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. 224, No. 1, January

12-MONTH PLANNER A Year of Living Well
The West is one of the healthiest places on Earth. Here's how to make the most of it, month by month BY SUSANNAH FELTS AND THE EDITORS OF SUNSETJANUARY Squeeze citrusWhy During peak co'd and flu season, nature sends us a gift: vitamin C and carotenoids...
3 Ski Trips on a Shoestring
This winter, slap on cross-country skis and steer around the ritzy downhill resorts to their low-key neighborsInstead of Sun Valley, ID ...1. Try HaileyWith a down-home main drag and a median house price of $400,000, Hailey is far less upscale than its...
3 Ski Trips on a Shoestring: This Winter, Slap on Cross-Country Skis and Steer around the Ritzy Downhill Resorts to Their Low-Key Neighbors
Instead of Sun Valley, ID ... 1. Try Hailey With a down-home main drag and a median house price of $400,000, Hailey is far less upscale than its brand-name neighbor. Folks here have an eat local, live simply, and walk--or ski--everywhere attitude....
A Year of Living Well: The West Is One of the Healthiest Places on Earth. Here's How to Make the Most of It, Month by Month
JANUARY Squeeze citrus Why During peak cold and flu season, nature sends us a gift: vitamin C and carotenoids disguised as lemons, pummeloes, mandarins, and oranges. With this bounty hanging from our trees, January is the month to start the morning...
Bright Done Right
What's the secret to lively (yet livable) rooms? Team a bold paint with robust neutrals. Five no-fail palettes inspired by the WestSo worth it!Swatch-test colors before committing. Really. We mean it. Printed pages (even ours) and paint chips can vary...
Bright Done Right: What's the Secret to Lively (Yet Livable) Rooms? Team a Bold Paint with Robust Neutrals. Five No-Fail Palettes Inspired by the West
So worth it! Swatch-test colors before committing. Really. We mean it. Printed pages (even ours) and paint chips can vary from the actual paint color. Happily, you'll now find many paints in inexpensive sample sizes. Choose low - or no-VOC paints....
Colorado Day Trip Durango
Why go now: This outdoorsloving town throws a great winter party - and there are plenty of snowy adventures in the nearby San Juans. Beat the midwinter blues: join the annual Snowdown Winter Celebration, with softball games on skis, a parade, and a scavenger...
Creating a Second Chance
A tiny Santa Monica cottage gets a new, right-size lease on LifeOFF TO A GOOD START Purchased in 2000, the charming "Monopoly house"' (as its owners describe it) also came with a friendly, walkable neighborhoodUP FOR A REDO "The 1930s residence was billed...
Creating a Second Chance: A Tiny Santa Monica Cottage Gets a New, Right-Size Lease on Life
OFF TO A GOOD START Purchased in 2000, the charming "Monopoly house" (as its owners describe it) also came with a friendly, walkable neighborhood UP FOR A REDO "The 1930s residence was billed as a teardown, and most people would have started over,"...
Fresh Starts
January is a month made for fresh starts. Forget the frustrations or thwarted plans of 2009--we get to begin again at the threshold of 2010 with a clean slate. There's something about living in the West that makes it seem as if anything is possible....
Fresh Starts
January is a month made for fresh starts. Forget the frustrations or thwarted plans of 2009 - we get to begin again at the threshold of 2010 with a clean slate. There's something about living in the West that makes it seem as if anything is possible....
Insta-Landscape!
In these mad-for-crafts times, terrariums are hotter-and easier-than ever. Create your own tabletop garden in 30 minutes or lessDRYSCAPE Assorted small succulent cuttings cluster in the Vibe glass canister from the Container Store (42-ounce canister...
Journey of a Lifetime
Feeling stuck? Take a hike. When your life is at a crossroads, sometimes you just need a breath of fresh airYOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS. It's time for a change, but the way ahead is unclear. The temptation is to play it safe. We say that when life presents...
Journey of a Lifetime: Feeling Stuck? Take a Hike. When Your Life Is at a Crossroads, Sometimes You Just Need a Breath of Fresh Air
YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS. It's time for a change, but the way ahead is unclear. The temptation is to play it safe. We say that when life presents such challenges, think extreme. That's what Alex McInturff did when he duplicated John Muir's 320-mile trek...
Keeping It Simple
An Arizona garden shows how to banish clutter and chaos from your life- or at least your backyardBRIAN KISSINGER HATES CLUTTER. Blame it on growing up in a house full of knickknacks - his parents were antiques dealers. That's one reason the landscape...
Keeping It Simple: An Arizona Garden Shows How to Banish Clutter and Chaos from Your Life-Or at Least Your Backyard
BRIAN KISSINGER HATES CLUTTER. Blame it on growing up in a house full of knickknacks--his parents were antiques dealers. That's one reason the landscape designer and horticulturist was attracted to the 1960s-modern house in Paradise Valley that he...
