A quality studio portrait sitting can cost hundreds of dollars. Throw in the cost of prints and the hassle of going out of your way to the studio and it's no wonder why people only get studio photographs once or twice in their entire lifetime. But with today's Groupon, $40 gets you a photography session at your favorite greater Seattle location and a package of prints from Nancy Treder Photography. The 73% off the normal $150 value should result in a 73% broader smile—exactly the amount needed for a lasting portrait. And the option to buy multiple Groupons means you can finally get a cowlick-free shot of those you love. Nancy Treder will have you beaming in a portrait that is sure to make your holiday card, headshot, or senior picture one you'll hang on to for a lifetime.
Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or framed with fallen branches and sugar-free maple syrup can't be enjoyed. Today’s Groupon increases art visibility with $100 worth of custom framing from Baas Framing Studio in Madison Valley. Baas's quality frames elevate any art's artful hanging beyond tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape staple-taping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.The Case: Toni Jorgensen, the antique shop owner, is hired to polish Amy’s grandmother’s antique vase, when, according to Jorgensen, the cleaning lady came in and broke it. “I wasn’t even here,” says Jorgensen, a single tear rolling down from the outside of her eye. “I was visiting my sick aunt in the hospital.” How does Amy know she is lying?
Profiled in the documentary A Wink and a Smile, Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque keeps the sensual burlesque dance-form alive during one-day and muti-week classes. The academy’s faculty includes not only the accomplished Miss Indigo Blue, but also professional burlesquers Inga Ingenue, Elsa & Ernie von Schmaltz, Ruby Mimosa, and Waxie Moon—whose names hint at the playful nature of burlesque. The diverse class schedule offers something to bring out the sensual side in nearly anyone, female or male, earning praise from Seattle Woman magazine for its breadth of topics and from Examiner.com for its receptivity to all genders. Visiting instructors, special workshops, and performances mix up the already packed calendar of classes.
Jubilee Women’s Center aims to propel women out of crisis situations by providing the resources to help them achieve safe housing and financial stability. Jubilee's clients live in a long-term community housing program for an average of 14 months. During this time, they can interact with other women experiencing homelessness and work toward new goals in a supportive environment. Jubilee’s education center sponsors classes for more than 50 residents each year in a variety of technology- and skills-oriented subjects including credit repair, word-processing, and interview skills. These programs aim to help women find jobs or increase their incomes so that they can attain stable housing and become self-sufficient.
Okinawa Teriyaki, a casual little lunch-through-early dinner spot, serves up quick Japanese eats in hearty portions. In addition to the marinated teriyakis that give the eatery its name, the chefs here also prepare steaming bowls of ramen that The Seattle Times called "divine" and Seattle Weekly deemed "a revelation." The latter also acknowledged the eatery's tendency to draw long waits at lunch, and recommends that diners call-in their order ahead of time or rent a cardboard cut out to hold their place in line.
Karen Cleveland communicates with animals—but she doesn't speak to them. Instead, she teaches them to peacefully coexist with humans through non-verbal strategies, based on her training in Life University's Animal Communication program. Karen can treat animals ranging from dogs and cats to cows and chickens, but her focus also extends to the animals' human owners. She helps them understand the roots of animal behavior, explaining that, for example, dogs really fetch the newspaper because of their passion for Sudoku.