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. 198, No. 1, January

9 to 5 at Home
AN IN-BOX FULL OF TODAY'S MOST INSPIRING HOME OFFICE SOLUTIONS Just like the electronics that go into them, today's home offices know no bounds. With careful planning and a little imagination, you can create one almost anywhere, either as an artful...
A Study in Cardboard
What makes a good home office? El Cerrito, California, design consultant and architecture professor Gary Black of the University of California at Berkeley and his graduate students built an ideal home office out of painted cardboard. Their mock-up illustrates...
Best of the West
Fish, framed Art critics often use words like deptb, movement, and flow to describe the three-dimensional illusions of two-dimensional paintings. These words apply literally to the new Aquaframe. This wall-mounted aquarium, framed in oak, comes complete...
Blissfully Snowbound in Canada's Rockies
Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff offer magnificent scenery, luxurious lodgings, and whiz-bang winter fun Big, feathery snowflakes float from the sky as we climb into a sleigh for a moonlight ride along the shore of Lake Louise. The powerful draft horses...
Blissfully Snowbound in Canada's Rockies
Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff offer magnificent scenery, luxurious lodgings, and whiz-bang winter fun Big, feathery snowflakes float from the sky as we clib into a sleigh for a moonlight ride ong the shore of Lake Louise. The powerful draft horses are...
Bright Survivors
Restored Bay Area lighthouses shine for visitors One winter night in 1915, as the fog lay like a noose around the Golden Gate, the steamer Eureka blundered close to the jagged rocks shouldering the entrance to San Francisco Bay. Skirting treacherous...
Bright Survivors: Restored Bay Area Lighthouses Shine for Visitors
One winter night in 1915, as the fog lay like a noose around the Golden Gate, the steamer Eureka blundered close to the jagged rocks shouldering the entrance to San Francisco Bay. Skirting treacherous shoals, the steamer neared the forbidding black cliffs...
Crown Jewels of the Cool Season
PrimroSes shine in the garden or in containers, from winter into spring ike bright jewels spilled over the dark earth, primroses add sparkle to the winter garden. The flowers come in shades of amethyst, citrine, garnet, sapphire, and pink tourmaline;...
Crown Jewels of the Cool Season: Primroses Shine in the Garden or in Containers, from Winter into Spring
Like bright jewels spilled over the dark earth, primroses add sparkle to the winter garden. The flowers come in shades of amethyst, citrine, garnet, sapphire, and pink tourmaline; some are even edged with gold or silver. Yet for all their delicate beauty,...
Designs on Denver
Three shows at the art museum prove the power of good design admit to a fondness for industrial design. Though I may not "get" what makes the Mona Lisa so great, I do appreciate the sculptural properties of a chair. Maybe that's why the Department of...
Fatih, Works, and Adobe: A Grassroots Effort Is Saving New Mexico's Crumbling Churches
San Jose de Rociada Arriba sits beneath the eastern flanks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It resembles a child's drawing of a church: umber adobe walls, pitched roof, a bell tower raising a wooden cross to the sky. "When our church was condemned,"...
How to Prune a Tree ... Properly
Three steps to a better-looking (and healthier) tree: make big cuts, make small cuts, then thin A healthy, well-shaped tree is a valuable asset to your landscape. Besides adding beauty to your garden and neighborhood and providing shade on hot summer...
How to Prune a Tree.Properly
Three steps to a better-looking (and healthier) tree: make big cuts, make small cuts, then thin A healthy, well-shaped tree is a valuable asset to your landscape. Besides adding beauty to your garden and neighborhood and providing shade on hot summer...
Of Pelicans, Plein Air, and Horizon Lines
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and a handful of local galleries have made La Jolla an important art destination A few years back, while walking along the cliff trail north of the ramshackle La Jolla Caves gift shop, I stopped to talk to...
Open House
THE WHITE DOVE OF THE DESERT Your article on San Xavier del Bac ("Beyond Former Glory," November, page 90) brought back memories of our visit there several years ago. It is a beautiful mission, and we are pleased to hear of the restoration in progress....
Quick, Light & Healthy: Flavors of the Southwest
Soups and stews, tortilla classics, salsas and sauces - here's everything for a new year of good eating In our fantasy life, the main does the shopping, Alice Waters cooks dinner, and the royalties from our workout video cover the mortgage. In reality,...
Readers' Kitchen Cabinet
"When my husband and I were first courting, we found we had a lot in common, including a favorite restaurant meal at Paul's in Berkeley, which had closed before we met. Fortunately, I had learned to make the dish myself. Love blossomed, and in 20 years...
Return to the Garden Isle
ALMOST FULLY RECOVERED FROM A HURRICANE'S WRATH, KAUAI IS TELLING VISITORS IT'S TIME TO COME BACK No one who's lived on Kauai for more than a few years takes the wind for granted - not since Hurricane Iniki slammed into the island in September 1992,...
Shades of Nature
Two ways to give your lamp a new lease on light shade can make or break a lamp. But searching for the perfect lampshade can be time-consuming, buying it can be costly, and making one from scratch can get complicated. The alternative is to cover an inexpensive,...
Shades of Nature: Two Ways to Give Your Lamp a New Lease on Light
A shade can make or break a lamp. But searching for the perfect lampshade can be time-consuming, buying it can be costly, and making one from scratch can get complicated. The alternative is to cover an inexpensive, store-bought shade with translucent...
Sierra Skiing on the Cheap
Talk skiing and you're usually talking big bucks. But bargainsavvy snowsporters know that good deals are available, especially around Tahoe and in the western Sierra. Badger Pass. Cross-country skiers have free access to 90 miles of trails and 40 kilometers...
Soups & Stews
Richard Alexei of San Francisco is a chef and food writer turned personal trainer. "These days I rarely go out to eat," he says, finding that the food he likes best is best made at home. "I like to eat just as well as I did before, but healthier. One...
Stalking the Lost Tortilla
A Phoenician faces midlife - and gains a few pounds - by searching for the authentic Mexican restaurants of her youth I craved comfort food - I turned 40 this year. Recently, these two disparate facts sent me on a mission: to revisit the old, family-owned...
Sunset's Checklist
Planting ORDER SEEDS, SPRING PLANTS. Place catalog orders for seeds and plants early for best selection; that's especially true if you want specialty varieties (like Chinese vegetables, old roses, or rare plants). For seedlings, figure out when you can...
Sunset's Garden Notebook
January usually finds me up a tree somewhere-snipping, sawing, and generally opening the tree up to more light and better air circulation. Fruit trees especially need this, and I need it too; after weeks indoors, it's refreshing to work among the clatter...
The Electronic Toolbox
Lasers, microprocessors, and ultrasonic devices have been incorporated into everyday building tools. These advances simplify jobs like finding hidden studs or buried pipes, or setting a grade across the width of your backyard. MEASURING DEVICES Ultrasonic...
You Owe Yourself a Great Chardonnay
Most Chardonnays are reminiscent of white shirts from Sears. They're serviceable, unobjectionable, and convenient. Too bad most of them also lack personality. This is not necessarily the fault of winemakers. Although Chardonnay grapes are a snap to make...
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