Sunset

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. 225, No. 5, November

250+ Bottles 9 Judges 8 Hours
After this year's GRAND taste-off, 40 bottles rose to the top. Plus we found the people and places that are changing what were drinkingThe top 8STEAL OF THE YEAR$15 & UNDERApple and lemon mix with tropical mango and papaya over rieh dried apricot....
250+ Bottles 9 Judges 8 Hours: After This Year's Grand Taste-Off, 40 Bottles Rose to the Top. Plus We Found the People and Places That Are Changing What We're Drinking
Great advice EUGENIO JARDIM of San Francisco's Jardiniere, ultimate wine instructor and our Sommelier of the Year, shares what's in his own glass. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tuesday-night wine you crack open at home? For white, Uvaggio Vermentino...
A Night out in Downtown Salt Lake
Why go now? An evening here will put the phrase "Sleepier than Salt Lake on a Saturday night" to bed forever.That was then: For years, two fortresslike malls locked people in at the top of Main Street. And nightlife? None to speak of. This is now: Get...
Art of the Party
You can print your own cards, and moreGETTHE LOOK of exquisite hand-printed invitations and placecards - without a spendy custom design. The cofounder of the San Francisco studio Yellow Owl Workshop, printmaker Christine Schmidt, shows a simple way to...
Art of the Party: You Can Print Your Own Cards, and More
GET THE LOOK of exquisite hand-printed invitations and placecards--without a spendy custom design. The cofounder of the San Francisco studio Yellow Owl Workshop, printmaker Christine Schmidt, shows a simple way to create your own--and wrapping paper...
It's Different out Here
OUTDOOR ENTERTAININGIn the West, w* can hike in January, picnic in March, and even celebrate Thanksgiving- at least partly- outdoors. Here are our 20 tips for taking the holiday outsideEarly-evening cocktailsEven if it's too brisk for an entire open-air...
It's Different out Here: In the West, We Can Hike in January, Picnic in March, and Even Celebrate Thanksgiving-At Least Partly-Outdoors. Here Are Our 20 Tips for Taking the Holiday Outside
1 HANDS-FREE HOSTING Set up an aperitif and appetizer cart with pour-your-own cocktails and grabbable nibbles. 2 CREATIVE COOLER Keep the bubbly on ice in a garden pot. 3 QUICK SPRITZER Instead of the expected cranberry, surprise your guests...
Let's Make a Deal
November is a sleepy time for hotels, making it high times for smart travelers. Take advantage of the lull in three shoulder-season sweet spotsThe beach, off-peakThe kids are in school, and everyone's saving up vacation days for the holidays. Except...
Let's Make Deal: November Is a Sleepy Time for Hotels, Making It High Times for Smart Travelers. Take Advantage of the Lull in Three Shoulder-Season Sweet Spots
The beach, off-peak The kids are in school, and everyone's vacation days for the holidays. Except Thanksgiving, Hawaii is wide open--and goes for the mainland coast too. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MONTEREY, CA If you're...
More Than a Meal
Thanksgiving stirs up an appetite for nostalgia. But here in the West, where breaking with tradition is encouraged, we take our nostalgia with a twist. Vegetarian menus. Chile-spiked turkey. Soy-milk pumpkin pie. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This issue,...
Mountain Editor's Picks
NEAR ASPENA soak on top of the worldYou're probably due for one last epic hike this season. And we couldn't dream up a better one than the trek to Conundrum Hot Springs, the highest on the continent (11,246 feet). At 8.5 miles each way, it's no walk...
Natural Healing: A Handful of Spas Are Taking Their Cue from Nearby National Parks-Pairing Nature with Nurture for the Ideal Wellness Escape
Spa Nearby Why we love it nature Ascent, the Spa at Yosemite Tenaya is easy striking distance Tenaya Lodge. From $119; National from hiking and biking trails, tenayalodge.com ...
Northern California Weekend
Sonoma County day trip Sebastopol Why go now: To do your Thanksgiving shopping the fun way. Farm-hopping: The peaceful, scenic countryside around Sebastopol has everything you need for your feast at dozens of regional farms (farmtrails.org)....
