SUMER IS HERE! It’s June, and every- one wants to get outside to enjoy the Bay Area and all the activities going on here. But where to start? We have more than a few suggestions in our
first-ever Summer Guide, including places to
surf, places to hike, fresh food to eat and concerts to see. You’ll find the guide in the middle
of the magazine; pull it out and keep it on hand
for lots of great adventures that will take you
all the way through August.
We kick off features this month with a look
at a summer solstice celebration on Muir Beach.
It’s the longest day of the year, and writer Lynda
Balslev has all you need to know to celebrate —
and eat — like a Viking.
We continue with a story on low-water gardens. Whether we like it or not, the drought is
still with us, but, as writer Nate Seltenrich finds
out, there are ways to fill your garden or public
space with colorful plants that don’t put a big
strain on the water supply. And a big thanks to
Kevin Sadlier, owner of Green Jeans Garden
Supply in Strawberry, for helping us identify the
various succulents shown in the piece.
Additional features include a look at Marin
resident Thom Weisel’s generous art donation to
to hike, fresh
food to eat
the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a
photo essay featuring tourists taking pictures of
themselves at the Golden Gate Bridge. Although
quite different, both are sights worth checking
out this summer.
Up front, since it’s all about Dad this Father’s
Day, we ask local brewmasters about their, and
their fathers’, favorite beers, and speak to father-
and-son restaurateurs Bill and Tyler Higgins.
You’ll also meet a Novato flight surgeon and
learn what Peter Coyote and Camilla Fox are
doing to save apex predators.
Finally, in Destinations we introduce you to
the top 12 things to do in Tahoe this summer and
take you on a culinary trip to Paris, Lyon and
Barcelona with Murray Circle executive chef
Justin Everett and pastry chef Ethan Howard.
It’s an issue packed with food, fun and festivi-
ties celebrating all things summer, and we hope
you enjoy reading it. After you’re done, grab the
sunscreen and we’ll see you at the beach.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
View From Marin
Bay Area events
you’ll want to attend
Want to see all the images from our
RSVP Hot Ticket events?
Friend us to share and view
RSVP Hot Ticket photos at
Historic Escalle Winery,
771 Magnolia Ave,
View and purchase artwork
exclusively depicting Marin
landscapes at the Opening
Night Gala June 26 (5: 30–
9: 30 p.m.), followed by a
Meet the Artists Reception
June 27 (5: 30–8 p.m.) and
the MarinScapes Exhibit
and Sale June 28–29 (noon–
6 p.m.). All events include
benefit Buckelew Programs.
$150 each or $250 per
couple for opening night;
$15 for exhibit and sale
(Mention Marin Magazine
for 2-for-1 pricing)