Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy.

Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support. Proceeds from the event will support Guadalupe Center’s highly successful programs aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.

The auction lots include:

I Dream of Italy: Seven-night Italian vacation for two. Guests can customize their adventure by choosing excursions while staying in at least two of Belmond properties’ iconic locations, which include Florence, Tuscany, Ravello, Portofino, Venice and Taormina Mare. Courtesy of Preferred Travel of Naples.

Beautiful in Blue: Spectacular cocktail ring with almost 20 carats of natural aquamarine and a stunning nearly 2.5-carat diamond set in solid 18-karat white gold. Courtesy of Crown Jewelers of Naples.

Flamazing Food, Fashion and Footwear: Private champagne reception, Italian-themed gourmet dinner and wine pairing for eight at Waterside Shops. Each guest also will be able to go on a shoe-shopping spree to select a new pair of Gucci shoes. Additionally, the winning bidder will receive a luxury handbag. Courtesy of Waterside Shops.

Hidden Gems of Napa: Luxury four-day, three-night adventure to Calistoga in northern Napa Valley for three couples. Package includes exceptional accommodations, VIP tastings and tours at six renowned wineries in the region: Phifer Pavitt Winery, Fisher Vineyards, Arrow and Branch, Gamble Family, Peacock Vineyards and Rarecat Wines. Courtesy of Phifer Pavitt Winery.

A Taste of Southwest Florida: Fabulous collection of gift certificates for extravagant dining and entertainment experiences to enjoy the good life in Southwest Florida. Courtesy of the Be Flamazing Event Committee.

Beautiful Bangle: Roberto Coin bracelet from the Roman Barocco collection featuring a charming twisted gold alternating-pattern diamond station bangle. Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue and Roberto Coin.

Cruise the Caribbean: Seven-night Celebrity Cruise for two in a Verandah Stateroom aboard the stunning Celebrity Edge or Celebrity Apex deluxe vessels. Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises and Preferred Travel of Naples.

The gala’s presenting sponsor is the Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman.

Be Flamazing begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and available online at, or by contacting Jessica Vieira at 239-963-8769 or