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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. 213, No. 1, July

A Winner by the Sea
On the Southern California coast, Del Mar is a haven for beachcombers, gardeners-and fans of fast, fast horsesI used to ride my saddle horse for miles along the beach to Torrey Pines State Reserve," Fae Sanger says as she gazes across the Del Mar Racetrack...
A Winner by the Sea: On the Southern California Coast, del Mar Is a Haven for Beachcombers, Gardeners-And Fans of Fast, Fast Horses
"I used to ride my saddle horse for miles along the beach to Torrey Pines State Reserve," Fae Sanger says as she gazes across the Del Mar Racetrack toward the ocean. "Some of the trainers used to take thoroughbreds out to walk in the surf." [ILLUSTRATION...
Bold Beauties
Succulents create drama in beds and pots and on dry slopesEasy-care succulents have long been considered the boring last resort of brown-thumb gardeners. But fans are proving that used in the right setting, these plants are unsurpassed for beauty, drama,...
Bold Beauties: Succulents Create Drama in Beds and Pots and on Dry Slopes
Easy-care succulents have long been considered the boring last resort of brown-thumb gardeners. But fans are proving that used in the right setting, these plants are unsurpassed for beauty, drama, and toughness. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Along a...
Build a Beach
Seaside illusion* Horizon. To create a line where "sky" meets "sea," Bud Stuckey covered the entire fence with a light blue shade of soft-gloss exterior house paint. After it dried, he ran masking tape across the fence and applied darker blue paint along...
Chase the Sun
Discover a hidden California along Highway 20The layers of fog off the coast of Fort Bragg amplify and diffuse the light from the setting sun, each becoming a luminous streak on the horizon. I've driven 214 miles across California to arrive at this spot...
Chase the Sun: Discover a Hidden California along Highway 20
The layers of fog off the coast of Fort Bragg amplify and diffuse the light from the setting sun, each becoming a luminous streak on the horizon. I've driven 214 miles across California to arrive at this spot on Glass Beach. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Color Wave
Brighten your home with summery hues from our beach-inspired paletteThe easiest and least expensive way to change the look of your interior is to paint it. But there's a catch: With some manufacturers offering more than 100 shades of blue alone, today's...
Color Wave: Brighten Your Home with Summery Hues from Our Beach-Inspired Palette
The easiest and least expensive way to change the look of your interior is to paint it. But there's a catch: With some manufacturers offering more than 100 shades of blue alone, today's huge array of color choices can be overwhelming. To simplify the...
Cultural Inspiration on Hawaii's: Big Island
This island is still growing, as a river of molten lava pours often from the caldera into the sea and has long been considered a spiritual place where simply standing still on the ancient lava fields can energize the body. An island of unique experiences,...
Dog Days in Carmel
We sit on the patio, pondering the menu. I order the ancho chile pork loin. My wife orders lemon chicken, my son a cheeseburger. The fourth member of our party, Della, gets kibble. Della is our 5-year-old Labrador retriever mix. We have taken Della...
Fresh Face
Nancy Lieberman wanted to simplify and update the facade of her "cutesy cottage" in Santa Barbara while adding a garage. She and her architect son. Jerome Olander, worked together to eliminate what he calls "a haphazard collection of details, including...
Garage with a View
A multiuse structure makes the most of its siteSimple requests can lead to surprising solutions. That was true for Los Angeles attorney Mike Guttentag, who asked Marmol Radziner + Associates to design a studio for working at homeand for a little relaxing...
Garage with a View: A Multiuse Structure Makes the Most of Its Site
Simple requests can lead to surprising solutions. That was true for Los Angeles attorney Mike Guttentag, who asked Marmol Radziner + Associates to design a studio for working at home--and for a little relaxing and entertaining too. The result is a...
Hidden Wine Country
Just minutes off 1-80, wind past the family wineries of Solano CountyWild turkeys waddle across Mason Road as a single car makes its way toward Green Valley's Volkhardt Family Vineyards. Behind the winery, the hills rise steeply, leading to busy Napa...
Hidden Wine Country: Just Minutes off 1-80, Wind Past the Family Wineries of Solano County
Wild turkeys waddle across Mason Road as a single car makes its way toward Green Valley's Volkhardt Family Vineyards. Behind the winery, the hills rise steeply, leading to busy Napa Valley. But here in rural Solano County, the only other vehicle in...
