Happy Independence day Y’all! Today is my favorite holiday.
I love it because: It is a nationwide holiday where we all go outside, ride bikes, swim, barbecue, eat, drink, be merry, celebrate our country, and at the end of the day we watch fireworks or set off our own.
I also love it because unlike other national holidays: There is no stressful build up, no extreme forms of gift giving, no one has to feel excluded because the parties are often open invite, if you want to dress up- red white and blue/stars and stripes is super easy because these are naturally closet staples, and the food is usually potluck style so you just have to bring the one thing you’re good at and know people will like it.
I live in Huntington Beach, Surf City USA. One of the best places to celebrate for good reason. They close off Pacific Coast Highway and have a 5k run, followed by a parade. Festivities occur downtown all day, the streets become covered in bikes and lemonade stands, and the day ends with a firework show over the famous Huntington Beach Pier. Admission is free, most people arrive on bike, and a large majority of the city ends up attending so you are guaranteed to run into old friends.
I spent my day doing the above, sharing the day with friends and family, remembering that we live in a great place, and are part of a great country.
My good friend Lauren dressed up like our flag and I was obsessed with how adorable she looked, let’s call it The American Flag Undone – her shirt being the stripes and her baseball cap being the stars. We both sported the American favorite: denim shorts and white tennies. I love my chuck taylors and wear them any chance I get. While Lauren’s bold outfit was very statement making, I went a little more subtle and tied up an American flag handkerchief in my hair. I think she wore it better.
A few more pictures of our day in Surf City. America, we salute thee!
Cheers to Bloody ‘Merica!
Biking Down PCH.
Going on stage, Lauren answers Huntington Beach themed questions right and wins a t-shirt.
Lounging by the pier.
Our view of the show.
Gotta love Huntington Beach. ❤