Ready for the Fourth of July Weekend

With a packed itinerary of events along the CT Shoreline, there is a buzzing energy for this year’s Fourth of July weekend.

Growing up in Madison, it was my family’s tradition to grill at the Madison Surf Club on the day of the town’s fireworks. As the sun set, the anticipation grows, with crowds piling in, more and more along the sand, as well as throughout the piers of West Wharf and East Wharf Beaches. With fireworks, live music, town events, and concerts going on in all towns throughout the shoreline, what’s your family’s tradition for the Fourth?

As you prep for fun-filled days with family and friends, I want to take you throughout Saybrook Home to give you our list of must-haves. This is your guide to be ready for the Fourth of July weekend ahead.

Apparel Shop: Your Outfit for the Fourth

For the Gents

Quality swim trunks from Peter Millar.

Perfect for summer in New England, Vineyard Vines T-shirts are easy to throw on when you are on your way to the beach, or are put in charge of barbecuing for the group. Pair it with some quality swim trunks from Peter Millar, featuring a matching koozie for your cold one, and you’re ready for an afternoon spent on the sand or out on the boat. Nothing screams Fourth of July more than these. 

For the Ladies

The perfect button down for the Fourth of July, featuring a red and blue floral print from Frank and Eileen.

No matter what activity you have planned, or what outfit you need, our Apparel Shop has you covered. The newly-imagined button down for women by Frank & Eileen offers cute and festive fabrics for the Fourth. Their blue starfish design, as well as the red and blue floral pattern are our top picks for this weekend. This is perfect for lunch or dinner out with friends, or taking your family to your town’s Fourth of July parade downtown. 

Lilly Pulitzer cover up for the beach or boat.

Looking for a swimsuit? You can’t go wrong when browsing through our extensive Lilly Pulitzer collection. With various bathing suit cuts and sizes available, you’ll find one you love. Between the new dresses, coverups, and shorts we got in this past week, Lilly will have your outfit for the beach or the boat taken care of. 

The best transitional dress for this summer, from MAHI GOLD.

Do you have plans with your friends? As Donna always says, the best dress to transition with you as you go from the bar to beach, and beach to the bar, is the flattering and colorful MAHI GOLD. With patterns and prints inspired by nautical life, these dresses are among our top choice for you to look fabulous while you bop around with friends all weekend. 

The perfect pull over crew neck sweater for this Fourth of July from Holebrook USA.

When the sun goes down, and you’re still out with your girlfriends or with the kids toasting s’mores above the still-hot charcoal from grilling dinner, pull on this Holebrook American flag sweater. It’ll keep you warm and keep the festive spirit alive throughout the rest of the night. 

No matter what you select for your outfit, pair any of these fun and fabulous options with a pair of Jack Rogers. Stop by in store before this weekend to find your favorite style and snag your pair. With the classic Flat Sandal, Boating Jacks, and more available, we are confident you will find your new favorite summer sandal. When you have a pair of Jacks completing your outfit, you will ready for the Fourth of July weekend.

Our top pick for a summer sandal, Jack Rogers.

Home Shop: Goodies and Snacks for Your Beach Basket 

With your outfits complete from the Apparel Shop, here are our top picks from our Home Shop for the perfect goodies to throw in your beach basket or bag for the boat. Be sure to stop by the weekend to stock up!

Soundview Millworks are the best cutting boards to get you ready for the Fourth of July weekend. Hand-crafted right here in CT!

Our first pick are the beautifully crafted Soundview Millworks cutting boards. Based right here in CT, out of Darien, these are proudly made in the United States. Perfect for your snacks, drinks, and appetizers, this board will help you be ready for the Fourth of July weekend.

Among the most popular are these 9-inch square boards. With rubber feet on the bottom and small enough to throw into any basket or bag, we can see this board holding the chopped lemons and limes for your cocktails this weekend. Whether you are bringing this to your family barbecue, or heading out for dinner along the water with your friends, this cutting board is perfect for a summer night out. With custom designs and detailing options available, you can personalize these boards or walk out with one we have from our collection in-store. 

For drinks during a fun summer outing, the glassware from govino will have you ready for the Fourth of July weekend.

When you are hanging out on the sand, or are out on the water, you need reliable glassware. govino is our go-to brand for drinks out with family and friends. Available in various sizes from wine glasses, beer glasses, and even wine decanters, this line is another one that is proudly made in the United States. This glassware is made of BPA-free plastic and is shatterproof, dishwasher safe, environmentally-friendly, and reusable. 

How nice is it to use these out on the boat, confident that you’ll never have to worry about potentially shattered glass, and when you get home after a long, fun day, you can just pop these right in the dishwasher? All fun, no mess – that’s how we like it. Not to mention, that patented thumb indentation makes for a surprisingly comfortable grip around your glass. After enjoying a cold one in these, you’ll never want to go back. 

No party is complete without some fun dipping options. ELKI is known for its fine specialty foods, and with their ingredients coming from Spain, Finland, Denmark, Scandinavia, among other places, the flavor in these jars is unlike any other. The gourmet ELKI options available in our Home Shop will provide that extra fun something to your party, likely being the thing that people can’t stop talking about all night.

ELKI provides just the right fun thing and will have you ready for the Fourth of July weekend party!

Our favorites from ELKI include the Caramelized Red Pepper spread and the Smoky Garlic Mozzarella Dip. Don’t just take our word for it, stop in sometime this week to pick yourself up a jar. While you’re here, be sure to browse through the other fun options we have to take your snacks and appetizers to the next level this weekend. 

We’re here to help you get ready for the Fourth of July weekend…

These are just a few of the goodies we have available at Saybrook Home to brighten your Fourth of July weekend. Be sure to stop in sometime this week to gather your candles, fun dips, outdoor pillows, decorative baskets, and a pair of Jacks – all the things to ensure you, your family, and friends are ready for the Fourth of July weekend. 

Saybrook Home will be closed Sunday, July 4th, so stop in by the 3rd to get your must-have pieces! 

From our family to yours, we hope you have a fun, safe, and relaxing Fourth of July!

– SH Family