Stars and Stripes Forever
It’s that time of the year — time to get patriotic. From outfits that will set off fireworks to party favors that take red, white, and blue to a whole new level, The Shops at Columbus Circle is ready to rock your Fourth of July.
J.Crew carries Independence Day looks for everyone in the family. This timeless shoulder-tie swimsuit is available in red or blue stripes. A metallic star-print dress from Crewcuts will light up any little girl’s night. Looking for something to wear to a holiday-weekend barbecue? This striped T-shirt from J.Crew Mens Shop is just the thing.
Accessories are also getting in on the action. It’s rockets red glare at Coach, where the leather Dinky bag is embellished with a space shuttle (and an all-red interior). Your feet will be doing a happy dance over the Kadi Sandal at Cole Haan, which comes in a metallic star print. The braided anchor bracelet at H&M is designed for men, but it looks great on girls, too.
Once you’ve got the clothes in order, it’s time to start planning the party. Head to Williams-Sonoma, where the Americana-themed dinnerware collection features trays and plates and bowls in outdoor-friendly melamine. Whip up some treats with a set of Fourth of July-themed cookie cutters. But whatever you do, don’t forget to decorate the table with these colorful taper candles.
Whole Foods Market is helping make holiday weekend celebrations special, too. They’re stocking all the classics, from hot dogs to watermelon to good old-fashioned lemonade. And in the bakery, you’ll find perfectly patriotic cakes, cupcakes, and fruit tarts made with colorful berries — a sweet way to dress up the big day.