Happy rainy spring Friday! Here’s our top five must-reads for the week:

1) L.A. just called. It says go find another dystopia. | Grist

Ok, so this is seriously cool. After sharing the news about our expansion to LA last week, we’ve been diving into all things La La Land. Mayor Eric Garcetti devised an elaborate plan to improve LA’s public transit planning, water usage, fresh food availability… the works.

2) One Donut Glaze To Rule Them All | Spoon Fork Bacon

With spring’s bounty of fresh fruits and veggies, we’re dreaming up all of the delicious things we can make using them – homemade donuts anyone? This glaze recipe serves as a base for fresh flavors to mix in, so you can get creative with your sweets this spring.

3) Hello Spring | brokedowndolls on Steller

Tulips are the quintessential spring flower – their bright colors alone are enough to wake us up after a long winter. And if April showers bring May flowers, we’re willing to withstand some rain and let this vibrant Steller story hold us over.

4) When Do DC’s Farmers Markets Open? | Washington City Paper

It’s time, it’s time! Farmers market season is finally upon us (at least for many parts to the region). Here’s the rundown on what’s open and what’s opening soon.

5) April Playlist | Cava Grill on Spotify

April is the month we start to see the first signs of spring – and of course, a lot of rain to go with it. We’ll be listening to this playlist until May brings us out of this transition season and into the sunshine.