 at Château Saint Tropez
Estimated value: $75,000 USD | Donated by: Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Princesse Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Secluded and completely private, yet close to the heart of Saint Tropez, you and your guests will arrive at a tree-lined driveway towards the white palace-like villa surrounded by 3750 sq. meters of landscaped gardens and manicured lawn, setting the tone for a holiday you won’t forget.

Built in the Belle Époque style, Château Saint Tropez oozes class and elegance and is perfect for entertaining, reunions and weddings. Dine al fresco in the charming gazebo before taking cocktails in the outdoor lounge, complete with fireplace and bar. The 18m pool and terraces look inviting in the sunshine and spectacular when illuminated in the evening.

Lot Number: #06 –  7 Night All-Inclusive Voyage for Two aboard THE WORLD
Estimated Value: $24,000 USD | Donated by: THE WORLD Residences at Sea

Imagine waking up to a new city every few days but in the absolute comfort of home. Enjoy all the benefits of a deluxe residence aboard The World. One Drop’s generous donors are offering one lucky bidder the opportunity to enjoy a 7-night all-inclusive voyage in a one-bedroom studio residence that combines a sense of intimacy with the grand comfort of a lounge/sitting area, entertainment center, a kitchenette, mini-refrigerator and a stunning veranda with the perfect sea-view.

This complete floating city is high-end and well-appointed and promises you impeccable personalized service in a luxurious and inviting ambiance reminiscent of private yachts, well-staffed vacation homes, and exclusive country clubs. The World’s average occupancy is 150-200 residents and guests, which makes for an intimate atmosphere in the company of like-minded wanderlust travelers.

One Night for ONE DROP | 7th Edition
Bellagio Resort & Casino
Friday, March 08
Click HERE for info and tickets

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At the Honolulu outpost of his signature restaurant, MERRIMAN’S, Chef Peter Merriman—one of the twelve founding chefs of Hawaii Regional Cuisine—delights diners with his mastery of the style.