Marin Magazine - November 2007

Knarr She Blows!

Messing about with boats, some quite small and some overly large, is something that happens regularly on San Francisco Bay, providing juxtapositions like this one—a trio of sailboats dwarfed by an incoming container ship. What’s unusual about this image, though,…

John McCosker

A dialogue with Jon McCosker, emeritus director of the Steinhart Aquarium.

Point San Quentin Village

Tell the truth: If house hunting, would you answer a real estate ad like this one? For sale: three-bedroom, two-bath Victorian, huge level lot, nice lawn, across from private beach, incredible views across San Francisco Bay to Angel Island and…

Citizen Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson talks about open space, his nonprofit involvements, George Lucas and the state of the nation.

Michael Mina

Michael Mina discusses Thanksgiving recipes and more.

Mind Your Manners

Don’t be caught at upcoming holiday parties using the wrong fork. Gump’s San Francisco wedding and gift registry manager Kathleen Mailliard Rende dishes out the eight secrets of successful etiquette. 1  Which fork is the salad fork when there’s more…

Home Theaters

Home theaters are a great place to get cozy with family and friends.

Blake Kuwahara

Talking with Blake Kuwahara, creative director of Base Curve Eyewear

Fall: The Season of Optimism

Fall energizes my mind. The crisp, clear air cranks up my optimism. I imagine Marin being all that it can be. Are you with me? This autumn as I drive, bike and hike around the county, here’s what I visualize…

Sausalito Chamber Mixer

In southern Marin, Lili Shahabi, owner of Lili S Salon on Caledonia Street, hosted the Sausalito Chamber Mixer, an evening where local business owners met and mingled.

Art at Crome Architecture

In downtown San Rafael, Crome Architecture hosted the opening of The Fundamental Forces, an exhibition of paintings by nationally recognized Marin-based artist Jeffrey Palladini, in the business's stunning new space.

International Knarr Championship

At this year's International Knarr Championship, sailors from Denmark and Norway traveled to the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon to compete against U.S. skippers in a weeklong regatta, which is rotated each year among the three countries. The week's highlights included a performance by Sons of the Beach, a singing group composed of locals who perform at Knarr events. American Chris Perkins and the 2006 defending champion from Denmark, Soren Pehrsson, fiercely pursued first place, but after the week's races Perkins came out on top by just two points. Marin skippers Rick Fisher, Knarr admiral Larry Drew and Sean Svendsen all finished in the top ten.

Grand Opening of a New Kiehl's

At the grand opening of the new Kiehl's store in the Westfield Centre, Grammy Award-winning singer Joss Stone and Kiehl's vice president of sales Ed Fox were on hand to announce the company's partnership with VH1 Save the Music Foundation. For one year, 1 percent of proceeds from the store will go toward creation of a music program at a local elementary school.

Burberry Prorsum Collection

At San Francisco's downtown Nordstrom, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey made an in-store appearance to promote the Burberry Prorsum ready-to-wear, collection.

Cartier's New Location

What better way to celebrate Cartier's move to 250 Post Street than with a stylish private opening-night party? Select guests even received the special invitation-a series of cards detailing the night's festivities and stacked in a gold box, tied with a red Cartier ribbon-by delivery via a sleek Cartier page. Cartier CEO and North American president Frederic de Narp was on hand to mingle with guests at the stylish soiree, which was designed by Stanlee Gatti with catering by Paula le Duc. The evening featured an ice bar where caviar was served, an outdoor lounge and music by DJ Earworm, who stood on a 12-foot-high platform specially built for the occasion. Sales from Cartier Love bracelets raised money for the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center at California Pacific Medical Center, the J. David Gladstone Institutes at UCSF and the Pritzker Center at UCSF.

Launch Party for Fabkins

Joyce Raffo and Paige Rodgers recently unveiled Fabkins, a line of eco-friendly cloth napkins for kids. The launch party evening was a success, attended by 60 Marin moms, who picked up the bright-colored napkins that feature design themes like "prima ballerina" and "sports fan" to include in their children's lunch boxes in place of paper napkins.


In Novato, Access held its third annual "Hearts, Clubs and Aces" poker and golf tournament at StoneTree Golf Club. Access provides a grief support network for victims and survivors of all air disasters.

Grand Opening of Lululemon Athletica

At the Grand Opening of Lululemon Athletica in Corte Madera, guests like new store manager Kathleen Dahlen and Jill Dailey of the Dailey Method enjoyed food by Carrie Dove and a performance by local yoga instructors who, acting as ambassadors for the athletic brand, treated the audience to a yoga demonstration to the beats of DJ Urn.

Tiburon Art Festival

Ark Row was the place to be for the first annual Tiburon Art Festival. San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's European art curator, Dr. Lynn Federle Orr, selected the contemporary art for the festival, which also featured live music by Katie Knipp, Gumbo West Band and Mindy Canter. The launch party, at the San Francisco Yacht Club, welcomed the selected artists and Marinites, giving them a chance to mingle over cocktails while taking in views of the city.