Marin Magazine - December 2014

View from Marin

Another amazing year is drawing to a close. Check out what we have in store for you in this issue.

Your Letters

Here's what you had to say about the November issue.

Author Talk

We sat down with head chef Christopher Kostow of the Restaurant at Meadowood to discuss his new book, "A New Napa Cuisine."

A Mickey Mouse Operation

Looking for some good Christmas light viewings? Head over to the Mizes in Marinwood to see the Mickey Mouse/Disney themed Christmas house. The home opens December 5.

Eye for Beauty

A former dancer returns to the family business to continue exploring his creative side.

Surf and Turf

On land and on the water, this local park ranger loves his job.

Margaret O'Leary

Assistant Editor Calin Van Paris interviews fashion designer Margaret O'Leary for this month's Made by Marin.

Greg Moore

Meet the Marin man at the helm of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.

Dive Bars

Ever wanted to explore the dark, loud, yet absolutely perfect dive bars of Marin? Executive Editor Mimi Towle and Assistant Editor Calin Van Paris have just the story for you.

Car Crazy

Here are three Marin aficionados who share a love of speed, metal and chrome. Story and photos by Ben Davidson.

Giving Globally

From mobility for South Africans to peace-inducing Frisbee games on the West Bank, these Marin residents are making a difference around the world.

Snow Guaranteed

Looking for some snow this winter? Marc Sapoznik tells us where we can find snow – guaranteed.


The perfect Christmas fairy tale can be found in Denmark. Lynda Balslev shares where to go, what to eat, what to do and more.

A Community Dining Room

Taste Kitchen and Table invites you to pull up a chair. Assistant Editor Calin Van Paris sits down with chef Rochelle Edwards. Check out the biscone recipe, as well.

Life in the Village

Ever wondered about the homes near San Quentin? Laura Hilgers sits down with Barbara and Matthew Anderson who live in a waterfront cottage in Point San Quentin Village.

Holiday Angel Lights

Senior Writer Jim Wood looks back at the bright light that has been shining from the top of Angel Island every holiday season fro more than 50 years.