Author: Fabulous Washington

Shelby L Elmore

Fabulous People: Shelby Elmore

Shelby Elmore is the director of marketing and brand design of Ascend Hospitality Group, a Black- and female-led locally owned restaurant group based in Bellevue. “My job is to be the North Star of each of AHG’s 8 concepts to ensure that everything — from marketing, and advertising, to design and innovation — fits the different immersive guest experiences.”

whitney brown

Fabulous People: Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is the general manager of Thompson Seattle, a luxury and lifestyle hotel in the heart of Downtown Seattle. Brown has been a part of leading the hotel to be a three-time winner of the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Award for best hotel in the Pacific Northwest.

Kendra Ann Sherrill

Fabulous People: Kendra Ann Sherrill

Kendra Ann Sherrill is the festival director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, the largest festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. The 17th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle comes to Northwest Film Forum–and streams virtually–from Feb. 11 to Feb. 20.

Washington chocolates

Sweetest Chocolate Shops

Few things in life are as sweet as freshly-made, rich chocolate. Washington is home to a lot of great chocolatiers and one-of-a-kind sweet shops to help you satisfy your craving—and get an authentic taste of the state while you’re at it.

Mary C. Ransdell

Fabulous People: Mary C. Ransdell

Mary C. Ransdell is the executive and artistic director of The Seattle Series, which presents classical music by celebrating world-class musicians. “What a privilege it is for us—the board, volunteers, attendees—to hear and see such skill, passion, and energy in an intimate setting.”

Eric Anderson

Fabulous People: Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is the chef and owner of Samara, located in the Sunset Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Samara is a comfortable, intimate wood-fueled bistro offering a seasonal menu that celebrates local vegetables, sustainable seafood and heritage breed animals.