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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. 216, No. 5, May

Backyard Escapes: Pavilions Bring Style and Lots of Good Living Outdoors
There's much to be said for escaping without going away: no luggage, traffic, airports. Step out of the house into a garden pavilion, and your mind is released to drift at will. "You feel like you've gone halfway around the world, yet you haven't left...
Balancing Act: Mix Vibrant Color with Nature's Hues for a Warm and Organic Look
Mustards and reds mingle with oranges and blues. Cool mint cabinetry and rich olive textiles blend against the garden vistas that pour in from enormous windows and glass doors throughout. Inside Tim and Una Damon's low-slung California ranch-style...
Basil Bounty
For a summer-long harvest, plant a mix of varietiesBasil and tomatoes go together, especially in summer salads and on bruschetta. That's why we often plant them side by side in Sunset's test garden. (It helps that both plants also thrive in full sun...
Basil Bounty: For a Summer-Long Harvest, Plant a Mix of Varieties
Basil and tomatoes go together, especially in summer salads and on bruschetta. That's why we often plant them side by side in Sunset's test garden. (It helps that both plants also thrive in full sun and rich soil.) But when we wanted to grow several...
Bright Blooms
Spice up your summer garden with vibrant New Guinea impatiensFor flashy flowers and bold foliage, it's tough to beat New Guinea impatiens. These summer annuals come in a palette of brilliant colors, from hot pink and bright orange to red. Their foliage,...
Bright Blooms: Spice Up Your Summer Garden with Vibrant New Guinea Impatiens
For flashy flowers and bold foliage, it's tough to beat New Guinea impatiens. These summer annuals come in a palette of brilliant colors, from hot pink and bright orange to red. Their foliage, in mostly solid colors ranging from green to bronze to...
Cambria Charms
Savor ocean, pines, and pie on the California coastRising from a rocky shoreline into hills covered by Monterey pines, the coastal California town of Cambria has a spirit shaped equally by ocean and forest.Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco,...
Cambria Charms: Savor Ocean, Pines, and Pie on the Central Coast
Rising from a rocky shoreline into hills covered by Monterey pines, Cambria has a spirit shaped equally by ocean and forest. Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this Central Coast town boasts several miles of coastline and, especially...
Camp San Diego: For Perfect Spring Camping, Pitch Your Tent at These Five Spots
We'll be blunt: San Diego County has the best spring camping in the West. Want to pitch your tent on a classic Southern California beach? You got it. Want mountains and deserts? You have those too. The five campgrounds mapped here are our favorites....
Escape to the National Parks: Our Favorite Campsites in the West's Most Dramatic Places. Can't Get a Site? Check out Our Best Nearby Campgrounds
WASHINGTON Olympic Rapids, waterfalls, sapphire lakes, craggy peaks, moss-hung rain forests, lonely seacoasts--Olympic National Park's 1,442 square miles offer a constellation of landscapes that no other national park can match. Ninety-five percent...
Glory Daze
Have art, will travel in Humboldt's Kinetic Sculpture RaceIt's the Friday before Memorial Day weekend in Arcata, California. The great Kinetic Sculpture Race begins the next morning, and the Arcata Kinetic Sculpture Lab is buzzing.The small warehouse...
Glory Daze: Have Art, Will Travel in Humboldt's Kinetic Sculpture Race
It's the Friday before Memorial Day weekend in Arcata, California. The great Kinetic Sculpture Race begins the next morning, and the Arcata Kinetic Sculpture Lab is buzzing. The small warehouse is a mad workshop of strange dreams. Giant, dusty shells...
Introducing: Enchiladas!
How Sunset helped make this dish a mainstay"A church fair almost anywhere in the Southwest is apt to be accompanied by an enchilada supper, served always by pretty dark-eyed senoritas," wrote Sunset in January 1922, introducing the magazine's first recipe...
Introducing: Enchiladas! How Sunset Helped Make This Dish a Mainstay
"A church fair almost anywhere in the Southwest is apt to be accompanied by an enchilada supper, served always by pretty dark-eyed senoritas," wrote Sunset in January 1922, introducing the magazine's first recipe for enchiladas. California (where our...
