Walk This Way with Shoe Designer Jerome Rousseau
My travel cravings are for unexpected discoveries – my boyfriend and I love exploring the many ghost towns of California. They have great history and show a dark and intriguing side to previously thriving towns. My earliest travel memory is going to Gaspésie as a child with my family. It's a beautiful region of Quebec by the sea. I remember collecting shells and swimming in the water.
I would spend my perfect day in Los Angeles because this city inspires me. It has so much to offer from beautiful hikes, to off the beaten path shopping, and fantastic food. My most memorable moment here was watching the Fouth of July fireworks from the Hollywood Hills after climbing through the wilderness for two hours. I would stay at the Petit Ermitage.
The activities not to be missed
1. Hiking to the Hollywood Sign from Beechwood Canyon.
2. Wine tasting at Hollyhock House on Friday evenings on a warm summer night.
3. Pick up a copy of Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles and choose your journey. It's the best way to discover new areas of the city.