Celebrating the 4th in the Olympic City

July 6, 2015

Expat life has brought fun challenges. As the heat wave continues to surge through Europe stores are running out of fans and my request for ice is becoming less odd. The lake’s have been a lifesaver, they are fun, cool and an easy place to hangout. This weekend we left the hot city and went south to the Lake of Geneva, this lake is shared between Switzerland and France. 

lausanne_europe_4th_of_july_bite+my+fashionThe Olympic City is located in a small area of Switzerland, Lausanne. Lausanne is a focus of international sport, hosting the International Olympic Committee deeming Lausanne the “Olympic Capital”. On Saturday we took the almost 3 hour commute from Zurich to celebrate the 4th of July with some friends in the Olympic City. Fully decked out in Americana gear we traveled the entire time from Zurich to Lausanne.

Most people would stare for a bit and then slowly say “Oh, right. Happy 4th of July” others chanted “USA, USA, USA”. Everyone was very nice but there is quite a cultural difference between these two areas as well since Zurich is a lot larger and is in the German part of Switzerland where as Lausanne is smaller and French.  Lausanne was lovely and calm great for the 4th.

The BarBQ was right on the Lake of Geneva facing France. Unfortunately no fireworks this year but great company and fun celebrating the 4th of July in Europe.lausanne_europe_4th_of_july_bite+my+fashion

There were no hotdogs or cheeseburgers but grilled salmon, merguez sausage, steak and instead of apple pie we had french baguette, there was still beer and I made a special concoction of gatorade and rum, added strawberries and blueberries and it was an impressive mix!

lausanne_europe_4th_of_july_bite+my+fashionSwitzerland’s National Day is August 1st, so this year I will get to celebrate two countries.

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OOTD Details

Dress- Zara (old, sale dresses)

Shoes- Ann Taylor

Belt- Ralph Lauren

Swim Cover- H&M

Swimsuit- Triangl (same)


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33 responses to “Celebrating the 4th in the Olympic City”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Great pictures! Happy belated 4th of July!!! 🙂
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  2. Love your long white dress!

  3. Pam says:

    beautiful dress! Hope you had a good 4th of July 😀

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. What a lovely airy dress and fantastic shoes! See you had a good time! Hey, I will be in Zurich on the 6th August for 12 hours layover while flying from Europe back to USA!;-)

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  5. Fantastic shots!
    Have a great evening!
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  6. Eni says:

    I’m really in love with your romantica and beautiful long white dress!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,

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  7. Adriana says:

    Beautiful dress! I hope you had a great day!

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  8. Lauren says:

    yoyr dress is so pretty, I like the idea of salmon rather than hotdogs!
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  9. Channing says:

    Graet shots! It looks like you had a lovely holiday!
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  10. Monika says:

    Love your long white dress and your shoes are cute too! I’m sure spending a big American holiday like that in a different country would be an interesting experience. I’m a firm believer that the company you keep is what makes all the fun so I’m sure you had a blast regardless.

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  11. Pretty dress! Sounds like a fun day x
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  12. May says:

    Oh, it must’ve been extremely interesting to celebrate the 4th in a place where countries and cultures crossover; I can only imagine what it must be like!

    I love your dress, by the way! The sheer maxi cape-ish kind of thing is absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Sara Nuša says:

    Lovely post! 🙂
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  14. Zarrah says:

    So lovely place and great place to celeb.
    Love your white maxi dress.

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  15. Sarah says:

    That dress looks so cute! I love your 4th of July style ^-^

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  16. ana says:

    amazing pics, you look so pretty on your white look

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  17. I always find 4th of July celebrations so much fun 🙂

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  18. Alice says:

    i love this post!
    lovely pictures!

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  19. Carrie says:

    great pics

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  20. These celebrations look great! Love your dress!

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  21. Wonderful dress and you look perfect!


  22. sammie says:

    Lake Geneva is fantastic and so beautiful especially during the hot summer days. And it sounds like you had quite a fabulous time there 🙂

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  23. Floortje says:

    You look great dear! Hope you had a great 4th!


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  24. Nina says:

    You look stunning in this outfit, beautiful pictures. xx


  25. Stefanie says:

    You are looking fantastic and these pictures look like SO much fun <3

    xo Stefanie
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  26. I hope you had an amazing 4th of July. By the photos, I think you did :). I just loved how beautiful your photos are in this post. Amazing.

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  27. preciosas fotos y me encanta el look!!
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  28. Hazel Asoy says:

    I super love your dress, been looking for that kind of long dress it fits for many occasions 🙂

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  29. Agnes says:

    Lausanne is super cute but nothing beats Geneva :p You should definitely spend a weekend there.

    Cute 4th outfit!

    Agnes x

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  30. Tania Franco says:

    Love your patriotic enthusiasm even though you are so far away! That drink mix you made sounds interesting, now I’m wondering how it tasted. Have a great rest of the week!

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