July 5, 2013
Palos Verdes, CA
Every year, since I can remember really, I have spent the 4th of July on my parents boat in the Charles River, Boston. With a group of friends from the marina, we raft aside about ten others to create a sort of long brigade of boats. For people who have never been, I realize it might be kind of hard to picture so lets get down to basics: It quickly becomes a big floating party and we have amazing front row seats for THE BEST (that I've seen) fireworks display in the country. BAM!
That being said, this was my first year missing it! Tradition is big in my family, and I have to admit, not being with them yesterday was a little tough. However, I will be seeing them all in just a couple of days AND I got to spend the 4th at a gorgeous place in Palos Verdes.
Do any of you know this area? I had never been there before and truthfully I had no idea what kind of a treat I was in for. Upon walking into Eric (my boyfriend) grandparents’ house, I embarrassingly yelled “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!” His whole family could probably hear the ?! in my voice. I have never seen such a beautiful view of the ocean. As cheesy as this sounds, it looked like we were in heaven. It was honestly the kind of place where I imagine Oprah must have a home. In fact, I yelled that out at one point too, “Is Oprah your neighbor?!”
Anyways, it turned out to be a fantastic All-American 4th of July complete with BBQ chicken, wonderful people, pool time, cocktails, and Oprah-worthy views.
Hope you are all enjoying your 4th of July weekend! (GOD BLESS LONG WEEKENDS)
Here's my patriotic look for the 4th of July!
Shorts: Urban Outfitters