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. 222, No. 2, February

A Balanced Breakfast; Start the Day Right with Tips (and Muesli) from Rancho la Puerta
ROLL OVER IN BED and keep snoozing--or set the alarm for earlier than usual, get up, and go exercise? At Rancho La Puerta, a resort and spa in Baja California, Mexico, guests actually rush to sign up for the morning workout: a 2-mile group hike...
All That Sparkles
Put some fizz in your Valentine's Day with a trip to a California sparkling wineryI HAVE an indelible memory of my first wine tour, at Moet & Chandon, in the Champagne region of France. In the gilt-andmirrors tasting room, one beefy guy in our group...
All That Sparkles: Put Some Fizz in Your Valentine's Day with a Trip to a California Sparkling Winery
I HAVE AN INDELIBLE MEMORY Of my first wine tour, at Moet & Chandon, in the Champagne region of France. In the gilt-and-mirrors tasting room, one beefy guy in our group grabbed his flute of Dom Perignon around its middle. "Sir," said the tour guide,...
A Lover's Guide to Wine
Build your Valentine vocabulary (and jump-start your evening) with these aphrodisiacs BY SARA SCHNEIDERAphrodite had her tools apples, pomegranates, and a mythical girdle that, legend has it, made her irresistible to men (mortal or otherwise). We reject...
A Lover's Guide to Wine: Build Your Valentine Vocabulary (and Jump-Start Your Evening) with These Aphrodisiacs
Aphrodite had her tools--apples, pomegranates, and a mythical girdle that, legend has it, made her irresistible to men (mortal or otherwise). We reject the girdle in favor of a glass of wine with seductive edibles. A half-dozen oysters, a few almonds,...
A Party That Cooks
Make preparing dinner the party in itself. Invite your friends to chop, slice, and sauté-then feast"TO THE SOUS-CHEFS!" says Joanna Dawson, raising her glass to a group of five friends. Glasses clink, and coach and friend Dan Petrie gets dinner rolling....
Chicken with Tomatoes, Apricots, and Chickpeas: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Catherine Swetland, Scottsdale, AZ Sprinkle 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, then add 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 1/2 tsp. ground...
Do Not Disturb
Top 20 inns (all under $250!) that'll fan the flames for a romantic weekendIN the WEST, we've got a leg up on romance. For one thing, we've got natural beauty galore. But we're also a breeding ground (forgive us) for free thinkers like University of...
Do Not Disturb; Top 20 Inns (All under $250!) That'll Fan the Flames for a Romantic Weekend
IN THE WEST, we've got a leg up on romance. For one thing, we've got natural beauty galore. But we're also a breeding ground (forgive us) for free thinkers like University of Washington sociologist and sexologist Pepper Schwartz, author of more than...
Evergreen, Colorado
Day tripWhy go now: Simple wintertime pleasures are this town's forte. Elevation: 7,200 feet Main drag: State 74 ("Main Street" in local-speak) Town namesake: The trees (which supplied lumber for Denver's first construction boom, in the mid-1800s). Brush...
Flower Shop Secrets
San Francisco floral designer Erin Rosenow reveals her tricks for creating perfect arrangements at homeYour home floral-design studioYou don't need a fancy shop to make designer bouquets and arrangements. A sink, some counter space, and a drawer for...
Flower Shop Secrets: San Francisco Floral Designer Erin Rosenow Reveals Her Tricks for Creating Perfect Arrangements at Home
Your home floral-design studio You don't need a fancy shop to make designer bouquets and arrangements. A sink, some counter space, and a drawer for tools will do nicely. Rosenow recommends devoting one or two shelves in a kitchen cabinet for storing...
Fresh Faces: A West Coast Viola Breeder Gives the Inside Scoop on These Cool-Season Beauties
The next time you stock up on seeds or cell-packs of blooming violas, you can thank people like Jason Jandrew, a plant breeder at Goldsmith Seeds in Gilroy, California. Jandrew is the man behind the latest Penny series violas. Here he tells us why...
Little Luxuries
After a January of making fresh starts and eating right (maybe with some sacrifice), February feels like a month made for indulgences: chocolate, champagne, long weekends away. At least, that's my usual pattern. But this year, indulging seems almost...
