View From Marin
IT’S OUR FAVORITE time of year. The time when we eat, drink and shop our way around Marin looking for what makes this county unique. And after doing all that hard work, we wrap it up
for you with more than 100 choices presented
in 21 pages as part of the 2014 Editors’ Choice
feature. This year we arranged the choices
by town so you can see what is close to you or
plan to explore another part of the county.
From burgers and beer to live music and
alfresco dining, we found some great things
you’ve just got to try.
shop our way
RIDE THE WAVES
In these outtakes for the
Bianca Valenti shoot at Tim
Porter’s photo studio, you
can see the surfing star
posing with fans and holding the Big Wave World
Tour trophy. She was the
first female to win it. You
can read more about her in
this month’s Q&A.
Next up in features we keep it all in the
family. Writer Laura Hilgers looks at four
families who have worked together for generations. She uncovers the challenges and the
benefits of working with your relatives and
finds out what it means when you trade the
boardroom for the Thanksgiving table.
Up front we include a roundup of places
to get a free workout, an update on the
Stafford Lake Bike Park, a look at some great
apps for personal organizing, details on a
very generous gift received by the Marin
Shakespeare Company and more. We also
introduce you to female surfing champion
Bianca Valenti, a ferryboat captain and the
cofounder of Big Sur’s Esalen.
In Destinations, we invite you to strap
on a flotation device and join Ben Davidson
for chills and spills on the American River.
We’ve also got some great getaway ideas in
Travel Buzz, and in Journey we race through
the streets of Kolkata with Joseph and Anna
Schell as they discover the lesser-traveled sections of the city via motorbike tour.
With summer drawing to a close and
Indian summer on the horizon, there is still
plenty of time to take advantage of the nice
weather and explore all things Marin. If you
aren’t sure where to start, our Editors’ Choice
features plenty of ideas.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
Above, from left:
Mimi Towle, Nikki Wood,