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May 2016

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In This Issue

Custom Creations

We buy it, we wear it, we pass it down through generations – but how does the fine jewelry we treasure come into being?

Art Abounds

The more than 200 participants in this year's cover contest certainly brought their artistic gifts to the game. And once again they used them to full effect, turning in a stunning selection of photography, painting and illustration for our tenth anniversary competition. We're proud to introduce our winner and 12 finalists (in no particular order).

Drop-in Fitness

Looking for a new fitness class to help get you in summer shape? Associate Editor Kasia Pawlowska has pulled together five drop-in fitness classes here in Marin.

View From Marin

Here's what you'll find in the May issue of Marin Magazine.

Downtown Challenge

Is it time for local merchants to step up their game? Here's Jim Wood's point of view.

Your Letters

Here's what you had to say about Marin Magazine.

Reservations Required

The National Park Service will implement a parking reservation system for Muir Woods as of 2018. Associate Editor Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Slow Down

Learn more about how the Marin County sheriff's deputies are checking the speed of bike riders on Open Space district fire roads. Kasia Pawlowska has the info.

Sky's the Limit

Marian Kwon and Monika Rose created Epic Sky, a clothing line that centers on the creative visions and desires of Gen Z girls. Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Bigger and Better Than Ever

SFMOMA returns after a lengthy hiatus with aid from a local patron of the arts.

11 Questions for David Vogelstein

Executive Editor Mimi Towle sits down with David Vogelstein, Tamalpais High School's Mock Trial coach.

Kin/K

Learn more about Kin/K in this month's Made By Marin.

Sea Life Sanctuary

Go on the job with Sophie Guarasci, animal husbandry manager at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

Karen Wilson

With an expanded budget, the executive director of WildCare talks about the past, the present and the major plans for the organization’s future.

Water Ways

Outrigger canoeing is an ever-popular sport in Marin.

Baja Bound

While you can’t drink the water on the sun-soaked peninsula, submersing yourself in the gin-clear Sea of Cortez is highly encouraged.

Swimming With Giants

Next time you're in Baja, be sure to swim with the sharks in the shallows of the Bay of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez. Ann Wycoff has the details.

Feel the Heat

If you can handle the temperature, consider a post–spring training jaunt to Scottsdale in Arizona. Here we look at three properties offering not only substantial discounts throughout the summer, but also something new.

Tudor Trek

Grieving Downton Abbey fans can now live out British period drama fantasies near Midhurst, West Sussex, about an hour away from London, at the Cowdray Estate. Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Gleaning and Growing

Learn more about the Global Education and Action Network. Associate Editor Kasia Pawlowska has the details.

Todos Santos

A visual journey through a former mission town.

Bridging the Bay

Jessie Bridges returns to Marin. Associate Editor Kasia Pawlowska sits down with Bridges in this month's calendar spotlight.

French Fare Sans Stuffiness

An elegant salad ideal for almost any gathering. Here's this month's flavor story.

Coming in First

In matters of real estate, a young family learns the importance of trusting their instincts.

Soothing Sutro

In 1916, the trip to the San Francisco baths from Marin took about two hours and cost less than a dollar.
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