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Its finally time to get the summer started! Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday we were all wearing our winter boots and sweaters?!..cant say I miss that one bit! The 4th is the holiday that many dedicate to kicking off the summer & one of mine and KPR’s favorites.
Its a time for family & friends, new & old traditions and of course…an excellent excuse to sport your favorite ‘merica inspired fashion. When it comes to the 4th the first thing that comes to mind is togetherness. The last few years I have done something different each year but if possible I always try to catch a parade or firework show. My hometown of Ridgewood NJ has one of the greatest firework shows I’ve ever seen and people travel from all over to view it. Fun Fact: You can also see the Macy’s 4th of July nightime firework show from “The View” on the west side of the town. Below are some images from some of my past 4th day fun.
A shot taken out the roof of my wrangler last summer heading back from Toms River, NJ
This year, as a pre-4th activity my friend Jackie & I headed to Ochs Orchard in Warwick, NY to do some strawberry picking. I have been going up to Warwick since I was a kid, but never had an opportunity to check out Orchs. Its such a cute little orchard and would be a great place to bring a date, your children or in my case… an excuse for my friend and I to goof off and run up and down the berry aisles taking photos of each other. I would highly recommend checking it out if you are ever in the Warwick area.
This year for the 4th Im heading to Oak Beach to spend the long weekend with one of my longest friends. Her sister recently purchased a home right on the water and is having a bunch of people out, It will most definitely be one for the books.
photos above by yours truly – xoxo ats
Continue reading to check out KPR’s 4th Fun…..
I love the summer because of the sun, the sand, the ocean, and of course 4th of July! The 4th of July weekend is full of wonderful memories from times with family bar-b-queuing in the backyard, to getting engaged to my handsome husband on a ferryboat to Southampton, NY. I have had a lot of good 4th of July weekends and this one, I expect, won’t be any different!
Picnics are one of my favorite ways to spend time with family & friends, while still outside enjoying the sunshine. As a pre-4th activity, my husband and I traveled to Tanglewood, an outdoor concert venue found in the dreamy surroundings of the Berkshire Hills in Lenox, Massachusetts. We traveled for the 50th anniversary celebration of Pet Sounds with Beach Boy, Brian Wilson. For music lovers, there’s no more enchanting venue than Tanglewood in the summertime. To picnic at Tanglewood is to participate in a grand tradition since 1937. Music fans from all over travel to picnic during concerts. The “Shed” music hall is designed with open sides to allow the patrons sitting in the “cheap seats” on the lawn to hear the music pouring out.
Similar Lillian Pulitzer Dress
Photos above by KPR & my Loving Husband
Tanglewood is the ultimate picnic-in-the-park destination and the spectacle of picnics scattered across the lawn is dazzling. While listening to world-renowned music and musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor, patrons who visit have raised picnicking to an art form. From candelabras flickering in the night to custom cocktails and tasty sandwiches, the picnic scene at a concert in Tanglewood is something special. When it comes to our first Tanglewood picnic, I think Robert and I did a pretty great job – From tasty Woodstar sandwiches and coconut macaroons, to mango and blackberry fruit salad and my personal favorite Wölffer’s Rosé. Beauty Tip: Make sure you get a pedicure before the picnic, its one time you will most definitely kick your shoes off and enjoy yourself!
This year for the 4th of July weekend, after celebrating our friend’s wedding in Long Island, my husband and I will be enjoying fireworks and carnival rides at the North Sea Fire Departments 71st annual carnival and fireworks event in Southampton, NY. Then some much needed poolside relaxation with my in-laws – the 4th should always have a good combinations of fun, sun and relaxation! ATS and I, although in the same state, won’t be close enough to celebrate the holiday weekend together. Instead, we will hold up our glasses to say cheers from afar to Fashion, Fun, America’s birthday and all of you fashion loving friend out there! We would love to hear what you are all doing to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, share with a comment below!
Thanks for reading! Hope everyone has a safe & wonderful 4th!