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TAS Gala Ball

Many thanks to the contribution and strong support from the TAS community and friends, the 14th Annual TAS Gala Ball was a great success. The special event was attended by more than 450 guests. The Gala Ball raised much needed funds designated to the Building Excellence initiative and will be used toward the building of The Tech Cube. TAS students for years to come will benefit greatly from this new facility.

About the Gala Ball

The TAS Gala Ball celebrates Taipei American School and its community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. Complete with a fine dinner course, a live and silent auction, and dancing with live music, the TAS Gala Ball is one of the most highly anticipated fundraising events of the year.

Gala Ball Committee

Jenny W. Chiu, Committee Chair
Linda Hong, Committee Co-chair
Elle Bowe, Auction Committee
Candice Chen, Display & Inventory Coordinator
Katie Hwang, Auction Committee
Wenchi Ko, Auction Committee
Lily Kuan, Auction Committee
Charlotte Kuo ‘86, Auction Committee
Jessica Lee, Auction Committee
Casey Lin, Auction Committee
Vicky Yang, Auction Committee
Leah Zimmerman, Program Writer

Contribute to the Gala Ball

Become a sponsor and/or auction item contributor! The proceeds of the evening help us provide more for our students. Items range from hotel stays, wines, beauty products, electronics, to restaurant vouchers, jewelry, and everything in-between. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact us at development@tas.edu.tw or call 2873-9900 Ext. 512.

Recognition:

Sponsors’ and Contributors’ names and/or company logos will be displayed:

  • on the TAS website
  • in the gala ball program booklet
  • in the gala ball thank you section in the TAS 2017 annual report

In addition, auction item contributors’ names will be displayed at the auction tables, and sponsors’ logos will be displayed on the big screen at the event.

Levels*:

  • Platinum Level: NT$100,000 and above
  • Gold Level: NT$50,000 to NT$99,999
  • Silver Level: Up to NT$49,999

* Based on total amount sponsored and/or fair market value of items contributed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor to help us offset the cost of this fund-raising event! A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 14th Annual Gala Ball

Platinum

Premier Gala BallNT$500,000
ReceptionNT$250,000
EntertainmentNT$100,000Corning Display Technologies

Gold

MC & SoundNT$75,000
PhotographyNT$75,000
WineNT$75,000Costco

Silver

Party FavorsNT$25,000Grand Hyatt Taipei
TransportationNT$25,000Santa Fe Relocation Services
SignageNT$25,000David Liu
LightingNT$25,000Polly Siu
ProgramNT$20,000Martin Yang & Katherine Yen

Cash sponsorship may be tax deductible in Taiwan/US. For more information, please contact us at development@tas.edu.tw or call 2873-9900 Ext. 51

Contributors and Sponsorship Logos

Auction Items

Live Auction

1993 MOUTON 1.5L

Contributed by Kenny Cheng

Stored in perfect condition since 1996, this wine from Bordeaux is considered one of the finest in the world. Highly valued, this collector’s item is difficult to find. A medium body and finish with outstanding balance, this vintage boasts a symphony of flavors, including mint, toasted nut, and tannins. Its cassis-scented bouquet is just beginning to open. Indulge in the rich, sweet pureness of this delicious wine.

GRAND ESCAPE TO PHUKET

Contributed by Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei & Fun Taiwan Int'l Travel Svc.

Wake up to grand views of the Andaman sea and cap off the day with unobstructed panoramic vistas of spectacular tropical sunsets. The Hyatt Regency Phuket is one of the few Phuket hotels terraced up a steep hillside overlooking Kamala Cove. Rejuvenate yourself with this three-night stay for two people in an Ocean View King Room, complete with balconies with seating to vast terraces offering a private Jacuzzi®, sun-loungers and shaded alfresco living and dining areas. After the reality of the paradise you find yourself in hits you each morning, stroll over to the Pool House for complimentary breakfast. And to make this trip extra special, you'll receive a NT$50,000 cash voucher from Fun Taiwan! With the Hyatt Regency and Fun Taiwan, you will take in Phuket with comfort, style, and elegance. Valid for one year.

AT HYATT CHEF'S TABLE & GRAND SUITE

Contributed by Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei

Host a dinner party that is sure to be the talk of the town. A gourmet chef will prepare a delicious set menu for eight in the exclusive Residence Three private dining area at the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Routinely rated as one of the city’s best hotels, the Grand Hyatt Taipei offers superior luxury, fine dining, ultimate leisure, and a great location. Also, enjoy an overnight stay for two in a Grand Suite. You and your guest will have access to the Grand Club, which serves up daily breakfast, all-day coffee, tea, and soft drinks, and evening cocktails and canapés. Dinner and staycation never sounded so good! Advanced reservations are required and are subject to availability. Does not include beverages. Valid for one year.

RUBELLITE WITH DIAMONDS EARRINGS

Contributed by Judy Chao

Earrings are often thought of as accessories, but the pair on auction here tonight is a showstopper! These earrings capture the stunning raspberry color of its centerpiece gemstone rubellite. Each rubellite gemstone is 10.09 carats and is encased by 61 0.87-carat diamonds. The rubellite is one of the most popular gemstones on the market today, making this fashionable item a must-have in anyone’s jewelry collection.

LINDA HONG HAUTE COUTURE FOR JASMINE

Contributed by Jasmine Galleria & Linda Hong

All eyes will be on you when you show up to any occasion in your personally designed and fitted dress by Linda Hong Haute Couture for Jasmine. Choose from striking colors and patterns to stunning silhouettes in luxurious fabrics that will take people’s breath away. Be a showstopper in a unique and beautiful work of art full of grace and elegance. Along with the dress, you will have your very own presentation party with champagne, afternoon tea, and pastries. Jasmine is one of the most trusted names in the fashion industry with world-renowned gowns made as specialty formalwear for any glamorous occasion. The winning bidder will have a personal consultation while selecting fabric from an upscale collection. Do not miss the opportunity to have an haute, couture experience you are sure to enjoy, from the initial muslin fitting to the final fashion extravaganza at Jasmine Galleria. Offer available until the end of August, 2017.

FAMILY FOREVER CUSTOMIZED THEME PARTY

Contributed by Family Forever, Winnie Chao

Do you believe in dreams coming true? Now they can with this enchanting prize. Throw yourself or your children the party of a lifetime where every luxurious detail is designed to perfection. Your imagination poses no limits when you choose the party theme you have always wanted. Then let the party planners customize every aspect of a beautiful space to bring your idea to life. Perhaps you want an Alice in Wonderland or Lego themed party for your child’s special day, or maybe even a mystery party for you and your friends. Anything is possible in this extraordinary and magical venue. The party itself accommodates up to 50 people for 3.5 hours. Highlights include themed baked goods, DIY activities, exciting games, and elaborate play spaces ready to explore. Do not miss this wondrous opportunity to have fun while making meaningful memories with your family and friends. Available until March 5, 2018.

