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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. 213, No. 4, October

A Modern Farmhouse: Easy Porch-and-Patio Living for a New Community near Phoenix
Our Southwest Idea House makes the most of desert living, nestled at the foot of the White Tank Mountains in Verrado, a new community 25 miles west of Phoenix. Inspired by early Southwestern farms and ranches, we chose to create a modern farmhouse,...
Arizona Antiques
Prospect shop-filled Glendale for treasures, junk, and funWe were meandering through an antiques store when my 12-year-old daughter stopped dead in her tracks. "What's that?" she asked, mystified. Being (ahem) of a certain age, I instantly recognized...
Autumn Aglow: Three Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins for Halloween
1 Pumpkin lantern pathway Lead trick-or-treaters to your door with flickering 'Sugar Pie' pumpkins. Simple cut-out shapes create these pretty, festive luminarias. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MATERIALS...
Baja Eggs
Add Mexican flair to easy brunch dishesFrom the patio of Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, the brilliant blue Sea of Cortez shimmers in the morning. At this luxurious resort, everything exudes a natural grandeur. Even the eggs pop with local...
Baja Eggs: Add Mexican Flair to Easy Brunch Dishes
From the patio of Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, the brilliant blue Sea of Cortez shimmers in the morning. At this luxurious resort, everything exudes a natural grandeur. Even the eggs pop with local Baja ingredients--fresh and dried...
Berm It
Give your garden a lift with a landscaped moundIt's only a low hill of earth, but a berm can turn a flat, boring lot into a more dynamic three-dimensional landscape. It also elevates plants so that even young trees and shrubs can screen out unwanted...
Berm It: Give Your Garden a Lift with a Landscaped Mound
It's only a low hill of earth, but a berm can turn a flat, boring lot into a more dynamic three-dimensional landscape. It also elevates plants so that even young trees and shrubs can screen out unwanted views and enhance privacy. Nobody does berms...
Denver in Fall
THREE-DAY WEEKENDVisit now for outdoor fun and big-city cultureAutumn is Denver's golden season. The days are often sparkling and sunny but cool, with a hint of the coming winter in the crisp night air. In Commons Park, the cottonwoods are coloring up,...
Día De Los Muertos
Celebrate Day of the Dead with a festive Mexican mealFor Agustín Gaytán, Day of the Dead-Día de los Muertos-is a celebration of life. In his childhood home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on November 1 and 2, paths of marigold petals lead the way to...
Dia De Los Muertos: Celebrate Day of the Dead with a Festive Mexican Meal
For Agustin Gaytan, Day of the Dead--Dia de los Muertos--is a celebration of life. In his childhood home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on November 1 and 2, paths of marigold petals lead the way to altars adorned with photographs and aglow with...
Fall Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenJoe's Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate CakesJOE KOZAL, CALABASAS, CAThirteen-year-old Joe Kozal was impressed by a molten chocolate cake in a restaurant but thought he could do better. Instead of chocolate,...
Fall Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Joe's Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate Cakes JOE KOZAL, CALABASAS, CA Thirteen-year-old Joe Kozal was impressed by a molten chocolate cake in a restaurant but thought he could do better. Instead of chocolate, Joe's cakes ooze melted marshmallow....
Fusion Dynasty
CHEFS OF THE WESTA doyenne of Vietnamese cooking shares delicious dishes to make at homeIt's easy to imagine that Helene An, the graceful matriarch of a Vietnamese-fusion restaurant dynasty, spent her childhood in the bosom of a royal family. What's...
Fusion Dynasty: A Doyenne of Vietnamese Cooking Shares Delicious Dishes to Make at Home
It's easy to imagine that Helene An, the graceful matriarch of a Vietnamese-fusion restaurant dynasty, spent her childhood in the bosom of a royal family. What's harder to imagine--as An shares both her life story and some stunning dishes--are the...
Garden Gift
I have one of those greenhouse windows over the sink in my kitchen. For years it was an embarrassing tableau of dying or dead plants, odd-shaped dishware, and lost-and-found items waiting to be reunited with their owners. My mother-in-law came to the...
L.A.'S Bright Lights
Los Angeles is on the world's cultural itinerary like never beforeA rainy Sunday in Paris would seem an unlikely place to begin a story about Los Angeles, but here goes.About a year ago, my wife and I ducked into the venerable Café de Flore along Boulevard...
L.A.'S Bright Lights: Los Angeles Is on the World's Cultural Itinerary like Never Before
A rainy Sunday in Paris would seem an unlikely place to begin a story about Los Angeles, but here goes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] About a year ago, my wife and I ducked into the venerable Cafe de Flore along Boulevard Saint-Germain for a late lunch....
Letters from Our Readers
Small houses, big ideasCarolina Musick of Pasadena wrote to gently chide us about what we consider a small house. "I just received the August issue, highlighting innovative designs that make 1,400-, 1,750-, and 1,800-square-foot houses 'feel expansive'...
Liberating Lessons
Balance basic flavors for wine-pairing freedomStep into a food and wine pairing seminar with Jerry Comfort, and you'll see the expected semicircle of partly filled wineglasses. But Comfort-director of wine education at Beringer Blass Wine Estates in...
Liberating Lessons: Balance Basic Flavors for Wine-Pairing Freedom
Step into a food and wine pairing seminar with Jerry Comfort, and you'll see the expected semicircle of partly filled wineglasses: But Comfort--director of wine education at Beringer Blass Wine Estates in St. Helena, California--grins over a plate...
Movies: Scary West
A filmmaker doesn't need a particularly overactive imagination to recognize that the West is a place where anything can happen--the good, the bad, and the scary. From the early days of filmmaking up until the present, our hills, dales, shady woods,...
