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. 215, No. 1, July

5 Pops Packed with Fresh Summer Fruit
Fruit Pop Basics PREP TIME: 10 to 15 minutes, plus at least 3 hours to freeze MAKES: 6 to 8 pops NOTES: Use juice bar or pop molds with a 1/4- to 1/3-cup capacity. Cookware and hardware stores are selling many new models this year. Beyond...
Bali in Venice
REMODELAn L.A. addition puts family life outsideWhen David Hertz and his wife. Stacy Fong. built their home in Venice, California, their two young children were content to play in a small, sheltered patio between the house and garage. But with three...
Bali in Venice: An L.A. Addition Puts Family Life Outside
When David Hertz and his wife, Stacy Fong, built their home in Venice, California, their two young children were content to play in a small, sheltered patio between the house and garage. But with three kids now--Max, 8, Sophic, 11, and 13-year old...
Beach Barbecue
It's hard to beat a party at the coast-especially when shrimp's on the grillCooking at the beach is more fun than trouble these days, with the large array of totable barbecues-both charcoal and gas-available. And throwing some shrimp on one is so easy...
Beach Barbecue: It's Hard to Beat a Party at the Coast-Especially When Shrimp's on the Grill
Cooking at the beach is more fun than trouble these days, with the large array of totable barbecues--both charcoal and gas--available. And throwing some shrimp on one is so easy it has become a cliche in the best sense. We've added a dip to serve with...
Bike Idaho: Top 5
Move over, Moab. Back off, Boulder. Look out, Lake Tahoe. When it comes to mountain biking, these fabled destinations are beginning to share the spotlight with southwest Idaho. The region has rolled onto the scene as one of the West's best (and least...
Bubbly at a Barbecue?
Dare to go beyond beerCon any wine edge out beer as a match for those brawny backyard party foods-hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs? Answering the question had seemed like a light (or at least lighthearted) assignment, but in the course of the two-hour task,...
Bubbly at a Barbecue? Dare to Go beyond Beer
Can any wine edge out beer as a match for those brawny backyard party foods--hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs? Answering the question had seemed like a light (or at least lighthearted) assignment, but in the course of the two-hour task, Sunset's wine-and-food-pairing...
Burger City
L.A. is America's hamburger capital. Don't believe it? Take a charbroiled tour of these classic burger jointsThe remembrance of burgers past begins a block away. Prevailing westerlies carry the essence of the Apple Pan's hickory burger east down Pico...
Burger City: L.A. Is America's Hamburger Capital. Don't Believe It? Take a Charbroiled Tour of These Classic Burger Joints
The remembrance of burgers past begins a block away. Prevailing westerlies carry the essence of the Apple Pan's hickory burger east down Pico Boulevard, past a bank building, and straight to my nose. I'm not only smelling the burger--ground sirloin...
Chasing a Dream: It's Exhausting. It's Exhilarating. and It Comes with an Epic Party at the End. It's the Transpacific Yacht Race from L.A. to Honolulu. Gretchen Reynolds Reports on the Allure of This Hundred-Year-Old Event
For Patricia Garfield, the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii has the allure of a homecoming. "I have a photograph of my dad holding me when I was about a year old," says Garfield. The photo shows father and infant daughter on a sailboat...
Cool Cabana Style: A Rustic-Modern Poolhouse Doubles as a Guest Suite
The Maunu family's pool didn't seem far from their Los Angeles home until they needed something. Then it felt like a few hundred miles away. "We like to barbecue down there, and we were forever having to run back for ketchup, mustard, or napkins,"...
Cool in Fairplay
Hike among ancient trees and explore an old gold town southwest of DenverWhen July weather brings a blast of heat to Denver, there's no cooler outing than a trip to the town of Fairplay (elevation 9,950), a two-hour drive southwest into the Rockies....
Dining: Table Talk
Sometimes, half the fun in dining out is trying to overhear the conversation at the next table. Now this pleasure is going aboveground at communal tables in restaurants around the West. Places that have you rubbing elbows with fellow diners range from...
Easy Being Green
Landscape designer Shirley Watts is on a mission to green up her gardens. That doesn't mean she packs them with foliage. Watts is committed to green solutions that benefit the environment by preserving resources and by recycling materials. [ILLUSTRATION...
Easy Being Green
Tips for an eco-wise gardenHere are a few ways to make your own garden a more environmentally friendly space.* Go organic. Apply mulches on garden beds, use organic fertilizers as needed, and avoid toxic chemical pesticides.* Irrigate with drip. To conserve...
