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Romancing the Stone Silent Auction

The centerpiece of Hillwood's Valentine's celebration each year is always the beautiful silent auction. This highly curated auction includes fabulous items and unique experiences that will delight guests at Hillwood’s annual fundraising benefit on February 13, 2020. 

The 2020 silent auction promises to continue the splendid tradition of Hillwood auctions. During Romancing the Stone – Hillwood’s opening night benefit for the new exhibition Natural Beauties – guests will have the opportunity to bid on a range of auction items from behind-the-scenes tours to private dinners to luxury vacation opportunities to unique packages and more. 

Proceeds from the event will support work to delight and engage visitors with an experience inspired by the life of founder Marjorie Merriweather Post and her passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, art, history, and gardens.

Auction Highlights:

  • One Week at Designer Timothy Corrigan’s Paris Apartment 
  • Cruise for Two on the Sea Cloud
  • Dessert Reception for 20
  • Dinner for Eight with Designer Hutton Wilkinson at Tony Duquette’s Legendary Dawnridge Estate in Beverly Hills
  • Opening Night Theater Tickets
  • Winter Beach Getaway in Stone Harbor
  • Flower Arranging Workshop at Hillwood
  • Curated Package from Designer Charlotte Moss
  • Week Stay in St Rémy de Provence
  • Dinner at The Inn at Little Washington
  • Wine from California
  • Autographed Bat from Adam Eaton of the Washington Nationals

The Romancing the Stone auction will take place from 7-9:15 p.m. on February 13, 2020.  

Contact Allison Kingery at 202.243.3974 or for more information. 

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Romancing the Stone are available and can be purchased by clicking here.

Auction Donors
Arena Stage • Paul Ashe • Tony Cammarota • Timothy Corrigan • Design Cuisine • Doyle • Embassy of Argentina • Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens • The Inn at Little Washington • Albert Lee • Charlotte Moss • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Notarianni • Edward Perlman and John Coates • Sea Cloud Cruises • Ned Shannon and Frank Mermoud • Dr. Nickolai Talanin • Total Wine • Marilyn and Rod Uveges • Washington Nationals • Douglas Reid Weimer, Esq. • Hutton Wilkinson