I may be a Bronx girl like Sarah, but I’m madly in love with Southern California and its glorious beaches. I was recently there with my wonderful husband, Andrew, and we couldn’t get enough sun, sand, and surf. We were lucky enough to go to Crescent, Laguna, and Crystal Cove beaches in Laguna, plus Malibu, and Venice beaches. The light, the air, the colors, the water, the sand. They’re all somehow a bit more magical than the beaches on the East Coast, at least to me.