Fabulous People

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Fab Philanthropists

Whether it be advocating for women, children and families experiencing homelessness, prioritizing access to education for underserved populations and people of color or aiding those in the restaurant and hospitality industry facing financial and emotional crisis, this philanthropy-minded group is showing up for Washington and its communities in a big way.

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Fabulous People: Garry Montag

Garry Montag is the owner of The Stowaway Wine Bar and co-owner of Rising Tide Tavern, two of Seabrook’s most adored dining destinations. “The Stowaway is moving to our new location next door where we are expanding our menu, hosting more wine events and scheduling live music – all with an ocean view!”

Sioned Abuan

Fabulous People: Sioned Abuan

Sioned Abuan is a Seattle-based maternity and motherhood photographer. “Mothers have so much on their plates already. It’s such a joy for me to help alleviate some of that stress and deliver a unique experience customized to them and their family!”


Fab Couples

What’s not to love about a love story? These nine Washington-based couples (several of whom are in business together!) discuss their meet cutes, their most cherished traditions and date nights and what their happily ever after has in store.

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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.”

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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.