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. 200, No. 1, January

A Century in the West
* In an interview a few years ago, the late Western writer Wallace Stegner said, "So far, no regional magazine has made a national place for itself, except Sunset. You can't look closely at Sunset without developing a considerable respect for the intelligence...
Acropolis Now
Los Angeles, the city of epics, gets ready for the premiere of its biggest blockbuster yet - the $1-billion Getty Center As the Getty Center rose mysteriously on a hill high above perpetually clogged Sepulveda Pass, the Richard Meier-designed arts campus...
A Designer's Guide to House-Scaping
Consider the desired look or style. Does the room need a sculptural focal point (a pigmy date palm, for example)? Or something more neutral (like a bamboo palm) that won't compete with the decor? Do you want a plant that's spiky or soft, bold or delicate,...
An Old Favorite through New Eyes
* I grew up with crab Louis and loved every bite. Then menus moved on, and this dependable salad fell from grace. But Andrea Hill, chef de cuisine at Accents at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach, California, is young enough to treat this salad...
Celebrity Trees
Arizona cypress Cupressus arizonica Zones 5, 8-24 This spreading conifer (to 40 ft. tall) comes from the arid basin regions of the Southwest, at elevations of 3,000 to 8,000 feet. Wherever it goes, it withstands what it has always experienced in its...
Coronado and the Lost Cities of Gold
* In search of the fabled glory of the conquistadores, I'm steering down State Highway 92 in Palominas, Arizona. Palominas has a pink-and-yellow circus tent advertising a Full Gospel Crusade Miracle Service. It also has an ostrich farm, because as we...
Cross-Country Skiing in the Rattlesnake
You know the scenario. It's a Sunday afternoon in winter, you've been inside all weekend, and you're stir-crazy. So load the cross-country skis into the car and head north from Missoula along Rattlesnake Drive to the 60,000-acre Rattlesnake National...
Cruising the Inside Passage
Right about now, you might be thumbing through any of the dozens of brochures touting a summer cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. Some companies offer full-fledged vacations aboard floating megaresorts, with 10 lavish meals a day (rumba lessons...
Easy Glamour Glassware
If you're in the mood for a cool martini, check out this glassware. Although they look like they came from Tiffany, the glasses were purchased for $2.99 apiece at a home store. The plates cost $1.99 each. So what gives them their distinctive appearance?...
Fur Rondy Frolic in Anchorage
The best thing about Anchorage is that it's so close to Alaska. That's the joke, anyway - funny but maybe a little unfair. Sure, Anchorage is a big town, with sushi bars and satellite dishes. But each February, Anchorage proves it's just as wild, just...
How to Follow El Nino
Just when El Nino is making weatherwatching more interesting, silicon chips are making the pursuit easier and more sophisticated than ever. THE BASICS: HEAT AND HUMIDITY To measure the basics, start with a minimum-maximum thermometer/hygrometer. Its...
Into the Heart of the Klondike
The swirling scrim of brown water in the bottom of the pan washes the last specks of gravel back into the shallows of Bonanza Creek. Nothing. I'm ankle-deep in the same stream where Skookum Jim, Tagish Charlie, and George Carmack panned the shotgun shell's...
Just like Mom Made - Almost
Westerners share their childhood memories of favorite foods. Our lighter recipes bring the same old-fashioned satisfaction * Remember how Mom's mac 'n' cheese could smooth out a bad day? Chances are, most of her special dishes weren't fancy but took...
Just like Mom Made-Almost
Westerners share their childhood memories of favorite foods. Our lighter recipes bring the same old-fashioned satisfaction Remember how Mom's mac 'n' cheese could smooth out a bad day? Chances are, most of her special dishes weren't fancy but took some...
Kitchen Cabinet
READERS' RECIPES TESTED IN SUNSET'S KITCHENS Cranberry Crisp Bars Jim and Ivy Hermon, Alameda, California Looking for a nutritious snack for their weekend hikes, Jim and Ivy Hermon came up with this less sweet, adult version of children's cereal-andmarshmallow...
Mountain Garden Notebook
When I look out on my winter garden, with its leafless trees standing stark against the sky (beds of annuals still lying dormant in seed packets on the kitchen table), I get the urge to plant something-and watch it grow quickly-right on my windowsill....
Neat Idea
Pairing green spinach pasta with a red sauce, or a red tomato pasta with green pesto, doesn't require much of an aesthetic stretch. But showing off pastas with a greater range of colors takes a more creative choice of sauce. And when it comes to the...