National Sponsors: Southern California Idea House
www.anolon.com 800/388-3872 Anolon Titanium The Southern California Idea House's kitchen is stocked with a complete set of Anolon's ergonomic kitchen tools and handsome hard-anodized cookware. The cookware is dishwasher-safe, thanks to a nonporous...
National Sponsors: Southwest Idea House
KraftMaid Cabinetry KraftMaid Cabinetry's range of options allowed us to customize cabinets for many rooms in the Southwest Idea House, including the kitchen, laundry/craft room, kids' homework center, media room, home office, and bag-drop room....
Santa Cruz Art Tour: This Month, Coastal Towns Show off Their Creative Sides
The verdant mountains and coastal breezes of Santa Cruz County nurture redwoods, banana slugs, and ... artists. Who knew they had similar needs? But it's clear they're all thriving here. Get inspired by the area's exuberant creative spirit this month...
Secrets of the Grand Hotels: Juicy Stories Are the Lure to These Tours
"Oh yes, I can tell you about the murder," Tony Bissen whispers to us. His historical tour, at Honolulu's Sheraton Moana Surfrider, is one of several backstage tours offered at historic hotels around the West, from Yosemite's Ahwahnee to Spokane's...
Sleek and Simple: Drama Defines This Carefree Garden
John and Rita Emerson's two-year-old garden isn't like any other on the block. And they like it that way. There's no lawn to mow, no billowy shrubs to prune, few flowers to fuss over. "My wife and I don't have green thumbs," John confesses, "so the...
Spanish Moorish Style: L.A. Design Traditions Inspire Our Southern California Idea House
This year's two Idea Houses explore very different architectural styles, but each suits its region and climate. Stand in the living room of the Southern California house, for example, and you might think you're in southern Spain. That's because of...
Spring Flowers: Our Favorite Cool-Season Annuals to Plant This Fall
Ah, lovely October. It's the season for leaf raking, pumpkin picking, cider sipping, and tailgate parties. And, if you're smart, it's also the season for planting winter- and spring-blooming annuals. I know, I know: Your "think spring" instinct doesn't...
Sticky Ribs
Easy party pleasers bake in the ovenFinger-lickin', tangy-sweet pork ribs are irresistible party fare. But high-sugar glazes can burn on a hot barbecue. Put them in the oven, though, and browning is easy to control. We offer two rib choices-small loin...
Sticky Ribs: Easy Party Pleasers Bake in the Oven
Finger-lickin', tangy-sweet pork ribs are irresistible party fare. But high-sugar glazes can burn on a hot barbecue. Put them in the oven, though, and browning is easy to control. We offer two rib choices--small loin back ribs (also called baby back)...
Tasting Temecula
Excellent wines one hour from San DiegoTraveling east on Rancho California Road in Temecula, you come to Hart Winery just after the road narrows from four lanes to two. Since Hart opened in 1980, subdivisions have crept to within lk mile of its western...
The Directory
Win a free Malibu Beach Inn Gift Card The first 100 readers who request information from our advertisers featured in THE DIRECTORY will receive a $50 Malibu Beach Inn Gift Card. Malibu is a tiny and exclusive coastal strip just north of Los Angeles,...
The Ghosts of Leadville
It is a bone-freezing October night. Judge Neil Reynolds stands on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Sixth Street in Leadville, Colorado, describing another night, long ago in 1880, when a phantom figure was glimpsed firing a pistol at unknown enemies...
Three Hikes for Hedonists: Explore Great Sonoma Trails That Include a Food and Wine Stop
Toiling up the trail with nothing more than a canteen of warm water may be fine for the hard-core purist on a wilderness trek. But who says hikers can't also be hedonists, especially on a glorious autumn day in Sonoma's wine country? So many trailheads...
Time Travel
Visit a park full of fossils and a new museum near Colorado SpringsA day spent in Colorado's Woodland Park can cover millions of years. Located in the pine-studded hill country northwest of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs, the town is home to a new dinosaur...
Valley Highs: Fresh Air and Golden Hills in Washington's Methow Valley
At the Mazama Store in Washington's Methow Valley, locals gather to gossip over lattes and homemade apricot-cashew bread before heading out to spend the day hiking the Cascades. Among these locals, and blending right into the crowd, are Laura McCabe...
Veggie Classic
Shortcut ratatouille makes a great weeknight mealRatatouille-a vegetable stew lightly seasoned with basil and olive oil-is known for its fresh garden flavor, its versatility, and its complicated cooking method. In this simplified version, the vegetables...
Veggie Classic: Shortcut Ratatouille Makes a Great Weeknight Meal
Ratatouille--a vegetable stew lightly seasoned with basil and olive oil--is known for its fresh garden flavor, its versatility, and its complicated cooking method. In this simplified version, the vegetables all cook together in the same pan. The vegetables...
Watery Reward
Hot times and cool ideas near PhoenixNo, you're not looking at the sequel to the movie Open Water. Photographers Tom Story and Spencer Toy are cooling off after shooting our Southwest Idea House (see page 107) in Verrado, Arizona, in 110° temperatures....
What to Do in Your Garden in October
PLANTING * Bulb covers. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Cool-season annuals planted over bulbs provide a colorful show before and after bulbs bloom. Choose colors to complement the bulbs--blue violas with white daffodils, blue forget-me-nots with...
What to Do in Your Garden in October
PLANTING* Amaryllis. Plant bulbs in containers early this month for Thanksgiving bloom or late in the month for Christmas bloom. Choose a pot that's only 1 or 2 inches wider than the bulb. Plant the bulb, pointed end up, in commercial potting mix, leaving...
Wine Touring in Temecula
The city of Temecula is about 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Take 1-15 to Rancho California Rd. and head east; the majority of wineries are located along Rancho California, beginning about 4 miles east of the interstate.We...
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