Explore and Restore on Oahu
Oahu offers the best of Hawaii's cultural activities and events throughout the year, including must-do festivals such as the Aloha Festivals, May Day and the Prince Lot Celebrations. But, Oahu also offers some of the world's best spa experiences in...
Fresh Mint: Explore a Variety of Flavors This Summer
Crush a mint sprig between your fingers and you'll release that distinctive cool, green scent that makes your mouth water irresistibly. As with all herbs, fragrance means flavor is present. Mint's brisk aroma also chases away the sluggishness that...
High-Speed Design: Home Decor Tips from Lara and John Tusher of Seattle's Velocity
In the fast-paced world of contemporary home furnishings, Velocity Art and Design is aptly named. Part website, part Belltown storefront, it's the brainchild of design connoisseurs Lara and John Tusher, who have a knack for spotting new talent and...
Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Genuinely THE BEST. Looking for an easy and economical way to feed your family something naturally healthy and low in fat that always gets rave reviews? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jazz up...
Jogs for Dogs
Three top Salt Lake City trails to hike togetherA pup's gotta run, especially in summer. My English springer spaniel, Roscoe, considers the vast open spaces that surround Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, his own private exercise grounds. Here are...
Listen to Japan: Obon Is the Best Time to Check out San Jose's Rising Japantown
Before you even reach Fifth Street in San Jose's Japantown, the sweet, mysterious sounds of chidori folk music echo over loudspeakers, drawing visitors to a local Buddhist temple. Visit this month, and you'll see musicians and dancers in kimonos celebrate...
Make a Splash: The Best Water Features Treat This Resource with Respect
A water feature in an arid climate isn't a luxury. It's a necessity. When months go by without a drop of rain, the sight and sound of water in the garden are powerfully reassuring on many levels--physically, psychologically, even spiritually. A gently...
Mountain Summer: Follow Kaiser Pass Road to the Heart of the Central Sierra
"If you are looking for the Hilton," Nick Grogan advises, "you won't find it here." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Well, no. As retired wilderness manager of the Sierra National Forest's High Sierra Ranger District, Grogan knows his mountains. But, he...
Not All Wet
The first time I saw the Bellagio fountains, I was walking the Las Vegas Strip back to my hotel. I wasn't looking for the fountains. I barely knew they existed. Then the show began. I froze. I stayed, mesmerized, for the next half-hour. Eventually,...
Oahu a Delight for the Senses
Hearkening back to the ancient Makahiki harvest festivals--extended times of music, dance, games, and feasting for the Hawaiians of old--the Aloha Festivals are a time of relaxation and rejuvenation for visitors and residents alike, a respite from...
Pitch Your Tent in Paradise: Camp in Big Sur
The Big Sur coast has the most beautiful camping in the world. That fact is so well known that in summer, it can seem tough to find a spot to unroll your sleeping bag. But here's a secret: There are still campsites available--you just have to work...
Prince Rupert
EXPLOREThe B.C. beauty has been undiscovered-until nowShaun Stevenson is standing on a bluff above Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The cobalt waters of the Inside Passage stretch below. To the north and south, mountains rise from the water, their steep...
Real Grilled Cheese
The oldest diner sandwich in the book becomes a great summer meal when you make it live up to its name--cook it on the grill. Don't forget the potato chips and pickles. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches PREP AND COOK TIME: About 15 minutes MAKES:...
Secret Kingdom: Come Spend 20 Hours Behind the Scenes at Disneyland
On a weekday evening, Steven B. Davison stands in the driveway of what looks like your average industrial park. Making the scene slightly out of the ordinary are the contraptions parked in the driveway: A Lion King junglescape on wheels, a structure...
Tasty Tips
In our family, the favorite way to eat bok choy ("Choy of Cooking," May, page 137) is fresh. We enjoy the stalks just like celery and cut up the leaves to add a lovely dark green color to any salad. We use the large size, which is also called pak choy...
What to Do in Your Garden in July
PLANTING * Bearded irises. Now is the best time to set out rhizomes of bearded irises. Plant in full sun (or light afternoon shade in hottest climates) and fast-draining soil. Set rhizomes 1 to 2 feet apart, and plant deep enough so the tops will...
Wine Country Pool Party
When a winemaker barbecues, the tri-tip's a corkerEven though Erik Olsen is the winemaker at mammoth Clos du Bois Winery in Sonoma Countyone of the leading producers of Chardonnay in the United States (about a million cases of it)-the value of wine for...
Wine Country Pool Party: When a Winemaker Barbecues, the Tri-Tip's a Corker
Even though Erik Olsen is the winemaker at mammoth Clos du Bois Winery in Sonoma County--one of the leading producers of Chardonnay in the United States (about a million cases of it)--the value of wine for him lies in good times with family, friends,...
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