Iced Tea
Sorbets and sherbets give flavorful teas a cool new spinTea, with its subtle aromas and attendant soothing rituals, has slipped quietly into our daily lives. A look at tea shop and restaurant menus and even the bottled-drink aisle of supermarkets reveals...
Iced Tea: Sorbets and Sherbets Give Flavorful Teas a Cool New Spin
Tea, with its subtle aromas and attendant soothing rituals, has slipped quietly into our daily lives. A look at tea shop and restaurant menus and even the bottled-drink aisle of supermarkets reveals that all are brimming with once-exotic teas from...
Jazzed Up
San Francisco's Fillmore district swings againWhen Paula West and Kim Nalley work the crowds into a frenzy for this year's Fillmorejazz Festival, they'll be honoring a tradition that dates back decades. "All the great jazz musicians used to play at clubs...
Jazzed Up: San Francisco's Fillmore District Swings Again
When Paula West and Kim Nalley work the crowds into a frenzy for this year's Fillmore Jazz Festival, they'll be honoring a tradition that dates back decades. "All the great jazz musicians used to play at clubs along Fillmore," says Carl Williams, an...
Kauai Island of Discovery
As one of the oldest islands in the Pacific chain, Kauai offers the cultural and environmental traveler a breadth and depth of experience unparalleled even by its sister islands. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With its spectacular natural environment...
Lean on Me
Railing systems to fit your setting, style, and budgetRailings on a deck are like icing on a cake: They're the last thing added but the first thing people see. Site-built wood railings have long been the standard way to finish a deck, but in the last...
Lean on Me: Railing Systems to Fit Your Setting, Style, and Budget
Railings on a deck are like icing on a cake: They're the last thing added but the first thing people see. Site-built wood railings have long been the standard way to finish a deck, but in the last few years, prebuilt or modular systems have expanded...
Learn How to Bamboo
Plant a well-behaved beauty for an accent or a leafy screenWhen it comes to plants with impact, bamboos have no equal. They can grow 4 feet in one day, screen from view a neighbor's looming two-story house within a few years, or transform a traditional...
Learn How to Bamboo: Plant a Well-Behaved Beauty for an Accent or a Leafy Screen
When it comes to plants with impact, bamboos have no equal. They can grow 4 feet in one day, screen from view a neighbor's looming two-story house within a few years, or transform a traditional backyard into an exotic retreat. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Letters from Our Readers
Garage revivalsIn the May issue, we invited readers to tell us about innovative garages. We heard from several folks who've revamped their garages to gain space for storage and various indoor activities. Their ideas inspire us.Michael and Mary Beninato...
Make Your Own at Home
For years the word from the pit was that you couldn't cook classic barbecue at home. After all, what average rib lover has a pit, a smoker, or the supposedly essential 16 hours of cooking time? We are here to share the happy news that great barbecue...
Night Lights: Candlepower for Patios
No one is sorry that Thomas Edison figured out how to harness electricity. But if a seductive atmosphere is what you're after, candlepower beats kilowatts every time. In his backyard ramada in Scottsdale, Arizona, artist Jeff Zischke houses candles...
Rejuvenating Diversity in Oahu
Whatever your heart's desire, you'll find it in the world-class resorts on Oahu. Spa Halekulani, at the hotel with a name that translates to "House Befitting Heaven", has heavenly suites for couples to enjoy the four hour luxury of Pacific islands...
Relaxed in L.A
See why life is good in easygoing BrentwoodSan Vicente Boulevard is like a big, broad river flowing through the West Los Angeles community of Brentwood. Though less celebrated than Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, this upscale yet low-key neighborhood...
Relaxed in L.A.: See Why Life Is Good in Easygoing Brentwood
San Vicente Boulevard is like a big, broad river flowing through the West Los Angeles community of Brentwood. Though less celebrated than Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, this upscale yet low-key neighborhood is worth visiting when you're headed to L.A....
Roll Call
Make Vietnamese summer rolls at the table for a light dinnerVietnamese cuisine may just be the perfect kind of cooking for summer-fresh and satisfying, but never heavy. And now that ingredients like rice-paper wrappers and rice noodles are increasingly...
