“Fixer Upper” fans can bid to spend a weekend with HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for a good cause.
Fans of the home makeover show can bid on a trip to Waco, Texas to stay at one of the Gaines’ Magnolia vacation rental properties and meet the husband-and-wife team in their hometown.
Chip and Joanna Gaines in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
The current bid is set at $11,000 and proceeds will go to Union Square Hospitality Group’s employee relief fund to benefit restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The restaurant group’s second auction runs through Thursday and also includes a private VIP tour of Magnolia Market Silos; a reserved table for lunch at the duo’s restaurant, Magnolia Table, which typically has wait times of more than three hours; a shopping spree at Magnolia Market, roundtrip airfare and plenty of goodies — like a signed copy of Joanna’s book “Homebody.”
The auction winner can redeem the trip through December 2021.
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Union Square Hospitality’s auction also features a number of other star-studded items, including a Zoom cocktail session with its CEO Danny Meyer and Food Network host Ina Garten ($3,600) and a weekend in Copenhagen with the team from René Redzepi’s two-Michelin-starred Noma restaurant ($18,000).
The fund has raised $79,511 with a goal to reach $100,000 when the online auction closes on Thursday at 9 p.m.