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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mercury Auction Items of Interest for MOD Readers

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM

In case you haven't noticed, the Mercury annual online charity auction just launched, with all of this year's profits going to Outside In (read more about why we chose them here). I'd encourage everyone to check out all of the items—there are always some really great ones in there, and they can make for some truly incredible and unique gift ideas—but there are some in the fashion/fitness/beauty vein that I wanted to make readers of this blog aware of in particular:

My Portland Sweetheart: This date-centric package includes one of Gretchen Jones' bitchin' rompers from her MothLove line, which are great for lingerie/loungewear as well as super-versatile layering pieces:

Current bid is only: $52

Be A Bishops Star: Having done it myself back in the day, I can tell you that modeling for Bishops is a super fun, relaxed experience, not to mention that copies of the ad are pure gold for scrapbook material to show to your grandchildren someday.

Current bid is only: $31

You're Getting Married: This package is full of free stuff to cut the expenses of planning a wedding, like a photo session to commemorate your engagement with Christy Klep, a wedding hair do (including practice round) from Primp... A Hair Salon, and a bouquet from Quince Flowers + Events, plus a slew of things that even those who aren't the marrying kind would covet, like an Alima mineral makeup kit from Camellia Pure Beauty, personal training at Miss Fit, a hairpiece from Redux, and a "bridal bustier" from Lille (which will work under non-bridal gowns, too!).

Current bid is only: $11.50

Fun on North Williams: This NoPo centric package includes GCs and other privileges from Mississippi neighborhood businesses, not least of which is 10 free yoga classes at Yoga Shala.

Current bid is only: $82

For Baby and Mommy: This is obviously parenting-centric, but it includes (among many other things) another awesome yoga deal, 10 free classes at The Bhaktishop.

Current bid is only: $202.60

Ladies Only!: On the other side of the coin, free birth control! Seriously, check it out. As well as a sugaring hair removal from Treatment Skin and Body.

Current bid is only: $1.99

Retro Shopping Spree: An incredible $500 at Rerun, and that's not even all!

Current bid is only: $102.52

Made On Mississippi: More deals in the NoPo hood, including Blue Sky Wellness Studio and Pin Me Apparel.

Current bid is only: $50.99

Hello Miss Hottie!: A fetching little hat from Frock, and a pair of earrings and necklace from one of my favorite Portland jewelry makers, AK Vintage.

Current bid is only: $26.36

Hello Mr. Hottie!: One of Bridge & Burn's awesome jackets, and tees from sister company No Star.

Current bid is only: $27

Let's Go Gaming: A pretty awesome package for video-game enthusiasts that also includes an adorable retro hoodie from Adorn.

Current bid is only: $41

Make Your Own Hats: Exactly as it sounds, this item gives you a free course at Portland's best, Pinkham Millinery.

Current bid is only: $177.50

Feeling Good, Looking Good!: A triple whammy of six months' unlimited yoga at The People's Yoga, $175 of spa treatments at Ruby Violet, and gotta-have-em earrings from Sword + Fern.

Current bid is only: $177.50

Happy Winter!: Various tools to get you through the dark months, including acupuncture from Mae Costello and credit at the Portland Tub & Tan, who I just happened to link to in my last post... hm.

Current bid is only: $15.50

Get Dressed Now!: A variety of wearables (even a body piercing), including recycled accessories from SaySay Boutique.

Current bid is only: $20.50

The Hostess with the Mostest: Cupcakes, tequila, and table accessories from Elsa + Sam.

Current bid is only: $21.50

Emily Katz Decorates Your Tree and Andy Lifschutz Decorates You!: If you read this blog then Emily Katz probably doesn't need much introduction. This package will sign you up to have the designer/musician/chef do up your Christmas tree, and for your own adornment there a necklace and earrings from badass jeweler Andy Lifschutz, too.

Current bid is only: $1.99

Get Fit!: A godsend to avoid/lose winter poundage, with passes to Gem Studio, massages from Unbound Bodywork & Massage, plus a form of exercise you may not have tried before: juggling and unicycling, from Serious Juggling.

Current bid is only: $32

The auction ends on Dec 11th at 5 pm, so bid soon and bid big!

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