As Independence Day approaches, Ally invites Jaime and their other gal pal Lizzy to come celebrate at the Hilfiger mansion in Nantucket. But before they head up to the New England hideaway, they have to make an appearance at a premiere for a film produced by our very own Rich Girl, Ally! In preparation for the night’s events, the girls spend the day shopping and showing off their style. Ally decides on wearing her hair up, but with the persistence of her father, and the Hilfiger family stylist, she is convinced that her hair looks too “old fashioned” and she wears it down. Ally’s film, based on the USS Mason, brings in appearances by celebs such as Bill Clinton, and Kim Cattrall.
Unfortunately, Ally catches a stomach virus and is unable to make the road trip with Jaime and buddy Lizzy. This should be no problem for these two New Yorkers, especially with their GPS guide “Charles” who is accompanying them on the trip. During the drive north, the girls discuss the anticipated movie, Seabiscuit and who will have the starring role as the horse. Lizzy also brings up the girls’ newest fascination, Ethiopia. (Did you know there are starving children there?) When it comes time to fill up the gas tank, the girls run into a slight problem...do they actually have to pump the gas themselves? Jaime doesn’t even have her driver’s license and Lizzy is, well, a New York driver without much driving experience. So after about an hour of guessing, the girls finally overcome their pumping feat and are on their way. Further into the trip, Charles, the friendly GPS guide, proves to be more of an enemy as the girls find themselves lost somewhere in New England.
Once the girls make it to Nantucket, the preparation begins for the festivities. Ally’s best friend Ari meets up with them on Nantucket, and they decide to take a boat trip around the island. With Ally still feeling a bit sick from her stomach virus, she has second thoughts about the boat trip. The trip gets even worse as Ally looses those sea legs...and her lunch!
While the Rich Girls and Lizzy discuss how lucky they have been their whole lives, the topic of helping Ethiopia comes up again. They watch a movie about the famished country and are almost brought to tears. Jaime questions how people (including herself) can spend $400 on a pair of shoes, and not consider how much money that really is. The girls start brainstorming on different fundraiser ideas to raise money for Ethiopia. Jaime decides she wants to write an informative article for a teen magazine. Ally wants to have a “quilting” fundraiser to make dresses for the starving women. They also question how to get mattresses shipped over there, in an attempt to aid the people. Doesn’t Dial-A-Mattress deliver to Ethiopia?
The 4th of July party is now on the way; the chefs are cooking, the decorations are beginning to take shape, and of course, the Rich Girls prepare with a little yoga! The hectic party preparations put a damper on their meditation, but the girls still manage to learn a few yoga moves. While keeping those starving Ethiopians in mind, the girls try not to enjoy their lobster dinners as much as they normally would. The fireworks begin, and Ally is reminded of her father on this holiday. After all, his favorite colors are red, white, and blue. After the weekend is over, and all fun was to be had, the girls must now head back to their turf, good `ol New York City where driving isn’t essential to their existence. Thank goodness for limos, darling!