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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. 215, No. 3, September

Alfresco Films: How to Host Your Own Backyard Movie Party
A late-summer evening is the perfect time to invite a few friends over for a little stargazing--think Clint Eastwood, Kim Novak, or Bugs Bunny. It's surprisingly easy to turn your patio into an alfresco theater where you can project your favorite films,...
California Dream: Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living from Two Trendsetting Gardens
Something wonderful is happening in California gardens. It's not just that gardeners are turning more often to nature's landscape for inspiration, or that we're growing interesting plants like shimmery grasses and shapely succulents in fresh ways....
Do You Tango?
CHEFS OF THE WESTBring home the new Latin fusionIn many restaurants, lhe term "Latin American" is loosely applied, describing mostly Mexican food with some ropa vieja thrown in for good measure. But in Denver's northwestern highlands, Ulises Santiago...
Do You Tango? Bring Home the New Latin Fusion
In many restaurants, the term "Latin American" is loosely applied, describing mostly Mexican food with some ropa vieja thrown in for good measure. But in Denver's northwestern highlands, Ulises Santiago and Jose Acevedo of Red Tango are proving that...
Dream Big
Last spring we finally ripped out the camellias that covered the front of our house. Though they had become a hulking hot pink mass with bald spots, I felt guilty taking them out, especially since I didn't really have an idea of what to plant in their...
Easy Floating Shelves
Sleek and sturdy results without breaking the bankArchitect Stephen Atkinson wanted a builtin bookcase in his condo living room, but he couldn't afford the $3,000 price tag. He favored floating shelves-which cantilever from the wall, have no side panels,...
Easy Floating Shelves: Sleek and Sturdy Results without Breaking the Bank
Architect Stephen Atkinson wanted a built-in bookcase in his condo living room, but he couldn't afford the $3,000 price tag. He favored floating shelves--which cantilever from the wall, have no side panels, and don't touch the floor--in order to keep...
Harvest Drive
EXPLOREShop for a fresh salad at farmstands just east of BoulderOne of the joys of the harvest season along Colorado's Front Range is cruising the farmstands that sprout up where the plains meet the foothills. You can even make it an excuse for a party....
Heirloom Tomatoes; Admit It: They're the Very Best Thing about September. Precise in Their Imperfections, Heirlooms Are Beautiful to Look at, but Even Better to Eat (and, as You'll See, to Drink). Here Are Some of Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy Them
Sunset's Red Horizon A classic tomato--with meaty, heart-shaped fruit as big as grapefruit and sweet, full-bodied flavor--this Russian native has good texture and plenty of rich juice. It made its American debut thanks to Gary Ibsen, founder of California's...
Letters from Our Readers
In the tiki room"Waikiki Cocktails" (June, page 26) reminded me of the very best tiki bar of them all: La Mariana Sailing Club (808/848-2800) in Honolulu. When the old-time tiki bars were closing, the elderly proprietress accumulated the cast-off decor...
Liquid Gold
New varietals, production innovation, and the rise of the farmers' market are changing the olive oil industry in California. Will homegrown soon replace the favorite imports on tables around the West? BILL STAGGS reports from the Central Valley"I see...
Liquid Gold: New Varietals, Production Innovation, and the Rise of the Farmers' Market Are Changing the Olive Oil Industry in California. Will Homegrown Soon Replace the Favorite Imports on Tables around the West? Bill Staggs Reports from the Central Valley
"I see myself as a kind of missionary," Alan Greene says. He's surveying his company's olive grove in Butte County, in California's Sacramento Valley. Stretching out before him are not the towering, irregularly shaped olive trees so familiar in the...
Lost and Found in Hawaii
One by one we climb aboard the tour bus. The woman in orange and her toddler. ("You are not being a very nice girl, Michelle," the woman warns. "You are being a whiny girl.") The two blond sorority sisters, the quartet of spiky-haired Japanese tourists,...
Ogden Has a Fresh New Look
Retro 25th Street melds the classic and the chic in UtahTry as they might, most cities simply cannot manufacture what Ogden, Utah's Historic 25th Street already has: authentic retro style. All the local merchants had to do was polish it up.Over the past...
Park City for Less
No skiing but plenty of deals in Utah's chic mountain resort townMy mother was moping because she had nothing fun planned, so I took her to Park City for a weekend of hikes, art appreciation, and Olympic tricks. She had a great time, and we spent about...
