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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. 226, No. 5, May

50 under $150
NAPA * ASPEN * MAUI at under $150 a night? Yes, it's possible. Our guide to 50 bargain hotels that don't skimp on style.Dear hotliers,What's happening to your room rates? We've noticed the creep for a while, but now it feels like any hotel near a body...
A New Taste of the Old Country
Readers remake family favorites from back home1) THE FINNISH ORIGINALJayne Bohannon's great-greatgrandmother made a poofy pancake called suomaiainen pannukakku, like a cross between a Dutch baby and a French clafoutis.The Rockies remakeCUSTARDY OVEN...
Anticipation
I wish I were one of those people who could decide on a Monday that I want to take a week's vacation starting Thursday, find a cheap airfare, then jet off to Barcelona or Vegas or Jackson Hole. But I'm not one of those people. I'm one part planner,...
Beachy Zen
Japan meets West L. A. in this small, mod Venice gardenA garden should help you relax and reboot. That's its proper purpose, according to the Japanese aesthetic called shibui. "We all need a peaceful place away from the craziness, and there's no better...
Beachy Zen: Japan Meets West L.A. in This Small, Mod Venice Garden
A GARDEN SHOULD help you relax and reboot. That's its proper purpose, accord-ing to the Japanese aesthetic called shibui. "We all need a peaceful place away from the craziness, and there's no better spot for that than in nature," says Venice designer...
Best Bets to Visit
Puerto Vallarta/SayulitaThe spasms of drug violence in areas surrounding Puerto Vallarta do not seem to have affected the beach city itself. Try Hacienda San Angel, a lovely boutique hotel set among bougainvillea-traced villas in the terra-cotta-tiled...
Cowboy Mod in Santa Fe
Forkitsch-freeSout west style, look to the Pacheco Park complex1 | Victoria Price The daughter of actor Vincent, Price blends contemporary furnishings with a traditional Southwest vernacular. Look for the work of locals Sherry Stein, who sews sturdy...
Crossover Cuisine
In Berkeley, an omnivore chef cooks up delicious reasons. to eat like a vegan BY AMY MACHNAKHERE'S A FUN GAME: Take a menu that lists cheeseburger next to vegan pizza, put it in front of people, and then guess which they'l choose. If you're at Gather...
Crossover Cuisine: In Berkeley, an Omnivore Chef Cooks Up Delicious Reasons to Eat like a Vegan
HERE'S A FUN GAME: Take a menu that lists cheeseburger next to vegan pizza, put it in front of people, and then guess which they'll choose. If you're at Gather Restaurant, in Berkeley, cheeseburger would likely be the wrong answer. Chef Sean Baker--whose...
Day Trip Downtown Colorado Springs
Why go now: A spring day downtown is the best place to catch the up-and-coming art scene in bloom. Old-school Springs: Fancy homes, the military (the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson are here), and conservative values. The wilder side: Young artists...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessSimple salmon chirashiJenny Chow, los altos, caSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTESTypically, chirashi is rice topped with sashimi, but here, the fish is broiled.1 cup medium-grain white rice1 lb. wild salmon...
Go Play Outside
Camp like a rock star. Wrangle some cattle. Splash in a waterfall, sleep under the stars. Here are the 26 best ways to have fun outdoors this summerGet a massage in the wildernessThe Resort at Paws Up (this page) is as glampy as glamping gets: Each of...
Go Play Outside: Camp like a Rock Star. Wrangle Some Cattle. Splash in a Waterfall, Sleep under the Stars. Here Are the 26 Best Ways to Have Fun Outdoors This Summer
Get a massage in the wilderness [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Who it's for: CEOs, celebs, you on a splurge. The essence: Camping for people who love nature and indoor plumbing. The vibe: Old West meets Old Money. Don't worry about: Pitching...
In Search of Growing Treasure
HIKING IN ANKLE-DEEP MUD, shivering in rain-soaked sleeping bags, and enduring bee stings and leech bites while watching for even more dangerous creatures ... a plant explorer's life is anything but glamorous. Why do they do it? Not for fortune...
Learn ... on Vacation: When It Comes to Trips That Teach, the Offerings in the West Now Go Way beyond Learning to Cook or Fire a Clay Pot
* Forage by kayak [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This combo is about as West Coast as it gets. Paddle past sea otters and bald eagles on Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska, then set up camp and learn to forage for edible plants like Devil's Club buds. They...
May: What to Do in Northern California
KANGAROO PAWS SUNSET CLIMATE zones 15-17: Mix the velvety orange, pink, red, or yellow flowers with succulents in a container, or plant the showy bloomers en masse against a wall. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Enrich the soil...
Mexico Now: A Long-Loved Vacation Getaway for Westerners, Mexico Has Recently Become More Notorious for Its Drug-Related Violence. Many of Our Readers Ask If It's Still Safe to Visit. Yes, with Caveats
Best bets to visit Puerto Vallarta/Sayulita The spasms of drug violence in areas surrounding Puerto Vallarta do not seem to have affected the beach city itself. Try Hacienda San Angel, a lovely boutique hotel set among bougainvillea-traced villas...
