AUGUST CAN ONLY mean one thing. It’s time for the editors of Marin Magazine to call out some of the best places to eat, drink, shop, recreate and
better yourself in this fabulous county. And
writer Calin Van Paris did just that, taking the
list and digging into all of it. But we couldn’t
have produced the final result without you —
more than 1, 100 reader responses helped us
even further refine the picks. Look for your
top vote getters, also called out throughout
the story. And as always, if you think we
missed anything, let us know.
We follow that up with another celebration
of the county. Jim Wood looks at four Marin
families who have lived, worked and thrived
— more than
1, 100 reader
helped us even
One of the things we love at
Marin Magazine is working
with illustrators. It is a blast
to tell them about a story and
then see what they come
up with. Art director Rachel
Griffiths enjoyed helping
illustrator Heather Hardison
go from the sketches you see
here to the beautiful art you
now see on the cover and in
the Best of the County feature.
here for generations, owning and operating
businesses that helped shaped the very fabric
of the county. You know their names, products
and services; now get to know what makes
these families so special.
Up front we’ve got a look at the perfect
locally sourced summer sandwich, and we
unearth the scoop on why those sand dollars
are such unique beach souvenirs and where
to go for awesome birthday perks. We check
in with the author of a book about hanging
out with the county coroner, and we chat with
Gabriella Calicchio, Marin’s director of cultural and visitor services.
Destinations gives the goods on the Hawaii
Food and Wine Festival, an annual event. We
meet Oahu chefs behind the festival and ask
where they like to go when they have time off.
And for you vintage car lovers, there’s a first-hand account of the famous French street race
called Circuit des Remparts, from our own
art director Rachel Griffiths; she and her husband, David, spent time in France admiring
the cars and then taking in the sights.
It’s a fun issue that truly captures all the
things, people and places that make Marin
what it is. Enjoy reading all about the Best of
the County, then plan a night out — there’s so
much to discover and explore.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor