In Marin / CURRENTS
“I love you” and respect (single rose);
Grace and joy (pale pink);
thankfulness (deep pink)
A declaration of love; “believe me”;
“the heart on fire.”
Grace and happy marriage.
Beauty, refinement, mature charm
Magnificent beauty, virtue
Did you know that flowers can talk? Flower symbolism originated in China but was made popular in the
1800s by Queen Victoria who, enamored with her favorite blossoms, promoted throughout Europe the
knowledge of what they could convey. We asked Karen Sapper of Marin mainstay Mill Valley Flowers to
let us in on what your favorite Valentine’s Day flowers are really saying. millvalleyflowers.com C.V. P.
GAME TIME Super
Bowl L is beckoning on
the horizon, but Super
Bowl XLVIII will be here
February 2. Here are a
few local spots to catch
the game sans any
post-play cleanup. C.V.P.
The 30th Annual Marin Show: Art of the Americas comes to the county this month, bringing with it antique and contemporary American Indian, pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Latin American art — as well as the people who make,
buy and sell the pieces. To make things easier for admirers, we asked Sausalito-based art wheeler-and-dealer turned
author Richard Polsky for three insider tips to remember as you shop during the event. marinshow.com C.V. P.
1 Only buy Native American art that means something to you. You’re more likely to connect
with a second-phase Navajo chief’s blanket if you’ve walked the lands of New Mexico.;;
2 When buying Native American silver and turquoise jewelry, look for pieces,
whether old or new, that have “zat.” It’s a term from the heyday of the mod-ern-day Native American jewelry market, during the 1970s, that means the
turquoise has the eye-dazzling appeal of a great Renaissance painting.
3 If you are considering a piece of historic Native American art, provenance is everything. Make sure the ceremonial pots and objects were
legally collected. Any reputable dealer will be happy to furnish you with a
complete history of the work of art you are considering.;
The Art of Buying Art
SWEE TWATER MUSIC
HALL Bring the crowd to
Sweetwater’s Super Bowl party
in Mill Valley, where the game
will be shown on a theater
screen, accompanied by food
and drink specials.
Grab a seat on Terrapin’s
sofa and watch the action on
a theater-style screen while
choosing from a special menu
of New York–inspired street
food right in San Rafael.
THE MAYFLOWER PUB A
favorite of sports enthusiasts,
the Mayflower in San Rafael
(pictured) provides an ideal
atmosphere for fans and six