Secret Stairs

Gap dress; Mossimo shoes; Dooney & Bourke bag

Los Angeles is filled with crumbling, overgrown, romantic staircases leading from low streets to high terraces, and last week my mom and I took a guidebook to explore some of them.  The specific "loop" we followed took us from a quiet neighborhood in Silver Lake, up through higher neighborhoods with views of Downtown Los Angeles, and finally up through a set of stairs that were used in the Laurel and Hardy film "The Music Box."  

It was a beautiful day and a fun way to explore a different neighborhood.  I'd recommend looking for the book yourself, or you can check out the author's website, which has several hikes listed, as well as a description of the book.

Credit for the photos goes to my mom!