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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. 224, No. 2, February

5 More Gold-Medal Towns
1/Los Angeles Evan Lysacek, figure skater WHERE HE WORKS OUT The oceanfront path between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach for morning runs; Runyon Canyon Park (laparks.org), near the Hollywood Hills, for weekend hikes. WHERE HE HANGS OUT Holly-wood's...
5 More Gold-Medal Towns
1/ Los AngelesEvan Lysacek, figure skaterWHERE HE WORKS OUT The oceanfront path between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach for morning runs; Runyon Canyon Park (laparks.org), near the Hollywood Hills, for weekend hikes. where he hangs out Hollywood's...
A Bite-Size Chocolate Party: Move over, Cupcakes. Here's the Latest in Little Desserts
Party menu for 12 DESSERTS Two-bite chocolate cream pies Brownie ice cream mini-wiches Molten chocolate mousse cups Chocolate candied almonds Sugared chocolate beignets DRINKS Ruby port sparklers Chocolate and port sippers...
A Night out In: Downtown Oakland
Inside East Bay spots with buzz * 3 great Bay Area candy shops * A splurge-worthy Tahoe adventure * Why go now: As block after block of condos pop up, so do bars, restaurants, and art galleries to entertain the young new locals. East vs. west:...
Beverly Hills for the Rest of Us
It's not justa playground for stars. Here's how to live large on the cheap in 90210 BY MARYANN HAMMERS | PHOTOGRAPHS BY GINA SABATELLAAS A KID GROWING UP in working-class Los Angeles, I thought Beverly Hills was a faraway place reserved for privileged...
Beverly Hills for the Rest of Us: It's Not Just a Playground for Stars. Here's How to Live Large on the Cheap in 90210
AS A KID GROWING UP in working-class Los Angeles, I thought Beverly Hills was a faraway place reserved for privileged playboys and the Hollywood haves. Rich people lived in Beverly Hills; I watched Beverly Hillbillies on TV. I bought baubles at Target,...
Dream Trips to Match Your Mood
Whether you're itching for a kick-back weekend on the beach or big thrills in the snow, one of these 20 places under $200 will feel just rightWhat are you in the mood for?OCEAN VIEWSThe Inn at Mama's Fish HouseMaui, HIVenice Breeze Suites L.A.Playa VivaNear...
Dream Trips to Match Your Mood: Whether You're Itching for a Kick-Back Weekend on the Beach or Big Thrills in the Snow, One of These 20 Places under $200 Will Feel Just Right
What are you in the mood for? OCEAN VIEWS The Inn at Mama's Fish House Maui, HI Venice Breeze Suites L.A. Playa Viva Near Zihuatanejo, Mexico Hotel Maya Long Beach, CA PAMPERING Sedona Rouge Hotel AZ The Horizon Hotel...
Flowers without Fuss
Los Angeles farmer Tara Kolla shares her secrets to growing great blooms organicallyTHE MOST COMMON MYTH about growing flowers is that you need to use herbicides or pesticides to get the best blooms. But Tara Kolla, a former public relations executive...
Flowers without Fuss: Los Angeles Farmer Tara Kolla Shares Her Secrets to Growing Great Blooms, Organically
THE MOST COMMON MYTH about growing flowers is that you need to use herbicides or pesticides to get the best blooms. But Tara Kolla, a former public relations executive turned backyard farmer, has learned how to produce beautiful bouquets organically...
In Land We Trust
Even now, much of the West still lacks affordable housing-here's one community's green answer to the problem BY ALLISON ARIEFF | PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL HANSONIN 1984, Paul Schissler purchased a century-old house in Bellingham, Washington, and watched...
In Land We Trust: Even Now, Much of the West Still Lacks Affordable Housing-Here's One Community's Green Answer to the Problem
IN 1984, Paul Schissler purchased a century-old house in Bellingham, Washington, and watched through the 1990s as its value skyrocketed. Not only were he and his neighbors riding the wave of a national real estate boom, but the community also had become...
Making Cheese: It's as Easy as 1-2-3: You, Too, Can Create Top-Notch Fresh Cheeses with Tips from Two of the West's Best Artisans
SURPRISINGLY, some fancy (and pricey) cheeses are easy to make, even for beginners--especially if you have a good teacher. Two of the country's top cheesemakers, both in Northern California, invited us into their warm, milk-scented creameries for...
Mountain Editor's Picks
Choose your own winter adventureThe secret to a crowd-free national park trip? Go nowHidden haunts in Rocky MountainSnowshoers flock to Dream, Emerald, and Nymph Lakes, but we prefer the trek from the Wild Basin trailhead to Ouzel Lake (20 per vehicle;...
