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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. 222, No. 6, June

1 Your Backyard Type Is Playful
Life is a game, or at least it could be in your backyard. Set it up for slumber parties, outdoor movies, and general fun. Not only will the neighborhood kids like it, but the adults will too. Anne Bruns Richardson and her 7-year-old-daughter, Eloise,...
2 Your Backyard Type Is Social
Okay, so you're the type whose calendar is booked, and most of the time it's you hosting the dinners and cocktail parties. Then take a cue from Chris and Eric Fenmore, who give new meaning to the word "social," often hosting a dozen or so people and...
3 Your Backyard Type Is Relaxed
No need to rush to the spa to decompress. The solution, and the best salve of all--nature--is right outs de your backdoor. Portland garden designer Susan LaTourette has only to walk a few feet to a raised deck to feel like she's found a more tranquil...
Aloha Summer
I'm an unabashed fan of all things Hawaiian. Anytime I've been lucky enough to visit the Islands, I've felt transformed. Trips there for work and play have inspired my affection for puka shells, palm trees, and mai tais. Just the smell of plumeria...
An Ode to Spear-O-Wigwam
Novelist Ann Patchett (Bel Canto) wasn't a dude ranch gal. But one trip to Wyoming, and she was hooked on mountains, horses, and a bunny cakeERNEST HEMINGWAY arrived at the Spear-O-Wigwam Ranch in 1928. He was still in his 20s, before anyone had started...
An Ode to Spear-O-Wigwam: Novelist Ann Patchett (Bel Canto) Wasn't a Dude Ranch Gal. but One Trip to Wyoming, and She Was Hooked on Mountains, Horses, and a Bunny Cake
ERNEST HEMINGWAY arrived at the Spear-O-Wigwam Ranch in 1928. He was still in his 20s, before anyone had started calling him Papa, though it was about the time the nickname became appropriate. He had just had a son in Missouri. His wife had had a difficult...
Asparagus Summer Salad
Winning recipe Sara Morris, Laguna Beach, CA SERVES 6 TIME 20 minutes 2 lbs. thick asparagus, cut into 2-in. pieces 2 tbsp. each fresh lemon juice and Dijon mustard 3 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil, chives, and cilantro 1 cup...
A Splash of Summer: Show off the Season's Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, and Watermelon with Three Simple Dishes-And Just the Right Wines
Grilled corn and bay shrimp risotto SERVES 6 time About 1 hour 3 medium ears fresh corn, husked 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 qts. reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 1/2 cups Carnaroli, Arborio, or other risotto rice 1 cup Chardonnay...
Bargain Bali
Turn your patio into a lush tropical lanai without breaking the bank. (Hint: Think recycle-style) BY SHARON COHOON | PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS J. STORYBrooke Dietrich, owner of Green ... Landscapes to Envy in Costa Mesa, CA (greenlandscupesto envy.com) looked...
Blazing a Gourmet Trail
Savor Seattle founder Angela Shen fell in love with the city's food culture-enough to launch her own culinary toursOUR MOVE OUT WEST happened almost overnight. My husband and I were on our honeymoon, and I said, "It's time for a change for me. I'm done...
Blazing a Gourmet Trail: Savor Seattle Founder Angela Shen Fell in Love with the City's Food Culture-Enough to Launch Her Own Culinary Tours
OUR MOVE OUT WEST happened almost overnight. My husband and I were on our honeymoon, and I said, "It's time for a change for me. I'm done with the corporate world; I want to strike out on my own." My husband agreed--he wanted to get back to his tech...
Born to Be Wild? A City Slicker Finds Lonesome Dove in the Iassen Foothills
I'm wanted in three counties, dead or alive. An outlaw on the run. A renegade. I'm gunning my way up to the Wild Horse Sanctuary in the dusty-red foothills of Northern California's Lassen Peak, where a weekend of moseying on horseback under the big...
Chef Jamie Lauren
You've seen her on Bravo's Top Chef. Now, get this San Francisco chef's quick trout with fresh corn, summer cocktail tips, and her take on the West BY ELAINE JOHNSONYou've cooked in two culinary hot spots - one on the East Coast and one here in the West....
Chef Jamie Lauren: You've Seen Her on Bravo's Top Chef. Now, Get This San Francisco Chef's Quick Trout with Fresh Corn, Summer Cocktail Tips, and Her Take on the West
You've cooked in two culinary hot spots--one on the East Coast and one here in the West. How does eating on the two coasts differ? People in San Francisco are way more serious about food. In New York, they just want to have fun, rather than know...
Day Trip: Denver by Kayak
Why go now: Catch the South Platte River's highest flows in late spring. River miles you'll float: 15 (from Chatfield Dam in South Platte Park to downtown Denver's Confluence Park). Go with the flow: Confluence Park rapids were designed for kayak playboating...
Fume-Free Paints
Pocket-friendly prices, a rainbow of colors, and a finish for every surface are finally making zero-VOC paints the obvious choiceColors YOLO colorhouse Though it's not the only zero-VOC paint company with limitless color matching, Yolo's natureinspired...
