View from Mt. Tam

Sometimes you can take the house out of the city, but you can’t get the city out of the house. In Home, P. J. Bremier examines the split personalities of three intriguing Marin houses that supplement the softness of suburbia with an urban edge. Elsewhere on the home front, we learn why a recession may be just the right time to remodel (don’t miss our Renovation Guide) and FYI Home Decor provides timely, seasonal ways to move your indoor living out of doors.

If you do get out of the house this (happily) rainy spring, do it with a splash­—somewhere with a giant water slide. Mimi Towle draws on personal experience to compile profiles of the best pool slides in the West, from Hawaii to Arizona to Palm Springs. A far less wet but equally wild adventure is found in Journey, where Karyn R. Millet, camera in hand, travels to Tanzania and explores from the Serengeti to Kilimanjaro.

Also in this issue, in FYI Media Tim Porter dials in to the story of KWMR-FM, the tiny West Marin radio station with more than 100 volunteer hosts; FYI Causes looks behind the scenes at preparations for the first annual Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance; Conversation speaks with Jasson Minadakis, artistic director of the Marin Theatre Company; Microclimate goes to Point Reyes Station; and Dialogue engages with chef Michael Mina.

Finally, Snap has moved­—and picked up a new name in the process. It’s now Snapshots and can be found between Calendar and Dine Out.

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