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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Caitlin Agnew | Caitlin.Agnew@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Caitlin Agnew, Earl Benjamin, Jordan Blaine, Nicolette Martin, Tonja Worthman

​To Strong Women.

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Life N Light, Nicolette Martin, Kara Mercer

THOUGH MAY IS TRADITIONALLY A TIME TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS, AT BELLEVUE LIFESTYLE, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE STRONG LADIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. From philanthropists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to fashion designers, realtors and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, you’ll meet some of them and learn about the impact they have. You may even catch a few of them around town! Since May is not quite summer weather yet, you’ll also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway for a quick dose of bluer skies . Round up the women who make life fun and block off a long weekend. Our Palm Springs guide will help you plan the perfect trip and make sure you have fun—and plenty of things to do—while you’re away.

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So this month, when we’re celebrating the mothers in our lives, we’ll also raise a glass to all of the strong and influential women who have guided our journey to where we are today. We’re fortunate that Bellevue is full of them! Happy Mother’s Day and happy May, Bellevue.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 18 Whitley Wirkkala Vice President of OnStage Home Staging Shares the Latest Trends

22 Female Movers + Shakers Meet Seven Local Women Impacting the Community

38 Girlfriend Getaway to Palm Springs Gather Your Girlfriends and Escape to the Sun

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44 In the Game of Real Estate, it’s Ladies for the Win It’s the Year of the Woman and the Bellevue Lifestyle

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DEPARTMENTS 8

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

32 DIY 38 Travel Destination 44 Locals Only 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Local’s Choice


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Congratulations CENTRAL BAR + RESTAURANT Voted best new restaurant on the Eastside

“Our vision for Central has always been to be a social gathering spot and something uniquely Bellevue. We are incredibly grateful and honored to be voted BEST NEW RESTAURANT in 425 by the people who live and work in Bellevue.” -Joseph Brazen

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AROUND TOWN

NEW WAY FOR PUBLIC TO REGISTER FOR RECREATION PROGRAMS People looking to find and sign up for Bellevue recreation programs will have an easier time doing it as the city rolled out a new, mobile-friendly registration system Thursday, March 1. In addition to working on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, the new system, BlueRec, offers more ways for the public to find recreation programs and activities, manage their accounts, and make payments online. They can also use BlueRec to check availability and submit rental requests for indoor and picnic areas.  To search and register for programs and activities, visit Register.BellevueWA.gov. People with accounts in the old registration system will select “Claim Existing Account,” while new customers will select the “Create Account” option.  Fitness center and activity play passholders will be able to use their current cards at the community centers.  For more information, registrants may call 425.452.6885 or email  parksweb@ bellevuewa.gov.

NEW AMERICAN FUNDING OPENS NEW DOWNTOWN BRANCH IN BELLEVUE New American Funding, a leader in the mortgage industry, is expanding its territory across the Greater Eastside with the grand opening of a branch in the heart of Bellevue's business district. The new location is at 10400 NE Fourth St. The national mortgage lender opened the branch after recognizing the tremendous growth in the  Seattle  metro area and saw this as an opportunity to service the needs of consumers throughout  Kirkland  and  Bellevue. The full-service branch will offer a range of purchase and refinance products. New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of $23 billion, more than 145 branches and about 2700 employees. The company offers niche loan products including 1% Down and Your Path, and has made Inc. 5000's list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America five times. 14

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WIRKKALA

WHITLEY

OPEN HOUSE

VICE PRESIDENT OF ONSTAGE HOME STAGING SHARES THE LATEST TRENDS ARTICLE JORDAN BLAINE PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER


BEGINNING HER CAREER AS A DESIGNER IN PORTLAND, OREGON, WHITLEY WIRKKALA IS NOW VICE PRESIDENT AND PARTNER OF POWERFUL HOME STAGING COMPANY ONSTAGE. “Ever since I was a little girl I would lock myself in my room all weekend to rearrange, and no one could come in until it was finished,” Whitley says about growing up with a love for design.  Turning her passion into her career, she joined arms with a unique company, OnStage, a design staging company that believes the biggest trend of all is a timeless look. “We are seeing a use of metals combined with wood, white linen to neutrals and floral to bring warmth,” Whitley says, explaining design trends we are seeing now.  “You want to stay away from bright colors when you are trying to sell a home—use a light gray or neutral rug to soften a look,” she says. “Oversized furniture takes the feminine space and adds a touch of masculinity." Having created and staged many homes, Whitley explains her passion. “What I love about staging is how fast you see the transformation. When you finish placing accessories and hang the final piece of art, you take a step back, look at your creation and smile. I love seeing a room come to life.” “OnStage has locations in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Boise, Idaho; and San Francisco.”

