“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
In the early 1900s, Pacific Palisades was home to a film studio named Inceville, where Thomas Ince filmed Westerns. About a decade later, the town was founded as a Methodist commune. Located between Santa Monica and Topanga Canyon, the landscape is dramatic and mountainous, overlooking the Pacific. This is one of the most privileged positions of Los Angeles, featuring multi-million dollar homes. In a small village off the Pacific Coast Highway, a few quaint restaurants are tucked away between the sea and the hills. There are trailheads off of Temescal Canyon Road that lead to challenging hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains.