WE MADE IT — another amazing year in this beautiful county is drawing to a close. We wrap up our final issue of 2014 with a little fun. We take a look at the cars and bars (not to be enjoyed together, of course) that make Marin so interesting, starting with bars — dive bars, to be specific. These usually dark watering holes can be the perfect place for a respite in between family holiday visits. We pull up a stool at eight of the most unique.
Next, writer and photographer Ben Davidson takes a look at Marin’s hot and fast cars and the enthusiasts who love to collect them. Buckle up; you’ll get a VIP garage pass to see Sammy Hagar’s Ferraris, Martin Lauber’s vintage racers and Charlie Goodman’s classics.
With all that fun, we don’t want to forget about what the holidays are really about: giving back. Writer Dawn Margolis Denberg introduces you to five locals who have put their time, money and effort into doing just that all around the globe.
Up front we’ve got some wild photographers, the second installment of Reading List, a Q&A with the man who brought you “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and our new Collectors department, and we introduce you to the crafty Margaret O’Leary and the man at the helm of the new Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.
We might not have the snow here in Marin, but we certainly have the holiday magic. Get out and enjoy the county and thanks for continuing to enjoy Marin Magazine. Wait until you see what we have in store for you next year.
LIGHT IT UP
It takes 17 Mize family decorators (that’s three generations) 21 days to set up the displays, arrange the Disney memorabilia and hang the more than 200,000 lights that decorate their Marinwood home every Christmas. It’s a good thing, too; they’ll receive more than 10,000 eager visitors over a three week period. Read more about it in our new Collectors department.