WI TH THE NEW year here and in full swing, we decided to dedicate our January issue to all things new. Beyond story
topics, be on the lookout for new designs and
new departments throughout. And in terms
of story, what better tale is there than that
of people who have totally reinvented themselves? Calin Van Paris talks with a man who
dropped his financial services job to become
a sea captain, along with three others who
pulled off midlife renewals.
We continue with a story on a newly
acknowledged reality: social media and how
the related increase in screen time affects
our relationships and lives. Kasia Pawlowska
looks into this thorny issue in the first installment of a two-part series.
What better tale is there than that of people
who have totally reinvented themselves?
Meanwhile, our annual wedding feature profiles four couples happily making a
new start in life. Get to know them and see
spectacular on-location photos from their
celebrations in San Francisco, Stinson Beach,
Maui and Ecuador.
Up front we sort through what you need to
know on the changes coming to marijuana law
this month, and we interview the San Rafael
administrator overseeing her city’s implementation of the new regulations. We also invite
you to check out some exciting resort fashions
and get to know naming guru Marc Hershon,
whose branding monikers give products and
places a new identity of their own.
In Destinations, wine writer Daniel
Mangin revisits the wineries he wrote about
in October to see how they held up during the
fires. He has good news to report and provides
a list of places in Napa and Sonoma that are
open for some much-needed business.
It’s a fun issue that hopefully inspires some
fresh ideas as 2018 kicks off. We hope you enjoy
it — now put down that phone and get outside.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
For our reinvention story, photographer Lenny Gonzalez and
art director Rachel Griffiths spent
two days at Mill Valley’s The
Image Flow, shooting two subjects per session. Portraits were
done with similar lighting, backgrounds and poses, but each
perfectly shows the individual
character of the subject.