C&P's Guide to Independence Day
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.
If you're stateside, we imagine you have plenty of options - here are the best events in London and other international cities.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
(Top collage omages courtesy of pinterest.com, top right by Slim Aarons.)