Picnic Picks

With all the beautiful vistas, picnicking in Marin is a great way to celebrate the bounty of our county. Here are some locally sourced provisions that will satisfy any gourmand.


101 Surf Sports straw hat, $18, at 101 Surf Sports (San Rafael), 101surfsports.com

Toss Designs Caning Sophia tote, $166, at Toss Designs (Corte Madera, San Anselmo), tossdesigns.com

Icepoppy waterproof outdoor blanket, $50, and bread bag, $18, online at icepoppy.com

Birkenstock Arizona sandal, $125, at stores nationwide, birkenstockusa.com

Andalou Naturals Sheer Tint sunscreen, $20, at stores nationwide, andalou.com

EO Lavender hand sanitizer wipes, $4, at stores nationwide, eoproducts.com


M.H. Bread and Butter baguette, $10, at M.H. Bread and Butter (San Anselmo), mhbreadbutter.com

Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam cheese, at stores nationwide, cowgirlcreamery.com

Marin French Cheese Petites, at stores nationwide, marinfrenchcheese.com

Urban Remedy salads, $11, at Urban Remedy (Larkspur, Mill Valley, San Rafael), urbanremedy.com

Mama’s vegan chocolate chip cookies, $30 per dozen, online at iheartmamas.com

Rustic Bakery rosemary and olive oil sourdough flatbread, $8, at stores nationwide, rusticbakery.com


Pey-Marin wines, $42, available at Whole Foods, Woodlands, peymarin.com

Hint water, $18 per 12-pack, at stores nationwide, drinkhint.com

Marin Kombucha, $4, at Bay Area retailers and cafes, marinkombucha.com

Headlands Brewing Beer Pt. Bonita, $11 per 4-pack, at Bay Area retailers, headlandsbrewing.com

Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, $23, at Bay Area retailers and restaurants, sammysbeachbarrum.com

Urban Remedy juices, $10, at Urban Remedy (Larkspur, Mill Valley, San Rafael), urbanremedy.com

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.