Fourth of July

As you know, i’m across the pond and won’t exactly be having the biggest blow out for the Fourth of July as it would be particularly ironic. Last year I spent the Fourth in Washington D.C. and it could not have been more festive.

As I explained in my DC post, growing up I never really got to experience the well celebrated holiday as I was usually on a plane to London. I spent many Independence Days up in the sky, looking down at fireworks before reaching the blackness of the Atlantic. This year, i’m planning to at least consume an absurd amount of BBQ and may even whip up a festive treat.

To my Yanks over in the US of A, I hope you have a spectacular day filled with suntan lotion, a family BBQ, watermelon, and most importantly, fireworks! If there’s one thing America knows how to do, it’s celebrating a win. Remember why you’re celebrating and enjoy the day off.

Here’s some Fourth of July Pinspiration.   

Fourth of July: Washington D.C.

Happy belated Independence Day! It is a rare occasion that I am in America for this joyous celebration of independence from the Brits – as i’m usually on a plane to London.

We spent the 3rd pre-partying at a family BBQ. We had burgers and hot dogs with all the best side dishes. For dessert we had watermelon and American Flag cupcakes. The store only had 9 flag cupcakes left, so they threw in a few festive coloured dogs which turned out to be a great talk-piece.

After 20 minutes of thunder, lightning, and torrential downpour, we took a dip in the pool. The perfect pre-fourth BBQ.

For the Fourth of July, we stayed in downtown D.C. We spent the day walking around in the muggy heat, taking in the old and new of the Nation’s Capitol.
I spy a kitty. 

We stopped for lunch at The Sofitel. The perfect summer drinks: Watermelon Martini & Lime, Muddled Mint, Soda Water, Pineapple Juice

We met up with family friends for dinner at Capitol City Brewing Co.
How about that for a starter?

After dinner we walked with the crowds down to the National Monument to watch the most spectacular firework display. On the way, a family friend bought me a lightsaber to ensure I didn’t get lost in the crowds. It turned out to be almost as amusing as a sparkler.