It's Picnic Time
Pack your basket with our big sandwich, spring salads, and buttery cookies, and add a bottle of chilled wineJust in time for Mother's Day and bridal-shower season, we've created a menu that's a little bit French, a little bit girly. and incredibly easy...
It's Picnic Time: Pack Your Basket with Our Big Sandwich, Spring Salads, and Buttery Cookies, and Add a Bottle of Chilled Wine
Just in time for Mother's Day and bridal-shower season, we've created a menu that's a little bit French, a little bit girly, and incredibly easy to put together. Make the components of our pretty, tartlike coconut cookies up to two days ahead, then...
Joy of Camping
The best thing about sleeping outside in summer is star watching as you fall asleep. If you're camping in the mountains, the experience is especially vivid because the sky feels close enough to touch and the view is accompanied by nature's own soundtrack....
Kauai High
On a family vacation, sun, swim, and zoom above the jungleMy idea of adventure in Hawaii is renting a convertible or lolling in a chaise longue. Taking short hikes along the beach is also acceptable. Helicopter tours? Kayaking? These are beyond my comfort...
Kauai High: On a Family Vacation, Sun, Swim, and Zoom above the Jungle
My idea of adventure in Hawaii is renting a convertible or lolling in a chaise longue. Taking short hikes along the beach is also acceptable. Helicopter tours? Kayaking? These are beyond my comfort zone. So how did I end up ziplining over a 150-foot-deep...
Lighting Outdoors: Key Principles to Know and Use in Your Yard
A well-lit front yard not only welcomes guests and leads them safely to the front door but also accentuates features--a graceful tree, a textured wall, or a bed of impatiens--that would otherwise be lost in the dark. Your garden can become a stage...
Local on Lummi
EXPLOREA tiny Northwest island keeps the focus on eating wellMay brings good things to Lummi Island, Washington. Orcas, for example, start migrating south through Puget Sound, providing a prime show for anyone who happens to be on the deck of the Willows...
Local on Lummi: A Tiny Northwest Island Keeps the Focus on Eating Well
May brings good things to Lummi Island, Washington. Orcas, for example, start migrating south across Puget Sound, providing a prime show for anyone who happens to be on the deck of the Willows Inn at just the right moment. May is also the beginning...
May Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenWild Mushroom-Egg BakeRUTH RUSH, COEUR D'ALENE, IDThe soft, creamy texture comes from layering the cream with the eggs rather than beating them together.PREP AND COOK TIME: 1 hourMAKES: 8 servingsAbout...
May Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Wild Mushroom-Egg Bake RUTH RUSH, COEUR D'ALENE, ID The soft, creamy texture comes from layering the cream with the eggs rather than beating them together. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Moving Up
Terracing turns a slope into a generous two-level patioLeft alone, sloping lots can render backyards unusable. But by terracing to create multiple levels, you can maximize your square footage.When Robert Honeycutt and Gil Resultan bought their home in...
Moving Up: Terracing Turns a Slope into a Generous Two-Level Patio
Left alone, sloping lots can render backyards unusable. But by terracing to create multiple levels, you can maximize your square footage. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Robert Honeycutt and Gil Resultan bought their home in San Francisco's Noe Valley,...
Much to Do in Manitou
See just how charming a historic Colorado mountain town can beThe Native American founders of Manitou Springs couldn't have picked a happier home, tucked between the Garden of the Gods and majestic Pikes Peak. Still bubbling with drinkable mineral water,...
Riverfront Rising
Paddle your own canoe (or kayak) in YumaOur boats slip quietly down the Colorado River, beneath the shadows of Yuma, Arizona's old Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge, its name spelled out in lightbulbs along the girders. We pass a lone white egret parading...
Salad Days
Bring spring to your table with fresh, locally grown lettucesWherever you are in the West this month, you'll see an inspiring range of lettuces at your local farmers' markets-shapely, colorful leaves to show off in salads, as well as lettuces sturdy...
