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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 221, No. 1, July

20 Secrets of Summer
Hot tips, cool drinks, and undiscovered getaways: our favorite strategies to get the most out of the season01. Ultimate backyard hideawaySleeping outdoors is one of life's greatest pleasures. Snug in a comfortable bed, under a pile of quilts with a canopy...
20 Secrets of Summer; Hot Tips, Cool Drinks, and Undiscovered Getaways: Our Favorite Strategies to Get the Most out of the Season
01. Ultimate backyard hideaway Sleeping outdoors is one of life's greatest pleasures. Snug in a comfortable bed, under a pile of quilts with a canopy of stars overhead and crickets serenading from the bushes, you can savor that summer-camp sense...
Boulder
Get a load of the town's oddball side by playing tourist for the dayLOOKING FOR some touristy fun? Kicking back in a lounger on Banjo Billy's converted school bus for a guided tour of the town is just a start to what the funkier side of Boulder offers.GO...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in less than 30 minutesSanta Fe slawIn a large bowl, combine 4 cups shredded green cabbage, 2 cups torn spinach Leaves, 1 ½ cups (8 oz.) shredded jicama, 2 chopped green onions, 1 cup cooked corn, 1 cup finely chopped...
Hideaway Kitchen; a Translucent Folding Wall Keeps the Food-Prep Area Undercover
"IT'S LIKE TWO KITCHENS," says Enrico Bressan of his ingenious solution. "The one you want, and the one you don't want to see." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Bressan and his wife, Tahmineh Javanbakht--founders of a design studio called Artecnica--decided...
Home Office with a View
Found!A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer creates "a room of one's own" just steps from her back door. Here's how you can too"I'M GOING TO WORK NOW," announces Martha Mendoza as she heads out the back door of her bungalow in Santa Cruz, California. "I'll...
Home Office with a View; a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Creates "A Room of One's Own" Just Steps from Her Back Door. Here's How You Can Too
"I'M GOING TO WORK NOW," announces Martha Mendoza as she heads out the back door of her bungalow in Santa Cruz, California. "I'll be in the shed." Her four children, ages 3 to 15, know what that means: Although Mom may be visible through the shed's...
How to Live to 100
ONE HUNDRED IS THE NEW 70. COULD IT BE THAT WESTERN CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT PROLONG LIFE?This story started out simply enough, with a quest: Uncover the secret to why people are living longer in the West, particularly in California, which has more centenarians...
How to Live to 100: One Hundred Is the New 70. Could It Be That Western Culture and Environment Prolong Life?
This story started out simply enough, with a quest: Uncover the secret to why people are living longer in the West, particularly in California, which has more centenarians than any other state. How much of it is genetics? How much is lifestyle? The...
In the Garden
SECRET WEAPONSThe plants, tools, and techniques we use at homeLAMB'S EARS Stachys byzantina looks soft and gentle, but it's a lion of a groundcover. Grows fast in lousy soil, requires almost no water, and transplants with ridiculous ease. Plus, its gray-green...
In the Garden; the Plants, Tools, and Techniques We Use at Home
LAMB'S EARS Stachys byzantina looks soft and gentle, but it's a lion of a groundcover. Grows fast in lousy soil, requires almost no water, and transplants with ridiculous ease. Plus, its gray-green color flatters any companion plant. [ILLUSTRATION...
In the Kitchen: Our Favorite Shortcuts, Products, and Techniques
MICROPLANE GRATER/ZESTER The essential tool for zesting citrus and grating hard cheese, ginger, garlic, or chocolate. I make sure every station in our test kitchen has one ($13; microplane.com). -STEPHANIE DEAN, TEST KITCHEN COORDINATOR [ILLUSTRATION...
Jack Johnson
NORTH SHORE, OAHUThe Grammy-nominated roots-rocker, surfer, and eco-minded father of two shares his Oahu, music, and concert secretsHELPING PRESERVE HIS NATIVE OAHU Pupukea-Paumalu is beautiful-it's the bluff above the North Shore, about 1,200 acres...
Jack Johnson; the Grammy-Nominated Roots-Rocker, Surfer, and Eco-Minded Father of Two Shares His Oahu, Music, and Concert Secrets
HELPING PRESERVE HIS NATIVE OAHU Pupukea-Paumalu is beautiful--it's the bluff above the North Shore, about 1,200 acres preserved right behind the surf spots, from Log Cabins to Sunset Beach. ON HEADLINING SAN FRANCISCO'S OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL...
July; What to Do in Southern California
Planting Citrus and other subtropicals Plant kumquat, lemon, lime, orange, and other citrus. If you have room and live in the mildest coastal climates, try avocado, cherimoya, and mango (in Southern California, Sunset climate zones 21-23 are best--mangoes...
Move Your Indoors out; the Secret to Spicing Up Even the Smallest Space
THIS COULD BE IN RIO DE JANEIRO--the verdant corner of a luxe resort, perhaps. But interior designer Antonio Martins's 25-by 25-foot backyard is in San Francisco, tucked behind a narrow threeflat Victorian with a checkered past (it used to be a brothel!)....