A STUNNING DANSHUI RIVER CRUISE

Contributed by Hsueh Jen Sung & Stella Chang

Bask in the Danshui River’s stunning sunset aboard a luxurious, private yacht. You and 20 guests can enjoy six complimentary bottles of sparkling wine as the captain cruises around one of Taiwan’s most picturesque harbors. Feel free to bring your favorite food aboard or hire the catering services from a recommended hotel. Take in the serene beauty of Bali, Guanyin Mountain, and Fisherman’s Wharf as the evening breeze flows gently across the yacht’s deck. Cruise will last around four to six hours. Advanced booking is required for this memorable and fabulous package. Booking date is contingent on weather and must be mutually agreed upon between the donor and highest bidder. Available until March 3, 2018.

WHO'S COMING TO DINNER AT DR. HENNESSY'S?

Contributed by Dr. Sharon D. & Lt. Col. J. Garry Hennessy

Back again by popular demand! Enjoy cocktails and an intimate dinner for eight guests with a selection of wine in the company of Dr. and Lt. Col. Hennessy in their home. Advance booking is required for this memorable evening. Available until March 4, 2018.

TWO EVA ROUND TRIP FIRST CLASS TICKETS TO THE STATES

Contributed by EVA Air

You may never want your flight to end when you are travelling to the United States in EVA Air’s Royal Laurel Class. Supreme comfort, fine dining, enhanced entertainment, and quality pampering are some of the signature touches EVA Air passengers have come to know about their airline. Arrive feeling refreshed, not exhausted, after spending your flight on seats that recline to a fully flat position. Sip on champagne before choosing either a carefully prepared steak or lobster dinner for your meal, or pre-order from a wide variety of dishes representing cuisines from around the world. Relish in the little touches like heightened privacy and complimentary RIMOWA overnight kits, FIJI Water, noise cancelling headphones, and comfortable pajamas. Of course, the ultimate experience begins before you even board with exclusive access to EVA Air’s VIP lounges. Do not miss your chance to take home two EVA Air Round Trip Royal Laurel Class Tickets to the USA. Class availability depends on selected route. Booking must be made in 6 months by September 4, 2017 and tickets used within a year by March 4, 2018.

NAMING A TAS TECH CUBE CLASSROOM

Contributed by Taipei American School

The TAS Tech Cube will be a state-of-the-art facility on campus where students and faculty can collaborate on some of the most exciting design challenges in modern times. Tonight, you have the chance to associate your name with this beautiful space on campus. The winner of this excellent prize can choose the name of a classroom in the TAS Tech Cube. The name will last forever. You can name it after yourself, a loved one, or even a faculty member that has served as a strong influence on you or your child over the years.

Big Board

LET'S GO EXPLORE "FRAGRANT MOUNTAIN" FOR KIDS

Contributed by L-instyle Boutique Travel Svc.

Hoping for an outside the box, good for the soul outdoor excursion for the kids? A knowledgeable guide will introduce your group of 20 to the natural, cultural and vernacular resources of "Fragrant Mountain" near Hsinchu. Nature preserve, tide pool, glass art, and sun-bathing rice noodle - all in a day's trip.

ZUMBA FITNESS PARTY AT WAO

Contributed by WAO Taiwan & Ambassador Hotel Taipei

Why Zumba all alone at home when you and your friends can dancercise the hours away together? This package is good for a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning 2 ½-hour Zumba fitness party for up to 50 participants. It includes a 1-hour Zumba class and a cool down/mingle session with exercise-appropriate drinks and refreshments courtesy of the Ambassador Hotel.

2006 CHATEAU HAUT BRION & 2006 CHATEAU HAUT BRION BLANC

Contributed by Tatung Atherton Wine, Charles Lin & Katharine Wu '97

The 2006 Château Haut-Brion has a bouquet determined to make an impression! The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle build to a concentrated, earthy, truffle-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth.

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL VENTURE FOR ALL TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Contributed by IEG Global Corp.

Venture For All is a great program at Columbia Business School in New York City where an Upper School student can garner skills and knowledge in becoming a true entrepreneur. Upon successful completion of this program, a current Columbia Business School professor will submit an official letter of recommendation as part of the student's college application. Program dates are July 22- August 3; prize covers the cost of tuition only.

HALLOWEEN FAMILY WEEKEND AT CAMP TAIWAN

Contributed by Camp Taiwan

Halloween is super fun at Camp Taiwan- pumpkin carving, trick or treating, "haunted yurt," and Halloween decorations everywhere, to name but a few. This great weekend package includes barbecue on Friday night, all meals, activities, and accommodation through Sunday lunch. Transportation not included. Max 40 people. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

TAS BIRTHDAY PARTY

Contributed by Taipei American School

Looking for the perfect location to celebrate your child's birthday? Give your child an unforgettable party in a TAS gym during non-school hours. This exciting package comes with two dozen cupcakes and pizza for 20 people. Happy Birthday from TAS!

SHOKAY SHAWLS

Contributed by Carol Chyau '00, Founder of Shokay Corp.

With one piece specially made by incorporating the Taipei American School mascot, these Shokay shawls are from the “Artist in Residence” collection made with 100% pure yak down. They are incredibly light, breathable, soft to the touch, and ideal for all seasons!

OLYMPUS PEN F CAMERA

Contributed by OLYMPUS

The Olympus PEN-F checks off a lot of boxes for what makes a fantastic camera: excellent image quality, great performance, fast autofocus, and stylish build quality. In a decidedly retro-inspired camera, there are tons of modern amenities, including a crisp EVF and a raft of in-camera image processing features.

NATURAL JADEITE BODHISATTVA PENDANT

Contributed by Vicky Yang

This exquisite jadeite piece has been certified by Lai Tai-An Gem Laboratory as being a natural, untreated Type A piece of Burmese jade that is semitransparent and has a color of light-medium green/white and a refractive index of 1.66. What an incredible gift, with the bodhisattva’s Abhaya hand position sure to grant the wearer protection and peace!

TANZANITE GEMSTONE RING

Contributed by Jurassic Jewelry

Much like a true Cognac can only come from the region near Cognac in Southwestern France, the tanzanite gemstone is so named because it is only found in mines in northern Tanzania. Rarer than diamonds and as blue as sapphire, this gemstone exquisitely adorns a beautiful ring. This 2.06 carat Danquan tanzanite is a gorgeous example of why these lovely, rare deep blue stones have become so popular since their discovery in the 1960s.

PARTY AT CRAZY CART CAFÉ

Contributed by Crazy Cart Café by T.D.S.

The name Crazy Cart Café doesn’t disappoint! The location has mini go-carts that can do 360-degree turns, with larger carts for older teens and adults. While waiting, the café has a great drink and snack menu. Time to plan an unforgettable party for up to 60 people. Light snacks are provided. Not available on weekends or holidays.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS BASKETBALL PARTY

Contributed by GDS Academy

Have a birthday party hosted by our professional, fun-loving Glory Days Sports coaches. GDS specializes in designing the best games and activities for your kids and their friends. Your young sports fans, ages 5-18, are sure to have a blast!

