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The Secret Stairways of Belvedere

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I have what may be viewed by some as an irrational, exuberant, over the top love of stairs. It began when a friend introduced me to the stairs on Magnolia Street in Larkspur.  I climbed them each morning for months then moved on to the six hundred plus stairs at the foot of the Dipsea [...]

12 Hours in Tiburon

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Tiburon, California is a former railroad town in Marin County that occupies most of the Tiburon Peninsula reaching south into the San Francisco Bay. A mere fifteen minutes from the bustling city of San Francisco, Tiburon is a picturesque and idyllic town reminiscent of a quaint New England fishing village. Here is my favorite way to [...]

Whisk Cooking School

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This Sunday my daughter and I attended a fun cooking class at Whisk Cooking School. They offer hands-on cooking classes and parties for both children and adults. The space was bright cheery and there were thoughtful touches throughout like adorable pint-sized red polka dot aprons and cheerful flower arrangements.  The real gem, however, was Chef [...]

Off the Grid Picnic

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If you stop by the Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio, be sure to come hungry. Every Sunday between March through October from 11-4 the Main Post Lawn is lined with vendors from some of San Francisco's best restaurants, farmer's markets and retail shops. They even have games for the kids and, my favorite, [...]

A Fun Day in NYC With Your Kids (Really)

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I absolutely loved raising my kids in New York. It's an amazing place to live and has so much to offer.  Though we are now firmly planted in the Bay Area we return to NYC several times a year (you can take the girl out of the city...).  People often ask me for suggestions when [...]

24 Hours in Monterey

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    One of the greatest things about living in Marin is that it is perfectly situated so that within a few short hours you can be most anywhere worth going.  This Saturday, we headed out early and about two hours later were in Monterey.  Here's what our 24 hours there looked like: We checked [...]

Mid-Week Roundup: Ski Week

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This week is "Ski Week", which means that kids in Marin get the entire week off to go to their second homes in Tahoe to ski (for reals!). For me and my kids, it means a week of being tourists in our own town.  We bowled, overdosed on candy and hot chocolate, played in the [...]