Surf + Sand owner Lauren Makiyevskiy and family.

Since she opened her beach-centric Surf + Sand shop in February 2022, Mill Valley resident Lauren Makiyevskiy has paid homage to beach culture and sustainability. In doing so, she’s deeply engaged with her customers and community in a variety of ways, including co-hosting a post-Mill Valley Film Festival 20th anniversary screening of Blue Crush, the 2002 film based on “Life’s Swell,” author Susan Orlean’s 1998 Outside magazine story about a real-life group of young teenage surfer girls in Hana, a small town in Maui, Hawaii.

With the looming one-year anniversary of her arrival in town, Makiyevskiy has much more on the way, specifically a One-Year Anniversary Party All Day on Sat., Feb. 11.

“We have tons of brands coming into town and sample sales and more!” Friis says, noting that she has the support of both Marin Magazine and Local Getaways.” z


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