The Fourth of July! America's big day of Independence thats always celebrated in those dressed in red, white, and blue. Cookouts, BBQ's, lake days, lemonade, booze and most importantly FIREWORKS. Merchant & Trade the rooftop bar at the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte, NC had most of that all in one for their "RED, WHITE, & BOOMS" party. Live music, delicious handcrafted cocktails, and the best part a front row rooftop seat to the city's fireworks show.

The rooftop patio is heating up and I'm getting tipsy, so its time to head down to Angeline's for dinner & cocktails. It's the restaurant at the main level of the hotel and features a mixed fare of Italian cuisine with a fresh chef approach. After dinner & cocktails it's back to the rooftop bar Merchant & Trade for friends, cocktails, & fireworks.

And...... after all of those shenanigans I am gonna head back down to Angeline's for lunch and then head home to nap the day away. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th.