Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DC visit

 We had such a wonderful time in DC/Falls Church/Warrenton visiting our old friends! We had an eventful flight to Reagan on Friday after work: Some air-traffic control tower in Atlantic City caught fire (?) and so they were orchestrating all of the east coast flights MANUALLY. We ended up getting in 3 hours late, but I know some people had cancelled flights, etc. We were thankful to actually get to DC at all! Our friends Charlie & Christina picked us up at the airport and we went to one of the new hot spots in their neighborhood (that we could walk to!), called Spacebar. They had an awesome beer list (with Devil's Backbone & Starr Hill! VA represent) as well as a yummy bar food menu. 

I had some IPA, per usual, but I forget what it was.

 Our hosts!

 Only in DC would you find an academic bouncer reading Tom Wolfe
After our night, we were definitely feeling up for some Farmer's Market goodness. They have an awesome one within walking distance! Loved it! Here was my first stop: Crepes!
 I ate most of this local strawberry & nutella crepe. Divine.
We ordered a bag of tiny fresh donuts. These were so yummy
 After a nice walk around town, we picked up our friend Paul from the Metro. We then went to have lunch in Tyson's then said bye to Charlie & Christina as Connor, Paul, & I drove an hour south to Warrenton. We got ready for the wedding in record time and headed over to Molon Lave Vineyards.

The view was incredible, and the weather wasn't too hot. Beautiful day to get married!
 The ceremony was nice, and the cocktail hour gave us a chance to escape the sun and catch up with people we haven't seen in forever.  The passed hors d'oeuvres were really good!

This wedding was DIY by the bride and her mother. They made the invitations, baked the cake, and set up the decorations!
Portrait time! Loved being able to re-wear my Bridesmaid's dress from my sister's wedding (Lula Kate Chandler in Petunia....obsessed!)
Dapper. Love him in a bowtie!
 Self-portrait time!
Sunday morning, we were ready for brunch & coffee. We drove back into the city to pick up Charlie & Christina before heading to Founding Farmers for Brunch. Y'all, this place was AMAZING! Everything is made from scratch daily. Including juice, sauce, sausage, etc. They also used all local ingredients. You know that's my kinda place!
Huge menu!
If you can, order the Beignets! They were fabulous
Chicken & Waffles & Eggs
After a nice leisurely brunch, we dropped Paul off at the station and got an impromptu drive-by tour of Charlie's new office space he's helping build. Impressive! 
We had such a fun time with our friends, and hope to set up a weekend in the Fall in Charlottesville to see everyone again!



Becky said...

It looks like you had so much fun! All the food looks amazing, especially the nutella and strawberry crepes you got at the Farmer's Market. And Founding Fathers looks like a cool restaurant too.

Leslie said...

What a great weekend! I love Founding Farmers; I hope to have their beignets sometime (I just always get really full of other stuff!). I'm glad you made it up to DC, considering the fire. The wedding also looked divine. :)

Virginia Belle said...

I'm so happy you stopped off in Falls Church for a visit with us! It was so nice to catch up. You got some amazing pictures from the wedding. The self portrait is beautiful!