Visit Amanpuri in Thailand and help Palisades Elementary Charter School


pali school charter elementary school palisadesPalisades Elementary Charter School

Writing and Arithmetic.  More likely, the child will talk about computer lab, music class, or time spent in their school’s garden…the FUN stuff that integrates their core curriculum into real life experiences, and enriches their education and learning ability. Like any public charter school in LAUSD, Palisades Elementary is highly resource constrained.  Without fundraiser events like the school’s upcoming Online Auction, Palisades Elementary students would not have access to any of the FUN, enriching programs that kids love and remember, and help to prepare them for the changing world.

This year, the school’s Auction has more than 800 incredible items.  In a historic move , Palisades Elementary Charter School in Pacific Palisades is opening its treasured Online Auction with hundreds of items to surrounding communities and beyond.

Anyone can bid and buy one-of-kind travel opportunities under market-value.

thai 2Do you want a Seven Night stay in Private Luxury Villa with Staff at the Amanpuri in Thailand?

It truly is a trip of a lifetime! Spend a luxurious week in a fabulous villa at the glorious beachfront Amanpuri resort.  The Amanpuri is Thailand’s most spectacular resort, which has 40 pavilion rooms and 30 private villa homes interspersed throughout a secluded coconut plantation. Surrounded by the Andaman Sea, this beachfront resort offers the ultimate in resort facilities, including full water sports, two yachts available for charter, spa facilities and gym, executive services, tennis (including tennis partners), and world-class gold courses nearby.

Amanpuri resort, Thailand
Amanpuri resort, Thailand

The villa consists of 10 bedrooms with different configurations, 2 separate dining pavilions, 2 separate living pavilions, a private gym in the villa, a private swimming pool, several outdoor living areas, and is fully staffed with a gourmet cook and 3 housekeepers.


Video: The Compound at Amanpuri



Palisades Elementary Charter School opens its Online Auction For First Time To its Community and the Country

Pacific Palisades, CA —

In a historic move, Palisades Elementary Charter School in Pacific Palisades is

opening its treasured Online Auction with hundreds of items to surrounding communities and beyond.

Traditionally, the opportunity to nab “Deals and Steals” from the school’s diverse compendium of

Auction items has been open to Palisades Elementary families only. However, the Auction’s quality

offerings have become so voluminous, that the Auction will now be open to shoppers everywhere at from March 6-16.


Categories for the Palisades Elementary Online Auction range from Worldwide Travel; to Fitness &

Fashion; to Children’s Classes, Camps, and Parties. Opportunities include Seven Nights in a Luxurious

Private Villa at the Amanpuri in Phuket, Thailand; Two VIP tickets to Taylor Swift’s August concert at the

Staples Center; VIP Behind-the-Scenes Experience for Two to the NFL on Fox; and a Limited Edition

Lithograph “A Sky Full of Stars” signed by Coldplay are all fair game to the highest bidder. A “Buy It

Now” option will be available for many items.


In addition to Auction items, raffle tickets will be available for purchase online at

This year’s raffle offers three amazing prizes:

One-of-a-kind 61 carat Tourmaline Necklace by Jaimie Geller ($10,500)

Own a complete original! This amazing necklace was designed by Jaimie and

Michael Geller, and is truly unique. A beautiful one-of-a-kind 61.44 carat tourmaline

is surrounded by .78 carats of pave diamonds, with a setting and chain made of

brilliant 18 carat white gold. Perfect for any occasion!


Four Night Stay at the Grand Wailea, Maui ($2,800)

A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Grand Wailea is situated on 40 lush acres, captivates

the senses, and boasts some of the best pools and water activities in Maui.


A Bicycle Built for YOU ($1,700)

The Brompton Folding Bike, from AIKA for urban cycling in Santa Monica, folds to a

compact package a little larger than its wheels in less than 20 seconds. It is the

smallest and coolest folding bike out there. Designed and manufactured in London.

Proceeds from the Palisades Elementary Auction support public education by providing funds to hire

teachers, reduce class size, purchase books, and provide access to computers, music, and physical education.

Online Auction begins Friday, March 6, 2015
and runs through Monday, March 16, 2015


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.7 million views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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