A day in the country

Savor peace, quiet, and great holiday shopping in west Marin

Marcia Williamson

Vita Collage. WHAT: Owner Victoria Swift offers an airily enchanting array of home accessories, some of which spill into her first-rate inn, the Olema Druids Hall, next door. WHEN: Open Wed-Mon. WHERE: 9940 State 1, Olema; 415/663-1160.

SEE: William Lester Gallery. WHAT: Gallery specializing in California landscapes by Bay Area artists. WHEN: 11-5 Fri-Mon. WHERE: 11101 State 1, Point Reyes Station; 415/663-9365.

EAT: Bovine Bakery. WHAT: Wonderful coffee, plus famous quality-carb Morning Buns and other pastries. Pizza and soups too. HOW MUCH: $. WHEN: Open daily. WHERE: 11315 State 1, Point Reyes Station; 415/663-9420.

Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Eatery.  WHAT: Newly opened restaurant and charcuterie specializes in grass-fed beef and local produce. HOW MUCH: $$$. WHEN: 11-7 Fri-Mon. WHERE: 10905 State 1, Point Reyes Station; 415/663-8997.

Tomales Bay Foods. WHAT: The ultimate spot for picnic supplies, including extraordinary artisan cheeses―Cowgirl Creamery produces on-site―and deli foods from Indian Peach. WHEN: 10-6 Wed-Sun. WHERE: 80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station; 415/663-9335 or 415/663-8478.

INFO: From San Francisco, take U.S. 101 north to San Anselmo, then exit and turn west on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Continue 20 miles to Olema. Point Reyes is 2 miles north.

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