Nostalgic Style Gets a Fresh Twist
Designer Jonathan Adler divulges his views on color as therapy, his obsession with 1970s California design, and how to make vintage work for you BY ALLISON ARIEFFWE FIRST BECAME Jonathan Adler fans when his whimsical, creative, not-your-grandmother's...
Nostalgic Style Gets a Fresh Twist: Designer Jonathan Adler Divulges His Views on Color as Therapy, His Obsession with 1970s California Design, and How to Make Vintage Work for You
WE FIRST BECAME Jonathan Adler fans when his whimsical, creative, not-your-grandmother's pottery burst on the scene about a decade ago. We remained devoted through his forays into furniture, textiles, and pet products; his interiors for the posh Parker...
On the Secret Mountain: Our Mission: Uncover the West's Most Beautiful, Least Visited Wonderland. We Found It on Lassen Peak
Getaway WE'RE OFF to see the bubbling mud pots at Bumpass Hell when we get sidetracked by a field of lupines so lush and alluring, we're drawn in like Dorothy to the poppies. It literally has us frolicking--even my brother, who lives in New York...
Our Live-Fire Grilling Secrets
Gas is no big deal, because the heat stays steady. Charcoal or hardwood is a different game. Here are a few hints for staying on top of yours. Keep the firegrate ash-free A big pileup blocks the airflow, choking the fire so it can't burn. ...
Sand, Sun, WAVES, and You
Your guide to the West's 10 most spectacular secret beaches. Just don't tell anyone you heard it hereFACT: The number of bodies on a given patch of sand is directly proportional to the proximity and size of the closest parking lot. That means that if...
Sand, Sun, Waves, and You: Your Guide to the West's 10 Most Spectacular Secret Beaches. Just Don't Tell Anyone You Heard It Here
FACT: The number of bodies on a given patch of sand is directly proportional to the proximity and size of the closest parking lot. That means that if you don't mind scrambling for parking or hiking a bit, you just might find yourself alone on a beautiful...
Sandy Feet Allowed: Three Boisterous Boys, One Shared Beach House: How to Turn Kid-Friendly Style into Design Ideas for Grown-Ups
THE RULES may be relaxed, but this home is miles away from Romper Room. "Our house is about beauty, comfort, and function," says Lois MacKenzie, who shares a vacation retreat in Arch Cape, Oregon, with good friend and design partner Pamela Hill. The...
Slam-Dunk Pasta Salads
Foolproof recipes and simple techniques will make you the star of picnics and potlucks all summer longWHAT COULD BE SIMPLER to make than pasta salad? Isn't it just about the most basic summertime dish there is? Well, no. I know this because on the way...
South of Cota: For a Change of Pace, Leave State Street Behind and Step into Santa Barbara's Boho Roots
YOU'VE BIKED Santa Barbara's Shoreline and browsed the shopper's paradise on well-known State Street. Now get to know burgeoning SoCo (south of Cota Street), just a couple of blocks east of State, where a homegrown arts scene is taking root. [ILLUSTRATION...
The Secret to a Great Summer Pie
Often, after eating a piece of a pie I've just served, my most recent satisfied customer will ask, "Would you mind sharing the recipe? Or is it a secret?" [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As I always explain with regret, I cannot give the recipe for my...
Trials by Fire
Our grill warriors reveal their top secretsWhen it comes to grilling, there's no substitute for learning by fire-that is, standing in front of one with tongs and the faith that, eventually, you'll get the hang of it. Here are four experience-tested tales...
Trials by Fire; Our Grill Warriors Reveal Their Top Secrets
When it comes to grilling, there's no substitute for learning by fire--that is, standing in front of one with tongs and the faith that, eventually, you'll get the hang of it. Here are four experience-tested tales of the grill that will shave some time...
Welcome to Colorado: There's Some Seriously Good Wine among the Red Rocks: Let Us Tell You about the Nine Best Wineries You've Never Heard Of
I didn't even know wine existed in Colorado the summer of 1998, when I moved from New York City to a rundown ranch near Grand Junction. In fact, I was quite sure I was going to die of thirst. So I brought my own: crisp, lemony Pinot Grigio and rough...
We Take It for Granted, but It's the Ultimate Secret Ingredient
ANY CHEF WILL TELL YOU that the key to great cooking isn't technique or expensive equipment--it's using salt properly. Ironically, the most important seasoning in the kitchen is often relegated to the table, where it's used to make bland food taste...
What to Do in the Rockies: July
FRESH DIRTCHECK OUT OUR GARDEN BLOG FOR GREAT TIPSfreshdirt. sunset.comPlantingDaylilies These heat-loving perennials come in every shade of apricot, lavender, orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow. Choose from hundreds of varieties, including miniatures...
Why Westerners Pass the Good Health Test
We catch some rays It turns out that sunlight, at least in small doses, may actually be good for us. It generates vitamin D, which helps reduce the risk of cancer, fight osteoporosis, and alleviate depression. Try something new: Journey to...
Wonder Where the Next Wine Country Will Be? Welcome to Colorado
There's some seriously good wine among the red rocks: Let us tell you about the nine best wineries you've never heard ofI didn't even know wine existed in Colorado the summer of 1998, when I moved from New York City to a rundown ranch near Grand Junction....
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