Park City for Less: No Skiing but Plenty of Deals in Utah's Chic Mountain Resort Town
My mother was moping because she had nothing fun planned, so I took her to Park City for a weekend of hikes, art appreciation, and Olympic tricks. She had a great time, and we spent about $400 for a three-day, two-night stay, including tax and tips....
Party Dressing
Ryan Fortini knows a thing or two about stylish homes and gardens. Earlier in his career, he worked as a photo stylist for Smith & Hawken, where he turned empty patios into party-perfect photo sets. Most recently, he joined forces with his wife,...
San Jose Stroll: With This Month's Home Tours, Now's a Great Time to Check out Willow Glen
Driving northwest along Lincoln Avenue, you're greeted by a gold-and-red wall painting that reads: "SMILE. YOU'RE IN WILLOW GLEN." It's appropriate advice for this San Jose neighborhood. "Family cohesion and friendliness are still a part of the community,"...
September Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenApple-Pecan Breakfast BunsBETTYJEAN NICHOLS, EUGENE, ORBetty Jean Nichols celebrates Oregon's apple season with these sticky buns filled with thin slices of fruit.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hourMAKES:...
September Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Apple-Pecan Breakfast Buns BETTY JEAN NICHOLS, EUGENE, OR Betty Jean Nichols celebrates Oregon's apple season with these sticky buns filled with thin slices of fruit. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour MAKES: 12 servings 2 cups all-purpose...
Spring Mountain: A New Wine Region Rises High above the Napa Valley
You might imagine that Steve Russon, a Napa Valley tour guide and self-professed wine geek, would get tired of taking groups around to wineries. And you would be right, at least when it comes to "the usual suspects, the no-brainers," as he calls some...
Sunday with a Twist
Food, family, and good times around the grillThe busier life gets, the more I value the refuge of Sunday dinner. It's just my husband, my daughters, and I around the table, touching base before the week takes us in different directions and our evening...
Sunday with a Twist: Food, Family, and Good Times around the Grill
The busier life gets, the more I value the refuge of Sunday dinner. It's just my husband, my daughters, and I around the table, touching base before the week takes us in different directions and our evening routine becomes speed eating or calling for...
Sunset's Western Wine Awards: A Toast to Our Favorite People, Places, and Bottles
The West has its jaw-dropping mountains, its breathtaking coastline, and its wine--some of the best in the world. Awesome human talent applied to just the right soils and climates produces the likes of elegant Willamette Valley Pinots, concentrated...
Taming a Slope
Three ways to conquer a steep backyardHillside lots are a common challenge in the West. Plat outdoor areas for sitting, entertaining, and relaxing become precious commodities. In my own sloping backyard, the only truly usable spot was a cramped rear...
Taming a Slope: Three Ways to Conquer a Steep Backyard
Hillside lots are a common challenge in the West. Flat outdoor areas for sitting, entertaining, and relaxing become precious commodities. In my own sloping backyard, the only truly usable spot was a cramped rear patio below a dangerously steep flight...
Travel: Casino-Free Vegas
There comes a moment for most Vegas visitors when the jingle jangle of a jackpot just jangles the nerves. But where can a person wanting peace find it along the famously boisterous Strip? This is, after all, the city that invented the walk-through-the-casino-first...
Viva Mexico
DESIGNSouth-of-the-border style inspires a California gardenFor Karen Rudolph and Jimi Simmons, a garden is a place to celebrate one's heritage. So the couple-whose family is a blend of native Californian and Native American-filled the landscape around...
Viva Mexico: South-of-the-Border Style Inspires a California Garden
For Karen Rudolph and Jimi Simmons, a garden is a place to celebrate one's heritage. So the couple--whose family is a blend of native Californian and Native American--filled the landscape around their house in Los Altos, California, with objects that...
Waves and Wine; Trip of a Lifetime; Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Big Sur: A Central Coast Road Trip Makes a Vintage Romantic Getaway
Sunset at the beach: the staple of personal ads, romance novels, and Playmate turn-ons. Thee and me and we. The biggest of all California cliches. But trust me--as sunsets go, this is an epic, a masterpiece. As if van Gogh had decided to work in Cinerama....
What to Do in Your Garden in September
PLANTING * Annuals. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Give cool-season annuals a strong start by planting after midmonth in cooler areas and at the end of the month in warm inland locations. Keep the soil moist while plants develop and, if weather...
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