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. 209, No. 1, July

A New Spin
HOME Three quick projects make the Fourth of July more festive Fun meets patriotism in these Fourth of July projects that will keep you cool, guide you up pathways, and send you spinning. We used stars and stripes with red, white, and blue as a theme...
A New Spin: Three Quick Projects Make the Fourth of July More Festive. (Home)
Fun meets patriotism in these Fourth of July projects that will keep you cool, guide you up pathways, and send you spinning. We used stars and stripes with red, white, and blue as a theme to tie everything together. Patriotic pinwheets MATERIALS:...
A Passion for the Uke
* HONOLULU-From Kapiolani Park, you see the glaring white towers of Waikiki rising a block away. But on this July morning, Kapiolani belongs to a gender, greener Hawaii. Grownups arrange themselves in lawn chairs. Kids lap shave ices that melt in the...
A Passion for the Uke. (Western Wanderings)
* HONOLULU--From Kapiolani Park, you see the glaring white towers of Waikiki rising a block away. But on this July morning, Kapiolani belongs to a gentler, greener Hawaii. Grownups arrange themselves in lawn chairs. Kids lap shave ices that melt in...
A Taste of Honey
And tomatoes and peaches and cheese and more in Utah's Cache Valley The bucolic Cache Valley, north of Salt Lake City, is a food lover's paradise. You can sample its agricultural riches on a summer drive over a 40-mile stretch of U.S. 89/91. Start south...
A Taste or Honey: And Tomatoes and Peaches and Cheese and More in Utah's Cache Valley. (Travel Mountian Day Trip)
The bucolic Cache Valley, north of Salt Lake City, is a food lover's paradise. You can sample its agricultural riches on a summer drive over a 40-mile stretch of U.S. 89/91. Start south of the valley, in the orchard country around Brigham City, and...
Basil Summer: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner-And Lunch? Versatile Basil Adds a Delicious Bite to Both Meals. (Outdoor Entertaining)
There's a saying among gardeners that if you curse basil when planting it, you'll get bunch after bunch of the delicious, sweet herb. And it must work: My garden is a pungent sea of green. When I think about summer, I'm not plotting an exotic vacation;...
Birdhouse Speakers
Build a rustic wood shell to disguise an outdoor speaker You're more likely to hear Mozart or Dave Matthews than chirping emanating from this birdhouse. That's because it hides an outdoor speaker, giving new meaning to the audio-electronics term "tweeter."...
Birdhouse Speakers: Build a Rustic Wood Shell to Disguise an Outdoor Speaker. (Home Weekend Project)
You're more likely to hear Mozart or Dave Matthews than chirping emanating from this birdhouse. That's because it hides an outdoor speaker, giving new meaning to the audio-electronics term "tweeter." Our tweeter can mount to a wall, sit atop a pole,...
Daylilies That Win in the West
Plant the best performers for your region Why is the daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids) the most popular perennial in the West? For one thing, it grows in virtually all of our climates. In the moist Pacific Northwest, daylilies develop such luxurious foliage...
Daylilies That Win in the West: Plant the Best Performers for Your Region. (Garden)
Why is the daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids) the most popular perennial in the West? For one thing, it grows in virtually all of our climates. In the moist Pacific Northwest, daylilies develop such luxurious foliage that it's wise to select tall-stemmed...
Diary of a Remodel
In the second chapter of our three-part series, we guide you through the material selection process * This past April, we introduced you to our first remodeling venture, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we're transforming a 1940s three-bedroom,...
Diary of a Remodel: In the Second Chapter of Our Three-Part Series, We Guide You through the Material Selection Process. (Home Design)
* This past April, we introduced you to our first remodeling venture, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we're transforming a 1940s three-bedroom, one-bath bungalow into a comfortable home adapted for today's casual lifestyle. Here, we continue...
Epicurean Tuna
The first time I had lunch with James Beard in New York, he took me to his favorite place-very French and very fine-the latter quality no doubt influenced by the regular presence of this culinary giant in the restaurant. Where we ate the second time,...
Good Bones, Great Light
He converted a dark fixer-upper into an airy platform for indoor-outdoor living My friends thought I was crazy," recalls architect Malcolm Davis about his decision to purchase this turn-of-the-century home in San Francisco's Noe Valley. "Most prospective...
Good Bones, Great Light: He Converted a Dark Fixer-Upper into an Airy Platform for Indoor-Outdoor Living. (Home before & After)
"My friends thought I was crazy," recalls architect Malcolm Davis about his decision to purchase this turn-of-the-century home in San Francisco's Noe Valley. "Most prospective buyers had walked in, looked at the home in disbelief, and left." The home...