Northern California Weekend
S.F. day trip Fillmore jazz district Why go now: Since Yoshi's opened, there's no place like the Fillmore for a jazzy night out. Why the Fillmore was cool: In the 1940s and '50s, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong...
Play House
How a bungalow full of boys and toys manages to be a sanctuary for the grown-ups BY KIMBERLY BROWN SEELY | PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN GRANENTHREE YOUNG BOYS plus a 2,000-squarefoot bungalow might sound like it equals a design challenge, but for this Seattle...
Play House: How a Bungalow Full of Boys and Toys Manages to Be a Sanctuary for the Grown-Ups
THREE YOUNG BOYS plus a 2,000-square-foot bungalow might sound like it equals a design challenge, but for this Seattle family, it adds up to a home that's stylish, livable, and friendly to kids and adults alike. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "We didn't...
The Best of Beaver Creek
In the land of luxe, you can still get some bang for your buck. Here's how BY JANE McCONNELL | PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENIFER HARRINGTONPERFECTION COMES WITH a price tag, of course, but a weekend in Beaver Creek doesn't have to be a blowout reserved for the...
The NEW RULES
Interior designer Sheri Sheridan gives us the secrets of freestyle decorating from her Oakland home. The key: Make the most of what you have, and indulge with care1. START BIGPrioritize your space & choose key furnishings firstAccording to Sheridan,...
The New Rules: Interior Designer Sheri Sheridan Gives Us the Secrets of Freestyle Decorating from Her Oakland Home. the Key: Make the Most of What You Have, and Indulge with Care
1. START BIG Prioritize your space & choose key furnishings first According to Sheridan, the most important areas in a house are the entryway and the living and dining rooms. "These are your entertaining spaces, and they should be celebrated...
The Pre-Games Show: Whistler, British Columbia, Is Ready for Its Close-Up-The 2010 Winter Olympics. So Why Wait? Hurry to Try Six New Adventures before the Cameras and Crowds Hit Town
1 Scope out the men's downhill course Skiing what will be the men's screaming downhill course will give you serious bragging rights around the TV come Olympics time. From the top of the Whistler Blackcomb resort's Big Red Express Chair, race down...
The Smarter Bathroom
Simple tips and new high-tech products to reduce your water bill BY JESS CHAMBERLAINTURN OFF THE FAUCETDon't leave water running when brushing teeth or shaving. Savings: 2 minutes off can save 4.4 gallons of water - enough to stay hyd rated for 12 days...
The Smarter Bathroom: Simple Tips and New High-Tech Products to Reduce Your Water Bill
TURN OFF THE FAUCET Don't leave water running when brushing teeth or shaving. Savings: 2 minutes off can save 4.4 gallons of water--enough to stay hydrated for 12 days (six 8-ounce glasses each day). 70 gallons That's how much can fill a tub,...
We Love Joe: Discover the Magic Ingredient That Adds Depth of Flavor to All Kinds of Foods: Coffee
Coffee and brown sugar bacon SERVES 8 TIME 40 minutes Everyone loves waking up to the smell of coffee and the smell of bacon, and the flavors are pretty awesome together too. Add some molasses-y brown sugar, and you'll reach bacon nirvana. 1...
What to Do in Northern California: February
Plant now Grow spring flowers Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For big plants and lots of blooms, plant spring-flowering annuals and perennials from 4-inch pots now. Annie's Annuals & Perennials (anniesannuals.com or 888/266-4370) has gorgeous...
What to Do in the Rockies: February
Plant nowGrow tradescantia indoors Commonly known as Moses-in-the-cradle, purple heart, or wandering Jew, all tropical tradescantias are easy-care houseplants for a bright room. Allow soil to dry out between waterings and fertilize every two weeks from...
Where There's Smoke
When she discovers that herwoodstove might be a gross polluter, Allison Arieff determined to figure out how to spare the air and keep those home fires burningI WAS LISTENING to the radio while driving to work the other day, when I caught the tail end...
Where There's Smoke: When She Discovers That Her Woodstove Might Be a Gross Polluter, Allison Arieff Is Determined to Figure out How to Spare the Air and Keep Those Home Fires Burning
I WAS LISTENING to the radio while driving to work the other day, when I caught the tail end of a story about smoke school. Though it sounds like a working title for a Cheech & Chong movie, smoke school, or rather smoke-compliance school, turns...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.