Antiques in Marin
From Bakelite to Western art, there’s something for everyone at the August 21-22 Marin County Antiques Show. Test out your own Antiques Roadshow luck with the free on-site appraisals. Two days of antique shopping for collectors and decorators. The Marin Center Exhibit Hall (San Rafael). 415.383.2252,

Beauty Buzz
Marin’s newest beauty obsession just might be Milvali’s Pretty Parties. Held after hours, they can be created for a teen’s birthday (hair, makeup and nails for $50) or a mother-daughter, bachelorette or birthday event. Milvali takes care of the food and wine and partygoers can choose any services they want including airbrush tanning, waxing, makeup applications and hairstyling. The company isn’t just about looking good; both the Mill Valley and San Francisco locations have donated over $90,000 in services and products to local charities. 415.388.0988 (Mill Valley) and 415.409.1500 (SF),

San Rafael’s Mike Hislop, the CEO of Il Fornaio, just received the Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. The winner is chosen by editors and previous award winners for outstanding talent in food service operations.

Shoppers, get ready! This fall, Urban Outfitters is set to occupy the massive 9,154-square-foot retail space that formerly housed Pier One Imports. The Corte Madera Town Center location will be the first Urban Outfitters in Marin.

You’ve been eating local; now it’s time to shop local. The recently opened Roots Collaborative sources all its unique products from within 50 miles of its front door in Mill Valley. Items include jewelry from Novato’s Linda Weiss, wall clocks made from recycled bicycle chains and vintage fabrics from Oakland’s Elizabeth Dickey. 84 Throckmorton Ave (Mill Valley). 415.388.7668,

Pay by the ounce, mix and match your flavors and move on to the toppings bar— the newest frozen yogurt shop in town is Mill Valley’s Swirl. Yogurt choices include organic, fat-free, gluten-free, probiotic tart and indulgent red velvet cake. 417 Miller Ave (Mill Valley). 415.388.2636

Corte Madera’s newest fitness facility is Body By X Skill Development and Training Center. Created for the entire family, the center includes fitness equipment designed just for kids, basketball and soccer clinics, aerial yoga and hip hop classes. 5768 Paradise Drive, Suite J (Corte Madera). 415.519.1331,