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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. 4, April

April: What to Do in Northern California
Yarrow Feathery silver-green leaves, prolific flowers, and drought tolerance make yarrow perfect for summer borders. This year, try new pink-flowering Saucy Seduction/which reaches 2 feet tall and wide, and blooms over a long season. [ILLUSTRATION...
Color Your World: How to Make Quick Upgrades Easy, with the Help of West Coast Paint Pros
Q: There are so many white paints! How do I choose the right one? A: Do a swatch test on a big piece of cardboard and consider the mood you want to set. Warm whites (those with touches of peach or pink) will make a room seem cozier and more intimate....
Escapes: Ten One-Night Trips That'll Leave You Feeling like You've Been Gone a Week
2 HOURS FROM L.A. Party at the pool in Palm Springs 1 P.M. A cute waiter cruises by while you catch rays on a canopied rope lounge chair at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club and soak up views of the San Jacinto Mountains. 3 P.M. After a hot rock...
Fast-Food Wine: Forget the Beer. with the Right Toppings, Burgers and Pizza Pair Even Better with These Wines
Build a burger perfect for bubbles A sparkling wine made mostly from Pinot Noir (a blanc de noirs) is a solid match for a good burger. Hint: use ground chuck--its generous fat content loves bubbles; then pile on Pinot-friendly toppings, and you'll...
Fresh Facelift: Sometimes the Best Way to Reinvent a Front Yard Is the Simplest
THE STRATEGY Create an entry path whose shape complements the house, as landscape architect Christy Ten Eyck did for the front yard of Patricia and Wellington Reiter's Phoenix home. The walkway now leads straight to the front door, and, along the...
Garden in a Flash: Spring Means Planting Time. These Ingenious Shortcuts Let You Save Time and Money-And Get Straight to the Good Stuff
1 | Instant raised bed The genius of the M Brace--four corner brackets into which you slide 2-by-4s--is that it allows even the tool-less to make a sturdy raised bed in about 10 minutes. $165 per set; artofthegarden.net WHO IT'S FOR Gardeners...
Garden of Youth: Bring These Edible Miracle Workers into Your Life-And Your Kitchen
POWERFUL WEAPONS in the war against aging and disease, the compounds called antioxidants offer themselves to us in a delicious, natural way--through fruits and vegetables. When you eat them, they neutralize free-radical molecules that otherwise would...
Green Gulch Zen Center
Inside Local places to peace out * A mini spa retreat in Big Sur * Where to find fresh garden inspiration * Why go now: Perfect weather and spring blooms add to the serenity of this valley retreat 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Who...
Grill in a Flash: When It Comes to Weeknight Grilling, Think Thin: These Cuts of Meat Cook in 10 Minutes or Less
Grilled yogurt chicken with cucumber salad SERVES 4 TIME 30 minutes 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 1 1/4 cups plain whole-milk yogurt 1 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice About 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp....
Meal in a Pot: Reap 3 Classic Warm-Weather Dishes from a Single Planter
NOT EVERYONE HAS the room for a big edible garden. But even if you're limited to a lone container, you can still enjoy a summer's worth of homegrown produce--especially if you keep a few favorite dishes in mind while you're planning. * Pick popular...
Meet Miss April: The Silky-Petaled Peony Is Poised to Steal the Spotlight This Month. Why? Rich Colors, Delicious Fragrance, and Luxuriant Foliage
Ten words that best describe you? Horticulturist Nicholas Staddon calls me "an absolute smoker in every way--a dazzling, breathtaking head-turner." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You've been called devastating. Why? I steal hearts with my blowsy...
Small Wonders: A Couple Figures out How to Live (Happily!) in a Tiny San Diego Bungalow-With Only One Closet
YOU MIGHT EXPECT a couple moving into a 700-square-foot home to worry about the limitations of having just one tiny closet, a bedroom barely bigger than a bed, and a single bathroom sink. But the prospect of tight living quarters didn't keep Lauren...
Start the Day Right: L.A. Celebrity Caterer Lulu Powers Shares Tips on How to Host an Easy Spring Brunch-Without Getting Up at Dawn
The menu MINI BLUEBERRY PANCAKES To save time, buy a Bisquick squeeze bottle, cut the point off, and squeeze silver dollar-size circles onto your griddle; add blueberries (about 4 each). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BREAD BASKET Buy muffins and...
Sunset Readers Are Talking
Apizza Scholls in Portland makes without question the best pizza I have ever tasted. The handmade dough creates the perfect crust: airy and light, but just heavy enough not to be crackerlike. Their toppings are phenomenal. --Caren Berg [ILLUSTRATION...
The April Must List: 10 Quick Ways to Make the Most of Our Favorite Season
WILDLIFE ON TWITTER If you can't rush out to a national park as spring arrives, get updates from Bob Roney, aka YosemiteBob. The veteran ranger at Yosemite National Park tweets observations (he'll let you know when the black bears gorge on berries)...
The New Fort Bragg: Long Overshadowed by Mendocino, the Lumber Town Remakes Itself into a No-Apologies-Needed North Coast Destination
IT WASN'T LONG AGO that Fort Bragg was a parenthetical, a poor stepchild to the tourist-friendly wonderland of nearby Mendocino. When I was growing up in this gritty mill town, the biggest draws were a former seaside garbage dump called Glass Beach...
Time Lost and Found: Turn off Twitter, Anne Lamott Says. and Don't Clean the House. That's What It Takes to Create the Rich Life You Deserve
I SOMETIMES TEACH CLASSES ON WRITING, during which I tell my students every single thing I know about the craft and habit. This takes approximately 45 minutes. I begin with my core belief--and the foundation of almost all wisdom traditions--that there...
Top 10 Picks for Tight Spaces: (They're Low-Water Too)
1 | Cordyline 'Festival Grass' Perennial; 3 ft. tall and wide WHY WE LOVE IT Strappy, dark red-burgundy leaves create a fountain effect that's bold and modern--an excellent alternative to grasses. HOW TO USE IT For a striking contrast, display...
Your Live-Smart Cheat Sheet: 20 Do's and Don't-Worry-Abouts to Help You Live Lighter on the Planet-And Your Pocketbook
1 Install a water-saver faucet adapter (water-saverfaucet.com) to start flow quickly with the back of your hand and shut off flow when you release. INVESTMENT From $17 SAVINGS 2.2 gallons per minute 2 Displace water in your toilet tank with...
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