Hello, New Haven & America! In celebration of Independence Day, I took photos of New Havenites celebrating in style:
Brittany. This firecracker is lit up! Brittany is a snake milker and charmer. She was born & raised on a CT farm, and moved to New Haven a year ago. Why she loves New Haven: for the community she found here – the friends she has made this past year that make her feel like she has known them her whole life. What she loves about America:Rock and roll! And “since this is Fashion Friday, I love that a Hanes white tee, Levi’s and chucks are a perfect weekend outfit all made in the fabulous USA.”
What is your Hanes way New Haven?
|Now that’s a star-spangled scarf. Cute!|
|Dan. When this All American is not keeping tabs on everyone’s business in East Rock, he handles sales for a technology company. He is from upstate NY but has lived in New Haven for 8 years. What he loves about New Haven: its progressive ways. What he loves about America: how it’s a nation of so many different backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies, but we somehow figure out how to all (mostly) get along.|
|Elyssa. Fireworks are going off with this outfit. Elyssa is an immigration attorney. She is from Newington and has lived in New Haven for 7 years. Why she loves New Haven: for the energy – there are always events and activities going on, people hanging out near the green, you never feel alone. Why she loves America: for its openness and embrace of other cultures while keeping a true “American spirit.”|
|Stephen.This apple pie is an architect. Stephen was born & raised in New Haven. Why he still loves it after all this time: for the arts and culture scene. Why he loves America: “what other country has drive thru liquor stores?”|
|Julius. Declaration of Fashion Friday: Julius, you are fashionable! Julius is an event planner & works a bunch of different jobs in the arts sector of New Haven. He is a born & bred New Havener for the past 33 years. Why he loves New Haven: because it is his home, and it’s walkable. Why he loves America: for all of the great people he can meet from different countries & make lifelong friendships. “I also love that we have freedoms that would be denied if i was somewhere else… I am also happy the US got rid of DOMA… we are on a forward road.” YEAA AMERICUHHH|
|Sparklers have nothing on these accessories!|
|Boomer. This rocket’s red glare is on fire. Boomer is from Milford and works for Sikorsky. What he loves about New Haven: the pizza! But he can’t decide whether it’s Sally’s or Bar.|
|Freedom! Free willy! 😉|
|Caroline. This patriot is the lovely Caroline, a bartender at Anna Liffey’s. She moved here from Ireland, and is showing her patriotism more than the born Americans! Caroline moved here 3 years ago for LOVE! Why she loves New Haven: for the downtown party atmosphere. Why she loves America: for the opportunities and diverse culture here.|
|Whose broad stripes and bright stars? Caroline’s!|
|Sarah & Sarah, Yankee doodle twins.|
Sarah C: She is a kindergarden teacher. Sarah C. has lived here the past 5 years. What she loves about New Haven: the diversity & culture, that there is always something to do and one can always meet fun, new people. Why she loves America: because it is a country of endless possibilities.
Sarah V: Web designer for Yale school of forestry & photographer. She is from Orange, and has lived in NHV for 2 years. What she loves about New Haven: the ability to walk everywhere, the arts community, and the neighborhood vibe. Why she loves America: because it allows everyone to be an individual.
|New Haven is loving its nautical outfits lately.|
|Jasmine. Hot diggity dog, this all american babe works at Urban Outfitters as a sales associate. Why she loves New Haven: for the diversity.|
New Haven, what do you love about America?
|Why I love America: the optimism of its people, and the advocates who try to ensure that our rights are protected in our justice system.|