Napa * Aspen * Maui: At under $150 a Night? Yes, It's Possible. Our Guide to 50 Bargain Hotels That Don't Skimp on Style
50 UNDER $150 Dear hoteliers, What's happening to your room rates? We've noticed the creep for a while, but now it feels like any hotel near a body of water or mountain or winery, regardless of whether it's been renovated since the Reagan era, is...
Retro Cool in San Diego
For accessible modern design, walk down Kettner in Little Italy1 | Mixture A sunny loft space offering large-scale contemporary furniture - such as a curved sectional with a chaise that looks like a cushioned slide, or a Moooi lamp, its shade atop a...
Secret Yosemite: The Best Way to Have This Park All to Yourself? Hetch Hetchy Valley
WE'VE discovered our new happy place, which gets us the same water-falls and soaring granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley, minus the fanny packs, tour buses, and family reunion photos. Hetch Hetchy--40 miles from the valley in the park's northwest corner--is...
Shop These Streets: Three Cities, Three Streets, and Three Distinct Styles for Your Home
Retro cool in San Diego For accessible modem design, walk down Kettner in Little Italy 1 | Mixture A sunny loft space offering large-scale contemporary furniture--such as a curved sectional with a chaise that looks like a cushioned slide, or...
Spanish Accent
Forget going overseas to fulfill your fixer-upper farmhouse fantasies. Do what Celia Tejada did, and create Europe north of NapaON MOST WEEKENDS, you'll likely find several members of Celia Tejada's family at the Northern Californaia retreat that she...
Spanish Accent: Forget Going Overseas to Fulfill Your Fixer-Upper Farmhouse Fantasies. Do What Celia Tejada Did, and Create Europe North of Napa
ON MOST WEEKENDS, you'll Likely find several members of Celia Tejada's family at the Northern California retreat that she owns with her brother, Ibo, and his wife, Nina. Please don't call it a second home, because by all appearances it isn't. For one...
The Future of Train Travel?
We may not get a high-speed train that runs the 2-hour, 40-minute route from L. A. to San Francisco until 2020, but it's fun to imagine what that experience could be like. In our dream world, each High Speed Rail (HSR) car would be customized for a particular...
Vintage Verde Valley
Taste your way through Arizona's wine , frontier, where red rocks meet great ZinsTHE SHADED BANKS of central Arizona's Verde River and Oak Creek once sprouted orchards and vegetable plots, and served as resting spots for laid-back canoe and kayak treks....
Watch out, France
The brightest stars in the artisanal cheesemaking galaxy are right here in the WestMarin and Sonoma CountiesONE LOOK AT THE GREEN HILLS of Marin and Sonoma, and you start to see why this place has the most cheesemakers per capita in the West. All that...
Watch out, France: The Brightest Stars in the Artisanal Cheesemaking Galaxy Are Right Here in the West-Marin and Sonoma Counties
ONE LOOK AT THE GREEN HILLS of Marin and Sonoma, and you start to see why this place has the most cheesemakers per capita in the West. All that grass is ideal for the cows, sheep, and goats that graze here, and makes for delicious milk. But that's...
What to Do in the Rockies: May
GROW GOJI BERRIES Lycium barbarum, also called wolfberry, is a pestand disease-resistant vining shrub with emerald foliage and flavorful, nutrient-rich fruit. Plant in a spot with full sun and welldrained soil. Order from One Green World (onegreenworld.com...
Winery Day Trip: Lodi
Why go now: The weather's pitch perfect, the vines are emerald green, and new wineries and tasting rooms are sprouting up overnight. Another reason? ZinFest (May 13-15; zirtfest.com), a three-day tasting party on the shores of placid Lodi Lake that...
Wine Tripping
Where to go and what to drink once you get there, based On your tastes BY SARA SCHNEIDERIF YOU LIKE Obscure whites GO TO Puget SoundFlamboyant-white [overscan expand their wine vocabulary beyond Riesling in Washington's Puget Sound. The chilly maritime...
Wine Tripping: Where to Go and What to Drink Once You Get There, Based on Your Tastes
IF YOU LIKE Obscure whites GO TO Puget Sound Flamboyant-white lovers can expand their wine vocabulary beyond Riesling in Washington's Puget Sound. The chilly maritime weather is nurturing the great acidity and fresh aromatics of grapes you've...
You're Going to Love Kauai
The mission: Introduce the most beautiful place in the world to somebody who's never been thereALBERTO IS PRACTICALLY A FISH. He grew up swimming in the Mediterranean in the south of Spain. But while Alberto has lived in San Francisco for 30 years, he...
You're Going to Love Kauai: The Mission: Introduce the Most Beautiful Place in the World to Somebody Who's Never Been There
ALBERTO IS PRACTICALLY A FISH. He grew up swimming in the Mediterranean in the south of Spain. But while Alberto has lived in San Francisco for 30 years, he had never been to Hawaii. Talk about a missed opportunity: I knew this merman would love Hawaii....
You Said It
Sunset readers are talkingAnimal houseI was entertained by the idea that "the chicken coop is the new doghouse" (February, page 35). What we did was make a doghouse into a chicken coop (below). It was easy and economical. If you look online or in a store...
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