During her 1930s screenwriting days in Hollywood, wordsmith Dorothy Parker famously pegged Los Angeles as 72 suburbs in search of a city. Today even more communities radiate from the downtown core, creating a metropolitan universe of ise, speed, and congestion amid the glitter and bling. Los Angeles--based author Laura Randall kws just where to go for some urban stress relief. The second in a new guidebook series spotlighting calming sites in major U.S. cities, Peaceful Places: Los Angeles serves up a medley of soothing sanctuaries, paramic vistas, fragrant gardens, restorative hideaways, and unexpected urban oases. Altogether, the entries present a feast for all five of the senses -- t to mention the sixth sense, that perception that this place quiets my soul.