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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+fashion The 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+fashion Switzerland’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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    Reply Stephanie July 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Great pictures! Happy belated 4th of July!!! 🙂
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    Reply ISABEL - EL SECRETO DE MISTER CLOSET July 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Love your long white dress!

    Reply Pam July 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

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

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    Reply PurseFixation July 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    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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    Reply Angela Donava July 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Fantastic shots!
    Have a great evening!
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    Reply Eni July 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    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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    Reply Adriana July 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful dress! I hope you had a great day!
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    Reply Lauren July 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    yoyr dress is so pretty, I like the idea of salmon rather than hotdogs!
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    Reply Channing July 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Graet shots! It looks like you had a lovely holiday!
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    Reply Monika July 7, 2015 at 12:26 am

    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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    Reply Maria | Looking Glass July 7, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Pretty dress! Sounds like a fun day x
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    Reply May July 7, 2015 at 4:54 am

    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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    Reply Sara Nuša July 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Lovely post! 🙂
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    Reply Zarrah July 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So lovely place and great place to celeb.
    Love your white maxi dress.
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    Reply Sarah July 7, 2015 at 10:32 am

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

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    Reply ana July 7, 2015 at 11:16 am

    amazing pics, you look so pretty on your white look
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    Reply Bárbara Marques July 7, 2015 at 11:40 am

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

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    Reply Alice July 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    i love this post!
    lovely pictures!

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    Reply Carrie July 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    great pics
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    Reply Karen - Dressing in Labels July 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    These celebrations look great! Love your dress!

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    Reply jointyicroissanty July 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Wonderful dress and you look perfect!


    Reply sammie July 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    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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    Reply Floortje July 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

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

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    Reply Franci July 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Amazing pictures!!
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    Reply Nina July 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    You look stunning in this outfit, beautiful pictures. xx


    Reply Stefanie July 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

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

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    Reply K / The House of KTS July 7, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    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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    Reply susana de piñadelys July 7, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    preciosas fotos y me encanta el look!!
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    Reply Hazel Asoy July 7, 2015 at 11:26 pm

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

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    Reply Agnes July 8, 2015 at 12:38 am

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

    Cute 4th outfit!

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    Reply Tania Franco July 8, 2015 at 2:45 am

    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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