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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. 221, No. 5, November

Ask the Expert Jamie Korngold
The Adventure Rabbi makes the mountains her temple and shares her top hikes in Boulder, Vail, and beyondWhere do you like to connect with nature in November? One of my favorite spots for a winter snowshoe hike is about an hour from Boulder. It begins...
Big Sur Rising: Last Summer's Wildfires Could Have Destroyed the Most Beautiful Coast in the World. Instead, They Brought the Community Together
"RIGHT AFTER THE FIRE, we talked about it constantly, and it was a relief from always just talking about who was sleeping with whom," Sara Carr says, pouring me a Big Sur Golden Ale in the shaded tavern of Fernwood Resort, on State Highway 1 in the...
Collection Obsession: 3 Ways to Display Your Prized Possessions
Most of us are collectors in one form or another--whether it's pottery, postcards, or something infinitely more exotic. But why tuck those treasures away in a dusty cabinet? Here are three of our favorite display ideas to get your best finds out in...
Denver Day Trip Golden Triangle
Why go now: Design is well within reach in this arty downtown museum district (gtmd. org), and November^ marks the beginning of Denver Arts Week (denverartsweek.comj. Best time to visit: The first Friday of every month, when galleries stay open late...
Getting Real in Morro Bay: Take a Break (and a Kayak) to the Central Coast Town Just outside San Luis Obispo, Where Things Still Feel Truly Authentic
I'M SITTING IN THE MIDDLE of Morro Bay in an inch of water, my kayak grounded on a mudflat. Maybe growing up I read too many true-Life adventure books, but the prospect of quicksand--if not the body-swallowing variety, then something where I'm left...
Hot Springs Weekend
In the New Mexico mountains, the beautiful road leads to three great places to soak your worries awayMEET MY BODY: strong for the most part, reasonably fit, but subject to temperamental episodes and sporadic freak-outs.Now meet my soul: see body, above.My...
Kaleidoscope Cabin
In the woods of Northern California, an intoxicating mix of elements-vintage goods, global treasures, and natural found objects-creates a home as rich and colorful as a magic carpet ridePieces of homePutting together a dream retreatThe designThe hub...
Kaleidoscope Cabin: In the Woods of Northern California, an Intoxicating Mix of Elements-Vintage Goods, Global Treasures, and Natural Found Objects-Creates a Home as Rich and Colorful as a Magic Carpet Ride
Pieces of home Putting together a dream retreat The background Mario Kashou and Gaetan Caron refer to their property simply as "the land." Up a steep and winding road in the hills of California's Mendocino County, the old apple and pear orchard...
Northern California Weekend
Day trip Sacramento Why go now: The city's lit scene is alive and well. Plus, fall weather is nice. Nick name: City of Trees Dress code: Chuck Taylors, skinny jeans, corduroy blazers. Poetic places: The Sacramento Poetry Center (weekly events;...
November: What to Do in Northern California
Go shopping Order fruit trees Purchase fruit trees before sought-after ones sell out. Suppliers include Alden Lane Nursery and Garden Center in Livermore (order through Nov 15; 925/447-0280); Raintree Nursery, near Morton, Washington (raintreenursery.com...
Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, with Wife Carolyn and Friends
Las Vegas is successful because we provide an escape, a fantasy, a mystique. There's a local place we go, Vintner Grill; service is great, and there are lots of young people. I like being around young people. I like the barbecued lamb ribs. And the...
Out of the Box
3 Western homes that redefine urban livingAN OLD BANK turned vacation retreat in a tiny Montana town. A modern apartment complex in the heart of Los Angeles. A series of lofts carved out of a former icehouse in Arizona. These three winners of the 2008...
Put Your Home to the Test
Ever wondered how energy efficient your house truly is-and what you could be doing better? Allison Arieff calls in the pros for a day of reckoningBEHOLD, MY FURNACE. The cast-iron behemoth measures 4 by 4 feet and weighs a ton. It's at least 50 years...
