Tucked away behind a steep swerve of a mountain road, Hidden Treasures is easy to miss. I stumbled upon this funky vintage shop by pure accident, taking an alternative route from the lab. Before I knew it, I was on a winding mountain road: twists and turns, twists and turns, never straight! I rolled down all four windows, opened my eyes as wide as I could, and squealed with delight — I’ve never driven through the mountains before! (Oh, and I held on to the wheel for my deer life.)
I finally returned last week, triumphant and armed with a camera, because I believe that everyone needs to know about this place. If you are coming from Los Angeles, chances are your GPS will put you on the scenic route of Pacific Coast Highway. The town of Topanga, CA is just about 3 miles from Malibu.
Here’s the low-down: an old, creepy house gets converted into an antiques shop by brilliant owners. You are greeted by rooms and rooms filled with what can only be described as glorious junk: life-size action figures, hats suspended on a string from the ceiling, funky clothing ranging from Victorian to contemporary, vintage linens & rugs, trunks filled with silk scarves (I scored a few for just 3 bucks each!), and a bunch of oddities… In the back, they even have a haunted garden complete with a staircase that leads to nowhere. What a trip!
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