View From Marin
WE START OFF features this month with our second annual Marin Tastemakers article. In it we reveal 20 of our favorite culinary creations and introduce you to the
chefs who make them. Then it’s the chefs’ turn to
tell us what they think. Just don’t read this story
on an empty stomach: Lori Eanes’ beautiful food
photos (including the one on the cover) are sure
to make you very hungry.
Next up, we find a little Marin Headlands
inspiration. For the piece we sent Daniel Fox
read this story
on an empty
food photos are
sure to make
UP, UP AND AWAY
Editorial staffers Calin Van Paris
and Mimi Towle joined Seaplane
Adventures pilot Aaron Singer
(left) and local photographer
Daniel Fox for a wild small airplane
ride above the bay. The result is
the beautiful aerial photograph
you see leading off our “Walking
the Wilderness” feature.
into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
armed only with a camera and a book of poems.
The poems, from a new collection by Ushi Patel,
are excerpted or run in their entirety over Fox’s
photos. We hope this story inspires you to get
out and explore our wide-open spaces.
Finally, we wrap up features with an eye
to your health. With vast changes to the
nation’s health care laws we know many
of you may be looking for new providers.
Our  Top Doctors list features 605 of
the best, as voted by their peers. You’ll also
read features on the Affordable Care Act, an
at-home gene testing kit and how taking a
vacation can be good for you.
Up front we’ve got hot Super Bowl–
viewing spots, insight into what the flowers you
give on Valentine’s Day mean, the look of
love in Style, and pieces on the venerable El
Paseo as well as the Novato man whose job it
is to make sure you have a great time at Super
Bowl L (or 50) in Santa Clara in 2016.
In Destinations it’s all about Hawaii — or
Oahu, to be more specific. Executive Editor
Mimi Towle encourages travelers to experience the great views while hiking, horseback
riding or just doing yoga. Then when it’s
cocktail time, you’ll know you’ve earned it.
And if it’s a different kind of island experience
you are craving, follow travel writer Kimberley
Lovato to the magical Croatian land of Vis.
With 2014 well under way, we hope you
enjoy our February issue. And we also hope
your New Year’s resolutions are going well,
because you have 20 new restaurants to try —
we’ll see you there.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
Above, from left:
Mimi Towle, Nikki Wood,