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T-minus 2 days until the patriotic day. That means BBQs, bonfires and fireworks aplenty. We asked around the office for everyone’s plans and here’s how Sole Society HQ is spending the holiday weekend.


Might include eating this white balsamic custard tart with berry topping. Just saying.


“I’ll be hanging out in the neighborhood I grew up in. Participating in an unspoken competition with every other family on our block. Best/longest fireworks show wins!” – Paola, Graphic Designer


“I have friends coming into town for the 4th-we’re heading to a Venice Beach house to celebrate and watch fireworks!” – Kelsey, Associate Buyer


“Flying up to San Francisco to visit friends. Weekend Musts: de Young Museum in Golden Gate park, stops @ local fav dim sum & sushi spots & shopping on Fillmore Street & Union Square!” – James, Director Planning


“Roasting marshmallow with friends on top of the  Santa Fe New Mexico mountains.” -Alex, Marketing Coordinator


“For the Fourth of July, I’ll be in Hermosa hanging out by the beach and riding bikes then I’ll leave for San Diego the next day to go sailing!” – Jaclyn, Digital Marketing Coordinator


“My family gathers at my parents’ house for a BBQ. Then by 5pm, I am heading out to the most wonderful place on earth (Disneyland) with my grandkids and will stay late to see the fireworks.” – Dolores, Accounts Payable Associate


“We’re hitting a rooftop party on the beach with prime sunset and firework views!” – Sharon, Senior Marketing Manager


“My parents are having their last family BBQ at their house, where we can see fireworks, before they move to Palm Springs.” – Dani, Senior Graphic Designer


“I’m sticking around LA and seeing the new Transformers. And maybe a Harry Potter movie marathon.” – Darlene, Fashion Director



“Heading to Texas for some small town BBQ awesomeness. Oh, and meeting my boyfriend’s parents for the first time. Casual.” –  Sam, Producer