Breakfast and horse-riding at Martha Stewart’s estate goes for $30K at auction
Martha Stewart can be magically persuasive when auctioning herself for charity.
The domestic doyenne auctioned off a horse-riding expedition at her estate in Bedford, plus a breakfast personally prepared by herself inside her place’s palatial kitchen. And Stewart — who owns a stable of giant Friesian horses — wasn’t taking less than top dollar for her own auction prize at the Hudson River Park gala Thursday night.
While other prominent names who donated prizes shyly stayed in their seats as the bidding went down, led by fearless Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet, Stewart took to the stage in front of a crowd at Cipriani’s new South Street venue that included Michael Bloomberg, Lucy Liu, Olivia Wilde and host Sandra Bernhard.
After the bidding passed $20,000 and slowed slightly, Fenet cried, “All you need to know is how to get on a horse!” Stewart sweetly responded, “Well, actually you don’t really need to know how to get on a horse, we have help . . .”
She also detailed her home-cooked breakfast made with organic eggs from her pampered hens, but then Stewart upped the ante for the wealthy crowd by adding, “OK, I’ll throw in some caviar, too. A lot of caviar.”
Stewart’s prize sold at $30,000.
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