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Best Art Supply Store

Best Art Supply Store

Perry’s Art Supplies & Framing

128 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo.

Cartons & Crates

3250 California Blvd., Napa.

Rileystreet Art Supply

103 Maxwell Court, Santa Rosa.

Art & Soul of Sebastopol

156 N. Main St., Sebastopol.

Best Framing Shop

Art & Frame Works

1 Blackfield Drive, Belvedere Tiburon.

Fastframe Napa

1346 Trancas St., Napa.

Pelican Art Gallery & Custom Framing

143 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

My Daughter the Framer

1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa.

Best Gift Shop

At Home at Sweet Things

1 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 415.388.8566.

Mudd Hens

1348 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Heebe Jeebe General Store

46 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Milk & Honey

123 N. Main St., Sebastopol.

Best Independent Copy / Biz Services

Copy Express

715 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Copy Corner

2200 Jefferson St., Napa.

Sprint Copy Center

175 N. Main St., Sebastopol.

Clone Digital

618 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Bookstore—New

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera.

Copperfield’s Books

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Copperfield’s Books

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Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa St., Sonoma.

Best Bookstore—Used

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera.

Copperfield’s Books

www.copperfieldsbooks.com

Copperfield’s Books

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Treehorn Books

625 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Jewelry Store

Rafael Jewelers

1200-B Fourth St., San Rafael.

Silver Sensations

1273 Napa Town Center, Napa.

Hollingsworth Jewelers

5 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

Artisana

146 N. Main St., Sebastopol.

Best Antique Shop

Dove Place

160 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.,

San Anselmo. 415.453.1490.

Antiques on Second

1370 Second St., Napa.

Whistlestop Antiques

130 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Pierre’s Art & Antiques

110 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

Best Resale Store

Home Consignment Center

863 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael.

LoLo’s

1120 Main St., St. Helena.

Sack’s Hospice of Petaluma

128 Liberty St., Petaluma.

Launch

971 Gravenstein Ave., Sebastopol.

Best Musical Instruments Store

Bananas at Large

1504 Fourth St., San Rafael.

All Star Guitars

2522 Jefferson St., Napa.

Tall Toad Music

43 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

People’s Music

122 N. Main St., Sebastopol.

Best Clothing Store—Men’s

First place Tie

Louis Thomas Fine Men’s Apparel

211 Corte Madera Town Center,

Corte Madera. 415.924.1715.

Gene Hiller

729 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

First place Tie

Mario’s

1223 Main St., St. Helena.

A Man’s Store

1343 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Louis Thomas Fine Men’s Apparel

150 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Arboretum

332 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Best Clothing Store—Women’s

First place Tie

Bella

1332 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Viva Diva

1327 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Attitudes

1333 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga

Arboretum

332 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Honorable Mention Tie

Nan Winters

23 Fourth St., Petaluma.

StarStruck Boutique

123 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Best Vintage Clothing Store

First place Tie

Magpie Consignment

1822 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.

Shadows

429 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.

Wild Cat!

1210 first St., Napa.

Aubergine

755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.

Hot Couture

101 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.7247.

Best Shoe Store

Shoe Envy

85 E. Blithedale Ave., mill Valley.

Bella Tootsie

1373 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Sole Desire

441 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa.

2411 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa.

Rainsong Shoes

117 Plaza St., Healdsburg.

2410 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa.

Best Costume Shop

Belrose

1415 Fifth Ave., San Rafael.

Wild Cat!

1210 first St., Napa. 707.257.8702.

Disguise the Limit

100 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Heebe Jeebe General Store

46 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Best Appliance Store

Martin & Harris Appliances

2158 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Harbison Appliance

333 Third St., Napa. 707.253.2141.

Tee Vax Home Appliance & Kitchen Center

422 Wilson St., Santa Rosa.

Asien’s Appliance

1801 Piner Road, Santa Rosa.

Best Culinary Store

First place Tie

Shackford’s Kitchen Store

Culinary Institute of America

2555 Main St., St. Helena.

i Leoni

120-B. Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Hardisty’s homewares

1565 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa.

