What's Inside

TO KICK OFF 2017 we’ve changed and improved a number of things you are used to seeing in Marin Magazine. I’ll start by calling out the new logo, as it’s probably the first thing you’ll notice. We’ve modernized it a bit, with a cleaner sans serif font that we think indicates some of the changes you’ll see inside.

Those changes include the new Editor’s Note column by executive editor Mimi Towle (don’t worry, fans of Jim Wood’s POV column: he’ll be back from time to time), and you’ll also notice that What’s Inside (formerly View From Marin) is now authored and signed by yours truly. Mimi will be discussing how issues brought up in the magazine relate to everyday life in Marin, and I’ll continue to highlight what’s hot in the latest issue. Also new are semiregular departments on gardening and fashion and special advertising sections on food and fashion. And if you love to eat out, be sure to look for listings tagged as “New,” “Updated” or “What’s Hot” in the Dine Out section.

January brings another big change: Marin At Home, our exclusive magazine on home, design and the garden, is now called SPACES; look for it on newsstands. As before, its content is curated and produced by editorin- chief/writer Zahid Sardar. Under the new moniker, the magazine expands beyond Marin and into San Francisco and Wine Country.

But maybe the biggest change of 2017 will be you. Marin Magazine’s features this month include looks at yoga and mood — both of which can be a positive vehicle for change. First, LaurieAnne Lassik followed local yoga instructors as they posed and stretched on coastal bluffs and in redwood groves; they tell you how to do the poses and outline the benefits. Next, Nan Foster begins the first of a two-part series on the science of healing naturally. Hint: it’s all about keeping a positive outlook.

We wrap up features with our annual wedding story. Tag along with four couples as they start anew in 2017.

Thanks for joining us for our 11th year of publication. We promise to keep you entertained, informed and in a great mood all year long.