It's hard to imagine, living in Topanga that Los Angeles is just over the hill. We are in the country up here in our beautiful canyon. Just twenty minutes to Santa Monica, but it feels like a million miles away. Last night coyotes sung outside my window on and off all night. Owls call to one another from the trees that surround my home and deer will trot by the back fence while I'm soaking inÂ the hot tub.Â I know it's not for everyone, but it really is a wonderful place to live if you are looking for a little peace and quiet and a simpler way of life.