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Bandit’s Bungalow: Cottage History-Part 2

Continuing with my series on the history of the cottages at Nick’s Cove, this week I will tell you about Bandit’s Bungalow. Bandit’s Bungalow is one of the original cottages on the waterfront and was remodeled in the early 2000’s …

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Migration of the Swallows

At the beginning of May I await the return of the swallows; the migratory barn swallows appeared at Nick’s Cove on May 6th.  Suddenly, they are darting, and swooping over and under our pier.  They begin building nests, which you …

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Travels

Nick’s Cove is closer than you think; however, getting here involves a series of twists and turns on historic Highway 1, complete with breathtaking views of the coast and Tomales Bay. I say “however” because with that view and those …

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I love gin. So should you.

The glory days for the cocktail were between the late 1800’s and prohibition. This is when the martini became popular and when many of the classic gin cocktails were invented. Back then, gin was the number one clear spirit in America; only whiskey was higher in consumption. When Prohibition …

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Cottage History – Part I

 This is the first in a series of posts about the history of our cottages. To start, I chose the first two waterfront cottages, “Al’s” and “Ruthie’s” which are named after the second owners of Nick’s Cove: Al and Ruth …

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Sailing on Tomales Bay

On an overcast afternoon a few members of the Nick’s Cove Crew and I had the opportunity to experience Tomales Bay … on Tomales! The four of us boarded a sweet 32′ catamaran, ready and waiting with a gorgeous platter of …

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DiBufula Dairy – Gelato West Marin Style

Several weeks ago our Executive Chef walked into my office and said, “I have a surprise for you,” and he plopped down a few cartons of what looked like ice cream and a bunch of spoons. What I tasted, however, …

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Mixed Greens

Many of you have heard that we hired a farmer and have begun the (huge) task of giving our once-forgotten garden on the hill a beautiful face-lift, complete with a new name: Frog Creek Farms. With many hours of hard, …

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Car Clubs Love Us …

And, boy do we love their cars! It really is a treat to drive up to work and see such a fine selection of cars parked out front: Ferrari, Audi R8, Maserati, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes. And it’s not just the new models. …

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Nick’s Loves Love … and so do I!

Some say Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday. Anyone who knows me knows I am a hopeless romantic; therefore I say, “So what?” I love celebrating love and relish in the idea of a month-long excuse to spread the …

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