Date Night: Rio Washingtonian

Kara Manos - Politics of Pretty

I’ve been living with my fiancé for almost five months but yet somehow, our date nights are few and far between. He works in baseball so his summer schedule is busy and the complete opposite of my 9-5 gig. So when Rio Washingtonian reached out offering a complimentary date night package, I jumped at the opportunity.

I love getting ready for date night. Normally Curt sees me just wearing mascara, blush and a little tinted lippy but I decided to kick things up a notch for this outing. First and foremost, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow for a pretty metallic finish, some MAC BB Prep + Prime for a little bit of coverage and hydration, sparkly peach-pink blush by NARS in Super Orgasm, and a spritz of my favorite summer perfume, Bobbi Brown Beach.

We headed to Rio Washingtonian in Gaithersburg for dinner for two at Café Deluxe. Before we started living together, we would meet up in Rio since it was halfway from his place and my place so it was nice to revisit this spot. Curt loves his craft beer and I love a good burger so this was the perfect place to dine-in. Following dinner, we enjoyed a paddle boat ride on the water. Curt did most of the peddling so I had fun. For him, it was a workout. Finally, I have a sweet tooth for cupcakes so we got desert at Lilly Magilly’s, a cute little cupcake spot right in the heart of Rio.

Are you a locavore interested in enjoying your own date night package from Rio Washingtonian in Gaithersburg? The lakefront destination is giving away three date night packages to its Facebook fans here.

Date Night at Rio Gaithersburg - Politics of Pretty

Rio Washingtonian gifted me with a complimentary date night package. All opinions in this post are my own.