Merlot, the Comeback Kid
Once a darling, then condemned- the grape we Love to hate deserves another taste BY SARA SCHNEIDERFIVE YEARS AGO, a fictitious character shredded the reputation of one of the world's great grapes. No matter that there's more Merlot than Cabernet planted...
Mountain Editor's Picks
BOULDERBest fireside dinnerAfter a winter hike, cozy up to the bar in front of the wood-fired oven at Salt, Boulder's newest neighborhood bistro. We're fans of the pork chop with soft polenta, braised greens, bronzed apples, and Paonia cider syrup (the...
Music of the Wild
Archivists Jeff Rice and Kenning Arlitsch are recording the disappearing sounds of the West. They share picks for listening to nature, including its most endangered sound- silenceHear wildlifeOWYHEE MOUNTAINS, ID, NV & OR This wild landscape is one...
Music of the Wild: Archivists Jeff Rice and Kenning Arlitsch Are Recording the Disappearing Sounds of the West. They Share Picks for Listening to Nature, Including Its Most Endangered Sound-Silence
Hear wildlife OWYHEE MOUNTAINS, ID, NV & OR This wild landscape is one of the great remaining sagebrush ecosystems: a haven for hawks, sage grouse, and pronghorn deer, whose call "sounds like a ricochet," says Rice. Enter via the Owyhee Uplands...
Northern California Weekend: Inside 9 Great Reasons to Head to the Beach in San Francisco a Cozy Wine-Country Getaway 3 Ways to Get Some "You" Time
Catch the surfing vibe When the wetsuits come off, surfers head to Java Beach Cafe' ($; 1396 La Playa St.; 415/665-5282), which feels like a neighborhood community center. Pints of Guinness are popular, as is the live music on weekends. And on a...
On the Rocks
Sunset's editor and her daughter test themselves in the slot canyons of southern Utah BY KATIE TAMONYI'M NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. That's what I tell myself as I grip the rope and back slowly toward the 300-foot drop. My 16-yearold daughter, Caitlin, has...
On the Rocks: Sunset's Editor and Her Daughter Test Themselves in the Slot Canyons of Southern Utah
I'M NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. That's what I tell myself as I grip the rope and back slowly toward the 300-foot drop. My 16-year-old daughter, Caitlin, has already taken the plunge. How could I have let her go first? What kind of mother am I? Turns out...
Pot Roast with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Thyme
SERVES 6 TIME ABOUT 4 1/4 hours 1 boned, tied beef chuck roast (3 1/2 to 4 lbs.) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper About 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 cups each coarsely chopped onions, celery, and peeled carrots 4 cups...
Sea Glass Style
Create a palette for your home using these Pacific souvenirs BY M. LINDSAY BIERMANWASHING UP ON shores all along the West Coast, surf-tumbled shards of glass have long provided found treasure for beachcombers - a rare example of nature turningtrash into...
Sea Glass Style: Create a Palette for Your Home Using These Pacific Souvenirs
WASHING UP ON shores all along the West Coast, surf-tumbled shards of glass have long provided found treasure for beachcombers--a rare example of nature turning trash into something beautiful. Although it's becoming more common to leave sea glass on...
The Top 10 Feel-Good Foods
Add these ingredients to your life for more energy and well-being in the coming year1 Fresh sardinesTHE NEWS As fish shops expand their sustainable-seafood choices, you'll see more of this strongflavored, delicious little fish, caught in well-managed...
The Top 10 Feel-Good Foods: Add These Ingredients to Your Life for More Energy and Well-Being in the Coming Year
1 Fresh sardines THE NEWS As fish shops expand their sustainable-seafood choices, you'll see more of this strong-flavored, delicious little fish, caught in well-managed West Coast fisheries. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FEEL-GOOD FACTORS Sardines...
Walk This Way
In Phoenix, a city lover hits the sidewalks to promote a more brant downtownFOR MOST ARIZONANS, the concept of a "walkable Phoenix" is as much an oxymoron as jumbo shrimp. "The prevailing attitude," says Yuri Artibise, "is that Phoenix will never be...
Walk This Way: In Phoenix, a City Lover Hits the Sidewalks to Promote a More Vibrant Downtown
FOR MOST ARIZONANS, the concept of a "walkable Phoenix" is as much an oxymoron as jumbo shrimp. "The prevailing attitude," says Yuri Artibise, "is that Phoenix will never be truly walkable because of the summer heat. But I disagree." [ILLUSTRATION...
What to Do in Northern California January
WINNING ROSE The new floribunda 'Easy Does It' is the rose to add for 2010. Its mango-peach-apricot color blend, romantic ruffled form, and extraordinary vigor wowed the All-America Rose Selections jurors, who chose it as their only AARS winner...
What to Do in the Rockies January
MulchThis protective covering helps retain soil moisture and safeguard roots from severe cold. Keep bags of it on hand to replenish areas made bare by strong winds; snowmelt runoff; and foraging animals, birds, and insects.TAKE CARE OF WILDLIFE Birds...
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