When we first came across photographer Molly Steele's work, we couldn't believe her snaps of lush treelines and untamed riverbanks were taken in Los Angeles. Turns out, beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Rodeo Drive lies a secretly rustic city full of cozy bars, charming vintage shops, and natural hideaways. And, we're totally in love with it.
For a glimpse into L.A.'s hidden charms, we asked the Florida native — whose commercial and personal work involves unearthing unusual, picturesque locales — to share some of the off-the-beaten-path spots in her adopted city. Ahead, get Steele's itinerary and ultra-cool, laid-back Cali vibe, courtesy of Coach. Now, all that's left to do is take the scenic route (or book a plane ticket).