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. 221, No. 3, September

Backyard Magic; Our In-House Pro Kathleen Brenzel Shows How to Turn Problem Gardens into Great Outdoor Living Spaces
1 "MY GARDEN IS GLOOMY AND DARK" [much greater than] Brighten it with a mix of vibrant perennials and trees PLANT SUNNY HUES Two tall and feathery locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'), with yellow-green foliage, and mounds of yellow-flowered...
Create a Great Path; Design It on a Curve, Then Fringe with the Right Plants
TWO DAYS IS ALL you need to install the pretty little path shown above. (The plantings mature in about nine months.) What makes the scene so magical? The gently curving path, designed to invite you to stroll among the plants, leads to a small circular...
Day Trip Idaho Springs, CO
At a glance why go now: You'll find gold-if not in the mining town's creek, then in the area's autumn foliage. Population: Roughly 2,000 Dress code: A warm sweater with a swimsuit underneath. Number of 14ers in Clear Creek County (Idaho Springs' county):...
Editor's Picks
Littleton, COOn our radar: Grown-up tree-climbingThe experience: Feeling like a bird nesting in a cottonwood is pretty freeing, and the views aren't so bad 50 feet up. It's surprisingly easy to scale giant trees, thanks to a rope-and-harness system and...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in less than 30 minutesHalibut kebabs-with grilled bread and pancettaPrepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Meanwhile,...
Get an A+ in Lunch
Chef Ann Cooper serves kids nutritious food they actually enjoy. Here's how you can tooAS DIRECTOR of nutrition services for Berkeley Unified School District, chef Ann Cooper creates delicious, good-for-you cafeteria food. For thousands of children a...
Jackson Hole Romance
Visit the arty side of the classic frontier town BY PETER FISHTALK ABOUT LOVE at first sight. I was 6, Jackson Hole was... well, older. In the middle of a family trip to Yellowstone, we abandoned our overheating Pontiac and stepped into Jackson's town...
Laundry Room Detox
Cleaning methods that are better for your clothes, the planet, and youThe ick factor Traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain ingredients derived from animal tallow; chlorine bleach can irritate skin and lungs; and the primary solvent used...
Laundry Room Detox: Cleaning Methods That Are Better for Your Clothes, the Planet, and You
CLEAN CLOTHES, it turns out, are about a lot more than stain removal. White whites and bright colors are all well and good, but what about energy efficiency, water use, and those pesky chemical residues? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 3 easy steps to...
Lean & Green
Grass-fed beef is gaining fans everywhere. Here's how to cook it rightBEEF THAT'S CONSCIENTIOUSLY raised, good for you, and incredibly tasty-now that's something to sink your teeth into.A "new" alternative to grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef is increasingly...
Livermore
At a glance Why go now: It's wine country--without the crowds. Population: 87,054 Backdrop: Vines juxtaposed with golden hills; old homes with wraparound porches. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What makes the wine so good: A rare east-west orientation...
Off the Wall
Fun new ways to use wallpaper. Caution: May be habit forming"I CAN'T STOP WALLPAPERING. It's Sick," admits Christiana Coop (pictured below), who has turned her San Francisco apartment into a lab of sorts. An interior design consultant and U.S. representative...
Off the Wall: Fun New Ways to Use Wallpaper. Caution: May Be Habit Forming
"I CAN'T STOP WALLPAPERING. It's sick," admits Christiana Coop (pictured below), who has turned her San Francisco apartment into a lab of sorts. An interior design consultant and U.S. representative of Denmark-based Ferm Living, Coop finds easy, innovative...
Our Island No Traffic. No Tourists. How One Couple Found Romance-And a Whole New Life-On a Remote Island in Puget Sound
A fire glowed on the beach and a full moon rose high above the nearby treetops on the night Gail Dupar met her future husband, Mark. "I was having a cookout with a girlfriend," recalls Gail. "It was especially quiet on the island then. We were drinking...
Solar Party: You're Invited
It's the new take on Tupperware gatherings. Allison Arieff sends in her RSVP-and busts a few energy-saving myths along the wayLIKE MANY PEOPLE, I'm trying my best to do the right thing for the environment. My husband and I have one car. We live in a...
Solar Party: You're Invited: It's the New Take on Tupperware Gatherings. Allison Arieff Sends in Her RSVP-And Busts a Few Energy-Saving Myths along the Way
LIKE MANY PEOPLE, I'm trying my best to do the right thing for the environment. My husband and I have one car. We live in a walkable San Francisco neighborhood where a quart of milk, dry cleaner, sushi bar, and bistro are just a couple of blocks away....
The Greatest Show on Earth: For Front-Row Seats to the Best Sunsets You'll Ever See, Head to Manzanita, Oregon
WE'RE RUNNIG out of time. After hours winding along U.S. 101, we make a mad dash for the front door of the beach house we've commandeered for the weekend. My beau, Kevin, quickly sets the table, while I uncork a bottle of wine and get ready for dinner...
The Mood Is Golden
Shaved summer squash saladDavid Tanis, co-chef at Berkeley's Chez Panisse, created this dish after a day at the market when J everything that appealed to him was a shade of gold. We've adapted it from his new book, A Platter of figs and Other Recipes...
The Mood Is Golden; September Was Made for Sun Worship: Find Inspiration in the Tawny Grasses That Cover Our Western Hills, and Bask in the Light of Late Summer. Turn the Page More Ideas No How to Capture Your Own Golden Glow
3 grasses that catch the light 1 Fountain grasses Pennisetum species, including noninvasive P. orientale (the blond beauty here and on the previous page), have showy, foxtail-like plumes. 2 Feather reed grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl...
Top 10 Steals for under $200
Our favorite ways to feel like a million bucks without even a swipe of the credit cardUNDER $200$185 Make like a localIf you're jonesing for a trip to Hana, Maui, but can't stomach the price tag of a stay at the hotel Hana-Maui (where rooms start at...
Western Wine Awards; Best Bottles to Buy, Hottest Wine Bar, Tasting Room Not to Miss, the Winemaker to Watch-We Sipped until We Found Them All
Best Wine Bar Kazimierz world wine bar. SCOTTSDALE, AZ With more than 3,200 wines--made from more than 250 kinds of grapes grown in more than 45 countries--plus a few great flatbreads, cavelike Kazimierz is worth a serious detour. The owner is...
What to Do in the Rockies September
Plant nowFall color For seasonal color, look for the Proven Winners (provenwinners.com or 877/865-5818) Fall Magic label, which means plants are bred to perform consistently in cool-weather conditions. Some of the best can also withstand light frost....
White Tablecloths, Green Fields
At farm dinners all over the West, guests savor food right at the sourceTHE DINNER GUESTS came from as far as Florida; but the squash blossoms sprang from the soil beneath our feet. It is twilight in the Santa Cruz foothills. The North Star sparkles...
White Tablecloths, Green Fields: At Farm Dinners All over the West, Guests Savor Food Right at the Source
THE DINNER GUESTS came from as far as Florida, but the squash blossoms sprang from the soil beneath our feet. It is twilight in the Santa Cruz foothills. The North Star sparkles in a dark plum sky. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Standing on a footpath...
Your Letters, Your Sunset
Your article brought back fond memories of my childhood summers. My father and granddad built a cabin in the town of Mineral, just outside Lassen. We knew we had a great secret we didn't dare share with many others. Linda Wells, Centennial, coLassen:...
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