C&P's Guide to Independence Day

cover It's almost that time. Whether you're in the US or abroad, Independence Day on July 4th is the perfect excuse to throw a party and indulge in things all-American. For Chinti and Parker, American luxury basics were part of the inspiration for our brand, so we make a point to embrace the holiday - meaning BBQ, baked goods (IE key lime pie, apple pie), and a bit of bourbon to celebrate our across-the-pond neighbours. Here are some other ways to join in on the festivities.

-DO- If you're stateside, we imagine you have plenty of options - here are the best events in London and other international cities.

LONDON GOAT Chelsea Independence Day Party This lofty, upscale Chelsea pub will be spinning American tunes and making brownies. Make sure to book. 333 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL reservations@goatchelsea.com 2015 Annual American Independence Day Picnic A family-friendly celebration in one of London's most idyllic green squares. Buy tickets by clicking link above.  Portman Square, W1H 6AR

PARIS Harry's New York Bar One of the most historic bars in Paris, Harry's opened in 1923 and is apparently where Gershwin (major composer) composed An American in Paris. You can order hot dogs at the bar. 5 rue Daunou, 75002

Ralph's For an upscale July 4 celebration, Ralph Lauren's Saint-Germain boutique and fine dining restaurant doles out a really good burger and the best California wines.  173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 

MADRID American Club of Madrid Organised by a group of expats, buffet-style all you can eat BBQ and drinks will be happening at Roll Madrid Restaurant.  23 Calle Amaniel

HONG KONG Lily & Bloom An opulent, prohibition-era Manhattan inspired brasserie, Lily & Bloom will have a special set menu on the night. Hotel Lkf By Rhombus, 33 Wyndham Street

-WEAR- Iconic Chinti stars (and stripes, in the case of our long-sleeved T) are reminiscent of the flag and perfect for injecting a stateside touch to your outfit for the festivities.

Clothes L-R: Star Long Sleeve T, Star Sweater, Men's Star Shoulder Sweaters in Grey Marl/Navy and Navy/Scarlet Red.

 EAT Being big foodies, we've also done the leg-work and discovered all the best American eats in the British capital. The verdict: you can't go wrong with a Bacon Cheeseburger from American diner Lucky 7, ribs and pulled pork from Pitt Cue Co, The Big Easy for Deep Fried Shrimp and Lobster Rolls, and The Counter at The Delaunay for Salt Beef Pretzels. 

US Food

(Top collage omages courtesy of pinterest.com, top right by Slim Aarons.)