Marin Magazine - February 2008

Jim and Nancy Lange

With a nod toward Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t resist asking the former host of The Dating Game, Jim Lange, and his wife, former Miss America Nancy Fleming Lange, married since October 14, 1978, about their life in Marin. You could…

Steeped in Tradition

Mill Valley photographer and writer Jennifer Sauer is a veritable fountain of information on the topic of tea. A chance photo assignment in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the summer of 2006 introduced her to the brewed beverage’s timeless mystique. “At…

A Not So Distant Shore

The Darwinians among us say that eons ago our primordial ancestors wriggled out of the oceans’ oozing fecundity and flopped onto the nascent land, toppling a line of biological dominoes that, by luck and by pluck, somehow resulted in — us! Perhaps…

Marin Up Close

Let’s see if I can tell you something about Marin County you didn’t already know. Our county was founded in 1850, one of California’s original 27 counties (there are now 58). Some say the name Marin comes from that of…

McEvoy Ranch Harvest Party

Over 300 guests attended the annual McEvoy Ranch harvest party, which has become a not-to-be-missed event of the year. Nion McEvoy was on hand to meet with guests, who were treated to a limited-edition sample of McEvoy's 2008 supply.

Stars Agency

In San Francisco, more than 600 people attended the Stars Agency's annual holiday celebration at Ruby Skye to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Guests danced to the music of Pride & Joy and mingled with agency owners Lynn Claxon, Scott Claxon and Kristin Claxon-Stinnett.

Marine Mammal Center

At San Francisco City Hall, the Marine Mammal Center raised over $200,000 at its 11th annual gala. Executive director Martha Whetstone spoke about the important work the center does and the pending completion of new state-of-the-art facilities. Guests enjoyed a five-course meal catered by McCall Associates and entertainment by guitarist Jeff Massanari.

Piatti Reopening

After months of extensive remodeling Piatti Ristorante & Bar unveiled its new look at a grand reopening party, with proceeds going to Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT). Guests entered the raffle for a chance to win a Vespa, dined on Piatti creations and sipped signature cocktails.

Wellingtons Wine Bar

In Sausalito, Jeremy John and his wife, Jill, held an opening party for Wellingtons Wine Bar, with views and a custom bar made out of wine barrels. Guests played board games and sampled the vino.

Jimi Hendrix

In Corte Madera Jimi Hendrix biographer Steven Roby recenty held a tribute and book signing for the rocker's 65th birthday at Book Passage.

Art Bar

In Tiburon, guests flocked to the Art Bar to celebrate the opening with owner Deborah Molinar. The Art Bar provides consulting services, rotating exhibits and a special events space.

Chanel

In San Francisco, Neiman Marcus was the place to see two of the top labels, Chanel and Nina Ricci, preview their upcoming collections. Vice President and General Manager John Capizzi was on hand at both events, and guests at the Nina Ricci show were treated to a rare appearance by the designer Olivier Theyskens.

Nina Ricci

In San Francisco, Neiman Marcus was the place to see two of the top labels, Chanel and Nina Ricci, preview their upcoming collections. Vice President and General Manager John Capizzi was on hand at both events, and guests at the Nina Ricci show were treated to a rare appearance by the designer Olivier Theyskens.

Care Through Action

At Frisson restaurant in San Francisco, Diana Britt, Gina Pell, Amy Parker and photojournalist Alissa Everett (who visited Darfur in 2006) held the first fundraiser for their new nonprofit Care Through Action, which raised over $20,000 for the refugees of Darfur.