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OPEN HOUSE

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“TRENDS ARE FUN BUT IT’S YOUR STYLE, AND THAT’S WHATEVER MAKES YOU EXCITED TO COME INTO YOUR SPACE.”

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HOW TO ADD FLORAL TO YOUR SPACE 01 | Coordinate your floral choice with the space colors; it should be proportionate to its surroundings. Green gives neutral colors a simple pop of freshness. 02 | Use an appropriately sized vase for your arrangement. Think of it as the frame displaying the art. The vase should hold its place in the overall appearance of the centerpiece.  03 | The arrangement becomes the focal point. Make sure its placement lets it be admired! 

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(425) 454-1143 MONDAY - SATURDAY 9AM to 8PM D i a m ond s , s a pp h ires, a nd em eral d s set in pl at i nu m a n d g ol d D es ign your own cu s t om je wel r y E s t ate an d vi nt a ge pieces E nga gem ent an d Bri d al coll ection s May 2018 | Bellevue Lifestyle

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Movers + Shakers MEET SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY ARTICLE EARL BENJAMIN PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE N LIGHT

t h e o w n e r Pauline Haugen

HIGHER HEALTH SPINE + SPORT

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? Community to me is a diverse group of people who share common goals, interests and values. We empower one another and achieve more by working as a team. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? Every patient of mine has a unique story. I love being a positive force and source of hope in somebody's life. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? Your legacy in life is not what you have accomplished–it's how you have treated others along that path.

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Danni Lin

GREAT WINE INC.

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WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? We all live in a community where we take away and give something, no matter which one comes first. I, as a UW graduate and a woman entrepreneur, frequently join local women's leadership groups to support women in business. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? The feeling that I am always improving products for customers. Every day is different. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? Live to change the world.

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Wendy Euler

GOODBYE CROP TOP

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? Community starts in your own home, with your family and your neighbors. To be there for those you see on a daily basis is most important. If you do that, the outreach will follow. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? That it is actually making a difference in women’s lives and they are finding as much of a need for it as I did. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? Perspective leads to gratitude leads to love.

t h e b l o g g e r

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FOUNDER OF POPPYSEED

t h e f a s h i o n i s t a

Rebekah Adams WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? Community to me is the embodiment of how we are created to interact. I’ve been so encouraged by my community here, and hope that my impact is one that is positive and uplifting. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? I love the creative process of developing a design. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." —Theodore Roosevelt

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Elaina Herber

ASCEND HOSPITALITY GROUP

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? I believe that community is about sharing traditions, customs, values and harnessing the power of the collective to enrich everyone’s lives. My hope is that my work impacts my community by bringing joy to the lives our guests. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? I love interacting with my teams and guests. I thrive off of their enthusiasm, and I enjoy helping them overcome challenges. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY?

t h e p r e s i d e n t

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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t h e f o u n d e r Bianca Szyperski

JUJUBEET

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? My community means a lot to me. I've been worried about food quality and health consequences for a while, and that is why I started Jujubeet—making simple, tasty food and drinks for someone who does not have time to stay on top of it at home! WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? I love the energy, passion and growth that I see in my employees. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? There is nothing like today!

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t h e p h i l a n t h r o p i s t

MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Vandana Harris

PRIVATE EQUITY LAWYER AND INFLUENCER

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? I'm a member of multiple communities, all of which have common themes that unite their members. I impact my community by being a supportive and active member who contributes to the diversity of thought and experience. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? I am excited about the opportunity to provide mentorship and guidance to young people who aspire to change their lives and to change the world. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY? There’s no time like the present.

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t h e g i v e r Cathi Hatch TATEUCHI CENTER VICE CHAIR & CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR

WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOU IMPACT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY?   Making our community a better place for all to live has always been very important to me. I have taken many leadership board roles in nonprofit organizations and believe that I have helped make a positive difference not only for Tateuchi Center but also for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, United Way of King County, YMCA, PONCHO and Junior League of Seattle. WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO?   I believe that the legacy I leave will make an impact on future generations and help inspire a stronger, more cohesive community. DO YOU HAVE A MANTRA OR MOTTO THAT YOU LIVE BY?   I've been given much and have always believed that I need to give back.

