All posts tagged: Malibu

HIKES: Los Leones in Pacific Palisades

One of the best parts of living in Los Angeles is the amount of gorgeous hikes we have! Many of the hikes give you incredible views of the glamorous city. There is also something charming about experiencing nature in such a busy city. It’s a reminder of how calming and peaceful life can and should be. This past weekend I headed to the Los Leones hike in the Pacific Palisades. If you are unfamiliar with the area, the Pacific Palisades is located just southeast of Malibu. We started at the Los Leones Canyon entrance off of: 566 Los Liones Drive, the main entrance to the canyon and hike. The hike was close to 4 miles roundtrip and about 1 hour and 20 minutes long. Once we got to the top, we spent about 20 minutes taking in the incredible views of the coast. This is one of my favorite hikes in LA because it feels like a real hike; covered in shrubbery along an embankment with views of the ocean early on. I definitely suggest going …

Chinese Fine Dining at Mr. Chow in Malibu

If you’ve been in LA long enough or frequent celebrity-gossip blogs, you’ve probably heard of the fine dining Chinese restaurant,”Mr. Chow.” Asian-fusion cuisine seems to be a big “thing” in LA and I can’t say that I’m mad at it. Most people are familiar with the Beverly Hills location on Camden Dr. (parallel) to the famous Rodeo Drive. However, LA has two locations. I recently tried Mr. Chow Malibu which is inside of the high-end shopping center, Malibu Country Mart. The menu is very similar in both locations…delicious. The dishes are meant to be shared and served “family style.” One of the more popular dishes is the Mr. Chow Noodles. You can typically catch one of the noodle chef’s coming out in the middle of your dinner to demonstrate the process of making noodles to the entire restaurant. If you’ve never seen this before, you’ll be highly impressed with the precision that goes into it. Lychee Martini Mr. Chow Noodles Water Dumplings Drunken FishShrimp Fried Rice & Velvet Chicken*Additional favorite (not shown): Green Shrimp