Marin Magazine - July 2008

Build or Buy?

Is it better to build or buy a home already constructed?

View from Mt. Tam

Summertime and the living is easy in Marin — especially if you have a pool. In Home, P. J. Bremier takes us on a tour of pool houses, from one fit for a Hobbit to another made for the good…

Marin Horizon School

Recently, Marin Horizon School celebrated 30 years of academic excellence with a Sunday picnic at the Mill Valley Community Center.

Peggy Knight

At the Harbor Point Racquet Club in Mill Valley, Peggy Knight, who owns her own hair replacement company, held an event to celebrate her appearance on the Tyra Banks Show and to raise money to send an alopecia sufferer and her mother to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's annual meeting in Kentucky.

Commonwealth Club

At Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, photographer Annie Leibovitz delivered the featured speech at the Commonwealth Club's presentation of the Rowell Award to author and photographer James Balog.

Mary Welch Tribute

At Corte Madera's Il Fornaio, over 100 guests and Jan Wahl led the grand salute to Marin/Scapes art show founder Mary Welch. More than $1 million has been raised since the first show in 1988.

Library Laureates

Also in the city, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library hosted its annual literary gala, the Library Laureates dinner, toasting the best and the brightest Bay Area authors.

Planned Parenthood

Marin resident Kimberly Wright-Violich chaired the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate gala at the Ritz-Carlton, where Donna Brazile, chair of the Democratic National Committee Voting Rights Institute, was the keynote speaker.

Shamrock Open House

In San Rafael, designers and homeowners mingled at Shamrock Materials, which held a "Design in Stone Open House" event showcasing the latest developments in natural stone.

Bay Club Marin Fifth Anniversary

In Corte Madera, Bay Club Marin celebrated its fifth anniversary with Bliss, a black-tie soiree complete with martini lounge, jazz music by Al Marshall Trio and dancing to the sounds of the band Notorious.

Village by Village Garden Party for Gaia

Local philanthropists headed to Ross for the Village by Village Garden Party for GAIA, the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance. Attendees included Maria Shriver and GAIA founder and president William Rankin.