Charitybuzz, Stewart is auctioning off several different culinary experiences where the lucky winners will be able to experience the ultimate host's flourish firsthand.
There are 30 different experiences up for grabs through the 2013 Martha Stewart Center Online Auction at Charitybuzz, which wraps up June 26 and benefits the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai. With estimated values ranging from $400 to $40,000, you have plenty of options to hang with Stewart, whether you want to co-host a dinner party with her at her Bedford Estate in New York or take a nice relaxing boat ride with her.
If co-hosting a dinner party for ten — estimated at $40,000 — sounds good to you, the current bid is at $13,500 (at the time of this article at least). Invite nine of your friends to her home in Bedford and Stewart will whip up a seasonal menu to be prepared by her favorite chef and collaborator, Pierre Schaedelin. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers before delving into the three course meal — which will be include wine pairings — with Stewart herself.
You can bid for an afternoon with Stewart at her East Hampton home (currently up to $8,000), where you and three guests can enjoy lunch in her gardens at "Lily Pond" and afterwards take a nice walk along Georgica Beach. If you're a boat person, you should definitely bid on the lunch and boating experience at her Maine home. You can invite three guests to meet Stewart for lunch at Skylands (her home on Mount Desert Island) and afterwards, she'll take you out in her boat to enjoy the sea air. With four bids already in place, the current price to beat is $7,500.
Considering Stewart is known for her cooking, she thoughtfully included a private cooking lesson among her charitable offerings (with a current bid of $4,000). The lesson for two gives you a chance to perfect your baking and cooking skills in the test kitchens at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's headquarters in Manhattan.
Of the other amazing offers, you can join Stewart in the booth as co-host of her radio talk show in New York and meet her at the "American Made" exhibition and awards gala at Grand Central Terminal in October.