Gorgeous Georgetown
All aboard for a rail and driving adventure in mountain mining country near Denver * Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad and there's one point where it appears you're about to tumble off the mountainside into Clear Creek far below. But the train steams...
Gorgeous Georgetown: All aboard for a Rail and Driving Adventure in Mountain Mining Country near Denver. (Travel Three-Day Weekend)
Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad and there's one point where it appears you're about to tumble off the mountainside into Clear Creek far below But the train steams safely across the creek on tracks that seem to run through thin air; supported by the...
Hiking the Uintas
TRAVEL Four close-in day-hikes sample the best of Utah's wildest mountains It's the stuff of campfire stories: legends of lost hoards of Spanish gold somewhere in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah. Throw another log on the fire and you can stoke...
Hiking the Uintas: Four Close-In Day-Hikes Sample the Best of Utah's Wildest Mountains. (Travel)
It's the stuff of campfire stories: legends of lost hoards of Spanish gold somewhere in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah. Throw another log on the fire and you can stoke the drama with just enough mystery to make it interesting. Although historians...
Instant Patio
It measures just 7 feet across. You can build it in a weekend for less than $200 * Most patios take time, and days of effort, to build. But a small, detached patio like the one pictured here comes together quickly with minimal effort. Think of the possible...
Instant Patio: It Measures Just 7 Feet across. You Can Build It in a Weekend for Less Than $200. (Garden Outdoor Living)
* Most patios take time, and days of effort, to build. But a small, detached patio like the one pictured here comes together quickly with minimal effort. Think of the possible uses for this circle of bricks (we show three). You can tuck it into...
In the Shadow of the Sawtooths
* The sun is getting low, yet it's still warm on the porch of Redfish Lake Lodge-a lazy kind of warmth tempered by lengthening shadows, a soft breeze, and a cold drink. Kicking off my boots and settling into the creaky row of rope-slung chairs leaning...
In the Shadow of the Sawtooths: These Idaho Mountains Offer the Essential Summer Vacation-Smack in the Middle of Nowhere. (Travel)
The sun is getting low, yet it's still warm on the porch of Redfish Lake Lodge--a lazy kind of warmth tempered by lengthening shadows, a soft breeze, and a cold drink. Kicking off my boots and settling into the creaky row of rope-slung chairs leaning...
King Corn
Celebrate the sweet kernel of summer * Corn-enshrined in childhood memories of nibbling rows of kernels from the cob, typewriter-fashion-is surely one of the most eagerly anticipated tastes of summer. In Olathe, Colorado, where the population more than...
Nature's Classroom
Enjoy an educational seminar at a national park Gazing up into the limbs iof a giant sequoia or down into the depths of the Grand Canyon is certainly awe-inspiring, but it can be even more gratifying to learn about what's behind the beautiful scenery....
Nature's Classroom: Enjoy an Educational Seminar at a National Park. (Travel)
Gazing up into the limbs a giant sequoia or own into the depths of the Grand Canyon is certainly awe-inspiring, but it can be even more gratifying to learn about what's behind the beautiful scenery. Attend one of the field seminars offered at several...
Open House
Feedback on Frito pie In your article about serving traditional Frito pie (May, page 44), you neglected to say the Fritos sack is sliced open along the side, not the top. That way you can get more chili in, and it's easier to hang onto as you eat. Carol...
Open House: Letters from Our Readers
Feedback on Frito pie In your article about serving traditional Frito pie (May, page 44), you neglected to say the Fritos sack is sliced open along the side, not the top. That way you can get more chili in, and it's easier to hang onto as you eat....
Paella Party
Make an authentic Valencian paella on the barbecue or a quick version on the stove. Take your pick for a lively midsummer meal * Paella has transcended Spanish borders and earned international fame primarily as an extravagant, saffron-- scented rice...
Phoenix Rising. (Neighborhood)
NEIGHBORHOOD Phoenix rising CENTRAL PHOENIX IS AN ADVENTURE WAITING TO HAPPEN. It's home to eclectic lounges, coffee bars, and restaurants catering to the city's artists and nightlife lovers. We checked in with four art gallery owners to learn where...
Potting Perennials
GARDEN Three approaches to low-care planting You get a wonderful feeling when the potted perennials you've been ignoring all winter start to reappear in spring. Just when you've given up hope that new life will somehow spring forth from those clumps...