Put Your Home to the Test: Ever Wondered How Energy Efficient Your House Truly Is-And What You Could Be Doing Better? Allison Arieff Calls in the Pros for a Day of Reckoning
BEHOLD, MY FURNACE. The cast-iron behemoth measures 4 by 4 feet and weighs a ton. It's at least 50 years old. It should be in the Smithsonian, but instead it's in our garage, taunting me with its certain demise, which will likely be loud and involve...
Space to Unwind: A Work-at-Home Couple Transforms a Small California Backyard into a Cozy Retreat for Decompressing
"WHEN YOUR HOME and office are the same place, it's harder to stop working," says Ian Kimbrey, who works in an office above his garage, as does his wife, Joanne Forchas-Kimbrey. "You need a separate area for recreation that tells the brain it's time...
Sunset Gold
Before Oprah, there was Genevieve Callahan, Sunset's powerhouse of positive thinking. As an editor here in the early 1930s, she wrote a column called Sunset Gold, which provided uplifting inspiration at a time when the country surely needed it. Her...
Thanksgiving's Greatest Hits
From basic to blowout, we've got your feast coveredThey're all here: Our most requested, best-loved recipes from 40 years of Sunset Thanksgivings-for everything from turkey and gravy to cranberry sauces and desserts. Even if you're a beginning cook,...
Thanksgiving S.O.S
You're the host? Don't panic. We answer the six most common questions so you can pull things off like a proHow do I get everything ready to serve at once?Make a plan. A day or two ahead, sketch out a countdown chart, noting how long each dish takes,...
Thanksgiving S.O.S.: You're the Host? Don't Panic. We Answer the Six Most Common Questions So You Can Pull Things off like a Pro
How do I get everything ready to serve at once? Make a plan. A day or two ahead, sketch out a countdown chart, noting how long each dish takes, what can be made ahead, and what has to be accomplished simultaneously. Sure, the family may call you...
The Box of Out: 3 Western Homes That Redefine Urban Living
AN OLD BANK turned vacation retreat in a tiny Montana town. A modern apartment complex in the heart of Los Angeles. A series of lofts carved out of a former icehouse in Arizona. These three winners of the 2008 Sunset Western Home Awards share a mix...
Vegetarians, Rejoice
Two top-notch meat-free main dishes for ThanksgivingSO OFTEN AT THANKSGIVING, vegetarians have to make do with side dishes while the carnivores feast on turkey. Well, these two meat-free main courseslayered with the hearty, assertive flavors of fall...
Vegetarians, Rejoice: Two Top-Notch Meat-Free Main Dishes for Thanksgiving
SO OFTEN AT THANKSGIVING, vegetarians have to make do with side dishes while the carnivores feast on turkey. Well, these two meat-free main courses--layered with the hearty, assertive flavors of fall in the West--are sensational enough to fill the...
What to Do in the Rockies November
Plant nowPot up houseplants If you have small children, use care when selecting indoor plants. Many are toxic when eaten; others can cause skin irritation. Some of the most common houseplants that are potentially dangerous are aloe, amaryllis, arrowhead...
Wild about Wine
10 irresistible mini escapes, from a rugged Washington valley all the way down to the Mexican border. Got a glass?1 YAKIMA VALLEY, WALight out for the Wild WestMix wine and equine at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn, where horseback tours take you...
Wild about Wine: 10 Irresistible Mini Escapes, from a Rugged Washington Valley All the Way Down to the Mexican Border. Got a Glass?
YAKIMA VALLEY, WA (1.) Light out for the Wild West Mix wine and equine at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn, where horseback tours take you through Washington's sunny Rattlesnake Hills AVA. As you taste your way through smaller producers like...
Wine Fit for a Feast
News flash: The meal that most calls for wine is ironically the hardest one to pair. Thankfully, we're here to helpOur Pinot picksDOMAINE CARNEROS ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2006 (Carneros; $35). Loam, leather, and tar with waves of beautiful red fruit, vanilla,...
Zinfandel Risotto with Roasted Beets and Walnuts
SERVES 6 to 8 TIME 2 hours Together, the fruity dark wine and the ruby-hued beets tint this risotto a festive shade of red. This recipe doubles easily for an all-vegetarian Thanksgiving crowd. Another perk: You can cook it most of the way the day before,...
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