Editor’s Letter: On the Road Again This Summer

Marin Magazine June edit letter collage

Summer plans? What? Not yet. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. This special flip book features all the usual community-minded Marin Magazine content in the front, and the party (travel) in the back. As summer draws residents to other parts of the world and brings tourists to our county’s hiking trails, beaches, restaurants and unique shops. We shine the light on a few local milestones like Station House Café in Point Reyes Station — which turns 60 and Gene Hiller Menswear in Sausalito is 39 (again). We’re also showcasing the ubertalented photographer, Jay Tamang, who is having a show at the Mill Valley Community Center June 4th. In this photo essay, you’ll learn just how dedicated photographers can be to get the right shot. Our cover showcases yet another inspirational dream home. I love how the home owners collaborated with their architect, Malcom Davis, who had worked with them on their home in San Francisco, to create the ultimate party barn. They make it look so easy! And then, just for fun, we have evolved our Summer Guide into a Local Getaways flip book.

Mimi, Nikki and Kasia on the road

If you are on our newsletter list, you might have noticed us sprinkling in articles about the best tasting rooms in Napa, dog-friendly restaurants in Tahoe or the best clam chowder in Carmel. One could say Local Getaways (LG) is our pandemic baby, and she is now walking and ready for prime time. Our LG motto is “Travel Like a Local,” and to make sure our audience gets the best insider tips, we work with seasoned regional editors up and down the California coast and in Hawaii. This month you might have also noticed our new LG app partnership with Marin Open Studios — this is just the beginning of what we hope will be your “sushi near me” go-to when you are home or traveling in California or Hawaii. In the flip book we offer up a variety of things to do in a three-month summer calendar, as well as California getaways including photographer Victor Volta’s inspiring solo journey hiking the John Muir Trail.

Mimi and Kasia on swings

And then, closer to home, we celebrate (with a box of Kleenex), our longtime editor Kasia Pawlowska’s new adventure (whatever it may be) with her husband Mac by her side. Kasia has been with us for nearly ten years and is basically running the place, so please excuse the upcoming typos as we get used to our new normal. Wearing her writer hat, Kasia foraged for fungi, explored the wild world of cannabis via her “High Life” column, interviewed hundreds of Marin’s most interesting residents, and if you weren’t “interesting” she knew the right questions to ask to find the story. So with a heavy heart, we force a smile and cheer her onto her next chapter(s).

Speaking of next chapters, next month we’ll be exploring the tips and tricks to aging well from the inside out, and then August is all about Best in the County —  the votes are in and readers’ choice winners will be announced.

As always we love hearing from you, @marinmagazine and [email protected].

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