Best Furniture Store

Sunrise Home

831 B St., San Rafael.

Casa Design

1419 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Bluestone Main

120 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

Pedersen’s Furniture

707 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Home Improvement

Jackson’s Hardware

435 Du Bois St., San Rafael.

Silverado Ace Hardware

1450 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Friedman’s Home Improvement

4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

1360 Broadway Ave., Sonoma.

Garrett Ace Hardware

10540 old Redwood Hwy., Windsor.

1340 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Best Solar Retail

Marin Solar

1945 Francisco Blvd. E., San Rafael.

Solar Works

400 Morris St., Sebastopol.

Best Home Furnishings

Mary’s Futons

4100 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael.

Martin Showroom

1350 Main St., St. Helena.

First place Tie

Cokas Diko

529 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Pedersen’s Furniture

707 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.

Mayfield & Co.

127 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

Best Real Estate Agent / Company

Carol Scott Bradley Real Estate

700 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 415.258.4141.

Tony Pereira

Jeffrey Seligson

Prudential Realty of Sebastopol

7300 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol.

Frank Howard Allen Realtors

460 Mission Blvd., Santa Rosa.

Best Bank

Tamalpais Bank

Napa Community Bank

700 Trancas St., Napa.

Redwood Credit Union

Exchange Bank

Best Internet Provider

Telescience Networks

NapaNet

Sonic.Net

BroadLink Communications

Best Auto Dealer—New

Sonnen BMW

1599 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael.

First place Tie

Jenson Motor Center

495 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.253.9100.

Jimmy Vasser Toyota & Chevrolet of Napa

466 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.927.4466.

583 Soscol Ave., Napa. 707.255.7600.

Freeman Toyota

2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa.

Hansel Prestige

2800 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Auto Dealer—Used

Marin Acura

5860 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera.

Epps Chevrolet & Pontiac

555 Main St., St. Helena. 707.200.4297.

Freeman Toyota

2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa.

Hansel Prestige

2800 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Motorcycle Shop

Golden Gate Harley Davidson

13 San Clemente Drive, Corte Madera.

7077 Redwood Blvd., Novato.

Napa Valley Classics

Michael’s Harley Davidson

7601 Redwood Drive, Cotati.

BMW Motorcycles

880 Piner Road, Santa Rosa.

Best Scooter Shop

MotoMarin

511 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael.

First place Tie

Parriott Motors

1027 Pope St., St Helena.

Big Kid Toys

467 Soscol Ave., Napa.

Revolution Moto

518 College Ave., Santa Rosa.

Sorento Imports

455 W. Napa St., Sonoma.

Best Auto Detailing

RAB Motors

540 Francisco Blvd. W., San Rafael.

First place Tie

Napa Valley Hand Car Wash

1745 Soscol Ave., Napa.

Classic Car Wash

1050 Freeway Drive, Napa.

Freeman Toyota

2875 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa.

Honorable Mention Tie

Mission Car Wash257 College Ave., Santa Rosa.

59 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa.

Advanced Auto Detailing

2549 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Auto Repair

Peter & Wolf Car Co.

44 Hoag Ave., San Rafael.

Porter’s Auto Garage

1020 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga.

Out West Garage

321-B Second St., Petaluma.

Earth in Upheaval Auto Repair

198 S. High St., Sebastopol.

Best Nursery

Sloat Garden Center

Whiting Nursery

738 Main St., St. Helena.

Harmony farm supply & Nursery

3244 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol. 707.823.9125.

King’s Nursery

1212 13th St., Santa Rosa.

Best Grocery Store

Woodlands Market

735 College Ave., Kentfield.

First place Tie

Vallergas Market

3385 Solano Ave., Napa.

Cal Mart

1491 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

Oliver’s Market

www.oliversmarket.com

Andy’s Produce Market

1691 Gravenstein Hwy. N.,

Sebastopol. 707.823.8661.

Best Ethnic Market

First place Tie

Asian Market

5 Mary St., San Rafael.

Azteca Market

555 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 415.459.0669.

Vallarta Market

1009 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga.

Asia Market

1110 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa.

Lola’s Market

1680 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa.

440 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Natural Foods Store

Good Earth Natural & Organic Foods

1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.

Golden Carrot Natural Foods

1621 W. Imola Ave., Napa.

Community Market

1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Oliver’s Market

www.oliversmarket.com

Best Cigar / Pipe Shop

Telford’s Pipe & Cigar

664 Redwood Hwy., mill Valley.

Baker Street Downtown

1018 first St., Napa.

