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MARIN MAGAZINE ROCKS! For this fall’s fashion feature we decided to pick up on the hot retro trend and do the whole shoot at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The creative staff had a blast playing rock star for a day and we hope the looks will inspire a tuneful revolution in your own wardrobe.

For those of us who will never be rock stars, it might be a smart move to think about college instead. But how do today’s kids get into the school of their choice? Writer Samantha Parent Walravens takes a look at the stresses of the college application process and points parents toward remedies and resources that can help.

In another educational vein, we proudly present our 2015 Private School Guide. It’s got the wisdom and information you need to make informed school choices for your family.

Meanwhile, just in time for the annual Sausalito floating homes tour, we visit four fabulous waterfront abodes and the folks who live there.

Up front we take a look at beautiful beaches and food delivery done differently, and we introduce you to a local children’s author, the folks behind EO Products and a Bay Model ranger. You’ll also get the rundown on state parks offering equal recreation opportunity for all.

In Destinations we explore culinary Hawaii, this time presenting four local experts’ own personal “must-try” restaurant selections. Then we check in with Laurie McAndish King on safari in Botswana, who does everything she can to stay off the menu.

It’s a big issue, and we hope you dive in and have fun exploring this wonderful county with us. And if we see you out and about, here’s to truly rockin’ that new look.


It was a full day of work at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater Music Hall getting the shots for our 2015 fall fashion piece. Photographer Claudia Goetzelmann worked her magic with model Lolly under the direction of Fashion Editor Veronica Sooley. Elizabeth Chang did hair and makeup; while staffers Kasia Pawlowska and Laurel McCaull provided support.

Photos by Veronica Sooley