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NOW THAT SPRING has sprung, it’s time to start thinking about delicious food and drink perfect for outdoors. We kick off features this month by doing just that — combining tasty beverages with tasty bites. Writer Lynda Balslev shows you how to add your favorite brews to foods like pulled pork, mac and cheese, and fried chicken, and online we have all the recipes.

Next up it’s all about home renovation. Writer Laura Hilgers traverses the county to find examples of people living big in small spaces. In Marin, the tiny house revolution has definitely begun.

We continue the living spaces theme with a story by Dawn Margolis Denberg on the expense of home remodels in Marin. Sure, they may be pricier here, but there is always a way to find smart buys or get creative to cut costs.

Up front, we’ve got pieces on art in the park, mushroom foraging, the coho comeback and more. You also won’t want to miss our conversations with a stand-up paddleboarder, a computer mouse maverick, a Navy SEAL–approved watchmaker and the CEO of UCSF Medical Center.

In the back, Destinations is jam-packed with stories on the rise of glamping, what’s happening in wine country, Hawaii spas and what all those unfamiliar street names on Oahu really mean. You can also travel along with writer Calin Van Paris on a Habitat for Humanity trip to Guatemala.

We hope you enjoy our latest issue and maybe find yourself inspired to remodel or renovate your home this spring — always worth the effort (though it may not seem that way at first). And remember, once you’re done, you can grab a cold beer and get started on one of those recipes.