County State Fair and Baseball Game – An All American Weekend Highlights

It’s WAY too hot to spend a lot of time outside… so that’s exactly what I did lol. What can I say? I made plans and I wasn’t going to let record temperatures stop me 😉

These plans included Star Wars Night at Nationals Park on Saturday (pretty much the only thing that could get me excited about going to a baseball) and the Montgomery County State Fair with my friend Kaoru on Sunday. I mean, if you stay indoors with the AC on, you’re basically letting DC’s steamy summer weather win and we can’t have that!! 

JASON WU FOR CAUDALIE LAUNCH EVENT 

I kicked off the weekend Friday night with my bestie  at City Center DC where Caudalie was celebrating the launch of their Jason Wu collaboration with mini-facials and wine.

Jason Wu for Caudalie Launch Event

If you’re not familiar with Caudalie, it’s a luxury French skin-care line that’s famous for using grape extracts in its products. It was founded by Mathilde Thomas whose family owns vineyards in Bordeaux and they have a Vinothérapie Spa on the grounds of Château Smith Haut Lafitte that I’ve been *DYING* to visit!! I’ve been using their products since the late 90s and I was stoked when they opened in the District. I Never fly without one of the brand’s travel-size Organic Grape Water in my bag – and it’s so hot right now, I pretty much always have a bottle in my purse these days as well. One of their other star product is the Beauty Elixir, a facial mist/toner hybrid that’s great to keep at your desk for a mid-day refresher. Apparently, designer Jason Wu is a huge fan of Caudalie too and he paired up with the company to jazz up the Beauty Elixir bottle with a delicate lace design inspired by his spring/summer 2016 collection. As if I needed a reason to spend more money at Caudalie 😉 

IN A BALLPARK FAR FAR AWAY 

I kicked off Saturday like I typically do, with a little poolside reading before stopping by Freshfarm’s Mount Vernon Triangle Farm Stand. It’s pretty small and nothing like a full farmers’ market, but it’s perfect to pick up some fresh eggs and vegetables. I simply cannot get enough tomatoes right now so I grabbed some stunning heirlooms that I topped with some burrata for a light and refreshing lunch. 

Tomato-burrata salad

Since the force was still strong with the thermometer by 6PM, I left my Chewbacca furry onesie at home and opted for a Pricess-Leia as a Nats fan look, complete with the ear bun chignons of course, for Star Wars Night at the ballpark.

Star Wars Night at the Nationals game

I spent most of the match by the misters and walking around to take pictures with the characters that were spread around the stadium. 

Star Wars Night at nationals park

star wars night at the baseball game

I left the game early though I heard the Nats did well… 

For those who read French, you can read more about my experience with Star Wars Night at the Nats game here.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR 

State fairs are big events in America. The first one I attended was one of the biggest, the Minnesota State Fair, and it was everything I had read about with politicians, rides, animals, fried everything and all sorts of food on a stick. Of course, DC isn’t a state so we don’t have a state fair (well, we sorta do… but it’s really not the same thing). But nearby Maryland and Virginia do and they also have county fairs. The one for Montgomery County is near Gaithersburg so I jumped at the chance to spend a fun day at this all-American event AND stuff my face with all the typical carnival food with one of my fave junk-food loving friend. 

Of course, fried everything didn’t sound as fun in the 98 degree heat so I didn’t eat as much as I had planned on, though I did tried deep-fried oreos for the first time. Definitely an experience everyone should have once in their life. But only once 😉

Deep fried oreo

Food vendor at the montgomery county fairWith Kaoru
Red velvet funnel cake

Other than the food, I also loved walking around the barns with all the lifestock though my favourite were the pigs’ race. That was SO cute!! 

Pigs' race at the Montgomery Country Agricultural Fair

Did you have a good weekend? Between all the beer at the baseball game and the fried oreos at the country fair I definitely indulged a little more than I meant to… and with Restaurant Week coming up in DC, I’m afraid this week isn’t going to be much better. Dining at any fun restaurants?

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