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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. 2, February

2011 Best Towns PLACES TO MAKE YOU HAPPY
DISNEYLAND BILLS ITSELF as the happiest place on Earth, and that may well be true for some people (particularly those under n). For the rest of us, however, the happiest place is where we can find the things that matter to us most, where we can live...
4 Ways to Amp Up the Love in Your Life
1 Clink flutes of bubby. Preferably Pearls. By that, we mean Perle de Vigne, Perle de Nuit, and Perle d'Or, three Champagnes, or more correctly, cremants, made in the Burgundy region of France. Yes, yes, you're in Healdsburg, but instead of questioning...
Bouillabaisse, Pacific-Style: What Happens When You Make a Classic French Dish Using Seafood from Our Waters? C'est le Best!
THE FRENCH SAY a true bouillabaisse can only be made with fish from the Mediterranean. But by using sustainable fish and shellfish from local waters--while sticking to the core bouillabaisse principles--you can create a stellar version the West can...
Chic on a Shoestring
Glam out your backyard without breaking the bankIt's hard enough to plan a garden on your own, let alone plan one on a budget. But leave it to a Hollywood production supervisor to pull it together. Di Zock designed her backyard for the house that she...
Chic on a Shoestring: Glam out Your Backyard without Breaking the Bank
It's hard enough to plan a garden on your own, let alone plan one on a budget. But leave it to a Hollywood production supervisor to pull it together. Di Zock designed her backyard for the house that she rents in Venice, California, for less than $2,800....
Front Yard Facelift
One backyard-deprived Portland gardener finds a playful space to call her ownWHEN KETZEL levine bought her North Portland bungalow in 2000, it had everything - almost. "What I really wanted was a backyard, and the house didn't have one," Ketzel says....
Front Yard Facelift: One Backyard-Deprived Portland Gardener Finds a Playful Space to Call Her Own
WHEN KETZEL LEVINE bought her North Portland bungalow in 2000, it had everything--almost. "What I really wanted was a backyard, and the house didn't have one," Ketzel says. What she got instead was an exposed front yard with predictable twin patches...
Modernizing a Craftsman
Contemporary solutions for a historic (read: slightly problematic) houseMARYJANE AND BOB PAULEY had always lived in older houses - the sort that had more charm than modern conveniences. So in 1996, when they were looking to buy in Berkeley, they put...
Modernizing a Craftsman: Contemporary Solutions for a Historic (Read: Slightly Problematic) House
MARYJANE AND BOB PAULEY had always lived in older houses--the sort that had more charm than modern conveniences. So in 1996, when they were looking to buy in Berkeley, they put "garbage disposal, a dishwasher, and a garage" on their wish list. But...
Mountain Weekend
Inside Off-slope secrets in our favorite Wyoming sia town * New digs in Breckenridge * Where to score free bubbly in Park City *Wyoming day tripJacksonWhy go now. Jacksonites know that there's more to this snowy valley than skiing. Here's what the locals...
The O.C. Citrus Club
When life gives you lemons, do what one Orange County couple does: Make Meyer lemonade for the neighborsWHEN DIANE cu and Todd Porter bought their home in Costa Mesa, California, they immediately set out to do a serious makeover on the V4-acre backyard....
The O.C. Citrus Club: When Life Gives You Lemons, Do What One Orange County Couple Does: Make Meyer Lemonade for the Neighbors
WHEN DIANE CU and Todd Porter bought their home in Costa Mesa, California, they immediately set out to do a serious makeover on the 1/4-acre backyard. The foodie couple wanted an orchard of citrus trees, where presumably the juice would flow from fruit...
The Sunset 100
The top 100 ideas, people, places, and things that are making life in the West better right now.1Wineries as the ultimate playgroundsIt started with a bocce court or two (Robert Mondavi Winery) and some medieval turrets (Castello di Amorosa) in Napa...
The Sunset 100: The Top 100 Ideas, People, Places, and Things That Are Making Life in the West Better Right Now
1 Wineries as the ultimate playgrounds It started with a bocce court or two (Robert Mondavi Winery) and some medieval turrets (Castello di Amorosa) in Napa Valley, but the winery-as-theme-park trend hits its stride at Sonoma County's Francis Ford...
What's Next?
My grown-up version of a candy store is any kind of cookware shop. I love to browse the aisles, and I've been known to lose all track of time deliberating between crepe pans and muffin tins. The people-watching is equally mesmerizing and, in my line...
What to Do in Northern California February
TOMATO TO TRY Gary Ibsen, owner of TomatoFest Heirloom Tomato Seeds (tomatofest.com), recommends yellow 'Azoychka' for your summer garden. Its meaty, medium-size fruit--perfect for cooking or slicing into sandwiches--have a complex, sweet flavor. The...
What to Do in the Rockies February
Grow rhubarb Order roots to plant next month. Gurney's fgurneys.com or 513/ 354-1497) offers three varieties: intensely flavored 'Chipman's Canada Red', sweettart 'Crimson Red', and hardy 'Valentine'.BARE-ROOT PERENNIALS Choose ones with heavy, fleshy...
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