Christopher’s Salon, a favorite among Marinites for trims, color and blowouts, has opened the doors to an additional salon in downtown Mill Valley — the original is in Tiburon; christopher-salon.com. Another popular Marin hair salon, (1) David James Salon and Gallery, has made its way over the bridge with a new location on Fillmore Street in San Francisco; david-salon.com.
Jewelry designer (2) Sarah Swell recently opened a retail showroom on Sausalito’s Caledonia Street. Visit for Swell’s full collection of work, as well as home and fashion accessories from independent designers; sarahswell.com. Kathleen Dughi Jeweler has welcomed a new designer, Tracy Conkle, to its well-loved ranks. The Bay Area native will continue to help clients create one-of-a-kind pieces; kathleendughi.com.
(3) Taylor Maid Farms, based in Sebastopol, has a new space in San Rafael (inside Copperfield’s Books), where it brings a country feel and delicious coffee to Marin; taylormaidfarms.com. Nick’s Cove in Tomales Bay is now home to (4) the Croft, an on-site farm and garden that supplies the restaurant’s greens, herbs and eggs — and a bocceball court for guests; nickscove.com.
Ross Valley Kitchen is now open in San Anselmo, serving up local ingredients in a casual atmosphere. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a weekend brunch rounding out your options; rossvalleykitchen.com. Also in San Anselmo, (5) Valenti & Co. is a cozy restaurant and wine bar with a European feel and fresh Italian fare; valentico.com.
Stop by Oneiric in Novato for women’s clothing, shoes and jewelry; 415.892.2400. Copperfield’s Books, a Sonoma County favorite for new and used books, now has a San Rafael location; copperfieldsbooks.com. Head to Tiburon to check out Vineyard Vines’ selection of preppy, nautical threads; vineyardvines.com. For lovers of all things water, retailer West Marine has opened its largest Northern California store, in Sausalito; westmarine.com.