Northern California
30 inns, B & Bs, and resorts make the most of stormy weather on the coast * To paraphrase Mark Twain, everybody talks about El Nino, but nobody does anything about it. Here's a modest proposal-meet this winter's weather headon by spending the night...
One Step at a Time
* When a baby takes its first step, as my wee grandson, Henry, is aiming to do momentarily, a whole new world unfolds. For me, January marks less dramatic, more symbolic changes. Obligations of the old year are settled. The calendar is ready for fresh...
One Step at a Time
* When a baby takes its first step, as my wee grandson, Henry, is aiming to do momentarily, a whole new world unfolds. For me, January marks less dramatic, more symbolic changes. Obligations of the old year are settled. The calendar is ready for fresh...
Open House
QUALITY TIME IN THE FAMILY TEPEE I found the perfect gift for our 2-yearold son: a colorful "Tepee for Two" (June, page 126). Although the instructions indicated completion time of 3/2 hours, my husband, who is a surgeon, said he could reconstruct a...
Oregon
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF The simple logo and understated advertising led me to expect something closer to an intimate inn than the brand-new three-story motel I found at the end of a spruce-lined lane just off U.S. 101 North in Yachats. But inside, Overleaf...
Out with the Lawn, in with the Flowers
A Northwest front yard gets a total face-lift His old front yard was about as soulless as a landscape can be. But for Joel Potthoff of Bothell, Washington, the 1,800-square-foot space had one thing in its favor: unlimited potential. With that in mind,...
Prime Time at Bosque del Apache
Winter is the time to catch New Mexico's biggest wildlife show I am no birder. I couldn't tell a sandhill crane from a Frasier Crane, a cinnamon teal from a Tea Leoni. But New Mexico's Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge transcends the mere knowledge...
Skating under the Stars
To celebrate Sunset's Centennial in 1998, we're visiting 100 of the West's best destinations. This month, we focus on outdoor ice skating rinks. Think of ice skating outdoors and a Norman Rockwell winter lake scene may come to mind, or maybe Christmas...
Southern California
AT SEA IN SANTA BARBARA The highest tribute I can pay to the Santa Barbara Miramar Hotel Resort is to say that its breezy spirit and beachside appeal survived one of the most interminable experiences of my life: a Santa Barbara weekend with my thengirlfriend...
Theodore Payne: Western Plants' Greatest Champion
Long before Westerners paid any attention to our native flora, many of our plants were already at home in England. And it was an Englishman, Theodore Payne, who introduced us to the beauty of our own flowers, shrubs, and trees. Payne arrived in Southern...
The Western Home Notebook
I'm considering adding a new garage and master bedroom suite to my home, and I'd like it to be designed by a good architect and built by a competent builder. I also want it to include features that meet my taste and pocketbook. The challenge is locating...
Traveler's Guide to the Klondike
Right now isn't too soon to begin planning a summer trip. Summer season runs roughly from mid-May to midSeptember in Skagway and Dawson City. Prices followed by (CN) are in Canadian dollars. GETTING AROUND By sea. For details on ships calling at Skagway,...
Travel Guide: Gear
You want fresh air, but your partner, the football nut, would gladly be hobbled if it meant getting to stay home and watch the Super Bowl. Casio's new Sport Vision (JY-10) pulls out a fourth-quarter victory. The near pocket-size television features a...
Well Grounded in Stags Leap
* The great wines of the world tell you where in the world they're from. Their aromas and flavors give you the sense that they are intimately and inevitably connected to the ground they were born in. And within that connectedness lies everything that...
Western Plants That Won the World
These 20 plants, native to the western United States, have captivated gardeners around the world. Here's why you should consider growing one or more of them * We take them for granted in our gardens. We neglect them, and they thrive anyway. We treat...
Western Wanderings: Our Man on the Coronado Trail
OUR MAN ON THE CORONADO TRAIL Coronado and the lost cities of gold * In search of the fabled glory of the conquistadores, I'm steering down State Highway 92 in Palominas, Arizona. Palominas has a pink-and-yellow circus tent advertising a Full Gospel...
Winter on the Water: 30 Inns, B&Bs, and Resorts Make the Most of Stormy Weather on the Coast
* To paraphrase Mark Twain, everybody talks about El Nino, but nobody does anything about it. Here's a modest proposal - meet this winter's weather head-on by spending the night in the path of a storm. We're not suggesting that you subject yourself...
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