HYATT WAIKIKI VACATION FOR TWO

Contributed by Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei

The ancient spirit of aloha is captured at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Balanced between the beauty of Waikiki Beach and the dynamic city center, this hotel and resort offers a vibrant escape that seamlessly combines relaxation, adventure, and authentic Hawaiian hospitality. This stay is for two nights for two persons in a Waikiki View Room. Here, you can celebrate your time in Waikiki with this lively view from the lanai, perfect for watching people pass by on their way to surf or shop. Most rooms also provide spectacular views of the sunrise over the Ko’olau Mountain range.

HYATT MALDIVES VACATION FOR TWO

Contributed by Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei

Idyllic beachfront accommodation and sweeping ocean vistas are the first things that come to mind when one thinks of the Maldives. And the Park Hyatt Maldives doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Located on a private island in the tranquil southern atolls, guests at this resort are blessed with a barefoot luxury resort experience. Take advantage of the powdery white beaches or dive with the abundant marine life including resident turtles, black tip reef sharks and more; perfect for advanced or beginning divers. Unwind for two nights for two persons in the park villa, 110 square meters of perfection including a king bed with chaise lounge, private deck with table and chairs, sunbeds, and indoor and outdoor shower area with terrazzo bathtub. Daily breakfast included at The Dining Room.

ROMAN HOLIDAY FOR TWO

Contributed by Jason Chang & Carita Wang, Chia Hsin Cement Group; Fun Taiwan Int'l Travel Svc. Co. Ltd.; Athena Pei Tung

There are few things in this world that do not disappoint, and the city of Rome is one of them. From the charming sidewalk restaurant to the majesty of the Pantheon and the Colloseum, the Eternal City is at your fingertips with this exclusive Roman Holiday package for two. Stay in a Suite Room at the 4-star A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel for two nights, with dinner at the restaurant SAPORI dal MONDO and breakfast included. Indulge yourself with free entrance to the A.Roma Wellness & Spa. To top it off, enjoy a NT$50,000 travel voucher from Fun Taiwan to use toward this stunning vacation package. A.Roma stay valid now through May 30, 2018, subject to availability & Fun Taiwan voucher through March 4, 2018.

Silent Auction

EAMES ELEPHANT CHAIR

Contributed by JUT Group

Playful, functional, and beautifully simple. That is the "Eames look" embodied in this adorable elephant chair. Originally created with plywood by Charles & Ray Eames in 1945, and now made available in plastic, this elephant chair underscores a synthesis of art and science, design and architecture, and style and function.

COGNITOY DINO

Contributed by Elemental Path Inc.

Funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign, Arthur Tu ’04 and his partners developed this amazing smart toy that won Time Magazine’s 2015 Best Invention Award. This special Dino is Wi-Fi enabled and grows with children like a friend, who listens to their questions, tells stories, plays games, and even cracks jokes. The Dino gets smarter with each automatic content update.

MIAMILY HIPSTER PLUS 3D BABY CARRIER

Contributed by Cecilia Tsai '99

MiaMily's HIPSTER PLUS 3D baby carrier is everything you need to carry your baby effortlessly! Launched on Kickstarter with huge success by Cecilia Tsai '99 and Lillian Wang '99, HIPSTER PLUS lets you carry your baby 6 different ways. The unique built-in 3D hip seat ensures safe baby wearing and absorbs the baby's weight so parents can carry comfortably longer. As an added bonus, the extra storage pocket accommodates the baby's necessities so you can be truly hands free!

ABC BABYCARE SET

Contributed by Kristi Thornbury, ARBONNE Independent Consultant

Introduce your baby to the ABCs! ABC Babycare that is. This set is made of simple baby care formulas with mild ingredients for a baby's delicate skin. The basket includes Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30, Hair & Body Wash, Body Lotion, and Nappy Cream.

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS IN ENGLISH & CHINESE

Contributed by Life Tree Global Inc.

Stan and Jan Berenstain published the first Berenstain Bears book in 1962. The series has gone on to capture the hearts and minds of children across generations and all over the globe. These books feature a family of grizzly bears who impart a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story.

DA VINCI LABS ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMP

Contributed by Da Vinci Labs

What a great gift for the robotics fan in your household! This package offers one-week summer camp enrollment at Da Vinci Labs, where learning about science and technology is done through educational robotics.

TAS SUMMER ACADEMY COURSE

Contributed by Taipei American School

Why not give the gift of learning? TAS Summer Academy offers exciting courses in a broad range of subjects. Choose one session of any lower, middle, or upper school non-credit Summer Academy course for someone you love. There is something for everyone at TAS.

TIGER SHOP BASKET

Contributed by TAS Tiger Shop

Like what you see in the Tiger Shop? This generous, expensive gift basket is loaded with prized Tiger merchandise: shoulder bag, cross-pen, golf balls, iPad holder, USB keychain, necktie... you name it! In case that is not enough, choose your own favorites with the extra $5,000 gift certificate!

ARBONNE LEAN AND CLEAN NUTRITION PACK

Contributed by Kristi Thornbury, ARBONNE Independent Consultant

A promise for healthy living built on making good choices, and by incorporating more protein, fiber, and nutrients into your diet, Arbonne nutritional supplements help make staying lean and clean a little easier for you.

LA MER BEAUTY PACK

Contributed by La Mer

Your skin deserves top quality care. La Mer uses a specially formulated Miracle Broth with natural plants and gemstones as the foundation. This pack enables rapid reparation and rejuvenation, helping you maintain your natural beauty.

DR. WU AGEVERSAL REPAIRING SYSTEM

Contributed by DR. WU Skincare Co. Ltd., Eric Wu

With these award-winning, age-defying skincare products, it is like having your very own professional treatments at home. You will be able to maintain a perfect complexion through the simplest yet most effective ways.

LE BOUDOIR MANICURE & Massage

Contributed by Le Boudoir Taipei

Le Boudoir is a French salon that offers waxing, manicures and pedicures, hand and foot spa, facials, thinning, and massages. With this pampering combo of manicure gel and a 45-minute California massage, you will emerge feeling refreshed and fabulous!

LA STONE FULL BODY MASSAGE

Contributed by Orient Retreat Spa & Wellness

Enjoy pure relaxation with this impactful 90-minute massage on the whole body. Complete with hot lava stones and cold marbles to promote wellness, you will come out feeling renewed.

6D FACE RESHAPE TREATMENT

Contributed by Orient Retreat Spa & Wellness

This specialized 75-minute facial treatment with firming massage and lifting micro-current gives an immediate effect and maintains a healthy glow in your skin.

