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Get Your 4th of July Party On: Shopping Tips From a Pro

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Photo: Courtesy of Marina Birch

Planning a last-minute bash for the holiday weekend? We asked planner extraordinaire Marina Birch (you may remember her from Weddings Week) which spots and sites to hit up for recipes, picnic-ready plates, and breezy dresses perfect for the July weather. Take a peek at her Independence Day picks, below, and—if you like a little boom with your bash—scout out fireworks times here.

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