Jason DeMarre’s articulate financial advice can help clients build a retirement fund, save for their kids’ colleges, or reach a passel of other long-term goals. With today’s deal, he’ll spend up to 12.5 hours fashioning a personalized plan of action for each client over the course of one year. A series of about five face-to-face planning sessions commence with a one-hour introductory meeting, followed by a profile meeting, during which Jason will build a detailed SWOT analysis to highlight a client’s portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses and to counter potential financial threats, such as the fire-breathing dragon living inside their filing cabinet. Then, he’ll unveil a full plan for a monetary makeover at a 90-minute strategy session, after which he’ll meet with clients again to pick products to invest in, such as stocks, bonds, and high-value Monopoly properties. Finally, a closing meeting will discuss plan implementation. ING Financial Partners is not a captive agency; Jason can pick and choose products from all financial services, not just ING, to assure the best possible match.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
A record-breaking ascent to the top of luxury condominium Bellevue Towers, the Fight for Air stairclimb raises funds to benefit the American Lung Association. Participants will each need to raise at least $100 in donations by October 20 before they max out glutes while completing a 45-, 90-, or 182-story climb, the latter of which encompasses a whopping 3,242 stairs. To keep you climbing at a steady pace, leave the weighty Super Soaker with straw attachment at home and take advantage of designated water stops every ten floors. Though it may be tough, the grasp for the top burns massive calories, earns you bragging rights, and can induce a hallucinogenic euphoria known to the French as l'esprit de' l'escalier. It's all in the name of a good cause, of course, as more than one million children and adults in Washington struggle to breathe each day because of lung disease. Participants that raise $250 or more are automatically entered to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies but do not earn permission to slide the banister back down to ground level. Check out the event FAQs for more information.
The self-cleaning house. It’s a vision of modernity from the 1950s that, unlike robots or manned spaceflight, never quite came to pass. Luckily, the insured technicians at Maid 2 Please remain undaunted by this failure of technology, fighting the war against domestic dust with a roster of diverse cleaning services. Crews can be deployed for a quick apartment spruce-up or a deep housecleaning, wherein they disinfect the bathroom and kitchen, dust off surfaces, mop floors, and remove lipstick smudges from plaster busts of James Dean. Maid 2 Please can also vanquish office dust bunnies with one-time or recurring commercial cleanings.
EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don’t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew’s birthday party.
The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana’s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix’s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo’s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation’s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.
All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building’s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about “reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,” as the museum’s website states.