Food & Drink

The Handmade’s Tale

ahoy, matey!

The hand-me-down plan works great until the Age of Exploration: Gashed tee climbed a tree; ripped trunks went fishing.

For sturdier adventurer’s attire, invest in pieces from Jimin Mannick. The local artist and mom handcrafts a pint-size collection of distinctive threads every six to eight weeks for her indie label, Smallville.

Her latest, Sail Ahoy, features embroidered patch pockets, shank buttons, and polka-dot plackets on easy-to-wear fabrics like denim and linen. Durable craftsmanship and unisex styling ensure seamless transfer from sib to sib.

Think of them as treasures worth sharing. 

At any age.

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This Week in San Francisco!

Earth Day with PlanToys

What: Green company’s elves help tots make mini ecohomes, learn about the three R’s, and win prizes.
Why: It’s child’s play.
When: Wed., 9 a.m.-noon. Book by 5 p.m. today.
Where: Ravenswood Child Development Center, 951 O’Connor St., E. Palo Alto. To reserve your spot, call 650-968-4783 or e-mail gina@plantoysinc.com.

Author and mother Jamie Woolf reads from her new book about bringing home more than just the bacon.
Why: You’re the reader of the pack.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera (415-927-0960).

Koze Beginnings
What: Waterfront boutique spawns a store next door, offering togs from the likes of Splendid, Minnie Rose, and Michael Stars, plus artisan-made gifts for moms and minis.
Why: Make waves.
When: Opens Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: 18 Main St., nr. Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon (415-435-1916).

16 Main St
nr Tiburon Blvd
Tiburon, CA 94920
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925