CHANEL RING & EARRINGS SET

Contributed by Rosalind Chang

This sparkly set of Chanel earrings is stunning in its own right, but this classy set is made complete with a fabulous matching ring. The pieces are made with golden shadow and clear Swarovski crystals. In addition, each flower has a Chanel logo centerpiece.

HERMES WHITE & GOLD BRACELET

Contributed by Heidi Ku

Own a Hermes product and you’ll own something that’s one of a kind. The Hermes production style is to have one person work on a product until completion, guaranteeing that your purchase will be unique. This cool and stylish Clic-Clac H bracelet is white enamel with gold plating and is so fun to wear, you won’t want to take it off!

"HULU" ETERNAL PROSPERITY GOURD NECKLACE

Contributed by 57Society Int'l Ltd.

In Chinese culture, a play on words through symbols shows up very often in artwork and jewelry. In this beautiful red enamel necklace, the Chinese word for gourd, hulu, is a homonym for fu “prosperity” and lu “status and prestige.” The wearer of this necklace will be blessed with both!

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SPARKLE WATCH

Contributed by Yun San Corp.

Vivienne Westwood embodies imagination and revolution. Often reinventing classic shapes with a twist, the brand shines in its capacity to create apparel and accessories that are both elegant and powerful. Adorn your wrist with a luxuriously styled watch from the Vivienne Westwood collection!

GLY LINDA YANG JEWELRY

Contributed by GLY Linda Yang

Out of breadth and depth in training and experience from both shores of the Atlantic, Linda Yang has emerged with a signature style of her own at once flamboyant and introspective, sophisticated and accessible, and richly detailed and beautifully simple. GLY (Grace and Love be with You) jewelry will catch your heart as much as your eyes!

RUTILATED QUARTZ CRYSTAL & JADEITE NECKLACE

Contributed by Diana Cheng Jewelry

Revitalize your chakras! Time to bring in the good energy and great mental focus with this lovely necklace. Get up and get in gear when you wear this handcrafted piece with its combination of beautiful carved jadeite, rutilated quartz, and other gemstones.

CORAL ROSE CARVING & JADEITE NECKLACE

Contributed by Diana Cheng Jewelry

This elegant handcrafted necklace is a great celebration of life. The carved jadeite peach symbolizes longevity and immortality. The coral roses are good for spiritual balance and for improving life. The Buddhist symbol is one of boundless morality, virtue, and good luck.

RED PHANTOM QUARTZ NECKLACE

Contributed by Diana Cheng Jewelry

Red phantom quartz brings your creativity into full force, stimulates energy, and relieves the sense of fear in the body. When wearing this appealing handcrafted piece, you are sure to feel more right in your universe and one with the Earth.

ONYX & JADEITE NECKLACE

Contributed by Diana Cheng Jewelry

Surround yourself with positivity when you wear this charming handcrafted necklace. Onyx is a protector and a defense against negativity and the draining of energy, while jade brings power, health, and wealth. With this powerhouse of a necklace around your neck, you are ready to take on the world!

TURQUOISE STONE NECKLACE

Contributed by Diana Cheng Jewelry

It is believed that this wonderfully handcrafted turquoise necklace can help you detox, relieve pain, and reduce the body’s inflammation and acidity levels. Turquoise is a powerful stone that brings good fortune and protection and is a great symbol of friendship.

JADE NECKLACE OF BENEVOLENT BEAST

Contributed by SuJen Rocovits

This beautiful jade necklace was graciously donated by one of our Lower School Mandarin teachers. She bought the piece in Xi'An, China, and the entire pendant was carved out of one piece of jade. The motif is of a benevolent beast situated in the auspicious clouds topped by a dragon, and the chain is an innovative take on traditional Chinese knots.

CHANEL SCARF

Contributed by Wenchi Ko

Spring has sprung and the beautiful camellia flowers are in full bloom. Camellias are the flowers of devotion, and its petals symbolize a lady’s spirit. This gorgeous 100% silk Chanel camellia bubble scarf from Italy shows that you are “full of spirit” and ringing in the new season with beauty!

TORY BURCH BACKPACK

Contributed by ImagineX Overseas Ltd. Taiwan Branch

From a brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its founder designer, Tory Burch, comes this simple, elegant, and stylish backpack! Don't miss your chance to look nonchalantly chic while turning heads.

TED BAKER BACKPACK WHITE

Contributed by Yun San Corp.

A trusted brand turned international designer label, Ted Baker offers quality without frill. The Jarvis backpack is made with 100% cross grain Bovine Leather and features a top handle, adjustable straps, zip closure, exterior zipped pocket, and metal hardware.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO TIEs

Contributed by Wenchi Ko

Always innovative and elegant; always a touch of whimsy. Salvatore Ferragamo’s ties are sure to make you stand out in a crowd. These daring ties are 100% silk prints from Italy with playful elephant on-an-island and school-of-fish themes.

VERSACE SUNGLASSES

Contributed by Wenchi Ko

Versace chose Medusa as his brand logo because she made people fall eternally in love with her. These face-fitting Italian-made Versace sunglasses are sure to have the same effect on people when you walk into the room and flash your eye-catching shades.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG CLUTCH

Contributed by Wenchi Ko

A black clutch is just the standard and a white clutch can be a yawner. So add some vibrant color to your night on the town! This flirty and fun Diane von Furstenberg envelope clutch with an interior zip pocket and exterior back pocket is an excellent accessory for the lady who refuses to be a wallflower!

DANCE WITH DRAGON GOLF BAG SILVER

Contributed by Wenchi Ko

A top brand known for its fashionable playfulness, superior quality, and meticulous functionality, this black and silver Dance with Dragon golf bag makes an excellent companion for your day on the green!

RIMOWA LUGGAGE

Contributed by iL Mercato Ltd. Taiwan Branch

This limited-edition carry-on by RIMOWA features an art print, "I Ride a White Horse," which is representative of the work by Taiwan-based designer, Xiao Qing-Yang. Combining the exquisite craftsmanship of RIMOWA Germany, its TOPAS STEALTH model of aluminum magnesium four-wheelers, and the laser-engraved print design, this slick suitcase is a work of elegance and style.

JB'S DINER VOUCHER

Contributed by JB's Diner

Going to the movies? Make sure you go early so you can grab a bite to eat at JB’s Diner. All-day breakfast, burgers, and steaks are calling your name!

SPROUT GIFT VOUCHER

Contributed by Sprout

Since opening its door in 2015, Sprout has fast become a favorite among expats and locals who favor fresh, good food for healthy living and a friendly, welcoming place to dine.

ACC SUNDAY BRUNCH FOR TWO

Contributed by American Club in Taipei

Enjoy a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch dishes at the weekly ACC Sunday Brunch Buffet. The lavish spread includes the ACC Signature Roast Prime Rib, fish, egg station, noodle station, an Indian selection, sushi, freshly steamed crab and a wide range of desserts.