Mighty Quinn

3372 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

1099 Fourth St., San Rafael.

Honorable Mention Tie

A Man’s World Cigar Shop

106-A Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

Peacepipe

622 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Hair Salon

Sproos Hair Salon

552 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.

360 Hair & Nail Salon

2450 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga.

Elle Lui

205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.

Daredevils & Queens

122 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Tanning Salon

First place Tie

Club Tan

575 Lincoln Ave., Napa.

Splash

3367 Solano Ave., Napa.

1403 Lincoln Ave., Napa.

Sonoma Tanning—The Studio

4795 old Redwood Hwy., Ste. D,

Santa Rosa. 707.546.1452.

Bronze—A Tanning Studio

52 Mission Circle, Santa Rosa.

6500 Hembree Lane, Windsor. 707.837.7331.

Best Body-Art Place

Spider Murphy’s

1006 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael.

Garage Ink

1525 Lincoln Ave., Napa. 707.738.0497.

Buddha’s Palm

974 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol.

Monkey Wrench Tattoo

1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Day Spa

Asante Day Spa & Holistic Health Center

1003 Third St., San Rafael.

Calistoga Massage Center & Day Spa

1219 Washington St., Calistoga.

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

209 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone.

Akoia Day Spa

452-B Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Best Resort & Spa

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito.

Solage

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma.

Kenwood Inn & Spa

10400 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood.

Best Med Spa

Robert G. Aycock, MD

575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Greenbrae.

Spa Gaia

3600 Broadway St., American Canyon.

First place Tie

Chocolat’ MedSpa

509 Seventh St., Ste. 101, Santa Rosa.

Allegro MedSpa

4625 Quigg Drive, Santa Rosa.

Best Acupuncturist

Stephen Zilber

Whole Health Associates Center for Integrative Medicine

880 Las Gallinas Ave., Ste. #1,

San Rafael. 415.492.9355.

Dr. Ho Lam Tsang

2005 Delpha Drive, Napa. 707.255.5152.

Saxena Clinic

633 Fourth St., Ste. H, Santa Rosa.

Dr. bill Prange

1020 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol.

Best Chiropractor

Barbara Reitz, DC

520 Tamalpais Drive, Ste. 205,

Corte Madera. 415.927.2383.

Ann Ernish

www.itsyogasthelena.com.

Majid Zeinal

511 S. Main St., Sebastopol.

Jacob Quihuis, DC

1819 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

Best Orthodontist

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics

6 Loch Loman Drive, San Rafael.

DR. Dale G. Fessenden

176 Main St., St. Helena.

Dr. Rael Bernstein

515 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa.

Drs. Woo & DeBerardinis

1476 Professional Drive, Ste. 506, Petaluma. 707.762.0211.

Best Esthetic Dentist

Dr. Deidre Burke

1321 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae.

Browns Valley Dental

3257 Browns Valley Road, Napa.

Dr. John Buzza

2448 Guerneville Road, Ste. 1200,

Santa Rosa. 707.573.0600.

Dr. Clyde L. Schultz

10 W. El Rose, Petaluma.

Best Holistic Practitioner

Ronit Gesundheit

Healing Arts of Marin

7075 Redwood Blvd., Ste. L, Novato.

Janet Garvey-Stangvik

Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living

1227 Coombs St., Napa.

Dr. Sunjya K. Schweig

616 Petaluma Blvd. N., Ste. C, Petaluma.

Honorable Mention Tie

Dale White, LAc

1205 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.824.8381.

Dr. bill Prange

1020 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol.

Best Hospital / Healthcare Clinic

Greenbrae Surgery Center

575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ste. 3, Greenbrae. 415.925.8900.

First place Tie

St. Helena Hospital

10 Woodland Road, St. Helena.

Queen of the Valley Hospital

1000 Trancas St., Napa.

Palm Drive Hospital

501 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

1165 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa.

Best Laser Surgery Center

Mt. Tam Laser & Skin Care

1030 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ste. 130, Kentfield. 415.482.3888.

