Pacific Palisades, or "Pali," is a small town, hidden between Santa Monica, Malibu and Brentwood. A television show was made based on the town, although it did not resemble the town whatsoever. Most youth residents raised there learn to surf from age 7 and attend private schools such as the Palisades Village School. Dress code is prodimantly beach preppy wear dominated by designers LaCoste, Tretorns and Ralph Lauren. Many residents are Jewish and connected to the entertainment industry, and the few minorities are of Asian decent. Will Rogers's name is every where, and the Paul Getty Museum is the pride of Pali. Homes are expensive and zoning limits multiple dwelling. The town is much like New Canaan, CT transplated surfside on the westcoast. Neighboring Brentwood would be equivalent to Greenwich, CT.
Her best memories of Pacific Palisades included: senior day at Pali High to go surf with the kids from Samo (Santa Monica High School), lunches at Mort's, ice cream at Baskin Robbins, shopping at Gelson's for fruit, buying surfboards from Maui & Son's, and shopping on Montana Avenue.