San Francisco-based company IfOnly describes themselves as “a marketplace for incredible experiences.”
They pair clients with local and international experts in their field – as well as big-name celebrities – for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as Heli-skiing with Robert F. Kennedy, cycling with Patrick Dempsey or the ultimate adrenalin rush, a balloon expedition over Mount Everest. They offer experiences and bespoke gifts priced from under $150 to more than $1,000,000 that include: individual sports coaching; culinary packages; insider walking tours; personalized, global travel; behind-the-scenes concert meet-and-greets; style consults and makeovers; and rare wine and spirit tastings. Pretty much anything you can imagine, they can arrange. And a percentage of every purchase supports worldwide charities such as Girl Rising, Waterkeeper Alliance and Oceana.
IfOnly experiences and notable objects are available for purchase in three ways: through timed auctions, ‘buy now’, and personalized experiences created by you. Fresh opportunities are added regularly. Here are a few current packages from their website:
Dine in the Heart of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Kitchen: A Convivial Supper at an Iconic Restaurant (Berkeley/San Francisco)
“Journey to the Berkeley, CA restaurant where farm-to-table was invented. Dine in the kitchen, the best seat in the house, and the one that is nearly impossible to reserve.”
Charity Partner: The Edible Schoolyard Project
“Of all the quarterbacks in NFL history, none are more equipped to teach you the incredible skills needed to compete at the position than Joe Montana.”
Charity Partner: Four Rings Montana Family Foundation
“Few sports build a stronger bond than team sailing. Go on a unique nautical experience with master of competitive yachting Dennis Conner aboard his 1992 America’s Cup yacht ‘Stars & Stripes’ Sail # USA-11.”
Charity Partner: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
“Sarah Silverman commandeers your phone for a tongue-in-cheek message.”
Charity Partner: ACLU of Southern California
“In this top-tier auction package, take in rock ’n’ roll legends from the first ten rows at their sold-out concert. This package includes an in-person meeting with the band and exclusive posters.”
Charity Partner: Community Links
Learn the secrets behind Bobbi Brown’s polished, fresh faced look with a personalized makeup lesson taught by her expertly trained team.
Charity Partner: Girl Rising Fund
“Go on a collective voyage into the unexpected and the inexplicable with Gerard Senehi.”
Charity Partner: Tipping Point Community
Hands-On Aerial Photography Session by Helicopter (Los Angeles)
“Take your passion for photography to a new dimension with this adrenaline pumping “doors-off” aerial photography flight where you will take your skills to new heights.”
Charity Partner: Waterkeeper Alliance
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