Further north along the Pacific Coast Highway, Topanga is another beautiful beach. We took a walk there after meeting my good friend Andy for lunch at Duke's in Malibu. Andy is the one who got married last fall in France (remember?). He lives in Santa Barbara, so Duke's was a good meeting point. Besides, they have an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. This is the same company that runs Duke's in Waikiki, but the food here is not as good as its sister restaurant. Does the fact that it's in Hawaii make it so much better?. Duke's Malibu, 21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; tel.: 310-317-0777.