Modern Life In & Around Marin County 2012
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When asked to select their favorite cultural icons, design hubs, and independent businesses, Dwell and Marin Magazine editors chose the following destinations as a guide for those on the Marin Home tour wishing to further explore Marin’s uniquely modern side. To explore these modern destinations either scroll down or click on one of the following categories: Art & Architecture, Shops, Food, and Nature & Nightlife.
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From Our Editors
Art & Architecture
The alternative art gallery, located in scenic Point Reyes Station, is known for its exhibitions, lectures, performances, and workshops.galleryrouteone.org
11101 Highway One, Suite 101
Point Reyes Station,CA
Housed in a 1960s building by San Francisco architect Donn Emmons (known for his work on BART and Ghirardelli Square), the library hosts regular art lectures and creative writing workshops, and includes a special collection on sustainability.millvalleylibrary.org
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Head to Broadway Street in Fairfax for homemade Vanilla Honey Lavender, Mexican Chocolate, or other organic delights they fancy making that day. Cash only.
63 Broadway Blvd
Known for their delicious sliders, Weezy’s makes their burgers with grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef from Prather Ranch. Located in the Scotty’s Shopping Center in San Rafael.
621 A Del Ganado
Nature & Nightlife
This stunning national monument is dominated by coastal redwoods and dotted with alders, California big leaf maples, tanoaks, and Douglas fir, and home to endangered coho salmon, Pacific wren, woodpeckers, owls, and deer.
Muir Woods National Monument
A favorite local stop on San Anselmo Avenue for modern home furnishings, jewelry, clothing, and bath products.
421 San Anselmo Avenue