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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. 6, June

10 Perfect Summer Days
Enjoy a season's worth of outings all around the West1SANTA MONICACruise the pierJoin the fun. Built in 1912, the Santa Monica Pier is the last of the many amusement parks that once lined this waterfront. Everyone comes to the pier, a human cioppino...
10 Perfect Summer Days: Enjoy a Season's Worth of Outings All around the West
1 SANTA MONICA Cruise the pier Join the fun. Built in 1912, the Santa Monica Pier is the last of the many amusement parks that once lined this waterfront. Everyone comes to the pier, a human cioppi-no drawn to the beach setting, of course, but...
A Day in Your Garden: Our Guide to Making the Most of Simple Pleasures in Your Own Backyard
COZY PATIOS Rise and shine Welcome the morning in a sunny garden corner with comfy furnishings and tasty breakfast treats Sunrise is a promising time of day in the garden. Birds are singing, plants are speckled with dew, the air is fresh and...
Adventures in Eden
Hike, bike, and balloon in Utah's Upper Ogden ValleySnow still lingers on the alpine peaks surrounding tiny Eden and Huntsville, Utah-separated by just a short stroll or cyde-but down in the Upper Ogden Valley, summer is in full swing. Mountain bikers...
Bloom Time
Nine easy perennials for last-minute colorFew plants can brighten a tired corner like the tough perennials pictured above. All thrive in summer heat and bloom nearly nonstop into fall if you keep the spent flowers picked. Starting this month, you'll...
Bloom Time: Nine Easy Perennials for Last-Minute Color
Few plants can brighten a tired corner like the tough perennials pictured above. All thrive in summer heat and bloom nearly nonstop into fall if you keep the spent flowers picked. Starting this month, you'll find the plants at nurseries, usually in...
Concrete Pavers: Add Pattern, Color, and Texture to Patios and Driveways
Just as an area rug can pull a living room together, so can interlocking concrete pavers tie a house to its setting. The most popular pavers resemble cobblestones and add an instant patina of age and refinement. Some pavers look like quarried stone;...
Easy Cilantro
A better way to grow this useful culinary herbWouldn't it be nice to have cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door? Whenever you wanted to fix Mexican salsa or guacamole, or a Middle Eastern yogurt sauce for your lamb kabobs, there the lacy,...
Easy Cilantro: A Better Way to Grow This Useful Culinary Herb
Wouldn't it be nice to have cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door? Whenever you wanted to fix Mexican salsa or guacamole, or a Middle Eastern yogurt sauce for your lamb kabobs, there the lacy, sweetly pungent leaves would be, ready to harvest....
Fired Up
Grill all summer with chicken four ways, ginger beef and shrimp, and classic veggiesSucculent, fire-flavored food, time in the sun, and keeping the heat out of the kitchen: No wonder we love grilling. We've put together a menu of grilled dishes that...
Fired Up: Grill All Summer with Chicken Four Ways, Ginger Beef and Shrimp, and Classic Veggies
Succulent, fire-flavored food, time in the sun, and keeping the heat out of the kitchen: No wonder we love grilling. We've put together a menu of grilled dishes that lets you home your technique, along with plenty of variations to keep the grill going...
Get a Solstice View
Celebrate the longest day of the year by watching the sun slip behind the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the best perches in the East Bay is the parking lot of the Mormon temple at Temple Hill. And bring a friend--the views of the sherbet sky and obsidian...
Hillside Oasis: A San Diego Remodel Makes the Most of a Steep and Leafy Site
"Our house is like a little red ruby perched on the edge of a green canyon." That's how Tod Clark describes the home he shares with his wife. Lisa Loftus, and their cat, Buddy, on one of those slender peninsulas that extend north like fingers in San...
Idaho's Lake Country
OUTDOORSMake a summer escape to the West's most beautiful lakesThe lakes of northern Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest-are deep, blue, and busy. Scooped out during the Ice Age, the lakes now float yachts and kayaks. On the green shores, towns...
Idaho's Lake Country: Make a Summer Escape to the West's Most Beautiful Lakes
The lakes of northern Idaho--Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest--are deep, blue, and busy. Scooped out during the Ice Age, the lakes now float yachts and kayaks. On the green shores, towns draw visitors to high-end resorts, restaurants, and lakefront...
Is Solar Power for You?
How it works and which option to chooseSolar energy is hot these days-pun intended. With energy bills on the rise, nonrenewable fossil fuels in decline, and federal and state tax incentives available, you may be thinking about buying a solar energy system...
Is Solar Power for You? How It Works and Which Option to Choose
Solar energy is hot these days--pun intended. With energy bills on the rise, nonrenewable fossil fuels in decline, and federal and state tax incentives available, you may be thinking about buying a solar energy system that turns sunlight into electricity....
June Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenCalifornia Couscous SaladSUZANNE CALDERON, OCEANSlDE, CAInspired by her favorite tabbouleh recipe, Calderon substituted couscous for the usual bulgur wheat and came up with this light, crunchy salad.PREP...
June Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
California Couscous Salad SUZANNE CALDERON, OCEANSIDE, CA Inspired by her favorite tabbouleh recipe, Calderon substituted couscous for the usual bulgur wheat and came up with this light, crunchy salad. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Low Flow, High Style: The Latest Showerheads Are Eco-Friendly and Elegant
Kermit the Frog was wrong: It's easy being green. And stylish too. Installing a low-flow showerhead--one that uses a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute--reduces water consumption by at least 50 percent over a nonconserving showerhead. When you consider...
