It's a big leap from the bustle of an athletic field to the solitude of a darkroom, but Calumet Photographic made the transition seamlessly more than 70 years ago. From its origins as a Chicago sporting-goods store, the company evolved into a one-stop shop for cameras and darkroom equipment and eventually into an innovator of photographic technology. In the 1960s, Calumet's most brilliant minds were behind the development of the Caltar large-format-lens line and nitrogen burst film.
Today, Calumet Photographic continues to manufacture and sell professional photographic products and software across the globe, boasting more than 25 retail stores throughout the US and Europe. Their shops abound with both new and used high-quality cameras and equipment, rental gear, and knowledgeable technicians eager to help customers find the right equipment for the job. The company’s extensive online catalog enables shoppers to purchase equipment from around the world and have it shipped directly to their home, studio, or mall photo booth they’ve claimed as a studio.
Things To Do® D.C.: Experiences For Young Professionals" is the premiere organization for socializing and networking with fellow young professionals. With a membership consisting of 150,000 to 200,000 local young professionals, Things To Do® (TTD) produces original events that enrich your social and cultural experiences.
The Strawberry Roth IRA and the Chocolate Tax Break are just two of the cocktails served at Finances Demystified happy hours, hosted by personal finance coach Dominique Broadway. During the events, also called "money parties," participants sip drinks and mingle, all while discussing personal finance issues and getting answers from experts that include realtors and entrepreneurs.
Dominique spent years at brokerage and personal finance firms, and her experience in money management goes back—way back. Even as a kid, she sold handmade bracelets to her friends and family, rather than just trading them for trendy pet rocks. Currently, Dominique strives to demystify the world of personal finance for the everyday person through her social finance events, which aim to break taboos around discussing money.
With 30 years of experience and a trusty calculator tucked into his belt, certified public accountant Stuart Fishkin deftly balances books to earn robust returns and keep the IRS safely at bay. As soon as clients deliver their packages of befuddling documents to Mr. Fishkin's offices, he sets to work sussing, sorting, and sculpting tiny paper houses to impress even the most discriminating collectors. An initial 30-minute meeting provides a venue for clients to ask questions and seek tax clarification while Mr. Fishkin clearly points out the papers necessary for filing. The final kaleidoscope of financial figures makes its way to the IRS via paper or electronic filing (an additional $15 fee) no later than April 16, the country's official Tax Day and unofficial Hug an Accountant Day.
The story of Carol's Daughter begins in a humble kitchen. It was there where Lisa Price started exploring her lifelong love of fragrances, tinkering with recipes for butters and bath oils on her own stovetop. Once she'd perfected a recipe, Lisa would package it and share it at craft and trade shows. There, Lisa talked with women with of all skin and hair types, asking them what they desire in a beauty product, and gleaning ideas for her next product. Lisa's mission to "fulfill the beauty needs of the diversity of skins that make up the tapestry of our world" earned her a devoted following that grew quickly. Soon, Carol's Daughter's line of natural beauty products was a celebrity-insider secret for years, used by the likes of Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Big Bird. A feature as one of Oprah's Favorite Things thrust Carol's Daughter into the spotlight. Now with locations dotting the country, all comers can shop the company's ever-rotating stock of shampoos and conditioners, moisturizers, and scented body oils—all of which are still dreamed up and perfected by Lisa herself.
Though the stylists at The Red Room Hair and Spa can imbue hair with a full spectrum of colors, it’s clear which is their favorite. Their salon’s most striking feature is its scarlet interior, whose drama is only heightened by the glow that emanates from a crystal chandelier overhead. Such a setting might draw attention away from a staff of lesser calibre, but it fails to outshine their precision hair services and spa treatments that cleanse the body of hair, dead cells, and clingy turtlenecks.