Link Lovin’: My Favorites from This Week

Charleston Fri Links WBA 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are my favorite links from this week.

The Washington Post fires at PBS for airing 4th of July fireworks displays from previous years.

Travel+Leisure announces the winners of the World’s Best Awards survey, with Charleston (above) as the readers’ favorite city on the globe.

The Cut’s Laura June explains “The Real Reason You’ll Never Be Able to Parent Like a French Mom.”

Laurenconrad.com proves that summertime can be even more fun with these sunny day accessories.

Food52 helpfully walks us through How to Juice Without a Juicer.

Vogue transports us to Rome for Fendi’s 90th Anniversary Runway Show by Karl Lagerfeld.

 

The Art of Gastronomy: Ferran Adrià’s Sketches at the Drawing Center in Soho

Mushrooms and bananas, by Ferran Adria.
Mushrooms and bananas.

Ferran Adrià, the 51-year-old head chef of the now-closed El Bulli restaurant in Spain, approaches cooking as a scientist would approach a series of experiments. His kitchen is a lab where he analyzes and deconstructs flavors, serving them in mystifying and unconventional forms such as dirty martini spray, popcorn clouds that shrink dramatically when you touch them, spices in the form of pills, and ravioli that disappears before your eyes.

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Chic Retreats: New England Beach Town B&Bs

In the summertime, the shores of New England are bustling with pristine sailboats and families wearing seersucker and Nantucket reds. Quaint, whitewashed seafood shacks are the places to be and be seen, and the only pressing decisions to be made include whether to play tennis before or after a midday snooze on the sand.

Life on the beach is gooood, but figuring out where to stay is always a hassle. Below, my top picks for intimate, beautifully decorated bed and breakfasts in three of New England’s most bustling resort towns. Grab a boat and tote (monogramming optional), hop in your Wrangler, and get ready for some relaxation.

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The Chapman House

With 11 uniquely decorated rooms, The Chapman House on Nantucket is a convenient walk from the ferry terminal and just a two-minute walk from the Juice Bar. A restful stay at a beautiful B&B that’s near an ice cream store featuring fresh, warm waffle cones? Now that’s my kind of vacation. For more information, click here.

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