Marin Magazine - November 2010

Anahata and my garden

Sleepy Hollow is the perfect place for a writer to live. I get a lot of writing done, when I’m not in my garden, that is. Our house is surrounded by woods and hills, with a creek dancing along the…

2010 Spirit of Marin Awards

At the 2010 Spirit of Marin awards hosted by the Bank of Marin, local volunteers were recognized for their outstanding service. Honorees included Mark Fishkin, Zoe Elton, Will Rigney, Frank Egger, Bill Thomas and others. For a full list of honorees see the Bank of Marin website.

Levi's New Curve ID jeans

Locals, including Alice Radio's Sarah Clarke, showed up for a good cause, donating items to the Goodwill and enhancing their wardrobe with consultations with celebrity stylist Bobbie Thomas at the Levi's Store to celebrate the brand's new Curve ID jeans. Guests were also treated to a concert by actress Zooey Deschanel and her band She & Him.

Casa Allegra Community Service

Casa Allegra Community Service celebrated its 35th year of helping people in Marin with developmental disabilities. Five recognition awards to various Marin groups were announced, and guests buzzed over the debut of the professional photos by Casa Allegra participants.

Bank of Marin's New Corte Madera branch

Bank of Marin recently celebrated the opening of their new Corte Madera branch. The event was a commemoration of their new move from their site of 20 years to a new location at 504 Tamalpais Drive.

United Way's Week of Caring

As part of United Way's Week of Caring, employees and friends of Bregante+Company spent the day volunteering at Slide Ranch. Participants pulled invasive weeds, dug plant beds, composted vegetables and even planted new crop for next season.

Kiehl's and AIDS Research

This summer, Kiehl's, a skin and hair care company, celebrated its long-time partnership with amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. At the San Francisco event Kiehl's donated $85,000 towards AIDS research and also unveiled its latest product, the limited edition Ultra Facial Moisturizer. All profits will benefit amfAR.

San Francisco Symphony's 99th Season Opening

Locals celebrated at the San Francisco Symphony's 99th season opening with a program featuring soprano Jessye Norman performing songs by Duke Ellington. After the concert guests enjoyed after parties in City Hall and the Tent Pavillion.

AHO's Fifth Anniversary

AHO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with an Open House Benefit to launch its Drop In Center for Youth. Guests enjoyed a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new center and noshed on appetizers provided by Frantoio and P.F. Chang's.

Carolina Boutique Opens

Fashionable Marinites celebrated the grand opening of Carolina Loiacono's Mill Valley boutique Carolina. The shop stocks items by Graham and Spencer, Theory and more.


1. Ixtapa on my mind Flanked by my nine-year-old daughter, Marisa, and my wife, Glenda, I was perched on the stern of the Picante, a 75-foot French-built catamaran. All of us were ready to plunge headfirst into the Pacific Ocean…