January 6, 2014

by the bay: fairfax

One of my favorite things about Marin County is that each town is its own character, and Fairfax feels sort of like the cool, hippie daughter who wears a pile of handmade bracelets on her wrist, listens to Bob Dylan, and really just wants to sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and chat about life. Over the weekend, we did just that while we were there, ordering two dark roasts and roaming through the shops, chatting with quirky, friendly shop owners who have lived in the town for decades.

If you do visit, I highly recommend a trip to Jonathan's Leather Craft store. He's a real character, and every surface that isn't covered with handmade leather items is plastered with a vintage concert poster. Bonus points if you duck into The Sleeping Lady or one of the other cozy bars while you're there, too, beacause Fairfax is home to a cool community of artists (including one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott, who lives there) and you're bound to strike up a conversation with someone intriguing.

5 comments:

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

you know, i think i could spend days in this place. fairfax sounds really interesting place to be.

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

you know, i think i could spend days in this place. fairfax sounds really interesting place to be.

meg fee said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! Love, love, love all the photos and really am nuts about your description of Fairfax as the cool, hippie daughter.

Chris Spencer said... [Reply to comment]

Looking at the picture of Radley now I know where Jack got it from. Jack used to tilt his head and stretch his neck to make himself as tall as he could being the youngest. In every picture you can see up Jacks nose. Now it all makes sense, it's Radley!

Gretchen said... [Reply to comment]

My sister lives in Fairfax and I've fallen in love with the town! You definitely captured the character of the town perfectly!