Five Links: Favorite Beaches, Fireworks...


Suzanne F. Cavedon via NYT


This compilation of love letters to NYT editors' favorite beaches was almost enough to make me jump in my car and head west, but LA's 108° weather is keeping me indoors for the weekend.

Love this video of illegal fireworks exploding all over LA on Wednesday.

Always appreciate a good takeout/wine pairing suggestion.  Here are some recommendations when you're wondering which wine will pair best with Chinese.

Want to make these for my daughter, who has recently discovered and gotten hooked on cereal bars (not great...).  Yes, I'll eat them too.

For the DIY-inclined, chic uses for a simple drop cloth.