Fume-Free Paints: Pocket-Friendly Prices, a Rainbow of Colors, and a Finish for Every Surface Are Finally Making Zero-VOC Paints the Obvious Choice
Coverage MYTHIC A one-coat option offering even, consistent, high-performance coverage. Look for vibrant new palettes by HGTV's Color Splash star, David Bromstad, due out this summer. INFO to finishes, 1,232 colors, custom color matches ($16/qt., $46/gal.;...
June: What to Do in Northern California
Plant now Feed honeybees Draw them to your garden with flowers that they love. San Francisco landscape designer Beth Mullins (growsgreen.com or 415/336-9829) recommends the following summer bloomers for their nectar production, attractiveness to...
Kick the Water Habit (in 12 Steps)
It's an odd sort of addiction. We don't ordinarily think that "using" it hurts anyone. But water is growing scarcer and we have to conserve, especially in our yards--which can account for 70% of home water usage in the West's driest regions. In this...
Kick the Water Habit (in 12 Steps)
It's an odd sort of addiction. We don't ordinarily think that "using" it hurts anyone. But water is growing scarcer and we have to conserve, especially in our yards-which can account for 70% of home water usage in the West's driest regions. In this guide,...
Luau Cool: Mix Up Some Pineapple Drops and Dig into Our Luau: A Lighter, Finger Food-Style Version (No Whole Pig Necessary)
Let's face it, the word "luau" may conjure images of other decades: Ahem, the 1950s and '60s and those ubiquitous aloha shirts, perhaps? But the menu we've put together--inspired by a luau story that Sunset published in 1965--is all modern-day fun,...
Oregon's Wine Country: Ready for Prime Time
The beauty of the Willamette Valley is that you can get lost on the backcountry roads but always find a good glass of Pinot around the bend. And now, with new hotels opening and tasting rooms mustering in towns like Carlton, you can experience the...
Riding High in Crested Butte
Two wheels are the way to go for this beloved Colorado town BY KATIE ARNOLD | PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID FENTONI HAVE A BIAS for bicycles. So when one of my best friends, a fellow two-wheel fanatic, reminded me (oops) that she had a big birthday coming up,...
Salsa, Hold the Chips: Create 9 Great Dishes Using 3 of Our Favorite Salsas: Roasted Red, Fruity Yellow, and Classic Green
Fire and fruit yellow tomato salsa MAKES 2 cups TIME 40 minutes The combination of mango and tomato may seem surprising, but the pickling ingredients bring them together in an enticing way. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1/2 lb. firm-ripe yellow...
Santa Cruz
Why go now: The beach town is blooming, but summer tourists have yet to descend. In the air: Sweet smell of salty ocean spray. Population: 58,125 Dress code: Organic cotton and Keens. There's more to Santa Cruz than: World-class surfing and the century-old...
The Little Cabin That Lives Big
In a jewell-like house in Washington's Methow Valley, a family of four makes use of every inchWHEN THE FRONT YARD is a sage steppe overlooking Washington's Methow Valley and the Cascade Sawtooth Mountains, the house's job is simply to stand there in...
The Little Cabin That Lives Big: In a Jewel-Tike House in Washington's Methow Valley, a Family of Four Makes Use of Every Inch
WHEN THE FRONT YARD is a sage steppe overlooking Washington's Methow Valley and the Cascade Sawtooth Mountains, the house's job is simply to stand there in awe. The 1,200-square-foot cabin that Ray and Mary Johnston of Johnston Architects designed...
The West's Best BBQ
Tender brisket, tangy ribs, carne asada, and grilled oysters. Sunset presents the West's top barbecue joints, traditional and nouveau BY PETER FISHAT BARBERSQ IN NAPA, all is sleek and soothing: a Zen koan in concrete, wood, and polished steel. None...
What's Your Backyard Type?
Take our quiz to find out your backyard personality. Answers will reveal your ideal outdoor living spaceThe quiz1| On your birthday, would you rather ...(A) Round up the whole family for a day at the park?(B) Throw a big party complete with a multicourse...
What to Do in the Rockies: June
Plant nowChoose vining edibles To maximize space, train vining fruits and vegetables (including cantaloupes, cucumbers, gourds, pumpkins, runner and pole beans, and summer squash) onto an arbor, trellises, or wi res attached to a fence or a low roof....
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Babysitting, a car-share club, yoga classes, and a sense of place: One Portland community proves that neighborliness is more than just potluck dinners BY ALLISON ARIEFFDO GOOD FENCES REALLY MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS? Lisa Gambee of Portland and her fellow...
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Babysitting, a Car-Share Club, Yoga Classes, and a Sense of Place: One Portland Community Proves That Neighborliness Is More Than Just Potluck Dinners
DO GOOD FENCES REALLY MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS? Lisa Gambee of Portland and her fellow residents in that city's Cully district don't think so. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gambee, a marketing and design consultant, is the founder of the Ainsworth Street...
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