The "terminally delightful" BenDeLaCreme.

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“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.” Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope said it best: Galentine's Day, which lands right before Valentine's Day on February 13, is the official day of "ladies celebrating ladies."

This year, most of us will spend the holiday on Facetime calls or online movie watch parties, dreaming of the days we can get together again for a proper celebration. We wish these Seattle stars could join us:

Lana Condor

Condor is the star of Netflix rom-com trilogy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, as well as a Seattle resident and lover of all things foodie—the perfect candidate for a Galentine’s brunch (and lunch, and dinner). Oh, and we’re gonna need all the behind-the-scenes stories to cope with the end of the trilogy, dropping on February 12.

Chef Kristi Brown

Speaking of Galentine's meals, Communion, Chef Kristi Brown's new Central District restaurant, is a bastion of "Seattle soul" food as much as a community gathering place. We'd love to meet the chef in one of those leather tufted booths over some of her famous black eyed pea hummus.

Maria Semple

It’s been almost a decade since Semple’s hit Where’d You Go, Bernadette spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list. But we still haven’t stopped thinking about the titular character’s rants about Seattle’s pay-to-park meters and busy intersections. Who better to air our petty woes of the city with than someone who built a world doing just that?

BenDeLaCreme

One of our favorite Drag Race stars of all time—and we swear we're not biased!—combines comedy queen talent with an enviable retro aesthetic and a personality she calls "terminally delightful." We are inclined to agree.

Jinkx Monsoon

Our original Seattle Drag Race love has worked extensively with DeLa in recent years; though she's since hightailed it to Portland, no Seattle Galentine's Day list would be complete without "Seattle's premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen." 

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe

This power couple shares everything—including five Olympic gold medals between them. (“Relationship goals” doesn’t begin to cover it.) Bird, who won her fourth WNBA championship this past year as a member of the Seattle Storm, is also a multiple WNBA All-star. And OL Reign’s Rapinoe, best known for her iconic goal celebration stance and Twitter feud with former president Trump, has two World Cup championships under her belt. Sports fan or no, who wouldn’t want to hear about the city’s biggest games from its coolest players?

Chong the Nomad

Not only is she one of Seattle’s best musical talents at the moment—as anyone who’s seen even videos of her live performances can attest, Chong the Nomad (aka Alda Agustiano), has an infectious energy. The perfect guest for a holiday that centers around having a good time.

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