Gwyneth Paltrow has volunteered to be auctioned off as a lunch date. The actress - who is married to Coldplay star Chris Martin with whom she shares two children Apple, eight and Moses, six - has agreed to take part in a charity auction to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue's newly launched initiative Fashion for Sandy Relief.
An intimate lunch with celebrity chef Mario Batali and the 40-year-old actress - who is also an enthusiastic chef and published her own successful cookbook 'My Father's Daughter' last year - is being offered to the highest bidder via the website Charitybuzz.com.
Another lot on offer for a minimum of $10,000 involves attending a New York Fashion Week show with Vogue editor Anna Wintour along with a tour of Vogue's New York offices, lunch in the magazine's stylish cafeteria and a special goodie bag. Generous bidders can also try to win a private modeling lesson with supermodel Coco Rocha.