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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. 206, No. 2, February

2000-2001 Western Garden Design Awards
Twenty winners are among the most innovative home landscapes in the West Sunset's Western Garden Design Awards program is back! Out of several hundred entries submitted by landscape architects and designers, seven jurors (see page 86) selected winning...
Arizona's Desert People
Join Tohono O'odham Indian gatherings near Tucson Skinny Coyote is warming up with "Louie Louie" as the morning sun rises over distant mountains. "Let's hear that one again," says lead singer Sonny Antone. Bass man Darrell Antone thumbs a few chords,...
At Home on the Range
The cowboy furniture of Thomas Molesworth is enduringly Western * While Cody, Wyoming, artist Thomas Molesworth was no Wild West cowboy, he did have an idea of how a wrangler should live. In the 1930s, Molesworth single-handedly popularized "cowboy...
A Wine Expert for Us
The Wine Guide Jancis Robinson is arguably the most influential wine expert in the world today Robinson, who lives in London with her husband, Nick Lander, and three children, has racked up every top wine award there is. A prolific writer and broadcaster,...
Good for Your Sole Food
Good for your sole food Like the little black dress that accessorizes up or down for the occasion, sole is the fish that adjusts for style. Delicately flavored and unassertive, it provides an elegant foundation for simple to complex seasonings. Fish...
Guidebooks to Go
A new crop of highly readable guidebooks makes hitting the trail in the Rockies easier After putting in a lot of fireside time with the current crop of guidebooks geared toward people-powered pleasures, we've come up with this collection. Most were...
Have a Ball with Pancakes
* Cooks who collect tools-particularly Scandinavian cooks-- probably have an aebleskiver (aw-blub-skeever) pan, or monk's pan. Easy to identify, it looks like the offspring of a marriage between a heavy frying pan and a muffin tin. It's decorative enough...
High-Mountain Ice Rinks
Strap on your blades and glide across the ice at these slick resorts * No activity better defines winter than ice-skating. Some of the Rockies' best ski resorts offer skating under the sun--or stars--as a genteel alternative to blasting down the...
Inn-Spiration
A make-it-yourself menu from great inns around the West At a fine inn, it seems foolish to ever leave the premises, what with a picture-perfect setting, luxurious accommodations, pampering service, and meals that can rival four-star restaurant food....
Mantel Mania
The many materials, styles, and costs of today's fireplace fronts A mantel can make a room. It adds scale, color, texture, and style to the fireplace while providing a prominent display shelf for family photos, objets d'art, and seasonal decor....
New Plants from Leaf Cuttings
* Some fleshy-leafed house plants can be propagated quickly and easily from leaf cuttings--one of the best methods for ensuring identical new plants. Try this technique to expand your collection of African violets, Cape primroses, gloxinias, peperomias,...
Open House
Letters from our readers Celebrating Armenian cuisine Thank you for your celebration of Armenian cuisine ("A Fresno Armenian Christmas," December, page 166). Indeed, food is the center of the Armenian universe, playing an important role in our...
Palm Springer Springs Back into the Limelight
The Coachella Valley is once again a destination. Why now? Go see for yourself Palm Springs' day in the sun lasted decades during its mid-20th-century reign as the quintessential desert resort. From its swanky heyday, however, the place gradually went...
Palm Springs Springs Back into the Limelight
The Coachella Valley is once again a destination. Why now? Go see for yourself * Palm Springs' day in the sun lasted decades during its mid-20th-century reign as the quintessential desert resort. From its swanky heyday, however, the place gradually...
Paris and Onions
food guide Formidable together when flavor's at steak Despite France's complex contributions to the world of cuisine, humble onion soup-as served in Paris's old Les Halles neighborhood-is one of its most famous dishes. If you think the impact is slight,...
Slippery Slopes
* Skip the skis--and the crowds--the next time you hit the slopes. About a two-hour drive northwest of Denver, you'll find new ways to slide downhill. The best part is that you don't need to hassle with ski congestion. Sleep in, wait until the traffic...
Stains Gain Pizzazz
Bright new colors dress up unfinished wood Translucent wood stains comple- ment the natural beauty of wood by allowing the pattern of the grain to show. Traditionally, the range of stains has been limited to muted colors like earthy browns and grays....
Sweet Dreams
From the Rockies to the West Coast, these hideaways have enchanting grounds, romantic chambers-and dining rooms you can stroll to WHAT SETS THE WEST'S best small inns apart from the hundreds of other great inns we looked at? These are, quite simply,...
Tale of the Lake and Grape
* MIDDLETOWN, LAKE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA--In 1888, the famous British actress Lillie Langtry, who became America's first superstar, purchased a 4,200-acre ranch called Guenoc Rancho, near Middletown, to raise racehorses and grapes. Just north of Napa...
Tale of the Lake and Grape
* MIDDLETOWN, LAKE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA-In 1888, the famous British actress Lillie Langtry, who became America's first superstar, purchased a 4,200-acre ranch called Guenoc Rancho, near Middletown, to raise racehorses and grapes. Just north of Napa Valley,...
The Art of Display
Innovative arrangements from the home of a furnishings expert * As head of the creative and brand development department for Smith & Hawken, one of the West's premier home and garden retailers, Michael Walters helps design some of the interiors...
The Ghost Forest
* NESKOWIN BEACH, OREGON--The tree roots reach across the sand like the tentacles of giant squid--the sort that destroy cities in science fiction flicks. Burly winter waves surge and retreat, but the roots remain immense. "I was walking with my...
The Little Town by the Great Big Dam
Boulder City, Nevada, brings back its glory days Boulder City seems as out of place in Nevada as the Mirage's tropical rain forest. Built by the government for Hoover Dam workers and their families, the wholesome company town outlawed alcohol, gambling,...
The Little Town by the Great Dam
Boulder City, Nevada, brings back its glory days Boulder City seems as out of place in Nevada as the Mirage's tropical rain forest. Built by the government for Hoover Dam workers and their families, the wholesome company town outlawed alcohol, gambling,...
The Perfect Roast Chicken
Think big, crisp, and gloriously browned when you want a bird that reigns supreme at the table Size matters. Position doesn't. That's what a palate-weary Sunset panel decided after blindtasting more than 50 chickens. The objective: to settle the argument...
The Wine Guide
JANCIS ROBINSON: A wine expert for us * Jancis Robinson is arguably the most influential wine expert in the world today Robinson, who lives in London with her husband, Nick Lander, and three children, has racked up every top wine award there is....
What to Do in Your Garden in February
PLANNING AND PLANTING * PLANT BARE-ROOT STOCK. As soon as your garden soil can be worked, plant bare-root stock. Many nurseries carry small-fruit plants such as blackberries, grapes, raspberries, and strawberries; all kinds of ornamental, fruit,...
Yosemite in Winter
With skiing, hiking, fireside retreats--and no crowds--Yosemite glows when it snows Maybe it's the stark beauty of snowcapped granite towering against a slate gray sky. Or the image of the Ahwahnee hotel, serene in an empty meadow, so quiet you...
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