LUNCH & COOKING CLASS FOR Two AT SAFFRON

Contributed by Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine

From Rajasthan lamb to tandoori prawn, Saffron will not disappoint. Enjoy a delightful meal in this classy restaurant that boasts authentic Indian food and excellent service!

LOBSTER DINNER FOR TWO AT 2011 TEPPANYAKI & WINE

Contributed by Kimlan Foods Co. Ltd.

An elegant twist to a classic Japanese style, 2011 Teppanyaki & Wine serves up some of the finest food in town. Enjoy a fresh lobster dinner for two after watching your delicious food prepared before your very eyes. And don’t forget to complement these culinary delights with a tasty glass of wine!

HAPPY HOUR AT EDDY'S CANTINA

Contributed by Eddy's Cantina

Did someone say happy hour? At Eddy's Cantina you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. This great bar and restaurant represents the developing Taiwanese craft beer culture by featuring several Taiwan made craft beers. It is time for you and some buddies to catch up with drinks, snacks, or a hearty meal!

JAMIE OLIVER ITALIAN CUISINE

Contributed by Jamie's Italian Taiwan

Jamie’s Italian is designed to be a neighborhood restaurant where everyone is welcome and feels comfortable. The menu is rooted in authenticity, featuring fantastic, rustic dishes created using tried and tested recipes. Here, exceptional food, good company and the relaxed conviviality of the “Italian table" are guaranteed.

MIGHTY QUINN'S BARBEQUE GIFT VOUCHER

Contributed by Hasmore Ltd.

Borrowing from two great barbecue traditions, Texas and the Carolinas, award-winning Mighty Quinn's brings together the best of both and creates something uniquely its own. Mighty Quinn's is one of the first authentic barbeque experiences in a fast casual setting, steeped in tradition but given new life.

LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB CASH VOUCHERS

Contributed by Lawry's The Prime Rib

Lawry's will be a familiar dining experience for those who have traveled to the US. It is a popular place to celebrate special occasions or just go for some delicious prime rib when the craving hits.

MORTON'S OF CHICAGO GIFT CERTIFICATE

Contributed by Morton's of Chicago The Steakhouse Taipei

It is Prime time, and Morton's makes the perfect gift for any occasion, be it for bar bites, a romantic dinner, or a business function. Prime beef at Morton's is aged for 23-28 days and custom-cut per Morton’s specification, which assures the highest quality.

MORTON'S OF CHICAGO GIFT CARD

Contributed by Morton's of Chicago The Steakhouse Taipei

Steak is what Morton’s does best, so when they say “the best steak…anywhere,” they mean it! They bring their commitment to quality, consistency, and genuine hospitality to each dish they serve, so you know you are in for the very best with this excellent gift card.

DINNER & WINE FOR TWO AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL TAIPEI

Contributed by Mandarin Oriental Taipei

From three exquisite dining choices (Bencotto, Cafe Un Deux Trois, or Ya Ge), each in beautiful interiors and luring ambiance, a delightful dinner for two, plus a bottle of red or white wine selected by the sommelier awaits you at Mandarin Oriental Taipei.

STAY BY YANNICK ALLENO DINNER FOR TWO

Contributed by STAY by Yannick Alleno

You will find French cuisine at its finest at Simple Table Alléno Yannick (S.T.A.Y). Alléno is a world-renowned chef awarded three Michelin stars. Your dinner for two will leave your taste buds tingling as you partake in exquisite French cuisine that marries traditional and contemporary in a delectable blend.

TAIRROIR DINNER FOR FOUR

Contributed by Tairroir

Tairroir, literally a compound of "Taiwan" in English and "Terroir" in French, offers a refined cuisine at once local and global. Marrying classic Taiwanese flavors, essential French culinary art, and local, seasonal ingredients, Chef Kai Ho invites you to an exquisite, multi-cultural dining experience grounded in Taiwan pride.

SUPPERCLUB GASTROJOY DINNER FOR EIGHT

Contributed by SupperClub by GastroJoy

No menu, no fine dining frills, SupperClub is based on a model of limited seating in an intimate environment, making it a perfect place to unwind and let your culinary curiosities roam free. At GastroJoy, with its open kitchen, you will be delighted by ample chef-guest interactions, fine food and joie de vivre.

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Taiwan GIFT VOUCHERs

Contributed by Hasmore Ltd.

Founded in 1965 by Ruth Fertel in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the premier fine dining steakhouse famous for its exceptional food and wine and serving the best USDA prime steak sizzling hot.

DINNER FOR SIX AT RAW

Contributed by Hasmore Ltd.

RAW is an exciting, celebrated restaurant conceptualized by world-renowned chef, Andre Chiang. RAW is committed to bringing “‘The New Interpretation of Taiwanese Flavor’ to your table by highlighting beautiful Taiwanese seasonal produce through innovative food and drink.” This dinner will take place at a mutually agreed time.

ROU BY T-HAM GIFT VOUCHERS

Contributed by Taiwan Farm Industry Co. Ltd.

Salami, anyone? Need ham and pastrami for the perfect sandwich? Well, these gift cards will help you find all of the meat staples you are looking for on the first floor. Or, you can make your way to the upstairs restaurant for the opportunity to sample the meats firsthand.

BOVI FLOWERS BOX & BOUQUET

Contributed by Bovi Flowers

Lawrence Liu '13 and William Cheung founded Bovi Flowers during their studies at Cal Berkeley. Designed by award-winning artisans and infused with Jo Malone fragrances, each Bovi Box™ is made with real roses that maintain their fresh appearance for over a year. For every Bovi Box™ you purchase, we will prepare a gift box for underprivileged children in Oakland, California. Have someone you care about in the United States? Show them your love with a Bovi Box™.

FAMILY PORTRAIT BY ET PHOTO STUDIO

Contributed by ET Photo Studio, Jackie Hsu

Capture a moment in time for yourself and yours! This package gives a group of up to ten people one hour of studio time with Jackie Hsu from ET Photo Studio, a CD of 50 images chosen from 100+ shots, and one 10"x12" framed portrait. Makeup and wardrobe not included.

YEAR OF ROOSTER FRAMED CERAMIC PAINTING

Contributed by HOCHENG Corp.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, so what could be more fitting than to fill your home with roosters to bring luck and prosperity! Luckily, there is no need to start up your very own chicken farm when you can honor the glory of this year through this playful painting featuring a plethora of roosters, known in the Chinese horoscope for their strong, mysterious natures and desire to succeed.

"FISH ABUNDANCE EVERY YEAR" FRAMED CERAMIC PAINTING

Contributed by HOCHENG Corp.

Nian Nian You Yu! May you always have an abundance! With this painting hanging on your wall, you are sure to have more than enough. An abundance of happiness, an abundance of health, an abundance of wealth AND an abundance of fish!