Past Perfected
Breathing new life into a historic Oakland homeWHEN MOST HOUSE HUNTERS hear about a 1930s structure that hasn't been updated since, well, the 1930s, they think, Demo. But Jamie and Jeremy Kidson, owners of the popular Bay Area stores Atomic Garden and...
Past Perfected: Breathing New Life into a Historic Oakland Home
WHEN MOST HOUSE HUNTERS hear about a 1930s structure that hasn't been updated since, well, the 1930s, they think, Demo. But Jamie and Jeremy Kidson, owners of the popular Bay Area stores Atomic Garden and Jeremys, thought. Perfect. "We were looking...
Pizza Rises in the West
1 Pizzetta 211 Best Margherita pie WHAT'S SPECIAL This is the sweetest little restaurant in all of San Francisco, with just four wooden tables inside, a scattering of sidewalk seats, and blankets for bundling up in the fog while you wait beneath...
Starstruck
Chad Moore, founder and program manager of the National Park Service's Night Sky Program, works to preserve one of the West's last best places--our dark sky. My dad was in the Navy, and when we were stationed in Honolulu, my parents got me a telescope....
Starstruck
WHY I LIVE HERE: FORT COLLINS, COChad Moore, founder and program manager of the National Park Service's Night Sky Program, works to preserve one of the West's last best places - our dark sky.My dad was in the Navy, and when we were stationed in Honolulu,...
Sunset Stories That Inspire
Here is why I love you so much. As a working suburban mom of young children, I cook, entertain, garden, remodel, travel, and explore much less than I would like to. But reading one issue of your magazine makes me feel like I've done all those things....
Tai Chi & Me
Sandra Tsing Loh wanted to revitalize her life. Enter Strike Tiger and How's My HairTHE DEEPER I GLIDE INTO MIDDLE AGE, the more I am humbled at my own diminishing abilities, as a formerly gifted youth. At 17, 1 scored a perfect 800 on my math SAT; at...
Tai Chi & Me: Sandra Tsing Log Wanted to Revitalize Her Life. Enter Strike Tiger and How's My Hair?
THE DEEPER I GLIDE INTO MIDDLE AGE, the more I am humbled at my own diminishing abilities, as a formerly gifted youth. At 17, I scored a perfect 800 on my math SAT; at 47, I have difficulty completing a Sudoku, level easy (I always have too many 3s...
The New Sunday Supper: From the Chef of L.A.'S Campanile, Recipes to Make Your Next Family Meal One to Remember
THESE DAYS, we're all craving a strong sense of family, whether that means actual blood relations or just good friends. Not surprisingly, many restaurants are picking up on this mood and reserving one night a week for prix-fixe meals served family-style....
Training Grounds
Methow Valley, Washington, is where many an Olympic hopeful trains. Nordic skier and local Sadie Bjornsen takes us on an insider's tourWHEN MOST OTHER KIDS were choking down their Wheaties and just dreaming of being Olympic athletes, 11-year-old Sadie...
Utah Day Trip Park City
Why go now: The frenzy of Sundance is over, and believe it or not, there are plenty of cheap thrills in Utah's glitziest mountain town. Number of ski resorts: 3 (Deer Valley, the Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort) Population: 7,500 Typical Sundance...
Vancouver's Moment
The Olympic spotlight is on Vancouver, B.C., and it's ready for its close-up. The skinny on the city's innovative food scene, hotels, and neighborhoods to discover now8 hot spots to get a taste of the globeMarket by Jean-Georges, (below) in the Shangri-La...
Warm Up in Style
Sunset readers save $70/night!Frank Sinatra had the right idea 50 years ago when he lounged poolside at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs. Flash forward, and the newly refurbed Riviera - with its star-shaped pool flanked by firepits, cabanas, and absurdly...
What's in Season? Cherimoya
WHAT IS IT? A subtropical fruit, now grown in California. Its fragrant, creamy flesh tastes like many fruits combined: pineapple, pear, banana, mango, even strawberry. WHEN TO EAT IT Cherimoya is ripe when fragrant near the stem end, slightly...
What to Do in Northern California February
TIME-SAVING BOOK When author Valerie Easton moved to a new house, she created a landscape that was easy to manage and enjoy--inspiration for her book The New Low-Maintenance Garden (Timber Press, 2009; $20). In it, she shares great principles for...
What to Do in the Rockies February
TIME-SAVING BOOK When author Valerie Easton moved to a new house, she created a landscape that was easy to manage and enjoy - inspiration for her book The New LowMaintenance Garden (Timber Press, 2009; $20). In it, she shares great principles for designing,...
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