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JUST LISTED

Stunning West Bellevue Custom Home 9203 NE 5th St, Bellevue 98004 | Offered at $3,495,000 Location, quality and thoughtful design come together seamlessly in this stunning 2016 custom-built home. A main floor dedicated to entertaining, enjoy a formal living and dining room, a stunning kitchen with oversized center island and built-in breakfast nook, and an open family room featuring a grand, gas fireplace and access outside to a covered deck. Upstairs, enjoy a beautiful master suite overlooking the fully fenced backyard, and 4 large secondary bedrooms. A basement like no other, enjoy 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and large bonus room - the perfect opportunity for a mother-in-law suite, live-in nanny quarters, or at-home office. Tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac yet walking distance to the Bellevue Collection or local beach parks, the location doesn't get much better than this. Award-winning Medina Elementary, Chinook Middle, and Bellevue High School.


Brazen Group Properties Presents Our Monthly

Bellevue Luxury Residential Report Sold / Original

Days on

Address

Zip Code

Original List Price

Sold Price

List Price %

Market

9437 NE 5th St

98004

$5,398,000

$5,650,000

104.7%

1

8730 Overlake Dr W

98039

$4,238,000

$4,120,000

97.2%

44

1610 85th Ave NE

98004

$3,998,000

$3,830,000

95.8%

17

10248 NE 30th Place

98004

$3,688,000

$3,688,000

100.0%

6

4438 94th Ave NE

98004

$3,198,000

$3,000,000

93.8%

150

2501 88th Ave NE

98004

$3,110,000

$2,950,000

94.9%

182

10248 NE 20th Place

98004

$2,880,000

$2,880,000

100.0%

0

9443 NE 14th St

98004

$2,798,000

$2,742,040

98.0%

3

14006 SE 44th Place

98006

$2,988,000

$2,700,000

90.4%

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1323 85th Ave NE

98004

$2,498,000

$2,600,000

104.1%

8

10445 SE 14th St

98004

$2,668,000

$2,560,000

96.0%

24

9010 NE 19th St

98004

$2,500,000

$2,505,000

100.2%

12

1614 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE

98008

$2,450,000

$2,395,000

97.8%

17

6007 Hazelwood Lane SE

98006

$2,388,000

$2,388,000

100.0%

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2320 85th Place NE

98004

$2,488,000

$2,350,000

94.5%

99

**This data is a sampling of sold properties from March 2018 (Source: Northwest MLS)

Joseph, Randi and Taylor Brazen Joseph@BrazenGroupProperties.com (425) 454-4141

Working, living and serving Bellevue for 25 years


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DIY Duotone Statement Earrings SHAKE UP YOUR JEWELRY BOX WITH THESE HANDMADE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS— PERFECT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT FOR YOUR BEST LADIES ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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SUPPLIES + 2 half-circle stamping blanks + 2 large gold bars + 2 medium gold bars + 2 ear wires + Jump rings, assorted sizes + Embroidery thread + Metal punch + Bent nose forceps + Needle nose pliers

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PIECE BY PIECE Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the gap, and place the jump ring through the holes in the pieces you are connecting. When securely through both pieces, gently twist the jump ring in the opposite direction to close the gap and secure the pieces.

DIRECTIONS 1. Make sure to have all of your materials

you’ll be creating holes with the metal punch

gathered before starting the project for

to connect each item with jump rings.

easy assembly. 4. Once you have your spots marked, care2. Take your half-circle stamping blanks, large

fully and precisely punch holes in your in-

gold bars and medium gold bars and arrange

dividual pieces. Once all of your holes are

them in the order you want your earrings to

punched, connect each piece with the de-

flow. You can see how we arranged ours, but

sired size of jump ring.

consider switching up the placement of each item for varying earring styles.

5. For an added touch, punch extra holes in the bottom piece and finish off with

3. Mark where each of the holes line up on

knotted embroidery thread for a bohemian

the individual pieces. These spots are where

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY TO PALM SPRINGS

+ GATHER YOUR GIRLFRIENDS AND ESCAPE TO THE SUN +

ARTICLE CAITLIN AGNEW PHOTOGRAPHY KARA MERCER

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+ STAY

Alcazar Palm Springs 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760.318.9850 | @alcazarps This hip Spanish colonial-style boutique hotel offers sleek, individually decorated all-white rooms, chic beach cruiser loaners, outdoor PALM SPRINGS BRINGS TOGETHER WHAT MOST OF US ARE CRAVING JUST ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR: WARM WEATHER, PALM TREES, DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS WITH PATIO DINING, BOUTIQUE HOTELS PERFECT FOR POOLSIDE ROSÉ AND GREAT SHOPPING. Throw in a backdrop of beautiful desert mountains and a couple of your favorite girlfriends—you’ll find a trip to the desert offers the perfect mix to recharge and relax. While Palm Springs is also a great destination for the guys (golfing much?), we did some firsthand research for our Bellevue ladies to narrow down your choices for your next

pool and hot tub, and complimentary morning coffee and pastries. It's just a mile from downtown and next door to a casual farm-to-table cafe and an Italian restaurant and bar. 

