View From Marin
OUR FEATURES THIS month begin with a story by Somer Tejwani about everything you need to know to plan your next holi- day party. We’ve got tips from
chefs, recipes, even expert suggestions for
compiling a playlist. So start working on that
guest list — party season is here.
We continue with an important piece by
Mill Valley’s Sukey Forbes. The mother and
a playlist. So
on that guest
list — party
When editorial assistant Kasia
Pawlowska agreed to join Tim Porter on
a late-night photo shoot at Rocha Art, a
gallery opened by Marin artist Ian Ross
and his wife in San Francisco’s SoMa
district, she got more than she bargained
for. As usually happens in a Porter shoot,
she soon found herself the subject as the
photographer conducted lighting tests.
We got the great shots you’ll see in the
“On the Edge” feature, and Pawlowska
got an image fit for an album cover.
writer, who lost a daughter in 2004, shares
what she learned about grief and grieving
after exploring how other cultures handle
this uniquely human experience.
In a series of profiles, Laura Hilgers talks
with Marin’s new breed of edgy urban artists.
This talented group is enjoying a lot of success in all kinds of venues, including the tech
world, but finds a remarkably hospitable work
environment here in peaceful Marin. And a
section on this county’s legal landscape has
attorney profiles and features about a just-settled landmark case, how to handle a DUI
stop, and the good work the Marin County
Bar Association is doing.
Up front, we learn about the life cycle of the
mysterious fig, local car-charging stations and
a tall ship on an educational mission. You’ll
also meet a stellar volunteer, a clothing maker
and local residents doing big things for vulnerable animals. In Destinations we visit winter
beach getaways you’ll want to start booking
now and reveal what to expect on an Irish
It’s a big, colorful issue designed to help
you get the holiday season off to the best
possible start. So get out there and enjoy all
the parties and year-end celebrations. Just
try to leave a little something behind for us
on that cheese plate.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
Above, from left:
Mimi Towle, Nikki Wood,