NORTH COAST VACATION AT BOUTIX RESORT YEHLIU

Contributed by Boutix Resort Hotel Yehliu

Located off Taiwan’s north coast scenic route, Yehliu Boutix Resort and Hotel serves up not only fresh catches of seafood, but breathtaking scenery of sky, ocean, and spectacular rock formations! One night stay for two people.

HARVEST RANCH RESORT VACATION FOR FOUR

Contributed by Harvest Ranch Resort

Time to get away from it all! Harvest Ranch Resort is waiting to welcome you in. The free shuttle from the train station will whisk you away to your stay in a Deluxe Cabin with breakfast. You can wind down in the open air hot springs, get a guided tour of the facilities, and rove around in the provided go cart! One night stay for four people.

SHERATON GRAND TAIPEI STAY FOR TWO

Contributed by My Humble House Hospitality Management Consulting

Sheraton Grand Taipei is ready to be your home away from home for the evening. The rooftop pool and sauna will let you de-stress and get ready to try out one of the nine awesome dining options. Take a stroll around the Shin Kong Life Tower area, hop on the metro for easy access to everything downtown, or stay in and relax the night away. This package includes one night stay in a Deluxe Room for two with breakfast included.

HUMBLE HOUSE TAIPEI OVERNIGHT FOR TWO

Contributed by My Humble House Hospitality Management Consulting

This package provides a one night stay in a Superior Room & buffet breakfast for two people. The first Taiwanese member of Design Hotels, which boast an original style and coherent design, Humble House has a Grand Ballroom and an outdoor rooftop pool with an exclusive view of Taipei 101 and the Xinyi District.

LE MERIDIEN TAIPEI STAycation FOR TWO

Contributed by My Humble House Hospitality Management Consulting

Enjoy your one night stay for two people in Le Meridien, named to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels in Taiwan, in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast at Latest Recipe restaurant. At night, you can stroll around and enjoy the Xinyi District nightlife or stay in and splurge on delicious desserts at ChocoArt or cocktails in Latitude 25.

LUXURY ESCAPE TO MANDARIN ORIENTAL TAIPEI FOR TWO

Contributed by Mandarin Oriental Taipei

A five-star urban retreat in the heart of the city, Mandarin Oriental Taipei exudes an allure of refinement and chic, making it a perfect hideaway to unwind and relax. This package offers a one night stay for two people and includes Italian dinner at Bencotto, great breakfast, 90-min spa treatment, and a Deluxe Room with dark wood furnishings, walk-in wardrobe, and a luxurious marble bathroom.

WELLSPRING BY SILKS & MIHAN JIAOXI FOR TWO

Contributed by Wellspring by Silks

Located in Yilan Jiaoxi, a renowned hot spring destination in northern Taiwan, Wellspring by Silks is a boutique hot spring resort 45 minutes by car or bus from Taipei city center, and 5 minutes on foot from Jiaoxi train station. A romantic one-night escape for two people well within reach, you will delight in the rooftop open-air spa pool, the night sky cinema, and exquisite dining at Mihan Jiaoxi.

KENTING VACATION FOR TWO AT H RESORT PINGTUNG

Contributed by Hua Yu Lien Group

With futuristic architecture and a garden setting overlooking the South China Sea, this contemporary resort is 16 km from the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium. Breakfast is complimentary. There is also a revolving restaurant & bar with sweeping sea views, a bright eatery with tableside cooking, an infinity pool with a bar, a karaoke lounge, a gym, and a spa. One night stay for two people.

CENTRAL TAIWAN ADVENTURE AT LIHPAO LAND

Contributed by Lihpao Resort

One of the largest in Taiwan, Lihpao Land features world-class entertainment facilities similar to those found at American theme parks. There are rides for all ages, carnival games, food & drink oases, shops, and performances by local and international entertainers. This package is for two people, two nights, with breakfast, dinner, late night snacks, and 2-day park admissions included!

KENTING CAESAR PARK HOTEL + HIGH-SPEED RAIL TICKETS FOR FOUR

Contributed by Chiugai Travel Svc. Co. Ltd.

Time to hit the beach in style without having to leave the island! Enjoy your two night stay for four people in a family deluxe room at Caesar Park Hotel in Kenting. With daily breakfast and inclusive round trip High Speed Rail tickets, it is relaxation made easy.

DELUXE SUITE FOR FOUR AT TIEN LAI HOT SPRING RESORT

Contributed by Yunshan Lee

Ready for a fun and hassle-free family getaway? Nestled between Yangmingshan National Park and the beautiful north coast, Tien Lai Resort & Spa offers a retreat where you may relax in the open air hot spring or watch the kids splash in the Spa Water World. One night stay for four people, breakfast included.

TWO NIGHTS AT PARKVIEW RESORT HUALIEN

Contributed by Parkview Hotel & Resorts

Time for a terrific adventure in Hualien! Enjoy a two-night stay in a Deluxe Family Suite for four with breakfast buffet one morning, free access to the hotel gym, swimming pools, children's playroom, and other sports facilities. Free shuttle service to and from the Hualien rail station or the airport with advance reservation.

GRAND HYATT CHENGDU CHINA

Contributed by Grand Hyatt Chengdu

Located in the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China and situated on the historic “Hundred Year Gold Street" in the heart of the city’s most fashionable and vibrant district, Grand Hyatt Chengdu is an ideal base for travelers aiming to visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base or the thatched cottage of 8th-century poet, Du Fu. Three night stay in Grande Suite and breakfast for two people.

ONE WEEK BOARDING AT THE PET CASTLE

Contributed by Pet Castle

Where does your pet go when you are on holiday? You will find a home away from home for the pet you love at the Pet Castle. Be it for boarding, training, or daycare, your pet will enjoy time on a nature trail or grassy park, spacious accommodation, and easy friendship with fellow Castle dwellers. Pickup and drop-off available. This voucher offers a one-week stay for one pet at the standard boarding rate. Additional fees apply during Chinese New Year.

ABC COOKING STUDIO CLASS FOR EIGHT

Contributed by ABC Cooking Studio

Do you like to cook? Spending time with friends? How about cooking with friends! This fun package invites a group of eight adults or children to enjoy a cooking class together. Theme of class determined by the studio's course offering at the time this class takes place.

HANNOVER EQUESTRIAN CLUB ADMISSIONS

Contributed by Hannover Equestrian Club

The largest equestrian club in Taipei, Hannover specializes in teaching and introducing adults and children to the joy of horse riding. The horses are well cared for, well trained, and suitable for all family members. Riding lessons can be easily arranged for individuals or groups, from complete beginners to the more experienced riders.

SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI CERTIFICATES

Contributed by Jerry's Realty Co. Ltd.

Spring is beckoning a new color scheme and with that a refreshed wardrobe. Time to hit the conveniently located department store with these cash certificates, and re-emerge with outfits that put a spring to your footsteps!

