View from Mt. Tam

Getting to the church on time is least of it when it comes to weddings—you also want to arrive in style and then celebrate with family and friends in a way that makes the day as special as can be. In Life, four local couples tell how they did just that, with events ranging from a laid-back, colorful ceremony on Maui to a festive evening party at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael. Once they’ve inspired you, turn to our fourth annual Wedding Resource Guide, which provides all you need to know about finding just the right dress, food, photographer and more for your big day.

Far be it for us to suggest where you should go on your honeymoon, but (ahem) if you do choose Hawaii you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in the bounty of the growing culinary movement known as Hawai‘i regional cuisine. In GO, Mimi Towle introduces a dozen innovative Hawaiian chefs who base their menus on food fresh from the Islands, bringing it directly from local farms to Hawaiian restaurant tables.

Back in Marin, in Home, P. J. Bremier tours a remodeled California Mediterranean house high on a Ross ridgetop whose extensive remodel successfully blended centuries of tradition with the accessories of modern living.

Also in this issue, Conversation engages Mill Valley writer David Harris about civil disobedience, solitary confinement and his new book on former 49er coach Bill Walsh; in FYI Business, Somer Flaherty speaks with a trio of local shopping consultants about their wardrobe makeover secrets; Dialogue questions Marin thinker and entrepreneur Paul Hawken; FYI Adventure meets a Marin couple whose invention enables you to fly underwater; and Microclimate visits the leafy streets of Fairfax.

As always, our wish is for your good reading. Enjoy Marin Magazine, as we continue to celebrate this extraordinary place!   

Lisa Shanower, Publisher
Nikki Wood, Editorial Director
Jim Wood, Executive Editor