November: What to Do in Northern California
HORTICULTURAL GEMS Shop for hard-to-find Begonia boliviensis, still in flower at the Dry Garden Nursery in Oakland (510/547-3564). Also blooming are native Romneya coulteri (pictured), which has fried egg-like blossoms, and 2- to 3-foot-tall African...
Return to Pebble Beach
Essayist Caitlin Flanagan spends a few days among men in the grip of a powerful dreamTHE FIRST TIME I SAW the famous greens at Pebble Beach, they were a crispy brown. It was the height of the 1977 California drought, when Senator S.I. Hayakawa had advised...
Return to Pebble Beach: Essayist Caitlin Flanagan Spends a Few Days among Men in the Grip of a Powerful Dream
THE FIRST TIME I SAW the famous greens at Pebble Beach, they were a crispy brown. It was the height of the 1977 California drought, when Senator S.I. Hayakawa had advised his state's residents not to flush a toilet unless absolutely necessary ("If...
Second-Chance Cafe
An L. A. restaurateur helps former gang members get their lives back on trackHOMEGIRL CAFE IN L.A.'S CHINATOWN IS like a lot of restaurants downtown - chic, airy, with a kitchen garden out back and an organic emphasis in its contemporary Mexican food....
Second-Chance Cafe: An L.A. Restaurateur Helps Former Gang Members Get Their Lives Back on Track
HOMEGIRL CAFE IN L.A.'S CHINATOWN is like a lot of restaurants downtown--chic, airy, with a kitchen garden outback and an organic emphasis in its contemporary Mexican food. But look closer at the menu and you'll find, right below the listings of breakfast...
Taking the LEAD
High design meets LEED-certified sustainability in the Marin County hillsIF Scott and tracy lee's house in Mill Valley, California, were a high school senior, it could very well earn the yearbook award of "most creative" - the small hillside lot made...
Taking the Lead: High Design Meets LEED-Certified Sustainability in the Marin County Hills
IF SCOTT AND TRACY LEE'S HOUSE in Mill Valley, California, were a high school senior, it could very well earn the yearbook award of "most creative"--the small hillside lot made for a challenging vertical floor plan. Or "envelope pusher"--to compensate...
Thanksgiving on the BEACH
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER SHELLY STRAZIS SHARES RECIPES AND PLANNING TIPS FOR AN INCREDIBLE MEXICAN-INSPIRED THANKSGIVING MEALShelly's meal kicks off surfside with a view of the Long Beach coastline.PHOTOGRAPHER SHELLY STRAZIS and her boyfriend, cinematographer...
The New Oil Boom: Add the Fresh Flavor of Western Olive Oil to Anything from Soup to Dessert
TRUE EXTRA-VIRGIN olive oil hasn't always been easy to find; you can spend a lot of money and still end up with mislabeled, subpar stuff. But late last month, the USDA finally instituted the country's first-ever standards for grades of olive oil. ...
The West's New Icon
During construction, the bridge's arch was held up by temporary pylons and cables.One masterpiece-Hoover Dam- gets a spectacular new neighbor. Openingthis month, the Cobrado River Bridge is like nothing you've ever seenIT STRETCHES from one dark basalt...
The West's New Icon: One Masterpiece-Hoover Dam-Gets a Spectacular New Neighbor. Opening This Month, the Colorado River Bridge Is like Nothing You've Ever Seen
IT STRETCHES from one dark basalt wall of Black Canyon a thousand feet to the opposite wall, the Colorado River churning 900 feet below. The Colorado River Bridge--officially, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge--should be open to traffic...
Vegas, High & Low
How to be a high rolleror pinch pennies- at Vegas' sparkly new CityCenterYOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN pictures of CityCenter, the gazillion-dollar development that opened last December with three glittering hotels, a mammoth shopping center, and an art collection...
Vegas, High & Low: How to Be a High Roller-Of Pinch Pennies-At Vegas' Sparkly New CityCenter
YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN pictures of CityCenter, the gazillion-dollar development that opened last December with three glittering hotels, a mammoth shopping center, and an art collection with enough stars for a MoMA road show. But amid the hoopla and big...
What to Do in the Rockies November
LEAF MULCH Gather leaves from your garden and spread them loosely, ? to 2 feet deep, overall irrigated ornamental beds. If leaves mat down after a heavy snowfall, fluff them up with a spading fork.BOTANICAL CORRECTNESS If you don't know a pistil from...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.