309 Brigdeway, Sausalito
As a dental technician, Julie Lynge wondered what was causing clients to grind their teeth. Curious to learn more about how the body is connected, Lynge began training in craniosacral therapy, deep tissue, and other massage methods and techniques in Copenhagen. Today, Lynge's clinic specializes in massage therapy that helps to resolve ailments ranging from TMJ, to migraines, headaches, and joint pain. Lynge also offers a "facelift massage," which focuses on relaxing tension in the face and stimulating circulation for fresher looking, and feeling, skin.
The Inn Above Tide
30 El Portal, Sausalito
The ferry out of the San Francisco docks is right at the entrance to this 31-room Sausalito inn. The clean, modern rooms (most come with working fireplaces and glass decks) are designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the panoramic bay views, which beat out all the expected luxury amenities on offer any day.
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito
Nestled at the foot of the Golden Gate bridge, Fort Baker is spread out over acres of prime Sausalito real estate, which up until recently has been left at the mercy of the elements. Then in 2008 a hospitality group stepped in and teamed up with the National Park Service to completely restore and preserve the area. The resulting 142-room lodge, healing arts center, and spa, are spread out over a cluster of Colonial buildings that meet and exceed all of LEED's sustainability requirement.
350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito
Sustainable seafood practices have long been a topic of conversation in California. The folks at Fish don't talk a big game, they live it. Everything at this Sausalito spot, from the daily catch to the Portuguese chowder, is sustainably sourced by local fishermen with the protection of wild fish populations in mind. There's even an on-site fish market (sustainable, of course) for at-home cooks.
107 Caledonia St., Sausalito
At first glance, this Sausalito staple looks like a run-of-the-mill sushi joint (going strong since 1986), complete with an almost all-wood interior, sushi bar, and knowledgeable staff, but upon close inspection of the menu you'll see that it's anything but. To supplement the ample fresh fish selection—delivered daily by local fishermen or shipped in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market—there are artfully prepared vegetables, inventive small plates, and non-seafood proteins.
400 Gate 5 Rd., Sausalito
A true mid-century American icon, Heath has been producing beautiful modern and minimal tableware (with a brief break) and tiles since 1948. In fact, it's part of the permanent collections in New York's MoMA—and graces many a table across the Los Angeles restaurant scape. The store, like the products, is modern and minimal, with wooden shelves, concrete floors and a lot of space to browse. Besides the Heath line, they've selected a handful of designers to showcase. There are two locations in the SF area (one in the Mission and the Ferry Building), but the factory store in Sausalito offers seconds (i.e., subtly imperfect plates and bowls) at big discounts.
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