CT 640 LUNG CARE SCREENING

Contributed by Westgarden Hospital/Eonway Health Maintenance Center

Peace of mind comes from being well informed. Eonway Health Maintenance Center is here to help with its easy but sophisticated lung cancer screening technology using the CT640-slice quick scanner, which is superior to MRI and PET examinations. Early detection and treatment can be the best defense.

NEUROVASCULAR MRI

Contributed by Westgarden Hospital/Eonway Health Maintenance Center

The best gift to give someone is the gift of health. With this package, Eonway Health Maintenance Center will provide you with a Toshiba 1.5 MRI Atlas screening of the intracranial structures (cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, orbits, nasopharynx, paranasal sinus) and intracranial arteries. This exam is good for assessing the risk of stroke, atherosclerosis, or aneurysm.

CERAMIC GARDEN STOOLS FROM LILY'S COLLECTIONS

Contributed by Lily's Collections

Add some Asian vibe to your garden or incorporate the design indoors. With these stools, the task is made easy. Great for an extra little table or seating, they are decorative when not in use and can be placed anywhere in the house or outdoors.

HAKERS OUTDOOR APPAREL

Contributed by HAKERS

Whether you are stomping in the park or getting big air on the trails, be ready for conditions to change on a dime with this 3-in-1 jacket system and the lined, softshell pants. Wind-and-water-proof, they offer customizable, versatile protection that will keep you comfortable all day.

OUTERBORO ROVER VEST

Contributed by Outerboro

This lightweight, anti-wrinkle, and packable Rover vest means warmth without bulk when you are out and about. The Ninja shell is loaded with unique details, including a removable hat to protect from wind or rain, a two-way front zipper with reflective print, ribbing on the body side for mobility, and multiple inner and front pockets.

ALL IN A ROBOT - ALPHA 1 PRO

Contributed by Dream Team Smart Life Ltd.

Alpha 1 Pro is a household programmable humanoid robot that can be used for education and entertainment. Its perfectly designed high-precision servo joints, 3D visual programming software, and PRP (Pose, Record and Playback) function are seamlessly controlled in one APP. It comes fully assembled with a main charger and a Mini USB cable in the box.

GARMIN fēnix® 3 HR OUTDOOR TRAINING WATCH

Contributed by Garmin Corp.

Taiwan's President Tsai gave this very model to another head of state as a gift. Garmin has taken fitness watches to a new level with this fēnix watch with sapphire lens and advanced sports metrics that allow you to analyze your steps per minute, oxygen levels, and ground contact levels and balance, among many other features. This is a top-notch watch for the competitive athlete.

GARMIN vívosmart® HR SMARTBAND

Contributed by Garmin Corp.

At work or during workouts, the GARMIN vívosmart HR is with you. Track your steps, distance, heart rate, floors climbed, and activity intensity without an additional heart rate strap. You can also receive texts, calls, email, and calendar and social media alerts or control your favorite music from the very same sleek wristband device!

APPLE WATCH

Contributed by Cordelia Wu

Once you put it on, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. The Apple Watch keeps you updated on mail, messages, phone calls, and schedules; it allows you to dictate responses, reply on the fly, set up and store workouts, keep track of fitness levels, and so much more!

iPHONE 6PLUS 16G GOLD

Contributed by Mr. Computer

iPhone 6Plus is a telephone that works like a versatile tablet computer. Powerful but remarkably power efficient, it has a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the Retina HD display, making it a slick machine where hardware and software make wonders come alive.

iPAD MINI2 WIFI 16G SILVER

Contributed by Mr. Computer

iPad mini 2 is flawless in so many ways, from a rich app catalog to the best design on the market. It packs a punch with great CPU and graphics speeds. It is thin, light, delicate but super sturdy, and easy to take with you everywhere!

iPAD PRO

Contributed by Taishin Holdings

More capable, versatile, and portable than anything that has come before, this iPad Pro exemplifies personal computing for the modern world. It puts incredible power at your fingertips, surpassing most laptops and making complex work as natural as touching, swiping, or writing with a pencil.

LENOVO TB3 730X

Contributed by Lenovo

Looking for a tablet that is compact enough to use on the go and versatile enough for the whole family? This is the choice for you. Great for gaming and video streaming, this splash resistant tablet easily accommodates multiple users and includes a worry-free mode for kids.

PIONEER CD MINI COMPONENT SYSTEM SILVER

Contributed by Eastern Technologies Holding Ltd.

The brushed aluminum look gives it timeless nobility that will not lose its shine for years to come. This micro system supports modern music sources and traditional media of radio and CD. The USB port provides docking for memory sticks with MP3 music collections while the built-in Bluetooth enables wireless streaming from your smart phone. The sleep and alarm functions quickly become must-have features. In the night position, you can have the EQ gently lull you to sleep or calmly wake you up in the morning.

PIONEER CD RECEIVER SYSTEM BLACK

Contributed by Eastern Technologies Holding Ltd.

With the Scandinavian-inspired design, the Pioneer X-CM66D is perfect for your living room. The hi-fi technology makes it easier than ever to set a mood with music at your fingertips. This compact system lets you play CDs and MP3s, listen to the radio, and connect to your devices with Bluetooth. Hook in and jam out!

SAMSUNG POWERSTICK VACUUM CLEANER WHITE

Contributed by Samsung Electronics Taiwan

This 2-in-1 vacuum offers stick and handheld options for flexible cleaning. Use the stick vacuum for everyday cleaning and the handheld option for ultimate portability. Features include powerful suction, EZClean dust bin & brush, 180° swivel steering, cordless design, and removable battery.

PANASONIC 40" TV

Contributed by Panasonic Taiwan Co. Ltd., Royce YC Hong

With this smart TV, you can enjoy superior images and easy-to-use intelligent features. My Home system allows every member in the family a personal home screen for instant access to favorite contents. The latest Panasonic TV Remote app enables a direct Wi-Fi connection to your devices, and the Swipe & Share finger transfer lets you swipe what is on your device screen right onto the TV screen.

SAMSUNG 55" UHD 4K SMART TV

Contributed by Samsung Electronics Taiwan

With PureColour and HDR capabilities, this feature-laden Samsung 55” UHD Smart TV will provide an incredible viewing experience rich in color, contrast, and resolution! Whether it is free-to-air TV, video streaming apps, the web, or your connected devices, finding great entertainment is seamless from the Smart Hub. Watch all the action on the main screen while browsing more contents from the Smart Hub, and switch smoothly between the two with your remote control.

PARENT CHILD SNOWBOARD DUO BY FLOW & ENDEAVOR

Contributed by Tital Sports Co. Ltd., Austin Lee '91

The Flow (parent board) is a soft flexing directional board for those who like to ride the whole mountain. Enjoy effortless turns in deep snow and watch that leg burn disappear or keep it in bounds for a full day of riding your favorite features in the snow! The Endeavor (child board) is fun and mellow, yet mid stiff with pop. You will get the speed you need for a carefree ride.

