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. 225, No. 1, July

7 Great Grilling Wines: No Need to Stick to Your Go-To House Red for Grilling All-Stars. Shake It Up with These Varieties for Tastier Matches
MADE FOR CHICKEN [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Spicy ginger BBQ sauce Saute 1 chopped medium onion, 2 tbsp. each chopped fresh ginger and chopped garlic, and 1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes....
Ashland under $500
Who knew a summer weekend in Oregon's famous culture town could be so affordable?SEE + DO$14-$20|Ticketstoa world-class playFor 75 years now, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has dispelled the myth that highquality theater comes at a high price. Although...
Ashland under $500: Who Knew a Summer Weekend in Oregon's Famous Culture Town Could Be So Affordable?
SEE + DO $14-$20 | Tickets to a world-class play For 75 years now, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has dispelled the myth that high-quality theater comes at a high price. Although top tickets can run to $90, C-section seating ($20) is nothing...
Asian Aromatics
No, not a new indie band, but our favorite herbs of summerWHEN I WAS GROWING UP in Saigon, our family table was always adorned with a platter of aromatic herbs: We used them as wrappers for grilled, pan-fried, and steamed foods and as salads, and we'd...
Eco Confidential
The answers to your green-living FAQsI see organic sheets and towels advertised everywhere. Are they worth the extra cost?Organic cotton may look or feel very similar to nonorganic, but the way it is grown is dramatically different. Unlike conventional...
Eco Confidential: The Answers to Your Green-Living FAQs
I see organic sheets and towels advertised everywhere. Are they worth the extra cost? Organic cotton may look or feel very similar to nonorganic, but the way it is grown is dramatically different. Unlike conventional cotton, organic is grown without...
Fresh-Air Feast
From Canada and two of the best chefs you've never heard of-a sublime menu for your next backyard partyON GOD'S MOUNTAIN ESTATE, out in a vineyard overlooking a shimmering lake, chef-caterers Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart cook and serve simple, beautiful...
Fresh-Air Feast: From Canada-And Two of the Best Chefs You've Never Heard Of-A Sublime Menu for Your Next Backyard Party
ON GOD'S MOUNTAIN ESTATE, out in a vineyard overlooking a shimmering lake, chef-caterers Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart cook and serve simple, beautiful wine dinners using ingredients from the land around them--the lush Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia....
GET Hitched
Which one will be your next hotel room?AIRSTREAMThe iconic RV isn't widely available to rent, but Airstreams4Rent.c0m (from $310 for three nights; you provide the tow vehicle) rents 23-footers, with pickup in Phoenix. Silver Cottages (silvercottages.com/or...
July: What to Do in Northern California
Idea-packed read With gorgeous photos on nearly every page, Debra Lee Baldwin's Succulent Container Gardens (Timber Press, 2010; $30) celebrates these low-water, easy-care plants and shows endless ways to display them in your yard. [ILLUSTRATION...
Mountain Editor's Picks
IT'S PRIMETIME IN ASPENHow to join in on July's buzzy festival scene without breaking the bank'PROVO, UT2 ways to rìde the riverGentle currents and novice rapids make the Provo River a sweet spot to cool off on a hot summer day. Hop on a ducky - an inflatable...
New Haps in Healdsburg: The Good News Keeps Coming from Our Favorite Corner of Wine Country
A sassy sleep [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Hotel Healdsburg team is gearing up for the July 1 opening of a more casual, more eco (and less pricey!) spin-off down the block. H2hotel replaces the traditional room service and spa with loaner Dutch...
Next Stop, Yesterland: Obsessed with Retro Style, This Arizona Couple Found a House to Match
MATTHEW AND JENNIFER HIBBARD'S house hunt started with a coffee-table book. While flipping through Alan Hess's The Ranch House a few years ago, the Scottsdale couple were inspired to explore the 1960s tracts of the city's Village Grove neighborhood....
Reinvent Your Driveway
1 PLANT IT After the solid driveway of this Palo Alto property was replaced with twin ribbons of concrete, landscape architect Jeni Webber planted the new median strip with low-growing echeverias, dwarf daffodils, sedums, and creeping thyme that...
Tales of the Road
If you've lived in the West for any time at all, chances are you have a favorite road trip. Driving down Highway 1 from Big Sur to Santa Barbara. Or maybe it's that loop through Yellowstone. Clearly, we have an embarrassment of riches here. Even the...
The Art of Finding Things: Four Pro Shoppers Demystify Where and How to Score the Best Bargain-Priced, One-of-a-Kind Furnishings at Flea Markets and Antiques Malls
Cool L.A.-area fleas Yes, the Rose Bowl is on most bargain hunters' bucket lists, but Molly rounds out her month with other stops. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
The Best Way to
THE HIGH-TECH ROAD TRIPLighten your load The iPad (shown) is the ultimate travel companion: You can download tens of thousands of titles from Apple's iBookstore and almost half a million from Amazon, plus fill it with music, movies, and games. Colors...
The High-Tech Road Trip: The Best Way To
Lighten your load The iPad (shown) is the ultimate travel companion: You can download tens of thousands of titles from Apple's iBookstore and almost half a million from Amazon, plus fill it with music, movies, and games. Colors are vivid and sharp...
The Latest Scoop: Salted Caramel Is the New Vanilla. Ice Cream Trucks Have Gone Gourmet. It's All Organic, Ultra-Local, and Handmade. Eat Up
Trend 1 No freezer-burned Push-Up pops here. Ice cream trucks go upscale. Trend 2 The wackier the flavors, the better. Trend 3 Soft-serve is back--and tastier than ever. Trend 4 Frozen treats pop up between the produce at farmers'...
The New Road Trip: What's It like to Haul an Airstream 300 Miles Up the California Coast? Romantic, Nail-Biting, and Yes, Even Cooler Than Driving a Convertible
THE SUN IS OUT. Sea air blows in through the rolled-down window. And there's nothing but plate-glass blue Pacific alongside us. My husband, Brant, and I are cruising the rugged, cliff-hugging highway on California's Central Coast--aka the stuff...
Watsonville
Why go now: Strawberries are red and ready in this cool coastal town. Hot much? The average July high is just 72 [degrees]. Population: 52,500 Key crop: Last year, the fields around Watsonville shipped out 87.5 million trays of strawberries. Scenic...
Wild Kingdom
THE FUNNY THING about nature-inspired art is that most of the time, you're looking at it in an air-conditioned building. Not so with Presidio Habitats, an exhibition inspired by--and installed in--a national park; in this case, the Presidio in San...
Wyoming Day Trip Sheridan
Why gi now: The nearby Big Horn Mountains are in bloom, the temps are perfect, and if you haven't been here in a while, you'll be surprised by this spruced-up cowboy town. Heading to Yellowstone? It's worth a detour. Downtown scene: Poke around the shops...
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