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The Stapleton Nutcracker - Coming to San Rafael this Weekend!

I have always loved the month of December; it's the start of the holiday season. There's no better way to celebrate than with a trip to see the Nutcracker. Now in its 23rd year, the Stapleton Ballet production features the story of Clara and her wild adventures with the Nutcracker. With new choreography and costumes, the stage will ignite with vibrance and excitement. Over 150 dancers from the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts will engage audience members young and old. It's sure to be an amazing way to spend the weekend.

Event info: 4 performances. 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday December 3 and 4, 2011
Event Location: Marin Civic Center - 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

How to get tickets: Click here for details
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Alternative heating for Eichler's whose radiant system has failed


Over fifty years later, Joseph Eichler's iconic mid-century modern homes are still as popular as ever and San Rafael (Terra Linda and Lucas Valley), is full of them.  I have had the good fortune to live in one for the last eight years. I love the floor to ceiling windows, feasibility of one level living, indoor outdoor lifestyle and up until a year ago my fabulous radiant heat.  Radiant heat, a classic element in Eichler's building style, is a marvelous heating system that allows hot water to flow through pipes imbedded in the concrete slab and then radiate out to create a most wonderful warm home. But what happens...

Mill Valley Waterfront Living at it's Best!


This light, spacious & immaculate 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary home has a deep water boat dock, lush gardens, level lawn and patio areas perfect for enjoying outdoor life on the waterfront. There are beautiful water views plus Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Tiburon, Belevedere views and a peek at the San Francisco city lights. 


This tranquil setting is gated, at the end of a private lane and feels like a little bit of paradise!  All this yet just 5 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, shops, the Strawberry Recreation...

The Appetite Seminar - A 35th Annual Thanksgiving Day Bike Ride OR a walk to Tennessee Beach

Looking for something physical to do before you sit down to enjoy all of that Thanksgiving bounty? I saw recently in the local paper that there’s an organised mountain bike ride from Fairfax on Thanksgiving morning. They call it “The Appetite Seminar.” (Click to follow link.)It sounds like a great idea, to do the exercise before all that overeating and drinking. However, despite the good intentions, my bike and I will probably not be there.If, like me, you’d like to start with something simpler or less intimidating, then consider a Thanksgiving Day Family Hike. Did you know that you can walk to the Pacific Ocean from Mill Valley in only 1.7 miles? Just follow the trail through Tennessee Valley to the Tennessee...

Happy First Year Anniversary, Eran! And Motivated Holiday Buyers, Please Call Me! Let's Get You Something!


I just wanted to quickly share an email I just received from a past client who bought this super cute duplex property a year ago today!!
"Rebecca,Today is one year since I took possession of my house. I just wanted to let you know that I still love it, still haven't done all the improvements I thought I'd do, but I've settled in well and really enjoying every aspect of the home. Thank you again for all your help. I hope all is going well for you.


I know the holidays are fast approaching and folks are getting busy with travel &...

Pelican Inn, Muir Beach CA - Romantic Inn at The Beach

Pelican Inn, Muir Beach CA  - Romantic Inn at The Beach  What Is The Most Romantic Restaurant in Marin County?


Is there really one single solitary answer to this question? Romance for me might not mean the same thing for you or even my best friend but hopefully it's the same for my boyfriend or your significant other.   Atmosphere, food, timing can all be part of a romantic experience but the individual and collective components are specific and unique to each person.

Romance and food together create a world of it's own with the magical combination of all the parts.  When dining out the service and ambiance at a restaurant plays a huge part. Have you had that waitperson that stays a little too long, talks a little too much about the specials, and creates an uncomfortable air around the table? I have and it's painful.

A roaring fire, a single candle on the table, a wait person that slips in and slips...

Chaat Lotus & Spices Rivals Sol Foods for Delicious, Inexpensive Dining in San Rafael


Earlier this week on a balmy fall evening, my husband and I walked the hills above San Rafael on our way to dinner on Fourth Street.  The beauty of living in the West End Neighborhood is the proximity to downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo.

Our walk took us up Spring Grove  where we took a trail that landed us on Upper Toyon in Kentfield and a beautiful sunset over Mt. Tam, then meandered down another trail to Gerstle Park and from there to downtown. We were hungry but not in the white table cloth dining sort of way.  We were in the mood for something more casual, less expensive, where we could have a glass of wine, sit outside and enjoy the last of the warm evenings.

We ended up at Chaat Lotus and Spices at the West End of...

201 Albion Ct., S. Novato open Sunday Nov. 6th 1-4pm.


201 Albion Ct., S. Novato open Sunday 1-4pm. 

You are invited to come see a fantastic new listing I have ! Located in the desirable Redwoods Complex in southern Novato, this upgraded end unit shines!

Enter through a custom front door to a beautifully tiled, sun lit open floor plan. Nice sized living room, elegant dining area and gorgeous kitchen with gas stove and granite counters are just of few of the stunning upgrades. Designer carpet and paint show off the three upstairs bedrooms. This home exudes style and class. Two car covered parking, private patio and pool make this a complete package!

You are welcome to call me for more information or a private showing. Offered at $309,000. 

Hilary Davis, REALTOR 415.235.3133