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The Garage
A recent scene inside The Garage

No plans in the city this weekend? Head over the Golden Gate for some good old eating and shopping--but with a new spin.

The Garage In Fairfax, this 1960s auto garage has been transformed into a pop-up retail shop filled with wares from local indie designers. The centerpiece is a sofa lined with stunning shibori pillows from CCMG ($75 to $125), designed by two Bay Area artists. Novato-based Winston?s handmade leather wallets ($65 to $105) make great Dad?s Day gifts. And Parallel Print Shop?s Notions (sweet sayings such as ?The best part of Thursday is realizing it?s Friday?) made our letterpress-loving hearts skip a beat. 2000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.; Wednesday to Friday, 12 to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 415-846-1713 or

Farmshop Drive six miles to Larkspur to have dinner at the new outpost of this James Beard-nominated Santa Monica restaurant. Chef Jeff Cerciello takes the whole farm-to-table concept very seriously, changing the menu daily and sourcing ingredients from local vendors such as Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats. Entrees like the Marin Sun Farms beef rib eye are cooked on the hearth grill. If you can?t get a reservation, we highly recommend sitting at the long walnut bar made by Alma Allen and ordering a glass of the rosé on tap from Broc Cellars. 2233 Larkspur Landing Circle; 415-755-6700 or

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