Why You Have to Read our April Issue

First of all, do you rent or own a home, or would you like to?  Our April issue is our first official Home issue.  In the feature well we introduce you to a gorgeous (I want to have a glass of wine on that deck) home in Paradise Evolved, which showcases the talents of Miles Berger, and the patience of one particular homeowner, who has created the ultimate bay front abode. The article was written by Laura Hilgers, who also penned, Not a Lot of Lots, which explains why land (and homes) are such a premium here in Marin as well as Handcrafted Happiness, about a Mill Valley couple’s new move. Once we’ve whet your appetite and stirred those ‘if only my deck was bigger’ desires, our Home Renovation Guide can direct you to the best contractor, pool designer or solar power provider.   

Speaking of homes, we introduce you to the world champion kitesurfer, Erika Heinekin, who has just settled into her new home in Larkspur, just down he street from her parents. We’ve now interviewed both her and her brother Johnny about how they’ve achieved world champion status.  And yes, the intro for Johnny’s article might have been a bit cheezy, but the point I was trying to make is – here in Marin, kids and trees can grow to their full potential–and these Heinekin kids are a great example.

For those who are thinking of getting a home in Petaluma and taking the much talked about Smart Train to work here or in the city, read Jim Wood’s Right on Track, latest update on the project.

Do you love sushi? Celebrate Robata Grill and Sushi’s 30 year anniversary in the Flavor department, where owner Fred Obayashi shares a recipe for Poki Salad.

In Destination, Grant Griffith takes a look at the new truffle industry in the wine country, which according to the article can yield a profit of $30-$40K per acre. And our wine gal, Somer Tejwani, explores spas, sizzling summer wines, yoga in the vines and the next generation of cult wines in Appellations.

Finally the front of the book opens with a fun egg hunt illustration by Mill Valley artist Chris Hill.  She drew 38 eggs into a colorful take on Marin’s landmarks, see if you can find them. If this gets you in the mood to hunt for more eggs, Calin Van Paris, has created a list of some egg hunts that will be happening around the county this month.

This is just a taste of what’s inside our April issue, we hope you enjoy it – and as always we love feedback.