Salad Days: Bring Spring to Your Table with Fresh, Locally Grown Lettuces
Wherever you are in the West this month, you'll see an inspiring range of lettuces at your local farmers' markets--shapely, colorful leaves to show off in salads, as well as lettuces sturdy enough to add to warm pasta or even throw on the grill. ...
Space Savers: Five Creative Ways to Get the Most out of Your Master Bathroom
1. Foldaway wall An accordion-style wall in place of a door not only increases expansiveness, it also creates a light-sharing opportunity. Architects and homeowners Rene Davids and Christine Killory designed a foldaway wall made of two thin layers...
Spice on the Grill
Give that meatball dinner a twistSpicy Pork SkewersMoroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.PREP AND COOK TIME: 20 minutesMAKES: 4 to 6 servings1 ¼ pounds...
Spice on the Grill: Give That Meatball Dinner a Twist
Spicy Pork Skewers Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs. PREP AND COOK TIME: 20 minutes MAKES: 4 to 6 servings 1 1/4 pounds ground pork 1...
Sunny Giants
Grow sunflowers for edible seedsWatching a tiny seedling turn into a plant tall enough to tower over Shaquille O'Neal in a single season can restore your sense of wonder. Indulge your inner child by growing some oldfashioned, seed-producing sunflowers...
Sunny Giants: Grow Sunflowers for Edible Seeds
Watching a tiny seedling turn into a plant tall enough to tower over Shaquille O'Neal in a single season can restore your sense of wonder. Indulge your inner child by growing some old-fashioned, seed-producing sunflowers this summer. The flowers are...
Taking Spanish Style to New Heights
A pioneering spirit and a sense of humor enliven Gene and Gail Zannon's new row house in Santa Barbara. Located behind a two-story office building on busy State Street, the compact 1,399-square-foot home captures the city's Spanish colonial revival...
Tomorrow's House Today
I am walking with Carroll Rankin down Park-side Drive in the Greenmeadow neighborhood of Palo Alto, California. We are looking at the houses: sleek, angular, low-slung. These aren't just houses, Rankin corrects me: "They are a whole concept." ...
¡Viva El Vino!
The West's most exciting new wine country is in Raja California. SARA SCHNEIDER travels Mexico's Guadalupe ValleySome people like to compare the view down-valley from the Monte Xanic Winery to the Napa Valley of 30 years ago. But others consider the...
!Viva El Vino! the West's Most Exciting New Wine Country Is in Baja California. Sara Schneider Travels Mexico's Guadalupe Valley
Some people like to compare the view down-valley from the Monte Xanic Winery to the Napa Valley of 30 years ago. But others consider the Guadalupe Valley's vineyards, olive groves, and farms more like agriculturally diverse Sonoma County. These...
Weekend Retreat: A Camplike Getaway for a Young Family Refreshes Body and Soul
For Julie Westcott and her family, weekends are for slowing down and getting in touch with nature. Their new house in rural Marin County, California, where they spend most of their time on the living porch, makes that downshift possible. "It's my favorite...
What to Do in Your Garden in May
PLANTING * Back-of-the-border blooms. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For vertical accents in borders, grow tall, upright bedding plants behind shorter ones. Good choices include green-flowered Nicotiana langsdorffii and fragrant N. sylvestris,...
What to Do in Your Garden in May
PLANNING* Order bulbs for fall planting. Bulb catalogs start arriving this month. Order early to take advantage of discounts and to reserve your selections (bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your area). In the meantime, plant annuals...
Wine and Shine: Clarksburg's Tasting Rooms Reveal a Different Side of the Delta
An area better known for boat cruising and beer guzzling than swirling and sipping fine wine is gaining a new rep--and Clarksburg, a small town 15 miles south of Sacramento, lies at the heart of it all. The minuscule appellation is growing in prominence,...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEWelcome to our homeEach spring, Sunset's staff dedicates Celebration Weekend to getting to know our readers firsthand. Our Menlo Park, California, campus is open to visitors May 20-21, and we'd love to meet you. You...
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