What a beautiful day in LA yesterday. After a fabulous hike in the hills —it’s always mind blowing how close truly wild natural places are to this metropolis!—with friends Corine and Isabelle, we went to do a Topanga Canyon hangout at Cafe Mimosa. (I’ll be posting separately about this cafe in a few days). After lunch we continued on to the beach and up Sunset Ave a short distance to the Self Realization Lake Shrine pictured here. Some of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are buried here at this peaceful retreat founded on the beliefs of Yogananda. There’s a lake with gigantic koi in it and ducks and a swan and turtles, too. A little slice of solitude in the hustle and bustle that is Malibu. Open to the public and free of charge, this place of peace is a favorite place for me and will be for you, too, if you are in LA and take the time to check it out. The feng shui here is most auspicious and I feel my Qi renewed when I left.