About Marin Magazine

Thought-provoking stories, profiles of Marin personalities, journeys to destinations near and far — plus the best places to dine, shop, play, and enjoy Marin County and beyond — Marin Magazine is the single best resource for reaching the region’s most affluent readers. With sharp, insightful writing and stunning photography and artwork, the magazine keeps readers informed on the hot new trends, the latest fashion and home ideas, the most noteworthy social events, and all the cultural richness of Marin, San Francisco, and beyond.

Unlike any other regional publication, Marin Magazine brings readers the best of the Bay Area’s most beautiful county. The editorial staff knows the territory and love its nooks and crannies. Our mission is to bring the lives and lifestyles of Marin together into one beautiful package, uncovering history and tradition, finding out what’s new and innovative, and building community, one reader at a time.


Marin Magazine is owned by 270 Media. Marin Magazine and Spaces magazine were acquired by 270 Media September 1, 2022, nearly 20 years to the month after the magazine was founded by Jim and Nikki N. Wood, and Lisa Shanower.

Marin Magazine 2005
The first issue of Marin Magazine, 2005.

Nikki C Wood, Nikki N Wood and Mimi Towle are the co-owners of 270 Media and Marin Magazine. 270 Media was founded by two members of the Marin Magazine team, Nikki N. Wood and Mimi Towle, who served as editor for ten years, and prior to that was a founding editor for ehow.com, The City Magazine and was a freelance writer for Parenting, Health and Sunset magazines among other titles and Nikki C. Wood, also a Marin resident, who has been a publisher in the San Francisco market at Where magazine, San Francisco Magazine as well as numerous titles under her previous company Mazik Media.

Prior to the magazine, there had not been a monthly lifestyle magazine representing this storied county, famous for progressive-minded, eco-conscious (for the most part) residents. The award-winning magazine has provided unique, compelling, inspirational content and become integral to the community as it earned its way into the hearts of residents through thoughtful provocative content and events.