IDEAL FUJI 2016 ABSOLUTE 20 KIDS BIKE

Contributed by Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp

Looking for something to tempt your child to go mountain biking with you? Well, look no further as this Fuji Absolute will do just the trick. Sturdy and comfortable; it is time to hit the road!

IDEAL FUJI 2016 NEVEDA 2.1 V MOUNTAIN BIKE

Contributed by Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp

You know you want to stay fit, and this beautiful black Fuji Nevada 2.1 will inspire you to get moving! You will be able to pedal with the best of them on this mountain bike with its comfortable seat and easy-to-switch gears.

HANLIN-SLB HOVERBOARD

Contributed by HANLIN Pantech

The HANLIN-SLB Hoverboard boasts a sleek, sports-car-like design and innovative anti-slick technology. In addition to following the strictest safety regulations, this hoverboard also runs purely on electricity supplied by a strong, reliable 450W battery that allows riders to go up to a 25 degree incline. With its eye-catching design and durability, the HANLIN-SLB Hoverboard can support up to 120kg and is sure to provide safe, exciting fun that lets you stand out from the crowd.

OPUS ONE 2010 VINTAGE RED

Contributed by Vivien Shen & K.S. Wang

A collaboration between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, Opus One reflects the innovations of both founders. At once French and Californian, this estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines. Without a doubt, the 2010 vintage is another great example. Drink it over the next 20+ years.

2004 LA MISSION HAUT BRION & 2004 LAVILLE HAUT BRION BLANC

Contributed by Tatung Atherton Wine, Charles Lin & Katharine Wu '97

A combination of deliciousness! La Mission Haut Brion is a deep ruby, medium-bodied wine that is the first vintage produced under Delmas’ son Jean-Philippe Delmas. This wine is a Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvingnon, Cabernet Franc blend with a big nose and delightful sweetness. Paired to this is a Laville Haut Brion with a marked Sauvignon Blanc and discreet Semillon flavor and a fresh palate with hints of citrus.

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL LIMITED EDITION "YEAR OF THE ROOSTER"

Contributed by Lawrence Liu & Lily Kuan

Johnnie Walker's premium blend, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, also known as Max Walker, is blended to recreate the character and taste of some of the earliest whisky blends created in the 19th century. Bottles are numbered serially and each presented in a silk-lined box. It is one of the most expensive blended Scotches on the market

1978 REMOISSENET PERE & FILS GRANDS ECHEZEAUX, GRAND CRU

Contributed by David Ta-Wey Liu '95

Surprisingly fresh and seductive, like a wine from the late 80s. A charming, balanced Grands Echezeaux that took a long time to come around but is now giving much drinking pleasure. At this age, this red Burgundy is so finely knit and gentle that its texture is like chiffon.

1998 & 2005 HENRI BONNEAU CUVEE MARIE BEURRIER CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

Contributed by David Ta-Wey Liu '95

Debuted in 1988, the wine takes its name, Marie Beurrier, from an aunt of Henri Bonneau. Every vintage is different and unique. This rich, concentrated, deep wine is filled with scents such as grilled steak, kirsch, earth, fresh cracked pepper and garrigue. The 1998 vintage is fully mature and ready to drink. The 2005 vintage is packed with layers of ripe Grenache while the stuffing and structure continue to age and evolve.

1993 E. GUIGAL COTE ROTIE LA MOULINE & E. GUIGAL COTE ROTIE LA LANDONNE

Contributed by David Ta-Wey Liu '95

The aroma, texture, and unique tasting experience of Guigal La Mouline are unparalleled by any other wine in the world. Polished, rich, and concentrated, yet never overpowering, the wine is always in balance. It is one of the few phenomenally expensive wines worth the money. La Landonne takes longer to mature and lasts longer as well. It has hints of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, tobacco, and licorice. In the nose and in the mouth, this wine keeps revealing itself.

1986 PICHON LALANDE, GRAND CRU

Contributed by David Ta-Wey Liu '95

Amazing that a thirty-year-old wine should still be this youthful! A clearly defined wine of power and range, it is fully mature and ready to drink. Expect a collective gasp from the table when poured with its exhilarating aroma of cedar, licorice, black cherry, and raspberry, followed by viscous yet silky palate and long, long finish! It benefits from a long decant.

2003 CHATEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR

Contributed by Tina Fan & Erwin Shyu

Full, rich, and characterized by the classic cassis and cedar wood aroma of oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is dense, concentrated, and lush. There is a strong Pauillac character, with stunning intensity and purity of fruit. Not a wine of lengthy evolution, it reaches maturity in a decade. Soft, sweet, lush and fully developed, this blackberry, earth and plummy wine is round, open and accessible, with spicy, earthy, dark red cherries in its core.

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HCG BIOCERAMIC SHOWERHEAD

Contributed by HOCHENG Corp.

Fancy a showerhead that lights up as it sprays water? You have it in this hydropowered, LED-embedded HCG showerhead that lights up and emits warmth, fun, and of course water. You will step out of the shower refreshed in every way.

2-IN-1 TRAVEL PILLOW & PANDA STUFFIE

Contributed by Cora Cheng

Now you can travel in comfort and cuteness! This 2-in-1 travel pillow can be turned inside-out to reveal a panda stuffie. Great for little ones that want to sleep or play on those long plane rides.

DR. WU CAPSULE MASK SYSTEM

Contributed by DR. WU Skincare Co. Ltd., Eric Wu

With 40 years of clinical experiences and extensive research on skin tissue structure, DR. WU has created an advanced skincare line of high potency products for sensitive skin. This capsule mask system features eight function-specific masks for deep hydrating, soothing moisture, instant whitening, perfect renewal, anti-wrinkle firming, oxygen energizing, Y-line lifting, and zero oil mattifying.

FLIP OUT ADMISSION CARD

Contributed by Flip Out

Got kids bouncing off the walls with energy? Let them bounce around on trampolines at Flip Out, Taiwan's first & largest trampoline playground! Each prepaid card allows 11 visits.

DA VINCI MINI W 3D PRINTER BY XYZPRINTING

Contributed by Simon & Amanda Shen

da Vinci Mini can connect wirelessly for easy 3D printing throughout your home, office, or classroom. Use XYZware to connect to your network and experience its slicing precision and computing efficiency. Furthermore, the filaments, tested extensively, are safe for your home and the environment.

DA VINCI 3D PEN BY XYZPRINTING

Contributed by Simon & Amanda Shen

da Vinci 3D pens bring imagination to life, seriously! It is a standalone device that can create 3D printed objects without the need of computers or computer-assisted design software. The filaments, biodegradable and non-toxic, offer 11 fashionable colors. Create anything, anywhere!

ANAPANA YOGA CLASSES

Contributed by Anapana Yoga

Perfect for beginners or advanced yogis, Anapana Yoga is the place to practice your downward dog or seated twist. Each gift card is good for three classes at Anapana Yoga’s quiet space in an otherwise bustling Taipei. Two cards, totaling six classes, per package.