Potting Perennials: Three Approaches to Low-Care Planting. (Garden)
You get a wonderful feeling when the potted perennials you've been ignoring all winter start to reappear in spring. Just when you've given up hope that new life will somehow spring forth from those clumps of strawlike twigs, fresh green growth appears,...
"Ruining" the Garden
A California family builds a new ancient wall Some families take vacations in summer to stay connected with each other. Others play sports. But the Haleva family of Fair Oaks, California, constructed a ruined wall two years ago, with a pond in front,...
Small Wonders
Cabin living in less than 1,000 square feet: Ideas for a space-- efficient weekend getaway or home GREAT IDEAS * Get to know the site. "Before we started construction, we studied the way sun and shadow fell on the land," says Vandervort. * Patio paving...
Small Wonders; Cabin Living in Less Than 1,000 Square Feet: Ideas for a Space-Efficient Weekend Getaway or Home
Island retreat For the past 14 years, Paul and Phyllis Caisse have used their 5-acre plot on Orcas Island, Washington, as a retreat. In the beginning, their only shelter was a tent. Now they relax in a recently completed 556-square-foot cabin, but...
Spanish Finds
The Wine Guide By the age of 30, I had visited every major wine-- producing region in Spain and had, in general, fallen completely in love with Spanish flavors-vinous and culinary. One whiff of the savory aroma of paella cooking on the stove and there...
Spanish Finds. (the Wine Guide)
By the age of 30, I had visited every major wine-producing region in Spain and had, in general, fallen completely in love with Spanish flavors--vinous and culinary One whiff of the savory aroma of paella cooking on the stove and there I am again, a...
Talk of the Tribe
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND GREAT IDEAS * JULY 2002 INNOVATIORS darrell robes kipp keeps blackfoot loanguage alive. In Browning, Montana, heart of the 1.5 million acres of rolling prairies and jagged Rocky Mountains that make up the Blackfeet...
Talk of the Tribe. (Innovators)
DARRELL ROBES KIPP KEEPS BLACKFOOT LANGUAGE ALIVE. In Browning, Montana, heart of the 1.5 million acres of rolling prairies and jagged Rocky Mountains that make up the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, you can hear Blackfeet kids referring to computers...
Treasure Hunting
For unique pots, benches, or trellises, try a garden art specialist the garden is the bonus room of this century. Furnish it with things you love," advises Gail Chapman, who sells garden antiques and accessories from a south Seattle showroom. Believing...
Treasure Hunting: For Unique Pots, Benches, or Trellises, Try a Garden Art Specialist. (Garden)
"The garden is the bonus room 3 of this century. Furnish it with things you love," advises Gail Chapman, who sells garden antiques and accessories from a south Seattle showroom. Believing that plants and art go hand in hand to make a garden, Chapman...
Tropical Summer Pots in Denver
* Lush containers can give an otherwise sedate front porch an exuberant tropical look. The containers shown here were created for a Denver client by landscape designer Bruce de Cameron of Great Gardens Inc. (303/321-4423). They showcase the sweetly fragrant...
Tropical Summer Pots in Denver. (Garden Guide)
* Lush containers can give an otherwise sedate front porch an exuberant tropical look. The containers shown here were created for a Denver client by landscape designer Bruce de Cameron of Great Gardens Inc. (303/321-4423). They showcase the sweetly...
What to Do in Your Garden in July. (Checklist Mountain)
PLANTING * DRESS UP PERENNIAL BEDS. When spring-blooming perennials such as bleeding heart, fernleaf peony, and Oriental poppy go dormant in summer, cut off their yellowed foliage and fill the gaps with container-grown annuals. Dig the planting...
Where There's Smoke
Tools and rules to guarantee grilling success * Charcoal grilling is cooking at its most elemental: Put a piece of meat on a hot fire, and you've got a great dinner, not to mention a cool kitchen. But, as anyone who's faced down a paper plate of charred...
Wild Thing
The word echoed across the lobby of the Many Glacier Hotel as the hiker told her story. Her group was trekking to Iceberg Lake when a massive bear ambled onto the trail ahead, turned, then splashed into the lake and wam away. The sighting was, the hiker...
Wild Thing: Rugged and Untamed, Affordable and Uncrowded, Glacier National Park Is Full of Surprise
GRIZZLY The word echoed across the lobby of the Many Glacier Hotel as the hiker told her story. Her group was trekking to Iceberg Lake when a massive bear ambled onto the trail ahead, turned, then splashed into the lake and swam away. The sighting...
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