755 Baywood Drive, Ste. 190, Petaluma.

Eye Care Center

895 Trancas St., Napa.

Pacific Laser Eye Care

130 Stony Point Road, Ste. E, Santa Rosa.

Laser Vue Eye Center

3540 Mendocino Ave., Ste. 200,

Santa Rosa. 707.522.6200.

Best Optical Store

Optica Optometry

807 D St., San Rafael.

First place Tie

Site for Sore Eyes

1333 Napa Town Center, Napa.

707.224.7483.Eyeworks

1006 first St., Napa.

Sonoma Eyeworks

534 Larkfield Shopping Center, Santa Rosa.

Wong Gordon, OD

66 E. Washington St., Petaluma.

Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kimberly A. Henry

481 Via Hidalgo, Ste. 1, Greenbrae.

141 Lynch Creek Way, Petaluma.

Dr. John P. Zimmermann

3443 Villa Lane, Ste. 10, Napa.

Dr. David E. Marcus

1128 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa.

Dr. Francisco Canales

4625 Quigg Drive, Santa Rosa.

Best Attorney

Robert H. Powsner

11315 Shoreline Hwy., Ste. C,

Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1035.

Frank G. Toller, Jr.

1407 Main St., St. Helena.

Jeremy Olsan Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz

438 first St., Fourth Floor, Santa Rosa.

Honorable Mention Tie

Bridget Mackay

100 Fourth St., Petaluma.

Chris Andrian

1100 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Best Nonprofit

Hospice by the Bay

17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur.

First place Tie

VOICES

ParentsCAN

3299 Claremont Way, Napa.

Mentor Me Petaluma

35 Maria Drive, Ste. 852, Petaluma.

Food for Thought Food Bank

Best Spot to Dig the Dirt

For every “Garden Center” with the same selection of cheap birdbaths made in China and basic plant needs, Santa Rosa has a deep agricultural heritage of nurseries like Imwalle Gardens, Prickett’s and your honorable mention for Sonoma County nurseries, King’s Nursery.

With an unbeatable selection of roses, peonies, bulbs, hanging baskets and iron trellises, King’s also excels in the usual springtime acquisitions. Throw the fertilizer, potting soil, vegetable plants and herbs on one of their flatbed wagons, and a backyard garden is just a couple of dirt-covered arms away. And for the clueless husband buying rose bushes for his wife on their first anniversary, the staff will be happy to offer tips on digging, planting and proper fertilizing.

The business goes back to the 1800s, when George F. King started King’s as a grocery store. four generations later, after an 1896 move to the present location and a jettisoning of milk and eggs, it’s been passed down to current owner Fred King. And the constant presence of women providing customer service and tending to the plants is a nice touch, and far more welcoming for most than the beefy guy at Home Depot spraying chemicals on the petunias.—G.M.

Best Use of family for local marketing

On the corner of Trancas and big Ranch Road, Napa motorists last year were greeted by a rather large banner reading “Miles McArdle’s Father Works here!” who is Miles McArdle, you ask? Just a regular old Napa eighth grader with a good batting average. “The idea behind it was we’re a small-town community organization, and family and all those things are important to us as a bank,” explains Patrick McArdle, vice president of Napa Community Bank, your pick for best bank in Napa, and father of the now-famous Miles. “A lot of people came in and didn’t know who Miles McArdle was, and didn’t know who I was, but they opened accounts once they understood the message behind the sign.”

McArdle didn’t think of the banner himself, but agreed to the idea and had the sign made—without telling Miles. “We drove by the bank one day, and he saw the sign, and he was shocked and didn’t know how to take it at first,” McArdle says. “But then he started getting all kinds of phone calls, and he kind of enjoyed it after that.”—G.M.

Best Bulwark between gouache and gauche

Bigger is not always better, as Perry’s Art Supply proves. how many times have you been inside a big-box “arts and crafts” store, dumbstruck at the lack of customer service? Where fake flowers outnumber gouache watercolors? Where finding someone who knows the best adhesives and acrylics is all but impossible?

Perry’s is your readers pick for best art-supply store in Marin, and it’s certainly not for size. The small space houses a staggering selection of art supplies, though, and even more importantly, a wealth of product knowledge and customer service. Where other stores might not much care that you’re shopping there, let alone allow themselves to be interested in your art project, Perry himself takes a personal investment in the customer’s specific needs and has a host of hard-to-find supplies to fit the bill.—G.M.

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