weekend guide [june 8-10]

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This weekend's guide features yet ANOTHER wedding photo since I have almost 1000 of them, and have no intention on not sharing them. 

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~ what to do (washingtonian's only) ~

  • FOR THE LGBTQ+ & ALLIES ALIKE: The Capital Pride Parade is BACK this weekend.
  • FOR THE LGBTQ+ & ALLIES ALIKE: The big Brightest Young Things kickoff party for Pride Weekend has everything from dancing to major concerts. All proceeds benefit Capital Pride.
  • FOR THE ROSE LOVERS: Rose all day on National Rose day!  Head on over to the “Alice in Wonderland"-themed “Rosé Garden” at Union Market’s outdoor Suburbia trailer, with special frosé (frozen rosé) cocktails, five-glass rosé flights (served in inflatable flamingos) for $20, and Instagram opportunities with the Queen of Hearts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your feed needs this. Seriously.
  • FOR THE ROSE & BASEBALL LOVERS: If you want to celebrate but don’t want to miss the Nats game, you’re in luck, the Rosé All Gameday promotion, which begins before the noon game includes a ticket, a can of Sofia Rosé, a pair of “rosé-colored sunglasses” and access to a pop-up “Rosé Garden” selling rosé and frosé by the glass.
  • FOR THE FEMINISTS: What would you say to women of future generations? Join the project at the Hirshhorn this weekend.
  • FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS: March for the Ocean this Saturday on the National Mall.
  • FOR THE NATURE LOVERS: The Potomac Bonsai Association Summer Bonsai Festival will take place this weekend at the US National Arboretum. The festival is free to attend!
  • FOR THE BOOKWORMS: Lauren Weisberger, author of the novel The Devil Wears Prada, will host a yoga session, book signing, and boozy brunch at Bethesda Row this Saturday to celebrate her newest book, When Life Gives You Lululemons. The event will start with an hour-long outdoor yoga class.
  • Find new reading material at Books in Bloom, a daylong festival featuring readings, panel discussions, children’s activities, and a pop-up bookstore by Politics & Prose. The author lineup includes a former White House photographer, a National Book Award finalist, a USA Today reporter, and a James Beard Award-winning chef.
  • FOR THE FIT GALS: MINT Gym and Studio is hosting a free MINTFuze class at Meridian Hill Park Saturday morning featuring the gym’s Power Playground class, a balance of strength and cardio exercises. Free to attend if you register ahead of time.
  • Oh & FOR THE CRAZY FIT GALS: Join The Four Seasons Hotel for Global Wellness Day starting with a 5K run by the monuments. More activities will be led including yoga, dance, a panel discussion on wellness, and a lecture on meditation.
  • FOR OPRAH’S BIGGEST FANS (AKA EVERYONE): ‘Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture’ and then check out the new exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • FOR THE FOODIES: Sample honey wine from Charm City Meadworks at LIL’B COFFEE & EATERY with Chef David Guas and the owner of Charm City at their  “Mead & Greet” Happy Hour with free mead tastings on the patio.
  • FOR THE DARTY DIE-HARDS: Rosebar is hosting an all day party at their lounge in DuPont Circle. Then check out the Ozio Rooftop for more places to pop bottles this weekend.

~ this and thats ~

  • ICYMI: Part One of my series ALL ABOUT the wedding and honeymoon is live.  
  • A HUGE congrats to Justin of DCFoodPorn for being named the best local social media account by Washingtonian. 
  • The bag that EVERYONE and their mother has this summer. 
  • Been wearing this monstera leaf necklace NON-STOP (and it was less than $20). 
  • I was in this crowd last night with Maxim, and I hope you were too, DC. #ALLCAPS
  • This crazy inexpensive tropical dress has been my go-to from the minute the temps turned up. 

~ what I'm reading ~