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This month we take you on a series of journeys­­—some literal and some figurative. We travel to Nicasio, where Edgewood Farms provides an equestrian backdrop for Sasha Gulish’s evocative photographs of fall fashion. Edgewood is also home to a pair of Olympic hopefuls—Cinnamon 005, a magnificent Holsteiner horse, and his rider, Mariano Alario. P. J. Bremier tells their tale.

In Home Design, P. J. surfaces again with the story of a Tiburon family who bought a dilapidated barge and, with the help of architect Greg Johnson, built a 4,000-square-foot villa with a vista—on the beach.

Leaving Marin, photographer and writer Alissa Everett journeys to the jungle of the Congo Basin, Joseph Conrad’s notorious heart of darkness, and finds herself, happily, eye to eye with an elusive lowland gorilla. Ben Davidson opts for a more family-friendly experience on the shores of refurbished Waikiki, where the surf is up and the turf is filled with shops.

Back home, Amy Kuhn guides us on 17 Marin hikes, we take a right off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and explore the hideaway suburb of Sleepy Hollow; Olivia Boler discovers—right behind the Discovery Museum—history in the story in the Presidio Yacht Club; and Erika Lenkert samples the menu classics at Sam’s Anchor Café and dines on food as mouthwatering as the view.
Also this month, we have a Conversation with Joseph Lillis of the Sausalito Arts Festival, meet the mother-daughter matchmaking team Jill and Amber Kelleher, and have a Dialogue with Sarah Clark, of Radio Alice fame.

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