+ DRINK Eight4Nine

849 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262 | 760.325.8490 | @eight4nine

girlfriends getaway. Only a two-hour direct flight away, and

This casual upscale restaurant and lounge with white, crisp interior

with most attractions in close proximity to the airport and

lined with farmhouse tables and stylish chairs creates a luxurious yet

downtown, this trip is easy, convenient and does not need

comfortable ambiance. For serene scenery, grab drinks on the patio

to be overthought. The toughest decision you will need to

overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains. The majestic views and ele-

make is how many open-toe shoes to pack. For more travel

gant sculpture decorating the garden make it the perfect setting for

information, VisitPalmSprings.com has your back.

a weekend brunch, dinner or special occasion.

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PALM S T I O N : PRINGS

+ EAT Mr. Lyons

233 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262 | 760.327.1551 | @mrlyonspalmsprings Mr. Lyons is a steakhouse with a conscientious modern update and a menu that puts local small farms first. Evoking the old Hollywood glamour that Palm Springs is famous for, its dining salon is black and white marble, wood, brass, leather and velvet—a fine dining experience steeped in classic elegance.

Jakes 664 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760.327.4400 | @jakespalmsprings This hip-yet-casual American bistro serves up fresh, innovative fare and comfort food favorites along with beverages from a full bar. Dine alfresco in the charming courtyard or sleek dining room. Can’t go wrong with lunch, dinner or brunch.

LuLu California Bistro 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760.327.5858 | @lulupalmsprings Lulu is a captivating California bistro dining experience. Menu options are many, and the generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily.

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+ SHOP

+ DO

The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five

Estrella Spa at Avalon Hotel & Bungalows

1345 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | info@theshopsat1345.com | @theshopsat1345

415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760.318.3000 |@estrellaspa

This unique and chic collective of design shops gives shoppers the

Indulge in premium spa services with massages, facials and

opportunity to experience and purchase from a curated variety of coveted and beautiful items. 

Soukie Modern 1345 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 310.955.1060 | @soukiemodern Soukie Modern is best known for its handbags, which captures its California-meets-Morocco aesthetics, and can be seen on most Instagram influencers while hanging at Coachella. It also offers a finely curated collection of vintage Moroccan rugs, textiles and home accessories. 

wellness at the luxury Estrella, a full-service aromatherapy spa. The Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs offers privacy, luxury and superlative treatment services in a serene indoor-outdoor setting.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 888.515.8726 | @palmspringsaerialtramway Aboard the world's largest rotating tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. It's a 10-minute ride at the 2,643-foot Valley Station and rises to the Mountain Station at 8,516 feet. There are more than 50 miles of hiking trails, and it's usually 30-40 degrees cooler at the top. 

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IN THE GAME OF REAL ESTATE, IT’S LADIES FOR THE WIN! According to the 2017 Member Profile by the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent are women! "I'm inspired every day by the intelligence, strength, grit, ambition and class of the women that make up our Bellevue real estate market. These women are powerful!" Jeramy Poole, founder of Real Estate Social and host of "The Moment Live," says. Women are winning in top leadership. For the first time, a female leader has been ranked among real estate’s 10 most powerful leaders with Zillow Group Chief Operating Officer Amy Bohutinsky claiming the No. 10 spot.  The National Association of Realtors has come a long way since its founding in 1908 when membership was entirely male. The first woman joined in 1910, but women were excluded from real estate boards, so they started the Women’s Council of Realtors in 1938. 44

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Now, women are not only on the boards, but they are also running them. “In the past, being an entrepreneur and creating a business from the ground up was intimidating, especially in an industry dominated by men," Chelsie Andrea, president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, says. "At best, a woman’s role in real estate would have been as the decorator. "I have the privilege of being surrounded by talented, professional and articulate women who have taught me to stand firmly in my beliefs and create the kind of business I am proud of. I get to wake up and do what I love every day largely because of the women who have come before me, and for that, I am grateful.” Women bring a refreshing, noncompetitive approach to the real estate industry and are among the largest participants in mentor, mastermind groups and training. “My lifetime goal is to empower all girls and young women to reach for the impossible by dreaming big, by working hard and by being prepared when opportunity knocks," Jacqueline P. Nguyen, founder and broker of The One Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Bellevue, says. "My legacy will be the women’s lives I am able to inspire to greatness!” Female agents bring a holistic approach to serving their