Roll Call: Make Vietnamese Summer Rolls at the Table for a Light Dinner
Vietnamese cuisine may just be the perfect kind of cooking for summer--fresh and satisfying, but never heavy. And now that ingredients like rice-paper wrappers and rice noodles are increasingly available (look for them in the Asian food aisle of a...
Spot of Gold
All it takes is one unique plant to draw attention to a special area of the garden. In Shelly and Bill Coglizer's Lafayette backyard, that attention-getter is Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'). Like a yellow headlight, its foliage adds...
Stones and Fog
Terrain shapes the taste in the Santa Cruz MountainsI found out something the other day: I like Chardonnay. I hadn't bought a bottle in years, not being fond of the prevailing, oaky California style and not being able to afford good white Burgundies...
Stones and Fog: Terrain Shapes the Taste in the Santa Cruz Mountains
I found out something the other day: I like Chardonnay. I hadn't bought a bottle in years, not being fond of the prevailing, oaky California style and not being able to afford good white Burgundies (those lean Old World-model Chardonnays). But the...
Sturdy Shade
Strong wind is no friend to most patio umbrellas, but it would take a hurricane to budge this setup. The umbrella rises from a sleeve centered in a flowerpot that's filled with three layers of material: a bottom layer of lava rock to hold the sleeve...
Summer Sides
Five easy favorites complete the picnicThe meat may star at a summer barbecue, but without its supporting cast of side dishes-salads, beans, breads, and desserts-it would be a one-dimensional meal. Great sides will add flair to your next potluck, barbecue,...
Summer Sides: Five Easy Favorites Complete the Picnic
The meat may star at a summer barbecue, but without its supporting cast of side dishes--salads, beans, breads, and desserts--it would be a one-dimensional meal. Great sides will add flair to your next potluck, barbecue, or casual meal with friends....
Suspended in Time
Sunrise on each of the six Hawaiian Islands (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii) is a moment of magic. Waves glide across sand, or rattle small, smooth stones along the reef. Clouds move from shades of deep lavender to...
Taco Tuesday
Casual, crispy chicken tacos please a crowdWhat began nine years ago as a simple attempt by Dana Anderson to get her four children to play together has grown into a taco party for about 50 teenagers every Tuesday all summer. The record at the Anderson...
Taco Tuesday: Casual, Crispy Chicken Tacos Please a Crowd
What began nine years ago as a simple attempt by Dana Anderson to get her four children to play together has grown into a taco party for about 50 teenagers every Tuesday all summer. The record at the Anderson home in Newport Beach, California, is 60--all...
Take Our 'Cue
Make great barbecue at homeSenior writer Matt Jaffe led our team of barbecue hunters to find "The West's Best BBCT (page 102), which meant not only tasting a lot of brisket and ribs but chatting with some of the West's top cooks about the art of the...
The Directory
Readers: Win a Sunset mug! The first 100 readers who request information from our advertisers featured in THE DIRECTORY will receive a Sunset mug FREE. This vibrantly colored 2004 Sunset Magazine mug is custom designed for Sunset and hand-panted...
The West's Best BBQ
Spicy ribs and tangy brisket: Here's Sunset's barbecue Hall of FlameBarbecue is cooking as craft, food as folk art. It's oak and mesquite, vinegar and molasses, a blending of ingredients and influences that takes in Mexico, the West Indies, and Africa:...
The West's Best BBQ; Spicy Ribs and Tangy Brisket: Here's Sunset's Barbecue Hall of Flame
Barbecue is cooking as craft, food as folk art. It's oak and mesquite, vinegar and molasses, a blending of ingredients and influences that takes in Mexico, the West Indies, and Africa: The barbecue pit is a melting pot. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Visit the Neighbors: Molokai & Lanai
On the neighboring island of Molokai visitors can totally disconnect with the modern world, staying at the Beach Village at Molokai Ranch. Tent-sided bungalows with hammocks and hot showers invite long nights under the stars and days of quiet tide...
What to Do in Your Garden in July
PLANTING * Containers. You can purchase a flower-filled pot at a nursery, but it's much more fun to make your own--especially if you begin with a theme and a 22- to 24-inch-wide container. For a red-and-purple hummingbird pot, try purple Mexican...
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