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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. 224, No. 6, June

Bonus Space
Take the squeeze out of a small house by creating rooms outdoorsCAN YOU DOUBLE your living space without addinga single square foot to your house? Absolutely, as Yifat Oren and Jonathan Cutler's Los Angeles garden shows. Changes in elevation and materials...
Carmel, High & Low: Splurge or Save on a Weekend in California's Prettiest Village
SOMETIMES YOU WANT to live large, sometimes you need to live thrifty. Maybe this is the summer you can vacation like a trust-funder. Or maybe you need to be your own Suze Orman right now, pinching every penny. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Either way,...
City in the Clouds
Cloudcroft New Mexico, is a little slice of heaven-gorgeous hiking, plus a big dollop of Old West charmHIKING TIPStop by the Sacramento Ranger District to grab a map of all these hiking trails ($10; 4 Lost Lodge Rd.; www.fs.fed.us/r3/lincoln).FIVE MINUTES...
Day Trip Sierra City
Inside: The Bay Area's summer-evening tix to get A weekend in Carmel--for every budget A Bay-front bike ride just got better. Why go now: In summertime, a cool pine forest laced with bracing-cold streams sounds just right. Never heard of Sierra...
Drinks with a View
Break out your sunglasses and toast June's Longsummer days with a cocktail at one of our favorite outdoor bars1 PORTLANDDepartureTHE VIEW The rooftops of downtown Portland, with glimpses of the Willamette River and Mount St. Helens on a clear day.THE...
Into the Great Wide Open: An East Coast Artist Moves Her Family West and Makes Space to Play
WHEN PHOTOGRAPHER ERICKA MCCONNELL returned to her native California from New York two years ago, she missed the openness of her family's former loft back East. So she boldly banished the interior walls of her 1900s Oakland Craftsman. The ground floor...
It's Not Too Late
Forgot to plant your edibles? Get these veggies in the ground now, and reap the harvest this summer1. Start all crops from seedlings (except beans, which grow quickly from seed), and do it as soon as possible.2. Grow in a spot with at least eight hours...
It's Not Too Late: Forgot to Plant Your Edibles? Get These Veggies in the Ground Now, and Reap the Harvest This Summer
1. Start all crops from seedlings (except beans, which grow quickly from seed), and do it as soon as possible. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 2. Grow in a spot with at least eight hours of sunlight a day. In mild-summer climates, plant against a south-facing...
Living It Up-Outdoors
Posts from Sunset's Facebook fans: "What is the best addition you've made to your outdoor space for less than $500?"We loved the ideas from these creative recyclers ...* A beautiful reclaimed brick patio! The bricks came from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore...
Living It Up-Outdoors: Posts from Sunset's Facebook Fans: "What Is the Best Addition You've Made to Your Outdoor Space for Less Than $500?"
We loved the ideas from these creative recyclers ... * A beautiful reclaimed brick patio! The bricks came from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore and a giant pile of 100-year-old bricks from a neighbor's chimney. --JENNIFER EMSLIE * Used downtown...
Lush Look, Low Water
Which colorful, unthirsty plants will thrive in your garden? Just check the roofROOFTOP GARDENS face special challenges: Since they're constantly exposed to direct sunlight and wind, they demand super-tough, drought-tolerant plants. So if you're looking...
Lush Look, Low Water: Which Colorful, Unthirsty Plants Will Thrive in Your Garden? Just Check the Roof
ROOFTOP GARDENS face special challenges: Since they're constantly exposed to direct sunlight and wind, they demand super-tough, drought-tolerant plants. So if you're looking for plants that'll grow well in arid ground-level landscapes, a thriving green...
Montana Day Trip: Butte
Why go now: You haven't seen the real Montana until you've been to Butte. The Old Westmeets-urban vibe makes it one of the most authentic and interesting stops on your summer road trip (it's roughly halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier). The setting:...
Mountain Editor's Picks
3 summertime lodgesOur faves reopen just in time for vacationTWIN LAKES, COThere's big news at the base of Independence Pass, where the Windspirit Cafe St Cabins have relaunched for the summer. Owners Rich and Colene Olsen are back after a three-year...
Round the Clock in Your Backyard: How to Make Your Yard a Comfortable Hangout All Day Long (and into the Night)!
Morning: Jump-start the day by cooking breakfast in your "campsite" [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 7:15 Make this TIPI This tent-like tipi with an air mattress is so comfortable, you may decide to spend the night. No fancy tools needed! ...
Say Hi to Summer
Inside: inspiration for your backyard; 3 cool shrubs to plant now. Move over, hammocks--it's swing time. (We have nothing against a nap ... but swings, well, they're just more fun.) You'll find them hanging here and there from oaks at the totally...
The Hidden Rockies
The Idaho Sawtooths are as pretty as any national park-minus the tourists. Hike to alpine lakes. Drink lemonade. Start your adventure hereI am in Lemonade Heaven. Rocking in a wooden chair, on a wide front porch lit by the late-afternoon sun, pointed...
The Hidden Rockies: The Idaho Sawtooths Are as Pretty as Any National Park-Minus the Tourists. Hike to Alpine Lakes. Drink Lemonade. Start Your Adventure Here
I am in Lemonade Heaven. Rocking in a wooden chair, on a wide front porch lit by the late-afternoon sun, pointed at a picture-perfect row of 10,000-foot granite peaks. Oh, if Norman Rockwell could see me now, he'd bail on the Berkshires and hightail...
The Summer Shows to Catch
THEATER Those of us who love Cal Shakes's outdoor theater in Orinda--picnicking before the show, evening fog licking over the hills--have done our best to ignore the shabby shape the place has been in. No more. As of the season start on June 2, expect...
Think Pink
The rose spigot started flowing five years ago in the West, and since then, California's Central Coast has broken from the pack as the best wine region to drink pink. But that doesn't mean all roses you find there are created equal. A great pink should...
We Found It at the Salvage Yard! Give Cast-Off Materials a Second Life Outdoors
AFTER Potting station WHAT WE DID We took an old-style ladder with rungs on both sides * and created two slatted shelves using eight scrap 2-by-21/2s, each screwed into its respective rung. Loose potting soil falls neatly into a dresser drawer...
What to Do in the Rockies June
PLANT NATIVE WILDFLOWERSBill Adams, owner of Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery (sunscapes.net), likes wildflowers that need little or no irrigation: bluestar (Amsonia jonesii), sundrops (Calylophus serrulatus), and 'Wichita Mountains' goldenrod.EggplantTo...
Wild about Salmon: From Seattle, the Heart of Salmon Country, Five Chefs Share Their Secrets for Cooking Up the West's Iconic Fish
Christine Keff of Flying Fish: Pancetta salmon kebabs with parsley vinaigrette Pancetta salmon kebabs with parsley vinaigrette SERVES 4 | 25 MINUTES Christine's secret: Wrap salmon in pancetta for a smoky flavor, then accent its richness with...
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