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clients by combining expert professional knowledge and skills with a commitment to providing a caring, supportive experience and creating the best possible outcome for their clients. "I think there are two things that make our clients successful and our team successful: people and culture," Barb Pexa, founder of Barb Pexa and Associates, says. "We are not in the house business; we are in the people business. We put people first. We have fantastic team culture, and I know that trickles down to our client's success." Women have a unique ability to see the energy in a home,

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how the floor plan will be utilized, how the flow of the spaces will enhance their lives, and how the schools and community will create optimal learning and support life-long friendships. “Despite the challenges, being a woman in real estate today has its advantages, especially with female clients making most of the homebuying decisions," Mary Lee, founder of Mary Lee and Associates, says. Advancing women in the industry is an increasingly topof-mind issue. Industry leaders recognize good investment decisions, and today’s fast-paced and competitive marketplace requires diversity of thought and ideas drawn from a broader range of experiences and perspectives. “Successful women in real estate have an innate ability to connect with people and to sell and lead in a more heartfelt way,” Barb says.

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4 "THE WIZARD OF OZ" Bellevue Youth Theatre

Follow the Yellow Brick Road in this amazing story. No classic tale has captured the imagination of young people more than the tale of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion since the 1939 movie premiered. This play is suitable for the whole family and includes all the classic music. Shows are May 4-6 and 10-12. Parks.BellevueWA.gov

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Sounders have two home games this month: May 5 vs. Columbus Crew SC and May 26 vs. Real Salt Lake. Both games begin at 1 p.m. Visit SoundersFC.com for tickets and more information.

5 WORLD OF HOPE GALA AND AUCTION Meydenbauer Center

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a silent and live auction, dinner and program to raise awareness about domestic violence. It raises more than $500,000 to provide services for people, primarily women and children, who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse; and prevent domestic violence through advocacy, education and support. $150. LifeWire.MestroWeb.com

6 SEATTLE BIKE-N-BREWS Georgetown Brewing Company

An urban ride for those who appreciate city riding and quality Pacific Northwest microbrews. Pedal along the Duwamish and Green River Trails, taking in city views along the way, and return to the finish line party for cold brews and food. Registration includes lunch, a beer ticket for the midpoint and finish line,

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8 ANNUAL GUILDS' LUNCHEON 2018 Bellevue Arts Museum

Join the Bellevue Arts Museum guilds for the annual spring Guilds' Luncheon and enjoy a buffet luncheon, wine, delicious desserts, a raffle and a tour led by Ben Heywood, the museum's executive director and chief curator. This year's theme is "Textures & Treasures." All proceeds benefit Bellevue Arts Museum. Tickets: $45. Register online at BellevueArts.org.

12 THE BEST OF IBT GALA 2018 Meydenbauer Center

A fusion of music and dance performed by some of the Pacific Northwest's most talented dancers and guest dancers from far-away places. This performance boasts beautifully costumed dancers performing a broad spectrum of dance styles. General admission: $40; children 12 and under: $25. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. IBTProductions.com

15 NO HOMELESS KIDS BENEFIT LUNCHEON Meydenbauer Center

Children shouldn’t be homeless, yet their number is rising. Vision House services are needed more than ever. Guest speaker Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza, will share her vision of how businesses can shape the community.

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22 TAYLOR SWIFT’S "REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR" CenturyLink Field

Taylor Swift’s "Reputation Stadium Tour" is coming to Seattle! She is the only artist in history to have three albums selling more than 1 million copies in their first week of release and is a 10-time Grammy winner. The show will feature special guests Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. CenturyLinkField.com

26 BELLEVUE'S ANNUAL SPRING RECYCLING EVENT Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Now's the time to spring clean! You can also feel good knowing that everything you drop off will be recycled. Only cars, passenger vans and pickups are allowed to drop off items. No flatbed or dump trucks are allowed. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a list of items that will be accepted and any associated fees, visit BellevueWA.gov/SpringRecyclingEvent.

30 BELLEVUE JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL Downtown Bellevue

The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates community and the creative power of music. The festival hosts more than 40 live shows at various venues across the city. The festival was established in 2008 and is a cultural and community event that attracts national artists, showcases regional talent and draws diverse audiences. Runs through June 3. BellevueDowntown.com

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