Peruvian Passage
Fresh seafood recipes from a Portland restaurantThe high altitude of Doris Rodriguez de Platt's Andean homeland is said to cause its residents' hearts to grow in order to extract enough oxygen from the thin air. That her heart may be literally larger...
Peruvian Passage: Fresh Seafood Recipes from a Portland Restaurant
The high altitude of Doris Rodriguez de Platt's Andean homeland is said to cause its residents' hearts to grow in order to extract enough oxygen from the thin air. That her heart may be literally larger than most would not surprise the customers at...
Picture Perfect
A garden designer shares her secrets for great plant pairings"I think in terms of composition," says Cindy Stockett, as she looks out the window at her garden in Vashon Island, Washington. "The key is to take a few elements and repeat them." One glance...
Picture Perfect: A Garden Designer Shares Her Secrets for Great Plant Pairings
"I think in terms of composition," says Cindy Stockett, as she looks out the window at her garden in Vashon Island, Washington. "The key is to take a few elements and repeat them." One glance at her plantings--carefully orchestrated for color and texture--reveals...
Quick Makeover for a Classic Salad
Best-Ever Chinese Chicken Salad All the great flavor of the original, now packed with garden-fresh ingredients. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PREP AND COOK TIME: 45 minutes MAKES: 6 to 8 servings NOTES: To save time, you can use store-bought...
Rise and Shine
Welcome the morning in a sunny garden corner with comfy furnishings and tasty breakfast treatsSunrise is a promising time of day in the garden. Birds are singing, plants are speckled with dew, the air is fresh and fragrant. There's no better place to...
Secret California: Explore the State's Serene, Scenic Counties
The road ahead stretches for miles and miles, bending gently past cedars, pines, and firs. It's an empty ribbon in both directions as we head into Shasta, Siskiyou, and other isolated counties of northeastern California. I've been driving all morning...
Simple Spruce-Ups: Easy Ways to Keep Your Garden Looking Good All Season
Summer is a great time of year in the garden. By early June, major planting--along with the requisite hard work--is done. Only the fun jobs remain: adding the furnishings and finishing touches that will keep your garden comfortable and looking its...
Stripped-Down Style: A Shabby Victorian Becomes a Serene and Sophisticated Live/work Space
Call it too much of a good thing. The 154-year-old Victorian in Napa, California, was bogged down with layers of wallpaper--even on the ceiling--and saturated with a disturbing amount of bright blue paint. For homeowner Kimberley Nunn, the trick lay...
Sunshine Blooms at Point Reyes: Uncommon Flowers Brighten Ocean Bluffs along a West Marin Hike
Perched like clusters of butterflies atop scrubby green bushes, yellow lupine flowers are sure signs it's June at Point Reyes National Seashore. The saffron cones are cousins to the more familiar--and typically already spent--blue lupine. Visit this...
The Big Melt
WINDOW ON THE WESTAlaska's Mendenhall Glacier is the most visited chunk of ice in North America. Now, PETER FISH reports, Mendenhall's fans are asking: How long will it last?It's a place you won't forget. You stand on a wide ribbon of ice, a white tongue...
The Big Melt; Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier Is the Most Visited Chunk of Ice in North America. Now, Peter Fish Reports, Mendenhall's Fans Are Asking: How Long Will It Last?
It's a place you won't forget. You stand on a wide ribbon of ice, a white tongue that laps the mountains to the north and south. The surface that from a distance seemed smooth as a dance floor reveals itself to be violently broken, creviced, torn....
The New California
We are ascending a high ridge above Bear Trap Canyon on a stormy spring day. Below us are steep green hillsides, leafing-out oaks, a solitary red-tailed hawk. "The amount of land we're dealing with here is something people drool over," says Reed Holderman,...
The Next Big Red
Barbecue-friendly Syrah is storming the WestWine "discoveries" are very American-and we're in the process of making another one. In countries like France, people drink mostly what's grown down the road, and those grapes haven't changed for hundreds of...
The Next Big Red: Barbecue-Friendly Syrah Is Storming the West
Wine "discoveries" are very American--and we're in the process of making another one. In countries like France, people drink mostly what's grown down the road, and those grapes haven't changed for hundreds of years. (In fact, in France, what's grown...
We'll Take Manhattan: Join the Summer Parade of Skaters and Surfers along This Classic L.A. Beach
Above a booth at Uncle Bill's Pancake House, a small mural celebrates the glories of a summer day in Manhattan Beach. Glance from your macadamia nut pancakes and you'll see artist Sarah Napolitano's painting of a sailboat out on the bay. Nearby,...
What to Do in Your Garden in June
PLANTING * Drought-tolerant shrubs. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For attractive color and form with little water, plant ceanothus, coast rosemary (Westringia fruticosa), Jerusalem sage, lavatera, lavender, phormium hybrids ('Rainbow Warrior'...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEFROM READERSProvocative paradiseOur story about how a young couple renovated a condemned beach shack on a tight budget ("Paradise Found," April, page 162; Sunset.com/beachshack) struck home with many readers.* I'm sure...
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