Independence Day

July 21, 2014

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Despite being part American I’ve never really celebrated 4th of July as I grew up in the UK with two very unpatriotic parents. So 2014 marks my first ever July 4th! I spent the day with my cousin (isn’t she pretty?) and it was a perfect mixture of friends, food, football matches, fireworks and excessively aggressive drunken karaoke.We watched the fireworks from the closed off FDR avenue.The entire road was filled with people talking and drinking, clambering over road signs, hiding in bushes, wearing light up grills (as you do) and just generally running around being hysterical.


I love fireworks, street parties and running around befriending people (i.e. all the people in these photos) so it was right up my alley. I reckon July 4th has the edge over Bonfire Night because there was no need to involve the usual extra thermals we Brits succumb to for half the year. We finished off the night riding a crazy disco cab across the entire city, complete with goldfish bowl and blaring eighties hits. God bless America…

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8 responses to “Independence Day”

  1. Jordan says:

    This looks like it was so much fun! I’d love to celebrate Independence Day in America. I’ve been there for Hallowe’en and that was pretty incredible 😀

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  2. Priya says:

    ohhh how it warms my heart to see you celebrating an American 4th <3 I've never spent much time in NYC but that seems like loads of fun for a big holiday! now you've seen how everyone goes all out with their costumes and r w & b 🙂 light-up grills! yesss! welcome to the USA! also the disco cab sounds like my new life dream.

    oh, and the checkered skirt is perfection!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  3. Jennie May says:

    I love the happiness and excitement that is captured within these photographs. Such good memories for you to treasure! xx

  4. Gemma says:

    Blooming brilliant photographs!! Looks like such a fun time! Wish I was there!!!!

    Gemma

  5. jessthetics says:

    I never knew you were part American! It looks like you had an amazing time and i’m so jealous. The red white and blue looks good on you, you look very classic American 🙂 Your new friends look they’re having a fun time too, the flashing grills are kinda weird haha xxx

  6. This looks amazing! I’d love to visit New York more than anywhere else I think!
    Looks like you had a beautiful time,

    Nikki
    http://www.sheworeribbon.com

  7. Kim says:

    what a way to experience your first 4th looks like you had a fun time 🙂

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