Elodie Li is the executive chef at The Kitchen at Abeja, a new Walla Walla-based restaurant that celebrates European cooking techniques with produce only found in Washington. Even though Chef Li decided to pursue the culinary arts only four years ago, she has already cooked throughout France and is now showcasing her talents at The Kitchen at Abeja.
Rana San is the artistic director of the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, an independent film and arts hub offering year-round programs and artist services. San and the team at the Northwest Film Forum are the producers of the Local Sightings Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 16 to Sept. 26, both virtually and in person.
Gregory T. Walker Jr., MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who recently finished an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington/Harborview and is also doing a fellowship at UC Davis and the Reno Orthopedic Center. Dr. Walker is a former student-athlete, well known for his time as a football player at University of Washington.
Amy Alvarez-Wampfler is the winemaker and general manager of Walla Walla-based Abeja, a century-old farmstead set in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Abeja is home to a winery and tasting room, which is open by appointment.
Daniel Wampfler is the winemaker and general manager at the award-winning Abeja winery and tasting room in Walla Walla. Abeja also offers upscale lodging, fine dining and space for private events.
htings Film Festival, presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, is back for its 24th year with a lineup showcasing productions from as far north as British Columbia and as far east as Montana. The festival will take place from Sept. 16 to Sept. 26, both virtually and in person.
Leah Okamoto Mann is the co-director of Seattle-based Lelavision, a performance and production company that combines kinetic sculpture, dance and music with a mission to present accessible art that delights people. She is also the curator of Created Commons, an arts festival taking place at Westcrest Park, August 27 to Sept. 5.
With eats ranging from classics like eggs benedict to indulgent fare like fruit-topped Belgian waffles, locals will be delighted to learn that Conversation at Thompson Seattle is back open for brunch seven days a week.
With last winter’s snow melting away and sunny days making their annual return, Pike Place Market has extended its patio for public seating daily from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. to help its guests soak up some rays.
Everyone could use a little more flower power in their day so, throughout August, overnight guests at Downtown Seattle hotels will receive a complimentary bouquet of Pike Place Market’s flowers via Visit Seattle’s new “Seattle in Bloom” promotion.